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BBB’s 12 Scams of Christmas

What if your true love gave to you 12 scammers scamming instead of drummers drumming? Each year at this time your Better Business Bureau reminds consumers of some of criminal holiday schemes, in the form of our "12 Scams of Christmas." Keep these in mind to avoid being victimized and having your holiday turned into a "Blue Christmas." (Some of the scams on this list have been discussed in more detail in earlier BBB articles, and are included here because of their magnified appeal during the holidays.)

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Amazon launching new store where you don’t have to check out

Amazon wants to make shopping at the grocery store so easy that it’s almost like you don't shop at all.

December 07, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


IKEA gives a hefty holiday bonus for employees, but there’s a catch

IKEA may not be lighting its employees' Christmas trees, but it's definitely brightening their pension accounts.

December 07, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


Federal Grant Scams are not Your Facebook Friends!

A Heartland woman reported to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa that she had been contacted on Facebook by a hacker posing as a current "friend" who shared information about a grant for $100,000 from the federal government. This "friend" messaged her that he had received this grant, and that the woman also qualified because she was disabled. The message included the email of the person she was to get in touch with.

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Freddy’s gives back

Freddy's is a company with a mission. When the local Freddy's opened in October, they choose United Way of Central Kansas to participate in their annual Dine United Campaign. In addition to the Dine United on Nov. 15, Freddy's gave 10% of custard sales for their first 30 days to United Way of Central Kansas. These two events raised over $2,200 for UWCK and the 23 agencies and community impact programs they fund. Freddy's will also give a portion of proceeds from Dec. 20, to help bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to Great Bend ...

December 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


The reason companies change when they reach 150 employees

All tech companies in Silicon Slopes should be aware of one number: 150.

December 03, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Business


Kansas Corporation Commission approves Kansas Gas Service rate request

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) approved a settlement agreement in the Kansas Gas Service (KGS) rate case. The settlement will result in a $1.25 per month rate increase for residential customers down from the proposed $4.54. The settlement amounts to nearly $20 million dollars less than KGS had requested.

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Insurance Matters

With winter on its way, Kansans should check their homeowners and vehicle insurance policies to be sure they are protected against upcoming winter hazards.

December 03, 2016 | Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Business


Cherry Village plans merger with Kansas Senior Living

The upcoming merger between Cherry Village Benevolence, Great Bend, and a Topeka-based, non-profit entity will result in enhanced services for residents at the local long-term-care facility.

December 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Office Products Inc. earns Canon Top Dealer Award again

Each year, Office Products Inc. sets a sales goal for its full line of Canon copiers, and again it has exceeded expectations.

December 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


Ribbon cutting planned at Plains State Bank

Plains State Bank will cut the ribbon and host an open house to celebrate its third full-service Kansas branch, located at 800 Coolidge St., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. The newest branch opened on Aug. 3.

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


New leadership at Alliance Water Resources

Alliance Water Resources announces that Sandy Neal, former VP/Director of Business Development and Human Resources, has been appointed as the new Alliance president.

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


4th Annual Healing Hearts Ranch Rodeo

Healing Hearts Ranch held its 4th Annual Ranch Rodeo fundraiser on Oct. 22, complete with its "City Slicker" mugging, ranch rodeo competition, family fun activities and games, and lots of delicious food. About 500 people attended the event throughout the day with seven City Slicker mugging teams and 18 ranch rodeo teams. The winner of the City Slicker mugging contest came away with Mitchell's donuts for their entire team, an amazing wood carved traveling trophy (thanks to the handy work of Barry Bowers) and free entry into next year's contest. The "Lonesome Pine" of El Dorado came away ...

November 29, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


BBB: Fake store apps put the “con” in convenience

This year holiday shoppers are confronted with a growing online menace: phony retail apps. Recent reports have indicated that a wave of apps pretending to represent large chains is surging toward iPhone users. Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, Zappos, Dillard's and even luxury lines like Christian Dior and Salvatore Ferragamo are being misrepresented by scammers who create the fake apps in their names. Your Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to be on the lookout for the imposters and try to minimize the harm they want to do unsuspecting shoppers.

November 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Business


Kramp named executive director at The Center

Julie Kramp, Ellinwood, will become the next executive director of The Center for Counseling and Consultation. Current Executive Director Douglas W. McNett announced Kramp has accepted an offer from the mental health-care provider's board of directors.

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Business


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Mickey's Appliance Repair buys Midwest Appliance Service

March 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


New insurance department booklet combines home, auto information

The Kansas Insurance Department has combined its annual homeowners and vehicle insurance information booklets into one publication.

March 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Business


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