Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announces that Raindrop Repair, Inc. of St. John, has received a Reinke Longevity award for its 20 years of marketing Reinke products. The Reinke dealership was also awarded a Gold Reinke Pride award in recognition of the company's 2011-2012 marketing year success.
Cornerstone Interiors is increasing its national advertising exposure. Cornerstone is partnering with Vietri in the magazine 2012 "Southern Lady Holidays" special collector's issue on the inside back cover. Cornerstone Interiors has the distinct privilege of being the only Kansas distributor of Vietri listed in the magazine, owner Debbie Deutsch said.
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center patients who need physical or occupational therapy will benefit from recent training completed by members of the Rehab Services team, said Pam Perry, program director. Three St. Rose therapists are now trained in ASTYM.
Greg Bauer, attorney with Bauer Pike & Johnson Chtd., was recognized for serving six years on the Board of Directors of ElderCare, Inc. Bauer served as Board president for from 2010 to 2012. Janet Splitter, Executive Director of ElderCare, Inc. presented Bauer a plaque in appreciation of his leadership and counsel guiding the service to older adults. Current members of the Board include: Julie Knoblich, Bernie Jamieson, Barbara Shirk, Larry Collins, Richard VonFeldt, Terry Conard and Robin Fabricius.
Paul Snapp, president and CEO of First Kansas Bank, announced the promotions of Patty Strube to assistant vice president and Angela Campbell to vice president and facility manager of the First Kansas Bank location in Great Bend. "Patty Strube is a model for our Bank Team," Snapp said. Strube's role in customer service will continue to expand. She has been with the Bank for nine years in a variety of positions.
Great Bend dental hygienist Phyllis Marsh, R.D. H. is retiring from active practice this month. Phyllis graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry with her Bacher of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1969. Her career has touched the lives of many patients throughout the state of Kansas as she has practiced in dental offices in Kansas City, Manhattan, Larned, and Great Bend. She most recently practiced with Dr. Konrad Rock and Dr. Ross Hildebrand.
Lorene Peschka has been named Pathways Employee of the Month. She has been caring for the clients at Pathways for over nine years. Never one to complain, she always focuses on the clients and making sure all their needs are met. Lorene is a team player who will do whatever is asked to help the clients and her co-workers. She is self motivated and always gives the clients the best possible care. Lorene has earned the respect from clients and staff alike because she has worked hard to establish great relationships.
Gone are the days when holiday shoppers strolled through downtown sidewalks, peering at the elaborate displays arrayed in storefront windows. Today's shopper is more likely to surf Internet sites for bargains. Your Better Business Bureau advises modern bargain hunters that local merchants still offer good deals for holiday shoppers. Additionally, the brick-and-mortar stores around the corner are still going to be there, easily accessible should you have any sort of issue with the item you purchased.
Central Kansas Orthopedic Group will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, to celebrate its major remodeling effort, as well as the addition of Dr. David Rhodes and physical therapist Troy Moore to the practice. The public is invited to meet Rhodes and Moore and the physical therapy staff, and to tour the newly redone facility.
When Robin Fabricius, Great Bend attorney, talks with clients about finances and estate planning, charitable giving sometimes is part of the conversation. Once that happens, Fabricius often takes the opportunity to steer those clients to the Golden Belt Community Foundation for its expertise on charitable giving.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development announces that Andrea Bauer has joined their progressive team as the new Director of Sales and Member Services. Bauer's responsibilities will include membership and sponsorship sales, event planning, program management, and other special projects. "Andrea's background in event planning and hospitality will make her a great fit in our organization," says Chamber President/CEO Jan Peters. "We are excited to bring home a Great Bend High School graduate, especially someone who is so creative and driven."
Dr. Nicole Boxberger, raised in McPherson, accepted a position at Bippo's Place for Smiles and Kids Dental Zone, in New Orleans, La. She attended The University of Missouri- Kansas City where she received her D.D.S. After graduation, she pursued her pediatric dental residency at LSU. She is currently a member of the ABPD, ADA, NODA, AAPD, ABPD, and LAPD. She was co-chairs with Dr. Kellie Axelrad for Children's Dental Health month in February 2012.
The Kansas Plains Better Business Bureau (BBB) today announces it is expanding its reach by merging with BBB serving Nebraska, South Dakota and southwest Iowa. Intended to benefit both businesses and consumers, the merger will make enhanced BBB services available to consumers and businesses throughout the Great Plains.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.