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Around and about in local business

November 20, 2011


• The Chamber of Commerce has selected its 2012 Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2012. New members are: Brad Finkeldei, Stevens & Brand LLP; Cal Karlin, Barber Emerson LC; Kevin O’Malley, O’Malley Beverage of Kansas; Ginger Wehner, KU Credit Union; Kathy Clausing-Willis, LMH Endowment; and Scot Zaremba, Zarco 66.

l Beth Johnson, vice president of economic development for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, was elected president of the Kansas Economic Development Alliance at its October meeting. As the vice president for economic development, Johnson is responsible for all aspects of business retention, expansion and recruitment in Douglas County.

• Body Boutique, 2330 Yale Road, has partnered with Family Promise to help raise money for a worthy cause. Starting Monday, Body Boutique will be offering 10 guest visits to the club for $10. All proceeds will go towards Family Promise. Gift certificates may be purchased at the club or at the Family Promise office, 905 Tenn.

• Risley Chiropractic is offering a free, 30-minute class on how to boost your immunity at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 4920 Bob Billings Parkway, Suite B. Dr. Scott Risley will discuss the importance of exercise, immunity-boosting foods, the relationship of abdominal fat to decreased immunity and the role chiropractic and acupuncture can play. He also will take questions from participants. The class is open to anyone. For more information, visit call 856-6030 or visit

• Julie Goonewardene, Kansas University’s associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship, has been named to the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees.

She’ll be the designated public member on the board, which guides the association of medical doctors and students.

The association boasts about 215,000 members and has been around since 1847, and publishes the Journal of the American Medical Association.

She will begin her four-year term in 2012.

• Lisa Stuart, stylist and former owner of Statements Hair Salon, is now at Dash Salon & Day Spa, 3727 W. Sixth St., Suite C.

• U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced the Lawrence-Topeka law firm of Stevens & Brand LLP has been selected as a 2011-12 Best Law Firm with a first-tier ranking for the Kansas City, Kan., region.

• Auto Plaza Car Wash, 2828 Four Wheel Drive, is having a food drive for the holidays. All proceeds will go toward the Lawrence Homeless Shelter. Canned and boxed goods will be accepted. Participating customers will receive $1 off per item. Only five items per visit will be accepted. The drive will begin Monday and ends Dec. 10.

• Audrey Welch, Sara Dickson and Jena Koeck, all therapists at TherapyWorks PA, attended a continuing education clinical certification course, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes,” Lower Quadrant Advanced Applications, from Nov. 5-6 in Topeka.

• Dogtoberfest, held Oct. 9, raised at total of $2,600 and donated $1,300 to the Lawrence Humane Society and $1,300 to the Lawrence Community Shelter’s back to work program Good Dog! Biscuits and Treats. The funds were presented Nov. 9 by Jen Frazier, Dogtoberfest event coordinator, and Savannah Pearce, Dogtoberfest publicity chairwoman, to Dianne Huggins, of the Lawrence Community Shelter, and Dori Villian, Lawrence Humane Society director.


Richard Heckler 6 years, 2 months ago

“You can find amazing things that are really specific to a person,” Hartnett said. “It’s not special to anyone just sitting in here. But once you give it as a gift to a loved one, then it becomes a re-heirloom, in a way.”

Online message boards are brimming with frugal buyers who have decided to give only gifts from secondhand sources this year. “My entire Xmas list cost me $160. If I’d bought it all retail it would have been $1,700,” boasts one thrifty Mrs. on her blog.

Even regifting seems to be taking on a certain cachet — just as long as everyone is in on the game. And Black Friday madness has hit thrift stores nationwide, with shops keeping extended hours.

Lydia Friz is a pro at shopping for secondhand gifts. The Blue Bird Bistro waitress shopped the Urban Mining Homewares sale earlier this month. At the First Friday vintage market she bought her mom a set of eight china bowls, daintily sized for ice cream. Total cost: $24.

She also found a pretty glass perfume bottle for $8, a Christmas gift for her sister-in-law, a fragrance buff.

Want to shop secondhand but don’t know how?

Here’s some advice.

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