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Sponsorship Opportunity to Over 45,000 Visitors!

Participate in the Taste of Atlanta (TOL) as a Corporate Vendor and give your brand visibility to a diverse crowd of over 45,000 visitors. As a Corporate Vendor of TOL, you will receive one 10 x 10 tent, one 8′ table and two chairs for onsite marketing and promotions on Saturday and Sunday October 22nd and 23rd, 2016. Your logo and company link will appear on the TOL sponsor page, two tickets for the Friday night kick-off party and 2 VIP tickets on both Saturday and Sunday including 10 taste points and entry into the VIP Wine+Beer+Cocktail Experience.

Looking for NON-FOOD industry clients! And this is not just for businesses based in Atlanta… can your business gain from the exposure?!?! Could be a service, hard goods, travel opportunities, etc.

Availability is extremely limited as we anticipate a strong demand for the sponsorship opportunity.

Sponsorship fee T$6,000.00.

Ask your broker for more information on this great exposure opportunity!!!


Contact your Tradebank broker for more information on these offers as well as other products and services available on trade.

Stay in Touch with Us!

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Visit our website: atlanta.tradebank.com

Your local Tradebank Staff:

Jessica Jones

678 533 7120

Our mailing address is:
1000 Laval Blvd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043


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September 20, 2016 at 9:49 am

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KCK Bid Opportunity: Rainbow Village Home2 Suites

DavidsonAE would like to invite your firm to provide a proposal for the Rainbow Village Home2 Suites project located in Kansas City, Kansas. I have included a link to a 75% CD set below, for reference.

We have also provided a bid form for submittal with your proposals to create a comparable analysis of proposals. Please refer to the instructions within the RFP.

ShareFile Attachments
Title Size
75% architectural.zip 41 MB
75% MEP.zip 9 MB
75% Structural.zip 1.1 MB
foundation underslab and site submittal.zip 17.1 MB
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All proposals must be submitted electronically not later than 2:00 PM CST on Friday, September 23rd.

For additional information, direct all questions in writing to Justin Bridges via e-mail at the following e-mail address justin.


Justin D. Bridges, AIA, LEED AP

Principal, Director of Architecture

davidson a+e | 4301 Indian Creek Parkway | Overland Park, KS 66207

office 913.451.9390 | cell 816.806.7995 | fax 913.451.9391 | davidsonae.com

"uniquely different by design"

3381208 Hotel Development, Kansas City, Ks.pdf

Written by ibsa

September 19, 2016 at 3:56 pm

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United Way to issue Basic Needs Request for Proposals (RFP)

United Way of Greater Topeka to issue
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2017 Basic Needs Grant

September 16, 2016, TOPEKA, KANS.—Charitable organizations interested in receiving a United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) grant for Basic Needs Assistance should plan to attend an information meeting on October 21 at the Shawnee County Health Department. United Way will be releasing the 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide grants for assistance in the basic needs categories of food, rent and utilities assistance, access to health care and prescription assistance and safety from domestic violence.

United Way of Greater Topeka continues to support basic needs assistance in the community while pursuing long-term sustainable change in the areas of education, health and financial stability. For more information about United Way’s work in Basic Needs, please visit https://www.unitedwaytopeka.org/ci/basic/

The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS Code 170 that provide services in Shawnee and Jefferson counties (contact United Way for specific details).space

Information Meeting

The information meeting will be Thursday, October 13, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Shawnee County Health Department Auditorium, 2600 SW East Circle Drive, in Topeka. UWGT staff will review the RFP, answer questions and explain the online application system and process (e-CImpact). To ensure adequate materials are available, please RSVP for the information meeting by e-mailing Katie Sullivan at KSullivan

Schedule: 1:00 – 1:30 Basic Needs RFP Specifics

1:30 – 2:30 e-CImpact Training

Online Proposal Process

Requests for Proposals will be available to organizations via the e-CImpact online community investment management system at the end of the day on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

New Applicants: New applicants must sign-up for an account in the e-CImpact online community investment system. Go to https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=18530F and click on the “Click here to create a new account” green button and follow the steps from there. UWGT strongly encourages new applicants to attend the October 13 information meeting.

Existing/Previous Applicants:

The launch page for e-CImpact is: https://www.unitedwaytopeka.org/work/e-cimpact/. Click on the link for the agency log-in and save that link in favorites.

Agency representatives should check contact information and update the staff contacts in the profile. Agencies are responsible for keeping this information up to date. UWGT will use this system to alert agencies to community investment grant details and timelines (when reporting opens, deadlines, etc.). Please delete accounts for staff who have left the organization and add new accounts for those who need access to reporting. Please confirm that the appropriate staff person is identified as the primary contact.

