Archive for Saturday, April 7, 2012

Around and about in local business

April 7, 2012


• Gene Meyer, Lawrence Memorial Hospital president and CEO, will discuss health care reform Wednesday during a lunch seminar hosted by Lawrence Medical Managers. The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H., is open to the public. Cost to attend is $12 for LMM members and $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required by 5 p.m. Monday. To register or for more information, email or visit

• Meyer also recently received the American Hospital Association’s state 2011 Grassroots Champion Award. The award was presented by Tom Bell, president of the Kansas Hospital Association, during LMH’s board meeting March 28. The American Hospital Association award was created eight years ago to recognize hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital, and are tireless advocates for the hospital and its patients.

• The final installment of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues 2012 legislative series will be 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. April 21 at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. The event is open to the public. To make a reservation, which is required, call 865-4411. Tickets cost $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers.

• Mike Everett, Life Success & Legacy, Baldwin City, recently was awarded the Vanguard Award for outstanding service and production in 2011 by MTL Insurance Co.

• The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will host a free seminar on starting a business. It’s planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 646 Vt., Suite 200. Preregister by calling 843-8844. The seminar will focus on a number of topics, including permits and licenses, funding, taxes, marketing and writing a business plan.


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