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  • Bunting expands European and Mid-East markets, attends expo
    Bunting Magnetics Europe, part of the Bunting Magnetics Group — producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide recycling, food, printing, automobile, plastics and electronics industries — now produces magnetic drawer separation products for the European and Middle East markets.
    The Bunting FF Series and Powder FF Series Drawer Magnets provide plastics manufacturers such as plastics moulders an efficient and reliable means of ensuring that their products and equipment are not contaminated by tramp metal or shavings often found in raw plastic. These products have been proven and enjoy extensive use in the North American market, and are now manufactured in the Eastern Hemisphere.
    Commenting on the introduction, Bunting Magnetics Europe UK Sales Manager Carlton Hicks said: "Bunting produces a full range of drawer magnets for plastics manufacturing applications, as well as similar products for feed, grain, and food processing. Our magnetic separation range includes models for every need."
    Jake Hall, Bunting Europe export sales manager, added: "Bunting Magnetics is known worldwide for quality and technical prowess in the magnet field."
    Bunting Magnetics also featured its line of cartridge style magnetic liquid traps at Process Expo in Chicago, Nov. 3-6. The Bunting traps are engineered to provide continuous, dependable, permanent magnet protection for the transport of nonfibrous fluids.
    The unique trap design forces liquids through a tightly spaced grid of magnetic cartridges to ensure close contact with the magnetic field. Various sizes are available.
    Hamilton, Silks named to Center for Leadership
    Kidron Bethel Village Quality Assurance Coordinator Dee Hamilton and Schowalter Villa Assisted Living Operator Chiann Silks are among a select group of aging services professionals chosen for the 2014 Class of the LeadingAge Kansas Center for Leadership. The program annually equips 16 talented professionals to positively influence the future of aging services in Kansas.
    “Our goal is to grow our own leaders,” says LeadingAge Kansas Chief Operating Officer Dana Weaver. “The program provides the opportunity for these individuals to hone their leadership skills within their own organizations, as well as influence the field on a macro level.”
    The year-long program is celebrating its fifth year of intense seminars led by established leaders in the field. The curriculum includes aging services issues from the perspective of business, leadership and public policy. Participants learn about innovative services, person-centeredness and transformational leadership, with goals of understanding how to lead through difficulty and continually improving the field for tomorrow’s seniors.
    “My enthusiasm and satisfaction in working with the elderly continues to grow,” said Hamilton, an LPN who began working at Kidron Bethel in North Newton in 2005. “I am eager to expand my knowledge to benefit our community.”
    Page 2 of 2 - Silks, also an LPN, has been employed at Schowalter Villa for 11 years. “I’ve been working in geriatrics since I was 16,” said Silks. “I believe it is my mission and calling to be a geriatric nurse. I am looking forward to learning more about aging in Kansas, and how I can continue to make a difference for a population of people I admire and enjoy working with.”
    “By investing in emerging leaders, we are sowing seeds for better, more accessible aging services in Kansas,” said LeadingAge Kansas President and CEO Debra Harmon Zehr. “Individuals selected for this program are professionals with outstanding experience and commitment to aging services. It’s a privilege to prepare them for the next level in their careers.”
    Kidron Bethel Village and Schowalter Villa are Bluestem Communities campuses located at North Newton and Hesston, respectively. For information about resident life and career opportunities at Bluestem Communities, visit the website at bluestemks.org.
    Becker becomes consultant with Tastefully Simple
    Janie Becker of Newton has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 "delicious, easy-to-prepare foods," a news release stated.
    As an independent business owner, Becker offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes and serving suggestions.
    All of Tastefully Simple's products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients.
    "In today's world, 'staying in' has become the new 'going out.' You don't have to leave home to enjoy wonderful food, fun and laughter with your family and friends," said Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple Inc. founder and CEO. "That's why we're proud to offer great experiences, easy-to-prepare products and an exciting business opportunity for people who are looking for something more."
    For more information about Tastefully Simple products, taste-testing parties or starting your own Tastefully Simple business, contact Janie Becker at janiebecker85@gmail.com.
    For more information about Tastefully Simple, visit tastefullysimple.com.

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