Business briefcase: Nov. 6, 2009

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By The Staff

 Shelby Energy employees

honored, given new roles

Shelby Energy honored a worker for service and announced new assignments for several of its employees.

Rick Shaw of Shelby Energy has been chosen as Touchstone Energy’s Lineman of the Game. With no lost time accidents in his 32 ½ year career at Shelby Energy, he is truly the role model for everything a lineman should be.

Keith Miller has been chosen as Field Supervisor for Shelby Energy Cooperative. Miller is was a former Line Technician and has been with Shelby Energy for 32 years.

David Eubank has been named to the Lead Staking Technician position.  Eubank has been with the Cooperative since 1980 and has been in the staking area since 1997.

Dale Thomas has accepted the position of Staking Technician.  Thomas has been with the Cooperative since 2004.  Additionally he will be working on mapping/billing system data base verification and reconciliation. 


French named program director

by Kentucky Farm Bureau 

Christopher L. French has been named an area program director for Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.

French comes to the position following 11 years with Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, including the past six years as an agency underwriting support representative. He also held positions as an underwriting business analyst and a personal lines underwriter.

As area program director French will coordinate membership and service programs for Farm Bureau members in 12 counties of north-central Kentucky. He also will work with officers and directors of the county Farm Bureaus in his assigned area to set goals and implement effective leadership strategies. He begins work for the organization on Jan. 4.

French is a graduate of the University of Louisville and worked for United Parcel Service while in college.


Insight broadband ranked

best in area by J.D. Power

J.D. Power and Associates has released their annual ratings of customer satisfaction among Internet service providers, and Insight, which serves Shelby County, has come out on top in the Louisville area.

Ranking all major ISPs on performance and reliability, cost of service, customer service, billing and offerings and promotions, J.D. Power breaks down their rankings into four regions. Insight's Louisville market is included in the South Region of J.D. Power's ratings.

In its South Region findings, Insight's broadband service rated the highest among its competitors not only in Louisville, but also in its Lexington and Bowling Green markets. Among the 14 providers surveyed throughout the South, only Bright House Networks scored higher than Insight.


Entrepreneur seminar on Nov. 11

The FranNet of MidAmerica, serving the Louisville area, will be holding a seminar for entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs on Nov. 11 at Starbucks at 101 N Hurstbourne. The seminar will focus on careers in franchise ownership.

FranNet consultants work individually with clients who are interested in purchasing a franchise business. They use a specific profiling and consultative process to determine a business model unique to each person, suggesting specific franchises that would best fit with each person’s goals, skill sets and interests, both personally and professionally.

For more information contact Thom Crimans at 502-561-0620.