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Business ID Theft: Is Your Data at Risk?

Aug 17, 2017

Cyber-attacks against individual taxpayers are down, thanks to security measures set forth by federal and state tax agencies. But thefts of business data are rising, and the costs of these breaches can be significant. Here's more on this trend, along with simple, but effective, ways businesses can help minimize the risk of tax-related identity theft.

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Join us for BIG DATA Basics

Aug 16, 2017

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Special Tax Announcement

Jun 16, 2017

SJHL Announcement – Legislative Update – 2017 Tax Package-SB 30

The Kansas Legislature recently overrode Governor Brownback's veto and passed a bill that could increase individual state income taxes for some taxpayers. The law repeals the non-wage business income exemption that took effect in 2013 (good news is that it restores the ability to deduct losses from the same income source). Non-wage business income (income reported on federal return

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2017 Kansas Municipal Audit & Accounting Guide (KMAAG) Seminars

Sep 22, 2016

Our Kansas Municipal Audit and Accounting Guide (KMAAG) Seminars for the 2017 guides are quickly approaching! There will be sessions for City, County and School formats. An extra hour has been added to each training session in order to help you better understand how fraud can occur in your governmental entity. These fraud stories will be spread throughout the day's agenda. The sessions will be presented by SJHL's Scot Loyd, CPA CGFM, CFE, CGMA

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Bohme and Anderson Complete Leadership Program

Jul 14, 2016

Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to recognize our very own, Darren Anderson & Andrew Bohme, as graduates of the recent  "20 up to 40" Leadership Program offered by the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA). 

Darren & Andrew were among 20 other 2015-2016 graduates of the program, and have spent the past several months attending numerous sessions to help enha

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Diane Lee elected Chair of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, Board of Directors

Jun 1, 2016

News Release!!!
Our very own Diane Lee, CPA, CSEP, of our Hutchinson KS office was elected chair of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors at their annual meeting, May 12 in Topeka. Diane joined the board in 2008.

Congrats Diane, we are proud of you!

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Client Portal Tip & Tricks

Feb 29, 2016
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Below are PDF versions of our Portal Guides:

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SJHL Adds Staff Members

Jan 29, 2016
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There's no better time than "busy season" to jump in with both feet and learn; Dou

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SJHL Adds Office Location

Jan 18, 2016
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We are pleased to announce that we have merged in the Wichita office location of CBIZ MHM, LLC. The official change took effect December 31, 2015.

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SJHL Spreads Christmas Cheer!

Jan 13, 2016
////It's become a meaningful tradition for the SJHL staff to give the gift of helping those less fortunate each Christmas. In lieu of giving a traditional gift to the Partners (Keith, Kyle, Scot & Chet), funds are collected and shared with others, helping bring a little cheer to those in need.


The staff presented the partners with a letter at their annual Christmas lunch. It was held on Wednesday, December 9th at the McPherson Opera House. The lunch itself
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Looking Back on 2015

Jan 13, 2016
////From weddings and babies, to vacations and awards … SJHL covered it all in 2015. As another year comes to a close, we find it fitting to look back on some of the things that went on this past year.
Here's a stroll down memory lane from 2015 …

Josh Menard Welcomes Baby Boy



Steph is 50 & Fablulous

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SJHL Welcomes Tim Kliewer!

Nov 13, 2015
////Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC continues to search for and hire outstanding professionals to complement our team. We are pleased to announce the addition ofTim Kliewerto the SJHL family.
McPherson native, Tim Kliewer, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, with an emphasis in Financial Services from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Financial Planner®, and joins us with over five years of experience as a financial advisor.
Tim marri
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Fun Night at P & M Pumpkin Ranch

Oct 26, 2015
Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC team members and their families recently enjoyed a fun-filled evening at P and M Pumpkin Ranch in rural Moundridge. 
P and M "Where fall, family, and fun come together!" is a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, making the hunt for the perfect front-porch pumpkin an adventure in itself.
Our group had so much fun scouring the patch and cutting pumpkins off the vine. The pumpkin pickin' was just the beginning … we
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Annual Fall Picnic

Oct 13, 2015




Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC hosted a fall picnic for all employees on September 27, 2015 at Lakeside Park in McPherson, Kansas. The weather was perfect for everyone to enjoy a relaxing evening, making memories together.
We could just tell you what all we did that evening,
but decided to show you instead…

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SJHL Welcomes Jo Alexander

Oct 9, 2015
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Welcome, Jo Alexander!

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Farewell Darlene!

Aug 26, 2015
////After over 26 years of service, Darlene Otis, decided to retire and start enjoying "the good life". While Darlene will definitely be missed, we are all so excited for her new adventure … we hope Jim (Darlene's husband) is ready!
The SJHL team put together a BBQ luncheon in honor of Darlene. Most team members were able to make it to the Hutchinson Office for Darlene's special day. Some clients even stopped in to wish Darlene well.
Here are a few mor
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Check Out These Sweet Baby Boys

Aug 26, 2015
////The SJHL extended family grew a bit this summer, as we now have two new first-time grandparents.Kala Bruce and Kyle Hawk were both blessed with healthy (adorable!) grandsons.
Kaiden Phillips is the grandson of Kala and Jason Bruce. He is the son of Alexandra and Chris Phillips.




Beckett Scott Hawk, made Kyle and Tammy Hawk first-time grandparents this June. He's the son of Braden and Alex Hawk.




Congratulations to Kyle, Kala, an
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SJHL Welcomes Ames and Walles

Aug 18, 2015
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Our firm continues to search for and hire outstanding professionals in our field. We are pleased to announce the addition of Cindy Ames and Jessica Walles to the SJHL team.

Cindy Ames joined SJHL after spending several years in the banking industry. She lives in Hutchinson, where she was born and raised, with her six-year-old daughter, Taylor … and their pet chickens (you should call and ask her about them!).


Cindy, who received her Associate o

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Employee Spotlight: Marie Shields

Jul 23, 2015

Getting to Know Marie Shields

Marie Shields is celebrating her 15th anniversary with Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk and Loyd, LLC on July 27th. Marie wears a lot of hats around the office, she can be seen doing a variety of tasks from greeting and assisting clients, to managing the firm's time and billing software, to providing numerous support functions for the audit and tax teams.

Marie, who is a native of Syracus

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Client Spotlight: BuySupps LLC

Jul 13, 2015

May of 2015, Shane Burge realized his dream of opening the storefront BuySupps LLC on Main Street in McPherson.

Shane, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 18, is living proof that discipline and perseverance truly pay off. After two tours in Iraq, Shane re-enlisted as an instructor, during that time he did a tour in Afghanistan with the Marines. As an instructor, Shane taught soldiers various things from martial arts to firearms.

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Anderson and Bohme selected for "20 up to 40" Leadership Program

Jun 25, 2015

Bohme and Anderson selected for "20 up to 40" Leadership Program

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Here's our group of dreamers and achievers.

We are excited to share that two SJHL employees
have been selected to participate in the Kansas Society of CPAs "20 up to 40" Leadership Program. The KSCPA selects 20 certified publi

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SJHL Proud Parents - 2015 Graduates

Jun 18, 2015

SJHL Proud Parents - 2015 Graduates

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Here's our group of dreamers and achievers.



At left is our youngest graduate, Cooper Bohme, son of Andrew and Shelley Bohme. Cooper recently graduated Pre-school from Kids Kampus. Cooper is looking forward to attending Kinderg

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SJHL Healthy Luncheon

Jun 9, 2015
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Healthy Luncheon / Patronization Winners!

We had a great turnout at our recent Patronization luncheon! McPherson and Hutchinson staff members spent their lunch hour together catching up and celebrating each other's families and professional accomplishments.

This month's luncheon was hosted by our Wellness Committee. A healthy (and delicious!) meal of grilled chicken wraps, along with a variety of salads was served.

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Employee Spotlight: Michelle Huddle

May 29, 2015
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McPherson native, Michelle Huddle, joined Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC 15 years ago. While Michelle works on a variety of tax and audit services, her passion is in helping clients improve upon their understanding of governmental accounting.

Michelle is married to Todd, who works at McPherson Business Machines, and they have two children who keep them running with lots of different interests and activities.

Their daughter, Katelyn, recently comple

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Steph Thurman: 50 & Fabulous

May 19, 2015

50 & Fabulous!

Steph Thurman celebrated a milestone birthday on May 1st. Although she took vacation on her actual birthday, the SJHL staff did not let that stop them from throwing a surprise party!

When Steph is not busy keeping all of the SJHL staff in line, she LOVES going to her family's second home at Table Rock Lake. Knowing Steph was headed to the lake for the weekend of her special birthday, we we

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Employee Spotlight: Caitlin Hitchcock

May 11, 2015
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Caitlin Hitchcock joined Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC in March of 2014.

While Caitlin wears a variety of hats at SJHL, you might have the most contact with her if you have questions on our Portal … she's the resident expert. If you ever have any questions regarding the information on the Portal, simply send an email to portal@sjhl.com. This inbox is continually monitored and will provide you the fastest service.<

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Another Year in the Books

Apr 27, 2015
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We survived … let's party!

On April 15th, when the last return was accounted for, the Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff breathed a sigh of relief… another year was in the books. They ended the day with an incredible dinner, and even better company at the McPherson Opera House. Everyone relaxed and caught up with co-workers and their spouses. The evening of April 15th was followed by the official Tax Holi

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Melanie Hoover Joins SJHL

Apr 10, 2015
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Melanie Hoover is a graduate from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, FL where she received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Prior to joining SJHL, Melanie worked for Allstate in Michigan.

Melanie lives in Marion, KS and is planning an August 2015 marriage to John Goering.

Outside of work, Melanie keeps herself busy with a variety  of activities including: running, fishing, crocheting and decorating.

As a staff accountant

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SJHL Adds Marketing Director

Mar 26, 2015
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Tamie Prieb is a graduate from Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson, KS, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Prior to joining the SJHL team, Tamie spent 11 years at Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance.

Tamie resides in McPherson with her husband, Mike, and their three-year-old daughter, Gwen. When time allows, Tamie enjoys traveling and going on bike rides with her family … when Kansas weather cooperates!

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Snow Fun for SJHL Kids

Mar 12, 2015
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC's families had some fun in the recent snowfall at the end of February.

Josh Menard poses with his son Silas and daughter Ainsley.

Silas making a snow angel.

Ainsley poses for the camera.

Joining in on the fun was Jaymie Rothrock's little guy, Brekken.

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Janzen Welcomes 4th Grandchild

Feb 26, 2015
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to congratulate Keith Janzen on the birth of his fourth grandchild, Corbin Blew!

Corbin was born on January 17, 2015 to Keith's daughter, Sarah, and son-in-law, Casey. Corbin is Sarah and Casey's first child.

Corbin weighed 7 lbs. and 7 oz. with a length of 19 ¾ inches.

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SJHL Revamps Wellness Program

Feb 19, 2015
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC held a luncheon in January to revamp their Wellness Program that was started in July of 2012. New programs were added to the activities list and team members were reminded of the program's benefits.

SJHL implemented this Wellness Program to encourage team members to live a well-rounded lifestyle. A points system is put in place year-to-year that rewards team members for

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Benefits of First 15 Program Pique Interest

Feb 12, 2015
//// Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has noticed numerous benefits from maintaining their "First 15" reading program.

