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VOL. 28 NO. 49

DECEMBER 6, 2013 $2.50

THE LIST:

MBA programs. P14 See this year’s list of Newsmakers at WichitaBusinessJournal.com

3 COACHES, 1 CAUSE

Coaches Self, Weber and Marshall all sign up to help in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ latest fundraising and mentor-recruiting campaign. P6

SELLING CLASSIC ROCK What Hal Becker has learned about sales from finding gigs for his oldies rock band. P16

ASKING PAT ROBERTS

U.S. senator talks to WBJ about the stalled Farm Bill, constituents’ nightmares and what exactly is wrong with Washington. P7

FACTORIES CRANKING

Manufacturing is on a roll, at its highest level in years. But will Washington spoil it? P17

777X? KANSAS IS IN

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

State and local officials say they are making a pitch to win work on Boeing’s latest airliner. But it seems to be a long shot. P8

Who’s moving to Wichita, who’s getting promoted. P18

SHORTER SHOPPING

An unusually short holiday season worries local online retailers. P10

WHO KILLED

COURTESY J.J. MCGUIGAN

TIM McGUIGAN? Newman University among schools increasing their MBA options. P11

More than two years after the local banker’s slaying, Wichita police aren’t much closer to the answer. But they’re certain someone out there has information that could help them crack the case. P4

PROFILE

Dwyn Thudium, Crown III Realty and incoming WAAR president. P19

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BUSINESS PULSE SURVEY ................................2 COMPANY/PEOPLE INDEX .................................2

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CEO QUESTION ...................................................3 PEOPLE ON THE MOVE .....................................18 FOR THE RECORD.................................20, 21, 22


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BILL ROY

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Editor in chief

SURVEY Q: Would you vote for a sales tax increase for city projects?

Recognizing business leaders with impact The Wichita Business Journal has announced its list of 2013 Newsmakers. That list can be found at WichitaBusinessJournal.com. The WBJ selected 23 individuals and groups to be recognized for their work this year. What does it take to be a WBJ Newsmaker? It’s not enough to just make news that we write about in our paper and on our website. The people we have selected did things in 2013 that have had an impact on our community. They are part of big projects, big decisions, big ideas. Our list came together pretty easily. There were people and news events that

clearly rose above the others in terms of community impact. And it turned out that there was a pretty clear dividing line between those who represented significant impact and those decisions, projects or events that were interesting and important, but not quite worthy of recognition as a Newsmaker. Check out the list. I think you’ll be impressed with the people we selected and the work they did. These folks will be recognized at a get-together Jan. 30 at Newman University. We’ll have more details in the coming weeks.

THANKS, NICK My life is going to be changing a bit.

Today is Managing Editor and Print Editor Nick Jungman’s last day at the Wichita Business Journal. Nick had, as they say, an offer he couldn’t refuse, to take charge of the student media at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma. Nick joined the WBJ in June of 2011. Since that time we have changed our editorial philosophy, and his talent, experience and knowledge of Wichita and Kansas have been invaluable. He made us better, and his work here will help us continue to evolve and improve. Nick’s time at the WBJ was short, but meaningful and impactful. We wish him all the best, and I hope you will too.

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Other: 17 (4%)

Yes, it’s a smart way to pay for city improvements: 200 (48%)

No, find another way to pay for the projects: 201 (48%)

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INDEXES COMPANIES INDEX Advanced Orthopedic Associates .........................................18 Airbus .............................................................................................9 Aisak Corp. ....................................................................................7 Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC...........................................................18 Associated Integrated Marketing .........................................18 Bank IV ...........................................................................................5 Beech Aircraft ............................................................................19 Boeing Co..................................................................................8, 9 Bombardier Aerospace ..............................................................9 Center for Health and Wellness.............................................18 Center for Women’s Health .....................................................18 Central Air Conditioning Co....................................................18 Century 21 Grigsby Realty .......................................................18 Commercial Mechanical Inc. .................................................18 Cornerstone Financial Group .................................................18 Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County .................4. 5 Crown III Realty LLC ...............................................................1, 19 Davis-Moore Auto Group ...........................................................3 Executive Women International ............................................18 Fidelity Bank ...............................................................................18 Friends University ...............................................................11, 12 Galichia Hospital Group .............................................................6 GLMV Architecture.....................................................................18 Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition ............9 Hyatt Regency Wichita .............................................................18 IBM...........................................................................................10, 19 Institute of Supply Management ..........................................17 Integris Health .............................................................................6 International Association of Machinists...............................9 Intrust Bank ................................................................................18 J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc. ..........................................................18

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John F. Kennedy University ....................................................18 Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters..............................................6 Kansas Certified Commercial Investment Member Chapter...........................................................................................7 Kansas Star Casino .....................................................................3 Kansas State Bank.......................................................................5 Kansas State University.............................................................6 Keller Williams Signature Partners LLC.................................7 Kentuckiana Medical Center.....................................................6 KETCH..............................................................................................3 KU Wichita Endocrinology.......................................................18 Landmark Commercial Property Management..................18 Lansing State Journal ..............................................................18 Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer..............................18 Meritrust Credit Union .............................................................18 National Association of Manufacturers ..............................17 Network Kansas .........................................................................10 New England Financial.............................................................18 Newman University .............................................................11, 12 Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group .......................18 Oklahoma City Thunder ...........................................................18 OverstockArt.com ......................................................................10 Protection 1 Security Solutions .............................................18 Realty World Alliance .................................................................7 Sedgwick County Developmental Disabilities Organization .................................................................................6 Sedgwick County district attorney’s office..........................4 Society of Financial Service Professionals ........................18 Southwest National Bank ..........................................................5 Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc. ...............................................18 Starkey Inc. ..................................................................................6 Strategic Financial Concepts .................................................18 Tejeda Financial .........................................................................18 U.S. Department of the Treasury...........................................17 Universal Lubricants ................................................................18 University of Iowa .....................................................................19 University of Kansas...................................................................6

University of Michigan.............................................................18 Via Christi Clinic ........................................................................18 Via Christi Health ........................................................................6 Ward Legal LLC ...........................................................................18 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ..................................................18 Wesley Medical Center .............................................................18 Wichita Area Association of Realtors ..............................7, 19 Wichita Art Musuem..................................................................18 Wichita Federal Credit Union ...................................................3 Wichita Festivals Inc.................................................................18 Wichita Marriott .........................................................................18 Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce...................................7 Wichita Police Department ..................................................4, 5 Wichita State University .....................................5, 6, 12, 18, 19 Wichita State University Center for Real Estate .................7 Wichita, City of ...........................................................................18 Wisconsin Art Museum.............................................................18

PEOPLE INDEX Aboulafia, Richard .......................................................................8 Allred, Brent .............................................................................4, 5 Anderson, Christopher .............................................................18 Austerman, Gary ........................................................................18 Barker, Tami ................................................................................18 Basham, Stephanie ...................................................................19 Burrus, Scott...............................................................................18 Campbell, Pat..............................................................................18 Chase, Tim .....................................................................................8 Claycomb, Cindy.........................................................................12 Colby, Scott .................................................................................18 Cooper, Scott ................................................................................3 Dahl, Dave ......................................................................................4 Dauffenbach, Stacie ..................................................................18 DeBoer, Jack .................................................................................7 Dreiling, Charlene......................................................................18 Durant, Kevin ..............................................................................18

Elhomsy, Georges ......................................................................18 Emrick, Jessica ..........................................................................18 Farmer, Steve ..............................................................................18 Fatkin, Thomas ........................................................................4, 5 Fisher, Tiffany .............................................................................18 Fox, Greg ........................................................................................7 Fry, Kim...........................................................................................6 Galichia, Joseph...........................................................................6 Gerber, Terry ...............................................................................18 Gould, Davna ...............................................................................18 Grimsley, Dawson .......................................................................3 Hadley, David ................................................................................6 Hammil, Jane................................................................................3 Hansen, Alvena.............................................................................7 Harmon, Cindy............................................................................18 Hastings, Luke ............................................................................18 Hofmeister, David .................................................................11, 12 Horton, Cristina .........................................................................18 Hudson, Ken ................................................................................18 Johnson, Marti ...........................................................................18 Kastner, Cheryl ...........................................................................18 Korsmo, Jeff..................................................................................6 Lagree, Lora ................................................................................18 Luckert, Kimberly ......................................................................18 Marshall, Gregg ............................................................................6 Marvin, Jonathan.......................................................................18 McGuigan, J.J...........................................................................4, 5 McGuigan, Megan ........................................................................4 Moutray, Chad.............................................................................17 Munday, Wendy .........................................................................12 Murray, Ned .................................................................................18 Nelson, De....................................................................................18 Nguyen, Bryan ..............................................................................7 Nixon, Jay ......................................................................................8 Ojile, Todd ......................................................................................5 Pasmore, Ron................................................................................3 Payton, Gary................................................................................18 Pepper, Peggy.............................................................................18

Pfannenstiel, Cindy ...................................................................18 Pfingsten, Debbie ......................................................................18 Phaophongsavath, Laci............................................................18 Phillips, Michael...........................................................................6 Pompeo, Mike ...............................................................................9 Radley, Steve...............................................................................10 Reynolds, Craig ..........................................................................18 Rhodes, Craig..............................................................................18 Ridder, Ken ..................................................................................18 Rindels, Angela...........................................................................18 Roberts, Pat...............................................................................1, 7 Sandberg, Sheryl .......................................................................18 Schwan, Barry.............................................................................18 Seirer, Jeff .....................................................................................6 Self, Bill ..........................................................................................6 Shah, Manoj.................................................................................18 Shannon, Mary..............................................................................6 Simpson, Adam...........................................................................10 Simpson, Fred .............................................................................18 Skilirs, Jennifer Krumsick.......................................................18 Smith, Shelley.............................................................................18 Soliday, Dan...................................................................................6 Spahn, Matt .................................................................................18 Spousta, Courtney.....................................................................18 Springsteen, Bruce....................................................................16 Stallbaumer, Jeremy.................................................................18 Stembridge, Jan.........................................................................18 Stephens, Jennifer ....................................................................18 Stewart, Rod..................................................................................7 Tejeda, Angie ..............................................................................18 Thudium, Dwyn ........................................................................1, 19 Thudium, Shawn.........................................................................19 Thudium, Valerie........................................................................19 Truman, Dawn .............................................................................18 Trumble, Grady ...........................................................................18 Weber, Bruce .................................................................................6 Weprin, Kim .................................................................................18 Wood, Danielle............................................................................18 Woods, Samantha ......................................................................18 Zane, Roxane...............................................................................18


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“I know that I have access to the brain trust of AGH and I know I’ll get the best service possible.”

Q: Do you favor an increase in the minimum wage?

– Bill Wallisch

Ron Pasmore,

Cobalt Boats CFO

KETCH

“Theoretically, I do favor an increase. But in reality, that would hit us as an employer that relies on federal and state funding. For us, it would mean fewer employees.”

