Archive for Sunday, July 22, 2012

Around & about in local business

July 22, 2012


• BG Consultants, Inc., Lawrence, has announced advancements for two of its staff members. Ekaterina Barybina is now a licensed professional architect in Kansas. Barybina received a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and has been with BG Consultants since 2006. She specializes in interior design. Thomas Kelly has earned his professional engineer’s license in Kansas. Kelly is a 2007 graduate of Kansas University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Kelly is originally from the Houston area and worked near Denver before coming to Lawrence.

• Massage Envy Spa, 4931 W. Sixth St., is celebrating four years in business with a fundraising effort in honor of the sister of franchisee and operator Amy Gilliland. Donations are being collected at the clinic for the American Heart Association in honor of Gilliland’s sister, Kathleen Marie Thompson, who died suddenly in 2008 in Texas after suffering a spontaneous aortic rupture. As part of the anniversary celebration, the spa recognized three massage therapists, Erica Garcia, Amanda Zeller and Kaysee Hayes, who opened the clinic in 2008.

• Natural Breeze Remodeling of Lawrence recently received the Kansas Preservation Alliance’s 2012 Award of Excellence in Rehabilitation for its work on the Lamborn Family Barn in Lansing. The project was led by Justin Fitzgerald and Les Lynch.

• OrthoKansas, PA announces the addition of Dr. Stephan L. Prô to its team of physicians. Prô is a Kansas native and a 2004 graduate of the Kansas University School Of Medicine. He also is fellowship-trained in sports medicine. Prô’s specialties include the evaluation and treatment of young patients with hip/groin pain including hip arthroscopy and proximal hamstring repairs as well as knee and shoulder conditions. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in 2009 and an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship with the Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group in Los Angeles.

• His Hands Clothing Closet has opened a thrift shop at 727 Main St. in Eudora. The Eudora nonprofit agency sells gently used and some new donated clothing at thrift-store prices. The shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

• Cyndi Morris of Ozawkie has joined Cruise Planners – American Express, a national cruise agency headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla.

• Midland Care’s Adult Day Health Center in North Lawrence and Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s skilled nursing facility both received perfect scores from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services based on annual inspections conducted in June. The Midland facility is one of 14 adult day care homes in Kansas, of which only five, 36 percent, received a perfect score in their last survey, according to KDADS. The LMH facility is one of 340 Kansas nursing homes inspected by KDADS. Of those, only 4 percent received a perfect score with no reported deficiencies.

• Kief’s Audio/Video recently held its annual watch party for the Tour de France. Co-sponsored by Sunflower Bike Shop, the event was held at Kief’s, 2429 Iowa, on July 12. The event attracted 60-75 cycling enthusiasts who enjoyed the race on several of Kief’s big screen televisions. Refreshments were served, including beer provided by Free State Brewery.


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