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It’s National “Be Heard Day” for Small Businesses

HEY!Each year on March 7 th, we observe National Be Heard Day by small businesses. This day was created specifically to celebrate small businesses. Today in America, there are over 145 million small businesses that are struggle to catch a break.  Today is your day to “Be heard”!

While Veracity supports all sizes of businesses, Veracity Consulting supports many small to medium businesses with IT solutions.  Our web and IT infrastructure assessment solutions offer relief in areas that smaller to medium businesses typically need the most help in to be competitive in today’s business market.  If you need help with your creative marketing, smart publicity tactics, a strong visual appearance or any of the other inventive ways of making you online presence known or if you know that you need expert assistance in IT support solutions, contact Veracity Consulting.  We offer scalable solutions that are affordable for smaller to medium businesses.  We want to help you succeed.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting is a Kansas City-based technology firm with a reputation of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. Our mission is to change the complex world of technology into a more efficient and profitable solution for businesses andvc communities. We use a collaborative approach with our clients to create and implement viable and relevant solutions.

We offer a comprehensive range of commercial and government solutions in the areas of Program Management, Data Services, Enterprise Architecture, Managed Infrastructure, Security, and Web Services.

CEO and Founder, Angela Hurt’s 2015 Thanksgiving Message Expresses Gratitude to the Veracity Family!

2015 Thanksgiving Message from CEO and Founder, Angela Hurt

Editor’s Note: On November 25, 2015, Veracity Consulting’s, CEO and Founder issued her Thanksgiving message to her team.  This years’ message was focused on Angela’s  thankfulness to her team for their dedication during a year of tremendous company growth.   

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Veracity Consulting’s CEO and Founder, Angela Hurt

Veracity Family,

I always love this time of year.  The holidays bring us a wonderful opportunity to look back at the year and give thanks for all of the blessings given to us. And what an exciting year 2015 has been!  Again, we have experienced exceptional growth and every month I continue to see many new faces joining our team. I am so very thankful we are all in this together!

As we move into the holiday season, we are reminded that Thanksgiving is dedicated to gratitude and remembrance. Our Veracity “grace and gratitude” allows us to recognize the struggles faced by others–whether they be those of our clients, our co-workers, or our community. We also celebrate the fullness of our labors. Holding both the struggles and the blessings together is how we are able to be better workers, co-workers, parents, partners, and human beings that strive to leave the world a better place.

I realize many of you have worked tirelessly to bring our team this far. I know it requires greatAbout_Us_Veracity_Consulting personal sacrifice.  Understand this: None of this is possible without you. Our most important resource is not intellectual property, money, or assets. Veracity’s most important resource is you. Thank you and your families for all your hard work and commitment.

I am very proud of each of you. I am in awe of what you’ve accomplished in this last year and couldn’t be more excited for 2016. Please enjoy your family and friends this Thanksgiving.  Be safe and kind to yourself and each other. God bless you all.

Have a Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving,

SIg

Team Veracity Volunteer Day at Harvesters Community Food Network

Team Veracity Kicks off Holiday Giving with Its Annual Volunteer Day at Harvesters

Team Veracity @ Harvesters KC

Veracity Consulting’s Employee Engagement Manager, Hillary Stamper, led efforts with other members of Team Veracity Volunteer outreach team in the company’s annual Harvesters Community Food Network Volunteer Day at the Harvester’s food bank facility in Kansas City, MO.  The annual volunteer event supports the donation, stocking, and organizing of the Harvester food bank program in the Kansas City metropolitan area.   The Veracity team members donate time  and goods to the Harvesters food bank in an effort to support the food banks mission. Other team members in attendance: Pauly Leetz, Director, Business Development for Veracity Consulting, Stacy Schieffer, Director, Client Engagement for Veracity Consulting, and Joe Bertoncin, Service Desk Engineer II.  In true Veracity family spirit, the outing was open to Veracity employees and their families. 

About Harvesters, The Community Food Network

Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. Harvesters provides8 food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. Harvesters’ main facility is located in Kansas City, Missouri at 3801 Topping Ave. Harvesters also operates a second facility in Topeka, Kansas at 215 E. Quincy St.  To learn more about Harvesters mission and how you can help, visit www.harvesters.org .

