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Business

  • Economy forces Sammy's Market closure after 35 years

    Nelda and Sammy Wooten did not have much experience when they began operating the store and gas station that became known as Sammy’s Market on East Western Avenue in Sonora.
    A friend had the property available for lease 35 years ago, so the couple took it on and later bought the property, Nelda Wooten said.
    “We just got an opportunity, and we did it,” she said.

  • Schirmer promoted to senior loan originator

    Mike Schirmer was recently promoted to a senior loan originator with JP Mortgage company. Schirmer recently met the state and federal requirements to originate loans in the state of Kentucky by passing both the state and federal exams and is licensed with the state of Kentucky and National Mortgage License System.

  • Towne Commons celebrates grand opening

    The grand opening of Towne Commons Family Apartments means Elizabethtown’s newest housing community is ready for Hardin County residents to move in.

    Speakers and guests attending the ribbon cutting included Elizabethtown’s Mayor Tim Walker; Kentucky Housing Corporation officials; members of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce; Elizabethtown’s City Council; guests of the Pritchard Community Center; principals of LDG Development; The Weber Design Group and residents.

  • New leadership class introduced

    The first Leadership Hardin County class will be introduced tonight at the fall Community Relations gathering at the Proffitt family farm in Vine Grove.

    The 10-month program coordinated by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is the first leadership program staged since the four local chambers chose to merge. It includes 24 participants from local banks,  businesses, schools and governmental entities.

  • Business Calendar

    Monday, Sept. 17

  • Thrift Shop collects donations

    The Mystery Thrift Shop held a silent auction fund raiser to help with the medical expenses for Franklin the Pug, a rescue dog. Franklin was hit by several cars leaving him with broken legs and spinal cord injuries. He has been strolling around in a rear wheelchair and was recently selected for Stem Cell injections. After two injections, Franklin can move his hind legs and do other movements showing the major improvement in mobility and function with the stem cell treatment. The money collected will help pay for some of the medical expenses.

  • Business ties promotion to USA Cares

    atteries Plus, the nation’s largest battery and light bulb franchise, launched a campaign to benefit veterans by supporting USA Cares.

    The promotion is called Time to Care and runs Nov. 5-11, coinciding with Veterans Day. The Wisconsin-based company will roll out the program in its 470 stores, which includes its Elizabethtown store at 948 N. Mulberry St.

  • Oct. 9, 2011 Business Calendar

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    Academic and Employment Improvement, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; POC: North Hardin HOPE, 351-4673.

    Adult education (GED preparation, adult basic education, literacy and English as a second language): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Mulberry Helm Education Center, 114 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. POC: 769-8866.

  • Venture Group holds October meeting

     

    The Lincoln Trail Venture Group met on Oct. 5 at Stone Hearth Restaurant. Updates were presented from four companies that have received investments from the group.  Digitech Services/Jailtracker, Cool Cover LLC, CMS Text and Synapse were all represented at the meeting.

  • Shoney’s celebrates 25th anniversary

    Shoney’s of Elizabethtown celebrated their 25th anniversary in the Hardin County area with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 30. They are located at 1046 Executive Drive, Elizabethtown. In attendance were Amanda Portman, Shoney’s; Chamber board member Mark Haynes of Gold Star Realty/Hodges Auction; Shoney’s staff, friends and Chamber ambassadors.