New member name goes here
We will include each paid member on our website. The picture we take at your first meeting will be used unless you provide us with another picture. You must provide us the information to be included in your listing. Tell something about yourself, your history, your likes and dislikes, abilities and talents, patents and trademarks. Read what some of the other members have written. Then type yours up and email to Laura@newbestidea.com We will edit it to fit.
If you have a picture of your invention include it or a link to your website, if you wish. This is so that you can see who and what our membership is all about. Then see what you have in common or learn where our membership can help you with your project.
This is your spot and time to shine! If you are looking for a licensing deal or investors now is the time to express it.
Armstrong, Susan - Member-Sponsor
Susan Armstrong is the founder and president of Armstrong Chamberlin, a strategic marketing company serving clients in Kansas, Colorado and Missouri. The advertising and public relations agency is based in Haysville, KS, just south of Wichita.
Whether you need assistance with research, a logo, packaging or a website, Armstrong Chamberlin has a talented team to help you market your product. On-staff planners, writers and designers will develop your marketing plan and create a campaign to reach potential customers with your message.
We work to promote and market your product, invention, or services nationwide with the Media contacts to get you noticed on NY Times Square and on the Las Vegas Strip and most places in between.
Contact them at 316-522-3000 or check out their websitewww.armstrongchamberlin.com
Arnold, Phil "Doc Gizmo"
Phil "Doc Gizmo" Arnold
He will amaze you and inspire you to see the world around you in a different way. He takes the natural wonders and expands your mind with new things to think about. He has entertained over 200,000 students with his theatrics. If you need entertainment at your next function give him a call at 866-436-2449. He also does his show in Branson MO every year and travels up to the 4-H camp in Conway Springs, KS. We attended his show at Bostic Elementary, the kids were so good, attentive and definitely in awe. Just for fun, ask him how he can shrink your head in 30 seconds or how to make your head expand in 30 seconds. It is fun to see come to his next show and find out how.
Doc Gizmo brings an exciting Science program to your location. During the one hour presentation about 20 Discrepant Events demonstration help students realize that science can be fun and exciting. We make "Science Come Alive." A wide range of various science subjects are shown. Students find that Science is all around us all the time and is pertinent to their everyday lives. Call or go to his website at www.docgizmosciencedemos.com
A graphic and web designer, photographer and all around awesome computer chick. I can normally be found somewhere in the soft glow of a monitor with headphones filling my ears with music while productively tapping the keys of my keyboard. I am happy to travel for projects - short or long term.
Starting out in the print publishing world over 16 years ago, I have tried to migrate to a more web focused world with economic and environmental concerns in my sight. I enjoy working on projects that have a sense of community and promote local priorities. I love making good design and technology accessible to small and mid-sized businesses and organizations. I am comfortable with the inherent issues that come with working with small to mid-sized businesses, family owned businesses, and non-profit organizations and associations.
I work on a contract / 1099 basis and am always looking for projects that need not only the focused upfront time but also a little tending on the long term.
Please contact me if you have a project that needs to "get online!", I would be happy to help you!
These are just a few of the Sample websites that I have done and continue to maintain:
Check them out now, they are scalable and ready for new technology such as iPhones and iPads compatability.
Steven Basic is Author of "Unified Theory"
ABSTRACT AND EXPLANATORY NOTES
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Chester is the owner and photographer with Silver Image Photography. He is semi-retired, mainly doing portraits, weddings, and commercial, branching out to architectural photography. If you need pictures of your prototype or invention - he is the man. He contracts out to other photographers and keeps pretty busy. You can reach him through his website www.silverimagestock.com
Uwe and Susi Bocks
Service Providers - WITS Drafting and Design, LLC
WITS Drafting & Design, LLC became a reality for me on March 1, 2013 when I decided to put my creativity out into the mainstream. Several factors led to this decision, but the driving force was a need for quality progressive ideas, designs and innovative thinking and that they are given the opportunity to thrive. I’ve always had a desire to improve on the status quo for the betterment of all.
