Around and about in local business
• Peggy Johnson, a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company’s 2011 Circle of Success annual recognition program. To earn this honor, Johnson established herself as one of the company’s top advisers, achieving high levels in production, client satisfaction and client service. Johnson’s office is located at 3200 Mesa Way, Suite B.
• Massage Envy Spa, 4931 W. Sixth St., will offer free one-hour massages Wednesday to people who have arthritis. Owner Amy Gilliland will donate $10 for every hour of massage that day to the National Arthritis Foundation. She said massage therapy is recognized as being effective in relieving painful symptoms of arthritis because it improves circulation, increases joint flexibility and improves sleep.
For more information or to schedule a session, call 841-2000.
• Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP announces the addition of Marty Bregman, Lawrence, as a new partner in its energy and environmental division in Kansas City. Previously, he was executive director of law at Westar Energy Inc., the largest electric public utility in the state of Kansas.
• Hillside Village of De Soto announces the addition of two new staff members and a new therapy company. Pam Hall, the new Hillside Village administrator, has more than 15 years of experience as an administrator. She attended Kansas University and completed her degree at Washburn University in 1996. Peg Wessel, the new director of nursing, has been in the long-term care industry for over 20 years. She has served as the director of the skilled nursing and acute rehabilitation unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and, most recently, was director of nursing at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
Hillside Village, a senior care community that provides assisted-living apartments, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, also has added Genesis Rehab Services to its team. Genesis is a national leader in rehabilitation services with over 11,000 therapists working in 1,100 facilities across the country. It provides a full range of physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy for long-term care and rehab-to-home residents.
• Local antique tractor enthusiasts from around the Lawrence area have organized an antique tractor show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday in the Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot at 1541 E. 23rd St. The display will include tractors from the early 1900s. Moose’s Backyard BBQ will serve food, and the Lawrence Free State FFA Chapter has scheduled a bake sale during the show. Orscheln Farm & Home will have several in-store drawings during the event. Orscheln Farm and Home is a family owned company that has been in business more than 50 years.