September 2, 2008

Public Can Attend Energy Hearings

Public can attend energy hearings

Public hearings on Westar Energy's proposed 15 percent increase in residential electric rates will take place Tuesday through Thursday in Kansas.

The Topeka hearing is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kansas Corporation Commission, 1500 S.W. Arrowhead Road. The Salina hearing is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holiday Inn Convention Center. The Wichita hearing is 7 p.m. Thursday at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center.

Westar has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission requesting a $177.6 million rate increase for Westar's retail electric customers. Residential customers would have an average monthly increase of about $10.

Meetings to benefit business owners

The Small Business Development Center at Washburn University will offer a series of interactive classes in Manhattan beginning Sept. 11. Content is appropriate for persons interested in starting a business, strengthening the foundation of an entrepreneurial venture or looking to stimulate growth in an existing business. All sessions will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at 501 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan.

For information, call (785) 234-3235, e-mail [email protected] or go to

New motel opens for business

The Hampton Inn has opened at 1515 S.W. Arrowhead Road.

The franchised motel is owned by Topeka-based Chaudhry's Investments, which also owns Baymont Inn & Suites, 1401 S.W. Ashworth Place.

The four-story Hampton Inn has 89 rooms, a meeting room, breakfast area, lobby, swimming pool and hot tub, said Adella Chaudhry, owner.

The phone number is (785) 228-0111.

Gooding Law Office changes location

Gooding Law Office has moved to 6600 S.W. 10th, Suite L 100, from 3320 S.W. Harrison.

The office, with three employees, moved on Aug. 1. The phone number is 266-5505.

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