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Business

  • Nichols wins state BPW Young Careerist award

    A Shelbyville resident was recently named the 2009 Kentucky Business and Professional Women Young Careerist.

    Elizabeth Nichols won the nomination by the Shelby County Business and Professional Women chapter and won the regional and state competitions. She was invited to give her speech at the national conference in St. Louis.

    Mary Jo Newton, past president of Shelby County BPW, said Nichols is the second from the chapter to win the state contest, which is for young, upcoming women in a career. Tina Tipton won in 1972.

  • Shelby County realtor gets shot on TV national show

    Local real estate agents try to sell clients on Shelby County every day, but Thursday night one agent got to show Shelby to the nation.

    Erika Williams, an agent at Remax Performance Realty in Shelbyville, and her client Sherrica White were selected earlier this year to be on the show House Hunters on HGTV.   

  • Shelby Industries launches new Web site

    Shelby Industries, an established company dating back to 1982, has launched a new Web site that will help customers take advantage of new products and services.

    During the past 18 months, Shelby Industries has expanded into new markets by promoting services in metal stamping, custom metal fabrication, welding, zinc plating, engineering services, construction products, logistic services and subassemblies.

  • Horse farms don't see spike in boarders

    With the Shelbyville Horse Show going on and the Kentucky State Fair approaching, there's a lot of horses in Shelby County, which boasts more than 200 horse farms.

    But representatives from some of those farms say they don't see much of an increase in boarding around the shows. Instead, most of the business they see is from training or breeding and the boarding that goes with it.

  • New Business: Concierge start-up in Shelby

    New Business: Courtesy Concierge

    Owned by: Elaine Schweitzer-Snellen

    Phone: (502) 310-6011

  • 'New building, same old friends'

    Creative Kids Preschool & Child Care has found a new home.

    The daycare has moved to 66 Brunerstown Road, near the Great Escape movie theater, into a facility that previously housed the Academy of Learning.  

    Creative Kids co-owner Kim Seewer said management already has invested $25,000 to renovate the building and make it their own.  

  • New Shelby store to be called Goody's

    Shelbyville’s new store is going to have an old name: Goody’s.

    That new retail outlet Stage Stores is opening next month will carry the Goody’s name.

    Stage obtained the Goody’s chain July 3 and decided to trade on that store’s popularity among shoppers in Shelby County. Originally the plan had been to open a Peebles store here on Aug. 20.

  • EARLIER: Peebles is coming to Shelbyville

    Shoppers for name-brand clothes soon will have another option if they want to buy locally. Peebles is coming.

    Peebles will open a department store in Shelbyville on Aug. 20, said Barry Lester, new store development administrator for the company.

    Peebles will occupy the space formerly leased by Goody's in Village Plaza on Midland Trail.

    Peebles bills itself as a specialist “in bringing nationally-known, brand-name apparel, accessories, footwear and cosmetics to small towns and communities across the U. S.”

  • Revere Packaging earns Supplier of the Year award from Continental

    For a short time, the production floor at Revere Packaging in Shelbyville was a sea of blue – and not everyone was a UK fan.

    The workers' sky blue shirts were a token of recognition of the food packaging company's latest award from one of its customers. Continental Airlines named Revere its Supplier of the Year for 2008.

  • Targeting a surge in shooting: Shelby man opens Shooters Roost

    Earl Adkins knows a trend when he sees one, and he's poised to take advantage of a surge in interest in gun-ownership and shooting.