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Colleen McCain Nelson’s ‘Stuff I Like’: Fast pizza and ‘Hamilton’ in KC

Editorial page editor Colleen McCain Nelson is into Pizzeria Locale, Treats Unleashed, “The Americans” on FX, Loose Park and the Trolley Track Trail and “Hamilton” coming to Kansas City (eventually).

Imaging for Women introduces new enhanced breast cancer screening gear via FOX 4 News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An imaging clinic in Kansas City's Northland has rare technology at its fingertips -- the kind that could help cancer survival rates soar to even greater heights. When the patient is comfortable, oncologists can serve them well. At Imaging for Women, an mammography cancer in Kansas City North, the Pristina Dueta is now in use. Managers at that clinic, which sits on N.W. Englewood Road, say theirs is only the second U.S. facility to use this enhanced breast imaging system that offers enhanced scans while allowing the patient to manage their own comfort during the examination.

Fantastic furnishings: Pat Phelan, CEO of Leap Hospitality, in profile - Foodservice Consultants Society International

Pat Phelan talks to Amelia Levin about how he has significantly changed the business model for his company, Leap Hospitality

Prairie Village fintech firm teams up with Lead Bank: KCBJ

By James Dornbrook, Kansas City Business JournalHyphen Funding, a financial technology firm based in Prairie Village, formed its first banking partnership with Lead Bank, which is based in Garden City, Mo.Hyphen Inc., which was founded one-and-a-half years ago, offers an online short-term lending solution for small to midsize businesses. It collects data from business owners in need of a quick short-term loan to finance an opportunity, such as a big order coming in that requires purchasing raw materials to fill. Then, Hyphen connects them with a lending source. Currently, Lead Bank is the company's only bank loan issuer."We contracted with Hyphen to provide marketing leads and provide servicing through their platform," Lead Bank CEO Josh Rowland told the Kansas City Business Journal. "We do the analysis and underwriting and then we decide whether to make the loan or not. The loans and the relationship are then ours. But we rely on Hyphen to cultivate the market nationally for these loans and then introduce them to us."Most traditional commercial banks avoid these types of loans because of the risk required. The average loan is about $150,000, which is not a huge loan for a bank. These opportunity loans — loans where a product or payday hasn't been realized yet — are a far riskier prospect than traditional banking loans, which use machinery or accounts payable as collateral.Although the interest rates on these short-term loans are higher than traditional loans, many businesses are willing to pay. That's because the alternatives often are getting a cash advance on a credit card or paying hefty penalties to tap into a retirement account."We have a lot of people who come to us in September with an opportunity at Amazon, but they need to start production today in order to have product to sell over the holidays," Hyphen founder Ryan Sullivan said. "A bank underwriting process typically takes 90 to 120 days. We use big data and proprietary algorithms, and can provide that approval process in two to three days. We've removed the human bias from a credit decision."Rowland said this isn't a product for people scrambling to avoid bankruptcy. The bank is looking for strong businesses in need of a short-term, opportunity-driven loan."These loans are designed for a business with an opportunity to grow," Rowland said. "If they had financing to expand their production line they could grow. That's what this financing tool is designed for."

