Local Businesses Driving Growth of Dickinson County

Thursday, May 27, 2021

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Economic growth is evident throughout Dickinson County, Kansas, today. Local businesses covering a wide range of industries have found success in large part due to a business-friendly community that understands support is a key factor in that success. The Dickinson County Economic Development Corporation is a significant driver in promoting the factors necessary for that success. Many businesses know that their support for DKEDC is critical toward building a successful future in Dickinson County together. Hear from many of these businesses in the short video links provided below. 

Helping the Community

KVK Heating and Air Conditioning has provided HVAC service to Central Kansas as a locally-owned and family-operated business since 1996. It includes a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable technicians who specialize in air conditioning and heating system installations, repairs and maintenance. It supports DKEDC with its assistance to helping other local companies grow and attracting new businesses because they understand that growth is good for all. 

Changing the Future

Don’s Tire & Supply, Inc. has been family owned and operated since it was founded nearly 40 years ago in 1982 in Abilene. It offers excellent customer service in determining the right needs for tire users in the personal, commercial, industrial and farm markets. Their professional tire technicians provide latest technology services that optimize performance, including  TPMS repairs, nitrogen inflation, tire rotation, computer spin balance and flat repairs. Don’s consistently adapts to the needs of the community, including a recent adaptation of its workspace to meet growing demand. Supporting DKEDC is another manner by which it continues to invest in the community’s development as well.

Insuring Success

Smart Insurance is an independent insurance agency in Abilene, Salina and Herington that is driven to provide clients with insurance solutions to protect what they have and love. Personal products include homeowners, renters, automobile and other valuable property insurance. General business owners will find solutions for property, liability,  workers compensation and bonds while farm owners can find peace of mind through farm auto, farm excess liability, livestock, crop hail and crop multi peril insurance solutions. Smart Insurance knows that building partnerships with organizations like DKEDC will insure an excellent future for Dickinson County businesses and residents.

Banking on Success

Pinnacle BankOpened in 1938 in Abilene by a pair of brothers to help the community,  Pinnacle Bank has grown to serve 159 locations across eight states as part of Pinnacle Bancorp. But its core values of strength, stability and service have remained a trademark of each. Banking decisions are made locally by people who are a part of and have a vested interest in the community. Those decisions result in confidence for the future due to a firm foundation and belief in other organizations like DKEDC. Together, Pinnacle Bank knows it can help invest in a community growing to be even bigger, better and stronger. 

Working Together

H&R Block is a tax preparation company operating more than 12,000 retail tax offices worldwide. With its Herington office, the professionals at H&R Block seek out opportunities to work with the best businesses in every community, which is why it supports Mayer & Ross Properties and DKEDC to continue the growth and development of Dickinson County.

Innovative Entrepreneurs

Abilene’s Rawhide Portable Corral has developed an innovative portable corral designed for one person to set up in 10 minutes in an automated process without heavy lifting. The corral can hold up to 400 yearlings and, along with a round bale and cube feeder, can be hauled with a dually pickup to whatever location is necessary with permanent transportation wheels. The same innovators support DKEDC because they know it has the talent and resources to help other innovative ideas become reality.

Supporting Hope

The First National Bank of Hope is an independent community bank that has provided stability and continuity of service to its many customers since 1923. Its goals have consistently focused on providing quality financial services to the people and businesses of the Hope community and surrounding area. But those goals reach far beyond just hoping for a better future and its support of DKEDC is intended to make sure that future becomes a reality.

These are just a few of the local businesses who believe in and support the direction DKEDC provides. Contact DKEDC today to see how you too can come along for the ride on driving Dickinson County’s future together!

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