Will Shields and Inclusion

Will Shields is a member of one of the most exclusive clubs: he is one of only 310 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A guard for the Kansas City Chiefs for all of his 14 seasons in the NFL, Shields has left his mark in this profession known for its athletic prowess. One of the top guards…


There is a new, innovative way for your company or group to bond and learn to problem-solve with one another. It involves going on a scavenger hunt together to explore, discover and enjoy a city. “Strayboots is a leading provider of mobile scavenger hunts and team-building activities that bring happiness and collaboration to groups and organizations,” Ido Rabiner, founder, CEO…

Get That in Writing

It wasn’t the cringeworthy bunny hop commercial auditions that enticed Joe Boothe to move from Leawood to Hollywood. He considers that his worst day ever in the biz. But it led him to his best day—last Christmas in Italy when Joe glanced up at Alexa, his wife of eight years, and realized he was living in it.


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K.C. Beard Balms

Quality, craftsmanship and originality are the guiding principles at K.C. Beard Balms. These beard balms are all natural, all-in-one, handcrafted, individually batched and made with love in Kansas City. Corey Quinonez, owner and founder and his partner, Jennifer Karns, are the duo behind the brand.

Jack Sock

The past 12 months have been good for professional tennis player Jack Sock. The 2011 Blue Valley North High School graduate has experienced Olympic and professional success during this period. The Johnson County resident didn’t feel well going into the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil after being diagnosed with walking pneumonia before leaving for the games in Rio de Janeiro.

My Favorite Things

Top three items you can't live without: Water, phone and dark chocolate.
 Favorite spots in KC: The Plaza, Kauffman Performing Arts Center and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Meet the Makers: Ken and Cody Lynn

Ken Lynn of Overland Park, KS, and his son Cody, established Dark Holler Design Works and started making Paladin shaving brushes in August 2014. At the time, Ken, a 1981 graduate of KU Law School, was winding down a 30-year career in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, and Cody had just received a degree in Industrial Design from KU. By the end…

Katy Guillen and the Girls

Music often changes its sound from decade-to-decade, but when Rock and Roll came onto the scene in the 1950’s, it would make its way into our hearts forever. Rock and Roll wasn’t just a genre of music. It was an outlet with lyrics more suggestive and politically charged than other genres, and people couldn’t get enough of it. It became…

Cori Jo Hawkins

Between the sounds of the fiddle and the amazing stacking layers of four part harmonies, bluegrass music has been winning hearts around the world since the 1940’s. The sound of bluegrass music has been growing exponentially over the past 25 years, and there is a whole generation of young musicians coming up because of this musical movement. Bluegrass music is…

The American Songbook

The Kansas City performing arts scene is a thriving, vibrant cosmos of stars – large and small. There are big names in our midst such as the Symphony, the Lyric, KC Rep, the Ballet, The Kauffman Center and many more. But there are also lesser-known gems such as Quality Hill Playhouse, located in the heart of downtown at 10th and…

Following Life’s Path Wherever It May Lead

Sometimes the journey we began in life evolves in ways we could never imagine. Such is the case for KSHB’s Frank Boal. Boal is well known to Johnson County sports fans because of his almost continuous presence on TV news since April 1981, but many likely don’t know about the path that led him to sports broadcasting. He was a…