International students tour agricultural, business sites in Douglas County
July 30, 2014
A group of more than 50 international students visited Lawrence on Tuesday and Wednesday to tour some of the area’s notable agricultural and business operations.
Moving season ‘like Christmas’ for some Lawrence businesses
July 27, 2014
With leases for many Lawrence renters expiring July 31, business couldn’t be better for many local home improvement stores and services. As U-Haul trucks and unwanted couches line the streets, some local businesses are gearing up for their most chaotic — and profitable — time of the year. By Caitlin Doornbos
Business briefcase for July 28
July 27, 2014
Barbara Timmerman has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacognosy. Timmerman is a distinguished professor of medical chemistry at Kansas University.
KU football player develops app he says can improve the game he loves
July 26, 2014
Austin Barone’s journey to becoming an app developer started when he applied for an internship at Google. The Lawrence native and Kansas University student planned to impress the technology giant by creating hardware, modeled after Google Glass, that would allow football players to view an interactive playbook on their visors during practice. But while he didn’t have the capital necessary to create the hardware, he did the next best thing: He developed the digital playbook software. The result is Just Play, the new playbook app created by Barone’s company, Just Play Sports Solutions. By Giles Bruce
United to end Topeka-Chicago flights in September
July 24, 2014
A Topeka official says United Airlines will end flights between the Kansas capital and Chicago on Sept. 2.
Business briefcase for July 21
July 20, 2014
Lawrence-based TherapyWorks announced the addition of two new staff members: Sarah Hammonds, a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Megan Young, a graduate of Central Michigan University.
Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale 2014: The basics
July 15, 2014
The 55th annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale is Thursday. Massachusetts Street merchants are already getting prepared. Are you?
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt buys Russell Stover Candies for undisclosed sum
July 14, 2014
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum.
Business briefcase for July 14
July 13, 2014
Lawrence-based Tallgrass Studios, Inc. announced the promotion of Ronak Bhakta to director of fulfillment. Bhakta has been with Tallgrass since March 2011 and will be working out the new Albuquerque, N.M., extension office.
Through the looking glass: the artists behind window displays
July 13, 2014
With a college campus nearby, and some graduates staying put, local businesses are bound to find creative artists to spruce up their storefronts and get noticed from the streets.
Strategizing for the Sidewalk Sale
July 9, 2014
The 55th annual Sidewalk Sale is on July 17 this year, and those who are familiar know that it’s “sun-up to sundown” affair that requires a bit of strategizing. With the help from director of Downtown Lawrence, Inc., Sally Zogry, here is a breakdown of the five-block territory to make sure shoppers know where to search, where to break and how to make the most out of the occasion.
Master craftsman: Ted’s Taphouse embraces craft beer movement
July 9, 2014
Ted’s Taphouse, 1004 Massachusetts St., is Lawrence’s only craft-beer-exclusive hang out spot, and big contributing factor to the craft beer movement in Lawrence.
Mrs. Mass.: Tips for the Sidewalk Sale
July 9, 2014
It’s practically an annual holiday in Lawrence. With downtown Lawrence abuzz before the sun rises, you know something good is going on.
Business Briefcase for July 7
July 6, 2014
The National Association of Counties recognized Douglas County with a 2014 Achievement Award for its Sustainability & Energy-Savings Reinvestment Fund project. SESRF was created in 2011 to save energy and reduce costs. Between 2009 and 2013, Douglas County reduced energy use by 17 percent, avoiding $144,106 in expenses.
New exhibit asks what’s with the gender imbalance in art?
Wonder Fair show features all female artists
July 6, 2014
When curators of a new show at Wonder Fair Gallery started counting how many female artists were represented in regional galleries compared with males, they discovered disparities. The gender gap at Wonder Fair, owner Meredith Moore admits, was pretty much equally as wide. By Sara Shepherd
Missouri offers truce in Kansas business battle
July 1, 2014
Kansas City, Mo. (ap) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Tuesday that he said could offer a truce to Kansas in a costly battle between the two states using lucrative tax breaks to lure businesses in the Kansas City region across the state line.
Voting underway for Toy Store’s Lego Contest
July 1, 2014
There are settings from “Star Wars,” scenes of horse show competitions, monsters, robots, food trucks and more. With its fourth annual Lego Contest well underway, the Toy Store is up to its neck in block-based constructions of peoples’ imaginations.
Business briefcase June 30
12:00 a.m., June 30, 2014 Updated 11:24 a.m.
Daphne Fautin, of Lawrence, was recently honored as a 2014 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship in Atchison. The Forest is a memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. Fautin is a professor at the University of Kansas.
Lawrence orders artists out of SeedCo building until codes issues addressed
June 26, 2014
A group of artists that helped the Warehouse Arts District earn its name is scrambling to relocate after learning their building doesn’t meet code requirements for them to be there. By Sara Shepherd