Small banks try to move into fintech's fast lane

By Hilary BurnsPublished June 26 2018, 12∶21pm EDT Nbkc bank wanted a front-row seat to innovation. To get that, the Kansas City, Mo., company took an unusual step for a community bank — creating its own fintech accelerator with help from a local partner. After months of work, the $619 million-asset company began accepting applications last week for the program called Fountain City Fintech. Executives hope to bring five fintech companies to Kansas City in October for a 75-day program. “If we could take a number of these companies and put them in a pressure cooker, then we could really create a lot of value for entrepreneurs, for Kansas City and for nbkc bank,” said Zach Pettet, managing director of Fountain City Fintech. “We saw that opportunity and figured, ‘Well we are not going to see if there is any value there unless we try it.’ ” A number of larger institutions, including Silicon Valley Bank, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, have launched their own accelerator programs to help foster fintech developments.This trend could pick up for smaller institutions, which are becoming more interested in partnering with upstart technology firms. “I just think this is what banking is going to start looking like going forward,” said Kevin Tweddle, leader of innovation and financial technology with the Independent Community Bankers of America. Tweddle added that the trade group is considering co-designing an accelerator program for community banks. Fountain City Fintech is not the first time nbkc has taken a page out of larger institutions' playbooks when it comes to fintech. Nbkc recently participated in a $16 million investment in Greenlight Financial Technology. Now management is hopeful a startup accelerator could enhance its brand as an innovative company, and provide an opportunity to access new products from an early stage. "They are going to have first-mover advantage to some really great capabilities," said Christine Barry, senior analyst with Aite Group. Other community banks experimenting with accelerator programs include First Federal Lakewood, a $1.7 billion-asset mutual in Ohio, which helped start an accelerator based in its home state last year with regional players, Fifth Third Bancorp, Huntington Bancshares and KeyCorp, and several other partners. Eastern Bank in Boston is also partnering with the MassChallenge FinTech, a new initiative for the accelerator program. “Banks, regardless of size, have little choice but to start to look more at the fintech market,” Barry said. “A lot of smaller banks have been slower to do so, but any bank that wants to remain competitive either has to form these types of partnerships or put pressure on their core banking vendors to form some of these partnerships.” While not all small banks have the resources or manpower to invest in new accelerator programs, many are learning from established accelerators. Last week 17 community bankers visited the Venture Center’s FinTech Accelerator in Little Rock, Ark., which is sponsored by FIS. Wayne Miller, managing director of the FinTech Accelerator, said the community bankers spent part of the visit with fintech founders, discussing their products and the problems they are solving. “Having a great partner like the Venture Center to demonstrate relevant solutions to them, and having an institution like FIS behind the [startups] that is going to infuse necessary resources, should they be successful in producing something relevant, can help them get to market faster,” Miller said. Rather than formally working with an accelerator program, some institutions, such as Lead Bank in Garden City, Mo., and HarborOne in Brockton, Mass., have found other ways to foster young companies. HarborOne Bank connected with Boston’s entrepreneurial community by hosting its third annual pitch contest for local entrepreneurs earlier this month. The program, which also helped the $2.7 billion-asset bank fulfill Community Reinvestment Act requirements, has grown in scope each year, receiving more applications and distributing more prize money, said Maureen Wilkinson, the bank’s vice president of community education. This year the winner received $5,000, double the amount awarded in 2016. Next year the bank has said the winner would receive $10,000. “Over the years of doing this, the caliber of applications has strengthened, the reach has widened and it’s helped our brand and our business,” Wilkinson said. On a similar note, Lead Bank and Citizens Bank of Edmond in Oklahoma provide office space to entrepreneurs. “We are truly trying to put our money where our mouth is when we say we support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Kansas City by giving them a great location and office space,” Melissa Beltrame, Lead Bank’s director of marketing, said in a recent interview. In Boston, the $11.1 billion-asset Eastern Bank plans to give MassChallenge FinTech participants a business challenge to work through that could potentially lead to new products and services for the mutual. The partnership gives Eastern access to startups that have been vetted by MassChallenge. “We recognize the importance of small businesses to our local economy and this is a natural way to support them through a program that will also add new momentum to how we think about our customer experience,” Eastern chairman and CEO Bob Rivers said in a press release about the partnership. Nbkc hopes its accelerator leads to meaningful partnerships and the potential for future revenue. The bank will invest $50,000 in each of the five participating startups, in exchange for an equity stake. The size of the equity stake would be determined on an individual basis, Pettet said. The program will also include mentoring and educational resources from community and nonprofit partners. Eric Garretson, nbkc's chief financial officer, said the bank told its regulators about its plans early, since investing in startups is outside the typical realm of community bank activity. “Collectively [regulators] know it’s a hot topic and they know banks are talking about doing it,” Garretson said. “I think they are in a fact-finding mode to understand how it fits into a bank’s strategy, as well as, how does it fit into regulations?” Originally published on American Banker.

Are 24-Karat Gold Chicken Wings Worth the Hype?

We headed to The Ainsworth, a New York-based restaurant, and ordered a 10-piece set of the 24-karat gold chicken wings to see if the glistening poultry could make our shiny food dreams come true. Here's our review.

