Marc Flood, Sr. V.P. Sales & Business Development and Kevin Herlihy, National Accounts Manager, representing Travel Insured International, recently traveled from the company's home office in East Hartford, Connecticut to Great Bend to meet personally with the principals of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, to review and learn more about the local travel company's nationally recognized and award – winning travel promotion programs and unique internal office operations, and to designate Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations as an official representative of Travel Insured International.
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces that Shawna R. Robl has obtained her Kansas license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is a native of Barton County and is the daughter of Craig and Paula Robl and Larry and Waynette Stroda and the granddaughter of Roy and Rosemary Robl.
Central Plains Computer Service recently hired Networking Specialist Terry Crouch, from Los Angeles, Calif. Prior to working at CPCS, Crouch worked in the Information Technology profession for 22 years at IT companies in the Los Angeles, Calif. and Fresno, Calif. areas specializing in IT consulting and problem solving for both local and wide area computer networks. He holds certifications in Microsoft and Juniper.
Wendy Hughes of Ellinwood accepts a laptop computer from Candice Moeder with CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions following the conclusion of Job Fest on Thursday, May 1. The eighth annual Job Fest event attracted over 150 job seekers to the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend to network with the 27 exhibitors from a seven-county area in central Kansas.
Eric Schoendaler, Loan Officer, for First Kansas Bank in Hoisington, graduated from the 2014 School of Banking Fundamentals in Topeka. The School of Banking Fundamentals is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations.
With a key May 15 filing deadline facing many tax-exempt organizations, the Internal Revenue Service today cautioned these groups not to include Social Security numbers (SSNs) or other unneeded personal information on their Form 990, and consider taking advantage of the speed and convenience of electronic filing.
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 3 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
Great Bend Regional Hospital is developing a volunteer program to further enhance the focus on their patients. GBRH is seeking volunteers to help in various departments throughout the hospital. They will provide a variety of services that support the medical and non-medical needs for the patients and their families. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in escorting patients, serve as host in our family waiting rooms, provide a helping hand in the cafeteria, and offer a calming conversation or a warm smile.
Euphoria Dance Center of Great Bend has committed to a full schedule of dance competitions this season. On April 12 and 13, dancers attended the Edge competition in Wichita for the first time, and came home with plenty of gold.
Great Bend Regional Hospital is developing a volunteer program to further enhance the focus on its patients. GBRH is seeking volunteers to help in various departments throughout the hospital. They will provide a variety of services that support the medical and non-medical needs of the patients and their families.
Maribeth Shafer from the Central Kansas Library System in Great Bend was selected to attend the prestigious Mountain Plains Library Association's Leadership Institute. The week-long Institute was held at Estes Park, Colo., in April and Shafer was one of 30 participants selected to participate.
With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters portray their women heroes.
Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.
Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.
The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.
BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.
Debbie Wise has announced her retirement from First Kansas Bank. She is currently Assistant Vice President and Security Officer for the Bank. Paul Snapp commented, "Since joining First Kansas Bank, Debbie has brought her knowledge of the community and friendly attitude to our customers. Our bank team and customers will miss her infectious enthusiasm."
Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.
In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.
Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.