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. 11                 November 2014

WIBA November 11, 2014 Monthly Luncheon

Paul Allen
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.'s 

Wichita CPA and advisory firm Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.'s (AGH) roots go back more than 75 years. In some ways, the services and expertise the firm offers clients have changed dramatically - now including not only audit and tax, but employee benefits, organizational development and payroll, for example. But some things - like strong client relationships - don't change. AGH chief executive Paul Allen will tell the story of how a traditional CPA firm grew into one of the largest CPA, organizational consulting and advisory companies in the region.

Allen has been AGH's chief executive since 1987 and held leadership positions within KMG Main Hurdman (now KPMG) and then AGH for more than 30 years. Appointed to serve on the Kansas Board of Accountancy for 15 years, including four terms as chairman, Paul has also been an active leader in numerous civic and community organizations. He is currently chair of the United Way of the Plains board, chair-elect of the WSU Foundation's board and a board member of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, the Salvation Army, WSU's Barton School of Business and the WSU Foundation's National Advisory Council. 

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. Reservations are REQUIRED by Friday, Nov. 7.  
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 Sponsors

Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey & Associates

Burnell's Fine Jewelry and Design

Prize Drawing Sponsor 

Cohlmia Markieting


Chairman's Column - November 2014 


Recommendations for WIBA Members in the 

2014 General Election



WIBA partners with the Wichita Area Builders Association and the Wichita Metro Chamber to interview candidates for state and city offices.  Following the interviews the Kansas Independent Business PAC (KIBPAC) meets to determine where contributions will be made and which candidates to recommend to the WIBA Board of Directors.  Not all candidates who are recommended receive KIBPAC contributions.  The KIBPAC Board has control of funds contributed to it and its decisions are the final word on contributions.


KIBPAC's recommendations go to the WIBA Board for final action.  All 501(c) organizations cannot endorse candidates.  That is considered "grassroots lobbying" and can threaten the nonprofit status of the organization.  We can make recommendations to WIBA members.


In some cases the candidate recommended may not be one who votes consistently with our positions.  They may be the best that we can expect given the makeup of a district.


Click for the WIBA Board's Recommendations  for the election to be held on Tuesday, November 4.


New WIBA Members



355 S. Pattie

Wichita, KS 67211

LaDonna Pauls, 316-260-2700



Referred by: Laura Oxley, E.L. Bailer Indoor Advertising/

Coupon Chuck 



404 S. Edgemoor St., Ste. 320

Wichita, KS 67218

Jessica Guerrero, 316-558-3993



Referred by: Tony Bui - 
Farmers Insurance Agent




9103 W. Central Ave.

Wichita, KS 67212

Cyndi Bertha, 316-773-0301


Massage Therapist



WIBA members will receive  

off of their next year's dues
for referring a new member


WIBA Renewals


Allen Gibbs & Houlik, L.C. 

Arst & Arst, P.A. 

Jon Brown Construction

Kansas Policy Institute

Keystone Support Services L.L.C.

3Ten Studio

The Arnold Group

Central Plains Health Care Partnership


Kansas Building Pfoducts

Behavioral Medicine Specialist, P.A.

Parker Oil Co., Inc.

Mid America Credit Union

Friends University

Wichita Area Technical College - SSEC

Union State Bank

Via Christi Health


WIBA Educational Seminars 

Content Marketing

November 19, 2014


It's not enough to share information once per month on Facebook. Your business needs a dynamic and active content marketing strategy. We've all heard time and again, "content is king," but what does this really mean and how can you make it work in the digital world? This "Crash Course in Content Marketing" will help you better understand what content marketing really means, and how you can apply it in your own business.  Our presenter will get you excited about finding the information your customers want, as well as helping you outline your very own strategy! 

Presenter's bio and class outline


The seminar will be held at the WIBA offices, 200 E. 1st, Ste. 101, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Reservations are required by Mon., November 17, and ARE REQUIRED. The cost is $25 for WIBA members and $35 for non-members. You can make your reservation by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264, email to membership@wiba.org or online at www.wiba.org


Seminar presented by:  


WIBA November Calendar 


Tues. Nov. 4      11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WWLA Monthly Luncheon, Wichita Boathouse

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


Tues. Nov. 11      11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WIBA Monthly Luncheon, Wichita Boathouse

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


Wed. Nov. 13     5 p.m.  - 6:30 p.m. 

Business Your Way Mixer, Hotel Old Town,
830 E. 1st, 316-201-3264  


Wed. Nov. 18    7:45 a.m.  - 11 a.m. 

Face-to-Face forum with the South Central Legislative Delegation, Pioneer Balloon,
5000 E. 29th St. N., 316-201-3264



Wed. Nov. 19     11:30 a.m.  - 1:30 p.m. 

Educational seminar, Motivation in the Workplace, WIBA Corporate offices, 200 E. 1st St., Ste. 101, 316-201-3264  


Thurs. Nov. 27 and Fri. Nov. 28

WIBA Offices Closed for Thanksgiving


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

or online at www.wiba.org/wibacalendar

 NO COST for WIBA Members - Make your reservations online at www.wiba.org/calendar
Non-Members are $10 - Make your reservations by calling the WIBA office at 316-201-3264 or by emailing 
  One Source

Health Insurance Options for 2015


WIBA is here to help you with your health care needs. If you will be looking for new coverage options in January 2015 give us a call. We can help.


There is also the government's Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) that will be available January 1, 2015. This option is to help small businesses provide health coverage to their employees. The SHOP Marketplace is open to employers with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). This includes non-profit organizations.


For more information, follow this link:


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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