Pasmore

Jane Hammil,

Wichita Federal Credit Union “The industry that I’m in, the average starting wage is far above the minimum, so in my particular industry it doesn’t seem to be material because we are paying market wages.”

Cobalt Boats CFO Bill Wallisch (left) and Cobalt dealer Mike Morgan aboard a Cobalt 242 Bowrider

Hammil

Scott Cooper,

Kansas Star Casino “We would not have a problem with that. We don’t have any employees here whose total wages are close to minimum wage.”

Cooper

Dawson Grimsley,

Davis-Moore Auto Group “I’d have to say I really don’t know. I can see both sides of it. I will say this: No matter where you work, if you do a good job and are a good, loyal employee ... you’re not going to be a minimum-wage worker Grimsley for long.”

C O R R E C T I O N Software engineer Gregg Bolinger works with the Grails web application framework. The cover story in the Nov. 29 edition of the Wichita Business Journal incorrectly stated that he worked with Ruby on Rails.

AGH and Cobalt Boats:

Strategic Tax Planning to Preserve Capital Nearly 50 years ago, Pack St. Clair began handbuilding sport boats in Neodesha, Kansas, miles from the nearest large body of water. Today, the company’s elegant, durable watercraft are sold in 32 countries. More than 60,000 owners have invested in the enduring quality and history of innovation a Cobalt symbolizes – a level of quality honored by eight consecutive years of J.D. Power & Associates Customer Satisfaction Awards.

Preserving and building capital for company owners

Partners in quality

Cobalt expects dealers such as Shady Creek Marina owner Mike Morgan, pictured above, to serve as advisors – helping potential buyers consider a boat for a lifetime of enjoyment. Similarly, AGH is proud to have advised Cobalt Boats, Bill Wallisch and the St. Clair family along a smooth and speedy ride to the next 50 years of growth and success.

Naturally, a company so focused on quality and customer satisfaction chooses its advisors carefully. “AGH is our ‘go-to.’ They go far beyond just preparing tax returns to planning for the business, finances and taxation of ownership,” says Bill Wallisch, Cobalt Boats’ chief financial officer. “It’s never crossed my mind to go anywhere else because AGH has been able to give us all the services we’ve needed.”

Bill values AGH’s expertise not only for Cobalt Boats, but for the company’s owners – the St. Clair family. “We have frequently huddled with the team at AGH to devise and incorporate innovative tax planning to achieve significant tax savings for Pack and his family,” Wallisch notes. “With the help of AGH, we’ve been able to defer or save a boatload of taxes over the years.”

Publisher.........................................................John Ek Editor in chief............................................... Bill Roy Audience Development Director....Stacy Guinn Business Manager...................... Cherilyn Bratton

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‘WE JUST DO Police say case of banker Tim McGuigan’s

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ore than two years after 61-year-old Wichita banker Tim McGuigan was killed in his home, police remain hopeful that a person or piece of information will eventually emerge to help them solve the crime. A reward that reached nearly $24,000 a year ago didn’t lead to an arrest, and that fund recently shrank to $13,550 after three donors to it exercised their option to have their contributions returned. “Nothing has risen to the level that we can walk across the street and present a probable-cause affidavit to charge this case at this point in time,” says Thomas Fatkin, the Wichita Police Department’s lead detective on the case. That walk across the street would take detectives to the Sedgwick County district attorney’s office. But how close they are to making that walk remains unTO REPORT A TIP clear. To protect ANONYMOUSLY the investigation, Anyone with information detectives are about McGuigan’s death sharing few details or any felony is urged to about the case, but clearly they’d welcontact Crime Stoppers come new clues. of Wichita/Sedgwick “All it takes is County anonymously, one person with either by phone at 316a little bit of infor267-2111, via a text mesmation for somesage beginning “TIP217” times these guys to put everything to the number 274637 we already have (“CRIMES”) or online via together to be able WichitaCrimeStoppers to walk it across .com. the street,” says Capt. Brent Allred, whose division includes homicide. “On the other hand, we haven’t got that little bit of information, so we’re still a ways away from being there.” Fatkin says he isn’t frustrated by not having a suspect or an arrest yet, and he remains optimistic. “I’ve had cases that went on for a period of time that later became solved,” he says. “We just don’t give up.”

FAMILY HOPEFUL, TRIES TO MOVE ON So what’s next? Fatkin says there are some things he wants to revisit in the case. He can’t elaborate. “But it wouldn’t hurt to go back over and maybe recontact some people that we’ve already been in contact with and maybe go through their story again,” he says. “I would say that’s the point we’re probably at, maybe to revisit some things we’ve already done.”

PHOTOS BY KELLEN JENKINS / WBJ

J.J. McGuigan holds one of the later family photos taken before his father, Tim, was killed in September 2011. The photo shows J.J. and his sister, Megan, with their father. Members of McGuigan’s family are disappointed last year’s big reward announcement didn’t yield any results, but they haven’t lost hope. “We still have hope that it will be solved, but also we’ve kind of learned to not hang our sense of trying to move on on it being solved,” says J.J. McGuigan, 31, who found his father’s body the morning of Sept. 7, 2011. Shortly after the reward money was raised last October, the family hired a private investigator to be what McGuigan called a “fresh pair of eyes” on the case. Nothing emerged from that.

Fatkin says he didn’t discourage the family from hiring an investigator but cautioned them about spending too much money on one under a mistaken belief the police weren’t doing anything. He’s never talked with the investigator, but would be open to any leads a private investigation might dig up. McGuigan says he’s frustrated by the situation, not the police. “The only person I’ll get angry at is whoever the heck did it,” he says. “We know they’re doing their job a hundred percent.” Sedgwick County District Judge Dave Dahl, a longtime friend of Tim Mc-

Guigan’s, has spoken with detectives and knows they’ve worked hard on the case. But it’s still disheartening, he says, that no killer has been caught. “I think eventually it will be solved. I just don’t think that it’s going to be solved anytime soon,” says Dahl, who visits McGuigan’s grave at least once a quarter. Dahl thinks the case could be solved when a third party gets cross-ways with the killer and can’t keep the secret any longer. J.J. McGuigan thinks it’s possible the police have more information than they’ve let on but are unable to share it because they must protect the investigation.


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N’T GIVE UP’ homicide is still active, two years later

TIMELINE 2007 Tim McGuigan is named senior vice president and commercial lender at Kansas State Bank when it opens at Maize and Kellogg. Before that, he spent a decade at Southwest National Bank and was a former Bank IV executive.

2010 Divorced from wife.

MIDSUMMER 2011 Buys home at 2521 N. Woodridge, northwest of 21st and 127th Street East.

SEPT. 7, 2011 Found dead at his home, shot multiple times. Son J.J. McGuigan called 911 at 10:18 a.m. Police say Tim McGuigan was killed after 8 p.m. the night before and before 10 a.m. There was no forced entry, indicating McGuigan may have known his assailant, and nothing was stolen from his northeast Wichita home.

OCTOBER 2012 Crime Stoppers of Wichita/ Sedgwick County establishes supplemental reward for anonymously providing tips leading to the killer’s arrest.

NO ENEMIES, GOT ALONG WITH EVERYONE Tim McGuigan, by all accounts, was a likable man who had no enemies, according to friends, family and police. His slaying remains a mystery. “Everyone we talked to basically had the same story on Mr. McGuigan: likable guy, hard-working guy, involved in Wichita State, River Festival, everything else,” says Lt. Todd Ojile, who leads the homicide section. “Same story from about everybody. Didn’t have any enemies. Got along with everybody.” Ojile says this wouldn’t be the first case

police have solved years after the crime. “I think something could come up at any time,” Ojile says. “You just never know with these cases. We have people that just walk in all of a sudden and say, ‘Hey, I know this.’ And it just takes us right to the suspect and helps us solve our case. We’re looking for that one person.” Allred says detectives don’t forget about unsolved cases, but they have to juggle them with others — and not just homicides, but suicides, attempted suicides, unattended deaths, missing persons and more. “They don’t forget about these cases,

just like the families don’t,” Allred says. “... We want some kind of closure for the family. That’s what these guys work for every day.” That’s what J.J. McGuigan and other family members want, too. He’s praying that whoever knows something does the right thing. “Know that if you can help in any way with information ... we’ve given the police all we have,” he says. “If you know anything, whoever you are ... with Crime Stoppers it’s anonymous.” jstearns@bizjournals.com | 316-266-6176

THOMAS FATKIN Detective for McGuigan homicide Thomas Fatkin is 45 and joined the Wichita Police Department in 1990 as police officer. He was promoted to detective in 1997. He worked in undercover narcotics, burglaries and gang felony assault before moving to homicide in 2002. Fatkin estimates he’s been the case detective on about 45 homicides in the last 11 years and assisted on easily double that number if you include partners’ cases. The Wichita Police Department has six homicide detectives. Aside from working homicides, homicide detectives also work other cases, including unattended deaths, suicides, attempted suicides, missing persons and certain disorderly conduct and intimidation cases. “You’ve really got to organize your time well. It’s busy,” Fatkin says. On the McGuigan case, more than 30 people have been interviewed. “The case file is becoming quite large,” he says. “The community’s the most important thing,” Fatkin says. “Whatever we have to do to build a partnership with that person that can come up and speak with us and give us information to assist us to solve this case, that’s what we’re searching for right now, just the truth about what occurred in there.” To reach Fatkin, call 316-268-4617 or email tfatkin@wichita.gov.

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Covers: Health care/insurance, education, energy, legal, professional services

OPTIONS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

COURTESY STARKEY INC.

Kim Fry will soon have a new place to live. It’s a milestone occasion for the 35-year-old because she is moving out of her parents’ home and will be living in her own apartment for the first time. She is one of the 19 people who will be the first residents of Starkey Inc.’s new McComas Crossing apartments. The $2.2 million complex, at 591 N. McComas, near Central and West Street, opened to its first few residents this week, and move-ins continue through January. McComas Crossing is a 22-unit complex for people with intellectual disabilities, designed to help them lead independent lives. Apartments are 625 square feet. On-site support staff will be available during certain hours to help residents with tasks such as planning and preparing meals, shopping for groceries, paying bills and organizing transportation. The campus is near retail stores and a city bus line. All but three of McComas Crossing’s units are already spoken for. The remaining units will likely be filled based on referrals from the Sedgwick County Developmental Disabilities Organization. Starkey now has 37 apartments for people with intellectual disabilities.

VIA CHRISTI LOSES ITS CFO TO OKLAHOMA HEALTH SYSTEM David Hadley is resigning his post as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Via Christi Health. Oklahoma-based Integris Health has chosen Hadley to be its new managing director and chief financial officer. He’ll start there on Feb. 3. Via Christi CEO Jeff Korsmo told employees Tuesday Hadley about the pending change in a memo. Jeff Seirer, senior administrator in accounting, will serve as Via Christi’s interim CFO during the search for Hadley’s replacement. Hadley was a 2012 Wichita Business Journal CFO Awards winner. He started with Via Christi in 2008.

