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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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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


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


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