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting has a long history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a comprehensive range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI strategy, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity Consulting is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Veracity Consulting has principal offices in several locations across the United States. Learn more about Veracity and its team at www.engageveracity.com

Show Your Love For Your Heart!

Can a t-shirt make a difference in the fight for heart health? We think so! We are so in love with our Amercian Heart Association “Go Red” t-shirts!  And it looks like a few others are too.  We got listed on this snazzy video about great causes and awesome t-shirts! We are super-stoked about being in such cool company.  It literally is warming our hearts. 😀

Did you know that you can rebrand the middle of your “Go Red” shirt, changing the “Go Red”  to be your own companys’ name?  Minimum orders do veracity_new_logo_GOREADapply.  Interested in getting your company involved in the “Go Red” cause and need a launch point?  Try the “Go Red” t-shirt.  The proceeds go to the “Go Red” cause so order yours today!

Join us as we endeavor to build a better community and world.  Join in on our 2016 cause as #VeracityGoesRed for the American Heart Association – GoRed.  We want your company to “GoRed” too!  To learn more about the causes championed by Veracity Consulting, check our website and contact us about how your company can Go Red for 2016!

Celebrate World Humanitarian Day!

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Hillary Stamper, Employee Engagement

Today is a special day. Wednesday, August 19th, is World Humanitarian Day – a day to recognize the hard work and sacrifices made by relief workers and volunteers who help those in need around the world during times of crisis.

Championing and volunteering for community and global causes is part of our culture at Veracity Consulting.  We designate a portion of our profits specifically for giving back to our community and causes.  We ask our employees what causes they care about so that we are continuously improving our outreach and building an inclusive environment.  Many times our donations are gifted to local organizations, but there are instances where natural disasters and world crises come into play. Our employees are our biggest supporters of  these initiatives.

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Celebrate World Humanitarian Day. August 19, 2015

Join us as we endeavor to build a better community and world. Celebrate World Humanitarian Day by volunteering with us.  Or join in on our 2016 cause as #VeracityGoesRed for the American Heart Association – GoRed.  Your company can “GoRed” too!  To learn more about the causes championed by Veracity Consulting, check our website or contact me about how your company can start a Give Back 10% Program or GoRed for 2016!

In the spirit of giving,

Hillary

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AHA-ASA Making a Difference. Team Veracity is Joining the Fun!

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2016 Co-Chairwoman of AHA Kansas City GoRed Luncheon, Angela Hurt. CEO and Founder of Veracity Consulting.

Did you know that 1.5 million women stand strong to end the number one killer of women? Heart health awareness has doubled among Hispanic women and tripled among women of color. This is only possible because of programs like the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) working to make a difference in our lives.

I have had my struggles, like all women do, with putting my own health first.  We are mothers, sisters, aunts, and daughters who give so much to those around us. Ironically, the majority of us are the primary decision makers regarding healthcare in our families. We instinctively know what’s best for our children and families, yet we fail to see that should we fall down, the “family train” derails!  This is why I feel so passionately about the GoRed for Women initiative.

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are making a difference in bringing awareness to cardiovascular health,  daily.  They bring awareness to a cause that, for many women, feels like a closely guarded secret.

Hold the key to your own heart and take charge of your health in 2016!

You can help the cause by joining our ranks. Get involved with our GoRed t-shirt campaign and fundraising events. Join my team and me as we work together with the AHA and ASA to bring awareness to better heart health, and particularly, women’s heart health!

Learn more about how American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are making giant strides in cardiovascular health for all.  Download AHA-ASA’s paper and join our cause!

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Download AHA-ASA paper on making strides in heart health.

 

Central Exchange and Google Present: How They Built It Series with Veracity Consulting, Inc.’s Angela Hurt

CXBe inspired by our own Kansas City Entrepreneurs who share their personal stories of the rewards, struggles, re-direction and eventual success!  Join us on August 11, 2015, from 11:45am to 1:00pm at the Central Exchange Downtown.

This month’s How They Built It series will feature a panel of entrepreneurs moderated by Rachel Merlo with Google. The panel will discuss building a product-oriented business vs. a service solution business. Angela Hurt with Veracity Consulting Inc will sit on the panel, along with another to be confirmed.

