The Comfort Inn Hotel of Great Bend was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2012 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Comfort brand.
Dianne Morse, associate broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 15 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
Alex Cartwright, Colette Haskell and Sarah Scheideman of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.
The Christian Women's Fellowship group of Larned made Christmas brighter for several clients of Rosewood Services Inc. The group donated $100 to Rosewood's Roots & Wings Foundation, which was used to purchase Christmas-dinner groceries for the clients.
On Jan. 31, Rhonda Knudson, LUTCF joined nearly 150 other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C. to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National APIC/IFAPAC Training Meeting & Day on the Hill.
Eagle Communications, the state's premier employee owned media and Broadband Company, has appointed Rick Nulton, General Manager of Eagle Radio of Great Bend and Gary Exline, General Manager of Eagle Radio of St. Joseph, Mo. as advisory members to the company's board of directors. The advisory members will assist the board with radio opportunities and oversight.
Carol Warrick, Larned, proudly announced that he celebrated his 97th birthday on Christmas Day. ElderCare, Inc. also achieved a recent milestone, when Carol became Home Services client number 3,000. The friendly senior was visited at his home where he lives comfortably and independently. He was joined by Ivy, the protective companion dog. The retired Nebraska farmer also enjoys frequent visits from his daughter, Jan.
Dianne Morse, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate, has earned membership in the company's International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the TOP 15 percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.
Nex-Tech and Satellite Pros are excited to announce they have entered into a partnership in Great Bend. Great Bend residents can now receive discounts of up to 15% on Nex-Tech Internet and Phone service when they also subscribe to Satellite Pros TV service. Nex-Tech relocated its downtown location to inside Satellite Pros at 1520 Main Street. Great Bend residents can now sign up for Nex-Tech Phone and Internet service, Nex-Tech Wireless service and Satellite Pros TV service all at one convenient location inside Satellite Pros as well as at the main Nex-Tech location at 3705 10th Street.
During a special luncheon, Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Interim-Acting Secretary Jeff Kahrs recognized 20 agency employees for outstanding service and dedication to the people of Kansas on Friday, Jan. 27th.
Russell Linderer, Matt Morgenstern and Robert Willesden of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.
The Specialty Clinic at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center has been serving patients on the fifth floor for many years. But now it is moving to a new, more convenient location on the first floor.
Area Director Shara Sevart announced the promotion of Chad Ingram as the new manager of the Hutchinson Social Security office.
John Lowe has been named Pathways December Employee of the Month. John has been caring for Pathways clients since 2009. John is a true team player. He will help will all parts of the agency; from maintenance to helping with direct care. He frequently gets call at all hours of the night and on weekends to fix maintenance issues, or help with client behaviors. John always puts the clients first and goes the extra mile to ensure they live in a safe environment.
Theresa Peters has been named ResCare HomeCare December Employee of the Month. Theresa has been caring for the clients of ResCare HomeCare for just a short time, however she came to us with a long history of caring for the elderly. She has proven herself to be a caring, dependable, hard worker. Theresa's clients love having her around because they can count on her to do whatever is needed. They describe her as caring and always there when they need her.
Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 14.
The Hair Studio at 1007 Williams in Great Bend is doing its Kuts for Kids again this year and needs some help from the community by choosing a name from its Christmas tree and making a $10 donation so these kids get their hair cut for Christmas.
Derek Fredrick, manager of Water's True Value, presents a $920 check for the Heartland Cancer Patient Care and Support Endowment Fund at Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF). The check represents 100 percent of the proceeds from the store's Pink Bucket fundraiser for breast cancer. Accepting the check, from left, are Leann Danner, RN OCN at Heartland Cancer Center, and Christy Tustin, GBCF executive director.
Among holiday traditions for your Better Business Bureau is the listing of the year's 12 most frequently reported scams. Most of them have been around for a long time and there's no reason to believe that their perpetrators are going to stop anytime soon. So we continue down the frosty lane of rip-offs, with 3 more of our 12 scams of Christmas.
Robin Fabricius, Chair of the ElderCare Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency, has announced new staff. Gaila A. Nielsen will be the Executive Director for ElderCare, Inc. Nielsen will direct the Home Care and Nutrition divisions of the agency. Nielsen was with Legend Senior Living in Topeka and Lawrence as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Ellinwood School District and Alterra Healthcare in Great Bend.
It is customary during the Christmas season to give generously and to support local charities. A group of employees at Van Wyk, Inc. proposed to take up a collection from their co-workers to do just that. Worthy causes were selected in each of the states where the company has terminals. Dave Van Wyk, President of Van Wyk, Inc., agreed to match dollar for dollar what was raised by employees up to a total of $2,000.
Realtor members giving back to their communities and participating in local events has been an ongoing effort for the Great Bend Board of Realtors for many years. They have given both individually and as an association. Some of the organization that have benefitted from such giving are: KANS for Kids, Special Olympics, Family Crisis and Kansas Honor Flights to name a few. The quarterly giving project has selected the second quarterly recipient as The Humane Society. The local Humane Society received $1,000 to help with their ongoing mission. As the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization ...
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place Nov. 19 in Topeka.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development recently recognized the efforts of five individuals who will finish their service to the Barton County Young Professionals Steering Committee at the end of 2014.
All assets of one local non-profit entity are currently being transferred to another to ensure donors' contributions will be used for their intended purposes.
Northwest Kansas communities are gaining a new resource whose focus will be on training and supporting people as they work for the common good in those communities. And when good is happening, it can be catching.
The Kansas Society of CPAs held its annual meeting on Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Michelle Schneider, Great Bend, was elected 2014-15 Chair of the 2,700-member Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA) at the Annual Meeting.
Landmark National Bank is collecting donations of non-perishable food items to help benefit the Barton County Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at either of Landmark's Great Bend locations, at 1623 Main Street or 5200 Broadway.
The winner of the United Way of Central Kansas's Dress Down the Town jeans from the Buckle is from Great Bend High School, her name is Rosalinda Lovera. The drawing took place Wednesday evening at the store in Great Bend.
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