Community

Use tax is a needed step toward fairness by Luke Davis

A week ago, several metro communities placed on their ballots proposals to institute a “use tax” on its residents. In essence, the tax would have allowed local municipalities to collect sales tax on online purchases made from out of state vendors while adding no additional sales tax to local retailers. [...]

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Community, Personal Finances, Taxes, Uncategorized|

Toys R Us lost its way, lost customers by Luke Davis

This past week when Toys R Us announced the immediate liquidation of all of its stores nationwide it marked the end of an era for me. Much like other iconic brands such as Radio Shack or Sears, Toys R Us was simply not able to adapt to a changing consumer [...]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Business, Community, Uncategorized|

Ron Finke Named Advisor of the Year.

Saturday evening at the annual Toast To Our Towns Gala, Ron Finke was awarded the “Paul M. Thomson Professional Advisor of the Year” from Truman Heartland Community Foundation. The award recognizes investment advisors who share their time, talent, charitable contributions and leadership with the community.  “I am honored and humbled [...]

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Community, Community Service, Philanthropy|

Getting to the Heart of Business

It’s hard to turn on the news lately without hearing the name Elon Musk mentioned. Within the past week, he made headlines when his concept for a high-speed transportation system called the hyperloop, was approved by the Department of Transportation for construction between New York and Washington DC.  While in [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business, Community, News & Events, Philanthropy|

Steps toward a richer, better community

On a recent Sunday morning, my pastor asked the following question, “What does your ideal community look like?” I have to admit my thoughts first drifted to the small, northeastern town of Stars Hollow, where Lorelai and Rory Gilmore call home. I imagined walking through this picturesque town saying hello [...]

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Community, Economy|