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Congratulations, KEA Advisors!

We couldn't be more excited to announce that KEA Advisors is a recipient of the 2018 Kansas SBDC Existing Business of the year award! We are looking forward to attending the ceremony in Topeka next week.

The 2018 Kansas SBDC Small Business Awards recognizing Existing, Emerging, and Exporting Businesses of the Year sponsored by the Kansas SBDC will be held March 13, 2018 in Topeka, Kansas.

"However, it was noted that researchers found two exceptions to the claim of finding “zero benefits”:

Employees who joined the wellness program did become likelier to be screened for health issues, and also expressed that they thought their employer put a high priority on employee health and well-being. These two exceptions are both crucial factors of a successful wellness program."

There is more to consider than the return on investment (ROI) when measuring the success of your wellness program.

Join us for an informative morning in April.

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Jayhawk Chapter of SHRM

Two excellent speakers for our Business Leadership Conference in April.

February is the American Heart Month or the heart health awareness month, sponsored by the American Heart Association. The month of February is dedicated to heart health as a reminder to employers to pause and reflect on how heart healthy their employees are. Cardiovascular disease, which includes s...
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Jayhawk Chapter of SHRM added 2 new photos — with Rich Cornell and Tony Hayden.

Thank you to Charlie Upton, Rich Cornell, and Tony Hayden for presenting on benefits at our meeting this week!

Kevin Kelley, Executive Director of Peaslee Tech, outlined the organization's growth plans for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's Government and Community Affairs Committee yesterday. Kristin Eldridge, left, kicked off a strong 2018 meeting lineup. If you aren't yet recruiting skilled graduates from Peaslee, it may be time to investigate. Details at

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Marc Shaffer added 10 new photos — with Laura Armstrong and 11 others at South Park.

Another fun year with the MS Ride Searcy Spinners Bike MS Team...! We may have had fewer riders this year but we still raised over $6,000 for National Multiple... Sclerosis Society! Thank you for our sponsors - Searcy Financial Services, Allos Investment Advisors, Cornell Benefit Solutions, Life Equals and Ad Astra Realty and everyone who donated! Who wants to ride again next year...?

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Going to be a great ride . . .

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Cali A. Gillespie to MS Ride Searcy Spinners

One lucky prize winner will get to explore Downtown Lawrence with a gift card donated from our sponsor Rich Cornell with Cornell Benefit Solutions!

To learn more about Cornell Benefit Solutions, visit To learn more about The Chamber, log on to http://law...

A strong hour of learning yesterday.

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Rich Cornell to Jayhawk Chapter of SHRM

Frank Keck from Excellerant led us on a Journey to the CORE during yesterday's insightful meeting.

The Roost and good company were a great way to start the day

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Jim Whittaker, Financial Services Professional with NYLIFE Securities LLC is at Downtown Lawrence.

Great people come in all sizes! These teammates are a great resource for personal and business development, expanding your group and personal benefits for you and your employees. Thanks Rich Cornell and Lyne Tumlinson!

We were pleased to introduce the work of Integrated Employment Enterprises to Jayhawk Chapter of SHRM today. Craig Evans, President, provided a strong five-minute introduction to the membership today. The Ottawa-based organization provides temporary and permanent outsourcing services to area businesses while extending employment opportunities to historically underemployed populations. More details are at

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Gearing up for Buskerfest

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Jim Whittaker is with Rich Cornell at Lawrence Arts Center.

This Wildman wants me to get in a dunk tank for charity this weekend!?

Sunrise, kids on bikes, Sunflower pros tweaking components, good combo

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Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club is with Kimberly Haskin Williams and Rich Cornell.

Sunflower Outdoor & Bike are here to do safety checks!