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Customer service: how to improve it from both sides

Customer service in today's marketplace is very much a two-sided coin: There's the business side and the consumer side. This week your Better Business Bureau has tips on how to make customer service a win-win transaction for both parties.

October 04, 2015 | | Business


4 signs you need to quit your job to advance your career

The idea of voluntarily leaving your job for any reason can be a gut-wrenching prospect. Perhaps you know folks who lost their jobs during the Great Recession, or perhaps you simply don’t want to deal with the fear of the unknown. Indeed, making the decision to quit your job – the place where you spend most of your waking day – is not a decision anyone should make lightly.

October 03, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


First Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a success

The first Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for the zoo, was hosted by Nex-Tech and participating sponsors and was a fundraiser for the Great Bend Zoological Society. From 6-9 p.m., adults enjoyed an evening stroll through the zoo, sampling a variety of wines from Rosewood Winery and food from around the world, all while enjoying music from Little Big Band and the company of the zoo's wild animal residents. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on silent auction prizes, donated by ...

October 02, 2015 | | Business


Gratuity, please: The do's and don't's of tipping

When the check comes for the meal you ate, think twice about that tip you may or may not want to leave to recognize the service you did, or didn't, receive.

October 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


The credit dilemma for millennials and the best ways to solve it

There’s a Catch-22 in the millennial credit world. Fewer millennials are applying for credit cards when compared with prior generations, but staying debt-free for too long can make it difficult to borrow in the future.

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Tax-filing extension expires Oct. 15 for millions of taxpayers; check eligibility for overlooked tax

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15, to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and then file their returns electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system.

September 30, 2015 | | Business


New dentist

Dr. David Hart and his staff announce that Dr. Nathan Jergensen, DMD has joined his dental practice at 1821 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Dr. Hart took the practice over from Dr. Rob Wilson in 2006. After 9 years of service to the residents of Great Bend, the practice became so large that Dr. Hart could no longer handle it alone. With Dr. Jergensen joining the practice they are now able to offer quicker scheduling for appointments, additional procedures, and are able to accept new patients again, including those with insurance and KanCare.

September 27, 2015 | | Business


Esfeld earns Gold Dealership from Acorn

Acorn Stairlifts has awarded Mike Esfeld, local Acorn Stairlift dealer, their Gold Dealer Award.

September 27, 2015 | | Business


Ibarra joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Roxanne Ibarra at their Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Roxanne will hold the title of Deposit Operations and will use her banking experience to enhance the deposit operations area of the bank. Roxanne will primarily focus on bank operations, Data Processing, product development and customer service.

September 27, 2015 | | Business


HaysMed specialists move into St. Rose Health Center

Hays Medical Center specialists serving central Kansans have moved into their new home–away-from-home at St. Rose Health Center. The HaysMed Specialty Clinic at St. Rose, which opens Monday, is located on the newly remodeled second floor.

September 25, 2015 | | Business


Juergensen helps OPI technology customers meet needs

The new technology sales and service representative at Office Products Inc. (OPI) is available to help home-computer owners through the maze of getting the machine they need.

September 25, 2015 | | Business


Landmark hosts Dog for a Dog event

Landmark National Bank is partnering with the Golden Belt Humane Society to raise funds and awareness with its third annual Dog for a Dog event. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Landmark's 1623 Main Street location.

September 23, 2015 | | Business


What do financially savvy people do with their spare change?

It's easy to lose track of spare change, as National Building Museum volunteers in Washington, D.C., learned this week. While cleaning up an exhibit that included an adult-friendly ball pit, they collected $433.24 in lost coins, The Washington Post reported.

September 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Advanced Therapy celebrates October with Second Annual Community Food Drive

Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its second annual community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31.

September 20, 2015 | | Business


Exemplary trustees recognized at KHA Convention

It is with pleasure that the Kansas Hospital Association recognized hospital trustees who provide an exemplary contribution through their leadership and governance. Hospitals across the state nominated individuals for the Trustee of the Year Award because they routinely went above and beyond the call of duty. Six trustees from across Kansas were chosen as 2015 Trustees of the Year.

September 20, 2015 | | Business


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 26, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Do you go into work sick? You're not alone

Are workers taking the sick days they need? Recent studies suggest not, and it's not good for anyone.

July 25, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Straub International to close Marion location

Straub International leadership recently announced the impending consolidation of its Marion location into the agricultural equipment dealer's remaining locations.

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Schepmann named EKCC executive director

By Mark McCoy, Ellsworth County I-R

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Area woman now serves 4-H youth in Ellsworth, Russell counties

By Mark McCoy, Ellsworth County I-R

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Great Bend man wins access to suite at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Royals Second-Chance Drawing

Eight Kansas Lottery players have each won access to a Kansas City Royals suite during a 2016 home game at Kauffman Stadium. The eight grand ...

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


OPI’s Schmidt receives special Canon copier training

Scottie Schmidt has taken the opportunity to fine-tune his knowledge about a popular item at Office Products Inc. (OPI) to better serve his customers.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Where are all the millennial entrepreneurs?

While millennials may have the most entrepreneurial mindset of all generations, and certainly believe themselves to be entrepreneurial, it’s a belief that isn’t ...

July 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


How necessary is college for getting a job? Very!

It’s no secret how college-driven the job economy has become, but just how much may surprise you.

July 19, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Four ways Pokemon Go can impact the business world

Pokemon Go has caught on insanely well with consumers, as thousands of people roam their communities glued to their phones more than usual looking for ...

July 19, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Prime Day sends strong signal on strength and potential of e-commerce

This year’s Amazon Prime Day smashed its single-day sales record from a year ago, sending the clear message that online shopping is tracking to ...

July 19, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Do you eat lunch at your desk? Better question, should you?

About 62 percent of workers say they eat lunch at their desks, according to The New York Times earlier this year.

July 18, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Hostess snacks to be under new ownership; company goes public

That maker of cream-filled snack foods, Hostess Brands, will soon not only be under new corporate ownership, but its shares will be up for grabs ...

July 18, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


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