Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink is here.

Read More

This is how it's supposed to work

From the earliest episodes of the Lee's Summit Town Hall podcast, hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury have spent a lot of discussion on process and how public officials, and the general public, conduct themselves during public conversations on important issues. For the most part, Tuesday night was a near-perfect snapshot of exactly how the process is supposed to work.

Read More

Friday conversation: A mission for early detection

Ben Rao joins the program to talk about his experience battling skin cancer and how it has inspired him to spend the past nine years preaching the importance of skin screenings and early detection. Rao joins host Nick Parker and his wife, Stephanie Parker, in hosting the April 20 Live Next Cancer Awareness event at Bridge Space in downtown Lee's Summit.

Read More

Wow, that's a big menu

Jason and Nick draw a conclusion from last week’s LS R-7 School Board election before diving into a discussion on a presentation before City Council concerning a possible no tax increase bond issue for the August election.

Read More

Monday NewsLink:

Your Monday morning NewsLink for the week of April 8, 2019.

Read More

Friday conversation: The Local Foundery

Host Nick Parker sits down with Dave Eames & Ben Wine, local craftsmen and owners of Fossil Forge Design, who are opening a new retail store this weekend in Downtown Lee's Summit. Local Foundery will showcase not only their own creations, but work from other makers and creatives.

Read More

The school board election — winners, voices & questions

Today, on the Lee's Summit Town Hall podcast: The 2019 election Lee’s Summit R-7 School District election is finished and we have our winners, but what does that mean? Hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury are asking these questions as they look at how the election played out and how conversations may shift as the newly-shaped board gets to work.

Read More

Friday conversation: Shuck family remembers their father & community icon, Ferrell Shuck

Nick sits down with Julie Doane and Beverly Shuck to remember their father, former publisher of the Lee’s Summit Journal and community icon, Ferrell Shuck. Shuck passed away in December 2018 and his family will serve as grand marshal of the Downtown Emerald Isle Parade in his honor.

Read More

Pay raises and election talk

Jason and Nick sum up the City’s recent labor agreements with its three represented groups and talk about some of the issues facing voters before next month’s Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education election.

Read More

Monday morning NewsLink

Your Monday morning NewsLink: Awards for Mason Elementary students; the SCA Eagle Egg 5K; Rotary Club of LS; Velocity LS networking events; and Dan Manley named interim LSFD Chief.

Read More

Monday NewsLink: Benefits, events and R-7 Board candidates highlight the news

Your Monday morning NewsLink: Benefit trivia nights for Pro Deo Youth Center and Lee’s Summit Historical Society are coming up; Velocity LS is talking about setting goals; McAlister’s is helping Summit Theatre Group and the R-7 Board of Education ballot is set for April 2.

Read More

Monday NewsLink: MLK celebration; a local beer festival; scholarship opportunities and more

The annual MLK celebration is set, as is a popular local beer festival; and scholarship opportunities abound for local seniors… All this and more in your 3-minute Monday morning NewsLink.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More