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Business briefcase April 21
April 21, 2014
McGrew Real Estate recently completed the conversion of its office on Kasold Drive to solar power. McGrew hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Cromwell Environmental Solar on April 11 to mark the event. Cromwell Environmental Solar is based in Lawrence.
Credit card data breach affects Lawrence arts and craft store
April 18, 2014
About 2.6 million credit and debit cards used at Michaels crafts store, including the location in Lawrence, were breached in a hacking incident last year, the company announced this week. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase April 14
April 14, 2014
Robert Goldstein, a Kansas University distinguished geology professor, won the annual geoscience education award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Brownback signs law giving employers flexibility on employee hours
April 14, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure that continues a program that allows employers to reduce employees’ work hours to avoid layoffs, and then those employees could receive partial unemployment benefits. By Scott Rothschild
Mrs. Mass.: A meal for the whole family
April 10, 2014
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: we have no shortage of excellent options for dining out in downtown Lawrence. But when you’re dining out with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, you tend to consider your options a little bit differently.
Business briefcase April 7
April 7, 2014
BG Consultants, Inc. announced the addition of Eric Hethcoat to its staff.
23 places to eat in Lawrence if you’re gluten-free
April 1, 2014
Here are 23 Lawrence restaurants to try if you’re avoiding gluten.
Business briefcase March 31
March 31, 2014
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will host a free seminar for start-up entrepreneurs April 2.
Longtime Lawrence dance instructor to retire
March 31, 2014
In 1981, Karen Fender opened a dance studio in an upstairs loft at Eighth and Massachusetts streets. The business would move several times in the years that followed, before finding its current home on Legends Drive in West Lawrence, in 1999. It grew from having one instructor (Fender) to nearly a dozen. And now Fender, the longtime owner of the Dance Gallery, plans to retire from the business in a few months. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence Memorial Hospital to build retail pharmacy for employees
March 28, 2014
In a move designed to reduce employee health care costs, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees approved a plan Wednesday to build a retail pharmacy at the hospital to serve its employees. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase March 24
March 24, 2014
A new sports performance training center and mixed martial arts academy, called Omni Method Gym, will open in Lawrence March 29.
Lawrence woman finds success later in life with catering business run out of her garage
March 21, 2014
Sometimes late-in-life career changes work. Just ask Dianna Keller, a Lawrence woman who started a catering business out of her garage a few years back. By Giles Bruce
Couple donate $1 million for KU business school scholarships
March 20, 2014
A $1 million gift to Kansas University will establish a new scholarship program in the business school, KU announced Thursday.
A day in the life of chemo: Positivity is medicine, too
March 18, 2014
About to start chemotherapy the other day, Michael Meyer was in a joking mood. “It’s been a treat,” he said, when asked how chemo has been going so far. That lighthearted spirit has helped Meyer get through a challenging time recently. By Giles Bruce
A day in the life of chemo: Variety of resources now available for cancer victims in need
March 18, 2014
A cancer diagnosis can be a trying time for any patient and their family. In Lawrence, the local oncology center has social workers on staff to help them through treatment. By Giles Bruce
Business Briefcase March 17
March 17, 2014
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corp. of Lawrence and Douglas County is seeking feedback from area professionals on workforce qualifications and availability.
Earl May to hold food drive, in-store activities
March 16, 2014
Earl May Nursery & Garden Center is collecting canned and boxed goods from now until March 22 as part of the Earl May Cares Community Event. Items may be dropped off at the garden center, 3200 Iowa St., between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will be donated to the Lawrence Food Bank.
Journal-World to host Hearts of Gold Ball benefit for hospital
March 15, 2014
The Journal-World will play host to this year’s Hearts of Gold Ball, which benefits the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. By Giles Bruce
Officials OK Westar’s $43.6 million rate increase for transmission costs
March 13, 2014
The Kansas Corporation Commission on Thursday approved a $43.6 million increase in Westar Energy electric rates.

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