Since 1946 we′ve also had the pleasure of building these clients and being associated with their success:
Brand awareness. Brand trial. Brand loyalty. Brand evangelism. Whether our clients are starting a brand from square one or galvanizing a dedicated following, we′re here to provide counsel, strategy and creative support to take the brand relationship to the next step. And it always begins with connecting, human-to-human, with their consumer. With resonant messages. In relevant places. At receptive times.
A manufacturer of professional-grade mowers, implements and accessories, The Grasshopper Company introduced the industry′s first commercially viable zero-radius mower in 1969. Since then, it has leveraged its expertise to create an impressive line of FrontMount and MidMount True ZeroTurn mowers preferred by commercial mowing contractors, government entities and smart consumers, sold through a nationwide network of select dealers. The Grasshopper Company has been an Associated client since 1982.
Since 1935, White Eagle Credit Union has delivered financial services to its members with a focus on personal service. Today, with more than $90 million in assets and a capital ratio exceeding 11 percent, White Eagle serves communities throughout Butler and Harvey Counties, and remains dedicated to helping members improve their financial well-being with a comprehensive range of products and services and cutting-edge technology.
Located in Hutchinson, Kansas, the Smithsonian-affiliated Cosmosphere houses the largest collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts in the world and provides that inspire innovation through science education. Its summer camp programs inspire explorers of all ages using STEM principles, while the SpaceWorks division has an international reputation for historic artifact preservation and replication. SpaceWorks has completed projects for NASA, the Smithsonian and Hollywood films, including Ron Howard's Apollo 13 and the HBO Miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.
The Barkman Honey passion for honey, and for the bees that make it, spans nearly a century.
In the 1920s, Esra Barkman hopped a train to Oregon to work in the bee yards. After mastering his craft, he returned to Hillsboro, Kansas and established a family honey tradition that passed on to his son Richard in the late 1950s. With increased production, Barkman Honey Company was born in 1960 with the Busy Bee brand that promised “Clearly Nature's Finest.”
Today, Barkman ownership and all the men and women of Barkman Honey carry on the family's successful labor of love — with a vision of sustaining and preserving the honeybee, and the industry it supports, for generations to come.
A leading regional provider of commercial HVAC system design and installation, building automation, parts and maintenance services, as well as training and consulting services, Knipp Services provides a broad range of expertise that makes buildings smarter, more efficient and less costly to operate.
An Associated client since 1982, Downing & Lahey Mortuaries has been helping Wichita area families celebrate the lives of loved ones for more than 100 years. As one of the few family-owned and operated funeral services providers remaining in Wichita, Downing & Lahey has been known for quality service, experience and personal attention for five generations. They were recently honored by the Wichita Eagle with a Readers′ Choice Award for the third year in a row.
Established in 2009, PetroPower provides innovative remote monitoring systems for the oil and gas industry that make the dream of the digital oilfield an affordable reality for producers of all sizes. The company’s completely wireless Well IQ® system offers flexible, reliable, versatile and user-friendly benefits that continue to stand out as a powerful and cost-effective solution for producers at all levels of production.
Founded in 1919, Foulston Siefkin offers offers expertise in more than 40 specialized practice areas, including civil and complex litigation, business and tax matters, employment and labor, as well as healthcare law. With 90 attorneys and offices in Wichita, Topeka and Overland Park, Foulston Siefkin represents a wide variety of clients, from individuals and emerging businesses to industry leaders, to meet their legal challenges.
Combining innovative engineering, modern manufacturing technology and expert craftsmanship, KMW manufactures a complete line of frontend loaders designed to fit virtually any tractor make or model built today, as well as for OEM use. A line of backhoes is also produced for OEM use. Headquartered in Sterling, Kan., KMW has manufacturing facilities in Sterling and Great Bend, Kansas.
Established in 1965, Vermillion Inc. specializes in custom-made cables and shielding built to meet a vast number of MIL Spec requirements for applications in the Army, Navy, and Air Force as well as for General Aviation and OEM applications. For over 45 years, Vermillion has provided the military and aerospace industry with high quality harness assemblies. Vermillion is fully integrated and certified to ISO 9001:2008 + AS9100C.
Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable and consistent credit, providing loans, leases and financial services to farmers, ranchers and rural businesses across the United States and in Puerto Rico. Established 100 years ago, Farm Credit has helped fund America's food, fuel and fiber and supported rural communities by financing clean water, reliable energy and high-speed communications services.
