2017 Annual Meeting

The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting presented by KCP&L and Westar Energy was January 19 at the Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center. Congratulations to our award winners and thank you to our sponsors!

Welcome to our incoming Chair of the Board, Janet Stanek with Stormont Vail Health. Janet spoke about the momentum that we have going in our community and what we, as a community, can do to keep it going. Thank you Brent Boles for the past two years of support as Chair of the Board, under your leadership we achieved some great milestones. Brent spoke about the past year and all the changes within our organization as well as within the community. 

The keynote speaker was Cody Foster, co-founder of Advisors Excel. Matt Pivarnik interviewed Cody Foster about the community and what the next steps are to keeping the community growth happening. The interview was live streamed on our Facebook page, watch the video below.

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!


Architect One, P.A.
Bartlett & West
Big Heart Pet Brands
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
BNSF Railway
Capital City Bank
Capitol Feeral
CoreFirst Bank & Trust
Cox Communications
Envista Credit Union
Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds &
    Palmer LLP
GoodYear Tire & Rubber Company
Kansas Commercial Real Estate
    Services Inc
Kansas Gas Service
Krumins McGee Financial Group of
    Wells Fargo Advisors
Laird Noller Ford
Library of the Year – Topeka and 
    Shawnee County Public Library
Payless ShoeSource
Premier Employment Solutions & 
    Key Staffing
Schendel Lawn & Landscape
Schwerdt Design Group, Inc.
Shawnee County Parks and Recreation 
Stormont Vail Health
The Topeka Capital-Journal
U.S. Bank
Vision Bank
Visit Topeka
Washburn University
Westar Energy
WIBW Channels


American Medical Response
Bimbo Bakeries USA
COffman, Defires & Nothern, P.A.
Cook, Flatt, and Strobel Engineers PA
ITC Great Plains
Midwest Health
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Professional Engineering
    Consultants PA
St. Francis Health
Sunflower Foudnation: Health Care 
    for Kansans
Topeka Public Schools, USD 501
Washburn Institute of Technology


BA Designs, LLC
Budget Blinds of Topeka, Manhattan &      Surrounding Areas
Creative Business Solutions
Heartland Visioning
KBS Constructors, Inc.
Lawyers Title of Topeka, Inc.
Patton Law Office, LLC
Peterson Publications
Topeka Holiday Inn Express
Topeka Home Builders Association
Valeo Behavioral Health Care