Business Briefcase July 23, 2010

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By The Staff

 Bottom promoted at Landmark

Patty Bottom has been named human resources director of Shelbyville-based Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC effective Aug. 30. Bottom joined LCNI in 1984 as a personnel assistant. She has held several positions, including benefits manager, human resource generalist and her current role as human resource manager where she has overseen company benefits programs, selection and hiring, employment policies and procedures and regulatory compliance.  Landmark publishes more than 100 newspapers and specialty publications in 13 states.

Riner adds product line Shelby Riner of Shelbyville has become a new direct dealer for AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oils and performance products. In 1972 AMSOIL became the first synthetic motor oil in the world to meet American Petroleum Institute certification standards for passenger car engine lubricants.  “Many of today’s high performance vehicles have extreme lubrication demands. I chose to represent AMSOIL synthetic lubricants because I know that a lot of people are passionate about their cars and light trucks, and want to protect this equipment,” Riner said. Riner is owner of Derby Cycles, with stores in Frankfort, Lexington and Shelbyville.   Financial fair coming Yolanda Bradford, executive director of the HJW Career & Financial Literacy Institute, has announced the first Cornerstone Financial Literacy & Community Resource Fair will be held Aug. 28 at Clay Street Baptist Church in Shelbyville. This event is being offered to provide a one-stop opportunity for residents to learn about and take advantage of the quality community resources available within Shelby County. The philosophy of the community fair is primarily focused on financial literacy, homeownership, employment and to create community resources. The objective is to assist in offering basic financial principles that create an environment for self-sufficiency and asset building for members of the community.  For more information, call 502-647-3072 or 502-558-0762.

Republic to fund 20 scholarships Republic Bank Foundation will give 20 4-year scholarships to the University of Kentucky for students from the 12 Kentucky counties included in the bank’s network, including Shelby. Each Republic Bank Foundation Commonwealth Scholarship will provide $2,500 per year in a renewable annual scholarship. The total assistance for each student is $10,000 toward the cost of a 4-year degree program, or just over 12 percent of the cost of the student’s education.  “A college education is a tremendous financial burden for lots of families, especially in these economic times,” Republic CEO Steve Trager said.   Bits & bytes WKRD-FM 101.7 and 790 AM has announced that Dave Jennings will join Tony Vanetti on the Afternoon Underdogs show. Jennings for 6 years had been the host of the Joe B. & Denny Show, featuring former coaches Joe B. Hall and Denny Crum. Jennings replacement with that show has not been named. Financial and investment management firm Mercurio & Associates has changed its name to Mercurio Wealth Advisors, effective immediately. In business for nearly 25 years, the family-owned firm specializes in growing and preserving investment portfolios for hundreds of clients in the area. Mercurio Wealth Advisors is located at 330 N. Evergreen Rd. Suite 3, Louisville KY 40243.  For more information,  call 502-253-9366. Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have fallen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.67 per gallon. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.72, according to LouisvilleGasPrices.com.   The Sentinel-News welcomes Briefcase items. Information and photos may be E-mailed to sharonw@SentinelNews.com. The deadline is noon Wednesday.