Business Growth: 2015 Winter Issue

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The New Hire

By Esmond Alleyne, MBA, CPA and James Martin, MPA, CPA Six suggestions to improve education and recruitment of entry level business professionals. Internships = Better Hires. A recent Michigan State…

Eric Stafford

Expert: Political Advocacy

By Eric Stafford, VP of Government Affairs for The Kansas Chamber What do shopping and lobbying have in common? Your first thought might be money if you’ve ever watched House…

Rich Drinon

Expert: Persuasive Communication

Be More Persuasive, Influential and Convincing By Rich Drinon, President of Drinon & Associates Whether you realize it or not, persuasion is often at work in your relationships with others….

Expert: Public Relations

By Gina Penzig, Media Relations Manager for Westar Energy Media, with their large, local audiences, are an efficient way to reach potential customers and clients. However, from reporters to assignment editors, their…

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Last Word: Bryon Schlosser

CEO, Owner & General Counsel Coldwell Banker Griffith & Blair American Home You weren’t always in real estate. How did you come to own Coldwell Banker Griffith & Blair? I…


2015 Jayhawk Area Council Boy Scouts’ 20 Under 40 Honorees

Click to read each profile: Dr. Amber Beckley “Hugo” Leo Cangiani Jessica Domme Brett Durbin Sparkey Edwards Andrea Etzel Suzie Gilbert Billie Jean Bergmann Graham Dr. Jennifer Harader Brendan Jensen…


20 Under 40: Krystal Wiltz

Director of Development & Marketing Boys & Girls Club of Topeka Adjunct Professor Washburn University   Education: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media and Advertising, Washburn University Masters in Business Administration,…


20 Under 40: Sabrina Womack

Program Manager of SilverSupper Silverbackks, Inc. Hometown:  Topeka, KS Spouse:  David Womack Kids:  Miah (13), Emma (5), Clara (5), Brenna (3) Age:  33 3 Words: Compassionate Dependable Loyal Role Model:…


20 Under 40: Dr. Amber Beckley

Owner & Chiropractor Beckley Chiropractic Education: Biology Degree, Benedictine College Doctorate of Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic Hometown: Topeka, KS Fiancé: Brendan Jensen Age: 31 3 Words: Tenacious Optimistic Fun…


20 Under 40: Hugo “Leo” Cangiani

Community Liaison & Certified Teacher Scott Dual Language Magnet Elementary Education: Associates Degree, Garden City Community College Bachelor of Education, Washburn University Hometown:  Buenos Aires, Argentina Spouse:  Maria Cangiani Kids:…