Regular customers at Office Products Inc. in downtown Great Bend may have done a double-take recently in the service department. The familiar face is that of Chris Frye, who has returned to OPI as a copier technician.
Cathy Estes and her staff at Sunflower Early Education Center accepts a grant check from Golden Belt Community Foundation for a specialized printer that works with their hearing screening equipment for more accurate and long-term record keeping. Golden Belt Community Foundation's next competitive grant cycle deadline is Nov. 1. Visit www.goldenbeltcf.org or call at 620-792-3000, for more information.
R.B. Tellers, one of the seven MyTown LP stores in downtown Great Bend, has a new service that makes shipping packages more convenient for customers. Package Express recently opened inside of the business, which sells products manufactured by JanSport, Fuller Brush and Coleman. Package Express offers packaging, wrapping and UPS shipping services Tuesdays through Saturday at its convenient downtown location.
Walk into the Kansas Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo and you'll instantly enter the world of Ornithology. Instead of feeling like you are studying birds, however, you will feel like you just encountered them in their natural habitat. Three permanent exhibits with life-like birds, trees, grasses and plants were installed in early July, and three traveling exhibits were also added. The exhibits provide a fun way to learn for kids of all ages, said Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory.
American Family Insurance agent Frank Callahan Jr. announced he is now in charge of the Great Bend office, as well as his American Family office in Larned.
By day he's Brian Ewing, a stand-up employee for Office Products Inc. By night, he's "Money B," the wig-wearing and costume-donning karaoke D.J. extraordinaire. Ewing, along with business partner Dawn Jaeger, own Encore Sound, a D.J. and karaoke service, which brings the fun to any party across the state.
A Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting was recently held to celebrate the successful opening of Stone Waste Management LLC. The new business opened Jan. 1 at 421 Washington, becoming a sister company to Stone Sand Company Inc.
Those who suffer from back pain don't often think about physical therapy as a way to find relief. But they may want to consider the experience of the new physical therapist at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center when seeking treatment.
HAYS – Registration opened on July 25th for the 2011 Kansas Jubilee: eBay to eCommerce. This national conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Fort Hays State University's Memorial Union Conference Center, 600 Park St., Hays. A grassroots initiative sponsored in part by Fort Hays State University School of Business and supported by the FHSU Small Business Development Center, this two-day event will cover topics ranging from eBay to other ecommerce venues to social networking for business and independent sellers who wish to sell online.
The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce will have August Business After Hours at Vintage Place Assisted Living Facility from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at 1070 E. Wichita Ave. Come and visit with the residents and staff, enjoy some refreshments, and find out what's going on at Vintage Place Assisted Living.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announcees that Kim Stejskal has joined the company as a Records Management Assistant. Kim joined Sunflower on Aug. 1. She will maintain the integrity, completeness, accuracy, and availability of documents, records, and information resources.
The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce will be having a ribbon cutting for Tumbleweed Mobile Veterinary Services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at the Chamber office, 507 N. Main. Help Erica Daniels celebrate the opening of her new veterinary business and visit with her about everything she has to offer.
Rosewood Services Inc. recently recognized four of its standout staff members for the summer quarter "Shining Stars Award." The winners' respective supervisors recognized their commitment, exuberance and pride in striving to help those with developmental disabilities.
WICHITA – Thirteen students began the 74-week Construction and Forestry Technology program at Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb. The program is a partnership between John Deere Construction and Forestry, participating John Deere dealerships and local colleges. As a John Deere partnership program, it is designed specifically to prepare individuals for trouble shooting and repair of construction equipment. Students completing curriculum receive tuition reimbursement and a tool allowance. Graduates are guaranteed job placement at a sponsoring dealership location and earn an associate of applied science degree in John Deere Construction and Forestry Technology.
Frank Callahan Agency Inc., agents for American Family Insurance, has announced that Caryn Kaiser has joined the business.
Land O'Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program matches dollar-for-dollar the cash donation of member cooperatives, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects. By matching funds for projects selected and funded by member cooperatives, Land O'Lakes Foundation leverages local funding efforts and ensures community support for programs.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Oct. 22, in Topeka.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce that a new endowment fund has been established to benefit Almost Home, Inc. This partnership between the community foundation and Almost Home, Inc. gives individuals and businesses interested in supporting and sustaining this new organization providing residential and hospice care a vehicle for their charitable giving.
The Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association (KRHA) hosted their annual Evening of Hospitality in Wichita recently. The highlight of the evening were the "Starts of the Industry" awards, which celebrates the recipient's accomplishments and dedication to the industry.
PORTLAND, ORE. – SeaPort Airlines announced that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
SeaPort Airlines announced today that it will take delivery of two of three new Cessna Caravans being acquired for the company's fleet by the end of the year. SeaPort's Chief Executive Officer Rob McKinney, will accept the new aircraft at the Cessna Aircraft Corporation factory in Wichita, Kansas and will pilot one of the new aircraft on a three-day tour of the carrier's Mid-South routes.
Sunflower Bank has promoted Jordan Klima to Loan Operations Assistant. In this capacity, Klima will be making consumer loans and supporting commercial loan functions in the Great Bend and Ellinwood communities. Prior to the promotion, Klima was a Customer Service Representative.
Sunflower Bank has partnered with Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce to create a visitor information kiosk. The kiosk is located at Sunflower Bank, 13 N. Main in Ellinwood, inside of the ATM center. The Sunflower Bank ATM center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is located just north of the bank's main entrance.
SALINA – Sunflower Bank is honoring past, present and future service members and their families at many Sunflower Bank branches from 2-4 p.m. Monday. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.
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