Mauritta’s Cafè, Garden City, KS

Mauritta's Cafè is a tasty new business located at 416 N. Main St., Garden City. Offering a varied restaurant menu, she also promotes fresh baked goods, pies and desserts. Mauritta Adams has purchased and remodeled the facility and added a kitchen. Ms. Adams plans to expand her menu and offers carryout. Great Plains Development prepared applications for Finney County E-Community and the City of Garden City CDGB/RLF funds for working capital … [Read more...]

Frazee Abstract & Title, Inc., Syracuse, Ulysses, Lakin, KS

This is a busy abstract and title business with offices in Syracuse, Ulysses and Lakin. The business was started in the mid 1940s by Peral Frazee, an attorney performing abstract searches and updates. In the 1970s Barbara Bay started working for Mr. Frazee as his assistant and researcher. By the late 1980s, Mr. Frazee was ready to retire and sold the business to the Bays. Casey and Denise Finlay applied through Great Plains Development for … [Read more...]

Brillhart Well Service, Elkhart, KS

This is a start-up business that performs Advanced Fluid Level Surveying for oil and gas companies. This survey process is an essential, new leading-edge technology and especially important to the southwest Kansas region. Fluid level surveys have been accepted as the primary diagnostic tool for down-hole monitoring and problem confirmation. The level of fluid in a well is the first thing an operator checks if production drops. Acoustic fluid … [Read more...]

Trail Stop, LLC, Larned, KS

This is a unique approach to a new convenience store for Larned. The new store offers a variety of products and services. Located south of the railroad tracks just off busy Highway 56 on Broadway (main street), it was purchased in Dec. 2009 and opened in March 2010 with a GPDI loan. GPDI has funded the additional working capital loan through its own Tax Credit RLF for the project. Trail Stop has added three jobs to the area. … [Read more...]

Lenear Insurance Agency, Liberal, KS

Tammy Lenear started her business in 2007 as American Family Insurance Agency. At the time,  GPDI helped prepare an application for her to start her business using Seward County Micro Loan Funds. In 2010, GPDI later prepared an application to add working capital from the GPDI TAX/RLF. The business retained two employees, including women and minority. Find more information at: … [Read more...]

Alan’s Truck Shop, Syracuse, KS

This is a start-up business specializing in the repair of large-over-the-road trucks. They provide mechanical services and parts related to the maintenance and repair of heavy duty trucks and equipment. Alan Stimatze has years of experience in repairing trucks. In order to assist in purchasing real estate, equipment and provide working capital, GPDI prepared an SBA 7(A) application for First National Bank of Syracuse. To supplement the bank's … [Read more...]

Country Baskets & Gifts, Ulysses, KS

This is an exciting new retail business that started in February 2009, as a home-based operation focusing on gourmet food and gift baskets. Back then, the business was located in one-half of a two-car garage at the Charlie and Vasti Field residence. In May 2009, the business was expanded into the other half of the two-car garage. In March 2010, the patio was converted into part of the business. Today, the business provides a variety of items … [Read more...]

Maydew Thibault Optometry, LLC, Pratt, KS

A locally-owned and operated optometry business, Dr. Maydew and Dr. Thibault have been in business together since 1998. The business saw an opportunity to expand services and product offerings by building a new state-of-the-art facility. Offering new equipment, exam rooms, a large, sunny and comfortable waiting room, new fitting and product areas, Maydew Thibault Optometry is an asset to the Pratt area. The Peoples Bank, Pratt, provided a … [Read more...]

Estes Enterprises, Inc., dba A&W Drive-In, Dodge City, KS

Estes Enterprises, Inc. has been involved in Kansas food service for several years. Its A&W restaurants offer a unique drive-in dining experience or seating inside the building and service reminiscent of times gone by. The Dodge City A & W Drive-In on N. 14th was opened in January 2006, and includes a dining room. Estes Enterprises operates 18 A&Ws and Long John Silvers from Wichita to Garden City and Manhattan to Liberal. This … [Read more...]

Stardust Motel, El Dorado, KS

Nestled in the heart of the Prairie Port of Kansas is the Stardust Motel, offering comfortable accommodations with access to the rich history of America's heartland. The Stardust Motel offers close proximity to the El Dorado Civic Center and Butler Community College as well as several corporate businesses such as Frontier Refinery, Magellan, Chicago Bridge and Iron and Valmont. It is just a half-hour drive to Wichita's Century II Convention … [Read more...]