Archive for Sunday, February 27, 2011

Around & about in local business

February 27, 2011


• The annual meeting of the Douglas County Livestock Association will be March 7 at the Dreher Family 4-H Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to partake in dinner need to pre-register by March 1. The meal is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Membership is $10 per family and is due with the meal reservations. Speakers will be Dr. Dan Thomson and John Donley. The association will hold a short business meeting following the speakers. Pre-registrations need to be mailed to Stephen Kalb, 1973 N. 200 Road, Wellsville, KS 66092.

• Daryl Greenstreet, Lawrence, was named Professional Tennis Registry Member of the Year for the State. The award is presented to a PTR member in the United States who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR. Greenstreet, a PTR certified professional and national tester, is the tennis director at Wood Valley Racquet Club and Kossover Tennis Center, both in Topeka.

• Three Jefferson West High School seniors, Mark Flood, Noah Livingston and Laura Newberry, have been working on seeing a wind turbine constructed and functioning at the high school by the time they graduate in May. They have been working on the project since last fall, with help from their calculus teacher, Leslie Bruton.

The students estimate there will be about $2,000 in additional costs not covered. Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperative read about the project in a newspaper article written by the students and wanted to be involved.

They were invited to make a presentation regarding the project at the February meeting of the Meriden-Ozawkie Chamber of Commerce. Following the presentation, LJEC presented a check for $500.

Construction is scheduled to begin in late April, and the turbine will be located between the high school and middle school, next to the “JW Circle.” Completion is expected in May.

• Peak Performance Health Center, 3120 Mesa Way, has added two new doctors, Abby Robinson and Dustin Brake, to its team and extended its hours. Drs. Robinson and Brake, both 2010 graduates of Cleveland Chiropractic College-KC, have completed their full body certification for Active Release Technique. Dr. Robinson is also certified in webster technique.

The center’s new hours are: Monday/Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Medicalodges Eudora announces its inclusion in “America’s Best Nursing Homes 2011.”

• KU-KSBDC will present a free seminar, “The Yin and Yang of Entrepreneurship,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday (March 1) at KU Small Business Development Center, 646 Vt. Will Katz, director of the KU Small Business Development Center, will talk about the mechanics of starting a business. Devin Walker, CEO of, will share tales from his many ventures. Pre-register by calling 843-8844 or sign up at

• Bill Donovan (Viking Aero), Kyle Johnson (Audio Anywhere), and Suman Saripalli (IntelliSpeak), all of Lawrence, have been named to the 2011 PIPELINE Fellowship Class.

• First National Bank Kansas announces the expansion of its residential mortgage lending department into Lawrence. James and Dee Weber have been named residential mortgage lenders and will be located in Lawrence. The Webers have more than 30 years of residential lending experience in the mortgage industry as well as owning their own mortgage company.


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