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The Oread to Open January 2010

by Eileen Hawley

The new decade in Lawrence begins with the opening of a new premiere destination location, The Oread. With its January 2010 opening, The Oread promises to be a major asset to the Lawrence community, showcasing the city and its many charms. “This isn’t simply a building, it’s a community,” said general manager Nancy Longhurst. “People will come from all over the country to stay here.” Adjacent to the KU campus, The Oread rises 11 stories above its perch atop Mount Oread, providing panoramic views of Lawrence. Its 99 guest rooms, two ballrooms, conference facilities, restaurants, 16 bars, luxury spa, shops, entertainment center and activities provide a unique experience for everyone who enters its doors. “The Oread was designed to make sure everyone feels welcome,” Longhurst said, referring to its “casual elegance.” Throughout the hotel, guests will see historic images of Lawrence and the University of Kansas immersing them in the lore of the state and KU’s Jayhawks. Already popular with alumni and parents, The Oread is completely booked for May’s com-

mencement, the 2010 football season, and this year’s basketball season. In addition, several conferences already are on the calendar, and The Oread’s rooftop terraces are proving a popular choice for private parties and wedding receptions. A luxury spa and casual dining will provide a fun and entertaining option encouraging people to spend the day in Lawrence. The KU Book Store, with its collection of Jayhawk and Kansas memorabilia, and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches can be found on the premises as well. Lemon Bliss Spa will offer tanning, massage, facials, pedicures and manicures in quiet and elegant surroundings. The Five 21 restaurant, small “pocket” bars, three rooftop terraces, a 49-seat media theater room, and Slice of History pizza restaurant each provide the perfect setting for private parties, a romantic evening or a family night out. For the late-night crowd, CAVE, located in the garage level, is popular with the 21 to 30 year old crowd. Its patent-pending sound system literally lets dancers feel the music, while still allowing for conversation off the dance floor. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., its laser lights, disco ball, smoke ma-

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Well another year has ended and a new one has begun. At times like this it is always good to look back and see what we have accomplished but more important is to look forward and plan for the future. There is no question that 2009 was a challenging year for Lawrence and Douglas County. The effects of the national economic recession hit us here in ways that many people thought would never happen. Hiring at KU has been basically frozen. We saw the announced closures of Sauer-Danfoss and Progress Vanguard and we heard about several layoffs from a number of our major employers. At the same time we continued to see people willing to invest in our community. The Chamber participated in nearly 50 ribbon cuttings for new businesses in Lawrence in 2009 and those businesses created over 300 new jobs. In addition we saw our community continue to invest in our future bioscience efforts. The commencement of the $7.25 million Bioscience & Technology Business Center (bioscience incubator) and the LDCBA acquisition of the old Oread Lab building are significant milestones in having our community established as a bioscience destination. So what is in store for our community in 2010? Almost every national economic forecast indicates that things should improve in 2010, but that they will recover more slowly than originally anticipated. My sense locally is that we are in for another year of basically no economic growth. As the state continues to struggle with its financial situation many of the larger organizations/employers in our community will continue to see limited resources. It does not appear that KU will see any increase in higher education funding and the funding for mental health, medicare/medicaid and other social services agencies that recieve revenue from the state will see yet another decrease in their funding for 2010. In all likelihood K-12 education will also have some reductions in state funding. When you add up all the employment that these sectors create within our community it totals more than 35% of all Douglas County employment. At the same time these things are happening there continues to be a lot of positive things happening. The Bioscience & Technology Business Center will open for business in June 2010 and already we have several very solid leads on companies that are considering locating there. The renovation of the Oread Labs building will provide us with an energy efficient lab that we will now be able to market nationally to prospective bioscience companies. The City’s efforts to acquire the old Farmland property will most likely be completed in 2010 and we will begin development of a long range plan to create a state of the art bioscience/research park on that property. The efforts of the City, DLI and the Chamber to develop a long range plan for downtown should gain some traction in 2010. There is no question that downtown Lawrence is the centerpiece of our community and as such deserves our attention and resources to ensure that it develops in such a manner as to provide the retail, entertainment and cultural assets that we need for our community to grow and prosper.

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So as we proceed into this new year it appears that 2010 will have some challenges for us but also some great opportunities. Like everything else in life we have a choice as a community and as a chamber on how we choose to look at it. Is the glass half empty or half full? I will put my money on half full.

