|AT&T hiring for 70 Wichita positions, expanding U-Verse to Hutchinson
|AT&T announced at a news conference Tuesday that it’s hiring for 70 positions in Wichita, almost all of which are new.
The company has added about 30 positions at its Wichita customer service call center, and it’s hiring about 15 staff members to work at local retail stores. Nancy Garvey, AT&T’s vice president and general manager for the Greater Midwest Region, said the company is filling a few retail positions that existed previously, but it’s also expanding retail staff because stores…
|What can you code in an hour? Wichita-area students will find out (Video)
|It took about an hour at Clearwater High School on Monday for a student to create a basic motorcycle racing game that could be played with an Xbox controller.
That student and others at the school were learning some of the basics of Kodu, a visual programming language that allows for the rapid creation of games.
But it’s not really about the game, says Mike Welty, the school’s computer science teacher.
Clearwater High School is one of several Wichita-area schools participating in An Hour of…
|Wichita woman starts online store for handcrafted soaps
|Wichita woman Kat Sickmon is turning her soap-making hobby into a business with the launch of KatMadeThis.com, a site where she’s selling hand-crafted soaps and laundry detergent.
Sickmon says she has some inventory on the site, but she’ll also take custom orders. Some items are seasonal, like Christmas trees and snowflakes, and she says she’s also “trying to get into geekery” with upcoming creations like soap molecules suspended in clear bars.
The soaps are dyed mostly with clay or mica,…
|All Things BBQ added a PayPal option to its e-commerce site. Should you?
|Shoppers who buy on the All Things BBQ website now have the option to check out not only with a credit card or debit card, but also with PayPal, a service that allows people to transfer money online.
Josh Cary, e-commerce director at the Wichita-based store, says the site has been offering the PayPal option for about four weeks, and over the course of that time, customers have exercised the option on about half of online orders.
“People are opting to use this at a great rate,” he says.
|JCB Laboratories installs contamination-monitoring system for compounded medications
|JCB Laboratories in Wichita has installed a new monitoring system that is designed to protect compounded medications from contamination.
JCB is a sterile compounding pharmacy that produces medications for hospitals and clinics mostly outside of Kansas.
The company says the new monitoring system is a response to new federal legislation that increases regulatory oversight of the compounding industry.
In November, the Senate passed a bill that gives the Food and Drug Administration more authority…
|AtlasMD’s software for direct-care doctors now available
|Wichita medical practice Atlas MD has launched the electronic medical records software it designed for direct-care practices.
The program is called Atlas.md EMR.
Atlas MD is a direct-care practice, sometimes also described as a concierge practice. The doctors don’t work with health insurance. Instead, they charge patients directly, with a monthly fee affording patients flexible access to the doctor in-person or through electronic communications. Each doctor has a load of no more than 600 patients.
|More than $500K still available for entrepreneurship tax credit after Kansas policy change
|As 2013 draws to a close, more than $500,000 in tax credits are still available for Kansans who donate to the programs of Network Kansas, an organization that helps provide entrepreneurs and small businesses with seed capital.
Donors who contribute receive a 75 percent state income tax credit.
Steve Radley, president and CEO of Network Kansas, says the state makes available up to $2 million in tax credits each year.
He says a larger-than-usual portion of the funds is remaining in December partly…
|Justin McClure Creative’s graphics to liven up CMT Artists of the Year show
|It’s a big night for country music in — where else? — Nashville as Country Music Television presents its CMT Artists of the Year Awards show Tuesday night. And some of the motion graphics that will be displayed during the live performances were created in Wichita.
Justin McClure Creative, which does motion graphics, animation and design work from Old Town, designed the motion graphics for Eric Church’s performance at the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year Awards. This year, McClure work will complement…
|Go Wichita launches new integrated website
|The Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a livelier, more interactive website, GoWichita.com.
The new website aligns industry best practices and user-habit research to show the city’s breadth and beauty, Go Wichita President and CEO Susie Santo says in a news release. It was imperative to have a user-friendly site to showcase Wichita’s amenities as more people make their travel decisions online, she says.
After site traffic analysis and keyword research, Go Wichita developed…
|Cyber Monday sales gains expected nationwide and at Wichita’s OverstockArt.com
|About 131 million people were expected to shop online today in what’s become known as Cyber Monday, the day when holiday shoppers turn to online retailers for deals.
That’s according to the National Retail Federation, which is anticipating about a 2 percent increase today over the number of people who shopped online last year.
Growth is expected even though many — an estimated 141 million people — made online purchases during the long holiday weekend.
For Wichita-based OverstockArt.com,…