Archive for Sunday, October 4, 1998


October 4, 1998


Chris Morris has joined Hedges Realty Executives as an agent. Morris, a Graduate Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyers Representative and Million Dollar Producer, had been with Acres Realty.

Gould Evans Associates announced three new hires: Georgia Gavito has joined the firm as an architect. Gavito, a Kansas University graduate, is a member of AIA Kansas board of directors. Michael Sizemore has joined the firm as a project manager. He is a KU graduate with five years' experience. Nola Whitely has joined the firm as an architect in training. She is a KU graduate.

  • Peggy Johnson, a personal financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors Inc., has been appointed a member of the company's Advanced Advisor Group -- Senior Financial Advisors. Members are selected based on experience, professional designations, quality of advice and client service.

  • Dillon Food Stores announced two promotions: Melissa Lowenstein was promoted to pharmacy manager at the store at 3000 W. Sixth St. She joined Dillons in 1987 and had been a staff pharmacist at the store. Jennifer Olson has been promoted to assistant store manager at the West Sixth Street store. She joined the company in 1988, and had been a manager trainee in Garden City.

  • TherapyWorks announced these new hires: Dave Appleman was hired as a physical therapy assistant. He is a recent graduate of Washburn University. Scott Wheeler was hired as rehabilitation technician. The Kansas University graduate had been with St. Joseph's Health Center and volunteers for the Kansas City Wizards. Tammy White was hired as a data entry specialist. She is pursuing a degree in accounting at Kansas City Community College.

  • Kelly Calvert and Julie Thornton were among 10 employees of Miller Freeman Inc. to receive Miller Freeman Volunteer Grants this summer. Calvert, on whose behalf $500 was donated to Giving Tree Pre-school, and Thornton, on whose behalf $500 was donated to Kansas Ferret Assn., were omitted from an earlier item about the award.

  • Fundamental Technologies LLC recently was host to a meeting of scientists who are co-investigators on HISCALE instrument data from the joint NASA/European Space Agency Ulysses spacecraft mission. Fundamental Technologies provides software and data analysis for the mission and other spacecraft missions.

  • Wing & A Care Pet Sitting Service recently opened in Eudora. The firm specializes in caring for birds, but pet sits cats and dogs as well, as an alternative to boarding facilities. The company offers additional services such as mail service, watering plants, etc. It is bonded and insured as a member of Pet Sitters International. Call Julie Hedges at (785) 691-8367 for information.

  • Western Resources Inc. announced more changes in its top leadership with election of three new officers. Annette Beck was named president of KGE and vice president of customer service for electric operations at the Topeka-based utility. Douglas Henry was named vice president for power delivery. Les Morgan was named vice president of generation services.

  • David R. Hall has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing for the consumer products division of Farmland National Beef Packing Co. LP of Kansas City. He had been a senior brand manager with Kraft Foods.

  • AAA Kansas announced five new hires for its Lawrence office: Anne Walters was named branch manager. The Kansas University graduate had been agency manager for Carlson Wagonlit/Sunflower Travel Service. Shelly Lopez was named senior travel agency consultant. The Lawrence resident had been with AAA's Topeka office. Adelle Ballard was named auto travel counselor. She had been an emergency road service dispatcher. Richard Orr was named membership coordinator. The Lawrence resident had been a campus minister and on KU's human resources staff. Trevin Gay was named customer service representative.

Coming events

Money 101: The Basics of Balancing Your Budget, a free seminar on personal finance, is set for Monday in Kansas City, Mo. Terry Savage, author, syndicated columnist and television personality, will present the seminar from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 220 W. 43rd St. The seminar is sponsored by Visa U.S.A. and the National Foundation for Consumer Credit.

  • Blimpie Subs & Salads, Miller Mart and Premiere Video will have a ribbon cutting for their new location at 11 a.m. Thursday at 2311 Wakarusa Dr.

  • What You Need to Know about Buying or Selling a Business is the topic for a seminar Thursday sponsored by the KU Small Business Development Center. Jean Zimmerman of JKW Group will present the seminar from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at US Bank, Ninth and Vermont streets in Lawrence. For more information, call (785) 843-8844.

  • Overland Park Regional Medical Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a community health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The fair will take place on the campus of the hospital at 10500 Quivira Rd. It will offer free flu shots, blood pressure checks, blood sugar screenings, food, bingo, face painting and games.

  • The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry will have its regional meeting Oct. 14 in Lawrence. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr. The chamber is formulating its 1999 legislative agenda.

  • The Options Industry Council will present educational seminars on stock options from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the DoubleTree Hotel at Corporate Woods, 10100 College Blvd. in Overland Park. Eric Frait, an instructor from the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, will conduct the seminar. For more information, call (212) 684-4440.

  • Introduction to Windows 95, a course for people new to the Windows computer operating environment, is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Kansas University Division of Continuing Education, 1515 St. Andrews Dr. Sponsored by the division, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the Johnson County Community College Business and Industry Institute, the course is the first in a series set for this month and next. The cost is $179. To register or for more information, call (785) 864-8528. Later classes will focus on Word and Excel.

  • Balance Your Business as a Three Legged Stool, the Second Annual Women's Conference, will be sponsored by Professional Women of the Chamber Oct. 20. Lynn Allen, internationally known fitness trainer and adviser, will open the conference that runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will promote service, cost and quality.

  • Training the Kansas Workforce for Business Needs will be the theme of the 22nd Annual Economic Outlook Conference Oct. 23 at Kansas University. Speakers and attendees will discuss how technology is changing the workforce needs of Kansas business and what educators and employers can do to prepare. Invited speakers include Gov. Bill Graves, Sen. Pat Roberts and Western Resources Chairman John Hayes. For more information, call Pat Flory at (785) 864-3284.

Meetings, events

Here's a look at conventions, meetings and events planned this month in Lawrence, courtesy of the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau. Each listing includes the number of participants and estimated revenue, if available:

  • Oct. 7-9: Governor's Conference on Aging, 500, $67,873.
  • Oct. 8-10: Kansas Conference in Clinical Child Psychology, 150, $20,361.
  • Oct. 11-16: Kansas Pharmacist Assn., 400, $81,447.
  • Oct. 9-12: Black Greek Leadership Conference, 100, $13,574.

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