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Hoops coaches Marshall, Self, Weber helping Kansas Big Brothers recruit mentors Kansas State University and the University of Kansas don’t typically compete against Wichita State University in men’s basketball, but Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters has come up with another way to pit the schools against each other: through a friendly competition geared toward increasing the number of Big Brother and Big Sister mentors statewide. Gregg Marshall, Bruce Weber and Bill Self, the head men’s basketball coaches for WSU, K-State and KU, are serving as co-chairs of a new campaign called “Go Big or Go Home,” through which the goal is to match kids on a waiting list with mentors and raise funds to support Kansas Big Brothers’ mentoring programs. The campaign will center on the organization’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, through which teams of six bowlers work to raise $900, or $150 per player, to fund mentoring programs and associated support services. The coaches will be competing to see whose school attracts the most Bigs and raises the most money. The winner gets a traveling trophy and — perhaps more importantly — bragging rights. “We’re hoping that will not only energize the coaches and their fans, but energize everyone around the state to get involved with Bowl for Kids Sake and get more mentors,” says Dan Soliday, president and CEO of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters. The campaign kicks off in January, and public service announcements featuring the three coaches talking about the importance of mentoring will be aired during the coming weeks. The PSAs were created by Justin McClure Creative. Cox Kansas donated $150,000 for Bowl for Kids Sake and is the event’s presenting sponsor. Leaders at Kansas BBBS say getting

JOSH HECK / WBJ

Dan Soliday, president of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, hopes the coaches’ participation helps energize people to get involved in his organization. The “Go Big or Go Home” campaign starts in January.

6,000

Kids served by Kansas Big Brothers.

4,000

Number of kids waiting to be paired with a mentor.

$1,000

Average cost to support one mentor match for a year.

600

Number of mentors Kansas Big Brothers hopes to add in 2014.

Marshall, Self and Weber involved was just a matter of asking them, because

coaches are inherently mentors and this is a cause they are passionate about. The coaches are working to grow mentorship in general, but the hope is that their involvement will encourage more men and women to step up as mentors, Soliday says. Kansas BBBS has a waiting list of 4,000 kids, and 70 percent of those are boys — many of whom lack a father figure in their lives. Soliday says that’s why the campaign reflects a greater need for male mentors. Overall, Kansas BBBS serves 6,000 kids statewide in 93 counties. The organization wants to increase its mentor base 10 percent in 2014 by adding 600 new mentors as part of an ongoing effort to whittle down its waiting list of kids needing a mentor, says Mary Shannon, chief development officer for Kansas BBBS. She says the organization wants to serve 10,000 kids annually by 2020.

GALICHIA GROUP TAKES OVER INDIANA HOSPITAL

COURTESY GALICHIA HOSPITAL GROUP

Wichita-based Galichia Hospital Group has taken over the management of the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Ind. Galichia Hospital Group is a national health care development company led by Wichita cardiologist Joseph Galichia. In taking over the management of Kentuckiana Medical Center, Galichia Hospital Group will expand that hospital’s emergency room to 46 rooms, up from 34 now. Wichitan Michael Phillips has relocated to Clarksville to serve as the hospital’s CEO and lead its expansion. The hospital employs about 200 people. Galichia Hospital Group inherits a facility that was strapped with financial troubles in 2008 and 2009 and ultimately filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010. The hospital emerged from bankruptcy this year. Phillips has been the CEO of Galichia Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician group based in Wichita.


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SURPRISINGLY LARGE DROP IN KANSAS HOMEOWNERSHIP

Kansas has had the nation’s secondbiggest drop in homeownership since 2004, according to data in a Bloomberg VisualData tweet last week. Kansas homeownership was 69.9 percent in 2004 and 63.2 percent last year, a 6.7-point drop, the data show. Only Nevada lost more homeownership in that period, but only six states had increased rates of homeownership over the period. They were Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Greg Fox, broker/owner at Realty World Alliance, raised a good question when asked about the numbers. He wondered why homeownership is so much higher in a state like West Virginia, 80.3 percent in 2004 and 75.8 percent last year. What encourages people to buy homes there and not buy them here?

COMING UP DEC. 12: KANSAS CCIM CHAPTER ANNUAL LUNCH Rod Stewart, commercial managing director at Keller Williams Signature Partners LLC, will be honored Thursday as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Wichita State University Center for Real Estate Stewart and Kansas Certified Commercial Investment Member Chapter. Stewart will receive the award at the Kansas CCIM Chapter’s annual year-end celebration at WSU’s Marcus Welcome Center. Doors open at 11 a.m., and reservations are required by Friday. Call Alvena Hansen at the Wichita Area Association of Realtors at 316-263-3167.

A few minutes with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts

Q& A

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts painted a number of troubling pictures Tuesday in a lunchtime address to the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, from his prediction of a rough ride with the continued rollout of the Affordable Care Act to concern over the Middle East, the recent Iran nuclear deal, and how events in that region could trigger serious problems here. “Right now, everybody’s worried about their pocketbook, and they should,” he told the group. “Right now, everybody’s worried about all of the downpour of regulations; I understand that. And right now we’re worried about Obamacare and our personal health care and trying to get that fixed. We’re going to work on that. But watch out for foreign policy. If some chaotic event happens over there and then all of a sudden we see some real financial problems and it gets to be really serious, it would be a tough time for us.” I had a few minutes with Roberts afterward. Here are his answers to a couple questions I posed. You mentioned the Farm Bill: If one doesn’t get passed, the good news is there’s still crop insurance. What are the ramifications, though, if it doesn’t get passed? Well, it’s basically what every business is going through, but it’s on a national scale. Farmers, ranchers, specialty crop folks, every commodity, every farm organization, everybody up and down Main Street, they would like to have a little bit of certainty. They like to be able to do planning. ... I have some real problems with this bill, but we need something. This good friend of mine come up. ... He said, “Pat, I don’t care what you do to me, just let me know.” Now that’s not the way

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to legislate. ... I’m not very happy about going back to a system where farmers are planting for the government and the subsidy, as opposed to the market. I think that’s terribly disrupting with regards to current cropping operations, and I think you’re inviting a [World Trade Organization] case. You need to get about the 10 people who really know what they’re doing in terms of experience with the Farm Bill and start making decisions, and that’s not happened today. You brought up a lot of big, key issues today of concern from health care to foreign policy, but if you were to tr y and narrow it down, what is the most pressing issue right now that you see facing this countr y? One of the builders summed it up for me in a previous meeting prior to this

one. He said, “Pat, I’m afraid we’re losing America.” He says everybody talks about drifting toward European socialism. He says we’re in a mad rush to that. And he’s worried about the future of his country, and he says it really comes back to pocketbook issues. People can talk about other issues, foreign policy, whatever you want to talk about. I’m not saying that they’re esoteric to them, but unless it affects their pocketbook and daily life. ... And that’s what’s happening today, and there’s a feeling of uncertainty. There’s a palpable fear that this country’s on the wrong direction. And it involves the debt, it involves regulations, it involves a lot of things that are happening that they just don’t think really represent what this country is all about. .... He said, “I know you’re fighting for us,” and so that’s what you’ve got to do. You said, ‘Have faith,’ you’ve seen worse times in Washington than this. Well, these are different times because this is so pervasive in everything that we are involved in. Every industry, every business, you are hamstringed by regulatory overkill and things of this nature and the direction of our country with regards to the deficit and the budget. $17 trillion, my Lord. I don’t know what’s going to happen if the Fed decides to not pour money into this, and I’m not too sure that that’s the proper thing. ... What really affects people, it’s their pocketbook, and it’s whether they have a job, and it’s whether or not they can keep their health insurance. It’s whether or not their car starts, living on a monthly income. That’s what’s happening, and if you see that kind of possibility or that kind of opportunity fading and more and more we rely on big nanny government, people are upset about that, and I don’t blame them. I’m upset as well.

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Kansas is preparing a bid for Boeing 777X work The state of Kansas is putting together a proposal to try to win work on the 777X from The Boeing Co. State officials this week could not provide details of the proposal, outside of the fact that they have received a request for proposal from Boeing and that the state has signed a non-disclosure agreement with the company. A source close to the situation, however, confirmed for me what is implied by those two occurrences — that Kansas is working on a bid to meet Boeing’s Dec. 10 deadline. Most aerospace observers think Washington state still makes the best business case for the work, despite union rejection there of a contract that would have guaranteed the work for the Seattle area. Some of the other states Boeing has been in contact with have been much more vocal than Kansas about their ambitions. Take Missouri, for example, where Gov. Jay Nixon convened a special legislative session to consider some $1.7 billion in incentives for Boeing over 20 years. The legislature in Washington state, however, has already approved $8.7 billion in tax breaks for Boeing to build the 777X there. It’s unclear what incentives Kansas would be able to offer. Tim Chase, president of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, hasn’t been able to detail what his office has been helping put together, but he told me recently that Wichita’s work force would be one of the

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Air Capital’s biggest draws. “Building airplanes and large complex structures is in Wichita’s DNA,” he said. “We believe our work force in Wichita could be considered by Boeing to represent one of the lowest-risk solutions in the country.” But there are problems for Boeing in Wichita. First, Machinists union members here joined their colleagues in the Seattle area in turning down Boeing’s contract offer. Also, Boeing confirmed this week that it still plans to shut down its remaining facilities here, finishing up by the end of March.

And then there is geography, namely the lack of a port, which aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia has said works against both Wichita and St. Louis. He continues to think neither location has much of a chance of winning the work. Meanwhile, there were reports this week of back-channel talks in the Puget Sound area in an effort to bring Boeing and the union back to the table. Assuming Boeing can overcome its “distaste” over the union’s initial rejection, Seattle might still be the winner in this deal. “It still looks like the logical choice,” Aboulafia said.

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SMALL AIRCRAFT BILL BECOMES LAW The Small Airplane Revitalization Act, authored and championed by Wichita Congressman Mike Pompeo, is now law, having been signed by President Barack Obama last week. The law cuts out some of the red tape in the Federal Administration Association’s certification process for small aircraft. That should allow manufacturers to bring their products to the market more quickly while also cutting their costs. Mike Pompeo And that could mean increased production and more jobs in Wichita. Pompeo will take part in a rally Monday celebrating the law’s passage at the District 70 headquarters of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, at I-235 and South Meridian in Wichita.

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If winter weather in Canada presents Bombardier Aerospace with problems keeping up with the flight testing of its new CSeries passenger jet, the company has a backup plan. It will move some of the flight testing to Wichita. Bombardier builds its Learjet business jets here and the local facility

includes a flight testing center, which should also see the first flight of the new Learjet 85 in the coming weeks. But a little snow and ice in Montreal could bring the much larger CSeries — the company’s answer to aircraft like Boeing’s 737 and Airbus’ A320 — to the skies above the Air Capital.

