DALLAS, Texas – The finally final 408(b)(2) regulation was on the minds of advisers at the 2012 CPI Retirement Academy held this week in Dallas, Texas. In Monday's general session, Bradford Campbell, former Department of Labor assistant secretary for employee benefits (EBSA) discussed changes to the final 408(b)(2) regulation in his presentation "At Least 2012 Won't Be Boring: Advisor's Guide to ERISA's Shifting Sands."
The Board of Directors of Farmers Bank and Trust, N.A. has appointed Brian Harrison to a new position as director of business development as part of the next strategic plan for the banking corporation. " Brian will be taking on responsibilities of business development, reflecting the bank's commitment to strengthening and developing banking relationships as we move into a new phase of growth," said to Gene Dikeman, president.
Nex-Tech is pleased to announce that Nathan Brungardt of Great Bend has been selected by the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) to attend the Leadership through Learning (LTL) program from April 22 to April 27 in Washington, D. C. Nathan is the son of Dan Brungardt and is a junior at Great Bend High School.
Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine will move to a new location in March. Following interior remodeling, Advanced Therapy will be located at the Cottonwood Center on 10th Street, between Hibbett Sports and Anytime Fitness.
Edward Smink started as a nurse's assistant and then traveled many avenues in the health-care industry before becoming the new executive director of mission and ministry at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Working with the executive team, Smink's responsibilities are to oversee St. Rose's mission, which includes staff development, spiritual care services, ethics consultation and community coalition activities.
KINSLEY – Medicalodges Kinsley has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Nursing Homes health.usnews.com/senior-housing. U.S. News's Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.
Emily Gallimore has been named Pathways January Employee of the Month. Dedicated to clients with developmental disabilities through her work at Pathways for 12 years now, she always puts the welfare of the individuals she serves above all. She is honest, dependable, and compassionate to clients and staff alike. Emily works very hard to keep the clients she works with engaged in meaningful activities during their time at Day Services. She is very caring and thorough in all she does.
4 Legs Up BBQ will host a barbecue class Feb. 17-18 at the National Guard Armory in Great Bend. Preregistration for the "Art and Science of Competition BBQ" class is required from the business's website, www.4legupbbq.com.
The Comfort Inn Hotel of Great Bend was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2012 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Comfort brand.
Dianne Morse, associate broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 15 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
Alex Cartwright, Colette Haskell and Sarah Scheideman of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.
The Christian Women's Fellowship group of Larned made Christmas brighter for several clients of Rosewood Services Inc. The group donated $100 to Rosewood's Roots & Wings Foundation, which was used to purchase Christmas-dinner groceries for the clients.
On Jan. 31, Rhonda Knudson, LUTCF joined nearly 150 other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C. to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National APIC/IFAPAC Training Meeting & Day on the Hill.
Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.
In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.
Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.
Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.
Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.
On April 1, winners of the Great Bend Sunflower Bank branch Pay for A's were drawn. The winners were paid $10 for every A made and a matching contribution was made to the school's they attend. Winners were: Isaac Avila, 5th grade, Eisenhower School; Peyden Oelger, 2nd grade, Holy Family School; Savanna Richmeier, 1st grade, Holy Family School; Kylee Mohr, 3rd grade, Park Elementary; Josephine Blevins 1st grade, Riley Elementary.
Danceography welcomes Great Bend native MacKenzie Unruh to the studio for the summer. She will be teaching Total Body Toning, Butz & Gutz, Killer Kore classes as well as hosting two Body Boot Camps. MacKenzie is group fitness certified with AFAA, First Aid and CPR certified as well. Classes will be held from May-July. Call the studio at 620-617-1933 to register for Tuesday/Thursday morning classes and to enroll in the Body Boot Camps. For more information visit www.danceographygb.com