For a little over a year now, SJHL team members have participated in the "First 15" reading program that Managing Partner, Chet Buchman, jump-started in January of last year. This program allows team members to begin their workday by picking up a physical, non-fictional book of choice and reading f

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Rothrock Earns CCIFP Designation

Feb 5, 2015
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to congratulate Jaymie Rothrock on her new designation to Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP).


Jaymie received the prestigious credential of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional in mid-January from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals. In the state of Kansas, Jaymie is now one of

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Frequently Ask Questions on The Affordable Care Act

Jan 29, 2015
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The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has many helpful guides when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. At Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC, we want to help you understand the facts.

The AICPA published a helpful FAQ document on the Affordable Care Act for Individuals at the end of 2014. Within that document, it helps answer questions such as "What are the maximum out-of-pocket costs for individual plans?" and "Is there any tax reli

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Jenni Hutts Joins SJHL Team

Jan 22, 2015
////Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Jenni Hutts to our staff.

Jenni Hutts is a graduate of Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kansas. Before joining SJHL, Jenni worked in insurance for 13 years.

Jenni and her husband, Brett, have a son, Brody (5) and a daughter, Bre (3) and reside in McPherson, Kansas. Jenni's hobbies include going to Kanopolis lake and

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Thanks Diane for 40 Years of Service

Jan 22, 2015
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to congratulate our very own, Diane Lee, on 40 years of service!

Diane worked with BSE, LLC in Hutchinson, KS since 1974 and joined SJHL as a Principal in January 2012 when the two firms merged. Diane works out of our Hutchinson location and has been a great asset to the team!

At our monthly lunch SJHL presented Diane with a very nice paint

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Josh Menard Welcomes Baby Boy

Jan 15, 2015
////Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to announce the arrival of Josh Menard's beautiful baby boy on January 8, 2015.


Holden Matthew Menard was born on January 8th at 11:10am and weighed 8lbs 3oz and 20 inches long. Holden is the son of SJHL's Josh Menard and wife Rachelle. Holden was welcomed by his brother, Silas and sister, Ainsley.

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SJHL Helping Our Communities This Christmas

Jan 8, 2015
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Every Christmas the Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff find ways to give back to their communities on behalf of the SJHL partners; Keith Janzen, Kyle Hawk, Scot Loyd, and Chet Buchman. This year was no exception!

The staff presented the partners with a letter at their annual Christmas luncheon held on Wednesday, December 10th. The lunch is always fun with a slideshow of pictures taken throughout the ye

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Update: Whitehill is the Learning Quest Essay Winner!

Jan 2, 2015
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 Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to congratulate Lanie Whitehill as the winner of The Learning Quest Essay Contest! Thank you to all those who voted for Lanie!

Lanie is a 7th grader at Mill Creek Middle School in Lenexa, KS and is the granddaughter of McPherson Concrete Products CEO, Wade Wentling.

In our November 13th issue of our e-newsletter, we recognized Lanie as a finalist for The Le

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Loyd Attended the "Wolves Can't Fly" Book Release in KC

Dec 18, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC's ,Scot Loyd, attended the "Wolves Can't Fly" book release party last weekend in Kansas City. The author of the book is Scot's long time friend and Kansas City Chiefs Mascot, Dan Meers.


The story of "Wolves Can't Fly" written by Dan Meers, KC Chiefs mascot, talks about his failed bungee jump and zip line stunt on November 23, 2013. You

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Rothrock is a "20 up to 40" Leadership Program Graduate

Dec 11, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to recognize our very own, Jaymie Rothrock, as a graduate of the sixth annual "20 up to 40" Leadership Program offered by the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA). The graduation took place on November 19, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, KS.

Congratulations Jaymie!

Rothrock was among 20 other 2014 graduates of the program. The "

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Avoiding the $100 Per Day Penalty under the ACA

Dec 11, 2014
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Employer Payment plans may be in violation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and can result in fines up to $100 per day.For plan years beginning after 2013, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) institutes so-called market reform provisions that place a whole host of new restrictions on employer-provided group health plans. These new restrictions apply to all employer-provided group health plans-including those provided by small employers with less than 50 em
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Hitchcock Walks 60 Miles in 3 Days for Breast Cancer

Dec 4, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC's Caitlin Hitchcock participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60 Mile Walk in San Diego this past November. In order to participate in the walk she and her team members each had to raise $2,300. With the help from fundraisers and the community they exceeded their goal!


Above: SJHL's Caitlin Hitchcock is wearing her donor shirt. Each circle on the shirt represent

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Deadline Approaching for Kansas Employers

Dec 3, 2014
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Kansas business owners need to be aware of a major change to Kansas Unemployment that could have a significant impact on your Kansas Unemployment Tax.

Several steps need to be taken in order to determine if your business could benefit by making a voluntary contribution. The deadline for making a voluntary contribution is 12/12/2014.

This article is to make you aware of the change to the

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KMAAG School & City Seminars Are A Success

Nov 25, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC hosted their annual KMAAG Seminars last week. SJHL Partner, Scot Loyd, spoke to school officials as well as city clerks, finance directors, and treasurers on understanding their individual government's financial statements and 2015 KMAAG updates.

The KMAAG Seminar's were hosted at the beautiful McPherson Opera House ballroom. Many school and city representatives att

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Who is a Learning Quest Essay Finalist?

Nov 13, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to recognize Lanie Whitehill as a finalist in the Learning Quest Essay Contest! Lanie is the granddaughter of McPherson Concrete Products CEO, Wade Wentling.

Lanie Whitehill is a 7th grader at Mill Creek Middle School in Lenexa, KS. As part of the 2014 Make Your Mark Contest, 7th and 8th grade students in Kansas were asked to communicate their vision for their f

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No Tricks Just Treats

Nov 6, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC enjoyed Halloween with our families this year. At our McPherson office we even had an employee or two get into the holiday! We also had cute little visitors such as Elsa, Anna, and Olaf from Frozen!

All of the kids who visited the office had a lot of fun showing off their costumes! We had a Spiderman come to the office as well as Tiger, a few princesses from Frozen, str

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LeAnn Moore Joins SJHL Team

Oct 30, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC
continues to search for and hire outstanding professionals in our field.

We are pleased to announce the addition of
LeAnn Moore
to our accounting staff.

LeAnn Moore received her Associate of Arts degree from Central Christian College, her BS in Business and Math degree from McPherson College, and her Masters of Science in Accounting from Grand Canyon Univ

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Great Year Royals!

Oct 30, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to congratulate the Kansas City Royals on a great season! SJHL showed off their royal blue colors at the office on Tuesday for Game 6.

Pictured above from left to right: Back row- Marie Shields, Keith Janzen, John Regier, Justin Kaufman, Andrew Bohme, and Luke Logan. Front row left to right - Jan Nolde, Courtney Rierson, Josh Menard, Caitlin Hitchcock, Jaymie Ro

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Cute Grandbaby Alert!

Oct 23, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to congratulate, Carol Summervill, on the arrival of her first grandbaby, Emma Sue Quinones.

Carol's daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Raul Quinones, welcomed their first child, Emma Sue Quinones, on August 13, 2014. She weighted in at 5 pounds 8oz and 18 inches long. They currently reside in Lenexa, Kansas.

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Guess Who Had Milestone Birthday's This Year

Oct 16, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to recognize two employees who had milestone birthday's this year. Can you guess who?

Above: SJHL's Sue Regier's senior picture from 1967.

Sue Regier turned 65 years old on August 14th of this year! She has been with SJHL since 1994. Sue's areas of concentration are income tax preparation and plann

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P and M Pumpkin Ranch - Client Spotlight

Oct 9, 2014
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Above: Kaminkow girls, Paityn, and Macy, along with their dog, Blue.

It's pumpkin pickin' and slingin' time at P and M Pumpkin Ranch in Moundridge, Kansas! What place, besides Disney World in October, do you know of that has pumpkin sling shots, a corn maze, and two giant slides? P and M Pumpkin Ranch does and they are ready to celebrate fall with you!


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SJHL Fall Picnic Fun!

Oct 2, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC hosted a fall picnic for all employees on September 14, 2014 at Lakeside Park in McPherson, Kansas. It was a time to celebrate our hard work throughout the year as well as enjoy each other's families.

Above: SJHL's Jenni Peterson and daughter, Sailor, enjoying the picnic!

SJHL had the meat catered in from Woodies Smoked BBQ in McPherson and emp

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Another CPA in the Books - Find Out Who!

Sep 25, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is

pleased to announce that

Darren Anderson

has successfully passed the CPA Exam administered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

Darren has been notified by the Kansas Board of Accountancy that he has successfully passed all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountants examinat

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John Regier Weds!

Sep 18, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is proud to announce Mr. and Mrs. John Regier! John and wife, Kristen said their vows on June 28, 2014.


Check out the photo's of their unforgettable day below!






Mr. and Mrs. John and Krist

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SJHL Summer Vacation Fun!

Sep 11, 2014
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 Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC employees were busy this summer with their families. They enjoyed summer vacations in Colorado, trips to Kansas City to watch the Royals, and spending quality time with each other.







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These Shoes are Made for Walking!

Sep 4, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is putting on their walking shoes and walking around town every Wednesday! In August, we implemented "SJHL Wednesday Group Walks" at both our Hutchinson and McPherson locations!

At Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC we take pride in having a healthy staff and providing opportunities in the workplace for our staff to make healthy choices. We not only provide a Well

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Guess Who Passed the CPA Exam?

Aug 28, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce that

Andrew Bohme

has successfully passed the Kansas Board of Accountancy's CPA Exam.

Andrew was recently notified that he has successfully passed all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accountants examination. He is now officially Andrew Bohme, CPA.

The partners and staff at

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Check out our Back to School Pictures!

Aug 21, 2014
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It's August, and Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC kids have headed back to school for a new year. Many SJHL staff members have a tradition of taking pictures of their children and grandchildren on the first day of school, so we thought it would be fun to share them!




Above: SJHL's Luke Logan's daughter, Alaina on her first day of 3rd grade!

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Jenni Peterson Joins the SJHL Team

Aug 14, 2014
////Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of Jenni Peterson to our payroll and bookkeeping staff.

Jenni Peterson graduated from McPherson High School. Before joining the SJHL team, Jenni worked for Farmers Alliance in McPherson, KS in the Quality Assurance department for over 11 years.

Jenni and her husband Gunner have 2 kids, Ryder (13) and Sailor (10). They own a rental business in McPherson, Kansas where Jenni is the bookkeeper.

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Denise Peterson Joins the SJHL Team

Aug 7, 2014
////Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Denise Peterson to the SJHL team.

Denise attended Bethany College and is a graduate of Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Before joining SJHL, Denise worked at Braunsdorf, Carlson & Clinkinbeard, CPA's in Topeka from 1986 - 2012 where she became a Shareholder in 1992.

After moving to Lindsborg in 2011, Denise taught Accounting classes at Bethany College full-time. For the

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Chancey Buchman Lehman "2nd Chance" Silent Auction on August 23, 2014

Jul 31, 2014
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Chancey Buchman Lehman is the sister of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Managing Partner, Chet Buchman. Chancey is a 31 year old wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend with Cystic Fibrosis and is looking for her "2nd Chance" and you can help.

