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UWCK Jeans Day winner

The United Way of Central Kansas held its annual Jeans Day on Nov. 15, to honor National Philanthropy Day. The premise was easy. Businesses could opt to participate and every employee was encouraged to wear jeans for a $1 donation to UWCK. Each employee that was then entered into a drawing at their business to enter the final round to win a free pair of BKE jeans, donated by The Buckle. This year, over 20 local businesses participated and raised more than $600 for United Way to help on the way to the goal of $275,000. The finalists gathered ...

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


C&V Home Improvement buys Kansas Doors & Exteriors

When Matt Hoisington recently learned about an opportunity to expand his business, he didn't hesitate for long.

December 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Company to give away hearing aids this holiday season

CHICAGO — MDHearingAid, a hearing-aid manufacturer, will give away 12 pairs of MDHearingAid Pro hearing aids this holiday season, according to a news release.

December 14, 2016 | Caresa Alexander Randall Deseret News | Business


What will happen when Donald Trump and Silicon Valley collide for the first time?

President-elect Donald Trump is set to meet with some of Silicon Valley’s top tech leaders this week, hoping to bridge the divide between the tech industry and the White House, according to the Wall Street Journal.

December 14, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


What ‘Moana’ can teach us about leadership

Those hoping to build an effective leadership style may want to see “Moana.”

December 14, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate announces new auction division

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate of Great Bend has announced the addition of full auction services to its existing residential, commercial and land sale activities. Mike Niedens, a well known auctioneer in Central Kansas for many years, is heading up the new auction division. Bringing over 40 years of auction experience to the Coldwell Banker team, Mike will focus on land auctions and private treaty land sales, although personal property auctions of farm machinery, guns, oilfield equipment, antiques, household and collectibles will be offered as well. Coldwell Banker's auction division will also offer auction services on residential homes and ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


New athletic training facility celebrates grand opening

The Fieldhouse, a new athletic training facility located at 2817 9th Street in Great Bend, recently celebrated its grand opening with a Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony in early December. The converted warehouse has been totally renovated to include a full hardwood basketball court, two batting cages, over 10,000 square feet of turf area, an expansive strength and conditioning area, as well as a business wing with office space for small businesses.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


BBB’s 12 Scams of Christmas

What if your true love gave to you 12 scammers scamming instead of drummers drumming? Each year at this time your Better Business Bureau reminds consumers of some of criminal holiday schemes, in the form of our "12 Scams of Christmas." Keep these in mind to avoid being victimized and having your holiday turned into a "Blue Christmas." (Some of the scams on this list have been discussed in more detail in earlier BBB articles, and are included here because of their magnified appeal during the holidays.)

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Amazon launching new store where you don’t have to check out

Amazon wants to make shopping at the grocery store so easy that it’s almost like you don't shop at all.

December 07, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


IKEA gives a hefty holiday bonus for employees, but there’s a catch

IKEA may not be lighting its employees' Christmas trees, but it's definitely brightening their pension accounts.

December 07, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


Federal Grant Scams are not Your Facebook Friends!

A Heartland woman reported to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa that she had been contacted on Facebook by a hacker posing as a current "friend" who shared information about a grant for $100,000 from the federal government. This "friend" messaged her that he had received this grant, and that the woman also qualified because she was disabled. The message included the email of the person she was to get in touch with.

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Freddy’s gives back

Freddy's is a company with a mission. When the local Freddy's opened in October, they choose United Way of Central Kansas to participate in their annual Dine United Campaign. In addition to the Dine United on Nov. 15, Freddy's gave 10% of custard sales for their first 30 days to United Way of Central Kansas. These two events raised over $2,200 for UWCK and the 23 agencies and community impact programs they fund. Freddy's will also give a portion of proceeds from Dec. 20, to help bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to Great Bend ...

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


The reason companies change when they reach 150 employees

All tech companies in Silicon Slopes should be aware of one number: 150.

December 03, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


Kansas Corporation Commission approves Kansas Gas Service rate request

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) approved a settlement agreement in the Kansas Gas Service (KGS) rate case. The settlement will result in a $1.25 per month rate increase for residential customers down from the proposed $4.54. The settlement amounts to nearly $20 million dollars less than KGS had requested.

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Insurance Matters

With winter on its way, Kansans should check their homeowners and vehicle insurance policies to be sure they are protected against upcoming winter hazards.

December 03, 2016 | Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Business


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Young supports children, families at Sunflower’s Early Ed Center

In her new position at the Sunflower Early Education Center (EEC), Shauna Young is helping families discover the services that will best meet their children ...

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Matt Cohler helped build Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Uber. Here's his advice for startups

Matt Cohler is one of the most influential entreprenuers you've never met.

January 20, 2017 | Herb Scribner News Division | Business


Free online tax filing with KS WebFile is now simpler, more convenient

The Kansas Department of Revenue has increased the convenience and security of the state's free online filing system KS WebFile with a new verification ...

January 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Van Wyk donates $2,600 to Almost Home during Christmas season

The more David Roat learned about Almost Home Inc., the more he knew it was the right fit for his employer's Christmas-time donation.

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Fort Hays State again listed in top level in U.S. News & World Report’s online rankings

Online bachelor's degree programs from Fort Hays State University are ranked 15th in the nation and number 1 in Kansas in the 2017 Best ...

January 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Straub International announces leadership changes

Straub International announced two changes to its management team. Randy Veatch recently accepted the role of senior vice president and chief operations officer for Straub ...

January 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Minear serves as model host for Applebee’s

Mary Ann Minear is unassuming - a sweetheart by nature who is pleasantly nice to everyone she meets. Those traits are exactly what make her the ...

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Study by Kansas State University economist examines how World Trade Organization members cooperate

Two lessons taught to kindergarteners apply to nations involved in trade as well: Treat everyone the same, and if you give, you'll receive.

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Nex-Tech Central Kansas Directory cover photo contest announced

Nex-Tech is now accepting photography submissions for the 2017 Nex-Tech Central Kansas Directory Cover Photo Contest. The directory covers Barton, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford counties ...

January 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


5 tips to help you get a head start on the 2017 tax season

Catching up at work or starting a new semester at school after the long holiday break may seem like good excuses to put off filling ...

January 07, 2017 | Mariana Chrisney Deseret News | Business


Family visit

The family of Don Nily, Cherry Village resident, paid a visit to the long-term-care facility, bringing gifts for everyone who lives there.

January 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Realtors name executive board

Executive officers and the board of directors for the Great Plains Association of Realtors have been announced for 2017.

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


Murphy named new Cherry Village social services designee

Candace Murphy was only 15 years old when she started working in a long-term-care facility. Now, she is demonstrating her dedication to the elderly in ...

January 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Business


CEO comments on planned sale of GBRH property

Great Bend Surgical Properties LLC announced it has entered into a planned purchase contract to sell the medical building that is currently leased to Great ...

January 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


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