Archive for October, 2012

Meet Denise Kruse and Nancy Mellard: A Win Win!

Rink plays devil’s advocate in discussing women in business, empowering women in business through gender diversity and much more. All with very high-powered women! Rink and Laura welcome CEO, Denise Kruse, of AdamsGabbert and Lead Counsel and Executive Vice President of Employee Services Division, Nancy Mellard, of CBIZ. They all engage in a lively discussion about WinWin, a campaign to increase the number of women on boards of directors and in executive positions in the Kansas City region.

Listen here! WinWin with Rink and Laura on October 23, 2012.

Rink versus Laura: Does corporate social responsibility really matter?

On this show, Rink and Laura discuss a few of Kansas City’s best companies, highlighting their philanthropic endeavors. Listen to Rink challenge Laura’s statistic that 86% of the emerging workforce of employees in their 20s and 30s would refuse to work for an organization if they don’t perceive thee employer as a socially responsible company. Laura takes a stand to prove him wrong! Find out who wins!

Listen here! Hot Topics with Rink and Laura on October 23, 2012.

Coffee at Room 39. With a future guest. Perfect!

Rink talks about how he enjoyed a cup of coffee at Room 39 with Tyler Nottberg, CEO of US Engineering. Tyler will be a guest on an upcoming show, talking about his business and a nonprofit foundation he personally co-founded. Tyler is so good!

Listen here! Room 39 is a Hidden Gem on October 23, 2012.

Financial Executives International. A good organization!

Rink and Laura talk about what it means to be a member of Financial Executives International. FEI is a national organization, with 74 chapters in the United States and 11 chapters in Canada. The goal of the organization is to bring financial executives together for professional advancement and career enrichment.

Listen here! Financial Executives International is a Hidden Gem on October 16, 2012.

Unlock the CSR mystery!

What’s CSR anyway? It stands for corporate social responsibility. On this show, Rink and Laura break down the big mystery surrounding corporate social responsibility, explaining why it doesn’t need to be scary. Listen to find out whether Laura can help Rink understand some of the confusing pieces to the CSR puzzle!

Listen here! Hot Topics with Rink and Laura on October 16, 2012.

Freedom Bank. What freedom really means!

Kansas City has twice as many banks as the national average. Lucky Kansas City! That means every bank has the opportunity to differentiate itself from all the rest.

On this show, Rink showcases Freedom Bank as Kansas City’s Hidden Gem for the week. Freedom Bank‘s spin on the traditional business model makes banking lots of fun! Find out how Freedom Bank does its business!

Listen here! Freedom Bank is a Hidden Gem on October 9, 2012.

AdamsGabbert. A good company . . . and a CEO with one heck of a story!

Rink and Laura talk with Denise Kruse, CEO of AdamsGabbert. AdamsGabbert consults with organizations on staffing and process, project and risk management, helping companies use outsourcing to gain a competitive edge.

Denise and Laura dive into a hypothetical situation for the listeners. See what they come up with!

Listen here! AdamsGabbert with Rink and Laura on October 9, 2012.

Govea Insurance. All about community.

Rink features Govea Insurance as a Hidden Gem. Govea Insurance also operates under the Community Insurance brand. So good! Govea is an independent insurance agency in Kansas City. It specializes in small business, auto, home and life insurance. Rink talks about Bo Govea and gives a little preview of the history for this company and business model.


Listen here! Govea Insurance is a Hidden Gem on October 2.

It’s business. It’s personal. It’s both.

Rink and Laura talk about their own personal job histories. And, of course, what they are doing now, in the companies they each co-founded. Two West Advisors and Laura Wells McKnight Consulting are doing exciting new things! All good!

Rink gives some advice to Laura, and Laura attempts to explain how all of the activities of her new company hang together. They do, she says, they really do!

Listen here! Hot Topics with Rink and Laura on October 2, 2012.