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Eric Morgenstern, Shanny Morgenstern, Morningstar

Eric and Shanny Morgenstern: Realigning Morningstar

They can still recite their resumes from back in the day, but it’s been a lifetime since Eric and Shanny Morgenstern weren’t spouses, parents and business partners all rolled into one. For almost 40 years, they have been the driving magic behind Morningstar Communications. Today, as the two have transitioned the business yet again to […]

Joe Vazquez, Vazquez Commercial Contracting

Vazquez Commercial Contracting: Constructing a legacy

It didn’t feel like it then, but getting fired was one of the best things to ever happen to Joe Vazquez. Losing his job as an accountant led the Kansas City entrepreneur to found Vazquez Commercial Contracting, one of the city’s fastest-growing construction firms — one that can tackle everything from stormwater projects to demolitions […]

Brian Gregory

Brian Gregory: ‘I wasn’t afraid of entrepreneurism’

Brian Gregory’s fascination with computers and data goes way back — back to the days when not everyone had a desktop computer, let alone a handheld one. Luckily for his customers, Gregory found his niche at 19, working in communications and building his business, Network Innovations Inc., into one of Kansas City’s successful small businesses.

Tallgrass Freight Logistics

Tallgrass Freight Co.: On the road to $100 million

When he started Tallgrass Freight Co., Damon Anderson had a couple goals. He wanted to run his own small freight brokerage from his farmhouse in Leavenworth. And he wanted to give his clients outstanding service, the way he saw fit. It didn’t work out exactly like he planned, but the journey’s still been pretty amazing. […]

chuck rouse hal goss

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 […]

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