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WAAR’s Richard Marshall is passionate about basketball, family, mentoring young professionals. P20 KELLEN JENKINS / WBJ

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Nurturing Wichita’s emerging great ideas Lou Heldman is right. When it comes to talking about entrepreneurship in Wichita, we tend to look into the rear-view mirror rather than through the windshield. Heldman says in our big story this week that we talk about Pizza Hut, Rent-A-Center Mentholatum, Coleman, White Castle and the airplane companies when we talk about Wichita’s entrepreneurial spirit. But there are success stories whose first chapters were recently written. Or are being written now. And, Heldman says, those are the stories we’ll be telling in the next 50 years. These include Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, Evomail and Flourish. Those Wichita-based efforts have taken

off, but it appears there’s more we can do for them and others who want to create new ventures. The point we make with our story: Entrepreneurship could be the best way to create jobs and lead us out of a down economy. That will be an important point made by Jim Clifton, the chairman of Gallup Inc., when he comes to speak at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Nov. 5. Clifton says cities need to create environments where entrepreneurship is encouraged and, more importantly, nurtured. A great idea doesn’t go far without resources. Wichita State University President John Bardo recognizes the need to give an assist

to those young companies. An incubator is part of his plans for the university. The Chamber’s Leadership Council, made up of many of Wichita’s best business minds, has as one of its priorities “diversification through entrepreneurship.” We’ve been writing about these new companies, and we’ll continue to write about them and the community’s effort to create that entrepreneurial environment. I want to know what you think. Do we still have an entrepreneurial city? Do we do enough to nurture the great ideas Wichitans come up with? Maybe you are the one with the great idea, or you know someone who is working on one. Let me know. We’d like to write about it.

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INDEXES COMPANIES INDEX

Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC.......................................................7, 21 Beechcraft Corp. ..........................................................................6 Boeing Co.....................................................................................12 Bombardier Learjet ................................................................5, 6 Café 402 .........................................................................................9 Carlson Inc. .................................................................................17 Center for Entrepreneurship ...............................................4, 5 Cessna Aircraft Co..................................................................5, 6 Citizens Bank of Kansas ............................................................3 Citizens State Bank ...................................................................21 Clark Investment Group.............................................................3 Computer Gurus Inc....................................................................5 Credit Union of America ..........................................................21 Dassault Aviation.........................................................................6 Edmonds Community College .................................................11 Elevated Health Systems.........................................................10 Ernst & Young .............................................................................21 Evomail ..................................................................................2, 4, 5 Fidelity Bank ...............................................................................21 Flourish .....................................................................................2, 5 Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers .........................2, 5 Friends University .....................................................................21 Gallup Co...............................................................................2, 4, 5 Good Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture LLC.....................8 Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition ............7 Greater Wichita YMCA.................................................................9 Greteman Group.........................................................................12 Guilford Technical Community College ................................11

Heartland Coin Gallery...............................................................8 Heartland Pathology...........................................................18, 19 Hyatt Regency Wichita ...................................................9, 18, 19 Intrust Bank ..................................................................................7 Ivy Tech Community College ...................................................11 J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc. ............................................................8 Joseph, Hollander & Craft.......................................................21 Kansas Kids Heart Center .......................................................21 Kansas Leadership Center ......................................................21 Kansas Nephrology Physicians........................................18, 19 KeyCentrix ...................................................................................10 KU Medical Practice Association ..........................................18 Larksfield Place ...................................................................18, 19 Mentholatum............................................................................2, 5 Mid-America Diabetes ..............................................................18 National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders .................................................................16 National Aviation Consortium ..........................................11, 12 National Business Aviation Association ...............................6 National Center for Aviation Training.............................11, 12 Newman University .........................................................5, 18, 19 Ocianna International ..............................................................10 Pizza Hut ...................................................................................2, 5 Prudential Dinning-Beard .......................................................21 Public Relations Society of America....................................21 Rent-a-Center ..........................................................................2, 5 Retro Systems ..............................................................................6 Right Recruiting...........................................................................3 St. Francis Community Services............................................21 Salina Journal ............................................................................21 Sedgwick County Commission...............................................12 Sedgwick County Health Department..................................19 Small Business Administration .............................................16 South Central Kansas MLS Inc. .............................................20 Spirit AeroSystems Inc. ................................................6, 12, 20 Strataca, the Kansas Underground Salt Museum...............7 Sunflower Bank ..........................................................................21

Surgicare of Wichita LLC............................................................8 Sweet Basil ..................................................................................21 Taste and See, the Restaurant .................................................7 TL Technologies ........................................................................16 Tulsa Community College.........................................................11 Via Christi Health ................................................................18, 19 Walnut River Brewing Co. ..........................................................3 West Coast Christian College ................................................20 White Castle .............................................................................2, 5 Wichita Area Technical College ........................................11, 12 Wichita Business Journal........................................................21 Wichita Community Foundation ............................................21 Wichita Industrial Trade Show .................................................6 Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce.....................2, 4, 5, 7 Wichita State University .................................. 2, 4, 5, 9, 18, 21 Wichita Area Association of Realtors .................................20 Yingling Aviation .........................................................................6

PEOPLE INDEX Allen, Paul......................................................................................7 Anderson, Jessie .......................................................................21 Babjak, Sean ...............................................................................21 Barba, Antonio............................................................................19 Bardo, John ..............................................................................2, 5 Bieber, Justin..............................................................................17 Carrocci, Noreen ........................................................................19 Catlin, Luke....................................................................................5 Chandler, Charlie .........................................................................7 Chang, Frederic ..........................................................................18 Chase, Tim .....................................................................................7 Clark, Stephen II ..........................................................................3 Clifton, Jim...........................................................................2, 4, 5 Combs, Charlie ...........................................................................21 Cronkite, Walter .........................................................................21 DeGeneres, Ellen ........................................................................21

DePontier, Alisa..........................................................................21 Deterding, Jane............................................................................3 DeWitt, Beverly ...........................................................................21 Donovan, Michelle .....................................................................21 Driskill, Jennifer ........................................................................21 Farha, George .............................................................................18 Farra, Hassan ..............................................................................21 Febres, Jason................................................................................7 Gabbert, Lea Ann .......................................................................21 George, Jonathan ...................................................................4, 5 Good, Bill........................................................................................8 Grayson, Joyce ...........................................................................18 Gregor, Laurie .............................................................................21 Greteman, Sonia ........................................................................12 Guthrie, Richard .........................................................................18 Hardy, Adam................................................................................21 Hatch, Orrin.................................................................................16 Heldman, Lou .......................................................................2, 4, 5 Hidlay, Skip..................................................................................18 Holloway, Alicia ............................................................................3 Houston, Melissa .......................................................................10 Hunt, B.J.........................................................................................3 Jabara, Fran ..................................................................................4 Jenkins, Kellen ...........................................................................21 Johnson, Ashlee ........................................................................21 Johnson, Ashley.........................................................................21 Jordan, Ross ...............................................................................10 Kammerer, Abbie .......................................................................21 Khalif, Elie....................................................................................10 Kielburger, Craig ........................................................................17 Kielburger, Marc.........................................................................17 King-Burns, Pamaline ...............................................................19 Larson, Erik .................................................................................21 Lassiter, Brandie ........................................................................21 Leh, Chris .....................................................................................16 Looney, Courtney.......................................................................21

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Marshall, Lynne .........................................................................20 Marshall, Richard “R.J.” ..........................................................20 Melhorn, Katherine ...................................................................18 Mills, Terry ...................................................................................19 Moyer, Keith ................................................................................21 Nelson, Marilyn Carlson...........................................................17 Nichols, Lynn.................................................................................6 Obama, Barack ...........................................................................16 Phelps, Eileen .............................................................................21 Phillips, Dean ..............................................................................17 Plummer, Gary .............................................................................5 Powell, James.............................................................................10 Razek, Omar ................................................................................19 Razek, Zack..................................................................................19 Reiff, John ...................................................................................18 Riemann, Paul...............................................................................6 Robinson, Edward ......................................................................21 Ross, Ann .....................................................................................19 Ross, Dennis................................................................................19 Roy, Bill.........................................................................................19 Roy, Shea .....................................................................................19 Roy, Sydney .................................................................................19 Ryan, Ron .......................................................................................5 Schmitt, Linda...............................................................................7 Singh, Surendra..........................................................................18 Smith, Lee ....................................................................................18 Swigart, Ben ................................................................................10 Titus, Madeline ...........................................................................17 Turner, Brice..................................................................................6 Turner, Jeff ...............................................................................6, 7 Unruh, Dave.................................................................................12 Utash, Sheree ........................................................................11, 12 Valentine, Lorene.......................................................................18 Wehling, Duane.............................................................................8 Wilkinson, Tony ..........................................................................16 Wu, Jingjing.................................................................................21


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Q: What was the best costume you ever wore for Halloween?

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Alicia Holloway,

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C O R R E C T I O N Brandie Lassiter is a retail service manager with Sunflower Bank. She was listed with the wrong company in the Oct. 18 People on the Move section.

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.

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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 significat 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.”

