Archive for Sunday, August 22, 2004

Faces and places

August 22, 2004


Dr. James Otten, who has a private practice in Lawrence, presented a three-day workshop in Montreal. He presented his concept of naturally adaptive dentistry to a group of master dentists of the Academy of General Dentistry.

He also recently presented a one-day lecture on "Designing and Developing the Patient-Centered Optimal Care Practice" to the Society for Advanced Dental Studies in Greenwich, Conn. Otten also writes on various health-related topics and consults with private practitioners nationwide.


Wes Bonner, home automation consultant at Lawrence-based Kief's AudioVideo Inc., attended Crestron sales training in Kansas City, Mo. Topics included sales training, product training and information on the future of home automation. Crestron is a manufacturer of advanced control technologies and integrated systems.


Sheri Fleming, Lawrence, has been recognized for her sales achievements in July as an independent consultant for Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company. Fleming sold more than $1,200 in gourmet foods in July.


Susan Cary, Lawrence, has advanced a leadership level in her Creative Memories career. She became a unit leader in August. She began her home-based business in 2000. Creative Memories consultants who achieve the unit leader level have recruited at least six consultants into their unit, maintained a consistent level of personal sales and provided ongoing training, leadership and recognition to unit members. Cary has advanced into the top 5 percent of Creative Memories leaders and will receive national recognition this year at the national convention in Minneapolis.


Kathy Padia has joined Rueschhoff Security Systems as a security systems sales consultant. She is a licensed private investigator. Padia will handle sales inquiries for security systems, surveillance camera systems and access control systems.


Alicia Jamison and Namaste Manney, of Color Studio in Lawrence, attended the Redken Exchange in New York City. The Redken Exchange is an advanced educational center where hair professionals teach innovations in hair design, color and business.

The hair design classes focus on shape, texture and movement as related to the current trends, and the color classes demonstrate custom formulating, color placement and corrective color.


Jackie Coleman has joined Brandon Woods Retirement Community, Lawrence, as assisted living coordinator. Coleman is a licensed practical nurse and has worked with seniors since 1987. She is originally from Tonganoxie.


Reece & Nichols Alliance Inc. announces that Steve Hudson and Julie Dunkle have joined Reece & Nichols Acres Realty in Lawrence.

Hudson is a tennis professional at Indian Creek Racquet Club.

Dunkle previously was employed at Lowenthal, Singleton, Webb and Wilson P.A. as a supervisor.


Richard Peasah, networking specialist for networking and telecommunications services at Kansas University, received his Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert certification on July 20 in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The focus of the CCIE program is to identify experts capable of understanding and navigating the intricacies and potential pitfalls inherent in end-to-end networking, regardless of technology or product brand.


Joyce Shaw, Lawrence, has been promoted to vice president of human resources operations at SLM Corp., commonly known as Sallie Mae. She joined the company in 1988 as a supervisor in one of the company's loan servicing centers. She received a bachelor's degree in human resource management and a master's degree in business administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe.

Coming events

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has created The Young Professionals Network, which aims to bring young professionals together to network and learn how to maximize their chamber membership benefits. The network's leaders will be Jim Moore, of Stephen's Insurance, and Bobbie Clark, director of membership development at the chamber. The group will meet monthly for social events at a variety of venues.

For more information about the group, contact Bobbie Clark at 865-4483 or


The business workshop "HyperGrow! Your Business" will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kansas University Small Business Development Center, 734 Vt. The workshop will cover the nine natural laws of growth that businesses must address to ensure progress. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Council. The cost is $60 in advance and $70 at the door. For more information, contact the center at 843-8844 or e-mail


The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Using Financial Technology to Avoid Fraud" from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 3 at the chamber, 734 Vt.

The seminar will cover identifying potentially fraudulent checks, monitoring and reconciling account activity on a timely basis and paperless alternatives for transferring funds. The cost is $15, which includes lunch.

For more information, contact the Kansas University Small Business Development Center at 843-8844 or e-mail a href="">


Commerce Bank Insurance Services will provide a free session on estate planning. The presentation will focus on the impact that planning will make and the investing options available.

The session will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at Commerce Bank, 1500 Wakarusa Drive. Presenters will be Dave Bahr, Commerce Bank Insurance Services, and Steven Weld, president of Midwest Region of Millennium Brokerage Group.

For more information or to reserve a space, call Ruby Shade at 865-4717.


Kansas State University's Pollution Prevention Institute and the Kansas Small Business Development Center are offering workshops to educate small businesses about environmental regulatory impacts to their businesses.

The Lawrence workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Kansas University Small Business Development Center, 734 Vt.

The registration fee is $40 if registered one week before the workshop and then it is $45. For more information or to register, call (800) 578-8898.


The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces the following events:

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Tanner's, 1540 Wakarusa Drive.
  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Das Autohaus/Scuba Shack, 1045 N.J.
  • Economic Development Board meeting, 7:30 a.m., Friday, City Commission Room, City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
  • Leadership Lawrence Curriculum Retreat, 1 p.m., Friday, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine.
  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony, 4:30 p.m., Aug. 31, Scott Rice, 1021 Wakarusa Drive, Suite B1.

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