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Investing in East Topeka

By Lisa Loewen For the past 17 years, the Topeka Planning Department has been evaluating the “health” of the City’s neighborhoods to set priorities for funding and infrastructure planning. Based…

Marshall Meek

20 Under 40: MARSHALL MEEK

MARSHALL MEEK President Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation Marshall is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the private, philanthropic fundraising and alumni relations program supporting Washburn University….

Janice Watkins


Janice Watkins Executive Director Topeka Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Janice works with families from preselection to the ribbon cutting and dedication of their forever home. She is responsible for overseeing…

Jillian Fisher


JILLIAN FISHER Senior Director of Community Impact United Way of Greater Topeka Jillian is responsible for providing leadership and direction to ensure the achievement of the United Way’s education and health…


From The Publisher: Desperation to Inspiration

There is a Tony Robbins quote that says, “In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.” It is one of these two things that move us to change. If we…


Recruitment & Retention: Topeka employers offer an array of benefits big and small to recruit and retain talent

BARTLETT & WEST Bartlett & West, an employee-owned engineering and technology business, has created an environment to facilitate collaboration and differentiate it from competitors. The building expansion project, finished in…

Sara Wilhelm

20 Under 40: SARA WILHELM

SARA WILHELM Physician Assistant Cotton-O’Neil Pediatrics Stormont Vail Health Sara has been a physician assistant at Cotton-O’Neil Pediatrics for the past 13 years, providing medical services to children ages 0-21….

Sarah Sharp

SARAH SHARP – Principal State Street Elementary School Lead Elementary Principal USD 501

Sarah is responsible for the overall function of State Street Elementary. She ensures that all students demonstrate continuous academic, behavioral and social-emotional growth. Sarah also supervises and mentors building principals…


The Relationship between Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

By DR. DAVID PRICE Professor of Marketing and Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Washburn University Three inter-related concepts that each business owner should know and use. PART 4 of a 4-Part…

Lisa Brown

20 Under 40: LISA BROWN

LISA BROWN Associate Attorney Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer Lisa works as a litigator on healthcare compliance and transactions, representing rural hospitals throughout the state of Kansas. She is the…