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Business Briefcase (June 22, 2014)

6/22/2014

Nex-Tech recently honored employees with multiple years of service. Chad Dague reached five years of service with Nex-Tech on March 23. He is a systems development supervisor at the Hays office. Becky Howland reached 10 years of service with Nex-Tech on April 12. She is a senior marketing analyst at the Hays office. Nathan Rohleder reached five years of service with Nex-Tech on June 1. He is a senior sales representative based out of Hays. Justin McClung reached 20 years of service with Nex-Tech on April 25. He is the Internet and network solutions manager at the office in downtown Hays. Kevin Strutt reached 15 years of service with Nex-Tech on March 22. He is a mobile radio technician II based out of Hays. Joan Karst reached five years of service with Nex-Tech on April 20. She is a receptionist at the Hays office. Amy Normandin reached 10 years of service with Nex-Tech on April 5. She is the help desk manager at the office in downtown Hays.

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Justin "J.J." Deges, Knights of Columbus field agent from Hill City, was among the leading financial representatives who further improved their professional qualifications and knowledge by attending the 2014 Million Dollar Round Table annual meeting. A six-year MDRT member, Deges was joined by nearly 8,600 members, guests and speakers who attended the four-day meeting in Toronto on June 8 to 11. During the event, Deges participated in workshops and general session presentations by experts in estate planning, taxes, business, law and other areas of vital concern to life insurance and financial services professionals. The event also provided Deges with an opportunity to gather ideas and best practices from fellow MDRT members.

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TOPEKA -- Gov. Sam Brownback announced recent appointments to boards and commissions. Deborah Kaufman, Hoxie, was reappointed to serve a four-year term on the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services. Kaufman earned her bachelor's degree at Friends University in Wichita. She serves as the Sheridan County EMS director. The KBEMS ensures quality out-of-hospital care is available throughout Kansas. It regulates all emergency medical services and providers in the state in compliance with the Emergency Medical Act. The board comprises 13 members, each serving a four-year term. Nine members are appointed by the governor, and four by legislative leadership.

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