Each year, the Greater Topeka Partnership recognizes local businesses of distinction and one small business advocate. We’re proud of all of the finalists for helping make our community a vibrant, attractive space for current and future Topekans.

We also want to congratulate the following businesses:

Emerging Entrepreneur of Distinction

happy basset

Happy Basset Brewing Company

Non-Profit Award of Distinction

lets help

Let’s Help, Inc.

Minority Business of Distinction 

Bowser Johnson Funeral

Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel

Women Business of Distinction 

Century Business Technologies, Inc.

Small Business Advocate

tk business magazine

TK Topeka’s Business Magazine

Capital City Business of Distinction 

Schendel Lawn and Landscape

Schendel Lawn and Landscape



The Greater Topeka Partnership would also like to thank our sponsors for the 38th Small Business Awards.

Platinum Sponsor – Envista Credit Union

Silver Sponsor – Kaw Valley Bank

Media Sponsor – KSNT

Production Sponsor – KTWU

Centerpiece Sponsor – CoreFirst Bank and Trust


A special thank you is in order for the Small Business Awards Selection Committee which is comprised of small business owners and past award winners. We appreciate their time and consideration in selecting this year’s award winners! We’d also like to thank Cytek Media systems for audio-visual support, University Florists for the table arrangements and Westside Stamp and Awards for the awards.