For questions about the 2017 Basic Needs RFP or application process, please contact:

Katie Sullivan, Director of Community Impact


785-273-4804 x121

Visit United Way of Greater Topeka for information and details anytime at www.unitedwaytopeka.org.


United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. By focusing on education, income and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community. United Way remains dedicated to Basic Needs including food, rent and utilities, health and prescription access and safety from domestic violence.

For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $110 million into the community.


Basic Needs News Release Fall 2016.pdf

Written by ibsa

September 19, 2016 at 3:52 pm

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Midwest Barter Exchange’s Newest Member

Come by Paradise Donuts and Deli at 1620 SW 6th Street, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to noon. We have sweet Donuts in the morning and great Deli selections for Lunch. Use your Midwest Barter card for your meals. Gift cards are available also.

Midwest Barter Exchange 123 SW 6th Ave Suite 200 Topeka, Ks 66603 USA



Written by ibsa

September 16, 2016 at 7:06 pm

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Kwanza Economic Empowerment & Inclusion Fund

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By working with for-profit companies to establish win/win opportunities, we can go well beyond just relying on grants and contributions to fund programs & projects we know have value. Thanks to our 1st Sustainability PartnerRewards Wireless, we have taken up an opportunity that allows the raising of funds, that can in-turn be allotted as grants to nonprofits working on community building and uplifting lives.

Rewards Wireless - Kwanza Fund Sustainability Partner

The opportunity: The Kwanza Fund will support local projects and programs by nonprofits that provide viable employment & training opportunity; to help them purchase commercial property for training; to help make the Internet relevant and beneficial for new users; and to increase people’s digital skills.

Start Supporting the Kwanza Fund Here

Visit and Like Us on Facebook:
Kwanza Economic Empowerment & Inclusion Fund

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WHO IS Rewards Wireless?
Use your own or buy a compatible phone, we can help you find one (buy a phone outright or finance it with low to no down)
When you switch your T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or any other carrier over to one of our Rewards Wireless plans we will give a percentage of your bill back to your organization/charity every month you pay your bill. Our goal is to get as many lines as possible, as the more lines we get for this campaign, the more we can give to help your organization/charity.
Yes, as long as your account with your current carrier is active and in good standing they will release your number to us. You will just need your account number and security PIN when you place your order with us!
Yes, as long as it is a GSM (SIM card) cell phone from AT&T, T-Mobile, and most newer Verizon phones. Some AT&T & Verizon phones will need an unlock code which we can help you get.
Very easy, all you will need is a T-Mobile compatible phone, and you will need our SIM card which we can ship to you or we will have available to pick up in certain locations!
When you fill out the form on this page we will provide you with a code that is specific to your organization, you will need that code in order to get these discounted rates and allow us to track every account with that code to give back to your organization/charity.


No…. we are making the donation out of what most companies would keep as profit from your cell phone bill. The more lines the more we give each month!
Kwanza Fund Front


Targeted Funding For:

Skill Building
Youth Employment
Youth Enterprise
Adult Job Skill Training
Trade Skill Certification
Business Development

Reducing The New Digital Divide
Digital Literacy
Digital Life Skills
Technology Training
Increase Connectivity

Written by ibsa

September 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

Community Forum on reducing violence in Wyandotte County

Written by ibsa

September 16, 2016 at 10:15 am

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Calling all Veterans!

09/13/2016 10:10 AM EDT

Calling all Veterans! GSA’s Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) has created a new resource to educate Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) about the necessary steps involved in doing business with GSA. The Veterans Virtual Coach Discussion Board, created in May 2016, focuses on providing a forum where Veterans can collaborate and share information about common concerns, such as how to acquire a GSA schedule.

Veterans who want to use the site as a resource are encouraged to first post any questions they may have to the site. Then our staff promptly responds to the question. Later, our staff posts both the question and response to the site for other Veterans to view. This increases collaboration among VOSBs and SDVOSBs while also arming these groups with additional knowledge they need to grow their small businesses.

Executive Order (EO) 13360 issued October 20, 2004, aims to increase federal contracting and subcontracting opportunities for service-disabled veteran businesses. In step with the EO 13360, GSA’s OSBU has begun an aggressive marketing campaign to encourage VOSBs and SDVOSBs to visit the site.

In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, OSBU has aggressively marketed the Interact Site to thousands of VOSMs and SDVOSBs. As of September 8, there are more than 10,000 registered users on the Discussion Board. The board is available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. We respond to questions within 48 hours, or sooner depending on the complexity of the inquiry.

Through this platform, we hope to provide Veterans the information they need to be a successful SDVOSB or VOSB!

Thank you for your service! We look forward to supporting you.

Written by ibsa

September 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm

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