Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 31 January 2008 05:55
These are the business profiles originally published in the Hillsboro State of the City in the January 28, 2009 issue of the Free Press.
ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL INITIATIVE
Address: 104 E. First, Suite C
Phone number: 620-947-3976
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year Opened: 2007
About us: We offer tax preparation, tax planning and small business accounting.
New in 2008: This was our first year in business and we appreciate all of our customers for allowing us to serve them. After nine months of business we expanded to a larger office space within the same building.
Looking to 2009: Continue to expand our customer base and serve them on an individualized basis, providing them with the services they need and expect.
Owner: Bryce Wichert
Number of employees: 1
Business Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday by appointment.
BRYCE WICHERT, CPA
ABSOLUTE SHRED OF KANSASAddress: P.O. BOX 331 Phone: 620-266-4016 Web: www.shredks.com E-mail: email@example.com Year Opened: 2006 About us: Absolute Shred of Kansas / ShredKS serves all of Kansas with professional, on-site high-speed document shredding. We have invested in industry-leading equipment that allows us to provide customers with an exclusive “no-touch” process. Secure destruction of confidential information is assured by our pulverizing process, which utilizes a safety screen to guarantee the smallest particle size versus ineffective strip and crosscut methods. Our truck travels to client locations for either one-time clean-outs of stored and accumulated records, or schedule route service. When using clear-out services, clients simply identify the material to be destroyed. Our bonded and insured agents transfer the materials to the shred truck in locking containers and immediately pulverize up to 5,000 pounds per hour. No sorting is required as the process will thoroughly destroy clips, bound ledger reports and three-ring binders. Clients choosing scheduled route service are provided with locked document-collection containers for document storage until the truck arrives to pulverize the contents. Frequency is matched to the clients’ needs, allowing both large and small businesses to utilize secure scheduled services. New in 2008: Our service area expanded statewide under our new ShredKS logo. Looking to 2009: This will be another year of expansion, both in localities served and frequency of service. Owners: David Wienck and Doug Loewen Number of employees: 4 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
ADAMS, BROWN, BERAN & BALL, CHTD.Address: 112 N. Main, Hillsboro; 207 N. Main, McPherson Phone: 947-5516, Hillsboro; 620-241-2090, McPherson Web: www.abbb.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year Opened: Founded in 1945 in Great Bend. In January 2002, ABBB became a presence in Hillsboro by purchasing an existing tax and accounting business from Diane Claassen. About us: ABBB is a Kansas firm of Certified Public Accountants. With a vision of providing the highest quality of services, our firm has grown to include offices in 12 communities in central and northwest Kansas. We have a firm-wide staff of more than 100 dedicated professionals with the knowledge, experience and skill to help provide complete and comprehensive solutions to your financial needs. We provide individual and business income-tax preparation, payroll services, bookkeeping and accounting services, investment and financial planning, auditing and business evaluation. Looking to 2009: We welcome new clients and will continue to provide our high level of service. Owner: Bill Glazner, partner in charge of Hillsboro and McPherson offices. Number of employees: 8 full-time and 5 part-time in the Hillsboro and McPherson offices. Hours: January to April 15: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturdays and evenings by appointment. April 16 to December: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
AG POWERAddress: 603 N. Ash Phone: 947-3182 Web: www.agpowerinc.com Year Opened: 1986 About us: We are an AGCO and Massey Ferguson farm equipment dealer, offering parts and service. Looking to 2009: We are seeing the development of newer methods to enhance our ability to use new equipment. We will adapt our purchasing power to align with commodity prices and machinery costs, as customer expectations increase. Hours: Winter Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
AG POWER / CARQUESTAddress: 607 N. Ash Phone: 947-3944 Year Opened: Purchased from Paul Pankratz in 2002. About us: We are an auto parts and supply store. Number of employees: 3 Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
AG SERVICEAddress: 1830 Kanza Phone: 947-3166 Year Opened: Incorporated 1975 About us: We are a crop production supplier with agronomy services. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. When crop production is in season—early to late!
ALCO DISCOUNT STOREAddress: 615 N. Ash Phone: 947-5548 Web: www.alcostores.com Year Opened: 1994 About us: Alco is a full-line discount store, offering both hard-line and soft-line merchandise. We have a full garden center in the spring and carry a good selection of holiday and seasonal merchandise. Owner: Local manager, Joe Hampton. Number of employees: 20 Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Extended hours Thanksgiving through Christmas.
AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE JAYSON HANSCHU AGENCYAddress: 104 E. First St., Suite A. Phone: 947-5686; Toll free:1-800-789-5686; office Fax: 947-2382. Web: www.jaysonhanschuagency.com or www.amfam.com E-mail: email@example.com Year Opened: American Family Insurance has been in Hillsboro since 1987. Jayson Hanschu has been the agent since 2000. About us: We sell and service insurance products such as auto, home, farm, church, business, health and many types of life insurance. We also do fixed and variable annuities. New in 2008: For the fourth year in a row, we were awarded the JD Power and Associates “Distinguished Insurance Agency” award for outstanding customer service. We were also recognized as an “AFLIC Agency” for our sales of life insurance products. And last, but not least, our agency earned “All American” honors from American Family for overall agency sales and service performance. Looking to 2009: We will continue to sell and service insurance products in Marion County and the surrounding area. We will continue to focus our efforts on life insurance, umbrella liability insurance and personal insurance reviews, as well as the more common insurance needs for auto/home/farm coverage. An additional focus this year will be to contact our auto-only and home-only clients and encourage them to package their coverages with us to take advantage of our multi-line discounts. Owner: Jayson Hanschu. Number of employees: Along with the agent, Jayson Hanschu, we have two licensed staff, Susan Schultz and Jan Hanschu. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Open through lunch. Evenings, weekends, and other times by appointment. Off-hours answering machine with 24-hour claims, billing and other contact information.
ASAP AUTOGLASS LLCAddress: 114 S. Date Phone: 382-7097, Toll free:1-866-281-7872 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year Opened: 2003 About us: ASAP offers complete glass repair, including rock chips, and replacement of windshields, door glass, or back glass. We also custom cut flat glass for heavy equipment or antiques, offer free mobile service to any location within 50 miles of Hillsboro and accept all auto insurances. New in 2008: We celebrated our 5th anniversary of business. Our company became an LLC. We added an additional van to our fleet, giving us three vans that are mobile-service ready. We promoted our employee Matt Druse to lead technician and hired Casey Keazer in September as a new trainee. Looking to 2009: We plan to hire an additional trainee as we continue to grow ASAP AutoGlass in Marion and the surrounding counties. Owners: Stew and Lana Bichet Number of employees: 5 Hours: Mobile service appointments can be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Our phones are answered 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
BAKER BROS. PRINTINGAddress: 113 S. Main Phone number: 947-3520 E-mail: email@example.com Year Opened: 1963 About us: Advanced graphic design, offset and digital printing, rubber stamps and specialty papers. New in 2008: We have added equipment that will enable us to offer faster and better-printed products for our customers. Looking to 2009: Our goal is the same as in previous years: to offer the best printed products that meet our customers’ expectations. Owners: Jim and Elaine Baker Employees:8 Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
BARTEL INSURANCE AGENCYAddress: 121 B S. Main St. Phone: 947-3003 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Opened: Agency over 40 years in business. New ownership in 2001. About us: Bartel Insurance Agency offers competitive auto, commercial, farm and home insurance products. In addition, the agency represents Mutual Aid Exchange as a local agent. Owner: Jonathan Maxfield Number of employees: 2 Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; by appointment Saturday.
BRAD RICHARDS’ COMPUTER SERVICES
Address: 105 S. Date
Year Opened: 2005
About us: Work with home users, students and businesses in the implementation of computer hardware, software, networking and security. While no retail sales are made for computers, software, products, etc, recommendations are available to get the best deal on the market. Specialties are: computer tune-ups, cleaning off viruses and spyware, reloading Windows and application software, computer upgrades, data recovery, recommendations and instructions for keeping your computer running in top performance free software, recommendations and instructions for keeping your computer running efficient. Lowest prices in the area: $30 drop off, $45 on site. Work with Maximum Multimedia of Wichita, who is owned by my brother-in-law, to install high-end home theaters, multi-zone video and sound and Dish Network. Other specialized businesses are available, such as warranted, computer cable installations including fiber optics.
New in 2008: Major fixes for Windows XP (SP3) and Windows Vista (SP1) from Microsoft. Be sure to install these patches. Make sure your computer doesn’t become a “zombie,” which is a computer that has been taken over by hackers without the owners knowledge.
Owner: Brad Richards
Number of employees: 1 (not including other specialized consultants)
Hours: Varies, but flexible. Please leave a message and I will return the call as soon as I can.
