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May 1, 2005

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Teresa Smith has joined Capital City Bank as banking center manager and assistant vice president at the Hy-Vee Food Store location, 4000 W. Sixth St. She also will be responsible for the bank's new location in the Hobbs Taylor Lofts in downtown Lawrence, scheduled to open in the fall.

Smith, a Kansas University graduate, has 18 years of banking experience.

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Charlton Manley Insurance has promoted Pam Hadl to account manager in the company's Personal Lines Department. Hadl has been a Charlton Manley employee since 1999 and previously was commercial lines technical assistant in the Lawrence office. She will continue to work in the company's headquarters in Lawrence.

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Jason Novotny has become Intrust Bank branch manager at 544 Columbia Drive. He has been in the banking industry for nine years, including the past two years as branch manager of Intrust's branch in Topeka.

Novotny assists employees in delivering service to customers. He also is responsible for day-to-day branch operations, employee training and business development. Novotny is a 1999 graduate of Kansas University and a recent Citizen's Police Academy.

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Four investment professionals and two assistants have joined Morgan Stanley's Lawrence operations.

Joining the firm were financial advisers Stephen Edmonds, Jason Edmonds, Don Duncan and John Oberzan, and client service associates Dinah Hirst and Rita Barritt. All six previously had been with Robert W. Baird in Lawrence.

Calls to Robert W. Baird in Lawrence now go to a company office in the Kansas City area, where officials declined to comment.

With the additions, the Morgan Stanley office in Lawrence now has nine financial advisers and five support staffers at a new location: 4910 Corporate Centre Drive.

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm handling securities, investment management and credit services with more than 600 offices in 28 countries.

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Encore Information Network, Lawrence, announced the release of its book "Please Sue Me," a hands-on manual for creating legally sound hiring practices for business owners. Hunter Lott, author, specializes in delivering business presentations and training on human resource compliance and management. Since 1981, Lott has presented more than 3,000 sessions on topics ranging from interviewing, attitude, firing, harassment to documentation, communication and motivation. It is available at www.pleasesueme.com.

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Cindy Maude, president and CEO of Callahan Creek, announces several additions to the company's creative and account service staff.

Heather Alford has been hired as account coordinator. Alford previously worked as an account manager with Standard Rate and Data Services, Chicago, and as advertising executive for The Kansas City Star. As account coordinator, Alford provides account service team support to ensure timely and quality work for clients.

Jennifer Anshutz is the new traffic manager. Anshutz comes to Callahan Creek from 580 WIBW Radio, Topeka, where she worked as promotions and marketing director, and The Fish Agency, Lawrence, where she was an account coordinator. As traffic manager, Anshutz is responsible for the movement and scheduling of jobs through the agency.

Chris Marshall, account supervisor, was account director at Waylon Advertising, St. Louis. As account supervisor, Marshall is responsible for implementation of marketing communications and advertising projects and programs for accounts.

Robben Roesler is a new art director. He previously was an art director for ER Marketing, Kansas City, Mo., and a freelance art director for RMR Studios. Roesler is responsible for hands-on design work as well as supervision of internal and external creative staff.

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Dillons has promoted Becky Hadl-Lemon to store manager at its store at 1740 Mass., where she was hired in 1987 as a florist. Hadl-Lemmon most recently was assistant store manager at 4701 W. Sixth St.

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Dillons announces the retirement of Leila Soper after 16 years of service. She retired as a checker from the Dillons at 1015 W. 23rd St. in Lawrence.

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Jane Bateman and Kelley Witmer of Jane Bateman: The Interiors Store, Lawrence, attended the International Window Coverings Expo on April 6 and 7 in Atlanta. Bateman and Witmer attended seminars and visited with vendors about new and updated window fashions. Jane Bateman: The Interiors Store has been in business in the Lawrence area since 1977.

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Debi Waggoner has joined University National Bank as a vice president. Waggoner graduated from Lawrence High School and completed a variety of professional development courses.

She has represented several local banks in a variety of responsibilities and has focused on consumer and mortgage lending.

She is a member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and a recent graduate of the Citizen's Police Academy.

Honors and awards

Community Mercantile Co-op, 901 Iowa, received an honorable mention honor from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Store officials received the honor Tuesday during the Midwest Region Environmental Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

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Doug Ward, an assistant professor of journalism at Kansas University, was among 12 New York Times editors honored for headline writing in 2004 by the American Copy Editors Society.

The Times won the staff division of the society's headline-writing contest with a portfolio that the judges said displayed "a deep connection to the tone and substance of the stories."

Ward spent eight years as an editor at the Times, leaving last summer for a job at KU.

Ward and his former co-workers received the honor during the society's national conference, April 21-23 in Hollywood. Ward also led a workshop -- "Fact-Checking for (or Is It of?) Dummies" -- during the conference.

Coming events

Graceful Lifestyles is offering a five-day Feng Shui Interior Redesign course June 3-7 in Kansas City. It will be sponsored by Dana Duellman, Graceful Lifestyles consultant.

The three components of the course are Feng Shui, Green Design and Interior Redesign. The Chinese use Feng Shui to determine the correct placement of things. Interior Redesign refreshes any environment with the shifting of furnishings, color, wallpaper and even remodeling. The goal of Green Design -- sustainability -- is to effectively use solutions that encourage coexistence with nature.

The program aims to teach skill such as palette selection, floor plan designs, furniture styles, vendor alliances, portfolio assembly and business procedures. A certificate is given after completion of the program, and continued support is available.

For more information, click on www.gracefullifestyles.com.

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Lawrence Apple User's Group 2.0 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Signs of Life bookstore, 722 Mass. The group will discuss the ins and outs of iPods, which attendees are encouraged to bring. For more information, contact Dave Greenbaum by e-mail at dsg@mac.com.

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A Small Business Resource Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 9 at the Jack Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kan.

The event's purpose is to expand marketing opportunities and provide an overview of financing options for small businesses. Other topics to be discussed include tips for bidding and winning federal contracts; human resource advice; and opportunities for women- and minority-owned businesses.

The conference will feature Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner, who will outline health insurance options for small businesses.

Hosts will be U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, R-Kan., Johnson County Community College's Small Business Development Center and the Kansas Women's Business Center.

To register, contact Moore's office at (913) 383-2013. The $20 registration fee includes all sessions, breakfast and a box lunch. For more information, visit Moore's Web site at www.house.gov/moore.

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Tom Peters, an author on business management, will be the featured speaker at the Kan-ed Membership and Leadership Forum in Wichita. His presentation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 at the Century II Convention Center.

It kicks off the three-day forum, "Re-imagine Kansas In the 21st Century." To register for the presentation or conference, click on http://conference-kan-ed.org or call (785) 296-3421.

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