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20 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
This year, Summit Technology Academy is soaring to new heights---literally. The inaugural Aerospace Academy year is underway! Hear from Jeremy Bonnesen, Principal of STA, about how students will be prepared for careers in aerospace and aeronautics, plus how the FAA is involved.
16 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Meet Your New Chair Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes took over as the Chair of the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council Board of Directors on July 1, 2021. Haynes is the Senior Vice President at RBC Wealth Management. We spoke with him about his goals and vision for his term this fiscal year.
18 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
The Future of Commercial Real Estate
How will COVID-19 impact the office? How are rising construction costs affecting opportunity? LSEDC Board Member and Executive Managing Director/Principal of Newmark Zimmer Michael VanBuskirk shares industry insights and expectations for the future.
20 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Real World Learning
The Lee's Summit R-7 School District has committed to having 100% of its students gain real world learning experience by the year 2030. LSEDC's Tina Chace and Shannan Booth, LSR-7's Coordinator of Career Education, explain how the district plans to accomplish its goal and how the LSEDC is helping.
18 minutes | May 3, 2021
Diversity & Inclusion
On this episode, Mayor Bill Baird explains the goals of the new diversity & inclusion commission for the City of Lee's Summit. Hear what inspired the formation of this commission, who is on it, and what the goal is.
23 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Top 3 Moves for EDOs in 2021
2020 changed a lot about the way we all do business, that includes Economic Developers. Kansas City Area Development Council Senior Vice President for Corporate Attraction Jill McCarthy and Chris Gutierrez, the President of Kansas City SmartPort share their expertise on how EDOs in the Kansas City area can best prepare for the year ahead.
26 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Explaining Economic Development
LSEDC President & CEO explains what the LSEDC does, how its funded, and why having an EDC is important to the community.
42 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Demystifying the Education Ecosystem
In this episode, Tina Chace, LSEDC Director of Business Development; Dr. Jeremy Bonnesen, Principal & Director at Summit Technology Academy; and Dr. Laurel Hogue, Vice Provost for Extended Studies for UCM Lee's Summit discuss the significance of community partnerships in creating innovative workforce development and how it can help students in Lee's Summit.
42 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Healthcare on the Horizon
How does 5G change the future of healthcare? How will Lee's Summit hospitals prepare for a 71% population growth? What lasting impacts will COVID-19 leave on the industry? CEOs Lynette Wheeler of Truman Medical Center, John McDonald of Lee's Summit Medical Center and Bobby Olm-Shipman of Saint Luke's East come together to discuss the rapidly-changing healthcare industry and how it impacts one of Lee's Summit's most important employment sectors.
36 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Ady Analysis: Recommendations from Janet Ady
Ady Advantage's Janet Ady breaks down recent recommendations the firm made to the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council, as well as her take on the community's assets and opportunities.
27 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
John Knox Village Building for the Future
John Knox Village CEO Dan Rexroth and Director of Operations and Development Eric Scott give an update on multi-million dollar renovation projects at the senior living community, as well as provide insight into the upcoming five-year plan.
30 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Getting to Know Chair Tim Paulson
Here to launch our new podcast, LSEDC Chair Tim Paulson joins us to break down his vision for the future! Paulson is the co-CEO of Emery Sapp & Sons and has lived in the Lee's Summit area since 2005.
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