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Catalyst Marketing is gone from the former Poet Ethanol building

WICHITA — It was July when entrepreneur Tom Smith announced he was starting Catalyst Marketing, a call center he opened in the former Poet Ethanol building at 37th and Webb.

At the time, Smith said he hoped he would quickly outgrow the space.

Instead, he's now moved out because it was too much space.

"The cost of keeping the center open at that larger scale wasn't feasible," Smith says. "The business didn't come on as fast and the capitalization of the business ran out, and so I just incorporated Catalyst back into my other two companies for the time being."