Author: Thinking Bigger Business Staff

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Clear Mortgage Leads an Advanced and Innovative Approach

When Brown University alumna Adriana Bates started in her career, the economy was low, and convincing someone to buy a house was nearly impossible which led to disappointment and later turmoil. Now, she’s leading a transformational and vigorous mortgage company in Kansas City. “Consumers were just very reluctant to go through the process, so I very quickly had to learn how to make something that was considered a necessary evil,”…

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GUILDit Art Village To Rebuild KC’s Culture

Investors are invited to rebuild Kansas City’s culture at the newly announced GUILDit, an art village at the multi-industry Plexpod Wesport Coworking Building. The plans include coworking, studios, a theatre and a gallery for 1,281 art entrepreneurs, 63,350 art students and audience members. The project came to fruition when the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce that the arts have had "the greatest downturn and will have the longest recovery."…

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New Bioscience Training Facility Coming to Olathe

To help fill skilled labor gaps in the local bioscience sector, Olathe-based startup Ronawk is creating a STEM training facility that will offer market-driven certifications not readily found at other area educational institutions. These science, technology, engineering and mathematics certifications are intended to both support Ronawk’s own employee needs and retain more bioscience talent in the Kansas City region as a whole. Ronawk is a biomanufacturing company specializing in 3D…

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Big Outdoor Event. Big Storms. No Problem?

An Overland Park, Kansas, firm is trying to make it a little easier for insurance agents to give their business clients some peace of mind when it comes to planning big outdoor events. Vortex Weather Insurance’s new ProIQ portal allows agents to quickly provide parametric insurance options to organizers of fairs, festivals, concerts and sports tournaments seeking protection from bad weather revenue losses. ProIQ is designed to speed up the…

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City Market Restaurant Will Offer Fresh Food Fast

KC Commercial Realty Group and City Market announced this week a new quick-service restaurant, Daily Kitchen, at 307 Main Street on the west side of City Market. The Daily Kitchen will offer "fresh takes on old standards," including: soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches and daily specials. A grab-and-go section will be available packed with unique salads, boxed lunches and party trays. The restaurant will also offer convenient online ordering,…