Maximillian Howell - Founder and CEO, Entrepreneurs Enterprises

If you ever feel like your problems are too big to overcome, remember Maximillian Howell.“I was pretty much responsible for myself by the age of 10, moving from house to house, relying on my friends’ families to take me in.”That kind of childhood could lead to pessimism, but Max sees nothing but possibilities and feels nothing but hope.“Even in my darkest moments, my mentality has always been that it’s okay. I’ll get through this. The word ‘can’t’ has never been part of my vocabulary.”At an early age Max knew that making his way in the world was a solo job, and he took it seriously. He finished college with degrees in manufacturing engineering and engineering management, and earned a position with Sprint. That’s when something happened to fuel his entrepreneurial spirit.“I had a mentor at Sprint who was suddenly laid off, and it was devastating for him. I remember thinking that I couldn’t let that happen to me. I had to take charge of my own destiny.”That’s exactly what Max set out to do. He switched his focus from telecommunications to his original passion: construction. Laying the foundation for his business, Entrepreneurs Enterprises, took every minute he had.“For a long time I was easily putting in 15-hour days working for Sprint and moonlighting to get my business started at the same time.”By 2008, he thought he was ready to leave Sprint and officially open his doors. But he soon realized that he’d jumped the gun.“I took my severance package and used it to start my construction business. I was so excited and ready to make money. The problem was, I couldn’t make it fast enough. So I had to take a salaried job with a software development company to make ends meet and go back to building my business on the side.”In 2013, Max relaunched his company with more determination than ever. He needed every bit of it.“I took some very hard financial hits with projects. Cash flow had me up against the wall. I remember a period of about three days when I was waiting for a big check that was critical to my survival. I had maxed-out credit cards and had a half-dozen employees to pay. That check finally came through, and I put the whole situation under a microscope to learn from it. I became a better project manager and more capable business owner as a result.”These learning experiences gave him confidence and underscored his singular ability to persevere. Hanging in there would soon pay off.When the going gets tough, that’s when you learn the most.“We started working with the city of Kansas City, Missouri, on a couple of residential projects in the city’s urban core. The contract the city offered didn’t draw much interest from market-rate builders because those geographical areas didn’t seem to offer much potential.”Those first projects were hard work, but Max loved the purpose behind them. He insisted on high-quality materials and focused on energy efficiencies to send a message.“Those structures are built to last. They became a symbol of what we can do as a company. People were dumbfounded at what they saw. It was totally unexpected in these neighborhoods. It started convincing people that revitalization is possible in areas like 22nd and Brooklyn.”A couple of housing projects opened the door to a few more. Five years later, Entrepreneurs Enterprises is working on its 10th residential project in Kansas City’s urban core. The company’s efforts now stretch across the urban core and beyond.“We’ve uncovered a nugget and proved that the urban core is a place to build – not avoid. We’ve helped draw interest to an area that had none. And our work there has helped us win projects in other areas.”Max credits Lead Bank’s “For Change” initiative and its partnership with the city of Kansas City, Missouri, as critical to his success. Through “For Change,” Lead Bank provides loans and other support to small businesses committed to creating innovative solutions through government contracts.“If it wasn’t for Lead Bank’s support through the ‘For Change’ initiative, my company wouldn’t be making the difference it is now. We were ignored by so many banks before we found Lead Bank. They believed in our vision for developing homes in the urban core and then expanding to commercial construction there. They know my company. They know our names.”Max encourages anyone facing challenges in life or in business to learn to appreciate the education that comes with difficulty.“When the going gets tough, that’s when you learn the most. Be positive, because hardship gives you the strength and the knowledge you need to succeed.”Success comes in many forms for Max. He sees it in the way the local community has responded to his investment in their neighborhoods, and in the way people now see Entrepreneurs Enterprises as an icon for revitalization.“It’s not enough to build these homes. People have to be willing to live in them and give the urban core a chance. Those people are the real heroes here – I’m just doing my part. I’m so happy that my company now has the potential to create momentum that other companies will join to improve the community we share.”For Max, the words grow home translate to a special responsibility that local business owners share in taking care of their hometown.“We are a collective force for moving our community forward. We are the net that supports everything meaningful, from our economy to our culture.”Max has come a long way from humble beginnings, and he believes his hometown has come a long way, too.“Kansas City is like no other place, and now it’s really taking off. It hasn’t yet reached its potential and has lots of room to grow. You could say it’s in its youth and the future is full of hope.”And if there’s one thing Max Howell knows about, it’s hope.

DOTmed News - Dense breast tissue and automated breast ultrasound

Understanding what ABUS can mean for the future of diagnosing cancer in dense tissue

Leap Hospitality leaps into new market with Leap Freight business Kansas City Business Journal

Leap Hospitality CEO Pat Phelan talks about the new moves and how it will drive additional revenue.

Kansas City, Live! Green Chili Invasion coming to a Chuy's near you! #GreenChiliFest in KC

Kansas City Live spotlights the people, places, trends and local attractions that make KC such a great place to live.

