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Orscheln Farm and Home LLC acquisition

Orscheln Farm and Home LLC, a Midwest family owned rural retailer, announced its acquisition of a 357,000 square foot distribution center located on 54 acres in Abilene.

January 07, 2015 | | Business


Insurance Planning gift endows new charitable fund

Insurance Planning, Inc., 3006 Broadway, presented a gift of $20,000 to Heartland Community Foundation to establish the Fred & Jean Berger Insurance Planning, Inc., Charitable Fund. The gift honors Fred and Jean Berger who founded Insurance Planning in 1968. Brandon Prough, chair of the Heartland Community Foundation board of directors, and Tammy McClellan, executive director, accepted the gift on behalf of the Foundation.

December 31, 2014 | | Business


Dr. Robin Durrett retires

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics has announced that Dr. Robin Durrett, DO, has retired as of Dec. 17, in order to focus on his health and deal with a personal medical issue.

December 28, 2014 | | Business


Tax-Free transfers to charity renewed for IRA owners 70½ or older; rollovers this month can still co

Certain owners of individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) have a limited time to make tax-free transfers to eligible charities and have them count for tax-year 2014, the Internal Revenue Service said today.

December 28, 2014 | | Business


Resolutions to rehab: Move better in the New Year

While your holidays are filled with Christmas hams, sugar cookies and eggnog, the pending New Year and accompanying resolutions will be lingering in the back of your mind. And if it's been awhile since your last trip to the gym, you should brush the rust off and talk with your local physical therapist about ways to stay safe while getting fit.

December 27, 2014 | | Business




NCRA Food Bank donation

December 21, 2014 | | Business


Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces November graduates

Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 14.

December 17, 2014 | | Business


Salon wants to help kids look their best for Christmas

The Hair Studio at 1007 Williams in Great Bend is doing its Kuts for Kids again this year and needs some help from the community by choosing a name from its Christmas tree and making a $10 donation so these kids get their hair cut for Christmas.

December 17, 2014 | | Business


Pink Bucket Donation

Derek Fredrick, manager of Water's True Value, presents a $920 check for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund at Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). The check represents 100 percent of the proceeds from the store's Pink Bucket fundraiser for breast cancer. Accepting the check, from left, are Leann Danner, RN OCN at Heartland Cancer Center, and Christy Tustin, GBCF executive director.

December 16, 2014 | | Business


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


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Articles by Section - Business


What Delta's tech troubles tell us about reliability of airline IT systems

The massive outage that recently forced Delta to cancel hundreds of flights was proof of how exposed airlines' aging technological systems are to disruptions and ...

August 27, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


MWWC recognizes Alliance employees

The Missouri Water and Wastewater Conference recognized several Alliance Water Resources employees at their annual state conference in early August. Evan Romo, Michael Shi, and ...

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


HaysMed Catheterization Lab celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

HaysMed recently celebrated 20 years of Cardiac Catheterizations in Western Kansas.

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


KDOT announces approved August bids

The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Aug. 17 in Topeka ...

August 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


MPIRE Properties opens new Great Bend office

MPIRE Properties (www.mpireproperties.com) announces the grand opening of its new office at 1015 McKinley St. in Great Bend. The newly renovated office has ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


MPIRE Properties opens new office location in Great Bend

MPIRE Properties announces the grand opening of their new office located at 1015 McKinley Street in Great Bend. The newly renovated office has undergone a ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Millennials avoid credit cards and their accompanying debt

Millennials are not as interested in using a credit card as older generations, and it’s a trend that could have a lasting impact on ...

August 23, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Why viewers choose video-streaming and how to make that decision yourself

Like thousands of other consumers, Matthew Blevins cut the cable four years ago and took the plunge into streaming his television entertainment.

August 23, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


What still needs to be done for true workforce diversity and equality

Apple recently joined other tech giants in announcing it pays employees the same amount for similar jobs and performances, regardless of gender or race, and ...

August 22, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Immigration truths and myths during the election season

Despite the heightened political rhetoric on the topic, higher rates of immigration are not tied to higher unemployment rates, according to an immigration policy analyst.

August 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


How changing your workspace can mean greater productivity

How much do your surroundings impact your ability to work? Lots of factors, including your office lighting, could be holding your productivity back.

August 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Kansas CPA firm named in INSIDE Public Accounting’s Annual Nation’s Top 200 Accounting Firms

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) announces for a second year in a row that the firm made INSIDE Public Accounting's (IPA) annual ranking ...

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Thompson joins Waddell & Reed

Waddell & Reed announces that Richard Thompson has joined the firm as a Financial Advisor in the Great Bend area. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed Thompson ...

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


IRS warns of Back-to-School Scams; encourages students, parents, schools to stay alert

The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such ...

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


How to employ the secrets of Olympic success in everyday life

Who doesn’t admire an Olympic athlete with their feats of strength and agility gained from determination and hard work and wish they could imitate ...

August 19, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


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