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March 21, 2017

GO Topeka & the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Unveil New Diversity & Inclusion Program, INCLUDED

Contact: Barbara Stapleton Telephone: 785.234.2644 Email:  Website:     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 […]

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February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 Legislative Update

The legislature passed major tax legislation on Friday which would essentially end the March to Zero and other tax reforms initiated by Governor Brownback in 2012. On Wednesday, the House took up a package of tax reforms. The House package ends Governor Brownback’s March to Zero income taxes and, in fact, raises the rates individuals […]

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February 16, 2017

East Topeka Learning Center

Why an East Topeka Learning Center?   The idea of a learning center on the east side of our community has been bubbling up for some time. At the Joint Economic Development Organization meeting on Feb. 9 community members shared how over the years there has been brainstorming, sharing, hoping and now finally the next step […]

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February 14, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: EMBD to Host 37th Annual Small Business Awards

MEDIA RELEASE Contacts: Glenda Washington, vice president, enterpreneurial & minority business development, 785.234.2644 Ashley Charest, vice president of resource development, 785.234.2644   TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 14, 2017: GO Topeka’s Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce are seeking nominees for their Annual Small Business Awards. The event recognizes small businesses that […]

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February 14, 2017 Legislative Update

Last Thursday was supposed to be the day the Kansas Senate met in a spirit of tough but earnest compromise to finally forge a lasting solution to the toughest question they will face:  how to close the looming budget shortfall. Down! Set! Nope. The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee had passed out a package said […]

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