Tom Kern President& CEO

2010 Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Friday, January 29 Lawrence Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center 200 McDonald Dr. 6p.m. Social Hour 7p.m. Dinner, Awards & Program by Billy Tubbs After party at Paddy O’Quigley’s with entertainment by Twang Daddies click here ne nli to register o

Make your reservation with Sandy at 785-865-4411 or frontdesk@lawrencechamber.com

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2010 Board of Directors for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee

Chair of the Board Past Chair Incoming Chair Treasurer

Matt Hoy, Stevens & Brand Bonnie Lowe, US Dept. of Justice Cindy Yulich, Emprise Bank Doug Gaumer, INTRUST Bank

Board of Directors Steve Brown, Berry Plastics Brad Burnside, U.S Bank Co-Vice Chair of Economic Development Terry Campbell, Barber Emerson Co-Vice Chair of Communications/ Operations Sheryle D’Amico, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Dr. Rick Doll, USD 497 Superintendent Shannon Frost, Hallmark Cards, Inc. Bill Fuerst, KU School of Business Co-Vice Chair of Economic Development Goerge Grieb, Lynn Electric, Inc. Rodger Henry, Lawrence Medical Plaza Tim Herndon, Landplan Engineering Frank Male, Lawrence Landscape Mike McGrew, McGrew Real Estate Jeffrey Morrison, Prairie Asset Management Group

Delbert Phlipot, Amarr Garage Door Saralyn Reece Hardy, Spencer Museum of Art Trudy Rice, Rice Enterprises Linda Robinson, KU Center for Research on Learning John Ross, Laser Logic, Inc. Co-Vice Chair of Communications/Operations Steve Schwada, Meadowbrook Apt. Todd Thompson, Thompson, Ramsdell & Qualseth, P.A. Allison Vance Moore, Grubb & Ellis|Winbury Group Vice Chair of Membership Services Debra Vignatelli Konzem, AT&T Vice Chair of Government & Community Affairs Dr. Linda Sue Warner, Haskell Indian Nations University President Keith Yehle, KU Chancellor’s Office

George Paley, Paley Properties/Caspian Group

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1/07/10 Legislative Priorities Breakfast The Eldridge, The Crystal Ballroom 8-9:30a.m., 701 Massachusetts St.

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1/29/10 Riboon Cutting Lawrence Home Show 11:30a.m., 5200 Clinton Parkway (First Serve)

1/29/10 The Chamber Annual Meeting 1/07/10 Ribbon Cutting & Open House: First United Title 6 p.m., Holiday Inn Holidome, 200 McDonald Dr. Agency, 4:30p.m., 4105 W. 6th St., Ste. A 2/06/10 Eggs & Issues Breakfast 1/11/10 Member to Member Direct Mail Program 8-9:30a.m., Pachamama’s, 800 New Hampshire St. 5:00p.m., Notification Deadline 2/10/10 Social Media for Business Session I -Lawrence Arts 1/13/10 Ribbon Cutting & Business After Hours: Center, 8-9:30a.m., 940 New Hampshire St. The Oread, 4:30p.m., 1200 Oread Ave. 2/17/10 Social Media for Business Session II 1/18/10 Member to Member Direct Mail Program Lawrence Arts Center 5:00p.m., Materials due to the Chamber 8-9:30a.m., 940 New Hampshire St. 3/06/10 Eggs & Issues Breakfast 8-9:30a.m., Pachamama’s, 800 New Hampshire St. For online reservations, visit www.lawrencechamber.com

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Seminars to be held in February

2010 Legislative Priorities Breakfast

Social media is a rapidly growing industry - not merely on the global scale, but in the Lawrence community as well. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube all have hundreds of millions of users and are changing the way your customers communicate with each other and with your business. “For companies, resistance to social media is futile... Your competitors are already there. Your customers have been there for a long time. If your business isn’t putting itself out there, it ought to be.” - Business Week, Feb. 2009 Two workshops in February, hosted by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and The World Company, will provide an introductory glimpse into the world of social media and help you better understand the benefits and challenges they present to your business.

