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Kansas Recreation & Parks Convention Boosts Local Economy

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Hutchinson had a significant increase in visitors earlier this month when the KS Recreation & Parks Association hosted their Annual Convention at the Atrium Hotel & Conference Center.  Over 430 attendees and 85 vendors spent February 5-7 meeting, learning and exploring our community.  Visit Hutch worked with local restaurants, venues and vendors to generate an Economic Impact report of the conference.    Using a third-party calculator through Tourism Economics, Destination Marketing Association International and the KS Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism, it has been determined that Hutchinson saw a direct economic impact of over $270,000 during the two- and half-day convention.    While...
Chamber to Host 100th Anniversary Diamond Gala

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Hutch Chamber is excited to announce we will be hosting a 100th Anniversary Diamond Gala on Friday, April 12th at Memorial Hall from 7pm to 11pm.  April 12th marks exactly 100 years that the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce signed its articles of incorporations and we are excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with our members!  Heavy hors d’oeuvres, craft beers, champagne, and other beverage sampling will be provided by several Chamber members and Alexanders Jewelers and Westphal Jewelers will be providing a gorgeous black diamond pendant for a limited opportunity drawing!  Red carpet, velvet rope, music, dancing, a photo booth,...
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Veterans Administration Awards Three Hospital Projects to Superior Boiler Works

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Superior Boiler Works has been awarded three projects for Veterans Administration hospitals, the company announced today. Two of the hospitals are in the northwest United States, and the third is a hospital in the Midwest. Each hospital required a custom-engineered solution based on specific requirements. Superior will deliver its Wichita boilers to two of the facilities. This newer model in the company’s boiler line incorporates the latest engineering enhancements to maximize efficiency and operations in a small footprint. The third hospital will utilize Superior’s efficient Mohican boiler, which has a four-pass wet back chambered design. Superior Boiler also assisted in providing the...
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Nisly Brothers Receives October Small Business Award

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Menno Nisly started the business in 1956 when he had a vision for recycling before recycling was cool.  He opened his trash and garbage hauling business and also began taking food that was being thrown away and recycling it for animal food.  Eventually that process became too labor intensive and they went back to strictly a trash hauling service until times progressed and they began offering recycling services again.  Menno’s initial vision for the company was to provide good, old-fashioned, customer friendly and personalized trash service to friends and neighbors and that has stayed true today.    Today, the business is...
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Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Implements New Electronic Health Record

Monday, October 29, 2018

By: Ken Johnson, President & CEO   The most recent milestone in the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) transformation took place on September 24th, 2018 with the implementation of OZ, a new HRHS Electronic Health Record (EHR).  Years of exhaustive planning and training resulted in a successful implementation as HRHS made this $20 million EHR operational. HRHS contracted Cerner Corporation (North Kansas City, MO), a supplier of health information solutions, services, devices, and hardware to facilitate the upgrade.   Groups of as many as 40 employees spent several weeks at Cerner headquarters studying the numerous ways that electronic health records will benefit the overall operation of...
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Pools Plus, Inc. Receives September Small Business Award

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Pools Plus was established in 1988 when Brad and Jane Easter decided to venture out on their own. They opened their business, which mainly focused on swimming pool service, at 20 N. Main St. and remained there for two years. While located on Main Street, Brad ran the store during the day until Jane arrived after her teaching job to help cover the store so Brad could go out on service. The business quickly expanded and grew, moving it to it’s current location at 21 E. 1st Avenue.  Over the years the business continued to expand and Brad’s son Jake,...