About ING

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ING was started in January of 2008 by a small group of active networkers in the Topeka business community and surrounding communities. The original 7 members grew to represent 36 different industries within 6 months. We now have 2 Chapters:  Lawrence and Topeka.

 

We are looking for more business to join us:   Automotive Repair   Coffee Services   Concrete Services   Contractor or Handyman   Courier and Delivery Service   Custom Finishes and Refinishing   Dentist   Electrician   Estate Sales   Event Planner   Fencing Florist   Foundation Repair   Glass (Auto, etc.)   Gutters   Handyman   Home Inspector   HVAC   Janitorial Service   Interior Decorator   Locksmith   Maid Service   Martial Arts/Self Defense   Massage Therapist   Moving and Storage   Office Furniture   Pet Training   Printing Services   Property Management   Roofing Contractor   Salon or Day Spa   Security Systems   Siding Contractor   Tree Service    Veterinarian   Windows

Here is a list of Networking Groups in the area. Please tell them Shannon English sent you when attending meetings or inquiring. Thank you! I look forward to networking with you soon!
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Innovative Networking Group (ING) of Topeka meets every other Wednesday 11:20am to 12:30pm www.INGTopeka.com go to Event page to see future meetings, locations and register to attend.

ING After Hours – Meets Every 4th Wednesday. 5:30pm to 7:30pm  Go to www.INGNetworking.com to see meeting dates and times on Events Tab.

Innovative Networking Group of Lawrence, meets every 1st Tuesday 11:30am to 12:30pm www.INGTopeka.com go to Event page to see future meetings, locations and register to attend.

Topeka Business Alliance – Meets Every Wednesday form 8am-9am Low Fees to Join http://topekabusinessalliance.com/

Anne Wardner is the president 785.969.9689 anne.wardner@mypfg.com This group only allows one business type from each industry to join.

Capital City Networking Group meets every Thurs at 7:30am at Jayhawk Tower – www.ccng-online.com -Membership cost $37.50 a quarter. This is a great morning group, with some very friendly, innovative members.

TIBA Networking Group meets the 2nd Tues of every month, 11:30a.m.-1 p.m. MUST RSVP: taradimick@gmail.com it’s @ Topeka Country Club. Lunch is $10. www.topekatiba.org

Topeka Home Builders Association THBA www.thba.com Meetings through out the year at different time and a huge Home Show every year. Contact Rise Quinn 785-273-1260 rise@thba.com

Networking with C5 every 2nd Thurs, COST: $10 for C5 members $15 for non-members includes lunch. RSVPs & info: info@C5Alive.org. – Less then $150 a year for membership dues. (Jan 10th & Feb 14th next meetings)

Topeka Chamber of Commerce – Business After Hours – Once a month 5-7pm Find out more at www.TopekaChamber.org – Membership approx $399 a year, includes a 4 second commercial on WIBW, Newsletter inclusion, ribbon cutting ceremony, networking meetings and more!

American Business Woman’s Association (ABWA) – There are 4 different chapters that meet at different times. View their website at: www.abwatopekamcom – Membership is about $100 a year

Apartment Council of Topeka meets every 3rd Thursday of the Month. www.ACTopeka.com Contact Megan Rieman, President MeganPines@aol.com or 785-234-6060

Kansas City Networking Group – Friday’s at 7am www.kcnetworkinggroup.com

Lawrence Working Professionals – Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 1-2 at Conroy’s Pub www.lawrencenetworkingprofessionals.com

Topeka Networking Council (TNC) www.TopekaNetworkingCouncil.com . Meet every Thursday 11:45am-1pm at Lawyers Title of Topeka 5715 SW 21st St. Topeka, KS

Referral Leaders International – Find Kansas Chapters www.referralleaders.com – Approx $450 a year for membership.

Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce www.OttawaKansas.org View their website or contact 785-242-1000 for more information.

Damsels in Success meets 11:30am – 1pm Thursday May 2nd, 16th & 30th  at the Blind Tigar contact Kelly Gerhard kgerhard@amfam.com 785-783-8500

SHRM-Topeka Chapter www.shrmtopeka.com Meets last Thursday of month 11:30am-1pm @ Capital Plaza

The SCORE Association – 785-234-3049 scoretopeka@cox.net   www.Topeka.Score.org  On the first Saturday morning of each month we conduct a SCORE Roundtable Workshop where ideas, challenges, and advice is shared between SCORE counselors and clients. Visit their website or contact the group for more information.

Lawrence Women’s Network – Not industry exclusive – Meets on 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 11:45 til 1.  2nd Friday meets at La Parilla, 4th Friday meets at Lawrence Country Club Contact Shandra for more info: 785.409.9490 shandra@ragsdaleinsurancegroup.com

ABWA Engaging Leaders – Not industry exclusive – Meets on 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9am at Painted Kanvas Contact Shandra for more info: 785.409.9490 shandra@ragsdaleinsurancegroup.com

Lawrence Professional Network – industry exclusive formal referral group – meets at Lawrence Country Club every Thursday at 7am.  Contact Shandra for more info: 785.409.9490 shandra@ragsdaleinsurancegroup.com

Lawrence Referral Network – industry exclusive formal referral group – meets at Lawrence Country Club every Tuesday at 11:30 website lawrencereferralnetwork.com

Rock Chalk Referral Hawks – industry exclusive formal referral group – meets at Alvamar Country Club every Thursday at 11:30 website rockchalkreferralhawks.com

Douglas County Connection – industry exclusive formal referral group – meets at First Southern Baptist Church every Wednesday at 7am website dccks.com

BNI Lawrence – industry exclusive formal referral group – meets at Lawrence Country Club every Thursday at 7:30am Contact Shandra for more info: 785.409.9490 shandra@ragsdaleinsurancegroup.com

 Friends of Business Networking Group meets every Thursday 7:00am at Lawyers Title Topeka Office  5715 SW 21st St. Topeka Ks. You must be contact a member prior to be sure your business industry can attend, this group only allows one of each business type. Contact: Ray Moore of ServiceMaster Cleaning Services by AAA 785-608-2935 (cell) yellowclean00@gmail.com

BNI Topeka Meets for Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm Contact Robert Murphy robertbniks@gmail.com 785.554.2526