Glen Snell Honored As Best-in-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes Magazine

McPherson, KS –February 25, 2020– Glen Snell, CPA, CRPC ®, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes magazine. The list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism, and success in the business. The rankings are based on data provided by over 11,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Snell was chosen based on assets under management, industry experience, regulatory and compliance record and revenue produced over a three-year period. Snell is part of Prairie Hills Financial Group, a private wealth advisory practice of

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Marcon Pies Deliver First Pies from New Production Facility

Marcon Pies, named one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas Commerce, is back in production after the business ceased operations in 2018. Originally located in Washington, Kan., Craig and Mary Ann Stertz of Lincoln, Kan., purchased the business and relocated it to their hometown of Lincoln after converting an underutilized building in the downtown business district to be the new production facility.  Now that the Stertz’s have reintroduced the business, they plan to slowly ramp up production of the quality fresh pies made-to-order for cafes, markets, eateries, country stores, wineries, and breweries across the state.  In the last week, MarCon

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Wetlands Irrigation Highlighted in Landscape Management

At the 2019 Irrigation Show, LM sat with a few (relatively) new faces to the industry during the Young Professionals Breakfast to see where the industry is headed. Olin Unruh, 28, owner and CEO of Wetlands Irrigation in McPherson, Kan., discussed what he’s encountered so far in his 10 years of working in the industry. Wetlands Irrigation is a $650,000 organization that provides 80 percent irrigation and 20 percent turf and ornamental services to a 75 percent residential, 25 percent commercial clientele. The company currently has six employees. What initially drew you to the irrigation industry? “I wanted to go into business for myself, and

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Alliance Agency Inc. Named Preferred Agency

Buckeye Insurance Group is pleased to recognize the Alliance Agency, Inc. of McPherson as a preferred agency. This is the 15th year that Alliance Agency has earned this recognition. As a preferred agency, Alliance Agency demonstrates the highest level of insurance knowledge, professionalism and service to its customers. “We are proud of our partnership with Alliance Agency and congratulate them on achieving this honor,” said a press release from Buckeye Insurance Group.

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5 Loaves Open for Business

5 Loaves Country Kitchen, located at 900 W. Kansas Ave., celebrated the recent opening of their restaurant with a McPherson Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on Jan. 30.  5 Loaves is a family-friendly, comfort food restaurant which offers good home cooking. They have plans to start serving breakfast from 6 a.m.-10 a.m. beginning Feb. 3. Hours of Operation Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

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PFAC Going Strong at Mac Hospital

It’s been almost two years since McPherson Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council began meeting to help improve services for patients. The purpose of the PFAC is to provide a voice for patients and families in the design of care where they can offer unique perspectives. The group meets monthly to share their personal experiences in healthcare and discuss improvement ideas with hospital leadership.

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Chamber Hosts 2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

An incredibly talented class of entrepreneurs used their imaginations to create new services, new products and new ways of filling the needs of a community. At the 2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge hosted by the McPherson Chamber in association with the NetWork Kansas E-Community Partnership, the students presented their business concepts to a panel of judges.  They showed confidence in their business proposals during their 4-minute presentations and had visual slides of data to back it up.  Having submitted their executive summary of financial information and target market research to be judged prior to the YEC, they still had to complete the third part of the competition, the trade show.  Once again, the students shined with enthusiasm in communicating their business ideas and had visual displays that showcased their talents.  

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