Business Briefcase Feb, 19, 2010

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By The Staff

 Dietrich-Barnes joins The Sentinel-News

Diana Dietrich-Barnes has joined the staff of The Sentinel-News as an advertising consultant. Dietrich-Barnes is a native of the Middletown/Anchorage area and the former owner of a small interior design business. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she is married and the mother of three. She resides near Simpsonville.


Lentini joins Rogers Realty

Michael Lentini, a resident of Shelbyville for 36 years, has joined Coldwell Banker Larry Rogers Realty. Lentini graduated from Shelby County High School, has an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology and received his real estate license in 2010. He owns and operates a residential remodeling company in Shelbyville and also owns and manages several residential properties in Shelby Co. and Frankfort.   Lentini grew up working in his family’s restaurant in Louisville until his parents sold it in 2001. He is a member of the Catholic Church of the Annunciation and is married and has two sons and one daughter.


Job fair in Shelby rescheduled

A state job fair scheduled that was scheduled for Monday was rescheduled for March 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Shelby County Public Library.  KentuckianaWorks and the Office of Employment and Training are partnering with area public libraries to host a series of other job and resource fairs in the Greater Louisville area in February, March and April. An event scheduled for today in Oldham County also was canceled because of weather. A fair is scheduled for Feb. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Henry County Public Library in Eminence.


Financial course at extension office

The Financial Peace University money management program begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 27 at the Shelby County Extension Office. You can attend a free preview at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Thanks to scholarship money provided by the Citizens Union Bank and the Shelby County Extension Service, the first 20 families or individuals who sign up will pay only $50 dollars. During this course, participants will put together a monthly spending plan and begin to work to get out of debt for good. Couples and families will learn how to really communicate about money and set financial goals together. Call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to register for Financial Peace University.           


Wedding show is Feb. 28

The Shelby 2010 Wedding Show is Feb. 28 at Settle Gym. The sponsor is looking for vendors. Booth space is limited. Contact Charlene Nation (502) 257-3205 for information.


Chamber Showcase is March 27

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Community Showcase is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 27, at Shelby County High School. For more information, call 633-1636.


Gas prices down in area

Average retail gasoline prices in the Louisville area have fallen 8.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/g today. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.62/g, according to gasoline price Web site LouisvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Louisville during the past week, prices are 51.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average has decreased 11.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 67.6 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.


Automotive conference upcoming

Registration is now open for the 2010 Chairman’s Conference, Driving the Next 20 Years: Creating the New Automotive Industry in the South, which is June 7-8 in Lexington. The conference features strategies for the South to translate its tremendous automotive investment of the past decades into a world-leading industry characterized by technology and innovation. Gov. Steve Beshear is hosting the conference.

Dr. David Altig, senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will provide a data overview of the industry. Other speakers will be publicized in the future.

Deadline to register is March 31. For comments or questions, contact Scott Doron, director of the Southern Technology Council, at sdoron@southern.org.


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