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Community Guide - Business

A day in the life of a simulator instructor at Sunflower

Published 5/2/2012 in Community Guide - Business/Economic Dev.

By DEREK THOMPSON

dthompson@gctelegram.com

After 27 years on the job, Shane Donovan still likes pushing buttons.

Donovan, a simulator instructor at Sunflower Electric Power Corp.'s Holcomb station, worked his way up the ladder over more than two decades to get to where he is today. Donovan helps prepare employees to become plant operators, who help run the ins and outs of the station located ...

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Area economic groups

Published 5/2/2012 in Community Guide - Business/Economic Dev.

The following organizations offer information and referrals to other agencies regarding business-related matters:

Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce

Director: Reynaldo Mesa, president

Office: 1511 E. Fulton Terrace

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Contact: 276-3264 or chamber@g ...

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Business groups

Published 5/2/2012 in Community Guide - Business/Economic Dev.

The following local organizations offer information to aid in the establishment and success of new and existing businesses:

Finney County Economic Development Corp.

Director: Lona DuVall, president

Office: 1509 E. Fulton Terrace

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Contact: 271-038 ...

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Businesses new and old share experiences downtown Audio file with this story

Published 5/2/2012 in Community Guide - Business/Economic Dev.

By DEREK THOMPSON

dthompson@gctelegram.com

If Eric Smith's life wasn't on the line, he never would have opened a business in downtown Garden City.

For Smith, owner of Pearl's Sports Shop, everything happens for a reason.

"I got really sick and basically was on my deathbed. I didn't have insura ...

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Top area employers

Published 5/2/2012 in Community Guide - Business/Economic Dev.

Company Number of Employees

Tyson 2,200

USD 457 1,200

Cheyenne Drilling 638

St. Catherine Hospital 635

Garden City Community College 385

Walmart 372

Finney County 330

City of Garden City 300

Sunflower Electric Power Corp. ...

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