Chancey is the younger sister of SJHL's Managing Partner, Chet Buchman. She currently lives in Florida with her husband Cason and beautiful daughter

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New Hire Josh Menard Joins the SJHL Team

Jul 24, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of Josh Menard to our accounting staff.

Josh graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. He received his Master's degree in Accounting from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Prior to joining the SJHL team, Josh worked for the Kansas Department of Revenue in Shawnee, Kansas as a State Auditor.

Josh is the s

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Lunch Time for SJHL Staff!

Jul 17, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Patronization Program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two $50 winners are drawn. See which staff members are our June 2014 winners.

 

 


Drum roll please! The winners of our June Patronization drawing are…â

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Theresa Read Joins SJHL Team

Jul 14, 2014
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Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the SJHL team, Theresa Read!

Theresa Read graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Mathematics. She has recently worked at Rivington Financial Services, LLC in Centennial, Colorado as a Revenue Accountant.

Theresa grew up in Centennial, Colorado (one of the southern suburbs of Denver) and now resides in Lindsborg

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All Aboard! LaQuita Geis and her Family Head Out West!

Jul 3, 2014
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Toot! Toot! All Aboard! SJHL's LaQuita Geis, Husband Rocky, and Grandson Tyler took an Amtrak train to visit the Grand Canyon this past weekend! The train ride was 23.5 hours long and filled with memories that will last a lifetime!

LaQuita and her Husband Rocky took their Grandson Tyler on a trip this past weekend. They decided to take the Amtrak train from Topeka, Kansas to Flagstaff,

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Summer is here! Check out what our families are up to!

Jun 26, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has been busy outside of work with our families. Pictured above is Scot Loyd's son, Ethan, working on his 1977 Chevy 4x4 pickup this summer. He built the motor lift pictured above in welding class and won "Best of Show" at The Heart of America League's Industrial show!

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Keith Janzen Welcomes Granddaughter Andi Marie!

Jun 19, 2014
////Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to congratulate our Partner, Keith Janzen, on the arrival of his first granddaughter, Andi Marie Janzen. Click Full Article to learn more!

Keith's son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Rachel Janzen, welcomed their first child, Andi Marie, on June 9, 2014. She weighted in at 5 pounds 11oz and 19 3/4 inches long. They currently reside in Loveland, Colorado.

Andi

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Modds Sweets and Eats in the Spotlight

Jun 12, 2014
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Check out our sneak peak at what's cookin over in Moundridge at Modd's Sweets and Eats. If you haven't had a chance to stop in for breakfast, lunch or snacks, you are in for a real treat once you do!


Modd's Sweets and Eats is owned and operated by Krystal Moddelmog & her mother-in-law Patti Moddelmog and has been serving the Moundridge area since May 28, 2013.

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John Regier joins SJHL Team

Jun 5, 2014
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John Regier joined Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC as an Intern in May of 2012. SJHL is proud to announce that he is now a full-time employee!

John graduated from McPherson College in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and Finance.

John grew up in McPherson, Kansas. His parents are Randy and Jackie Regier. He is engaged to Kristen Reith fr

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Loyd Educates Schools on Fraud & Financial Statements

May 29, 2014
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SJHL's Scot Loyd speaks to a group of school district officials attending a seminar on understanding their school district's financial statements as well as learning about reducing the potential for fraud in their school districts.

The KMAAG Seminar was hosted at the beautiful McPherson Opera House Ballroom. Many school representatives attended the seminar as well as a few of our SJHL employees. The

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SJHL Walks from Seattle to Florida. Will we make it?

May 22, 2014
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SJHL's goal is to walk 1,260 miles as a team this month. We hope to make it from Seattle to Florida. We are all working hard to achieve this goal. Do you think we will make it?

SJHL's Walk Across the U.S. is a fun team effort to see how far our miles/steps take us around the U.S. As a team we have a monthly mileage goal that we hope to achieve. This month (May 16 - June 16) our mileag

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2014 Kansas Municipal Audit and Accounting Guide (KMAAG) Seminars

May 15, 2014
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Understanding Your Government's Financial Statement Under the New KMAAG presented by Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC's Scot Loyd, CPA, CGFM, CFE, CGMA. If you have attended these seminars in the past, this spring session will provide another level of detail. Scot is the current Chairman of the Kansas Municipal Audit and Accounting Guide (KMAAG) Board of Editors, and can help you understand the new KMAAG model.


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SJHL is enjoying spring!

May 8, 2014
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SJHL's very own Jaymie Rothrock's kids Brekken and Brielle enjoying spring time!


Spring is in the air and SJHL staff have been enjoying the weather with their families. See all the great Easter and spring pictures below!


Above: SJHL's Marie Shields, Darlene Otis, and Denise Peterson with their families on Easter wearing their traditional Easter hats

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Client Spotlight-Platinum Salon & Day Spa

May 1, 2014
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Platinum Salon & Day Spa located at 26 North Main in Hutchinson, Kansas is owned and operated by Robert and Danae Wallace. They purchased the Salon in November 2013 and have completely turned the place around!


Danae Wallace ran a nail business out of her home for over 18 years. One day she decided to work for Salon Platinum. She had been working there for about a year when the opport

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We Survived Tax Season!

Apr 24, 2014
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On the evening of April 15th Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC employees enjoyed a nice dinner at the McPherson Country Club. We relaxed and caught up with co-workers and their spouses. We had April 16th off to spend time with our families and now we are back at it!



The After Busy Season party was filled with great food,

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Courtney Rierson had a Boy!

Apr 24, 2014
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Grady Roger Rierson was born on April 17th at 7:38pm and weighed 9lbs 0oz and 22 inches long. Grady is the son of SJHL's Courtney Rierson and husband Rory and was welcomed by his 2 year old sister Rheamy.

Grady is in perfect health and Mom is doing great! Congratulations to Courtney and her family!

 

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Client Spotlight-Smoky Valley Nursery

Apr 17, 2014
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Smoky Valley Nursery has been part of the McPherson and Lindsborg communities since 1997. Owned and operated by Jeff and Susie Chambers, Smoky Valley Nursery is also a member of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, the American Nursery Association, and the American Nurseryman.

Jeff and Susie Chambers have been clients at SJHL for quite some time now. They are the parents of 4 children: Nicholas Chambers, Jessica Be

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Brief History of US Income Tax

Apr 10, 2014
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When working with receipts and sorting through tax documents do you ever ask yourself, "What is the history of this annual ritual we call income tax season?" The origin of US income tax on individuals actually dates back as far as during the Civil War.

During the Civil War Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1861 that included a tax on personal income to help pay war expenses. In 1894 Congress passed a flat rate Federal income tax. A

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SJHL welcomes New Hire Caitlin Hitchcock

Apr 3, 2014
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Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the SJHL team, Caitlin Hitchcock!

Caitlin Hitchcock graduated from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan in 2009 with a B.S. in Human Resources Management. She has worked in several niches within the business industry including Project Management and Administration.

Caitlin grew up in Portland, Michigan and currently resides in Lindsborg, Kansas. She enjoys hunting, fi

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SJHL is committed to staying healthy during tax season

Mar 26, 2014
////At Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC, we recently implemented a few opportunities for our Staff to take charge of their health. Every day we have a variety of fruit available in our break rooms for our Staff to enjoy. We encourage them to take advantage of this benefit to help stay focused and energized during a busy day.

 

 

We also introduced an optional reimbursement for Staff members interested in purchasing an activity trac

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Employee Spotlight - Justin Kaufman

Mar 20, 2014
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Justin Kaufman has been with Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC since January 2012. He is a great addition to our audit and tax service teams. In Justin's free time, he enjoys flying and has experienced several unique opportunities in aviation. He transports brand new single-engine airplanes all over the world. He typically transports airplanes within the United States, but has flown overseas twice with the latest trip taking place in November 2011.

Just

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Client in the Spotlight - Stephen Loy

Mar 6, 2014
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Congratulations to our client Stephen Loy, son-in-law of SJHL's LaQuita Geis, on being chosen the Secondary Teacher of the Year for Shawnee Heights USD 450. Stephen is in his eighth year of teaching art at Shawnee Heights High School and is now a nominee for Kansas Teacher of the Year.

We have been the recipient of Stephen's artwork each year as he designs our caricature Christmas cards!

Congratulations Stephen!

 

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SJHL Announces New Managing Partner

Feb 5, 2014
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce Chet Buchman, CPA, CVA, CEPA as the firm's new managing partner as of January 1, 2014. He is taking over this responsibility from Kyle Hawk, CPA, CMAP who has been the firm's managing partner for 16 years and will remain a partner at SJHL.

According to Hawk, "every firm needs to develop new ideas and

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Carol Caster Weds

Feb 4, 2014
////On December 27, 2013, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Carol Caster said "I do!" to her sweetheart of 8 years. Carol and Rodney Summervill were married at Trinity United Methodist Church in Hutchinson, KS among family.
Carol's children Megan and Raul Quinones, Ethan Caster and Dane Caster were all in attendance, as well as other family. Please help us in congratulating the new Mr. and Mrs. Summervill!
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SJHL Welcomes Eberhart

Jan 5, 2014
////Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of T. Cary Eberhart, CPA to our accounting staff in Hutchinson. Cary attended Hutchinson Community College and is a graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Before joining SJHL, he spent 17 years, at Regier, Carr & Monroe, LLP, CPAs, Wichita, KS, being promoted to manager in 2009.
Cary and his wife Vanessa have two daughters, Abby (10) and Taylor (7). He was born and raised in Hut
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2013 SJHL Anniversaries

Jan 2, 2014
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In 2013,Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC had six employees celebrate anniversaries with the firm. We are lucky to have great employees that are committed to SJHL.

We are proud that after all of these years we are still growing and adding capable professionals to our organization. Be on the lookout for an article introducing our ne

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Sweater Competition

Dec 26, 2013

Every holiday season Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has a fierce Ugly Sweater Competition. The winner wins a cash prize, so the staff takes it very serious. The past couple of years Courtney Rierson has been the clear winner, but this year she had competition.
Quite a few staff members participated in this year's Ugly Sweater fun that took place Tuesday, December 17. The day was paired with our monthly potluck and White Elephant gift exchange. It was a ver
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Season's Greetings

Dec 26, 2013
////Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year! Please enjoy this video of SJHL's partners in a very funny snowball fight. Click HERE for video.
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SJHL Spreads Holiday Cheer

Dec 18, 2013
Every Christmas the Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff does their best to wow the partners, and this year was no exception! The McPherson and Hutchinson offices both found ways to give back to their communities on behalf of the SJHL partners; Keith Janzen, Kyle Hawk, Scot Loyd and Chet Buchman. The staff presented the partners with a letter at their annual Christmas lunch held on Tuesday, December 2nd. The lunch itself is always fun with a slideshow of pictures
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YouTube Sensation

Dec 18, 2013
You want to learn how to do something these days? The answer is easy, go to YouTube! Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has decided to use this concept to help our clients. You may be asking yourself how accountants can use YouTube to help YOU, but where there's a will there's a way! Prepare for Tax Season with the help of our videos.With the end of the year drawing near, it means Tax Season will soon be upon us. We understand Tax Time is stressful. What docu
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Staff Higlight: Sarah Buehrle

Dec 12, 2013

////In this month's Staff Highlight we bring you Sarah Buehrle! Sarah joined Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC in January of 2008. She is a 2002 graduate of McPherson High School and 2007 graduate of Tabor College. Before coming to us, she worked at Peoples Bank & Trust for seven years. Sarah's focus at SJHL is audits of school districts, municipalities, governmental and not-for-profit entities. When asked about her experience at SJHL, Sarah said "I h
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Beware of CryptoLocker Virus

Nov 27, 2013
////There's a new virus going around called the CryptoLocker Virus, beware and protect yourself! Most people are infected by clicking on email links or attachments sent to them by someone they know or a phishing email. The email could be from an online retailer claiming you've recently bought an item, a shipping company attaching tracking information or an email from someone you know with a .ZIP file attached. Check out this article on Snopes for more information.http
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Willems Prep for Baby

Nov 20, 2013
////No one knows if it's a girl or a boy, but either way there will be joy! On Tuesday, November 12, many ladies from Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC gathered in Hutchinson to shower Julie Willems with baby gifts! Julie also had some of her own family in attendance for a fun evening of oohing and ahing over soft blankets and little pajamas. Julie and her husband Jake are expecting their first little blessing in January and everyone is excited to help them prepare.
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Grandpa Keith

Nov 19, 2013
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to congratulate our partner Keith Janzen on the arrival of his second grandson Paxton Cruz Tagatac.

