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You’re not making it easy for me to do business with you

By Martha Bartlett Piland, MB Piland Advertising + Marketing Dear Community Banker X: Your technology is behind. Your ATM is dysfunctional and you don’t seem to care whether I can…

Network Computing Solutions Promotes Jeff Scully and Bryce Garner

Network Computing Solutions, NCS, announces the promotion of both Jeff Scully and Bryce Garner to Senior Account Consultant. Jeff Scully has been with the company since August of 2010. His…

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Blind Tiger Brewery Acquires Giant Painting of “The History of Beer”

The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant has engaged an accomplished artist, Brian Timmer of Lawrence, Kansas, to create a large painting to enhance the ambiance at the Blind Tiger.  The…

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Downtown Topeka Summer Concert Series STARTS Friday

Downtown Topeka, Inc. will kick-off the free community outdoor concerts this Friday, May 1, starting with the 2015 First Friday Summer Concert Series (FFSCS) featuring Jarrod Guth playing guitar on…

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selling without listening: a 1-sighted equation

By Martha Bartlett Piland, MB Piland Advertising + Marketing Business process is important. Presenting and promoting options to customers is a necessity. But when brands focus too much on selling…

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Why a sales contest can put your brand on dangerously thin ice

By Martha Bartlett Piland, MB Piland Advertising + Marketing Last week at a social event, I spoke with a man who works at a local community bank. I asked about…

Prairie Band Casino & Resort RV Park Named One of the

The Prairie Band Casino & Resort RV park has been named one of the five best RV parks in Kansas by About.com. The on-site RV Park offers 67 pull-through spaces…

Kinsinger to Resign Effective July 1, 2015

Doug Kinsinger, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and GO Topeka, today announced his resignation from both organizations, effective July 1. “Submitting my resignation…

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What’s in My Cedar Chest?

By Doug Sterbenz In my home sits an old handcrafted cedar chest. It’s nice—solid oak on the outside and lined with cedar on the inside. It’s one of our prized…

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Indecisive Types Need Not Apply – Rich’s Rule # 6

By Rich Drinon If you are a leader, you MUST make decisions. Some will be favorable and some unfavorable. Some will be good and others…not so good. Some will be…