Archive for Sunday, April 18, 2004

Faces & Places

April 18, 2004


Faces and places

Rodger Henry, Linda Robinson and Philip Struble have joined the local U.S. Bank Community Advisory Board.

Henry is president of Henry Enterprises Inc. and Gray Henry Corp., operating car wash businesses in Lawrence, Pittsburg and Wichita. He is an entrepreneur of various land holding companies in Lawrence. He graduated from Pittsburg State University.

Robinson, a Kansas University graduate, serves on the Lawrence Board of Education. She was the first director of the Business/Education Partnership program for the Lawrence Public Schools and Chamber of Commerce.

Struble, a KU graduate, is president and CEO of Landplan Engineering, Lawrence.


Dr. Jay Andersen, hematologist/oncologist with the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Center, recently received a board certification in medical oncology from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Andersen had previously achieved certification in hematology.

Dr. Sharon Soule, hematologist/oncologist with the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Center, recently received board certification in hematology from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Soule achieved medical oncology board certification in 2003.

ABIM is the agency that certifies physicians in internal medicine and 10 subspecialties including medical oncology and hematology. Participants must complete a formal residency or fellowship program and then pass the national board exam to be certified.


Steve Wilson and Tara Sloan, of Kief's Audio/Video in Lawrence, attended the Coalition of Independent Music Stores convention March 17-21 in Austin, Texas. Participants discussed the future of music retail. Kief's is a founding member of the Coalition, an organization representing many of the top music retailers in America.


Steven and Shelly Martin recently acquired the janitorial division of Lawrence-based Master Plan Management. The Martins renamed the division to Smart Building Services. It has offices in Lawrence and Ottawa. The company continues to offer customized janitorial programs.

Honors and awards

The Eye Doctors in Lawrence and Topeka have received the Ciba Vision Platinum New Technology plaque. The Eye Doctors have embraced the new contact lens technologies manufactured by Ciba Vision. Their offices were two of only 14 eye care practices in the Kansas and Nebraska area to earn the 2003 award. The Eye Doctors plan to open a second Topeka office this summer.


The Jayhawk Chapter of The Society for Human Resource Management has received the 2003 Superior Merit Award. The award was based on outstanding activities and programs in the chapter's professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and the professional operation of the chapter.

Coming events

Judy Beck, of the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, will be offering a training session from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 at the Pozes Education Center in Topeka. The session's topic will be "Using CBT To Treat Patients With Challenging Problems."

The training is being offered through the efforts of Valeo Behavioral Health Care, Shunga Creek Mental Health Services and Stormont-Vail Healthcare.

The cost is $100. A $10 discount will be offered to participants who register by Wednesday. For more information or to register, contact Lylene Critchlow by e-mail at or phone at (785)233-1730, ext. 288.


The Community Development Division of the Kansas Department of Commerce is seeking input on proposed changes to the federally-funded Community Development Block Grant program. A public meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 26 at 1000 S.W. Jackson St. in Topeka. Other programs that will be discussed include: Kansas Main Street, PRIDE, Community Capacity Building Grants, Flood Mitigation Assistance and Community Services Tax Credit. For more information, call (785) 296-6158.


The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's annual 2004 Employment Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 8 at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.


The Kansas Professional Communicators will meet May 8 at the Civic Center in Abilene. Speakers will be Ann Brill, of the Kansas University School of Journalism; Jennifer Lawler, a Lawrence freelance writer; Leasa Huffman, OFG Financial Services; and Travis Heying, a Wichita photographer who was "embedded" in Iraq. For more information contact Sue Novak at 841-5748.


The Kansas Women's Business Center will be offering two workshops in May.

"Out of Your Head & Into Business: Assessing Your Entrepreneurial Potential" will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 7 at the center, 8527 Bluejacket St. in Lenexa. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the center and help them learn about the characteristics of an entrepreneur. Cost is $15.

"Fast Forward Strategic Planning" will be from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 18 at the center. The workshop is designed to show participants how the center can help entrepreneurs expand their companies, align business goals and address strategic planning issues. Cost is $25.

For more information, call (913) 492-5922.

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