Past Issues

Vol. 27 Issue 12


The Right Match: Merger brings powerhouse law firms together

Lawyers spend their careers helping clients grow businesses and navigate hurdles along the way. Some firms are so focused on clients that they don’t always stop to strategize their own business future.

That’s why it caught some by surprise this fall when two heavy hitters — Rouse Frets Gentile Rhodes LLC and White Goss PC — decided to stop competing against one another. They joined forces instead to expand their local, state and national reach. (more…)

Opening new doors: Gina Stuelke balances change, upholding company history

Gina Stuelke never intended to run, join or be anything other than a cheerleader for her family’s more-than-100-year-old business, Kenton Brothers Inc.

It’s not that she was opposed to the business, which began as a lock-and-key business in the late 1800s — it just wasn’t a part of her overall life plan.

“I was the first generation to go to college,” said Stuelke, “and I was ready to slay the advertising world.” (more…)

KC Crew: Teeming with teams

Luke Wade wasn’t looking for a new career. He was just looking for a place to play.

Wade was living downtown and working as a web developer and graphic designer when the former college football player grew frustrated with the lack of options for adult sports in the city.

Wade, a self-described “tech nerd,” rented a field and put his skills to use by building a website for players to join teams and teams to join leagues. (more…)

SBA lending increases in fiscal year 2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration Kansas City District Office saw increases in small business lending in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.

The SBA Kansas City District Office oversaw $363 million in SBA loans for fiscal year 2018, a 10 percent increase in lending over the previous year. (more…)


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