Category Archives: Success Stories

Ember Woods Sawmill Puts Down Its Roots

  Ember Woods Sawmill is veteran-owned business that recently opened for service in the city of Riley, KS. After 20 years in the army, Ret. 1SG Scott Jacobs decided that he wanted to do something about which he felt passionate, … Continue reading

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TrenDesks: Trending Toward More Healthful Work Spaces

TrenDesks™ and accessories are ergonomically-designed standing desk furniture by SunField, LLC of Manhattan, KS. Shane Feng was inspired to create TrenDesks™ after being bothered by neck problems that developed after several years of working in a traditional office environment.  Hunching over a … Continue reading

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The Paramour Coffee Story: Excellence in the Making

Paramour Coffee, a specialty coffee company based in Wamego, has two café shops and also sells artisan coffees wholesale. Considered the grandfather of speciality coffee, in the 1960’s and 70’s Alfred Peet was at the center of the coffee revolution … Continue reading

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Hot Stuff!

During Oztoberfest in Wamego over the weekend, Toto’s Tacoz! launched its new line of hot sauces: Witches Manic Meltdown (a green jalapeño hot sauce) and Toto-ly OZsome (a red habanero hot sauce). It was a great time for this local restaurant, part … Continue reading

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Getting off the Ground with Little Apple Pilates

About 2 years ago, Hilary Santana set a goal of opening her own pilates studio. She wanted to have a studio where she could bring together the things that she needed for the types of exercise that she enjoyed that … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Flint Hills Enduro!

Over the summer, Matt Ransom came to the WU KSBDC because he was thinking about taking over a neglected off-road motorcycle track that was overgrown with brush and hadn’t been groomed regularly in a long time. Matt, who has been … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Anniversary, Sugar Creek Country Store!

Located, in a beautifully restored historic building on Highway 24 in downtown St. Mary’s, Kansas, Sugar Creek Country Store celebrated its first anniversary last week. The store carries a unique assortment of unusual, very high-quality foods, has a deli and … Continue reading

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