BREMYER & WISEAddress: 120 N. Main, P.O. Box 134, Hillsboro Phone number: 947-3956 Fax: 947-3974 Web Address: www.bwisecounsel.com E-mail: email@example.com Year Opened: Firm originated in 1886 and opened in Hillsboro in 2006. About us: Full service law firm. Owners: Robert W. Wise, Brett A. Reber, Casey R. Law, Randee Koger, David N. Harger, Jeffrey A. Houston Employees:Administrative staff, 9 Business Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.
BRENDA’S BLOOMERS & GIFTSAddress: 111 W. Grand Phone number: 947-2800; After hours for funeral arrangements: 620-877-7835 Fax: 947-2800 Web Address: www.brendasbloomersandgifts.com E-mail: bsmc2005@.com Year Opened: 2006 About us: We are a full-service floral shop––funerals, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and all occasions. Brides and grooms are encouraged to set up a bridal registry to help decorate their new home. Plants and silk arrangements are also available. Our gift shop has a variety of home decor items, candles, stuffed animals, greeting cards and balloons. We have FTD and Teleflora wire services. Delivery is available throughout Marion County. We are the shop “where service and a smile are always in style.” Looking to 2009: We want to enlarge our customer base to include surrounding towns of McPherson, Newton, Hesston and Goessel for weddings and tux rental, flowers and bridal registry. Owners: Brenda and David McGinness Employees:3 Business Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
BROOKENS & COLLETT, ATTORNEYS AT LAWAddress: 109 S. Main, Hillsboro; 403 E. Main, Marion Phone: 947-5951, Hillsboro; 382-2133, Marion E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year Opened: 1956 About us: We are a general law practice which includes drafting living trusts, wills, writing title insurance policies, handling estates, real estate transactions, domestic matters, matters pertaining to elder law, tax matters and other general civil matters. Key developments: J. Robert Brookens was elected to the Kansas Legislature in 2008. While business will be “as usual” in the office, we have had to make some adjustments to our Hillsboro schedule during the legislative session (January to early May). Keith Collett will be available in Hillsboro from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and Mr. Brookens may be available by making appointments through the office. Owners: Current partners include J. Robert Brookens and Keith Collett.
BUILDERS CONCRETE & SUPPLYAddress: 111 S. Santa Fe, Industrial Park, Hillsboro; 9105 N. Emma Creek Road, Hesston; 505 W. 1st St., Newton Phone: 800-499-4540 or 620-947-2257, Hillsboro; 620-327-4813, Hesston; 316-283-4540, Newton Year Opened: 1956 About us: We offer transit-mixed concrete, sand and gravel sales, and related building materials. New in 2008: With the purchase of the Hesston facility, we are able to expand our services. In the process of converting to computerized batching with central dispatch operations, which should allow us to provide more uniform, timely service to our customers. Employees:26 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday
CENTRAL NATIONAL BANKAddress: 206 N. Main Phone: 947-2229 Web site: www.centralnational.com Year Opened: 1884 (bank), 1991 (Hillsboro office) About us: Central National Bank has been providing Kansans with sound financial advice since 1884. We are dedicated to providing the quality service that makes our customers and the communities we serve successful. In the 21st century, CNB embraces its strong heritage and strives to be the financial resource of choice for the Hillsboro community. New in 2008: CNB now has bank locations in 22 Kansas communities. During 2008, CNB introduced mobile banking, a convenient service that allows customers to access their bank accounts through their cell phone. Account balances, bill payment and funds transfer features are accessible through mobile banking. CNB started offering student identification/debit cards for Tabor College during 2008. These cards allow students to access campus services as well as make payments anywhere VISA is accepted. CNB also introduced the New Opportunity Checking Account during 2008. This is an account option offering customers a second chance at a first-class bank account. Additionally, CNB began offering rewards for debit-card usage through Central National Rewards (www.centralnationalrewards.com). Customers now earn points for using their debit card, and the points can be redeemed for prizes such as DVD players, restaurant gift cards and digital cameras. CNB introduced a new commercial checking account service during 2008—E-Returns—which is a free electronic re-presentment solution that improves check clearing rates for businesses. Looking to 2009: CNB will offer a new youth savings program starting in 2009. The “Central Secret Agent Savers” program will be a fun and exciting way for children to learn the importance of saving. Kids will receive their special-agent ID card and be given quarterly savings missions to achieve as part of the new program. Also during 2009, CNB will offer a program allowing customers to “round-up” their debit card transactions to the nearest dollar, with the rounded portion of the transaction deposited to their savings account. This will give customers a simple way to save automatically. CNB will also continue to offer CD specials throughout the year, as well as consumer, commercial and real-estate loan products. Owners: Central National Bank is family and employee-owned. CEO Ed C. Rolfs is the third generation of the Rolfs family to serve as chief executive officer. (He was preceded by his grandfather Ed W. Rolfs and his father Ed J. Rolfs). Number of employees: 7 at the Hillsboro bank. Hours: Lobby: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; Drive-thru: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. ATM locations: 24-hour drive-up, 206 N. Main St.; Ampride Convenience Store, 512 E. D St.
CIRCLE D CORP.Address: 613 N. Ash Phone: 947-2385 Web: www.circle-dtrailers.com Year Opened: 1987 About us: We manufacture trailers under 26,000# GVWR. Our product line includes livestock trailers, horse trailers and flatbed trailers for agricultural and industrial applications. Flatbeds for light trucks are also a major player in our business. New in 2008: We concentrated on expanding our dealer organization and incorporating more value into our products. As a result, we moved into the top 25 steel-trailer manufacturers, based on trailer registrations nationwide. Looking to 2009: Our industry, like many others, is suffering during this time of economic uncertainty. We are well prepared to ride out the storm, but will no doubt be a smaller, leaner company in 2009. Owner: Wendell, Raye and Shelby Dirks Number of employees: 24
CLAYWORKSAddress: 1111⁄2 E. Grand Ave. Phone: 620-381-4642 Web: www.clayworksks.com E-mail: email@example.com Year Opened: Reopened October 2006 About us: Hand-turned kitchen and table ware pottery for your home. Pottery made to become heirlooms for your family. New in 2008: Paula Hayen produced the “Flint Hills” line of pottery, which looks like the sky and rolling hills. Lynn Unruh handformed “Garden Art” to decorate your garden: toad houses, bird houses and other unique creations. Looking to 2009: Michael Phillips will be joining the ClayWorks Studio. Phillips, who was trained by a internationally known Thai artist, will be forming and shaping large scale bottles and bowls. Projected for June, Paula Hayen will start a “Kansas Sunflower” pottery line: a raised sunflower design with a beautiful green background. Owner: Paula Hayen Hours: Call for appointment. New Hours: February 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays.
CONCEPTS BY CARMON(Formerly Prairie Flower & Garden Shop) Old Address: 115 N. Main New Address: 1362 Highway 56 Phone: 620-947-5455 Toll free: 866-947-5455 Web site: conceptsbycarmon.com About us: We concentrate on every aspect of artful floral design current on products, color trends and style. Product knowledge and education is key to bringing you artistic design and value with exceptional attention to detail. Owner: Carmon Jones, AIFD Number of employees: 1 full-time and 1 part-time Hours: To make life more convenient, we are only a phone call away any hour of the day, call when it is best for you. If face to face service is what you wish, we invite you to call anytime to make an appointment.
CONCRETE PRODUCTSAddress: 209 N. Cedar St. Phone: 947-5921 Year Opened: 1989 About us: Ready-mix concrete. Looking to 2009: Looking to complement city and county improvements and expansions. Owner: A. Terry Rhea Number of employees: 5 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; Saturday by appointment.
CONTAINER SERVICES INC.Address: 220 Santa Fe Phone: 947-2664 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year Opened: 1991 About us: We are a custom extrusion and reheat stretch blow molding plant. We produce plastic containers for a variety of uses, including food, automotive, chemical, floor care and more. Currently, we manufacture containers from high density polcythyline and PET resins. New for 2008: We completed our new office complex of 2,500 square feet. We also purchased another new high-speed blow molding machine which will give us additional capacity. Looking to 2009: Our growth plans for the coming year look good, and with additional equipment we have greater flexibility in our markets. We are also planning on launching a Web page. Owners: LaVerne Esau and Darrell Driggers Number of employees: 33
COOPERATIVE GRAIN & SUPPLYAddress: 135 N. Main Phone: 947-3917 Web: www.cgsmc.com E-mail: email@example.com Year Opened: 1966 About us: Cooperative organization with locations in Hillsboro, Marion, Canada, Lehigh and Canton. Handle grain, fertilizer, seed chemicals, gasoline and diesel bulk fuel delivery and Ampride at Marion and Hillsboro. New in 2008: Re-imaged Marion and Hillsboro Ampride to new “Cenex” image. Built 300,000-bushel McPherson concrete grain-storage bin at Marion. Built 500,000-bushel bunker storage unit at Hillsboro. Looking to 2009: Our goals include upgrading our fueling system at Marion Ampride and looking at our grain-handling systems. Owners: Cooperative members Number of employees: 28 Hours: 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
COUNTRYSIDE FEEDAddress: 101 Santa Fe Phone: 947-3111 Web: www.countrysidefeed.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year Opened: 1997 About us: Countryside Feed is a full-line feedmill manufacturing for all species. A full line of companion animal products are available along with wild-bird products. We manufacture and distribute in a 150-mile radius of Hillsboro. Owners: Cooperative Grain & Supply of Hillsboro, Mid-Kansas Cooperative of Moundridge, North Central Kansas Cooperative of Hope, Andale Farmers Co-op, Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. of Halstead and Land O’ Lakes.
