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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. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Granny Mae's offers a fall festival atmosphere including over 100 different varieties of pick-your-own pumpkins and gourds and live music, bonfires, and covered trolley rides to Scarecrow Meadow. Additional activities include train rides down Pumpkin Lane, Kernal's Carnival Games, a five acre corn maze and a chance to find hidden treasures in Baley Park.

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 patients, this means an improvement in the quality of care. Instead of waiting two to three days for a diagnosis of some conditions, with the help of a Nanosphere, that wait can be cut to mere hours.

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 the internet retail giant's workplace policy is a ploy to attract top talent.

September 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | 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 practicing at HaysMed.

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 success, the most coveted incentive awarded by Mary Kay.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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 scam artist. Yet, a recent study conducted by the Better Business Bureau has shown that aging baby boomers are in fact less likely to be victimized than are millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000.

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 don't realize they can have treatments without a doctor's referral.

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 as employee morale and networking with clients offset that projected loss?

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 credit reporting agency, recently said they were “only somewhat knowledgeable” about credit scores.

September 15, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


How to identify and prevent job burnout

A mismatch between your work and your personality may have more to do with job burnout than your boss or co-workers, according a CBS News report.

September 14, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Why a redefinition of retirement may be in order

With older workers staying on creating a stigma against those workers who don't stick around, a redefinition of the term "retirement" may be in order.

September 14, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


HaysMed presents Stroke Symposium for health professionals

HaysMed will present a Stroke Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The program is jointly provided by HaysMed and The University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education and Professional Development and the Area Health Education Center – West. The program will be held at HaysMed in the Hadley Conference Rooms. The presentations will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Topics to be covered include an update on the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative, improving population health through better health care delivery, clots, retrieval, ischemic stroke, case reviews, cryptogenic stroke and ...

September 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Tribune newsroom promotions announced

There have been some changes in the Great Bend Tribune newsroom. City reporter Susan Thacker has been named news editor and area reporter Jim Misunas has been named sports editor.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Cheyenne Travel /Please Go Away Vacations 50th anniversary

As part of a year-long observance of serving the traveling public for the past 50 years, Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away Vacations hosted an afternoon "thank you" party celebrating its Golden Anniversary on Aug. 27, in the CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions conference center. Past travelers were invited, and they came to Great Bend from Nebraska, Oklahoma and throughout Kansas.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Historic partnership designed to increase access to quality health care

The University of Kansas Hospital and Hays Medical Center (HaysMed) announced a Letter of Intent has been signed for a partnership to improve access to patient care and extend the commitment of high quality care shared by both hospitals throughout the state of Kansas.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


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Amazon launching new store where you don’t have to check out

Amazon wants to make shopping at the grocery store so easy that it’s almost like you don't shop at all.

December 07, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


IKEA gives a hefty holiday bonus for employees, but there’s a catch

IKEA may not be lighting its employees' Christmas trees, but it's definitely brightening their pension accounts.

December 07, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


Federal Grant Scams are not Your Facebook Friends!

A Heartland woman reported to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa that she had been contacted ...

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Freddy’s gives back

Freddy's is a company with a mission. When the local Freddy's opened in October, they choose United Way of Central Kansas to participate ...

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


The reason companies change when they reach 150 employees

All tech companies in Silicon Slopes should be aware of one number: 150.

December 03, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


Kansas Corporation Commission approves Kansas Gas Service rate request

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) approved a settlement agreement in the Kansas Gas Service (KGS) rate case. The settlement will result in a $1.25 ...

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Insurance Matters

With winter on its way, Kansans should check their homeowners and vehicle insurance policies to be sure they are protected against upcoming winter hazards.

December 03, 2016 | Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Business


Cherry Village plans merger with Kansas Senior Living

The upcoming merger between Cherry Village Benevolence, Great Bend, and a Topeka-based, non-profit entity will result in enhanced services for residents at the local long-term-care ...

December 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Office Products Inc. earns Canon Top Dealer Award again

Each year, Office Products Inc. sets a sales goal for its full line of Canon copiers, and again it has exceeded expectations.

December 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Ribbon cutting planned at Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank will cut the ribbon and host an open house to celebrate its third full-service Kansas branch, located at 800 Coolidge St., at ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


New leadership at Alliance Water Resources

Alliance Water Resources announces that Sandy Neal, former VP/Director of Business Development and Human Resources, has been appointed as the new Alliance president.

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


4th Annual Healing Hearts Ranch Rodeo

Healing Hearts Ranch held its 4th Annual Ranch Rodeo fundraiser on Oct. 22, complete with its "City Slicker" mugging, ranch rodeo competition, family fun activities ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


BBB: Fake store apps put the “con” in convenience

This year holiday shoppers are confronted with a growing online menace: phony retail apps. Recent reports have indicated that a wave of apps pretending to ...

November 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Kramp named executive director at The Center

Julie Kramp, Ellinwood, will become the next executive director of The Center for Counseling and Consultation. Current Executive Director Douglas W. McNett announced Kramp has ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Diversicare of Larned holds annual dinner

LARNED - Diversicare of Larned held its annual Thanksgiving dinner for residents and their families on Thursday, Nov. 17. The dinner took place at the center ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


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