Leadership Spotlight

February 1, 2021

Creating a viable business venture from your passion isn’t easy. Family photographs have been a significant part of Kelly Alley’s life since childhood and led her to start Kelly Alley Photography. Goering & Granatino has collaborated with Kelly since the formation of her business. From the purchase of her first camera to renting studio space and now navigating the pandemic, “Amber was there to guide me to profitable growth,” Kelly said.   

October 20, 2020

Multi-generational small businesses are the backbone of America, and Great Plains Supply/Pool & Spa Products is an excellent example of how successful family-owned small businesses can still thrive today. Owner Susan Ahn says it’s all about the relationships, and you can hear her passion for her business and her clients when you talk with her.  

July 6, 2020

When Matt Moore and his business partner Chance Adams started their craft beer bar 9 years ago, there was no plan for the business to take the place of Matt’s landscaping day job of 20 years. But, just three years later, they opened Martin City Brewing and have since added four restaurants throughout Kansas City to the mix. Today, Matt runs the business as the chief executive officer (CEO), fully transitioning out of landscaping life and into that of restauranteur and entrepreneur.   

January 28, 2020

Small but mighty – that’s how Ashley Mahoney, owner of Kansas City design firm Hello Big Idea, would describe her growing business. Hello Big Idea is a business by women for women, and it’s evident in the way Ashley and her team operate that they are committed to helping their fellow women business owners succeed.

June 27, 2019

When rocker RL Brooks decided to quit touring full time, little did he know he had the start of a business that would grow to become a wildly successful screen-printing shop, design house, promo merch distributor and fulfillment center.