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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 business…

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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…

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JENNY TORRENCE, 37

Owner of Serendipity, Pinkadilly, Gravity and NOTO Burrito Bachelors of Business Administration from Washburn University 3 Words to Describe Yourself: Loyal Driven  Strong-willed Hero and why? My hero would have…

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KARILY TAYLOR

CEO and Executive Director for Marian Clinic / Sisters of Charity Leavenworth Health System Bachelors of Arts in Theology and Public Relations from Pensacola Christian College  May 2014 graduation with…

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TRAVIS STRYKER, 33

Executive Vice President of CAS Constructors, LLC BS & MS in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University Integrity Dedicated Calm Hero: My father, Charlie A. Stryker (CAS), is my hero….

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NEAL SPENCER, 36

Owner of Ernest-Spencer  Bachelors in Business Administration Management from Kansas State University 3 Words to Describe Yourself: Faithful Leader Caring Best advice received: The best advice that I have ever…

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JENNIFER SOURK, 33

In-House Counsel for Midwest Health, Inc.  Dedicated  Determined Loyal Best advice received: I have been lucky to have several influences in my life, especially those that I had as a…

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MICHELLE SCHIERLING, 39

Emergency Physician and Emergency Department Medical Director for Stormont-Vail HealthCare Bachelors from Kansas State University Doctor of Medicine from University of Kansas Medical Center  Loyal Enthusiastic Empathetic Hero: My husband…

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DAVID RICHARD, 33

Teacher at Eisenhower Middle School PM Academy Administrator for Topeka Public Schools Bachelors of  Arts in Education (Certified K-9 general, K-12 math) from Kansas State University  Masters in Education Administration…