The 18,230-square-foot store in the former World Market location includes a footwear department, home decor and apparel items.
The store employs 26 when fully staffed, according to a company release.
Burke’s Outlet Stores, LLC is a subsidiary of Bealls Outlet Stores, Inc., which falls under the umbrella of Bealls Inc., based in Bradenton, Fla.
For more information visit burkesoutlet.com.
HEIT, owned by Computer Services, Inc. in Paducah, announced the launch of its Cloud Housing Services, which enable financial institutions to outsource all of their IT servers and hardware needs to a cloud-based environment.
The services combine outsourced infrastructure and hardware services with HEIT’s integrated management and security solutions to provide a more affordable IT solution.
CSI also announced on Tuesday, Nov. 15, that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12.5 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Dec. 27 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Dec. 1.
“This dividend represents a 13.6 percent increase in the cash dividend paid in December 2010,” said Steven Powless, CEO, in a release.
Kentucky Oaks Mall held a grand re-opening celebration Saturday, Nov. 19, to mark the completion of the largest renovation project in its 28-year history.
Crews led by A&K Construction of Paducah installed new flooring, carpeting, skylights and an expanded food court area in the one-story, 350,000-square-foot building at 5101 Hinkleville Road.
An upgraded HVAC system, new exterior signs and new restrooms were also among the renovations.
A formal ceremony took place followed by live music from the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, “America’s Got Talent” winner Kevin Skinner and Paducah’s Lew Jetton and 61 South. Bella Thorne, who stars as CeCe Jones in Disney TV’s “Shake It Up!” greeted fans and signed autographs as well.
Karen Leigh and Jean Ann Cooper launched their new business, Signs & Signs Graphic Design Studio, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.
The shop on Paris Road in Mayfield prints T-shirts and creates signs, posters and more.
Construction of the Olmsted Dam near Olmsted, Ill., continued the week of Nov. 14 with the installation of a third sill shell dam segment, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers release.
The corps requested a slow down and no wake order for river traffic one mile below and above the Olmsted Locks as the shell was set in place.
The shell installation is the latest in the project to replace the outdated Dams 52 and 53, which is on track for completion in 2016 at a cost of just over $2 billion.
AT&T moved into a new store at 5021 Hinkleville Road and opened the doors Nov. 22.
The new 4,512-square-foot location is almost twice the size of AT&T’s former Paducah location at 5134 Hinkleville Road.
Blake Jackson is the store’s manager and along with Area Manager Alan Falls, the store employs 24 employees who are trained to assist both customers with purchasing decisions, customer service and technical support.
Store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 270-444-0084 for more information.
David Cortazzo moved his entertainment and events company CNC Entertainment to Murray in December.
Cortazzo moved from Yuma, Ariz., to western Kentucky after establishing his company out West 10 years ago.
He said the company offers DJ services, photo booths, sound equipment and other entertainment equipment to service everything from weddings to parties to outdoor events.
CNC Entertainment employed eight people in Arizona, and Cortazzo said he plans to hire locally once the company is established. For more information call 928-446-1717 or email email@example.com.
Trover Health System in Madisonville and Baptist Healthcare System, headquartered in Louisville, are negotiating to add Trover as a member of the Baptist system.
Baptist Healthcare System owns Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, along with other hospitals with more than 1,650 licensed beds in Louisville, Lexington, Corbin and La Grange. The company also manages Hardin Memorial, a 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown and Pattie A. Clay, a 105-bed hospital in Richmond.
Trover Health System is an integrated health care provider serving western Kentucky for more than 55 years with seven locations in six counties.
Canoka Nursery opened Nov. 27 for the Christmas season at 4850 Reidland Road, according to a release from Len Williams, owner.
The nursery offerred fraser fir Christmas trees along with fresh wreaths, centerpieces and garland, custom flocking and stands.
Occunet, an occupational medicine provider, opened a new clinic at 5013 Gilbertsville Highway in Calvert City.
In business since 1998 in Paducah, Occunet is a group of medical professionals in business to serve the needs of the industrial and business communities with pre-employment, return to work and annual physical examinations. The location’s manager is Brent Canter.
The new clinic is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 270-909-2196.
Triangle Enterprises, Inc. of Paducah was named a Certificate of Merit winner in the national Zero Injury Safety Awards annual competition held by the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee.