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NURTURING ENTREPRENEURS: It’s how Wichita might jump-start a lagging economy The chamber and other business leaders see entrepreneurship as Wichita’s way forward. BY JOHN STEARNS

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Jonathan George, CEO of startup company Evomail, says “people, time and money” are the key ingredients to an entrepreneurial culture. And, he says, a startup incubator would be a “huge” help.

ichita business and education leaders want to make it easier for entrepreneurial companies to take root and grow. A thriving entrepreneurial environment is considered among the key ingredients in the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s goal to jump-start Wichita’s sluggish economy and put it among the top 25 percent of U.S. metro areas. The chamber’s year-old Leadership Council has identified “diversification through entrepreneurship” as one of its three top priorities to foster economic development and create more jobs. And the importance of nurturing entrepreneurship will be a central message from

Gallup Inc. Chairman Jim Clifton when he delivers the keynote speech at the chamber’s annual meeting Nov. 5. The chamber has been recommending — and giving away — Clifton’s 2011 book, “The Coming Jobs War,” to com- Clifton munity leaders. “Most jobs occur when entrepreneurs start companies,” Clifton writes in the book. “The next biggest job source is the approximately 5 percent of existing small companies that shoot up to big success. Cities have to create environments where this is highly encouraged, supported, mentored and celebrated. Every strategy about everything has to relate to small-business creation and acceleration.”

COMMUNITY. “Nobody can say it, nobody can spell it, but an entrepreneur is the one who makes things happen.”

FRAN JABARA Founder of Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, Associated Press story, June 15, 1980, (as shared by Lou Heldman, the center’s interim director)

“All of us old guys always want to begin stories, ‘Well, in my day. ...’ I think for a whole new generation, this is their day, and this is the Wichita entrepreneurship that people will be talking about in 50 years.”

LOU HELDMAN Interim director, Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship


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Fast-twitch companies “are gathering

JIM CLIFTON SPEAKS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

So what’s Wichita missing when it comes to fostering entrepreneurship? Local entrepreneurs say it may not be so much what’s missing, but an issue with how resources are organized. Luke Catlin owns Flourish, a software service for directsales professionals, and Computer Gurus Inc., a technology consulting and service business. Catlin, 40, says the city can do a better job assisting entrepreneurs, helping them network and connecting them to potential funding. “You have to really dig for those resources around town,” he says, even though they exist. Catlin would like to see “incubators” in Wichita — organizations that nurture budding companies by linking them to capital and offering access to legal, accounting and marketing resources. The idea is to help young companies grow faster than they could on their own. Jonathan George, co-founder and CEO of the Wichita-based startup Evomail, which offers a mobile email management app, says an incubator would be “huge” for improving Wichita’s entrepreneurial environment. But George says “people, time and money” are the basic ingredients Wichita needs to be a more successful entrepreneurial town. He says Wichita needs time to build a critical mass of startup companies. Once that happens, money will follow. And, just as critically, so will skilled, ambitious people. “It’s so much easier to learn from somebody else, even if you’re just watching them,” says George, 30. “The biggest thing is they’re getting a chance to work in a real startup.” Whether the startup succeeds or fails, lessons are learned, he says. And the young person who came here to work could easily be its next successful entrepreneur.

He envisions a technology park focused on innovation and job creation. It would include an incubator as well as what he calls an experiential engineering center, where private-sector engineers and WSU faculty can work in concert. Bardo would like to break ground on such a facility late next year. “We can and should be the leader in the Wichita area to make that kind of entrepreneurial spirit happen, particularly around technology-based entrepreneurship,” he says. Ron Ryan, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at Newman University, says Wichita would be smart to center its efforts on technology. Entrepreneurial hotbeds like Austin and Boston are built around what Ryan calls “fast-twitch” industries — technology businesses that bring products to market very quickly. Those businesses learn by doing, he says, a trait shared by entrepreneurs in any industry. Those fast companies “are gathering knowledge and processes at much faster speed than what you would traditionally see in those slower twitch industries, so that’s who you watch, that’s who you try and emulate,” Ryan says. Ryan says Wichita is already investing in what he sees as a key ingredient to attract fast-twitch industry: the continued evolution of downtown. Its cool new places to live and work are attractive to the young creative class, he says.

ATTRACTING ‘FAST-TWITCH’ INDUSTRY

BUILDING ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

An incubator is part of Wichita State University President John Bardo’s plan for the university.

Lou Heldman, interim director of Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, says Wichita already

What: Keynote speech at Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. Who: Jim Clifton, chairman of Gallup Co. and author of “The Coming Jobs War.” When: 6-9:30 p.m., Nov. 5 Where: Century II How much: $100, includes dinner and reserved seat. Online: Details and tickets at bit.ly/ict_clifton.

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knowledge and processes at much faster speed than what you would traditionally see in those slower twitch industries, so that’s who you watch, that’s who you try and emulate.” RON RYAN

Associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, Newman University has a strong foundation to build on. The list of Wichita-born companies includes storied names like Mentholatum, White Castle, Pizza Hut, Cessna, Learjet and Rent-a Center. That makes it easy, he says, for Wichitans to talk about that past and lose sight of what’s happening now. “All of us old guys always want to begin stories, ‘Well, in my day. ...’” he says. “I think for a whole new generation, this is their day, and this is the Wichita entrepreneurship that people will be talking about in 50 years.” Entrepreneurship is alive and well here, he says, citing as one example the fast-growing Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers chain of restaurants. “Because Freddy’s is not yet the size of Pizza Hut, we think, ‘Oh, we haven’t done anything lately,’” Heldman says. Gary Plummer, chairman and CEO of the Wichita chamber, sounds a similar refrain. Wichita hasn’t lost its entrepreneurial mojo, he says. “As a newcomer to Wichita ... I’ve been overwhelmed with how many new ideas and new companies have been created here, and they’re out there today. It’s just how do we do an even better job of providing the right environment for those companies to be successful?” jstearns@bizjournals.com | 316-266-6176

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“As a newcomer to Wichita ... I’ve been overwhelmed with how many new ideas and new companies have been created here, and they’re out there today. It’s just how do we do an even better job of providing the right environment for those companies to be successful?”

“We can and should be the leader in the Wichita area to make that kind of entrepreneurial spirit happen, particularly around technology-based entrepreneurship.”

GARY PLUMMER

JOHN BARDO

President and CEO, Wichita Chamber of Commerce

President, Wichita State University


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Covers: Aviation, manufacturing, work force training, auto dealers

Retro Systems takes on partners to secure future growth Retro Systems, a Valley Center-based manufacturer of computer-controlled cutting equipment, is bringing a new face with a familiar name into the manufacturing industry. Brice Turner, son of Spirit AeroSystems Inc’s former CEO Jeff Turner, joined the company this week as its new chief operating officer. Both Turners and Yingling Aviation CEO Lynn Nichols were announced this week as new partners in the company. I caught up with Brice Turner and Retro Systems founder and president Paul Riemann this week at the Wichita Industrial Trade Show as the two were helping set up the company’s static display. Riemann said bringing on partners, especially ones so focused on the community, helps secure Retro Systems’ future. “It’s a way for me to do an exit plan someday, and I felt that Brice and his group were the best fit anybody could ask,” he said. Brice Turner, owner of Duty First Holdings, said he had been looking for an opportunity to get involved with a business like Riemann’s. He says Retro Systems is an innovative company with great products. But what really sold him was its work force. “The employees are phenomenal,” he said. “The work force there is the back-

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bone behind its strength. I’m so excited to work with Retro Systems, work with the team there, and help grow it and pursue opportunities.” The company employs 45 people locally and sells its products all around the world. Turner will be taking on more of the day-to-day duties, and Riemann, who will remain company president, will shift his focus to product development and interacting more with customers. Turner is a decorated Iraq War veteran who served eight years on active duty in the U.S. Army. His assignments included platoon leader, company executive officer, company commander, training team chief and brigade operations officer. After active duty, he led the 376th Financial Management Company of the U.S. Army Reserve in Wisconsin. “I believe we really complement each other,” Turner says of his partnership with Riemann. “Paul is a products guy and a great leader. He’s done a great job of assembling an engineering team and a product development team. Leveraging that with some of my military and leadership experience coming alongside production … we’ll really have a robust, practical and capable leadership team that’s really going to take Retro Systems to the next level.”

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Paul Riemann, left, and Brice Turner believe there are big things in store for Valley Center’s Retro Systems. Turner joined the company this week as its new COO.

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Beechcraft Corp. said its deliveries through the first nine months of 2013 were up 47 percent — 163 compared to 111 — year over year.

Cost of Dassault Aviation’s new, Falcon 5X it unveiled at NBAA.

COURTESY DASSAULT AVIATION

Bombardier Learjet said it plans to fly its new Learjet 85 for the first time by the end of the year. The company also won 30 additional orders for the plane from Flexjet LLC.

It’s been a busy week in Las Vegas at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention. It’s one of the industry’s biggest events

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of the year, and it generated plenty of headlines. Here’s a rundown of some of the week’s news:

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COURTESY BEECHCRAFT

Cessna Aircraft Co. announced that a prototype of its Citation Latitude is expected to fly for the first time early in 2014.


