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The Sunflower Strength & Conditioning Story

Growing up in Ellsworth, Kansas, and attending school together from kindergarten through high school, childhood friends Roger Laubengayer and Becky Svaty never anticipated one day finding themselves as partners in business or in life.

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The Atma Clinic Story

Lawrence native Dr. Neela Sandal chose to pursue his
vision of a new kind of health care—one where a close, personal
relationship with patients allows him to discover the best method
of treatment for each individual patient.

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The CWC Electric Story

Chuck and Natalie Hogan took a leap of faith when they purchased CWC Electric in December of 2012.  In part because entrepreneurship in and of itself can be a challenge, but primarily because Chuck had cancer, creating an even more uncertain future.

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The SD Engineering LLC Story

Steve and Janney Duncan started SD Engineering, LLC in 2006 in Dodge City. At the time, Steve was an engineer with International Technology Group (ITG) and Janney was CFO of a local credit union. This husband and wife team decided to capitalize on their combined skills and international connections to fill a niche in the engineering/manufacturing environment.

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The Body Paradise Story

Scott and Bridgett Umscheid, owners of Body Paradise, a full-service salon in Topeka, acted on a dream 10 years ago and are building a future together as entrepreneurs.

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Upcoming Trainings

Keep an eye out for upcoming Lunch & Learn Trainings for local businesses. Free food. Free knowledge. What's not to like?






Erik Evans
Manager of Member Business Services