Community Involvement

Immersing ourselves in our community is a simple concept for us. This is our home. It’s where we’re raising our families, running our business and helping our clients grow.

So it just makes sense to try and make the community better. We want Kansas City to be the best it can be.

Volunteer Leadership

Jeff Hagen has served as president of Rotary International Overland Park South, which plays a large roll in raising funds for children’s charities through events like Jazz in the Woods.

He’s also on the board of KC Rising, a partnership among the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Mid-America Regional Council and the Downtown Civic Council.

He helped with the human capital segment of the group’s Business Plan for the Region, creating common sector competencies to ensure high schools and colleges are including the skills area employers need in their curriculums.

We work with the Shawnee Economic Development Council to bring new businesses to the area and help existing businesses grow.

Educational Partnerships

Richard Lewis serves on the education committee of BIOKANSAS, the bioscience network for the state.

Richard also serves on the biotech advisory boards for Johnson County and Kansas City Kansas community colleges.

We have ongoing relationships with the KU Edwards Campus, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College and several local school districts.

We work with them in various ways to support biotech education and other programs designed to prepare students for positions local employers need to fill.

Richard is frequently in the classroom and lecture hall, working directly with students and faculty to identify opportunities.

Corporate Contributions

Hillcrest Transitional Housing – helping homeless individuals work their way out of poverty

Inclusion Connections – helping disabled children become independent

Literacy KC – teaching adults to read and write