Business Briefcase Jan. 29, 2010

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By The Staff

 Kiser named top realtor

Wesley Kiser with Coldwell Banker Larry K. Rogers Realty was named Realtor of the Year by the Shelbyville Board of Realtors at its luncheon last week. Kiser has been licensed since 2001 and a full-time agent since 2003.


Seven Counties earns accreditation

Seven Counties Services, Inc., has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. Seven Counties Services, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation, is the state-designated regional behavioral health and developmental services organization for Louisville and surrounding counties, including Shelby.

Its missionis to build healthy communities by helping individuals and families who are affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, addictions and abuse realize their potential, and it is the largest non-hospital, not-for-profit and one of the top 30 employers in the Louisville metro area.

The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, onsite evaluation of the organization’s facilities and programs in November. The accreditation recognizes Seven Counties’ dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.

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 and evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.


Six Flags to begin hiring

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville will have a job fair on Feb. 17 to begin the process to hiring employees for this season. Jobs will be available in rides, food service, games, retail, entertainment, aquatics, guest relations, admissions and human resources. There are also jobs for adults in security, information systems, revenue control and loss prevention. There are also temp positions. Internships are available as well.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.sixflagsjobs.com and go to the job fair at 12-4 p.m. on Feb. 17 or 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 20. Business appropriate attire (no jeans, sweats) is expected. For questions, call 502-375-0992 or 1-800-727-3267.


Farmers Capital Bank CEO resigns

Farmers Capital Bank Corp. still faces obstacles in the wake of CEO Tony Busseni’s resignation, including repayment of a $30 million federal loan and a cease-and-desist order against one of its subsidiaries. Company officials say they’re making progress on all three issues.

Busseni resigned Monday – neither he nor any company officials would comment on the matter. Lloyd Hillard Jr. was appointed to replace Busseni as CEO and president. Doug Carpenter, senior vice president and CFO, described Hillard as a “great leader.”

Farmers Capital Bank Corp. is the holding company for 36 banks in central and northern Kentucky. The company must repay a $30 million federal loan and a subsidiary is under a cease-and-desist order from federal regulators.

The FDIC recently published an order requiring United Bank and Trust of Versailles, a subsidiary of Farmers Capital Bank Corp., to cease and desist from alleged “unsafe or unsound banking practices.”

One year after the merger, United Bank lost $2.2 million, and the number of loans past due increased to more than 5,500, according to the FDIC.


Lexington CVB launches iPhone application


The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau recently launched a free slide puzzle iPhone application.  Developed by Agent511, an Owensboro and Chicago-based mobile technology company, the slide puzzle features nine beautiful images of Lexington's Bluegrass Region. The application is available for download from the Apple iTunes' store and on www.visitlex.com.

 "We're always looking for new, fun ways to connect with visitors to Lexington's Bluegrass Region.  This puzzle is fun to play, challenging and very addictive,” said Mary Quinn Ramer, Vice President of Tourism Marketing."


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