• David Mattern, a financial adviser with the local office of Wells Fargo Advisors, recently attended the firm’s Higher Education Conference held at the University of California, Berkeley. The conference included economic insights and analysis from world-renowned specialists. Mattern has been a financial adviser for 14 years. His office is located at 1811 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 103, Lawrence.
• A group of Lawrence area residents have opened Spirit Girl Boutique at 1502 W. 23rd St. The shop sells a variety of women’s apparel, but it specializes in producing custom jewelry with team logos on it. Area residents Susan Lomshek and her sister Sarah Holbrooks own the new venture, and Matt Lomshek, a longtime owner of a Lawrence promotional products company is a manager for the company. The retail venture has grown out of wholesale company the group started about two years ago, called Spirit Girl Couture. The wholesale business focuses a lot on the college athletic scene. Matt Lomshek said the company now has licensing agreements with about 30 Division I universities, including all the major ones in this region.
• TherapyWorks, P.A., 1311 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 1000, Lawrence, announces Jena Koeck has joined the staff as a licensed physical therapist. Koeck earned a doctorate of physical therapy this May from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. She has participated in six clinical rotations in various clinics from Arizona to Nebraska. Her most recent rotation was with the Institute for Latin American Concern, Adult Neuro/Ortho, in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She also held the position of physical therapist tutor at Creighton University and anatomy tutor at Augustana College.
• The Leadership Lawrence Class of 2012 will be formally introduced at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Landmark National Bank, 4621 W. Sixth Street. There is no charge for the event, which is open to the public. The Leadership Lawrence Alumni lunch, open to Leadership Lawrence alumni only, will be noon Sept. 29 at Morning Star Church, 998 N. 1771 Road. Reservations are required through lawrencechamber.com. Cost to attend is $20.
The Leadership Lawrence Class of 2012 includes: Cherise Anderson, USD 497; Tim Bateman, RD Johnson Excavating Company; Zak Bolick, Douglas County Bank; John Bullock, Stevens Brand LLP; Dustin Chase, Lawrence Police Department; Alex Delany, Indepsys Inc.; Becki Dick, Custom Mobile Equipment; Jonathan Douglass, City of Lawrence; Beth Easter, Intrust Bank; Jeremy Farmer, Just Food; Ron Guerin, Computerized Assessments and Learning; Kay Hale, president, League of Women Voters; Mike Harrity, Kansas University Athletics; Ann Hertzog, Kern Marketing Group; Mark Kern, Kern Marketing Group; Darlene Lantz, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce; Amber Lee, Great Plains Media; Jake Letourneau, Drs. Dobbins and Letourneau; Carrie Lindsey, Lawrence Douglas County Housing Authority; Amber Luckie, US Bank; Crystal McWhirt, The Crystal Image; Max Miller, Lawrence Police Department; Andy Pitts, Treanor Architects; Sarah Plinsky, Douglas County; Steve Prue, Haskell Indian Nations University; Phil Rademacher, Rademacher Financial; Stan Rasmussen, U.S. Army; Gary Rexroad, Microsoft Corporation; Heidi Simon, KU Office of Admissions; Blair Sutton, Martin Logan; J. Taylor, Alvamar Country Club; Matt Todd, Barber Emerson LC; Leslie VonHolten, KU Center for Asian Studies; Paul Werner, Paul Werner Architects; Constance Wolfe, The World Company; and Jake Wright, Landmark National Bank.
• The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Water announces it has certified 51 water treatment operators and 61 wastewater treatment operators from January to August.
Area certified wastewater treatment operators include: Jerry Stockman, class 2, City of Tonganoxie; and Allison Wilson, small system, The Villages, Incorporated-Eagle Ridge-Topeka-Lawrence.
Area certified water operators include: Don Bryant, class 1, City of Overbrook; Jimmy Deason, small system, Douglas County Rural Water District No. 4-Baldwin City; Brian Downing, class 2, City of Lawrence; and David Shane Gibbs, class 4, City of Ottawa.
• Edward Jones financial adviser Liz Kundin will host a free seminar, “A Woman’s Guide to Money Matters,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Castle Tea Room, 1307 Mass. Seating is limited. For reservations, call Karen Kelm at 842-2450, by Monday.
• Document Products Inc., 2901 Lakeview Drive, Lawrence, announces the recent addition of Brenda Brown. Brown joins DPI as an account executive and has more than 20 years of sales and customer service.
• Hannah Fair, a 2011 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School, has contracted with the Juicy Couture flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City to work as a personal fashion consultant.
• TherapyWorks, P.A., 1311 Wakarusa, Suite 1000, will host a free seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday as part of its ongoing “Helping You Help Yourself” series. The focus of the event will be “Fall” Prevention in celebration of Fall. Dr. Lee Reussner, Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates, will be the guest speaker. Cindy Johnson, physical therapist and owner of TherapyWorks, will discuss quick and easy steps you can take now to prevent falls in the future. For reservations, call 749-1300.