Business Growth: 2013 Spring Issue


Spring 2013 Cover Story – A Word From The Chairs

{Chair of GO Topeka} Allan Towle // President // Fidelity State Bank & Trust How is GO Topeka serving businesses in Topeka? “GO Topeka works diligently with state, regional and…

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Unique Partnerships

by Melissa Brunner It’s no secret Topekans are a giving sort. The Corporation for National and Community Service reports nearly a third of Topekans volunteered their time in 2011, ranking…

Topeka Office Suites

Repurposing Space – Topeka Event Center & Topeka Office Suites

When Clark W. Trammell toured the space available on the second floor of a building owned by H. Kent Hollins at 3615 SW 29th Street, he saw more than traditional…

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Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

By Lisa Loewen What do a former football player, an information technology specialist, a hotel mogul and a floral magazine owner have in common? More than you realize. These four…

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Branching Out Educational Credit Union

As one of the oldest credit unions in Kansas, Educational Credit Union (ECU) has seen steady growth since 1939. With more than $130 million in assets, ECU is about to…

Matt Strathman

Room to Grow – Strathman Sales, Co – Spring 2013

When Anheuser-Busch distributor Strathman Sales Co. found itself needing more storage space for its craft beers, it began looking for a new location that would offer ample room for growth….

Lisa Loewen

From the Editor – Spring 2013

By Lisa Loewen Inspired One of the perks of being the editor of this magazine is that when Tara and I sit down to plan out each issue, I get…


From the Publisher – Spring 2013

LIVE “A day without laughter is a day lost.” “To assume just makes an ‘*ss’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me’” “Sh*t or get off the pot.” Those three sayings pretty…

Clark Coco

Looking to the Future – Washburn Institute of Technology

The Midwest Training Center for Climate and Energy Control Technologies (MTC) located on the Washburn Institute of Technology campus opened its classroom doors in January. One of only two such…