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Aaron Emerson graduates from Bank Compliance School

Aaron Emerson Compliance and Information Technology officer for First Kansas Bank recently attended the 2014 Bank Compliance School. Paul Snapp, President and CEO of First Kansas Bank commented, "The Bank Compliance School adds to the strong compliance foundation Aaron already possesses. Aaron has the experience, education and credentials to lead this important function of the Bank." The Bank Compliance School was held Aug. 17-22, in Grand Island, Neb. and is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations and endorsed by the West Virginia and Wyoming Bankers Associations.

October 05, 2014 | | Business


Cuna Mutual Group to sell ProAg crop insurance business

CUNA Mutual Group has reached an agreement to sell Producer's Ag Insurance Group (ProAg), its crop insurance business, to HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC). The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

October 05, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend Accountant obtains Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) License

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) announces that Belinda Fellhoelter, of the Great Bend office, recently obtained her Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) license.

October 05, 2014 | | Business


David and Karla Gonzales of Achieve Rehab attend conference

David and Karla Gonzales of Achieve Rehab in Great Bend attended the annual American Society of Hand Therapists conference in Boston recently. David is a Certified Hand Therapist. Karla is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. This annual conference was combined with the conference of the American Society of Hand Surgery. Attendees of the conference were able to get the latest updates and research regarding rehab and surgery of the shoulder, elbow and hand. The clinicians at Achieve Rehab in Great Bend specialize in rehab of conditions from the neck to the hand.

October 05, 2014 | | Business


Farmers Bank and Trust awards students of employees scholarship money

Farmers Bank and Trust is again assisting employees and their families with $5,000 in scholarships this year for their college students. The bank established an annual scholarship program to assist employees with the high costs of education as their children pursued their educational goals in their undergraduate degree.

October 03, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend Pet Welfare Workers attend workshop

Heather Acheson, Chris Klima, Irma Hladek and other Kennel Techs represented Golden Belt Humane Society at a one-day workshop in Wichita, presented by Petfinder, the online database of adoptable pets. The workshop was sponsored by Petco and hosted by Kansas Humane Society.

October 01, 2014 | | Business


Young Professionals members receive leadership certificates

Last week, twelve members of the Barton County Young Professionals group completed a proprietary leadership workshop entitled "Future in Focus", which was designed to help participants set personal and professional goals for the year 2020. The event was sponsored by The 10th Street EyeCare Center, and was facilitated by Troy Unruh with the Kansas Leadership Center.

October 01, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend accounting firm, Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered, welcomes new staff accountant

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce the addition of Meghan Burch to its professional staff.

September 28, 2014 | | Business


Three hours of continuing education available for area insurance agents

Great Plains NAIFA is bringing continuing education courses to local insurance agents. Classes are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., then 1 to 3:15 p.m., on Sept. 30, at the Front Door Community Center in Great Bend with an open lunch period 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended.

September 28, 2014 | | Business


Baxter joins Keller Real Estate

Keller Real Estate & Insurance Agency announced the addition of Amanda Baxter as a realtor associate in its office.

September 26, 2014 | | Business


Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine celebrates October with food drive

Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month in October by organizing its fourth annual community food drive. The GIVE BACK Community Food Drive will run from Oct. 1-31 at locations in Great Bend, Larned and Hays.

September 26, 2014 | | Business


Sunflower Financial and First Western Financial announce agreement to merge

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Colorado-based First Western Financial, Inc. ("First Western") today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge.

September 24, 2014 | | Business


Landmark hosts “Dog For A Dog” event

Landmark National Bank is partnering with the Golden Belt Human Society to raise funds and awareness with its second annual Dog for a Dog event. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Landmark's 1623 Main Street location.

September 24, 2014 | | Business


Farmers Bank & Trust awarded A+ Rating

Farmers Bank & Trust has been awarded an A+ in DepositAccounts.com's independent Bank Financial Health Rating System for the quarter ended June 30th. The A+ rating is defined as the highest distinction in terms of relative financial strength and stability, according to their standardized measurement system. The service gives consumers information on the relative financial strength of U.S. commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions.

September 21, 2014 | | Business


Roto-Mix announces promotions and organizational changes

Rod Neier, President and CEO of Roto-Mix, LLC has announced the following promotions and organizational changes within the company.

September 21, 2014 | | Business


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Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Business


Swigart named Great Bend mortgage lender for Central National Bank

Central National Bank announced that Steven Swigart has been named home mortgage lender for the Great Bend Lending Services Office. He joins Central National Bank with seven years of banking experience.

February 20, 2015 | | Business


Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.

February 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Beverly Brainerd retirement

February 18, 2015 | | Business


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