Archive for Sunday, January 7, 2001

Business Briefs

January 7, 2001


Faces and places

Julie Faust, Lawrence, is the new community relations manager for Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka.

She is responsible for handling public relations, coordinating special events and managing a volunteer program. She also will assist with Web site development and production of a quarterly newsletter.

Faust previously worked for Allen Press Inc. in Lawrence. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kansas University.

Members of the Kansas City Board of Trade recently elected Craig Deeds as chairman for 2001. Deeds, of C. Deeds Inc., has been an exchange member since 1970. He served as first vice chairman of the KCBT in 2000.

Gregory Edelblute, of Cereal Food Processors Inc., has advanced from second vice chairman in 2000 to first vice chairman. Edelblute has been a KCBT member since 1975.

John Crowe, an individual member, has been elected second vice chairman. Crowe has been an exchange member since 1993.

Exchange directors elected to two-year terms include Scott Merrill, an individual member; Michael Simmons, an individual member; Randall Wallace, of F.C. Stone LLC; Thomas Cernich, of T.G. Cernich Corp.; L. Michael Mandl, of Term Commodities; and Jack DiCapo, of Hull Trading Co. LLC.

The new officers and directors will take office during the exchange's regular board meeting Jan. 30.

Honors and awards

Lisa Ramler, a Lawrence Realtor, has been awarded the certified residential specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Realtors who receive the designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in residential real estate; 5 percent of Realtors nationwide have earned the credential.

Ramler is an associate with Realty Executives-Hedges Real Estate, 1037 Vt.

Lawrence resident Annette Gabrick, a Mary Kay independent sales director, earned the use of a new Pontiac Grand Am, her sixth Mary Kay career car.

She earned the use of the car through sales and team building.

Coming events

A marketing seminar, "Introduction to Futures and Options," will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in Building 1 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.

The seminar will examine the relationship between cash and futures prices. Terminology will be explained, along with discussions of basis seasonality and the factors that affect basis levels year to year. Basis information from throughout Kansas will be used to illustrate how better cash and futures pricing decisions can be made with the proper use of information.

The class fee is $6. Reservations can be made by calling Douglas County Farm Bureau at 843-2395 or Johnson County Farm Bureau at (913) 782-0235.

Dave Mattern, an Edward Jones representative in Lawrence, will play host to a course called "Tax Gear Up for Practitioners with Small-Business Clients" at 1 p.m. Thursday at 3025 W. Sixth St.

The program, broadcast via Edward Jones' satellite system, will be produced by the firm's Professional Education Network exclusively for area certified public accountants and attorneys.

Course topics will include: new rules related to capital gains rates, recent pass-through entity developments and issues pertaining to S corporation shareholders and employees.

The program is eligible for three CPE hours for CPAs and accountants. CLE credit for attorneys is pending approval in all states with general education requirements.

The enrollment fee is $50. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Mattern's office at 842-0766.

I Live Well Movement & Wellness Center, 1201 Wakarusa Drive, is having an open house from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Free demonstrations and classes will be offered in yoga, Neuromuscular Integrated Action, Reike, reflexology and stress management for children. For more information, call Trisha Brabender at 841-0510.

Kansas Job Link, a statewide employment program using the Internet, will be the topic for Tuesday's meeting of the Jayhawk Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

The luncheon meeting will be at Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St. Featured speakers will be Dave McEachern and Steve Wyatt, who handle Job Link support for the Kansas Department for Human Resources.

Job Link at allows employers to place orders directly online, or to check out potential job applicants who post their resumes on the Web.

The luncheon cost is $10 per person, and reservations may be made by calling 838-7582. For more information contact Cheryl White at Lawrence Workforce Center, 840-9675.

The Kansas Graziers Assn. is sponsoring a Winter Grazing Conference on Jan. 20 in Salina.

Kent Jarnagin, a rancher, will discuss his ranching operation. There will be a producer panel on eastern gamagrass led by Dean Stevens and Bruce Zoeller of Gamagrass Seed Co. Terry Gompert, a University of Nebraska extension educator and grazier, will lead a "Using Annuals to Fill Out Your Grazing Program" discussion. And Walt Davis, an Oklahoma rancher, will discuss how to manage for drought.

The conference is from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 4-H Building at Kenwood Park.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. The price for a second attendee is $12.50.

For more information, call David Morrison at (785) 823-8454 or by e-mail at

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