The Chamber will hold its Legislative Priorities Breakfast on Thursday, January 7th, from 8-9:30a.m. at Historic Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachussetts St. The breakfast will serve as a forum for City, County, USD497, University of Kansas and Chamber representatives to inform our legislators of our respective legislative priorities for the 2010 session. Each of the legislators in attendance will be given the opportunity to respond briefly to the stated priorities and questions will be taken from the audience on a limited basis.

click here to register online When: February 10 & February 17 8-9:30a.m. Where: Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Cost: $25 each or $35 for both for Chamber Members $30 each or $50 for both for non members. To register contact Sandy at 785-865.4411, email frontdesk@lawrencechamber.com or register online at www.lawrencechamber.com

Cost to attend is $20 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited, so if you would like to attend this informational breakfast and learn more about the concerns of our area leaders, please register with Sandy at 785-8654411, by email at frontdesk@lawrencechamber. com or our website at www.lawrencechamber. com. Sponsored by: click here to register online

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The Oread, to Open January 2010 chine and a bubble machine that reflects black light, make CAVE a unique destination. In addition to attracting new guests and clients to Lawrence, The Oread has generated more than 200 new local jobs. “Most of those jobs are student-related,” Longhurst said. “We’ve had a tremendous response from the students who will work the front desk, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. We’ve also hired a small number of marketing and sales management positions.” Every person working at The Oread is extensively trained to ensure a positive experience for each guest. “I want our guests to leave knowing this is the friendliest place in Lawrence,” Longhurst said. “I want them to send me an email saying how great the staff is and that they plan to be back.”

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Guests will be impressed by the attention to detail through-

out The Oread, including its environmentally friendly practices. Its use of concrete and Kansas native limestone during construction, an efficient energy management system, use of eco-friendly cleaning products and a recycling partnership with Lawrence’s Community Living Opportunities, reflect its commitment to the community and environment. “The Oread is the prize of the state and will be a showcase for the University and our community,” Longhurst said. “It can be an important tool in our economic development, helping to recruit companies when they see all that Lawrence has to offer. Our conference capability can broaden the client base in Lawrence, and that is good for everybody.” The Oread will officially be open for business as January 8. The public is invited to an afternoon Open House on Sunday, January 17 to tour The Oread and see all that it has to offer.

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Free State Brewing Company 2009 Large Business of the Year Award Winner by Eileen Hawley Free State Brewing Co’s Chuck Magerl understands the significance of the Phoenix rising from the ashes on the seal of the City of Lawrence. Just as the citizens of Lawrence watched their homes and businesses burned by pro-slavery forces in the 1860s, Magerl saw his own business in flames two years ago. And like those early Lawrence residents, Magerl was determined his building would rise once again. “A lot of people endure difficult challenges and keep rolling,” Magerl said. “It’s hard sometimes to separate stubbornness from foolishness, but I was certainly unwilling to let go of the dream of this business.” The fire on Oct. 5, 2008, occurred just three days before the first brew in the new facility would have been completed. All of the equipment in the building has been repaired or replaced and just sixteen months later, the new brewing facility is up and running, producing kegs of hometown beer. With the refurbished bottling equipment scheduled to be installed soon, Magerl anticipates new opportunities and markets for Free State beer. Such a scenario might never have come to pass had it not been for a single article, originally published by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce in the 1940s. KU civil engineering student Chuck Magerl read Kenneth Middleton’s Industrial History of a Midwestern Town, a review of significant Lawrence businesses including the Walruff Brewery. Magerl, who brewed beer at home, was so inspired by the article he quit engineering school and become a brewer committed to changing Kansas law. Beer brewing was once a thriving Kansas industry, until state prohibition ended it in 1881. Almost 100 years later, in 1987, state legislators reversed the law allowing microbreweries and brew-pubs, like Free State Brewing Co., to flourish. Just two years after the law was changed, Free State Brewing Co. opened in Lawrence. “There’s always a mystique about a local brewery,” Magerl said. “We will have four year-round and six seasonal bottled beers, and we’ll also have some special limited edition beers just for the local market. Our goal is a good quality product, good service and a nice limited market.” Local has always been a part of Free State’s business philosophy, buying more than $250,000 worth of food from local vendors in 2008 and providing more than 100 full and part-time jobs for local residents. Ultimately, Magerl plans to expand distribution of the bottled beers to Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, but the major market will remain Lawrence, the KC metro and the state. As markets develop and production grows in the long-term, he anticipates additional jobs to support that growth. Free State Brewing Co. also takes pride in its stewardship of the local environment, an effort recognized by the Department of Health & Environment. Over the past 10 years, Free State has composted more than 1 million pounds of paper scraps and food generated by the restaurant. Because of its commitment to the community, including substantial support of the Social Service League, Free State Brewing Co. has been recognized as one of three “Good Neighbor” businesses in Kansas by the Kansas Hospitality and Restaurant Association in 2009.