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Veracity Consulting’s CEO and Founder, Angela Hurt

The How They Built It series, sponsored by Google, showcases how the United States was developed by people who followed their dreams to seek out and create a better way of life for their families. Today’s fast paced world helps fuel innovative ideas and provides individuals with opportunities to follow their dreams of starting a business! Be inspired by our own Kansas City Entrepreneurs who share their personal stories of the rewards, struggles, re-direction and eventual success!

PRESENTER: Angela Hurt Founder/CEO – Veracity Consulting, Inc.

Angela started her career in 1999 with a Kansas City-based consulting firm. She gained a broad understanding of prevalent, widely used technologies including operating systems, networking technologies, and development tools used to make business and systems analysts and project managers a success. From there, she transitioned to putting her skills to the test for national firms, soaking up the different operating models and company vccultures. As a result of that experience, she learned to examine and understand business problems from a holistic and systemic perspective.

Eventually, her desire to do something greater took over and she founded Veracity Consulting. Her vision was to build success through the thoughtful building of relationships and the conscientious understanding of the individual work environment. She wanted to bring people onto the Veracity team who share its values, which allows for the building of a collective mind of talented, dedicated, and committed professionals who focus on the right solutions to problems.

Angela encourages this same approach with Veracity’s client partners; she understands that clients are only as good as the teams that deliver their services. Angela insists that Veracity remain focused on providing premier IT professional services as a means to an end. She recognizes that technology is merely a tool—one that is only as effective as the person using it. To empower client partners to be a driving force in their industry, Veracity teams focus on understanding their business – to take the time to understand their values and how Veracity can help them meet their company objectives.

Over the last eight years, Angela has transformed Veracity from a homegrown company into a nationally performing firm with six areas of practice, which include Program Management, Data Services, Enterprise Architecture, Managed Infrastructure Solutions, Security, and Web Solutions. Angela attended Wichita State University for three years and finalized her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems at Friends University in 1998.

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Team Veracity Celebrates Kansas City’s Champions with Ron Riggle

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KU Graduate, Ron Riggle at the Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet.

Veracity employees’ Hillary Stamper, Employee Engagement Manager,  Melissa Salazar, Web Practice manager,   Justin Zambo, Sales Director along with members of Veracity neighbors, NACWAA (National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletics Administrators) and Co Sentry attended the 42nd Kansas City Sports Commission Awards Banquet on Wednesday.  The sold out event honored six area athletes  for their inspiring contributions to sports and the the Kansas City area.

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Veracity Consulting’s, Sales Director, Justin Zambo with Veracity’s friends from Co Sentry.

Rob Riggle was the featured guest and final speaker.  Riggle, a Shawnee Mission South and KU graduate, entertained the crowd with humorous jabs at Kansas City sports teams. 

“This sold-out event is an opportunity to celebrate all levels of sports in Kansas City including professional sports and collegiate sports to youth clinics and local sports celebrities,” said Kathy Nelson, President & CEO.  “We will also honor six deserving individuals for their contribution to sport.”

About the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation


kc-logo copyThe Kansas City Sports Commission
 promotes Kansas City sports locally and nationally. They work behind the scenes to attract, retain and facilitate sports events and organizations in the Kansas City area.  The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation works with Kansas City leaders to realize the economic, social and community-building benefits of sports.  The KC Sports Commission is a privately-funded non-profit.

Veracity Consulting is an avid supporter of The Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC), who’s mission is to empower girls and women through advocating and promoting the value of sports, fitness, and providing opportunities for participation and leadership development. WINKC operates under the umbrella of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. 

 

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Veracity Consulting Supports the HALO Foundation at Sporting Park

Veracity and Friends Attend the HALO Foundation ArtReach Auction

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CEO, Angela Hurt with Ms. Olga Smith, Ms. Kiersten Firquain, and Veracity Employee Engagement Manager, Ms. Hillary Stamper at the HALO Foundation ArtReach Auction.