My new company is a full service firm that specializes in industrial drafting and design for all industries. My background and experience is primarily with extrusion and the plastic industry, developing and designing extrusion tooling, process development and optimization. I have worked with a range of extrusion companies, equipment manufacturers and other industries across the globe.
Through previous experience I have gained important insight and understanding of the challenges the extrusion and other industries face in today’s business world. I got my degree as a Master Tool and Die Maker in Saarbruecken, Germany and arrived in the US in my early thirties. For the next 20 years I worked for extrusion equipment companies in the technical development, engineering or research and development departments; Uniplast International (Greiner Extrusion Austria) in PA, Vinyl Building Products in NJ, American Maplan in KS, and HG Engineering, LLC in KS. With the knowledge I gained and involvement with other industries, I decided this company could contribute in a positive way to the development and improvement of ideas across the wide spectrum of industries.
WITS Drafting & Design, LLC designs, develops, provides and services manufacture of products and services that support and assist all companies in overcoming their challenges, increase their productivity, improve their product quality and reduce their expenses. We are a valuable tool to you, dedicated to providing the crucial attention to detail that is needed in the manufacturing process and providing the best possible service and ingenuity we can offer. Understanding your company’s needs, your set-up and your desired outcomes helps us to be able to provide you with the best possible technical and scientifically based solutions for your organization. This is achieved because our goal is to provide the necessary services with your complete satisfaction in mind. The product and services we deliver will be optimal, to your specifications, user-friendly and be able to achieve your required goals. WITS is just one piece of the important and necessary part of the puzzle that works together with you to bring your project to a satisfactory result.
WITS is a full service firm providing a wide range of products and services to a variety of industries such as Farming, Oil, Music/Video, Extrusion/Plastics and the Automotive Spare Parts Industry. We specialize in drafting and design but are capable of providing much more.
• Solid Works 3D Modeling – Quality Control, Manufacturing Parts Drawings,
• Exclusive to the Extrusion/Plastics Industry – Custom Tooling Design and
Manufacturing, Tool Tuning, Tooling Repair and Upgrade, Process Equipment
Training Support, Process Analysis and Improvement, In-House Training
• Patent Development
• Reverse Engineering of Manufactured Parts, Fixtures and Equipment
WITS works closely with you to understand your needs, assesses the limitations of each situation and, with you, determines the best possible creative solutions to ensure success. Our goal is to provide you with end results that impact your company positively, profitably and ensures that you can manufacture the best possible products.
Pleaswww.witsdd.come contact Uwe at 620-334-0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or visit the website www.witsdd.com . You can also find us at Facebook at www.facebook.com/WITSDD and Twitter@WITSDD.
We are located in Galva, KS, a scenic 59 minutes drive north of Wichita, near McPherson, so come see us, we want to help you succeed! Or reach us on the social medias where we can connect with you, at the rate of high speed internet connectivity!
Brandt, William A.
William A. Brandt, Tax Advisor 1, Notary Public
Bill is a tax preparer who wishes to provide services to inventors regarding the relative tax burdens to the inventors' expenses.
Areas of Tax Expertise:Investments/Stock Options/Sales, Royalties, Dividends (qualified/non qualified), Interest income. Home ownership. Healthcare expenses, Charitable giving deductions, Loss from disasters or theft. Retirement income, Military or Private Pension distributions as well as Social Security Income. Small Business, Sole Proprietor Self-employed, Not-for-Profit organizations, Help with IRS or State notices, Audits (phone, mail or sit down), and Tax Planning.
Should you set up a LLC with a S option? Should you incorporate at all? Is there more protection for your personal assets as a Sole Proprietor? These and more Tax Questions should be addressed BEFORE registering ANY entity with Any State or the IRS MUST BE ANSWERED FIRST. Your lawyer or cpa will not know what is best for you. They will tell you in general terms what should be best only. Talk to me. I won't charge you a dime to talk to me. I promise.
