Archive for Sunday, October 11, 1998


October 11, 1998


ART&SIGN; Inc. announced the following personnel changes: Connee Norwood was promoted to office manager. She had been bookkeeper. She will also manage the company's purchasing. Terry Davis was promoted to production manager, responsible for all manufacturing processes and personnel. Formerly shop foreman, Davis has been with the company 10 years. Stacey Kielman joined the company as an account manager. She has four years of sign industry experience and is a specialist in interior and architectural signage. Janice Hansen was promoted to art director. The Kansas University graduate returned to Lawrence after seven years of design work in the Chicago area. Tim Stielow, former production manager, is now an account manager specializing in electrical and neon sign sales and service.

Tom Stofac has joined Callahan Creek as team creative director. He had been employed by the Godwin Group of Jackson, Miss., as associate creative director/senior writer. Topeka-based Callahan Creek is the state's third-largest advertising agency.

  • Jill Stutler has been hired to organize and administer the 1998-99 Baldwin Youth Basketball program for the Baldwin Recreation Commission. The Lawrence native and Kansas University graduate will be in charge of all program operations. She also is head volleyball coach at Perry-Lecompton High School.

  • Denise Johnson has been promoted to vice president of Douglas County Bank. Johnson, a 16-year employee of the bank, has had a variety of responsibilities in service and operations at the bank. Most recently, she has managed operations and coordinated technology systems.

  • American Real Estate & Investments Inc. will be moving to a new office building Nov. 1. The real estate and development company will move to the Summoore building at 1811 Wakarusa Dr.

  • Marston Hearing Center audiologists recently attended educational conferences: Karen Andregg attended the Missouri Academy of Audiology Conference. Cassandra L. Colville and Larry E. Marston attended the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Assn. conference.

  • Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., a regional investment banking firm, has opened an office in Overland Park. Located at 6900 College Blvd., it is the company's first in Kansas.

  • Thomas E. Wright, partner in the law firm of Wright, Henson, Somers, Sebelius, Clark & Baker of Topeka, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Bar Assn.'s board of governors.

Awards and honors

Mike McGrew, of Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate in Lawrence, was nominated into the Omega Tau Rho Fraternity by the Kansas Association of Realtors at its recent annual convention. Membership in the fraternity, which is represented by the Medallion of Service, is awarded in recognition of leadership skills and other criteria. McGrew has been president of the association.

Coming events

Enterprise Rent a Car will have a ribbon cutting for its new location at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 2233 W. 29th Ter.

  • ProSoCo Inc. will break ground for its new headquarters and plant at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at East Hills Business Park.

  • The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry will have its regional meeting Wednesday 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. Wednesday 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 from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kansas University Division of Continuing Education, 1515 St. Andrews Dr. The cost is $179. To register or for more information, call (785) 864-8528. Later classes will focus on Word and Excel.

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. 11-16: Kansas Pharmacist Assn., 400, $81,447.
  • Oct. 13-15: Kansas District Court Clerks Assn., 150, $20,361.
  • Oct. 16-18: Kansas Court Reporters, 100, $13,574.
  • Oct. 16: Late Night with Roy Williams, 16,000.
  • Oct. 21-24: NAFSA, 300, $61,085.
  • Oct. 24-25: Fall Home Show, 25 exhibitors.
  • Oct. 24: Kansas University vs. Colorado football, 40,000, $1 million.
  • Oct. 29-30: Allen Press Electronic Publishing Seminar, 50.

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