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SBDC Client Expands Beyond The Bear Necessities

When Matt Bramlette found himself unemployed after a long and successful career in advertising and design, he took a new direction, stepped out on a limb, and opened a retail store. His first location was in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, but later expanded and moved to Westport to a larger space with [...]

By |2019-05-14T14:09:02-05:00May 13th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on SBDC Client Expands Beyond The Bear Necessities

Will Brown Saves Clients from “Decorating Distress”

If you worry about how your home looks and feels when you walk in the door, you’ve probably experienced what William Brown calls “decorating distress.” Here’s where he wants to come to the rescue. “Acknowledging that our souls need spaces to replenish and renew away from the many distractions of life, my passion and purpose [...]

By |2019-04-12T10:05:25-05:00April 12th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on Will Brown Saves Clients from “Decorating Distress”

KRockArt Launches from a Love of Painting

Kristen Rock Chouinard left a corporate career on the chance that she could turn her passion into a new business. Today, her love for painting has evolved from a therapeutic and creative outlet into an entrepreneurial quest with KRockArt. “When I create, one of my many hopes is that the piece will speak to its [...]

By |2019-03-12T15:11:33-05:00March 12th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on KRockArt Launches from a Love of Painting

Jen Rarey Harnessing Creativity

Jen Rarey was enjoying a successful eighteen-year career as a Creative Director at Hallmark when her name was among the hundreds who found themselves suddenly unemployed in the Hallmark layoff of 2015.  While she knew layoffs were coming, she thought her position was secure, but she was wrong.  Her head spinning from the shock, she [...]

By |2019-02-13T14:07:56-05:00February 13th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on Jen Rarey Harnessing Creativity

The Brewkery Taps Handcrafted Kombucha

Taste a handcrafted, artisanal kombucha and meet the founders of this Lucky Elixir at The Brewkery, a kombucha brewery in the Northland. Founded in 2015 by Amy Goldman and Sean Galloway, The Brewkery opened with a mission to make great tasting, handcrafted, artisanal kombucha that is local, healthy and sustainable. By tapping into the services [...]

By |2019-01-11T08:52:29-05:00January 11th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on The Brewkery Taps Handcrafted Kombucha