COUNTRY CORNER SALONAddress: 906 170th Phone: 947-5404 Year Opened: 1978 About us: I offer haircuts, perms and styles for the whole family. Owner: Tam Jost Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment.
COUNTRY HAVEN INNAddress: 804 Western Heights Phone: 947-2929, Toll free:1-877-404-2836 Web: www.countryhaveninn.com E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Year Opened: 2000 About us: We are a small upper-scale hotel featuring interior corridors, queen-size beds, refrigerators in each room, Jacuzzi whirlpool suites with king-size beds, free high-speed wireless Internet and complimentary breakfast, featuring hot Belgian waffles. New in 2008: Enclosed guest picnic area with grill, new carpeting in the public areas of the hotel, some upgraded room furnishings. Looking to 2009: We look to continue to work with local business, industry, schools and organizations to promote Hillsboro and Marion County. Owner: Country Haven Inn, Hillsboro, LLC. Number of employees: 8 Desk Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE CUT ABOVEAddress: 111 E. Grand Phone: 947-3401 Year Opened: 2002 About us: We are a hair salon specializing in cuts, perms, hair coloring, manicures, pedicures and acrylic nails. We are now doing facials and offer a good skin-care line. We also have a massage therapist on Saturdays. Owner: Jeanne Penner Number of employees: 3 Hours: Open at 9 a.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call for evening appointments.
DALKE CONSTRUCTIONAddress: 609 E. E St. Phone: 947-3356 or 620-381-1885 Year Opened: Business started in the 1950s by Bill Dalke as Dalke Construction Co. About us: We are now incorporated with Warren Dalke, president; Marty Dalke, vice-president; and Ruby Dalke, office manager. We do excavating, sand, dirt and rock hauling, decorative rocks and boulders, lagoons and septic systems and graves. Owners: Employee-owned business. Number of employees: 3 Hours: Our phone rings any time between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
DESIGNER IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHYAddress: 105 W. Ash Phone: 947-2242, Toll free:1-877-754-7191 Web: www.designer-images.com Year Opened: Opened in 1977, bought from Don Ratzlaff in 2005. About us: Designer Images is a full-line photography studio specializing in fine portraits. Don Ratzlaff has returned and would love to work with you to create portraits that go beyond the ordinary. From the latest photographic techniques, to preservation and restoration of family heirloom photos, we do it all. Whether on location or in our extensive studio, Designer Images can capture special occasions and preserve them for generations to come. Owners: John and Cindy Baize Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and Saturday by appointment.
ELCON SERVICESAddress: 503 Orchard Drive Phone: Office, 947-3877; Gib’s cell, 620-382-7759; Jonah’s cell, 620-382-6746 Year Opened: 1963 About us: Fred David started the business in spring 1963 and Gib Suderman went to work for him a few months later. In 1978 Elcon Services was formed. In 2007 Gib purchased Fred’s shares and sold Jonah Gehring some shares. As electrical contractors, we do new, remodeling and service work in residential, commercial and industrial buildings and oil-fields. New in 2008: We built a new 50-foot-by-130-foot building at 503 Orchard Drive. Looking to 2009: In January we moved into our new building. Owners: Gib Suderman and Jonah Gehring Number of employees: 10 people, some part-time Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on call 24/7.
EMPRISE BANKAddress: 104 E. Grand Phone: 620-947-3141 Web Address: www.emprisebank.com Year Opened: 1891 About us: Emprise Bank offers a full range of banking services to its customers including deposit accounts, loans, trust services, investments, electronic banking and merchant services. We offer the benefits of being part of a $1 billion regional banking organization and the personal service only a hometown bank can provide. New in 2008: Emprise Bank had an excellent year in 2008. The growth of our community banks located throughout Kansas has been key to this success and Hillsboro is no exception. We are a $1 billion banking organization and provide a full range of banking services in each of our locations. During 2008 we redesigned our debit cards, upgraded our online banking service to enhance Internet security and celebrated special service anniversaries with several of our longtime employees. Our involvement in local projects continues to be a priority. Emprise staff hold key positions in many community events and organizations contributing hundreds of hours of volunteer service each year. In addition, charitable contributions within Hillsboro exceeded $20,000 in 2008 supporting everything from local economic development efforts to Hillsboro Area Impact Fund to the USD 410/Tabor College stadium project and quality-of life events sponsorships. Looking to 2008: We will continue providing exceptional service to our customers in 2009. The safe and sound banking practices exercised by our bank in the past have positioned us to meet the needs of our customers for years to come. Owners: Emprise Financial Corp. Employees:12 Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
EPP ROOFING & CONSTRUCTIONAddress: 402 Floral Dr. Phone: 947-5950 Year Opened: 1980 About us: After working for several contractors in the Wichita area, we moved to the Hillsboro area to pursue farming and construction. Over the years, I have done general construction but recently, roofing has taken more of my time. I still build garages, pole sheds and cabinets. New in 2008: It was a good year. Looking to 2009: A good number of roofing jobs are already scheduled for the coming months. Owners: Norman and Rosella Epp. Number of employees: Numerous Tabor College students and local farmers assist me when their schedules permit.
FAS-BREAK WINDSHIELD REPAIRAddress: 507 S. Wilson, Hillsboro Phone: 620-947-2396 or 620-382-4099 Year Opened: 2002. About us: We offer mobile windshield chip and crack repair in Marion and surrounding counties. Our repairs will restore the strength and optical clarity of the glass, and most insurance companies waive the deductible for repairs, thus costing you nothing. Looking to 2009: We’re excited to continue offering money-saving options to clients. Owners: James Thomas. Number of employees: 1. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Other hours by appointment.
FAST REALTYAddress: 102 S. Main Phone: 947-5700 Web: www.fastrealtyinc.com E-mail: email@example.com Year Opened: 2002 About us: We have four qualified agents dedicated to assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. We go out of our way to make the customer’s buying or selling experience as painless as possible with an emphasis on conducting our business in an honest ethical manner, plus being available to meet our clients when it suits their schedules. Looking to 2009: 2009 will definitely be a challenge, especially with the negative media coverage of the housing markets and lending institutions. Our goal is to continue doing what has made our agency successful in the past: treating our customers as friends and family, building relationships, and taking care of problems as they arise. This year will be a different market than we are accustomed to seeing, but it is also nothing new for us.The housing market goes in cycles with ups and downs and we just happen to be in a down time now with an upswing to look forward to. That said, interest rates are at an all-time low, the market still has plenty of homes to choose from at affordable prices, plus the availability for some real bargains in the foreclosure market as well. This is also a perfect time to own rental property as we are seeing an influx of families opting to rent versus buy at this time. Looking ahead, the market will turn upward as will housing costs, and I am anticipating more new homes being built in our area—but naturally at higher prices. Hillsboro has done an good job of promoting our exposure along U.S. Highway 56, which will reap dividends in the future, encouraging new business to relocate to Hillsboro, resulting in new jobs, increased school enrollment, and a need for more homes. Owner: Glenn Thiessen Number of employees: One full time broker/agent, three part time agents, and one part-time office manager Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Each of our agents are available on weekends and evenings via cell Phone: Glenn Thiessen 620-382-4682, Beth Hein 620-382-7696, Marlene Fast 620-947-1759, and Tonya Richards 620-381-4077
FLEMING’S MINI STOR-ALLAddresses: 405 Orchard Drive, Hillsboro; 224 Santa Fe, Hillsboro; 1798 Upland Road, Marion. Phones: 620-947-0184; 620-382-5550; 316-772-1384 or 316-425-2372 Year Opened: 2001 acquired existing business at 1798 Upland in Marion About us: We provide storage needs for personal and household items. In 2003 we built the first unit in Hillsboro at 405 Orchard Drive. In 2004 we built another building on that site. In 2005 we undertook the management of Santa Fe Storage at 224 Santa Fe and added landscaping to our units on Orchard Drive. New in 2008: We added an additional 32 units at 405 Orchard Drive. We worked closely with our neighbor, Rod Koons d/b/a Rod’s Tire & Service, to split the lot between our two businesses. It is good to be located in a community where business owners work together to benefit both businesses. Owners: Roger and Cynthia Fleming
FOUR SEASONS RENTALSAddresses: Industrial Park and 309 W. Second Phone: 316-283-8493 About us: Various sizes of storage units. Also, open storage for boats and mobile units. Owner: Betty Funk Business Hours: By contact
FUNK’S SUPPLYAddress: 222 N. Main Phone: 947-3379 or 947-3380 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year Opened: 1969 About us: We do plumbing, heating and air sales and service. We also repair appliances, TVs and videocassette recorders. Owner: Lester & Larry Funk Number of employees: 3 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
THE GARDEN CENTERAddress: 316 N. Cedar, Hillsboro Phone: 947-3020 Year Opened: 1989 About us: We developed a unique little store. We offer a wide selection of plants from annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs and everything in between. We have the knowledge to help create a garden tailored for each individual. All of us enjoy working with plants and we want our customers to have fun also. We will continue to offer landscaping services and are certified by the state for fertilizer and pesticide applications. New in 2008: We improved the greenhouses and store. Looking ahead to 2009: The Garden Center will be celebrating 20 years of business in Hillsboro with specials all spring. We will be offering more organic ideas and solutions. We want to encourage everyone to help keep the environment clean by recycling containers and using earth friendly products. Owners: Alan and Sharon Boese Number of employees: 6 Business Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from March to June; open Thursday through Saturday from September through October.
