• The Kansas Board of Accountancy has announced 90 candidates who have successfully passed the computerized examination in the October/November exam window. Area candidates include Lisa Mische, Basehor; Adam Renfro, Ashley Ellis and Eric Jameson, Lawrence; Clayton Hodges, Lecompton; and Dana Splichal, Tonganoxie.
• Douglas County Bank announces the addition of Marilyn Dobski and LaVerne Epp to the bank’s board of directors.
Dobski is co-owner and operator of more than a dozen McDonald’s restaurants in Lawrence and northeast Kansas.
Epp currently serves as the president of the Lawrence Douglas County Bioscience Authority (LDCBA).
They join continuing board members David Ambler, James Eagan, Joe Flannery, Harry Gibson, Steve Glass, Nancy Hiebert, Bob Johnson, John McGrew, R.A. Edwards, Ted Haggart and Pat Slabaugh.
• The KSBDC will honor the 2010 Emerging and Existing Businesses of the Year during a March 15 ceremony in Topeka. The 2010 emerging and existing businesses were selected by the KSBDC for their ability to grow, have vision, overcome major obstacles, and contribute to the Kansas economy. Area businesses to be honored are:
Emerging Business of the Year: Audio/Video Concepts (owner, Shawn Markley), Ottawa.
Existing Business of the Year: Printpop.com (owners, Devin Walker and Ladd Epp), Lawrence.
• Maria Ilardi, ARNP has recently opened a psychiatric private practice in the Reed Medical Building, 404 Maine St. Ilardi previously practiced at the Bert Nash Mental Health Center, Menninger Clinic and Duke University Medical Center.