Business briefcase: May 16, 2014

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Crahan recognized by LPL Financial

K.C. Crahan, an independent LPL financial advisor at Crahan Wealth Management in Shelbyvile, 529 Main Street, has been recognized as a top financial advisor and named to the LPL Financial Freedom club. This distinction is based on an annual production of the approximately 13,500 registered advisors nationwide who are supported by LPL Financial.

“we congratulate K.C. for this excellent achievement, which demonstrates a strong commitment to vibrant business growth and exceptional client service,” said Derek Bruton, managing director, Independent Advisor Services. “Freedom Club advisors are among the most respected financial advisors in our industry. They serve as trusted partners for their clients and their communities.”

Crahan is affiliated with LPL Financial and provides independent financial planning services, investment advice and asset management services to more than 300 clients nationwide.


Harrod earns compliance award

Mike L. Harrod, a health systems sales manager, has been awarded the Mark Caffee Compliance Award from Grainger.

Each year five Grainger team members who exhibit Grainger’s commitment to compliance as outlined in the Code of Ethics for Doing Business with Government, Healthcare and Education-based Customers are recognized for the award .

Harrod manages the largest single Health System and has achieved four years straight of double-digit growth with this customer.

 “I have developed and maintained relationships … in supply chain, facilities, safety and security, and ethics and compliance,” Harrod said. “These relationships allow me to bring value-driven solutions that drive revenue for Grainger, as well as comply with the customer’s, Grainger’s and the company’s policies and obligations.”

Harrod also received the endorsement of ethics and compliance for all relevant employees to attend the Grainger Show.

“Managing this relationship has many complexities, but Mike led the way by not only managing them at the customer level, but also by staying very involved at the GPO level,” Grainger officials said in a release. “He understands the contract inside and out and is able to find the best opportunities to capitalize on and take share.”

Harrod lives in Shelbyville with his wife, Dawn, and their four children. 


Taylor joins Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker Larry K Rogers Realty is proud to announce that Jon Taylor has joined its firm. Taylor has been a licensed realtor since 2012, is a veteran of the U.S.Navy, having served in Desert Storm, and is a graduate of the University of Louisville.

A part-time small business owner and entrepreneur, Taylor also enjoys his work as MrQuickPick, a locksmith and residential rekeying service.

He and his wife Misty have four children and are members of Southeast Christian Church.


KU upgrades outage map

Since its launch in 2010, the online outage map has become a valuable tool for customers of Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric. The updated map is available on the company’s Web site, www.lge-ku.comand provides real-time outage data.

The updates include more mobile-friends capabilities and a weather radar layer similar to what meteorologists use.

For convenient access to the map, customers can add the to usage map tot their mobile device home page, so it appears as an icon.


Bulletin board

  • The Sweet Avisha, located in Burk’s Plaza, will have its grand opening in conjunction with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce on May 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Hosparus needs volunteers in Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties to provide patient support, administrative duties, hair care and massage therapy. The non-profit hospice organization will offer a free training, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on today at its main Louisville campus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr. To pre-register, contact Laura Harbolt at 502-719-8920 or lharbolt@hosparus.orgby Tuesday, May 12.
  • The Shelbyville Board of Realtors will have its annual golf scramble on June 9 at the Shelbyville Country Club. Check-in begins at 11:30 and there will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $75 per player, and sponsorship ranges from $100 to $200. The proceeds will go to Project Graduation. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited. For more information, or to register or sponsor a hole contact Donna Henshaw at 502-750-1244 or email shelbyvillebaoardofrealtors@gmail.com.


Bits & bytes:

  • Beginning May 15 Kroger’s senior customers can take advantage of a 5 percent discount for purchases every Thursday. The new weekly discounts will replace the one 10 percent discount that has been offered to seniors on the first Wednesday of each month, which will end Wednesday.
  • Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have risen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.80 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 fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week and stands at $3.62. Including the change in gas prices in Louisville during the past week, prices Sunday were 19.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 11.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 2.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 4.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.


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.