Paxton is the son of Keith's daughter Jeni Tagatac and her husband Lynel. He was born on October 30, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. He weighed 7lb 15oz and was 18 and 3/4 inches long. Paxton is welcomed home by his seven year old brother Makai. Please help us in congratulating Keith and his entire family
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Pixel is Headed to Nationals

Nov 13, 2013
////Have you ever wondered what accountants do in their spare time? Some of us ride motorcycles, others farm, but Steve Seltzer and his wife Judy hit the road with their dogs to compete. This past weekend the Seltzer family went to Missouri so their oldest pup Pixel could get her last shot at Nationals. She only needed third, but decided first was better.
Pixel is a 5 year old Springer Spaniel that Steve takes to compete in English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association
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Take it Outside

Nov 6, 2013
////The Wellness Committee at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has been hard at work and the health bug has been spreading! Although the Committee has planned events, such as SNAG golf, many of the other staff members have followed suite and started to incorporate wellness into their activities as well. Not only is SJHL participating in McPherson's Commit 2 Get Fit competition, but our most recent potluck lunch consisted of only "healthy" food items and ever
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Staff Highlight: Andrew Bohme

Oct 30, 2013
////Here at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC we have a great staff and would like to introduce you! Each month we will bring you a "Staff Highlight" which will allow you to get to know our team even better. For our first highlight, we have picked one of our newest staff members Andrew Bohme.
Andrew grew up in Atwood, Kansas and came to SJHL in the summer of 2012. He moved back to Kansas from North Carolina with his wife Shelley, who is a speech pathologist w
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SJHL Launches Mobile Site

Oct 23, 2013
////Now you can access Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC anytime,anywhere. In order to make its online presence more user -friendly, SJHL launched a mobile version of their website in September. Now, when you access www.sjhl.com from a mobile device, it will be much easier to navigate and view. Mobile websites are specifically designed for handheld devices.

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Pro

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Here Comes the Bride

Oct 16, 2013
var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true};It's wedding season here at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC, and Sarah Buehrle is preparing to make her way down the aisle. A bridal shower was held in her honor on September 26th and Sarah's kitchen is now ready to entertain!
Sarah will marry Ziya Gunay on November 2, 2013, and SJHL wanted to be sure she was prepared for married life. Her hostesses included Carol Caster, Donna Fadenrecht, Jenny Lang, Jan
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Walters Optometry

Oct 11, 2013
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Walters Optometry in McPherson can help you see their friendly faces better! Phil Walters, O.D. Family Eye Care is located on north Main and provides all primary eye care services. It has become one of the many successful small businesses in McPherson. Dr. Walters attributes his success to taking a risk and having the resources at hand to help him along the way. And now he gets to make a living out of helping people!
Dr. Walters' practice will celebrate its two
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Putting a SNAG in Wellness

Sep 24, 2013
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On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, the Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff closed early and enjoyed the nice weather. Most staff from both McPherson and Hutchinson offices were able to enjoy an outing on the golf course that promoted wellness and team building. Employees participated in what is called SNAG Golf, which stands for Starting New At Golf. This program helps teach the game of golf to people of all ages and ability levels. SNAG is a proven player devel
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Affordable Care Act - Action Required by 10/1/13

Sep 17, 2013
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As you know, the primary purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to expand access to affordable health coverage. Central to this is the creation of new lnsurance Exchanges, which are being referred to as the Health Insurance Marketplace (or the Marketplace). The Marketplace is scheduled to be up and running by 10/1/13.
To make sure employees have the information they need to allow them access to the benefits offered through the Marketplace, starting 10/1/13, mo
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Nifty Fifty

Sep 10, 2013
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Kandy Graber in our Hutchinson office celebrated a milestone birthday on September 4th. Although Kandy turned 50, I think we can all agree she doesn't look a day over 25! Her office was covered in black decorations and everyone in the office wore black in her honor. She was a great sport about the whole thing and gave us a good reason to eat some treats!
See more pictures of Kandy's birthday celebration on our Facebook page.
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SJHL Kids Back to School

Sep 4, 2013
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In August, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC kids headed back to school for a new year. Many SJHL parents have a tradition of taking pictures of their children on the first day of school, so we thought it would be fun to share them! Here's to a great 2013-2014 school year!
You can also see each picture on our Facebook page.
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SJHL QuickBooks Pro Advisors

Aug 19, 2013
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has always taken great pride in helping our individual and business clients in a variety of areas due to the outstanding expertise of our staff. We are lucky to have a team of people that are always looking for ways to increase their knowledge in order to better assist our clients. We are proud to recognize th

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Second Quarter Patronization Totals

Aug 12, 2013
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Patronization Program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winners are drawn. We've been tracking our spending and our second quarter numbers are in!
Beginning April 1 through June 30, 2013, SJHL staff has spent over $26,000 with our clients. This total is strictly from those receipts that w
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Multi-State Tax Issues

Aug 9, 2013
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If your business has grown into a multi-state operation, then you are probably facing exposure to nexus, which is one of the more complicated tax issues that a growing business will face. 

Nexus is the minimum link needed for any state to tax you or make you collect taxes on its behalf. Generally, a business whose activities become substantial, frequent, and continuous in a state is considered to have established n

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Reporting Kansas Sales Tax

Jul 29, 2013
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How do you report Kansas sales tax when you have collected sales at the old and new rates during a month? This is a timely issue with the recent news of the Kansas sales tax changes. It can get a little confusing when you are collecting for different tax rates, so the below steps should help you work through that process.

In order to report the combined sales tax rates collected during a month you will need to

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Kaufman Weds

Jul 25, 2013
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Our Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC family continues to grow as another member of our staff ties the knot. Justin Kaufman and his bride Katie were married May 25, 2013 in a beautiful outdoor wedding. They then honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico.Justin and Katie met while attending Moundridge High School and began dating in early 2005. Justin proposed to Katie last Thanksgiving at a family gathering. He gave her a ring to prove just how thankful he is for her. Justin
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SJHL Introduces Elaine King

Jul 17, 2013
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Elaine King, CPAto our accounting staff. Elaine recently moved to the area from Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK and spent the last 8 years as a tax manager at Chaparral Energy in Oklahoma City. Prior to Chaparral Energy, she spent over 20 years in public accounting at a local firm there in Oklahoma City.
Elaine has four adult child
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Cancer Stops at SJHL

Jul 2, 2013
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The evening of June 7th, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff along with their families and friends celebrated life and fought for those affected by cancer. SJHL has had a Relay for Life team in McPherson County for over 10 years now, and this year they continued the tradition. Lead by team captains Kala Bruce and Jan Nolde, the team of 11 attained the Silver Team Fundraising Club Level and raised well over their goal of $3,500.
The SJHL Relay Team rai
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Not Taking Chances in Las Vegas

Jun 26, 2013
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Jackie Christiansen and Luke Logan of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC were in Las Vegas last week learning more tricks of the trade and best practices. They attended the 2013 Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference in Partnership with the Association for Accounting Marketing Summit at the Bellagio. This conference brings together those in accounting firms that manage IT, marketing and the practice. Jackie attended the track focused on marketing and client
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ASD 2013 Parade

May 21, 2013
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The 100th annual All Schools Day was this past weekend, and Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC had some fun at the parade on Friday while also supporting Relay for Life. As we have done in years past, we set up early to sell chips and drinks during the parade to raise money for SJHL's Relay for Life team. Kala Bruce, Jackie Christiansen, Vicki Courtney, LaQuita Geis, Jenny Lang and Courtney Rierson all helped with the fundraiser. They
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ASD Mural Dedicated

May 14, 2013
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This year McPherson County celebrates the 100th annual All Schools Day, a celebration of education. With 100 years of experience, we know how to plan a good time! Our celebration began last Wednesday, May 1st, when World Champion Sand Sculptors Sandsational, began work on their one room school house on the southwest corner of Kansas and Ash. The party will continue through Sunday, May 12th. Highlights for the week incl
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Grade Your Business

May 8, 2013
What letter grade would you give your business? How would a professional grade your business? Are there important areas of your business that need work?
Get the answers to these questions with the BAT Report!
The Business Assessment Tool & Report is a product developed by Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC to help business owners and key members of their management team. Clients who have used this tool have seen improvements in pr
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We Survived!

