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Archive for Sunday, June 15, 2003

Business briefs

June 15, 2003

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Faces and places
Kara Vogl, a physical therapist assistant at TherapyWorks in Lawrence, attended a course "Taking the Athlete from Rehab to Sport-Specific Training." The course focused on athletic injuries of the upper and lower kinetic chain. She also attended a course on running injuries. Vogl specializes in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation.

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John Dicus, president of Capitol Federal Savings in Topeka, announced the promotion of Matt Ziegler to assistant vice president-branch manager of the Lawrence SuperTarget in-store office, 3210 Iowa. He was assistant branch manager of a Topeka office. Ziegler earned a bachelor's degree in English from Kansas University in 1999. He is pursuing a master's degree in business administration at Baker University.
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JC Penney salon manager Nancy Billet and stylist Debi Ambrose attended a seminar May 18 at the Johnson County Community College of Hair Design to learn the Chi transformation system. Chi transformation system is the first advanced American technology combining ceramic technology, silk protein, Cationic Hydration Interlink and the power of negative ions to provide strength and moisture while imparting proper balance the hair.
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Teresa Ohlemeier, of Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate, earned the designation of seniors real estate specialist by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council. The designation required completion of a 12-hour course that covered reverse mortgages, wills and trusts, and exchanging investment property.
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Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a proclamation making June 15-21 2003 Kansas Day Care Providers week. The following area day-care providers will be recognized this week for helping shape the minds and bodies of the future of Kansas: Marie Triechel, Debbie Filkins, Marietta Winfrey, Vickie Lord and Deb Danielson, Lawrence, and Linda Chancellor, Eudora.
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Beth Shanholtzer, a Kansas State University senior, will get training in K-State Research and Extension programs this summer while working at the Douglas County office. She will help plan and begin programs for youths, volunteer leaders and community groups. She will be working under the direction of Trudy Rice, county extension director.
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Doug and Teresa Larson announce the opening of Sign d'sign Inc., a custom sign shop located at 115 N. Parker in Olathe. The store specializes in nonelectrical signs such as banners, magnetic vehicle signs and yard signs. The Larsons also own a shop in Lawrence, located on East 23rd Street.
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Businesses in Douglas County have until June 25 to file applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The loans are available for businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers sustaining crop losses due to drought that has occurred since Jan. 1, 2002. Businesses in the following area counties also are eligible: Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Osage and Shawnee. Applications and further information can be obtained by calling (800) 366-6303.
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Victims of the storms and tornadoes between May 4 and May 30 have until July 7 to apply for federal disaster assistance. Homeowners, renters, farmers, agriculture producers and business owners who sustained damage are encouraged to apply even if they have insurance. Call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at (800) 621-3362 to register for assistance.
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Sign-up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Disaster program is under way at the Douglas County Farm Service Agency office, 3010 Fourwheel Drive. Johnathon Alley, director of the county FSA office, said under the program producers would be reimbursed for qualifying crop production and quality losses to crops for either the 2001 or 2002 crops.
The agency has developed a Web site that provides details on new and existing disaster assistance. The Web site is http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.
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Amanda Wilson, assistant vice president with Central National Bank, completed the 2003 School of Lending Principles, which was April 14-18 in Topeka. The school is designed to instruct students in the theory and process of lending.
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Janis Bunker, a senior vice president and trust officer with The Trust Company of Kansas, attended the American Bankers Assn. Trust, Wealth Management and Marketing conference in Tampa, Fla. The conference addressed issues affecting America's banking industry including the economic outlook, tax developments and investment developments. Bunker is the outgoing president of the Kansas Bankers Assn., an office that brought varied responsibilities covering education, legislation, regulation and public relations.
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Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Stephen Waite as her appointment for commanding general of the Kansas Cavalry during the Encampment in Wichita. The Kansas Cavalry is a group of about 120 volunteer business leaders, educators and economic development professionals who work together to promote Kansas. Waite is president of the Community National Bank of El Dorado and Burns. He has been the regional commander of the Kansas Cavalry since 1989.
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Craig Phillips, of Tonganoxie, completed a seminar for orientation and mobility specialists at Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Mich. The seminar was created to assist professionals and enhance their knowledge of the process to prepare a client and provide services upon the dog guide user's return to the home environment. Craig is the certified orientation and mobility specialist for the Shawnee Mission School District.

Coming events
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will present a new seminar "The Guru in You: How To Become a Genius at Marketing Anything" from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, 734 Vt. The seminar is recommended for small-business owners or potential owners and is designed to teach entrepreneurs how to become marketing experts. The cost is $40. To register, call 843-8844.

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The Lawrence Technology Assn. is having a summer mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kansas University Continuing Education offices at 1515 St. Andrews Drive. There will be food and a chance learn about how KU Continuing Education is working to enhance the growth and development of the Lawrence technology community. The event is free and open to employees from area technology companies.

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