2014 Newsletter Sponsor
The Center for Better Hearing
3500 N. Rock Rd., Bldg. 1200
Wichita, KS  67226-1334

WIBA Issues
The Voice of Independent Business for 82 Years 
Vol. 75 No. 6                  June 2014

Focus on the State Legislative Session



WIBA monthly luncheon, June 10


This month's luncheon will feature Natalie Bright, WIBA lobbyist in Topeka.  She will be presenting us with a review what happened during the 2014 session as well as a 2014 election preview.  


The luncheon will be held at the Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita St., from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. The cost is $20. Reservations are required by Friday, June 6. Reservations and payment can be made online at www.wiba.org, by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264 or by emailing membership@wiba.org.

 Read speaker's bio


First Time Guest and New Member Sponsor


Evans Building Company, Inc. 
P.O. Box 12086
Wichita, KS  67277


Prize Drawing Sponsor



Dunning & Associates CPAs, L.L.C. 
1401 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS  67211 

WIBA Chairman's Article

Small Business Growth 


Recently the Wichita Business Journal reported on a study by the Brookings Institution showing that nationally business formation had dropped in 2009-2011 compared to 1978-1980.  In Wichita, business formation had dropped to one half the rate it had been in 1978-1980.


While there are certainly multiple reasons, surveys by the National Federation of Independent Business reveals a substantial part of the cause.  Of nine regions of the U.S. the most important problem identified by independent businesses broke out as follows:


                Regulations                                        5 regions including ours

                Poor sales and regulations                 2 regions

                Insurance and regulations                  1 region

                Poor sales                                           1 region


Other top concerns included uncertainty over economic conditions; uncertainty over government actions; unreasonable government regulations; federal taxes on business income; tax complexity; and frequent changes in federal tax laws and rules.    


WIBA Renewals

Air Capital Insurance, L.L.C.

Air Capital Exterminating, Inc.


Anderson Welding

Beta - Business Education & Training Analysis

Bokeh Development, L.L.C.

Community Bank of Wichita

Farmer's Fallow Deer Farm

Financial Benefits, Inc.

Garry's Wood Shop

Gary Moody

Great Plains Television Network, L.L.C.

High Plains Contractors

IMS - International Monetary Sysptem


Keith Parker Associates


Kennedy and Coe, L.L.C.

Kenneth W. Hoop Oil & Gas

Kirk Rundle Consulting, L.L.C.

Miller Chiropractic

NAI Martens

Pearson Associates, Inc.

Pharmacare Health Specialists, L.L.C.


Recheck, Inc.

Rose Hill Bank

Servpro of Northwest Wichita

Sunflower Travel Corporation

The Center for Better Hearing

The Gail Foley Show

Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Wichita Stamp & Seal, Inc. 

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WIBA Educational Seminars

Women in Leadership
June 18 and 25, 2014


The June educational seminar will be held in two-parts on successive Wednesdays. Each session will be held at the WIBA offices, 200 E. 1st St., Ste. 101, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Cost is $25 per session. Lunch will be provided. Reservations can be made by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264 or online at www.wiba.org. 


Wednesday, June 18        

Session 1


Module 1: Challenges Women Face in Becoming Leaders             

1.1 Societal Challenges 

1.2 Organizational Challenges    

1.3 Self-Imposed Challenges      

1.4 Case Study  


Module 2: Inward-Focused Leadership Skills      

2.1 Be Authentic              

2.2 Develop Strategic Relationships        

2.3 Get a Sponsor           

2.4 Find Balance                


Reserve by Monday, June16




Wednesday, June 25

Session 2


Module 3: Outward-Focused Leadership Skills   

3.1 Leadership Communication Skills      

3.2 Influencing Others  

3.3 Negotiation Skills     

3.4 Building and Maintaining a Strong Team        


Module 4: Planning Your Growth             

4.1 Skills Assessment     

4.2 Target Your Growth 


Reserve by Monday, June 23



Seminar presented by: 


Angie is a Certified Professional Coach.  She is dedicated to working with businesses, individuals, groups, and communities. In 2013 Angie joined the Center for Workforce and Professional Advancement (CWPA) team as a corporate trainer. All Angie's work is centered on guiding individuals, teams and businesses toward their greatest potential.  Her business, Core Essentials LLC, provides consulting and professional coaching.  There she has conducted leadership training, leadership coaching, executive coaching, and performance training.    
Angie has over 20 years of experience in the health and human service industry. She holds a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Kansas is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Kansas. Her career path includes direct service and executive leadership in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings, an information and referral hotline, the YMCA and is presently the Associate Director of Central Kansas Community Foundation, based in Newton, KS. 
WIBA June Calendar
Tues. June 3 - 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WWLA Monthly Luncheon, Wichita
Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita St., 316-201-

Tues. June 10 - 11:45 a.m. - 1p.m.
WIBA Monthy Luncheon, Wichita Boathouse,
515 S. Wichita St., 316-201-3264  

Wed. June 18 & 25        11:30 - 1:30 p.m.  

Women in Leadership series, WIBA Corporate Offices, 200 E. 1st St., 316-201-3264  

Tues. June 24 - 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Face-to-Face forum with Sedgwick County elected officials, Corporate Carters, 2949 N. Rock Rd., Ste. 100, 316-201-3264 


Reservations for any of these WIBA events can be made by emailing membership@wiba org or online at www.wiba.org/wibacalendar.
WIBA Happenings

200 E. 1st St., Ste. 101 
Wichita, KS 67202 
Fax 316-201-3268 
WIBA Website - www.wiba.org 
WIBA Email - membership@wiba.org  


Tim Witsman 
Manager Insurance Services 
Karen Fillenworth 
Manager Membership Services 
Judy Whiley 
Governmental Affairs Consultants 
Natalie Bright and Marlee Carpenter 
Employee Benefits Consultant
David Hornick

Joe Johnson, Chairman of the Board
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey & Associates
Emily Compton, 1st Vice Chair 
Goodwill Industries of KS, 316-744-9291
James E. Dunning Jr., Treasurer  
Dunning & Dunning LTD, 316-264-7203 
Sue Joachims, Secretary  
Real Solutions, 316-214-5528 
Brian Powers, Immediate Past Chairman 
Powers, LLC, 316-461-2092


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