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Archive for Sunday, September 26, 2010

Around and about in local business

September 26, 2010

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• Central Fiber LLC, a provider of erosion-control products, announces it has acquired the business and assets of Southwest Environment Services Inc., a manufacturing and services company specializing in erosion-control products and application, based in Tyler, Texas. Central Fiber, operating from plants in Wellsville, Canton, Ohio, and now Tyler, converts recycled newspapers, magazines and wood chips into a variety of cellulose fiber products, including industrial fibers, erosion-control products and insulation.

• Paul Hahn, of Hahn Marital Therapy in Lawrence, will present two topics at the 2010 IRON SHARPENS IRON conference Tuesday at the Harmony Vineyard Church, 600 N.E. 46th St., Kansas City, Mo. Hahn will present “Maintaining Your Sexual Integrity” in a breakout session for adult men as well as a presentation for male teens titled “Sanctified Sexuality: What Every Young Man Needs to Know about Sex.”

• Tamra Anrig, an occupational therapist from Lawrence Memorial Hospital Kreider Rehabilitation, recently became certified as an LSVT clinician. LSVT Big is a treatment technique for people with Parkinson’s disease with an application to other neurological conditions.

• Joan Golden, U.S. Bank senior vice president at 900 Mass. in Lawrence, has won U.S. Bank’s Annual Pinnacle Award, the company’s highest consumer banking employee achievement honor. Golden was among a select number of top-performing employees nationwide to win U.S. Bank’s award and was recently recognized at a company dinner. This is Golden’s fourth Pinnacle Award.

• Bioscience and Technology Business Center, 2029 Becker Drive, will have a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Oct. 8. The event is open to the public.

• Krisha Smith of Tonganoxie has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company.

• Commerce Bank is celebrating Small Business Appreciation Month in October with a Shred Fest from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at 955 Iowa. Limit of five boxes per customer.

• The Sunflower Foundation honored 15 nonprofit health leaders in ceremonies last week in Topeka from across Kansas who were members of the 2010 Class of the foundation’s Advocacy Fellowship program. The recognition took place during the last of six sessions that make up the yearlong program. Members of the 2010 Advocacy Fellowship Class: Dee Ann DeRoin, founder, Four Tribes Women’s Wellness Coalition, family practitioner and health educator, community health and wellness; and Jake Lowen, principal, Kansas Grassroots Consulting, Lawrence; and Brutrinia Arellano, Department of Health and Human Services Emerging Leaders Program, Washington, D.C., formerly of Lawrence.

• U.S. News and World Report has announced the inaugural publication of its 2010 Best Law Firms rankings. The Lawrence firm of Stevens and Brand, LLP, received listing as a Tier 1 firm (the highest level) in the Kansas City metropolitan area in the practice areas of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; corporate law; education law; elder law; family law; real estate law; and trusts and estates law.

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