Topeka celebrates National Economic Development Week

Topeka is joining cities nationwide to increase awareness of jobs and career development programs that enhance local economic impact by participating in 2018 National Economic Development Week! Economic Development is defined by IEDC as a set of programs and policies that aid in the creation, retention and expansion of jobs; the development of a stable tax base; and the enhancement of wealth. GO Topeka knows that this is at the core of well-being and quality of life for our community. That’s why we’re excited about projects like the East Topeka Learning Center and provide incentives to help companies create new jobs, provide job training and assistance with infrastructure.  #EconDevWeek was created and is… Read More

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Greater Topeka Partnership Hires Vice President of Resource Development

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 29, 2018 News from Greater Topeka Partnership 618 S. Kansas Ave. | 785.234.1030 Contact: Brett Oetting, Executive Vice President, Greater Topeka Partnership, 785.234.1030 Greater Topeka Partnership Hires Vice President of Resource Development 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 another hire. Kim Redeker will join the organization in Mid-February tasked with leading resource development team which consists of membership, member relations, sponsorship sales and special campaigns.  Kim comes to… Read More

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Glenda DuBoise Named Community Engagement Coordinator for Heartland Visioning

Contact: Amy McCarter Title: Vice President of Communications Telephone: 785.234.1030 Email: amy.mccarter@topekapartnership.com  Glenda DuBoise Named Community Engagement Coordinator for Heartland Visioning Topeka, KS, December 8, 2017–  The Greater Topeka Partnership has hired Glenda DuBoise as the Community Engagement Coordinator for Heartland Visioning. “We’re excited to have Glenda on our team,” Kayla Bitler, Strategic Coordinator for Momentum 2022 said. “She brings a level of experience and grace that will take this organization and our community as a whole to new heights.” Ms. DuBoise joins Heartland Visioning with a wealth of experience in community engagement, serving most recently as the Regional Community Organizer for Communities Creating Opportunity and as the President and Interim Executive… Read More

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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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