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Consumer Corner: Students – watch out for these scams as you head back to school

Often in this column, we highlight scams targeting senior citizens. While scam artists definitely still target senior citizens, there are other groups that scammers have their sights on. There are also a host of scams aimed at college students and graduates.

August 06, 2016 | Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt | Business


GBP digital technology opens up many new labeling options

Two new machines at Golden Belt Printing II are allowing the staff to offer a brand new service to their customers.

August 05, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Cotton Candy Day

Edna Ruble, left, and Marion Corke enjoy the recent Cotton Candy Day celebration at Cherry Village Benevolence, 1401 Cherry Lane. Waters True Value provided a generous discount on its cotton candy machine rental to help Cherry Village provide the fun activity to its residents, Administrator Pam Lewis said.

August 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Don Herter joins Sunflower Electric

Sunflower Electric Power Commission announced that Don Herter has joined the company as a Transmission Technician I in Great Bend. He joined the company on Aug. 1. Herter will assist with a variety of projects and perform substation construction planning and review, line design review, surveying, and drafting.

August 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Sunflower individuals react to proposed state budget cuts

When a person in Sunflower Diversified Services' residential program learned she may have to give up her independence, she took a piece of paper and scribbled with a vengeance.

August 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Rosewood Bargain Barn opens in downtown Great Bend

Rosewood Bargain Barn will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. at 1215 Main Street. Rosewood Bargain Barn will offer great deals on an ever-changing variety of products, ranging from high quality used home improvement and furnishing items, to new and overstocked merchandise from businesses, said Tammy Hammond, executive director and founder of Rosewood Services.

August 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


5 tips for a successful job interview

Ah, job interviews. All the awkwardness that comes from introducing yourself to a stranger and trying to get them to like you, while knowing your very livelihood is on the line if you don’t make a good first impression.

August 02, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


How your upcoming road trip may become more affordable

The price of gas is steadily falling to around or even below $2 a gallon, just in time for late summer road trips, according to various news sources.

August 02, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


4 ways to get the most out of your clothing

Clothes — we all need them, but frequently, it’s a matter of wanting them. And either way, they often don’t come cheap.

August 02, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


5 things to do when quitting your job

Reasons why you want to quit your job may vary — maybe you have a better-paying job lined up, maybe you want to stay home and take care of your kids, or maybe you finally just had it and want to run away and join the circus.

August 01, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Sunflower Financial and Strategic Growth Bancorp announce merger of equals

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Texas-based Strategic Growth Bancorp, Incorporated ("SGB") today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge. The transaction will involve a merger of the holding companies and a merger of their respective banking entities, Sunflower Bank NA, First National Bank of Santa Fe, and Capital Bank, SSB, as well as Guardian Mortgage Company, Inc.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Hoisington Rodeway Inn & Suites wins Hotel of the Year Award

Hoisington Rodeway Inn & Suites was awarded the prestigious Hotel of the Year Award by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies. The property was recognized for its superior customer service and operational excellence. Co-Owner and Managing Member Phil Griffin received the award on behalf of the hotel's owners and staff at the Choice Hotels 62nd Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


It may be too hot to work outside by 2030, research predicts

By 2030, we may have a new reason to call in sick to work — research suggests that by then it will be too hot to work in parts of the world, particularly for those whose jobs consistently expose them to the heat.

July 28, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Great Bend chosen for one of nine locations to host KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair

KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair is scheduled from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, at nine locations across the state allowing employers to choose the most convenient site. Space is limited at each location so visit KANSASWORKS.com to register online. Locations include Concordia, Emporia, Great Bend, Junction City, Mulvane, Overland Park, Park City, Pittsburg and Topeka.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Why workers aren't taking vacation time, and why they should

Employees aren’t taking their vacation, according to recent polls and studies. And that impacts not just an employee’s health, but the country’s economic wellness.

July 26, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


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What Delta's tech troubles tell us about reliability of airline IT systems

The massive outage that recently forced Delta to cancel hundreds of flights was proof of how exposed airlines' aging technological systems are to disruptions and ...

August 27, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


MWWC recognizes Alliance employees

The Missouri Water and Wastewater Conference recognized several Alliance Water Resources employees at their annual state conference in early August. Evan Romo, Michael Shi, and ...

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


HaysMed Catheterization Lab celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

HaysMed recently celebrated 20 years of Cardiac Catheterizations in Western Kansas.

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


KDOT announces approved August bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Aug. 17 in Topeka ...

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


MPIRE Properties opens new Great Bend office

MPIRE Properties (www.mpireproperties.com) announces the grand opening of its new office at 1015 McKinley St. in Great Bend. The newly renovated office has ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


MPIRE Properties opens new office location in Great Bend

MPIRE Properties announces the grand opening of their new office located at 1015 McKinley Street in Great Bend. The newly renovated office has undergone a ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Millennials avoid credit cards and their accompanying debt

Millennials are not as interested in using a credit card as older generations, and it’s a trend that could have a lasting impact on ...

August 23, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Why viewers choose video-streaming and how to make that decision yourself

Like thousands of other consumers, Matthew Blevins cut the cable four years ago and took the plunge into streaming his television entertainment.

August 23, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


What still needs to be done for true workforce diversity and equality

Apple recently joined other tech giants in announcing it pays employees the same amount for similar jobs and performances, regardless of gender or race, and ...

August 22, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Immigration truths and myths during the election season

Despite the heightened political rhetoric on the topic, higher rates of immigration are not tied to higher unemployment rates, according to an immigration policy analyst.

August 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


How changing your workspace can mean greater productivity

How much do your surroundings impact your ability to work? Lots of factors, including your office lighting, could be holding your productivity back.

August 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Kansas CPA firm named in INSIDE Public Accounting’s Annual Nation’s Top 200 Accounting Firms

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) announces for a second year in a row that the firm made INSIDE Public Accounting's (IPA) annual ranking ...

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Thompson joins Waddell & Reed

Waddell & Reed announces that Richard Thompson has joined the firm as a Financial Advisor in the Great Bend area. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed Thompson ...

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


IRS warns of Back-to-School Scams; encourages students, parents, schools to stay alert

The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such ...

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


How to employ the secrets of Olympic success in everyday life

Who doesn’t admire an Olympic athlete with their feats of strength and agility gained from determination and hard work and wish they could imitate ...

August 19, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


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