|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,…
|Page-Out app up for Mobileys national innovation award
|Page-Out, an app for managing on-call staffing that originated with a Hesston volunteer firefighter, is a finalist for a national awards program, the Mobileys.
According to the program’s website, the Mobileys honor entrepreneurs who are making a difference through mobile innovation.
Page-Out is one of 10 finalists. Winners can receive up to $10,000. A People’s Choice winner receives $2,500. To vote for Page Out, go to the Mobileys website and click on the app’s video, then click “Like.”…
|Wichita nonprofits embrace Giving Tuesday to boost online giving
|As you do your Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday shopping in the next week, you might want to hang on to a bit of your money for Tuesday, Dec. 3.
That’s Giving Tuesday, which organizers say is an effort to create a national day of giving to start the holiday season.
Rainbows United, a Wichita nonprofit that supports children with special needs and their families, is getting in on the effort this year with a campaign to boost its online fundraising.
Michelle Eastman says…
|Wichita game developer to resurrect classic video game Jumpman (Video)
|Jumpman, a classic video game featuring an 8-pixel-tall bomb-defusing hero, was first released in 1983, but according to Wichita game developer Davis Sickmon Jr., it still has a cult following.
It appears he has proof of that in the form of more than $7,000 already raised in a Kickstarter campaign that would resurrect the game for modern platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac and Ouya.
Sickmon, of Midnight Ryder Technologies, is hoping to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter to help fund the…