SimplyKC Magazine: Kansas Roots with Local Artist Jan Schoonover

Words by Julie Burton / Photos by Jami Marshall

CHUY’S TEX-MEX OPENING NEW LOCATION IN OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jenny Kincaid Julian, Socialworx Public Relations(816) 550.4382jenny@socialworxpr.com CHUY’S TEX-MEX OPENING NEW LOCATION IN OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS Iconic Tex-Mex restaurant bringing fresh food and fun atmosphere to south Johnson County OVERLAND PARK, KS (2018)—Chuy’s, the Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant known for authentic, fresh food and eclectic design, is planning on opening its third location in the Kansas City Metropolitan area this October. This new location will be located at 135th Street and Metcalf Avenue at the Deer Creek Marketplace shopping area. The 9,293 square foot building will feature a 621 square foot patio and seat approximately 300 guests.  Other Chuy’s restaurants in the area include the Country Club Plaza and Olathe KS. Founded in Austin, Texas in 1982, Chuy’s offers a unique dining experience including fresh, made from scratch Tex-Mex recipes in a fun, eclectic atmosphere. The menu features authentic dishes created with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room.Customers favorites include Stuffed Chile Rellenos, Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy’s Famous Big As Yo’ Face Burritos. The eatery is known for its funky décor, in fact, the Chuy’s motto is “If you’ve seen one Chuy’s, you’ve seen one Chuy’s!” because each restaurants décor is unique and no two restaurants are the same.“I’m looking forward to bringing Chuy’s to Overland Park,” said Jake Bloom, local owner and operator for the new Chuy’s Overland Park. “We’ve received so many requests to open in this booming area and we are thrilled to finally give Johnson County the fresh Tex-Mex they’ve been asking for.”Chuy’s sets itself apart with its one-of-a-kind happy hour offered Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. In addition to discounted drinks, such as margaritas made with fresh squeezed lime juice and hand shaken Texas Martinis, happy our customers can enjoy Chuy’s famous fully-loaded Nacho Car full of fresh chips, salsa, queso, taco meat and more for free.One more unique aspect of Chuy’s is that framed photos of local dogs will be hung throughout the bar area, rightly named the ‘La Chihuahua bar’. Guests are encouraged to bring in a framed photo of their pet in exchange for a complimentary appetizer.  Before opening in Deer Creek Marketplace, Chuy’s will host their famous digital dog event.  Stay up to date on the event by following Chuy's Overland Park. Chuy’s Overland Park will be hiring approximately 175 employees for its third Kansas City area location at 6700 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223-- scheduled to open October 9, 2018. “We’re looking for energetic, motivated staff that are as passionate as we are about making and serving quality, fresh food”, said Bloom. To support its vibrant and friendly atmosphere, Chuy’s will be hiring a variety of full- and part-time positions, including hosts, servers, bussers and bartenders. The authentic Tex-Mex restaurant is also looking for talented kitchen staff to help prepare its made from scratch dishes and signature sauces. Priding themselves on working hard and having fun at the same time, Chuy’s will be looking for new employees in Greenwood Village to continue that trend. All applicants should go to www.chuys.com/careers to apply. Interviews and hiring will take place on site at:  6700 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223Hours Mon-Sat 9am-6pmABOUT CHUY’S Founded in 1982 in Austin, Texas, Chuy's serves authentic Tex-Mex food in an eclectic atmosphere full of color and personality. The menu offers family recipes from south Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. Chuy's has a reputation for being the most fun and friendly spot to eat real Tex-Mex at a great price. For more information visit: Chuys.com. 

KSHB 41: New luxury apartments coming to 20th and Main Street in KCMO

The northeast corner of 20th and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri will look a lot different in the coming months.

City Club Apartments Breaks Ground in KC

The development is located in the city’s Crossroads neighborhood and is set to include 283 units, as well as retail and dining space.

CityScene KC: City Club Apartments Kick Off, First Residents Expected Next Fall

By Kevin Collison The City Club Apartments project at 20th and Main formally broke ground this week, and developers believe there’s a robust appetite for the kind of upscale units it will bri…

Lead Bank's Rowland wins regional Community Banker of the Year - Kansas City Business Journal

The Independent Community Bankers of America named a Kansas City-area banker as its 2018 Community Banker of the Year award-winner in the central region.

Chuy's Tex-Mex Opens New Location in Overland Park. Did your four-legged friend make the dog wall?

Chuy’s, the Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant known for their authentic, fresh food and eclectic design, has opened their third location in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The new location is located at 135th Street and Metcalf Avenue at the Deer Creek Marketplace shopping area. The Overland Park restaurant joins two local Chuy’s at the Country Club Plaza and in Olathe, KS. To celebrate, Chuy’s will donate $1.00 to the Supporting Kids Foundation for each Facebook check-in during the first week of business.Founded in Austin, Texas in 1982, Chuy’s offers a unique dining experience including made from scratch Tex-Mex recipes and authentic dishes created with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. The recipes come from New Mexico,the Rio Grande Valley, Mexican border towns, South Texas, Austin, and beyond. Customer favorites include Stuffed Chile Rellenos, Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy’s Famous Big As Yo’ Face Burritos. The eatery is known for its funky décor, in fact, the Chuy’s motto is “If you’ve seen one Chuy’s, you’ve seen one Chuy’s!” because each restaurant’s décor is unique, and no two restaurants are the same.“We’re very excited to be expanding our made-from-scratch Tex-Mex even further,” said Jake Bloom, local owner and operator for the new Chuy’s. “Overland Park is an ideal area for Chuy's – the community here is hungry for a new and fun place to dine and drink with friends and family,” Jake added. The Overland Park location will have a private dining room that can be reserved for large parties with seating for up to 80. The one-of-a-kind Happy Hour at Chuy’s will be offered Monday through Friday from 4PM to 7PM – featuring a variety a drink specials including margaritas made with fresh-squeezed lime juice and hand shaken Texas martinis. Along with the large selection of drinks, Chuy’s will serve up the best Happy Hour deal in town, their famous Fully-Loaded Nacho Car; a free, unlimited, build-your-own nacho station housed in the trunk of a vintage car loaded with fresh chips, salsa, queso, ground beef and more.Known for its funky décor, Chuy’s signature look includes a custom Elvis Shrine, metal palm trees, a hubcap-covered ceiling, the La Chihuahua Bar showcasing local’s dog photos, and a school of hand-carved wooden fish "swimming" through the restaurant. Each location has its own unique story. The Chuy’s motto is “If you’ve seen one Chuy’s, you’ve seen one Chuy’s!” – because no two restaurants are the same. Chuy’s Overland Park is located at 6700 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223. The hours of operation will be Sunday – Thursday from 11AM – 10PM; and Friday – Saturday from 11AM – 11PM. Social Media: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chuysoverlandpark/Twitter:     https://twitter.com/ChuysRestaurantInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chuysrestaurant/Interviews and images available upon request.   About Chuy’sFounded in Austin, Texas, in 1982, Chuy’s serves authentic, affordable Tex-Mex fare made to order from fresh ingredients in an atmosphere full of fun and attitude. Chuy’s has earned the reputation across Texas and throughout the Southeast for being the most fun and friendly spot to enjoy real Tex-Mex food at a great price. For further information about Chuy’s, visit: www.chuys.com 

