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Healthcare foundation to continue as partner of Children’s Miracle Network

William Newton Healthcare Foundation in Winfield has announced that as of Jan. 1 it will continue to serve 11 counties as a partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health in Wichita.

December 14, 2012 | | Business


Christmas party

December 14, 2012 | | Business


TOPS gauges interest in evening weight-loss group

The Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss support group is interested in starting an evening group in Great Bend, said Beverly Bednasek, TOPS KS coordinator, Valley Center.

December 11, 2012 | | Business


Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo welcomes new staff member

The City of Great Bend is to announced that Danielle Ricklefs has joined the Brit Spaugh Zoo as the new zoo educator. Ricklefs' responsibilities will include planning, organizing and implementing educational content for the zoo programs for all ages, updating curricula to meet Kansas Standards and teach various educational programs and presentations.

December 11, 2012 | | Business


CUNA mutual group contributes $100,000 to Great Bend theater

Madison, Wis.,-based CUNA Mutual Group announced Tuesday afternoon that it has pledged $100,000 over three years to the new six-screen theater that is being built in downtown Great Bend. One of Great Bend's largest employers, CPI Qualified Plan Consultants was acquired by CUNA Mutual Group in 2009.

December 11, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | Business


Pathways November Employee of the Month

Shawn Wear has been named Pathways November Employee of the Month. Shawn has been caring for the clients at Pathways for almost two years now. He has a great attitude and is always smiling. Shawn strives to do better and has been described by one supervisor as "Most Improved". He is always willing to work any house and any hours at a moments notice. This means he has to be very knowledgeable about many houses and routines. Shawn has definitely grown in his role at Pathways and is very well liked by the clients. He is extremely dependable and always ...

December 09, 2012 | | Business


Roenbaugh joins American State Bank board

Fellsburg native, Bill Roenbaugh, has joined the 10-member board of directors of American State Bank and Trust Company. American State has branches in Great Bend, Larned, St. John, Macksville and Garden City.

December 09, 2012 | | Business


Holste & Bowers adds experienced accountant Sheri Yager to staff

Sheri Yager joined Holste & Bowers LLC as a staff accountant in early November. Yager has extensive experience in accounting, having worked in the accounting department for the Fuller Brush Company for the past 23 years and last serving as the company's accounting manager.

December 02, 2012 | | Business


Pathways October Employee of the Month

Pathways announces that Katrina Kempke has been named October Employee of the Month for October. Katrina has been caring for the clients at Pathways for only about one year, but in that time, she has proven to be a very valuable asset to clients. She has been great at all tasks asked of her, while always focusing on client needs. She steps up and takes on new tasks even before she is asked. Katrina is a very strong leader, by helping others to keep their focus as well. Lorene is a team player who will do whatever is asked to ...

December 02, 2012 | | Business


Innovative Livestock Services hires Brad Hiss

Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. announces the hiring of Brad Hiss as the new manager of Alfalfa Pellets, LLC.

December 02, 2012 | | Business


New 24-Hour daycare opens to serve Great Bend employers

A 24-hour childcare center in Great Bend celebrated its grand opening on Friday with a Chamber ribbon cutting at 4:45 p.m., and owner Erika Julian hopes to reach out to area employers as she grows her new business. All The Little Children, currently located at 1416 Broadway in Great Bend, is the only 24-hour licensed daycare in the area. "Businesses who employ evening and overnight help often struggle with high turnover because their staff can't find reliable childcare," Julian says. "I hope to develop good relationships with these types of employers to help solve that problem so ...

December 02, 2012 | | Business


Dillons Stores raise money for United Way of Central Kansas

Dillon's Store #9 employees in Larned, United Way Champion Wendy Ibarra and store manager Nancy Martin, Store #3 employees in Great Bend, UW Champion Julie Mitchell and store manger Diana Sunley and store #51 employees and UW champion Carrie Amerine and store manager Ryan Streck, combined to raise $17,000 for United Way of Central Kansas to further the Health, Education and Income our our communities. Dillon's has been a part of United Way of Central Kansas since inception in 1962. The employees of Dillon's in Barton and Pawnee county have increased their giving 237% in the ...

December 02, 2012 | | Business


CPI employee Dyan Suppes attains ASPPA’s CPC designation

Dyan Suppes of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) has recently passed all of the required exams to attain her CPC (Certified Pension Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Defined Contribution Administrative Issues Basic Concepts (DC-1), Compliance Issues (DC-2), and Advanced Topics (DC-3) exams, the Administrative Issues of Defined Benefit Plans (DB) exam, the Certified Pension Consultant Modules exams, and the Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) exam.

December 02, 2012 | | Business


24-hour daycare now open

A 24-hour childcare center in Great Bend celebrated its grand opening Friday with a Chamber ribbon cutting, and owner Erika Julian hopes to reach out to area employers as she grows her new business. All The Little Children, currently located at 1416 Broadway in Great Bend, is the only 24-hour licensed daycare in the area. "Businesses who employ evening and overnight help often struggle with high turnover because their staff can't find reliable childcare," Julian said. "I hope to develop good relationships with these types of employers to help solve that problem so they can retain the valuable employees ...