GOLDEN HERITAGE FOODSAddress: 120 Santa Fe Phone: 947-3173 Web: www.ghfllc.com Year Opened: 2002 as Golden Heritage Foods LLC (formerly Barkman Honey Co.) About us: GHF processes, packages and markets premium honey. We supply millions of pounds of honey across the nation to chain and wholesale grocery, mass merchandisers, food service and food manufacturers. New in 2008: The Ohio division plant moved from a 40,000-square-foot facility in Latty to a 130,000-square-foot facility in Van Wert. This greatly increased our packaging capacity. Looking to 2009: Continued growth of regular business and addition of new channels of distribution and introduction of new products. Owner: Brent Barkman and Dwight Stoller Number of employees: 82 Hillsboro, 54 in Ohio. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
GOOD HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC & DIAGNOSTIC CENTERAddress: 122 N. Main Phone: 947-3161 Web: www.goodhealth.medicfusion.com E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: 2008 About us: In addition to caring for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions with traditional chiropractic care in order to improve basic nerve function for the entire body, we strive to locate deficiencies, tailor whole-health treatment plans and determine the potential seriousness of complaints. We utilize standard diagnostic tools such as blood testing, urinalysis, x-rays, tissue, hair sampling, food-allergy testing, etc., to make whole-health recommendations tailored to the individual’s needs. We use well-researched intervention approaches instead of drugs and surgery. New in 2008: We opened our new natural health clinic in August. Looking to 2009: We will continue to provide excellent natural health care for the entire community. We offer DOT physicals and in-house rapid drug screening. Owner: William E. Good, D.C. Number of Employees: 2 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
GENERATIONS BANKAddress: 116 N. Main Phone: 947-2321 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 2009, Brooks Savings Bank had a name change. About us: We are sales representatives for Generations Bank, offering checking, savings and a variety of loan products. Looking to 2009: We are committed to building long-term, quality relationships through excellent service, engaged employees and dynamic leadership. Stop by our office to view all the various products we can offer. Owners: Sales representatives Delores Dalke and John O. Dalke. Number of Employees: 2 Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
GREAT PLAINS FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONAddress: 110 W. D St. Phone: 620-947-3933 Web: www.greatplainsfcu.com E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: Opened in October 1947 as Tip Top Credit Union, which was acquired by Great Plains Federal Credit Union in October 1985. About us: GPFCU’s home office is in Joplin, Mo., with branches in Salina, Abilene, Hillsboro, Independence, McPherson, Montezuma and Wichita. The feature that distinguishes us from any other financial institution is that it is owned and controlled by the members who save and borrow. GPFCU is also a not-for-profit organization and is run by a volunteer board. Just a few of the services GPFCU offers are savings accounts, checking accounts, certificate of deposits, 24-hour Member Audio Response System (MARS) with Internet access, IRAs, payroll deduction, ATM/debit cards, consumer loans and real estate loans. Members’ shares are federally insured to at least $100,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. government agency. New in 2008: To show our appreciation to our members, the GPFCU Board of Directors authorized a rebate of 10 percent of the loan interest members paid during 2008 for the third year in a row. Also, GPFCU did not forget our members who are savers. The board of directors authorized a bonus dividend to be paid to members at the end of 2008 for the second year in a row. Both the loan interest rebate and the bonus dividends were paid out to members whose accounts were in good standing. This was our way of saying, “Thank you” for looking to the credit union for their financing needs. GPFCU’s MasterCard was taken off the shelf and revised. We now offer a MasterCard with or without rewards, a MasterCard family account, and a Student MasterCard. Members and non-members alike are welcome to call or stop by to ask questions about the MasterCard or pick up an application. Looking to 2009: The GPFCU 2009 annual meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. April 24 in the Riverton (Kan.) School Auditorium. All member/owners are invited to attend and learn what has been accomplished and what is being planned for the future. GPFCU also would like the community to know there has never been a better time to belong to a credit union. As a not-for-profit financial institution GPFCU continues to offer competitive rates on home, auto, and personal loans, as well as our many savings accounts. According to IDC Financial Publishing Inc., GPFCU is ranked in the top 2 percent of credit unions concerning the amount of net worth held by all credit unions. This means GPFCU is well capitalized and prepared for the future. Owners: Great Plains Federal Credit Union is owned by its members. No of Employees: Hillsboro branch has six employees Hours: Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;drive-up hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
GREENHAW PHARMACY & WELLNESS CENTERAddress: 508 S. Ash Phone: 947-3784 Web: www.greenhawpharmacy.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: Over 50 years ago About us: Wellness Center offers diabetic shoe fittings, bone density checks, cholesterol checks, body-fat analysis, diabetic consults and diabetic screenings. Pharmacy offers local delivery service, a variety of medication packing options and accepts most insurance companies including Medicare Part D. Looking to 2009: Again sponsoring “Biggest Loser Contest.” And to provide diabetic shoe fittings through certified fitters, Jeanie Rziha and Eric Driggers. Owners: Eric Driggers and Lou Greenhaw Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
HILLCREST MOTELAddress: 808 E. D Street Phone: 947-5400 Year opened: New management in 2008. About us: We offer microwave ovens and refrigerators in rooms, plus coffeepots. Clean rooms. New in 2008: New beds, coffeepots, refrigerators and microwaves. Looking to 2009: Picnic area, barbecue grill, horseshoe pit, managers’ new modular home, telephones. Managers: Cynthia and Daniel Draken. Number of Employees: 1 Hours: 24 hours daily; all you have to do is ring the bell or knock on the door.
HILLSBORO BODY SHOPAddress: 108 E. D St. Phone: 947-3761 About us: We are dedicated to providing you with expert collision repair, glass replacement, paint refinishing on any make or model of car or light truck. New in 2008: We now provide paintless dent repair. Owner: Reginald Hiebert Number of Employees: 4 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
HILLSBORO COMMUNITY HOSPITALAddress: 701 S. Main Phone: 947-3114 Web: www.hcmcks.org E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: 1889 About us: HCH is a full-service hospital with an emergency room. Open 24/7/365. We offer acute care and post-acute care (swing bed). Outpatient services include lab work, x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, sonograms, EEGs, EKGs, treadmill tests, nerve conduction studies, sleep studies, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupation therapy and laproscopic surgeries. The HCH Specialty Clinic brings physicians to town specializing in general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, podiatry, otolaryngology (ENT) and endocrinology. New in 2008: On Sept. 1, the hospital, assets and debt, were sold to HMC/CAH Consolidated out of Kansas City. The nursing home (Salem Home) was not purchased. The hospital was renamed Hillsboro Community Hospital. HCH will continue to work with a local advisory board of community leaders to receive feedback concerning hospital operations. A new 16-slice CT was purchased for the radiology department. The new CT is faster and offers better-quality images than the old CT. A new Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS) and Computed Radiography (CR) system were also installed. The PACS allows radiologists to read images from any location in the world, and the CR replaces the old films with digital images. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were purchased with funds from the 2007 and 2008 charity golf tournaments. The AEDs were placed in the physical therapy department and the Specialty Clinic at HCH. Department managers established core values for HCH. To build better relationships, HCH holds the following as core values: respect, integrity, service, excellence (RISE). Johna Magnuson, RN, was hired as the new director of nursing. Looking to 2008: HMC/CAH Consolidated has agreed to construct a new, state-of-the-art, critical-access hospital at the corner of U.S. HIghway 56 and Industrial Road. An agreement has been reached to bring an endocrinologist to the HCH Specialty Clinic. We anticipate adding a GYN clinic as well. Owners: HMC/CAH Consolidated Number of Employees: 52 Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
HILLSBORO DENTAL CAREAddress: 119 E. Grand Phone: 947-0050 E-mail: hillsborodentalcare@embarqmail. com Year opened: 2007 About us: We offer total family care which includes implants, removal of teeth, braces, invisalign, dentures, no shot laser fillings, root canals and oral sedation where you can be totally relaxed. Looking to 2009: To continue to provide healthy smiles with a gentle touch. Owners: Jon Julian, D.D.S. Number of Employees: 7 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
HILLSBORO ET CETERA SHOPAddress: 109 N. Main Phone: 947-3817 Year opened: July 1977 About us: We take in used items—clothing, household goods, etc.—and sell it for a reduced price to help the needy. All proceeds go to the Mennonite Central Committee. New in 2008: We added a clearance rack for clothing. We purchased a Z rack for transporting clothes into our display area. Looking to 2009: We are planning to purchase new shelving and updating our display area. Owners: Six Mennonite churches. Number of Employees: 4 managers plus volunteers and we added several new volunteers. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
HILLSBORO FREE PRESS & BUYER’S EDGEAddress: 116 S. Main Phone: 947-5702 Web: www.hillsborofreepress.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 1998. About us: In addition to publishing the Free Press, a Hillsboro-based county-wide free newspaper, we publish free Buyer’s Edge of South Central Kansas every month with a circulation of about 38,000 homes, including all of Marion, Harvey and McPherson counties. New in 2008: Our print brokerage division developed pictorial photo books and paperback-book printing for newspapers all across the country and Canada to enhance the bottom line of those companies. Looking to 2009: The Buyer’s Edge is presenting a business-to-business expo Feb. 12 at Memorial Hall on the Bethel College campus with two seminars to help businesses cope with a tough economy as well as having 20-plus businesses exhibiting at the event. This will be the first of more to come. The expo is open to businesses from Marion, Harvey and McPherson counties and there is no charge to attend. All that is required is advance registration. We are developing additional enhancements for our Web site to assist businesses in reaching their customers as the digital age advances at a rapid pace. Owners: Joel Klaassen and Don Ratzlaff Number of Employees: 20 Hours: Formal office hours are 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday—although frequently we can be reached at the office during the weekend and at odd hours.