Imaging for Women || Practicing Patient-centered Mammography on Fox 4

“Patient-centered care” is a popular term among those in the healthcare industry in the 21st century. It means the patient is part of their own healthcare team helping to make decisions, and they are made as comfortable as possible throughout the process. Vendors are starting to adopt this approach for mammography, arguably the most critical tool for detecting breast cancer.

50 Units of Supportive Housing Approved for Development in Midtown Kansas City

SAVE, Inc., a leader in providing comprehensive housing solutions to socially and medically disadvantaged people, along with the Vecino Group, a supportive housing developer, together, have been given the green light to develop a 50-unit affordable, permanent-supportive housing community in Midtown Kansas City at 31st and Harrison Street, one block off the Troost Corridor. Alhaven will be a single, four-story building with 50 housing units; 12 studio apartments, 27, one-bedroom apartments and 11, two-bedroom apartments each complete with a kitchen, washer, and dryer. 25% of these units will be set aside for young adults, ages 18-25 that have a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS. To date, there are no supportive housing solutions in the greater Kansas City area serving young adults with HIV/AIDS. While many people think homelessness resonates the same way regardless of age, youth or "street youth" homelessness is distinctly different from adult homelessness. The causes and consequences are diverse and so is how interventions are acknowledged and implemented.  “We are very excited to be able to provide 50 new units of affordable housing to our Midtown Kansas City campus and more importantly, to the youth in our community. This project will help to continue our 32-year history of serving the City's most vulnerable citizens through stable housing and supportive services. Alhaven is a perfect complement to our existing facilities and programs. We're grateful to be working with the Vecino Group to make our dream a reality," said CEO of Save, Inc. Blaine Proctor. Onsite medical services will be provided in collaboration with community partners. Youth aging out of foster care and youth without a permanent place to call home is the fastest rising homeless population. In addition, young adults living in homelessness are more likely to contract HIV through unsafe sex and needle sharing. They often combat homelessness by practicing “survival” methods just to have a couch to sleep on or to provide “rent” in order to stay in an abandoned building. This population is seeing an increase in the HIV diagnosis and are more than likely to fall out of treatment once diagnosed proposing a risk to others.  According to a study conducted by the University of Chicago during 2016-2017, one in ten youth between the ages of 18 and 25 experienced homelessness within the previous year. With the development of Alhaven and the partnership between Save Inc. and the Vecino Group, they will be able to combine affordable housing and onsite medical services and will set a standard for best practice methods of addressing this pivotal issue.  About SAVE, Inc.SAVE, Inc. was founded in 1986 by courageous volunteers who recognized the dire need to provide AIDS victims who had lost their homes, a place to die with dignity. With few resources and a firm belief in the need to help others, these volunteers established SAVE Home in midtown Kansas City, the first AIDS-specific hospice in the state of Missouri. What began 30 years ago as a mere 8-bedroom hospice, SAVE Inc. has since expanded its campus to include seven residential buildings making up 66 units, and to providing housing and housing solutions to over 900 households every month in 15 counties on both sides of the state line. Because of these efforts, SAVE Inc. has become the largest processor of tenant-based rental assistance vouchers in Missouri. SAVE Inc. has expanded its mission to include people with a dual diagnosis of homelessness, poverty, serious and persistent mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and/or HIV/AIDS. For more information, please visit www.saveinckc.org. About The Vecino GroupThe Vecino Group, LLC is a company focused on development for the greater good. Each project the company undertakes must address a broader community need, set an example, give back to the community, and inspire the professionals working on it with a greater sense of purpose. Based in Missouri, the Vecino Group is currently working in 11 States, and has completed more than 1,500,000 square feet of development.

