Nikki Rainey has been named Care Manager for ElderCare, Inc. The announcement was made by Robin Fabricius, Chair of the Board of Directors of the local non-profit agency.
Interior designer, Isabel Delgadillo, now forms part of Cornerstone's talented staff. Isabel is the daughter of Martin and Florinda Delgadillo of Macksville. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Isabel's duties at Cornerstone Interiors include architectural drafting, space-planning, interior design, and drapery consulting.
If only scammers took summers off. Since they don't, your Better Business Bureau has rounded up some summertime tips to help you and your family avoid some of the seasonal "tourist traps" that scammers hope you'll fall into during this vacation season.
Kansas Doors, Inc. is pleased to welcome Justin Mawhirter as their new Sales Manager. The locally-owned company has storefronts in Great Bend and Dodge City, with their main office at 5223 10th Street in Great Bend.
The Union Pacific Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) to help support the recruitment of foster and adoptive homes throughout the 75 Kansas counties SFCS serves.
Damon Sidles, plant manager at Miller Milling Company, in Fresno, Calif., became the 110th president of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) at the Association's 118th annual conference and expo on May 22, in Omaha, Neb. After reflecting on the significant changes in the milling industry in recent months and his excitement about the resulting potential for the industry, Sidles announced the theme for his presidency: "Building and Sustaining our Organization."
"Inspire, Inform and Involve." That is the mantra for the "Kansas Ice House Entrepreneurship Program," which is designed to give business-minded individuals the tools to become more efficient and successful in business ventures or their careers. Four Barton business students were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in this eight-week intensive to strengthen and hone their entrepreneurial minds. The Great Bend and Hoisington Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development paid the entry fee for each student. Both Chambers created a partnership with NetWork Kansas and the Kaufman Foundation to bring the program to Great Bend and Hoisington.
Rhonda Knudson joined hundreds of other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C., May 20-21 to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors' Congressional Conference.
Central National Bank announces Chad Steffan as the President and Commercial/Ag Lender for the new Great Bend Lending Services Office commencing operations this month. He joins Central National Bank with nearly 20 years of banking experience and has been in commercial and agricultural lending since the late 1990s. Steffan has a passion for promoting and assisting local businesses and agricultural producers.
Southwind Drilling, Inc. of Ellinwood has promoted Jill Wahlmeier to Vice President/Operations. Jill oversees daily drilling information and statistics, contracts, and assists with marketing. Todd Morgenstern, President/CEO commented, "Jill's organizational skills and forward thinking have allowed us to become much more efficient in our operations. She is very professional and has become a valued member of our management team and is very deserving of this promotion." Jill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Fort Hays State University.
Bill Nicholson of Hoisington was recently installed as President-elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association at the KFDA Convention held May 5-7, at the Wichita Marriott.
TOPEKA – During the first year of Walmart's Veterans Welcome Home Commitment it hired more than 42,000 veterans; of those, more than 650 were hired in Kansas. The commitment, launched last Memorial Day, guarantees a job offer to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty. Walmart projects it will hire more than 100,000 veterans in five years.
Innovative Livestock Services Inc. (ILS) announced Wednesday that a contract has been signed to purchase the assets and properties of Mid-America Feeders LLC, located northwest of Great Bend. With this acquisition ILS will acquire 100 percent control of this feed yard.
Toni Ely of Great Bend acknowledged that she battled strong feelings of guilt when it was time to find a new home for her mother. But thanks to the recent opening of a new non-profit venture in town, Ely has found relief from those feelings.
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., an agricultural sprayer dealer and products business with four locations in Kansas, was recognized for its outstanding sales performance in 2013 as an Apache Sprayer Dealer by Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache-brand sprayers.
KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE's "Good Morning Kansas" program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. "Good Morning Kansas" is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year's competition.
Watkins Calcara, Chartered, a law firm in Great Bend, announces Taylor Calcara has become a shareholder "partner" in the firm.
Kenneth Friedel, Wichita, has been named the new Senior Vice-President & Director of Corporate Strategies for American State Bancshares, Inc. The position involves strategic planning, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvements and special projects.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's Annual Meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
AT&T has expanded its commitment to the Great Bend area with a new retail location.
Jil Johnson of Great Bend joined more than 30,000 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants at the company's annual Seminar from July 16 to Aug. 2 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.
There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.
Envisage Information Systems, LLC (EIS) has announced that Jon L. Prescott has joined the senior leadership team as vice president of institutional business development. Prescott will work directly with retirement plan providers to introduce the Envisage cache of automated efficiency modules, enhanced feature capabilities for retirement plan sponsors and their participants along with outcome-based retirement plan solutions - solutions custom designed to the service provider's business model.
Hertel promoted to Credit Administration Officer
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa warns that if you're looking for extra income, it can be tempting to consider ads that recruit "mystery shoppers." Legitimate businesses, nationwide, do use mystery shopping – also known as secret shopping, performance evaluations, service monitoring and quality auditing -- as a means to monitor service quality. Market research firms, training companies, merchandisers, temporary agencies and other businesses specialize in recruiting mystery shoppers. Unfortunately, so do scam artists. Their advertisements claim: "You get PAID for shopping at big name, recognized companies because we need Professional Business Evaluators!"
Many people would balk at the prospect of a half dozen teenaged boys roaming about under their roof. Just the logistical challenge of feeding them would test the resolve of most. Others, however, relish the challenge – like Berge and Sharon Cox, retired corrections officers uniquely suited for managing a household full of adolescent boys.
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