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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


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


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National, state flooding concerns prompt look at insurance issues

Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Students of Farmers Bank & Trust employees receive $4,500 in scholarships

Farmers Bank and Trust awarded employees and their families with scholarships for their college students for the 2016-2017 school year. Nine students received a $500 ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Cherry Village teams up with KACE for specialized training

Since Cherry Village Benevolence administrators actively pursue continuing education, they didn't hesitate to enroll in a comprehensive statewide program, said Jeremy Lewis, chief financial ...

September 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


How to handle criticism in the workplace

Criticism in the workplace is inevitable.

September 21, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Wornkey earns state honor

September 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Business


KHA Leadership Institute graduates 32

The Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduated its 15th class of 32 students on Sept. 8, at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in ...

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Celebrate Fall with family and friends at Granny Mae’s Pumpkin Patch

Granny Mae's Pumpkin Patch, located off I-70 at the Dorrance exit 199, will be open weekends throughout the month of October beginning Sept. 24 ...

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Clara Barton Hospital acquires Nanosphere

Clara Barton Hospital recently acquired a new diagnostic instrument that will allow doctors to receive results of a variety of in-house tests much faster. For ...

September 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Amazon's 30-hour workweek not just about saving money

Amazon's experiment with a 30-hour workweek could have far-reaching impact on the job market if it fails or succeeds, according to reports that speculate ...

September 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Scamming the millennials

Everyone is familiar with this stereotype: The naïve and vulnerable aging citizen who sadly loses a huge chunk of their savings to an Internet ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


HaysMed welcomes new physicians

HaysMed Medical recently welcomed three new physicians to their medical staff. Dr. David Lerner, Dr. Elizabeth Snyder and Dr. Wally Walstrom have all recently begun ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Local independent business woman earns coveted Mary Kay pink Cadillac in recognition of outstanding

Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Jil Johnson of Great Bend has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Doctor’s referral not necessary for St. Rose physical therapy

Melanie Schroeter has been providing physical therapy services at St. Rose Health Center for only a short time but she has noticed that many people ...

September 15, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


How fantasy football can be a cost and a benefit at the office

Fantasy football can drain a company’s productivity, costing employers an estimated $16.8 billion over the course of the season. But could factors such ...

September 15, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


The importance of credit scores and how they work

If you don’t know a lot (or even anything) about credit scores, you’re not alone. About half of consumers surveyed by Experian, a ...

September 15, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


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