Leadership Greater Topeka Class of 2018 Announced

Contact: Michelle Stubblefield Title: Executive Director of LGT Telephone: 785.234.1030 Email: michelle@downtowntopekainc.com Leadership Greater Topeka Class of 2018 Announced Topeka, KS, December 8, 2017–  Leadership Greater Topeka, a Greater Topeka Partnership program identifies outstanding leaders from the community and teaches the participants aspects of leadership. Class members attend a retreat and eight day-long sessions that begin in January and continue through May. During these classes they will learn about challenges facing Topeka and Shawnee County and how they can work to influence important community issues.Topeka, KS, December 8, 2017–  Leadership Greater Topeka, a Greater Topeka Partnership program identifies outstanding leaders from the community and teaches the participants aspects of leadership.… Read More

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Meet the Candidates

Topeka, KS, October 27, 2017– The public is invited to meet and speak with the candidates running for the Topeka City Council in Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The format holds no formal agenda to encourage citizens to engage with the candidates about issues more important to them. This 2017 local elections campaign event is made possible by a collaboration between the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Topeka, Inc., Visit Topeka, the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, League of Women Voters of Topeka, Shawnee County and the Community Resources Council. # # # If… Read More

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Greater Topeka Partnership Selects Executive Director for Leadership Greater Topeka Program

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 News from Leadership Greater Topeka 120 SE 6th Avenue, Suite 110 | 785.234.2644 Contact: Matt Pivarnik, President & CEO, Greater Topeka Partnership, 785.234.2644 TOPEKA, Kansas – The newly organized Greater Topeka Partnership, a 501c6 comprised of the city’s economic development organizations with the goal of advancing the communities strategic initiatives and making Topeka and Shawnee County a better place to live, work, and play has selected an Executive Director for its Leadership Greater Topeka program. Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield began October 12 as Executive Director for Leadership Greater Topeka. Within this role, Cuevas-Stubblefield is directing and managing the annual Leadership Greater Topeka program, as well… Read More

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Greater Topeka Partnership Hires Vice President of Communications

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 16, 2017 News from Greater Topeka Partnership 618 S. Kansas Ave. | 785.234.1030 Contact: Brett Oetting, President & CEO, Visit Topeka, 785.234.1030 TOPEKA, Kansas – The newly organized Greater Topeka Partnership, a 501c6 comprised of the city’s economic development organizations with the goal of advancing the communities strategic initiatives and making Topeka and Shawnee County a better place to live, work, and play has made its first hire. Amy McCarter joined the organization on Oct. 16, 2017, and is tasked with leading communications, public and media relations for the partnership. Amy comes to the organization from the Topeka Police Department where she was the Media/Public Relations… Read More

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Hometown Heroes banner program coming to the Capital City this fall, applications now accepted

For Immediate Release Friday, May 19, 2017 Contact: Jared Hitchens, Communications Specialist, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, 785.234.2644 Hometown Heroes banner program coming to the Capital City this fall, applications now accepted TOPEKA, Kansas – Applications are being accepted for the inaugural display of Military Hometown Heroes street banners, to be featured in Downtown Topeka from Sept. 11 to Nov. 11, 2017. Topeka’s Military Hometown Heroes banner program connects the Capital City with other communities in Kansas and across the nation in creating a vibrant tribute for our neighbors who are serving, or have served in the armed forces of the United States. “This is good for Topeka. It’s a… Read More

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FORGE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AIMS TO INCREASE YOUNG VOTERS IN SHAWNEE COUNTY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2017 Contact: Gabriel O’Shea Telephone: 785.221.9240 Email: goshea@greatertopeka.org Website: TopekaForge.org Topeka, KS, May 5, 2017– Forge is introducing a new initiative called “Forge Your Future” with the goal of bringing young professionals to the voting polls. Working in collaboration with the League of Women Voters and Shawnee County Elections Office, Forge aims to increase the number of registered voters in Topeka and Shawnee County for individuals aged 18 – 39. In 2016, the number of registered voters between the ages of 18 – 39 was 42,847 which accounts for 39% of the total registered voters for that year. The number of registered voters between the… Read More

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GO Topeka and Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Unveil New Diversity & Inclusion Program, INCLUDED

Topeka, KS, March 21, 2017– Backed by GO Topeka and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Included aims to be the authority on diversity and inclusion within businesses and organizations throughout the region.  Each of the participating organizations has made the commitment to improve and grow their diversity and inclusion initiatives to increase awareness in their own organizations as well as the overall community. The Included committee is currently made up of representatives from Advisors Excel, Alorica, Bartlett & West, Big Heart Pet Brands, Express Employment Professionals, FHLBank Topeka, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mar’s Chocolate, OneGas, Payless ShoeSource, SE2, Security Benefit, Topeka Public Schools, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Washburn… Read More

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Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Council Announces First Luncheon of 2017

Topeka, KS, January 27, 2017– After hosting a sold-out inaugural luncheon in October of 2016, the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Council is privileged to announce its first quarterly luncheon of 2017. The MRC’s mission is to raise awareness and appreciation between our military and civilian sectors so that Topeka will truly be a Community which values its military installations and servicemen and women, active and veteran, as integral parts of our local economy and culture. The public is invited to join the Chamber and the MRC on February 8 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Sunflower Ballroom. The council will recognize the… Read More

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Forge Selects New Chair-Elect

Contact: Gabriel O’Shea, 785.221.9240 Topeka, Kan., Jan. 5, 2o17: Forge, Topeka’s young professional’s organization, voted Ty Hysten as the 2017 chair-elect during their December Leadership Team Meeting. Hysten works as employee benefit consultant at Hysten Financial L.L.C. and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Washburn University. He is a licensed insurance agent in the states of Kansas and Missouri for accident, health and life, as well as certified in long-term care insurance. Hysten is a United States Army veteran having served in both the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom conflicts. He has been involved in the young professional’s organization since 2013. “Forge, to me means… Read More

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2017 Leadership Greater Topeka Class Announced

  CONTACT: Kristen Brunkow, co-facilitator, Leadership Greater Topeka, 785.231.6006 TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 14, 2016: Thirty-six individuals from the Greater Topeka area have been selected to participate in the 2017 Leadership Greater Topeka program. Leadership Greater Topeka, a program of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce since 1984, identifies outstanding potential leaders from various components of the community and teaches participants how to lead in a community setting. There are over 1,000 alumni of the program, 70% of who still live and contribute to the Shawnee County community. Class members will attend a retreat and eight-day-long sessions between January 12 and May 5 to learn about challenges facing the City of… Read More

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