The Linen Tree of Topeka

The Linen Tree of Topeka Searching for that special touch of elegance? The perfect statement piece for your kitchen or bath? That stand-out gift such as a signature aroma or fragrance? For specialty gifts or must-have home accessories, look no further than The Linen Tree of Topeka.  Located in Brookwood Shopping Center, The Linen Tree has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years. Specializing in linens and home decor, the boutique also offers baby gifts, artwork, fragrances, bath and body products, as well as personalized touches such as monogramming and complimentary gift-wrapping.  Owner Kelly Schuster guarantees her customers nothing but quality product, especially when it comes to the… Read More

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NEAT Method Kansas City

We’ve all heard it before, sometimes in life the stuff we own begins to own us. Clutter happens and when it does your space’s functionality often begins to suffer. So before you fall into “clutter depression anxiety cycle,” call NEAT Method Kansas City. NEAT Method KC is a lifestyle service committed to providing a more luxurious and smartly appointed living space. Owner and professional organizer Celsie Sneden will not only transform and organize your space but will also provide you with helpful tips and tricks to successfully maintain your neat method.  Celsie had a unique introduction into world of professional organizing. A Topeka native, she earned her degree in Theatre from… Read More

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Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center

Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center is distinctly unique among other parks in Topeka, not only for the fact that it promises visitors access to both WiFi and wildlife. It’s the quintessential outdoor get-away hidden in the middle of a bustling city. With multiple cabins, event halls, multiple recreational courts, prominent wildlife and acres and acres of woods, Forest Park provides a retreat among the trees that will have you reliving your wistful days of summers long past.  Brief History Forest Park was formed in 1922 by a group of Evangelical United Brethren pastors. The Summer Assembly, as they called themselves, held seasonal retreats in the park to rejuvenate their… Read More

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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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