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Kansas Doors welcomes new Sales Manager

Kansas Doors, Inc. is pleased to welcome Justin Mawhirter as their new Sales Manager. The locally-owned company has storefronts in Great Bend and Dodge City, with their main office at 5223 10th Street in Great Bend.

June 08, 2014 | | Business


Union Pacific Foundation awards grant to Saint Francis Community Services for foster family recruitm

The Union Pacific Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) to help support the recruitment of foster and adoptive homes throughout the 75 Kansas counties SFCS serves.

June 08, 2014 | | Business


Miller Milling Plant Manager elected IAOM President

Damon Sidles, plant manager at Miller Milling Company, in Fresno, Calif., became the 110th president of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) at the Association's 118th annual conference and expo on May 22, in Omaha, Neb. After reflecting on the significant changes in the milling industry in recent months and his excitement about the resulting potential for the industry, Sidles announced the theme for his presidency: "Building and Sustaining our Organization."

June 08, 2014 | | Business


Barton business students participate in Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

"Inspire, Inform and Involve." That is the mantra for the "Kansas Ice House Entrepreneurship Program," which is designed to give business-minded individuals the tools to become more efficient and successful in business ventures or their careers. Four Barton business students were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in this eight-week intensive to strengthen and hone their entrepreneurial minds. The Great Bend and Hoisington Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development paid the entry fee for each student. Both Chambers created a partnership with NetWork Kansas and the Kaufman Foundation to bring the program to Great Bend and Hoisington.

June 03, 2014 | | Business


Local agent visits Federal Lawmakers

Rhonda Knudson joined hundreds of other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C., May 20-21 to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors' Congressional Conference.

June 01, 2014 | | Business


Central National Bank announces new Lending Services Office for Great Bend

Central National Bank announces Chad Steffan as the President and Commercial/Ag Lender for the new Great Bend Lending Services Office commencing operations this month. He joins Central National Bank with nearly 20 years of banking experience and has been in commercial and agricultural lending since the late 1990s. Steffan has a passion for promoting and assisting local businesses and agricultural producers.

June 01, 2014 | | Business


Southwind Drilling promotions

Southwind Drilling, Inc. of Ellinwood has promoted Jill Wahlmeier to Vice President/Operations. Jill oversees daily drilling information and statistics, contracts, and assists with marketing. Todd Morgenstern, President/CEO commented, "Jill's organizational skills and forward thinking have allowed us to become much more efficient in our operations. She is very professional and has become a valued member of our management team and is very deserving of this promotion." Jill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Fort Hays State University.

May 28, 2014 | | Business


Nicholson installed as KFDA President-elect

Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as President-elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the KFDA Convention held May 5-7, at the Wichita Marriott.

May 25, 2014 | | Business


Walmart celebrates more than 40,000 veterans hires; more than 650 in Kansas

TOPEKA – During the first year of Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment it hired more than 42,000 veterans; of those, more than 650 were hired in Kansas. The commitment, launched last Memorial Day, guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty. Walmart projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans in five years.

May 23, 2014 | | Business


ILS to purchase Mid-America Feeders

Innovative Livestock Services Inc. (ILS) announced Wednesday that a contract has been signed to purchase the assets and properties of Mid-America Feeders LLC, located northwest of Great Bend. With this acquisition ILS will acquire 100 percent control of this feed yard.

May 23, 2014 | | Business


Residents move into Almost Home; day-care, respite services popular too

Toni Ely of Great Bend acknowledged that she battled strong feelings of guilt when it was time to find a new home for her mother. But thanks to the recent opening of a new non-profit venture in town, Ely has found relief from those feelings.

May 22, 2014 | | Business


National FFA scholarship awarded to local student

The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,000 John Deere Company/Great Bend Farm Equipment scholarship to Logan Evers of the Great Bend Hs FFA. This scholarship is from Great Bend Farm Equipment and John Deere Company through a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Evers plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Kansas State University.

May 21, 2014 | | Business


Dollar General helps Macksville City Library

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Friday awarded Macksville City Library in Macksville a $1,500 literacy grant to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. This local grant award is part of over $6 million in grants awarded to approximately 700 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 40 states the company serves.

May 17, 2014 | | Business


‘Dance Opposition’ recital debuts Friday

Just Dance Studio, Great Bend, will present a spring recital Friday, May 23. "Dance Opposition," a study of opposites such as Lost and Found, Good and Bad (competition winner), and Captive and Free, will start at 7 p.m. at the Great Bend High School Auditorium.

May 16, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Business


McManaman celebrates 30 years of service

Barry McManaman, Great Bend area engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has achieved a career milestone and is celebrating 30 years of valued service to the State of Kansas.

May 15, 2014 | | Business


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MPIRE Properties opens new Great Bend office

MPIRE Properties (www.mpireproperties.com) announces the grand opening of its new office at 1015 McKinley St. in Great Bend. The newly renovated office has ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


MPIRE Properties opens new office location in Great Bend

MPIRE Properties announces the grand opening of their new office located at 1015 McKinley Street in Great Bend. The newly renovated office has undergone a ...

August 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Millennials avoid credit cards and their accompanying debt

Millennials are not as interested in using a credit card as older generations, and it’s a trend that could have a lasting impact on ...

August 23, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Why viewers choose video-streaming and how to make that decision yourself

Like thousands of other consumers, Matthew Blevins cut the cable four years ago and took the plunge into streaming his television entertainment.

August 23, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


What still needs to be done for true workforce diversity and equality

Apple recently joined other tech giants in announcing it pays employees the same amount for similar jobs and performances, regardless of gender or race, and ...

August 22, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Immigration truths and myths during the election season

Despite the heightened political rhetoric on the topic, higher rates of immigration are not tied to higher unemployment rates, according to an immigration policy analyst.

August 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


How changing your workspace can mean greater productivity

How much do your surroundings impact your ability to work? Lots of factors, including your office lighting, could be holding your productivity back.

August 20, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Kansas CPA firm named in INSIDE Public Accounting’s Annual Nation’s Top 200 Accounting Firms

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) announces for a second year in a row that the firm made INSIDE Public Accounting's (IPA) annual ranking ...

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Thompson joins Waddell & Reed

Waddell & Reed announces that Richard Thompson has joined the firm as a Financial Advisor in the Great Bend area. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed Thompson ...

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


IRS warns of Back-to-School Scams; encourages students, parents, schools to stay alert

The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such ...

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


How to employ the secrets of Olympic success in everyday life

Who doesn’t admire an Olympic athlete with their feats of strength and agility gained from determination and hard work and wish they could imitate ...

August 19, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Debi Sander Walker sings at Brookdale

Professional entertainer Debi Sander Walker sang for residents of Brookdale Senior Living, 1206 Patton Road, on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

August 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Why the decline in teenagers working summer jobs?

Things have changed in the past few decades when it comes to summer jobs and teens.

August 18, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


How to control souvenir spending and still come home with memories

Between standard summer travel and the upcoming Olympics, there are plenty of opportunities available for consumers to buy a souvenir. But is it something you ...

August 18, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


4 ways to find meaning in your job

We don’t always get the dream job we want. But that doesn't mean you can't find meaning in the work you are ...

August 18, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


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