Archive for Sunday, December 4, 2011

Around and about in local business

December 4, 2011


• Orscheln Farm and Home, 1541 W. 23rd St., is collecting food and toys through Dec. 18. The food drive will benefit Ballard Community Services. The Toys for Tots collection accepts new, unwrapped gifts for boys and girls. Donors will receive a wooden nickel entitling them to 10 percent off one regular price item on their next visit.

• Lawrence Landscape announces four staff members, Derek Bahner, Chris Culp, Brian Ledbetter and Travis Tremeer, have earned their landscape industry certification. Ledbetter and Culp were certified in hardscape installation, Bahner in ornamental maintenance and Tremeer in lawn maintenance.

• A new bed and breakfast, Runaway Pony, 603 Tenn., will celebrate its opening from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Free tours will be given. Christmas cheer and refreshments will be provided, and the Lawrence High School band will be playing. Donations will be accepted to support the LHS band members’ trip to Florida in February for a competition at Walt Disney World.

• Mark Brosa of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Lawrence has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist. Brosa successfully completed the program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Brosa’s office is at 901 Ky., Suite 101.

• Meadowlark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive, is having a spaghetti supper benefit for the Douglas County Senior Services’ Community Service Emergency Relief Fund. The supper fundraiser is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Suggested donations are $5. Meadowlark Estates is also asking for one nonperishable food item to be donated to a local food bank.

• Margaret Stenseng, CFP, a financial adviser with Waddell & Reed Inc., an asset management and financial planning services firm in downtown Topeka, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the CFP and Certified Financial Planner marks. Stenseng specializes in retirement planning in Lawrence and surrounding communities.


Richard Heckler 6 years, 6 months ago

Also kinda local because this product is still made in the USA and supports 1,100 families.

Beautiful Fiestaware for Christmas- can be found at Weaver's downtown

Specializing in high-fired, lead- free glazes with an Alpha Alumina body, Homer Laughlin remains the largest domestic pottery employing over 1100 skilled workers in a 37 acre facility. As a leader in the china design and manufacturing market, Homer Laughlin has pursued the issues that matter most: lead-free dinnerware, durability, contemporary design and timely delivery.

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