Bill has invented a Hydrogen Fuel Cell for Small Engines. He has an office at 3003 3005 E. Harry in Wichita, KS.
Hubert is a Mechanical Engineer in Plastics Technology, coming from the South-Western Stuttgart region of Germany.
He has over 25 years experience in product design & development for injection molding, tooling and automation equipment for industrial, automotive, aerospace and consumer product markets.
His background includes mold and tooling design, as well as application specific material selection.
Work experience includes 9 years at the Teleflex Automotive Research & Development Center in Troy, MI and 11 years at the Teleflex subsidiary Norland Plastics in Kansas.
Hubert has developed a process for manufacturing of encapsulated composite polymer bearings and a process for weld stress removal and weld distortion compensation in large metal structures for Carbon Fiber Composite Lay-up Tools and Bond Tools.
He has worked as Contract Manufacturing Engineer at the Hawker-Beechcraft "Composite Center of Excellence in the field of advanced Carbon Fiber components where he was responsible for quality improvements and cost reductions of Composite components for Jet Aircrafts.
Hubert is inventor and co-inventor of the following Patents and published patent applications:
Chamberlin, Mark - Member-Sponsor
The other half to a great marketing and public relations team, Armstrong / Chamberlin. Based out of Haysville, KS but with offices in Wichita, KS, and Kansas City.They service Kansas, Colorado and Missouri with a full service office.
They can work to promote and market your product, invention, or service nationwide. They have the Media contacts to get you on NY Times Square and on the Las Vegas Strip and most places in between.
Contact them at 316-522-3000 or check out their website www.armstrongchamberlin.com
What is an Inventor? To me it’s a person that makes life more convenient, productive, safer, and economical by the way of a new Device, Process, or Idea. Check out my new book: Click on: "Out of the Mind of Michael".
I call myself an Inventor because I designed a process that enhances or magnifies products or elements in being used with increased efficiency, performance, or productivity. In simple terms, I influence elements to work stronger or different than they normally do.
One product that I came up with is M-Factor that cleans, polishes and protects painted, glass, metal, vinyl and other plastics on cars, boats and aircraft. On well cared for painted surfaces, M-Factor leaves a Sky Deep Shine, and last for months before needing a reapplication of M-Factor. Click for Video. Click for Text.
Check out this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLed4RFH9cI for great Christmas ideas.
If you are a collectable of Space memorabilia, this is for you!
Part of the proceeds will go to support IASCK, Thanks for your support!
Copley, Donald and LaDonna
Don and LaDonna Copley
Mike has 2 years of College after Air Force. Beech Aircraft Expediter (1 year), Plumber and Sewer Cleaner, 30 years.
Inventions and Creations:
Mike has invented a foam generator for root retardant chemicals to coat 360 degree of sewerline. Information is available, proprietary info to license or participation. (now in public domain) Advances not yet patented.
Greg took up Chemistry when he went to WSU. He likes to figure things out right down to its molecular struture. He has created a selection of Mineral Baths that when combined has the ability to help your body to fight off and defend itself from minor scrapes, cuts, and injuries. He has many testimonials from clients that find it worked for them and their ailments. His product is Healing Minerals Hydro-Soak formerly Atlantis Baths. If you would like to try it out, if you mention our Association's name receive a trial pack and see what it can do for you. Call him at 524-6870 for ordering his great product.
FranKamp, Marvin - Honorary Member
Marvin is a semi-retired petroleum Geologist, prototype builder, pretty good do it yourself person, would help someone build a prototype -- have worked with most materials. Marvin can be reached at (316) 681-2358
Inventions and Creations:
Have built many craft projects including toys and working water wheels. Have done several patent searches, no inventions. Presently working on a magnet motor.
