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JA Topeka Business Hall of Fame: Jack McGivern

By Lisa Loewen Photo by Rachel Lock Walk into the office of Jack McGivern, and you see walls that are covered in beautiful pieces of art.  Porcelain clowns greet you…

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JA Topeka Business Hall of Fame: Terry Bettis

By Lisa Loewen Ask most successful businessmen the secret to their success and you will get answers such as a good education, hard work or tenacity. For Terry Bettis, that…

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JA Topeka Business Hall of Fame: Mary Turkington

By Lisa Loewen First Lady of Trucking Mary Turkington doesn’t look like a trucker.  She doesn’t talk like one either.  But she proudly holds the title of “first lady of…

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Family Business: Key Staffing & Premier Employment Solutions

By Melissa Brunner Not long after Patti Bossert launched Key Staffing, she brought her three young children to the office and had to smile when she discovered them on the…

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Family Business: Debacker’s Inc.

By Melissa Brunner Greg DeBacker jokes he went to work the day after he was born. He says that's just the way it works when mom and dad are both…

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Family Business: Capital City Bank

By Melissa Brunner For all his family’s success in the decidedly grounded world of banking, Matt Sabatini grew up with his head in the clouds. The Chairman of the Board…

5 Rules for Mixing Business with Family

It's been said that people should avoid mixing professional life with personal life. Clearly, this is not a hard and fast rule for many businesses. Studies have shown approximately 35…

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Dressing Up Downtown

Topeka has heard talk about improving downtown for the past several decades. We have commissioned studies, held meetings, hired consultants and engaged in spirited debate. Plans and proposals have cropped…

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A Century of Flexibility

Two local businesses have prospered for over 100 years by being flexible and responsive to the demands of the market.  By Karen Ridder     SENNE COMPANY George Senne built his…

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Topeka’s 20 Under 40

CHRISTIE APPELHANZ, 38 STACIE BORJON, 36 LAURA BURTON, 30 BRANDON EVANS, 26 JAYME GREEN, 37 CARRIE GREENWOOD, 30 ZACH HANEY, 18 MELISSA JARBOE, 34 MARJORIE LATHROP-ALLEN, 38 CHERIE MCGINNIS, 36…