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Randy Parsons named To Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society

Randy Parsons, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has been honored as a member of the company's International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the TOP 8 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

January 22, 2012 | | Business


Mary Kay reports record year amidst declining job market

While a sluggish economy continues to undermine the job market and business growth, cosmetics powerhouse Mary Kay is breaking records reporting a 15 percent increase in sales in 2011.

January 22, 2012 | | Business


Kansas Society of CPAs Announces Participants for Fourth “20 up to 40” Leadership Program

Eighteen certified public accountants from around the state of Kansas have been selected to participate in the fourth 20 up to 40 Leadership Program offered by the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

January 22, 2012 | | Business


Eakin Enterprises awarded for safety

Kansas Aggregate Producers Association (KAPA) and Kansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (KRMCA) presented Eakin Enterprises with several awards on Jan. 13 during the KAPA-KRMCA 45th Annual Joint Convention awards ceremony. The awards ceremony is an annual event to recognize aggregate and concrete companies and their drivers for no lost time accidents and safety performance.

January 22, 2012 | | Business


Moran joins library staff

Amanda Moran has joined the Great Bend Public Library staff as the new assistant children's librarian.

January 21, 2012 | | Business


CPI employees attain ASPPA’s TGPC designation

Barbara Robinson, Marge McGee and Dyan Suppes of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams. Robinson started at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) in November, 1995 as a Plan Accountant in the Daily Accounting Department. In September, 1996, she was promoted to Senior Plan Accountant, and in October, 1997, she became Team Leader. In February, 2006, she was promoted to Supervisor of ...

January 18, 2012 | | Business


Josh Huber joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announces that Josh Huber has joined the company as a Relay Technician. Josh joined Sunflower on Jan. 9. He will perform the work associated with and including, but not limited to, the installation, testing, inspection, calibration, and repair of all system protection devices, transducers, and equipment (electro-mechanical and electronic relays, protective controls, switchboards, and other substation equipment) as related to Sunflower's and the Members' electric transmission and distribution system.

January 15, 2012 | | Business


Diaz named Rosewood's Shining Star of 2012

Vanessa Diaz edged out two of her co-workers to earn the "Shining Star of the Year" award from Rosewood Services Inc. for 2011. Also awarded as honorable-mention selections were employees Erika Julian and Mallory Osuwah.

January 14, 2012 | | Business


Retirement reception

Leanne Irsik, senior vice president of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, left, says goodbye to Mary Klinge, who served St. Rose for 42 years. Klinge's recent retirement reception was held in the St. Rose atrium.

January 10, 2012 | | Business


Many factors determine estate planning needs

When you're young and single or married with children, looking for to retirement or elderly, estate planning something to consider. Estate planning is, by definition, a process designed to help you manage and preserve your assets while you are alive, and to conserve and control their distribution after your death according to your goals and objectives, says Shirley Flick, a Certified Financial Planner professional.

January 07, 2012 | From Shirley Flick | Business


Approach a volatile market with common sense

In today's volatile market, many people are confused about how to best manage their savings portfolio. Conventional wisdom says that what goes up, must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when it's your money at stake.

January 07, 2012 | | Business


Build your investment pyramid

Of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World," the only one still in existence is the Great Pyramid of Giza. This tells you something about the strength of the pyramid structure, but it also suggests that the pyramid may be a good metaphor for other endeavors you wish to endure - such as your investment strategy.

January 07, 2012 | By Edward Jones for Jim Armatys | Business


API to meet Wednesday

The January meeting of Great Bend chapter of the American Petroleum Institute will take place Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Stone Ridge Golf Club, 24th and Frey streets in Great Bend. The corporate sponsored social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a chicken-fried-steak dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the program at 8. Ted Wilke with SPOC Automation will talk about "Maximizing Efficiency and System Reliability on Injection Pump Applications." Non API members and guests are welcome to attend this event,which includes a $10 fee at the door for the meal and program.

January 06, 2012 | | Business


Six employees celebrate anniversaries with Rosewood Services

Six employees from Rosewood Services Inc. were honored for a combined 35 years of dedication during the business's annual celebration in December. Five employees celebrated five-year anniversaries, while Rosewood Ranch Manager Eric Hammond achieved 10 years with the agency.

January 03, 2012 | | Business


Area Agency On Aging recognizes area Focal Point Centers

Twenty-four senior centers from across southwest have been recognized and designated a 2011 Focal Point by the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency On Aging, according to Dave Geist executive director. These centers were recognized for the programs and services that were provided Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011.

December 28, 2011 | | Business


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Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.

March 27, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.

March 25, 2015 | Randy Shumway Deseret News | Business


The middle class has had a rough couple of years

According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.

March 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

It's interesting living with a high school junior.

March 23, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Renee Johnson retirement reception

A retirement reception honoring Renee Johnson, who is retiring from Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency after many years of service, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Patricks Parish Center, 4100 Broadway. The public is invited to attend.

March 22, 2015 | | Business


Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.

March 22, 2015 | Chuck Green Deseret News | Business


​Augustine joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Joe Augustine has joined the company as a Substation Technician Apprentice II-1st 6 months in Great Bend.

March 21, 2015 | | Business


In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.

March 20, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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

Glenna Achatz, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has qualified to join the company's International President's Elite. This prestigious membership is awarded to the TOP 1 percent of the approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

March 15, 2015 | | Business


Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular

Here’s a little math experiment. You have $1,000 you don’t need for the next year and you sock it away in an investment earning a modest .95 percent return. A year passes and you pocket $9.50 in earnings.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities

Where in the United States can you buy a home without breaking the bank? A new report from HSH.com, a mortgage resource company, may help you make your decision.

March 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Local American Family Agency earns top honor

MADISON, Wis. –The Rhonda Knudson Agency, an American Family Insurance agent and her outstanding team in Great Bend, Kansas, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

March 13, 2015 | | Business


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