Category: Business News

Business Briefs (Week of September 26, 2007))

Local 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. […]

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Hillsboro council OKs plat change for biz park

The 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.

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Elcon Service ownership passes among friends, coworkers
Elcon Service ownership passes among friends, coworkers

Elcon Service ownership passes among friends, coworkers

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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.

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Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new financial service
Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new financial service

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of new financial service

RibbonSmithP9132858.jpg Click to buy photo Don Ratzlaff / Free Press 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 […]

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Wichert opens new accounting business
Wichert opens new accounting business

Wichert opens new accounting business

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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.

 

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Newton house on historic home tour

The Harvey County Historical Museum and Archives is hosting an historic home tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

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Cardie Oil to build service center in Marion thru revitalization plan

A new division of Cardie Oil Inc. of Tampa is under construction at Batt Industrial Park in Marion under the city?s revitalization plan.

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Bagley’s Bears have become a regular attraction since ’00
Bagley’s Bears have become a regular attraction since ’00

Bagley’s Bears have become a regular attraction since ’00

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Donna Bagley poses with some of the bears she has made for her booth at the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair. ?It?s really rewarding,? she says of her effort.Malinda Just / Free Press

What do chenille bedspreads, bath robes and antique quilts have in common?

For Donna Bagley, a Hillsboro resident and Tabor College education professor, the three items represent a hobby she is able to share with the public?and for the eighth consecutive year with visitors to the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday.

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First time is the charm for Duerksen
First time is the charm for Duerksen

First time is the charm for Duerksen

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Angie Duerksen, with helpers Zach and Olivia, has been making her bulletin boards and decorative doors for little more than a month, but she?s looking forward to her debut at Marion. Malinda Just/Free Press.

A little more than a month ago, Angie Duerksen discovered the potential for a new craft enterprise in the old red chicken coop that graces the family farmyard near Goessel.

This weekend she?ll be joining artists from several states as a full-fledged exhibitor at Art in the Park in Marion.

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La Cabana owner pleased with start
La Cabana owner pleased with start

La Cabana owner pleased with start

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Malinda Just / Free Press<p>Owner Atanacio Nieto decided to start a Mexican restaurant in Hillsboro while looking for a place to eat while in a former job.Click image to enlarge

Having been open for nearly 10 months, La Cabana is thriving in downtown Hillsboro.

The authentic Mexican rest?aurant, owned by Atanacio Nieto, opened Nov. 17, 2006, at 117 S. Main.

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