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E-Community Loan Fund: The Trojan Horse

Erik Pedersen of NetWork Kansas shares data that highlights the impact of the E-Community Partnership.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Jaden Roggow, J Engravings

Jaden Roggow competed in the YEC Series during the 2016-2017 academic year. He placed first in his local Chautauqua County event and advanced to the YEC State Championship in April 2017, competing with his business J Engravings. Here he talks about the impact this program has had on him as an entrepreneur.

Expert to conduct marketing/sales workshop in Wichita for business owners this week

Jon Schallert of the popular Longmont, Co. business development program, Destination Business BootCamp, is scheduled to present a community-based marketing/sales workshop on December 15 and to reconnect with six Wichita business owners who attended his training in October.

YEC Competition Planners’ Spotlight: Norton County

Norton County hosted its second annual YEC Series event this November. Keli Habiger, Executive Director of Norton City/County Economic Development, shares how Norton County got exceptional community attendance.

Salina high schoolers showcase their entrepreneurial spirits

The Salina Journal coverage of the 2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series sanctioned event.

New Board Certified Program Announced

Maker Space Boot Camp approved by NetWork Kansas’ board as a best practice entrepreneurship program

8 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During November

8 Business received funding from NetWork Kansas During November.


NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. The 2017-2018 YEC Series includes thirty local entrepreneurship competitions

YEC Competition Planners’ Spotlight: Reno County

This YEC Series spotlight features Reno County, which is entering its second year of hosting a YEC Series local event. Dave Dukart, Director of the Quest Center for Entrepreneurs, shares best practices for planning such an effort.

New initiative to help improve Kansans’ access to healthy food

The Kansas Health Foundation launched the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI) at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita to help improve Kansans' access to healthy food. Guest contributor, David E. Procter, Ph.D., shares details about the initiative, its purpose and potential impact.