Archive for Sunday, May 2, 1999


May 2, 1999


Faces and places

Alan D. Mackey and Terry A. Grote have joined the Landplan Engineering team.

Mackey will be responsible for the design of development master plans, site development plans and zoning plans and will prepare construction documents and specifications. He earned a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Iowa State University.

Grote, a registered professional engineer and certified KDOT LPA construction inspector, will be a project manager. He will oversee the design and production of street, storm sewer and highway projects; supervise construction observation staff; and help with project marketing. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Kansas University.

  • Dacia McCabe, a senior pharmacy technician at Walgreens on Sixth, recently attended the Health-System Pharmacists Spring Meeting in Wichita. The three-day continuing-education program included information on a variety of topics.

  • Scott Braden has joined Countrywide Home Loans as a home loan consultant. He has served as a vice president of mortgage lending, branch manager and underwriter in lending and financial services for the last 16 years in the Lawrence area. Braden is a graduate of Kansas University and Lawrence High School.

  • Knight Enterprises Ltd., a Lawrence association management firm, announces the addition of several staff members.

Craig D. Adams joined Knight as an administrator for the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association's Safety and Health Agenda for Roofing Professionals. He attended Kansas State University and the University of Idaho.

Rebecca Mills is mailroom coordinator, responsible for association newsletter and promotion mailings.

Marylin Russell is receptionist for Knight and the Lawrence Office Center. She had worked in the Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services office and has a degree in communications and public relations from Washburn University.

Linda Taylor is membership services administrator for the company's associations. She previously worked at Kansas University.

Longview Inspection Inc.,

a national provider of nondestructive testing services, recently acquired H.R. Inspection Service Inc. of Shawnee.

Awards and honors

Donna Beletz and Mary Jones of Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate have earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society -- an honor given to 6 percent of the more than 69,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates. The agency has offices in Lawrence and Eudora.

The American Red Cross recently honored Koch Industries employees with the Certificate for Volunteer Fund-Raising Excellence. The employees received the award for their disaster relief fund-raising efforts after the November 1998 flooding in southcentral Kansas. More than $100,000 was donated to Red Cross efforts.

Coming events

The Kansas University School of Business and Students in Free Enterprise are offering a new internship program to pair students with social service agencies. The program will be funded by a grant from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

The undergraduate and graduate students will be available to work full-time during the summer and part-time throughout the school year. For more information, call Jeff Morrow at the KU School of Business at (785) 864-7556 or Jerod Haase at (785) 550-0609.

The Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau will present a National Tourism Week Hospitality Seminar from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Pacific Depot, North Second and Locust.

Mary Lou McPhail of the Kansas Travel and Tourism Division will share tips on "How to Turn Negative Customers into Positive Ones (and Other Customer Service Tips)." There is a $10 fee. For reservations, call 865-4499.

Managers who make decisions about health-care benefits are invited to a GeoAccess SMART Directory System Seminar from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4445 Main, Kansas City, Mo.

The free seminar will include information about a new and less-expensive way to provide information to health plan members. For more information or to register, go to on the Web or call Morgan McBride at (800) 457-4697.

The Jayhawk Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will present an educational luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. May 14 at the Union Pacific Depot, North Second and Locust.

Robin Parrish, manager of membership services for the IAAP, will speak on "The Changing Role of the Office Professional." There is a $9 fee. For more information, call (785) 865-7003.

The Internal Revenue Service will sponsor a Problem-Solving Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 at 5799 Broadmoor, Suite 400, Mission. Taxpayers will be able to meet face-to-face with IRS employees.

To schedule an appointment, call (800) 401-3073.

The Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center will present "File Preparation for the Printing Industry" for small and midsize manufacturers.

The seminar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 19 at MAMTC, Lakeside Plaza I, 1575 N. Universal Ave., Suite 130, Kansas City, Mo. The registration fee is $179 for one person and $160 each for groups of three or more. To register, call (800) 653-4333.

  • The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America is sponsoring a GOLF Magazine contest to experience a "behind the scenes" look at the 1999 U.S. Open. GCSAA has its headquarters in Lawrence.

  • Baker University plans informational meetings on its educational opportunities at 6 p.m. Monday and May 20 at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr. For more information, call Linda Kehres at (785) 272-6442.

Conventions, meetings

Here's a look at conventions, meetings and events scheduled for May 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.

  • Dale Boom Golf Tournament, April 30-May 2, 300 golfers.
  • Auto Swap Meet, May 1-2, 7,000.
  • Aerospace Engineering 55th Reunion, May 6-7, 150, $47,191.

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