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A Deeper Look at Franchise Business

By KATHY WEBBER and JEREMY GRABER | Attorney The business of franchising in the United States has been around since the 1800s when a druggist named John S. Pemberton concocted…

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SBA LOANS 101

Ben Tenpenny Capital City Bank In its mission statement, the Small Business Administration (SBA) states its purpose has always been to help Americans start, build and grow businesses. TO AID…

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Recruiting and Social Media

Kristina Dietrick HR Partners In a world where 90 percent of businesses use social media, the temptation to incorporate the wealth of knowledge available through social media during the recruitment…

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20 Under 40: ROBERT SIMMONS

ROBERT SIMMONS Lieutenant Narcotics/Organized Crime and Gang Units Topeka Police Department Besides being named the Topeka Police Department’s youngest sergeant at the age of 26 and the department’s youngest lieutenant…

Kevin Christiansen

20 Under 40: KEVIN CHRISTIANSEN

KEVIN CHRISTIANSEN Executive Director/Founder Barnabas Movement, Inc. In 2012, a series of teen suicides inspired Kevin to create Café Barnabas, a place he hoped young people could feel comfortable connecting…

Ben Broxterman

20 Under 40: BEN BROXTERMAN

BEN BROXTERMAN Supervisor, Child Life Services Stormont Vail Health As a Certified Child Life Specialist at Stormont Vail Health, Ben helps kids and their families cope with the various experiences…

Amanda Vogelsberg

20 Under 40: AMANDA VOGELSBERG

AMANDA VOGELSBERG Partner Henson, Hutton, Mudrick, Gragson & Vogelsberg, LLP As an attorney Amanda helps her clients by providing legal advice and guidance. She also provides continuing legal education for…

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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

20 Under 40: 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…