Thompson Gymnastics will be hosting their annual meet, "Flippin Fiesta", on April 6th and 7th at the Great Bend High School gym. There will be more than 350 girls from around the state ranging in ages 5 to high school competing in multiple levels of talent. There will be four sessions on Saturday and three sessions on Sunday. Thompson Gymnastics have girls competing in Levels 2-4. First sessions start at 8 a.m.; second session starts around 11:30 a.m.; third session at approximately 2:30 p.m.; and the fourth session starts around 5:30 p.m.
The trauma center at Great Bend Regional Hospital has been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Gary Albright, President and CEO, Steve Burhenn, Exec. VP & CRO, and Willy Allen, Exec. VP, announce the promotion of Brett Foster from Manager in Great Bend to Vice President in Corporation Operations and Calvin Marsh from Assistant Manager to Manager of Becker Tire
Kari Wirth is being promoted to Assistant Vice President and Operations Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Kari has the work experience and educational background to lead the operations of our Bank. She will continue to strengthen our bank's commitment to operate in a safe and sound manner while providing personalized service to our customers. We are excited to have Kari leading this important area of First Kansas Bank."
The Sears Hometown Store of Great Bend has been named a 2013 Sears Hometown Premier Store. This award recognizes Sears Hometown Stores across the country that consistently offers the highest levels of customer service, outstanding store performance and standards. At the end of last year, the Great Bend store was one of only 293 locations throughout the U.S. to receive this national recognition.
Ellsworth County Emergency Management and the Russell 911 Communications Advisory Board announces the 2013 Emergency Worker/Volunteer of the Year presented during the NWS Spotter Meeting. In past years, the Emergency Worker/Volunteer of the Year award was given to a deserving individual. This year was no different with three nominations for Emergency Worker/Volunteer of the year. The 911 Advisory Board decided on one award.
Jenny Conn has been named as the new Executive Director for the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce. She will officially begin her duties on April 1.
After 30 years as a new and used sale representative with Dove Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Rick Bussman has announced his retirement. Rob Dove, president of the dealership, invites the public to Bussman's retirement open house this Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the dealership, 4217 10th St.
Diane Sauber, CMFC, Financial Advisor, has been to Waddell & Reed's Advisor Medalist Program. recognizing the company's top 250 financial advisors. The recognition awards are presented annually and are based on an analysis of investment, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor. Serving clients throughout the Great Bend area. Sauber earns a distinction that carries significant meaning.
Mollie Hale Carter, President & CEO of Sunflower Bank, a regional community bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Haines, Jr. of Lawrence to the bank's board of directors.
At a Chamber Coffee hosted by Star of Hope, Barry Borror, President & CEO, challenged the chamber members to sponsor a child for the year. Dr. Catherine Strecker, Educational Strategies, accepted the challenge.
Great Bend Regional Hospital has appointed Robert Bilak to Chief Human Resources Officer. In his new role, Bilak is responsible for the hospital's human resources strategies, programs and performance for over 300 employees.
Jennifer McGlynn has recently been promoted to a managerial position at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. McGlynn started her career with CPI in April, 1999 as a Plan Administrator Trainee in the Plan Administrative Services (PAS) Department. In May, 2000, she was promoted to Plan Administrator. In October, 2003, she was promoted to Senior Administrator, and in February, 2006, she was promoted to Consulting Senior. In February, 2013, she was promoted to Manager.
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 2 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide
Euphoria Dance Company's competition dance team attended the Edge Dance Competition held April 11 – 12 at the Century II Performing Arts Center in Wichita.
There's another gender gap in America that a lot less people are talking about. Researchers call it "the charity gap."
"Will Hillary Clinton fight hard enough for the middle class?" economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich asked earlier this month in the Christian Science Monitor. Reich served under former President Bill Clinton.
In 2001, journalist and researcher Douglas Rushkoff decided to dive deep into the heart of how marketers target teens. The result was a Frontline PBS special titled “The Merchants of Cool.”
Superior Essex of Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Joe Axman, Master Mechanic, was named the first quarter 2015 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
Brian Dab and Amanda Rivera are only two years apart in their respective college graduations.
Saving money might be harder than you think.
Friday, Sunflower Bank presented a check for $212.45 to the Ellinwood Healthcare Foundation. The funds, contributed by health care professionals and employees in the health care industry, were generated every time an enrolled participant swiped their Sunflower Bank Visa debit card. It's part of a program called the Sunflower Bank Healthcare Professional Program.
Abbey Finch was raised in an upper middle class home, attended expensive private schools and, as she put it, “Basically wanted for nothing and got every opportunity handed to us.”
Roughly 17 percent of workers have “unstable” work schedules that can drastically change from week to week, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute released this month, a trend that is hurting families and contributing to the cycle of poverty.
Colonel Mark Bruce, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol has announced that Interim Assistant Superintendent Randy Moon has been promoted to lieutenant colonel, and has begun permanently serving as the assistant superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, the position he has held in an interim capacity since February. Moon has served with the agency for 29 years, and has 31 years of law enforcement service to the citizens of Kansas.
Each year the Ford Motor Company Employee Excellence Award is presented to Ford Dealership staff who consistently go above and beyond. Honorees are recognized for delivering outstanding customer satisfaction and sales, exemplifying what it meats to go further. Kansas honorees are Robert Carpino, Jesse Elkins, Jeffrey Lassman, Desa Marmie, Michael Schreifels, and Derek Wayne.
Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 10.
Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.
The Great Bend Tribune news and advertising departments took home 23 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence this year. The awards were presented Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City during the KPA Annual Convention.