Archive for Sunday, April 11, 1999

BUSINESS BRIEFS

April 11, 1999

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Faces and places

Mike Schreiber has joined Callahan Creek as vice president of account management. The Topeka marketing firm will move its headquarters to Lawrence later this year.

He previously was vice president of marketing for Thorn Americas, based in the United Kingdom. Before that he was vice president/group account director for 15 years for Bernstein Rein Advertising in Kansas City.

Sharon Michel Green and Scott Holeman, both of Lawrence, have been named to the 1999 Leadership Kansas Class. Members will participate in a series of six statewide sessions on key state issues and opportunities.

The program was started in 1978 by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • Landplan Engineering, PA, of Lawrence and Kansas Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. of Topeka have been selected to prepare a Master Land Use Plan for the State Complex West, former site of the Topeka State Hospital.

  • Connie Daniels has joined Kaw Valley Mortgage Co. Inc. of Lawrence as a mortgage broker with residential and commercial loans. She had been a loan officer for Mercantile Bank in Lawrence for 12 years.

  • John E. Dudley, CLU, of Prudential of America in Lawrence, recently attended the National Chapter Leadership Conference in Los Angeles. Dudley is director of the Northeast Kansas Society of Financial Service Professionals.

  • Jane Bateman and Kelley Witmer of Jane Bateman: The Interiors Store recently attended the International Window Coverings Expo in Atlanta. The expo features exhibitors and accredited seminars on products and trends in the window-covering industry.

Awards and honors

The American Institute of Architects has named Glen LeRoy to its College of Fellows for members who have made significant nationwide contributions to the profession.

LeRoy is a founding director of a community-based urban design program at the Kansas University School of Architecture. He and his students have recently worked with political and community leaders to plan and develop communities in the Kansas City area.

Gary Sollars, president and CEO of Charlton Manley Inc., has been selected to serve on CNA Insurance Companies' National PACER Committee. PACER serves as CNA's Professional Producers Council and meets throughout the year with CNA's management team. Sollars also will serve as vice chairman of the Midwest Region Panel.

Coming events

An Agricultural Credit Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Manhattan.

The conference will include an opportunity to talk with legislators about agriculture policy and information on product economic value and alternative uses for commodities. Kansas Ag Bankers are sponsoring the conference.

For more information, call the Kansas State University Division of Continuing Education at (800) 432-8222.

TherapyWorks, an outpatient rehabilitation clinic at 3115 W. Sixth, is sponsoring several community education seminars this month for National Occupational Therapy Month.

The brown-bag luncheon seminars will begin at noon. Guests should bring their own lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.

Seminar topics and dates are "ABCs of Vision," Friday; and "Lymphedema," April 23. For more information, call (785)749-1300.

  • Sid Ziegler of Ziegler Corp. will offer an open house Thursday featuring insulated concrete construction. The open house will start at 3 p.m. at 1512 Prestwick Ct., where construction is in progress. It will continue from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1610 Wedgewood, where construction is complete.

  • The Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center will present "The Manufacturer's Guide to Designing Your Web Marketing Strategy" April 21 in Kansas City, Mo. The seminar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1575 N. Universal Ave., Suite 130, Lakeside Plaza I.

The fee is $135 for a single registration and $115 each for groups of three or more. Lunch is included. Call (800) 653-4333 to register.

  • The Kansas City Board of Trade will offer "Trading the ISDEX at the KCBT" at 3:30 p.m. April 22 in the Rod Turnbull Room at the board of trade. The seminar is free, but registration is required. Call Virginia Price or Deborah Bollman at (816) 753-7500 or (800) 821-5228.

  • Internet Security Systems will offer a seminar on how to implement and manage safe and productive e-commerce environments. The seminar will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W. 12th, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Mediators from Kansas and neighboring states will converge April 23-24 on Lawrence to learn from national and international practitioners of conflict resolution at the Midwest Mediation Conference.

In addition to workshops, keynote addresses will be given by mediation trainer John Paul Lederach, Kansas Secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services Rochelle Chronister and James Levin, associate director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law.

For more information, go to http://home.att.net/~rmnichols/index.html on the Internet or call (913) 381-4458.

The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will present "How to Start a Business" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. There is a $20 charge for the seminar, which will be presented by representatives with the Service Corps of Retired Executives. To register, call (785) 843-8844 or send e-mail to kusbdc@idir.net.

Conventions, meetings

Here's a look at conventions, meetings and events scheduled for April in Lawrence, courtesy of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau. Each listing is followed by the number of attendees and estimated revenues, if available.

  • Housing and Redevelopment Conference, April 13-16, 200, $104,772.
  • Medichem, April 16-17, 150, $47,191.
  • City Managers Conference, April 21-23, 75, $23,595.
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Assn., April 21-23, 80, $25,168.
  • Dale Boom Golf Tournament, April 30-May 2, 300.

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