Archive for January, 2014

McCownGordon. It really is that good.

The McCown Gordon team with Rink and LauraBusiness Philanthropist of the Year? Kansas City’s Healthiest Employers? Community Service Building Excellence Award? Best Places to Work? And about a dozen other awards? Is one company really this good?

Yes. Yes, one company really is this good. And that company is McCownGordon.

The magic that makes this company so good–so unique–comes from those elements that “can’t be seen, touched or easily articulated.” McCownGordon says the secret is “in our people–and their commitment to live up to the values and commitments we, as a company, have promised.”

Ramin, Nancy, and Brett

Indeed, McCownGordon’s core values revolve around integrity of its work, the relationships among clients and fellow employees, and performance that drives client satisfaction.

Welcome to the show, Brett Gordon, Ramin Cherafat, and Nancy Whitworth! You are proof positive that McCownGordon really is that good!

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Do good, have fun. BIG fun.

Micheal and Tiffany with Rink and LauraGood companies doing good. Kansas City is full of them! Where do savvy companies go to have fun–and do good at the same time? Micheal Lawrence and Tiffany Bruce have a few ideas.

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Zip it and sip it!

McCormick pouchesMcCormick Distilling has some really great things going on–new products, new product lines and so much more. The terrific people at McCormick really are changing the market! McCormick, we don’t want your products to be “hidden” any longer! Especially not the eco-friendly 360 Vodka . . . how great is it, really, that vodka can do good?

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Long live your money, and long live your community

Bank of Kansas City on January 14, 2014. It’s always so good to have Michael Viazzoli, CEO of Bank of Kansas City, on the radio! He is a good friend of the show and is welcome anytime. Not to mention the fact that we are so grateful for Bank of Kansas City’s sponsorship of Live with Rink and Laura.

There is more to this easy-going CEO than meets the eye, though. This is one savvy banker. “I take what I do very seriously, but I don’t take myself very seriously.” Wow! That’s just one of many examples of this banker’s business brilliance! And, to top it off, he’s a banker doing good, with a hefty footprint in the community through the causes he leads and supports.

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Doug Smith, CEO of B. E. Smith, says “Know when it’s time to double down.”

B.E. Smith on January 7, 2014.More than 900 leaders placed into healthcare organizations worldwide. And that’s just recently. Wow! Numbers like that make Lenexa-based B. E. Smith a top-ranking healthcare leadership solutions firm.

What makes B. E. Smith a such a terrific company? It starts with terrific leadership. And that’s Doug Smith, president and CEO of  B. E. Smith. Mr. Smith has provided CEO leadership to B. E. Smith during a period in which the firm has grown from two consultants to a staff of over 200. Plus, Mr. Smith has paved the way for B. E. Smith to become the only firm in the healthcare industry that is both a leader in Executive Search, as well as Interim Leadership services. With the addition of the Management Consulting division to B. E. Smith’s repertoire, the company is now primed to become the nation’s leading full-service executive leadership firm in the healthcare industry.

What’s one of Doug’s secrets? Know when it’s time to double down, investing in the future. Doug’s vision and commitment to growth is a success story worth a listen, that’s for sure.

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