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Bowersock Mills and Power Company 2009 Small Business of the Year Award Winner by Eileen Hawley From its inception in 1874, Bowersock Mills & Power Company has been an integral part of the Lawrence community. In its early years, the mechanical and electrical power provided by Bowersock positioned Lawrence as the city of choice for early manufacturing businesses on the Kansas frontier. “Bowersock is a good example of the history and future of commerce in Lawrence,” said Sarah Hill-Nelson who co-owns Bowersock with her partner and father, Stephen Hill. “It was pretty forward thinking to build a dam and hydroplant in 1874, a plant that continues to serve the community today.” Hill-Nelson’s connection to the mill began in 1874 when her great great grandfather, J.D. Bowersock completed a dam capable of withstanding Kansas River flooding. The flour mill and power plant remained in the family until it was purchased by the co-owner in the late 1930s. Stephen Hill brought it back into the family in 1972. “My parents kept the mill going through really tough times and had a passion for renewable energy,” Hill-Nelson said. More than 135 years later, the mill continues to provide enough clean, renewable energy to power 1,800 homes and is the only operating commercial hydroelectric power plant in the state of Kansas. It is one of only 46 low impact hydroelectric plants in the entire nation, providing “green” energy to the state. With greater demand for renewable energy sources, Hill-Nelson and her father anticipate moving forward on the planned development of a new $17 to $18 million power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River to complement the capabilities of the historic mill. Hill-Nelson and her father discovered old plans for a plant expansion dating back to 1924 on record at the Corps of Enginees. “Those plans hadn’t come to fruition,” Hill-Nelson said, “But we are hopeful we’ll be successful in making the vision a reality very soon.”

Hill-Nelson credits her father’s vision for the progress being made in building the new power plant. That vision, combined with new federal policies that changed the landscape for power generation and distribution making it possible to sell the energy on the open market, laid the groundwork for the expansion. When complete, the combined plants will more than triple current production, providing renewable energy with minimal impact on the environment. Economies of scale recognized from efficiencies in the new plant also will allow for improved maintenance and care of the existing plant. The permit process is complex but Hill-Nelson hopes to have the necessary permits in place by November 2010, ideally allowing the new plant to begin generating power in June 2012. While the approval process to date has been relatively smooth, Hill-Nelson recognizes there are challenges in the approval process and the construction of a facility alongside and on the Kansas River. The new plant will be reflective of the future, a concrete and glass structure hugging the north shore, allowing water to run through it when water levels rise. The turbines inside, generations removed from the pulleys and waterwheels of the original power plant, will continue to power the future of the Lawrence business community. “This is a big risk for our family,” Hill-Nelson said. “What Lawrence needs for a vibrant future are businesses willing to take a risk, to call upon their resources, and be a part of the community. Our family is proud to be a part of Lawrence’s history, and hopes to be a part of Lawrence’s future.”

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2010 Eggs& Issues Series

This will be the most important session regarding finance of the Kansas Legislature in recent history.

Make your voice heard. When: February 6 & March 6 8-9:30 a.m. Where: Pachamama’s 800 New Hampshire Cost per session: $20 for members - $25 for non members OR $30 for both sessions for members To register call Sandy at 785.865.4411 or online at www.lawrencechamber.com

click here to register online

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L E ADE RSHIP PROG R AMS

Quality of Life Day The Leadership Lawrence Class of 2010 began their Quality of Life Day at Van Go Mobile Arts where they learned how their program supports at-risk youth in Lawrence. From there they traveled to the Spencer Museum of Art and learned from local artists the opportunities, rewards, and challenges of being an artist. It was on to the Lied Center for a conversation about the impact of the arts as an economic development driver in Lawrence and Douglas County. Members of the class then divided into several groups to take tours of a variety of recreational facilities in Lawrence and gathered at the Watkins Museum for a presentation from Ernie Shaw, Mark Hecker and Lee Ice from the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Just when they were starting to relax, the class went across the street to the Community Building where Don “Red Dog” Gardner was waiting for them and they participated in an abbreviated version of Dog Days. Throughtout the day the leadership skill of Collaboration was stressed as the variety of arts and recreation possiblities in Lawrence and Douglas County contribute so heavily to our quality of life. The sponsors for the day were Weavers Department Store and Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, lunch was provided by McAlister’s Deli and Capitol Federal Savings is the program sponsor for the Leadership Lawrence Class of 2010.

