Business Briefcase July 16, 2010

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By The Staff

 CUB promotes 6

Citizens Union Bank has announced a series of promotions. Names to new positions were: Lisa Elliott, Assistant Vice President & Commercial Portfolio Manager; Kris Hayden; Assistant Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer, Mary Layton, Vice President Deposit Services and Trust Officer. Brent Reece, Affordable Housing Asset Manager; Devon Twyford, First Vice President/Director of Organizational Development; and Bill Williams, First Vice President /Chief Credit Officer


School employees get training

A member of the Shelby County Public Schools’ central office staff has completed training requirements in a professional development program sponsored by the Kentucky School Boards Association. Jada Bastin was recognized at the Kentucky Organization of School Superintendents Assistants’ (KOSAA) Professional Assistants Academy July 9 in Lexington. Bastin serves as the administrative assistant in the Student Achievement Division. Bastin achieved Level 3 of the KOSAA academy’s 3-tiered training curriculum. This encompassed completion of designated activities and training covering areas such as communications, information confidentiality, the Kentucky Open Meetings law and records management. Also attending the conference were Cathy Davis, administrative assistant to the Superintendent, and Tina Pacey, administrative assistant to the Assistant Superintendent Operations.


New stylist at Shalom

Hair stylist Ms. Shay has moved to Shalom Salon, 517 Main Street, next to the Courthouse. Walk-in or call 633-1090 or 224-7251 for an appointment.


Shop Hop downtown

SMART (Shelbyville Merchant's Association for Retail Trade) will host Shop Hop again this year. This free event is Saturday through July 31. Participants pick up a "dance card" at participating downtown shops and visit each participating business to find a horseshoe and receive a stamp on their card. Once all cards have been stamped, the Shop Hop ticket is turned in to that last business. Winning entry is drawn at the Car Show on July 31. The winner receives $500 in "Downtown Dollars" that can be spent at any of the participating businesses. Participating businesses are The Keepsake Shop, Making Ends Meet, Tracy's Home Furnishings, CJs Candies, The Needle Nest, Lizzie Loo Photography, Avon For Guys and Dolls, The Ruby Rooster, Shelbyville Antique Market, Flowers by Sharon, and Through the Looking Glass. Visit www.shelbyvillelookingglass.com for more information.


Farm Bureau hosts candidates

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Board of Directors will host U.S. Senate nominees Jack Conway (D) and Rand Paul (R) at a "Measure the Candidates" forum on Thursday in Louisville. The event – held at the KFB state headquarters, 9201 Bunsen Parkway, from 10 a.m. to noon – is designed to provide the candidates with an opportunity to share their views on current agricultural issues with the KFB board and staff.

 This is a forum, not a debate, and is open only to the KFB Board of Directors, staff and members of the press. During the forum, each candidate is offered two minutes to make opening comments, and then presented with a series of topics from the KFB policy book. Questions specific to those policies will accompany each topic so that the candidates can provide insight into their alignment to the interests of KFB and its membership.


Bits & Bytes:


§       McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana will be helping employees in public safety cool off with a Free Smoothie on July 26. Police, firefighters and EMS will receive a free small Smoothie on this day at any McDonald’s Restaurant of Kentuckiana.

§       The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Surgical Review Corporation announced that Jewish Bariatric Care at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital (SMEH), along with Louisville Bariatric Surgical Assistants, have been approved for renewal as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.


§       Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have risen 9.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.74 per gallon. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71 per gallon, according to LouisvilleGasPrices.com.


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