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Business

  • Chamber speaker offers tips on Affordable Care Act

    Although the federal legislation creating the Affordable Care Act was aggressively opposed by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, that organization is embracing the task of helping businesses adapt to sweeping insurance changes.

    “Whether you are for it or against it, we’re all going to have to deal with it,” Ashli Watts said Wednesday.

  • Office Depot closing shop

    A global office supplier on Dixie Avenue is closing its doors.

    Office Depot has announced plans to shutter its store on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, in the Starlite Center near Kmart and industry competitor Staples.

    Signs dot the grass in front of the store alerting the public to the impending departure, promoting discounts on inventory with nothing held back. Signs on the doors of the store indicate savings of up to 40 percent on all merchandise.

    Store employees referred all questions about the closure to the corporate office in Boca Raton, Fla.

  • E'town business recognized for rapid growth

    For the second consecutive year, Elizabethtown-based Fitness Consulting Group has been recognized by Inc. magazine for being one of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately owned companies.

    The Inc. 5000, which includes 40 Kentucky companies this year, measures revenue growth over a three-year period and Fitness Consulting Group ranks No. 943 on the list for growth from 2009 to 2012.

  • Goats and sheep are Third Thursday topics
  • BBB: Avoid these classified ad website scams

    BBB is warning consumers to be cautious when responding to classified ads on Craigslist, especially when it is about a job or rental property posting.

    Recently, fake job postings and home rental scams are two of the most common Craigslist posting issues reported to BBB. Here are how the scams typically work: 

    1. The Online Rental Scam:

  • Helen’s Flowers named Store Front of the Month by RSBA

    Radcliff Small Business Alliance has launched RSBA Store Front of the Month, a new program intended to motivate members to maintain clean, attractive entrances to their business.

    Helen’s Flowers at 1309 N. Wilson Road is the first to be honored under the program. Marc and Melinda Roberts own the business.

  • The goose and the golden eggs

    Question: I remember the fable about a goose that lays golden eggs. Is there a goose that lays golden eggs?

    Answer: Yes, there is and the goose is right in front of our eyes and most cannot see it.

    I remember the fairy tale from my youth about the goose that laid golden eggs. The young man Jack climbed the beanstalk and found a giant who had a goose that laid golden eggs. He stole the goose and brought it back to his village. The villagers killed the goose to get any eggs inside and that was the end of the golden eggs.

  • Gold Vault Inn marks 30 years in business

    Marking 30 years of service, Gold Vault Inn in Radcliff also is updating and renovating rooms and considering ideas for improving the business’ curb appeal.

    Danny Sallee, who began work as the hotel’s manager in June, said it’s upgrading bedding in all of its room and renovations will include the addition of flat-screen televisions plus some rooms with hardwood floors.

    The facility features a conference center, business facilities, fitness room, breakfast bar and an indoor pool and hot tub in the atrium.

  • Setting priorities for harvest

    As harvest has begun for most producers in the county, we all have quickly realized patience will be needed as we progress through the fall.

  • Tears shed as Basham Lumber marks 50 years in business

    As two mayors shared memories of Basham Lumber Co. at its 50th anniversary celebration, tears disrupted their stories.

    Basham Lumber and its companion business, Red Hill Cutlery, were recognized during a ceremony conducted Friday by the Radcliff Small Business Alliance. In addition to the company’s service to builders, contractors and homeowners, it was praised for its service as a community partner.