Conversations from the Top in Kansas City

Thursday, July 14 at 06:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Kelly Scanlon, owner of Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc., will speak as part of the Conversations from the Top series which is a moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership in Kansas City.

Kelly will share her wisdom on July 26, 2016, noon - 1:15 p.m. at Central Exchange South (6201 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.). Registration* is required.

In the Conversations from the Top series, you’ll hear inspirational stories from women who have faced challenging issues as they worked their way to the top of their field. They will share insights about their journey and give you things to think about in how you can achieve your own goals. 
July’s speaker, Kelly, is the owner of Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc., a company that publishes and produces a variety of products and events that connect growth-minded business owners with practical strategies, resources and information that will take them to the next level of success. The company publishes monthly and annual business magazines, web content and e-newsletters. It also produces a radio show and several networking, educational and awards events, including the annual 25 Under 25® awards that recognize 25 companies with fewer than 25 employees.
 
Kelly serves on a variety of boards designed to advocate and assist small businesses. She served on the national board of directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and is a past national chair of the organization. In 2009-2010, she served as the national public policy director. She was also a member of the organization’s National Advisory Council. She has twice served as president of NAWBO’s Kansas City Chapter. 
 
Kelly was a member of the steering committee for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s BIG 5 Entrepreneurship initiative. She is also a founding member of StartKC and also served on the Small Diverse and Emerging Business Council for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and on the Johnson County Community College Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization’s advisory board. 
 
She was recognized in August 2011 on a list published by Forbes.com as one of the “Top 25 Women Tweeting About Entrepreneurship.”
 
In addition, she has served on the board of directors for the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, on the advisory board for the UMKC Bloch School of Business & Public Administration, on the board of directors for the Entrepreneurial Exchange II and was publicly elected to a three-year term on the Johnson County Extension Council, where she served on the Community Development Committee.
 
Kelly has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of her role in the small business community. Among them are the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners; U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2009 Region VII Women’s Business Advocate (for Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska); Women’s Business Advocate for the State of Kansas, 2006; U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2002 Region VII Small Business Journalist Advocate of the Year; U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2000 Small Business Journalist of the Year Award for the Kansas City district; Women Who Mean Business in Kansas City from the Business Journal, 2001; Golden Door Knob Award from the First Step Fund, 2002, for opening doors for entrepreneurs; Women in Communications 2003 Leading Change Award; 2003 Honorary Member of SCORE; and the 2007-2008 NAWBO-KC Teambuilder Award.
 
Can’t attend this event? Be sure to look for our next event Aug. 18, 2016, featuring speaker Kelly Carnago, Google Fiber. 
 
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Tags: Arvest Biz, Business Banking, Community Support, Kansas City
Marcia Gaddy on 7/15/2016 at 12:23 AM
I don't understand why it changed to where you can't view all your accounts any longer. Why would I want to have a login for accounts and now a different one to view loans. All my other banking institutions are able to show all my accounts with one login. This was not a step in the right direction.

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