Jason and Nick take a little time to talk about the city as it begins to look at its own ordinances and how they pertain to the recently passed amendment to the State constitution allowing for the sale and use of medical marijuana before continuing their month-long conversation on entrepreneurism. This week, they’re joined by Summit Bank President and CEO Rick Viar as they focus on funding decisions and options facing small business owners.
Jason and Nick catch up on a few bits of development news before turning to a presentation from local entrepreneur, Dave Eames, who spoke Tuesday evening as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City. Eames’ presentation focused on the recent growth of his business, Fossil Forge Design.
They are life-long Lee’s Summit residents. Their family has been here since the days of Strother. And when you think of burgeoning beer titans, these two brothers may not match the image in your head. And the beer they’re crafting doesn’t follow the same recipes as your favorite brewers, or even those you use in your garage. These are the men behind the gluten free beer brand Bard’s Beer, which will be relaunched across the country in 2019. This is Craig and Scott Belser.
Jason and Nick run through the results from Tuesday’s mid-term election before diving into our November series on entrepreneurism in our community. Chuck Cooper, past chair of Velocity Lee’s Summit, joins the duo to talk about the growing number of entrepreneurs in town and how the City and other local organizations are working to support them while also fostering additional growth. Global Entrepreneurship Week begins Monday. Four of the metro area’s events are slated for Lee’s Summit.
His path has not been a typical one. As a teen he’s had a goal to own and operate his own business. Well, actually not one business, but several. He’s been a day trader. He’s worked in software development. He’s worked as a business consultant. He hauls junk. He is one of many entrepreneurs in the Lee’s Summit community. This is Seth Kakuske.