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Simpson Farm Enterprises honored for outstanding Apache Sprayer sales

Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.

August 31, 2014 | | Business

KAKE News wins Emmy

KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.

August 31, 2014 | | Business

Calcara becomes shareholder partner

Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announces Taylor Calcara has become a shareholder "partner" in the firm.

August 31, 2014 | | Business

Friedel to head strategic planning for American State Bancshares

Kenneth Friedel, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President & Director of Corporate Strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. The position involves strategic planning, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvements and special projects.

August 27, 2014 | | Business

Long of Rosen's Inc. receives agribusiness honor

TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

August 26, 2014 | | Business

AT&T expands in Great Bend with retail store

AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.

August 26, 2014 | | Business

Local entrepreneur represents Great Bend in Dallas at National Mary Kay Inc. Seminar

Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

August 24, 2014 | | Business


It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.

August 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Business

American State’s holding company, not bank, moving to Wichita

There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.

August 22, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Business

Jon Prescott joins Envisage Information Systems

Envisage Information Systems, LLC (EIS) has announced that Jon L. Prescott has joined the senior leadership team as vice president of institutional business development. Prescott will work directly with retirement plan providers to introduce the Envisage cache of automated efficiency modules, enhanced feature capabilities for retirement plan sponsors and their participants along with outcome-based retirement plan solutions - solutions custom designed to the service provider's business model.

August 17, 2014 | | Business

Farmers Bank and Trust announces promotion/new hire

Hertel promoted to Credit Administration Officer

August 17, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Business

Secret Shopper Check Scam lures Kansas consumer

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa warns that if you're looking for extra income, it can be tempting to consider ads that recruit "mystery shoppers." Legitimate businesses, nationwide, do use mystery shopping – also known as secret shopping, performance evaluations, service monitoring and quality auditing -- as a means to monitor service quality. Market research firms, training companies, merchandisers, temporary agencies and other businesses specialize in recruiting mystery shoppers. Unfortunately, so do scam artists. Their advertisements claim: "You get PAID for shopping at big name, recognized companies because we need Professional Business Evaluators!"

August 17, 2014 | | Business

St. Francis Community Services Foster Family of the Year

Many people would balk at the prospect of a half dozen teenaged boys roaming about under their roof. Just the logistical challenge of feeding them would test the resolve of most. Others, however, relish the challenge – like Berge and Sharon Cox, retired corrections officers uniquely suited for managing a household full of adolescent boys.

August 17, 2014 | | Business

Dr. Rush joins OBGYN at Heartland Regional

Heartland Regional OBGYN, in partnership with Great Bend Regional Hospital, announced the arrival of Dr. Aisha Rush OBGYN to the Great Bend area.

August 15, 2014 | | Business

Troyer fills new director position at both Heartland Cancer Centers

The two Heartland Cancer Centers (HCCs) now have one director who oversees all aspects of patient care and coordinates all administrative duties.

August 13, 2014 | | Business

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4 signs you need to quit your job to advance your career

The idea of voluntarily leaving your job for any reason can be a gut-wrenching prospect. Perhaps you know folks who lost their jobs during the ...

October 03, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business

First Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild a success

The first Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild was held Sept. 26, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Wine in the Wild, a fundraiser for the ...

October 02, 2015 | | Business

Gratuity, please: The do's and don't's of tipping

When the check comes for the meal you ate, think twice about that tip you may or may not want to leave to recognize the ...

October 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business

The credit dilemma for millennials and the best ways to solve it

There’s a Catch-22 in the millennial credit world. Fewer millennials are applying for credit cards when compared with prior generations, but staying debt-free for ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business

Tax-filing extension expires Oct. 15 for millions of taxpayers; check eligibility for overlooked tax

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15, to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and ...

September 30, 2015 | | Business

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