Business

Gov. Colyer congratulates O’Brates, Palmer Manufacturing

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Gov. Jeff Colyer stopped in Garden City on Tuesday morning at Palmer Manufacturing and Tank, 2814 W. Jones Ave., to celebrate and congratulate the O’Brate family for reacquiring the company, a deal that was announced last week. “We just want to say thank […]

Speaker to appear at legacy planning workshop

First National Bank is sponsoring a free workshop this month featuring Jolene Brown, an eastern Iowa farmer and well-known blogger, author and advocate for agriculture. Brown’s workshop, entitled “The Positives of Passing It On,” is described as an upbeat, interactive workshop taps into lessons from successful legacy business leaders and […]

SageHouse Soaps to open in downtown Garden City

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications As the calendar inches closer to the June 2 grand opening, Jessica Gallardo’s excitement continues to build for her new store, SageHouse Soaps. “I’ve always wanted to own my own business. That’s been a dream since I was younger and finally I was […]

Garden City DFA facility named ‘Sustainable Plant of the Year’

Courtesy DFA Dairy Farmers of America’s state-of-the-art ingredients plant in Garden City recently received the Sustainable Plant of the Year Award from Food Engineering magazine. The award was presented at Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Bonita Springs, Fla., and honors a newly constructed food facility […]

Pinky’s to open in Downtown Garden City

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Pinky’s Grilled Cheestro is set to open in downtown Garden City this month and owners Jose and Candice Rodriguez couldn’t be more excited to return home. Both grew up here, and have long made it a goal to return. Most recently, the couple […]

No joke: Local sales tax rates to rise Sunday

It’s no April Fool’s prank. On Sunday, April 1, sales tax rates in Finney County will increase to reflect a voter-approved measure designed to pay for several local improvements. The City of Garden City has issued a reminder through social media to alert the public and businesses about the change […]

Hands recognized as Stockman of the Year

Finney County cattleman Sam Hands has been named the 2018 Stockman of the Year by the K-State Livestock and Meat Industry Council. The award was presented last week during the annual Stockmen’s Dinner in Manhattan. A fourth-generation cattleman, Hands began his career in the beef industry in 1957 by purchasing […]

Downtown a mecca for salons and stylists

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Beautiful Downtown Garden City is home to more than a dozen beauty salons and barbershops whose goal is to help the community look its best. A stylist for 27 years, Rosie Swick, owner of Illusions Hair Salon, 414 N. Main St., has worked […]

Brew pub under consideration

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Bringing a microbrewery to downtown Garden City has long been a dream for many based on informal social media polls. That dream may become a reality in the future. Local businessman Jorge Guzman purchased the building at 207 N. Main St., formerly the […]