Archive for Sunday, January 30, 2011

Around and about in local business

January 30, 2011


• Rob Hannigan, Ozawkie, has successfully completed one of the most comprehensive training programs in the world for power line personnel. Hannigan has completed the Merchant Job Training and Safety Program and has been with Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperative since 2008.

• Robert “Bob” Green, Ottawa, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Peoples Bank and on the Board of Peoples Inc. He has been an attorney practicing general civil law in Ottawa, since 1968.

• Judy Brynds, of McGrew Real Estate, was honored with the Sales Person of the Year Award at The Lawrence Board of Realtors’ annual Installation Mixer.

• Golf Course Superintendents Association of America President James R. Fitzroy, CGCS, announces J. Rhett Evans has been selected as the organization’s chief executive officer. Evans, who has served as interim CEO since late June 2010, came to GCSAA in July 2009 as chief operating officer. As GCSAA CEO, Evans also assumes the duties of chief executive officer for its philanthropic organization, The Environmental Institute for Golf. Fitzroy indicated GCSAA will conduct a search to fill the chief operating officer position created by Evans’ promotion.

• South Junior High School, a current expansion and remodel of Manhattan High School and Metropolitan Community Colleges’ FEMA Shelters — all designed by Gould Evans — were recently recognized with design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Kansas, Kansas City, and Central States Chapters.

South Junior High School received awards for excellence in design from both AIA Kansas and Kansas City Chapters, as well as a special category award for excellence in brick masonry design from AIA Kansas. The $21 million school previously received a Merit Award from the AIA Central States Chapter in 2008.

The Gould Evans office — in Lawrence, Kansas City, Phoenix, Tampa and San Francisco — operate as a network of affiliated organizations.

• KU Credit Union is offering parents and college-bound students a free workshop about planning and paying for college. The workshop will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Black Box Theatre at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. Reservations can be made by calling Kirsten Flory at 749-6803, or online at

• The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will present a free seminar, “The Right Start,” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 734 Vt. Please pre-register by calling 843-8844, or sign up

• Educational Testing Service has purchased Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC, an industry leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence. CAL’s adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning process for K-12 education systems.


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