HILLSBORO FORD-MERCURYAddress: 202 S. Main Phone: 947-3134 or Toll free: 1-888-611-1186 Web: www.hillsborofordmercury.com E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: Dealership opened in 1955. Allen Hagen started working here in 1958, purchased controlling interest in 1977 and changed name to Hillsboro Ford-Mercury Inc. About us: The only franchised Ford dealership in Marion County, which enables us to offer services not available anywhere else in the county, Us being in Marion County allows you as a consumer to keep your hard-earned money working for our county, our schools, and all our communities in our county. We offer new Ford and Mercury cars and trucks, A-1 used cars and trucks, and full-service shop, parts department, bodyshop and tire dealer. We are a certified Ford-Mercury dealership and are Blue Oval certified. Owners: Randy and Terry Hagen Number of Employees: 18. Our managers are Kim Kaufman (service), Jerry Dalke (parts), Clyde Schroeder (body shop). Our salesmen are Lyle Ediger, Michael Hagen, Ron Herbel. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon service on Saturdays and sales until 4 p.m.
HILLSBORO FURNITUREAddress: 112 S. Main Phone: 947-3903 Year opened: 2003 About us: We are a home furnishings store here to serve you with quality, comfortable furniture and bedding that fits your lifestyle. We carry everything from daybeds to electric lift chairs and candles to reclining sofas. Looking to 2009: “Homesteading,” eating and entertaining at home, is the word for 2009. Color forecasters call yellow the color of optimism and predict it to be the hottest color for 2009. Look for purple as a strong regal color trend. Safe neutrals are a practical trend for bigger-investment pieces with bright, rich colors as accents. Micro suede fabrics, with their easy-care properties, remain as popular as ever with new looks always appearing. Owners: John and Ann Huninghake; Brenda Coryea, store manager. Number of Employees: 4 Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
HILLSBORO HARDWAREAddress: 125 N. Main Phone: 947-2575 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 1985 About us: We offer a full line of hardware, plumbing, tools, electrical, paint, automotive, farm supplies, housewares and appliances, lawn and garden supplies and power equipment. We also have storage units available. New in 2008: We now stock Crosley major appliances, with other national brands available. A new, expanded paint color center was added along with a new computer color-match system. Looking to 2009: This spring we will see the new line of Dixon ZTR riding mowers as well as other new power equipment. We are adding new products to every department. Owners: Tom and Ken Koslowsky Number of Employees: 6 Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
HILLSBORO INDUSTRIESAddress: 220 Industrial Phone: 947-3127 Web: www.hillsboroindustries.com E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: 1968 About us: We are a leading manufacturer of aluminum and steel trailers, light truck beds and flatbed trailers. We continue to develop and produce industry-first features and high-quality products. New in 2008: We completed our new 22,500-square-foot building addition to the southeast section of the existing factory. This new floor space enables us to consolidate all existing production operations into one facility, thus reducing utilities, rent and other duplicated overhead costs. An additional benefit is all of our products are manufactured under one roof now. In the past, trailers and truck beds had to be moved from one building to another during production. This consumed workers’ time, stirred up a lot of dust and allowed valuable heated air to escape outside. But during this transition to the new building, we were still able to introduce the popular, new “G2” steel truck bed line at the state fair in September. We also introduced new weather-proof wire bundles and LED lighting on select HI products. Plus, we witnessed the successful startup of Hillsboro’s new welding and training facility in the old AMPI building, sponsored by Butler Community College. Sales through the first six months of the year were at a record-high pace. Then worldwide steel prices increased by mor than 80 percent during the summer; gas prices sky-rocketed and the worldwide financial markets began their recent plunge. At the end of the year, 2008 annual sales were nearly level with 2007. Looking to 2009: Expansion of our aluminum-product lines and the Acumen Braking System family of products continues. In spite of the economic downturn we still remain optimistic. We’re ready, we trust in the Lord and it’ll be good to see our “HI Family” get back up to speed again soon. Owners: Merle Friesen, Marv Schellenberg, Mike Gerken and Phil Wyssenbach (Flint Hills Industries Inc.). Hours: Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; factory, Tuesday through Friday.
HILLSBORO STATE BANKAddress: 200 N. Main Phone: 947-3961 Web: www.hsbks.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: Chartered in 1902 as the Ramona State Bank, the bank was moved to Hillsboro in February 1985 and renamed Hillsboro State Bank. About us: We are a single-facility, community bank with a Kansas state charter and a home address of Hillsboro, offering a full range of banking services. Owner: The bank is owned by Ramona Bankshares Inc., which is a family-owned, single-bank holding company. Number of Employees: The bank has a six-member board of directors and a staff of five full-time employees and two part-time student employees. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Drive-up window is open until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
HORSESHOE METAL WORKSAddress: 1776 Goldenrod Phone: 947-2556 Year opened: Full-time in 1994 About us: We manufacture under-body truck toolboxes made of steel or aluminum, specializing in some top boxes. Making utility beds to fit the consumer. Also, manufacturing the Power Dunk adjustable basketball-goal post. New in 2008: We totally redesigned the toolbox in January-February. It’s laser-cut and CNC formed, which gives it a very clean look. We designed the hinges for the boxes and they are being made right here in Hillsboro instead of China. For the adjustable basketball goal, we’ve added glass backboards along with acrylic backs. Looking to 2009: We’re looking for more dealers and more computer selling via Internet and e-Bay. Owner: Donovan Funk Hours: Anytime
JOST FUNERAL HOMEAddress: 401 S. Washington Phone: 947-3622 Web: www.jostfuneralhome.com E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: Jared and Julia Jost took over management in 1999. About us: Professional services. Owners: Jared and Julia Jost
JESS’ TRESSESAddress: 121A S. Main Phone: 947-3898 Year opened: October 2006 About us: We specialize in haircuts, foils, color, waxes, manicures and spa pedicures Owner: Jessica Funk Employees: Alison Schultz, 947-4062 Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
JOST PLUMBING, HEATING & AIRAddress: 128 N. Main Phone: 947-3191 Year opened: Opened in 1946 by Matthew Hiebert’s grandfather. Hiebert purchased the business in August 2000. About us: We offer plumbing repair and remodeling work as well as new construction. We also sell plumbing fixtures, faucets, sinks, toilets and more. We also specialize in heating and air conditioning repair and installation. Owners: Matthew O. and Francine Hiebert.
JOST WELDING & RADIATOR SERVICEAddress: 118 S. Main Phone: 947-3491 Year opened: Open since 1919 with three generations of family ownership. About us: We provide comprehensive fabrication and repair service for all manner of metal objects, mig, tig, gas and stick welding. Automotive, agricultural and industrial radiators and heat exchangers. Machine shop capabilities include internal and external keyways, shaft repair, milling and boring operations. Owner: Todd Jost Number of Employees: 1 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon most Saturdays.
