Made in Topeka Spotlight: Innovia Films

By Melissa Brunner Photos by David Vincent Next time you unwrap a piece of candy or slice of cheese, you’re getting a taste of a unique industrial product made close…


Made in Topeka Spotlight: Pedro Lopez Brand

By Melissa Brunner Photos by David Vincent It’s one thing to like a particular product. It’s another matter to like it so much that you purchase the company to ensure…


INNOVATION: Alternative Fuels

By Kathy Webber Photos by David Vincent Technology today allows companies the opportunity to look outside the box and find new and innovative ways to do business.  Sometimes those innovations…


Forgive. Fail. Fly.

By Tara Dimick, Forgive. As my 2-year-old daughter likes to sing, “Let it go. Let it go.” The ability to forgive starts with accepting that we are all human and…

Ryan Baty of THE mattress HUB; Tien Huynh of Huynh Investments; Martha Piland of MB Piland Advertising & Marketing; and Matt Michaelis of Emprise Bank serve as business plan judges at the Youth Entrepreneur Final Flyers in Wichita on Thursday.

The YE Flyers

Youth Entrepreneurs hosted the final round of their annual business competition and recognition celebration, The Flyers, on Thursday, May 28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport. Topeka West High…

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Once You Were Responsible – Rich’s Rule # 8

By Rich Drinon Once You Were Responsible – Now You Are Accountable Once upon a time you were hired to do a job.  You took responsibility, did the job well and…

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MB Piland earns certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

MB Piland has earned certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. “We’re thrilled to have achieved this certification,” said Martha Bartlett Piland, president and…