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People in Business for Sunday, June 10

People in Business for Sunday, June 10

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Lierman new volunteer coordinator for Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce

Courtney Lierman has been hired by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce as volunteer and program coordinator.

Lierman is a Grand Island native and graduated from Northwest High School in 2014. She recently graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, with degrees in advertising and public relations.

Lierman previously was an intern with the chamber. She will be responsible for the recruitment and scheduling of more than 800 Nebraska State Fair volunteers and will assist with other chamber-related events.

She can be reached at (308) 382-9210 or

Walker joins staff at Chief Construction

Shannon Walker is a new project superintendent at Chief Construction in Grand Island.

Walker attended Mid Plains Community College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an architecture major before receiving a bachelor’s degree in English literature. He has worked within the construction industry for more than 28 years and has provided a variety of services, from maintenance, project oversight, design and interior renovations to remodels and complete finishes of tenant spaces.

He will be responsible for leading projects for Chief Construction while coordinating the day-to-day activities and all aspects of a build.

Vipperman named to Top 10 of criminal defense attorneys in state

Fred Vipperman, a Grand Island attorney, has been placed in the Top 10 of criminal defense attorneys in the state of Nebraska for 2017 and 2018 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Inc. and the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Vipperman has been in private practice here since Sept. 7, 1977. Prior to that, he was a deputy Hall County attorney.

He has defended criminal cases throughout the state and has been a counsel of record on a number of high-profile murder cases and other serious criminal cases.

Hanson now working for Belmont Barbers

Maryl Hanson has joined the staff at Belmont Barbers in Grand Island.

Hanson will be providing all services related to hair care.

A graduate of the University of Hair Design in Lincoln, he has worked as a barber throughout the area for 41 years, starting his career at Headquarters in Central City. He worked at Brannigans in Kearney for one and a half years before starting his own business, the Silver Blade Barber Studio, which he operated for 34 years.

Hanson has experience in men’s, women’s and children’s hair care and Roffler hair care products.

Belmont Barbers is located at 309 W. Division St. Hanson can be reached there at (308) 550-0532.

Adams, Meeske join UNMC Board of Counselors

Connie Adams of Broken Bow and Jessica Meeske of Hastings are new members of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Board of Counselors.

The board — a group of more than 80 community and business leaders from across the state — advises UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., on health care issues of importance.

Adams is co-owner of Adams Land and Cattle Co. and a retired teacher. Meeske is a pediatric dentist, practicing at Pediatric Dental Specialists of Greater Nebraska.

Continuing to serve on the board from Central Nebraska are Ann Martin of Doniphan, president of IdeaBank Marketing; Alice Quick of Grand Island, a nurse at CHI Health St. Francis; and Lisa Willman of Grand Island, a State Farm insurance agent.

Goshorn named to state Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame

Todd Goshorn, an athletic trainer at Grand Island Physical Therapy, was inducted into the Nebraska State Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame on June 8 in Lincoln.

Goshorn was recognized by his peers and company for his outstanding contributions to the profession of athletic training in Nebraska. He has worked for Grand Island Physical Therapy for 24 years.

For more information, contact Grand Island Physical Therapy, 905 N. Custer Ave., at (308) 382-0344.

Foss, Andresen attend audiology conference

Dr. Craig Foss and Dr. Kimberly Andresen, audiologists at The Hearing Clinic in Grand Island, recently attended the American Academy of Audiology conference in Nashville, Tenn.

More than 5,500 audiologists, hearing health care providers and audiology students attended the four-day conference. Attendees had the opportunity to gather with colleagues for networking, fun, and to meet more than 180 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology in hearing health care.

One of the classes Andresen attended was “Demystifying Approaches to Cochlear Implant Management,” which focused on approaches to cochlear implant evaluation and programming.

Foss attended “Clinical Assessment of Ototoxicity and Otoprotection,” which focused on recent developments in our understanding of the mechanisms underlying chemotherapy and aminoglycoside antibiotic-induced hearing loss. The lecture also included an update on advancements in research concerning agents that can protect hearing from noise induced hearing loss.

The Hearing Clinic is located at 2421 W. Faidley Ave. Foss and Andresen can be reached at (308) 384-2101

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