Government Day The PIECE Class of 2010 experienced what it is like to have to make difficult budget decisions, learned about the system of local government in Lawrence and Douglas County, and met with several judges and attorneys as they discussed the judicial system. The class met at the Douglas County Court House in the Commission Chambers and began their day with County Administrator Craig Weinaug. Following that, they were able to meet and ask questions of local judges and attorneys who serve the Lawrence and Douglas County area. The really difficult work of the day was having to prepare a city budget following meetings with subject matter experts. The students were divided into five “City Commissions” and met with Dianne Ensminger from the Ballard Community Center, Chief Mark Bradford of Fire and Medical Department, Chuck Soules, Public Works Director, Lt. Khatib fo the Lawrence Police Department, and Mark Hecker from Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Each “Commission” had a limited amount of “Lawrence Bucks” to spend and found that they had to decide on their priorities as a community before they could decide how to spend the money. Throughout the day the leadership skills of Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution were stressed. Lunch for the day was provided by Chipotle, the day was sponsored by ICL Performance Products, and the PIECE Class of 2010 is sponsored by Sunflower Bank.

Geoff Strole, Erika Zimmerman, Lori MacDonald & Doug Woods listen to Jim Lewis (second from the left) discuss the programs offered by Van Go Mobile Arts. Rachel Scrivner, Catherine Norwood, & London Koehn are working hard to come up with a reasonable budget for the city.

Dog Days, the Leadership Lawrence version.

Mark Hecker, from Parks & Rec., tries to convince Grace Morgan that her group needs to spend more funds for recreational facilities.

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Chamber Board approves 2010 Chamber Program of Work

The purpose of the Program of Work is to define the programs, activites and outcomes that are anticipated to be accomplished by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. This is by no means a complete list of the 2010 goals. Membership: The Membership department is responsible for recruitment of new members, retention & communication with existing members, development of member services & events, non-dues revenue activities & programs, & increasing the visibility of the Chamber in the community. Some of the 2010 goals include:

Increase the Chamber membership by 155, increase existing retention by 4% and conduct 200 member visits.

Generate revenue from tier upgrades & new revenue through new & existing member activities, programs, & events.

Continue production & improvements to all existing Chamber events.

Leadership Lawrence & PIECE Project: The mission of this program is to inspire & strengthen active leadership in our community. Some of the 2010 goals include:

Secure sponsors and produce Alumni events.

Develop LL & PIECE Facebook Pages.

Survey LL current class and Alumni.

Update LL curriculum to reflect KLC competencies & PIECE curriculum to reflect leadership training.

Economic Development: The ED department will focus on activites to create job growth as well as an environment for businesses to succeed & the community to prosper. Some of the 2010 goals are:

Develop a business recruitment packet to include demographics, quality of life, workforce, etc.

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Continue upgrades to the ED portion of the website.

Job Creation - 150 net new jobs.

Complete 32 exisitng business visits, assist 60 prospects with property searches, demographics & incentive information.

Attend 6 consultant/target industry events.

Government & Community Affairs: The program is responsible for local, state & federal governmental matters. Some of the goals for 2010 are:

Develop a Kansas Legislative Lawrence business/eco- nomic development agenda.

Conduct a second Community Jobs Forum, continue with Legislative Priorities Breakfast, Eggs & Issues, and the Congressional Series.

Establish Summit Conference with local & state elect- ed officals to discuss issues related to Chamber/Busi- ness/Industry.

Communications/Marketing/Operations: These departments oversee the database, website, marketing materials, office operations, etc. Some of the 2010 goals include:

Continue to redesign and enhance the website.

Generate non-dues revenue through the Membership Directory, e-News & NEWSletter advertising, Member to Member mailings, enhanced online directory, & website advertising.

Develop New Marketing/Communications Plan, including Socail Media Plan.

Implement “Front Desk” Referral Program.

Conduct Member Analytics.

Implement Enhanced Online Directory Program.

Continue to evaluate and enhance the Membership tiers.

Please join us in celebrating the opening of The Oread on January 13th! We will have a ribbon cutting at 4:30 immediately followed by the unveiling of the 2010 AT&T Lawrence phone book, where The Oread will be featured on the front cover. The After Hours mixer will be from 5-7:00 p.m. in the Hancock Ballroom and “All Seasons Den” where wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Safe underground parking is available to all our guests. Facility tours will be available. 9 785.865.4411 • lawrencechamber.com


RIBBON CUT TING S

Salon Di Marco ~ 733 Massachusetts ~ December 3 


Lawrence Public Library - Business Center ~ 707 Vermont St. ~ December 10 


Lawrence Hearing Aid Center ~ 4106 W. 6th St., Ste. E ~ December 16 


Gina Halsey Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology ~ 1112 W. 6th St., Ste. 106 ~ December 17 


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REACH your est PROSPECTS Take advantage of our Member-to-Member Direct Mail Campaign. Your message will be delivered to 1,300 Chamber member representatives––all potential customers. If you would like to participate, please contact Christy at 785-865-4490 or cbogner@lawrencechamber.com NO LATER THAN JANUARY 11th. Provide us with 1,350 promotional items such as brochures, ads, flyers or coupons by 5 p.m., January 18, and we will take care of everything else. The cost is only $100. This mailing is scheduled to go out the first week of February.