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Bigger shopping weekend doesn’t guarantee a better holiday season for retailers There’s good news and not-so-good news on the holiday shopping front, in the view of David Sasson, founder and CEO of the Wichita-based online retailer OverstockArt.com. I visited Sasson’s business, which sells oil-painted reproductions of classic and modern artwork, on Cyber Monday, the day when holiday shoppers turn to online retailers for deals, and it was busy. Sasson says sales for the big shopping weekend, which for him runs from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, were on track to be up 20 percent over last year. That’s the good news. The not-so-good is that thanks to a short shopping season — Thanksgiving was late this year — he expects his overall holiday sales will be about flat.

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Steve Radley, Network Kansas president, says more than one-quarter of this year’s Entrepreneurship Tax Credits are still available. More than $500,000 — That’s the amount of Kansas Entrepreneurship Tax Credits that remain unclaimed as the year draws to a close. Donors to Network Kansas programs can receive a 75 percent tax credit. Network Kansas CEO Steve Radley says the organization used to rely largely on people who received non-wage business income, but that income is no longer subject to state income tax, so tax credits serve no purpose. Now, the group is trying to educate high-wage earners about the tax credits.

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Colleges and universities are retooling their MBA programs and offering more specialized training in hopes of ending a downward trend in enrollment. Deans and program directors say it’s no longer sufficient to just offer a basic MBA. Rather, more employers — and students themselves — are asking for schools to provide specialty tracks, such as finance, leadership or management information systems, within the MBA. David Hofmeister, dean of the graduate college at Friends University, describes it as a push toward “fine tuning” the MBA. “It’s a good reflection of what we are seeing in the marketplace at large,” he says. Enrollment in MBA programs statewide is down 25

MBA PROGRAMS - BY THE NUMBERS 83 — The collective decrease in the number of MBA students from 2012 to 2013. 25 — The percentage decrease in enrollment since 2011. 9 — Number of schools out of 15 that posted enrollment increases. 6 — Number of schools out of 15 that posted enrollment decreases. SOURCE: WICHITA BUSINESS JOURNAL MBA PROGRAMS LIST

percent since 2011, based on analysis of MBA enrollment data over the past four years. This year, collective MBA enrollment in the state dropped 8 percent to 2,018. Continued on PAGE 12

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Wendy Munday, director of MBA programs at Newman University, says Newman has added a track in management information systems to its MBA options. Such decisions are driven by the market, she says. Continued from PAGE 11 Combined, the 15 schools listed on the Wichita Business Journal’s annual MBA programs list (published on Page 14) are down 83 students. Nine schools, however, posted enrollment increases, but not enough to offset the double-digit declines of five schools on the list, including Friends and Wichita State University. Newman University, for example, recorded an MBA enrollment increase of 33 students since last year. That’s the highest increase among the schools on the MBA programs list.

Specialty tracks Since the onset of the recession in 2008, many employers have put tuition-assistance programs on hold, which means many employees are forgoing work on an MBA. Leaders of MBA programs hope that placing a greater emphasis on specialty tracks will help reverse that trend and ultimately lead to enrollment growth. And early indications are it will, MBA program leaders say. Hofmeister says Friends has experienced a greater demand for its Six Sigma quality-control training and programs that emphasize supply chain management. He says the specialty training gives students more choice within an MBA program. Students, he says, can learn the critical thinking and analytical fundamentals that basic MBA programs teach while, at the same time, enhancing those skills with training in a specialized program like finance. “Rather than saying it’s either-or, we’re building capacity to do both,” Hofmeister says. Wichita State is also adding specialized training to its MBA program. Cindy Claycomb, interim dean of WSU’s W. Frank Barton School of Business, says WSU is reviewing its MBA curriculum because the university is seeing more of a demand for Claycomb program concentrations.

The new-look MBA Area colleges and universities are revamping their MBA programs amid employer and student demand. Program leaders say they are incorporating more specialized training and a mix of online courses to meet those demands. Here’s a look at some of the program concentrations that schools are adding: n Business analytics. n Business information systems management. n Entrepreneurship and innovation. n Six Sigma quality-control training. n Supply chain management.  

“We did it based on what we were hearing from students and employers,” Claycomb says. WSU has added program concentrations in business analytics, business information systems management, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Claycomb says the addition of the Koch Global Trading Center in 2014 will facilitate some changes within WSU’s finance track. The trading center will give students hands-on training in financial and commodity trading. Newman University also is looking to expand its program concentrations, says Wendy Munday, the university’s MBA program director. Newman has five MBA program tracks now and may add more in the near future. Newman’s newest program concentration is in management information systems. Munday says that track offers basic MBA training but adds in additional courses and training for business and information technology. Newman, Munday says, regularly works with a business advisory board to review the skills and competencies that are being taught in the university’s MBA program to ensure they’re in line with the needs of employers. “Really, it’s market-driven,” Munday says. jheck@bizjournals.com | 316-266-6172

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By the numbers

The total number of full-time MBA students featured on the MBA programs list since the Wichita Business Journal began publishing it in 2010. Enrollment for 2013 was down 8 percent since 2012, and down 25 percent since 2011. 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0

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Biggest Gainers and Losers MBA Programs enrollment Biggest gainers Newman University................................................................+33 Pittsburg State University.....................................................+21 Kansas Wesleyan University.................................................+17 Biggest losers Friends University..................................................................–70 Ottawa University...................................................................–47 Wichita State University....................................................... –27

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The 2013 MBA programs list ranked by average student age. School Average age of MBA students 1. Ottawa University............................................................................................................................. 38 2. Friends University............................................................................................................................................................................... 36 3. Southwestern College Professional Studies.......................................................................................... 34 4. Benedictine College.............................................................................................................................................................................32 5. Newman University............................................................................................................................ 31 6. Baker University.................................................................................................................................................................................. 30 (t). Washburn University....................................................................................................................... 30 (t). Wichita State University.................................................................................................................................................................. 30 9. Fort Hays State University................................................................................................................. 29 (t). Pittsburg State University...............................................................................................................................................................29 11. Emporia State University...................................................................................................................28 (t). Tabor College......................................................................................................................................................................................28 13. Kansas State University....................................................................................................................27 (t). Kansas Wesleyan University............................................................................................................................................................27 (t). University of Kansas, Main Campus....................................................................................................27

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MBA Programs Ranked by total fall 2013 enrollment.

2013 Rank/ 2012 Rank

Name Address • Phone Website * Email

MBA enrollment total/ Full-time/ Part-time 416/ 162/ 254

Onground and online/ $21,600 to $28,370

Marketing, health care administration, human resources, information systems, accounting, finance, international business.

30/ 22 months

Brian Messer, brian.messer@bakeru.edu/ HLC

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University of Kansas — Main Campus 1450 Jayhawk Blvd. • Lawrence, Kan. 66045 • 785-864-2700 www.ku.edu

252/ 69/ 183

Traditional full-time and part-time/ $29,500 (in-state) to $52,750 (out-of-state)

Full-time: finance and marketing, supply chain management. Part-time: marketing, management, finance.

27/ 16 months (fulltime) to 2 years (part-time)

Neeli Bendapudi, neeli@ku.edu/ AACSB International and NCA

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Friends University 2100 W. University • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-295-5000 www.friends.edu • learn@friends.edu

205/ 205/ 0

Traditional and online/ $22,716 to $24,516

Business administration, accounting.

36/ 2 years

David Hofmeister/ HLC/NCA

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Fort Hays State University 600 Park • Hays, Kan. 67601 • 785-628-4000 www.fhsu.edu

186/ 107/ 79

Traditional on-campus and online/ $6,823 (full-time, oncampus, resident) to 1 $12,222 (full-time virtual)

Accounting (on-campus only), finance, sports management, tourism and hospitality management, general MBA.

29/ 2.33 years

Mark Bannister, markbannister@fhsu.edu/ HLC/NCA

(T)

Ottawa University 1001 S. Cedar • Ottawa, Kan. 66067 • 800-755-5200 www.ottawa.edu

186/ 34/ 152

Traditional, online and hybrid/ $20,520

Marketing, finance, leadership, leadership and management, human resources, health care management. Not all concentrations are available at all locations.

38/ 1.5 to 2 years

Kirk D. Wessel, kirk.wessel@ottawa.edu/ HLC/NCA

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Wichita State University 1845 Fairmount • Wichita, Kan. 67260 • 316-978-3456 www.wichita.edu

150/ 0/ 150

Part-time, executive/ $11,276 (part-time)2 to $38,000 (executive, all-inclusive with international trip)

Finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, business analytics and information management, health care administration.

30/ 20 months (executive) to 3 years (part-time)

Cindy Claycomb, cindy.claycomb/ AACSB International

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Pittsburg State University 1701 S. Broadway • Pittsburg, Kan. 66762 • 620-231-7000 www.pittstate.edu

124/ 95/ 29

Traditional/ 3 $9,246 to $16,565

Accounting, general administration, international business.

29/ 1 to 2 years

Paul Grimes, paul.grimes@pittstate.edu/ AACSB International

Information systems, enterprise resource planning, accounting, business administration.

28/ 1.5 to 3 years

Kristie Ogilvie, kogilvie@emporia.edu/ AACSB International, HLC/NCA

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5(t)

SOURCE: The Wichita Business Journal’s 2012 Book of Lists.

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Source: Surveyed colleges and universities. Footnotes: 1 Based on 34 hours to finish the MBA program. 2 Tuition and fees only, in-state. 3 In-state; cost depends on if student takes 34-48 hours to complete degree and emphasis. 4 Distance program at ESU-KC in Overland Park, Kan. 5 Based on 36 credit hours at 2013-14 tuition fees and price. 6 With BBA undergraduate degree; 30 credits required. 7 With non-BBA degree; 54 credits required. Notes: The Higher Learning Commission is part of the North Central Association; a commission that oversees accrediting of degree-granting colleges and universities. Ranking ties are listed alphabetically. MidAmerica Nazarene University, No. 9 in 2012, declined to participate in the list survey. Key: • AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business • HLC - Higher Learning Commission • NCA - North Central Association of Colleges and Schools • T - Tie Researched by Stephanie Bloyd; sbloyd@bizjournals.com

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Baker University 3450 N. Rock Road, Bldg. 400 • Wichita, Kan. 67226 • 316-636-2322 www.bakeru.edu/wichita

A look back ... Name MBA enrollment total 1. Baker University .............................................................415 2. University of Kansas — Main Campus.......................278 3. Friends University ........................................................275 4. Ottawa University .........................................................233 5. Fort Hays State University ..........................................177 (t). Wichita State University ............................................177 7. Emporia State University .............................................122 8. Pittsburg State University .......................................... 103 9. MidAmerica Nazarene University................................99 10. Newman University........................................................71 11. Kansas State University ...............................................65 12. Washburn University ....................................................59 13. Southwestern College Professional Studies ...........53 14. Kansas Wesleyan University .......................................34 15. Benedictine College ......................................................31 16. Tabor College ...................................................................8

Program concentrations available

Average age of MBA students/Average time to complete the MBA program

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The 2012 MBA Programs list.

