5 Things You’ll Miss if you aren’t at this Event: Greater Topeka Partnership Annual Meeting

The Greater Topeka Partnership’s 2019 Annual Meeting is less than two weeks away! It will just be us and nearly 1,000 of our closest friends and members ready to mix, mingle and hear why the Greater Topeka Partnership is geared toward momentum. Have you bought your tickets or tables yet? Don’t wait! Spots are going fast for this momentous event. But if you’re still on the fence, here are the five things you’ll miss if you aren’t at the Greater Topeka Partnership’s Annual Meeting.    5. A Networking Opportunity You Can’t Pass Up It’s not very often that this amount of influential people from the community come together in this capacity.… Read More

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Amy Hough Sleep Consulting

  Instill good sleep habits in your children with Amy Hough Sleep Consulting. As a mother of two, Amy Hough experienced firsthand her children’s trials in the sleeping department. As she developed better sleep habits and routines with her children through research, Amy’s passion for sleep quickly grew. This experience inspired her to pursue certification as a pediatric sleep consultant through the Sleep Sense program developed by Dana Obleman. Get to know our dynamic new members! “We all have a naturally occurring ‘wake up’ within our sleep cycle. When this happens with a child, they call out for help because mom isn’t there, the pacifier is gone, etc. These disruptions… Read More

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Non-traditional Meeting Spaces in Topeka & Shawnee County

Looking for a meeting place that is as unique as the group of individuals you are hoping to draw together? YES. The answer is always yes. Topeka & Shawnee County has many fabulous event and meeting spaces to choose from, but sometimes the one thing that sets your meeting apart from the many, many meetings is the location. A non-traditional space might be the game-changer you need to increase your event’s attendance and engagement. These local spaces have unique personalities and offerings, in addition to state-of-the-art facilities, perfect for any professional gathering.   The Evel Knievel Museum Named one of USA Today’s top five Readers’ Choice for Best New Attractions in… Read More

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Greater Topeka Partnership announces Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Chris Fair

We are proud to announce that Chris Fair, President of Resonance Consultancy, will be the keynote speaker at our 2019 Annual Meeting!   Keynote Speaker A futurist, marketing strategist and facilitator, Chris holds a Masters degree in Studies of the Future and has married his marketing expertise with futures methodologies to help a wide variety of clients envision and create development strategies, plans and brands that shape the future of places around the world. As President of Resonance Consultancy, Chris leads a team that has completed more than 100 visioning, strategy, planning and branding projects for developers and destinations in more than 30 destinations. Chris is the vice-chairman of the… Read More

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Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

As a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America is defined by a unique blend of financial services, member benefits and community impact opportunities. In 2017, the organization and its members provided $20.6 million and 534,000 volunteer hours to support fraternal activities and programs. The name came from the pioneer woodmen, those who cleared forests to build homes and communities and provided security for their families. Modern Woodmen’s founder, Joseph Cullen Root, felt this was the perfect symbol to illustrate his goal of clearing away financial burdens for families. Modern Woodmen aims to help members throughout life, offering life insurance, retirement planning and financial services for a wide range of… Read More

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Anytime Fitness- West Topeka

Are you wanting to get to a healthier place? Try Anytime Fitness, a gym that adheres to any schedule! This 24-hour gym offers its clients state-of-the-art equipment often seen at larger fitness centers as well as the personal attention and support that only a small business can provide. Nathan and Rose Dahlgren own and operate the *Anytime Fitness – West Topeka location. Through their shared passion for entrepreneurship, the couple was inspired to take over the gym at 19th and Gage in May 2018. While Rose is the digital media manager at the Greater Topeka Partnership, Nathan serves on the 190th Air Refueling Wing at Forbes Field Air National Guard… Read More

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Hilton Garden Inn

  Opening in the summer of 2018, the Hilton Garden Inn has quickly emerged as one of Topeka’s premier hotels. Conveniently located off Highway 470, Highway 70 and Highway 635, the hotel is a short drive from the Wanamaker shopping district. The Hilton Garden Inn hosts a spacious fitness center, large indoor pool, hot tub and outdoor game area that includes a putting green. Of its 123 rooms, each has a microwave, a mini-refrigerator, Kernig, complimentary Wi-Fi and a 50” TV. The hotel also features a 24-hour “Shop” and coin operate laundry for your convenience. Enjoy breakfast and dinner in the hotel’s Garden Grille Restaurant and 34th Star Bar off… Read More

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Pitch Competition Benefits New Generation of Entrepreneurs

Center right: Jim Henry and Andrew Foreman, cricket ranchers (read more below), were awarded first place at the finals round of the 2018 Washburn University Pitch Competition. The final round of Washburn University’s Build Your Future – Pitch Competition, presented by Washburn University School of Business and GO Topeka, took place on November 15. The final five student teams pitched their ideas for new products and services to a full house in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. A panel of judges was also in attendance to deliberated on the unique pitches, which included everything from a business card app using geofencing, a mobile glass blowing unit, to cricket ranching. The… Read More

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What We’re Grateful For – A Message from the GTP

As we all gear up to slow down and take some time with friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday, many of us will be asked what we are grateful for. Typically, we will rattle off things like our health, our loved ones, a myriad of things we tend to take for granted throughout the year but pause as it comes to a close to reflect and give gratitude. Often, relationships may be cited, but how often do we stop to consider those we have formed through our places of work? As we find ourselves near the end of the first official year of the Greater Topeka Partnership, it is… Read More

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Small Business Saturday: Give Big, Shop Small

Keep your money close, so your community can go further Fun fact: small businesses contribute to local economies by bringing growth and innovation to the community in which the business is established. Also, small businesses add to a city’s identity and overall charm. All the more reason to celebrate Small Business Saturday, a holiday completely dedicated to the entrepreneurial spirit and the economic importance of small business! In Topeka, the shop small season officially begins November 20 at 10:30 a.m. in front of Prairie Glass Studio. Eugene Williams, chair of the Small Business Council and executive director of KTWU, will read a proclamation on behalf of Mayor De La Isla declaring… Read More

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