Weekly business briefing (Aug. 29)


Laurie Anne’s House of Flowers & Gifts has opened at 1812 W. Douglas in Delano. It will host a grand opening on Friday and Saturday. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The phone number is 316-295-4822.

Thao Luu has opened Birds on the Roof Bakery & Cafe at 550 N. Rock Road. Initially, it will serve a limited breakfast and lunch menu from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., then serve only coffee, tea and cakes until 5 p.m. The phone number is 316-558-8288.


Benefit Management in Great Bend was ranked No. 4,636 in the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately held companies.

Knipp Equipment, 120 S. Ida, has become an Energy Star partner.

Newton Medical Center was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation provided a $1,000 grant to Medical Service Bureau to help provide access to prescription medication and vision services for low-income, uninsured and under-insured people in Sedgwick County.

Staff from Meritrust Credit Union assisted last weekend in the completion of a Habitat for Humanity home.