Around and about in local business

March 11, 2012


• Megan Richardson was promoted to assistant vice president/bank manager at First State Bank & Trust, 3901 W. Sixth St. Richardson, who has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas University, is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Lawrence. She joined First State Bank & Trust in 2004.

• Sharri Lynn Black, a licensed master social worker, has joined Shane M. Jones & Associates. Black recently left Adopt USKIDS. Black, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the area of adoption and foster care, will provide individual, couple, family and group counseling.

• Dave Bales Vacuum, Sewing and Lamp Sales & Repair has moved to 935 Iowa. The company has been in business for 37 years.

• Nate Jamison, Lawrence, attended the Les Lukert Winter Conference in Kearney, Neb., sponsored by the Nebraska Society of Fire Service Instructors and Central Community College-Lexington.

• Jennifer Groene and Vicki Hull, both licensed clinical marriage and family therapists, Lawrence, recently attended the Kansas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy spring clinical conference.

• Frank Norman, president and senior ecologist of Norman Ecological Consulting, rural Lawrence, presented “Managing Your Prairie Remnant” March 3 in Hiawatha. The talk was sponsored by Grimm Gardens of Hiawatha and Prairie Place Designs of Sabetha.

• Lawrence Presbyterian Manor is sponsoring a seminar for seniors on preparing them and their homes for a move. The event, presented by two local Realtors, Holly Garber of American Dream Realty and Kimberly Williams of McGrew Realty, is at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive. Brunch will be served, but reservations are required. To reserve a seat call Maclyn Pettengill, 841-4262 or email, by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

• Miki Cady and Glenna Coleman have joined Wakarusa Valley Development Inc., 120 E. Ninth St. Cady is a loan closing/portfolio manager. Previously, she worked for the federal government for 30 years. Coleman is a loan officer who worked for the U.S. Small Business Administration for more than 38 years.

• Brenna and Mark Wulfkuhle, of Berryton, have been selected as winners in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The donations are available through the Monsanto Fund. The Wulfkuhles designated Stull Busy Beavers 4-H Club to receive the award in Douglas County.

• U.S. Bancorp Investments Inc. has hired Dru Hull as a financial adviser working in the company’s offices at 900 Mass. He formerly was a financial adviser with Edward Jones.

• Bill Bowers, sales associate with RE/MAX Excel in Lawrence, recently was given the Cooperative Spirit Award at the RE/MAX mid-states & Dixie region annual Success Celebration in Kansas City. The award recognizes a person who goes the extra mile, is willing to help and has a good sense of humor. Bowers has been in real estate for 17 years, 15 of those with RE/MAX.


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