2017 Q2 - ON THE COVER
IN THIS ISSUE
PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Second Quarter 2017

CREATING BRANDS

story by Emily Mulligan
photos by Steven Hertzog

Though you may not have known it at the time, you’ve likely sipped a brew from a Grandstand mug. Just about every Lawrencian has used or worn a Grandstand Glassware and Apparel product; […]

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Second Quarter 2017

NATIONAL LANDMARKS - LOCAL INFLUENCES

story by Bob Luder,
photos by Steven Hertzog

National Landmarks Touched by Local Influences New York, Washington D.C., even as far away as Qatar: These local companies provide their services to expansive projects all across the globe. […]

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Second Quarter 2017

MUSIC TO THE EARS

story and photos by Steven Hertzog

Music to Our Ears Complex and time-consuming to make, Reuter Organs are made right here in Lawrence. […]

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Second Quarter 2017

SILICON PRAIRIE

story by Tara Trenary
photos by Steven Hertzog

Life on the Silicon Prairie These Lawrence-based software companies all strive to produce the best product for their clients while maintaining their businesses right here in the heart of the Midwest. […]

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Second Quarter 2017

FUND RAISING ON A NATIONAL LEVEL

story by EMILY MULLIGAN

“We want to make raving fans out of our customers.” With those words, Patrick Alderdice, CEO of Pennington and Co., expresses the bottom-line goal of a local […]

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Second Quarter 2017

TECHNOLOGY A SOURCE FOR RADIO

by TIM ROBISCH

Technology has changed the landscape of radio broadcasting, and anyone can […]

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Second Quarter 2017

ALL NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLE

story by Anne Brockhoff
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

All-Natural and Sustainable All-Natural and Sustainable: Local Food Company Grows Rapidly as Demand Increases […]

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Second Quarter 2017

ALL IN THE RETAIL FAMILY

story by Emily Mulligan
photos by Steven Hertzog

Local Industrial Facilities Produce Millions of Everyday Products From garage doors to gift wrap, these companies make things that are used in homes all across the country. […]

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Lawrence In Perspective
Second Quarter 2017

Settling the Kansas Prairies—With Barbed Wire

by PAT MICHAELIS, Ph.D. and historical photos from the Kansas State Historical Society, kansasmemory.org

A Lawrence manufacturing company—Consolidated Barb Wire Co.—made an important contribution to the settlement of western Kansas and adjacent states. The treeless prairies made it difficult for farmers to build traditional wooden fences to keep in domestic cattle and to keep out buffalo and Texas longhorns being driven to railheads in Abilene and later Dodge City. […]

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LMH
Second Quarter 2017

NURSING IS A CALLING

story By Caroline Trowbridge, Marketing Communications Manager, Lawrence Memorial Hospital

There wasn’t any hesitation. Not if two little girls—one in south-central Wisconsin, one in eastern Kansas—were asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” […]

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Second Quarter 2017

BERNADETTE GRAY LITTLE

Chancellor, University of Kansas

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NON-PROFIT
Second Quarter 2017

JUST FOODS

story by Elizabeth Keever, Executive Director, Just Food

The Just Food program provides not only shelf-stable foods but also fresh foods thanks to its extensive list of partners. Forty percent of food in the United States is never eaten. […]

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BUSINESS ON THE HILL
Second Quarter 2017

PRESERVING RURAL BUSINESS

story by Lauren Cunningham, Communications Director, KU School of Business

The University of Kansas School of Business has a long history of instilling in its students a global mind-set. With opportunities to study abroad and events and […]

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CITY OF LAWRENCE
Second Quarter 2017

Lawrence Ahead of Curve With GASB Standards

story by Britt Crum-Cano, Economic Development Coordinator, City of Lawrence

Each year, the City of Lawrence publishes a comprehensive annual economic development report for review by the City Commission. This year, for the first time, standards are in effect […]

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NEWSMAKERS
Second Quarter 2017

James Otten Dentistry Welcomes Nikki White

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Second Quarter 2017

Sunflower Bank Congratulates $1,892 Drawing Winner

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Second Quarter 2017

Sunflower Bank’s Signature ABC Program Created to Raise Funds for Education Has Raised Over $1 Million.

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Second Quarter 2017

Successful Kansas small businesses receive awards at Kansas SBDC Awards Event

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Second Quarter 2017

Kansas Accounting Firm Mize Houser & Co. P.A. Named 12th Largest Firm in the Midwest

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