Freeman, Chris & Pam
Chris and Pam Freeman
Freidenberger, Richard - Vice President - Honorary Member
Richard has a Masters in EE with WSU, is a retired Electrical Engineer and Test and Evaluations Manager from the Boeing Company. He became involved with the Wichita Chapter of the Kansas Association of Inventors in 1993 and in 1997 helped to incorporate the Inventors' Association of South-Central Kansas Richard can be reached at (316) 721-1866 or by email at email@example.com.
Inventions and Creations:
Richard was asked to partner with John Houston (deceased) to help develop John's Heavy Duty Bath Seat Lift. This project has been developed into an effective prototype featuring stainless steel design and powered by rechargeable batteries. Richard and John's wife, Beverly Houston, are looking for a marketing agent to help them to provide help and support to the thousands of individuals that would enjoy privacy while doing their bathroom activities and those other thousands of health care providers that strain their backs in lifting heavy patients from the bath seats. US Patent No. 6,154,896
Richard's own creations include among many other projects, a fishing rod holder to safely and securely hold fishing rods in the ceiling of a pickup topper. This basic design for the rod holder is very effective in securely holding an unattended rod on a lake or river bank or wooden fishing dock. The design accomodates either a spinning or casting rod. Can also be used for storage on a wall or ceiling.
Another invention is a 'barn-door' tracking device to rotate the camera at the speed of the earth's rotation in order to take pictures of stars and such with timed exposure. The device is powered by a 1 revolution per minute 12VDC motor which can be powered by the cigarette lighter of an auto. The tripod is made of ash wood and weighted with lead bags to provide a stable platform. The axis of rotation is positioned to the North Pole with the aid of a one-power scope from an old Army rifle. A visible feedback is provided allowing the operator to make adjustments to the speed to correct for any error in tracking the star or object. The result is ability to make long time exposures as seen in attached Milky-Way image with a 20 minute exposure, looking due South from a location near Lake Afton in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Click here for an image of the comet Hale-Bopp with a short 12 second exposure above the Saint Joseph Church in Western Sedgwick county. A later image of the comet was taken on April 12, 1997 showing the comet breaking off two parts of it in a 5 minute exposure. These images have not previously been recorded and were sent to NASA for the record.
My latest invention is a CAMERA MOUNT ADAPTER FOR POLE OR TRIPOD USING REMOTE CONTROL. This unit is for sale. Click to see brochure.
Gast, John J - President - Honorary Member
My name is John Gast and I am a Marine; you are never really considered an ex-marine.
When I was a child I lost my parents and I grew up in multiple foster homes until I was adopted as a young adult. The unusual number of foster homes really turned out to be a blessing to me. They exposed me to many experiences early in my life that blessed me with the ability to easily understand the processes involved in helping produce products and services with a lot of unique individuals with different personalities.
I have always enjoyed creating things with my hands. I have been a welder, roofer, plumber, electrician, licensed contractor, electrical millwright, and had a real estate broker’s license. As well as owning an energy conservation company, selling products throughout Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois that was a retrofit for furnaces that made it more efficient, called a Thrifty Vent.
I have traveled throughout the US and love geography. I owned my own publishing company for 18 years and published maps, magazines, directories and guides. We worked with Chambers of Commerce, non-profits and governmental agencies to help encourage economic development and relocation into many communities. I enjoy gaining knowledge and sharing that knowledge with others. I am in the process of getting a utility patent and I have published a book that helps eliminate some of the pitfalls that inventors go through on their journey. The book “How to Create Your Best Idea " is an inspirational and instructional workbook to help encourage many new inventors to put into action their ideas to help man and our planet.
I enjoy being on the board of directors for the IASCK and a member to the Inventors Club of KC as well as a volunteer at the Orchard Park Senior Center for Friday night dances. We also, my wife of 43 yrs and I , volunteer at the Kansas Humane Society and Numana Inc. in our spare time and enjoy playing cards on the weekend.
