• Business Briefcase: March 12, 2010

    CUB officials to help Scouts

    Pat Hargadon, district chair for Boy Scouts in the Pioneer District, which includes Shelby County, has announced that Billie Wade and David Bowling of Citizens Union Bank will serve as co-chairs of the Shelby County Friends of Scouting Campaign.

  • New business: 822 Main Property Management

    Address: 822 Main Street, Suite 6, Shelbyville.

    Who we are: Owner Mary Gonda started the property management business six years ago, and it grew so quickly that she sold it. However, on Jan. 1 this year she got the business back when the former owner no longer wanted to operate it.

    822 Main has also become a family business for Gonda.

  • New business: Donna's Cottage

    Owned by: Donna Smith White

    Location: 640 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville

    Open: Thursday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

    Phone: 321-2176

  • Business Briefcase Feb, 19, 2010

     Dietrich-Barnes joins The Sentinel-News

    Diana Dietrich-Barnes has joined the staff of The Sentinel-News as an advertising consultant. Dietrich-Barnes is a native of the Middletown/Anchorage area and the former owner of a small interior design business. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she is married and the mother of three. She resides near Simpsonville.

  • Bekaert to expand plant on Isaac Shelby Drive

    A company in Shelbyville is planning to add 10 new jobs as a result of expansion of its plant.

    Bekaert Corporation, located on Isaac Shelby Drive, and established in Shelbyville in 1990, currently employs 101 full-time employees.

    The company plans to add a hot-dip galvanizing line to its 260,000 square-foot plant, where it manufactures drawn steel wire products. The "hot-dip" process will provide corrosion protection for wire used in exposed environments, said in a statement released from Gov. Steve Beshear's office.

  • Business Briefcase March 5, 2010

     AFB makes appointments

    American Founders Bank is pleased to make the following personnel announcements:

  • Tomatoes playing catch-up at Wendy's

    Yes, we have no tomatoes. We have no tomatoes today.

    Well, the signs at Wendy’s restaurants in Shelby County sort of say that.

    They tell customers that tomatoes only will be available on certain items and by request because of a worldwide tomato shortage.

  • Business Briefcase Feb, 26, 2010

     Webb named RE/MAX top 10

  • JCTC dedicates room to Industrial Foundation

    When the idea of putting a campus for the Jefferson Community and Technical College in Shelby County came along 10 years ago, location was a key issue.

    But the Shelby Industrial and Development Foundation put an end to that concern - acquiring acreage next to Shelby County High School that wasn't even for sale - and the school had its new home.

    On Monday, JCTC officials said thanks to the foundation, unveiling a plaque that dedicated the school's community room in its honor.

  • A local plant is back in operation

    Superb IPC LLC opened its doors in November, 2009 at 300 Isaac Shelby Drive, a facility previous owned and operated by Greenkote. 

    A partnership of former managers from Greenkote -- Michael Hesketh, Milton Sheehan and Bill Ramsey -- acquired all assets and provided the working capital to re-established the business.

    Stacy Craig, Plant Manager of Superb IPC said that the facility currently has only six employees but plans to hire more as soon as business is awarded.

    When Greenkote closed in January 2009 it employed 54 people.