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Business

  • Business briefcase: July 24, 2009

     Insight employees

  • Shelby boy learns business from growing strawberries

    D.J. Mikels grows and sells his own strawberries.

    And though that's not completely unusual in Shelby County, this local farmer is unique — he's 10 years old.

    D.J.'s interest in strawberries started when he was 5 years old and visited a friend of his dad's who grew strawberries.

    Though D.J. came back from that visit covered with the remnants of a strawberry fight with some friends, he also came back with an idea.

  • New Business: CJ's Candies

    New Business CJ's Candies

      We are: CJ's Candies Owned by: Carol and John Flannigan Address: 610 Main Street, Shelbyville Phone: 437-5344

    Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

  • Big move for the big movers

    Edwards Moving & Rigging, Inc. moves into former-84 Lumber property

    When you make a living moving hundreds of tons worth of structures and equipment, every move is a big move.

    But for Shelby-based Edwards Moving & Rigging, Inc., this could be the biggest move yet.

    With business growing, expansion was inevitable, and now Edwards has purchased what he said is an ideal location for the future of his company.

  • Associates in Pediatric Therapy has new audiologist

    Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a new audiologist, Amy Oliver.

    She provides complete hearing evaluations for both pediatric and adult patients and is trained to perform tympanometry, Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions testing and pure tone audiometry testing within a sound booth.

    Oliver recently completed her doctor of audiology degree from Salus University. She also holds state licensure in the department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as well as Hearing Instrument Specialists.

  • Fair's economic report: fair

    The bleachers nearly were packed with fans of the big tractors that pulled their loads down the stretch, sending a plume of thick black smoke into the air as they barreled to the finish line Saturday night. Big crowds are good news for the Shelby County A & M Association, commonly known as the fair board, which operates the fairgrounds.

  • Out with the new, in with the old

    With job security, rising fuel prices and overall debt weighing heavily on minds and wallets, more and more people are looking to save a buck.

    One increasingly popular method of dollar stretching is shopping for pre-owned items.

    And that goes right to the core of some local businesses, which have noticed some unusual trends.

  • New business: Affordable Lawn Care

    Affordable Lawn Care

    Phone: 502-437-0749 or 502-220-7594

    Owned by: Dean Moffett and his fiancé, Jessica Weaver.

    What we do: “They do mowing, any cleanup, basically anything anyone wants to do that they don’t have time or equipment to do,” said Charles Morgan, Moffett’s stepfather and assistant.

    “If somebody in a subdivision didn’t want to mow or had a vacation need, we’ll do whatever we need to do,” he said.

  • The New GM: Browning makes the cut, Bob Hook unsure

    General Motors Corporation has announced it will cut thousands of its dealerships across the nation, but the local impact of that is still unknown.

    David Hook, owner of Bob Hook Chevrolet of Shelbyville, said Thursday he still hasn’t heard anything from GM about whether or not his dealership will be a part of the leaner, more cost effective “New GM” expected to launch in the next 60 to 90 days as a separate company from the current GM.

  • Curbside recycling coming to Shelby

    The general consensus Dan Staples said he hears around the county is “we would recycle if curbside recycling was available.” Seeing the need, Staples, along with Jason Whisman and Jeff Long, want to make that option a reality and are working to get Living Green Curbside Recycling off the ground. “In the county there are no other curbside recycling services available,” Staples said. “We kicked around this idea for a year among business owners, family and friends.