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Advisor’s Excel – Named Top 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Forbes

July 19, 2021

In July 2021 Forbes Magazine names Topeka based Advisor’s Excel as a Top 100 best companies for Millennials Employees say: “This company offers amazing flexibility for families and understanding in difficult life situations; it really feels like you have another family. With great benefits and goals to strive for, I think it makes this company […]

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Podcast It’s Your Business Podcast – John Brown, StenCo. July 15, 2021 In the latest episode of The Topeka Capital-Journal’s “It’s Your Business” podcast, the show’s hosts talk with a startup founder who has participated in seven different Plug and Play programs. Most recently, he took part in Topeka’s Plug and Play accelerator program, which concluded last month. More:Funding secured for downtown Topeka innovation campus John Brown, owner […] Read More Press $10 Million Dollar Renovation of Townsite Tower July 10, 2021 TOPEKA (KSNT) – The second-tallest building in Topeka, only behind the Capitol, is getting a makeover. You may have noticed the Townsite Tower is getting a fresh coat of paint. “Frankly we thought the old façade was ugly, it was dirty brown, and we think what we’re doing is better,” said Ken Schmanke, founder of […] Read More Press State of Kansas Commits $214M to Topeka Interstate Improvement July 8, 2021 The state of Kansas will chip in $214 million in funding for an overhaul of Interstate 70’s Polk-Quincy Viaduct, which is scheduled to be completed over the next several years, officials announced Thursday. The move comes as the Kansas Department of Transportation confirms which projects statewide will get support as part of Kansas’ ongoing 10-year infrastructure investment plan, which […] Read More Press Hill’s Pet Nutrition opens Small Paws Innovation Center June 24, 2021 Topeka-based Hill’s Pet Nutrition celebrated an expansion this week that will allow the company to study and meet the specific needs of small dogs and pets. Hill’s and Colgate-Palmolive executives, Gov. Laura Kelly, and other local and state leaders gathered Wednesday afternoon at Hill’s global headquarters in North Topeka to observe the grand opening of the company’s […] Read More Press $20M Construction of New Senior Living Facility Begins June 23, 2021 A nearly $20 million development designed for seniors is coming to southwest Topeka. Executives from a St. Louis-based development firm, alongside city and county officials, broke ground Wednesday morning on a new senior-living community coming to 6732 S.W. 17th St., just west of the Topeka Menards. The community, Cedarhurst of Topeka, is expected to consist of […] Read More Press Wallethub Ranks Topeka Top 40 Best Run City June 22, 2021 Even when the U.S. isn’t in a time of crisis, running a city is a tall order. The larger the city, the more complex it becomes to manage. In addition to representing the residents, local leaders must balance the public’s diverse interests with the city’s limited resources. That often means not everyone’s needs can or […] Read More Podcast It’s Your Business – w/guest Brian Falk June 18, 2021 After 10 years of working for other architecture firms, Topekan Bryan Falk decided to open his own. “My dad was an entrepreneur,” Falk said. “He’d always kind of talk to his children about what he was doing and how he was doing it. … I got that (entrepreneurial) bug from him.” Since its opening five […] Read More Kaw river state park Press New York Times Declares Topeka Best City for Remote Work June 8, 2021 For a city with a spirit of social justice and an array of cultural offerings, try Topeka. The city opened Evergy Plaza in 2020, a central hub with free Wi-Fi where people can work or enjoy a monthly concert series, complete with food trucks and pop-up beer gardens. This summer, Topeka Music Week will be held at venues across […] Read More Press New Co-Working Space Comes Online in Topeka May 29, 2021 The founder of a new co-working space on S. Kansas Avenue says the creation of that business happened by accident. Austin Roberson, founder of Gather, a recently opened co-working space at 534 S. Kansas Ave., said he decided to launch such an enterprise after struggling to find office space for a small software company he […] Read More Podcast It’s Your Business Podcast – w/guest Bobby Sloan May 24, 2021 Topeka Capital-Journal reporter India Yarborough is partnering with the Greater Topeka Partnership’s Katrin Bridges to co-host some episodes of the recently launched “It’s Your Business” podcast. Bridges, who was Yarborough’s first guest on the show, brings a deep knowledge of startups and innovation to their conversations and will join Yarborough once a month as an […] Read More Press $13M Innovation Campus Announced in Downtown Topeka May 13, 2021 Plans to create an innovation campus in the heart of downtown Topeka are driving forward after a key economic development agency green-lit more than $5.9 million for the project. “This approval shows that Topeka is all in when it comes to investing into our entrepreneurs and innovators,” Katrin Bridges, senior vice president of innovation at […] Read More Press Airbnb Partners with Choose Topeka to Offer Professionals Free Stays May 6, 2021 TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Airbnb has partnered with Choose Topeka to offer professionals free stays in the Kansas Capital. GO Topeka says its Choose Topeka Relocation Initiative has partnered with Airbnb to provide possible new residents with free opportunities to visit the Capitol City. It said Choose Topeka provides up to $15,000 for those that wish to relocate […] Read More