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Four hours of continuing education available for area insurance agents

Great Plains NAIFA and Lamunyon partner to bring continuing education courses to local insurance agents. Wednesday, April 16, classes are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Front Door Community Center in Great Bend with lunch provided to participants by Lamunyon Cleaning & Restoration. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended.

April 13, 2014 | | Business


Office Products Inc. celebrates its 55-year history in central Kansas

There have been some twists and turns since Melvin Vink started what would become a fixture in central Kansas 55 years ago. But each of those paths has led to Office Products Inc.'s continued growth with a strong emphasis on customer service, the current owners said.

April 09, 2014 | | Business


Children’s Horse Therapy Enters Spring Session at Rosewood Ranch

Six-year old Landon Titsworth smiles from ear to ear as he rides atop his horse, Daisy Duke. It's a crisp Friday morning and the spring session of equine therapy has begun at Rosewood Ranch for children with developmental disabilities.

April 09, 2014 | | Business


KDHE announces solid waste grant recipients

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management (BWM) has selected the recipients of the Green Schools grants and the waste tire recycling grants for 2014. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state. This year, the grants totaled more than $575,000.

April 06, 2014 | | Business


Spring Expo winners

April 06, 2014 | | Business


Randy Parsons named to Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society

Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's 2013 International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership is awarded to the Top 16 percent of the approximately 82,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

April 06, 2014 | | Business


EDC competition team takes home honors

For four years, dance instructor Lindsay Feil, owner of Euphoria Dance Center in Great Bend, has seen continuous growth, both in the size and ability, of the EDC competition dance team. Last weekend, March 29 and 30, the team entered a record number of events at the V.I.P. Dance competition at Maize High School. Categories included solos, duos and trios, small group, large group, and line in contemporary, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop and musical theater styles.

April 06, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Business


Schneweis brings high level of education to St. Rose Rehab Services

When a patient indicates that physical therapy may not be necessary, Alesia Schneweis takes the opportunity to explain that a little therapy today means a much healthier tomorrow.

April 04, 2014 | | Business


​American AgCredit announces earnings, dividends

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, on Friday announced annual net income of $111 million for the 2013 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $37 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $107 million in 2012.

April 04, 2014 | | Business


Renaissance Financial advisor awarded

The Renaissance Financial advisors enthusiasm for their career and master of their trade is apparent as they have been awarded for their tremendous work in 2013.

April 02, 2014 | | Business


SeaPort Airlines completes cutover to Amadeus Altéa technology platform

Next-generation technology is now providing the power behind SeaPort Airlines, the Portland, Oregon-based regional airline which recently completed its successful migration to the Amadeus Altéa portfolio of airline IT solutions. The company's first flight using the new system was operated between Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., on Sunday, March 23rd.

April 02, 2014 | | Business


VIP Student Ambassadors named at FHSU

Fort Hays State University selected 25 students to serve as VIP Student Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year.

March 30, 2014 | | Business


KDOT Secretary Mike King announces Freight Advisory Committee

uring the Kansas Transportation Summit last fall in Emporia, participants said that to better serve the economy, the Kansas Department of Transportation needed a better understanding of the demands of expanding freight within the state. The department committed at that time to form an in-depth exploratory committee to ensure that multimodal freight needs are addressed in the planning, investment and operation of the Kansas transportation system.

March 30, 2014 | | Business


Young Professionals award over $1,600 in Grants to Local Charities

In late January, members of the Barton County Young Professionals group partnered with the Great Bend Rotary Club to collect donations for area charities in front of the Walmart Supercenter. Despite the cloud cover and windy conditions, the two groups managed to collect a bus full of non-perishable food and supplies for five non-profit organizations in Barton County.

March 26, 2014 | | Business


River Bend Assisted Living by Americare received national honors

River Bend Assisted Living has been selected as the 2013 National Research Corporation Excellence in Action award winner. This award recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve high levels of excellence. The ranking is determined by having overall customer or workforce satisfaction levels that fall within the top 10% of qualifying organizations, in terms of percentage of respondents rating the provider as "excellent." This is especially significant because the satisfaction database through My InnerView by National Research Corporation is the largest in the U.S", with over 6,000 facilities across the nation participating, and only four ...

March 23, 2014 | | Business


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Great Bend chosen for one of nine locations to host KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair

KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair is scheduled from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, at nine locations across the state allowing employers to choose ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Why workers aren't taking vacation time, and why they should

Employees aren’t taking their vacation, according to recent polls and studies. And that impacts not just an employee’s health, but the country’s ...

July 26, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Do you go into work sick? You're not alone

Are workers taking the sick days they need? Recent studies suggest not, and it's not good for anyone.

July 25, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Straub International to close Marion location

Straub International leadership recently announced the impending consolidation of its Marion location into the agricultural equipment dealer's remaining locations.

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Schepmann named EKCC executive director

By Mark McCoy, Ellsworth County I-R

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Area woman now serves 4-H youth in Ellsworth, Russell counties

By Mark McCoy, Ellsworth County I-R

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Great Bend man wins access to suite at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Royals Second-Chance Drawing

Eight Kansas Lottery players have each won access to a Kansas City Royals suite during a 2016 home game at Kauffman Stadium. The eight grand ...

July 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


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


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