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Covers: Real estate, banking, economic development, retail/restaurants, gambling

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Wichita needs financial clout in its eco-devo arsenal, leaders say

Members of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s year-old Leadership Council agree the region needs more financial incentives for economic development. Their next move appears to be deciding on the best way to raise that money. I talked with the Leadership Council’s co-chairs — Jeff Turner, retired CEO of Spirit AeroSystems, and Charlie Chandler, chairman and CEO at Intrust Bank — after their meeting last week, as well as Paul Allen, chief executive of accounting firm Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC, and Tim Chase, president of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition. To create more jobs, these leaders know Wichita needs to be better at economic development. “We think we’re at 2.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 as a community in terms of our strength in economic development,” Turner told me. “Everybody says we’d like to be at 4.5. We’d like to be really good at it.” Financial incentives, though a hard reality for many business leaders to accept, play a role in raising that number, along with things like more shovel-ready building sites and a more unified presentation to site selectors. Following are edited excerpts of my conversation with these leaders on what they call the need for more “financial clout.” There’s no question, ever ybody agrees ... if you’re going to be competing in economic development you need to be able offer more in terms of financial incentives? Turner: I would say there’s a strong consensus to that fact. So now it’s time to figure out how to get there? Chandler: Exactly. Is there any sort of time frame, like we’d like to have a consensus at the next meeting, or two meetings from now? Turner: Well, we would like to have had it at this meeting. But apples on trees aren’t ripe till they’re ripe. If you eat them too soon, it’s not a good thing, and you eat them

SALT MUSEUM TO LAUNCH ‘SAFARIS’ INTO OLD MINE New tours are planned at Hutchinson’s Kansas Underground Salt Museum, now called Strataca, starting Nov. 1. Called Salt Safaris, the Friday-only tours will take guests 18 and older into old parts of the salt mine outside the museum’s boundaries, rife with interesting sights and geologic formations only a few have seen, until now. The museum’s director says the three-hour hikes are real adventure tourism. “It’s been a dream for a long time to be able to show these incredible things to the public and to take them on an authentic mine hike,” says Linda Schmitt, executive director of Strataca and the Reno County Historical Society. “It’s the raw mine.”

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Charlie Chandler, left, and Jeff Turner, co-chairs of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Council. too late, it’s not a good thing. We want to be very sensitive to when the community is ready to move. I sense the community is impatient and wants to move. I sense the

Leadership Council’s that way. There’ll clearly be additional information at the next meeting that will help us as a community move. Did you talk about how you can raise that clout, like a sales tax? Turner: Sure. We talked about ... what’s the feasibility and where do we need to go from here in terms of really studying the feasibility of the raising of a pool that could be used for economic development. Chandler: And really looking at a variety of the possibilities that have been employed by other communities. ... We’ve seen communities do it with bonding, with sales tax, with property taxes, with private participation, which of course we’ve done here as well by making it always a public-private partnership. Chase: Philanthropic. We saw a lot of that in Des Moines, where the Community Foundation had a strategy that says we have a role to play in economic development and utilizing those funds in a very deliberate way. So what’s next? Turner: Looking at the feasibility of raising a fund that we can use for economic development. There are different ways to do that. Turner: So the next step is to study that and decide what makes sense for our community. ... Here we are pushing five years of this very flat, shaky economic base for Wichita, so ... I think the Leadership Council members are all saying, “Hey, we have got to move forward.” If we get to a year from now and we haven’t seen a lot of coalescing, a lot of emphasis, a lot of push, I’ll be amazed because I think the momentum is there. I think the momentum’s building, and I think people want to see action on the economic development front. We’ve thought our way through, what are the elements of it. It’s time to decide how to get those elements that are very important to move us forward. It sounds like the key element is financial clout? Turner: It’s a piece. Chandler: I think it may be the most difficult nut to crack. I think that’s the way I would describe it. It is not the key element. I think there are a lot of key elements.

YOU’LL REALLY SEE AT TASTE AND SEE Taste and See, The Restaurant, is expected to open its new location within days near Second and Washington in Old Town. Aside from its eclectic global menu, the restaurant will give new meaning to open kitchen. A large overhead screen will feature video shots of staff preparing food live.

“We really want to put on a show for people,” says Jason Febres, executive chef and co-owner. “We want to create more of that interactive bond between chef and customer that has been lost through the years.” For a closer look at the new Taste and See, click through my slideshow of images featuring shots of the new interiors and the patio. It’s at bit.ly/ictbiz_taste.

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Surgicare of Wichita helps attract other businesses to K-96, Greenwich Surgicare of Wichita’s new $7 million building near K-96 and Greenwich Road has been a catalyst for development. Several new businesses have opened in that area since Surgicare, an outpatient surgery center, opened its doors in February. Among those are Heartland Coin Gallery and now Good Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture LLC. Duane Wehling of J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc. brokered the deal to bring the clinic to a 1,500-square-foot space at 11124 E. 28th St. N. Wehling says listings in the area near Surgicare have gained traction as traffic to the new facility has increased the area’s exposure. The planned improvement of the Greenwich Road interchange on K-96 and the continuing expansion of the nearby Regency Lakes shopping center should only help. Dr. Bill Good, owner of Good Health Chiropractic, says the area’s growth was a factor in his decision to move his 5-yearold practice there from Hillsboro. It’s also a homecoming of sorts for Good, who grew up in northeast Wichita. The clinic is in a space formerly occupied by a fitness trainer. Good says some of his patients followed him from Hillsboro to his new location, but he is working to build a mostly new client base. Besides Good, the clinic has one other person on staff who helps with scheduling, but Good says he could hire two more front-office personnel if the clinic’s growth warrants it.

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WSU NAMES ITS NEW DORM Wichita State University is keeping the name of its newest dormitory simple: Shocker Hall. The university says construction of the residence hall, which is being built in a former parking lot south of Cessna Stadium, is on schedule, and the building should open next year.

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The Hyatt Regency Wichita operated Cafe 402 inside the Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA for just 10 months before closing it Oct. 18. The grab-and-go eatery was open to the public, not just YMCA members. It was the Hyatt’s first venture in operating outside of the hotel, but now it appears that it was a brief experiment. Hyatt managers say they’re better served focusing on in-house services.

The closure of Cafe 402 — the number references the building’s address, 402 N. Market — leaves a void at the downtown YMCA, but maybe not for long. I’m told that there’s already something else — likely food-related — planned for the Cafe 402 space. The YMCA isn’t giving specifics yet, and it’s not yet clear whether the Cafe 402 name will remain. The cafe space is one of the many features of the downtown YMCA.

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Entrepreneurs pitch infection-fighter, pharmacy software, anchor YOU ANSWERED: PAY FOR NONPROFIT EXECS The Wichita Business Journal’s list last week showcased the highest-paid executives leading Wichita-area nonprofits. Some are paid more than their peers at similar organizations elsewhere in the country. It prompted a discussion on our Facebook page this week about this question: How much should a nonprofit executive be paid? Are large paychecks OK for those who deliver results? Here are excerpts of a couple responses: Melissa Houston: “A person should be paid what they are worth regardless. In my experience, it often happens that a nonprofit can’t afford market value, thus getting a substandard skillset or losing people when they find a better paying job.” James Powell: “My first response is they are there for service, not money. The second response is we pay for leadership.”

The businesses that presented to investors at this year’s Great Plains Capital Conference were wide-ranging. Their industries included aviation, health care, software and more. One firm even pitched a high-tech self-burying anchor for ships and offshore oil platforms. “We’re talking about anchors in Kansas,” said Ocianna International CEO Ross Jordan, eliciting some laughs from the crowd of Midwesterners. But presenters had a couple of things in common. All come from the Great Plains and all are operating companies that their leaders believe are ready to grow fast. Each had 15 minutes to explain to investors why they should get on board now. The three Wichita firms were: • Elevated Health Systems, whose ESPDLux product can sterilize germ-prone rooms, like those in hospitals, with TypeC ultraviolet light. The innovation is in the packaging. The device shines openly when a room is empty, and it can detect when it’s occupied and shield individuals from the potentially dangerous light. CEO Ben Swigart says Elevated Health is ready

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At its National Center for Aviation Training, Wichita Area Technical College has created an industry-driven curriculum for future aerospace workers. That expertise is now going to work in the National Aviation Consortium.

