Business Growth: 2016 Summer Issue

CALCan

CALCan Enterprises, LLC

With a mission to enhance the lives of local citizens with disabilities, CALCan is no ordinary business. By Adam Vlach Photos by David Vincent On a cloudy April Tuesday afternoon,…

DOWNTOWN

DOWNTOWN: Years In the Making

By Lisa Loewen If you haven’t been in downtown Topeka lately, you might be surprised at the transformation of Kansas Avenue between 6th and 10th streets. A new, three-lane street…

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Business Fundamentals of Golf

By Steve McDonald First Tee of Shawnee County Many of the best business entrepreneurs are not only avid golfers, but are also skilled at the art of advancing a business…

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Heart of the Entrepreneur: Trevon Ewing

By Karen Ridder Photo by Rachel Lock Three years ago, Trevon Ewing was in corporate sales. He had always wanted to make his way as a business owner, but had…

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Sight Ball

Q&A with Inventor Harry Briggs Sight Ball is a training aid that helps golfers improve their Focus, Accuracy, Stance, and Training (F.A.S.T.). The six sights on the ball help you…

FLSA

New FLSA Regulations… Is your Company Prepared?

By Kristina Dietrick, Creative Business Solutions The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime regulations. These proposed changes include increasing the…

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Tame The Beast Known As Ineffective Meetings

By Bob & Carol Boncella Washburn University The beast of “ineffective meetings” lurks within every organization, business or foundation. It is standard operating procedure for businesses to schedule meetings on…

CurbAppeal

Perception is Reality: The Importance of Curb Appeal

By Bita Givechi, Topeka Landscape Personal Since we were kids, those who had a hand in raising us preached about appearances. At that time, the list seemed endless: “Brush your…

Grief

Working through Grief

By Suz McIver, Midland Care Most of us spend a lot of time in the workplace—more than we do at home. We work closely together and our co-workers, in many…

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Last Word: Matt Pivarnik

President & CEO Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce & GO Topeka What makes you passionate about business? My true passion is regional and community development, but I understand that businesses…