Two years after taking over the marina at Cheney State Park in Kansas, Kevin and Stephanie O’Brien are all in. As in, they’ve sold the chain of five KAPS convenience stores they owned to focus full time on O’Brien’s Marina.
Wichita native Niki Hershberger opened Tallgrass Health in Riverside earlier this year. More recently, she has also begun offering colon hydrotherapy at the Opti-Life health and fitness center, near 21st and Webb.
Reverie Roasters and its sister businesses, Founders Bakery and Principal Coffee Equipment Solutions, are one of four finalists for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Small Business Award for firms that employ 26 to 100 people.
Watermark is one of five nominees for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Small Business Award in “tier one,” businesses employing 25 people or less. Watermark employs about 23 to 25 people, most of them part time.
Shelden Architecture started as a one-man operation and now employs 12 people. It’s one of five nominees for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Small Business Award for businesses employing 25 people or less.
Since opening three years ago this month, Hermes Healthcare has seen its patient load grow to some 5,000 people. The Wichita business offers foot care for patients in a clinic in the Twin Lake Office Park and also operates mobile clinics elsewhere.
How do you turn an out-of-the way diner into a destination spot? According to Yvette Ysidro, who owns Stearman Field Bar & Grill with her husband, it’s a willingness to work hard, collaborate and try new things.