National Aviation Consortium plans shift into high gear at WATC BY DANIEL MCCOY

October marks the beginning of an important 12 months for an important program at Wichita Area Technical College. WATC was chosen in 2012 to lead an effort to develop a standardized curriculum for aviation manufacturing training as part of a $14.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The school got $9 million of the grant — its largest award ever — and was selected to lead the four other schools involved in the project, collectively known as the National Aviation Consortium. Sheree Utash, vice president for academic affairs at WATC, says much work was done in the first year of the grant, which ended Sept. 30. Utash But now, she says, the rubber really

NATIONAL AVIATION CONSORTIUM Wichita Area Technical College is leading a group of schools working to standardize training in aviation manufacturing. The schools, collectively known as the National Aviation Consortium, are: ■ Wichita Area Technical College. ■ Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Ind. ■ Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, N.C. ■ Tulsa Community College in Tulsa. ■ Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Wash.

meets the road. In the first year, the curricula for sheet metal assembly and composites were written, and the consortium met a goal of an enrollment increase of about 300 students across all five institutions. In the second year, the curricula for four more coursContinued on PAGE 12


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es will be written, and the enrollment is expected to jump by 1,400 students across the consortium. “Year Two is a really big year for this grant,” Utash says. The curricula yet to come are for electrical assembly, CNC (computer numerical control) machining, quality assurance and tooling. “The goal is to have all of the certification programs up and running by the end of the second year and all five [schools] teaching a minimum of two,” Utash says. WATC will be offering all the programs. Utash says the second year also brings an increase in discussions with industry, both locally and nationally. That’s an important step, she says, in realizing the program’s desired outcome: Students getting jobs in the aviation industry. In Wichita, there are aviation jobs to be had. This week’s Wichita Business Journal lists the area’s 25 largest aviation subcontractors (see Page 14). In a survey, 15 of those companies indicated they had plans to increase their employment in the coming year. Utash says Spirit AeroSystems Inc. and other manufacturers in Wichita have been heavily involved in crafting the curriculum, but the effort is also drawing the attention of the likes of The Boeing Co., a major employer in the Seattle area, and American Airlines, a major employer in Tulsa. “It has a lot of energy from the national level,” she says. Part of the attraction, says Sedgwick County Commissioner Dave Unruh, is the program’s goal of standardization. That means companies across the country would Unruh get students all trained in the same careful manner, allowing to them to step right onto the production line. “I think that ’s a huge benefit to the end customer, and that’s industry,” he says. Unruh, who is a member of the board that oversees WATC, says the fact that college was selected to lead the program shows a national recognition of WATC’s capabilities and those of its affiliated National Center for Aviation Training on North Webb Road. The goal, Unruh says, was a facility that was industry-driven. He sees WATC’s involvement in the National Aviation Consortium as major vote of confidence in its ability to meet that goal. “This really is a big deal,” he says.

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TOP EXPORTERS

In this week’s list survey, we also asked companies whether they exported products, and if so, what percentage of their business is exports.

ANOTHER LOOK

We asked companies ranked on this week’s list who their three largest customers are. Only the companies that answered are listed below. Rank Company

25 15 Ametek Advanced Industries

TW Metals Aerospace Systems & Components Inc.

10

Capps Manufacturing Century Manufacturing Inc.

10

Electromech Technologies Kaman Composites-Wichita Inc. Senior Aerospace Composite

10

Harlow Aerostructures LLC JR Custom Metal Products Cox Inc. Machine Inc.

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Three largest customers

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Spirit AeroSystems Inc.................................................................................................................. Boeing Co., Airbus, Other

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TECT Aerospace............................................................Boeing Co., Spirit AeroSystems, Middle River Aircraft Systems

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KETCH ................................................................................................................. Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Aero Commander

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LTC–Leading Technology Composites Inc. ................................ BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Cessna Aircraft Co.

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Cox Machine Inc. ...........................................Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Cessna Aircraft Co., Vought Aircraft division

9(t). Capps Manufacturing..................................................................Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Bombardier Learjet, Nordam

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Triumph Structures–Wichita

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics ............ Robinson Helicopter, Garmin International, Cessna Aircraft Co.

15.

Triumph Structures–Wichita ...................................................Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Cessna Aircraft Co., Boeing Co.

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Harlow Aerostructures LLC...............................................Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Beechcraft Corp., Boeing IDS

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Electromech Technologies ............................................ airframe OEMs, Tier I systems integrators, aerospace MROs

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Ametek Advanced Industries ......................................................Cessna Aircraft Co., Parker Aerospace, BAE Systems

24.

Aerospace Systems & Components Inc. ...........Cessna Aircraft Co., UTC Aerospace Systems, Fairchild Aerospace

25.

FACC Solutions Inc. ....................................................................................................................................................... FACC AG

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Companies were asked if they expect their staffing level to rise, stay flat or fall in the next 12 months.

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Nov. 1 Colleges and universities Community/technical colleges Nov. 8 Acute-care hospitals Home health care agencies Nov. 15 Busiest Intersections Building maintenance companies Nov. 22 Public school districts Private and parochial schools Nov. 29 Manufacturing firms Dec. 6 MBA programs Dec. 13 Banks, consolidated assets Banks, market share

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UPCOMING LISTS

Dec. 20 Nursing homes Retirement communities

RISE STAY FLAT

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Aviation Subcontractors

2013 Rank/ 2012 Rank

1

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. 3801 S. Oliver • Wichita, Kan. 67210 • 316-526-9000 www.spiritaero.com

10,700

Design and manufacture of large, complex aerospace components, including fuselages, pylons, nacelles and thrust reversers. Aftermarket customer support including spares and repairs.

98/ 1/ Less than 1

Larry A. Lawson, president and CEO/ Justin Welner

Ranked by number of Wichita-area employees.

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Aeroflex Inc. 10200 W. York • Wichita, Kan. 67215 • 316-522-4981 www.aeroflex.com

365

Avionics test equipment.

40/ 20/ 40

Jeffrey Gillum, VP and general manager, Aeroflex Wichita, infotest@aeroflex.com/Connie Tindal

3

Metal Finishing Co. 1423 S. McLean • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-267-7289 www.metalfinishingco.com

320

Process finishing, plating and painting of aluminum, steels and titanium; composite testing and processing; non-destructive testing; shot peening; robotic and non-robotic flame and plasma spray.

WND/ WND/ WND

Robert Babst Jr., president, rbabst@metalfinishingco.com/ Kevin Dean

4

TECT Aerospace 300 W. Douglas • Wichita, Kan. 67202 • 316-425-3638 www.tectcorp.com

307

Fabricated and machined aircraft components and assemblies including large monolithic structure, hard metal components, mechanical and structural assemblies.

WND/ WND/ WND

Pete Knapper, president/ Linda Coleman, lcoleman@ tectaero.com

5

KETCH 1006 E. Waterman • Wichita, Kan. 67211 • 316-383-8700 www.ketch.org

281

Breather pads and flight line pillow cases (workman pad covers).

0/ 0/ 0

Ron Pasmore, president and CEO/ Pattie Knauff

6

LTC - Leading Technology Composites Inc. 2626 W. May • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-944-0011 www.ltc-ltc.com • info@ltc-ltc.com

276

Composite structural and non-structural parts and assemblies.

30/ 23/ 47

Todd Lair, president, info@ltc-ltc.com/ Kristine Maugans

7

Cox Machine Inc. 5338 W. 21st St. N. • Wichita, Kan. 67205 • 316-943-1342 www.coxmachine.com

220

Machine and fabricated parts and assemblies.

65/ 35/ 0

Brenna Davis, COO, bdavis@coxmachine.com/ Stormie Myers

8

Globe Engineering Company Inc. 1539 S. St. Paul • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-943-1266 www.globeeng.com

205

Aircraft sheet metal components and assemblies.

10/ 30/ 60

Ronald F. Ross, president and CEO, ronr@globeeng.com/ John White

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3P Processing 1702 S. Knight • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-943-0731 www.3p-p.com

175

Non-destructive testing, aluminum anodizing, hard anodize, titanium processing, steel passivation, shot peening, painting (prime and top coat), specialty coatings and part marking.

60/ 20/ 20

Terry W. Karst, president, terry.karst@3p-p.com/ Lori Shields

(T)

Capps Manufacturing 2121 S. Edwards • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-942-9351 www.cappsmfg.com

175

Specializing in formed metallic components and assemblies and their support requirements for the aerospace industry.

30/ 35/ 35

Ronald L. Capps, vice president, ron.capps@cappsmfg.com/ Brenda Hurd

(T)

Triumph Aerospace Systems-Wichita 9323 E. 34th St. N. • Wichita, Kan. 67226 • 316-636-9200 www.triumphgroup.com

175

Designs and manufactures aircraft windows, sheet metal assemblies (from wing spars to entire fuselage assemblies), pilot/co-pilot control wheels and cockpit sun visors.

10/ 90/ 0

James E. Lee, president, Jlee@triumphgroup.com/ Christy Call

12

Senior Aerospace Composites 2700 S. Custer • Wichita, Kan. 67217 • 316-942-3208 www.seniorcomposites.com

166

Composite parts and assemblies for aerospace applications, including interior, structural, and ducting using a wide range of materials and specifications.

WND/ WND/ WND

Carl Best, CEO, cbest@seniorcomposites.com/ Marc Turman

13

Apex Engineering 1804 W. Second • Wichita, Kan. 67203 • 316-262-1494 www.aeillc.com

162

Aircraft components and complex assemblies.

0/ 40/ 60

Jeff Landreth, CEO, jeff.landreth@aeillc.com/ Karen McFerren

14

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics 9400 E. 34th St. N. • Wichita, Kan. 67226 • 316-630-0101 www.mcico.com • ks.customerservice@mcico.com

160

Aircraft instruments, avionics and power solutions.

7/ 90/ 3

J. Todd Winter, president and CEO, mci@mcico.com/ Ellen Ulrich

15

Triumph Structures — Wichita 3258 S. Hoover Road • Wichita, Kan. 67215 • 316-942-0432 www.triumphgroup.com

150

Complex precision machined parts, turning, subassembly and sheet metal fabrication.

