2015 Q4 - ON THE COVER
IN THIS ISSUE
PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Fourth Quarter 2015

RECRUITING THE RECRUIT

story by BOB LUDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

More than 15,000 people poured into Allen Fieldhouse on a mild Oct. 9 evening for the annual celebratory kickoff to the college basketball season known as “Late Night in the Phog,” an impressive turnout considering the University of Kansas was on fall break, and most students had gone home for the long weekend. Of the thousands in the venerable old barn that evening, the ones garnering the most attention from Jayhawks fans, other than the players on Naismith Court, were five lanky young men seated directly behind the Jayhawks bench.

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Fourth Quarter 2015

RECRUITING THE ACT

story by JULIE DUNLAP

Everclear, Jewell and No Doubt walked into a bar …

No joke, it’s a true story. And that bar is The Bottleneck, at 737 New Hampshire St., right here in Lawrence.

After 30 years in the business of recruiting local, national and international talent to perform in Lawrence, The Bottleneck owner Brett Mosiman understands both the importance and the process of attracting quality entertainment to our city, noting, “Music is a huge cultural impact to any town, and Lawrence has it in spades.”

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Fourth Quarter 2015

HIRING FOR EXCELLENCE

story by LIZ WESLANDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Recruiting faculty to the University of Kansas is a complicated dance that involves a number of steps: finding highly qualified candidates who reflect the diverse society in which we live, ensuring that those hires have the opportunity to take their work to the highest level and, last, but certainly not least, helping the hires feel connected to and valued by both the university and Lawrence community.

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Fourth Quarter 2015

THE PROMISING STUDENT

story by LIZ WESLANDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Recruit to retain, and the rest will fall into place. That’s the approach to student recruitment at The University of Kansas.

“Retention success predicts recruiting success,” says Matt Melvin, vice provost of enrollment management at KU. “If you have people who come and stay, and have a good experience, those are the ones who will be out there building the brand. It’s essentially linking sales to service.”

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Fourth Quarter 2015

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

by EMILY MULLIGAN
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) is one of the biggest employers in Douglas County, so the hospital is perpetually in recruitment mode for workers to keep it running around the clock.

The recruitment process for physicians is lengthy and extensive, as the hospital must ensure it hires doctors who not only meet the patients’ needs but also fulfill the community’s needs for all of the various specialties. Nurses are in high demand, and LMH must compete for both new and experienced nurses to staff all three shifts and outpatient clinics.

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Fourth Quarter 2015

RECRUITING BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRY

by BOB LUDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

It might not look like much now. Three hundred acres resting on the eastern edge of Lawrence, which, at this point, are merely plowed lots of dirt with a few pipes, electrical boxes and streets in the midst of it all. To the out-of-town passerby, it could be the beginnings of just another suburban subdivision.

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Fourth Quarter 2015

ANN FRAME HERTZOG, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Lawrence Business Magazine in the Spotlight


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NEWSMAKERS
Fourth Quarter 2015

BlueCross and BlueShield of Kansas names Dennis Depenbusch, Dirctor New Venture Initiative

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Fourth Quarter 2015

The Trust Company of Kansas Employee receives Trust School Certificate Teresa Akers – Trust Administrator, TCK’s Lawrence office.

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NON-PROFIT

Fourth Quarter 2015

RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

story by JULIE DUNLAP
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Friends, family and colleagues of area first responders gathered at the Crown Toyota Pavilion, 3430 Iowa St., on September 11 to celebrate the recipients of this year’s Lawrence-Douglas County Valor Awards. A total of 58 awards were given to 52 honorees from police, fire and medical departments in the Douglas County area.

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Fourth Quarter 2015

BALDWIN CITY - BIG PLANS

story by DEREK HELMS
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

When Hank Booth started working at the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce in February 2015, he had one big, broad goal.

“We need to get more businesses to locate in our fair city,” Booth says, with his signature matter-of-fact tone. “I knew going into this adventure that recruitment was going to be a priority. We had a couple of speed bumps along the way, but when 2016 kicks off, I think we’ll be in a great position to get serious about a plan.”

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