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Dashing through the snow jobs of scammers

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.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


New staff at ElderCare, Inc. starting January 2015

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.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


Generosity of Van Wyk, Inc. employees exceeds all expectations

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.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


Great Bend Board of Realtors donation project

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 ...

December 14, 2014 | | Business


KDOT announces approved November bids

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.

December 14, 2014 | | Business


Chamber recognizes outgoing Young Professional volunteers

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.

December 12, 2014 | | Business


St. Rose Foundation assets transferred to Golden Belt Community Foundation

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.

December 12, 2014 | | Business


It Can be Catching: Community Vitality Boost Coming to NW Kansas

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.

December 10, 2014 | | Business


Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball Principal elected State Chair of the Kansas Society of CPAs

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.

December 10, 2014 | | Business


Landmark hosts Holiday Food Drive

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.

December 07, 2014 | | Business


Dress Down the Town jeans winner named

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.

December 07, 2014 | | Business


Schooler joins Creative Touch

December 03, 2014 | | Business


Danceography dance recital

Danceography will hold their first recital since opening on Sept. 2. "Our First Christmas" recital will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $5. Dancers will be from Great Bend, Hoisington, Claflin, Ellinwood, Lyons, St. John and surrounding areas, instructed by Miss Laura Klima.

December 03, 2014 | | Business


Farmers Bank celebrates with retirees in Albert

Farmers Bank & Trust congratulates Mel Holopirek, Donald Hanhardt and Ingrid Bird as they retire on Dec. 31st.

November 30, 2014 | | Business


Eagle Communications changes

As an employee owned company, Eagle Communications is always looking for that next generation of company leaders...particularly with the growth of digital technology and social media. Great Bend Station Manager, Rick Nulton, has announced that Matt Althouse, also known to radio listeners as Matt McBain, is stepping up and taking on new challenges and opportunities. According to Nulton, "Matt has been our go-to guy in the areas of Information Technology. Like many other businesses, radio stations are increasingly dependant on computers and new technology developments to operate more efficiently and to offer more products. Matt was instrumental in setting ...

November 30, 2014 | | Business


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Millennials not as job-hopping as thought

Like every other generation, millennials are so broad a demographic that anything about them, while probably true of one segment, is untrue of another. Still ...

July 16, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


What to do if your hoverboard is among the half million recalled

After a months-long investigation into the well-publicized risks of self-balancing scooters, nicknamed hoverboards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a product recall for more ...

July 16, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Perks staff receives training from award-winning company

Since Perks Coffee Shoppe features the award-winning PT's Coffee, the staff wanted to learn more about the product and went directly to the source.

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


St. Rose Health Center blood screenings set for July 23

St. Rose Health Center staff members and volunteers will be on hand from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23 for the next ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Quillin new children’s coordinator for Sunflower Early Education Center

Even though Heather Quillin is the new children's services coordinator at Sunflower Diversified Services, she will continue in her role as a speech-language pathologist ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Cherry Village’s Tina Mingenback earns dietary certification

Tina Mingenback has added a new credential to her formal education to better serve residents at Cherry Village Benevolence.

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Paid parental leave wanted for both genders, Americans say

Few people are able to take paid family leave, but many of both genders would like to. And it’s something for which Americans are ...

July 14, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Are millennials not taking stock in the stock market?

Perhaps it's not surprising that a generation that came of age during the recession isn't investing in the stock market, although those that ...

July 13, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Business


Yager earns QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification

Holste & Bowers LLC in Great Bend recently recognized Sheri Yager for becoming a QuickBooks ProAdvisor to better serve the clients of the locally owned accounting ...

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Sunflower Financial launches a new investment firm focused on delivering better outcomes

Introducing Logia Portfolio Management, a new investment management firm that partners with advisors to meet the needs of today's investor. Logia, a subsidiary of ...

July 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


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