Knox Signs & Graphics

Knox Signs & Graphics is your one-stop shop for signs, wraps, printing and promotional items.   Erik and Laura Knox moved to Topeka with the intention of starting a sign shop, and after a lot of planning and hard work that’s exactly what they did. While Laura started her job at the Colmery-O’Neil VA and Erik at Lowe’s, the couple saved funds for the better part of a year to purchase the necessary equipment to start the business. Established in 2011, Knox Signs & Graphics took off out of the couple’s garage with a vinyl cutter, laminator and the first of many printers. The shop first came to be known for… Read More

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Topeka Pilots Hockey

Meet the Topeka Pilots, the capital city’s own Teir II junior ice hockey team.   Formerly the Topeka Roadrunners, the team underwent rebranding in June 2018 under new owner Lamar Hunt, Jr. of Loretto Sports Ventures. The name change pays homage to Kansas’ rich ties to the history of aviation. Junior ice hockey teams, such as the Topeka Pilots, play an important role for players pursuing a future in hockey. Junior players, ages 16 to 20, are recruited from all around the world to play for the Pilots. Under the leadership of General Manager and Head Coach Simon Watson, a former player for Division 1 teams Lubbock Cotton Kings, Rocky Mountain Rage… Read More

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New Members: June 18-25

Family Tree Insurance Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2016 by sisters, Anne Wardner and Alexis Ribordy, who started in the insurance business over 16 years ago. Anne and Alexis had the opportunity to purchase an existing agency, allowing them to transition from captive agents to an independent market and transform business on their own. In addition to Anne and Alexis, the Family Tree team includes Customer Service Representative Stephanie Borough and Licensed Insurance Agent Aimee Kosmala. At Family Tree Insurance Solutions, Inc. partnerships with many of the industry’s top carriers allows the team to offer competitive products to cover your home, autos, farm, business, & recreational vehicles. Family Tree also offers… Read More

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New Member: HillTop Strong Fitness Training

HillTop Strong Fitness Training Why go to the gym when the gym can go to you? HillTop Strong is a mobile fitness and sports performance company that provides functional fitness training for both individuals and groups. Whether you’re looking to supplement your workout or get back into fit and healthy lifestyle, HillTop Strong’s unique and individualized fitness regimen will help you develop your strength and agility through the use of alternative strength and conditioning tools. Their equipment includes an inflatable 20x20x24h training hill with a 33 degree incline, multiple anchors, speed ladders and training dots. With the use of its mobile equipment, this LLC is able to service Topeka and… Read More

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New Members for the Week of May 14 -18

Rusty Haggles Antiques                                         Jean and Hal Gardner have held a shared interest in antiques since they married 25 years ago. In 2012, the couple turned their passion into a business venture with Rusty Haggles Antiques. Located in the heart of NOTO Arts District, Rusty Haggles’ vision is to to create a unique extended family of artists, antique/vintage dealers and consignors to complement North Topeka. This unique antiquities outlet sells decorative pieces, collectibles and quality antiques – specializing in vintage technology, which includes typewriters, instruments, projectors, cameras, sewing machines and more. Additionally, the store can… Read More

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Celebrate MORE Small Business Award Finalists in Topeka During National Economic Development Week

Celebrating Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Topeka To celebrate the small businesses and entrepreneurs in Topeka, the Greater Topeka Partnership hosts the Small Business Awards luncheon to honor finalists in six different categories. In this blog, we’ll highlight finalists for Small Business Advocate, Non-profit Award of Distinction and Emerging Entrepreneur of Distinction. Missed the first blog? Catch up here!   Small Business Advocate This category is for an individual or organization that assist entrepreneurs through advocacy, technical assistance to small businesses, supports the development of entrepreneurs, or raises the awareness about the importance of small businesses to the community. Azura Credit Union Jennifer Kirmse, 610 SW 10th Ave., 228-5370 Azura Credit Union’s efforts are… Read More

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Celebrate Small Business Award Finalists in Topeka During National Economic Development Week

Small Business Awards Small business is the driving force behind new products, innovation, and job creation and continues to make a tremendous impact on the economy. To celebrate the small businesses and entrepreneurs in Topeka, the Greater Topeka Partnership hosts the Small Business Awards luncheon to honor finalists in six different categories. In the first of two blogs, we’ll highlight finalists for Capital City Business of Distinction, Minority Business of Distinction and Women Business of Distinction.   Capital City Business of Distinction This category is for individuals who own 51% of a small business and are responsible for the principal operations of the small business.   Porterfield’s Inc. David Porterfield,… Read More

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New Members for the Week of 4/30 – 5/4

4 Evergreen Kansas LLC “I wanted to use an eco-friendly product that would reduce water consumption, help eliminate the need for fertilizers and chemicals that can be harmful to birds and animals.  A product that is lead free and a safe for kids to play ground.” – Steve Workman, owner of 4 Evergreen Kansas  Having trouble filling in those bare spots on the lawn? Is the dog constantly tearing up the lawn? Contact Steve Workman at 4 Evergreen Kansas and eliminate those landscaping hassles once and for all! 4 Evergreen Kansas has worked together with area lawn and landscape companies to help design and supply synthetic grass that will enhance… Read More

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Events You Need to Attend In May with the Greater Topeka Partnership

Cool Perk Alert! For the entire month of May, Azura Credit Union will be offering 5x Reward points with ANY purchases made at their Local Perk Partners with an Azura Rewards Credit Card. Greater Topeka Partnership events are all about networking, building your business, showcasing your products and services and supporting the GTP’s efforts to grow Topeka’s business climate and promote quality of life. There are great events happening during Small Business Week and all month long!   Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce 5/16   Business Unwind at Kansas Air National Guard   GO Topeka 5/15   38th Annual Small Business Awards at Capitol Plaza Hotel 5/22   Competing for Government Contracts with… Read More

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Sky Zone Topeka – Warrior Weekend Kicks Off with Glow on April 20

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. An innovator in “fun fitness,” the park offers healthy playtime for kids, adults and families.  Work on your coordination, play a game of SkySlam (trampoline basketball) or simply just find a new way to get active. Special attractions include the Warrior Course, Freestyle Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, SkyJoust, Foam Zone and Free Climb.  Sky Zone Topeka recently completed its installation of the hottest after-hours event in Topeka. The new program, GLOW, will transform the park with black lights and lasers into a jumping dance club for kids and families of all ages. The premier event will take place Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 from… Read More

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