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. 68                 August 2014

WIBA monthly luncheon - 

1st Tuesday in August 

Senator Jerry Moran 


August 5, 2014



     This month's luncheon will feature Senator Jerry Moran. Senator Moran is a leading advocate in the U.S. Senate for protecting and preserving the special way of life in Kansas. Since joining the U.S. Senate in 2010, Senator Moran has been an advocate for entrepreneurs, job creation, technology and medical research, and is committed to putting policies in place that foster a pro-growth environment where businesses can succeed without government imposed barriers. In November 2012, Senator Moran was unanimously elected into Senate Republican Leadership by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the
National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). Prior to his election to the Senate in November 2010, Moran served Kansans in the "Big First" Congressional district for seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as eight years in the Kansas State Senate - spending the last two years as Majority Leader.

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, Aug 1 . 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. 


First Time Guest and New Member Sponsor

OneSource Technology, Inc. 
1033 N. Buckner, Ste. 205
Derby, KS  67037


Prize Drawing Sponsor

Meritrust Credit Union 
8710 E. 32nd St. N. 
Wichita, KS  67278

Chairman's Article
August 2014


One of the best things about being a member of this organization is the ability to multiply your influence on public affairs by joining with other independent businesses.  WIBA offers several ways for you to increase your impact on public policy.


Participate in the work of WIBA's Government Affairs Committee.  There are no barriers to your joining the committee.  Just let Judy, membership@wiba.org, or Tim, ftw@wiba.org, know and you will receive both information on issues and notices of committee meetings.


Attend Face-to-Face luncheons, held every other month, to speak directly with elected leaders.  We have one in August with the Wichita Public Schools board and superintendent.  It will be on Friday, August 22, 11:30 at Corporate Caterers.  We have already met with the leadership of the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County, and the congressional staffs.  In October we will have a Face-to-Face with our area state legislators.


Support the Kansas Independent Business PAC.  This political action committee, made up of WIBA members, interviews candidates with other WIBA members.  KIBPAC accepts contributions from members for state and local candidates.  WIBA has no federal PAC.  August 5 we will be holding a fund-raiser at the Wichita Area Builders Association, 730 N. Main, from 5:00 to 7:30.  Our honored guest will be Senator Jerry Moran.  Please make plans to attend.  The senator will receive none of what is contributed.  The suggested contribution is $75 per person attending.  For $500 your organization could sponsor the event.  A shared sponsorship would be $250 from each of two sponsors.  Even if you cannot attend, please give serious consideration to making a contribution.


Attend the August 5 luncheon at the Boathouse where Senator Moran will speak.


Complete WIBA's legislative survey in the fall telling us what matters to you for the next legislative section.


Attend next winter's WIBA Day in Topeka where you will meet Kansas legislative leaders and enjoy a reception with our area legislators. 


Independent does not have to mean isolated.  Small does not have to mean insignificant.  Cast a larger shadow by becoming part of the team that speaks for independent business.

WIBA Renewals


Bernie Koch Government Relations

Bright and Carpenter Consulting 

Corporate Caterers of Wichita

Handyman Matters of Greater Wichita  

John Stevens

Jose Gutierrez - Farmers Insurance Group 

Kansas State Bank   




Landmark Commercial Real Estate

Security 1st Title

Topeka Independent Business Association (TIBA)

Traffic Control Services Inc. 

Watercress Village by Perfection Builders


WIBA Announces New Job Site


WIBA is partnering with NationJob to provide member companies with a great way to find employees at a greatly reduced price by virtue of your WIBA membership.  You are invited to a community meeting to learn more about the benefits and savings on Wednesday, August 6.  The meeting will be held in the WIBA Board Room, 200 E. First St., Ste. 101 at 8:15 a.m. The location of this meeting may change if a large turnout requires a larger room.  Please let the WIBA office know of your attendance by calling 316-201-3264 or emailing membership@wiba.org


If you want an effective recruitment tool that is highly cost-effective, make plans to attend the meeting.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the office at 316-201-3264 and we can set an individual meeting for later that day or on Thursday, August 7.

