Archive for Sunday, November 18, 2001

Business briefs

November 18, 2001


Faces and places

Sam Perkins, Lawrence, has joined the staff of the Kansas Water Office's Hydrology and Evaluation Unit, Topeka. His initial focus will be collecting data to be used in a simulation model to manage the Kansas River system. The model allows water managers to better project the effects of reservoir operations on all uses of the system including flood control, water supply, water quality and fish and wildlife habitat.

Perkins previously worked for Burns and McDonnell Engineers in Kansas City, Mo. Perkins earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at Kansas University.

Alan Miller has accepted the newly created position of sales manager at Re/Max Professionals, Lawrence, where he has worked since 1993. He has 28 years of experience in real estate.

The Federal Reserve Board has announced the appointment of chairmen for the 12 Federal Reserve Banks for 2002. Terrence Dunn, president and chief executive officer of J.E. Dunn Construction Co., in Kansas City, Mo., was renamed chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

To see the complete list of appointees for the Federal Reserve Banks, click on

Daniel Brogren has joined The Trust Company of Kansas as vice president and trust officer in its Lawrence office. Brogren, who has 20 years of experience in the trust business, will work with clients as an investment and planning adviser. He previously was involved in fund-raising work for a private foundation.

C. David Newbery, partner in the law firm of Newbery & Ungerer, Topeka, has been appointed to the commercial panel of the American Arbitration Assn. He also has been approved as a dispute resolution neutral by the Missouri Bar Assn. and has become licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court in western Missouri.

Newbery is an attorney, civil mediator and arbitrator serving Lawrence, Topeka and the Kansas City metro area. He has 28 years of experience as an attorney, certified public accountant and educator.

Ann Mah, Topeka, was elected national president of the American Business Women's Assn. during its national convention in Albuquerque, N.M. Mah is the owner of Discover Strategies in Topeka and has been a member of ABWA for 22 years.

Sandra Story, Overland Park, was elected national secretary-treasurer. Story, an 18-year member of the association, is UNIX computer systems coordinator for J.C. Penney in Overland Park.

Carolyn Graves, Grandview, Mo., was elected as ABWA's District III vice president. Graves has been a member for 23 years and is assistant to the vice president at Black and Veatch. She serve association members in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The ABWA, which has 60,000 members, provides business training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations and backgrounds.

Honors and awards

Bradley Minnick, golf course superintendent at the Lawrence Country Club, has been designated a certified golf course superintendent by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Lawrence. Minnick has been the superintendent at the club since 1998.

To become certified, a candidate must have at least three years of experience as a golf course superintendent, be employed in that capacity and meet specific post-secondary educational requirements and/or continuing education units. The candidate also must pass a six-hour examination. As part of the certification process, an on-site inspection of Minnick's golf course operation was conducted.

W. Lynn Watney, Lawrence, received the Distinguished Achievement Citation from the Iowa State University Alumni Assn. for his contributions to science. Watney is executive director at the Kansas University Energy Research Center, senior scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey and a courtesy professor of geology at KU and Kansas State University.

Lanell Finneran received the National Association for Drama Therapy Service Award at the association's annual conference in Wood Cliff, N.J. Finneran is a teacher in the therapeutic classroom at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence. She is a registered drama therapist and board-certified trainer of drama therapy.

Coming events

Rachel White, of Go Connection in Kansas City, Mo., will present a seminar for the existing or prospective small-business owner who needs additional or start-up business capital, ranging from $500 to $25,000. The seminar will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 28 in the large conference room at the Kansas University Small Business Development Center, 734 Vt.

The seminar will cover the microloan program's target clientele, information and documentation required from the applicant, times an entrepreneur needs credit, and repaying loans from profits.

There is a $10 registration fee. To register or for more information, persons can call 843-8844.

Tim Metz, a licensed attorney and director of Wakarusa Valley Development Inc., will present a seminar, "Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Kansas University Small Business Development Center, 734 Vt.

The seminar will provide information and clarity about protecting a business name, logo and original work. Also, copyrights and patents will be discussed "including whether or not it's worth it to get them for your business and products," said Randee Brady, the center's director.

The cost for the seminar is $25. To register or for more information, call 843-8844.

The monthly meeting of the Twilight Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn. will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Building, 3408 W. Sixth St. Networking activity will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pat Kehde, co-owner of the Raven Bookstore, will be guest speaker. The cost of the dinner is $10. For more information, contact Jan Stewart at 843-8521 or Janet Satterlee at 832-3603.

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