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Ribbon cut on K-23 project north of Hoxie

A project that improved 19 miles of K-23 north of Hoxie will be open to traffic within the next two weeks.

September 10, 2014 | | Business


CUNA Mutual grant recipients

Employees from CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions in Great Bend presented checks to the grant recipients of the Barton County Quality of Life Endowment. After submitting a letter of inquiry and presenting the needs for their funding requests, awards were given to: St. Rose Foundation for their Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic; Clara Barton Hospital Foundation for their Therapy Services and Laundry Addition; Great Bend Public Library Teen Spot Furniture; and Golden Belt Community Foundation for enhancements to the downtown area.

September 07, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting receives honor

Great Bend native and President and General Manager of Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., Joan Barrett, was named one of Wichita's Top Women in Business for 2014. Barrett was among only 20 women who received the honor Aug. 26, at a special presentation hosted by the Wichita Business Journal.

September 07, 2014 | | Business


Walmart Foundation Seeking Kansas nonprofits for giving program

The Walmart Foundation State Giving Council Program will open the application period for its fourth cycle of giving on Sept. 7. Kansas nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to support programs within the scope of the "Focused Giving" areas that include hunger relief, healthy eating or career opportunity. Grant requests for programs that would fall under "Community Engagement Giving," i.e. education, health care access and other human services programs will also be accepted during this cycle. In order to be considered for grant funding this cycle, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Sept ...

September 05, 2014 | | Business


New Rubber Division Manager

T&C MFG & Operating, Inc. announces that Clinton Pangburn has joined the T&C team as the new Rubber Division Manager. Clint previously worked for ODFL as a supervisor responsible for all freight leaving the Great Bend warehouse.

September 03, 2014 | | Business


Commissioner’s Corner-September 2014 By Sandy Praeger Earthquake insurance coverage can be an optio

The recent spate of measurable earthquakes in Oklahoma, California, and even in Kansas have prompted some consumers and the media to wonder about earthquake insurance options.

September 03, 2014 | Sandy Praeger | Business


KHA Leadership Institute graduates 32

The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 13th class of 32 students on Aug. 22 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. Students, including John Moshier from Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, Donita from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend, were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.

September 03, 2014 | | Business


Roger Long, Rosen’s Inc., receives agribusiness honor

The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


Simpson Farm Enterprises honored for outstanding Apache Sprayer sales

Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


KAKE News wins Emmy

KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


Calcara becomes shareholder partner

Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announces Taylor Calcara has become a shareholder "partner" in the firm.

August 31, 2014 | | Business


Friedel to head strategic planning for American State Bancshares

Kenneth Friedel, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President & Director of Corporate Strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. The position involves strategic planning, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvements and special projects.

August 27, 2014 | | Business


Long of Rosen's Inc. receives agribusiness honor

TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

August 26, 2014 | | Business


AT&T expands in Great Bend with retail store

AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.

August 26, 2014 | | Business


Local entrepreneur represents Great Bend in Dallas at National Mary Kay Inc. Seminar

Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

August 24, 2014 | | Business


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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


What to do if your hoverboard is among the half million recalled

After a months-long investigation into the well-publicized risks of self-balancing scooters, nicknamed hoverboards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a product recall for more ...

July 16, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Perks staff receives training from award-winning company

Since Perks Coffee Shoppe features the award-winning PT's Coffee, the staff wanted to learn more about the product and went directly to the source.

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


St. Rose Health Center blood screenings set for July 23

St. Rose Health Center staff members and volunteers will be on hand from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23 for the next ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Quillin new children’s coordinator for Sunflower Early Education Center

Even though Heather Quillin is the new children's services coordinator at Sunflower Diversified Services, she will continue in her role as a speech-language pathologist ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


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