December, 2016

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Kim's All Star Team

I am slowly building an All -Star team that will make The Topeka Newsletter soemthing you will anticipate every month!

Welcome the following amazing people to my team!

 

Desmond Henry Desmond Henry - Afflora Financial Life Planning

Desmond Henry is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™& founder of Afflora Financial Life Planning, a fee-only financial planning firm in Topeka, Kansas that specializes in working with women, retirees, & clients in their 20s & 30s. Desmond has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! News, TK Business Magazine, & recognized as one of Topeka’s ‘Top 20 Under 40 Business Leaders’.

 

Do  you want to help out your favorite charity? Afflora Finacial Life Planning #GivingTuesday Annoucement.

Desmond Henry, Founder of Afflora Financial Life Planning in Topeka, Kansas announces their 2016 #GivingTuesday promotion- a $10,000 donation to Topeka-based charities in hopes to encourage others in the community to give back as well & bring awareness to the #GivingTuesday movement. Check out his video to find out more about how you can help your favorite local charity!

 

 

 

Annette Billings Photo Annette Billings - Author/Writer

Annette Hope Billings is a Topeka ArtsConnect Arty award-winning poet dubbed by her fans as "Maya of the Midwest." Her body of work includes poetry, short stories and plays. A nurse for decades before becoming a full-time writer, her deep penchant for caring comes through clearly in her writing. Her previous books include "A Net Full of Hope" (2015) and her recently published, "Descants for a Daughter." Her work has also been included in several anthologies of poetry and short stories. Website: http://anetfullofhope.com/Facebook.com/anetfullofhopeTwitter: @annettebilling3Amazon: tinyurl.com/anfohbookYouTube: tinyurl.com/anfohvideos

 

 

Robin Bonsall

Robin Bonsall - Realitor/Actor/Wife/Mom

About Realtor Robin

Robin is a born and raised Topekan who, as a youth, always thought she'd go far, far away from Kansas.  As an adult, Robin has discovered so many wonderful things about this community that make her proud to be rooted in Topeka. :)  Ever the performer, Robin spends a fair amount of "free time" volunteering on-stage, backstage, and in other capacities with Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy and with the Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble, a budding grassroots theatre company in the area.  When theatre isn't consuming her free time, Robin enjoys family bike rides, pretending to garden, singing lullabies to her babe, doing laundry (does one really enjoy this?) and supporting her husband in his hobby: UAV & Drone building!  There is never a dull moment in the Bonsall household. :)

Robin and her husband, Graham, have been blissfully married since August of 2009.  In 2013, they successfully brought a tiny human into the world. He has been terrorizing the family chihuahua, Joplin, and changing Robin & Graham's view of "the world" ever since.   LoveTopekaHomes.com

Chris Schultz

Chris Schultz - President Tinkham Veale Creative

Chris was born and raised in Topeka.  He is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and he attended Washburn University where he earned his B.A. in Theatre. In May of 2002, he opened Field Of Greens restaurant in Downtown Topeka. It wasn’t long before his family started getting even more involved in the company, which was the catalyst that grew his dream to include the opening of The Break Room and The Gourmet Cabaret Theater. Chris and his family were recently honored by Topeka Civic Theatre when they were presented with the prestigious Waldo B. Heywood award. In 2011, The Jayhawk Area Council of the Boy Scouts named Chris as one of the 20 Under 40 business leaders in Topeka. Chris is the creator of GabLocal.TV and serves as the President & Executive Producer of its parent company, Tinkham Veale Creative.

 

Chelsea Howe

Chelsea Ellis - Graphic Designer/Artist

Chelsea Howe is an award winning comic strip artist whose work has been published on a collegiate level. Her work has earned her first place in comics in 2013, second for online comic content in 2014, first place in illustrations in 2015, and second in infographics in 2016 at the Kansas Collegiate Media Conference. She was also the 150th Washburn University Yearbook editor-in-chief which took silver at state in 2016 and also won her the Most Outstanding Student Media Award for her hard work and dedication during Washburn's 2015 Mass Media Banquet. Her graphic design talents know no bounds, from designing play/musical posters and programs for well known local establishments, a jazz concert series and an award winning director, to the posters advertising local Topeka fundraisers, such as the 2014 Downtown Adventure Race Topeka. Her vast versatility extends to privately commissioned local business logos, short notice clip art and page layout for the award winning Washburn Review and Bod Magazine, and graphic assets for the local TV show Talk About Topeka. Her work has also been featured in juried shows at the Mulvane Art Museum.

In 2016, for the beginning of TPACs 25th Anniversary season, she won their public logo competition amongst all other entries and is excited to see all the new shows with her reward of season tickets.

When she's not working on graphic work she can be found exercising, sewing, foam armor crafting, playing Destiny, or catching up on her shows on Netflix.  http://manualjump.wixsite.com/portfolio/about-me

 

Kristi Pankratz

 

Kristi Pankratz - Safe Streets

Kristi Pankratz is the Director of Safe Streets and Prevention Services at Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) in Topeka. Safe Streets is dedicated to creating a healthier community by addressing crime through prevention education and citizen empowerment. Programs include Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out, among others. Kristi is an experienced public relations administrator who has served the Topeka community in public service roles for the past 15 years. She has a background in public safety, public health and prevention. Prior positions she has held include: spokesperson for the Topeka Police Department, Communications Director for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Community Prevention Specialist for PARS. She is a Topeka native and graduate of Washburn Rural High School, Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS and Washburn University.

 

 

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Tricia Peterson

Topeka Restaurant Reviewer

http://tastingtopeka.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I will add my stars to the page, as I meet with them! Check back to see who will be helping make this newsletter come alive!

New Businesses

Ling's Cafe
New location
1570 SW Wanamaker Rd (North Corner)
 
Moon Dance Studio
 
 
Wild Yoga Topeka
Wild Yoga Topeka 
745 NE Chester Ave. 
Topeka, Kansas 66616

http://www.wildyogatopeka.com/

 

 

 

 

chick fil a Chick Fil A

1625 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, Kansas

 

 

 

Tequilla's Mexican Restaurant (New Location)

intersection of Highway 24 and Topeka Boulevard

 

Ts Remodeling New BusinessT's remodeling

Plumbing,elec,painting,drywall,flooring,decks,windows and doors no job too small commercial and residential specialist in rental properties

785-430-1462

https://www.facebook.com/travisralphr/?fref=ts

 

 

 

LaRocca's South

5145 S Topeka 785-478-5692

Eat in, carry out and Delivery!

Tuesday-Sunday

 

Josey Baking CoJosey Baking Company

3119 SW Huntoon St
Topeka, Kansas
(785) 408-1552
 
breakfast pastries, pies, cookies, cakes and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Boulevard Billards LogoBoulevard Billiards

4700 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, Kansas

(785) 230-0114

 

 

El Gallo Mexican Restaurant - Coming Soon

Topeka Blvd and Croix

 

 

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