Weekly business briefing (Dec. 11)

New partnership

1st Mortgages has partnered with Chapman Homes to provide mortgage services to buyers building new houses in the Wichita area.


Occidental Management raised $7,500 for the Wichita Children’s Home at its holiday open house last week. Occidental said it matched the money raised, for a total donation of $15,000.

Kansas Gas Service, a division of One Gas, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Union Rescue Mission for the mission’s STEPS program, which assists formerly homeless men with finding employment.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation has made a $3,000 grant to the Fundamental Learning Center for classroom technology in its Right Literacy Academy.

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