Archive for Sunday, July 27, 2003

Faces and places

July 27, 2003


Hallmark Cards Inc. has promoted Ray Powers to operations vice president of manufacturing. Powers directs operations at all of Hallmark's North American production facilities, including in Lawrence, Leavenworth, Topeka, Toronto, Center, Texas, and Metamora, Ill.

Powers has been with Hallmark since 1967 and has served as plant manager in Leavenworth and Kansas City. He also has earned a master's degree in management from Baker University.

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  • Jody Meyer, Trey Meyer and Paul Davis announced the formation of a new Lawrence law firm, Meyer & Davis LLC.

Jody Meyer is a 1999 graduate of the Kansas University law school. She has practiced law in Lawrence since 2002 and was formerly with the law firm of Sharp, McQueen, McKinley, Dreiling & McQueen in Liberal.

Trey Meyer is a 1999 graduate of the KU law school. He formerly was with Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy in Kansas City.

Davis is a 1997 graduate of the Washburn school of law. He formerly was the legislative and ethics counsel for the Kansas Bar Assn. He also serves as the state representative for the 46th House District, which represents part of Lawrence.

The law firm is at 1101 1/2 Mass. and specializes in family law, business formation, bankruptcy, landlord tenant, personal injury and estate planning.

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  • Sunflower Bank announced it has opened its first Lawrence bank at 4831 Quail Crest Place. The bank also has announced Terry Kershner, a representative with Financial Network Investment Corp., will be serving customers out of the Lawrence office.

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  • Cardiovascular Consultants P.C., announced the addition of Michael A. Hajdu M.D., to the group. Hajdu's primary practice will be in Lawrence at the Cardiovascular Consultant office, supporting the cardiovascular program at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Board-certified in internal medicine, Hajdu received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1997 and is completing his cardiology fellowship at the University of Vermont. He also holds a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha.

Hajdu begins his practice in Lawrence in early August.

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  • Jane Tuttle of Lawrence La Leche League was among participants from around the world at La Leche League's 18th International Conference, July 3-6 at the Hilton San Francisco. Breastfeeding, early childhood development and parenting were among the many topics covered during the Conference.

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  • Two instructors with Dance City Performing Arts Academy, Lawrence, recently completed training certification programs with the Dance Educators of America in New York.

Lori Tochtrop, owner and director of Dance City, completed Level II of the 3-year program. Heather Griffith, a 6-year instructor at Dance City and a licensed physical therapist, completed Level I of the program.

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  • Tena Santaularia, Pioneer Balloon Worldwide, Wichita, was recently a featured speaker at the Oklahoma State Floral Convention in Oklahoma City. She did a hands-on presentation in which the florists could learn wedding balloon decor to add to their designs. Santaularia's office is located in Lawrence.

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  • National City's nationwide home equity unit announced the appointment of Cynthia Weller as wholesale account executive. Weller will oversee wholesale origination of home equity loans and lines of credit in the Kansas City, Mo., area for National City Home Equity. Weller received her bachelor's degree from Kansas University.

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