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Krom serves people with delays, disabilities for more than 30 years

Little did Sarah Krom know that her attendance at a youth camp in Estes Park, Co., would have far-reaching effects on her personally and professionally.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Sunflower Diversified jobs lead to more indepenedence, self-esteem

Kelsey is just one of many examples that proves earning a paycheck can bring not only financial rewards but a genuine sense of self-worth, said Sarah Krom, community supports coordinator at Sunflower Diversified Services.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Hoisington Land Bank expanding housing options

The city of Hoisington's decision to start a land bank is starting to pay off. The Hoisington Land Bank offers free lots in an effort to enhance Hoisington, allowing for new housing to grow the population, enrollment in the schools and increasing the city's tax base.

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Commerce & Finance


GBRH a driving force for local economy

In the heart of Kansas, many people often think of agriculture and energy when they think of the driving forces behind our economy. And they would be correct. But what many people forget is that health care is another huge force for good, with everything from primary and emergency care to senior living and home health agencies contributing to the workforce and the service sector.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Progress profile: Kelly Patel

Name and title: Kelly Patel (Born in Britain), General Manager, The Quality Inn

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Commerce & Finance


CPA talks about avoiding tax identity theft

On Feb. 19, one of Barry Bowers's tax clients received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service. Someone else had attempted to use that person's name, Social Security number and date of birth to file an income tax return.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Progress profile: Stephen McAnulla

Name and title: Stephen McAnulla Photography & Portrait Studio, 2009 16th St. Great Bend, KS 67530

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Have patience during market ‘corrections’

Editor's note: The Great Bend Tribune asked financial advisor Jim Armatys to share some investing wisdom with its readers for the 2016 Progress edition. Although this column written by Edward Jones for local Edward Jones financial advisors such as Armatys recently appeared in Tribune's Business section, Armatys felt is was pertinent advice in light of low oil and crop prices, and predictions of a stock market correction. "It's a perfect storm," he said. The good news, "The global economy is not going to go away."

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Add Social Security options to retirement financial planning

Financial Advisor Diane Sauber at Waddell & Reed knows that Social Security income is an important piece in many individuals' plans to retirement.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Commerce & Finance


People helping people

Every now and then people need help to get through those tough times. One local business people can go to for the help they need is Goodwill.

March 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Lending a helping hand

Most people can always find the help they need if they know were to look - and for the people of Great Bend and the surrounding communities this help is only a stone's throw away.

March 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Progress: Commerce & Finance


Herrera family opens A to Z store

Armando and Irma Herrera have opened the A to Z thrift store at 1209 Main, Great Bend. At the grand opening on Feb. 20, the Herreras had a steady flow of first-time customers to browse through a variety of clothing, household items and, "a little bit of everything from A to Z."

March 02, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Commerce & Finance


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