Archive for Sunday, April 26, 1998


April 26, 1998


Shelly Domann of Winchester has been hired as rural property appraiser in the Lawrence Branch Office of Farm Credit of Northeast Kansas. She will be serving Douglas, Jefferson, Johnson and Leavenworth counties. Domann had been with the Jefferson County appraisers office.

Kevin King has joined The Liberty Press as northeast regional account executive in Lawrence.

  • NationsBank in Topeka announced Rob Parrish was promoted in its Commercial Growth Group. He is a Kansas University graduate and Lawrence resident. Mark Kossler and Debbie Carter also were promoted. Also, Gordon Lansford has joined the bank's Commercial Growth Group as vice president and relationship manager. He was director for AmeriComp, a Topeka computer networking firm.

  • Rick Perko has joined Coach's Edge as director of strategic development. He was membership services representative with the NCAA.

  • Christopher D. Roy has been appointed senior sales representative for Toray Plastics America Inc. of North Kingstown, R.I., to handle sales to the flexible packaging market throughout the Midwest. Roy had been with Mid-America Plastics inc., an injection molding company in Gardner.

Awards and honors

Marcia Epstein, director of Headquarters Counseling Center, attended the 31st Annual Conference of the American Assn. of Suicidology in Bethesda, Md. She attended presentations and workshops on topics including physician-assisted suicide, teen suicide prevention programs, helping people heal after suicide loss and suicide in African Americans.

  • Glenn Livingood Penzler Architects has been awarded the Edwin F. Guth Memorial Interior Lighting Award for outstanding achievement in lighting design for lighting its Lawrence office and Budig Hall/Hoch Auditoria Restoration at Kansas University. The award is made by the Illuminating Engineering Society.

  • Chris Davis, executive vice president and director of creative development at Coach's Edge, has been nominated for the 1998 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

  • Terry and M.A. Henry of Baldwin are new members of the American Angus Assn., the largest beef cattle registry association in the world. The association records ancestral information and keeps records on production for individual animals.

  • Jill Brandenburg, a clinical pharmacist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, attended the Health-System Pharmacists Spring Meeting recently in Kansas City. The Kansas & Missouri Societies of Health-System Pharmacists was host of the biannual three-day meeting. Brandenburg, a Kansas University graduate, has been at LMH since 1997.

  • Capitol Federal Savings & Loan Assn. has won membership into INVEST Financial Corp.'s Chairman's Club. the award recognizes superior sales performance during 1997. INVEST is a nationwide provider of financial products and services. Capitol Federal sells INVEST products at several branches including Lawrence.

  • David A. Jones, an osteopath in family practice in Baldwin, recently attended the annual convention of the Kansas Assn. of Osteopathic Medicine in Wichita. The conference provided an update on a variety of continuing education topics.

  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel of Lawrence received the Award of Excellence during Carlson Leisure Group's national meeting recently in Las Vegas. The award, received by 13 of more than 1,000 associates nationwide, is given to associates who demonstrate exceptional business practices and a strong commitment to the franchise network.

Coming events

Building Biomedical Alliances Between the Healthcare industry and the University of Kansas is the subject of a half-day forum set for Friday afternoon in Kansas City. Sponsored by Kansas University and Silicon Prairie Technology Assn., the forum is to bring together representatives of the health-care industry and the university to increase awareness of each other's needs. Executives of small and large health-care related businesses, research and design professionals and faculty conducting research in health-care related disciplines are encouraged to attend. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Hoechst Marion Roussel, 10236 Marion Park Drive. Fees are $35 and $15 and registrations are due Monday. For more information, call (816) 221-0555.

  • Minuteman Press, 501 Gateway Drive, will have a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. Friday to celebrate its new location. The celebration, including gifts, music and food, is from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is a new toy or contribution for Toys for Tots.

  • The KU International Business Resource Center will repeat its workshop titled ``The Internet and International Trade.'' The seminar is set to begin at 9 a.m. May 9 at the Regents Center in Overland Park. Offered in two 80 minutes parts, each with a different focus, the hands-on presentation is intended for entrepreneurs, business owners and/or managers who want to learn how to make the most of international trade opportunities available to small and medium-sized U.S. firms via the Internet. The class will be conducted in a computer lab and will be limited to 20 people. For more information and complete registration details, please visit:, or call the center at (785) 864-3123

  • Companies with ideas but no funds to develop them may be able to tap into an alternative source of financing at the Midwest Venture Capital Conference in late May in Lawrence. Conference sponsors -- Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneurial Services Group, the Kansas University Small Business Development Center, the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing and the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., are now seeking business plans from interested companies. Between eight and 10 plans will be chosen for presentation to several dozen capital providers. Business plans should be submitted by May 13 to Midwest Venture Capital Conference, c/o Venture Capital Specialist, Kansas Dept. of Commerce and Housing, 700 SW Harrison, Suite 300, Topeka 66603-3712. For more information, call (785) 296-5298.

Conventions, meetings

Here's a look at events scheduled in the Lawrence area along with number of attendees and estimated revenue generated, if available:

  • Mother to Mother Ministry, April 24-26, 100, $13,574.
  • Kansas League of Postmasters, April 26-29, 150, $30,542.
  • Kansas Association of Joint Law Officers, April 28-30, 250, $33,936.

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