Archive for Sunday, March 31, 1996

BUSINESS BRIEFS

March 31, 1996

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Dillon Stores announces its annual Awards of Excellence.

Division winners: Adrianne Bonham, video department, Sixth Street store; Julie Pruitt, 23rd Street store.

District winners: Larry Bussinger, store manager; Larry Mcguire, grocery department; Jerry Habluetzel, meat department; Heather Turner, bakery; Kembry Gibbs, deli; and Linda Bollig, scanning department. All district winners were from the Massachusetts Street store.

1995 "Presidents' Choice" Award winners: Harold Johanning, floral, pharmacy, delivery driver, Massachusetts Street store.

Associates of the Year for 1995: Howard G. Gillispie, Massachusetts Street store; Melissa Loewenstein, Sixth Street store; and Jean Hegeman, 23rd Street store.

Hilde Beebe, Lawrence, has been named executive housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Lenexa.

She will be responsible for the housekeeping and laundry departments. She has been a supervisor with the housekeeping department for Kansas University for the past 14 years.

Gloria Schwarz, Lecompton, was elected regional vice president for region VII of the National Association of Insurance Women.

Region VII is made up of five states -- Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.

Schwarz has served on the board of directors for the NAIW, was named Kansas member of the year in 1994 and was the Kansas state council director last year. She is also the vice president and membership chairman of the Jayhawk Insurance Professionals, the local chapter of NAIW.

Laurie Martin-Frydman, owner or Martin TypeGraphics, designed and produced an award-winning alumni magazine for Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Kan.

"The Voice of Central Seminary -- A Year in Review," written by Brenda Sanders, was awarded third place in the category of Special Print Materials in a contest sponsored annually by the Baptist Public Relations Assn.

The 1996 contest drew more than 400 entries. Martin TypeGraphics is a Lawrence-based graphic design business.

The owners and designers of Englewood Florist, 939 Mass., attended the annual Kansas State Florist Convention in Dodge City on March 16 and 17.

Englewood designers competed with floral designers throughout the state.

Erica Weaver placed first in level one of the "surprise package" competition and placed third in level one of the "grand opening" competition.

Emilee Parton received an honorable mention in level one of both the "surprise package" and the "grand opening" competitions.

Gloria Crockett placed third in level one of the "surprise package" competition.

Cary Engle, owner, placed second in level three of the "surprise package" competition.

Debbie Liddel, of Advanced Pest Management Inc., attended the Kansas Pest Control Assn. Spring Workshop in McPherson on March 7 and 8.

The continuing education program assists certified pest control technicians in meeting training requirements administered by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

The two-day workshop consisted of sessions involving treatment strategies to rid homes and other structures of fleas, termites, carpenter ants and other insects and rodents. The sessions emphasized environmental concerns.

Phillip A. Rademacher, Lawrence, a personal financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors Inc., the nationwide financial planning and service company, has been appointed a member of the company's Advanced Planner Group.

The Advanced Planner Group is comprised of select members of the company's field organization. Financial advisors are selected for this award based on their experience as successful financial consultants, holding recognized professional designations and demonstrating a commitment to clients.

Thomas L. Ferriter, has been promoted to general manager, manufacturing of dry products at Heinz Pet Products.

Ferriter joined Heinz Pet Products through the acquisition of Quaker Pet Foods by H.J. Heinz Company in March 1995. During his 16-year career with Quaker Pet Foods, Ferriter was employed in various capacities of manufacturing. He most recently held the position of plant manager at Heinz Pet Products' facility in Topeka.

In his new position, Ferriter is responsible for Heinz Pet Products' plants in Lawrence, Kankakee, Ill., and Topeka.

Susan Dickey Putman has recently joined the Olene Sturdevant Agency as a customer service representative.

The agency is a multiline insurance agency focusing on client marketing using risk management strategies to protect family and assets.

The agency represents Farmers Insurance Group of Companies.

Putman is a former teacher, a graduate of Kansas University and a Lawrence High School graduate.

Hotz Business Systems received the 1995 District Quality Service award from the Xerox Corporation for the second year.

Sixteen awards are given nationwide, one in each district. The Xerox Corporation performs evaluations of the dealers to determine who should receive the awards.

In addition to the Kansas City, Mo., office, Hotz has branch offices in Lawrence and Ottawa.

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