Kc Greats



Podcast by Scott Parman


  • KC Greats | Episode 19 | John Mulvihill of VML

    16/11/2016 Duration: 41min

    Check out this week's guest, John Mulvihill, as we learn about his work and VML, one of our city's most influential company's. John gives us some great hidden gems as well, especially in our local art scene. Check them out below! VML: https://www.vml.com/ VML Foundation: https://www.vml.com/who-we-are/culture Barbershop Gallery (Anne Mulvihill): http://www.barbershopgallery.org/ TEDxKC: http://www.tedxkc.org/ TED: https://www.ted.com/ Tech Week KC: http://techweek.com/kansascity/ KCADC: http://www.thinkkc.com/ Woodyard BBQ: http://woodyardbbq.com/ Belger Crane Yard Studios: http://redstarstudios.org/ Telephone Booth Gallery: http://telephoneboothgallery.com/ Hoop Dog Studio: http://www.hoopdogstudio.com/

  • KC Greats | Episode 18 | Erik Wullschleger of LiveKC

    01/11/2016 Duration: 32min

    Erik Wullschleger of LiveKC joins me this week as my first repeat guest. So, it must not be too awful of an experience! Erik not only works on The Collective Funds, which we previously discussed on Episode 12, but also heads up efforts for LiveKC. Take a listen to figure out what it is, because I’ll bet you don’t already know! Erik on LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikwullschleger LiveKC: http://www.livekc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/LiveKCorg Code Koalas: https://codekoalas.com/ Fan ThreeSixty: http://www.fanthreesixty.com/ Cliff Illig: http://www.cerner.com/About_Cerner/Leadership/Corporate_Leadership/Cliff_Illig/

  • KC Greats - Episode 17 - So Yun of Ditto

    22/10/2016 Duration: 20min

    This week's guest is So Yun, a dynamic business person who started her retail business, Ditto, from scratch 10 years ago in KC. She did it all as a single Mom and delivers great value to her cutomers! So on LI: http://bit.ly/2eO6rBW Ditto: http://www.dittokansascity.com/ Ditto FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/DittoKC/ Vietnam Cafe: http://vietnamcafe.us/ Minsky's Pizza: http://minskys.com/ UMKC | Bloch School of Management: http://bloch.umkc.edu/ Loose Park: http://kcparks.org/park/loose-park/

  • KC Greats Episode 16 - John Kreicbergs of Propaganda 3

    19/10/2016 Duration: 42min

    Check us out this week with John Kreicbergs. John is a lifelong KC guy with Propaganda 3, a digital production agency here in KC. John's worked on a ton of interesting projects and gives us a great view into the creative world here in KC. John on LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnkreicbergs Propaganda 3: https://propaganda3.com/ Kung Fu Robot: http://kungfurobot.com/ Reconciliation Services: http://www.rs3101.org/ El Pollo Rey: https://www.yelp.com/biz/el-pollo-rey-kansas-city San Antonio Carniceria: http://carniceriasanantonio.com/index.html Quay Coffee: http://quaycoffee.com/ Il Lazzarone: http://illazzarone.org/

  • KC Greats - Episode 15 - Luke Wade of KC Crew

    11/10/2016 Duration: 34min

    Luke Wade delivers great downtown rec sports leagues for Kansas City residents with his business, KC Crew. They also organize events such as tailgate parties, pub crawls, and charitable events throughout the year. Luke also has many great recommendations, so check them out! Luke on LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukeawade KC Crew: https://kc-crew.com/ Luke’s Personal Site: http://lukeawade.com/ League Ally: http://yourleagueally.com/ Social Heart: http://social-heart.org/ KC Parks and Rec: http://kcparks.org/ Mo Brew : http://mobrewkc.com/ -- Note: this site was hacked at time of publishing. High Dive Lounge: http://hidivelounge.com/ Aladdin Cafe: http://aladdincafe.co/ KC Smoke Burger: http://smokeburgers.com/ Friends Sushi & Bento: http://www.friendssushikc.com/ Q39: https://q39kc.com/ West 39th Street District: https://www.facebook.com/W39thKC/ Char Bar: http://charbarkc.com/ Coleman Highlands Neighborhood: http://www.colemanhighlands.org/ Roanoke Neighborhood: http:

