Praeger, Milstead recognized for service by Lawrence chamber of commerce
12:29 p.m., January 30, 2015 Updated 08:15 p.m.
A banking industry veteran and Kansas’ former insurance commissioner are being recognized for their contributions to the community by the Lawrence chamber of commerce.
LMH Endowment Association honors community members with Caring Awards
08:16 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 10:52 p.m.
Retired Kansas University professor William Coil began volunteering as a patient escort at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in 2002. After the 2009 death of his wife, Suzanne, Coil continued volunteering at the hospital as a way of getting himself out of the house.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association prepares for annual meeting
06:53 p.m., January 26, 2015 Updated 10:19 p.m.
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association will recognize local people and businesses committed to community healthcare at their annual meeting on Wednesday, officials said.
Business Briefcase for Jan. 26
January 25, 2015
Barber Emerson, L.C. has announced Bethany Roberts as the newest member of the firm.
Sin tax increases could hurt wallets, but unlikely to curb vices, Lawrencians say
January 24, 2015
In the town named the most hungover city in America this month by Business Insider, Gov. Sam Brownback’s new tax proposition, which would raise taxes on alcohol and tobacco products to balance the state budget, would have little effect on vices, but a big impact on pocketbooks, some Lawrencians said. To aid against the projected budget shortfalls of more than $710 million in the current budget and in the next fiscal year, Brownback suggested increasing the cigarette and tobacco product tax trifold and the alcohol tax by 50 percent. Under his plan, the state would raise $394 million over a period of two years, the Associated Press reported earlier this month.
Spike in flu cases prompts LMH to require masks when visiting patients
January 21, 2015
A sudden spike in influenza cases is forcing Lawrence Memorial Hospital to require that anyone visiting patient areas wear a mask and to discourage children from visiting patients in the hospital altogether.
Business briefcase for Jan. 19
January 18, 2015
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce welcomed three new members to the organization on Monday.
Lawrence tops Kansas City, nation in key retail property rate
January 15, 2015
A retail rebound in Lawrence is well underway, according to an annual study that shows the vacancy rate among stores and shops in Lawrence has fallen well below the national average.
Electrical outages on Monday leave hundreds without power
January 12, 2015
Over 250 Westar Energy customers were without power in Lawrence Monday afternoon after issues arose in two neighborhoods, officials said.
Business briefcase for Jan. 9
January 11, 2015
Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, LLC announced Danielle Davey as a new member of the firm.
With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?
January 11, 2015
A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies, and cheaper gasoline at the pump raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.
Bill would raise Kansas’ minimum wage $3 by 2017
08:43 a.m., January 8, 2015 Updated 10:41 p.m.
A Wichita Democrat is sponsoring a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage by $3 dollars by 2017.
Road trip seeks to connect KU pharmacy students with independently owned pharmacies
January 7, 2015
The idea of one day owning and operating his own pharmacy appeals to Kansas University pharmacy student Jace Moore. “There’s not a bunch of overhead; you have a lot more autonomy,” he said. And, “It seems like you have a little more flexibility to do what’s best for the patient.” Wednesday through Friday, Moore will be among 18 KU pharmacy students on a tour to visit independently owned pharmacies in central and western Kansas. By Sara Shepherd
KU alumni, employees of Wichita firm raise $300K for new business school
09:21 a.m., January 6, 2015 Updated 09:38 p.m.
A Kansas University alumnus and his wife helped raise more than $300,000 toward the construction of the new KU School of Business building, KU announced Tuesday.
Kansas economists predict state will add 24,000 jobs in 2015
08:37 a.m., January 6, 2015 Updated 09:35 p.m.
Wichita State University economists expect Kansas to add more than 24,000 jobs in 2015, most of them in service positions such as professional or business services, health care or education.
Westar to submit rate increase in March; KCP&L files for 12.5 percent hike
January 5, 2015
Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light will both ask for rate increases for 2015 to recover some of the costs of environmental upgrades at the LaCygne power plant.
Business briefcase
December 28, 2014
Griffith Payments has relocated to 801 1/2 Massachusetts St., Suite 2. Griffith Payments provides credit card merchant account consulting services and free point-of-sale payment solutions for restaurants, bars, retail stores, non-profits and professional associations.
Funeral home debuts restored horsedrawn hearse
December 26, 2014
The daytime motorcade trundling through the streets behind a shiny black hearse, all with headlights on, is a hallmark of today’s funerals. But, of course, death predates cars and electric lights — and so do hearses. A Lawrence funeral home now has a vehicle for the deceased to be sent off in style from a bygone era: a horsedrawn hearse. By Sara Shepherd
Looking good: Branding KU is job of new marketing director
December 25, 2014
When it comes to selling Kansas University — to potential students, faculty, donors and others — looks do matter. Making sure KU has the right look is Gerald Holland’s job. By Sara Shepherd