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Monday, September 18, 2017
Imagine you have a great idea for a small business, or you already own a small business and are looking to expand, relocate or upgrade equipment. In any of these cases, the first thing you’ll probably need is money. But where do you find it? Access to Capital, a half-day event from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) has the answers for you. The event will be held Sept. 26 at ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The annual Patriot Day Career Fair will be held Thursday, September 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Junction City Municipal Building.The noon until 12:30 p.m. time frame is reserved for active duty  military, reservists / national guard, veterans and spouses. Doors will open to the general public at 12:30.A total of 56 employers are on the list to be in attendance. They will range from Geary County ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
It was a very good year for the Geary County Free Fair held in July.This year, the fair had greater participation than last year.This year, there were 117 fair exhibits, entered by 4-H members — 13 more than there were last year. And the total number of exhibits was 1,174. All together, there were 213 more exhibits on display at the fair than there were in 2016.  Three judged contests were held ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Ten years ago May 1, Shear Effect owner Lorna Carter had finished her Bachelor’s degree in management and ethics at Manhattan Christian College, but she couldn't find work.  Having cut hair for a living in the past and loved it, she decided to take that back up again. Carter was just looking for a booth at the salon she now owns, only to find the owner was trying to sell it. Carter bought ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Burgers and pizza are always a stone’s throw away, but there’s one place in Junction City to find traditional Jamaican dishes such as curry goat, escovich fish, and ackee and saltfish. Negril Caribbean opened nine years ago, according to current owner Petrona Addison. It was opened by her son, Alan White, when he was stationed at Fort Riley. Addison moved from her home in New Jersey to take ...read more
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
With the addition of a new Economic Development Commission director has come new economic development opportunities. Mickey Fornaro-Dean has been hard at work trying to convince new businesses to set up shop in Geary County. She has a variety of prospects after about a month on the job.  She won’t refer to these companies by name — even to the EDC itself — but she has been willing to share ...read more
Monday, May 22, 2017
The Kansas Legislature is attempting to finish the 2017 session after more than 95 days. Several members of the Legislature will campaign to seek higher government offices, and others will return to their jobs in the private sector when this session finally winds down like a clock with a broken spring. Politicians don’t always say what they mean in public or on the House floor by omitting ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Monday, April 24, 2017
TOPEKA, KS – Document Resources, a division of Underground Vaults and Storage, Inc. (UV&S), a privately-held records and information management company announces the opening of a NAID AAA Certified Transfer Processing Station in Topeka for both offsite and mobile destruction services.  Document Resources is the only NAID certified mobile destruction provider based in the city of Topeka.  UV&S has ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hutchinson, KS – Document Resources, a division of Underground Vaults and Storage, Inc. (UV&S), a privately-held records and information management company, congratulates Brandon Weber for achieving the Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) designation.  Brandon Weber is the General Manager of the Document Resources division and achieved the certification while attending the Annual NAID ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 17, 2017
I took the first week of recess to meet with constituents, listening to concerns about events both local and national. My observation of news presented by network television leads me to believe they are more interested in ratings than reporting events and findings that shape our lives. Doom and gloom have been predicted for as long as I can remember and the world has not come to an end. We have ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Kansas Legislature finished the regular session on April 7 and told by leadership to be prepared to work nonstop when they return May 1. That was a very bold statement made by a group who so far has not backed up any of their pronouncements with any real action. We will be prepared to work both Saturdays and Sundays if necessary to accomplish the mountains of unfinished legislative business ...read more
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Junction City, KS – After a review of several candidates in a national search, a committee consisting of Convention and Visitors Bureau board members, Chamber Board of Directors members, and the Chamber CEO, the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has named former CVB Marketing Manager, Michele Stimatze, as its new Convention & Visitors Bureau Director, effective immediately. "The Junction City ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2017  Junction City Area Chamber Partners with U.S. Chamber  JUNCTION CITY, KS – The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to provide its members with valuable new programs and services. Through the U.S. Chamber’s Federation Partnership program, small business members in good standing with the Junction City Area ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
The month of March ended with a thud in the Kansas Legislature. We still have not resolved   the BUDGET shortfall, which I continue to maintain is our highest priority. We also have issues like school financing that still isn’t finalized, Medicaid expansion has not been resolved, guns and where they will be allowed remains a major concern and a host of other issues that are yet to be addressed. ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Political
Monday, March 27, 2017
            The Kansas Legislature is preparing to resolve several issues that are critical to the future of Kansas. The Kansas School Equity and Enhancement Act was presented this week and met with objection from many taxpayers. The proposal was compiled using enrollment figures for the previous four years and adding all-day kindergarten to the formula. I will be discussing the proposal with the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Political
Monday, March 20, 2017
This week in the state legislature we participated in the 56th Annual Prayer Breakfast, where government, education, business, and industry leaders in Kansas come together to pray and enjoy fellowship with one another. The House of Representatives adopted HR 6022 and the Senate SR 1725 in honor of pastors, priests, ministers and rabbis in Kansas. We are reminded by this group to remember the less ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Political, Press Release
Monday, March 06, 2017
General Orders is a time when the entire House forms into a single committee called the Committee of the Whole. We discuss and vote on moving bills to Final Action. That committee can amend bills; send them back to the original committee or vote on them. Legislators can offer amendments, become opponents or proponents, and voice their support or opposition at “the well”, which is the podium at the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Political
Monday, March 06, 2017
Ben Kitchens Painting Co., Inc., has earned the home service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in2016.  This achievement is particularly significant as Angie's List experienced unprecedented member growthin 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers,many of whom ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
This week is the week in the Kansas legislature bills were presented from different committees for approval or dismissal. The issues varied from restricting hunters to dealing with the budget. The emotions ran high when legislative groups within the Legislature who had previously enjoyed a majority voting bloc discovered they are now the minority.  The House demonstrated with passing the tax bill ...read more
Categories: Community, Papers/Research, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Light Is Getting BrighterWithDave Baker  The energy level in Topeka accelerated to new level this week. We accomplished several major goals and are researching several issues to make life better in Kansas. The governor has been leading a group down a path to zero income tax for five years and it appears to have reached the end. Kansans have through suffered the consequences of state ...read more
Categories: Political
Friday, January 06, 2017
NEW EDC DIRECTOR OFFICIALLY ARRIVES IN JUNCTION CITYJAN. 06, 2017 New EDC Director officially arrives in Junction City Derek Smith, 1/5/2017 The Daily Union, Vol 156, No. 87, Page 1   New Economic Development Commission Director Mickey Fornaro-Dean has officially arrived in Junction City.  Dean arrived earlier this week, and has been impressed so far with everything she has seen. “I was ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Governor’s Council of Economic Advisor’s Executive Director, Stan Ahlerich will take a new role as Executive Director of Workforce and Innovation at the Kansas Department of Commerce.  “We at Commerce are very happy that we will continue to reap the benefits of having someone with as much experience and knowledge as Stan Ahlerich,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave. “I am thrilled ...read more
Categories: Community, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Political
Thursday, September 08, 2016
 Alix Kunkle m.editor@thedailyunion.net As a result of its branding campaign, the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has introduced a new, consolidated logo that hopes to emphasize unity and growth.   The new logo is red, white and blue, in the shape of the United States, with an image of a crossroads with the sun rising in the center. It’s already being used on the EDC website.  “(The ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release