IBSA Newswire


Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Surplus Proeprty Sale

The Kansas Department of Transportation will be partnering with the contracted State auctioneer, Purple Wave Inc., to host an auction on Thursday, March 24th. Attached you will find a list of available property to purchase by the approved Federal Surplus Property Constituents for a period of 30 days starting today, January 29th. If you are interested in a piece of property, please contact Robin Schreiner at (785) 296-7046 or at robins for pricing. If you have questions regarding the property or to schedule a viewing of the property, please contact the appropriate Employee listed on the first page of the Surplus Property Catalog.

Note: This information is available in alternative accessible formats. To obtain an alternative format, contact Transportation Information, Eisenhower building, 700 S.W. Harrison, 2nd floor, West building, Topeka, KS 66603-3745 or (785) 296-3585 (Voice)/Hearing Impaired – 711.

Thank you,


Robin Schreiner, Asset Manager

KDOT – Bureau of Support Services

Headquarters’ Surplus Property Unit

Desk: (785) 296-7046

Stockroom: (785) 296-3448 (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)

Fax: (785) 296-6309

E-mail: robins

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January 31, 2016 at 7:56 pm

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IBSA Goals for 2016

Provide more tech instruction in WordPress and its functions, technical and career advice & access to equipment to actively participate in our Streets University activities.
Work with more 1st-time juvenile offenders that are referred by court services, by providing the opportunity to complete their court-ordered community service hours working in our offices. (office/tech/clerical work)
Provide new & gently used suits, slacks, shirts and ties to men referred by agencies and organizations that are helping them get back to work. (Partnership with Men’s Wearhouse)
Offer one NCCER trade skill course that lead to respected credentials; to include OSHA, CPR and Lead-Safe Work Practices Certifications.
Serve as a worksite for workers eligible to participate in TANF and VR Services or the SER Program for those aged 55 and older. Helping to fill gaps in employment, build their resume, assume personal responsibility and learn or hone office, phone, clerical and social skills.
Some positions may be subsidized with federal funds. Digital Life Skills & Literacy Training to effectively use a computer, its various software applications and utilizing cloud-based technology is provided.
Signup 1,000 small business & nonprofit sponsors, and pay our young tech students to add them to our collective of online directory’s.
Help setup business social network accounts, and promote/market these sites across social media networks such as Facebook & Twitter.
Complete a Digital Storytelling Project by producing one short and affordable video for 1,000 small businesses & nonprofits. These segments of video promotional’s will be shared across known and local social media networks.
Complete two ‘wide-area wi-fi mesh networks’ in a low-income Shawnee County Kansas neighborhood.
Collaborate with other like-minded organizations, students and the business community to create a Microsoft Certified Computer Refurbishing Center whereas income-eligible families living in a public wi-fi neighborhoods can come purchase systems or have them serviced. (training opportunity for neighborhood young adults & youth)
Support the activities of other fearless nonprofits making a direct, active and economic impact in the community.
Advocate for specific supplier diversity policies that will serve to reduce the statistically significant procurement disparities that’s ongoing in local/state govt, and push to the forefront new ideas and efforts to reduce them. [unfinished business]
Advocate for specific workforce diversity policies that will serve to reduce the statistically significant unemployment disparities that’s ongoing in local/state govt, corporations and agencies that receive large amounts of public funds. The goal is to push the issue to the forefront, and help build new employment pathways to increase workforce diversity in govt and when/where public funds are used. [unfinished business]
Outreach & Manpower
  • Contracted Professionals
  • Authorized Partner Agencies
  • Formal Branch or Chapter
  • Paid Staff (including employees)
  • Volunteers, Community Service & Interns
Questions? admin@ibsa-inc.org
IBSA, Inc. is a Kansas Not-For-Profit Corporation founded in 1993. Donations and contributions are fully tax-deductible as allowed under Code of Federal Regulations issued by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
FEIN# 48-1137236

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December 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm

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Happy Holidays!! You Are Invited To Show Up For Small Businesses!!!

Hello Small Business Owners and Advocates:

Happy Holidays and a reminder that the Small/Minority Business Committee of the Greater Federal Executive Board (FEB), in cooperation with The KC Chamber and many of your organizations, holds a monthly networking event on the 1stTuesday of each month at the Historic Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road, KCMO in the KC Chamber Board Room.

This is the only networking activity in the KC Area where you will meet representatives from Federal and other governmental contracting/assistance agencies, from small business resource organizations, and even bankers— a venue to help small businesses start, grow, obtain leads to contracting, teaming, and access to lending.

You are invited, on behalf of the FEB, the KC Chamber, and sponsoring small business organizations, to join us at our next event on Tuesday,  January 5, 2016,  and see if this event is not worth your while.  Please share this invite with small businesses that you know, your members and constituents.

I also invite you to sign up to speak about your agency, your company, or your organization and the services available to small businesses.  Contact me for that opportunity.

Jasmine Thompson is our contact at the KC Chamber.  You will receive invites from her.


Registration info is below:

Smart Small Businesses Develop Personal Relationships With Buyers!

We’ve got an “EVENT” for that!


Kansas City Small Business Networking Event

“Contacts & Contracts”

1st Tuesday of Every Month – 7:15 a.m. – KC Chamber Board Room,

Historic Union Station

30 West Pershing Rd. KCMO 64108

$18 in Advance or $20 at the door – Includes breakfast buffet and parking

Register Here

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


We invite the buyers…

Everyone gets introduced!  Everyone Networks!

