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Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate announces new auction division

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate of Great Bend has announced the addition of full auction services to its existing residential, commercial and land sale activities. Mike Niedens, a well known auctioneer in Central Kansas for many years, is heading up the new auction division. Bringing over 40 years of auction experience to the Coldwell Banker team, Mike will focus on land auctions and private treaty land sales, although personal property auctions of farm machinery, guns, oilfield equipment, antiques, household and collectibles will be offered as well. Coldwell Banker's auction division will also offer auction services on residential homes and ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


New athletic training facility celebrates grand opening

The Fieldhouse, a new athletic training facility located at 2817 9th Street in Great Bend, recently celebrated its grand opening with a Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony in early December. The converted warehouse has been totally renovated to include a full hardwood basketball court, two batting cages, over 10,000 square feet of turf area, an expansive strength and conditioning area, as well as a business wing with office space for small businesses.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


BBB’s 12 Scams of Christmas

What if your true love gave to you 12 scammers scamming instead of drummers drumming? Each year at this time your Better Business Bureau reminds consumers of some of criminal holiday schemes, in the form of our "12 Scams of Christmas." Keep these in mind to avoid being victimized and having your holiday turned into a "Blue Christmas." (Some of the scams on this list have been discussed in more detail in earlier BBB articles, and are included here because of their magnified appeal during the holidays.)

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


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 on Facebook by a hacker posing as a current "friend" who shared information about a grant for $100,000 from the federal government. This "friend" messaged her that he had received this grant, and that the woman also qualified because she was disabled. The message included the email of the person she was to get in touch with.

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 in their annual Dine United Campaign. In addition to the Dine United on Nov. 15, Freddy's gave 10% of custard sales for their first 30 days to United Way of Central Kansas. These two events raised over $2,200 for UWCK and the 23 agencies and community impact programs they fund. Freddy's will also give a portion of proceeds from Dec. 20, to help bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to Great Bend ...

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 per month rate increase for residential customers down from the proposed $4.54. The settlement amounts to nearly $20 million dollars less than KGS had requested.

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 facility.

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 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. The newest branch opened on Aug. 3.

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 and games, and lots of delicious food. About 500 people attended the event throughout the day with seven City Slicker mugging teams and 18 ranch rodeo teams. The winner of the City Slicker mugging contest came away with Mitchell's donuts for their entire team, an amazing wood carved traveling trophy (thanks to the handy work of Barry Bowers) and free entry into next year's contest. The "Lonesome Pine" of El Dorado came away ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


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Sunflower’s EEC offers services to preemies and their families

Sunflower's Early Education Center began working with Charlie and Judah Smith shortly after the infants' release from a neo-natal intensive care unit.

April 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


March of Dimes recognizes Great Bend Regional Hospital for its Giving Babies a Healthy Start

Great Bend Regional Hospital has reduced the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy, earning the attention of ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Roto-Mix acquires FSI Fabrication

Roto-Mix LLC announces the acquisition of FSI Fabrication, headquartered in Sunnyside, Wash. The combination of these two companies will further expand Roto-Mix product offering and ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Sunflower Bank celebrating its 125th birthday with drawing for $1892

SALINA - Sunflower Bank is celebrating its 125th birthday with special events, gifts and by giving away $1,892 commemorating the year the bank was founded.

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Professionals offer advance-directives advice for health care

Since life can change at a moment's notice, two local professionals are encouraging everyone to consider formalizing their advance directives for health care.

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Thornton’s story shared during Autism Awareness Month

Even though Mason Thornton has a job in the recycling operation at Sunflower Diversified Services, he wanted to take on more tasks in the non-profit ...

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Jackson named employee of quarter at Eakin Enterprises

Eakin Enterprises Inc. has selected Grant Jackson as employee of the fourth quarter for 2016. He was selected from factors based on job performance and ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


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