Phillips County was pleased to welcome Jon Schallert founder of Destination University to our area! Jon Schallert is an internationally-recognized speaker and business expert specializing in teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into a Consumer Destinations. Schallert speaks to thousands annually on his proprietary 14-step “Destination Business” process, which he developed over the course of twenty-five (25) years of working with independent business owners.
Fifty-nine (59) business owners, community leaders, residents from outside Phillips County had the great opportunity of acquiring information from an hour and half presentation by Jon Schallert. This special presentation was on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 5:30-7:00pm at the Huck Boyd Community Center as part of the Community Reinvention Program of which Phillips County has been a partner in for the last two years. For over fifteen years, Jon has been helping business’ learn how to become destination locations. Businesses he’s consulted have found real success and a noticeable increase in sales. His strategy is a fourteen step process to become a “Destination Business” which attracts customers and media from over three hours away. Jon shared many stories of businesses that became very successful by utilizing his process. Highlighting three of the fourteen steps covered in the process, attendees at Phillipsburg were very impressed by the information; of which, several locked themselves down for a PCED sponsorship to attend his 2 ½ day workshop in 2012. “With his real life examples, intricate background knowledge and his energy tied with humor, gave me the enthusiasm and ideas for starting to think outside the box,” stated Sherry Robinson.
Phillips County Economic Development was the first county in the nation to make a long term (four year) commitment toward sending six business owners and one community coordinator each year within the Community Reinvestment Program to the “Destination BootCamp“. Phillips County Economic Development provides a sponsorship to the Schallert Bootcamp Program which pays for an approved attendee’s registration. A business who attends the Destination BootCamp learns the entire 14 step process in 2 ½ days in Longmont Colorado. Phillips County will be sending two more groups out to Longmont in 2012 and 2013. If you are a business owner interested in attending please contact the Phillips County Economic Development office.
Picture: Jon Schallert, and wife Peg, accepting Destination for Opportunity- Discover Phillips County caps at the meeting. They displayed their caps proudly after receiving them by the PCED.
Known to traveler’s worldwide, The Chubby Pickle in Phillipsburg serves up specialty hamburgers, sandwiches and homemade soup. And of course, with every “burger” and sandwich, a pickle is included! The chef is so easy to get along with, she will even change anything to your taste. Just ask!
Marketing Expert & Small Business Strategist Jon Schallert will be in Phillipsburg on Tuesday, August 31st. Jon will be presenting “Increasing Sales & Profits As a Destination Business.” This seminar will teach those in attendance, how to turn their business into a dominant consumer-magnet capable of pulling in customers from hundreds of miles away.
The program will be from 8:00 – 9:30 am at the Huck Boyd Center in Phillipsburg. For information and reservations, contact Michelle Jacobs at Discover Phillipsburg Main Street at 785.540.4284.
Tickets are $5.00 for Phillips County residents and $20.00 for those outside Phillips County.
This program is sponsored by Discover Phillipsburg Main Street and Discover Phillips County Economic Development.
Computer Classes to begin in June. Eight hours of instruction on Word and Excel to be held on June 8th, June 15th, June 22nd and June 29th. These Tuesday night classes will run from 6 pm to 8 pm. The classes will be conducted by Criquet Coe, Colby Outreach Instructor.
Please feel free to bring your laptops if desired. Registration is necessary, space is limited. Cost is just $10.00 for the entire 8 hours. Please call the E-Center at the numbers below or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org, to register.
TEC Communications has been a part of the Phillipsburg business community since 1972. Tim Ellenberger owner, has been selling and servicing commercial FM two way radio products since that time.
TEC offers a full line of radios, antennas and commercial headset project. No system is to larger or small for Tim or Shawn to provide a bid or quote for your electronic system needs.
They do custom manufacturing on commercial headset products and controllers which are designed for FM Two Way Radios. This manufacturing is done in the business, at 224 State Street in downtown Phillipsburg. The website is:
Please contact Tim or Shawn Ellenberger for any of your electronic needs. Phone numbers are 785.543.2313 or 1.888.268.8229.
A dream has became a reality for Nicolina Coulimore. On October 5, 2009 Couli Kaffee opened in downtown Phillipsburg. After months of planning and remodeling, the espresso shop located at 761 3rd Street was launched. Couli Kaffee”s mission is of serving quality food and drink in a comfortable, fun, and friendly atmosphere. Couli Kaffee offer their customers “bottomless cup” and “Fridays are Friends Day” specials. On Fridays, get a second “Delight” FREE when you buy two 16oz or larger drinks* and one delight at regular price. The bottomless cup special is an in house special offering free refills.
In addition to the remodeling already done, Couli Kaffee has started facade renovation. They will continue to operate their normal hours during this time.
Couli Kaffee hours are Monday – Friday 6am – 4 pm; Saturday 6 am – 2 pm.
Couli Kaffee is More than an espresso shop, it’s an experience.
Sneak a peek at Coulikaffee.com
Phillips County Commissioners appointed Jim Lanier of rural Phillipsburg, to fill the unexpired term of Jim Giedd on the Phillips County Economic Development Board. This term expires 10-24-2009.
The Entrepreneurial Center in Phillipsburg, will be holding a grant writing workshop on July 7th from 9 am until 3 pm. Topics will include, Start with the Basics, Narrative is Key, Research Ideas, Grant Projects Welcome and Questions and Answers. Pre-registration is required. Fee is $20.00 and includes lunch. This class is funded by the USDA Rural Development RBEG Grant. For more information, contact Juanita Brown, Director for the Entreprenurial Center at 785-540-4110 or email at email@example.com.
Phillipsburg, Kansas has been a long-time home for many businesses, among those Olliff-Boeve Furniture and Appliance. Fifty years ago, Darel Olliff and Ron Boeve Sr. entered into the furniture business, purchasing the former McKinley Furniture Store. The purchase of the store from John and Kate McKinely and the upcoming opening was announced in March of 1959. At that time, the store was located in the current Sawyer’s Ace Hardware Building.
Darel and Ron began operating the store with Edith Boeve as the bookeeper and sales person. Later, Larry and Gary Boeve came on board to sell and lay floor covering.
In 1963, Olliff and Boeve opened their new store, the current location on the west edge of Phillipsburg. In 1976, Gary moved to Hays to operate Brock’s North Hill Chapel. And when Darel and Ron, Sr. sold out in 1983, Larry Irvin, an employee at the time, along with Larry Boeve became the new owners. Larry Boeve passed away in 2006.
Terry Frantz joined the partnership eight years ago following the closure of the True Value store and the appliance line was added to the store, making the new name Olliff-Boeve Furniture and Appliance. Charlie Radabaugh joined the busines four years ago, bringing his vast experience with appliance repair and mainitance into the partnership. Jim Tuxhorn was the latest to join the parnership in 2008, specialzing in floor coverings.
Olliff and Boeve Furniture and Appliance has seen many changes in their 50 years of business, and look forward to the future.
Information for this post taken from The Advocate of Phillips County – Thursday, April 2, 2009.