When the house lights dim, the magic begins at the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, the Wichita area′s most popular and only year round professional theatre. Featuring the finest professional talent from across the country, the Crown Uptown′s performances include Broadway-style musicals, comedies and celebrity guest artists. The Crown offers a fun and casual atmosphere and the best entertainment and dining in Wichita. Established in 1977, the Crown Uptown is located in a historic 1928 vaudeville theatre, designed by the famous Boller Brothers as Wichita′s first fully atmospheric theatre. The Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre has been an Associated client since May 2012.
Led by founder Klaus Viljanmaa, a successful international business executive who understands what it takes to create momentum and positive change, Warp Consulting transforms businesses at light speed to help them maintain a competitive edge in today's fast-paced environment. Working closely with clients, Warp defines and creates competitive advantages, identifies opportunities and energizes organizations with tailored business solutions and actionable plans.
The company started with a novel approach to improve engine efficiency. The Nautilus Engine featured a spiral tube that allows current engine designs to self-supercharge. This technology was a springboard for new and innovative ideas. The Nautilus Cycle, the company’s unique patent-pending combustion chamber solves the Inherent problems of HCCI, utilizing newly configured valves to assist in balancing combustion temperatures and reducing the need for in-cylinder injection. The technology may be rapidly implemented into existing platforms, meeting 2025 EPA emissions requirements.
Executive Women International (EWI) is an organization assembling key individuals from diverse businesses to promote member firms, encourage community involvement and enhance personal and professional development among its members. There are currently more than 2,500 member firms and 2,800 representatives in 65 EWI chapters throughout the United States and Canada, making it the premier organization for networking and leadership development for today′s business professionals. Membership is by invitation. The Wichita Chapter was chartered on January 5, 1970, and has 46 member firms.
Executive Women International (EWI) is an organization assembling key individuals from diverse businesses to promote member firms, encourage community involvement and enhance personal and professional development among its members. There are currently more than 2,500 member firms and 2,800 representatives in 65 EWI chapters throughout the United States and Canada, making it the premier organization for networking and leadership development for today's business professionals. Membership is by invitation. The Kansas City Chapter was chartered in 1959 and has 24 member firms.
With an emphasis on placing highly qualified technical personnel to the engineering industry, Technology Plus provides total service technical staffing as a solution to long- and short-term needs for clientele from coast to coast. In today's changing economy, the company's recruiting staff has the unique ability to access and flexibly coordinate a staffing solution to fit the needs and satisfy the business demands of its customers.
Headed by Dr. Tom Truong, the Kansas Foot Center develops individual strategies for proper foot care with each patient and works to educate patients to care for their feet at home, emphasizing the prevention of disorders. The Kansas Foot Center is committed to providing quality, individualized health care to patients by identifying and managing specific podiatric challenges, then developing customized plans of care that fit each client's unique needs – involving both surgical and alternative options.
Heartspring, located in Wichita, Kan., began in 1934 as a not-for-profit institution, serving children with speech defects and disorders. Today, Heartspring provides a wide range of services and therapies through several programs, including the Heartspring School and Heartspring Pediatric Services.
Founded in 1930, Starkey, Inc. is the oldest community based nonprofit organization in Sedgwick County, Kansas. The organization serves individuals with intellectual disabilities through a wide range of business services, employment, recycling, residential, life enrichment and case management programs that create opportunities and possibilities in the lives of those it serves.
The Andover Advantage Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to provide Andover students with unique educational experiences through teacher grants for classroom enrichment activities, equipment and materials that challenge students at all levels. Since 1996, the Andover Advantage Foundation has funded over 900 academic grants and 6 district-wide special projects.
The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) is an organization of editors, writers, publishers, photographers, public relations/advertising practitioners, industry association leaders, manufacturers and others involved in green industry communications. Founded in 1990, the organization serves industry communications professionals through an open exchange of information on the issues that impact how they communicate with their audiences. Each year, TOCA members participate in professional improvement seminars, field tours and other development opportunities. A scholarship program for aspiring green industry communicators and a writing, design, photography and new media awards program are also highlights for members.
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 135 represents full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in the Wichita, Kan. area. The IAFF-135 is the local chapter of the IAFF, North America′s leading advocate for the health and safety of fire fighters. The chapter also promotes community awareness of Wichita area fire department resources and fire safety at WichitaFireSafety.org.