I hope to see you at an inventors club meeting someday or at our introductory seminars that we provide to manufacturing companies county by county. The seminars help to teach the “5 Stages of an Idea” and the ROLL System for organizations and companies to encourage you to think creatively and to help create jobs for Kansas. Go to our website www.createkansasjobs.com and see what you can do to help make a difference with your unique awareness and talents. Do it before it is too late and you’re just sitting in a rocking chair thinking Would a – Should a – Could a and wondering where all the time went. Contact me at 316-393-5553 or email me at John@newbestidea.com
Gast, Laurene - Secretary - Honorary Member
My name is Laurene but I go by Laura. I have always had an inventive mind, not an imaginative mind. I was raised on my family farm and that is where I honed my inventive skills. While a teenager I also liked to learn and acquire skills by joining and leading my 4-H club, holding all executive level positions in my 10 years with the organization.
I have come up with several ideas from a garden tool to marketing program to book publishing project but I am still looking for my multimillion dollar idea. I like to help and support other people and to encourage others to accomplish their dreams. I like to support non-profits when it has a mission to what I agree. That is why I became a member to IASCK. They too have a passion for thinking of solutions for any given set of circumstances – and helping each other to accomplish their goal.
I am a member to the Inventors Club of KC, Visioneering Wichita, Wichita Historical Society, and I volunteer at the Kansas Humane Society, Numana Inc, that helps starving children. I have published a book titled "How to Create Your Best Idea" and when it is successful then I plan to start a foundation of my own to help old and young people learn from each other, called Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, but not Forgotten.
John and I offer a special company or individual seminar that helps you define where you want to go as a company/individual and what you want to accomplish. The company seminar is called "Best Idea Contest “company seminar cost varies on the number of employees (based on $20 per employee) which includes a free seminar.
The individual or company can receive the "Shark Tank Expedition" seminar ($750.00 value) that we gathered by watching and analyzing what they expect as Venture Capitalists or investors on the Friday night ABC, Channel 10, Kakeland TV show - Shark Tank.
We also help Economic Development teams from states, counties and cities put together a plan to generate more jobs and revenues for their area by receiving a Best Idea - State/County/City consultation program ($2,500 value) to instill Economic Gardening from within by highlighting and working with the top industries that bring in the most jobs and the highest revenues in Payroll and Gross Domestic Product – GDP into their respected areas.
We work with Gazelles (10-99 employee companies/organizations and larger) to bring new and diversified ideas to market. In the implementation of this program, we help turn out jobs, products and services that can be marketed nationwide and worldwide. All this to assist in generating more exports for Kansas; then in the process we help our communities stabilize and aid in preventing the declining population from within our outlining counties and our state as a whole. Call 316-836-0722 or send me email if you want to know more about our seminars. firstname.lastname@example.org
President and owner of Inno-Labs, LLC a licensor and distribution company for the food industry.
He has licensed the FireWire from Jimmy Jones our member and has it setup to go into Sam's Club as well as has it already in many of the great retailers, such as: Cabela's, Dillons, Dillards, Menards, Ace Hardware, Sams Club and up to 4200 stores nationwide. Check out his website on the FireWire at www.firewiregrilling.com
His office is in Winfield, KS and his contact number is 620-229-9800. Here is his catelog of products from the International Housewares conference, click here and see. He is out of town going to trade shows to promote his food items to places like: Bentonville, AR., Atlanta, GA, Scottsdale, AZ, and many others, up to 25 shows a year. So wish him well, he just might license your invention someday, so we want him to do well. See his comments on Pipline click here to see http://www.pipelineentrepreneurs.com/members/todd-gentry/pipeline.
Gerber, Don and Kathy
Don and Kathy Gerber
From Rosehill, KS, a retired Air Force veteran and Kathy his wife of 47 years. They have come up with an idea like the rest of us out of necessity. They are taking the Fast Track to try and make their idea available for those in need of its services. Check back later and see how they put it all together. Come to the meetings and meet this interesting couple.
Harris Jr., Charles - Board of Directors
Charlie is retired from OXYCHEM. He has a BS degree in Organizational Management and Leadership and is working on a Masters in Business Law at Friends University.
