Business briefcase: Feb. 8, 2013

-A A +A
By The Staff

Holland earns certification from financial planning board


Brad Holland, owner of Holland Financial Group in Shelbyville and an investment advisory representative with Lincoln Financial Securities Corp., has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP board).

By being allowed to use the CFP mark on his promotional material, Holland is identified as someone who has met the experience and ethical requirements of the board, has successfully completed financial planning coursework and has passed the a certification exam on the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits and estate planning.

The designation requires Holland to meet ongoing continuing education requirements.


CUB announces promotions

Citizens Union Bank, based in Shelbyville, announced six promotions from among its management team:

  • Tammy Thomas to senior vice president/affordable housing.
  • Chris Waford to senior vice president/mortgage lending.
  • Catherine Shake to Vice President/Senior Business Analyst.
  • Jeanne Willard to assistant vice president/branch manager.
  • Sherry Frazier to assistant vice president/branch manager III.
  • Heather Kelley to assistant vice president/branch manager III.


Big O to honor community givers           

Big O Tires of Shelbyville is one of several stores in Kentuckiana that is launching a monthly community awareness day, which will be began Wednesday and will continue the first Wednesday of each month to honor individuals who give back to the community.

Awareness days are set for social workers, law enforcement, firefighters, doctors and nurses, teachers, paramedics, youth counselors and others.

“At Big O Tires, karma starts with a ‘c’,” Greg Kimberlin, owner of the store in Shelbyville, said in a release announcing the program. “Through our Community CARMA Day program, we aim to give back to those who serve our community including military personnel, nurses, teachers and more.”

KentuckyOne sets headquarters

Officials of KentuckyOne Health, parent company of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, announced the company will have its headquarters location at 100 East Liberty Street in the Jewish Hospital Medical Plaza building in Louisville.

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare in Louisville and Saint Joseph Health System in Lexington merged on Jan. 1, 2012, to form KentuckyOne Health and recently partnered with University of Louisville Hospital/James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

KentuckyOne is the largest health system in Kentucky, with more than 200 locations and more than 3,100 licensed beds.

“Downtown Louisville is the right choice for our headquarters for a number of reasons, including the proximity to several of our Louisville facilities; easy access to other areas in the commonwealth; convenient access to the Louisville International Airport and a location in the largest city in the Commonwealth,” President & CEO Ruth W. Brinkley said in a release announcing the selection. “In addition, the Jewish Hospital Medical Plaza is already one of our owned assets, which made it a financially viable option.”


Bulletin board

  • The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will have a business after hours event at 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at McDaniel Insurance Agency
Holland Financial Group,
602 Main St. in Shelbyville.
  • The Shelby County Board of Realtors will have its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the conference room at Commonwealth Bank & Trust’s branch at 1501 Mount Eden Road. RSVP to ShebyvilleBoardofRealtors@gmail.com by Feb. 18.
  • The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 Community Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Shelby County High School. For more information, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or Johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com or visit http://business.shelbycountykychamber.com/Events/details/2013-community-....
  • HJW Career & Financial Literacy Institute, Inc. of Shelbyville, in partnership with Metro United Way, will be hosting the volunteer income tax assistance/tax counseling for the 2013 tax year in Shelby and Oldham Counties. This program is to assist families with free income tax preparation that meet the requirements for receiving the earned income tax credit. For tax year 2012, this amount is generally $50,000 and below. Also tax preparation is free for the elderly, aged 60 and older. The sites will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and certain Saturdays until April 15. For more information, call 647-3027 or 558-0762.


Bits & bytes

  • The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received a gift from the RJ Corman Railroad Group to bring digital mammography services to Saint Joseph Jessamine. This gift was made in honor of Rick Corman’s sister Sandy, and will create the Sandra J. Adams Digital Mammography Suite at Saint Joseph Jessamine. Corman is the founder of the RJ Corman Railroad Group.
  • Seven Counties Services, Inc., a provider of behavioral health services, has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health-care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The accreditation award recognizes Seven Counties Services’ dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
  • WAVE-Channel 3 in Louisville announced it would offer 40 hours of local newscasts plus breaking news in live streaming on its mobile app.
  • Kentucky ranks fourth in the nation for total light vehicle production, up from fifth in 2011. Kentucky ranked third nationally for production of passenger cars, and fourth for light trucks. In all, one in every 10 light vehicles produced in the United States during 2012 was made in Kentucky. Nearly all the cars produced in the state came from Toyota's Georgetown facility which increased its production by nearly 47 percent.
  • Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have risen 33.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53 per gallon as of Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 644 gas outlets in Louisville. This compares with the national average that has increased 14.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.48. Including this change, prices were 1.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 25.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 21.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 4.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.


Briefcase is compiled from press releases and other information submitted to The Sentinel-News. The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report. Information and photos may be E-mailed to sharonw@SentinelNews.com. The deadline is noon Wednesday.