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Travel Agent Magazine recognizes 25 leading travel advisors of 2015

Great Bend may not be an international travel hot spot, but it's the center of the universe for the clients of Paula Axman's four-person travel agency in a small rural community of 16,000. "The nearest city of comparable size is 60 miles away. Yet Paula, individually, and as leader of our agency, regularly garners national peer recognition for herself and our agency," says office manager Larry Kopke. Over the course of her 27-year career, Axman has been a Collette "Agent of the Year," a "Top National Producer" for Globus Family of Brands and one of American Express ...

December 06, 2015 | | Business


Schartz joins Xelmar Medical Spa staff

Sharon Schartz has joined the staff of Xelmar Medical Spa, a full service medical spa that offers the latest in technology and products in aesthetic medicine.

December 06, 2015 | | Business


Central National Bank Lender graduates from Lending School

Central National Bank has announed the graduation of Amanda Proffitt from the Kansas Bankers Association Principles of Commercial Lending School.

December 06, 2015 | | Business


Danceography holding lessons for winter formals

Lee Ann June is teaching one night sessions at Danceography, for those interested in picking up some new dance moves. The classes will be held at 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 and Dec. 14.

December 06, 2015 | | Business


Mora joins Cerda as OPI in-house sales, supplies representative

Daniela Mora recently joined Stephanie Cerda to form a two-woman customer-service team at Office Products Inc. (OPI).

December 02, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend Staff Accountant receives CPA designation

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. announces Meghan Burch, staff accountant at the firm's Great Bend office, has received her license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

December 02, 2015 | | Business


How millennials are changing the economy, one ethical purchase at a time

Samantha Okazaki bought her first pair of Toms shoes when she was in college. She didn’t really like them. She found them comfortable but plain.

December 01, 2015 | Bob Lloyd Deseret News | Business


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Fall Grant recipients

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $14,058. The foundation supports programs or projects that are innovative, collaborative, proactive, measurable and sustainable.

November 29, 2015 | | Business


Make your holiday shopping and charitable giving safe and successful with these tips from BBB

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and some retailers have already announced several of their deals. Though more and more stores are opening their doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday will remain one of the biggest shopping days of the year, both online and in stores. BBB offers advice for consumers who plan to shop on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and intend to make charitable donations on Giving Tuesday.

November 29, 2015 | | Business


Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition

Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition of Joe Cotton of Hoisington to their sales staff. Joe was born and raised in Hoisington where he graduated from USD 431 and attended BCCC. He received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Newman University in Wichita. Joe and his wife Ginger returned to Hoisington in 1994 to raise their family, sons Micah and Joey and daughters Sarah and Rebekah. Since their return to the area, Joe has been active in the ministry, education and coaching.

November 29, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business. Infants and toddlers served by Sunflower Diversified Service's Early Education Center (EEC) and Incredible Years (IY) Preschool will benefit from the activity sponsored by Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin.

November 29, 2015 | | Business


Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System names Ken Johnson as President and CEO

Ken Johnson has been named president and chief executive officer of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, effective immediately.

November 29, 2015 | | Business


​Great Bend Regional Hospital to host lab fair

As a service to the Great Bend area residents, Great Bend Regional Hospital will provide a community lab fair from 6-7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 4.

November 27, 2015 | | Business


Chili for the Soul

Sunflower Diversified Services recently presented two checks totaling $387 to local charities. The checks represent the proceeds from Sunflower's Annual Chili Cook-off.

November 27, 2015 | | Business


2B Organized announces new franchise in Great Bend

2B Organized, a professional organizing firm, announced the launch of a new franchise to serve Great Bend and surrounding areas. Services include residential and commercial organization, home staging and relocation and move management.

November 25, 2015 | | Business


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Great Bend residents cite benefits of HaysMed surgeon’s St. Rose clinic

Duane Huntwork's medical issues began about 10 years ago when he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

January 28, 2016 | | Business


Cherry Village certified as Continuing Care Retirement Community

Jeremy Lewis has long known Cherry Village Benevolence offers the whole gamut of services – from checking in on assisted-living residents to round-the-clock nursing care. And ...

January 27, 2016 | | Business




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