|2014 Newsletter Sponsor
The Center for Better Hearing
3500 N. Rock Rd., Bldg. 1200
Wichita, KS 67226-1334
March 11 WIBA Monthly luncheon
Health Care Reform for Employers -
Things That Are New and Different
PPACA may well be the most complicated law in our nation's history. This presentation will provide a brief update as to how the law will impact employers, with a focus on things that are new and different from this time last year, including the final "shared responsibility" regulations, the new reporting requirements that will affect employers, and selected "hot topics."
Steven P. Smith is a member of the Hinkle Law Firm LLC in Wichita. His practice is focused on helping employers understand and comply with the Affordable Care Act and with other laws affecting the benefits they provide to their employees, including ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, and the Internal Revenue Code. He is a contributing author to the book, Group Health Plans: Federal Mandates Other Than COBRA and HIPAA, which is published by the Employee Benefits Institute of America (EBIA).
The luncheon will be held at the Wichita Boathouse home of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, 515 S. Wichita St., from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Reservations are required by Friday, March 7. Reservations and payment can be made online at www.wiba.org,
by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264 or my emailing email@example.com.
Please note: WIBA will no longer invoice for luncheons!
Pay at door with check, cash or credit card or; you can register and pay online through our web site (http://www.wiba.org/WIBACalendar/
); or through the emailed luncheon announcement you receive each month.
Profits Up, Jobs Flat
Click Here for the February 2014 CFO Magazine Business Outlook article (pgs. 49-51). This article features the survey results of a recent Duke University/CFO survey. Pay particular attention to the section "Caring About HealthCare" showing the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health benefits.
While the financial impact to our businesses from taxes and regulations is enormous, a small minority of WIBA businesses can afford to hire a lobbyist to work a specific issue, much less be full time during the session to oversee any potential legislation that may arise.
WIBA is fortunate to have Bright and Carpenter, one of the most respected lobbyists in Topeka, advocating on our behalf. Natalie and Marlee are watching issues that may impact independent small business and reporting back to us so our membership can be proactive in contacting their Representatives or Senators to express your opinion on upcoming legislation.
At the beginning of the legislative session WIBA developed a list of potential legislative issues. These are some of the bills our lobbyists will be working:
Join NFIB Kansas and the Wichita Independent Business Association for our
Small Business Day at the Capitol.
Wednesday, March 5, 1-3:30 p.m
Gov. Sam Brownback
Important Notice from the Chairman of the Board
There are many bills in the legislature that can dramatically impact your business. An excellent way to get connected and have your voice heard is to participate in our upcoming Legislative Reception in Topeka. It will take place from 5 PM to 7PM at the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents, 815 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS.
There is NO COST to attend either of these events. We are setting up meetings earlier in the day with legislative leadership. You are welcome to attend those meetings or just the reception.
If you are interested in attending either one or both of these events, contact the WIBA office, 316-201-3264 or firstname.lastname@example.org since there will carpooling.
WIBA March 2014 Calendar
|Tues. March 4, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
WWLA Monthly Luncheon, Wichita Boathouse -
home of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, 515 S. Wichita St., 316-201-3264
Wed. March 5, 5- 7 p.m. Legislative Reception in Topeka, Kansas Association of Insurance Agents, 815 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS, 316-201-3264
Tues. March 11, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WIBA Monthly Luncheon, Wichita Boathouse -
home of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, 515 S. Wichita St.,316-201-3264
Wed. March 12, 19 and 26 Noon - 1 p.m.
WIBA Educational Seminars: Gmail accounts, Google Chrome and Google Apps, WIBA Corporate Offices, 200 E. 1st St., 316-201-3264
Fri. March 21, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Business Your Way Mixer, Goodwill Corporate Offices, 3351 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, 316-201-3264
Wed. March 26, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Early Bird Networking Breakfast, Metro Appliances & More, 3545 N. Hillside, Wichita, 316-201-3264
Reservations for any of these WIBA events can be made by emailing email@example.com
or online at
WIBA Early Bird
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
You are invited to attend the WIBA Early Bird Networking event scheduled early for your convenience. Start your day off with coffee and breakfast with WIBA members and guests, hosted by Metro Appliances & More located at 3545 N. Hillside.
This event will feature Sarah Bagby owner of Watermark Books & Café who will start the networking witha a few comments about Buying Local and how important it is for the independent businesses to keep dollars local.
We hope that you will mark your calendar NOW and plan to attend this FUN networking event and bring a guest! Invite a local merchant in the retail or restaurant industry or a business that can't get away for a lunch time event.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Metro Appliances & More
3545 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS
7:30 am - 8:30 am
$10 for WIBA Members
WIBA members can bring a guest for free!
316-201-3264 or email
On-line: www.wiba.org and click on the date on the calendar then click the ticket
Reservations are appreciated so we can
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WIBA Educational Seminars
Gmail - Google Chrome - Google Apps
March 12 - 19 - 26
The March educational seminar will be held as a three-part series on successive Wednesdays. Each session will be held at the WIBA offices, 200 E. 1st St., Ste. 101, from Noon - 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per session.
Attend one or all three. Pick what works for you!
This is a "bring your own brown bag" affair. Reservations are required and can be made online, by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 12
Getting the most out of your
Learn to create labels and filters inside your mail as well as for-warding from one to another email account, how to organize contacts and how to use Gmail to get your-self more organized.
Wednesday, March 19
Exactly why you should ALWAYS use Google Chrome
This class covers the set up and use of Google Chrome as well as an intro to Chrome Apps and Extensions. By the time this class is over, you will probably be ready to kick Internet Explorer to the curb!!
Wednesday, March 26
Google+ & Google Apps; Why they matter to every business owner
In today's world, search engine optimization (SEO) is a lot more than just a buzz word. Google has lots of ways to get your SEO rolling and a lot of them have nothing to do with your website! This class will teach you how to take Google Apps and stretch them to make your business get FANTASTIC results in the search engines! ;)
Seminar presented by Beth Wood, Beth's Bytes, WIBA # 3335
WIBA NEW MEMBERS
REY ARELLANO - WADDELL & REED INC.
1214 N. Crestway
Wichita, KS 67208
Rey Arellano, 316-288-1162
CJ HOME INVESTORS, L.L.C.
2371 N. Light House Cove
Wichita, KS 67205
Johnny and Cristi Jackson, 316-519-3101
Referred by: Gail Foley, The Gail Foley Show
DAVIS-MOORE AUTO GROUP
6205 E. Kellogg
Wichita, KS 67218
Jack Pulley, 316-618-2000
Referred by: Wayne Roberts, Pioneer Balloon Company
MOLLY MYERS-HOFFMAN-BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY CO.
319 E. Aaron Drive
Andover, KS 67002
Molly Myers-Hoffman, 515-480-0988
Referred by: Laurie Mulford, 4 Your Business
Advocates for Behavioral
Audiology & Hearing Aid
Craig Gilstrap & Associates
George B. Howell, M.D,.
George Howell, Realtor
Koch Industries, Inc.
Lee Reed Engraving, Inc.
Michael Slack Farm Harvesting
Next Element Consulting L.L.C.
Oeding Financial, Inc.
Performance Health, P.S
Tony Bui - Farmers Insurance
Total Printing Solutions
VR Business Brokers
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