About NTBA

Established in 1999 and incorporated under the laws of the State of Kansas, the NTBA believes in a forward-looking, responsible approach to business and public policy issues that unleash entrepreneurial spirit and make business more competitive in this new economy.

  • Meeting Schedule
    NTBA meetings are held at the Great Overland Station (unless previously announced) from Noon to 1:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month. (NTBA does not meet in January or July.)

Mission

Advocating the improvement of the economic environment and the quality of life for those who live and work in North Topeka.


Board of Directors

Officers

Denni ReedyDennis Reedy
NTBA President
Executive Director
Sunrise Optimist Club
Justin GlasgowJustin Glasgow
NTBA Past President
Owner
Performance Tire & Wheel
Kelli LambrechtKelli Lambrecht
NTBA Vice President
Assistant Vice President
Silver Lake Bank
Kim Hernandez, TreasurerKim Hernandez
NTBA Treasurer
Consumer Loan Officer
Kaw Valley Bank
Frank HendersonFrank Henderson
NTBA Secretary
Board member
Seaman School District

 

Board Members

Mellissa CoburnMellissa Coburn
Franchise Owner
Squeegee Squad
Yvonne EtzelYvonne Etzel
Marketing and Communications
Sowards Glass
Alisha HopkinsAlisha Hopkins
Branch Manager / BSA Officer
Community Bank
Chad LoganChad Logan
President/Partner
Logan Business Machines
Gary PilandGary Piland
President/CEO
Umbrella | Roaring Rat Films
Lisa ProppsLisa Propps
Assistant Vice President
Community Bank Topeka
Tom UnderwoodTom Underwood
Executive Director
NOTO Arts & Entertainment District

Staff

Shawn HerrickShawn Herrick
NTBA Executive Secretary
Executive Director
MATD


Activities

Legislative Agenda
The NTBA will work with legislative leaders, business groups and professional associations.

Outreach
The NTBA will serve as a liaison between government leaders and the small business community. NTBA Board Members will be available to speak on important legislative issues, to attend events with key policy leaders, and be contacts for the media. The Alliance will host meeting with elected leaders and candidates in order to educate its members and the public. Such forums provide an excellent opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their support of North Topeka and to receive useful feedback. The Alliance will offer to provide technical assistance during policy formation, and its business members and staff will be available to sit on boards and commissions in order to provide their North Topeka perspective.

Coalition Building
Though most of its members are small businesses, the Alliance will also recruit individuals, academics, local and state associations and larger businesses that share the organization’s philosophy. During important debates, the NTBA will be able to bring to the table its wide and diverse membership, and build coalitions with a variety of other organizations and interests in order to facilitate broad-based support.


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