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KU Department of Internal Medicine earns specialty recognition
May 12, 2014
The Kansas University Department of Internal Medicine on Friday became one of the first places in the country to be recognized as a patient-centered specialty practice.
Business briefcase May 5
May 5, 2014
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Endowment Association will host a free seminar as part of its “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise” series.
Grocery store tours show how to shop for healthy food on a budget
May 5, 2014
Shopping for nutritious food is hard enough. Trying to do it on a budget can seem almost impossible. Fortunately for people in Lawrence, help is available. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will be soon begin offering grocery store tours to show people how they can get the most bang for their food buck without sacrificing their health in the process. By Journal-World staff
Local farm economy growing, consolidating, ag census shows
May 2, 2014
There were fewer farms operating on fewer acres in Douglas County in 2012 compared with five years earlier. But those farms produced more income, including significant growth in organic farm production. By Peter Hancock
Sidney Garrett, Jim Schwartzburg, Bill Penny and Dale Willey inducted into Lawrence Business Hall of Fame
May 1, 2014
The fifth Annual Lawrence Business Hall of Fame inducted four longtime Lawrence business leaders into its ranks. The honorees all ran prominent Lawrence businesses that employed dozens of people in the city. The awards are sponsored by Junior Achievement of Kansas, which provides educational programming on business and economics for students in grades K-8. By Ben Unglesbee
Fields to replace Lawrence native Alan Mulally as CEO of Ford on July 1
May 1, 2014
Mark Fields, who helped turn Ford Motor Co.’s North American operations into a sales and profit powerhouse, will take over from Alan Mulally as CEO on July 1.
Mrs. Mass.: Acme has making shirts down to a T
May 1, 2014
My childhood summer vacations were made all the more special with matching T-shirts — worn by me and all 25 members of my extended family (oh yeah). In an effort to honor this year’s summer vacation, we’re bringing back the matching tees!
How Love Garden’s Kelly Corcoran went from music lover to music store owner
May 1, 2014
Love Garden Sounds has called downtown Lawrence its home for the past 24 years. Owner Kelly Corcoran first began shopping at the store in 1993, when it was located on the 900 block of Massachusetts St. Corcoran has been an owner since 2004 and the store moved to its current location, 822 Massachusetts St., in 2009.
Business briefcase April 28
April 28, 2014
After nine days of on-air fundraising, Kansas Public Radio’s spring membership drive yielded $276,679 in pledges, according to a Kansas University press release.
Introducing Limestone’s ‘Neoprairie’ pizza
April 24, 2014
The 20,000-pound limestone, wood-fired behemoth that heats up to 1,000 degrees and bakes a pizza in 90 seconds is the key ingredient for the Neapolitan-style pizza made from Kansas flour, local farm-sourced tomatoes and other regional ingredients. The masterminds behind the operation have coined these 12-inch pies as “Neoprairie,” each created with the subtlety of a few basic ingredients.
Spirit Airlines to begin flying out of Kansas City
April 23, 2014
Spirit Airlines, which features low-cost flights with almost no free amenities, will begin offering five daily routes out of Kansas City in August. The low-budget airline announced Wednesday that it would offer flights to Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit and Las Vegas beginning Aug. 7. A roundtrip flight to Houston will begin Aug. 8.
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.