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Nikki Rainey is new Care Manager for ElderCare

Nikki Rainey has been named Care Manager for ElderCare, Inc. The announcement was made by Robin Fabricius, Chair of the Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency.

June 15, 2014 | | Business

Cornerstone Interiors welcomes a new member to its staff

Interior designer, Isabel Delgadillo, now forms part of Cornerstone's talented staff. Isabel is the daughter of Martin and Florinda Delgadillo of Macksville. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Isabel's duties at Cornerstone Interiors include architectural drafting, space-planning, interior design, and drapery consulting.

June 15, 2014 | | Business

Don’t let summer travels become summer travails

If only scammers took summers off. Since they don't, your Better Business Bureau has rounded up some summertime tips to help you and your family avoid some of the seasonal "tourist traps" that scammers hope you'll fall into during this vacation season.

June 11, 2014 | | Business

Waters True Value Coin Contest winners

June 08, 2014 | | Business

Kansas Doors welcomes new Sales Manager

Kansas Doors, Inc. is pleased to welcome Justin Mawhirter as their new Sales Manager. The locally-owned company has storefronts in Great Bend and Dodge City, with their main office at 5223 10th Street in Great Bend.

June 08, 2014 | | Business

Union Pacific Foundation awards grant to Saint Francis Community Services for foster family recruitm

The Union Pacific Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) to help support the recruitment of foster and adoptive homes throughout the 75 Kansas counties SFCS serves.

June 08, 2014 | | Business

Miller Milling Plant Manager elected IAOM President

Damon Sidles, plant manager at Miller Milling Company, in Fresno, Calif., became the 110th president of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) at the Association's 118th annual conference and expo on May 22, in Omaha, Neb. After reflecting on the significant changes in the milling industry in recent months and his excitement about the resulting potential for the industry, Sidles announced the theme for his presidency: "Building and Sustaining our Organization."

June 08, 2014 | | Business

Barton business students participate in Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

"Inspire, Inform and Involve." That is the mantra for the "Kansas Ice House Entrepreneurship Program," which is designed to give business-minded individuals the tools to become more efficient and successful in business ventures or their careers. Four Barton business students were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in this eight-week intensive to strengthen and hone their entrepreneurial minds. The Great Bend and Hoisington Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development paid the entry fee for each student. Both Chambers created a partnership with NetWork Kansas and the Kaufman Foundation to bring the program to Great Bend and Hoisington.

June 03, 2014 | | Business

Local agent visits Federal Lawmakers

Rhonda Knudson joined hundreds of other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C., May 20-21 to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors' Congressional Conference.

June 01, 2014 | | Business

Central National Bank announces new Lending Services Office for Great Bend

Central National Bank announces Chad Steffan as the President and Commercial/Ag Lender for the new Great Bend Lending Services Office commencing operations this month. He joins Central National Bank with nearly 20 years of banking experience and has been in commercial and agricultural lending since the late 1990s. Steffan has a passion for promoting and assisting local businesses and agricultural producers.

June 01, 2014 | | Business

Southwind Drilling promotions

Southwind Drilling, Inc. of Ellinwood has promoted Jill Wahlmeier to Vice President/Operations. Jill oversees daily drilling information and statistics, contracts, and assists with marketing. Todd Morgenstern, President/CEO commented, "Jill's organizational skills and forward thinking have allowed us to become much more efficient in our operations. She is very professional and has become a valued member of our management team and is very deserving of this promotion." Jill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Fort Hays State University.

May 28, 2014 | | Business

Nicholson installed as KFDA President-elect

Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as President-elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the KFDA Convention held May 5-7, at the Wichita Marriott.

May 25, 2014 | | Business

Walmart celebrates more than 40,000 veterans hires; more than 650 in Kansas

TOPEKA – During the first year of Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment it hired more than 42,000 veterans; of those, more than 650 were hired in Kansas. The commitment, launched last Memorial Day, guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty. Walmart projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans in five years.

May 23, 2014 | | Business

ILS to purchase Mid-America Feeders

Innovative Livestock Services Inc. (ILS) announced Wednesday that a contract has been signed to purchase the assets and properties of Mid-America Feeders LLC, located northwest of Great Bend. With this acquisition ILS will acquire 100 percent control of this feed yard.

May 23, 2014 | | Business

Residents move into Almost Home; day-care, respite services popular too

Toni Ely of Great Bend acknowledged that she battled strong feelings of guilt when it was time to find a new home for her mother. But thanks to the recent opening of a new non-profit venture in town, Ely has found relief from those feelings.

May 22, 2014 | | Business

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Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduates 34

The Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduated its fourteenth class of 34 students on Sept. 10 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

First annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a Success

The first annual Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for ...

October 04, 2015 | | Business

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

September 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business

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