KESSLER KREATIONSAddress: 209 S. Main Phone: 947-2361 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 2006 About us: Machine quilting––custom and pantograph patterns, quilt designing, sales of wide fabric backing, batting and thread. New in 2008: Typical four-to-six week quilt time; every fifth project is 1/2 price on quilting. Looking to 2009: Adding Web site. Owner: Marie Kessler Number of Employees: 1 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
LITTLE PLEASURES COFFEEHOUSEAddress: 119 N. Main Phone: 947-2058 Web: www.littlepleasures.net E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: 2003 About us: Sharing space with Thee Bookstore, Little Pleasures possesses an eclectic yet comfortable atmosphere, offering specialty coffee-house beverages, light lunches, on-site baked goods and free wireless Internet access. Freshly brewed coffee and espresso-based drinks are created with coffee beans from the Hawaiian Islands. We are also available for special events for up to 30 people. Special orders for on-site baked goods and special event lunches for take out and in house are welcomed. New in 2008: An upgrade was made to our Internet connection through our provider that allowed patrons with laptops to enjoy free high-speed Internet access, even faster. Sandwich options now include the choice of croissant or 100 percent whole-wheat bread. To complement LP’s tried-and-true favorite homemade soups, Westminster Oyster Crackers and Squares were introduced. Our seasonal summer salads were a successful addition to our menu as well. Looking to 2009: We are looking into providing a special breakfast-type menu for Saturday mornings. Plans include carrying various coffee-brewing accessories, such as grinders and French presses for home use or gifts. Owner: Marisa N. Javier Number of Employees: 5 Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Lunch menu items available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THE LUMBERYARDAddress: 101 N. Ash St. Phone: 947-5762 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 1884 About us: We are a full-service lumberyard and home center. In addition to lumber/building materials, we offer a full line of hardware, electrical supplies, lighting, plumbing supplies, kitchen and bath fixtures, cabinets, paint and home interior items. Owner: Ruby Hefley, Jon Hefley, Jim Hefley and Debbie Collier. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
MARY’S MATS & MOREAddress: 107 E. Grand Phone: 947-3230 Year opened: Sept. 1, 1996 About us: The business offers a variety of framing choices with custom framing and matting, readymade frames and preframed prints. Looking to 2009: My goal is to give the community the opportunity to shop at home. I offer a service that is found in larger towns but at a better value. Owner: Mary Lancaster Hours: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
MASSAGE THERAPY ASSOCIATESAddress: 704 South Ash, Apartment 3, Hillsboro Phone: 947-1492 E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: 2001 About us: We are four (Kimberlee Jost, Carolan McFarland,Carol Wituk, Nikki Riggs) certified massage therapists providing treatment for all ages in a clinical setting. Our massage modalities include: Swedish, medical, sports, geriatric, chair, neuromuscular, polarity, infant, hot stone, pre-natal, therapeutic touch, myofascial and swe-thai massage. We also offer reflexology treatments and peppermint foot massages. New in 2008: We changed our name from Massage Therapy at Hillsboro Community Medical Center to Massage Therapy Associates. We added Nikki Riggs, a certified massage therapist, to our office in September. Several of the therapists received training in Swe-Thai massage, which is a combination of Swedish massage and Thai stretching. Looking to 2009: As every year, we are committed to providing the best in massage therapy. We will continue to attend educational conferences and seminars related to massage therapy and healthcare. Owner: Kimberlee Jost
Therapists: 4 Hours: Monday to Friday, Saturday as needed. All treatments by appointment only.
McMINN BICYCLE SERVICEAddress: 204 S. Cedar Phone: 947-5776 Year opened: January 1987 About us: We sell new bikes and repair any and all models of bikes. We sell regular upright 21-speed bikes, BMX 20-inch bikes and recumbent bikes. In our 22nd year of serving the community. Owner: John McMinn Hours: We try to be open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
MB FOUNDATIONAddress: 315 S. Lincoln Phone: 947-3151 Web: www.mbfoundation.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 1991 About us: MB Foundation offers a variety of financial services, including assistance with charitable giving, investment certificates, loans to ministries and pastors, charitable estate planning, planned giving, endowment management and stewardship education. New in 2008: It was a year of growth and expansion as we added personnel both in Hillsboro and in our office in Fresno, Calif. Andy Shewey and Jarod Richardson both joined the Hillsboro office in 2008. We also rebranded the ministry with a new logo, tag line (“Giving Meaning to Money”) and communication pieces. We also expanded our ability to accept IRA funds in our certificate investment program and launched a new pastor home-loan program. Owner: U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Number of Employees: 11 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
MENNONITE MUTUAL AIDAddress: 104 S. Main Phone: 947-3946 E-mail: Kakim@mmapartners.org Year opened: 2002 About us: Estate and financial planning, college funds, retirement planning, life insurance. New in 2008: Despite the market conditions, we increased our market share with clients who are looking for a steady income stream. Owner: MMA Number of Employees: 1 in Hillsboro (Kakim Kunantaev, financial counselor) Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment.
MIDWAY MOTORSAddress: 416 S. Date Phone: 947-3117, Toll free 1-800-947-3119 Web: www.midwaymotors.com E-mail: email@example.com About us: Midway Motors serves all your automotive needs, from sales of new and used vehicles to repairs, from tires to major overhauls. Gas, diesel, 2wd, 4wd imports and domestics—we carry 11 lines of new vehicle and have access to more than 250 preowned vehicles at all times, as well as two full-time employees that find those hard-to-find vehicles if we don’t have them in stock. Certified vehicles backed by a three-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, which is one of the best in the industry. Our plans include a new facility on North Ash Street across from Ag-Power. Owner: Glenn Hoover General manager: Danny Flynn Number of Employees: 17 Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
MOLLY’S ON MAIN STREETAddress: 104 S. Main Phone: 947-5714 Year opened: 2001. About us: Antiques, home decor and gift items. Owner: Sharon Mueller Employees: 1 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday
NANCY’S FASHIONSAddress: 101 N. Main Phone: 947-3362 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 1988, purchased Edie’s Fashions from Edith Rempel. About us: We have traditional and trendy clothing and accessories for women of all ages. We feature gift items for children and clothing for 0-24 months. Looking to 2009: Continue to offer quality, well-priced merchandise. We will emphasize personal service and continue to offer incentives for loyal customers. We want to encourage our customers to refer their friends and have several promotions planned toward that goal. New products are planned as well as expanding others such as our Brighton jewelry and charms. Owner: Nancy Klaassen Number of Employees: 5 part-time Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
ODDS ‘N ENDSAddress: 209 S. Main Phone: 947-2361 Year opened: 1991 About us: Odds ‘N Ends is a unique gift shop specializing in home-decor items. Mikasa and Noritake are available for wedding registry and gifts. New in 2008: We have expanded our gourmet food and drink room, offering more selection. Looking to 2009: Finding our customers’ unique gift and home-decor items with excellent customer service. Owner: Peni Ens Number of Employees: 4 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in November and December
PANHANDLERS CATERING CO.Phone: 947-3049 About us: Panhandlers Catering Co. is a well-established, full-service catering business serving the Hillsboro community and within a 45-mile radius of Hillsboro. We have had the pleasure of serving the Hillsboro corporate community, family reunions, school reunions, rehearsal dinners and weddings. New in 2008: We enjoyed meeting the needs of and serving old friends as well as adding new accounts. We are thankful to all for a great year. I am especially grateful to the best staff in the world who carried on during November and December and did absolutely marvelous. Looking to 2009: Melissa has new energy after a brief hiatus and is ready to go back to full service catering—groups of all sizes. We strive to bring “home” cooking and baking at its best to all size groups at the site of their choice. Owners: Melissa and Rollind Bartel Number of Employees: Contracted by event.
