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The Topeka Independent Business Association is organized to promote the formation, growth and viability of small and independently owned businesses in the Topeka area. Please explore our website to learn more about us.

Our Mission

The Topeka Independent Business Association is organized to promote the formation, growth and viability of small and independently owned businesses in the Topeka area, and more specifically:

ENVIRONMENT

To work to improve the business climate and foster business opportunities for independent businesses.

PROFIT

To provide benefits, services, and education to aid in the operation and profitability of its members.

LOCAL

To urge members to do business locally whenever possible.

YOUTH

To promote entrepreneurship as affording the greatest opportunity for youth.

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Upcoming Events

TIBA offers a monthly schedule of opportunities for success. Check out our list of upcoming events and come join us.

14 February 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
43TEN Pizza Company, 4310 SW 21st Street
Topeka, Kansas 66604

Let's eat some pizza and learn about marketing for your small business!

$20
14 March 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Omni Circle Group, 1301 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612 United States

Learn what Omni Circle Group is all about and how will it impact the business community.

$20

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TIBA Featured Member

Matt Vanderpool, 8 Iron Therapy & The Sweet Tee

About Your Business

8 Iron Therapy was started by Sarah and Matt Vanderpool in July of 2021. The facility offers three swing bays powered by TruGolf hardware and software. Golfers and non-golfers alike can choose from games, driving ranges, and over 100 courses. The launch monitor technology captures both ball and club metrics, then mapped to a piece of software that projects the virtual ball as it would have flown outside. Golfers in the Topeka and Lawrence area no longer have to put those clubs away until weather permits. We are golf, year round!

The Sweet Tee is a golf themed ice cream shop where the ice cream is made on site by the owner Matt and his son, Dayton. The batch freezer is made for the candies, nuts, and ingredients to be mixed as the ice cream is being made. The result is amazing flavor! The facility has a 18′ x 12′ putting green plus games for the families to play while enjoying our products. Which now includes bakery items such as cinnamon rolls, scones, turnovers, and ice cream cakes.

Why do you choose TIBA?

TIBA allows me to network with other businesses, giving both our businesses exposure to local customers. The lunch and learns are not only networking opportunities but a chance to learn about and from businesses that may not be a TIBA member. The Let’s Grow Local grant is something that I love about organizations, giving back to members is important and I’m proud to be a part of it.