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Business

  • BBB accepting nominations for Torch Awards

    The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is now accepting nominations for the BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics.

    BBB hosts its annual Torch Awards event to recognize and honor those companies and non-profit organiza­tions whose business practices and related activities in the community exemplify the BBB’s mis­sion of advancing marketplace trust. The program awards businesses and non-profit organizations that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their business practices in an ethical fashion.

  • Comcast announces local service upgrade

    Comcast has announced plans to provide wideband digital technology customers in Elizabethtown and Hardin County beginning next month. 

    Promoted under the slogan “World of More,” the upgrade will provide ­­­­more than ­­­50 new high-definition channels, more than 10 new standard definition channels and additional Video On Demand choices.

    The upgrade also eventually will increase Internet access speeds up to 50 Mbps.

  • Navy Federal Credit Union becomes BBB member

    Cathy Williamson, branch manager for the Better Business Bureau, presents an accreditation plaque to Kate Safstrom, branch operations manger for Navy Federal Credit Union. Navy Federal Credit Union recently qualified to be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. In order to be an accredited member of the BBB, the business must meet the 15 Standards for Membership established by the Better Business Bureau. To see if a company qualifies for accreditation in the Better Business Bureau contact them at 982-1289.

  • Towne Mall presents grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Towne Mall recently presented a grant of $500 to Emily Saul of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana from the Louise Marquez Volunteer Grant Program. Towne Mall and The Macerich Company are committed to enhancing the well-being of the communities we serve and the people who live in them.

  • Focus on Finance: Why estate planning is important – not just for the wealthy

    Question: My mother seems to think that because my siblings and I get along well that no estate planning on her part is necessary and we can just take care of everything together when she passes. I am trying to convince her that tough decisions in the best of families can cause conflict and put strain on relationships. What can I tell her to make her understand how important her involvement is now, even if she doesn’t have a lot of money?

  • Wright named to Court of the Table

     Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Steve Wright of Elizabethtown to qualify for the exclusive “Court of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table — The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.

  • Fort Knox Federal elects new board officers

    Howard A. Williams is the newly elected chairman of the Board of Directors for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. Williams and a new slate of officers were elected by their fellow Board members immediately following the Credit Union’s 60th Annual Membership Meeting earlier this month.

  • Cecilian Bank named ‘Cherished Partner’

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland recently presented The Cecilian Bank with their ‘Cherished Partner Award’ for the first quarter of 2011. 

  • Batteries Plus teams up with USA Cares

     Recent studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics find that the jobless rate of veterans is 15.6 percent - far exceeding the national average of nine percent. Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest and fastest growing battery franchise, was shocked by this gap and decided to create a campaign called, “Time to Care”, to help bridge it.

    Batteries Plus, with more than 450 stores nationwide, has teamed up with USA Cares, a nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 military service members, veterans and their families with basic financial needs.

  • 5-29 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.