Finalists announced for the 37th Annual Small Business Awards


Topeka, KS, April 12, 2017– The 37th Annual Small Business Awards luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 9, from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Maner Conference Center, 17th and Western.

Hosted annually by GO Topeka’s Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, the nominees are judged on aspects such as business growth and creativity and their contributions to the community-at-large. Tickets or tables are available by calling 785.231.6000 or visiting

Finalists in each of the five categories have been named for the 2017 Small Business Awards. The winners will be announced at the Small Business Awards luncheon. Finalists include:

Capital City Business of Distinction

Envista Credit Union
3626 SW Wanamaker Rd.
Ron Smeltzer

HME, Inc – Haas Metal Engineering
2828 NW Button Rd.
Jon Haas

Sprout Communications, LLC
728 S. Kansas Ave.
Caleb Asher


Minority & Women Business of Distinction

Finding my Way Books
3512 SW Huntoon St.
Jo Mach

Oasis Family Medicine Assoc., LLC
2850 SW Mission Woods Dr., Suite 103
Holly Cob & Jennifer Harader

Prairie Glass Studio
110 SE 8th Ave.
Kymm Ledbetter


Non-Profit Award of Distinction

Boys & Girls Club of Topeka
550 SE 27th St.
Dawn McWilliams

Topeka Rescue Mission, Inc.
600 N. Kansas Ave.
Barry Feaker

YWCA NE Kansas
225 W. 12th St.
Kathleen Marker


Small Business Advocate Award

Create/Uplift, LLC
712 S. Kansas Ave.
Tobias Harvey & Marcy Gonzalez

Serendipity, Pinkadilly & NOTO Burrito
824 N. Kansas Ave.,
Jenny Torrence

TK Business Magazine
Tara & Braden Dimick


Emerging Entrepreneur Award

Crescent Foundry LLC, dba The Foundry
400 SW 33rd St.
Troy & Kimberlee Pittz


Norsemen Brewing Company
830 N. Kansas Ave.
Jared Rudy


Shana Cake LLC
435 S. Kansas Ave.
Kelly Dempewolf


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