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How to make your employee appreciation event one they’ll actually appreciate

By Martha Bartlett Piland Employee appreciation events are usually born of good intentions. But somewhere in the planning process, committees and "have tos" suck out all the fun faster than…

West Ridge Mall Announces Holiday Hours

West Ridge Mall is announcing enhanced holiday season opening hours to accommodate the needs of busy holiday shoppers. West Ridge Mall will be open from 6 PM on Thursday, November…

Topeka Business Woman Named ABWA National President

The American Business Women’s Association elected Nancy Griffin of Topeka, KS to the position of National President, during the association’s 65th National Women’s Leadership Conference in Overland Park, KS. Griffin,…

Firekeeper Golf Course Named One of Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses

Firekeeper Golf Course at Prairie Band Casino & Resort has been named one of Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses for 2015. Each year, Golfweek magazine publishes a list of the top 100…

The Best Olive Oils and Vinegars Now Available in Topeka

Topeka, KS, October 31, 2014– Moburts, Topeka’s local family owned company, is introducing premium olive oils and vinegars to their current product line of spices, herbs, sea salts, flavored sugars,…

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A Guide to Proper Email Etiquette

By Kristina Dietrick, Creative Business Solutions In today's connected world, most employers have grasped the importance of email communications. Very rarely do we send letters or even communicate via telephone….

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Bran-damage: 10 sneaky things that poke holes in your brand

By Martha Bartlett Piland Sneaky, insidious little inconsistencies in your brand add up to big holes. That means you have to work harder or spend more to overcome them—unless you…

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Local Business Open in West Ridge Mall

THE PINK SUITCASE By Wendy Long Photo Submitted When shoppers from Topeka drive all the way to Ottawa to shop, it must be true love. The Pink Suitcase used to…

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Adapting to Thrive

By Wendy Long Photo by Rachel Lock Once a popular hangout for teenagers and gathering place for adults, shopping malls across the country are beginning to become obsolete thanks to…

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Entrepreneurship: The New Retirement

By Lisa Loewen Photos by Bethany Hughes Retirement—the holy grail of the workingman. We begin saving for it early in our careers; we start praying for it in our middle-age…