Company Pitch Opportunities!

Sign up give a Two Minute Pitch about your Individual Company

By emailing thompson@kcchamber.com



Sponsored by the Kansas City Federal Executive Board and

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

And Other Corporate and Small Business Supporters!




Events Coordinator

30 West Pershing Road, Suite 301

Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: (816) 221-2424   Direct: (816) 374-5480

thompson@kcchamber.com   www.kcchamber.com

“Entrepreneurship is the most powerful force the world has ever known for creating opportunity and lifting people out of poverty”

President Barack Obama

Written by ibsa

December 21, 2015 at 12:52 pm

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Are you still shopping for holiday gifts?

State of Kansas STAR Employee Discount Program – Entertainment Category

Are you still shopping for holiday gifts? Why not consider the gift of entertainment (at a discount through your employee discount program – STAR)?

In this e-mail we are featuring businesses in the Entertainment Category in Topeka, Wichita, and Kansas City. You can find these offers and more at http://oitsapps.ks.gov/da/ops/star/ (select “Entertainment” in the Search by Industry dropdown box) or directly at http://oitsapps.ks.gov/da/ops/star/db_search.asp?search=Entertainment.

View more details, such as Promo Codes, phone numbers, locations, dates, times, etc. via each Entertainment category vendor’s ad on STAR http://oitsapps.ks.gov/da/ops/star/db_search.asp?search=Entertainment.


Harlem Globetrotters: Save up to $9.00 per ticket! Kansas Expocentre on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7pm.

Going Bonkers: 25% off admission for all State of Kansas employees and their immediate family members (spouse and children). Going Bonkers is a family fun center with physical activities, arcade games and great food.

West Ridge Lanes & Family Fun Center: 15% off of regular price open play bowling and miniature golf (seasonal).


Harlem Globetrotters: Save up to $9.00 per ticket! Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita on Saturday, February 6th at 7pm.

Kansas City

Starlight Indoors (NOTE: January 16, 2016 ONLY). Save 15% off of the “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” performance on the Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. (1 night only) at Starlight Theatre Indoors.

Kansas City Ballet: The Nut Cracker. Save 15%. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts thru December 24, 2015.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre: The Santaland Diaries. Save 20% on The Santaland Dairies thru December 24, 2015, plus save 20% on other shows thru May 2016. Copaken Stage or Spencer Theatre.

Sprint Center: Discounts to select entertainment and sporting events at Sprint Center. Discounts to the following:

Marvel Universe LIVE! (January 14-17). Deadline for ordering tickets is January 8, 2016;

Harlem Globetrotters (January 23). Deadline for ordering tickets is January 19, 2016;

Sesame Street (January 29-31). Deadline for ordering tickets is January 25, 2016;

Monster Jam (February 5-7). Deadline for ordering tickets is January 29, 2016 or while supplies last;

Women of Faith (February 12-13). Deadline for ordering tickets is while supplies last;

Professional Bull Riders (February 20-21). Deadline for ordering tickets is February 15, 2016;

Big 12 Wrestling Championship (March 5-6). Deadline for ordering tickets is March 1, 2016 or while supplies last;

TobyMac (March 19). Deadline for ordering tickets is while supplies last;

Disney on Ice (March 24-27). Deadline for ordering tickets is March 21, 2016;

Cirque du Soleil (March 30-April 3). Deadline for ordering tickets is March 18, 2016 or while supplies last.

Note: $3 per ticket fee will apply on each offer. While supplies last. Make note of ordering deadlines listed on the flier in their ad. Live Concerts are typically not discounted.

Also, don’t forget to check out offers from various other businesses, including Computer vendors such as Apple, Dell, and HP and Cellular Phone vendors, such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon to see if you can obtain better discounts for items through the STAR program.

Please review the specifics and the restrictions for these offers at the STAR website. There are many other offers listed on the STAR website: http://oitsapps.ks.gov/da/ops/star/.

Personnel Directors: Consider forwarding this e-mail to your employees as we’d like you to remind them there are many discounts available to State of Kansas employees through the STAR program (http://oitsapps.ks.gov/da/ops/star/). If there is an attachment to this e-mail, be sure to include the attachment(s) when you forward this e-mail.

Subscribers outside of the Northeast Kansas area: We need your help! Most of the recent STAR vendors are from the Northeast Kansas area. If you are receiving this e-mail and live or work in another region of the State, please visit with your local retailers and encourage them to apply as we’d like to see more vendors in other areas of the State.

Current Subscribers: Let your coworkers know they too can get e-mails from STAR if they sign up here: http://oitsapps.ks.gov/da/ops/star/signup.asp.

We wish all of our STAR subscribers a very Happy Holiday Season!

STAR Program, Office of Personnel Services

Kansas Department of Administration

900 SW Jackson, Room 401-N | Topeka, KS 66612

785/296-4278 | 785/296-0756 Fax

star@da.ks.gov | http://oitsapps.ks.gov/da/ops/star/

Follow Us: facebook.com/KSDofA | twitter.com/KSDofA

Written by ibsa

December 17, 2015 at 9:16 am

Posted in Business

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.

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November 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm

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October 2015

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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!



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November 3, 2015 at 4:25 pm

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