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:
To work to improve the business climate and foster business opportunities for independent businesses
To promote and protect independent enterprise in the belief that businesses, substantially owned, managed and controlled by citizens of the community, will bring about a more prosperous community for all citizens
To provide benefits, services, and education to aid in the operation and profitability of its members
To encourage and support a high standard of ethics in every business and profession
To urge members to do business locally whenever possible
To promote entrepreneurship as affording the greatest opportunity for youth
To promote harmony, good fellowship, and a closer relationship among members and all Topeka business and professional men and women and their employees
To promote such municipal, state, and federal legislation or regulations as will preserve fair competition and encourage local enterprise and individual initiative
TIBA has three key areas of concentration important to the small businessperson:
HEALTH INSURANCE & HEALTHCARE:
TIBA is committed to helping Shawnee County businesses understand their options in obtaining affordable, honest, and managebale health insurance and health care.
TIBA will provide educational opportunities for successful ongoing businesses, directed at business owners and their key employees. In addition to sponsoring presentations and programs by professionals and experts, TIBA will encourage its most experienced members to make presentations for the benefit of other members.
TIBA is proactive in representing the interests of small and independent businesses before the Kansas legislature and governments in Shawnee County. TIBA is non-partisan.
TIBA will provide opportunities for business owners with common interests to discuss business and political issues in a roundtable format.
Current Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 2019
Bob Evenson, R W Evenson, Inc.
Braden Dimick, TK Business Magazine
Brady Robb, The Robb Company
Chris St. John, Lawyers Title of Topeka, Inc
Ed Carmona, Laird Noller
Erik Evans, Envista Credit Union
Jennifer Kirmse, Azura Credit Union
Karen Linn, BT & Co
Ken Daniel, Midway Wholesale
Kristin Scott, Scott Human Resources, LLC
Matt Hickam, Hickam Public Affairs, Inc
Peggy Beasterfeld, Peggy’s Tax Services
Stan Martindell, Topeka Electric Motor Repair
Tim Kolling, Kansas Radio Networks
Todd Manning, Manning Music
The Topeka Independent Business Association is organized to promote the formation, growth and viability of small and independently owned businesses in the Topeka area.