Inc. magazine today ranked Benefit Management of Great Bend 4636th on its seventh-annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list provides a snapshot of the most important segment of the economy-America's independent entrepreneurs. These companies are recognized for demonstrating growth and stability.
Straub International opened their new Wichita store located at 3200 W. May St. on Aug. 5th. Although the store was expected to open Sept. 1, construction finished earlier than planned. "The store is stocked and ready to serve our customers", said Alan Dold, General Manager "We anticipate a great amount of growth with this facility and have added staff to equip ourselves for their needs".
Teresa Hickel is being promoted to Assistant Vice President and Operations Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Teresa has the values, banking experience and work ethic to lead the operations of our Bank. She will continue to strengthen our Bank's commitment to operate in a safe and sound manner while providing personalized service to our customers. We are excited to have Teresa leading this important area of First Kansas Bank."
Sterling House of Great Bend, a Brookdale community, 1206 Patton Road, will host "Stuff the Bus" again this year. The goal is to provide extra supplies for teachers and school children. This year residents will deliver all donated supplies to Riley Elementary on Aug. 30th.
Jamie Wolf, Hoisington, gained weight after going through breast cancer treatment and while taking her follow-up medication. She wanted to lose the extra 40-plus pounds but wasn't sure how to go about it.
"Transitions: A mother and daughter art show" exhibits the visual and textual representations experienced in the lives of mother and daughter on a road to recover through expressions and transitions. The featured artists are Johnita and Elizabeth Becker. It will be a mixed media presentation of artwork, and is the 7th show at Petr's Frame House. "Its a mother and daughter going through life's problems," said Grigorev. "They transition from old to something new."The exhibit is hosted by Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St., at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 17.
Taylor Klug is being promoted to Vice President, Information Technology and Compliance Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Since joining our Bank, Taylor has done an outstanding job delivering customer service and leadership in a variety of roles. She will continue to strengthen our Bank's commitment to providing exceptional customer service while building genuine relationships. I am pleased to announce this promotion"
Photon Healthy Energy at EZ TAN featuring the Photon Genius is having an 'Informative Class' at 7 p.m. on Monday. Admission is $10. Door prizes, refreshments, demos and a free $35 coupon to use the Genius.
Corrie Danks has been a crafter for more than 20 years and her dream has been to open her own scrapbooking business. The dream came true on Aug. 1, her first day as owner of The Craft Coop in downtown Great Bend.
Great Bend, KS A440 Music (http://www.A440greatbend.com) announced today that JoAnn Gaunt has joined the A440 team to further develop their growing musical instrument repair and supply services. JoAnn Gaunt is a musician, teacher, and band instrument repair technician who grew up in Great Bend.
Great Bend Regional Hospital has received the Women's Choice Award from WomenCertified, distinguishing it as one of the Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. The award is based on criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations, said Delia Passi, chief executive officer of WomenCertified.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), better known as "heartburn" affects most people at some point in their lives. The symptoms can range from an annoying burning sensation in the stomach or chest that occurs after certain aggravating foods being eaten to that of chronic painful chest or throat pain after drinking just water. Chronic GERD (symptoms occurring on a daily basis) affects 20-30 million Americans.
Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.
Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.
Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.
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.