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Please Go Away™ Vacations provides new free travel service

People are traveling to foreign destinations in truly amazing numbers. Particularly in Europe, this unprecedented demand is being driven by a very strong dollar against the Euro that is reducing the costs of travel. The response of many quality international travel operators has been the reducing of their prices, combining the many benefits of early reservations by also providing truly excellent early reservation savings.

October 18, 2015 | | Business

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball welcomes new senior staff accountant

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. announces Megan P. Niedens (Kirmer), CPA as a new senior staff accountant to its professional team

October 18, 2015 | | Business

Nex-Tech Wireless celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Over the past ten years Nex-Tech Wireless has worked diligently to bring superior wireless service to Central and Western Kansas, while providing customers with a wireless experience that is truly "Something Different".

October 18, 2015 | | Business

Two local banks among top in state

Two banks with roots and/or a presence in Great Bend have been ranked in the top five mid-sized banks by the Kansas City Business Journal.

October 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Business

Exchange Traded Funds: What to know before making ETFs part of your portfolio

Exchange traded funds have been around more than two decades, but they have remained largely unknown to many investors.

October 14, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business

3 reasons you should crowdfund your business

Canadian-born Joanna Griffiths knew she had a good idea. As the founder of Knix Wear, a unique underwear line that creates a drier and more comfortable fit for active women, she knew there was a market for her product — and that the process of acquiring funding would be challenging. But as her marketing campaign hit social media and other public outlets through Indiegogo, 518 people investing a total of $60,450 helped her launch her clothing line.

October 12, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook Deseret News | Business

Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. (ILS) announces the acquisition of Ag Systems, Inc.

Today, Lee Borck, President & Chairman of ILS announced, "Ag Systems, Inc. of Larned became a wholly owned subsidiary of ILS effective Oct. 1st. We are delighted that Don and Kent Schoonover have agreed to stay a part of this company as business partners and as shareholders of ILS. Barry Vratil has returned to Larned to manage the day-to-day operations and will report to Jerry Kuckelman, Chief Operating Officer of ILS. Our goal is to make this transition seamless for all current Ag Systems customers by continuing to provide the same high quality service and products they have received in the ...

October 11, 2015 | | Business

AT&T commits to bringing broadband to 35,000 rural homes and businesses in Kansas

Reflecting the company's long-standing commitment to deploying high-speed Internet access in urban and rural areas across Kansas, AT&T has committed to extend broadband to more than 35,000 rural homes and businesses in Kansas over the next six years.

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Kansas Optometric Association Conference

More than 250 optometrists and 150 optometric assistants attended the 2015 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive 15 hours of continuing education toward the 24 hours required for re-licensure. Among those attending were Drs. Mark Judd, Russell McCaulley, Nicole Miller, and Chad Premer of Great Bend.

October 11, 2015 | | Business

The CHOICE is clear for new dealer who joins NuTech Seed® to offer customers the Power to OutPerform

Farmers in the Barton County area will now have more choices when it comes to fulfilling their corn, soybean, alfalfa, sorghum, and sunflower seed needs. Local dealer, Great Bend Coop has partnered with NuTech Seed, LLC to offer the industry-leading seed brand to local farm operations.

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Hospital Auxiliary hosts annual fall luncheon

The Ellinwood District Hospital Auxiliary is hosting their annual fall luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 .pm. on Oct. 27, at St. Joseph Parish Center. The cost is $8 per plate, and carry-out service is available. Opportunities to win great prizes donated from generous individuals and businesses from around the community will be available at the luncheon.

October 11, 2015 | | Business

Foundation raises over 50K for Clara Barton expansion

Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's 22nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, dinner, and auction had record net proceeds this year totaling $50,965. Proceeds from this event will benefit the newly expanded Therapy Services and in-house laundry facility which celebrated its grand opening in November of 2014. The Hospital Foundation is in year two of the five year Complete the Dream…Continue the Vision capital campaign had has raised 1.268 million of the 1.4 million dollar goal. Pictured are Michelle Moshier Foundation Executive Director, Bryan Stacey Foundation Board President, and Jim Blackwell Clara Barton Hospital CEO.

October 09, 2015 | | Business

St. Rose Health Center now offering cardiac rehab program

Anyone who has suffered from a heart-related event or illness may now seek follow-up care at St. Rose Health Center. Its new Cardiac Rehabilitation program started early this month.

October 08, 2015 | | Business

Is the shift to all-day breakfast a good business move for McDonald's?

McDonald's now offers all-day breakfast at its U.S. locations, thrilling Egg McMuffin lovers across the country. However, business analysts are giving the menu adjustment mixed reviews, noting that the popular change could actually hurt the restaurant's bottom line.

October 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business

OPI Larned recognized for 25 years of customer service

Larned area residents and Office Products Inc. (OPI) employees demonstrated their mutual appreciation for one another recently at two local chamber of commerce events.

October 07, 2015 | | Business

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Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Fall Grant recipients

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $14,058. The foundation supports programs or projects that ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Make your holiday shopping and charitable giving safe and successful with these tips from BBB

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and some retailers have already announced several of their deals. Though more and more stores are opening their doors to shoppers ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition

Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition of Joe Cotton of Hoisington to their sales staff. Joe was born and raised in Hoisington where he ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System names Ken Johnson as President and CEO

Ken Johnson has been named president and chief executive officer of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, effective immediately.

November 29, 2015 | | Business

​Great Bend Regional Hospital to host lab fair

As a service to the Great Bend area residents, Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide a community lab fair from 6-7:30 a.m. on ...

November 27, 2015 | | Business

Chili for the Soul

Sunflower Diversified Services recently presented two checks totaling $387 to local charities. The checks represent the proceeds from Sunflower's Annual Chili Cook-off.

November 27, 2015 | | Business

2B Organized announces new franchise in Great Bend

2B Organized, a professional organizing firm, announced the launch of a new franchise to serve Great Bend and surrounding areas. Services include residential and commercial ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announces the hiring of Cory Galindo at their Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th Street in Great Bend. Cory ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Nex-Tech announces new location in Great Bend

Nex-Tech relocated its store location to 3700 10th Street in Great Bend on Nov. 1. Nex-Tech customers will enjoy easier access in and out of ...

November 25, 2015 | | Business

Galindo joins Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank announced the hiring of Cory Galindo at its Great Bend Loan Production Office located at 2700 10th St.

November 24, 2015 | | Business

St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone who is on the search for stocking stuffers and other gifts may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St ...

November 24, 2015 | | Business

Millennials expected to splurge on themselves this Christmas

Millennials are expected to account for most of the anticipated growth in Christmas spending this year, with 47 percent saying they’ll spend more than ...

November 24, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | Business

Gentiva Hospice an affiliate of Kindred at Home celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

Gentiva Hospice – part of Kindred at Home, the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services – joins in celebrating National Home Care and ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

Thanks and Sharing in November

The first wave of Mary Kay Chemo Care packages were delivered to the staff at the Great Bend Heartland Cancer Center this week by Mary ...

November 22, 2015 | | Business

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