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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


BBB: Fake store apps put the “con” in convenience

This year holiday shoppers are confronted with a growing online menace: phony retail apps. Recent reports have indicated that a wave of apps pretending to represent large chains is surging toward iPhone users. Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, Zappos, Dillard's and even luxury lines like Christian Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo are being misrepresented by scammers who create the fake apps in their names. Your Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to be on the lookout for the imposters and try to minimize the harm they want to do unsuspecting shoppers.

November 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Kramp named executive director at The Center

Julie Kramp, Ellinwood, will become the next executive director of The Center for Counseling and Consultation. Current Executive Director Douglas W. McNett announced Kramp has accepted an offer from the mental health-care provider's board of directors.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Diversicare of Larned holds annual dinner

LARNED - Diversicare of Larned held its annual Thanksgiving dinner for residents and their families on Thursday, Nov. 17. The dinner took place at the center, located at 1114 W. 11th St. in Larned.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Cory Galindo promoted at The Plains State Bank

The Plains State Bank announces the promotion of Cory Galindo to BSA/Operations Officer. Galindo is located at the Great Bend Branch at 800 Coolidge Street in Great Bend. Her primary focus will be on the Bank Secrecy Act, bank operations and customer service.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Mary Kay Chemo Care packages donated to HCC

Mary Kay Chemo Care packages were delivered recently to the staff at Heartland Cancer Center by Mary Kay Sr. Sales Director Jil Johnson.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


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Nex-Tech Wireless establishes endowment with HaysMed Foundation

The HaysMed Foundation has announced a new endowed fund established with a $25,000 gift from Nex-Tech Wireless. As a permanent endowed fund, the gift ...

February 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Know your policies, limits on earthquake insurance

Although Kansas earthquake activity hasn't registered too many headlines recently, earthquakes are still being recorded each week, especially in southcentral portions of the state.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Glenna Achatz named to Coldwell Banker® International President’s Elite

Glenna Achatz, Broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Elite. This prestigious membership is awarded ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Hutchinson Clinic Dr. Swaroop publishes book

Dr. Prabhakar Swaroop, gastroenterologist a the Hutchinson Clinic is a recently published author. Dr. Swaroop is a leading expert on Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn's ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Great Bend boy reaps benefits of Sunflower’s early education

Colton Taylor was 18 months old when he was demonstrating a few developmental problems. It is also when his family called on Sunflower's Early ...

February 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Battle of the Bulge weight loss competition returns to Club 1 Fitness

Back by popular demand, the Club 1 Fitness "Battle of the Bulge" weight loss competition is returning Feb. 20 and will run through March 31 ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball announces promotion

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces Angela Lange has been promoted to Staff Accountant.

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


The Ty Buchanan Agency, with American Family Insurance, has expanded from Lyons to Great Bend

Ty Buchanan, a senior insurance agent in Lyons, has been an American Family agent for 5 years and specializes in multiple lines of insurance such ...

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


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