Kansas City bank is first with women-majority board - Kansas City Business Journal

For the first time, Kansas City has a bank with a board that is majority controlled by women.

Sensitive Santa makes Christmas magic for all kids at Zona Rosa: KCTV5

Sensitive Santa makes kids with sensory disabilities feel comfortable.

Sensitive Santa offers unique experience for kids with sensory needs at Zona Rosa: FOX4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some metro families of kids with disabilities have some new and special Christmas memories thanks to an all inclusive holiday event. Zona Rosa offered a chance for kids with disabilities and sensory impairments to experience Santa in their own way with Sensitive Santa. For those who need some extra time and care, to kids who find the normal Santa sit-down overwhelming the shopping center turned down the music and dimmed the lights.

A patient-assisted compression remote control device is making patients active participants in their mammograms

When it comes to fighting breast cancer, mammograms are often considered the first line of defense. Many medical association guidelines, such as the American Cancer Society, recommend that women between 40 and 50 years of age start receiving regular breast cancer screenings every 1 to 3 years. While significant advancements have been made in breast imaging technology, one aspect of mammography has stayed the same: the need for breast compression. And for many women, the number one reason they don´t schedule a mammogram is because of the fear and anxiety from the potential result and exam discomfort[1]. The screening compliance rate has been shown to be lower in women who experienced pain during their mammogram compared to those who did not[2]. A choice to not get a mammogram can delay a breast cancer diagnosis and impact a patient’s long-term prognosis, as finding breast cancer early reduces a woman’s risk of dying from the disease by 25-30 percent or more[3].“I stayed in my vehicle for about five minutes before walking into the building because I dreaded coming in to use the machine,” said Peggy, a mammography screening patient at Imaging for Women, an imaging center in Kansas City, MO. That’s why a team of female engineers and designers came together to design new mammography technology they would want to be scanned on using their unique insights as patients. Senographe Pristina* features the option for patients to use an industry-first patient-assisted compression remote control device, called Pristina Dueta*, to enable the patient, under the guidance of a technologist, to set the compression that feels right for her during her mammogram.  A recent study conducted by  Imaging for Women on the Senographe Pristina evaluated the impact of patient-assisted compression on image quality, compression force, workflow and patient satisfaction during a mammogram.  The site compared the compression force applied to each patient who used Dueta in 2018 with the force in the same patient when they underwent traditional mammography in 2017, before Dueta was implemented.  “By allowing patients to control the compression, we are seeing that 65 percent of the patients who use the Dueta are giving us greater compression than in their previous exam,” said Dr. Troy D. Voeltz, M.D, a radiologist at the site. Staff members explained to each patient the benefits of Dueta and provided the instructions on how to use it. They then positioned the breast and set initial compression for the patient. The patient finalized compression with Dueta.  The study included 1,814 patients, and 1,148 of those patients achieved higher compression than the previous year. The change in workflow had no negative impact on productivity as Dueta does not add extra time to the exam. “[The technologist] said that typically you can handle more of the compression if you’re doing it yourself,” said Debbi, a patient at Imaging for Women. “I found that to be true, absolutely.” When Brenda, another patient at Imaging for Women, started getting mammograms, she said they were painful. But using the patient-assisted compression device was different for her. “I knew how tight it was going to get instead of waiting to see how tight it was going to get,” she said. “The technologist said I compressed further than they did last year. I went to a 12 and only did a 7 last year.” Indeed, Peggy said she knew what to expect using the Dueta. “I just pushed the remote and it made me feel good,” she said. “At least now, women have more control of the testing, whereas in the past you never had that control. It restored my faith. And I will come back.” Higher compression during mammography can also lead to better image quality by reducing tissue superposition, X-ray scatter, dose and motion[1]. Staff members at Imaging for Women saw that patient-assisted compression had a positive impact on image quality.  “When the patient controls her own compression, she actually relaxes more during positioning,” said Ronna J. Rowe, a technologist at Imaging for Women. “This allows me to pull even more tissue into the image. This is an added bonus to using the Dueta.” Dr. Voeltz agrees. “If a patient fears the compression, it may hinder her return on an annual basis,” he said. “By putting the compression in the hands of the patient we are seeing greater results, and the patients are telling us they will return annually for their exams.”Senographe Pristina and Pristina Dueta may not be available in all geographies. Consult your doctor for more information.*Senographe Pristina and Pristina Dueta are trademarks of General Electric Company[1] Aro, A., de Koning, H., Absetz, P., Schreck, M. (2001). Two distinct groups of non-attendees in an organized screening mammography program. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 70(2):145-153.[1] Whelehan, P.,Evans, A., Wells. M., MacGillivray, S. (2013). The effect of mammography painon repeat participation in breast cancer screening: A systematic review. The Breast 22 (2013). pp 389-394 Available at: http://cochranelibrary-https://ac.els-cdn.com/S096097761300057X/1-s2.0-S096097761300057X-main.pdf?_tid=a5a4a15c-fd0d-4cf2-97f7-c96e4931e0cf&acdnat=1529309059_768ca33c4b87f642274ada9fcae343d1[1]http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/mammograms/benefits_risksAbout GE Healthcare: GE Healthcare is the $19 billion healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE). As a leading provider of medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, and cell and gene therapy technologies, GE Healthcare enables precision health in diagnostics, therapeutics and monitoring through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services. With over 100 years of experience in the healthcare industry and more than 50,000 employees globally, the company helps improve outcomes more efficiently for patients, healthcare providers, researchers and life sciences companies around the world. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and The Pulse for latest news, or visit our website www.gehealthcare.com for more information.  This information is property of GE Healthcare.Media Contact:Liza SmithElizabeth.Smith@ge.com +1 617-872-1214

