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Business

  • Sentinel-News launches new Web site

    When you visit www.SentinelNews.com today, you’ll see a whole new Web site.
    The Sentinel-News has launched an update that adds more content, features and interactive opportunities.
    The site remains under construction, so you may have to avoid some debris and dust as you check it out.

  • Shelby’s retail businesses saw better times in 2010

    Two words describe the trends that took over for Shelby County's retail businesses in 2010 – expanding and local.

    Those two words also help describe the national outlook as the country continues to climb out of a deep recession.

    Sales continued to grow during the final six months of the year, and experts say that consumers are finally contributing to growth. Shoppers are feeling more secure in their jobs, and the decline of high unemployment rates will be the next to follow.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 31, 2010

    Sorrell named CEO
    of BCCLT engineering

    Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. announced that Tom Sorrell has been promoted to chief executive officer.
    Sorrell, a University of Louisville graduate, is a third-generation owner and has been with the firm since 1987
    Firm President Joe Chan remarked that Sorrell is very deserving of this position and has always worked for the best interest of the company.  

  • Ford’s changes a boost locally

    Ford Motor Company's retooling of the Louisville Assembly Plant is going to have some spillover into Shelby County.
    When Martinrea International reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers Local 238 last year, management said new programs would be coming.
    It appears that Ford's changes for Louisville are going to be a big part of those new programs.
    Earlier this month, Ford announced plans to retool and expand the Louisville Assembly Plant, which currently makes the Explorer. The changes will move the Explorer production to Chicago.

  • Permits: Dec. 31, 2010

    Paul and Karen Waller, 1103 Majestic Way, house, main structure, 9,364 square feet, $870,000
    Charles Rogalinski, 506 Garden Court, storage building, accessory structure, 15x15, $7,800
    Jean Jesse, 1169 Rockbridge Road, barn, accessory structure, 378 square feet, $1,000
    Key Homes, 4751 Fox Run Road, house, main structure, 4,781 square feet, $220,000
    Barbara Yates, 1709 Lakeside Drive, storage building, accessory structure, 140 square feet, $10
    Robinson and Chandler Megibben, 909 Main Street, sign, accessory structure, 25 square feet, $500

  • New Business: Barnett Baking Company Cake Shop and Cafe

    Address: 206 Washington Street
     
    Who we are: Owner Nancy Barnett has been working in the hospitality industry for 15 years. She is originally from Harrodsburg, and moved to Shelby County in 2006. She had opened a shop in Bagdad and moved that to Washington Street on Nov. 15. Barnett started waiting tables at age 18, and the summer after she graduated high school, she started making desserts for the restaurant and said she developed a passion for that work.

  • New business: Innovative Emotions

    Address: 810 Main Street, Shelbyville

     

  • New contract, award have RFC and guests flying high

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  • Business Briefcase Dec. 10, 2010

     New Proffitt at CUB

    Citizens Union Bank announced the hiring of Dana Proffitt as vice president of treasury services. 

     

    New stylist at Salon 722

    Frieda Seppenfield is a new stylist at Salon722 in Simpsonville. She works there Tuesday through Saturday.

     

    McCray named HR specialist of LCNI

  • Deck the halls -- and mantles, trees and banisters

    As Christmas approaches, people are finding many more ways to deck their halls than using boughs of holly.

    But sometimes they need a little help with ideas, and several businesses in Shelby County are positioned to help them out.