20/ 15/ 65

Harry Thurmond, president, hthurmond@triumphgroup.com/ April Galvan

16

Harlow Aerostructures LLC 1501 S. McLean • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-265-5268 www.harlowair.com

140

Design, manufacture and testing of general aviation and military throttle quadrants. High-speed, five-axis aerospace machining.

0/ 75/ 25

Jim Barnes, president, harlow@harlowair.com/ Anna Perkins

17

Electromech Technologies 2600 S. Custer • Wichita, Kan. 67217 • 316-941-0400 www.electromech.com

136

Actuators, blowers and motors (AC, DC, and DCBL with controllers) for the aerospace, defense, medical and industrial markets.

25/ 35/ 40

Jeff Zielinski, president/ Theresa Armstrong, TArmstrong@Electromech.com

18

JR Custom Metal Products Inc. 2237 S. West St. Court • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-263-1318 www.jrcustommetal.com

130

Material handling equipment and production support equipment for large original equipment manufacturers, transportation companies and the wind power industry. Engineer complex products and modify designs.

90/ 10/ 0

Patricia Koehler, president and CEO, pkoehler@jrcustommetal. com/Dana Pfingsten

19

Aero-Mach Labs Inc. 7707 E. Funston • Wichita, Kan. 67207 • 316-682-7707 www.aeromach.com • amsales@aeromach.com

120

Aircraft instruments and aircraft cabin displays.

0/ 95/ 5

Charles Perkins, president, cperkins@aeromach.com/ Jeff Carnley

20

Kaman Composites — Wichita Inc. 1650 S. McComas • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 316-942-1241 www.kaman.com

110

Composites parts and components for the aerospace industry.

30/ 0/ 70

Jim Simister, general manager, jim.simister@kaman.com/ Kathy J. Jewett

21

Ametek Advanced Industries 4550 Southeast Blvd. • Wichita, Kan. 67210 • 316-522-0424 www.ametek.com

105

Power generation and electromechanical products. Fuel flow transmitters, hybrid vehicle components.

10/ 85/ 5

Keith Reazin, division vice president, keith.reazin@ametek.com/ Shelley Wellington

22

Century Manufacturing Inc. 9750 E. 50th St. N. • Bel Aire, Kan. 67226 • 800-262-6063 www.centurymfg.com • mmcneley@centurymfg.com

100

Lucite gift items and mementos.

90/ 10/ 0

James V. Laubach, CEO, jlaubach@centurymfg.com/ Mary L. McNeley

23

Vermillion Inc. 4754 S. Palisade • Wichita, Kan. 67217 • 316-524-3100 www.vermillioninc.com

75

Bulk cable and wire harness assemblies.

0/ 50/ 50

Owen W. Johnston, president, ojohnston@vermillioninc.com/ Joy Grove

24

Aerospace Systems & Components Inc. 5201 E. 36th St. N. • Wichita, Kan. 67220 • 316-686-7392 asc@gplains.com

67

Pneumatic check, gage and butterfly valves.

10/ 70/ 20

Ken W. Seaman, CEO and president, kseaman@gplains.com/ Vicki Hickman

25

FACC Solutions Inc. 2050 S. Edwards • Wichita, Kan. 67213 • 562-305-5554 www.facc.com

50

Aerospace services.

0/ 100/ 0

David Watson, general manager, facc.solutions.inc@faccsi.com/ David Watson

1

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A look back ... The 2012 Aviation Subcontractors list. Total number of Wichita-area employees 1. Spirit AeroSystems Inc. ..........................................10,900 2. UTC Aerospace Systems ............................................. 500 3. Aeroflex Inc....................................................................365 4. Metal Finishing Co........................................................290 5. TECT Aerospace.............................................................289 6. KETCH ..............................................................................250 7. Exacta Aerospace Inc. ..................................................240 8. Globe Engineering Company Inc. ..............................207 9. Nex-Tech Aerospace .................................................... 200 10. Apex Engineering .........................................................198 11. Capps Manufacturing .................................................. 190 12. 3P Processing ...............................................................175 (t). Triumph Aerospace Systems-Wichita......................175 14. Senior Aerospace Composites ..................................170 15. Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics .............. 160 16. Triumph Structures-Wichita...................................... 150 17. Cox Machine Inc............................................................142 18. FMI Inc. .......................................................................... 140 19. Harlow Aerostructures LLC ........................................138 20. Electromech Technologies ........................................136 21. Kaman Composites-Wichita Inc.................................134 22. JR Custom Metal Products Inc. ................................ 118 23. Aero-Mach Labs Inc. .................................................. 105 24. Ametek Advanced Industries ................................... 105 25. Aerospace Systems & Components Inc. ..................79 Company name

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Celebrating youth service at “We Day” started with an idea from seventh-graders The atmosphere was beyond electric: 18,000 cheering teenagers, and it wasn’t for a rock star, a pro athlete or even canceling school. This remarkable group of students gathered in St. Paul, Minn., for We Day in early October to be recognized for their stellar record of volunteering. It was one of more than a dozen such gatherings across North America. Swim We Day is described as a With the celebration of the power of Sharks young Americans to create positive and lasting change, not only in their communities and around the world, Harvey Mackay but within themselves. No one could attend without an invitation; no one could buy a ticket. Participants had to earn their spots, and were rewarded with inspirational stories and star-studded performances. To qualify, each attendee has to engage in one international and one local cause. Madeline Titus, a junior from St. Cloud, Minn., has attended several We Days. “It’s hard to describe the day,” she said. “I’ve never experienced anything like it. It’s like 18,000 teenagers screaming, not for Justin Bieber, but for something that actually matters.” Madeline was featured in a local magazine for her part in the creation of an antibullying workshop and her volunteer work at a nursing home.

their communities out of poverty. The goal is to build 200 schools in developing communities around the world. Visit their website, freethechildren.com, to learn more about these programs. My good friend Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former CEO and Chairman of the worldwide conglomerate Carlson Inc., spoke at the event, and hasn’t stopped gushing about the enthusiasm and commitment she witnessed. Marilyn was a shining example as a speaker, given her storied record of voluntarism and community and global in-

volvement. She shared these words: “This is my message to both you girls and you guys — you can make your dreams come true, and I’ll give you one secret to making that happen. Write down your goals and work every day to achieve them, and when you meet one goal check it off and write a new one. Believe in yourself and never stop believing in yourself. We believe in you, and that’s why we are all here. “Our company and our family foundation have a credo and it goes like this: Whatever you do, do with integrity.

Mackay’s Moral: These students know how to take care of business “from me to we.” Harvey Mackay is author of the New York Times #1 bestseller “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.” He can be reached at harvey@mackay.com or through his Web site at www.harveymackay.com.

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Surendra P. Singh, Newman University, 2013 Lifetime Achievement award honoree.

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The 2013 Health Care Heroes have some amazing stories to tell. The Wichita Business Journal, along with sponsors Heartland Pathology and Larksfield Place, and table sponsors Kansas Nephrology Physicians, honored the heroes at a dinner Oct. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. In all, 23 people and four organizations in nine categories were recognized for their work in the health care industry. Dr. Richard Guthrie of Mid-America Diabetes, and Surendra Singh, Newman University, received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Awards. They join previous lifetime achievement winners Dr. George Farha, Dr. Frederic Chang and Dr. Katherine Melhorn. Profiles of all the winners can be found at http://bizj.us/tj5rl.

2013 honoree Lorene Valentine with John Reiff and Joyce Grayson, KU Wichita Medical Practice Association.

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Dr. Zack Razek and Omar Razek, Heartland Pathology, co-sponsors of the 2013 Health Care Heroes Awards.

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THE RICHARD ‘R.J.’ MARSHALL FILE Age: 50. Title: CEO, Wichita Area Association of Realtors and South Central Kansas MLS Inc. Experience: U-Haul International, Phoenix, staff accountant, 1986-87; Texstyrene Corp., Phoenix, staff accountant, 1987-92; National Association of Mortgage Brokers, Phoenix, director of finance, 1992-94; Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors, Scottsdale, Ariz., director of finance and technology, 1994-2006; Scaffold Industry Association, Phoenix, executive vice president, 2006-08; Special Olympics Arizona, Phoenix, vice president for finance and administration, 2008-09; Southside Virginia Association of Realtors, Colonial Heights, Va., CEO, 2010-12; Realtor Association of Prince William, Woodbridge, Va., CEO, 2012-13. Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting and MBA, West Coast Christian College, Fresno, Calif. Family: Wife, Lynne; son, Chase, 26, Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Kimberly, 20, Virginia. Interests: Mentoring young professionals, basketball, target shooting, fast cars. BY JOHN STEARNS