Haskins, Patsy & Earl
Patsy and Earl Haskins
Johnny Holle has been a farmer most of his life. Farming required new and inovative ideas to get jobs accomplished with lower cost, less labor, and/or less time. He had a seed processing business incorporated into the farming opperation. He designed and built his seed cleaning and processing facility. Within that facility he designed and built a 4 times larger box-cabinet to house seed spirals then was commercially available. Spirals separate round soybean seed from split soybeans and other foreign material by gravity to make a more perfect viable seed. A large company from Canada came to his farm to see his design. Nothing was ever patented or considered for manufacture. The only purpose was for his own use. He no longer farms, but does contract construction and handyman work although most of his time is now devoted to getting RACECARCoolers started. RACECARCoolers is a patented product that is a cooler for food and beverages that will be customized for each NASCAR driver's racecar. These coolers are not the square or rectangular coolers we all know and use many days in our recreational and work life. They will be made in the shape of a racecar and look almost exactly like a racecar only with differences to function as a cooler rather than a driveable racecar. He is seeking financing and NASCAR licensing and then lookout avid race fans will absolutely want a cooler to showcase "their own" driver's racecar. Ipsos-Reid, a world-wide respected company for their work in polls and marketing studies, shows 75,000,000 NASCAR fans which is 1 out of every 3 persons in the U.S. adult population, with 40,000,000 of those being avid. Their study documents the avid fan spends $900 anually on NASCAR licensed products and devote 9 hours each week to some form of media to keep up with the latest information, That is dedication. When a fan gets that fanatical they will most certainly want a new and unique product showcasing "their own" driver for use with their tailgate parties. So call me for any questions on how you can become a part of this national and worldwide craze. Let me know what driver you want to support and promote by emailing me your favorite driver's name and number. Be the first on your block to showcase your driver with a RACECARCooler. I will work with those drivers first, just for your satisfaction.
Ipsos-Reid website www.ipsos.com
Catch up with him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RacecarCoolers?fref=ts and
Johnny Holle contact email@example.com
I am an aeronautical engineer (University of Minnesota) with 42 years engineering and marketing experience with Beech, Cessna, Textron Lycoming (aircraft engines) and Mooney Aircraft in Texas. I also have a commercial pilot license with single, multi-engine, instrument and glider ratings. For the last several years I have been doing contract engineering and personal projects, the latest involving what I call the "Hybrid Airplane." Compared to a conventional twin turboprop, such as the Beech King Air, this design will reduce fuel consumption 40% and has other safety and comfort features. The hybrid is covered by patent #7,549,604, granted to me in 2009. Current activity is oriented to converting a Cessna 421 to the new configuration to demonstrate the concept. Check out a full demonstration video (7 minutes) on this website at www.huttererengineering.com .
Iniguez, Jim - Honorary Member
Jim is a retired geological draftsman. He can be reached at (316) 838-6853.
Inventions and Creations: I have a licensed Kansas State Cup, unique in design, and will soon have a Kansas University Jayhawk cup, also very unique in design. My wife, Juanita, is a retired registered nurse with many innovative ideas.
Jimmy "JJ" Jones
Jimmy has invented more than 30 items and has patents on many of them. His most successful is called "Fire Wire" now on the market, licensed through Inno-Labs of Winfield, KS. Check it out at his website www.firewiregrilling.com but it is also availabe at many of your favorite stores listed below. If you don't find it available at your favorite store ask the management of the store to get it in stock. Here are some of the places already carrying it.
Inventions And Creations
Jerry has invented and patented a heavy duty shoe/boot brush for truckers, golfers and etc. He is looking for a licensing deal, if interested contact us at the Inventors Association for contact information.
