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KBI laboratory manager receives international award

Carl Anderson, a laboratory quality assurance manager for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), recently earned the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers' (AFQAM) 2016 Distinguished Service Award. Anderson is stationed in the KBI's Great Bend laboratory with forensic science quality assurance responsibilities in all four of the KBI's laboratories.

October 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Russell area retailers invited to [articipate in Plaid Friday

The Friday after Thanksgiving means Black Friday to most, but Encore Antiques & Collectables in Russell and other locally-owned, independent businesses across the country are urging citizens to celebrate Plaid Friday instead. Plaid Friday is a fun and enjoyable alternative to the chaos and dangers of Black Friday, and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.

October 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Team Dillons comes through for United Way

When Dillons reached out to United Way of Central Kansas about a volunteer opportunity, UWCK knew exactly what they needed help with. The Literacy Kit program that is in its second year is already being worked on and will be distributed at Kindergarten Round-Ups in the spring at all Ellinwood, Great Bend, Hoisington, Larned and Otis-Bison Elementary schools.

October 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Micah Johnston joins Head Quarters

Micha Johnston has joined Head Quarters, 1104 Main, as a stylist.

October 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Hurts Donut coming to GB

Hurts Donut is coming to Great Bend at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Sutherlands parking lot. They are bringing their most popular donuts and maple bacon bars.

October 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Cherry Village resident, aide share passion for crocheting

A fine sense of touch and decades of experience are two reasons Dorothy Reif is able to create multi-colored afghans. The other reason is Judith Prieto.

October 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


2016 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita

More than 230 optometrists and 155 optometric assistants attended the 2016 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive 13 hours of continuing education toward the 24 hours required for re-licensure. Among those attending were Drs. Mark Judd, Russell McCaulley, and Nicole Miller of Great Bend.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Eakin named second quarter employee

Eakin Enterprises Inc. has selected Betty Delaney as employee of the second quarter for 2016. Betty was selected from factors based on job performance and safety.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


BBB tips for avoiding Halloween shopping scares

Consumer spending during the 2016 Halloween season is expected to average $82.93 per household. That means a total of $8.4 billion nationally will be spent on the traditional decorations, candy, cards and costumes. It doesn't take witchcraft to make scary things happen to your wallet this time of year. Unscrupulous businesses would love to treat themselves to your dollars. The trick is knowing how to be a smart Halloween shopper. Here is some advice from your Better Business Bureau for avoiding the webs being spun around this fright-filled shopping season.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


6 ways to make the most of unemployment

Being unemployed can be terrifying as you cope without an obvious flow of cash coming in. But with the right approach, it can also be an opportunity to better yourself before you get back into the workforce.

October 12, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


A&Z Zumba opens downtown

A&Z Zumba fitness studio opens Monday, Oct. 10, at 1911 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend.

October 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Business


Cherry Village opens rehab therapy services department

Residents at Cherry Village Benevolence now have easy access to a three-pronged therapy program at the long-term-care facility.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Doonan engineers and build Chaparral II Flatbed Liftgate Traile

Doonan Specialized Trailer, LLC recently installed a MAXON® Railift RC-2B series liftgate on a Chaparral II flatbed trailer. The 28x102-foot aluminum, two-axle, 22.5 tire, Chaparral II was the perfect model for the size and medium-duty load requirements required.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Jay Luerman joins First Kansas Bank as Credit Analyst in Great Bend

Jay Luerman has joined First Kansas Bank as a Credit Analyst according to Paul Snapp, President of the Bank. In announcing the hire, Snapp commented that, "Jay has the values, experience and education to help First Kansas Bank deliver high quality service to our loan customers in Great Bend. He brings a Kansas farm background with common sense and a strong work ethic to our customers. We are excited to have Jay join our bank team."

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital recognized for Patient Safety Program

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative recently recognized Great Bend Regional Hospital for its successful participation in the second round of the national Hospital Engagement Network, known as HEN 2.0, according to Adina Gregory, Chief Operating Officer for the local healthcare leader.

October 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


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GBCF extends Giving Tuesday

Golden Belt Community Foundation promotes Giving Tuesday as a day and opportunity to help build the endowment funds for nearly 50 charitable organizations in Barton ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Wooding receives Employee Recognition Award

Bj Wooding, the cartographer in Barton County's mapping division, received an Employee Recognition Award from the Barton County Commission and the county's Employee ...

November 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Business


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