Program models offered/ Average cost of full MBA program

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Emporia State University 1200 Commercial • Emporia, Kan. 66801 • 620-341-1200 www.emporia.edu

114/ 65/ 49

Traditional, distance, online/ $10,548 (resident, student) to $27,288 (non-resident) 5

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Newman University 3100 McCormick • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-942-4291 www.newmanu.edu/mba

104/ 31/ 73

Evening/ $15,936

Finance, international business, leadership, management, management information systems.

30.73/ 1.5 years

Audrey Curtis Hane, hanea@newmanu.edu/ HLC/NCA

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Kansas State University Anderson Hall • Manhattan, Kan. 66506 • 785-532-6011 www.k-state.edu

70/ 54/ 16

Traditional and executive/ $20,500

Enterprise information systems, finance, management, technology entrepreneurship.

27/ 2 years

Ali R. Malekzadeh, malekzadeh@k-state.edu/ HLC, NCA and AACSB International

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Washburn University 1700 S.W. College • Topeka, Kan. 66621 • 785-670-1010 www.washburn.edu

66/ 26/ 40

Part-time evening/ $12,240 (resident)

Finance, international business, accounting.

30/ 6 5 to 7 7 semesters

David Sollars, david.sollars@washburn.edu/ AACSB International

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Kansas Wesleyan University 100 E. Claflin • Salina, Kan. 67401 • 785-827-5541 www.kwu.edu

51/ 25/ 26

Traditional, online/ $13,500 (includes books and fees)

Sports management and networking management.

27/ 1 to 2 years

Daniel Botz, dbotz@kwu.edu/ HLC/NCA

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Benedictine College 1020 N. Second • Atchison, Kan. 66002 • 913-367-5340 www.benedictine.edu

43/ 36/ 7

Traditional, executive/ $27,225

Business, accounting.

32/ 1.5 to 2 years

David Geenens, dgeenens@benedictine.edu/ NCA

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Southwestern College Professional Studies 2040 S. Rock Road • Wichita, Kan. 67207 • 316-684-5335 www.southwesterncollege.org

40/ 14/ 26

Online/ $21,500

General business.

34/ 1.5 to 2 years

Pamela Monaco, pamela.monaco@sckans.edu/ NCA

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Tabor College 7348 W. 21st St., Ste. 117 • Wichita, Kan. 67205 • 316-729-6333 www.tabor.edu

11/ 5/ 11

On campus, one night per week/ $20,625

Accounting, management/leadership.

28/ 2 years

Marlene Pietrocola, marlenep@tabor.edu/ HLC/NCA

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Most people think that sales trainers or sales consultants used to be salespeople. Some of my friends and colleagues who are speakers on sales or selling have not made sales calls in decades. Trust me, it is very easy to be in front of a room or an auditorium of salespeople and tell them how you used to do it. We all know that At Your nothing has really changed much in the profession of Service sales except for the use of electronics, whether it be for communication, database management or cusHal Becker tomer contact. I do not know whether I am an exception to the rule, but with my ongoing clients I like to get in the “field” at least once a week and watch salespeople go through the sales process. My role here is an observer, and like a coach for a team, I do not make the plays any longer. I am quiet and do not take over the sales call or, for that matter, any part of it. It is the salesperson’s call, not mine. If there is rejection in any part of the sales call — from trying to get past the receptionist to getting a meeting with the decision-maker or asking for the order — I am still in the observer’s role. The rejection faced is the salesperson’s, not mine, so I am not personally involved and can’t feel the “pain” of rejection or losing an order as the salesperson might. I have a hobby that brings enormous pleasure to me and the people who are listening to me. Nope not “speaker dude” — “drummer dude!” I have a band named Backtraxx. We play mostly weekends, especially in the summer months. We focus on the music from the 1960s and 1970s, which would include songs you either dance to, sing along with or at least tap your fingers to. Who doesn’t like Motown, Beatles or the most successful groups of that era? Given my occupation as a sales consultant, who do the band members look at to bring in the business? You guessed right. I have not made cold calls for my business ... well ... ever! My speaking business has always been built on referrals and whether I do a great job with each client, stay in touch with them consistently. They will hopefully sell for me. Starting a new band wasn’t easy. First, I had to find the right talent or the musicians. Next, we had to practice for almost a year to fine-tune the songs or set lists. Next comes the marketing side to develop a website and go out and get the business.

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Becker says sales trainers should act like coaches, not subs, while observing sales calls. I have always (business and personal) subscribed to the “Bruce Springsteen” approach: Give the audience a great performance, more than they expected, make it fun for them and memorable, and they will go out and sell for you. That is what made The Boss an international superstar. His music was good and his lyrics were wonderful, but his nonstop energy in performance was legendary. So, what does this have to do with sales? Everything my friends! I have made dozens and dozens of cold calls for the band with some success. I find that you need to get past the screen, find the proper decision-maker and get right to the point. In this case all I want them to do is watch less than three minutes of video from the band website to see us perform and then say yes or no. They can even access the website and video on their phone. If the bar/restaurant/winery wants a heavy metal or polka band, we’re not the right fit. If they want a dance band to get people moving, we can be their choice. It does not happen on the first sales call or attempt. It usually takes four to five times of me pestering them to make a decision one way or another. I am just not a fan of “slow No’s.” On my way to another venue, so I can ask the question “Did you look at our video yet?” Hal Becker | halbecker.com. Becker is an author and trainer in sales and customer service.

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Manufacturing on a roll unless Congress throws a wrench into it The assembly lines are cranking: Manufacturing activity expanded for the sixth consecutive month in November, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index. ISM’s manufacturing PMI hit 57.3 in November, its highest level in two and a half years. A reading above 50 indicates the manufacturWashington ing economy is expanding. New orders, production Bureau and employment were up in November, and 15 out of 18 manufacturing industries grew. The slackers were apparel, leather and allied Kent Hoover products; wood products; and machinery. The survey is based on responses from purchasing and supply executives. Sample comments were mostly positive. “Seasonal demand has not decreased at the typical pace,” said an executive in the primary metals industry. “Overall business climate is good. Business is steady,” said a transportation equipment executive. The few clouds hanging over manufacturing come from Washington, D.C. “Sequestration and cutbacks in defense spending continue to impact business,” said a computer and electronic products executive. “Federal debt, deficit and inefficiency are causing a level of caution and uncertainty,” said a machinery executive. Chad Moutray, chief economist at the National Association of Manufacturers, said Congress can help or hurt manufacturing’s recovery by what it does over the next two months. The temporary bill funding the federal government expires Jan. 15. Another government shutdown is possible if Congress doesn’t pass another funding bill by then. Plus, unless House and Senate negotiators come up with an alternative to sequestration, new federal spending cuts will be triggered on Jan. 15. Another fiscal deadline comes Feb. 7, when the federal debt ceiling goes back into effect. While the Treasury Department can use accounting tricks to keep the U.S. from defaulting on its debt for a few months beyond that date, financial markets probably would start to get nervous if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling by Feb. 7. Moutray said manufacturers need Congress to quit being drama queens when it comes to fiscal policy. The ISM numbers show “strong increases in manufacturing orders and production over the past few months,” he said. “It will be important for policymakers to keep the momentum going by moving on from fiscal tensions and considering pro-growth measures that will allow the sector to flourish moving forward.” khoover@bizjournals.com | 703-258-0845

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GLMV Architecture Inc. has promoted Craig Rhodes to vice president.

Advanced Orthopaedic Associates has added Christopher Anderson as an orthopedic surgeon.

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Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP has added Scott Burrus, Matt Spahn and Samantha Woods as attorneys in its Wichita office.

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Rindels Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has added Peggy Pepper and Angela Rindels as home mortgage consultants.

Commercial Mechanical Inc. has promoted Craig Reynolds to vice president/operations, Ken Ridder to vice president/ business development, Luke Hastings to service manager and Shelley Smith to service administrator.

The Center for Women’s Health has added Dr. Cristina Horton as a physician.

Stallbaumer Via Christi Clinic has added Dr. Jeremy Stallbaumer as an orthopedic spine surgeon.

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Central Air Conditioning Co. has added Fred Simpson to its service sales department.

ENERGY Universal Lubricants has promoted Ned Murray to vice president of environmental services.

Luckert Intrust Bank has promoted Cheryl Kastner to senior manager - bankcard/consumer lending, and Kimberly Luckert to senior manager - consumer banking.

FINANCIAL The Society of Financial Service Professionals announces its 2013-2014 board of directors. Officers: Angie Tejeda, Tejeda Financial, president; Marti Johnson, New England Financial, treasurer. Directors: Scott Colby, New England Financial/MetLife; Grady Trumble, Cornerstone Financial Group, New England Financial; Jan Stembridge, Strategic Financial Concepts, Ohio National.

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ORGANIZATIONS Executive Women International is pleased to announce the 2013/2014 board of directors. Officers: Jennifer Stephens, Star Lumber & Supply Company Inc., president; Kim Weprin, Associated Integrated Marketing Inc., vice president; Davna Gould, Center for Health and Wellness, secretary; Charlene Dreiling, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, treasurer. Directors: Jessica Emrick, Marriott Hotel, Fundraising; Dawn Truman, J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc., membership director; De Nelson, city of Wichita, sergeant-at-arms; Tami Barker, The Hyatt Regency Wichita, program director; Pat Campbell, Wichita State University, director at-large (Foundation); Debbie Pfingsten, Meritrust Credit Union, communications director.

Landmark Commercial Property Management has added Tiffany Fisher as an accounting controller and Cindy Pfannenstiel to accounting and lease administration.

New position: Curator of education, Wichita Art Museum.

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What was your last position? Curator of education, Wisconsin Art Museum, West Bend, Wisc. What is your hometown? The great and mighty Lansing, Michigan. Home of basketball legend Magic Johnson and Google co-founder Larry Page.

Hudson Century 21 Grigsby Realty has added Ken Hudson as a sales associate.

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Phaophongsavath Protection 1 Security Solutions has promoted Jonathan Marvin to vice president customer experience, Stacie Dauffenbach to marketing manager, Manoj Shah to manager of applications systems and Laci Phaophongsavath to commercial AC&T shift manager.

Education? BA, art history, University of Michigan and master’s in museum studies, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, Calif. Family? The amazing canine Pivo, a black German Shepherd. What was your first job? House sitting for my neighbors. I was in 6th grade. Either that or my paper route, Lansing State Journal. How long have you lived in Wichita and what are your impressions of the city? I arrived September 28, 2013. I really like the size of Wichita and how friendly people are. What area of town do you live in? GO Riverside.

