Meyer Music was founded more than 50 years ago by two educators, Ted and Betty Meyer, who believed that music education is critical to a child’s development. Today, the company’s three locations offer private music lessons and instrument sales or rentals for musically inclined students.
As school districts have cut arts funding, Meyer Music saw an opportunity to step in. In partnership with Fox4 News, it collects monetary donations and musical instruments that are refurbished and distributed to students who can’t afford to buy or rent them.
The effort, which began in 2010, was dubbed Band of Angels and is now a 501(c)(3) charity.(more…)
Carrie Kiefer and Morgan Georgie met as graphic design students at the University of Kansas. Today, they run Ampersand Design Co., which creates designs that appear on products ranging from textiles to stationery to home décor to fashion for companies such as Crate & Barrel, West Elm, Target and Chatbooks.
Ampersand also has its own line of products sold online and in shops across the world, including the company’s first brick-and-mortar space, which opened this year in the Made in KC Marketplace at Country Club Plaza. (more…)
Kansas City has a stated goal of becoming the most entrepreneurial city in the nation. At the same time, business owner baby boomers are reaching retirement age and need to hand off their companies to a new generation of leaders.(more…)
In 2015, accounting firm MarksNelson took a step to reaffirm its commitment to the community: That year, it formalized its charitable program, called Marks of Kindness. In just three years, the program has had a big impact. (more…)