If you’re looking for a good ice-breaker with Richard “R.J.” Marshall, get him talking about basketball or “Seinfeld.” Basketball is one of his life’s passions — he played guard for West Coast Christian College in California — and “Seinfeld” is his favorite show. So he likes a hearty laugh and he has one himself. But Marshall, 50, also has a passion for his industry and an appreciation for the Midwest. As the new CEO of the Wichita Area Association of Realtors and South Central Kansas MLS Inc., he’s now much closer to friends and family in Kansas and Oklahoma. His previous job was in Virginia. Last Friday, I sat down with the 6-foot-4 Marshall to talk about real estate — and basketball. He says he was more of a shooting guard in college. You like to just run and gun? Let’s not say that. [Laughs.] I might have been accused of that in my earlier years, yes. I was a very solid scorer, very solid defender, good size for that position ... in that day. Probably not today as much. ... A lot guys in that position today are 6-6, 6-7. Can you still dunk? I cannot dunk, but I used to be able to dunk quite well. I actually had a little bit of lift. You had a little bit of LeBron James in you? I wouldn’t say that. Maybe more of a Paul Westphal-type look. That really dates me, huh? What are some other passions? My other passions I would say are family, my folks. I’m an only child. My folks are both still alive and well in Phoenix ... and actually this location is a lot closer ... so I’m excited about that. ... I do have a passion for firearms — shooting, I should say. Not hunting, I’m not a hunter. ... I truly

have a passion for what I do. I have a passion for working with people and seeing them grow into leaders. ... I like to mentor younger professionals. I take a great pride in that, and you can only do that after years of experience. You don’t get to do that when you’re younger, so it’s almost like giving back from the lessons learned that you’ve learned. ... I think I have great pride in helping volunteer leaders reach their ambitions as far as those may take them and what those might be. I’m always eager to help them do that. Whether it be board members or whatever? Or directors or committee chairs or whoever they are, and perhaps in my field I look at it that way. ... From a work perspective, it is my job, but that’s why I feel my job is probably my passion. I mean, that’s kind of why it works so well for me in the nonprofit industry, trade association world. And real estate, really, for that fact. I mean it’s true, it’s a people business. Besides the lure of this particular job, it was those connections to Kansas and Oklahoma that influenced you to take this position? That and the culture of the people and just knowing what’s here. ... The people are just more wholesome here for me, and I enjoy that. I think a handshake is still in place, a deal’s a deal. You talk to somebody, and a promise is a promise and it’s kept. And those are the kind of things that I’ve always believed in, and I still believe in that, and I think that’s still represented here. jstearns@bizjournals.com | 316-266-6176 JOHN STEARNS / WBJ

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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!

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 - $279,900 5Bd, 3Ba, 3 Car Garage, 3000+ SqFt, Livingroom w/ Fireplace, Open Plan Kitchen, Master Suite w/ Seprate Tub & Shower, Finished Basement w/ Family Room

3930 N. LakeRidge, Wichita - 269,900 4Bd, 3Ba, 3 Car Garage, 3000+ SqFt, Hearth Room, Kitchen w/ Eating Bar, Dining Area, Master Suite w/ Private Master Bath, Finished Basement, Wet Bar, Raised Deck, Pond Views

110 S. Countryside Ln, Wellington - 264,000 3Bd, 2Ba, 2Car Garage, 16+Acres, Many Updates, Family Room, Master Suite With Private Deck, 2 Horses Stay & Rural Water!

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

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

8104 E. 53rd St. N, Bel Aire - $249,900 Price Reduced! 5Bd, 2.5Ba, Over 3100SqFt, Almost 4 Acres, Formal Living & Dining Room, Huge Family Room With Vaulted Beamed Ceilings & Master Suite

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!

6101 W. 76th St. S, Haysville - $239,900 5Bd, 3Ba, 2 Car Gar, 5+Acres, Open Floor Plan, High Ceilins, Formal Dinign, Finished Basement & Large Deck

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 Kitchen w/ EB, Maple Cabs, Tile Fllrs Pvte Wall, Din Area, Mtr Ste, Private Mte B&S, Fin Bsmt, Stained Concrete Floors, Raised Deck

1328 N. Tallyrand, Wichita - $229,900 4Bd, 3.5 Ba, 2 Car Garage, 3000+ SqFt, Livrm w/ FP, Lge Kit Island & Desk, EA & Form Din Rm, Mtr Se w/ Priv Mtr Bthrm, Separate T&S Fin Bsmt, Fam Rm, Large Fenced Backyard

3131 Tee Time St, Wichita - $229,000 5Bd, 3Ba, 3 Car Garage, 2700+ SqFt, Living Room w/ Fireplace, Kitchen, Dining, Master Suite w/ Private Bathroom, Finshed Basement, Family Room, Deck, Large Fenced Backyard

1935 E. Country View Dr, Derby - $224,900 5Bd, 3.5Ba, 2 Car Garage, 3000+ SqFt, Living Room, Fireplace, Kitchen w/ Island, Formal Dining Room, Master Suite w/ Private Bathroom, Basement, Wet Bar, Cute Backyard!

1421 E. Box Elder Ct, Derby - $224,900 4Bd, 3Ba, 3 Car Gar, 2900+ SqFt, Formal Living Rm, VC, Kitw/ Pantry, Mr Se, Priv Bathrm & Dual Vanities, Fin Bsmt, Office, WetBar, Large Yarge, Deck, Sprinkler System!


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Bauer & Son Construction Co. Inc., commercial alteration at 2305 E. 57th S., Biosolids Storage Building (repair storm damage), $628,800. CCC-Crossland Construction Co. Inc., commercial construction at 2280 S. Mid Continent Road, Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (parking garage), $33,197,607. Hutton Development LLC, commercial construction at 455 N. Frontgate, (clubhouse), $160,000. Icon Structures Inc., commercial construction at 429 N. Webb Road, Mid Kansas Engineering Consultants, $2,500,000.

Plowman Construction Co. Inc., commercial alteration at 2452 S. Seneca, Sprint (renovation), $150,000. Sauerwein Construction Co. Inc., commercial alteration at 10111 E. 21st N. Suite 202, Wichita Radio Station (remodel), $96,000. Residential Butler County Bill Jennings, single-family residence at 13149 S.W. 43rd, $155,827. Jason Toevs, single-family residence at 14327 N.W. 110th, $268,000.

Larry Cook Construction LLC, commercial alteration at 623 W. Douglas, $87,000.

Jerry Smades, single-family residence addition at 8177 S.W. Indianola Rd., $60,000.

Law Co. Inc., commercial alteration at 2244 N. Rock, Dillons (renovation), $1,350,000.

Joe Russell, single-family residence at 11432 S.W. Highway 254, $300,000.

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Wichita/Sedgwick Blue Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 4718 N. Marblefalls, Falcon Falls Lot 11 Block C, $147,167. Blue Custom Homes LLC, single-family residence at 5103 N. Saker, Falson Falls Lot 12 Block C, $138,000. Bob Cook Homes LLC, single-family residence at 107 S. Country View, Woods Lot 6 Block A, $248,590. Don L. Klausmeyer Construction, singlefamily residence at 8709 W. Conrey, Tyler’s Landing Lot 12 Block D, $155,307. Don L. Klausmeyer Construction, singlefamily residence at 3724 N. High Point, Tyler’s Landing Lot 34 Block C, $149,464. Don L. Klausmeyer Construction, singlefamily residence at 1436 N. Blackstone, Blackstone Lot 9 Block A, $181,782. Harimon Homes, single-family residence at 12206 E. Troon, Crestlake Lot 19 Block 1, $182,237. Hutton Development LLC, single-family residence at 2932 N. Pepper Ridge, Fossil Rim Estates Lot 11 Block D, $135,144. Nies Homes Inc./Nies Construction Inc., single-family residence at 10635 E. Glengate, $303,473. Pate Craig Construction, single-family residence at 4425 S. 135th St. W., $510,000. Perfection Builders LLC, single-family residence at 9657 W. Village, Watercress Village Lot 32 BLock 1, $330,000. Robl Construction Inc., single-family residence at 12725 E. 27th N., $148,980.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Bids .................................................................. 24 Building Permits ................................................. 24 Court Judgments................................................. 24 Federal Tax Liens ................................................ 24 Federal Tax Liens Released................................ 24-25 Mechanics’ Liens ................................................. 25 New Corporations ................................................ 25 New Lawsuits ..................................................... 25 Real Estate Transactions ..................................25-27 State Tax Liens ................................................... 27 State Tax Liens Released ...................................... 27 State Tax Warrants .............................................. 27

Sharp Construction, single-family residence at 4404 W. Shoreline, Emerald Bay Estates Lot 23 Block 1, $237,996. Wildcat Home Inc., single-family residence at 15127 W. 70th N., Imbler Estates Lot 4 Block 1, $400,000.

COURT JUDGMENTS Judgments filed with the district clerk. Civil judgments filed against businesses are published in the following order: plaintiff name, defendant name, defendant address (if available), amount of judgment, prevailing party, case number, recording date. Sedgwick County Central Plaza LLC v. Christopher R. Morgan dba Chris Morgan Agency, (address not shown), $8,339, plaintiff, document #13LM10869, 09/18/13. The Sherwin-Williams Co. Inc. v. J/P Painting & Exteriors LLC/Sebastian Chavez Campos aka Jesus Perez, 1907 S. Hydraulic St., Wichita 67211, $50,412, plaintiff, document #13LM11505, 09/18/13. YP Texas Region Yellow Pages LLC v. Mid Kansas Exteriors Inc., (address not shown), $28,493, plaintiff, document #13LM11589, 09/13/13. Comfurtex Corp. v. Joe Conrad dba BayBay Home Fashions, (address not shown), $8,093, plaintiff, document #13LM11601, 09/18/13. Berry Companies Inc. dba White Star v. Bradley D. Newman dba Brad Newman Construction, (address not shown), $2,750, plaintiff, document #13LM12656, 09/13/13.

