Interview With Barbara Jenkins Owner Of The Artline Agency
Interview with Barbara Jenkins owner of Artline Agency I personally have known Barbara for approximately 25 years when in her early career she was creating her Giant Calendar Barbara personifies the persistence that is necessary to be an entrepreneur in addition to the challenge of being a black woman entrepreneur. I called Barbara one of our queens in the media business here in Kansas City She is a role model for any young girl to follow in her footsteps as an example of how to succeed.
Interview with Travis Silvers Owner Of KC Urban Home Inspections
Interview with Travis Silvers Owner Of KC Urban Home Inspections Interview with Travis Silvers Owner Of KC Urban Home Inspections
Network Technician at Ericsson, Owner at KC Urban Home Inspections, and Legal Investigator at City of Kansas City, Mo. Government Past: EliteMGA, LLC and Redeeming Life Christian Center MinistriesStudied Business management at UMKC
Interview With BareNine Holistics LLC Owner Tineeca Hughes
Interview With BareNine Holistics LLC Owner Tineeca Hughes
Hello, my name is Tineeca Hughes. I am a 26-year-old from Kansas City, Mo with a passion for natural and holistic healing. After having no luck with store-bought products/medicine for my skin and Hypothyroidism, I decided to embark on the journey of natural healing. After spending hundreds of dollars on skincare products for my ever-changing skin, I started creating my own plant-based skincare products and educating myself on how to heal my body from the inside out. Having much success, I decided to share what I have learned with the world! Thus, BareNine Holistics was born! We seek to provide healing through plant-based skin and body products and aromatherapy while educating and encouraging a holistic lifestyle.
What is the inspiration for the name?
BareNine Holistics was inspired by several things:
Bare: It is our goal to give our customers the confidence to love themselves BARE. From your skin to your soul, we want to be bare and transparent about health and what it means to be WHOLE-historically healthy.
Nine: Number 9 has many significant meanings for our brand. We are often taught that there are only five dimensions to holistic health, however, health is much more in-depth than just those five aspects. BareNine seeks to educate our customers and anyone who comes in contact with us; the NINE dimensions of holistic health as it pertains to our lives. The nine dimensions we focus on are: physical, emotional, creative, environmental, financial, occupational, intellectual, social, and spiritual.
As a company founded on Christian principles, we acknowledge the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, one of them being the gift of healings. We at BareNine Holistics pride ourselves on our faith and commitment to providing honesty and intention. We believe that every good gift comes from God, and we seek to provide healing through His natural givings. 3 John 1:2.
The owner and founder have nine nieces and nephews who she credits much of her success and drive to. They are one of many driving forces behind BareNine's mission and focus.
Holistics: We are more than just our skin! We are souls living in our skin and we want the inside to be just as healthy and beautiful as the outside. That is why our company focuses on the WHOLE person's health and not just the health and appearance of one's skin.
What is holistic healing?
Holistic Healing is the practice of health and wellness that considers the WHOLE person and all of the internal and external factors affecting them. You wear your skin daily and there's nothing worse than living in the skin that you aren't proud of. I hope to demonstrate how nature is meant to work for YOU! We are meant to live happy, healthy (whole)istic lives. Let's start NOW! 🙂
What is BareNine Holistics' mission?
BareNine Holistics was created to provide organic, affordable skincare, and aromatherapy for customers who seek high-quality products with simple ingredients. I believe the earth has given us everything we need to heal and thrive and BareNine's products are made with only high-quality, natural ingredients. I am not a doctor, esthetician or dermatologist, just a lover of knowledge and natural healing. Our products not only treat skincare issues, but it goes beneath the surface to heal the underlying causes of disruptive skin. Here, we pride ourselves on using only the best products to produce the best results!
Tineeca L. Hughes
CEO and Founder
BareNine Holistics LLC.
Cascade Media Group (CMG) Urban Professional Series Interview With Messenger Ink President/Creative Director Marques Bussey
Cascade Media Group (CMG) Urban Professional Series Interview With Messenger Ink Creative Director/ President Marques Bussey for Messenger Ink, which is a creative agency nestled in the great city of Kansas City, Missouri. Serving a diverse clientele, Messenger Ink has created for national brands and startups alike, providing unique campaign strategies to drive brand awareness and desired revenue.
