Cat-Tales Flowers

Cat-Tales Flowers, located in Elkhart, KS is owned and operated by Ms. Amy Brillhart. Ms. Brillhart previously worked in a flower shop and felt that a flower shop would be a great addition to Elkhart and the surrounding communities. Ms. Brillhart partnered with Heartland Tri-State Bank and Morton County E-Community. Two jobs were created. … [Read more...]

Arrowhead Family Chiropractic, LLC.

Arrowhead Family Chiropractic, LLC., located in Dodge City, is owned and operated by Zachary and Serina Harvey. Arrowhead Family Chiropractic, LLC. will provide Dodge City and the surrounding area with a new approach to chiropractic services. Both Zachary and Serina have 7 years combined experience practicing Chiropractic Medicine and continue to update their skills through seminars. Zachary and Serina are also fluent in Spanish, which sets them … [Read more...]

Legend Liquor, LLC.

Legend Liquor, LLC., Larned, KS. owned and operated by Ms. Cindi Shupe and Mr. Monte Stambaugh, will provide the Larned community and surrounding area with a new alternative to purchasing spirits and like beverages. Legend Liquor, LLC. will also feature a drive-thru window for added convenience.  The owners partnered with Landmark National Bank, Pawnee County E-Community, and revolving loan funds with GPDI Tax/RLF funding . Two jobs were … [Read more...]

Great Plains Development awarded grant from The Kroger Company Foundation

The Kroger Company Foundation recently awarded Great Plains Development, Inc. (GPDI) a grant for community service to the 28 counties of southwest Kansas. Gary Johnson, GPDI Board of Directors secretary/treasurer (right front) accepts a check received by Faye Trent, GPDI Executive Co-Director. DODGE CITY, KAN., August 26, 2019—Faye Trent and Bob Wetmore, Executive Co-Directors of Great Plains Development, Inc. (GPDI) announced receiving a … [Read more...]

Cattlemen’s Choice Corrals, LLC, Rozel

Mr. Randy Blattner has been in the livestock equipment/manufacturing industry for forty years. He is starting his own business in producing livestock handling equipment and the servicing of this equipment past the point of sales. GPDI prepared the application for funds. The owner partnered his local bank with Larned/Pawnee County E-Community  loan funds and GPDI Tax/RLF funding . Four jobs were created. … [Read more...]

Sweet Dreams Candy Shop, LLC, Great Bend

Sweet Dreams Candy Shop will be the local candy store for Great Bend and surrounding area. Sweet Dreams Candy shop is an LLC., with Skylar Meeker as member. Her goal is to offer a variety of candy buffet packages in assorted sizes and colors for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, and more. the shop will offer a large variety of candies including a variety of gummies, milk and dark chocolates, gum, licorice, sugar free candies, nuts, fudges, … [Read more...]

The Robbins Nest, Dodge City

The Robbins Nest, located in the Village Square Mall, Dodge City, offers salt therapy, Reiki, and personal essential oil blends. The Robbins Nest offers many items for sale such as healing crystals, Himalayan salt products, incense, books and so much more. They offer classes on many different topics such as balancing  chakras and essential oil safety. This project incorporated GPDI TAX/RLF funding. One job was created. … [Read more...]

Great Plains Development, Inc. receives grant from Ann E. Onymous Foundation

GPDI recently received a grant from the Hays, Kansas based Ann E. Onymous Foundation. This independent foundation, awarded the grant to Great Plains Development for operating expenses. … [Read more...]

Great Plains Development awarded grant from the Western Kansas Community Foundation

The Western Kansas Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to GPDI for community service and development. The Western Kansas Community Foundation site explains "WKCF began in 1996 when a group of community leaders saw the potential of a local community foundation to enrich western Kansas life. Since that time, WKCF has expanded to cover 15 counties in southwest Kansas and experienced significant growth to now include assets of over $29 … [Read more...]

Shear Elegance, Elkhart

This project was a business expansion for the Elkhart based salon, Shear Elegance. Owner Rachel Sparkman said about her project: "I started my business 10 years ago, with piece-together equipment and what little money I had, to start what I believe has been a very successful business that has grown over time." GPDI assisted Ms. Sparkman in combining loan funds from her local bank and the Morton County E-Community. One job was created and one job … [Read more...]