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Please Go Away™ Vacations wins dual travel awards

The dual awards of "Top Group Agency" and "Top Group Agent" were recently presented to Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations as an organization and Paula Axman individually, by Collette Vacations. District Sales Manager Jordan Marx traveled to Great Bend and presented the awards in recognition of outstanding 2014 promotion and personal service of Collette's products in the arranging and conducting of one-of-a-kind value added travel experiences throughout North America and the rest of the world.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower Electric Power Corporation new employees

Codi Womochil joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Farmers Alliance -2015 Advantage Agent

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson have announced that Alliance Insurance in Great Bend has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2015. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage Agents are recognized by Farmers Alliance as the "best of the best." To reach this level of distinction is a reflection of this agency's commitment to their customers and their community.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Waters True Value ad to be featured at regional advertising competition

Thanks to an exciting collaboration, Waters True Value's products and services are reaching an even wider audience across the state.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.

February 12, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


Keller Real Estate and Insurance Inc. named Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2015

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson have announced that Keller Real Estate and Insurance Inc. in Great Bend has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2015. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years. Advantage Agents are recognized by Farmers Alliance as the "best of the best." To reach this level of distinction is a reflection of this agency's commitment to their customers and their community.

February 11, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend accounting firm, Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces promotions

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce the recent promotions of Shawna R. Schafer, CPA and Nicole M. Zink, CPA.

February 11, 2015 | | Business


Local hospitals to assess community health needs

Over the next three months, Clara Barton Hospital and Ellinwood District Hospital will be updating the Barton County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The assessment is a follow-up to the 2012 CHNA, an IRS requirement of all 501(c)3 hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment and adopt an implementation strategy every three years.

February 11, 2015 | | Business


What's best: tax software or a tax pro?

The first three months of the year mean many things to many people. Snow. Super Bowl. Groundhog Day. Valentine's Day. President's Day weekend. Mardi Gras. Lent. And the promise of pleasant spring to come.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


Shelter Insurance® Foundation and Shannon Stafford sponsor local high school scholarship

This spring, the Shelter Insurance® Foundation will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduate of Great Bend High School. Shelter Agent Shannon Stafford sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

February 08, 2015 | | Business


Midwest Energy deploys new web site

Midwest Energy launched a re-designed web site on Feb. 3, offering visitors an improved experience with an easier-to-navigate layout, and a responsive format that optimizes the site's appearance for the type of device they are using.

February 08, 2015 | | Business


Dr. Howes Public Reception

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics invite the public to a reception to welcome Jeremy Howes, MD, FACS, general surgeon from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Clara Barton Hospital.

February 08, 2015 | | Business


Keep heartless scammers at bay this Valentines Day

Cupid is not the only one who fires arrows. Scammers are constantly trying to pierce the hearts and the pocketbooks of trusting souls. Valentines Day is a good time to brush up on scammers' techniques so you can avoid the potential pitfalls of online love. Your Better Business Bureau has the following advice for doing just that.

February 08, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend accounting firm adds new senior staff accountant

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the addition of Bridget E. Jones, CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor to its professional staff.

February 04, 2015 | | Business


Where tax returns intersect with health insurance

Those without health insurance in 2014 might want to file their income tax returns early to realize the financial implications of continuing to be uninsured.

February 04, 2015 | | Business


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New radiation equipment installed at Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute

HAYS - It often is no surprise to cancer patients when they hear radiation treatments will take nine weeks.

March 03, 2015 | | Business


Burton joins Holste & Bowers accounting firm in Great Bend

Holste & Bowers LLC, a locally owned accounting firm in Great Bend, announced the addition of Colleen Burton to the professional staff. Burton brings more than 26 years of experience in accounting and business administration.

March 03, 2015 | | Business


Farmers Mutual Insurance Company annual meeting

On Feb. 19, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (FMI), Ellinwood, held their 119th Annual Meeting of the Policyholders. Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is a Kansas Domiciled Mutual Insurance Company that is and has been based out of Ellinwood since 1896. Originally formed by a group of Barton county citizens who had a need to insure property that the insurance industry in the late 1800's would not insure, FMI has continued to serve Kansans with insurance protection on residential and farm property throughout those 119 years. A mutual insurance company is one that has no stock investors nor individual owners, being ...

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Country Place reinvestment

Over the course the past few years, with the bulk of the work being completed recently, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care have been improved with a reinvestment in the residences. The updates were scheduled in an effort to maintain a comfortable and functional atmosphere for those that call Country Place home and to allow staff to continue to provide top quality care.

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust Adds New Advisory Director Charlie Keller recently joined the Advisory Director

Charlie Keller recently joined the Advisory Director Board of Farmers Bank & Trust. Keller is a lifetime resident of Albert, area farmer and cattleman. "We are pleased to have Charlie join our team. He is extremely committed to the Albert community and his values are consistent with those of Farmers Bank & Trust in supporting the communities we serve," said Robert Rugan, Farmers Bank & Trust Central Kansas Market President. Keller stays active and involved in the community, serving as an Albert City Council member since 2003 and the current Fire Chief for the Albert Volunteer Fire Department. He is married to Lisa ...

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Randy Parsons named to Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society

Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the TOP 17 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Surgeon specializing in MIS comes to St. Rose Health Center

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February 25, 2015 | | Business




Hoisington native promoted to manager at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the promotion of Turner Polzin, CPA to manager. Polzin is a graduate of Hoisington High School.

February 25, 2015 | | Business


The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?

February 25, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.

February 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


WKHRMA March meeting

Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association (WKHRMA) will hold their March meeting on Wednesday, March 11, at Thirsty's Banquet Room, 2704 Vine Street in Hays. Registration is between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. with a short business meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. The program for the March meeting will be on "The Risks of Engaging Social Media in the Employment Process" presented by Mike Fowler, Validity Screening Solutions.

February 22, 2015 | | Business


Retired Bain Capital executive Michael F. Goss to speak at College of Business Administration’s Dist

Michael F. Goss, former managing director and head of global investor relations for Bain Capital, will be the spring 2015 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series.

February 22, 2015 | | Business


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