Apr 29, 2013
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is still standing, so we must have survived Tax Season! Monday evening we enjoyed a nice dinner to relax and raised money for Relay for Life of McPherson County with a Silent Auction. Everyone had a great time catching up with co-workers and their spouses. We then took Tuesday off to rest and spend time with our families, and now we're back at it! View more pictures of the party on our Facebook Page!
The best part about t
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Gateway to the West

Apr 22, 2013
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The McPherson Arts Council Children's Choir (MACCC) takes a trip each spring to enjoy the sites and perform. Last year they hit the road to Branson and just a few weeks ago they took off for St. Louis. Kala Bruce and her daughter Taylor were among the group that made the trip.
MACCC was established in 1981 in an effort to provide a community wide children's organization dedicated to the performing arts. Membership is by audition and includes 2
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It is a Boy

Apr 10, 2013
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's baby trend continues with the addition of number 5 in less than a year. Congratulations to Jaymie Rothrock and her husband Jonathan on the arrival of their son on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Brekken Tyler RothrockBrekken weighed 8lb 3oz and was 22 inches long. He was welcomed home by big sister Brielle. Everyone is home and doing well, although Brielle is still getting used to not being an only child any more. Please
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Fun with Clients

Mar 22, 2013
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It's time to report our February 2013 winners of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Patronization Program drawing! SJHL's Patronization Program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winners are drawn. A trip to the salon and another trip 650 feet underground paid off for two of our staff members!
Michelle Huddle was our first w
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LifeTeam: Innovative Healthcare Provider

Mar 19, 2013
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Health insurance helps us pay for any medical bills we may incur when we visit the doctor and car insurance helps us fix or replace our car if we have an accident. LifeTeam has created a similar plan to help you cover any critical care transport costs you may incur in the event of an emergency. LifeTeam is a 24/7 critical care transport team that has dedicated crews that provide patients the transport medicine necessary to save their lives. Over the past 12 years the
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Celebrating 100 Years of All Schools Day

Mar 11, 2013
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As many of you may know, every May McPherson County celebrates what is called All Schools Day (ASD). A tradition that started in 1914, is being quilted into history as it celebrates 100 years in 2013. Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's LaQuita Geis made not one, not two, but three quilts in honor of this special occasion. One of the quilts will go to the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation and be put on display. Another one is being given to Toby's Amuseme
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Murders of the Lost Crusades

Mar 5, 2013
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A few times a year, the Kansas Underground Salt Museum hosts an interactive mystery dinner theater 650 feet below ground. You may remember that many Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff members have attended these shows before, the most recent one being "Who Killed the 80's." On Saturday, February 23, Without A Net Entertainment put on another great show titled "Murders of the Lost Crusade." The show was based on the &#

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Printing Checks in QuickBooks

Mar 3, 2013
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One feature of QuickBooks is the ability to print checks directly from the software. The user can pay vendors, employees and general expenses, and can print a single check or multiple checks depending on the need. Printing checks from QuickBooks can save you time and improve the accuracy of your records. Here are some tips to help you print checks quickly and easily, whether you're doin

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Rothrock and Logan Get Promoted

Feb 11, 2013
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is proud to announce that Luke Logan and Jaymie Rothrock, CPA have been promoted! Luke is now the firm's IT Manager and Jaymie has been promoted to Manager.
Luke LoganLuke interned with SJHL while attending McPherson College and joined the SJHL team permanently in August 2007. He provides internal and external information technology support and consulting. He also provides tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, co
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January Patronization Winners

Feb 11, 2013
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Last week Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC announced patronization program totals for 2012, and the results are now in for January 2013. The SJHL Patronization Program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winners are drawn. This month we broke a record with tickets from 27 different clients.
Congratulations to January's winners K
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2012 Patronization Totals

Feb 9, 2013
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Patronization Program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winners are drawn. In 2012, we not only tracked which clients we shopped at, but how much money we spent at their businesses.
SJHL is committed to our clients and value the services and products they provide us and our communities. And altho
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Rierson Picked Among "20 up to 40"

Jan 11, 2013
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has yet another accountant participating in the Kansas Society of CPAs "20 up to 40" Leadership Program. The KSCPA selects twenty certified public accountants from all over the state to participate, and SJHL's Courtney Rierson, CPA has been selected for the 2013 class.

The "20 up to 40" Program was created to help members of the KSCPA up to the age of 40 develop their

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SJHL Welcomes Last Baby of 2012

Jan 4, 2013
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In 2012, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff welcomed four new babies. Our fourth and final baby of this year arrived December 17th, just in time for Christmas.
Congratulations to SJHL's Darren Anderson, his wife Jacey and big sister Brennan on the arrival of Kyler Wade! He was born at 3:41 p.m. weighing 8 lb 12 oz and measuring 20.5" long. Everyone was home for Christmas and doing well. Congratulations to Darren and his entire family of four.
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SJHL Gives the Gift of Giving

Dec 18, 2012
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It has become somewhat of a tradition at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC that the staff provide the partners a Christmas gift of helping those less fortunate. This year we were 
able to do even more with the addition of our Hutchinson office. As it was put in the Christmas card to the partners, "At the Christmas season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit we say…thank you and best
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Shields Poses to Fight Cancer

Dec 18, 2012
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In 1998, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Marie Shields was diagnosed with cancer and beat it! Now she's working to support other women fighting the disease. Marie posed in a calendar called "The Faces of Breast Cancer" created by Ellie Feuerborn (a breast cancer survivor) who co-owns Fast Focus, Inc. and her step-daughter Jane Serene at Forever Memories. It features the success stories of 12 women in the Salina area and their battle with cancer
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Four Winners to Report

Dec 10, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Patronization Program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winners are drawn. We did October's drawing last week and November's this week, so we have four winners to report! One of our winners was a first-timer! We had over 18 clients represented and 3 of the 4 clients represented among the winn
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Lang Completes Leadership Program

Dec 3, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC's Jenny Lang recently graduated from the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants' "20 up to 40" Leadership Program. This program allows young CPAs (up to the age of 40) to develop and enhance leadership skills and network with other professionals from throughout the state. There are five sessions scheduled at various times and locations from January through November. Each session features a different facili
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SJHL is Thankful

Nov 26, 2012
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We here at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC are reflecting on what are most thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. We are truly thankful for our loyal clients and colleagues! We also asked our staff what they are most thankful for this year as well as their must have food item at Thanksgiving dinner. Turns out we are a pretty lucky group with great taste in food!
  StaffThis year, I am most thankful for… My must have Thanksgiving food item is
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September Winners

Nov 19, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Patronization Program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winners are drawn. We had 11 clients represented in the month of September.
Marie Shields is not new to winning the monthly drawing, but winning never gets old! She had so many entries this month that her name was actually drawn four times b
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The New KMAAG

Nov 9, 2012
Understanding Your Government's Financial Statement Under the New KMAAG presented by Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC's Scot Loyd, CPA, CGFM, CFE, CGMA. Coming to four cities in Kansas this November. If you have attended these seminars in the past, this fall session will provide another level of detail. Scot was a member of the Kansas Municipal Audit and Accounting Guide (KMAAG) Board of Editors, and can help you understand the new KMAAG model. 
DATES AN
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Halloween Fun

Nov 8, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC always has great pictures after Halloween of our staff's children, grandchildren and pets! We hope you enjoy this year's collection.

To the left are the Super Buchmans! Batman (Cru), Robin (Everlee) and Catwoman (Reese).




Bedtime Bunny and Baby Jaguar love their daddy Luke Logan This little Jack-o-Lantern always puts a smile on Jaymie Rot
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Run, Julie, Run!

Nov 5, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Julie Willems was on the run in October, taking it 5k at a time. On October 6th, she participated in the Buhler Frolic 5k. This race is for Buhler Youth in Memory of Julie Wilson, a former Buhler Grade School teacher. Her running team for this race included her sister-in-law Amy Willems and friend Kristin Wallman.

On October 20th, Julie ran in the Wichita State University Pumpkin Run 5k. You may remember she ran in this
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SJHL Service Awards

Oct 25, 2012
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This year at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC we have six employees, one being a partner, celebrating anniversaries with the firm. We are lucky to have great employees that are committed to SJHL. Three of the six employees receiving awards worked for SJHL prior to even graduating college! Carol Caster and Luke Logan both interned and were offered full-time positions that they accepted in 2007. Jan Nolde worked at SJHL for two years before leavin

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Who has Another Granddaughter?

Oct 24, 2012
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Chynna LaShea Bernice was born October 14, 2012 at 4:08 a.m. and weighed 5lb 4oz. She is the newest granddaughter for Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Sue Regier. This is the fourth child for Sue's daughter Amanda. Chynna was welcomed home by her 17 year old brother Dakota, 9 year old sister Carrie and 5 year old sister Jazelynn.
Chynna is in perfect health! She and her mother are both doing well. Congratulations to Sue and her entire family!
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SJHL Experiences The Lion King

Oct 2, 2012
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You do not have to travel to New York to see Broadway shows with amazing talent! Disney's The Lion King has been at Century II in Wichita the month of September and many Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff members and their families took in the show.LaQuita Geis' granddaughter Emily Loy (pictured left) is clearly going to be a star! The sold out show has been a huge success since it first hit Broadway in 1997. The musical garnered 6 Tony Awards, incl
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Christiansens Welcome Baby Girl

Sep 21, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Jackie Christiansen and her husband Bret welcomed their daughter Gentri Wave on August 4, 2012. She weighed 7lb 9oz and measured 19.5 inches long. Gentri is Jackie and Bret's first child and they are really enjoying parenthood with their beautiful little girl.


And we thought Gentri was the last baby of the year for SJHL, but we were wrong. S
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SJHL Participates in Wichita Glow Run

Sep 21, 2012
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In July, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC launched their new wellness program, which encourages participants to live a well-rounded healthy lifestyle by giving points for various activities. The points system rewards employees for preventative care check-ups, exercise, eating healthy, social activity and encouraging others to do the same. This past weekend SJHL's Johnna Vosseller and Jenny Lang earned wellness points for their participation in the Glow
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The New Kansas Tax Act

Sep 20, 2012
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In May, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed the 2012 Kansas Tax Act that provides large tax cuts he hopes will boost the economy and create jobs. What many people are wondering is what does this mean for me? Although there is no real way to simplify it, this article provides a quick synopsis of what the new Act means for individuals and businesses. It is important to remember that this Act will have no impact on your 2012 tax returns, as it will be effective January
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June Winners

Jul 30, 2012
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Believe it or not, we had some different winners in our monthly Patronization Program drawing! We even had a client recognized that had yet to be drawn. Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Patronization Program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winners are drawn. We had 19 clients represented in June's drawing. Congratulations to
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Merging Multiple Accounts in QuickBooks

Jul 26, 2012
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Does the same entity have multiple listings in your QuickBooks? You may need to consolidate those accounts, but do not want to run the risk of losing any data from either one. By following these steps, you will be able to merge two vendors and keep all historical data. This will work for items, customers and accounts.
1. Look to your Lists Menu and select "Vendors" or go to Vendors Center depending upon your version of QuickBooks2. Determine which vendor yo
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SJHL Implementing Wellness Program

Jul 19, 2012
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As you may remember from an article a few months ago, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is a participant in the WorkWell KS initiative. This is an initiative created by the Kansas Health Foundation with the goal to make Kansas the healthiest state in the U.S. It is being coordinated by the Wichita Business Coalition on Healthcare. On July 1, SJHL took the first step to implementing their new Wellness Program with the hope of encouraging staff to live a well-round
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Janzen Gets Married

Jul 16, 2012
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On June 30, 2012, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC partner Keith Janzen was married to Dorothy "Dot" Harder in Jamaica. This is a love story that was over 35 years in the making. Keith remembers Dot from when he was a freshman in high school at Hesston, she was a cheerleader at Moundridge. In fact, his best friend Mike King was dared to sit next to her at an event back when they were in high school. Keith and Dot even gradu

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SJHL Welcomes Andrew Bohme

Jul 9, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Bohme to our accounting staff. Andrew is a 2002 graduate of Atwood High School in Atwood, KS and a 2012 graduate of The University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, NC where he received his Bachelor's of Science in Accounting.
Prior to completing his degree, Andrew was in the Army from 2004-2007 stationed at Fort Campbell, KY with the 101st Airborne Division. He had a one y
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Viva Las Vegas

Jul 6, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Luke Logan spent June 10 - 13 in Las Vegas for the AICPA Practitioners Symposium Tech+ Conference and 2012 AAM Summit. This conference brought together accounting professionals including partners, technology departments and marketing managers. The event included around 1600 attendees and took place at the Aria Resort and Casino. While at the event, Luke met up with members of his MAP IT group.
The conference had ses
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Children Make Their Mommies Winners