PANZER CHIROPRACTIC CLINICAddress: 122 S. Main Phone: 947-3157 About us: We provide pain relief by chiropractic manipulation and spinal rehabilitation. Different forms of therapy we use to speed up the healing process. Chiropractic core benefits are a healthy and active lifestyle while keeping the immune system functioning properly. Therefore, a monthly checkup is recommended to prevent the problem from reoccurring and maintain a balanced lifestyle. New in 2008: New owners Jarrod W. Panzer, D.C., and practicing chiropractor Kodi N. Panzer, D.C. Looking to 2009: This year we are implementing a weight-loss program that emphasizes motivation, which guarantees keeping the weight off for good. We are partnering with a successful program called Thin & Healthy Solutions. Owners: Jarrod W. Panzer, D.C., and Kodi N. Panzer, D.C. Employees: 1 Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
PARKSIDE HOMESAddress: 200 Willow Rd. Phone: 947-2301 Web: www.parksideks.org E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: Organized in 1960 to meet the retirement care needs of the Hillsboro community. As needs changed, Parkside added to the original building and grew the campus setting to include independent living in duplexes “Park Homes,” assisted living at “Park Village,” and skilled nursing care at “Parkside Homes.” The current campus setting invites individuals and families to make a long-term retirement choice with many options for continuing care. About us: Parkside Homes Inc. exists to provide a high quality of life to aging adults at all levels of our retirement community through compassionate, Christ-like, resident-centered care and services that allow for dignity and growth. This commitment provides the foundation for innovative care and progressive services for each resident. New in 2008: Parkside was honored to receive the PEAK award from Kansas Department of Aging. This award is given to nursing homes that succeed in progressive models of non-traditional care. Providing care within home environments is a key component to this award. PEAK stands for, “Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes.” Looking to 2009: Parkside is off to an exciting start. Focused activity programs encourage residents to explore new places, experience age-old traditions, and enjoy the delicacies of different cultures. Career Growth opportunities are expanding through the “Healthcare Support Specialist” registered apprenticeship program. Through this program employees can receive college credit and grow as individuals and professionals. Assisted Living services will expand to meet the increasing needs of the community. Parkside will continue to move forward in providing a home environment where quality clinical care is provided. Owners: Parkside Homes, Inc. Employees: 118 Hours: 24-hour operations; business office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PMA-HILLSBORO FAMILY PRACTICE CLINICAddress: 508 S. Ash Phone: 947-2396 Year opened: This clinic opened August 1981. Our associates with Preferred Medical Associates / Via-Christi began in June 1996. About us: Primary health care and family practice. Primary care of all ages––infants to elderly. Lab X-ray in clinic. Bone density available. Minor office surgery, lesion removal. Colonoscopy and stress tests available. New in 2008: We implemented new medical software that will interface with the new electronic medical record system. Looking to 2008: We plan to implement electronic medical records this year. Owners: Preferred Medical Associates, a division of Via-Christi Health System. Number of Employees: Nine employees, two mid-level providers, one physician. All providers are board certified. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
PRAIRIE VIEW INC.Address: 805 Western Heights, Hillsboro Phone: 947-3200 Web: www.prairieview.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: Prairie View has been in operation since 1954 in Newton, and became the community mental health center for Marion County in 1967. About us: Prairie View has a passion for helping people live well and relate to one another in a positive, healthy manner. By offering a complete range of mental and behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults, older adults and families, Prairie View is able to treat depression, anxiety disorders, marital and family conflicts, aging issues, addictions and more. Founded by the Mennonite Church in 1954, Prairie View is the state’s longest-serving, non-profit behavioral and mental health center. The professional staff takes pride in bringing about restoration through services that combine compassion with dignity and respect. Prairie View has six outpatient locations—Newton, east and west Wichita, Hutchinson, Hillsboro and McPherson—and a network of behavioral health providers throughout Kansas and the Midwest. Prairie View is the community mental health center for Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties. Staff work with the patient and family, as well as community agencies, referral sources and any others involved to address each person’s specific needs. Behavioral specialty services include: Individual, family and group therapy; alcohol and substance abuse services; community support for persons with severe and persistent mental illness; residential and vocational rehabilitation services; intensive outpatient programs for adults and older adults; behavioral consultation and intervention services for schools and long-term care centers; psychological testing; workshops and seminars for personal and professional growth; continuing education for persons in helping professions; experiential/adventure course; employee assistance programs and workplace consultation services; special purpose school, grades 1-12; 20-bed psychiatric hospital and partial day hospital; 24-bed adolescent residential center; 24-hour crisis intervention and information; national collaboration on drug research projects. New in 2008: Prairie View, in collaboration with Communities in Schools of Marion County, is contracted for one component of the Marion County Early Childhood Health Initiative. To promote social emotional development, Prairie View staff provides techniques to help with difficult behaviors and teaches those in the education field to use a standardized instrument for assessing classrooms and individual infant and child social emotional development. Sherri Ochs and Natalie Hett of Prairie View are working with Linda Ogden of CIS. An achievement is the continuation of the Summer Intensive Rehabilitation Program (SIRP), which served about 80 youth during the summer. The program helps them develop skills in cooperation, coping and self-efficacy through participation in a variety of community activities. This was done in collaboration with USD 410. Looking to 2009: Prairie View’s plans for 2009 include striving to meet the identified needs of underserved populations in the area with innovative development of program options, enhancing our ability to continue providing high quality behavioral health services. We also anticipate collaborating with local agencies to meet the mental health needs of children, adults and older adults. Number of Employees: 405 system-wide.
PRUDENT TOURSAddress: 108 N. Main Phone: 947-2353 Web: www.prudenttours.com E-mail: email@example.com About us: We offer high-value, reasonably priced motorcoach tours. Our primary clientele are 60+ adults. We offer more than 50 tour departures each year. New in 2008: Our product offerings in 2008 remained much the same as in the past. We continued to offer our most popular tours with one or two new itineraries added as well. Looking to 2009: We see an increase in departures this year. The industry seems to be strengthening after several weak years due to the economy. Owners: Rubena Wiebe and Hank Wiebe Employees: Three full-time, one part-time, 12 part-time tour directors. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
QUICK FLICK VIDEO/RADIO SHACKAddress: 101 S. Main Phone: 947-2534 Year opened: 1986 About us: In addition to being a video store, we are a Radio Shack franchise, giving us availability to the full line of products and expertise Radio Shack offers. We are an exclusive authorized Alltel dealer; selling cell-phone service, accessories and service is a major part of our business. We also offer dry cleaning pick-up and delivery service, carry Hallmark greeting cards, and have two tanning beds. New in 2008: We continued all of the above and worked at being a full-service center for Alltel customers, both new and existing. Looking to 2009: We will continue to provide the same variety of products and services. We continue to expand our movie section with new titles added weekly. We will continue to grow our Alltel business to serve Marion County. Radio Shack regularly brings in new products and changes its product line. We’re also gearing up for tanning season with new lotions just arrived. Owner: Marvin Schellenberg Employees: 8 Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
QUILTS & QUILT RACKSAddress: 130 N. Main Phone: 947-2222 Web: www.quiltsandquiltracks.com Year opened: 2004 About us: We sell fabric, baby clothes and gifts, the finest hand-stitched quilts, quality oak racks, glass hutches and chests plus every quilted accessory we can think of, including window valences, table runners, placemats, wall hangings, baby quilts and more. Our fine quilts become your heirloom treasures. We invite groups in for classes and for a great “Turning of the Bed” show. New in 2008: Our first For the Love of Family Quilt Show was in February, free for all to enjoy. Looking to 2009: The fabric department grew from 115 bolts at the beginning of the year to 475 bolts at the end of it, with 15 to 30 bolts being added monthly. Our February event this year is the School House, a full day of demonstrations and door prizes (enrollment required). Owners: Dwayne and Diane Claassen Number of Employees: 1 full-time and 2 part-time, many occasional Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Quilt shows and retreats by appointment.
R&D LIQUOR STOREAddress: 500 Western Heights Circle Phone: 947-2411 Year opened: 2006 About us: We are a full-service liquor store with a large selection of spirits, wines, liquors, cordials, mixers and ready-to-drink premixed products. We offer a huge variety of beer, including imports, domestic and micro brews. Our state-of-the-art wine racks are easy to shop and are a big hit with our wine patrons. Our ice is the cheapest in town. We strive to give our customers a wonderful shopping experience by being attentive to their needs, whether it be carrying out, helping with a recipe or picking out a wine. New in 2008: A large increase in the number of people who have chosen to shop at home in our store. This has made it possible to expand our inventory and provide an even greater selection of products. Looking to 2009: We will continue to work hard to earn the support of the community by being the most competitive store in the arena. Owner: Don Vinduska Number of Employees: One full-time, two part-time. Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
REAL ESTATE CENTERAddress: 116 N. Main Phone: 947-2321 Web: www.hillsboroproperties.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 1979 About us: We handle real estate brokerage for residential, commercial and rural property and property management for rental units. We are also a sales representative for Generations Bank, offering savings products as well as real estate and consumer financing. Looking to 2009: We look forward to continuing our services for the community and celebrating 30 years of service to our community. Owner: Delores Dalke Number of Employees: 2 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; and by appointment.
