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President’s Message July 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Starting the Conversation One of my favorite quotes is by Sister Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831. She said, “Dear Lord, give us the courage to begin important tasks that last longer than our lives.” Since I first heard this quote 25…

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This Week in Topeka June 1-5, 2020 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Lawmakers returned to Topeka on Wednesday after Governor Laura Kelly called for a special session to address emergency powers and other issues related to COVID-19. The special session came on the heels of a tumultuous and nearly…

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President’s Message June 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Lessons from my kitchen table Images of leaders are often portrayed in a traditional motif such as Gen. Washington leading his troops across the icy Delaware. My images of leaders during this pandemic look like the entrepreneur in a closed restaurant, creating a new plan for…

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This Week in Topeka March 16-20, 2020 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session It’s a wrap!  The legislature raced toward first adjournment earlier than expected as the threat of COVID-19 added some incentive for lawmakers to tackle the pressing needs of the state and head home. Committee hearings were cancelled…

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President’s Message May 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter We will prosper again My grandparents went broke twice, in the Dust Bowl, and during the Depression. They rarely, if ever talked about it, at least not with me. Once I knew, I understood how these experiences shaped the young couple who went on to raise…

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This Week in Topeka March 9-13, 2020 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session It was a full work week in Topeka as committee action hit full stride after a couple of shortened weeks. The week started like many others but soon discussions of coronavirus (COVID-19) began to dominate talk among…

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