Archive for Saturday, July 28, 2012

Around and about in local business

July 28, 2012


• David Sakumura, owner of Lawrence Gymnastics & Athletics, recently purchased the former Dance City building at 5150 Clinton Parkway. Lawrence Gymnastics & Athletics will retain its location at 4930 Legends Drive and use the new location to expand its programs for area youth.

“Our girls and boys competitive gymnastics teams will continue to use the Legends Drive location for training and home gymnastics competitions,” Sakumura said. “We are focusing on using the new Clinton Parkway location to expand our recreational gymnastics programs as well as launching our new cheer, dance and youth fitness classes.”

The Clinton Parkway location, which is set to open in early fall, also will provide dance and tumbling classes, competitive cheerleading, Zumba, kids’ fitness programs, day care and a preschool.

• Sara Dickson, physical therapy assistant at TherapyWorks, attended a lab intensive course June 23-24 in Kansas City on soft tissue mobilization and muscle energy techniques for the cervical and upper thoracic spines, upper ribs, and shoulder regions.

• Daria Dixon, Lawrence, recently was selected to receive free gasoline through the Tanks of Thanks program sponsored by Cenex.

Dixon, who drives to Topeka every day to care for her parents, received a $50 gift card redeemable at any Cenex location. The Tanks of Thanks program is a way to say “thank you” to residents for doing good deeds within their communities. Nominations for the program can be made by visiting Each month, 100 nominees are randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card.

• Joe B. Jones, a Lawrence resident and Northwestern Mutual financial representative, will receive the company’s Top 20 award in recognition of his client service efforts in the past year. Jones will be honored at the company’s annual meeting in Milwaukee.


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