Business Briefcase June 25, 2010

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By The Staff

 Fit For Life trainers get new certifications

Carolyne Slayton-Knox and William “Ron” Stewart, both personal trainers at Shelby Fit for Life, attended the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Leader Certification in La Grange on June 18. They learned the latest research in arthritis treatment, balance exercises, neurobics, and are now certified to lead the updated edition of the Arthritis Foundation’s most popular fitness class.   New classes will be offered to aid in managing arthritis pain and improving quality of life.

Slayton-Knox is now a certified teacher of the Bones for Life Program. Bones for Life offers exercises to help strengthen bones and manage osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Stewart has completed the Action Plan for Arthritis training course through the American College of Sports Medicine. Stewart is a certified personal trainer at Shelby Fit for Life and is also a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist. 


Leadership Shelby seeks applicants

Leadership Shelby is now accepting applications for the Class of 2011. Application forms, calendar and other information is available at leadershipshelby.com, or you may call 502-633-0813 for information.


Farm Bureau wins awards

Kentucky Farm Bureau won two national awards during the American Farm Bureau's 2010 Public Relations Conference held June 13-16 in Madison, Wis. Bob Shrader and Matt Hilton, Kentucky Farm Bureau's production crew for Bluegrass & Backroads, were honored with a first place award for both Best Video Feature Story and Best Video News Story.

Shrader and Hilton were also awarded with an honorable mention for the Best Video Program.

Bluegrass & Backroads has been nominated for an Emmy® by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Final selections for the award will be announced on July 31 at the 46th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy® Awards.


PSC seeks comment

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is seeking comments from individuals who could be affected by a change to allow broader retail competition for natural gas companies, including Louisville Gas & Electric and Atmos Energy in Shelby County. Those companies have provided their written testimonies on the issue to the PSC, which is available at psc.ky.gov.

Individuals wishing to comment my do so by Oct. 19 by writing the PSC, calling 502-564-9625 or sending an E-mail via the PSC’s Web site.


Small business trade show

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Centers located in Louisville and Elizabethtown are providing a “Take Your Business Global” seminar and tradeshow on July 28, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 365 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville.

The seminar and tradeshow will offer small business owners resources such as the U.S. Export Assistance Center; SBA Regional Export Solutions Group; the Kentucky International Trade Division; the Kentucky SBDC; the Kentucky World Trade Center, as well as insurers and freight forwarders who will be available for one-on-one discussion.

The event is free, however registration is required.  To register, call 502-574-1378 or visit http://kysbdc.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action.


Bits & Bytes:

§       Jagoe Homes, builders of the Meadow Glen development in Shelby County, has been placed on the Top 100 Builder List, an annual national ranking issued by industry publication Builder Magazine. Jagoe, based in Owensboro, reported 2009 as one of its most productive years since 2003, with significant increases in sales and market share. The company says it expects 43 percent growth during 2010 with plans to build 349 homes or more.

§       Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have risen 11.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.76 per gallon. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.7 cents per gallon to $2.73, according to LouisvilleGasPrices.com.


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