AWE Minutes from July 23, 2019

AWE Minutes from July 23, 2019:

12 member profiles on the website – look to see if you have one yet 😉 

This is the last month members can sign up for out Oct 3rd event w/ a discount & 1st pick of booths – $25/8 foot table

Glenda Washinton – Topeka Small Business Opportunities = contractor for business development for GoTopeka.com & the Greater Topeka Partnership

Aug 22nd – Women of Influence / women small business owners – please invite people! RSVP to it – don’t have to be a chamber member to attend – provides education – women’s conference – how to do business with energy (westar) – grow the eco system & pull women into these meetings & get them involved

712 co-working space & newsletters

Eship = Entrepreneurship Conference

Small Business Incentives = helps start ups – $1000 marketing credit (can be used for building a website, etc), don’t have to be a chamber member w/partnership things – for any small business – training & development options $750 free – could be used for educational conferences 

Equipment purchase 50% back – buy a shop (tell Jason about this) or for construction & renovations – can get about $12,000-14,000 free & next year they increase to $5000 & $7,500 for some incentives

Midsized businesses -> 7 new incentives in Jan 2020 (11/12 employees & up to $15,000 equipment & 15,000 construction & renovations) & $2,5000 on marketing & on training

Small Business Council putting on a summit

Shawnee County Start Ups – loan program up to $75,000 – 1st Opportunity Fund loans also “BrewBank” or “BruBank”? 

Glenda said she would get a copy of these new incentives to us in a few days. 

Press conference: 231-6000

Carl Klien – advice watch the website Glenda’s Cell 506-7768

Score – 1st Sat of every month in the mornings  score.org

GoTopeka on Facebook

Business growth Workshop 9:30am Fris’ starting Aug 1st & 3rd