  • KC Greats Episode 14 - Stefany Williams of Goodwill, Western MO & Eastern KS

    05/10/2016 Duration: 01h01min

    Great episode this week as I talk with the CEO of our local Goodwill organization, Stefany Williams. Stefany of LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanywilliamscpa Goodwil: http://www.mokangoodwill.org/ Rumors FAQ page: http://www.mokangoodwill.org/faqs/rumors Ponak's: http://www.ponaksmexicankitchen.com/ Tin Kitchen: http://www.tin-kitchen.com/ Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javits%E2%80%93Wagner%E2%80%93O%27Day_Act Service Contract Act FAQ: https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/web/SCA_FAQ.htm Ability One: http://www.abilityone.gov/ Allen Fieldhouse: http://www.kuathletics.com/sports/2013/6/27/GEN_0627134307.aspx

  • KC Greats - Episode 13 - Shomari Benton of Benton, Lloyd, & Chung

    26/09/2016 Duration: 45min

    Shomari Benton is a new friend of mine who is a Kansas City attorney. He does a great job during this episode helping me understand some of the challenges with development our city faces. Shomari on LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shomaribenton Benton, Lloyd, & Chung: http://blcfirm.com/ Tie Library: http://info.umkc.edu/blochnews/students/umkc-tie-library/ Greenworks: http://www.greenworkskc.org/ Kate Corwin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-corwin-8755a74 Hardesty Renaissance: http://hardestyrenaissance.org/ Strawberry hill neighborhood: http://www.strawberryhillkck.org/

  • KC Greats Episode 12 - Alex Altomare & Erik Wullschleger of The Collective Funds

    20/09/2016 Duration: 41min

    This week I had the privilege of speaking with two gentlemen who are pioneering a new concept in venture capital right here in our city. Alex Altomare and Erik Wullschleger are two of four partners who have founded The Collective Funds and talk about their projects and what it means to KC. Alex on LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexaltomare Erik on LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikwullschleger FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/CollectiveFunds Website: http://thecollectivefunds.co/ Raise Your Hand for Kids: http://www.raiseyourhandforkids.org/ Alliance for Childhood Education: http://aceinvests.org/ Tyler Nottberg / U.S. Engineering: http://www.usengineering.com/about-us/leadership/bio-tyler-nottberg/ Show ME KC Schools: http://showmekcschools.org/ Lead to Read KC: http://www.leadtoreadkc.org/ Waldo Neighborhood: http://www.waldokc.org/ Bier Station: http://bierstation.com/ KC Crew Rec Sports: https://kc-crew.com/ Snow and Co.: http://www.snowandcompany.com/ Berkley Riverfront

  • KC Greats - Episode 11 - Kendell Hale of UMKC Tennis

    15/09/2016 Duration: 29min

    Kendell Hale on LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kendell-hale-46732461 Coach Hale's site: http://www.kendellhale.com/ UMKC Tennis Men's: http://bit.ly/2cZntNP Women's: http://bit.ly/2cPdRou UMKC main site: http://www.umkc.edu/ Genesis School: http://www.genesisschool.org/ Boys & Girls Club of KC: http://bgc-gkc.org/ Hawg Jaw BBQ: http://hawgjaw.com/ Riverside RedX: http://www.riversideredx.com/home.html

  • KC Greats Episode 10 - What's a CID? With Mark Rowlands

    07/09/2016 Duration: 36min

    This week on KC Greats we talk to Mark Rowlands to find out exactly what he does with the Downtown Community Improvement District. Check out some of the links below for more information on the CIDs and the people and organizations Mark mentions in the show. Mark on LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markprowlands CIDs: http://www.downtownkc.org/community-improvement-districts/ Downtown Council: http://www.downtownkc.org/ Crossroads Academy: http://crossroadsacademykc.org/ Mayor Sly James: http://kcmayor.org/ KCMO City Manager: http://kcmo.gov/citymanagersoffice/

  • KC Greats Episode 9 - The (not so) Secret Life of Justin Ricklefs

    30/08/2016 Duration: 36min

    This week's guest is a very interesting KC native, Justin Ricklefs. Justin is doing great things with his blog and getting national attention for it, both for himself and for KC. Justin's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-ricklefs-b477594 Justin's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justin.ricklefs.7 Justin's Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinricklefs Justin's Site: http://www.justinricklefs.com/ Brooke's Site: http://reclaimthehome.com/ Ronald McDonald House of KC : http://www.rmhckc.org/ Ginger Sue's: http://gingersues.com/ KC Chiefs: http://www.chiefs.com/ Today show Parents: http://www.today.com/parents FCA Kansas City: http://fcakansascity.com/ Urban Christian Academy: http://www.urbanchristianacademykc.com/