MICHAEL REEH, M.D.Address: 104 N. Washington Phone: 947-3100 Year opened: Dr. Reeh moved to Hillsboro and began practice in 1994. He opened his own office in 1997. About us: Dr. Reeh provides comprehensive medical care. He specializes in geriatric medicine and family practice and will refer patients to other medical specialists as needed. His first goal is to prevent disease. He provides services in his office and has minimal wait times to schedule an appointment. He is available for emergency service through Hillsboro Community Hospital and provides inpatient hospital care there. He provides continuing care for nursing-home patients in Hillsboro, and is available by appointment for home visits for local home-bound patients. New in 2008: Dr. Reeh has been communicating with elected officials in Washington in support of expanding the Medicare system to include all Americans. This would make it more likely that people would get preventive-medicine services and reduce the chance that the cost of serious illness would lead to bankruptcy. Looking to 2009: Dr. Reeh is looking forward to the construction of the new hospital in Hillsboro. Owner: Michael Reeh, M.D. Number of Employees: 5 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ROD’S TIRE & SERVICEAddress: 401 Orchard Drive Phone: 947-5789 Web: www.rodstire.com E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: 1999 About us: We provide full-service tire sales and services, including oil change, alignment, automotive repair and computer diagnostics. Looking to 2009: Look to continue to increase trade territory, continue to grow the auto repair portion of our business, increase staff and add to facilities. Owners: Rod and Carrie Koons Number of Employees: 10 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
SALEM HOMEAddress: 704 S. Ash Phone: 947-2272 Year opened: 1889 About us: We offer intermediate and skilled care in our home. We also have a 10-bed Special Care Unit for persons with dementia. We admit patients seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Activities are planned for residents every day. Our restorative program helps the residents maintain their present physical status or improve enough to return to their own home. We not only care for the physical needs of our residents, but also spiritual needs by offering Sunday school, church and a Bible study. New in 2008: With the sale of the hospital, Salem Home is now a free standing nursing facility. We are now officially Salem Hospital Inc. dba Salem Home. Looking to 2009: The city of Hillsboro is funding a major renovation in our long-term-care unit. Common spaces and the bathing/shower room are being transformed into warm inviting environments to continue the journey for culture change and the mission to create home rather than institution. The activities department is now called the Life Enhancement team with two full-time and one part time employee. Pam Buller, director of social services, oversees the program and they are working with Aegis Occupational Therapists to develop meaningful activities for our elders at varying levels. The program focuses on the mental and physical abilities residents possess and their individual preferences. Salem Home is the recipient of two previous PEAK (Providing Excellent Alternatives in Kansas) awards for accomplishments in culture change and hopes to once again be awarded for the new Life Enhancement project and renovations. Salem Home is recognized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a five-star facility, its highest rating. Owners: We are a not-for-profit organization. Number of Employees: Has increased from 50 to 85, providing more jobs for the community. Hours: Visitors are welcome anytime.
SERENITY GARDENSAddress: 1320 190th Phone: 947-0100 or 877-7246 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 2003 About us: To our wholesale customers we offer 4.5-inch and 1 gallon perennials, 12-inch ivy geranium baskets, 12-inch combo baskets and planters and 14-inch combo planters. To retail customers we offer everything mentioned above as well as annual six-packs, 4-inch and 4.5-inch premium annuals, vegetables and herbs. In fall we sell home-grown garden mums. New in 2008: We added trees and shrubs to our already extensive product line and we had a great fill-a-flat sale. We also found some cool pots and plant stands to offer. Looking to 2009: We will be open more this year; starting March 9, we will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. We are again adding to our product line: fruit trees, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and grapes; also, vegetable seed, seed potatoes and a few hard goods to help your garden succeed (fertilizers, bone meal, pest control, etc.). Owners: Jana and Dale Dalke Number of Employees: Dale and Jana are the only full-time employees, but both friends and family members volunteer during the busy season. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday during spring and fall. We are not opposed to people dropping by anytime during daylight hours to see if we are available. Don't forget to check out our “Information Station,” a place where you can get free information about numerous gardening subjects, and put your own ideas into our suggestion box, a place where you help me make things better for you.
SILVER SHEARSAddress: 1271⁄2 N. Main Phone: 947-3690 Year opened: Bought from Wayne Schroeder in 1982 About us: I improve the looks of Hillsboro one head at a time. I cut and style men’s and women’s hair, specializing in the latest men’s styles. I also enjoy doing children’s haircuts as well as highlights. Looking to 2009: It’s my 27th year in Hillsboro. Owner: Randy Wiens Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
SORB COMPUTERSAddress: 127 N. Main Phone: 947-5000 Web: www.sorbcomputers.com E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: Purchased Braden’s Computers in February 2005. About us: Sorb Computers is dedicated to outstanding friendly service and fast repairs. Our most popular services include a PC tune-up (a great way to speed up your computer, especially if it's a couple years old), Malware removal, and computer upgrades. We also sell new PCs and laptops customized to your specific needs. We stock many popular items, including WiFi equipment, keyboards, mice, ink cartridges, and flash drives. New in 2008: Our new location at 127 N. Main St. provides easier access to customers and a much-appreciated window to the outside world! Looking to 2009: You want your computers to last longer and run faster, so we anticipate much of our growth to be computer upgrades (especially RAM), as well as our very effective PC tune-up service. Malware (viruses, trojans, spyware, etc.) continue to increase in number and sophistication, so we expect to see an increase in computers needing disinfecting.” Owner: Brad Schweitzer Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
STATE FARM INSURANCEAddress: 114 N. Main, Hillsboro; 822 E. Main, Marion Phone: 947-5900, Hillsboro; 382-3363, Marion About us: We offer a full line of insurance and financial products. Owner: Agent Becky Walsh Number of Employees: 3 Hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; evenings and weekends by appointment.
SUPREME FLOOR CO.Address: 110 N. Main Phone: 947-3549 For emergency: 382-7594 Web: www.supremefloorco.com E-mail: SupremeFloorCo@embarqmail.com Year opened: 2006 About us: All types of floor-covering sales and installation; carpet and tile cleaning and maintenance; water restoration. Owners: Stuart and Lea Isaac Number of Employees: 7 Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
SOUTHWEST DISTRIBUTIONAddress: 410 N. Main; P.O. Box 65 Phone: 947-0220 Web: www.southwestspa.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 2006 About us: Hot-tub sale wholesale and retail. Dealer bases in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and Colorado. Owners: Southwest Spas, Oceanside, Calif. Number of Employees: 3 Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
THEE BOOKSTOREAddress: 117 N. Main Phone: 947-3969 E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: Under current ownership for six years. About us: We are a book and gift store with a Christian emphasis. We have books, music, Bibles, children's toys, videos for sale and rent, cards and resources for small groups and churches. Special orders are also welcome. Owners: Rod and Brenda Hamm. Number of Employees: 4 Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
TRAVEL DETAILS ‘N’ MOREAddress: 1071⁄2 S. Main Phone: 947-5555 or toll free 1-866-947-5556 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 2005 About us: We offer vacation packages including cruises, group travels and airline ticketing, both domestic and international. Owners: Warren and Rosann Priel Hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
THE VINTAGE SOIREEAddress: 132 N. Main Phone: 947-3410 E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: 2007 About us: We sell affordable antiques, vintage items and repurposed items. We also offer decorating services. Owners: Carisa Funk, Debbie Oelke, Beth Stein Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
VOGT’S HOMETOWN MARKETAddress: 600 Western Heights Circle Phone: 947-3125 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 1925 About us: We are a full-service grocery store open seven days a week. We have services ranging from our fresh baked breads and pastries and hot meals from our deli, to eat-in or carry-out, to our fresh seasonal produce and daily prepared quality meats, to pay your utility bills, to fill your tank with gasoline or have your groceries delivered to your door. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is here to serve our customers and to make the shopping experience as enjoyable as possible. Thanks to our many loyal customers and friends who have helped our grocery business thrive for more than 83 years in Hillsboro. Looking to 2009: We plan on a great year, continuing to provide the great service we are known for, bringing new products to Hillsboro and focusing on giving our customers the best products at the best price. We plan to continue with discount gasoline, everyday low price programs and fundraising opportunities for non-profit groups. Owners: Jerold and Karleen Vogt Number of Employees: 40 Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
WHEATBELTAddress: 300 Industrial Rd. Phone: 947-2323 or 800-264-5171 Web: www.rollupshutter.com E-mail: email@example.com Year opened: 1981 About us: Roll-up shutters for windows, serving windows, and tambour doors that are added to other companies’ products. New in 2008: This past year we updated equipment including the purchase of a CNC mill to make parts automatically and accurately, and added to the plant with a roof to the loading dock area. In the past several years over 50 percent of our business is supplying tambour doors to companies that manufacture medical cabinets, open front coolers, retail display cases , and storage cabinets in factories. We have been fortunate to see continued growth. Our Web site has allowed a small company in Hillsboro to reach all the United States and beyond. Owner: Roger Hofer Number of Employees: 7 Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
WIEBE SIDING & REMODELINGAddress: 1140 190th Phone: 947-5468 Year opened: 1994 About us: We offer an alternative to standard consumer-grade products. We specialize in quality doors and windows and solid core siding. Also in room additions, seamless gutters and decks. New in 2008: We signed on with Soft-lite Windows. They have a design pressure rating of 170 mph—one of the highest in the nation, at water and air infiltration. They come in 20 colors and have mini-blinds between the glass. Looking to 2009: Taking care of our customers with the highest quality products and service available. Owners: Jake and Tammie Wiebe Employees: 9 full-time, 2 part-time Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.
WRIGHT’S CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEPAddress: 109 E. D St. Phone: 947-3280 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Year opened: 1995 About us: Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep sales and service New in 2008: New vehicles included Town & Country mini van, Dodge Grand Caravan, Durango and Aspen hybrid. Redesigned Jeep Liberty, new Dodge Avenger and Challenger. Looking to 2009: 1500 Ram pickups with lifetime warranty. Owner: Doug Wright Number of Employees: 5 Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.