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:
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

Our Vision

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.

MEMBER EDUCATION:

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.

POLITICAL ADVOCACY:

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

Chair

ABbey Brown

The Brownstone
Vice Chair

Pam Billups

KS Business Solutions

Secretary

Roger Montgomery

The Dirty Dog Pet Services
Treasurer

Karen Linn

BT & Co.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 2021

  • Chris Martin, Past-Chair (Logan Business Machines)
  • Kristin Scott (Scott Human Resources, LLC)
  • Robert Evenson (R.W. Evenson, Inc.)
  • Braden Dimick (TK Business Magazine)
  • Brady Robb (The Robb Company)
  • Chris St. John (Lawyers Title of Topeka, Inc.)
  • Jennifer Kirmse (Azura Credit Union)
  • Ken Daniel (Retired, Midway Wholesale)
  • Matt Hickam (Hickam Public Affairs, Inc.)
  • Mike Emmert (Prudential Financial)
  • Peggy Beasterfield (Peggy's Tax & Accounting)
  • Stan Martindell (Topeka Electric Motor)
  • Tim Kolling (Kansas Radio Networks)

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

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