4 Guys Bar & Grill

On October 1, 2018, the doors opened to 4 Guys Bar & Grill, an Asian and American Fusion! A local favorite in the food truck scene, brothers Tuan and Viet Lam expanded their business to include a restaurant and bar. The duo dreamed of opening their own restaurant while experimenting in the kitchen for years. Their shared hobby turned into a profession in January 2017 when the Lam brothers opened their first food truck, 4 Guys Grill. Inspired by their Vietnamese heritage, Viet and Tuan decided to offer a unique fusion between Asian and American cuisine. At 4 Guys Bar & Grill you can savor appetizers such as the 4 Guys… Read More

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U.S. Engineering

U.S. Engineering was established in Kansas City in 1893. Though to be fair, their roots run all the way back to 1855 – to a small shop in Cologne, Germany – owned and operated by Gustav Nottberg.  125 years later, they are one of the largest Specialty Mechanical Contractors in the Midwest. U.S. Engineering specializes in Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Refrigeration, Controls, and Sheet Metal. The Mission: Leave a Legacy The Vision: Be the Best They do this by taking a holistic approach to facility solutions and focus on the total cost of ownership. Some little-known facts about the organization include:  The current Chairman and CEO is the fifth generation… Read More

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Mike Emmert, Agent – New York Life Insurance Company (Kansas General Office)

New York Life Insurance Company is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. As a mutual insurance company, it answers to its policy owners, not stock holders. Mike Emmert stated his career in June 2018 in the hopes of developing a life-long partnership with the citizens and businesses of Topeka. Mike works with clients, individuals and businesses, to help them reach the goals they develop for themselves, whether it be through various life insurances or financial products. Whether you are just starting out, growing your family, getting ready for retirement or looking for a way to protect all that you’ve worked for, Mike can help you find… Read More

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Activate the Alleyway Celebrates Downtown Passageways through Art

We hope to surprise, delight and inspire you as we activate the alleyway! Downtown Topeka Inc. (DTI) has partnered with Leaping Llamas Artisan Shop and Jayhawk Theatre to deliver vibrant and memorable experiences to all who visit, live, work and play in Downtown Topeka. You are invited on Friday, October 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. to Activate the Alleyway, a celebration of downtown passageways and local artists! Enjoy (and feel free to purchase!) over 20 pieces of original artwork inspired by downtown Topeka. The event will take place in the alley between Kansas Avenue and Jackson Street off 7th Street. In the event of uncooperative weather, the exhibit will… Read More

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Cyrus Hotel

There are many dynamic changes coming to Downtown Topeka in the near future. One you’ll not soon to forget is Cyrus Hotel. Maybe you’ve seen the construction on 10th and Kansas? Well, it’s near completion! Named after Topeka founder Cyrus K. Holliday, Cyrus Hotel is slated to open in December 2018. Among its many offerings is the street level, flagship restaurant and outdoor space. Although it conveys a modern design concept and utilizes state-of-the-art facilities, the hotel and restaurant honor the unique history of the area in name and guest touch-points throughout. It offers 109 rooms and suites, as well as various meeting spaces.  Did someone say meeting spaces? Cyrus… Read More

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Meet Annette Wiles, New Director of Hummer Sports Park

Annette Wiles In July 2018, Annette Wiles, former Topeka High athletic director, took up the position of director of Hummer Sports Park, following former director Rick Benke’s retirement. Wiles has a rich background in sports management. She attended Fort Hays State University where played on the women’s basketball team. Wiles was named the Most Valuable Player in the 1991 NAIA National Tournament. The two-time All-American scored 2,407 points and hauled down 961 rebounds. She went on to earn her MS in Athletic Administration at Fort Hays while also serving as a grad assistant. After college, Wiles went on to coach college women’s basketball and serve as athletics administration at Bethany College.… Read More

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September Milestone Anniversaries

The Partnership is pleased to recognize and celebrate its members who have reached membership milestones in September! We thank each of our members for their loyalty and support – we’re glad you’re here!   30 Years Kansas Commercial Real Estate Services Inc            15 Years Premier One         Primerica     Valeo Behavioral Health Care         10 Years Hampton Inn – Topeka      5 Years Jamie Hornbaker Agency- State Farm Insurance        1 Year Fuzzy’s Tacos         Legacy Motor Co, Inc         The Osborne Company               For a full list of Greater Topeka Partnership Members visit our directory! To see August Anniversaries, click here.

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Topeka News Roundup | 9.28.18

We’re rounding up #TopCity stories from our fantastic local news partners from throughout the week. Here’s what you may have missed!         Topeka News Strong online voting performance earns Highland Park mentorship program $10,000 Topeka earned a place in the online vote by becoming one of 25 semifinalists out of 110 applicants for the prize, which is awarded to an organization that comes up with an innovative solution that will tap into the talent of people over the age of 50 to partner with youths and help them thrive. The money will help finance the implementation of a pilot program called “Common Unity” at Highland Park High… Read More

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Acquire Quality of Place Funding through JEDO

Searching for funding for your quality of place project?  The funding you need for your next QOP project may be more accessible than you think. Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) has adopted a resolution to award funds for qualified quality of place projects in Topeka & Shawnee County. Download the resolution here.  All prospective applicants may send a one-page overview addressing all criteria in the resolution to mhowey@gotopeka.com. From there, a panel will review the applications. Applicants who measure up to the panel’s specifications will be invited to present their idea to the selection committee on October 26 for further review. The deadline for applications is October 22; these may be… Read More

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Science & Tech Fest: Enrichment and Enjoyment Await!

Is your child nuts for science, technology, engineering and mathematics? Then you don’t want to miss out on Topeka’s Science & Tech Festival, where enjoyment and enrichment awaits! Journey downtown on Saturday, October 13 with the kiddos to experience hands-on learning while having fun! A few special elements of this year’s Science & Tech Festival include children historical reenactors and new tech for all to enjoy. Meet Kansan Innovators from Across History! Ever wanted to meet Amelia Earhart? This is your chance! Students from Shawnee Heights Elementary be entertaining the crowd with historical reenactments; each one personifying individuals from Kansas who made significant contributions to various fields of science. New… Read More

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