Jul 5, 2012
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This title may seem a bit strange, but it is accurate. Two of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's moms were winners of May's Patronization Program drawing due to their kids. Although very true for one, we have to take the other one's word for it. This program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winners are drawn. We had 14 client
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Showers Without Rain

Jun 29, 2012
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Even with some dry weather conditions, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has had no shortage of showers. In April we had two baby showers and one wedding shower, and on June 19th we had another for our third baby coming in 2012. With help from the ladies at Wise & Reber, L.C., SJHL showered Jackie Christiansen as she and her husband Bret prepare to welcome their little girl in early August.
This is Jackie and Bret's first chi
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Loyd Earns CFE Credential

Jun 27, 2012
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The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world's largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, is pleased to award D. Scot Loyd of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC, the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. In order to become a CFE, Loyd has met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE

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7 Items to Consider When Paying for College

Jun 22, 2012
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Although the upcoming school year may be the last thing on your mind right now as we are right in the middle of summer, but it may be something to think about. Especially if you or your kids are headed off to college in the fall and you are wondering how you will pay for it. There are many factors and options to consider when looking to fund higher education. Your situation will greatly affect the best options for you. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student
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Reconciling Your Accounts in QuickBooks

Jun 18, 2012
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Although reconciling your bank statements monthly is very important, it is often overlooked in bookkeeping. Regularly reconciling your statements (preferably monthly) keeps your books on-track and accurate. And most importantly, allows you to spot a problem before it snowballs out of control.
The below steps show you how to easily reconcile your bank account in QuickBooks.In QuickBooks, choose Banking then Reconcile. This will display the "Begin Reconciliation
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Baby Boy Bassinger

Jun 14, 2012
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On May Day we had one SJHL baby born, baby girl Rierson. Memorial Day brought another one, this time a boy! On May 28, 2012, Cassondra and Chad Basinger welcomed their son Wyatt J. Basinger to the world at 6:45 a.m. Wyatt weighed in at 7lb 12oz and was 21 inches long. Mom and dad are happy to have another addition to their family and the farm. He came right on time for his very first harvest, but we cannot confirm whether he is driving a tractor yet or not. Since
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Our Clients Keep Us Fed

Jun 11, 2012
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These are just a few of our clients that have been recognized through our Patronization Program.

We here at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC are always proud to support our clients. One way we are able to do this is through our Patronization Program. This program enco
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Walking to End Cancer

Jun 10, 2012
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Friday, June 1, the rain and clouds cleared to make a for a beautiful evening for Relay for Life of McPherson County. Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's team celebrated their fundraising efforts and walked to help with cancer research. The festivities included the McPherson Arts Council Children's Choir singing, a Survivors' Lap and Willie the Wildcat! <

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Regier Joins SJHL as Summer Intern

Jun 4, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to have John Regier on board as a 2012 Summer Intern. John is a 2010 graduate of McPherson High School. He is currently attending McPherson College and will graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in Accounting, Finance and Marketing.

John will primarily be assisting with budgets in the McPherson office location at 123 S. Main. He has bee

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30 Years and Counting

Jun 3, 2012
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What do you remember about May 24, 1982? Maybe it is someone's birthday or maybe you were not even born yet to have a memory. Well, for managing partner Kyle Hawk, it was his first day on the job at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC. It was not quite 8 years later in 1990 when he became a partner.
Please help us in congratulating Kyle on this fantastic 30 year milestone! And as most of you know, we value our families here at SJHL, so we would also like to
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Birdie Season

May 30, 2012
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Spring brings many things each year, such as graduations, gardens and golfing! It is officially golf tournament season and Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Keith Janzen has set the "par" high (or low depending upon how you want to look at it.)
On Saturday, May 19, Keith participated in the 5th Annual Warrior Golf Classic that supports the athletic programs at Berean Academy in Newton, KS. Keith was on a team with Tom Saffel, Tyler Greer and John Reim
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Happily Ever After

May 28, 2012
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May 5th means far more to one Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC employee than just Cinco de Mayo. Julie Willems, formerly Huxman, will now be celebrating her wedding anniversary on that day with her new husband Jake Willems. Jake and Julie were wed, Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Newton Bible Church in Newton, KS. Their StoryJulie has known Jake's sister for quite sometime through a Bible Study group. For a year, Jake's sister tried to get him to call Julie, bu
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Memorial Day History

May 23, 2012
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Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday in 1873. It was finally recognized by all northern states in 1890. It was not until after WWI, that the South began to acknowledge the holiday. It was at that time when the holiday changed from only honoring those that died in the Civil War to honoring all Americans who died
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Save Yourself Time in QuickBooks

May 20, 2012
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Typically people put their car keys in the same place when they get home every day because it makes them easier to find the next time they need them. Think of all the

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Relay Team Hard at Work

May 18, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Relay for Life team was hard at work again last Friday, May 11th raising money for the cause. Those of you familiar with McPherson know that last Friday was All Schools Day, which meant many businesses were closed and a county wide parade took place that morning. SJHL took this opportunity to team up with Peoples Bank & Trust to sell food during the parade. All the proceeds will go to their respective Relay for Life Team
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Another Successful Penny War

May 15, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has logged another successful Penny War in the books. A Penny War is a fundraising competition that helps SJHL's Relay For Life team raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The firm was split into six random teams and each team received a jar. Pennies counted as positive points in any team's jar and anything larger (nickels, quarters, dollar bills, etc.) counted as negative points. The team with the highest n
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Offices Closed for All Schools Day May 11

May 9, 2012
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All Schools Day was started in 1914 as a way to celebrate the graduation of McPherson County eighth graders. Today, it is a celebration of education for all students. Friday kicks off with the parade down McPherson Main St. beginning at 10:30 a.m. You may want to get there early for good seats!
Read more about All Schools Day and the events for the remainder of the week at http://www.allschoolsday.com/index.html.
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Avoid Fraud in QuickBooks

May 7, 2012
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Unfortunately fraud and embezzlement are something you must always consider when running a business. The risk is always there, but if you are a QuickBooks user you can do a few simple things to help reduce your risk.
1. Have bank statements sent to the business owner's home. This will allow for you to view all transactions, regardless of what is being entered into QuickBooks. This may help deter embezzlement.
2. The bank statement should also be compared to w
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A Few of Our Favorite Things

May 4, 2012
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Last week Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC had our monthly drawing for the March Patronization Program winners. Turns out we are big food lovers, so Main Street Deli and McDonalds were the reason Jaymie Rothrock and Jackie Christiansen were big winners! Since we tend to frequent these two establishments, we thought it would be a good idea to share our favorite menu items.
Main Street Deli offers a diverse menu that includes quiche, sandwiches, soup, salads
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Knowing Right from Left and Right from Wrong

May 1, 2012
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As important as it is for the professional accountant to understand “right from left” in recording debits and credits of journal entries, it is even more essential for the accountant to understand “right from wrong” in meeting his or her professional responsibilities. Accounting professionals play an important role in society. They have been granted an exclusive right to

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SJHL Technology Tip

Apr 30, 2012
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We are always looking for ways to be faster and more efficient in our work. One way people do this is to not take time away from the keyboard to use their mouse when working in programs such as QuickBooks. However, figuring out how to do certain tasks from the keyboard can be tricky. You may already know that Ctrl+C will copy text and Ctrl+P will paste that text somewhere else. The question is, "How can I access all of the right-click commands when I am in 'keyb
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April Showers

Apr 27, 2012
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Spring is always a busy time for an accounting office, but this spring is particularly busy as we will add three more to the Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd family. Rory and Courtney Rierson are expecting their first child sometime around May 1 (so really any day now!). Then later in the month, around May 25, Chad and Cassondra Basinger will also be expe

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Bowling for the Kids

Apr 21, 2012
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Before tornadoes began hitting the area Saturday, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC took to the lanes at Starlite for Bowl for Kids' Sake. SJHL formed a team to raise money for both McPherson and Reno counties' Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team consisted of partner Keith Janzen, Kala Bruce, Jackie Christiansen, Courtney Rierson and Johnna Vosseller.
Bowl for Kids' Sake is probably the biggest fundraiser Big Brothers Big Sisters puts on each yea
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SJHL and M.A.C.C.C. Bring the Thunder

Apr 20, 2012
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Although the Midwest was hit hard this past weekend with storms and tornadoes, this is not the Thunder we are referencing. Friday, April 13th was Game 1 of the Berry Conference Finals for the Wichita Thunder Hockey team. This was the start of a 7 game series against the Texas Brahmas. The McPherson Arts Council Children's Choir was asked to come back for the second time this season and sing the National Anthem. Some of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's sta
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SJHL Offices Closed April 18

Apr 13, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC offices will be closed Wednesday, April 18 for our "Tax Holiday." Both the McPherson and Hutchinson locations will be open all day Tuesday, April 17 for the filing deadline and will re-open first thing Thursday morning.
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Buchman to Speak on Family-Owned Business

Apr 10, 2012
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The family enterprise is the backbone of the American economy, yet only 30% are sustained into the second generation and 10% into the third generation. A seminar titled "The Family Business Enterprise: Flourishing through Transition" will take place Thursday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Salina Country Club. This seminar will address how the family business can successfully transition from one generation to the next.
Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk
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SJHL Working to Get Well

Apr 3, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is part of an initiative to not only get McPherson healthier, but the entire state of Kansas. The Kansas Health Foundation has created a new state wide initiative in order to make Kansas the healthiest state in the U.S. This initiative is referred to as WorkWell KS and is being coordinated by the Wichita Business Coalition on Healthcare.

Chad Clark at the McPherson Healthcare Foundation and Greg McCullough a
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SJHL Involved in Guinness World Record

Apr 2, 2012
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On Saturday, March 24th more than 1200 people convened at Marion County Lake to set the world record for the "Most People Roasting Marshmallows." There is a lot involved in attempting to set or break a record for the "Guinness Book of World Records." The procedures are so strict in fact, that if a representative from Guinness World Records is not available, a valid witness must be designated to sign-off on the event. Swindoll, Janzen

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This Means War

Mar 23, 2012
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Dig out your pennies because the war has begun, the Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd Penny War! What is a Penny War? Well, a Penny War is a fundraising competition that will help the SJHL Relay for Life team raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Our office has been split into 6 random teams (except the Hutchinson office is their own team due to logistics) and each team will have their own jar. Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters or dollar bills can be placed i
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February Winners

Mar 22, 2012
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We here at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC are always proud to support our clients. One way we are able to do this is through our Patronization Program. This program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winners are drawn. Michelle Huddle and Carol Caster were February's winners for their purchases at Dr. Richard Penner, DDS and M
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Taxes Have Always Been Due April 15th - True or False

Mar 20, 2012
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The answer is false

Until 1955, returns were due on March 15. From 1913 to 1918, they were due even earlier, with taxpayers scrambling to meet a March 1 deadline.

In 1954, Congress changed the date to give IRS employees a break, because most returns were coming in near the deadline, swamping the agency.