Quimby, Dean - Board of Directors
The first time that I became interested in changing designs was when I was eight years old. I was born in 1940 and in 1948 we received electricity on our farm. An electric welder salesman came visiting and not having cash to spare dad traded the man an old Reo truck in exchange for a Farney electric welder. With the advantage of the welder I was able to build a tri-wagon. Welding the front half of an old tricycle to the rear half of a wagon and I've been hooked ever since. I've configured many things since that time. Some of the things, I'm sure, are still down by the trees along with the other junk of that time. There are more recent configurations up in the attic where we now live. I've had numerous jobs including working on pipelines and oil fields and then military. After that I worked in a feedlot for 8 years. I worked as a millwright for a company that bought old grain elevators to completely dismantle and then upgrade them to make them more efficient. This job lasted 18 years. It required a lot of welding.
I have four patents and one Trademark:
US PAT NO. 5,041,058 Portable Thrasher
US PAT NO. 5,106,340 Portable Thrasher
US20120240413-Rotating head multi-angled cutting knife
US20120079722-Six Cutting edge featured utility knife blade
TM Reg. No. 1,944383, Field Scout
My final 7 years of employment was with the Raytheon aircraft company as a painter. Aircraft, especially the size that we produce are painted with many different paint schemes. It takes a lot of rolls of paper and tape to paint aircraft. Each different color would require separating that portion of the aircraft from the rest of it. When the painted portion is dry it is then wrapped and another portion is painted. This happens a number of times depending on how many stripes and different colors are needed for that particular aircraft. The buyer of the plane chooses the color scheme. Taping and covering with paper to protect and separate the different colors requires a lot of extremely careful cutting. This is accomplished with utility knives and results in a lot of cut hands and fingers. The single edged razor blades were allowed along with other open bladed utility blades. These were discontinued in favor of a safer knife which has a 'push out as you need' design. but they can't replace the industrial razor blade for sharpness, cost efficency and easy cutting.
Ivan is looking for a licensing deal for his Mini Meg pencil sharpener that was just patented in 2011. It would be excellent for collegiate, high schools, and grade schools as well as for a business promotional item "SWAG". It is inexpensive yet a memorable item to give to your clientel. It is useful in the cosmetic industry as well to get to junior high and high schools girls. Use it to make an announcement of your new campaign or project, get the word out!!
Sims, Eric and Paula
Sims, Eric and Paula
In 2008, Eric found the perfect farmstead nestled in the rolling hills of Harvey County. Poised to be Eric's retirement hobby, we brought in eleven head of cattle (Dexter & Angus) and then chickens (lots of chickens). Before we knew it, there were 24 dozen eggs sitting in the refrigerator with no place to fry. Paula established a wholesale contract with a local grocer and that was the beginning of Morning Harvest farm in HV County.
Thankfully that first year brought enough customers to buy all the eggs. A few more head of cattle were purchased and we had our first calf on the farm. After learning to deal with cattle, Paula decided the Angus had to go. Dexters are easier to coax, friendlier and more predictable.
A garden was planted the second year. A few more customers found us and we started attending the Saturday farmers market in Newton. The herd continued to grow naturally and a few of the Angus were sold. Pond fish were now large enough to harvest and the wholesale egg contract was nullified.
A full half-acre defined the garden that third year. Our first animal was taken to the meat locker, more customers found their way to the farm when we decided to try our hand at raising meat chickens, a mid-week farmers market was added in Wichita, and the drought dried up the pond taking all the fish with it. Baking artisan bread sparked a budding catering business for Paula which, in turn, sparked the idea for our invention.
Year four brought seven hired hands, four high tunnels, two greenhouses, and one growing customer base. 100% grass-fed beef became a steady product along with the catering and two farmers markets.
Now in 2013 (our fifth year), we hired our first full-time permanent employee to maintain the garden, high tunnels and greenhouses. Part-time hands still pitch in several days a week. The herd will be expanding utilizing pasture land owned by one of our customers. Shipping containers keep making their way down the drive with hopes of becoming 1) a certified kitchen and 2) a food storage area (freezer, cooler, dry storage). A third weekly farmers market was added. Catering continues to grow and ignite expansion ideas for our invention.
