Business briefcase Jan. 13

• Haase and Long Inc. was named one of the best places to work in debt collections by and Best Companies Group, according to a statement. The award is designed to identify the best places of employment in the collections industry. Haase and Long has served the Lawrence area for more than 50 years.

• The Douglas County Conservation District and several partners will host a free Farm Pond Seminar, on the construction and maintenance of ponds, from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 16 in Building 21 of the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Presentations will be given by several wildlife, conservation and water resource professionals. A meal will be provided by Hy-Vee.

• Lawrence & Topeka Roofing, along with sister companies Wichita Roofing & Remodeling and Salina Roofing, has changed its name to Eaton Roofing & Exteriors. “We are pleased to have completed our name change and corporate consolidation,” Mark Eaton, the owner and CEO, said in a statement. “The name change has streamlined our business model.”