Weekly business briefing (Nov. 13)


Dell computers has named Wichita-based ConcergentIT its Mid-Market Business Partner of the Year.

Clearwater Engineering, based in Clearwater, has received Spirit AeroSystems’ Supplier of the Year Platinum Award for quality and delivery.

Galichia Heart Hospital has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography – or CT – scanning from the American College of Radiology.

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers has named Monnat & Spurrier among the Best Law Firms in the Wichita area in appellate practice and criminal defense: white-collar.


Moundridge-based lawn mower manufacturer Grasshopper donated a commercial-grade zero-turn mower to Steve Ellsberry, a retired combat-wounded Army staff sergeant from Jacksonville, Fla. This is the second year the company has donated one of its mowers to a combat-wounded veteran, in partnership with Military Warriors Support Foundation.

More than 40 Ameriprise Financial advisers, employees and clients organized by Stoutheart Financial Group will volunteer at the Kansas Food Bank on Friday to stock food shelves, repackage bulk food items and assemble holiday meal packages.


Park N Pork BBQ food truck has a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to replace the loss of equipment from an Oct. 26 fire.

Beautiful Day Cafe has a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to open a restaurant offering locally sourced foods.

Seven and a Half Sisters Quilting has an Operation Buddy Builder crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to produce large quantities of its We Wu puppet.

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