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2021 Summer Newsletter: Kansas City

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

We did it. With the mask mandates being lifted, and vaccinations on the rise, we’re headed into summer of 2021 with full faces and full hearts.  The last year-and-a-half has tested us on so many levels. Fortunately, we can begin to discuss this in past tense, and I couldn’t be happier. I only hope that the perspectives that we gained …

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2021 Spring Newsletter: Kansas City

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

The word, ‘spring’ is such an active word.  It’s an object that keeps your car riding comfortably by smoothing out the bumps, it’s an act of movement – to spring – and it’s also a season that offers so much promise. Spring and ‘to spring’ feel like exactly what we all need right now. We’re transitioning from a LONG season …

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2021 Winter Newsletter: Kansas City

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

ELEVATED INSIDER Have we turned a corner? The ongoing COVID saga seems to have shifted into another gear. While reported cases of the virus continue to rise, two vaccines are ready and being administered, which is some much needed light in this long and exhausting tunnel. We hope you’re feeling well and healthy and we also hope the country can …

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2020 Fall Newsletter: Kansas City

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

ELEVATED INSIDER As the pandemic continues, the election coverage heats up, and the news cycle throbs with ‘this-is-all-important!’ furious excitement, do you know what feels comforting? The earth still moves steadily around the sun and summer turns into fall. The season change is a strangely comforting reminder that many things are still very normal despite the anxiety we’re feeling that …

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2020 Summer Newsletter: Kansas City

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

ELEVATED INSIDER As America does its best to see itself out of this pandemic, we’re all being reminded that so much of what we treasure is based on relationships. The very thing that makes this experience so trying is the ‘social distancing’ part of it. Of course, the risk of health issues and financial challenges can have tremendous impact on …

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2020 Spring Newsletter: Kansas City

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Spring 2020 by Scott Dougan

ELEVATED INSIDER What can I say about COVID-19, the Coronavirus, that hasn’t already been said? The economy has nearly grinded to a halt, markets have declined steeply, and people are left to wonder how this all plays out. Meanwhile, we’re sitting in our homes trying to be patient, while quietly battling anxiety and loneliness. The only solace, it seems, is …

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2019 Spring Newsletter: Kansas City

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

ELEVATED INSIDER Here we are ushering in another spring, a new season ripe with opportunities. For whatever reason, this is the time of year when I look ahead and do my clearest thinking. It’s in these moments when I ask myself, “What lies ahead for me and for us?” And it’s a question that I hope you’re asking for yourself. …