KU Wichita Edocrinology has added Dr. Georges Elhomsy as an endocrinologist. Lora Lagree and Cindy Harmon, Wesley Medical Center, have been inducted into the International Nursing Honor Society (Sigma Theta Tau).

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Who is the person you would most like to meet? Gary Payton or Kevin Durant. RIP the Sonics. Hello OKC Thunder.

Zane J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc. has added Danielle Wood and Roxane Zane as residential real estate sales associates to its east office.

What was the last book you read? “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” by Sheryl Sandberg. What is your favorite Wichita restaurant and why? To be honest, I am still exploring and searching for a favorite. What is your favorite vacation spot? For R&R, it would have to be Torch Lake, Michigan. There is no finer lake. For fun, food and art its Chicago and NYC. What are your favorite movies? Annie Hall, Chungking Express, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, McCabe & Mrs. Miller.

Farmer Fidelity Bank has added Steve Farmer as a senior residential loan officer.

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CONSTRUCTION Gerber Terry Gerber, Northwestern Mutual, RPS Financial Group, has achieved the Certified in Long-Term Care designation.

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Dwyn Thudium Owner/broker, Crown III Realty LLC Incoming president, Wichita Area Association of Realtors

THE DWYN THUDIUM FILE Age: 51. Title: Owner/broker, Crown III Realty LLC, incoming president of Wichita Area Association of Realtors. Experience: At Crown III since 1994, first as Realtor, then office manager, then broker, then owner/broker starting in 2006. Education: Studied business at University of Iowa and Wichita State University. Family: Husband, Shawn; daughters, Stephanie Basham, 26, Wichita, and Valerie Thudium, 28, Kansas City, Mo. Hobbies: Anything with family, watching college basketball, quilting. by JOHN STEARNS

Next year marks Dwyn Thudium’s 20th year at Crown III Realty LLC in Wichita, where she’s spent the last seven years as its owner/broker. It also marks the start of a one-year term as president of the Wichita Area Association of Realtors. Oh, and her oldest daughter is planning a June wedding. Thudium and her husband moved to Wichita in 1983. Her husband worked for Beech Aircraft until 1988, when he joined IBM. They relocated to St. Louis, then returned to Wichita in 1994. I talked with Thudium last week at her Maple Street office about her job as president of the 1,500-member Realtors association and running a residential real estate brokerage. What’s your main goal as president? I want to try to make it better for the Realtors in our community. We kind of don’t have a great name sometimes. We’re called used-car salesmen or whatever, but we’re professionals. And I want to keep being professionals and get us more out there helping the community. So in your opinion there are people who just don’t think highly enough of Realtors? I don’t think they realize everything that we do. So many times people say, well you just show houses and you write a contract. Well, there’s a lot more to buying a house than just writing a contract. There’s the financing, there’s repairs that need to be done, there’s title work that needs to be worked on. It’s scheduling. We’re like the orchestra leader, and we just try to make sure everything comes together. I’m trying to make it so the smallest of companies or the biggest of companies can be more productive. As broker/owner, how much of the time do you get to actually spend selling because you’re probably mostly a manager now aren’t you? In this firm, I try not to compete with my agents. I try to pass it off. This year I’ve been

busier than normal. I do close friends, and I do family members. So how many agents do you have? We have 12 here. ... And we’re always looking for more. I don’t want more than 20 probably because I just think it’s hard to manage. Since you’ve taken over Crown seven years ago, are you happy with the progress it’s made because it’s always been kind of a small player? Yeah, it’s a small player, but we keep going. We’re in the top 20 in the city, which is pretty good. To me, I always look at what my sales are and how many agents I have, and I divide that. Per agent, we go with the big hitters. You guys do a lot per person here then? We have just as much of a presence with the big guys. At the end of the day, it’s all about relationships. It doesn’t matter how many houses you sell, you need to make sure you take care of that person, in my opinion. What’s one thing people maybe don’t know about you? I’m an Iowa farm girl. Grew up on a farm, believe everybody is the same, we’re all equal and I want to take care of people just like I get taken care of. You’re still a farm girl deep down aren’t you? Yep. I am. Always will be. So how’s that translate to real estate — just the way you treat people? Just the way you treat people. You’re all friends and you all help each other out. jstearns@bizjournals.com | 316-266-6176 Kellen Jenkins / wbj

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Bid opportunities: Lists work available from government contracts. New corporations: Taken from state records, this listing can be fertile ground for new business. Real estate transactions: Contractors, financial planners, real estate agents, insurance agents, retailers, design firms and others who want to welcome newcomers are among those who find these lists valuable.

New lawsuits and judgments: New civil litigation filed with the county district clerk and settled cases. Bankruptcies: Chapters 7 (liquidation of assets), 11 (protection from creditors during reorganization), and 13 (covers individual reorganization). Liens: Filings from the Internal Revenue Service, the state of Kansas and mechanics’ liens. These records are useful for credit managers, loan officers, vendors and collections services.

Building Permits Newly issued building permits are collected from the county and city building inspection departments. The following information is included: contractor/owner, job site address, description, square feet (if available) and estimated value. Commercial Wichita/Sedgwick A Box 4 U, commercial alteration at 401 W. 47th S., Georgia Pacific Lot 1 Block A, $250,000.

Warren Homes LLC, multi-family residence at 2022 S. Webb, Maple Shade Townhomes (Unit 241), $120,800.

Central Avenue Funeral Services Inc., 2703 E. Central Ave., Wichita 67214, $6,626, (941), Book/Page 2941/9365, 11/18/13.

Federal Tax Liens

Elite Transportation Services Inc., 110 S. Main St. Suite 200, Wichita 67202, $355,591, (941), Book/Page 2941/9387, 11/18/13.

These are recently filed by the Internal Revenue Service against assets of a business for unpaid income or payroll taxes. They are recorded with the register of deeds. The data appears in the following order: taxpayer’s name, address, amount of lien, type of lien (if available), document number and recording date. Sedgwick County

Ink Construction Inc. LLC, commercial alteration at 5223 W. Elm Circle, Nahola Activity Center, $150,000.

Air Capital Catering, 1525 S. Yucca Place, Wichita 67209, $3,586, (941), Book/Page 2941/9360, 11/18/13.

Innovative Concrete Concepts, commercial alteration at 2050 S. West, $189,000.

Art Effects LLC, 212 N. Market St. Suite 001, Wichita 67202, $28,611, (6721/944), Book/Page 2941/9359, 11/18/13.

Simpson Construction Services Inc., commercial building at 1277 N. Maize Road, Greene Vision, $2,700,000. Residential

Jim Starkey Music Center Inc., 1318 W. 18th St. N., Wichita 67203, $5,353, (940/941), Book/ Page 2941/9377, 11/18/13.

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Treatco Inc., P.O. Box 4047, Wichita 67204, $639,914, (940/941), Book/Page 2941/9379, 11/18/13.

Dove Enterprises/Douglas A. Gills, singlefamily residence addition at 970 N. Denmark, Country Acres Lot 12 Block 29, $128,500.

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Lifestyle Homes Group Inc., single-family residence at 14403 W. Sheriac, Shadow Woods Lot 1 Block B, $176,478.

Sedgwick County Kenand Inc., P.O. Box 17026, Wichita 67217, $19,775, (941), Book/Page 2941/9380, 11/18/13.

Nies Homes Inc., single-family residence at 453 N. Valley Creek, Valley Creek Estates Lot 52 Block A, $328,243.

Brandon D. Lemmons (withdrawal), 130 N. Tarabury Lane, Wichita 67212, $10,532, (6672), Book/Page 2941/9368, 11/18/13.

Vision Homes Investments Inc., singlefamily residence at 112 S. Crocker, ICM Second Addition Lot 21 Block A, $245,000.

Kaylene D. Lemmons (withdrawal), 130 N. Tarabury Lane, Wichita 67212, $10,702, (6672), Book/Page 2941/9369, 11/18/13.

Portfolio Builders LLC, 2116 E. Central Ave., Wichita 67214, $2,772, (940/941), Book/Page 2941/9366, 11/18/13.

New Corporations New corporations are filed with the state of Kansas. They are listed in ZIP code order and include the following information: business name, resident agent, address, ZIP code. State of Kansas Major Hair Co. LLC, Carrie Jones, 110 E. Second St. N., Wichita 67202.

Century Instrument Corp., 4440 Southeast Blvd., Wichita 67210, $1,454, (941), Book/Page 2941/9367, 11/18/13.

Bowers Construction LLC, Michael Priddle, 445 N. Waco, Wichita 67202.

Mechanics’ Liens

Elite Development Corp., 330 W. Second St. No. 49348, Wichita 67202.

Mechanics’ liens are filed with the district clerk. The data appears in the following order: claimant, contractor, amount of lien, owner of property, property address, document number and date recorded.

Golden Checkbook IRA LLC, Paul Good, 300 W. Douglas Ave. Suite 500, Wichita 67202.

Sedgwick County Claimant: Carter-Waters LLC, Contractor: Commerce Street Development LLC, $20,160, Owner: Commerce Street Development LLC, on property at Lots 38/40 N.A. English’s Addition to City of Wichita, document #13 SL 1043 ML, 11/18/13. Claimant: Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., Contractor: Universal Timber Structures/ National Contractors Inc. (general contractor), $24,677, Owner: Chapel Hill Fellowship, on property at 1550 N. Chapel Hill St., Wichita 67206, document #13 SL 1049 ML, 11/20/13. Claimant: Cornejo & Sons LLC, Contractor: Seahorse Pools and Construction Inc., $1,201, Owner: Michael L. Dudek Living Trust, on property at 2458 Glacier Drive, Wichita 67215, document #13 SL 1050 ML, 11/20/13.

Table of Contents Building Permits.................................................. 20 Federal Tax Liens................................................. 20 Federal Tax Liens Released.................................... 20 Mechanics’ Liens.................................................. 20 New Corporations................................................. 20 New Lawsuits...................................................... 20 Real Estate Transactions...................................20-22 State Tax Liens.................................................... 22 State Tax Liens Released....................................... 22 State Tax Warrants............................................... 22

Genesis Health Clubs Of St. Joe LLC, 6100 E. Central Building 3, Wichita 67208.

Astra LLC, Christian Petri, 9020 E. 35th St. N., Wichita 67226.

Halsted Investment LLC, 6014 E. Eighth, Wichita 67208.

Shadow Rock LLC, 7623 E. Champions Court, Wichita 67226.

JP2 LLC, Steve Pratt, 125 N. Belmont, Wichita 67208.

In Stitches Machine Quilting LLC, Debra Young, 2950 N. 127th St. E., Wichita 67226.