Veracity Consulting’s CEO and Founder, Angela Hurt, and Employee Engagement Manager, Hillary Stamper, attended the 10th Annual HALO Art Reach Auction and 10 year birthday celebration on February 27, 2015 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The annual event supports programs to help orphans and at-risk youth in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Also in attendance were Veracity Consulting friends and business partners, Chef Kiersten FirquainInHome Bistro and BistroKids catering founder, the Archer Foundation’s Vice President of Community Service Programs,  Ms.  Catherine Kelly,  Ms. Sherry Turner,  founder of OneKCFor Women and President of Women’s Employment Network, Ms. Shannon Myers, NACWAA’s Director of a Membership Engagement, and Ms. Olga Smith.  

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Ms. Sherry Turner and Ms. Catherine Kelly with Angela Hurt, CEO and Founder of Veracity Consulting.

The event included appearances by Miss Missouri and Miss Missouri Teen. The party was also highlighted by a  special marching band performance and concluded with a live auction of HALO children’s artwork. Entertainment was also provided by Lost Wax.  This event marked ten years of success for the HALO program in addition to the ArtReach program itself.

 About the HALO Foundation

44gLE-k7_400x400The HALO Foundation empowers youth in the greatest need to become contributing members of their communities.  HALO supports future-focused programming for at-risk youth, helping them to set tangible goals and become contributing members of their communities. HALO currently has HALO Centers in Kansas City, Missouri and Jefferson City, Missouri, and programming in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California.  Most recently, HALO began housing a program for homeless youth in Jefferson City, MO. HALO serves more than 1,000 youth each year.  To learn more about HALO’s mission and how you can help, visit www.haloworldwide.org .

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting has a long history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a comprehensive range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI strategy, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity Consulting is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Veracity Consulting has principal offices in several locations across the United States. Learn more about Veracity and its team at www.engageveracity.com

WIN for KC and Veracity Celebrate the City’s Champions

Veracity Consulting Employees Show Support for Kansas City’s Leaders and Champions!

Veracity CEO and Founder, Angela Hurt, COO, Shawn McCarrick, Manager of Employee Engagement, Hillary Stamper, and associate, Melissa Salazar attended the WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Awards celebration on February 12th, 2015. The annual awards luncheon recognizes local girls and women for their community contributions and achievements inAmy Van Dyken-Rouen sports.  This year’s event featured area high school state champions in its “Celebration of Champions March,” and recognized six local female leaders for their contributions in sports and fitness.  The luncheon concluded with an inspirational presentation delivered by featured speaker, six-time Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen.

Also in attendance were friends and business associates of Veracity Consulting, Kiersten “Chef K” Firquain, founder of Bistro Kids and Inhome Bistro Catering and Consulting,  Sherry Turner, Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center, Founder of OneKC For Women, President of the Women’s Employment Network, and Founder of the Women’s Capital Connection, Kimberly A. Jones,  Corporate Counsel at Seyferth Blumenthal and Harris, LLC, and Rachel Smith, founding attorney with Smith Mohlman Leroy, LLC.

WIN for KCWIN for KC‘s mission is to empower girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness. WIN for KC provides opportunities for participation and leadership development.  WIN for KC is a volunteer organization that operates under the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation works to promote Kansas City through sports. To learn more about WIN for KC and the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, visit, www.sportkc.org.

About Angela Hurt and Her Team

Angela Hurt is Chief Executive Officer of Veracity Consulting, Inc., where she leads over 60 employees. Her teams are typically tasked with helping businesses achieve a competitive advantage through the implementation of IT innovation products and services. Angela is a Wichita State alumni and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems.

Shawn McCarrick, Chief Operations Officer, leads sales, marketing, product, and solutions delivery for our team.  His primary focus is managing company growth through cross-discipline planning, organizational strategy, and delivery.  He is also actively involved in managing a variety of Veracity Consulting’s relationships with partnership companies.

Hillary Stamper,  Manager of Employee Engagement, assures that sound Human Resource practices are in place at Veracity Consulting.  Her focus is employee satisfaction,  and she works to develop and establish programs and activities that keep employees happy and engaged.  She evaluates and improves the Veracity employee experience through operational HR, compensation and benefits, learning, volunteer opportunities, and employee appreciation.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting has a long history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a comprehensive range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI strategy, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity Consulting is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Veracity Consulting has principal offices in several locations across the United States. Learn more about Veracity and its team at www.engageveracity.com