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Spotlight On Centurions – Manuel Campos

Manuel Campos currently heads Sprint’s Hispanic Advertising initiatives. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2017, and serves on the Arts and Culture Task Force and the communications committee. Manuel earned a degree in marketing management from California State Polytechnic University and a master of business administration degree from the Graziadio School of Business […]

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The Independent’s 2016 Class of Rising Stars

  Photographed exclusively for The Independent by Tom Styrkowicz  

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The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park – Stems: A Garden Soirée

Yvette and Doug Kinney are serving as chairmen of The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park’s Stems: A Garden Soirée on June 25th at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  This annual summer celebration will feature fine wines, great fare, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show. Chairmen Yvette and Doug Kinney Also […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Austin Bickford

Austin Bickford and his brother, Julian Bickford, founded BicMedia, a video, animation and music production company, located in the Crossroads Arts District. Austin is a member of the Centurions, class of 2017 and serves on the Wild Card Task Force and the social committee. Austin volunteers at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Great Plains SPCA and Phoenix […]

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Open Options – Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon

Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon, a benefit for Open Options, will be held on May 6th at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This year’s honorees are Dr. Jeanne Drisko, Katie Dunn Fitzgerald, Jennifer Ingraham, Wendy Melland, Connie Mendolia, Patty Nigro, Jeanette Prenger, and Annette Sherrow. Laurie Ingram and Carmen Sabates are serving as co-chairmen, and Elizabeth […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Lena Price and Tom Cohen

First Call has found a wonderful friend in Lena Price. She and her husband, Tom Cohen, were chairmen of the Celebration Evening in 2013 and 2014. Lena also joined the First Call Speakers Bureau and became an active board member. In addition, she has worked tirelessly to plan the Community Gratitude Luncheon, never shying away […]

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Saint Luke’s North Hospital – Imagine

Exciting plans are being made for Saint Luke’s North Hospital’s Imagine…A Night of Jesters and Jazz at the Courtyard Kansas City at Briarcliff. Lisa and Dr. Donald Cole, Dr. Shelby and Dustin Durand, Michelle and Brian Smith, and Twyla and John Wilson are co-chairmen of the April 1st event. Guests will enjoy delectable fare, a […]

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