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ELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Abram Brown Financial Consultants, LLC Financial Planning 3227 Huntington Rd. Lawrence, KS 66049 Phone: 785-842-3530 785-979-9796 www.abrambrown.com Mr. Patrick Brown pbrown@sigmarep.com Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Store, Caterers 647 Massachusetts Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone: 785-843-0990 Fax: 816-363-8577 www.coldstone.com Ms. Maha Emerly mahaemerly@gmail.com dbDuality Technology Support 208 W. 19th Street Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: 785-893-2134 www.dbduality.com Mr. Mike Housh mike@dbduality.com Mr. Eric Solberg eric@dbduality.com Guidewire Consulting, LLC Environmental Consulting 211 E. 8th St., Ste. F Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone: 785-856-8220 Fax: 866-798-5254 www.guidewire-consulting.com Mr. Michael Dever mdever@guidewire-consulting.com Headlines Salon Beauty Salon 523 W. 23rd St., Ste. D Lawrence, KS 66046 Phone: 785-841-585 Fax: 785-841-6328 www.headlinessalon.com Ms. Desiree Strecker headlinessalon@gmail.com

Hillcrest Wrecker & Garage, Inc. Towing Services 3700 Franklin Park Circ. Lawrence, KS 66046-8224 Phone: 843-0052 Mr. Jerry Taylor hillcrestwrecker@aol.com

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Mesler Roofing Roofing Contractor 1724 Bullene Ave., Bldg. B Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone: 785-749-0462 785-331-5307 Fax: 785-749-0056 www.meslerroofing.com Mr. Gregg Davidson gdavidson@meslerroofing.com

You can receive a $25 Chamber Gift Certificate when you assist in signing a new member to the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce through our “Member Sign a Member Program.” Once the membership is established, you will receive your gift certificate.

Papa Murphy’s Restaurants 2540 Iowa St., Ste. F Lawrence, KS 66046 Phone:785-840-0123 www.papamurphys.com Mr. Chad Knochenmus papachad@kspapamurpheys.com Salon Di Marco & Day Spa Massage & Therapeutic Services Beauty Salon 733 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone: 785-843-0044 www.sdimarco.com Ms. Jacquelyn Castillo jackie@sdimarco.com Tara Nelson Independent Business Consultant Business Services P.O. Box 442365 Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone: 785-760-7365 www.taramnelson.com Ms. Tara Nelson taramnelson@gmail.com

Submit your member leads to Cathy Lewis, VP of Membership at 785-865-4406 or clewis@lawrencechamber.com.

Tenants to Homeowners Real Estate Developers & Investors 2518 Ridge Court, Ste. 209 Lawrence, KS 66046 Phone: 785-842-5494 Fax: 785-842-7570 www.tenantstohomeowners.org Ms. Rebecca Buford rbufordefird@yahoo.com

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Chamber Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is the advocate for economic vitality and job growth in Lawrence and Douglas County.

Vision Statement

To advocate for attracting & sustaining businesses by: Fostering a prosperous business community Engaging members Supporting educational opportunities Promoting the unique economic drivers of the community such as: The University of Kansas The creative culture Bioscience initiatives Athletics Tourism

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STAFF Tom Kern, President & CEO tkern@lawrencechamber.com Beth Johnson, Vice President of Economic Development bjohnson@lawrencechamber.com Cathy Lewis, IOM Vice President of Membership clewis@lawrencechamber.com Sue Hack Executive Director, Leadership Lawrence shack@lawrencechamber.com Hank Booth, Government & Community Affairs Director hbooth@lawrencechamber.com Christy Bogner Accountant/Director of Operations cbogner@lawrencechamber.com Natasha Buller Marketing & Communications Manager nbuller@lawrencechamber.com Adam Handshy Project & Program Coordinator ahandshy@lawrencechamber.com Sandy Winstead Hadley, Administrative Asst., frontdesk@lawrencechamber.com Meredithe McCormick Member Sales Executive mereditheandgary@sunflower.com


January 2010 Newsletter