Conversation With Cascade Media Group Founder Carlos Nelson Sr Discussing 2020 Election With Terry Riley President At Transformation Consultants, Inc
Conversation With Cascade Media Group Founder Carlos Nelson Sr. Discussing 2020 Election With Terry Riley President At Transformation Consultants, Inc. Skilled and dedicated community servant offering an impressive 20-year leadership background in national, state, and city government programs and initiatives with an exceptional understanding of bridging governmental and business relationships. As Kansas City’s first elected Independent Missouri State Representative, I have a proven ability to work across party lines to accomplish bipartisan goals. The ability to accomplish bipartisan goals is also illustrated in my leadership roles in national bipartisan organizations to garner resources for Kansas City. I have demonstrated an ability to provide comprehensive direction and solutions in cross-cultural environments.
Interview With Thalia Cherry Owner Of Cherry Co.
In 2012, she founded Cherry, which designs and produces licensed sporting goods and apparel for schools, retailers, corporations, and professional athletes. Cherry purchases apparel from a broad range of manufacturers, and then those football jerseys, basketball uniforms, and oxford shirts are imprinted or sublimated with innovative designs and logos.
In four years, she’s built a client list that includes big names like Assurant, Target, the University of Missouri, Kansas City Power & Light, the University of Kansas, and a number of athletic teams.
The company has three full-time employees and 30 contractors who handle design, production, and distribution. While its operating model has been a winning approach, Cherry sought external guidance to surpass the $1 million in annual sales threshold. She turned to ScaleUP! Kansas City to come up with an expansion game plan.
ScaleUP! Kansas City is a free, but selective program offered by the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Innovation Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Over the course of 16 weeks, small business owners receive training and mentoring tailored to their business needs.
3 Keys for a Growing Business
So what has Thalia Cherry learned through ScaleUP! Kansas City? And what advice would she share with other entrepreneurs?
Don’t hang all your hopes on one line of business // “I learned the value of diversifying your product line,” Cherry said. “Warren Buffett diversified from core areas of his businesses. With risk management, you will be able to identify new opportunities and weather storms.”
Cherry, for example, might be best known for licensed apparel for schools and organizations, but she’s also helped several professional athletes develop their own lines of merchandise.
“Our niche is to work with athletes,” Thalia Cherry said. “The athletes often utilize the return on investment in relation to the intellectual property to augment their respective foundations. We handle the entire supply chain process from concept, design, logistics, product manufacturing to retail distribution for them.”
Always look for solutions // When a client or business partner says no to a proposal, Cherry searches for another option that will make them say yes. Persistence and open-mindedness are key ingredients to the company’s success. “I use these moments as a springboard or opportunity to find alternative solutions to meet the needs of the customer.”
This approach works most effectively when you’ve developed great relationships with your clients. “This is a fundamental principle of our company and the reason people trust us to produce a quality product,” Cherry said.
Believe in your vision // “Follow your purpose. Believe in what you’re meant to do,” Cherry said. “Others that don’t have the vision won’t necessarily comprehend your passion, but the greatest internal success comes from staying true to your purpose.”
The great thing about entrepreneurship, Cherry said, is “there’s no ceiling. Similar to other entrepreneurs, I seek and thrive in challenging environments. There’s no limit other than what you put on yourself.”
Providing a Foundation for Others
And finally, Thalia Cherry said, don’t forget to give back.
She and her husband, Mark, established the Cherry Foundation to support athletic teams and education initiatives in communities throughout the United States.
Three percent of the company’s gross revenue is channeled to the foundation to foster the next generation of student-athletes. Some of the foundation’s partners include the Kansas City Sports Commission, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, College Summit, and many others.
The foundation was inspired by her parents, who influenced thousands of young people through their 20-plus-year public service careers in Kansas City, Kan.
Thanks to her parents, “I developed persistence,” Cherry said. “Both parents contributed to the infusion of the work ethic and fondness of sports, in addition to my entrepreneurial spirit and drive
By: Pete Dulin.ScaleUP! Kansas City, Success Stories
Interview With Joe Reardon President /CEO at Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Joe Reardon is the former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County. He now serves as the President/CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce representing over 2,200 member businesses throughout the Kansas City region. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce represents over 2,200 member businesses throughout the Kansas City region. Joe has worked to ensure that Kansas City is a great place to grow a business and that our quality of life is world-class.
I am passionate about the Kansas City Region and believe that great collaboration between business leaders, government, and nonprofits will continue to propel Kansas City forward as an innovative and progressive place to do business and live.
