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$5 million of HIRE Fund loans have been awarded to Kansas hospitality businesses
24 Apr 2020
Within 48 hours of Governor Laura Kelly announcing the establishment of the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund, all $5 million allocated for the loan program have been awarded.
“The hospitality industry in Kansas was one of the first to be hit financially by the COVID-19 crisis,” Governor Kelly said. “Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland and the teams at Commerce and NetWork Kansas moved swiftly to stand up the HIRE Fund program and process applications in a short period to help us quickly get these critical dollars into the hands of hospitality businesses across the state.”
Gift card sales a boom for Main StreetApr 16 2020
Salon Ten 0 Seven owner Dereama Allenbaugh doesn’t know who the many people are who bought gift cards earlier this month during an online sales blitz for downtown Hays merchants. Organized and hosted by the Downtown Hays Development Corp., the marketing event generated $43,000 in gift card sales in...
For Dale Strickler, farming comes naturally, as does teaching. Having grown up tending cattle and driving a tractor on his family’s fields in Colony, Kansas, Strickler understands the prairie. He attended Kansas State University and received his bachelor and master’s degrees in agriculture and agronomy and lives in Belleville...
Many Kansas farmers opt to rentApr 13 2020
In the U.S., owning property is often thought to be a better option than renting, but with agricultural land, that might not be so. For most farmers, unless you inherit farmland, renting or going into debt are the only options. Brice Custer, of Hays, fits into this category...