Issues: Vol. 27 Issue 12

Company to Watch, Success Stories

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…

Entrepreneurial Journey, Personal Growth

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…