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Topeka Gives Set for June 2, 2015 & Match Money Grows

The Topeka Community Foundation announced today the widely popular “Topeka Gives” event, which began in 2013 as part of the organization’s 30th Anniversary celebration, is returning for a third year on…

Gingerbread Home for the Holidays sponsored by Capitol Federal

Topeka Performing Arts Center will host its annual Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays, a Topeka holiday tradition and fundraiser for the Topeka Performing Art Center’s youth education programs, November 14th…



By Kathy Webber Photos by Bethany Hughes If you Google Dr. Shekhar Challa, you will not find a man who settles into a routine, goes about his day to simply…


Retailers Want Wanamaker

By Lisa Loewen Photos by Bethan Hughes Drive north on Wanamaker and you will see how the combination of a big box anchor retail store, a high-traffic location and a…

Michael Hooper

What is True Leadership?

From the Trenches By Michael Hooper Americans are fond of worshipping leaders. They throw parties for them. They give them awards. They expect leaders to provide answers to profound questions….


Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: DAVID CALLANAN

Co-Founder Advisors Excel Age: 38 Education: Washburn University, BBA Hometown: Benton, KS Spouse: Karlun Callanan Children: Chloe (7) and Jolie (4) Best Advice Ever Received: “Success is the peace of…


Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: ANDREW WEICHEN

Senior Project Manager / Designer Architect One P.A. Age: 36 Education: Kansas State University, BA Hometown: Topeka, KS Spouse: Casey Jo Wiechen Child: Mikaela (15) Role Model: My parents Robert…


Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: CANDIS MEERPOHL

4-H Youth Development Agent K-State Research & Extension Age: 31 Education: University of Kansas, BS Hometown: Hanston, KS Spouse: Kelly Meerpohl Children: Daryl (6) and Alex (2) Best Advice Ever…


Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: HATTIE MITCHELL

Tribal Treasurer Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Age: 30 Education: Washburn University, BBA, CPA Hometown: Mayetta, KS Role Model: Warren Buffett. He has built a great fortune and yet is still…