• Oct. 9, 2011 Business Calendar





    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.

  • $5 million airport project begins

    A $5 million renovation project for Elizabethtown Regional Airport at Addington Field is one step closer to landing a commuter airline service.

    Overlay work on the runway temporarily will close the airport beginning today. Airport Manager Roger Lawson said the airport will be closed to flights for no more than 30 days, should everything run on schedule with weather conditions.

    The overlay work will range from about 5 1/2’’ deep to 10-14’’ deep in some places on the 6,000-foot runway, Lawson said.

  • Bush named manager at First Federal

    First Federal Savings Bank has named Tina Bush as retail/small business manager in charge of First Federal’s Retail and Small Business Lending Operations.

    Bush previously served as Banking Center Manager for First Federal’s Munfordville location and has several years experience in small business lending at the bank.

  • Waddell’s Auto & Scrap sponsor comedian

    Waddell’s Auto & Scrap Metal Recycling of Bardstown will be sponsoring comedian Etta May at the Historic State Theater on Nov. 12. Pictured are Kaelin Waddell, Brandon Waddell and Colby Gibson of Waddell’s Auto Recycling, along with Emily West, director at the State Theater.

  • N Touch Massage holds ribbon cutting

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony Sept. 23 for one of its members. N Touch Massage and Wellness Center, which also underwent a name change, is at Suite 104, 1201 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, which is in Magnet Business Park. The business can be contacted at 982-1221. Pictured are Brad Richardson, Chamber president/CEO, staff, family, friends and Chamber ambassadors.

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  • Burke's Outlet Store coming to Towne Mall in November

    Just in time for the holiday shopping season, consumers will find a new anchor store at Towne Mall.

    Brandenton, Fla.-based Burke’s Outlet is expected to open by Thanksgiving at the site of the former Dawahares at the front of the mall.

    “We are happy to have all our anchor stores occupied,’’ said Theresa Steinemann, business development and marketing manager at Towne Mall. “This is great for our guests, the mall as well as our community, through additional jobs that will become available with their store opening.’’

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