Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:12Local company licensed for DreamWorks project
Golden Heritage Foods LLC, the Hillsboro-based honey packer, announced last week that it has developed a license agreement with DreamWorks Animation related to the upcoming “Bee Movie.”
The production is a comedy created by Jerry Seinfeld.
Company officials said it would release details about the agreement and its impact at a later date.
Brent Barkman, executive chairman of the board, said, “This project provides us with an outstanding opportunity for consumer awareness and education about the health benefits of honey and the huge role bees play in agricultural production.”
Peabody eatery reopens under new ownership
The former Coneburg Inn in Peabody has...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:07The Hillsboro City Council approved at its Sept 18 meeting some minor changes to the plat of a newly designated business park that could make it more accessible to highway traffic.
The key change would make the north end a proposed street within the new Hillsboro Business Park extend all the way to U.S. Highway 56 instead of ending it in a cul de sac.
The change would enable the development of a direct entrance from the highway to the new park.
Mayor Delores Dalke said she only recently discovered that the Kansas Department of Transportation would allow the addition of acceleration and deceleration lanes that would make direct access to the park safe for highway traffic.
“I had assumed we couldn’t have access to U.S. 56,”...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 19 September 2007 08:49Click to buy photo Gib Suderman is the majority partner of Elcon Services, which he acquired from longtime owner and coworker Fred David in June.
In 1963, Fred David opened Elcon Services to meet a need in Hillsboro.
Forty-four years later, David sold his shares to his long-time partner Gib Suderman in June.
Most recently, Suderman sold shares to Jonah Gehring, an employee of Elcon Services, in September.
“If I sold my interest, I wanted to sell all of it,” David said. “I didn’t want to sell a few shares of the stock. If I got out of it, I wanted to get out all the way. Gib had the first opportunity (to buy the stock).”
Since its beginnings, Elcon Services has provided electrical contracting...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 19 September 2007 08:41
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Members of the Hillsboro Chambert of Commerce gathered Thursday for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting marking the opening of Professional Planning Services Inc. at 105 N. Main in Hillsboro. Steven B. Smith purchased the financial-services business from longtime owner Diane Claassen.
Pictured are (from left): Diane Claassen, Dwayne Claassen, Nicole Suderman, Nancy Klaassen, Chris Smith, Joel Klaassen, Steven B. Smith, Todd Vogt, Christy Wulf, Mike Ryan, Lola Unruh and Lilly Arthur. Smith also received his “First Dollar of Profit” and a free one-year Chamber membership.
Written by Malinda Just Thursday, 13 September 2007 05:37Click to buy photo Wichert: “I’ve always had a desire to own my own business. And for one reason or the other, the timing just seemed right.”
Bryce Wichert, a certified public accountant, has opened a new accounting business in downtown Hillsboro.
Accounting and Financial Initiative LLC is open to the public at 104 E. First St., Suite C.
Through the business, Wichert plans to offer tax planning and preparation, financial services, bookkeeping and payroll services, business consulting and business management services to small businesses, non-profits and individual customers.
“My goal is to serve the small businesses of this community and surrounding area,” Wichert said. “And provide...
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