Workers completed the roof of the new office building at 1800 N. Eighth St. on Sept. 6 and planned to finish the building’s electrical wiring by the end of October.
“It’s coming along pretty fast,” Anderson said.
In June, Anderson announced employees will leave the company’s downtown office at 401 Washington St. Those 10 employees, including Anderson, will move to a new $750,000 office near the company’s water quality and distribution center.
The 5,900-square-foot building will feature more parking than the Washington Street location, Anderson said.
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People Plus, Inc. acquired the Calvert City office of Michigan-based Dari Integrity Resources, Inc., according to a People Plus release.
People Plus assumes the ongoing contracts and will hire the existing staff and employees.
“The Calvert City office is a good fit for our continued growth,” said Amy Sanderson, People Plus president, in a release.
People Plus has eight offices in Kentucky and celebrates its 25th anniversary in May 2013. The company places workers with employers in temporary positions that have the potential to turn into full-time positions.
“We intend to keep the office open in its current location and continue to recruit the best people to fill our increased demand for qualified employees for the area’s business, industry and government units,” Sanderson said in the release.
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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced a new tool, SizeUp, available to business owners and start-ups that helps them identify new customers and compare their performance against other businesses in their industry.
“Market research and analysis is critical for the success of any small business owner or entrepreneur. Tools like SizeUp deliver data right to the fingertips of business owners to help make smart decisions, said Karen Mills, SBA administrator, in a release.
SizeUp works by analyzing a business in comparison to other similar businesses in the same trade and provides geographic information on the marketplace, areas recommended for advertising, and prospective customers.
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A newly constructed McDonald’s advertised open doors last week at 3995 Hinkleville Road, where a previous McDonald’s location had operated.
Workers with Buffalo Construction of Louisville began in June tearing down the previous restaurant to make way for the new building with a brick facade and revamped design and features.
The new restaurant offers a double drive-through and 24-hour drive-through service.
“We have longevity as an employer in Paducah, employing over 250 people in McCracken County, and reopening this location let us provide even more jobs to the community,” said Mike Love, owner-operator, in a release.
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Paducah Federal Credit Union became Signet Federal Credit Union on Oct. 1. Alan Butler, president, also announced that the credit union plans to open a Mayfield office by the end of the year.
Originally chartered in 1939 as Paducah ICRR Credit Union, the financial institution has grown to become one of the region’s largest credit unions alongside C-Plant.
“In recent years our membership has steadily expanded into areas outside of Paducah,” Butler said in a release.
“We feel the timing is right for a new name, one that isn’t tied to a single locale. We chose Signet because we feel it represents the loyalty and the seal of trust our members have in our credit union.”
As of December, Paducah Federal Credit Union claimed $193 million in assets with 17,100 members, up from $172 million in assets and 16,600 members in summer 2010.
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The Ryan’s buffet restaurant at 801 Walmart Drive next to Ky. 121 North in Murray closed, according to a Murray Ledger & Times report. A Ryan’s representative told the newspaper that the lease on the restaurant had expired and the company chose not to renew it.
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ATTUS Technologies, Inc., an affiliate company of Computer Services, Inc. of Paducah, announced a new Vendor Assessment service as part of its Managed Compliance Service division.
A release from ATTUS, a Charlotte, N.C.,-based regulatory compliance solutions provider, said the new service assists companies in performing due diligence of third-party vendors, obtaining an in-depth view of their vendors’ internal IT processes, ensuring that appropriate controls are functioning properly and identifying areas of potential weakness.
The company looks to help companies as they increasingly rely on third-party vendors as a way to expand their product or service offerings.
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Baptist Prime Care opened Oct. 1 at its new location at Western Baptist Hospital.
No appointments are needed, and the new location offers expanded hours. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The new address is Doctors Office Building 1, Suite 103, 2601 Kentucky Ave. Call 270-415-4860 for more information.
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A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday marked the grand opening of Four Rivers Internal Medicine at 3131 Parisa Drive.
The new location offers extended office hours seven days a week, convenient parking and wireless internet access.
For more information call 270-444-8000 or visit fourriversinternalmedicine.com.
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Brian Bailey and Pat Lamb joined to form Bailey-Lamb Monument Company, Inc., a new monument business open in Vienna, Ill.
The business, located at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, offers granite memorials, mausoleums and cemetery inscriptions.
Lamb worked in the monument business with his father-in-law, Joe Reynolds, from 1972 until the business sold in 1999. