Archive for Sunday, November 29, 1998


November 29, 1998


S. Glynn Sheridan has been promoted to senior vice president at Mercantile Bank-Lawrence. He had been vice president in the commercial lending area. The Kansas University graduate started his career with Mercantile in 1986. Sheridan also is chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and president of the Junior Achievement Board of Directors.

Sean Zaudke recently joined the Lawrence office of Gould Evans Associates. The Lawrence resident is working on design development for an addition to Indian Creek Community Church in Olathe.

  • JC Conversions, a new business specializing in customizing vehicles, has opened at 18985 178th in Tonganoxie. Joe Harder is president and owner of the firm. Call (913) 724-3228 for more information.

  • Kris Kringle has been employed by Downtown Lawrence Inc. to take orders for toys from the children of Lawrence. Kringle, an internationally recognized manufacturer and distributor of toys, will commute to Lawrence from the North Pole every weekend through Dec. 20. He can be found on the first floor of Weaver's Department Store from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

  • Linda Ruiz recently joined Jones Seel Huyett Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations of Topeka as traffic coordinator and receptionist. She had been communications specialist for Kansas Medical Society and public relations specialist for the American Red Cross.

  • Pat Jones has been named publisher and editor of Golfdom, a new monthly business journal. The Advanstar Communications publication will make its debut in January. Jones, who has relocated to Cleveland, was with Barkley Evergreen & Partners Public Relations in Kansas City. Prior to that, the longtime Lawrence resident served in various management capacities with the Lawrence-based Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

  • Interim Personnel announced these staffing changes: Mary Ellen Hall, manager of Interim On-Premise at E and E Display Group, was promoted to area director. Matt Gunnin, client service representative at Interim On-Premise at PackerWare, was promoted to office manager in the Lawrence branch. Jonielle Kauffman, client service representative, is assuming sales representative responsibilities. Nicole Klein has been hired as client service representative at E and E.

  • M&M; Office Supply announced these additions to its staff: Kathy Winters, outside sales. Virginia Smith, who is establishing a new educational department. Bob Dietrich, receiving and delivery.

  • The Fixit Man announced these new employees: Tom Costello joined the company as production supervisor. The Kansas University graduate had operated his own home restoration business for several years. Heather Mackler joined the company as office manager. She is a recent KU graduate.

  • C and C Drum and Guitar has moved to a new location in downtown Lawrence. The new store at 1023 Mass. provides additional space for new brands and model lines, better repair facilities and room for its international search program and clinics.

  • James T. Clark was selected as president-elect of the 2,600-member Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. The Lawrence resident is vice president of administration at Kansas Gas Service in Overland Park.

  • Karen Andregg, audiologist at Marston Hearing Center, recently attended a continuing education seminar on advanced application of technology sponsored by Phonak Inc.

  • Pachamama's celebrated its second anniversary Wednesday at the restaurant at 2161 Quail Creek Dr.

  • Nikki Rhea has been appointed executive director at Health Care Access Inc. The Kansas University graduate will oversee all activity of the primary care clinic. Rhea had been director of Indian Health Service Community Health Department on the Pueblo of Nambe in New Mexico.

Coming events

Investing With Your Values is the focus of a seminar Thursday at Washburn University's Bradbury Thompson Center. Featuring national experts, the 7 p.m. seminar will teach business leaders and consumers about the $1.2 trillion social investment market. Speakers are author Peter Kinder, industry expert Steve Scheuth, author and syndicated columnist Milt Moskowitz and portfolio manager Cindy Shields. For more information, call Terry Maley at (785) 431-3247.

  • An overview of the Euro, the new European currency, and its impact on business is the topic of a Kansas International breakfast seminar set for 7:30 a.m. Friday at Alvamar Country Club. Breakfast is $12 for KI members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call (785) 841-4685.

  • How to Tighten Controls on Production Costs, a one-day seminar presented by the Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center, is set for Tuesday in Lenexa. The seminar will teach participants how to minimize waste and keep labor, inventory, overhead and other production costs under control. The cost is $179 for the seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn-Lenexa, 12601 W. 95th. To register or for more information, call (800) 653-4333.

  • A Holiday Computing Buying Seminar is set for Saturday at Borders in downtown Lawrence. Co-sponsored by Geeks on Wheels and Borders, the seminar will offer free advice on computer purchasing and technology gifts. The seminar will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Borders, 700 N.H. No registration is required for the free event. Call (888) Geek-911 for more information. Geeks on Wheels is owned by the World Co., which also owns the Journal-World.

  • Manufacturing Facility Layout and Design, a two-day seminar presented by the Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center, is set for Dec. 16-17 in Lenexa. The seminar will teach participants how to manage facility layout and design from start to finish. The cost is $349 for the seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Lenexa, 12601 W. 95th. To register, or for more information, call (800) 653-4333.

  • Managing Employee Health is set for Jan. 27-28 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Sponsored by the Kansas Employer Coalition on Health Inc., Mid-America Coalition on Health Care and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the two-day session is intended for human resources managers, personnel and insurance managers, and others concerned with the provision of employee health benefits. Costs range from $65 to $130. For more information, call Jim Schwartz at (785) 233-0351.

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