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Taste of Italy comes to Great Bend.

Giovani Dullovi opened the doors to Napoli Italian Restaurant inside Great Bend's Highland Hotel on Monday morning, and promises an authentic Italian dining experience to diners in the area who are craving something a little different.

July 23, 2012 | Veronica Coons | Business


Middleton named CFO at Heart of Kansas Family Health Care

Brett Middleton has been named chief financial officer for Heart of Kansas Family Health Care.

July 20, 2012 | | Business


Rosewood bolsters workplace readiness

Rosewood Services Inc. has taken aggressive steps in the past six months to bolster its Employment Services Program for adults with developmental disabilities, said Vicki Schmitt, senior director. The changes have come on the heels of last year's passage of the Kansas Employment First Initiative Act.

July 20, 2012 | | Business


ALCO announces June sales, promotion

ABILENE - ALCO Stores Inc. announced that sales from continuing operations, excluding fuel, decreased 2.9 percent to $46.8 million for the fiscal five-week period ended July 1, compared to $48.1 million during the same period of the prior year. On a same-store basis, excluding fuel, sales decreased 5.9 percent from a year earlier.

July 13, 2012 | | Business


Leeds joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Sharon Leeds has joined the company as a Gas Generation Administrative Assistant. Leeds joined Sunflower on June 25. She will provide administrative and clerical support to the production supervisor, professionals, and staff at the station.

July 13, 2012 | | Business


Summer Street Stroll Fashion Show this Thursday

Great Bend Community Coordinator, Christina Hayes, her intern Madison Debes and Dainty Darlings Boutique owner Renee Skinner have collaborated to coordinate a fashion show at 6 p.m. Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Clayton Moses Memorial Band Shell in the Barton County Courthouse Square.

July 10, 2012 | | Business


New Rosewood team raises nearly $1,500 in ‘Relay For Life’ effort

A team of Rosewood Services Inc. employees raised nearly $1,500 during this summer's Barton County Relay For Life event, which was held June 8 at the Barton County courthouse square in downtown Great Bend. It was the first year that Rosewood formed a team, which was cause for special recognition by Barton County Relay For Life. Organization representatives Kandi Wolf and Mariann Shook presented a certificate of appreciation to Heart Strong team members on June 28, fittingly at the Rosewood Memorial Garden.

July 03, 2012 | | Business


CASA in running for Walmart Foundation program

For the third year in a row, Kansas CASA has been chosen to participate in the Walmart Foundation Associates Choice Program.

July 03, 2012 | | Business


Duckwall-ALCO approves name change to ALCO Stores

ABILENE - Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK), which specializes in providing products for everyday life in small-town America, announced at its June 27 annual meeting of shareholders that the company's name will officially change to ALCO Stores Inc. An amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was approved at the meeting. ALCO Stores also plans to change its ticker symbol on NASDAQ to "ALCS." Both the name change and the change in ticker symbol will be effective as of July 6.

July 03, 2012 | | Business


St. Rose flagpole dedication open to the community

A non-profit entity, veterans groups and a local business teamed up to install the flagpole at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in March, and now the public has the opportunity to attend its dedication.

June 23, 2012 | | Business


Crest Theater adds Wi-Fi

The Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., is now Wi-Fi connected.

June 23, 2012 | | Business


Kirmer retires

Barton Community College Coordinator of Community Education Janet Kirmer receives a big hug from Dean of Workforce Training Elaine Simmons during her retirement reception Monday. Kirmer's last day is June 28, when she will begin working as the parish secretary for Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Great Bend. "It's something I've wanted to do for a long time," she said, but added it is hard to say goodbye after more than 35 years with the college. "The thing I will cherish most about my time at Barton is to see the students grow and fulfill their ...

June 19, 2012 | | Business


Job Fest deemed success

For the sixth year in a row, local job seekers were given an opportunity to network with area employers at the community Job Fest event, held May 17 at the Best Western courtyard.

June 18, 2012 | | Business


Fire extinguisher training exercise

Eric Bortz at Sunflower Diversified Services extinguishes fire while Great Bend Fire Inspector Mark Orth observes during annual fire safety training for Sunflower's day and residential support professionals. Fire Safety 101 included instruction as well as opportunities for staff to demonstrate their expertise in the use of a fire extinguisher by putting out a class B fire.

June 18, 2012 | | Business


Dove gives nod to ‘good friends and good competitors’ at ribbon cutting

On Thursday morning, June 14, DeVere "Rob" Dove III,, several family members and employees of the organization celebrated the company's 55th anniversary with a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee and ribbon cutting to unveil the newly remodeled dealership at their long-time location on west 10th Street.

June 16, 2012 | Veronica Coons | Business


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BPAA announces 2015 Bowling Industry Service Award winners

The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announces the recipients of the 2015 Bowling Industry Service Awards, the most prestigious awards presented by the bowling industry.

April 26, 2015 | | Business


Danceography recital

Danceography studios upcoming Spring 2015 Showcase, "The Best is Yet To Come", will be held at 7 p.m. on May 2 and 3 p.m. on May 3, at the Hoisington High School Auditorium, 218 E. 7th Street. Tickets are available at the door for $5 until the auditorium is sold out. Competition dances will be performed by, MaryBeth Thill of Ellinwood - 1st place in Jazz and 1st overall in her age category; Tricia Schremmer of Hoisington - 1st place in Jazz; Maddy Hayden of Great Bend - 1st place in Lyrical and 3rd overall in her age category; and Taylor ...

April 26, 2015 | | Business


EDC Dancers Edge out the competion

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.

April 24, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Business


The other gender gap less people are talking about

There's another gender gap in America that a lot less people are talking about. Researchers call it "the charity gap."

April 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What it takes to be middle class in each state

"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.

April 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What really makes something 'cool'

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.”

April 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Superior Essex STAR

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.

April 22, 2015 | | Business


How millennials can put an end to their job hunt

Brian Dab and Amanda Rivera are only two years apart in their respective college graduations.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


How much money should you be saving from each paycheck? More than you think

Saving money might be harder than you think.

April 22, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Sunflower Bank gives back to Ellinwood Healthcare Foundation

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.

April 21, 2015 | | Business


Winning the middle class financial battle

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.”

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


How part-time work could affect your next parent-teacher conference

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.

April 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Moon promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

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.

April 19, 2015 | | Business


Ford Motor Company Employee Excellence Award

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.

April 19, 2015 | | Business


Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces April graduates

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.

April 19, 2015 | | Business


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