Local businesses present ideas at 1 Million Cups

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A couple of local businesses got to discuss their ideas with other small business owners Wednesday.

The owners of Dialogue Coffee and EMP Shield were the presenters at this month's 1 Million Cups meeting.

Dialogue Coffee is a local coffee shop that hires developmentally disabled employees. EMP shield is a start-up company that offers EMP protection to businesses and even government buildings.

The 1 Million Cups meeting allows business owners to do more than just enjoy the free coffee, according to Washbrn University's SBDC director, Karl Klein.

"It's really a platform for small business owners to present their ideas and their businesses to the small business community."

Klein also said that the monthly meetings will become weekly starting in 2020.