Fortune Restaurant Inc., Guiqing Guo, 6710 W. Kellogg Drive, Wichita 67209.

Robert P. Burns PA, 14132 E. Sundance, Wichita 67230.

JRR Global Marketing LLC, Jan Roberts, 2248 S. Ida St., Wichita 67211.

Julie Wood Inc., Arthur Bailey, 14110 W. Onewood St., Wichita 67235.

Sunflower Espresso LLC, Catherine Clause, 722 S. Chautauqua, Wichita 67211.

Puffs Magic Vapes LLC, 408 N. Jaax Court, Wichita 67235.

TJ Tire Shop LLC, Elfido Maldonado, 2215 E. Hodson, Wichita 67211.

Schultz Squared Architects LLC, Corey Schultz, 1999 N. Amidon Suite 373, Wichita 67203. Mid America Door Inc., Michael Lechner, 1022 W. 46th, Wichita 67204.

New litigation filed against businesses with the district clerk; includes plaintiff, defendant, case number and date filed.

Sowon LLC, Kyojoong Kim, 777 N. Silver Springs No. 1409, Wichita 67212.

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Rips Rib Shak Inc., Kevin Smith, 1929 S. Silver, Wichita 67213.

Perry Endodontics LLC, Jason Lacey, 1551 N. Waterfront Parkway Suite 100, Wichita 67206.

R&D Maintenance LLC, Dustin Downs, 4635 S. Glenn, Wichita 67217.

Seismic Wave LLC, Mark Farha, 1313 N. Webb Road Suite 240, Wichita 67206.

Ray Framing Inc., Raymond Martinez, 3710 W. Angel, Wichita 67217.

Caddis Exploration LLC, Blake Nelson, 1041 N. Whitetail Court, Wichita 67206.

Beat Street News LLC, Devin Hefley, P.O. Box 17158, Wichita 67217.

CKM Enterprises LLC, Matthew Henry, 2123 N. Keeneland Circle, Wichita 67206.

Floor Installation Specialist LLC, 120 W. Sunflower Drive, Wichita 67217.

DV Properties LLC, Daniel Rutherford, 11914 E. Tipperary, Wichita 67206.

Olivers Little Italy LLC, 1930 S. Oliver St., Wichita 67218.

T&A Investments LLC, Aaron Vierthaler, 1635 N. Waterfront Parkway Suite 150, Wichita 67206.

Rodney S. & Kay L. Horn LLC, 4601 E. Douglas Suite 150, Wichita 67218.

BB Holding Co. LLC, 8401 E. Oak Knoll, Wichita 67207.

Iglesia Evangelica El Shaddai A-D, Hector Perez, 1917 S. Faulders Lane, Wichita 67218.

Puff’s LLC, Michael Johnson, 202 N. Fountain, Wichita 67208.

Hentzen Construction Services Inc., Robert Hentzen, 3711 N. Hillside, Wichita 67219.

Women For Kansas Inc., Lynn Stephan, P.O. Box 8774, Wichita 67208.

My Style Decor LLC, Debra Brandon, 2250 N. Rock Road Suite 118-142, Wichita 67226.

Ganesh Inc., Art Bailey, 3401 E. Second St., Wichita 67208.

New Lawsuits

New Life Transformation Ministries LLC, David Hickman, 125 N. Ashley Park Court, Wichita 67212.

Sunrise HOA Inc., 900 N. Tyler Suite 7, Wichita 67212.

Maria Medical Group LLC, Laura Fent, 8621 E. 21st St. N. Suite 200, Wichita 67206.

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Mathew Mundy/Sherri Mundy v. Keystone RV Co., case #2013 CV 003495, 11/22/13. City of Wichita Kansas v. 5 Star Hotel Management Wichita LLC, case #2013 CV 003496, 11/22/13. Paula Wood Neal/Lorna Matthiesen/Susan Foster et al. v. Stinson Morrison & Hecker LLP/David E. Benston/Sue Ann McKee et al., case #2013 CV 003541, 11/26/13. SFB LLC v. MexMarket Warehouse LLC, case #2013 LM 018311, 11/22/13. HIBU Inc. v. Computer Fix It Inc./Anthony Scarpelli III, case #2013 LM 018377, 11/25/13.

Real Estate Transactions Real estate transactions are recorded with the register of deeds. Following are commercial transfers including: seller, buyer, buyer’s address, property address and subdivision (if available), book/page number and date recorded. Sedgwick County Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of Washington D.C. to Delyn Enterpris-

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DECEMBER 6, 2013 | wichitabusinessjournal.com Continued from PAGE 20 es Inc., 8210 E. Tamarac, Wichita 67206, Lot 1 Block 4 in Louis Sixth Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2941/9659, 11/18/13. James Robert Sanderson Administrator of the Estate of William James Lawson deceased to Square One Property Group LLC, 657 S. Roosevelt, Wichita 67218, Lot 23 Block 11 Longview Terrace Addition to Wichita, Book/ Page 2941/9765, 11/19/13. Diego Rodriquez/Norma Rodriquez to PDL Rentals LLC, (no address shown), Lots 9/11 on Market Boston Ave. Addition to Wichita, Book/ Page 2941/9820, 11/19/13.

Joyce L. Lakin to K&A Rentals LLC, (no address shown), Lot 14 Block 2 in Sunset Heights an Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0078, 11/20/13.

BHR Holdings LLC to ESP Realty LLC, 1533 N. Fountain, Wichita 67208, Lot 1 Block P University Park Addition, Book/Page 2942/0150, 11/20/13.

Donald H. Calderwood/Evelyn C. Calderwood to M&L of Wichita Inc., (no address shown), Lot 9 Block 5 West Dale Addition to Wichita Kansas, Book/Page 2942/0081, 11/20/13.

BHR Holdings LLC to ESP Realty LLC, 2319 N. Volutsia, Wichita 67219, Lot 12 Block Y Audrey Matlock Heights First Addition an Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0151, 11/20/13.

Debra Jane Guerra to DDL LLC, 920 N. Tyler Road Suite 104, Wichita 67212, Lots 36-38 and the S. 22 feet of Lot 39 all in Block 3 Junction Town Co. Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0089, 11/20/13.

Elvin P. Walston/Susan L. Walston to Quality Builders Inc., (no address shown), Sec. 18 29 01, Book/Page 2941/9905, 11/19/13.

Sandy Bland Jr./Tina L. Bland to SCA Properties LLC, (no address shown), The S. half of Lot 18 all of Lot 20 Water St. Englishs Sixth Addition to the City of Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0091, 11/20/13.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of Washington D.C. to Equity Partners LLC, 6916 Garden Ridge, Wichita 67205, Lot 3 Block E High Ridge Second Park City, Book/ Page 2941/9907, 11/19/13.

Virginia M. Meyer Trustee of the Virginia M. Meyer Revocable Living Trust to Vision Homes Investments Inc., (no address shown), Lot 9 Block 1 Grandview Country Addition, Book/Page 2942/0094, 11/20/13.

Pauline Jacqueline Harjo to Baker Investments Inc., (no address shown), Lots 4/5 Vandale Annex, Book/Page 2941/9917, 11/19/13.

BHR Holdings LLC to ESP Realty LLC, 1037 N. Grove, Wichita 67214, The N. 13 feet of Lot 29 all of Lot 31 and the S. 15 feet of Lot 33 Wares Subd. of Lot 1 of Tarltons First Addition to Outlots to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0126, 11/20/13.

David D. Mason/Lori K. Mason to E.G. Enterprises LLC, (no address shown), Lot 25 Block C Saddlebrook Third Addition Park City, Book/ Page 2941/9941, 11/19/13. Duckhorn Properties LLC to Indian Lakes Leasing LLC, (no address shown), Lots 1/2 Block 2 Indian Lakes Addition an Addition to Clearwater, Book/Page 2942/0034, 11/20/13. Ann Vernon L. Koerner/Peggy L. Koerner deceased Co-Trustees of the Vernon and Peggy Koerner Living Trust to City of Wichita Kansas, (no address shown), The E. 5 feet of Lot 72 Van Acres, Book/Page 2942/0035, 11/20/13.

BHR Holdings LLC to ESP Realty LLC, 2358 N. Volutsia, Wichita 67219, Lot 5 Replat of Lots 84-86 Hillside Gardens an Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0128, 11/20/13. Jack Straw Realty Associates to CP Marlton NJ LLC, 250 Civic Center Drive Suite 500, Columbus, Ohio 43215, Lot 1 Bencor Addition Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0145, 11/20/13. BHR Holdings LLC to ESP Realty LLC, 2822 E. Mossman, Wichita 67214, Lots 64/66 on Irving now Mossman Ave. Frisco Ave. Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0147, 11/20/13.

BHR Holdings LLC to ESP Realty LLC, 2800 E. Mossman, Wichita 67214, The S. 62.5 feet of Lots 76/78/80/82 on Irving Ave. now Mossman in Frisco Ave. Addition, Book/Page 2942/0155, 11/20/13. CBB North Lakes LLC aka CBB Northlakes LLC to Kurt Bachman Building Inc., (no address shown), Lot 10 Block 1 The Moorings 10th Addition an Addition to Wichita, Book/ Page 2942/0164, 11/20/13. Alvin John Hennessy III/Elizabeth Hennessy to Tru Ridge LLC, (no address shown), The N. 130 feet of Lot 1 Block A Rishel Addition Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0180, 11/20/13. Walker Lane & Reed Development LLC to Nies Homes Inc., (no address shown), Lot 20 Block 1 Woods at Watercress Addition an Addition to Maize, Book/Page 2942/0200, 11/20/13. Walker Lane & Reed Development LLC to Nies Homes Inc., (no address shown), Lot 28 Block 1 Woods at Watercress Addition an Addition to Maize, Book/Page 2942/0201, 11/20/13. Walker Lane & Reed Development LLC to Perfection Builders LLC, (no address shown), Lots 9-11 Block 1 Woods at Watercress Addition an Addition to Maize, Book/Page 2942/0202, 11/20/13. Walker Lane & Reed Development LLC to Nies Homes Inc., (no address shown), Lot 14 Block 1 Woods at Watercress Addition an Addition to Maize, Book/Page 2942/0296, 11/21/13.

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Continued from PAGE 21 Ronald L. Haws/Charlotte A. Haws to Freedom Property Investors LLC, (no address shown), The N. 25.5 feet of Lot 7 and the S. 29.5 feet of Lot 6 Block 1 Sunset Gardens Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0313, 11/21/13. Willie Mae Rhone to Firm Foundation Ministries Inc., (no address shown), Lots 55/57 on Madison Ave. Stouts Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0324, 11/21/13.

