Canadian-born Joanna Griffiths knew she had a good idea. As the founder of Knix Wear, a unique underwear line that creates a drier and more comfortable fit for active women, she knew there was a market for her product — and that the process of acquiring funding would be challenging. But as her marketing campaign hit social media and other public outlets through Indiegogo, 518 people investing a total of $60,450 helped her launch her clothing line.
October 12, 2015|
Amy Osmond Cook
Today, Lee Borck, President & Chairman of ILS announced, "Ag Systems, Inc. of Larned became a wholly owned subsidiary of ILS effective Oct. 1st. We are delighted that Don and Kent Schoonover have agreed to stay a part of this company as business partners and as shareholders of ILS. Barry Vratil has returned to Larned to manage the day-to-day operations and will report to Jerry Kuckelman, Chief Operating Officer of ILS. Our goal is to make this transition seamless for all current Ag Systems customers by continuing to provide the same high quality service and products they have received in the ...
Reflecting the company's long-standing commitment to deploying high-speed Internet access in urban and rural areas across Kansas, AT&T has committed to extend broadband to more than 35,000 rural homes and businesses in Kansas over the next six years.
More than 250 optometrists and 150 optometric assistants attended the 2015 Kansas Optometric Association Fall Eyecare Conference in Wichita. Optometrists attending were able to receive 15 hours of continuing education toward the 24 hours required for re-licensure. Among those attending were Drs. Mark Judd, Russell McCaulley, Nicole Miller, and Chad Premer of Great Bend.
Farmers in the Barton County area will now have more choices when it comes to fulfilling their corn, soybean, alfalfa, sorghum, and sunflower seed needs. Local dealer, Great Bend Coop has partnered with NuTech Seed, LLC to offer the industry-leading seed brand to local farm operations.
The Ellinwood District Hospital Auxiliary is hosting their annual fall luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 .pm. on Oct. 27, at St. Joseph Parish Center. The cost is $8 per plate, and carry-out service is available. Opportunities to win great prizes donated from generous individuals and businesses from around the community will be available at the luncheon.
Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's 22nd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, dinner, and auction had record net proceeds this year totaling $50,965. Proceeds from this event will benefit the newly expanded Therapy Services and in-house laundry facility which celebrated its grand opening in November of 2014. The Hospital Foundation is in year two of the five year Complete the Dream…Continue the Vision capital campaign had has raised 1.268 million of the 1.4 million dollar goal. Pictured are Michelle Moshier Foundation Executive Director, Bryan Stacey Foundation Board President, and Jim Blackwell Clara Barton Hospital CEO.
McDonald's now offers all-day breakfast at its U.S. locations, thrilling Egg McMuffin lovers across the country. However, business analysts are giving the menu adjustment mixed reviews, noting that the popular change could actually hurt the restaurant's bottom line.
October 08, 2015|
The Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute graduated its fourteenth class of 34 students on Sept. 10 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals. Helping to build future health care leaders is important to the Kansas Hospital Association. "We are committed to strengthening and promoting the leadership capacity of hospital employees in Kansas," said Tom Bell, president and CEO, Kansas Hospital Association. The KHA Leadership Institute was established to help hospitals provide professional development opportunities ...
The first annual 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 zoo, was hosted by Nex-Tech and participating sponsors and was a fundraiser for the Great Bend Zoological Society. From 6-9 p.m., adults enjoyed an evening stroll through the Zoo, sampling a variety of wines from Rosewood Winery and food from around the world, all while enjoying music from Little Big Band and the company of the Zoo's wild animal residents. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on silent auction prizes, donated ...