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McDonald's offers Customer Appreciation Day, Happy Meal books

Local McDonald's Restaurants across Kansas will offer customers a great deal on Thursday, Nov. 14, when McDonald's offers Customer Appreciation Day.

November 12, 2013 | | Business


Almost Home to provide homelike residential care

Leilani Schenkel, R.N., knew she wanted to use her extensive professional and personal background to do something that truly mattered. The doors to that something will open after the first of the year.

November 12, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend Applebee’s to serve free meals to service members on Veterans Day

In what has become an annual neighborhood tradition, Great Bend Applebee's will again thank our nation's veterans and active duty service members by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee's for a free meal on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11th.

November 10, 2013 | | Business


ECF staff honored at governor’s residence as Employees of the Quarter

Samuel Liggett, Sarah Trevino, Richard Booher and Mary Perkins were honored November 6, at a reception at Cedar Crest, the governor's residence, for having been named employees of the third quarter at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF).

November 10, 2013 | | Business


Hands of Hope Rescue joins Petfinder to fuel pet adoptions

Hands of Hope Rescue, Great Bend, has joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America and beyond that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the online leader in responsible pet adoptions. Petfinder, the largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet, has been committed to animal welfare and rescue organizations dedicated to the cause since its founding in 1996.

November 06, 2013 | | Business


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice offers training for volunteers

Since volunteers can play a crucial role in supporting families caring for hospice patients, a local faith-based agency has scheduled training sessions for those willing to help.

November 05, 2013 | | Business


Holiday Tables should be 'Spectacular' at Rosewood Furniture Gallery

It is crunch time for holiday table decorators as they plan and prepare for this weekend's Holiday Tables Spectacular at Rosewood Furniture Gallery in downtown Great Bend. Approximately 20 tables will be decorated for the come-and-go event. Holiday Tables Spectacular is slated from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Furniture Gallery, located at 1607 Main Street.

November 05, 2013 | | Business


Joiner Construction Joins ABC Network of Builders

American Buildings Company (ABC), a leading domestic and international manufacturer and marketer of high-quality metal building systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional construction markets, announced today the addition of Joiner Construction, Inc to its national network of Builders.

November 03, 2013 | | Business


Native Kansas joins St. Rose physician clinics

A central Kansas native is focusing on patient care today and into the future in her new position as administrator of the physician groups at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Stephanie Waggoner was born in Hutchinson and grew up in Lyons.

November 01, 2013 | | Business


Joiner Construction joins ABC network of builders

EUFALA, Ala. - American Buildings Company, a domestic and international manufacturer and marketer of metal building systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional construction markets, announced the addition of Joiner Construction Inc. of Ellinwood to its national network of builders.

November 01, 2013 | | Business


Rziha becomes independent consultant for Tastefully Simple Inc.

Shanon Rziha of Great Bend has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring "more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods."

November 01, 2013 | | Business


Stafford brings business, people skills to new OPI position

When Lori Stafford managed a local restaurant, she often relied on Office Products Inc. (OPI) for help with many business-related products and services.

November 01, 2013 | | Business


Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine helps food banks

Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine celebrated National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its third annual community food drive. As the Give Back Community Food Drive concluded Thursday, employees at the Great Bend location, 3715 10th St., filled the back of a jeep with non-perishable food items people had donated during the month.

November 01, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Business


Leadership Kansas Class of 2013 Graduates

On Friday, October 25, the forty members of the 2013 Leadership Kansas Class celebrated the completion of the 2013 program at a reception and dinner hosted by the Kansas Chamber and the Leadership Kansas Board of Trustees at the Topeka Country Club. Throughout the course of the six-month program, the 2013 class engaged in discussions and debates with top experts on the key issues facing Kansas while visiting Topeka, Pittsburg, the Kansas City Metro area, Colby/Goodland, Wichita, and Garden City.

October 30, 2013 | | Business


Omaha consumer loses $1,400 to scammers posing as law enforcement

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is issuing an alert regarding a variety of telephone scams. Monday, an Omaha man reported to the BBB that individuals claiming to be with the State Sheriff's Office and also the Legal Department of the Federal Crime Enforcement Network used coercion and fear tactics to steal $1,400 from him.

October 30, 2013 | | Business


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Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces April graduates

Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 10.

April 19, 2015 | | Business


Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Great Bend Tribune wins 23 KPA awards

The Great Bend Tribune news and advertising departments took home 23 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence this year. The awards were presented Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City during the KPA Annual Convention.

April 18, 2015 | | Business


Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

A recently published BankRate.com survey discovered roughly half of all working Americans and 75 percent of millennials do not own any stock or 401(k) plans.

April 18, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

Americans might not hate taxes as much as everyone thinks.

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online.

April 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone wondering about gifts for the graduate or mom on Mother's Day may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St. Rose Health Center volunteers are sponsoring the event, which is open to the public.

April 16, 2015 | | Business


Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

More than half of all welfare recipients (56 percent) rely on government assistance because their job doesn’t pay enough, not because they're unemployed, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley.

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Pulmonologist becomes part of the Specialty Clinic at St. Rose

Anyone with asthma, emphysema or other lung disease now has a new option for pulmonology treatment in Great Bend.

April 15, 2015 | | Business


15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing.

April 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Majors in business and engineering may maximize chances of getting a high-paying job

For many high school and college students, the main reason they prepare for and go to college is to have a stable, high-paying job after graduation. The trick is to find the major that will maximize job opportunities as well as earning power.

April 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


KWU Receives $1M from Sunflower Bank to power technology upgrades

Kansas Wesleyan University has received a $1M gift from Sunflower Bank for a comprehensive campus-wide technology infrastructure upgrade. The university has awarded the project to Nex-Tech, a Lenora, Kansas-based technology company.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate earns Premier Office award

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate has been named a Coldwell Banker® Premier Office for year-end 2014, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices worldwide. This award is given to Coldwell Banker offices that have exceeded annual sales goals and customer service levels.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


Tara Cornwell attains QKA

Tara Cornwell of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


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