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People have been taking polls since the dawn of society. From predicting elections, to creating rivalries before the big game, asking people to choose a side is a surefire way to know what they want, and more importantly, create engagement. It’s this reality that SquareOffs capitalizes on, with a product that makes it easy for online publishers to poll their audiences. Jeff Rohr, SquareOffs’ CEO & Founder, sat down with Prab Kumar, Techweek’s Head of Media, to share more about his platform. Prab: What are three stats that shows how...

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Minority/Women-Owned Businesses Gain Financial Partner with new KCI Terminal Partnership

Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate LLC announced today that Lead Bank will be the financing source for local, diverse and disadvantaged businesses working to construct the new single terminal airport in Kansas City, Missouri. The Bank will help Edgemoor, and the City of Kansas City, Missouri meet ambitious goals for subcontractor and supplier diversity in the construction of a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Specifically, the Bank will implement a low-interest working capital loan program for those businesses seeking to perform project-related services on the new terminal.  Small businesses often miss out on opportunities to bid on local projects due to the lack of funding and limited or no access to working capital. Because of Lead Bank, this is no longer an issue. This funding plan explicitly created for small businesses, including women-and minority-owned firms will give many the opportunity to truly be a part of the betterment of Kansas City.  As part of its Development Agreement with the City, Edgemoor has committed to achieving a 35 percent project participation goal, which includes 20 percent participation by Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and 15 percent participation by Women Business Enterprises (WBE). Currently, there are 21 minority, and women-owned firms providing professional services with myriad construction services opportunities remaining.  “Part of our commitment to helping small businesses grow through the New Terminal Project includes ensuring they have access to the resources they need to pursue opportunities. 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Because of our relationships with these minority and disadvantaged businesses, and expertise in operating and advancing the FCI Program, Lead Bank is a perfect match. We're excited to play a significant role in the construction of our new airport."  “Lead Bank has built a track record of success helping small contractors accomplish big things in Kansas City as part of the For Change Initiative. With such proven experience and vision, it’s no surprise that Edgemoor has chosen Lead Bank to help WBE’s, MBE’s and DBE’s acquire the critical financing that will enable them to assist in building the next chapter of Kansas City’s future, the new KCI single terminal airport, ” said Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, Missouri.  Bynum continued, "This is an exclusive opportunity to deliver affordable financing to women, minority and disadvantaged businesses, a first of its kind. As we continue to work towards creating an inclusive and diverse business community, powered by the next generation of leaders, we will now be able to do it with a world-class airport." About Lead BankFor 90 years, Lead Bank has been a strong, independent commercial bank dedicated to being at the heart of the success of its communities. The Bank delivers innovative and responsive financial solutions for business owners, managers and their families and communities. With locations in Garden City, Lee’s Summit and the Kansas City Crossroads, Lead Bank provides treasury management, lending services, and personal client products. Lead Bank has been named a 2018 Champion of Business by the Kansas City Business Journal and one of the Top Ten Small Businesses of the Year by the Kansas City Chamber in 2016 and 2018. In 2018, the Bank’s CEO, Josh Rowland, was named one of the nation’s Top Ten Most Innovative CEOs of the Year by INVFintech. For additional information, call (816) 220.8600 or visit http://www.lead.bank/. About Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real EstateA leader in the development, financing, and operations of public buildings, infrastructure, and commercial real estate, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate has delivered (or has under construction) more than $2 billion of public-private partnerships (P3s) nationally, including the KU Central District Development project in Lawrence, KS; the Long Beach Courthouse and Long Beach Civic Center projects in Long Beach, CA; and the University of California, San Francisco Sandler Neuroscience Center. In 2017, Edgemoor was selected by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, to lead the development, design, financing, and construction of a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport.  

