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Beware basketball businesses that might steal your money
Don’t doubt the big business of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. In fact, it has drawn the attention of the Better Business Bureau in Louisville.
BBB issued an alert to advise fans to check out ticket offers before investing their money in the tournament, warning that some merchandise is stolen and counterfeit and that some tickets advertised in public forums such as Craigslist are in fact bogus.
Craigslist has thousands of sports tickets listed, but the site offers no guarantees, and sellers don’t have to provide identification to list tickets. If you decide to try buying a ticket outside the event, remember that there are no refunds or guarantees there, either. Official NCAA ticket information is available at http://www.ncaa.com/tickets.
To find lists of reputable, secondary market ticket firms that provide buyer protections, including money-back guarantees if tickets are fake, you can visit www.bbb.org. On some sites, sellers also must provide credit card numbers so the site can charge a seller’s card for the cost of replacement tickets if they sell fake tickets.
There also are lodging scams at tournament sites, and BBB advise fans ask lots of questions about package deals, especially those that market tickets with the hotel room.
Dean joins staff of Hair Flair Salon
Brooke Bryant Dean will join the staff of Hair Flair Salon, located at 488 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville, beginning Tuesday. Dean has been a licensed cosmetologist for 13 years and is experienced in cuts for women, men and children and also is experienced in color, perms, waxing and special-occasion up dos.
She will be open for appointments Tuesday through Saturday, with late nights available, and can be reached at 502-437-0176. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Dean and her three sons, Ty, Bryant and Knox, live in Shelbyville.
Jewish foundation names 2 directors
The Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has named Kathey Golightly Sanders and Matthew Williams as directors of major gifts.
Sanders has more than 20 years of fundraising experience. She most recently served as director of development for Nativity Academy at St. Boniface. Before that, she spent more than a decade as a fundraising consultant for nonprofit organizations. Sanders holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a master of divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Williams has worked in major gifts and development for nearly a decade. Most recently, he was the director of major gifts at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Williams has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of business administration from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina.
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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.