GOOD DESIGN Zoe Schumm

Good Design

Zoe & Josh Schumm 4 All Humanity By Rick Lejuerrne An up and coming fashion designer entrepreneur is working in our midst, right now, in an apartment by Washburn University. …

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From the Publisher

Winter 2013 begins the fifth year of E2 Communications publishing TK Business Magazine. When we began this journey four years ago, our primary focus was to highlight the Topeka business…

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Envisioning the Future

By Rich Drinion, MA The practice of visioning, including writing a vision statement, can help your organization create the future by design, rather than by default. Visioning provides a target…

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Nib’s House of Coffee

A Love Story Back in the 1930s to 1950s, Larry Yingling’s family ran a little cafe in North Topeka, along with their gas station and garage. A young lady named…

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Heart of the Entrepreneur – The Sweet Science

Martha Piland // MB Piland By Rick LeJuerrne The sport of boxing is known as the “sweet science.” To the casual observer, boxing can be a brutal sport where the…

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Expanding the Expocentre

By Karen Ridder A BIG Ask to Keep the Expocentre Competitive for the Future. The Kansas Expocentre needs a facelift, and local business leaders hope Shawnee County residents agree that…

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Living Your Golden Years Your Way

By Melissa Brunner It’s inevitable—we will all get older. As the years pass, the lawn mowing may go from a weekly nuisance to a literal pain; those “senior moments,” once…

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Managing Your Money at Any Age

No matter what stage of life you are in, having a solid financial plan will help you prepare for the future. Kansas Financial Resources walks you through appropriate financial steps…

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Fall 2013 Cover Story – The Business of Music

The Business of Music By Lisa Loewen You hear stories all the time about how tough the music business is. Many musicians barely scrape by or have to work other…

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Life of a Building

Downtown Ramada When Jim Parrish and his partners purchased the Ramada Inn in 2003, people wanted to believe it could be restored to its former glory. The site of so…