Archive for Sunday, October 20, 2002

Business briefs

October 20, 2002


Faces and places

Karmel Mangan, Lawrence, completed EMF Balancing Technique Advanced training in the field of human energy anatomy. He also completed a six-day intensive EMF Balancing Technique Teacher Training in Sedona, Ariz. The program involved more than 110 hours of study with the Energy Extension of Connecticut, the founders of the EMF program.

Mangan is the owner of Spirit Whispers in Lawrence, a company specializing in integrative health care. The EMF work is designed to align with the human energy field in clearing and balancing the body. Mangan presents self-empowerment workshops and EMF Balancing training seminars across the nation.

Ted Haggart, Douglas County Bank president, has been named president of the Native Sons of Kansas. He will share duties with Janet Frieden, president of the sister organization, the Native Daughters of Kansas.

The Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas seek to preserve Kansas history, show loyalty to Kansas traditions and honor Kansas' outstanding citizens.

Haggart is a fourth generation Kansan, born and raised in Salina. He received bachelor's degrees in economics and mathematics from Kansas University and a doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota.

After serving on the faculty at Kansas State University, he entered the banking industry in Salina and Manhattan. Last year he returned to Lawrence as president of Douglas County Bank.

Jefferson Dillon has joined Stevens & Brand as an associate attorney. Dillon received his undergraduate degree with honors from Kansas University in 1999 and his law degree from KU's School of Law in 2002. While attending law school, Dillon clerked for Stevens & Brand and completed the tax certificate program. Dillon will concentrate his legal practice at Stevens & Brand L.L.P. on business transactions and estate planning.

Timothy Mirtz, a Lawrence chiropractor, recently has been published in the peer-reviewed and indexed Journal of Chiropractic History. His paper, Kansas State Chiropractic College: 1949-1950, appeared in the summer 2002 edition.

The Kansas Pharmacists Assn. recently had its annual meeting in Lawrence. Several Lawrence pharmacists were installed as officers or directors. The terms begin in January.

Nancy Corkins, Jeanie Brown and Jeff Pierce were installed for another term as district directors. Their district represents 10 counties in east central Kansas

Corkins, a Kansas University graduate, is a pharmacy specialist for Dillons Pharmacies. KU graduate Brown is employed at Prime Therapeutics Inc. as a clinical coordinator. Pierce, a graduate of KU's School of Pharmacy, is a clinical coordinator at Lawrence Memorial Hospital Pharmacy.

Jeremy Briggs and Katy Schmelzle were installed as directors-at-large of the Kansas Employee Pharmacists Council. Briggs, a KU graduate, is a staff pharmacist at St. Francis Medical Center in Topeka. Schmelzle, a KU graduate, is a staff pharmacist at Hy-Vee Pharmacy.

Kevin Waite was installed as past president of the Kansas Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The KU graduate is pharmacy director at Stormont Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

These Lawrence pharmacists attended the meeting: Marvin Bredehoft, owner of Medical Arts Pharmacy; Debbie Mishler, director of pharmacy at Sunflower Pharmacy; Tricia Walter, pharmacy manager at Dillon Pharmacy 70; and Michael Fink, pharmacist at Medical Arts Pharmacy.

Stanion Wholesale Electric Company has completed its third annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament at Falcon Ridge Golf Course. The event, which benefits Special Olympics Kansas, has raised $242,703 during its three years. Otto Buche, vice president of Stanion, is tournament chairman. The company has a branch office in Lawrence.

The Better Business Bureau of Northeast Kansas is warning Kansans who have had a recent death to be on the alert for an invoice from Exodus Collection Services.

ECS is sending Alliant Visa Card invoices for amounts more than $138 and dated Sept. 27.

The Better Business Bureau of Delaware has received consumer inquiries from 10 states, including Kansas. The consumers have had a recent death in the family from July 2002 to September 2002. The phone number of the invoice has been disconnected and the address is a mailbox drop.

Joyce Woodard, president of the Northeast Kansas bureau, is asking that anyone receiving this invoice send it with the envelope to the Better Business Bureau at 501 SE Jefferson, Topeka, KS 66607 for forwarding to the Delaware Postal Inspector.

ECS states it is a collection agency for Alliant Bank Visa Card with addresses in Delaware. They are not licensed or listed with authorities.

Headquarters Counseling Center, Lawrence, announces the following additions to the Board of Directors: Kevin Burenheide, Edward Jones; Peter Houston, Douglas County Fire and Medical; Ed Samp, CornerBank; and Rick Trapp, Douglas County Sheriff's Department. Current board officers are Ann Peuser, president, Clinton Parkway Nursery; Todd Neese, vice president, Security Benefit; Bob Trepinski, treasurer, Lawrence Memorial Hospital; and Diane Traiger, secretary, Walgreen's.

