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August 5, 2014

Business news: environmental forum, Cerner, EnGraph Software

Environmental forum

The 13th annual Community Forum on Kansas Environmental Issues is scheduled for Oct. 2 at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village. The event is sponsored by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, the Prairie Village Environmental Committee and True Blue Women.

The topic: “Environmental Policy and Politics in Kansas: Which One Needs More Help?”

This year’s featured speakers are Joshua Svaty, vice president of the Kansas Land Institute; Kimberly Svaty, owner of Gencur Svaty Public Affairs; and Zack Pistora, vice president of the Kansas Natural Resource Council. The program moderator is Burke Griggs, assistant attorney general for Kansas.

The program runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The deadline for advance reservations is Sept. 26. For more information: Jennifer Byer,, Kathy Riordan,

Cerner partnership

Cerner Corp said it is partnering with Rainbow Services Inc., a crisis stabilization center, as a test site for Cerner’s behavioral health electronic medical records. RSI, a subsidiary of Wyandot Center, is located on Rainbow Boulevard near 36th Street in Kansas City, Kan. It provides a sobering unit, crisis observation unit and a crisis stabilization unit for persons experiencing mental health and substance abuse crises.

Cerner, based in North Kansas City, said it is contributing software and licensing upgrades to the program.

| The Star

Google support

EnGraph Software, a Lenexa company that specializes in creating geographic information system mapping software, has been selected by Google Inc. to serve as a case-study example of a Kansas business that is using e-commerce to achieve better business results.

EnGraph which is owned by Kyle Archer and Tim Hibbard, was founded in 1999.

Google said it helped provide $611 million of economic activity for more than 11,000 Kansas businesses and nonprofits in 2013.

For more information on Google’s 50-state Economic Impact report, go to

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