Archive for Sunday, August 18, 2002

Business briefs

August 18, 2002


Faces and places

Tanya Kulaga recently joined Realty Executives Hedges Real Estate.

Kulaga has been in the real estate business for one year. Kulaga will handle residential and investment property, and specializes in working with first-time homebuyers.

Morris "Jack" Huey has been promoted to executive vice president-chief lending officer for Capitol Federal Savings, Topeka. Huey has 29 years of experience in residential lending, loan division management and secondary marketing. He joined Capitol Federal in 1991 as first vice president-central region lending operations manager. In his new position, Huey will continue to develop and expand the residential lending program. He will lead the lending division, including secondary marketing activities, throughout its market areas including Topeka, Lawrence and Greater Kansas City.

The Kansas Board of Accountancy has announced that 38 candidates out of 199 successfully passed the two-day CPA examination given in May. Passage of the examination is the first step to becoming a certified public accountant. To be eligible to receive a permit to practice, an experience requirement must be met.

Those who passed from Lawrence are Timothy Bateman, Brian Considine and Minghua Qi.

Delta Dental Plan of Kansas announces Jerry Goforth, Lawrence, has been reappointed to a four-year term on the company's board of directors. Delta Dental Plan is the state's largest insurer and administrator of group dental benefits.

Kathryn Pruessner Peters has joined the Public Finance Group of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP with plans to help bolster the firm's scope of services to issuers and underwriters of municipal finance instruments. She is an attorney for the firm. She received her juris doctorate from Kansas University's School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Wesley Brown. After serving as assistant city attorney of Kansas City, Kan., she went into private practice concentrating in the areas of municipal bond financings and economic development initiatives. She was formerly with the law firm of McDowell, Rice, Smith & Gaar.

LeAnn Opat has been promoted to assistant store manager at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St. She has been with Dillons since 1989. She most recently was a manager trainee in Topeka.

Tom Jennings has been elected to serve as president of the World Floor Covering Assn., a 3,300 member organization, until June 30, 2003. Jennings is president of Bud Jennings Carpet One in Lawrence. Jennings has served on advisory councils for a variety of floor covering manufacturers. He joined the board of directors of the American Floorcovering Assn., which later became the WFCA, in 1992. He has served on the WFCA's board since 1995 and on the executive committee since 1998.

Bryan and Laura Hedges of Realty Executives Hedges Real Estate in Lawrence recently attended the national Realty Executives conference in Washington, D.C.

The annual conference, July 26-29, focused on quality customer service and effective ways to improve real estate transactions. The Hedges attended professional sessions and had the opportunity to become familiar with the latest in real estate negotiating and marketing ideas.

In addition to meeting with other real estate professionals, the Hedges attended presentations by the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors and the CEO of Realty Executives International.

Nancy Bonner, child and family therapist with Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence, received an Oscar in Cultural Competence from Keys for Networking, Inc., in Topeka. Each year Keys for Networking recognizes mental health professionals for outstanding service to children and families.

David Wulfkuhle, Lone Pine Ag Services Inc., Lecompton, placed second in the Professional Applicator Contest while attending the 2002 Professional Applicator Conference in Great Bend this month. Wulfkuhle has been a full-time employee of the seed, fertilizer and crop protection company for 20 years.

Coming events

A Student Employment Job Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the fourth-floor lobby of the Kansas Union. KU students who would like to work on campus this fall will have the opportunity to visit with about 30 KU employers from departments across campus. The fair is sponsored by Student Employment Services at KU.

The monthly meeting of the Twilight Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn. will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Lawrence Memorial Hospital auditorium. Networking will take place from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost of dinner is $10. The program will feature Tina Martin, the regional coordinator for ASSE International Student Exchange program. She will discuss the program and the need for homes to place foreign exchange students in the Lawrence area.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Val Kampfer at 842-0301 or Paula Commons at 749-8102.

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings for this week include: Stoneback Appliances, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, 924 Iowa, Suite A; Laird Noller Collision Repair Center, 11:30 a.m. Friday, 814 W. 23rd St.

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