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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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Straub International to close Marion location

Straub International leadership recently announced the impending consolidation of its Marion location into the agricultural equipment dealer's remaining locations.

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Schepmann named EKCC executive director

By Mark McCoy, Ellsworth County I-R

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Area woman now serves 4-H youth in Ellsworth, Russell counties

By Mark McCoy, Ellsworth County I-R

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Great Bend man wins access to suite at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Royals Second-Chance Drawing

Eight Kansas Lottery players have each won access to a Kansas City Royals suite during a 2016 home game at Kauffman Stadium. The eight grand ...

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


OPI’s Schmidt receives special Canon copier training

Scottie Schmidt has taken the opportunity to fine-tune his knowledge about a popular item at Office Products Inc. (OPI) to better serve his customers.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Where are all the millennial entrepreneurs?

While millennials may have the most entrepreneurial mindset of all generations, and certainly believe themselves to be entrepreneurial, it’s a belief that isn’t ...

July 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


How necessary is college for getting a job? Very!

It’s no secret how college-driven the job economy has become, but just how much may surprise you.

July 19, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Four ways Pokemon Go can impact the business world

Pokemon Go has caught on insanely well with consumers, as thousands of people roam their communities glued to their phones more than usual looking for ...

July 19, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Prime Day sends strong signal on strength and potential of e-commerce

This year’s Amazon Prime Day smashed its single-day sales record from a year ago, sending the clear message that online shopping is tracking to ...

July 19, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Do you eat lunch at your desk? Better question, should you?

About 62 percent of workers say they eat lunch at their desks, according to The New York Times earlier this year.

July 18, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Hostess snacks to be under new ownership; company goes public

That maker of cream-filled snack foods, Hostess Brands, will soon not only be under new corporate ownership, but its shares will be up for grabs ...

July 18, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Animal Medical Center raises more than $7,000 for Golden Belt Humane Society

The Golden Belt Humane Society recently had to purchase a new air conditioning unit. This unexpected expense was a big hit to one of Animal ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Eakin employee of first quarter

Eakin announces Brock Eakin as employee of the first quarter for 2016.

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Are catty women a thing in the workplace?

Someday, women will be paid the same as men for doing the same job. That day, judging from recent news, may not come any time ...

July 16, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Millennials not as job-hopping as thought

Like every other generation, millennials are so broad a demographic that anything about them, while probably true of one segment, is untrue of another. Still ...

July 16, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


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