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207 S. Edwards Street #209 1616 S. Emporia Street #1618 2030 S. Edgemoor Drive 639 N. Grove Street 1935 N. Grove Avenue 732 S. Everett Street 1537 S. Water Street 1557 Kenmar Street 1450 N. Lorraine Avenue 1332 N. Lorraine Avenue 4012 E. Central Avenue 4314 E. Deer Lake Court 435 N. Piatt Avenue

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Christopher M. Simons to ESP Realty LLC, (no address shown), Lots 673/674 on Bluff Ave. Fairfax Addition/Lots 25/27 Mabel Ave. now Estelle Mossmans Second Addition all in Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0360, 11/21/13. Christopher M. Simons to Sunset Enterprises LLC, (no address shown), Lots 74/76 Washington Ave. Forest Park Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0361, 11/21/13. Wayne Oil Co. Inc. as owner and successor in interest to Five M Land & Development Co. Inc. to JACS Properties LLC Maus Series, 611 N. Maus Lane, Wichita, Lot 16 Block 4 Westlink Village Addition Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0395, 11/21/13. Wayne Oil Co. Inc. as owner and successor in interest to Five M Land & Development Co. Inc. to JACS Properties LLC Chipper Series, 661 Chipper Lane, Wichita, Lot 1 Block 1 Westlink Village Addition Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0396, 11/21/13. Wayne Oil Co. Inc. to JACS Properties LLC Jewell Series, 11310 W. Jewell St., Wichita 67209, Lot 13 Block 1 Pawnee Mesa Addition an Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0397, 11/21/13.

The City of Bel Aire Kansas to Wilkinson Construction LLC, (no address shown), Lot 9 Block A Central Park Third Addition Bel Aire, Book/Page 2942/0407, 11/21/13. Socora Homes Inc. to Robl Construction Inc., (no address shown), Lot 15 Block 2 Fontana Fourth an Addition to Wichita, Book/ Page 2942/0411, 11/21/13. Marvin B. Edgington/Susan E. Edgington/ Jimmy D. Edgington/Karen L. Edgington et al. to JTS Investments LLC, 1444 S. St. Clair Building A, Wichita 67213, Lot 1 Acro Capitol Addition Wichita, Book/Page 2942/0498, 11/22/13.

State Tax Liens New liens filed by the state for unpaid income, sales and use, payroll or county taxes. These are recorded with the register of deeds. Published are liens against businesses. The data appears in the following order: taxpayer’s name, address, amount of lien, type of lien (if available), document number and recording date. Sedgwick County

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State Tax Liens Released Sedgwick County Michael J. Schmitz/Mike’s Custom Upholstery, 1400 E. Harry St., Wichita 67211, $1,255, Book/Page 2941/9536, 11/18/13. Michael J. Schmitz/Mike’s Custom Upholstery, 1400 E. Harry St., Wichita 67211, $2,356, Book/Page 2941/9537, 11/18/13.

State Tax Warrants New warrants filed by the state and recorded with the district clerk. The data appears in the following order: taxpayer’s name, address, amount of warrant, type of warrant (if available), document number and recording date. Sedgwick County Clarks Ltd./Gary L. Clark/Cynthia L. Clark, 2191 N. Rock Road, Wichita 67206, $26,820, (Sales), document #13ST3347SA, 11/18/13. William C. Rowe/Dawn Rowe, 2907 N. Cypress St., Wichita 67226, $12,506, (Sales), document #13ST3348SA, 11/18/13.

L&T Machining Inc., 1827 S. Leonine St., Wichita 67213, $3,930, Book/Page 2941/9491, 11/18/13. DT Outlet West Inc./DT’s Outlet, 601 N. West No. 222, Wichita 67203, $1,999, Book/Page 2941/9778, 11/19/13. Dawn M. Murphy/West Street Toy Box Child Care Centers, 1312/1320/1328 N. West St., Wichita 67203, $5,266, Book/Page 2941/9776, 11/19/13. Pour Haus Tavern Inc., 5506 N. Seneca St., Wichita 67204, $1,528, Book/Page 2941/9780, 11/19/13.

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13019 E. Killenwood Dr, Wichita - $669,900 5Bd, 3.5Ba, 5500+ SqFt, 3 Car Garage, 20ft Ceilings, 3 Living Areas, Formal Dining, Huge Master Suite, 2 Wet Bars, Finished Basement, Fenced, In Ground Pool & Pool House

322 S. McPherson, Burrton - $549,900 5Bd, 6Ba, 7400+ SqFt, 11 Acres, Workshop, Updated WetBar, Stone Patio, Built In 1990 For 1.2 Million Dollars! PRICE REDUCED

731 E. Whitetail - Belle Plaine - $525,000 3Bd, 5Ba, 3 Car Garage, 10+ Acres, 3000+SqFt, Kitchen w/ HW Flrs, Livrm w/ Vaulted Ceilings, 2 FP, Partially Fin Bmt w/ Wet Bar, Pool w/ Pool House, Barn & Land!

1911 N. Rusty Gate, Wichita - $524,999 5Bd, 3.5Ba, 3Car Garage, Open Floor Plan, Granite, Formal Dining, Large Master Suite, Finished Basement, Wet Bar, In Groucd Pool, Screened In Porch & Fenced

1520 S. 127th E, Wichita - $499,000 3Bd, 3Ba, 4 Car Gar, 22 Acres, 3600+SqFt, Open Flr Plan Home w/ VC, Lg Kit w/ Island, Liv Rm, Din Area, Mtr Ste w/ Priv Mtr Bath, Fin Bsmt, Fam Rm, Rec Rm, Wet Bar!

7712 E. Donegal, Wichita - $325,000 4Bd, 2.5Ba, 2 Car Gar, 3600+ SqFt, Living Room, Fam Rm,2 FPs, Kitchen, Dining Rm, Mtr Ste w/ Priv Bath, Fin Bsmt, Rec Rm, Koi Pond, In Gound

3307 N. Flat Creek St, Wichita - $319,900 5Bd, 3Ba, 3 Car Gar, 3200+ SqFt, Liv Rm, Kit w/ Eat Bar, Din Area, Mtr Ste w/ Priv Bath, Finished Basement, Family Room, 2 Fireplaces, Wet Bar, Huge Back Yard!

14130 W. Highland Springs Ct, Wichita - $319,900 5Bd, 3Ba, 2800+SqFt, Formal Dining Room, Finished Basement, DryBar & Family Room, Deck & Patio w/ Bricked Courtyard Wall, Lakeview!

8525 S. Bluff, Derby - $305,000 3Bd, 3Ba, 2 Car Gar, 2000+ SgFt, Open Plan Liv Area/Split Spacious Kit, SS Appliances, GC, Tile Flr, Mtr Ste w/ Priv Bathrm, SW Pool, Pergola, 40'x72' Morton Building

25912 S. Sand Creek Rd, Pretty Prairie - $298,500 3Bd 2.5Ba, 30 Acres, Orchard, Insulated Concrete Forms, 9Ft Ceilings & 40x60 Building

4711 W. 31st St. S, Wichita - $279,900 4Bd, 3Ba, 3Car Garage, 2600+ SqFt, Concrete Storm Room, Finished Basement, Large Patio/Deck & Lake Views!

3113 N. Brush Creek Ct, Wichita - $269,900 5Bd, 3Ba, 3 Car Garage, 3000+ SqFt, Livingroom w/ Fireplace, Open Plan Kitchen, Master Suite w/ Seprate Tub & Shower, Finished Basement w/ Family Room

412 N. Fern Cir, Sedgwick - $264,900 5Bd, 3ba, 3Car Garage, 3100+SqFt, Hearth Room, Gorgeous Kitchen, Finished Basement, Theatre Room, Wet Bar & Covered Deck

1002 S. Broadway, Wichita - $260,000 6Bd, 5Ba, 2 Car Gar, 5000+ SqFt, Historical Custom Mansion Built in 1911 by Henry Schintzler, Liv Rm, Kit w/ Island, 2 Form Din Rms , Mtr Ste, Parlor, Sunroom, 5 FP

12104 156th Rd, Winfield - $259,900 5Bd, 3Ba, 4 Car Garage, 3000+ SqFt, Over 9 Acres, Living Room w/ Fireplace, Master Suite w/ Private Bathroom, Finshed Basement, Family Room, Rec Room, Storage Building

110 S. Countryside Ln, Wellington - $249,900 3Bd, 2Ba, 2Car Garage, 16+Acres, Many Updates, Family Room, Master Suite With Private Deck, 2 Horses Stay & Rural Water!

14900 W. Lynndale, Wichita - $249,900 4Bd, 3Ba, 3000+ SqFt, Liv Rm, 2 way FP Shared w/ Kit, HW, Formal Din, Mtr Ste w/ Priv Bathrm, Fin Bsmt, WB, New Sod, Raised Deck, Golf Course Lot!

439 N. Westfield, Wichita - $249,900 3Bd, 3Ba, 2Car Garage, 4800+SqFt, Just Over 1 Acre, Finished Basement, Patio, Fenced YardOak Floors, Sunroom, Many Updates Throughout

10425 N. Meridian Ave, Valley Center - $249,900 4Bd, 3.5Ba, 3 Car Heat Garage, 3600+SqFt, Hearth Room with Fireplace, Finished Basement, Large Yard With Sprinkler System!

806 Virginia Ct, Hutchinson - $244,900 3Bd, 4Ba, 2 Car Gar, 3500+ SqFt, Formal Liv Rm, Fam Rm, FP, Kit w/ Eat Area, Formal Din, Mtr Ste w/ Priv Bath, Fin Bsmt, Rec Room, Sun Room, Pool, Large Fenced Yard!

12110 E. Dove Hill Ct, Derby - $239,900 3Bd, 3ba, 3 Car Garage, 3000+SgFt, Liv Rm w/ VC & FP, Stained Concrete Flrs in Kit, Mtr Ste w/ Priv Bathrm, Mother In Law Quarters w/ Bsmt, Large Yard w/ Koi Pond

13918 E. Watson, Wichita - $234,900 4bD, 3bA, 3 Car Gar, 3000+ SqFt, Livrm w/Bamboo Flrs, Kit w/ EB, Maple Cab, Tile Flr, Priv Wall, Din Area, Mtr Ste, Priv Mtr B&S, Fin Bsmt, Stained Concrete Flrs, Walk Out Patio, Raised Deck

821 S. Spring Hollow, Wichita - $228,500 3Bd, 3.5Ba, 3 Car Gar, 3000+ SqFt, Lake Views!! Liv Rm, Fam Rm, 2 Way FP, Lge Kit, Eat Area & Form Din, Mtr Ste w/ Priv Bath, Loft, Sunroom, Fin Bsmt

3131 N Tee Time St, Wichita - $224,900 4bD, 3bA, 3 Car Gar, 3000+ SqFt, Livrm w/Bamboo Fl, Kit w/ Eating Bar, Maple Cabs, Tile Fl, Priv Wall, Din Area, Mtr Ste, Priv Mtr B&S, Fin Bsmt, Stained Concrete Fls, Walk Out Patio, Raised Deck


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