Business Growth: 2018 Summer Issue

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I AM TOPEKA Profiles

TK shares the stories of people who understand the importance of embracing the place where you live and work. WINTER 2018 Brady Robb & Becky Dickinson, Robb Co. Ashley Bahm,…

Summer 2018 TK
Tara Dimick I am topeka

I AM TOPEKA: From the Publisher

IT ALL STARTED for me at a lunch. You know those lunches—you go, you listen, you eat chicken—but this one I knew was going to be a bit more fun…

dR. bERYL

African American Builders of Topeka: Dr. Beryl Ann Massey New

DR. BERYL ANN MASSEY NEW Director Certified Human Resources and Equity Topeka Public Schools, USD 501 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own…

AFRI

African American Builders of Topeka: Jack Alexander

JACK ALEXANDER Former Topeka Water Commissioner and Kansas Corporate Commission appointee Member Kansas Historical Foundation. Board of Directors “Every day is a good day.” —Jack Alexander MY STORY I never…

ANNETTE

African American Builders of Topeka: Annette Billings

ANNETTE BILLINGS Poet “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” —Maya…

PROSUMPTION

The Concept of Prosumption: More Power to Consumers

By LIVIU C. FLOREA, Ph.D. WASHBURN UNIVERSITY C. PATRICK WOODS WESTAR ENERGY AS COINED BY ALVIN TOFFLER in 1980, prosumption means “production by consumers”. The term prosumption involves the complex…

CHEF

African American Builders of Topeka: Chef Sean Hall

CHEF SEAN HALL Owner Catering by the Chef “Proof is in the Puddin’.” —Chef Sean Hall MY STORY I always loved to cook. I remember getting recipes from my Grandmother…

animal health

Taking Our Place in the Animal Health Corridor

By KIM GRONNIGER Photos by DAVID VINCENT Whether dedicated to improving quality of life for our pets or the nutritional value of the meat we eat, animal health companies not…

BWELL

B’WELL at BP

By KATHY WEBBER Photos by JD MELTON For the past 85 years, the structure of the building that houses B’Well Market and BP gas station had remained the same, but…