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Business Briefcase April 16, 2010

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By The Staff

Mooneyhan wins Leadership award

Leon Mooneyhan, CEO of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, was named 2010 Alumnus of the Year by Leadership Shelby at its 2010 alumni luncheon Thursday at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Mooneyhan is the former Superintendent of Shelby Co. Schools and was in the initial Leadership Shelby class of 1996. He was cited for his many leadership contributions to Shelby County during the years, including his leadership of the effort to build new conference center in downtown Shelbyville.

 

 

 Davis joins Federal Reserve

Shelby County native Jonathan Scott Davis has joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as an economic analyst.  The Dallas fed is one of 12 regional banks in the federal reserve system. Davis holds a doctorate in economics from Vanderbilt University.  He is the son of Margaret and Todd Davis of Simpsonville.  

 Promotion at AFB

American Founders Bank has promoted Adam Peterson to Assistant Vice President, Financial Center Manager of its Shelbyville Financial Center. Peterson joined AFB in January 2010 and previously was located at the bank’s Louisville-North Hurstbourne office.

 

Fund-raiser jazz brunch at Maggie’s

Maggie’s Bistro in Shelbyville is hosting the Madam Foo Foo Jazz Brunch at 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Madam Foo Foo offers specially designed hats for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. A portion of the proceeds donated to Second Stride. The event is $15.99 for adults and $7.99 for children.

 

Disability training for businesses

Options Unlimited will host a lunch at noon Wednesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville, for businesses to learn more about its services for individuals with disabilities in Shelby County. Job placement services and recreational activities will be discussed. The event is open to the public. Call Trish Goins to reserve lunch, 633-9725, or Willie Byrd, 955-7271.

 

Realtors change monthly schedule

The Shelbyville Board of Realtors will hold their next monthly luncheon in May on a different day than usual. A picnic will be held at Cloverbrook Farms, starting at 11:30 a.m. on May 19. This is not the usual third Thursday.  A formal announcement will arrive in early May.

 

Hosparus receives accreditation

Hosparus has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, meaning that it has earned accreditation for the next 39 months by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety.

“To become accredited, Hosparus was evaluated against a set of national standards by The Joint Commission’s team of surveyors experienced in the delivery of home care and hospice services,” says Gina Zimmermann, M.S., senior executive director, The Joint Commission.

Dr. Joe Rotella, Hosparus’s senior vice president/chief medical officer, says, “To ensure the highest safety and quality standards for our patients and their families, last November Hosparus chose to participate in a voluntary unannounced Joint Commission survey.”

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Hosparus has an office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

Trade expo fair at Whitney Young

The Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center in Simpsonville is sponsoring an Industry Advisory Council Trade Expo Fair and Go Green Initiative event on April 22. The center invites its business partners to meet its trade instructors and students and view displays of their hands-on skills and talents. Businesses or companies involved in green initiatives are invited to set up booths to display those initiatives and to provide networking opportunities. The event will be noon to 2 p.m. in the gymnasium. RSVP deadline is Friday. Call 722-3561 to make a reservation or for more information.

 

Bits & Bytes:

§       The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Jagoe Homes the 2010 Energy Star Leadership in Housing Award in recognition of Jagoe’s contributions to home construction that reduces energy usage and the emission of greenhouse gasses. During 2009 Jagoe built 239 new Energy Star-qualified homes.

§       Wired65 will hold a series of 3-day, entrepreneurial leadership training courses throughout the region, including one April 27-29 in Louisville. These courses that would normally cost at least $2000 are fully funded by Wired65 and available at no cost to you. Seating is limited, so those interested in attending need to submit a short application form that you can down load at www.wired65.org. For more information please contact Bill Thompson (502) 638-4430 or Laura Frankrone (502) 638-4433

§       The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by Thursday, the effective date for a rule requiring such training. The agency is on target to implement the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which would protect millions of children from lead poisoning. Information on firm certification: www.epa.gov/getleadsafe. To locate local EPA-accredited training providers, search through cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_training.htm.

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