FEDERAL TAX LIENS 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. Butler County Aqua Tech Engineering Consultants Chartered, 2105 Ohio St., Augusta 67010, $28,353, (941), Book/Page 2013/25987, 09/23/13. Food Mart Midwest LLC, P.O. Box 845, Andover 67002, $74,369, (940/941), Book/Page 2013/26238, 09/30/13.

FEDERAL TAX LIENS RELEASED Sedgwick County J. Scott Kelley, 11828 E. Lewis St., Wichita 67207, $22,033, (941), Book/Page 2940/9294, 10/08/13. Anita Eck, P.O. Box 62, Garden Plain 67060, $46,343, (6672), Book/Page 2940/9296, 10/08/13. James B. Baden, 6632 W. Shade Court, Wichita 67212, $17,058, (6672), Book/Page 2940/9297, 10/08/13. Guernsey Aviation Inc., 4945 N. Sandkey Court, Wichita 67204, $18,722, (941), Book/ Page 2940/9298, 10/08/13. Guernsey Aviation Inc., 4945 N. Sandkey Court, Wichita 67204, $8,746, (941), Book/Page 2940/9299, 10/08/13.

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MECHANICS’ LIENS

Clark Mariners LB Investment LLC, 9629 E. Kellogg, Wichita 67207. Mid-West Dialysis Services LLC, 709 S. Goebel Circle, Wichita 67207.

NEW LAWSUITS

Security Portfolio I Manager LLC, 9629 E. Kellogg, Wichita 67207.

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

Incite Health LLC, Tyler Kane, 302 Coronado St., Wichita 67208.

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JM Applications LLC, Joshua Free, 10414 W. Esthner Circle, Wichita 67209.

Jeffrey R. Masters v. Brickley Enterprises LLC dba AJ’s Services/Matthew G. Nighswonger, case #13CV353, 09/18/13.

D&D RE Management LLC, Jim Dunning, 1401 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita 67211. Dragonfly Lawn & Tree Care LLC, Gregory Yeley, 2920 E. Sennett, Wichita 67211.

Danny Smith dba Keystone Solid Surface v. Johnson Brothers Construction Inc., case #13LM1141, 09/23/13. Danny Smith dba Keystone Solid Surface v. Complete Kitchens LLC, case #13LM1145, 09/24/13.

NEW CORPORATIONS

RKB Properties LLC, Ronald Bazzelle, 935 Toh N Hah Court, Wichita 67212.

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.

Shaffer Construction Inc., 8911 W. Ninth St. N., Wichita 67212.

Hilary Fuksa v. Gregory Reeves dba Affordable Fencing Wichita.com, case #13SC105, 09/20/13.

Slangwhanger Films LLC, Suzanne Carr, 1734 N. Parkdale St., Wichita 67212.

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State of Kansas ILS 4 LLC, Andrew Braun, 435 S. Broadway, Wichita 67202. Nick’s Garage LLC, David Seely, 301 N. Main Suite 1900, Wichita 67202. SB OKC LLC, Steve Barrett, 150 N. Market, Wichita 67202. Uniquities LLC, Robyn Wells, 151 N. Rock Island Suite 4-B, Wichita 67202. Mariscos Vuelve A La Vida LLC, Marcela Acuna, 2150 N. Meridian Ave., Wichita 67203. Advanced Holdings LLC, Cindy Langlois, 2020 W. Second St., Wichita 67203. Leader Biz LLC, Jann Newton, 6767 N. Meridian Ave., Wichita 67204. Creative Family Counseling LLC, Connie Suderman, 3249 N. Forest Lakes, Wichita 67205. Equality Kansas Of South Central Kansas Inc., Pedro Irigonegaray, 6505 E. Central PMB 219, Wichita 67206. Funding Strategies Inc., 1009 N. Woodridge Court, Wichita 67206. APAL Royalty LLC, Alan Banta, 9005 E. Crestwood, Wichita 67206. Stark Homes LLC, Richard Stephens, 31 N. Cypress Drive, Wichita 67206. Bluestem Financial Group LLC, David Nesbitt, 1313 N. Webb Road Suite 100, Wichita 67206. Chakra Naturals LLC, Kamlesh Paleja, 1603 N. Chapel Hill St. Suite 300, Wichita 67206.

MICDAV LLC, Joshua Pollak, 1918 N. Wabash, Wichita 67214. Team Clean LLC, Kayla Sims, 5012 E. Bleckley Court, Wichita 67218. VLS Epic Enterprises LLC, Vanessa Stewart, 2637 E. Kite Court, Wichita 67219. Sugar Shak Too LLC, 4826 E. Willow Point Court, Wichita 67220. Flint Hills Ventures LLC, Bradley Davenport, 2721 N. Wilderness Court, Wichita 67226. Hall Swim School LLC, Katherine Hall, 4245 N. Rushwood Court, Wichita 67226. Lane Productions LLC, Deann Wiggers, 4335 Barton Creek, Wichita 67226. Maggie Hatfield LLC, 8510 E. 29th St. N. No. 616, Wichita 67226. Spur Investments LLC, Douglas Brehm, 2229 N. Penstemon St., Wichita 67226. C Trust OKC LLC, Jeffery Dahlgren, 2959 N. Rock Road Suite 300, Wichita 67226. G4M LLC, 13317 E. Crestwood St., Wichita 67230. Logic Management Consulting LLC, 1602 N. Terhune St., Wichita 67230. Standing Strong For Grant Corp., Lynzee Bleier, 13216 E. Equestrian Court, Wichita 67230. AR Associates LLC, Robert Adamson, 15931 Plymouth Road, Wichita 67230.

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S4 Investments LLC, Sarah Ruud, 3948 S. 154th E., Wichita 67232.

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.

Claimant: Ewertt Flooring Inc. dba EFI Floor & Tile Etc., Contractor: Simpson Construction Services Inc., $31,936, Owner: City of Derby, on property at Derby Recreation Center Reserve B Holbrook Addition to Derby, document #13 SL 0847 ML, 10/08/13.

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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. Butler County Elizabeth A. Chapman to Opportunity LLC, (no address shown), Lot 9 McGinnis Heights, Book/Page 2013/26049, 09/23/13.

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Lynford P. Creed to BC Properties LLC, 2200 W. Sixth Ave., El Dorado 67042, Lot 8 Block 2 Graham Addition to the City of El Dorado, Book/Page 2013/26051, 09/23/13. Smith & Co. Inc. to Vincent Oil Corp., 155 N. Market Suite 700, Wichita 67202, Lot 5 Block 3 Final P.U.D. plan of Reflection Lake At Cloud City Third Addition a Subd. to Andover, Book/ Page 2013/26091, 09/24/13. Taco Tico of Nebraska Inc. to George Matta LLC, 4109 N. Plumbtree, Wichita 67226, Sec. 27 27 04, Book/Page 2013/26118, 09/25/13. Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Two Miles Homes LLC, 7601 S. 103rd E., Derby 67037, Lot 8 Block H in Terradyne Estates an Addition to the City of Andover, Book/Page 2013/26245, 09/30/13.

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Boyd A. Lauber to BG Property Investment LLC, 2414 E. Highway 54, Andover 67002, Lot 5 and the S. 3 feet of Lot 4 Block 1 Old Orchard Addition to the City of Augusta, Book/Page 2013/26279, 09/30/13. Cynthia K. Fuller aka Cynthia K. Helmer/ Michael Fuller to Mega Enterprises LLC, 1114 N. Aksarben St., Wichita 67235, Lots 46-48 and the N. half of Lot 49 Block 2 Sisco and Goods, Book/Page 2013/26287, 09/30/13. Michael A. Work/Debra A. Work to The Work Team Inc., (no address shown), Part of Block 41 Original Town now City of El Dorado, Book/ Page 2013/26296, 09/30/13. Onesmus K. Mutinda to Kalawa Investments LLC, (no address shown), Lot 8 Block 2 Second Addition to Andover Heights to the City of Andover, Book/Page 2013/26336, 10/02/13. Onesmus K. Mutinda to Kalawa Investments LLC, (no address shown), Lot 15 in Block 1 Replat of Gardners First Addition to the City of Augusta, Book/Page 2013/26338, 10/02/13.

John O.C. Hegge Living Trust Agreement to River Valley Properties LLC, 8748 N.W. 110th, Potwin 67123, Lots 8-11 Block 4 in the Original Town now City of Whitewater, Book/Page 2013/26472, 10/04/13. J. Steven Hegge/Patti Ann Horgan to River Valley Properties LLC, (no address shown), The N. 3 feet of Lot 12 Block 4 in Original Town now City of Whitewater, Book/Page 2013/26474, 10/04/13. Mike Hegge to River Valley Properties LLC, (no address shown), The N. 3 feet of Lot 12 Block 4 in Original Town now City of Whitewater, Book/Page 2013/26475, 10/04/13.