Morning Harvest farm (MHf) operates as naturally as possible. Farm tours are given each Saturday @ 2 pm, by appointment only. So give us a call at 316-303-7118, we'd love to see you and your family at Morning Harvest farm! Or go to our website www.morningharvestfarm.com and order from our diverse selection of farm raised, no hormones beef and free range chickens. As well as order a taste of our jams and jellies when in season. We look forward to hearing from you.
Morning Harvest farm...where cattle decorate the pastures, and chickens decorate everything else!
Morning Harvest farm
Eric & Paula Sims
8933 NE 72nd St
Walton KS 67151
...where cattle decorate the pastures, and chickens decorate everything else!
Snyder, Chris and Tracy
Chris and Tracy Snyder
Stecklein, Gary - Treasurer
Gary Stecklein has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from
He is currently pursuing patents on a highly compact high reduction gear drive system, snow sled, extension cord reel, visual wind shield wiper control system, direct kinetic energy transfer system, and other concepts.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stevens, Earl and Mary
Earl and Mary Stevens
Velasquez, Raymond & Irene
Raymond & Irene Valesquez
Raymond is owner of Border-Line Well Service and resides in Ulysses, Kansas. Wife Irene supports Raymond and is also a paid member of IASCK.
Inventions and Creations: Ray has invented and offers for sale Trash Traveler (TM), a light weight and compact portable trash can designed to be taken where large bulky trash cans can't go. Ray has also invented and offered for sale his Highway Traveler (TM), designed to provide support and stability when walking and picking up trash. Click on to brochures for full descriptions. Ray can be reached at (620) 353-9100.
Aleta Williams - Honorary Member
Aleta was the owner of Aleta's Bras at 5601 E. Central, Wichita until her retirement in 2013.
Aleta can be reached at (316) 682-0132.
Inventions and Creations
Aleta has invented a supporting bra for women with mastectomies.
Clayton Williamson - Honorary Member
Clayton started Kansas Association of Inventors, KAI, in Great Bend, Kansas which had Chapters through out Kansas.
Inventions and Creations: Clayton was responsible for establishing a law, House Bill 2792, that must be included in any contract between an inventor and an invention promotion company. Clayton resides in Hoisington, KS and can be reached at (620) 653-2165.
Wylie, Phillip - Board of Directors
Phillip Wylie, retired pastor & inventor
Phillip Wylie is a pastor retired from Southern Baptist Convention denominational service. Along with continuing to pastor informally, he is currently forming a holding company, Phil Wylie Industries, Inc. PWI will exist as a "small business factory", building subsidiary businesses on innovations and inventions of Kansans, and then offer the opportunity for those businesses to separate and stand alone. The first such business, "StirMate", will manufacture and market one of Phillip's inventions, a microwave oven stirring appliance. Other of his inventions slated for development are "FlipperMate", "BasteMate", "BakeMate", "UltiMate", "Mystery Ring", "The Bead Box", an Oxygen Line Warmer, and a 3D Roller Coaster." Phillip's other-than-ministry experience includes aircraft manufacturing industry quality control, tool design, production planning, contract estimation, contract troubleshooting and process design; residential and commercial building design, architectural drafting, commercial and residential general contracting, graphics and logos design and vocal music composition and performance. At present, Phillip is sole proprietor of Living Logos, a graphics design company. He offers his graphics design service to IASCK members for delayed payment or barter. He may be contacted at (620) 440-2412 or go to his website for his new patent pending StirMate at NuMate Kitchen Wares. Become a believer, it will give you a "stirring experience" with your microwave. Get two, buy one for yourself and a friend at a great price; support local businesses by doing so. Also check out the demonstration video on www.youtube.com for his StirMate and his Roller Coaster. Here is his new website click here http://www.philwylieindustries.com. check it out and see all the projects he is currently working on, send him an email or give him a call if you want to be apart of the growth and innovation, as an investor or licensee.
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