The local company landed the designation for achieving more than 50,000 work hours with no Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable injuries on a single project site worked under the terms of the National Maintenance Agreement.
The company was recognized at a gala held Oct. 26 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and was one of 42 construction firms in the nation designated as a Certificate of Merit recipient.
V&V Costume Jewelry opened a second store in Paducah Square on Irvin Cobb Drive. Owners Von and Virgil Puckett opened the store with trendy fashion jewelry much like their Calvert City location at 65 S. Main St.
Alto Vineyards in southern Illinois won two gold medals at the American Wine Society Competition, and it was the only Illinois winery to receive recognition in the competition. The winery brought home five medals total, three silvers and the two gold.
The winery also garnered a gold medal at the Women’s International Competition in Sonoma, Calif.
Located in Alto Pass, Ill., Alto Vineyards is one of the wineries that make up the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area.
Steve Glisson, owner of Glisson Vineyards & Winery in McCracken County, opened a tasting room and retail store at 124 Market House Square.
Locals have been able to purchase Glisson’s wines at the Downtown Farmers’ Market for two years, and many of the same dry and semi-sweet varieties for sale there will be available at the new downtown location.
Breads, cheeses and deli meats are also be for sale. Glisson rents the location from the family of Sarah Roush, the late Paducah artist who adorned the building with colorful ceramic tiles.
Tentative hours for the winery are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
For more information call 270-495-9463 or visit glissonvineyards.com.
Construction continued in December on the new $4.2 million headquarters of Paducah & Louisville Railway, and employees may move into the building in February, according to Tom Garrett, P&L president.
Much of the exterior work was complete in early December as workers added wood trimming, framing and carpeting inside, said Ray Darnell, the project’s site superintendent with A&K Construction.
The 20,000-square-foot building is on Marine Way in front of Crounse Corp. about a block from the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.
The number of passengers flying out of Barkley Regional Airport the Tuesday before Thanksgiving through the following Tuesday increased 9.7 percent compared to last year, according to Richard Roof, airport manager. In 2010, 457 passengers left from Barkley Regional compared to the 501 who flew out this year.
Kentucky has climbed six places to No. 25 on Forbes’ annual Best States for Business list. The state’s ranking ties only one other state for the largest increase over a four-year period, jumping 19 spots since 2008.
The annual ranking takes into account a variety of factors, including business costs, growth prospects, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate and quality of life measures. Kentucky ranked highest in the business cost category ranking 12th.
ATTUS Technologies, an affiliate company of Computer Services, Inc. of Paducah, has branched out by adding new manufacturing and retail customers to its client list. ATTUS clients are companies hoping to comply with more regulations enforced by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security.
New clients include manufacturers Raydon Corp., Trek Bicycle and Wesco Manufacturing, a U.S. Armed Forces and NATO-approved defense contractor.
Retailers CNH Capital, Silicon Image and World Kitchen also partner with ATTUS to use the latter’s WatchDOG Pro software to verify the legitimacy of customers as well as to scan client and vendor lists against OFAC watch lists.
Payment Plus, Inc. is up and running in its new location at 84 Plantation Drive in Lone Oak behind Paducah Bank.
The company relocated its operations from West Paducah during the summer. An open house is set for late January, according to Tammy Zimmerman, Payment Plus owner.
In addition to executive offices, the new space includes a customer service department, conference room and an equipment display area. Zimmerman owns and operates the national provider of electronic payment processing services.
For more information call 270-366-0995 or visit paymentplusinc.com.
AAA Stow-A-Way Storage opened a new building with 85 units at 74 Construction Road in Mayfield. The Paducah-based storage company has 20 locations in Paducah, Kevil, Boaz, Mayfield and Metropolis, Ill.
The company is eyeing another site in Mayfield on Cuba Road, according to a press release.
For more information call 270-443-1511.
Feezor’s Restorations has moved to and expanded operations at 510 Florida St., the former location of Mack’s Body Shop. The body shop has a larger shop and paint booth for auto restorations and collision repair.
Brian Sayner launched Sayner Marketing Concepts, Inc., a complete marketing and public relations services company in Paducah. Sayner has more than 30 years of marketing and public relations experience.
His firm offers marketing, branding, web site development and maintenance, copy writing, video production and more. For more information call 270-554-0970.