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Realtor Kiser earns certification
to handle foreclosure avoidance Wesley Kiser of Coldwell Banker Larry Rogers Realty in Shelbyville has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation for having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process. Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are much less costly than foreclosures. In the Shelbyville area, more than one in four homes are in danger of foreclosing. “This CDPE designation will be invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” Kiser said. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.” BPW info program to focus on pork The Shelby County Business & Professional Women’s Club invites all interested farmers and residents to attend an informational program at 6:30 p.m. June 14 to hear Warren Beeler of the National Pork Board discuss “The Pork Industry, More Than Just the Other White Meat.” This presentation will cover the food and pork business in our area, local farming trends and advances in pork production and what they mean to the food we buy. “Without a doubt, the pork industry and the farmers involved are major contributors to the state’s economy – affecting everything from employment and cash crops to taxes,” said Pam Hewitt, public relations specialist for the National Pork Board. “This informational discussion will allow you to learn more about how the industry is changing and what it means to you.” The program will be held at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance office on Mount Eden Road. Guests are welcome to attend the program only, or to eat a pork dinner catered by Kate Bemiss. The program is free. Cost for dinner is $10. Please RSVP if you plan to enjoy dinner by calling Kathy Miracle at 417-3150 or via email at email@example.com by June 11. Minority supplier fair The Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council is expecting more than 125 companies from 10 states to be represented at its 26th annual Business Opportunity Fair on June 16-17 in Louisville. The annual event facilitates connections between minority-owned businesses and major corporations. This year’s theme is “The Future is Now: Are You Ready?” Registration is now open at www.tsmsdc.com. Full schedules and prices are available. Defense contracting symposium Local manufacturers interested in defense contracting opportunities are invited to the Wired65 Defense Contracting Symposium on June 22 at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville. The program is in sponsorship with the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. The purpose of the symposium is to inform local manufacturers about potential defense contracting opportunities, how to pursue those opportunities and the resources available to support them in both Kentucky and Indiana. An agenda for the symposium is available at www.wired65.org/defense_symposium. Bits & Bytes Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center at Simpsonville will hold is next community relations committee meeting at noon Thursday. The center has created a direct referral database for its employer and business partners who are referring young people to Job Corps for additional skills and training. If you have someone to add to that database for contact purposes, contact Stephanie Barber at 502-722-3561. The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will have its next Business After Hours at 4:30-6:30 p.m. June 15 at Shelby County Chiropractic on Midland Trail, Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58 per gallon. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.73, 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.