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Celebrating 20 Years at Main Street Deli

Mar 8, 2012
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If you have ever spent any time in McPherson, odds are you have heard of or visited Main Street Deli. It has been a staple in the community since January 1992. This past January they celebrated their 20 year anniversary! The owner, Kim Zehr, still remembers walking in the back door her first day. However, at that time she was an employee, not running the show just yet. Kim's sister and brother-in-law Karen and Roger Horn were the original owners of the Deli and open
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Johnson Earns Gold

Mar 4, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC's office manager, Stephanie Thurman, spent a very nerve-wracking couple of days in Virginia the weekend of February 17th. She was there watching her son Beau Johnson compete for the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association State Wrestling Championship in the 132 pound weight class. All of the cheering and worrying was worth it, because Beau walked away with the title!
Beau is a senior at Virginia Episcopal Schoo
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You Know You Grew Up in the 80s If…

Feb 28, 2012
//You know you grew up in the 80s if you ever watched "Fraggle Rock" or "Pound Puppies" or got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class. A few Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff members, family and friends had a flashback to the 80s on Saturday when they attended "Who Killed the 80s: A Totally Tubular Radically Gnarly 80s Murder Mystery" that took place in the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, KS.
The show
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Supporting Our Clients

Feb 26, 2012
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We here at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC are always proud to support our clients. One way we are able to do this is through our Patronization Program. This program encourages staff to take their business to clients. Every month staff receive raffle tickets for each receipt they turn in from a client's business and then two winn
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Kaufman and Voth Provide Help During 2012 Tax Season

Feb 12, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to have

Justin Kaufman on board as a Tax Intern for the 2012 tax season. Justin is a 2007 graduate of Moundridge High School. He received his Associate of Applied Arts & Science in Business Administration from Hesston College in Hesston, KS in 2009 and his Bachelors of Business Administration with an Accounting Min
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SJHL Welcomes Darren Anderson

Feb 9, 2012
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Darren Anderson to our accounting staff. Darren is a 2001 graduate of Canton Galva High School and a 2005 graduate of Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business with concentrations in Accounting, Management and Finance.

Darren comes to SJHL from Vern Winter's Body Shop in McPherson, KS where he was the Shop Manager. He als

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Client Spotlight - Captivate Salon

Feb 5, 2012
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Lauryn Unruh & Jamie Hedlund
October 2010 brought to life the dreams of Jamie Hedlund, as well as a new hair salon to McPherson. Jamie has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 13 years and has always wanted to be the owner of her very own salon. Once she decided her kids were old enough where she could focus on starting a business, she bit the bullet and Captivate began, "the image you desire."
Captivate is located 1203 S.
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Kansas Celebration Quilt

Feb 2, 2012
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January 2011, Kansas celebrated 150 years. It was at that time the McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation launched a memorial quilt project to commemorate the anniversary for the McPherson community. This project would take a year to complete, and some very dedicated people's hard work. The quilt was displayed Sunday, January 29, 2012 on Kansas' 151st birthday at Stitches Quilt Shop on Main Street. The quilt's blocks were donated by people, organizations and b
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Get Financially Fit in the New Year

Jan 31, 2012
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The beginning of a new year often brings a feeling of change and a need to get organized. We tell ourselves we will do things differently this year, but the key is actually putting together a plan and sticking to it. Here are a few things you can do to prepare financially for the New Year.

Build a budget. Start with your monthly take home pay, and then pull out your last three months of bank and credit card statements. Review them for what you ha
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December Winners

Jan 29, 2012
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Thank you to Moundridge School District USD 423 and Captivate Salon for being great clients! Every time a Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff member makes a purchase with one of our clients, they are entered into a monthly drawing where two lucky ones win a fabulous prize.
Congratulations to Cassondra and Stephanie!Cassondra Basinger Stephanie Thurman
Cassondra Basinger was a first time winner this month. She cheered on the Moundridge Wildcat basketball t
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Yoga Studio in McPherson

Jan 12, 2012
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McPherson's Main Street is already pretty special with a community dedicated to keeping it revitalized. What makes Main Street and McPherson even more special is that it has its very own yoga studio. On the east side of the 200 block of Main Street you will see a section of purple. This is where you will find Whole Body Health, where Darsha Whorton provides massage therapy services and Kelli Dossett teaches yoga.
Twelve years ago Kelli began takin
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Happy New Year

Jan 8, 2012
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With a New Year comes reflection on the previous year and looking forward to the one to come. Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC had a very eventful 2011 and we are very much looking forward to 2012 as we have added a new office and new members to our team.
We are very proud to announce that 2011 marked our firm's 75 Year Anniversary! Since 1936, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has remained a staple in the McPherson community and we intend to continue
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Monthly Winners

Jan 2, 2012
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Drinking coffee and practicing yoga is what lead two Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff members to winning November's Patronization Program drawing. Congratulations to Sarah Buehrle and Jackie Christiansen!

Every time a Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff member makes a purchase with one of our clients, they are entered into a monthly drawing where two lucky staff members win a fabulous prize. Thanks to Java John's Sarah is all caffein
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Ugly Sweater Contest

Dec 29, 2011
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On December 15, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC had an Ugly Sweater Contest, and things got awful festive around the office!
Congratulations to our winner Courtney Rierson for the "Ugliest Sweater!"
Scroll down to see all the participants!
Carol, Julie & Cassondra
Jaymie & Jackie
Johnna & Courtney
Kala, LaQuita, Vicki & Sue
Rick, Michelle, Stephanie & Keith
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Seasons Greetings from SJHL

Dec 28, 2011
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Happy Holidays from everyone at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC!

Click the link below to view our "video card!"
http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/cHhqyZHYp3hMzE4W


The above photo was taken
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SJHL Gets Fit

Dec 21, 2011
//In October, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC began an inter-office "Winter Workout Challenge." Those participating are split into teams of 3 and earn a point for every 15 minutes they workout. There are monthly team prizes and at the end of the 3 month challenge, the winning team will win a grand prize and a drawing will be done for an individual grand prize. Each participant gets their name in the drawing 1 time for every 15 points they earn. This program has
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We are Loving It

Dec 20, 2011
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In 1940, a Bar-B-Que restaurant opened that would eventually make its mark on the world. That is when Dick and Mac McDonald started McDonalds Bar-B-Que in San Bernardino, CA with car-hop service. The McDonalds restaurant that is more similar to the one we know and love today was founded in 1948 when they shut-down for three months and reopened as a self-service, drive-in restaurant. Their staple menu item was the 15 cent hamburger. In 1955, McDonalds finally began makin
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Making Your Website Work

Dec 19, 2011
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There are not very many businesses left without a website. The Yellow Pages have almost become obsolete, making a web presence vital in order to be found. Now it is time to take this one step further and begin analyzing your website traffic. It may surprise you how easy this is to do and how little time it takes.
Questions you may be asking yourself right now: How do I set that up? What am I analyzing? Will I be able to understand the reporting? There are a variety
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Hawk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dec 8, 2011
//On November 16, 2011, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's managing partner Kyle Hawk, CPA, CMAP, was honored for his contributions as a leader in the accounting profession and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA). At the KSCPA annual meeting Kyle received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the KSCPA, presented to him by the outgoing Chairman John Bruckner. In the history of the KSCPA, they have only given out three of these awards. The KSCPA is the
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Sold to the Highest Bidder

Dec 4, 2011
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC found a fun and unique way to raise money for the McPherson County Community Foundation. Rather than throwing out and recycling some retired laptops, they were sold in a silent auction. SJHL staffers competed for the highest bid to the very last second before the auction closed at noon on November 16th.

MCCF was established in 2001 with the purpose to build charitable endowments and s

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Eating Out Wins SJHL Staffers' Money

Dec 1, 2011
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Every time a Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff member makes a purchase with one of our clients, they are entered into a monthly drawing where two lucky staff members win a fabulous prize. Although the drawing was held late in the month, and it is now December 1st, we do have winners of the Patronization Program Drawing for the month of October. It turns out eating out can actually put money in your pocket! Carol Caster and Kala Bruce ea
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Putting Vision into Action

Nov 29, 2011
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As “The Paradigm Man,” Joel Barker says, “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.” You can apply this mantra to pretty much anything, but let’s focus on Barker’s primary intent, your business.

“Vision without action is a dream.” In applying this to your busines

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High Marks for Small Kansas Towns

Nov 27, 2011
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Most people in Kansas, and even all over the country, have heard about The Largest Ball of Sisal Twine that sits in Cawker City, Kansas. Although this is impressive, what you may not know about the area is even more amazing. Did you know that only 6 percent of ALL United States' school districts test better in math than other students in the developed world? And did you know that the Waconda School District is one of these 6 perce
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Rothrock Covers Kansas to Colorado

Nov 20, 2011
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce that
Jaymie Rothrock
has successfully completed her Kansas Board of Accountancy requirements.

 

Jaymie was recently notified by the Kansas

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Deductions for Heavy SUVs and Trucks

Nov 19, 2011
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As you probably know, the 2010 Tax Relief Act provided bigger depreciation deductions for business assets. In fact, under Section 179, businesses can expense up to $500,000 of depreciable business assets acquired during 2011, with any remaining basis fully deducted using the 100% bonus depreciation. Unfortunately, unfavorable depreciation rules apply to most passenger autos and light trucks used in busi

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Preventative Care Important for Finances Too

Nov 16, 2011
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We still have a month or so before the New Year, but it is always a good time to discuss getting healthy. Right now you may be doing a mental checklist of what you ate today and how much you have exercised this week. Like most people, you are either feeling pretty proud of yourself or really guilty, and possibly figuring out ways to justify your bad diet. “The kids had ballgames four of the five nights this week.” Well you can stop blami
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Vosseller Earns CPA Designation

Nov 10, 2011
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce that Johnna Vossellerhas successfully passed the Kansas Board of Accountancy's CPA Exam.

Johnna was recently notified by the Kansas Board of Accountancy that she has successfully passed all four parts of the uniform certified public accountant examination, as well as the American Institute of CPA's Professional Ethics exam. She is now officially, Johnna

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You Could be Wasting Time in QuickBooks

Nov 9, 2011
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If you or your business uses QuickBooks®, then chances are good you are missing opportunities to be more efficient in the program. On Tuesday, November 8th, Stephanie Thurman and Vicki Courtney from Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC presented QuickBooks: Tips & Tricks. This event was hosted by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce.
During the two hour presentation, Stephanie and Vicki presented valuable short-cut keys and functions to use in QuickBooks®.
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Business Sense Runs in the Family

Oct 27, 2011
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Sweeties Cupcakes and Cook's Nook
When you ask most 7th graders what they want to do when they grow up, you don't usually get the answer, "I'm doing it!" Well if you asked McPherson Middle Schooler Kellsie Corrigan, that is exactly the answer you would get.
At 12 years, old Kellsie manages school, homework, swim team, a demanding gymnastics schedule and her own business. A year ago she started making cupcakes, and her hobby has now turned into
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SIMPLE IRA Plans - Employee Annual Notification Due November 2

Oct 26, 2011
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A Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE) IRA plan allows eligible employees to defer salary and requires an employer to contribute each year. An employer with a SIMPLE IRA plan deposits employee salary deferrals and makes its required contributions to each employee's SIMPLE IRA.