As a two-term mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, I worked on forming public/private partnerships that enhanced the quality of life for our citizens while creating new job opportunities. I take that experience and apply it to the role that the Chamber can play in enhancing the entire region.
Interview With Joe Reardon PresidentCEO at Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Interview With Co-Owners OF Brown Sugar Chicken & Donuts Owners Asiyah Lites Rasheed
BROWN SUGAR CHICKEN & DONUTS
Welcome to Brown Sugar Chicken & Donuts in Kansas City! Our menu offers Chicken & Waffles, Chicken & Donut Sandwich, Wyandotte Fries, and more! Find us between I-635 and Kensington Park on State Ave. Order online for carryout!
3708 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66102
Interview With The Green Queenz Nora & Eboni Are Having A Sea Moss Pop Up
Location for pop up shop -Linwood shopping center 8 am-11 am
Bob or Shop- 2603 Holmes Both setups will be outside unless rain.
Date: Friday 14th- Saturday 15th Biz: @2greenqueenz Nora- @norasgreenaura
Eboni- @eboniwhite DM us for more details Follow us on all platforms to stay in the know!!
Interview with Midwest Black Restaurant Week – Alycia Hightower National Restaurant Coordinator
Black Restaurant Week (BRW) is excited to have you as a community partner to support minority businesses recovering from the pandemic and recent destruction caused in their local communities.
Founded in 2016 by Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell, and Derek Robinson, Black Restaurant Week® is dedicated to celebrating the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. BRW is a marketing campaign highlighting a diverse selection of restaurants owned by African, Caribbean, African-American descent. Diners can enjoy special menus starting as low as $10 per person. With the hard financial hit to the culinary industry, our mission of creating financial stimulus for businesses in our communities is even more critical.
BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS
Over 300 minority small businesses supported by the campaign
Media Reach in 2019 was 404 million impressions
Black Restaurant Week social media accounts have a reach over 5 million impressions
Participating restaurants witness a 25%-40% increase in sales and traffic during Black Restaurant Week
MIDWEST BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK: JULY 24 - AUGUST 2, 2020
The Black Restaurant Week campaign is modeled after the principles of cooperative economics. The Restaurant Industry was one of the hardest hit by the economic shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic. BRW promotes small businesses and culinary professionals who don't have the financial resources to implement a city-wide marketing campaign independently.
Through the success of the campaign, BRW is able to financially stimulate small businesses and help them create job opportunities in their local communities. Please save the date of July 24 – August 2, 2020, for the 1st Annual Midwest Black Restaurant Week.
2020 BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK PARTNERSHIPS
With your support, we can achieve our 2020 mission to promote and showcase as many culinary businesses as possible. The support of individuals, combined with the actions of corporations, community leaders, and coalitions, will come together to ensure a strong financial impact in minority small businesses.
Celebrate the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine for the inaugural Midwest Black Restaurant Week. Black Restaurant Week is a ten-day showcase celebrating the best in culinary arts. Dine at one of the participating restaurants offering a special Black Restaurant Week menu from July 24 – August 2, 2020. To see the full list of participating restaurants and their specials visit www.blackrestaurantweeks.com
Founded in 2016, Black Restaurant Week, LLC (BRW) is dedicated to celebrating the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. Through a series of events and promotional campaigns, BRW culinary initiatives help introduce culinary businesses and professionals to the community and stimulate the local economy. The innovative approach to a restaurant week includes showcasing all aspects of the culinary industry including restaurants, caterers, food truck owners, executive chefs, bartenders, and farmers
Interview with Midwest Black Restaurant Week - Alycia Hightower National Restaurant Coordinator Celebrate the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine for the inaugural Midwest Black Restaurant Week. Black Restaurant Week is a ten-day showcase celebrating the best in culinary arts. Dine at one of the participating restaurants offering a special Black Restaurant Week menu from July 24 – August 2, 2020. To see the full list of participating restaurants and their specials visit www.blackrestaurantweeks.com
Founded in 2016, Black Restaurant Week, LLC (BRW) is dedicated to celebrating the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. Through a series of events and promotional campaigns, BRW culinary initiatives help introduce culinary businesses and professionals to the community and stimulate the local economy. The innovative approach to a restaurant week includes showcasing all aspects of the culinary industry including restaurants, caterers, food truck owners, executive chefs, bartenders, and farmers.