Women & Money Series Starts This Week: Money Management Developed by Women For Women

The Women & Money Series sponsored by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Housing and Credit Council, Inc. (HCCI) begins this Thursday, September 8, from 6-8:30 pm in the Library’s Marvin Auditorium.  Subsequent classes will be held on Thursdays through Oct. 20, 6:00 to 8:30 in Marvin Auditorium. Enrollment is required through HCCI, […]

Most Recent Kansas Labor Market Report Shows Very Slow Jobs Growth

According to the latest Kansas Department of Labor estimates, the July 2011 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, down from 6.6 percent in June 2011 and down from 7.0 percent a year ago. Kansas Labor Secretary Karin Brownlee states,  “Private sector jobs continued to grow last month — albeit at a snail’s pace. However, we do […]

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins Holds Second Annual Jobs Fair at Expocentre Agricultural Hall

Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will hold a second annual Jobs Fair on Thursday, September 1st, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m  in the Agricultural Hall at the Expocentre, 17th and Topeka Blvd. The jobs fair is free, open to the public, and open to any business that is currently seeking employees.  Congresswoman Jenkins is […]

NERVE- Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool

In his new book, Nerve, Taylor Clark draws on cutting-edge science and investigative reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise, and why some people freeze in critical situations while others keep their heads.  Fear paralyzes even seasoned performers with stage fright, causes us to bomb job interviews, and lose sleep the night […]

Mars Chocolate Plans State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Topeka

The Martians are coming! And it’s great news for Topeka.  Today Mars Chocolate North America announced plans to build a new state-of-the art $250-million manufacturing facility here in Topeka.   The announcement was made in Topeka by Mike Wittman, Vice President of Supply at Mars Chocolate North America, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on the […]