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.
They both started as band musicians. Neither planned to become teachers. They are a generation apart and first came together as teacher and student. Both spent a career conducting orchestras in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and the Kansas City Youth Symphony. This year, as the Lee’s Summit Symphony opens its 16th season, the two are united yet again — this time as co-conductors. This is Russ Berlin and Kirt Mosier.
Before moving to the world of Chambers of Commerce, he spent 20 years in higher education. The marketing and economic development work on behalf of a university helped prepare him for his second career as an advocate and resource-builder for the business community. And as of August of this year, he is the new President of the Lee’s Summit Chamber. This is Dr. Blake Fry.
He's a painter, singer, producer and songwriter. He's president of a Kansas City-based indie record label — Russian Winter Records. And he's probably a familiar face for those frequenting downtown Lee's Summit's Farmers Market and Fourth Friday Art Walk events. This is Ric Gordon.
Stephanie Zamora visits the Bridge Space studio for a conversation with Nick Parker on her evolution as a business owner and the newly-launched SymbioBiz — a local business helping connect at-home businesses with the entrepreneurial resources they need.
Nick and Jason discuss some upcoming holiday events and take a short peek at conversations surrounding the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and its Board of Education.
A new weekly segment giving you a quick look at the news & events for this week. This week — A new community center… LS R-7 School Board information… A pitch pub crawl from Velocity LS & more to help you stay in the loop this week.
Nick and Jason discuss a developer’s adjusted plan to keep the historic United Methodist Church in the redevelopment effort which includes a multi-family development in the downtown core. The City Council also discusses further restrictions to public comments at City Council meetings.
Community Voices is a weekly podcast celebrating the individuals who make our community. Host Nick Parker introduces listeners to some of the many people he meets in Lee's Summit, Mo. New episodes are posted every Monday.
Lee's Summit Town Hall
Lee's Summit Town Hall is a weekly podcast conversation highlighting local news and issues and people in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Each week, hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker discuss pertinent issues and topics concerning local residents and introduce listeners to some of the people who help make Lee’s Summit a vibrant and growing community.