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Weekly business briefing (April 4)

  • Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 9:50 p.m.


TMS Eyecare has added an office at 2508 Edgemont in Arkansas City, and this week it opened a third Wichita office at 2312 W. Pawnee. The Pawnee office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. The phone number is 316-337-5483.

Garten’s Music has opened the Wichita Music Academy, which offers music lessons for all ages and allows families to take various types of lessons in one place. The academy is located at Garten’s Music, 4235 W. Central. All music teachers are either university-trained or have professional performance experience; many have both. The Wichita Music Academy features piano, keyboard, guitar, bass and voice lessons. The phone number is 316-942-1337.


Nelson Designs has changed locations in the Shops at Tallgrass, moving from 8336 E. 21st St. to 8340 E. 21st St. It offers design consultations, furniture, accessories and draperies, as well as tile and wood flooring for remodels. The new location provides an additional 2,000 square feet for merchandise. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The phone number is 316-613-3450.

New services

Via Christi Clinic at 720 Medical Center Drive in Newton will offer pain management care beginning April 22.


Star Lumber is the new host sponsor of the Starkey Golf Classic, scheduled for July 22 at Willowbend Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the Starkey Foundation, and individuals with intellectual disabilities who receive services at Starkey Inc.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation has donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross and established a volunteer, 29-member disaster response team to assist the Red Cross in Kansas.


KMUW Wichita Public Radio FM 89.1’s nationally distributed show, Global Village, received a PRX Zeitfunk Award for Most Licensed Series and a Readers’ Choice World Music Award for Best World Music Radio Show.

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