Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Dollar General Store to Open in September North of Topeka

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Dollar General Store to Open in September North of Topeka

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A new Dollar General store in northern Shawnee County will open by late September.

Jaclyn Dees, a spokeswoman for Dollar General, said the store at N.W. 43rd and Topeka Blvd. is already under construction and will open in mid- or late September. It will be a standard-sized store with about 7,300 square feet of sales space and carry the same mix of products as the other Topeka locations, she said.

"The store's going to be a typical Dollar General," she said.

Most Dollar General stores carry cleaning products, health and beauty supplies, household items, some clothing, pet supplies, toys, school supplies and packaged food items. Some also have cooler space for fresh or frozen foods.

Dollar General also has locations in Topeka at 1920 S.W. 10th; 2042 N.W. Topeka; 2515 S.E. 6th; 1001 S.W. Fairlawn; 2500 S.E. California; 3401 S.W. Topeka; 3410 S.E. 29th; and 4520 S.E. California. It also has a store at 1420 Washington St. in Auburn.

The chain is opening 700 stores nationwide this year, Dees said.

"We try to serve a radius of three to five miles, or a 10-minute drive for our customers," she said.

The new store will need six to 10 employees, Dees said. To apply, visit

Small business conference coming

The annual Minority Women Business Development Conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 420 S.E. 6th.

The program includes a question-and-answer session with bank representatives about loan options and what small businesses need to know about credit. The keynote speaker is Michelle Markey, vice president of the Kauffman FastTrac program, which offers courses and resources for entrepreneurs at different stages of developing their businesses.

Other presenters are Amanda Kiefer, assistant vice president and director of minority and women inclusion at Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, who will speak on diversity and inclusion; Keith Tatum, Democratic candidate for Shawnee County Register of Deeds and president of Community Advocates for Social Enrichment, on networking and building partnerships; Martha Bartlett-Piland, founder of MB Piland Advertising & Marketing, on low-budget marketing; and Tiffany Cody, co-owner of fashion photography business Smash Glam, on turning a passion into a business. …

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