Archive for Monday, November 18, 2013

Business briefcase Nov. 18

November 18, 2013


• Michael McGrew, of Lawrence, took over as the 2014 Treasurer of the National Association of Realtors at the association's board of directors meeting on Nov. 7. McGrew, a realtor for nearly 30 years, is the CEO and chairman of Douglas County-based McGrew Real Estate. He has served on NAR's board of directors for nine years.

• McGrew Real Estate's Kimberly Williams has been awarded the 2013 Optimist of the Year Award by the Lawrence Breakfast Optimists Club. Williams has been a member of the organization since 2004.

• Lawrence television station Channel 6 announced veteran broadcaster Jay Wachs will be the new host of "Town Topic." Wachs is the president of The BriarCliff Group, a local public relations firm. He also co-hosts the Leadership Lawrence online radio show broadcasted on, which is owned by BriarCliff.

• Frank and Sally Salb of Salb Construction, Inc. in Lawrence announced they were selected as third-place finishers in the 2013 Deckorators' Best Deck Contest, which recognizes outstanding outdoor spaces. According to a statement, the competition received over 100 entries from across the country. Judges operated on the criteria of creative use of materials and overall appearance.

Doug Gaumer

Doug Gaumer

• INTRUST Bank announced Doug Gaumer will be promoted to Regional Market President for the Northeast Kansas region. Gaumer holds a masters degree in business administration from Kansas University and has also earned degrees from Kansas State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently the chairman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and a board of advisors member for the KU School of Business.


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