November 30, 2012 | | Business


CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. names Divisional Vice President for Northeast

CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc., a full-service retirement plan solutions company headquartered in Great Bend, announces that Ivette Dominguez has accepted the position of divisional vice president for CPI's Northeast Division. As divisional vice president, Ms. Dominguez will lead the sales strategies as well as the growth and development of six retirement plan consultants on the Northeast Divisional team. With extensive experience in qualified retirement plans, Ms. Dominguez will also represent the distribution of CPI solutions in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia, helping financial advisors and plan sponsors drive our outcome based approach for their retirement plan ...

November 28, 2012 | | Business


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Sunflower Bank Pay for A’s 2015 Great Bend winners

On April 1, winners of the Great Bend Sunflower Bank branch Pay for A's were drawn. The winners were paid $10 for every A made and a matching contribution was made to the school's they attend. Winners were: Isaac Avila, 5th grade, Eisenhower School; Peyden Oelger, 2nd grade, Holy Family School; Savanna Richmeier, 1st grade, Holy Family School; Kylee Mohr, 3rd grade, Park Elementary; Josephine Blevins 1st grade, Riley Elementary.

May 17, 2015 | | Business


Danceography welcomes Unruh

Danceography welcomes Great Bend native MacKenzie Unruh to the studio for the summer. She will be teaching Total Body Toning, Butz & Gutz, Killer Kore classes as well as hosting two Body Boot Camps. MacKenzie is group fitness certified with AFAA, First Aid and CPR certified as well. Classes will be held from May-July. Call the studio at 620-617-1933 to register for Tuesday/Thursday morning classes and to enroll in the Body Boot Camps. For more information visit www.danceographygb.com

May 17, 2015 | | Business


Coldwell Banker is #1 real estate franchise

Coldwell Banker has been recognized as the top franchise by REAL Trends 500. The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report which identifies the country's largest and most successful real estate brokerage firms as ranked by closed transactions and separately by closed sales volume. This report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation's leading real estate brokerage firms.

May 17, 2015 | | Business


​Sunflower Electric Power Corp. hires new technician

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kevin Brabb has joined the company as a Telecommunications Technician in Great Bend. He joined the company on May 11. Brabb will install, test, inspect, calibrate and repair electronic equipment. He will also diagnose telecommunications problems and interpret manufacturer's drawings and instructions, and will perform corrective and preventive maintenance as required.

May 16, 2015 | | Business


Sixth-grade girl writes stirring poem that encourages children to never give up on their dreams

One of the most talked about moments from the Women in the World Summit 2015, an annual event that aims to explore "the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe" that was held in New York City from April 22 to April 24, was a stirring poem from a sixth-grader.

May 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Lease or buy: That's the (car) question

A generation or so ago, options for buying a car were limited.

May 16, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


What's the happiest country in the world? It depends on how you define happiness

What's the happiest country in the world? The answer isn't as simple as the question.

May 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Will a guaranteed basic income replace welfare?

The efficiency of the American welfare state is no minor issue of debate. Each year, the president and Congress negotiate the best ways to distribute funds in the federal budget, and each year there are those who call for major reforms to the social safety net, from both the left and the right. Some, typically from the conservatives in Congress, call for reduced spending on welfare initiatives, while others, typically the liberals, call for increases and expansions.

May 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tina Mingenback new dietary manager at Cherry Village

The new dietary manager at Cherry Village Benevolence Inc., 1401 Cherry Lane, understands the importance of good nutrition for residents and is pursuing even more formal education.

May 13, 2015 | | Business


St. Rose Health Center providers certified to give CDL physical exams

Anyone who needs a physical exam for a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) now has two certified health-care providers to turn to at St. Rose Health Center.

May 13, 2015 | | Business


Great Bend staff accountant obtains CPA designation

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. announces that Austin L. Coyan, staff accountant at the firm's Great Bend office, recently obtained his license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

May 13, 2015 | | Business


American AgCredit renewed as Preferred Lender with USDA Farm Service Agency

American AgCredit, the nation's seventh largest agricultural credit association, will continue as a Preferred Lender with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for the next five years, as announced by FSA State Executive Director Val Dolcini. The Association's subsidiaries, Federal Land Credit Association (FLCA) and Production Credit Association (PCA) have been certified to continue as FSA Preferred Lenders.

May 13, 2015 | | Business


11 websites that make the things you love more affordable

Almost one-third of Americans aren’t saving for retirement, according to a 2014 survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Young people are beating their parents in one important way

Of all the myths surrounding the mystical characteristics of the millennial generation, the belief that they don't have jobs is now the most demonstrably false.

May 13, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


7 things every employee wants in a boss

Some of us are dreading the next “Boss Appreciation Day.” If you haven’t been feeling the love from your team lately, here is your wakeup call. It’s never too late to become an exceptional leader, but not for the sake of receiving one more “World’s-Best-Boss” mug. Do it because of the impact your leadership can have on the happiness of your employees. Here are seven time-tested principles that will get you back on track.

May 11, 2015 | Steve Palmer KSL | Business


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