  • KC Greats Episode 8 - Katie Boody of The Lean Lab

    25/08/2016 Duration: 32min

    This episode features Katie Boody, a schoolteacher turned educational entrepreneur. She and her organization are enabling others to make education better by empowering them to bring new ideas to their field. https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-boody-465a8a37 http://theleanlab.org/index.html https://twitter.com/TheLeanLab https://twitter.com/eduhubkc https://www.facebook.com/EduHubKC/ https://www.facebook.com/theleanlab https://www.amazon.com/The-Obstacle-Is-Way-Timeless/dp/1591846358/?tag=ryanholnet-20 http://www.universityacademy.org/ http://www.leedy-voulkos.com/ https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/sites/default/files/leedy_jim_biography.pdf https://www.facebook.com/JimLeedytheDocumentary/

  • KC Greats Episode 7 - Natasha Kirsch of The Grooming Project

    22/08/2016 Duration: 36min

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-kirsch-31461349 http://thegroomingproject.org/ www.facebook.com/thegroomingproject/ http://www.nelson-atkins.org/ http://kcparks.org/park/loose-park/ http://jcprd.com/parks_facilities/antioch_park.cfm http://www.westonirish.com/

  • KC Greats Episode 6 - Jay Waldenmeyer of Athlete Network

    18/08/2016 Duration: 43min

    On this episode of KC Greats, I sit down with Jay Waldenmeyer, an entrepreneur here in Kansas City that's involved in several different businesses. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaywaldenmeyer http://www.kcbuilding.com/ https://www.athletenetwork.com/ https://www.pawparty.com/ http://martincitybrewingcompany.com/ http://www.boyshopegirlshope.org/kansascity/Home.aspx

  • KC Greats Episode 5 - Michael Wilson of Niall

    15/08/2016 Duration: 37min

    On this episode of KC Greats, we're exploring Niall, a luxury goods company making world class watches here in Kansas City. Michael Wilson, the founder and CEO of Niall, tells us about their progress and vision for the future. http://www.niallluxury.com/ https://twitter.com/NiallLuxuryUS https://twitter.com/wilsonspeaking https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelrwilson http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/royals-charities/ http://bigslickkc.org/ http://www.childrensmercy.org/ http://www.burgereng.com/ Michael's Hidden Gems https://www.facebook.com/taysburgershack/ http://sandlotgoods.com/ (NOTE: Manifesto site link broken at publishing, FB added instead below) https://www.facebook.com/Manifesto http://jriegerco.com/ http://www.nkc.org/

  • KC Greats Episode 4 - Leib Dodell & Dave Hensley of Bar K Dog bar

    07/08/2016 Duration: 41min

    This episode features two entrepreneurs bringing a fantastic new pet and owner experience to Kansas City. Listen to Leib Dodell and Dave Hensley tell us all about their progress on Bar K Dog Bar. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bar-k-where-everybody-knows-your-dog-s-name-beer#/ http://barkdogbar.com/ https://www.facebook.com/barkdogbar https://twitter.com/barkdogbar http://portkc.com/

  • KC Greats - Episode 3 - Dre Taylor of Nile Valley Aquaponics

    02/08/2016 Duration: 21min

    Today we're talking with Dre Taylor of Nile Valley Aquaponics and Males to Men. Please take time to check out the links for his projects below! http://nilevalleyaquaponics.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NileValleyAquaponics/ http://www.malestomen.com/ https://www.facebook.com/malestomen/ http://www.kcgreats.com/ https://twitter.com/KCGreats https://www.facebook.com/kcgreats/

  • KCGreats 02: Teresa Hamilton of Giving The Basics

    18/07/2016 Duration: 40min

    On this episode of KC Greats, we talk to Teresa Hamilton, founder of Giving The Basics. GTB is a local non-profit that focuses on supplying human dignity items to those in need. Find show notes at www.kcgreats.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresa-hamilton-795b64b http://www.givingthebasics.org/ https://twitter.com/GivingtheBasics https://www.facebook.com/givingthebasics http://www.weservekc.org/ https://twitter.com/WeServeKC https://www.facebook.com/Servekc https://www.bobhamiltonplumbing.com/

  • KCGreats 01: Matthew Marcus of KC Startup Foundation

    18/07/2016 Duration: 37min

    In the inaugural show of KC Greats, I talk to Matthew Marcus, a very active local entrepreneur. Mathew has been instrumental in tech growth in KC as a founder of the Kansas City Startup Village and the Kansas City Startup Foundation. Links mentioned in the show are found below, or at www.kcgreats.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/themarcus https://twitter.com/TheMarcus http://www.kcstartupvillage.org/ https://twitter.com/KCSV http://kcstartupfoundation.org/ Our United City: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1110949625630304/ http://thoumayest.com/ https://twitter.com/ThouMayCoffee http://www.kcgreats.com/ https://twitter.com/KCGreats https://www.facebook.com/kcgreats

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