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Dashing through the snow jobs of scammers

Among holiday traditions for your Better Business Bureau is the listing of the year's 12 most frequently reported scams. Most of them have been around for a long time and there's no reason to believe that their perpetrators are going to stop anytime soon. So we continue down the frosty lane of rip-offs, with 3 more of our 12 scams of Christmas.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


New staff at ElderCare, Inc. starting January 2015

Robin Fabricius, Chair of the ElderCare Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency, has announced new staff. Gaila A. Nielsen will be the Executive Director for ElderCare, Inc. Nielsen will direct the Home Care and Nutrition divisions of the agency. Nielsen was with Legend Senior Living in Topeka and Lawrence as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Ellinwood School District and Alterra Healthcare in Great Bend.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


Generosity of Van Wyk, Inc. employees exceeds all expectations

It is customary during the Christmas season to give generously and to support local charities. A group of employees at Van Wyk, Inc. proposed to take up a collection from their co-workers to do just that. Worthy causes were selected in each of the states where the company has terminals. Dave Van Wyk, President of Van Wyk, Inc., agreed to match dollar for dollar what was raised by employees up to a total of $2,000.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend Board of Realtors donation project

Realtor members giving back to their communities and participating in local events has been an ongoing effort for the Great Bend Board of Realtors for many years. They have given both individually and as an association. Some of the organization that have benefitted from such giving are: KANS for Kids, Special Olympics, Family Crisis and Kansas Honor Flights to name a few. The quarterly giving project has selected the second quarterly recipient as The Humane Society. The local Humane Society received $1,000 to help with their ongoing mission. As the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization ...

December 14, 2014 | | Business


KDOT announces approved November bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Nov. 19 in Topeka.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


Chamber recognizes outgoing Young Professional volunteers

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development recently recognized the efforts of five individuals who will finish their service to the Barton County Young Professionals Steering Committee at the end of 2014.

December 12, 2014 | | Business


St. Rose Foundation assets transferred to Golden Belt Community Foundation

All assets of one local non-profit entity are currently being transferred to another to ensure donors' contributions will be used for their intended purposes.

December 12, 2014 | | Business


It Can be Catching: Community Vitality Boost Coming to NW Kansas

Northwest Kansas communities are gaining a new resource whose focus will be on training and supporting people as they work for the common good in those communities. And when good is happening, it can be catching.

December 10, 2014 | | Business


Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball Principal elected State Chair of the Kansas Society of CPAs

The Kansas Society of CPAs held its annual meeting on Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Michelle Schneider, Great Bend, was elected 2014-15 Chair of the 2,700-member Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA) at the Annual Meeting.

December 10, 2014 | | Business


Landmark hosts Holiday Food Drive

Landmark National Bank is collecting donations of non-perishable food items to help benefit the Barton County Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at either of Landmark's Great Bend locations, at 1623 Main Street or 5200 Broadway.

December 07, 2014 | | Business


Dress Down the Town jeans winner named

The winner of the United Way of Central Kansas's Dress Down the Town jeans from the Buckle is from Great Bend High School, her name is Rosalinda Lovera. The drawing took place Wednesday evening at the store in Great Bend.

December 07, 2014 | | Business


Schooler joins Creative Touch

December 03, 2014 | | Business


Danceography dance recital

Danceography will hold their first recital since opening on Sept. 2. "Our First Christmas" recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $5. Dancers will be from Great Bend, Hoisington, Claflin, Ellinwood, Lyons, St. John and surrounding areas, instructed by Miss Laura Klima.

December 03, 2014 | | Business


Farmers Bank celebrates with retirees in Albert

Farmers Bank & Trust congratulates Mel Holopirek, Donald Hanhardt and Ingrid Bird as they retire on Dec. 31st.

November 30, 2014 | | Business


Eagle Communications changes

As an employee owned company, Eagle Communications is always looking for that next generation of company leaders...particularly with the growth of digital technology and social media. Great Bend Station Manager, Rick Nulton, has announced that Matt Althouse, also known to radio listeners as Matt McBain, is stepping up and taking on new challenges and opportunities. According to Nulton, "Matt has been our go-to guy in the areas of Information Technology. Like many other businesses, radio stations are increasingly dependant on computers and new technology developments to operate more efficiently and to offer more products. Matt was instrumental in setting ...

November 30, 2014 | | Business


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Assisted-living suites project almost complete at Cherry Village

Doris Ramsey's routine at Cherry Village Benevolence illustrates the many options available in her newly remodeled suite.

June 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Why people love or loathe the Tesla/SolarCity deal

Tesla Motors Inc. announced recently on its website its plan to acquire residential solar energy installer SolarCity as part of an effort to make the ...

June 30, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


The actual and predicted financial fallout of Brexit for America

So, it’s happened. Britain’s citizens have voted to leave the European Union in the so-called Brexit, with BBC reporting that about 52 percent ...

June 28, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


What to expect from Costco switch from American Express to Visa

Costco has switched from 16 years of only accepting American Express credit cards to now only accepting Visa-branded credit cards — any Visa card, not just ...

June 26, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Dianne Morse named to Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society

Dianne Morse, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only ...

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


BBB warns: Watch out for ticket fakery

This is the heart of the summer festival/concert season. Ticket prices are soaring these days, and anything that commands a high price is going ...

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Kylie Moritz new SLP at Sunflower’s Early Education Center

Kylie Moritz is combining her passion for helping others and her speech/language skills to serve children and families in her new position at Sunflower ...

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Kristin Steele new St. Rose health coach

Heart and stroke patients can rely on a new resource at St. Rose Health Center that is designed to prevent further problems and provide a ...

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


How the Brexit could affect U.S. businesses and consumers

As United Kingdom voters Thursday choose if their country stays or leaves the European Union, their decision will be felt across the ocean by businesses ...

June 23, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Why LinkedIn is worth $26.2 billion and how to make it work for you

When Microsoft announced last week that it would purchase LinkedIn for more than $26 billion, some observers were confused.

June 22, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Intake Studios’ Balderston named Wichita marketer of the year

Heath Balderston has been named the American Marketing Association Wichita chapter marketer of the year.

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Dr. Stang passes Geriatric Psychiatry Maintenance of Certification examination

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., (ABPN) announces an ABPN diplomate in Geriatric Psychiatry. Patrick William Stang, M.D. successfully passed the Geriatric ...

June 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


The financial and emotional rewards of downsizing

Not very long ago, living with less implied money problems or a lack of professional success.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


How to choose between setting aside savings or paying down debt

The question might be the financial equivalent to “heat versus humidity:”

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Glenna Achatz named to Coldwell Banker® International President’s Elite

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 ...

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


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