CPI wanted to involve employees in giving and chose to manage its giving through a donor advised fund at the Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). Corporate donor advised funds allow a company to make a charitable gift, establish a fund in the company's name, and remain involved by recommending grants to charitable agencies or projects.
The Center for Counseling & Consultation recognized employees at a recent annual luncheon. Individuals were recognized for their length of service to the center and for outstanding work by position as nominated by their peers as follows:
Paula Axman, Vice-President and Director of Marketing for Cheyenne Travel Agency and its wholly owned leisure travel division, Please Go Away™ Vacations, was recently notified by American Queen Steamboat Company that she and her husband were invited to be guests of the cruise line for a Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen Steamboat in December. The invitation was extended in recognition of Cheyenne Travel's proven and one-of-a-kind promotional programs and the resulting sales production numbers that make Cheyenne Travel one of the cruise line's preferred sales organizations in the United States.
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recently announced the 2013 KAB Television & Radio Award Winners. KSNC TV in Great Bend was awarded "Non-Metro Television Station of the Year". Along with Station of the Year, KSNC also won awards for News, Commercial Production and Promotions. These awards included 1st Place in the "Single Topic Event News Coverage" Category (Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place in the "In-Depth News Reporting" Category(Mikayla Lewis), 1st Place and Honorable Mention in the "Commercial" category (Terry Weathers and Mike Hesher), 2nd Place in the "Commercial Series" Category (Terry Weathers and Mike Hesher), 2nd Place and Honorable Mention in ...
For 50 years, Larry Schugart served the Great Bend area both as a banker and a community leader. In banking, assets are normally defined in dollars and cents. Now retired from banking, Schugart is proof that tireless volunteerism, community involvement and leadership are all critical assets to the community.
Cheryl Gage has been promoted to manager of Commercial Banking Services in Long Beach for City National Bank. As manager, she is responsible for working closely with a team of specialists to deliver the bank's full range of financial solutions and expertise to successful, growing middle-market companies in Long Beach, South Bay and surrounding areas.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
Barbara Wolford, an insurance agent in Great Bend's John Jaco agency for over three decades, was named the Agent of the Year Award by the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents at its annual management conference Oct. 3-4 in Overland Park.