WIBA New Members



3429 SW Stonybrook

Topeka, KS 66614

Alan Cobb, 785-608-3570


Public Relations



15435 Windham Cir.

Wichita, KS 67230

Jennifer Baysinger, 316-706-6600



Referred by: Joe Johnson 

Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey & Associates, P.A.



714 E. Crescent Lakes Dr.

Andover, KS 67002

Chelsea Gaspard, 316-258-8588




Referred by: Wayne Roberts 

Pioneer Balloon Company





8301 E. 21st., N., Ste. 150

Wichita, KS 67206

Tracee Adams, 316-630-4419


Financial Consulting and Investment



2481 Hathway Circle

Wichita, KS 67226

Jeanne Johnson, 316-440-3440



Retail and Sales






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WIBA Educational Seminars

Productive Work Habits
August 20 and 27, 2014


Productivity isn't about quantity. It's about doing the right task, at the right time. In other words, it's about recognizing what to do when. But sometimes that's easier said than done. This will help employees and managers improve their productivity with Productive Work Habits.


Participants will begin to develop the positive habits they need to gain focus, learn how to prioritize tasks efficiently, become better organized, manage their time efficiently, work more effectively with colleagues-and even create better work-life balance. 


Successful completion of this course will increase your knowledge and ability to:

  •          Recognize the difference between true productivity and "fake" productivity
  •          Prioritize your daily work based on your key results
  •          Improve your ability to focus
  •          Eliminate habits that detract from your productivity
  •          Work effectively with colleagues
  •          Cultivate the nine habits that will increase your productivity

The 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 ARE REQUIRED by the Monday prior to the seminar session you are attending and can be made by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264 or online at www.wiba.org 


Seminar presented by: 


Greg Cole received his Master's Degree in Leadership from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. An alumni of both Butler Community College and Newman University, he has traveled around the world helping to build healthy and educated communities by way of teaching and training. Greg Cole served in the Armed Forces for over 25 years. After retiring he became the Director of Training and Operations for numerous Fortune 500 companies including Pizza Hut and Burger King.


Greg was responsible for the creation and co-authored the state's first food service curriculum. Training on Contract Negotiations and Vendor Agreements were his trademark as well as the development of the complete training program and materials used by the students. He co-authored the military doctrine for effective time management and currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of Good Life Company, LLC, a company he started in 2010 that will be going national the beginning of 2014. Greg is one of 12 Certified Civic Leadership Coaches for the Kansas Leadership Center. This involved the coaching of Executive leaders throughout the state of Kansas on issues that affect their communities and help them to develop and implement strategies that transform the lives of all Kansans. He serves on the membership committee for the Kansas Grown Farmers market and was recently selected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Wichita Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, he consults people on how to be entrepreneurs and business owners. Greg is a frequent guest speaker and motivational person for all kinds of functions and colleges throughout the state of Kansas. A dedicated member of New Day Christian Church, he teaches Adult Sunday School and has missed only three sessions in 10 years hoping that others will emulate his attitude and commitment towards being consistent in the things you do in life. 


This training is provided for your organization by BETA - Business Education & Training Analysis, a service of Butler Community College.  BETA offers an extensive selection of workplace learning options for organizations and individuals.  We partner with companies to deliver customized training solutions aimed at helping people become more knowledgeable and productive, and organizations more profitable and efficient.


Individual learners can take advantage of our public schedule of instructor-led classes as well as online courses available in hundreds of subjects.  Visit us on the web atbeta.butlercc.edu.  You can access our class schedule, view a list of online classes, sign up to receive our monthly training schedule by e-mail, and send us a message.


Butler has provided quality corporate training services for more than 25 years. We appreciate referrals and we invite you to call 316.218.6118 to discuss how we may be of service to you.

WIBA August Calendar
Tues. Aug. 5         11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
WIBA Monthly Luncheon, Wichita Boathouse, 
515 S. Wichita St., 316-201-3264
Tues. Aug. 12         11:45 a.m. - 1p.m.
WWLA Monthy Luncheon, Wichita Boathouse, 
515 S. Wichita St., 316-201-3264  

Wed. Aug. 20 and 27      11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

2-part seminar series, Productivity in the Workplace, WIBA Corporate Offices, 200 E. 1st St., 316-201-3264  

Fri. Aug. 22              11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Face-to-Face forum with USD 259, Corporate Caterers,  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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