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. 9                 September 2014

WIBA monthly luncheon - 


Scott A. Ernest 


September 9, 2014



Scott A. Ernest is president and chief executive officer of Textron Aviation, the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands. He joined Textron in May 2011 and is also a member of Textron's Executive Leadership Team.

Before leading Textron Aviation, Ernest had a 29-year career at General Electric (GE) Aviation, a leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. He most recently served as vice president and general manager, global supply chain. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager, global services operations.


Earlier in his career at GE Aviation, Ernest provided leadership in several general manager roles, including management of its sourcing organization, responsibility for its North American operations and oversight of its large aviation services businesses located in Singapore and Kansas.


Ernest earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron and a master of science degree in engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

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, Sept. 5 . 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

VR Business Brokers
111 N. Mosley, Ste. 200
Wichita, KS  67220
Community Bank of Wichita
11330 E. 21st St. N.
Wichita, KS  67206


Prize Drawing Sponsor


Real Solutions Inc. 

Andover, KS 


Chairman's Article
September 2014


We are constantly looking for ways to assist you and increase the value of your WIBA membership. The latest is a program that our president first brought to Wichita twenty years ago. 


To help our members find quality applicants, Wichita Independent Business Association and NationJob, the Internet's top community-based job site, offer the nation's leading online recruiting service.


NationJob has long been popular with companies throughout the country for four primary reasons.  First, it's easy to use. Enter your jobs into the easy self-entry system that allows you to control your own listings 24/7. Second, NationJob posts job listings on a national network of services - plus a local Web site for our community - to promote your job listings throughout the Internet. Third, qualified job seekers respond directly to you. Lastly, WIBA members receive the service at a discounted rate thanks to the Wichita Independent Business Association's commitment to local economic prosperity. Such outstanding benefits have helped establish NationJob as the leader in Internet recruiting.


To learn more about NationJob's service, contact WIBA at  316-201-3264 or contactNationJob directly at 888-256-1741.


This program does not replace the services provided by our member search firms: Clears Inc.; The Arnold Group; Insights Career Consulting; Hinman & Associates; Workforce Alliance; WSU Career Services; or Right Recruiting. It is, in fact, used by one of our employment service firms.


NationJob is highly cost-effective which is what independent businesses need. 

WIBA Renewals


Prairie Magic Design

Cypress Medical Research Center, LLC

ProviDrs Care

Wichita SCORE Chapeter 143

Wichita State University Career Service

Ernstmann Machine Col, Inc.

TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas

Rex Martin



Amour Photography Studio

Senior Care Pharmacy

Cybertron International

A T & T

Larkspur Bistro & Bar

Occidental Management Inc.

Paul Winter Financial Strategies - New York Life

Help for Small Business


IRS website offers small-business tax guidance

Navigating the tax code can be a complex task for small businesses, and professional guidance may be in order, writes Bonnie Lee, owner of Taxpertise. However, it's important to educate yourself, and the Internal Revenue Service offers help at its Small-Business & Self-Employed Tax Center

Fox Business Small Business Center


How to Report Regulatory or Enforcement Issues Unfair

Here are some helpful links that a business owner or nonprofit organization can use to learn about how to confidentially file a complaint or comment regarding Federal enforcement/compliance actions that they consider excessive or unfair. SBA's Office of Ombudsman and our Regional Regulatory Fairness Board are two free resources for those seeking help.


SBA Office of Ombudsman:




Federal Agency Complaint & Comment Form:

Web format:  http://web.sba.gov/nocms/client/dsp_welcome.cfm

Fillable PDF format: http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/forms/Comment%20Form%20(Fillable).pdf


Welcome New WIBA Members!



8200 E. Thorn Ste. 150

Wichita, KS 67226

Cole Johnson, 316-263-5761


Financial Services



P. O. Box 1401

Wichita, KS 67201-1401

Keith Stevens, 316-291-5245



Financial Institution

Referred by: Joe Johnson - Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey & Associates, P.A.




200 E. First St., Ste. 212

Wichita, KS 67202

Andrew Rowe, 316-202-0131






WIBA members will receive $25 off of their next year's dues for referring a new member!




  One Source

WIBA Educational Seminars 

Social Media and Your Online Presence

Sept. 10, 17 and 24


Sept 10: An overview of Social Media Options I  - Their Purpose.

There are over 400 different social media platforms for today's business owners to choose from. This class will show you the best options to fit your business & your personality , as well as ways to use more than one platform together.

Sept 17: Search Engine Optimization is for More than Websites.

Learn how to apply SEO tactics to your online presence. Get the most out of your social media marketing plan. Do a competitive analysis to find your keywords and use them!

Sept 24: Getting your Online Presence Organized.

Get all your platforms organized into tasks you can handle. Several tips & tricks to make online marketing easier.


The seminars will be held in three parts on successive Wednesdays. Each session will be held at the WIBA offices, 200 E. 1st St., Ste. 101, from Noon. - 1 p.m.  

  • Cost is $10 per session for WIBA members and $20 for non-members.
  • Bring your own lunch.  
  • Reservations can be made for one or all and ARE REQUIRED by the Monday prior to the seminar session you are attending. 
  • You can make your reservations by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264 or online at www.wiba.org. 


Seminar presented by:  


New BETA Product Trial 

Available for WIBA Members


WIBA member, Insights Career Consulting, is launching a new product designed to help create opportunities for partnerships between candidates and employers in our community.  One of the long-time focuses of WIBA is to promote business-to-business opportunities between members and to keep business local.  KNOXX™ candidate profiles are designed to develop productive partnerships between individuals seeking employment and the local business community so valuable talent will stay local! 


A KNOXX™ candidate profile consists of:

  • Candidate video introductions (30-90 seconds)
  • Candidate Resumes
  • "About me" section to get to know candidates a little better - Hometown, Interests, Charitable efforts, etc.
  • "My Links" section where candidates can showcase various aspects of their qualifications.  For example - a college transcript, reference letter, certifications, portfolios of their work, etc.


Businesses can access the candidate database, post jobs and even promote their products and services to KNOXX™ users.  This allows businesses to expedite their search for talent saving time and money in the process.  Candidates get the visibility they need and are essentially interviewed whenever a business clicks on their profile!


A closed beta test of this new platform before it goes live extends through Sept. 5. Insights Career Consulting is inviting WIBA businesses to try KNOXX™ for free provided they agree to complete a survey giving them feedback on the features and functionality within the site. 


For more information, contact: Mike Mathia (316) 425-7200, (316) 734-6453 or info@insightscareerconsulting.com



WIBA September Calendar 


Mon. Sept. 1    Closed for Labor Day


Tues. Sept. 2      11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

WWLA Monthly Luncheon, Wichita Boathouse

515 S. Wichita St., 316-201-3264


Tues. Sept. 9      11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

WIBA Monthly Luncheon, Wichita Boathouse

515 S. Wichita St., 316-201-3264


Wed. Sept 10, 17, 24      Noon - 1 p.m. 

3-part seminar series, Social Media and Your Online Presence, WIBA Corporate Offices,

200 E. 1st St., 316-201-3264  


Tues. Sept. 16      7:30  a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Early Bird Mixer "Under the Tent", WaterWalk

by the fountains, in front of The Wichita Boathouse  316-201-3264


Reservations for any of these WIBA events can be made by emailing membership@wiba@wiba.org 



WIBA Happenings

Business Your Way Mixer at Candela Lux

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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