Archive for Sunday, August 26, 2001

8/26 Sunday business briefs

August 26, 2001


Watts, who previously worked at Tek Graphics in Lawrence, is responsible for customer service, graphic design and operating a new new direct-to-plate machine. He has more than 11 years of graphics arts experience.

Bendon's responsibilities include maintaining accounts and customer service. She has more than seven years of printing experience, having worked at Assisted Healthcare, Lawrence High School and Clinton Lake State Park.

Vorhies and Burton will be in charge of producing color process work. Vorhies and Burton -- with more than 60 years of printing experience between them -- formerly worked at Kansas Color Press, Meseraull Printing and Great Plains Printing. They both have pre-press and press experience.


Betty Markley has joined Central National Bank, Lawrence, as a business development officer. She has 18 years of experience working with the Lawrence and Douglas County community through the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. At the chamber, Markley headed membership development and retention efforts and supervised Small Business Mentoring, Speakers Bureau, Member to Member and Envoy Committee programs. She also developed and coordinated the Professional Women of the Chamber program.

The bank has two locations in Lawrence, with plans for two more to open in the spring.


Wayne Whitney, an investment consultant with Raymond James Financial Services in Lawrence, recently completed the Raymond James Retirement Plan Dynamics Program. He is eligible to join the Raymond James Retirement Plan Consulting Group, comprised of financial advisers who focus their practices on retirement plans.

He previously worked as an investment executive for Royal Alliance in Lawrence.


T.Q. Warren, Bob Heckler and Nancy Bonner have joined Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence.

Warren, a children's case manager in child and family services, previously worked at Franklin County Mental Health Center, Ottawa. He earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas University.

Heckler, an adult outpatient therapist, formerly worked at Menninger Mental Health Center in Topeka. He earned a master's degree from KU.

Bonner, a child and family outpatient therapist, previously worked at Northeast Kansas Guidance Center, Atchison. She also earned a master's degree from KU.


Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence, has expanded its Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities (WRAP) program with the aid of a federal grant. WRAP places mental health professionals in Douglas County public schools to target discipline referrals, absenteeism and dropout problems.

The new WRAP specialists and the schools they will be serving: Jennifer Cavanaugh, Prairie Park; Deborah Keary, Cordley; Tiffany Keenan, Eudora West; Dawn Maack, Baldwin District; Michael Ohlsen, Pinckney; Carice Riemann, Central and Southwest junior highs; Jennifer Vale, Central Junio High; and Ann Wehrman, Centennial.


Vickie Rohrer, Vanessa McGinnis and Inez Crawford have become targeted case managers in Cottonwood Inc.'s Division of Support Services. They provide case management to people with developmental disabilities, and work out of Cottonwood's office in Lawrence.

They have worked for Cottonwood in various capacities. Rohrer previously was work enrichment coordinator. McGinnis was an employment coordinator in JobLink. Crawford was a targeted case manager for people in Jefferson County.

Caroline Henrius is the new targeted case manager for people with developmental disabilities in Jefferson County. She came to Cottonwood with a background in special education and direct care for people with disabilities. She has worked in an orphanage for children with disabilities in Haiti. Her office is located in Oskaloosa at 100 E. Washington, Suite C.

Sheri Holmes has been promoted to coordinator of work enrichment services at Cottonwood, where she had been supervisor for the past five years.

Marion Babb has been promoted to employment coordinator in JobLink. Her duties include oversight of contracted labor crews and transportation needs for consumers working in the community using JobLink services. Babb has worked at Cottonwood for eight years.


Lucas Broers and Eugene Turnbull have earned 2001 Ford Master Certification status. The certification program recognizes employees dedicated to providing quality service and customer satisfaction.

Certification training includes 18 hours of Fordstar classes, 10 hours of elective studies and two self-study classes.

Broers and Turnbull are employees of Laird Noller Automotive, Lawrence.

Honors and awards

Topeka-based Bartlett & West Engineers won second place at the Society of Marketing Professional Services' 2001 Communications Awards in the category of company brochure.

Jack Hennies, the company's director of marketing, and Konni Flynn, marketing program manager, accepted the award Aug. 9 in Orlando, Fla.

The award-winning brochure is used for relationship-based business development. The brochures are targeted to specific client groups, helping them achieve their goals in delivering services to their customers.

Bartlett & West has an office in Lawrence.


Hector Soto Jr. was named Employee of the Quarter at Cottonwood Inc., Lawrence. Soto, a residential specialist, joined the company in 1997. He assists people with development disabilities in their homes and the community with daily living skills.

Coming events

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an industry forum, golf outing and gala Sept. 13-14 at its Lawrence headquarters and Kansas City, Mo. The activities will include a historical forum focusing on the business of golf, an open house, historical festival, time capsule dedication ceremony, golf tournament, panel discussion and gala.

The activities are open to individuals involved in the golf industry. To register, contact the GCSAA Service Center at (800) 472-7878.


The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces the following ribbon cutting ceremony:

l Bobo's Buka, 11 a.m. Friday, 1511 W. 23rd St.

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