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Long completes Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers

Rick Long, Farmers Insurance agent in Great Bend, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers. The University of Farmers training facility, located in Agoura Hills, Calif., was officially dedicated November 3, 2006.

May 12, 2011 | | Business


2011 Kansas Optometric Association Convention

More than 450 people attended the 2011 Kansas Optometric Association Convention, which took place April 28-30 in Wichita.

May 11, 2011 | | Business


St. Rose ribbon cutting to take place Monday

The public is invited to a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, the new name for Central Kansas Medical Center.

May 10, 2011 | | Business


Wise & Reber, L.C. announce associate

Wise & Reber, L.C. announces that Bret T. Christiansen has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Born in Great Bend, Christiansen grew up in Gering, Neb. and Hiawatha. He received his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in 2005 and his law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California in 2010. Before joining Wise & Reber, L.C., Christiansen practiced in San Diego. He is licensed to practice in Kansas and California state and federal courts and is a member of the American, Kansas and McPherson Bar Associations.

May 08, 2011 | | Business


CEO of Rosewood travels to Topeka

Tammy Hammond, CEO of Rosewood Services in Great Bend, traveled to Topeka on April 28 to meet with Governor Brownback for a ceremonial signing of a piece of legislation that will brings new federal dollars into Kansas for the Developmentally Disabled.

May 08, 2011 | | Business


Doonan GMC new service manager

Doonan GMC is proud to announce the newest addition to our store family. J.P. Postlethwaite is our new light duty service manager. Most of our community knows J.P. from his years in the automotive business and activities and involvement in our community. Doonan GMC feels very blessed to have J.P on board.

May 08, 2011 | | Business


Marmies Award

The Marmie Ford Parts and Service department was awarded Top Dealership Performance in Service Satisfaction for the Kansas City Region based on Consumer Experience for the month of March.

May 08, 2011 | | Business


GB Tribune staffers earn Awards of Excellence

The Great Bend Tribune staff earned a number of awards from the Kansas Press Association for work done in 2010.

May 08, 2011 | | Business


CPI Barton County Endowment accepting ideas for projects

The CPI Barton County Endowment is accepting Letters of Inquiry for the Fall 2011 grant cycle. The intent of the CPI Barton County Endowment is to improve the quality of life in the Barton County area. Projects eligible for grants will make tangible improvements that provide a visible improvement to one or more of the communities in Barton County. Eligible organizations must be 501(c)(3) public charities. Interested organizations must first submit a Letter of Inquiry. After review by the Golden Belt Community Foundation and the CPI Barton County Endowment committee, selected organizations may be invited to provide further ...

May 07, 2011 | | Business


New manager

May 07, 2011 | | Business


St. Rose Urgent Care open 24 hours for everyone

If a child slides into third base on Friday evening and injures an ankle, it may not be a full-fledged emergency. But immediate medical attention is in order, nonetheless.

May 06, 2011 | | Business


First Bank honors 44 year employee

First Bank, Lyons is hosting a retirement reception honoring Judy Tatlock for her 44 years of banking service. The gathering for will be held from 9:30 until 11 a.m. on Tuesday at 201 E. Avenue South in Lyons.

May 04, 2011 | | Business


Recent promotion at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc

Rusty Hammond has recently been promoted to a managerial position at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. Hammond started his career with CPI in August, 1995 as a Programmer in the Information Technology (IT) Department. In October, 2001, he was promoted to Senior Programmer and in April, 2011 to Manager of IT.

May 01, 2011 | | Business


Desk and Derrick meeting

Great Bend Desk & Derrick will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Bentley & Associates on South Patton Road for their monthly meeting. Guest speaker will be Tommy Duncan with Jacam Chemicals. Duncan with 33 years of experience as a Senior Corrosion Specialist will explain the various methods used to prevent pipeline corrosion. Following the program, president Wendy Brackeen will report on the regional meeting hosted by the Bartlesville, Okla. club. The three day convention consists of seminars, field trips, awards and business meetings. Region VI Director, Sharon Hiss of the Great Bend club will conduct the business sessions where ...

May 01, 2011 | | Business


Farmers Bank and Trust Loan Officer celebrates 50th Anniversary with bank

Don Hanhardt, loan officer at the original Farmers Bank in Albert recently celebrated his 50th anniversary with the financial institution. "Don's loyalty to our bank is a perfect reflection of this bank's commitment to the communities we serve," remarked CEO WR Robbins. "Don has seen a lot of changes over the last fifty years, and has continually adapted to his customers' needs."

May 01, 2011 | | Business


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New radiation equipment installed at Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute

HAYS - It often is no surprise to cancer patients when they hear radiation treatments will take nine weeks.

March 03, 2015 | | Business


Burton joins Holste & Bowers accounting firm in Great Bend

Holste & Bowers LLC, a locally owned accounting firm in Great Bend, announced the addition of Colleen Burton to the professional staff. Burton brings more than 26 years of experience in accounting and business administration.

March 03, 2015 | | Business


Farmers Mutual Insurance Company annual meeting

On Feb. 19, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (FMI), Ellinwood, held their 119th Annual Meeting of the Policyholders. Farmers Mutual Insurance Company is a Kansas Domiciled Mutual Insurance Company that is and has been based out of Ellinwood since 1896. Originally formed by a group of Barton county citizens who had a need to insure property that the insurance industry in the late 1800's would not insure, FMI has continued to serve Kansans with insurance protection on residential and farm property throughout those 119 years. A mutual insurance company is one that has no stock investors nor individual owners, being ...

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Country Place reinvestment

Over the course the past few years, with the bulk of the work being completed recently, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care have been improved with a reinvestment in the residences. The updates were scheduled in an effort to maintain a comfortable and functional atmosphere for those that call Country Place home and to allow staff to continue to provide top quality care.

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust Adds New Advisory Director Charlie Keller recently joined the Advisory Director

Charlie Keller recently joined the Advisory Director Board of Farmers Bank & Trust. Keller is a lifetime resident of Albert, area farmer and cattleman. "We are pleased to have Charlie join our team. He is extremely committed to the Albert community and his values are consistent with those of Farmers Bank & Trust in supporting the communities we serve," said Robert Rugan, Farmers Bank & Trust Central Kansas Market President. Keller stays active and involved in the community, serving as an Albert City Council member since 2003 and the current Fire Chief for the Albert Volunteer Fire Department. He is married to Lisa ...

March 01, 2015 | | 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 International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the TOP 17 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 01, 2015 | | Business


Surgeon specializing in MIS comes to St. Rose Health Center

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February 25, 2015 | | Business




Hoisington native promoted to manager at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the promotion of Turner Polzin, CPA to manager. Polzin is a graduate of Hoisington High School.

February 25, 2015 | | Business


The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?

February 25, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.

February 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


WKHRMA March meeting

Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association (WKHRMA) will hold their March meeting on Wednesday, March 11, at Thirsty's Banquet Room, 2704 Vine Street in Hays. Registration is between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. with a short business meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. The program for the March meeting will be on "The Risks of Engaging Social Media in the Employment Process" presented by Mike Fowler, Validity Screening Solutions.

February 22, 2015 | | Business


Retired Bain Capital executive Michael F. Goss to speak at College of Business Administration’s Dist

Michael F. Goss, former managing director and head of global investor relations for Bain Capital, will be the spring 2015 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series.

February 22, 2015 | | Business


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