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Glenna Achatz named to Coldwell Banker® International President’s Premier

Glenna Achatz, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Elite. This prestigious membership is awarded to the TOP 1 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 15, 2015 | | Business


Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular

Here’s a little math experiment. You have $1,000 you don’t need for the next year and you sock it away in an investment earning a modest .95 percent return. A year passes and you pocket $9.50 in earnings.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities

Where in the United States can you buy a home without breaking the bank? A new report from HSH.com, a mortgage resource company, may help you make your decision.

March 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Local American Family Agency earns top honor

MADISON, Wis. –The Rhonda Knudson Agency, an American Family Insurance agent and her outstanding team in Great Bend, Kansas, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

March 13, 2015 | | Business


Family nurse practitioner joins St. Rose Health Center

Maggie Myers has been caring for patients for only a short time at St. Rose Health Center and already she has treated a wide range of conditions.

March 12, 2015 | | Business


Danceography studio performs at Sterling House

Danceography studio students were invited to perform a handful of routines on March 7, for Sterling House members. Addison Hart, age 4, Leah Mai, age 8, Tricia Schremmer, age 9, Maddy Hayden, age 16 and Taylor Hofeling, age 18, performed for the residents.

March 11, 2015 | | Business


Kansas Volunteer Commission seeking applications for AmeriCorp

TOPEKA – In an effort to address community needs statewide, the Kansas Volunteer Commission has re-opened the 2015-2016 application process for potential AmeriCorps Kansas programs.

March 10, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower Bank contributes $62K to Yellow Ribbon Fund

SALINA - Sunflower Bank partnered with Yellow Ribbon Fund for the last three months of 2014 to raise funds and awareness for injured service members and their families. Sunflower had a goal to raise $50,000.

March 10, 2015 | | Business


Five writing tips that will make you stand out

The ability to effectively communicate is critical to success in any business endeavor. Writing is one skill that, when done well, can set you apart from others. Writing is also very subjective and open to criticism based on individual writing styles and preferences.

March 09, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Nex-Tech Wireless lands Kansas State Fair Grandstand naming rights

"Say Hello" to the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand. The Kansas State Fair announces a long term partnership with Nex-Tech Wireless based in Hays. Nex-Tech Wireless is the sponsor of the Grandstand and Official Wireless provider of the Kansas State Fair. "We welcome Nex-Tech Wireless as a valued partner with the Kansas State Fair" exclaimed Denny Stoecklein, General Manager. "Partners such as Nex-Tech Wireless enable us to continue the tradition of presenting an event each September that delivers ten days of family fun, outstanding commercial and competitive exhibits, as well as, exciting entertainment."

March 08, 2015 | | Business


Dianne Morse named to Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society

Dianne Morse, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the TOP 11 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 08, 2015 | | Business


Straub’s reinforces product options with Polaris equipment

This spring, Straub International's Wichita location will add Polaris to their already extensive selection of farm, ranch, and rural lifestyle equipment. Straub's Great Bend and Salina stores have carried the Polaris line of equipment for a number of years. Their familiarity and experience with this product line will allow them to immediately assist new customers at their Wichita store.

March 08, 2015 | | Business


Marijuana legalization in Colorado brought about uncertainties after one year

More than a year has passed since Colorado’s “Green Wednesday,” when hundreds of people braved the New Year's Day cold to queue outside the state’s 24 marijuana retail stores.

March 07, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret Media Companies | Business


Cherry Village promotes Donna Marbut to director of nursing

Just after Donna Marbut graduated from Barton Community College in 1993, she was hired as a director of nursing. And now she has that same title at Cherry Village Benevolence Inc., 1401 Cherry Lane.

March 07, 2015 | | Business


What parents need to know about marijuana legalization

The permission slip for an overnight high school DECA competition in Colorado banned students from bringing illegal drugs or alcohol.

March 07, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


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American AgCredit reports increased loan volume in 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, recently announced net income of $98.9 million for the 2014 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $39 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $111 million and a cash dividend of $37 million in 2013. American AgCredit has returned over $250 million to its customer-owners since 2005.

March 31, 2015 | | Business


Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality

Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality.

March 31, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


“Free trial offers” may come with strings

Whether the product is a gym membership, a magazine, a weight-loss program or teeth whitener, low- or no-cost introductory offers are a frequently used marketing tactic for grabbing your attention, and your money. Astute consumers are should stay aware that there sometimes is a catch. Your Better Business Bureau offers this free advice regarding free trial offers. (But without the strings that accompany most things that are "free.")

March 29, 2015 | | Business


EDC shines at Starpower International

Attending their second comptetion of the year, students at Euphoria Dance Center earned several first overall in category awards in all three divisions of the Starpower International Dance Competition held March 13-15 at Century II, Mary Jane Teall Theater in Wichita.

March 29, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Business


Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.

March 27, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.

March 25, 2015 | Randy Shumway Deseret News | Business


The middle class has had a rough couple of years

According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.

March 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

It's interesting living with a high school junior.

March 23, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Renee Johnson retirement reception

A retirement reception honoring Renee Johnson, who is retiring from Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency after many years of service, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Patricks Parish Center, 4100 Broadway. The public is invited to attend.

March 22, 2015 | | Business


Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.

March 22, 2015 | Chuck Green Deseret News | Business


​Augustine joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Joe Augustine has joined the company as a Substation Technician Apprentice II-1st 6 months in Great Bend.

March 21, 2015 | | Business


In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.

March 20, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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