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May 2017

$50

37th Annual Small Business Awards

May 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Capitol Plaza Hotel – Sunflower Ballroom, Maner Conference Center, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612 United States

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, GO Topeka and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce will recognize local businesses, a nonprofit agency and a small  business advocate for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Shawnee County Community. Secretary Antonio Soave, Kansas Department of Commerce, will be our keynote speaker. Emerging Entrepreneur of Distinction – Successful business owner who has been in business one to two years. Non-Profit Award of Distinction – Must be legally formed as one of the following:…

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$20

Marketing Roundtable – Marketing 101

May 11, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Capitol Plaza Hotel – Sunflower Ballroom, Maner Conference Center, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612 United States

Marketing approached from the basics to the seemingly impossible. The actions you take could be the revenue you earn tomorrow. This course will be presented and moderated by Caleb Asher, president & CEO, Sprout Communications. With the following special guests: Michel’ Cole, VP, corporate communications & public affairs, Westar Energy Julie DeVader, director of marketing, FHLBank Topeka Andrea Engstrom, CEO, Bajillion Agency Jake Huyett, executive VP, marketing & account services, jones huyett Partners Brett Oetting, president & CEO, Visit Topeka Alex…

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$20

Succession Planning for Small Businesses

May 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Topeka Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Floor Boardroom, 120 SE 6th Ave #110
Topeka, 66603 United States

Learn the techniques used in identifying and developing those who will take your place and options for the transition. Understand how to transfer an existing business to family members, non-family members and employees. Identify the steps used when considering to sell to independent parties and more Presenter: Jeremy L. Graber, Foulston Siefkin LLP

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$20

Guerrilla Marketing – Getting the Most Out of Your Budget

May 23, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Topeka Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Floor Boardroom, 120 SE 6th Ave #110
Topeka, 66603 United States

Led by Caleb Asher, president & CEO, Sprout Communications Marketing doesn’t have to be complicated. It also doesn’t have to be expensive. Learn how to maximize any budget and differentiate your business in a world of options. This class is part of the Blue Ribbon Academy – Marketing series. To learn more about the full series, click here.

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September 2017

Free

4th Annual Women of Influence Awards

September 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ramada Downtown Topeka – Regency Ballroom, 420 SE 6th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603 United States

Several women will be honored at the Fourth Annual Women of Influence recognition reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Ramada Topeka Downtown’s Regency Ballroom. The event, sponsored by GO Topeka’s Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development, will honor the following women: Shelly Buhler, Community Service Cathy Harris, Distinguished Mentor Sharon Sullivan, Education Cheryl Creviston, Outstanding Entrepreneur Linda Kehres, Rising Star Pam Johnson-Betts, Woman of Achievement Learn more about each woman here. Register here to attend the Fourth Annual Women of…

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October 2017

Free

Pre-Expo Workshops and Luncheon

October 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention, 420 SE Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604 United States

Marketing on Purpose: Keys to Effective Business Growth 9-10 a.m. Guest Panelists: Martha Bartlett Piland MB Piland Advertising & Marketing Caleb Ashler Sprout Communications, LLC Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield Downtown Topeka, Inc. Using Social Media to Grow Your Business 10:15-11 a.m. Guest Panelists: Kristen Kogl MB Piland Advertising & Marketing Austen Witte Sprout Communications, LLC Following the workshops, you can attend the Business Expo Luncheon where you will hear from members of Top Tank. Click here to learn more about the Greater…

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$20

Small Business Succession Planning II

October 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Topeka Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Floor Boardroom, 120 SE 6th Ave #110
Topeka, 66603 United States
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A closer look at structuring and Implementing a successful succession plan. Transferring an existing business to family members or non-family employees Selling to independent parties Implementing strategies This lunch & learn will be led by: Jeremy Graber, Attorney, Foulston, Siefkin, LLP

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March 2018

$55

FastTrac NewVenture

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - April 24 @ 8:30 pm
Topeka Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Floor Boardroom, 120 SE 6th Ave #110
Topeka, 66603 United States

FastTrac NewVenture is a flexible, 6-week course with a proven framework to help support aspiring entrepreneurs start businesses and begin their journeys to success. Certified FastTrac Affiliates teach the courses in an interactive, group-oriented environment where participants are encouraged to network with one another to bolster their business ideas. The classes will take place every Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Topeka Chamber Boardroom. To enroll in the course, contact Mary Ann Anderson at 785.231.6000.

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May 2018

$50

38th Annual Small Business Awards

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Capitol Plaza Hotel – Sunflower Ballroom, Maner Conference Center, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612 United States

Each year the Greater Topeka Partnership recognizes four local businesses and one small business advocate. This year’s Small Business Awards will take place on May 15, 2018. Click here to nominate a small business or a small business advocate. Nominations will close on March 9, 2018 Premier Sponsor:  

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July 2018

$55

FastTrac NewVenture

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - September 4 @ 8:30 pm
Topeka Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Floor Boardroom, 120 SE 6th Ave #110
Topeka, 66603 United States

FastTrac NewVenture is a flexible, 6-week course with a proven framework to help support aspiring entrepreneurs start businesses and begin their journeys to success. Certified FastTrac Affiliates teach the courses in an interactive, group-oriented environment where participants are encouraged to network with one another to bolster their business ideas. The classes will take place every Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Topeka Chamber Boardroom. To enroll in the course, contact Mary Ann Anderson at 785.231.6000.

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