Though it avoids the complex nondiscrimination testing essential to a traditional 401(k) plan, a SIMPLE IRA plan has other important administrative r

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Row Row Row Your Boat

Oct 20, 2011
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The 1st Novice 8 boat from the Kansas State University rowing team brought home the gold October 2nd from Oklahoma City, OK. This was the last competition of the fall season, and they definitely finished strong. The team beat the boat that came in second by over a minute with a time of 15:00.932.
Although this does not relate to taxes or accounting in any way, it was a very exciting win for Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC. Allison Tuxhorn, the daughter of our
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Big Winners

Oct 19, 2011
//Congratulations to the winners of our September Patronization Program Drawing, Kala Bruce and Marie Shields! Their business at McPherson Dental Care and Petersen's Oil made them big winners in our last drawing. Every time an SJHL staff member makes a purchase with one of our clients, they are entered into a monthly drawing where two lucky staff members win a fabulous prize. This program encourages our staff to do business with our clients and thank them for choosing us.
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Maximize Your Tax Savings Before Year-End

Oct 13, 2011
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As we approach year-end, it's again time to focus on last-minute moves you can make to save taxes-both on your 2011 return and in future years. To get you started, we've included a few money-saving ideas here that you may want to put in action before the end of the year. Contact one of our tax specialists at (620) 241-1826 if you have questions about which ideas may be appropriate for you or if you want to discuss other tax-saving strategies.For 2011, the standa
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Future CPA?

Oct 6, 2011
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It may be too soon to tell, but we think she will be a CPA when she grows up. Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to congratulate Jaymie Rothrock and her husband Jonathan on their new bundle of joy, Brielle Reese!
Brielle arrived Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 5:47 p.m. The official weigh in was 7lbs 2oz and little Miss Rothrock is 20.5 inches long. Mother and daughter are both doing great and enjoying getting to know each other.
Like mother like
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Give Them Coffee…And They Will Come

Oct 4, 2011
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC hosted the McPherson County Chamber Coffee last Thursday and had quite the crowd! Around 75 guests came and packed into their office to enjoy some coffee, food and socializing.
Attendees were given calculator cards and challenged to get 3 SJHL employees to initial it in order to qualify for door prizes. These prizes were Dinner for 2 at the McPherson Country Club and a $25 Gift Certificate to Turkey Creek Golf Course. A s
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SJHL Adding Office in Hutchinson, KS

Sep 27, 2011
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Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC (SJHL) is excited to announce the acquisition of BSE, LLC (BSE), in Hutchinson, KS. The official change will take effect January 1, 2012. At that time both locations will go by Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC. Learn more about each firm and their staff at www.sjhl.com and www.cpabse.com.
Both SJHL and BSE have been looking for growth opportunities and have performed extensive research in order to find another firm that s
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SJHL Takes a Wild Ride at the State Fair

Sep 26, 2011
//As many of you probably know, the Kansas State Fair took place September 9th through the 18th in Hutchinson, KS. Many Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff members attended the Fair to take in the exhibits, enjoy the rides, eat some deep fat fried food and attend the many concerts.
The "Third Day" concert was a huge hit among SJHL staffers, as Luke Logan, Julie Huxman and Jan Nolde were all in attendance.
Scot Loyd and his son Ethan use the Fair as an o
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Recently Married?

Sep 25, 2011
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If you recently got married or are planning a wedding, the last thing on your mind is taxes. However, there are some important steps you need to take to avoid stress at tax time. Here are seven tips for newlyweds.
1. Notify the Social Security Administration: Report any name change to the Social Security Administration so your name and Social Security number will match when you file your next tax return. File a Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, at yo
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August Winners

Sep 17, 2011
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Congratulations to the winners of our August Patronization Program Drawing, Christina Henson and Courtney Rierson, and their purchases at the Kansas Underground Salt Museum! Every time an SJHL staff member makes a purchase with one of our clients, they are entered into a monthly drawing where two lucky staff members win a fabulous prize. This program encourages our staff to do business with our clients and thank them for choosing us.
A few weeks ago many of our staff
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SJHL Receives United Way Leadership Award

Sep 8, 2011
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On Tuesday, August 30th, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC attended the United Way 2011 Campaign Kickoff Luncheon. The luncheon took place in the Ballroom at the McPherson Opera House. SJHL was honored to receive a 2010 Employee Campaign Leadership Award for 66% participation and $116.66 per capita raised. Kyle Hawk, Managing Partner, accepted the award on behalf of SJHL.
The sit down lunch, provided by Scott's Hometown Foods, was held during a presentation
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SJHL Staff Member on Tour with U.S. Senator

Sep 1, 2011
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On Wednesday, August 24th, United States Senator Pat Roberts went on a "Drought Tour" in Kingman and Reno counties. Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Cassondra Basinger was one of fifty area farmers and agricultural officials from the state of Kansas who participated in this bus tour to see first-hand what our current drought has done to crops. Cassondra's husband Chad Basinger was selected as the official tour guide of the event. Chad and Cassondra ru
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SJHL Goes Underground

Aug 31, 2011

On Saturday, August 27th, members of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's staff, their spouses and friends were sent underground to try and solve a murder during the Kansas Underground Salt Museum's semi-annual Murder in the Mine dinner theater presentation of "Clue-less."

After they were outfitted with hard hats and rescuers, the group descended 650 feet underground via a hoist that took them on a minute and a half ride to the bottom. The mine's
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Courtney Rierson Passes CPA Exam

Aug 25, 2011

 

Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce that Courtney Riersonhas successfully passed the Kansas Board of Accountancy's CPA Exam.

Courtney was recently notified by the Kansas Board of Accountancy that she has successfully passed all four parts of the uniform certified public accountant examination, as wel

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Good Food and Green Thumbs

Aug 18, 2011
Congratulations to our July winners of the Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC Patronization Program drawing, Courtney Rierson and Stephanie Thurman. Their purchases at Neighbors Cafe and Smoky Valley Nursery made them big winners!
Every time an SJHL staff member makes a purchase with one of our clients, they are entered into a monthly drawing where two lucky staff members win a fabulous prize. This program encourages our staff to do busi
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SJHL Supports Children's Miracle Network Hospital

Aug 17, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011 was Dairy Queen's "Miracle Treat Day" and Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC took the opportunity to support a great cause and eat some ice cream. Participating Dairy Queens donated $1 or more of each Blizzard sale to the Children's Miracle Network Hospital. SJHL bought each staff member his or her Blizzard of choice in support of the cause. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children's hospita
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Teeing-Off for Warrior Athletics

Aug 7, 2011
 
Rick Tuxhorn (second from the right) is pictured above with Gary Brinkley of Gary's A/C & Heating (far left), Glenn Miller (second from the left) and Dr. Tom Simpson, Sterling College Board Member (far right).
Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd's Rick Tuxhorn played in the 14th Annual Warrior Wood & Wedge Golf Outing on Monday, June 27th at the Highlands Golf and Supper Club in Hutchinson, KS. 84 golfers participated in the all-day event. This even
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SJHL Launches New Website

Jul 31, 2011

Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC would like to officially announce the release of our new client-focused website www.sjhl.com! The website allows new and existing clients to view a list of SJHL services, read news on what the firm has been up to and learn about our 75 year history. Guests are able to view pictures, read professional biographies and learn fun facts about each staff member; such as one staff member's desire to teleport.
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2011 Dirty Dozen

Jul 30, 2011
The annual IRS list of the most notorious tax scams, the "Dirty Dozen," has been released. (See IRS News Release IR-2011-39 .) "The Dirty Dozen represents the worst of the worst tax scams," IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. "Don't fall prey to these tax scams. They may look tempting, but these fraudulent deals end up hurting people who participate in them." 2011 Dirty DozenWithout further ado, the following dastardly deeds make-up the IRS's 2
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Cavity Free at SJHL

Jul 28, 2011

Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC had our SJHL Client Patronization Program drawing for the month of June last week. Every time an SJHL staff member makes a purchase with one of our clients, he or she is entered into a monthly drawing for a fabulous prize. This month's winners both won for their business at two separate dental offices. SJHL is dedicated to our clients and a healthy smile!

We would like to congratulate
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100 Years…and Counting

Jul 21, 2011
Congratulations to McPherson Concrete Products, Co.! This year marks the company's one hundred year anniversary. McPherson Concrete Products began in 1911 when Lambert Anderson, a farmer, built a silo using concrete staves rather than the traditional redwood staves. One hundred years later, the company is one of the largest builders of commercial grain structures in the Midwest and is still family owned and operated by Lambert's grandson Chris Anderson. Many other fam
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SJHL Cheers on the Wingnuts

Jul 18, 2011
Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC staff who weren't traveling for the 4th of July holiday weekend, enjoyed a nice evening at the ball diamond Friday, July 1st. SJHL fought through the heat to watch the Wichita Wingnuts take on the Kansas City T-Bones at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Although the Wingnuts lost 11-8, SJHL staff and their families enjoyed a night out…even if it was a HOT one. The temperature at the stadium did not hit under 90 degrees Fahrenheit until
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SJHL Firm-Wide Summit

Jul 10, 2011
Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC spent two days last week focusing on our strategic plan for the coming year in a firm-wide summit. The summit was hosted at the Opera House and was facilitated by Sandra Wiley with Boomer Consulting out of Manhattan, KS. Boomer Consulting specializes in consulting for accounting firms and SJHL has had a great working relationship with them for many years. Some might call this planning session a
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Saving Your Employees Time

Jul 4, 2011

How often do you put in a long, hard days work, you are ready to head home, but wait…you still need to process payroll. How much time do you spend processing payroll in a week? No matter what your answer is, that is time you are not spending with your family or using to grow your business. There just aren't enough hours in a day. Let the payroll services team here at Swindoll, Ja

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Drum Roll Please…

Jun 19, 2011
Here at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC we appreciate our clients and really enjoy working with you. As a way of giving back, we reward members of the SJHL team when they support our clients outside of the office as well. We call this our SJHL Client Patronization Program. Any time someone at SJHL uses a client for a purchase or service they are entered into a monthly drawing. At the end of each month we draw two names for prizes.
We would like to congratulate our M
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McPherson County 2011 Relay for Life

Jun 6, 2011


 The caring and generous community of McPherson County shined at Relay For Life again this year! The event began with the opening ceremony on Friday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. Survivors in attendance were announced along with the teams that participated and raised money for the cause. Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC has two cancer survivors that were honored at the event, LaQuita Geis and Marie Shields. SJHL has organized a team almost
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SJHL Penny War

Jun 5, 2011
SJHL continued our support of McPherson's upcoming Relay For Life with a Penny War! What's a Penny War? It is a fundraising competition that helped SJHL's Relay For Life team raise money for the American Cancer Society.  The firm was split into five random teams and each team received a jar. Pennies counted as positive points in any team's jar and anything larger (nickels, quarters, dollar bills, etc.) counted as negative points.
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SJHL Named Among Best Accounting Firms to Work For by Accounting Today-2010

May 20, 2011
 

Kyle Hawk, Managing Member, announces Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC was recently named as one of the 2010 Best Accounting Firms to Work For, for the third consecutive year.

Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is the only Kansas firm named in the annual list of "Best Accounting Firms" which was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group, and is made up of a total of 100 companies.

"SJH

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Chet Buchman, CPA, CVA Promoted to Partner

May 18, 2011

The CPA firm of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Chet Buchman to Partner. 

Chet is a 2002 graduate of McPherson College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance and a 2003 graduate of Kansas State University where he received his Masters Degree of Accounting with an Emphasis in Taxation. 

Chet began his professional career at KPMG in Kans

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