Gone are the days when holiday shoppers strolled through downtown sidewalks, peering at the elaborate displays arrayed in storefront windows. Today's shopper is more likely to surf Internet sites for bargains. Your Better Business Bureau advises modern bargain hunters that local merchants still offer good deals for holiday shoppers. Additionally, the brick-and-mortar stores around the corner are still going to be there, easily accessible should you have any sort of issue with the item you purchased.
Text, photos and artwork appearing on the pages of the Great Bend Tribune have been sharper of late, thanks to an upgrade to a new method of making its plates – the computer-to-plate system.
Central Kansas Orthopedic Group will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, to celebrate its major remodeling effort, as well as the addition of Dr. David Rhodes and physical therapist Troy Moore to the practice. The public is invited to meet Rhodes and Moore and the physical therapy staff, and to tour the newly redone facility.
The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announced the addition of William R. Eckels to its professional team.
When Robin Fabricius, Great Bend attorney, talks with clients about finances and estate planning, charitable giving sometimes is part of the conversation. Once that happens, Fabricius often takes the opportunity to steer those clients to the Golden Belt Community Foundation for its expertise on charitable giving.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development announces that Andrea Bauer has joined their progressive team as the new Director of Sales and Member Services. Bauer's responsibilities will include membership and sponsorship sales, event planning, program management, and other special projects. "Andrea's background in event planning and hospitality will make her a great fit in our organization," says Chamber President/CEO Jan Peters. "We are excited to bring home a Great Bend High School graduate, especially someone who is so creative and driven."
Dr. Nicole Boxberger, raised in McPherson, accepted a position at Bippo's Place for Smiles and Kids Dental Zone, in New Orleans, La. She attended The University of Missouri- Kansas City where she received her D.D.S. After graduation, she pursued her pediatric dental residency at LSU. She is currently a member of the ABPD, ADA, NODA, AAPD, ABPD, and LAPD. She was co-chairs with Dr. Kellie Axelrad for Children's Dental Health month in February 2012.
The Kansas Plains Better Business Bureau (BBB) today announces it is expanding its reach by merging with BBB serving Nebraska, South Dakota and southwest Iowa. Intended to benefit both businesses and consumers, the merger will make enhanced BBB services available to consumers and businesses throughout the Great Plains.
The oncologists and nurses at Heartland Cancer Center understand that when patients are diagnosed with cancer, they become overwhelmed with all the medical terms and treatment possibilities.
HOISINGTON - Clara Barton Hospital Operating Team week earlier this month.
Mosaic is a recipient of the 2012 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Integrity Award Bronze Award of Merit in the charity category. The award was given by the BBB serving Nebraska, South Dakota and southwest Iowa since Mosaic's international headquarters are located in Omaha, Neb. The award, however, acknowledges the effort of the entire organization. This is the second time Mosaic has received honors from the BBB. Mosaic first earned the Integrity Award as the sole organization in the charity category in 2007.
In light of the devastating storm system that hit the East Coast last week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt warns Kansans to be aware of possible scam artists seeking to profit from the generosity of others.
Agent Frank Callahan of Great Bend and Larned has been named Agent of the Month by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during the month of October.
Brian Kramer was named Pathways Employee of the Month. He has been with Pathways for just a short time, but has already proven his dedication and caring for the clients of Pathways. Brian started as a Direct Support Worker, but was quickly promoted to House Lead based on his work performance. He makes an effort to get to know everything about the clients he helps and works hard to include them in many community activities. He is also very helpful in other houses and works many hours to ensure clients are well cared for.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. - American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, recently announced net income of $98.9 million for the 2014 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $39 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $111 million and a cash dividend of $37 million in 2013. American AgCredit has returned over $250 million to its customer-owners since 2005.
Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality.
Whether the product is a gym membership, a magazine, a weight-loss program or teeth whitener, low- or no-cost introductory offers are a frequently used marketing tactic for grabbing your attention, and your money. Astute consumers are should stay aware that there sometimes is a catch. Your Better Business Bureau offers this free advice regarding free trial offers. (But without the strings that accompany most things that are "free.")
Attending their second comptetion of the year, students at Euphoria Dance Center earned several first overall in category awards in all three divisions of the Starpower International Dance Competition held March 13-15 at Century II, Mary Jane Teall Theater in Wichita.
Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.
When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.
According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.
It's interesting living with a high school junior.
A retirement reception honoring Renee Johnson, who is retiring from Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency after many years of service, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Patricks Parish Center, 4100 Broadway. The public is invited to attend.
The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Joe Augustine has joined the company as a Substation Technician Apprentice II-1st 6 months in Great Bend.
Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.
An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.
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