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Young Professionals group surpasses 600 members

Barton County Young Professionals recently surpassed 600 members, according to Kristy Straub, a founding member of the steering committee.

October 21, 2014 | | Business


Local independent business woman earns coveted Mary Kay Pink Cadillac in recognition of outstanding

Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Jil Johnson of Great Bend has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of success, the most coveted incentive awarded by Mary Kay.

October 19, 2014 | | Business


Ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration planned at Central National Bank

Central National Bank is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday, to formally announce the grand opening of their newest bank location inside the Walmart Supercenter on 10th Street in Great Bend.

October 19, 2014 | | Business


Central National Bank announces new Lending Analyst for Great Bend

Central National Bank announces Amanda Proffitt as their newest Lending Analyst for the new Great Bend Lending Services Office. She joins Central National Bank with 12 years of banking experience.

October 19, 2014 | | Business


Take the time: Renewing health insurance should take more than 15 minutes, specialist says

Consumers spend more time picking out a television than picking out health insurance - and that could be a costly mistake, says a Kansas State University community health specialist.

October 19, 2014 | | Business


Dr. Refinetti’s practice to move to a new, more convenient location

A physician clinic at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center has formalized its name and will move to a new home in the near future.

October 17, 2014 | | Business


Community weight loss

Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine, located at 3715 10th St. in Great Bend, announced a new service in the community for individuals interested in weight loss.

October 17, 2014 | | Business


Central Kansas Family Practice announces Dr. Hatesohl MD

Central Kansas Family Practice announces the addition of local physician, Stanley M. Hatesohl MD to their clinic staff. He is a graduate of KU Medical School and has practiced medicine in rural Kansas for over 25 years. Previously, he was a pharmacist after finishing pharmacy school at KU as well. Dr. Hatesohl and his wife, Ann, have lived in Great Bend for the last two years and have enjoyed being a part of the local community.

October 12, 2014 | | Business


Sunflower Bank is donating up to $50,000 to Yellow Ribbon Fund

Sunflower Bank is partnering with Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) to support injured service members and their families. Sunflower has set a goal to contribute up to $50,000 to YRF. To reach this goal, Sunflower will donate $3 for every new account opened and 3¢ for every swipe of a Sunflower Bank debit card, now through December 31, 2014.

October 12, 2014 | | Business


New doctor coming to Central Kansas Family Practice

Central Kansas Family Practice announces the addition of local physician Stanley M. Hatesohl MD to its clinic staff.

October 11, 2014 | | Business


Fuller Brush Company and Hampton Hydraulic (GBI) earn Gold Awards

Industries regulated under the Great Bend Wastewater's Industrial Pretreatment Program were recognized by the Kansas Water Environment Association for their compliance achievements during the previous year. "We extend our congratulations and appreciation to the following award winners for a job well done," said Charlie Suchy, Great Bend utility superintendent who oversees the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant.

October 10, 2014 | | Business


Charles Hill Morris is elected president of SNPA for 2014-15

Perhaps it is to be expected in an industry noted for its legacy businesses, but whether their companies consist of a single publication or dozens of media enterprises, families are dominant forces in newspapers.

October 10, 2014 | | Business


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


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BBB advice for choosing a tax preparer wisely

W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


Charity drive nets thousands of items for local food banks

The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.

January 27, 2015 | | Business


Raindrop Repair technician attends Reinke advanced PLUS Seminar

Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


RiverBend auction benefits Clara Barton Hospital Foundation

"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton to hold annual meeting

The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Becker Tire receives distributor award

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Battle of the Bulge promotes community wellness

BY DANIELLE FEIST

January 23, 2015 | | Business


Sunflower Financial and First Western Financial announce Mutual Termination of Merger Agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial, Inc. ("Sunflower") and Colorado-based First Western Financial, Inc. ("First Western") today announced the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 21, 2015 | | Business


Young Professionals prepared for annual charity supply drive

For the third straight year, Barton County Young Professionals will host their annual Charity Supply Drive on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter, 3503 10th St. in Great Bend.

January 20, 2015 | | Business


Farmer’s Bank donates to Head Start

January 18, 2015 | | Business


Clara Barton welcomes Dr. Howes

Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics announce that Jeremy Howes, MD, is joining the Clara Barton family as a general surgeon at Clara Barton Surgical Services.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


BBB tips for using sales to stretch your budget

Consumers who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck (and who isn't?) know to watch for sales. Most of us notice the patterns over time – holiday items on sale right after the holiday passes and white sales in January, for instance. Beyond that, many simply look for the best price at whatever time the need for an item arises.

January 18, 2015 | | Business


​Sunflower and First Western Financial terminate merger agreement

Kansas-based Sunflower Financial Inc. and Colorado-based First Western Financial Inc. announced Friday the mutual termination of their definitive merger agreement, dated Sept. 22, 2014.

January 17, 2015 | | Business


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