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Archive for Sunday, November 17, 2002

Business Briefs

November 17, 2002

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Faces and places

Beauty Brands is donating $1,883 from its second annual Reduce Abuse program to Women's Transitional Care Services, Lawrence. From Sept. 9 through Oct. 6, 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of every Redken Guts volume-boosting spray foam from the Lawrence store went to support the shelter.

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Health Care Access Inc., Lawrence, has installed new officers on the board of directors for the 2002-2003 term. They are Diane Whitten, president; Paul Davis, vice president; Susan Stuever, secretary; Marceil Lauppe, treasurer; and Pat Parker, member at large. The clinic board also announced Cathy and Doug Miller have joined the organization.

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Alicia Briseno, administrative director of the Lawrence Community Blood Center, attended the annual American Association of Blood Banks convention in Orlando, Fla. She attended several seminars including scientific sessions on the latest information regarding blood collection, processing and testing, donor recruitment information and information on blood center management. The Community Blood Center is the sole provider of blood to Lawrence Memorial Hospital as well as a total of 72 hospitals in Kansas and Missouri.

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Central National Bank has offered to match any new donations to the United Way of Douglas County, up to a cumulative total of $2,500. They have also agreed to match any increased donations from previous givers. Central National Bank leaders hope to encourage others in the small business community to join them in their support for the United Way. For more information, contact Colleen Gregoire, campaign and communications manager for the United Way of Douglas County, at 843-6626.

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Southwind Health Collective, Lawrence, is celebrating its 15 year anniversary. Carolyn Micek, a nationally-certified acupuncturist and herbalist, has joined the collective. Joy deMaranville of Southwind is now offering Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes and individual Functional Integration classes to help people learn how to move with more ease and comfort.

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David Pfeuffer, certified athletic trainer, has joined the staff at Neu Physical Therapy, 1305 Wakarusa Drive. He is currently working on his master's degree in sports administration at Kansas University. Pfeuffer, a nationally certified massage therapist, has worked with the sport teams at KU as an athletic trainer as well as a massage therapist for the past three years.

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Tena Santaularia, of Pioneer Balloon company, recently led a special effects design workshop at Advance Creative Products in Chicago. Pioneer Balloon, Wichita, is the world's largest manufacturer of latex balloons. It also manufactures foil balloons, designer ribbon, and accessories. They sponsor educational workshops throughout the world. Santaularia is based in Lawrence and covers the Midwest region.

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Steven Brown, of Brown & Vogel Chartered in Salina, has completed a master's program in wealth strategies planning through the Esperti Peterson Institute which is associated with Michigan State University. Only a select group of 50 attorneys, certified public accountants and financial estate planners are accepted annually. Brown graduated from Kansas University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in accounting/business administration and KU's School of Law in 1979 with a juris doctorate.

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Dr. Sue Mulcahey has opened a chiropractic business at 2721 W. Sixth St. She is licensed to practice acupuncture. She recently completed 100 hours of training at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Mo.

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Del Brinkman, Bloomington, Ind., retired earlier this year after a career of 48 years in journalism and journalism education. He began his journalism career in 1954 on the staff of the Emporia Gazette and was Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado when he retired. He was at Kansas University from 1970 to 1993. He served as Dean of the William Allen White School of Journalism for 11 years and as vice chancellor for academic affairs for seven years.

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Robert Hardy, of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical Department, recently completed a tank car safety course sponsored by the Union Pacific Railroad. He received classroom training on different types of tank cars and how to use the resource materials available. He gained hands-on experience in assessing tank car damage, making repairs, transferring hazardous materials and using protective clothing.

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Richard Smoots, McLouth, received a pin and gift certificate for 35 years of service with Leavenworth-Jefferson County Electric Cooperative. Smoots has been journeyman lineman, underground specialist and line superintendent.

Honors and awards

Isabel Schmedemann has received a Morgan-Sanders Endowed scholarship from the Kansas State Nurses Assn. Schmedemann, Lawrence, is enrolled in the RN to MSN program at Kansas University's School of Nursing. She is director of maternal/clinic services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she has expanded the OB and pediatric services, added a clinical specialist and enhanced services including the breast-feeding program.

Coming events

Johnson County Community College is playing host to an executive leader seminar "Ethical Leadership: Advancing the Plan and Recovery" from 7:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 in Rooms 319A and 319B of the Commons Building. The seminar will feature Clifton Taulbert, Pulitzer-nominated author and founder of the Building Community Institute of Tulsa, Okla., and Alex Horniman, senior fellow of the Olsson Center for Ethics at the University of Virginia.

Participants should learn how to transform the work environment into one that values inclusiveness, respect, cooperation and a diversity of viewpoints.

The fee is $100 per person or a table of six for $500. Seating is limited to 120 people. To make reservations, call Sue Kuder at (913) 469-8500, extension 3850.

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Angela Conrad, owner of My Father's Daughter store in Lawrence, will present a program "Decorating with Antiques" from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. She will offer tips for decorating homes with small and large antiques.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Call 843-7058 to register.

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The Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center will present a seminar "How to Better Design Plant and Facility Layouts" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Enterprise Center of Johnson County, 9875 Widmer Road, Building 3.

The seminar is designed to teach manufacturers techniques to design pland and facility layouts that maximize space, decrease material handling costs, trim lead times and position a company to grow and prosper.

The fee is $250 for a single registration and $225 each for groups of three or more. To register, call (888) 649-4333.

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