Archive for Sunday, September 13, 1998


September 13, 1998


Randy Osburn has been promoted to project manager in the Topeka office of Bartlett & West Engineers Inc. The Lawrence resident and Kansas University graduate has nine years of experience in civil and environmental projects. He joined Bartlett & West in 1997.

Phil Cohan is the new Kansas City branch sales manager for the industrial equipment division of E.A. Martin Co. He is responsible for sales of Caterpillar, Mitsubishi, Roll-Lift and Big Joe brands of material handling equipment in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas.

  • Megan Brown of Lawrence was the 1998 recipient of the Orscheln 4-H Scholarship, which was presented by Tim Jensen, Lawrence manager at Orscheln Farm & Home. Brown, a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School, is a member of the Clinton Eagles 4-H Club. She now attends Kansas State University, where she plans to major in animal science.

  • Ten employees of Miller Freeman Inc. in Lawrence have won Miller Freeman Volunteer Grants to benefit 10 local groups, which will receive a total of $4,500. The employees and their groups are Twyla Watson Bogaard, $250, Lawrence Arts Center; Carol Munchoff, $250, Lawrence Arts Center; Michelle Parmley, $500, Ballard Center; Pam VanSchmus, $500, Altrusa International of Lawrence; Amy Pettle, $500, Women's Transitional Care Services; Don Keating, $500, Capper's Foundation in Topeka; Joni Hernly, $500, First United Methodist Church mission trip to Kentucky; Kelly Calvert, $500, Kansas Ferret Assn.; Ann Jesse, $500, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Deaf Program.

  • Members of the Kansas Credit Union Assn. are providing a no-surcharge ATM at this year's Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Sponsored by a group of 40 credit unions, the ATM will be located inside the KFDI Radio Tent, just north of the Pride of Kansas Building.

  • Allison Rose Lopez has been hired by Allen Marketing and Management, a division of Allen Press Inc., as assistant circulation and promotions manager. The Kansas University graduate had been a marketing coordinator with the Kansas City Symphony.

  • Alliance Communication Group, a division of Allen Press Inc., announced two new hires. Theresa Johnson Pickel was hired as publishing director. The Kansas University graduate has been with Allen Press for more than 10 years. Peter V. Chenouda was hired as advertising manager. He had been a management trainee with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and is attending Friends University in Topeka.

  • Kansas International Development Assn. Inc. has moved its office to downtown Lawrence. The new office, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is at 745 New Hampshire St., Suite No. 4.

  • Mahlene Nokes and Kimberly Meyers were the top floral designers in the recent Englewood Florist design competition. Competing against their peers, Nokes won first prize and Meyers won second prize in silk floral design.

Awards and honors

Security Benefit of Topeka was named one of the ``100 Top Companies for Working Mothers'' by Working Mother magazine. It was the third time Security Benefit received the honor. Earlier this year, Fortune magazine named Security Benefit one of the ``100 Best Companies to Work For in America.''

Six associates of Lester Building Systems in Ottawa were honored with the Second Quarter President's Award. Team winners were Chuck Bowman, Shawn Baer and Mike Thornburgh for their leadership in customer service and improved order flow. Individual winners were Merle Winsky for his role in the installation of panelized production equipment, Mike Schaefer for an 88 percent reduction in back orders from 1997, and Brenda Jackson for her professional conduct with dealers.

Coming events

Employment Marketplace Fall '98 is set for Saturday at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets. Local employers and trade organizations will participate in the event, which brings employers together with job seekers. The even will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce at (785) 865-4400.

  • The Internal Revenue Service and Kansas Department of Revenue will be host to free electronic tax filing seminars and workshops this month. The sessions are open to tax professionals, who may earn continuing professional education credit. They are set for Wednesday at Wichita State University, Thursday at UMB and NationsBank of America in Salina, Sept. 21 at the Finnup Center Conference Room of the Garden City Zoo and Sept. 23 at Washburn University in Topeka. Morning and afternoon seminars are available. For more information or to register, call (314) 539-2161.

  • Kansas International announced the lineup for its fall Breakfast Seminars. The series will begin Sept. 25 with a presentation by Gayle Martin Sanders, president of Martin-Logan Ltd. He will discuss today's global export environment. Breakfast two is set for Oct. 30, and Russell Lamb will provide an update on the Asian economy. Breakfast three is set for Dec. 4, and Fred Hays will focus on the impending release of the Euro. All breakfasts will be at 7:30 a.m. at Alvamar Country Club, and are $12 each for members or $15 each for non-members. The price for all three in advance is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, call Kansas International at (785) 841-4685.

Conventions meetings

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

  • Sept. 13-17: Central State Leeds Conference, 125, $25,452.
  • Sept. 15-17: Kansas Section of American Water Works, 300, $40,723.
  • Sept. 17-19: Golf Course Chapter Delegates Meeting, 200, $27,149.
  • Sept. 19: Rim Rock Invitational High School Cross Country, 1,300.
  • Sept. 19-20: Gun & Knife Show, 100 vendors.
  • Sept. 19-20: Metaphysical Show, 45 vendors.
  • Sept. 19: KU vs. Illinois State football, 40,000.
  • Sept. 21-24: KU Fracture and Fatigue Conference, 50, $10,180.
  • Sept. 20-22: Kansas Assn. of Public Transit, 100, $13,574.
  • Sept. 24-26: Great Plains Rocky Mountain Conference, 300, $40,723.
  • Sept. 24-27: Pulsar Fly-In, 200, $40,723.

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