Extended Episode: Developer offers new concept to proposed redevelopment of historic downtown church

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.

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Starting a conversation on the homeless in our community

Nick and Jason sit down with Lee’s Summit Social Services executive director Matt Sanning, who is working to rally community leaders — and the community as a whole — together in an effort to make sure Lee’s Summit has the resources needed to address a growing homeless population.

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A banker and a former attorney walk into a studio...

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.

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A story of passion and success

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.

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This is Craig & Scott Belser

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.

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The mid-terms endeth & we start up a conversation on entrepreneurs

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.

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This is Seth Kakuske

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.

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Ep. 84: One last look at the ballot initiatives

Jason and Nick wrap up their breakdown of ballot initiatives before next week’s election. This week, the duo discusses the two proposed amendments and one proposition centered around the legalization of medical marijuana.

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Ep. 83: The judges and the amendments

Jason and Nick continue their look at the upcoming election this week with a look at how we vote for judges and walk through the field of proposed amendments to the Jackson County Charter. Once again, it’s all about process.

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Ep. 82: Developing Potential

Jason took a vacation this week, but being the hard-working loyal sidekick he is, he took some time to pre-record an interview with representatives from local service organization, Developing Potential, inc. Development director Amy Cox and board member Bob Glaser sat down with Jason and Nick to talk about the services offered to local residents as well as some exciting growth news and how you can help them reach their goals.

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Ep. 81: Ballot issues, local announcements & an entire weekend of art

As election day approaches, Jason and Nick take some time to look at Amendment 1 and how, if passed, it will effect elections, candidates and elected officials in the future. In our second segment, the duo previews this weekend’s Summit Art Fest with special guests Jody Fristoe, Barbara Neth and Phil Schmidt.

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Ep. 80: Building entrepreneurial velocity

Jason and Nick start to breakdown some of the ballot issues voters will see in November and Chuck Cooper and Jon Cundiff, of Velocity Lee’s Summit, join Nick for conversation on the not-for-profit and its mission to build up and support our local entrepreneurial community.

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Ep. 79: It's Oktoberfest weekend!

The Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Stacy Needles and Stephanie Kusek join the show to preview this weekend’s annual Oktoberfest in downtown Lee’s Summit. Hosts and Jason and Nick also take a little time to review Mayor Bill Baird’s first State of the City address and start to open a conversation on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and it’s current facilities master plan and school boundary processes.

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Ep. 78: Eating wings for the greater good

You read that right. This week is your opportunity to eat some wings and do some good. Lee’s Summit attorney Chris Turney joins the show to talk about his Wings 4 Water charity event taking place Thursday night in the parking lot at Bridge Space in downtown Lee’s Summit. Before Jason and Nick get to the wings, though, they talk a little about a proposed office development in downtown Lee’s Summit and how the developer has made changes to the plan based on feedback from area residents, property owners and other stakeholders.

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Ep. 77: Looking forward and celebrating arts in our schools

It’s Arts in Education week. Nick and Jason sit down with Jeannine Akins and Aimee Fresia, of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, to talk about the role the arts play in our schools, as well as some of the programming going on in the district. But before they get there, the guys point out some upcoming opportunities for residents to make their voices heard on the future of our City.

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