Business briefcase: June 14, 2013

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By The Staff

Job Corps center to conduct statewide recruiting event


A statewide recruitment fair for potential students will be conducted later this month at the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center near Simpsonville.

The event, at 9:30 a.m. on June 28, will market the Job Corps’ application process and provide an overview of the center’s program and a tour of facilities. The center markets technical trades that include construction, medical and culinary arts. A high school diploma or GED as well as a driver’s license can be earned while attending Job Corps.

The center would like for potential students, ages 16 to 24, to bring their parents, guardians or sponsors to attend, along with their friends. Each candidate will complete a “pre-application form” that will give WMYJCC contact information for future evaluation.

Applicants are requested to contact the center for a reservation to attend, and transportation will be provided from the Nia Center in Louisville and the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Lexington for those who request it. 

For more information, contact Felicia Lee at 502-529-6807.


Neal receives mediator certificate renewal

Gregg Y. Neal of Neal & Davis, PLLC in Shelbyville, received his mediator certificate renewal from the Dispute Resolution Center of the Supreme Court of Florida. He has also received his renewal certification as a mediator from the Administrative Office of the Courts of Kentucky.

Both certificates require continuing mediation education, which he completed in Florida and Kentucky. Neal mediates disputes arising in the courts of Florida and Kentucky.


Howser joins Dimensions Salon

Gail Howser, a cosmetologist for 30 years, joined Dimensions Salon. Most recently she was co-owner of Sister Act Salon. Her hours are Tuesday through Friday, with evening appointments available Tuesday and Thursday.

For appointments or more information, call 633-4244.

She is married to Eddie Howser, bookkeeper at Shelby County Circuit Clerk’s office.


Tipton joins Great Clips

Robin Tipton is now with Great Clips in Shelbyville, where she specializes in haircuts. Tipton is a 2012 graduate from Empire in Louisville, with a master’s degree in hair coloring.

Tipton has four daughters and lives in Shelbyville.


Arby’s joins with BB/BS in Shelby

Arby’s Restaurant Group, in collaboration with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, has kicked off a community-wide fundraiser in 34 of its regional Arby’s stores, including Shelbyville.

The fundraiser, which launched June 1 and spans 8 weeks, stipulates that for every dollar donated, customers will receive a contribution card to sign and place inside the store, which includes a tear-off coupon for one dollar off a Roast Beef ‘N Cheddar sandwich on a future visit.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana will receive 100 percent of the net proceeds from each of the participating locations.

The goal is to raise more than $34,000 to fund new mentoring matches within Shelby and five other counties – $1,000 for each participating store.


Bulletin board

  • The Shelby County Fair will be today through June 22 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.
  • The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a seminar for small business owners or those who are considering starting a business. “Business Basics” will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at  Creative-Image Technologies, 211 Breighton Circle, No. 8 in Shelbyville. Registration can be done by visiting www.ShelbyCountyKyChamber.com  or by calling the Chamber at 502-633-1636. A light breakfast will be provided.  Although there is no fee to attend, reservations are required.  
  • The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled two of its monthly events. A morning mixer will be at 7:30-9 a.m. today at the Shelby County Public Library. To RSVP, send an E-mail to roriggs1@aol.com. Business After Hours will be at 4:30-6:30 p.m. June 25 at Midwest Metals, 40 Windhurst Way in Shelbyville.


Bits & bytes

  • Beginning July 1 and ending Aug. 11, the Louisville Slugger Museum will be open until 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and MetroTV have partnered to showcase Louisville's art, culture, dining and attractions scene to area residents. MetroTV will now broadcast the "Lookin @ Louisville" podcasts produced by the LCVB.
  • WKRD-AM (790) announced that Jody Demling, formerly of The Courier-Journal, would be the new host of the Early Birds morning show. Demling most recently has written for CardinalAuthority.com.
  • Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have risen 11.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.76 per gallon as of Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 644 gas outlets in Louisville. This compares with the national average that has not moved  in the last week to $3.64.


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.