Pristina Dueta Testimonial: Women are in control of their bodies at Imaging For Women

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Lead Bank's Grow Home Spotlight: Happy Food Co - Good Food for Real People #getsomehappy

“I’m a chef, but it was actually my business partner’s frustration with meal planning that led to our startup.”Kiersten Firquain says it all began when her partner, Jeff Glasco, found himself hungry and looking for dinner in a grocery store. The options and possibilities were overwhelming.“He stood there thinking, ‘There’s got to be an easier way to get a good meal made of fresh ingredients.’”Jeff’s background is more in the direction of information technology than food, so he tapped Kiersten’s well-known farm-to-table expertise to help explore a solution.“At first, I laughed. But he was so passionate that I couldn’t resist. We put our heads together and came up with the Happy Food Co. Jeff became our CEO. He likes to say he’s the happy and I’m the food. We’re just great partners.”The business focuses on taking care of the planning, shopping, measuring and chopping so busy people can pick up kits and easily cook fresh meals with local ingredients at home. Customers immediately identified Happy Food Co. as a great answer to the pressing question, “What’s for dinner?” But even the tastiest business idea still has to navigate the typical heat in the startup kitchen.“Cash flow, capital and getting the resources we needed. Those were the first hurdles, and it wasn’t easy. We also got off on the wrong foot thinking this was going to be a workplace model. We weren’t getting enough traffic, so we switched to a retail model with an emphasis on grocery stores at first. That was the right way to go. Fortunately, we found it before the wrong way threatened our survival.”After two years in business, Happy Food Co. is in dozens of retail locations, and expects that number to top 50 by the end of 2017. Rapid growth quickly convinced Kiersten that the business had a future.“I don’t want to declare us successful yet, but we’re headed in the right direction. We still have many goals to reach in terms of locations and vertical expansion.”Launching Happy Food Co. has given Kiersten plenty of food for thought about strategic partnerships.“Partnerships and alliances are critical. You need help, and you have to build a smart team that has your back. Our banking partner is an example. We trust Lead Bank because they work with us and help us any way they can. We switched from a bank we had been with for a very long time because of the personal relationship we developed with Lead Bank. They really care about our success, and they’re devoted to the community they serve.”Her advice to startup owners eyeing the next level: Don’t let anything stand in the way.“Never give up on your goals. If you’re not exactly sure how to get there, find an advisor or mentor to show you the path. Your moments of deepest doubt typically come right before your biggest victories.”It helps to have a supportive community, too. Kiersten says she finds reason to be grateful for doing business in Greater Kansas City every day.“Kansas City actively supports local businesses – that’s just a fact. Whether it’s a customer’s loyalty or a business program that helps with planning and operations, we just couldn’t ask for a better community. It’s no surprise that startups do well here.”Kiersten says she loves knowing that Happy Food Co. is making a difference in people’s lives. She feels like her business is a recipe for giving back to the community by enriching lives, saving time and bringing people together over meals.“A couple once told us that Happy Food Co. saved their marriage because it put an end to their daily squabbles over dinner plans. I guess those squabbles were pretty intense! We were delighted that they were so happy that they contacted us to let us know.”While Happy Food Co. is feeding customers, it’s also growing home in the grand tradition of small businesses that have helped Greater Kansas City evolve.“Communities and local businesses share something very important. The people behind them are passionate about building a future. That’s why business owners are naturals at shaping the potential of their hometown. A desire to grow home is just part of who they are.”

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The leader of a Kansas City bank is also a leader in industry innovation. In early March, Josh Rowland spoke at the Bank Innovation conference in San Francisco. Rowland, CEO of Lead Bank, used the opportunity to share his vision with attendees. Rowland’s message at the conference was that banks must rethink what the banking landscape looks like. Rowland maintains that there is a misguided belief that innovation can only exist at the big-bank level. “Big banks, they don't really have a b

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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. Thanks to the ever-changing world of technol

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Parkville Holiday Gift Guide (and a Giveaway!) | Out to Eat

The holiday countdown is on! If you're looking to knock out your wish lists in one convenient stop, Parkville is your place. Its downtown makes for an easily walkable experience, along with free parking and, of course, plenty of small town charm. Whether you're buying for your boss or bestie, here are five shops that offer something for everyone.

Journospeak: National Pizza Day at Pizzeria Locale & Dough from Scratch #pizza #pizza

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I recently went to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria for their debut summertime menu. I experienced my love for pizza all over again, and started thinking about all the places in Kansas City you could get amazing cheesy goodness. Who knew we could get such delicious pizza right in our backyard? Enjoy my top ten list, and let …

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Lead Bank welcome Camp Fire and Nonprofit Leadership Alliance into their Crossroads location

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360 vodka's special 2015 Royals World Series bottles to hit shelves this week

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