Newman hosts Wichita Business Journal ‘Newsmakers’ celebration

Close to 200 people attended the Dec. 3 reception hosted by Newman University to honor the Wichita Business Journal 2009 "Newsmakers." The event, which took place in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman campus, recognized 12 people who have made a significant impact in the Wichita business community over the past year. It was the second time that Newman has partnered with the Business Journal to present the annual event. Among the outstanding business leaders honored was Newman alumnus and longtime supporter Tom Dondlinger, president of Dondlinger & Sons Inc. Construction. Other "Newsmakers" were:

    Jeff Fluhr, president, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation
    Joseph Galichia, founder, Galichia Medical Group PA
    Ron Holt, assistant Sedgwick County manager
    Mark Hutton, president, Hutton Construction
    Kim Janzen, president, CEO, Kansas Humane Society
    Phil Ruffin, Wichita entrepreneur, owner, Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
    Bill Simon, president, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
    Don Slawson, president, CEO, Slawson Commercial Properties
    Beth Tully, founder and owner, Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates
    Jeff Turner, president, CEO, Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
    Nestor Weigand, chairman, J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc.
Wichita Business Journal 2009 NewsmakersAttendees of the Wichita Business Journal 2009 "Newsmakers" reception enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.

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