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Economy Trends: The Good, the Bad, the Bubble, and the Downright Crazy

By Rob Weigand, Ph.D. Current conditions and future trends in the U.S. economy and financial market. The U.S and global stocks continue to be the standout performers and thus have…

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JA Business Hall of Fame: RANDY & DEBRA CLAYTON

By Lisa Loewen Photo by Rachel Lock Remember the old adage that opposites attract? In the case of Randy and Debra Clayton, it seems to ring true. While they are…

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JA Business Hall of Fame: PHIL MORSE

By Lisa Loewen Photo Submitted “It’s the right thing to do.” That phrase epitomizes Phil Morse’s philosophy on life. From his personal relationships to his business endeavors, Phil always strove…

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JA Business Hall of Fame: BRENT BOLES

By Lisa Loewen Photo By Rachel Lock Brent Boles has held a lot of titles throughout his career—president, owner, entrepreneur, investor—just to name a few. However, the title that suits…

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All in the Family: Business Transitions

By Lisa Loewen Photos by JD Melton     By nature, family businesses face more challenges in the succession process than their corporate counterparts. For starters, the lines between ownership…

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JA Business Hall of Fame: SUSAN GARLINGHOUSE

By Lisa Loewen Photo by Nathan Ham When Susan Garlinghouse and her husband, Kent, moved to Topeka almost 50 years ago, the last thing on their minds was creating a…

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All in the Family: JETZ SERVICE CO.

MAKING A CLEAN TRANSITION: JETZ SERVICE CO. Not too many nuclear engineers find themselves working in a company that specializes in laundry. However, for Noel Etzel, taking over the business that…

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All in the Family: LOGAN BUSINESS MACHINES

EVOLVING WITH TECHNOLOGY: LOGAN BUSINESS MACHINES Not all generational business transfers are smooth or easy. When Chad Logan took over the company that his grandfather started in 1972, he found a…

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Business Succession Plan

              So You Want to Pass the Business to the Kids… 1. START EARLIER THAN YOU THINK. Every business and family situation is different….

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All in the Family: WINSTON BROWN REMODELING

REMODELING A BUSINESS: WINSTON BROWN REMODELING When Jake Brown took over ownership of Winston Brown Remodeling, he didn’t step into a thriving business. Instead he found a business that had been…