Old-School Values Provide Strong Foundation for Public Relations Firm

Old-School Values Provide Strong Foundation for Public Relations Firm

Our very own, Jenny Kincaid Julian, shares a little bit about herself in the March issue of SimplyKC. As we celebrate International Women in Business this month, we're especially proud of this one.

Raised on a farm near Weston, Kincaid is proud of the five generations in her family that contributed to what used to be one of the biggest tobacco markets west of the Mississippi. “We worked after school, on weekends, and through the summer. We also had part-time jobs if we weren’t playing sports,” she says. “I learned that you don’t get anywhere without putting effort into things and working hard. I’m grateful to my parents for instilling those traits at a young age.” 

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Productivity Tools for Professionals on the Go

Productivity Tools for Professionals on the Go

What’s the one thing every busy professional wished they had more of? If you said time, you’d be right.

With more than 3 million Americans now working from home at least half the time, being on-the-go all the time is the new norm.

The reality is that we all wish we could be more productive and do more in less time. Everyone is getting pulled in so many different directions throughout the day; it’s no surprise our to-do list keeps getting longer.

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Holiday Entertaining with Whole Foods Market x Plaza City Club Apartments

Holiday Entertaining with Whole Foods Market x Plaza City Club Apartments

Nestled on the lovely Kansas City Country Club Plaza, the Plaza Club City Apartments are refreshingly elegant and modernized. If you head to the rooftop, you will find one of its most stunning features, the Sky Club. This part indoor, part outdoor suite overlooks the entire Country Club Plaza and boasts amenities such as a free hanging flat screens, multiple lounge areas, indoor/outdoor fireplaces and up to date kitchen appliances.

The decor is very versatile, in my party preparations I found myself only needing to fill the room with fresh, winter greenery.

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Holiday Buying Guide: A Speech Pathologist Perspective

Holiday Buying Guide: A Speech Pathologist Perspective

Jen Bjorem of Children's Therapy Services, a master in the art of playful learning, offers up her annual holiday buying guide. The Power of Play! 

For ALL kids; apraxia of speechautismGame PlayGift GivinggrandparentsHappy KidsHolidaysliteracyOccupational therapistoccupational therapyParent EducationParentingPlaypreschoolSensory Playspeech therapistspeech therapy

 

 
 
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Hiring Trends 2018: What’s Ahead for Enterprise Businesses?

Hiring Trends 2018: What’s Ahead for Enterprise Businesses?

Every workday is a high-wire act, as you deftly balance looming deadlines, shifting priorities and end of quarter goals—all of which leaves just enough time to keep your team on target and your talent pipeline stocked. Kudos! But wait – the New Year is quickly coming into view. Are you thinking about the trends that will impact your ability to find the talent you’ll need in 2018? 

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Lead Bank backs its retail clients by selling their products in KC branch

Lead Bank backs its retail clients by selling their products in KC branch

Lead Bank loves to talk about the importance of supporting local businesses, but the latest addition to its "Grow Home" campaign shows the bank is willing to go above and beyond to practice what it preaches.

Virtually every Kansas City-area bank will help small business clients secure a line of credit or network to meet people who can help their business grow. Lead Bank does that, too, but what separates it is that its bankers now will sell clients' products inside a branch.

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Lead Bank Survey Results: Midwesterners Primed to Buy, and Bank, Local This Holiday Season

Lead Bank Survey Results: Midwesterners Primed to Buy, and Bank, Local This Holiday Season

The start of the holiday shopping season is upon us, and Americans – particularly those in the Midwest – will be demonstrating their local loyalty well beyond Small Business Saturday. In fact, 79% of Midwesterners would rather shop at a locally owned store than at a regional or national chain, according to a recent survey by Wakefield Research for Lead Bank.

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Startup Spotlight: SquareOffs makes it easy to pick a side

Startup Spotlight: SquareOffs makes it easy to pick a side

SquareOffs placed in an article receive 41% more comments than standard commenting systems. 2. Readers spend an average of 13 seconds longer on article pages when interacting with a SquareOff. 3. SquareOffs Opinion Pages, which feature the top SquareOffs on a customer’s site, have an 86% interaction rate.

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Grow Home with Lead Bank

Grow Home with Lead Bank

Is the pioneer spirit alive and well in America’s heartland? If you have to ask, you’d better check out “Grow Home.” This multi-pronged initiative is the brainchild of Kansas City's Lead Bank. Combining community outreach, web content, storytelling, and interactive metrics, Grow Home offers a front row seat to the inspiring efforts—and substantial impact—of Kansas City entrepreneurs. 

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