Other board members are Phil Andrew, Jim Beltch, Ric Brack, Tony Brown, Terri Johnson, Annette Musick and Carol Nalbandian.

Honors and awards

Kenneth Mishler, Lawrence, received the Harold N. Godwin Lecture Award during the Kansas Pharmacists Assn. 122nd annual meeting in Lawrence. He received a $500 honorarium from the Kansas Society of Health-System Pharmacists along with an engraved plaque from Aventis Pharmaceuticals. As part of the honor, he was responsible for presenting a lecture during the annual meeting. His lecture will be published in the Journal of Kansas Pharmacy. Mishler was selected by past recipients of the award for his sustained contributions to the pharmacy profession through active leadership in the Kansas Society of Health-System Pharmacists and pioneering practice at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

He also was installed as 2003 president of Kansas Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Mishler earned a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Kansas University's School of Pharmacy in 1982 and a doctorate in 1995.

The Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau was presented with two marketing awards at the Travel Industry Association of Kansas' annual meeting Oct. 7-8 in Salina.

The bureau's new 2002-03 Visitor Guide won first place in the visitor guide competition and in the professionally-developed Web site category. Its Web site is www.visitlawrence. com.

The awards program recognizes and honors organizations that have made a positive affect on the development and expansion of the travel and tourism industry in Kansas. A panel of judges outside of the tourism industry determines the award winners.

Other conference highlights included a governor's candidate forum and sessions on community branding, marketing with technology and community education.

The Best Lawyers in America, one of the preeminent legal referral guides in the United States, released its new listings of the nation's top lawyers. Five attorneys with Foulston Siefkin's Overland Park office are included in the listing. They are James Logan, James Oliver, John Peck, R. Douglas Reagan and William Trenkle Jr.

Logan was a professor and dean of Kansas University's School of Law and is Of Counsel for Foulston Siefkin. Peck is a professor at KU's School of Law and is Special Counsel for Foulston Siefkin.

Nationwide, only about 17,000 attorneys less than 3 percent of all attorneys in the country were selected for this honor. In Kansas, only 212 attorneys were selected.

Best Lawyers bases its listings on a year-long survey of the legal profession in which attorneys nationwide are asked to rate the top practitioners in their specialties in their jurisdictions.

Jeanne Stinson, a Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing employee, is one of only two people in the United States to be selected for an international problem-solving team.

Stinson, community assistance service unit manager in the Community Development Division of the KDOC&H;, will be part of the "Countryside Exchange," which brings together experienced professionals from around the world who volunteer to work with communities on various conservation and development issues. In this case, the team will be assisting Oxford, Pa., in shaping its future.

Oxford faces the same challenges many cities face: downtown revitalization, land use issues as they relate to development and agriculture, regional and multi-municipal planning, and economic growth. The exchange team will spend this week in Oxford, meeting with public officials and other residents, making site visits, and participating in community discussions. At the end of the week, the team will present its findings and recommendations to the community in a public forum and in a written document.

KANSAS! magazine received a bronze award in cover design for its fall 2001 issue at the International Regional Magazine Assn. awards ceremony Oct. 9 in Pray, Mont. Nancy Nowick Ramberg, editor, accepted the award.

Gene Berryman took the photograph used for the winning cover. Sean Duggan, art director at Callahan Creek of Lawrence, designed it.

Lawrence entrepreneur Bill Crowley was the recipient of a Top Monthly Sales Award and President's Club membership at The Sports Section's 2002 national convention in Atlanta.

Crowley was awarded for achieving more than $130,000 in sales during the fiscal year. The Sports Section is a national franchised youth and sports photography company.

Coming events

Lawrence Express Network will have a luncheon meeting at noon Thursday at the Hereford House, Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Mikell Adams will present the program. The group provides local businesswomen opportunities to grow personally and professionally through networking support, leadership and education. For more information, call Rhonda Scherff at 393-4069.

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon- cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday for Applebee's, 3900 W. Sixth St.

Richard Florida, a best-selling author and commentator, will be the keynote speaker for the 2002 Corporate Annual Luncheon for the Kansas City Area Development Council Nov. 13.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Muehlebach Hotel's Imperial Ballroom, 1213 Wyandotte. Florida plans to discuss the importance of place in attracting talent and jobs and will pinpoint key regional advantages in Kansas City area economy.

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