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Join National Digital Inclusion Alliance!

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) is an affiliate
organization of leaders of local government, community organizations,
public libraries and other institutions committed to reducing digital
disparities among our neighbors. To improve the daily lives of all
community members, we call for widespread and actionable digital inclusion
public policies that reflect what we’ve learned from experience.

Broadband adoption is most effectively promoted by community-driven efforts
that combine:

– Affordable home broadband service.
– Public broadband access.
– Locally trusted technology training and support.

We work collaboratively to craft, identify and disseminate financial and
operation resources for digital inclusion programs while serving as a
bridge to policy makers and the general public.

Membership is free! <http ://www . digitalinclusionalliance . org/members/>

Now, more so than ever before, the federal government is actively working
to increase broadband access and use and NDIA is representing local
broadband adoption practitioners in that work.

Written by ibsa

November 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

October 2015

Originally posted on Topeka Health and Wellness Magazine:

Click to open the October issue.October issue of Topeka Health

View original

Written by ibsa

November 4, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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Solid Rock Sound Machine – Topeka KS – Midwest Barter Exchange

Owners Karen & Drew Walker

In 2015 The Solid Rock Sound Machine Will Be


Check Their Availability and Request Additional Information!



Here Are Some Of The Events We Have Been A Part Of !

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Simply post a linked MBE member logo on your homepage and you will earn B$180.00 per annum (B$15 per month)  

Written by ibsa

November 3, 2015 at 4:25 pm

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Contract Opportunity: Jardine Middle School K-8 Campus Bid Package No. 2 – Topeka, Kansas

Attached is the Invitation to Bid for the referenced project. Scope of Work includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Final cleaning,
  • S​elective demolition,
  • Landscaping,
  • fencing,
  • playground surfacing,
  • masonry,
  • general trades,
  • woodwork,
  • metal wall panels,
  • roofing,
  • waterproofing,
  • joint sealants,
  • doors,
  • aluminum entrances,
  • curtain wall,
  • translucent wall assemblies,
  • gypsum board,
  • resinous flooring, resilient flooring, athletic flooring, carpet, wood flooring,
  • painting,
  • wallcovering,
  • operable partitions,
  • gymnasium and athletic equipment,
  • kitchen equipment,
  • elevators,
  • fire suppression,
  • mechanical and electrical systems.

PRE BID – Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

At Jardine Middle School 2600 SW 33rd Street, Topeka, Kansas. This will give all bidders the opportunity to tour existing school. Pre-Bid is not mandatory, but highly encouraged.

PROJECT BID DATEThursday, November 12, 2015 – 2:00 p.m.

Bids shall be turned into the District Office, 624 SW 24th Street, Topeka, Kansas.

Plans and specifications will be available at the office of GO Topeka and also on McPherson Contractors Website: www.mcphersongc.com in the Plan Room,​ ​and then by clicking the “online now” besides Jardine k-8 Campus.

Thank you for your interest in this project and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Tammy L. Shaw | Project Assistant

785-217-7880 Direct| 785-273-1037 Fax | 785-273-3880 Office

3501 SW Fairlawn Road

Topeka, KS 66614



​From: Glenda Washington <gwashington>
Date: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 1:36 PM

McPherson Contractors Construction Manager Manual Jardine K-8 Campus BP #2.pdf

Written by ibsa

October 28, 2015 at 7:33 am

Posted in Business

The Community Voice for October 22, 2015

Click on the link below to view the October 22, 2015 electronic version of “The Community Voice”.

The Community Voice is looking for more news and story ideas from Topeka.

We’re trying to build our calendar of upcoming Topeka events plus stories about programs, issues or people (all ages) doing great things.

Getting your event on our calendar is a good way to market it.

(Topeka events covered on pages 22 and 23).  Photographs on page 23 for the Women’s Network Event were taken by the HVF Youth Photographers.

Written by ibsa

October 27, 2015 at 10:01 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable, Saturday, October 24th


0d0c3a86699e6b7bcf9186cfb77286f5.png.40x40.png City Communications, City of Topeka AGENCY
The City of Topeka is launching a new initiative to bring together leaders from neighborhoods citywide, in an effort to build a stronger Topeka community. The City’s Department of Neighborhood Relations is extending an invitation to one representative from each Topeka neighborhood to participate in a quarterly Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable. The first will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in Building A at Washburn Tech, 5724 S.W. Huntoon.
This will be the first time the City has invited all 92 Topeka neighborhoods to come together. The goal of the roundtable discussion is to provide a space where neighborhood leaders across the city can discuss, network and brainstorm with one another and with government officials about how to tackle some of the difficult issues facing our community.
The roundtable will involve a discussion of the 2016 Neighborhood Relations Initiatives, information about your non-profit status as a neighborhood, details on the City’s community policing efforts, a roundtable discussion and a mini-resource fair.
We want every neighborhood to have a seat at the roundtable. If you want to be that representative or can provide me with another person to represent your neighborhood I would greatly appreciate it. Please provide me with a response by Oct. 21. I can be reached at 785-368-4470 or ​ ​
Thank You!

Written by ibsa

October 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm

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MoDOT’s 2016 Entrepreneurial Training

This is MoDOT’s Notice for our upcoming 2016 DBE Entrepreneurial Training featuring Kauffman Foundation’s FasTTrac Growth Venture Program.

Please share with other DBE Contractors.

Donnetta Cole, M.C.A
Missouri Depart. of Transportation
External Civil Rights Division
KC District Office
600 NE Colbern Rd.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Phone: (816) 607-2161

Our mission is to provide a world-class transportation experience that delights our customers and promotes a prosperous Missouri


Written by ibsa

October 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Uncategorized


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