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Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $15M Available to Connect Kansans to Digital Devices and Public Wi-Fi Governor Laura Kelly announced today that applications are open for the Advancing Digital Opportunities to Promote Technology (ADOPT) program. A total of $14.7 million in grant awards will be available to organizations addressing the challenges of broadband accessibility, affordability, and device availability. Governor Kelly Announces $28.5M for High-Speed Internet Infrastructure Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $28.5 million in grants were awarded to 12 entities through the Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (LINC) program. The LINC program provides strategic funding for crucial aspects of broadband connectivity to reduce the cost of internet service, increase availability, and improve performance. Governor Kelly Announces $5M to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet in Rural Kansas Communities Governor Laura Kelly today announced that $5 million has been awarded to eight internet service providers (ISPs) in the latest round of Broadband Acceleration Grants for 2023. The awards will be paired with an additional $6.6 million in matching funds, resulting in an investment of nearly $12 million for high-speed broadband access projects across 10 rural Kansas counties. Commerce Program Opens Employment Pathway for Justice-Involved Kansans KANSASWORKS, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, is taking significant strides to empower justice-involved individuals across the state through the Re-entry Specialized Employment Counseling & Training (ReSpECT)WORKS program. This program provides intensive case management and career navigation for eligible individuals released from the prison system in Kansas. View All


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2014 MED Week Winners

Women-Owned Businesses of the Year

Construction Firm

RFB Construction Co., Deborah Beachner
Pittsburg , KS


Global Aviation Technologies, LLC, Candace Cottner
Wichita, KS

Professional Service Firm

New Birth Company, LLC, Catherine Gordon & Kendra Wyatt
Overland Park, KS

Retail Firm

Prairiebrooke Arts, Brook Morehead

Service Firm

Wilson Chiropractic Center, PA, Rosemarie Wilson
El Dorado, KS

Supplier/Distributor Firm

Premier Promotions, LLC, Joan Carhart & Cindy Carhart
Leawood, KS

Minority-Owned Businesses of the Year

Construction Firm

Agua Fina Irrigation & Landscape, LLC, Michael Dean
Kansas City, Kan.

Manufacturing Firm

MASS Medical Storage, Aubrey Guezuraga
Lenexa, KS

Professional Service Firm

Chelsoft Solutions Co., Kiran Chelluri
Olathe, KS

Retail Firm

Tequilas Mexican Grill, Medardo Munoz
Garden City, KS

Service Industry Firm

God’s Distribution Enterprises, LLC dba Goin’ Postal, Dr. Joyce Moore
Kansas City, KS

Supplier/Distributor Firm

Evolv Solutions, LLC, Ronald Harland
Overland Park, KS

Women Business Advocate

Beechcraft Corporation, Bonnie Fullinwider

Wichita, KS

Minority Business Advocate

Mid-America Asian Culture Association, Carol Wei

Olathe, KS

Young Entrepreneur

Design Brilliance, LLC, Daryl Bugner

Lawrence, KS

Corporation of the Year


Kansas City, MO