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St. Rose respiratory therapist earns advanced sleep-disorder certification

Brandi Gruber has added to her credentials in an effort to enhance services for sleep-disorder patients at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. In addition to being director of cardiopulmonary services and a respiratory therapist, Gruber now has a CRT-SDS certification after passing the Sleep Disorders Specialty exam.

April 14, 2012 | | Business


Better Business Bureau warning

The Better Business Bureau wishes to call attention to a new type of texting scam called "smishing." Consumers throughout the State of Kansas have been receiving cell phone text messages that claim they have won a Walmart Gift Card. The texts claim that the consumer has won a free gift card. They instruct you to click on a link and enter some information.

April 08, 2012 | | Business


Alliance Insurance selected as EMC Insurance Companies 2012 Premier Partner

Alliance Insurance of Great Bend is one of the highest-performing EMC Insurance Companies agency partners in the country and has been named a 2012 EMC Premier Partner. Alliance Insurance placed in the top two percent of all EMC agencies nationally, based on key indicators such as customer retention, profitability and growth over a three-year period.

March 25, 2012 | | Business


Nex-Tech Wireless announces new message manager product

Nex-Tech Wireless has announced the launch of a new text messaging management service entitled Message Manager. Message Manager allows customers to monitor, customize and place text messaging restrictions for any line on their account. Messaging personalization options allow you to copy and forward messages to other mobile numbers or e-mail addresses. You can also create personalized signatures that are added to every message you send, as well as customized auto-reply messages.

March 25, 2012 | | Business


ResCare HomeCare and Pathways February Employees of the Month

Marilyn Stevens has been named ResCare HomeCare employee of the month. Marilyn is in her first year of service for the clients of ResCare HomeCare. In her short time as a part of our team, she has proven herself to be a caring, dependable, and an extremely hard worker. Marilyn goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are safe, making them and their loved ones lives much easier. She puts them at ease and assists them with getting stronger and reaching their goals.

March 18, 2012 | | Business


‘Green Money’ to come to KWEC

March 18, 2012 | | Business


Taxing Times: Experts say avoid getting a refund -- but if you do, save it or use to pay down debt

When it comes to a tax refund this year, think zero.

March 18, 2012 | | Business


Barton recognizes employees for years of service to the college

Barton Community College honored five employees during an All-College Forum on March 2, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for five, 25 and 30 years of service.

March 17, 2012 | | Business


REALTORS name board

March 16, 2012 | | Business


AgSystems honored as a Performance Plus Dealer at the Valmont Irrigation 2012 national meeting

Valmont irrigation has announced AgSystems of Larned as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company's 2012 National Meeting. AgSystems has earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales, service and aftermarket parts.

March 14, 2012 | | Business


Sharon Pace to retire from Barton County Treasurer's Office

Sharron Pace, Tax Supervisor in the Barton County Treasurer's Office, will be honored at a retirement reception beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main – Room 101 in Great Bend. Pace started her career with the County in 1992 and has served in various positions in the Treasurer's Office. No matter what her title, her chief focus has been in overseeing all aspects of the real property tax collection. She has assisted in the development of the programming used for tax collections, in the form and function of the tax assessment sheets ...

March 14, 2012 | | Business


Curves 14th Annual Food Drive

Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year's donations. Each club, including Curves of Great Bend, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Great Bend will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate ...

March 11, 2012 | | Business


Nine area residents accomplish travel’s ultimate achievement

ecently, 14 intrepid travelers returned from an "Expeditions Adventure" that encompassed the continents of South America and Antarctica. Starting in Buenos Aires, Argentina and traveling to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city situated on the Patagonian peninsula overlooking the historic Beagle Channel, the group then boarded the expedition-class cruise ship, M.S. Fram, and cruised across historic Drake's Passage en route Antarctica. For the next seven days they explored both the majestic sea life of minke, killer, and humpback whales, elephant and weddel seals, and indescribably-beautiful icebergs and ice shelves; along with many diverse areas of the "seventh continent ...

March 11, 2012 | | Business


Fehr partners with vet practice

Dr. Matt Fehr has joined Animal Medical Center of Great Bend as a partner. Fehr went to work for Animal Medical Center in 2006. "He has been a tremendous asset to the practice, and has been a vital part to the practice's continued growth," said Dr. Nels Linberg of AMC.

March 09, 2012 | | Business


Prescott named president of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants

CUNA Mutual Group has named Jon Prescott president of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants Inc. Prescott has been with CPI since 1987, serving most recently as chief marketing officer. Previously Prescott held the position of vice president of national sales and product development, during which time he created more than 35 proprietary and co-branded 403(b), 401(k), and nonqualified deferred compensation programs for CPI and its strategic alliance firms, growing CPI's assets under administration from $120 million to more than $6 billion. Kevin Thompson, CPI's chief executive officer, commented, "Jon brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the ...

March 09, 2012 | | Business


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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


Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

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.

April 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Great Bend Tribune wins 23 KPA awards

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.

April 18, 2015 | | Business


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