2017 Black Business Banquet Sponsor – Go Topeka

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We want to give a BIG Shout-Out to GO Topeka for becoming a primary sponsor for the 2017 Black Business Banquet.


As a leader in the community, GO Topeka creates opportunities for economic growth that provide a thriving business climate and fulfilling lifestyle for Topeka and Shawnee County.

Be sure to attend on June 15th so that you can find out more on how they can help ‘your’ business startup, grow and prosper.

For more information on opportunities, progress and resources available; visit their website at:


Download Registration Form and/or Flyer

Black Business Banquet 2017

2017 Black Business Banquet Registration Form

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Request An Invoice

For an invoice to purchase ticket(s) or to pay for Admission & Sponsorships off-line, contact our Event Coordinator: Erma Forbes (407) 416-2824

2017 Black Business Banquet Registration – Topeka KS

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Join us ​in celebration ​of Black business achievement, excellence and to recognize our collective efforts to pursue our dreams & create jobs in Topeka/Shawnee County. ​

The evening will share opportunities available through a local countywide sales-tax for economic development, information on state policies that impact local business development, and an overview on some of the challenges; and opportunities anticipated going forward.

Thursday, J​un​e 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Senate Luxury Suites
900 SW Tyler
Topeka, Kansas
Networking​   ​| ​ ​Dinner​   | ​ ​Information ​

Keynote Speaker

For an invoice to purchase ticket(s) or to pay for Admission & Sponsorship’s off-line, contact our office to speak with our Event Staff: Ms Erma Forbes (407) 416-2824 or by email

Pay for Banquet Admission Online:

Download Registration Form and/or Flyer

Black Business Banquet 2017

2017 Black Business Banquet Registration Form

IBSA,Inc. | ​629 SE Quincy |
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Nonprofit Information

Sent by in support of:

A Business Building Project

Contact us via email or phone regarding an invoice, sponsorships or to answer other questions you may have.



StreetsU Techpreneur Summer Camp: June – July 2017 (Topeka, KS)

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In our business, it is important that we help create the next generation of WordPress builders. During our Youth Techpreneur Summer Camp we expose youth to web development by providing instruction on using the blogging platform WordPress. Youth with the enterprising spirit are offered the opportunity to learn how to generate an income from what they learn by creating profiles for pay by IBSA, Inc.

Students will learn how to login to our WordPress Site to create a profile for small businesses & nonprofits recruited as program sponsors. Our Summer Camp is limited to 12 students age 14 – 16. (exceptions are negotiable for inquisitive 13yr olds)

Students will learn how to:
– navigate around a WordPress Dashboard
– add titles, business description, contact info
– add Google Maps and/or Update an Existing Google Map
– create & add categories and/or tags, add a YouTube Videos
– post to social media sites content shared by the business owner
– use Cloud-based Apps & Extensions (mobile & desktop)

Enterprising students will be tasked to call and schedule onsite interviews with small businesses & nonprofits to gather information for the online profiles they are working on, or those of other students and to capture photos/video for their online profile. Interaction with our business clients allows our students to learn about different businesses & industries and how to communicate effectively with those outside their comfort zone, in a safe and structured environment; via email or in person.

Students wishing to continue on with the program after they complete our Summer Techpreneur Camp can join our permanent team and can earn an income creating profiles or short promotional videos for our small business sponsors throughout the year.

Youth Participants Receive:
1) StreetsU T-Shirt & Other Attire
2) Flash Drive & Notebook Binder
3) Access to Chromebook or Desktop to Complete Assignments
4) Program Advisor, Refreshments
5) Certificate of Achievement

Time Commitment:
2 days per week / 6+ weeks / Approx. 2hrs per Workshop

Academic Skills & Workplace Competencies:
Reading, Writing, Grammar & Punctuation Use,
Creative-thinking, Problem-solving, Critical-thinking
Research, Data/Information Analysis, Salesmanship
Work in a Cloud-based Environment Using Apps & Extensions

Streets University is a division of IBSA, Inc., and is not affiliated with any accredited educational institution or nonprofit, governing body or government agency. Courses are not approved for any federal loans.

Office: (913) 735-4272

Legitimizing the Hustle

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Streets University
A Youth Enterprise Development Initiative

Streets University is not affiliated with any accredited educational institution, governing body or government agency. Courses are not approved for any federal loans.

What we do is give youth that are ‘go-getters’ some freedom to work when they please, earn not just minimum wage, but an income directly related to the amount of work and effort they are willing to put in.

Agency Information

629 SE Quincy
Suite 102 Topeka, KS 66603

(913) 735-4272




IBSA prepares low-income adults to enter the workforce, provides community service for youth offenders and helps small startup businesses.

FEIN: 481137236

REPORTS: Guidestar

Online Directory Created for Our Students To Learn & Earn:


Source: Legitimizing the Hustle

Are you still shopping for holiday gifts?

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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 (select “Entertainment” in the Search by Industry dropdown box) or directly at

View more details, such as Promo Codes, phone numbers, locations, dates, times, etc. via each Entertainment category vendor’s ad on STAR


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:

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 ( 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:

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 |

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

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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: 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

Do you want or need more visitors to your website, Facebook or Twitter Page?

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Kansas Small Business Directory

Did you know that listing your business in online directories is one of the best ways to drive those searching online for products & services like yours to your website?

A basic internet search will back this up, so this shouldn’t be a hard sell, but people are often skeptical when we approach them about the Kansas Small Business Directory & US Small Business Directory to help increase their business.

Besides listing and promoting your business across all social network mediums, we work to take the mystery out of search-engine algorithms, spiders, bots and indexing; so that a business owner can focus on what they need to be doing best; making/selling products and/or providing their great service. The great thing about online directories is that they are highly indexed by those pesky bots & spiders no one ever sees, and they are often indexed on a daily and constant basis.

Kansas Small Business Directory

Today’s internet shopper is more savvy than they were twenty years ago and therefore keywords have become very important as well as their reliance on location-based searches. People looking for a particular item or service may not know a businesses name, but they do know what they are looking for and the location (city or state) that they would like to find it. Online directories generally allow for its administrators to add keywords that can increase your profile in their directory in being found; which then helps to drive interested customers to your website. The KS SmallBiz directory also automatically recognizes the city you are in, so that there is no need to extend any effort navigating to any particular city.

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1st Page on Google when searching for a woman-owned business in Topeka


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1st Page on Google when searching for a woman-owned janitorial business in Topeka

As a not-for-profit organization, we don’t price our directory to make a huge profit, but we do maintain it as a marketing tool and promotional resource to help drive customers to businesses that support our charitable efforts. For $120.00 per year you can list your business in our Kansas Online Directory and we will add your business information for free to our US Small Business Directory or Ujamaa Club Network; both of which serving as an additional SEO Booster when it comes to online search engines and algorithms they use.

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1st Page on Google when searching for a Hispanic supermarket in Topeka

If you think our offer is of interest to you and you want us to help promote your business to over 80,000 (and growing) potential customers throughout our social media network, contact with us by email or phone to get more information or to set an appointment to learn more. We would love to have your business listed and as a matter of fact; it is standard for us to make referrals of business to our supporting members, clients and partners.

Kansas Small Business Directory

(913) 735-4272 (Technical Assistance)

(785) 383-3729 Phillip Vallejo (Account Executive)

Special Categories:

Midwest Barter Exchange, Tradebank of Topeka & Wichita, Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned

Other Targeted Online Directories:

Ujamaa Club Business Network

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