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Weekly business briefing (Nov. 7)

  • Published Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at 12 a.m.


The Blue Balloon, a hair salon for families with an emphasis on children, will open Tuesday at 8338 E. 21st St., Suite 309, in the Shops at Tallgrass. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The phone number is 316-681-2583.

New office

Wichita-based Central Air Conditioning Co. has opened an office in Coffeyville, where it has had service technicians working in the area for several years. The building at 1217 S. Elm provides both office and shop space, as well as a storage and staging area for construction work in eastern Kansas. The phone number is 620-251-0797.


Smith Family Mortuaries received a 2013 Pursuit of Excellence Award from the National Funeral Directors Association. It was one of 153 firms from around the world to receive the award.

Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s Topeka and Wichita law offices have received a “Best Law Firms 2014 Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking” from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for criminal defense: non-white-collar and criminal defense: white-collar. The firm’s Wichita office was also recognized in the rankings for three other practice areas: employment law-management; labor law-management; and litigation-labor and employment.

Wesley Medical Center’s quality department received a Leadership in Quality Award from the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative in the category of leadership in quality improvement team.

Have a new business, name change, new location or award to share? Send announcements to Jerry Siebenmark at jsiebenmark @wichitaeagle.com. Include a contact name and phone number. For business openings, please also include a street address, phone number and operating hours and days.

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