Douglass W. Dealy et ux. by Power of Atty./ Larry R. Dealy to Dealy Rentals LLC, (no address shown), Block 7 Fairmount Adams Addition El Dorado, Book/Page 2013/26694, 10/11/13. Larry R. Dealy/Douglass W. Dealy et ux. by Power of Atty. to Kevin Unrein Properties #1 LLC, (no address shown), Lot 6 Block 1 Kings Second Addition El Dorado, Book/Page 2013/26695, 10/11/13. Augusta Developers LLC to Craig Sharp Homes Inc., (no address shown), Lot 17 Block 3 Stone Lake Estates Augusta, Book/Page 2013/26773, 10/15/13. Dennis M. Rooney to Sartantyl LLC, (no address shown), Lot 1 Block A Holderman Addition, Book/Page 2013/26782, 10/15/13.

Virginia Kay Sand fka Virginia Kay Hegge/ Larry Sand to River Valley Properties LLC, (no address shown), The N. 3 feet of Lot 12 Block 4 in Original Town now City of Whitewater, Book/Page 2013/26476, 10/04/13.

James L. Tadtman to DBG Properties LLC, (no address shown), Sec. 20 25 04, Book/Page 2013/26798, 10/15/13.

City of El Dorado Kansas to BG Real Estate Inc., P.O. Box 1282, Wichita 67201, Sec. 33 25 05, Book/Page 2013/26578, 10/04/13.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of Washington DC to J&D Home Buyers LLC, 1634 Central Ave., Wichita 67214, Lot 7 Block 3 Owens First Addition, Book/Page 2940/9703, 10/09/13.

Jodee L. Dawes/Robert A. Dawes to Choctaw Energy LP/Rock Chalk Royalties Ltd./Texakan Resources LLC, (no address shown), Sec. 02 25 03, Book/Page 2013/26605, 10/09/13. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Baines Solo 401K Trust, 253 Post Road, El Dorado 67042, Lot 5 except the N. 13.34 feet and all of Lot 6 in Block 8 Benson Heights Addition to the City of El Dorado, Book/Page 2013/26612, 10/09/13.

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Krug South Residential LLC to Fahsholtz Construction Inc., 11927 Shannon Way Court, Wichita 67206, Lot 15 Block 3 Krug South Addition an Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2940/9731, 10/09/13. Firethorne LLC to Paul Gray Homes LLC, 4416 S. Doris Court, Wichita 67215, Lot 18 Block B Woods North Third Addition an Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2940/9732, 10/09/13.

Austin C. Prewit/Ulala J. Prewit Revocable Living Trust by Co-Trustees to Sonoma Resources LLC, (no address shown), Sec. 05 26 05, Book/Page 2013/26655, 10/10/13.

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OCTOBER 25, 2013 | wichitabusinessjournal.com Continued from PAGE 26 Blackstone LLC to Don Klausmeyer Construction LLC, 10008 N. York, Wichita 67215, Lot 9 Block A Blackstone Addition Wichita, Book/Page 2940/9834, 10/09/13. Charles R. Harris Administrator of the Estate of Daniel Wayne Harris deceased to ReDesign Properties LLC, (no address shown), Lot 20 Block 2 The Fountains Second Addition, Book/Page 2940/9848, 10/09/13. Michael Lee Creed Executor of the Will of Jerry Lyn Creed deceased to Goertz Homes Inc., (no address shown), Lot 18 Block 2 Pawnee Mesa Second Addition to Wichita, Book/ Page 2940/9865, 10/09/13. Lester Maurice Ashby/Ruth F. Ashby to Value Properties LLC, (no address shown), Lot 8 Block 3 Childs Acres, Book/Page 2940/9959, 10/10/13. Clover Investments LLC to Worryfree Enterprises Inc., (no address shown), Lots 29/31 on Sedgwick now Minnesota Ave. Parkview Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2941/0044, 10/10/13. Sebastin Chavez aka Sebastian Chavez to Cherrywood Construction Inc., (no address shown), Lot 4 Block 5 Sierra Hills an Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2941/0052, 10/10/13.

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Brent W. Shelton/Brian L. Shelton to Redbird Real Estate LLC, (no address shown), Lot 1 Block 2 Owens First Addition to Park City, Book/Page 2941/0076, 10/10/13.

Linda B. Diltz to Blue Sun Real Estate LLC, (no address shown), Lot 16 Block 14 Garden Park Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2941/0412, 10/11/13.

American Family Mutual Insurance Co. to South Ride LLC, (no address shown), All of Lot 2 and the S.E. 104 feet of Lot 1 Ridge Plaza 11th Addition, Book/Page 2941/0773, 10/15/13.

Chad R. Abbott/Christina L. Abbott to JBL Inc., (no address shown), Lot 3 Block D Buckhead Third Addition Wichita, Book/Page 2941/0116, 10/10/13.

Michael Ervin to Kinala Homes LLC, (no address shown), Lot 12 Block A Gene Hancocks First Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2941/0529, 10/15/13.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of Washington DC to Titanium Management Inc., 1418 N. Valleyview Court, Wichita 67212, Lots 85/87 Block 7 Carey Park, Book/Page 2941/0128, 10/10/13.

Elisa Willard to Kinala Homes LLC, (no address shown), Lot 12 Block A Gene Hancocks First Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2941/0530, 10/15/13.

Gregg Carlberg/Donna Carlberg to Aspectone Properties LLC, (no address shown), The S. half of Lot 24 all of Lot 26 on Ida Ave. in Kelsch Third Addition to Wichita, Book/Page 2941/0809, 10/15/13.

Eva Mae Forister to J&D Home Buyers LLC, (no address shown), Lots 31/33/35/37 Block 16 Orienta Park Second Addition to Wichita Kansas, Book/Page 2941/0144, 10/10/13. Tall Tree LLC to Comfort Homes Inc., 4313 N. 119th St. W., Maize 67101, Lot 15 Block 1 Tall Tree Addition Derby, Book/Page 2941/0150, 10/10/13. Avalon Park LLC to Moeder Construction LLC, (no address shown), Lot 28 Block 1 Avalon Park Third an Addition to Wichita, Book/ Page 2941/0167, 10/10/13. Randy N. Rose to Clover Investments LLC, (no address shown), Lot 23 Block 4 Womers Crestview Heights a Replat of part of Blocks 8/17 and all of Blocks 9-11/18-20 in Second Addition to Crestview Heights Wichita, Book/ Page 2941/0399, 10/11/13.

Weninger Drilling Inc. to WD Acquisition LLC, (no address shown), Sec. 13 26 02, Book/ Page 2941/0602, 10/15/13. Eva M. Price Trustee of the Eva M. Price Living Trust to Lad Properties LLC, (no address shown), Lot 13 Block 2 Bartlow Addition, Book/Page 2941/0626, 10/15/13. The City of Bel Aire Kansas to Premier Holdings LLC, (no address shown), Lot 6 Block B Central Park Fourth Addition Bel Aire, Book/ Page 2941/0649, 10/15/13. Unified School District No. 259 Sedgwick County Kansas to Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County Kansas Inc., (no address shown), School Reserve in Zimmerlys Second Addition to the City of Wichita Kansas, Book/ Page 2941/0657, 10/15/13.

Palladio Developers Inc. to Artistic Builders LLC, (no address shown), Lot 3 Block 1 Sierra Hills an Book/Page OCTOBER 25,Addition 2013 to| Wichita, wichitabusinessjournal.com 2941/0055, 10/10/13.

Air Capitol Cardiology PA, 7829 E. Rockhill St. No. 301/302, Wichita 67206, $1,857, Book/ Page 2941/0278, 10/11/13. TNT Cruse LLC/Marcies Cafe, 20201 W. Kellogg, Goddard 67052, $2,646, Book/Page 2941/0277, 10/11/13.

STATE TAX LIENS RELEASED Sedgwick County

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. Butler County L.A. Plumbing Inc., 2523 N. Sandstone St., Andover 67002, $1,757, Book/Page 2013/26385, 10/03/13.

Larone Inc., 205 N. Mathewson Ave., Wichita 67214, $1,406, Book/Page 2941/0454, 10/11/13. Larone Inc., 205 N. Mathewson Ave., Wichita 67214, $2,543, Book/Page 2941/0455, 10/11/13. Larone Inc., 205 N. Mathewson Ave., Wichita 67214, $1,781, Book/Page 2941/0456, 10/11/13. Larone Inc., 205 N. Mathewson Ave., Wichita 67214, $1,470, Book/Page 2941/0457, 10/11/13.

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 Vision Doctors LLC/Michael D. Gordon, 1221 N. Rock Road Suite 100, Derby 67037, $2,281, (Consumers Compensating Use), document #13ST2975SA, 10/09/13. Vision Doctors LLC/Michael D. Gordon, 1221 N. Rock Road Suite 100, Derby 67037, $2,281, (Sales), document #13ST2974SA, 10/09/13. Vision Doctors LLC/Michael D. Gordon, 1221 N. Rock Road Suite 100, Derby 67037, $35,463, (Withholding), document #13ST2973IC, 10/09/13.

Larone Inc., 205 N. Mathewson Ave., Wichita 67214, $2,718, Book/Page 2941/0458, 10/11/13.

Iserve Inc., 521 Post Road, El Dorado 67042, $1,984, Book/Page 2013/26436, 10/04/13. Sedgwick County Charles Dixon/Dairy Queen Brazier, 9310 W. Central, Wichita 67212, $1,721, Book/Page 2940/9542, 10/08/13.

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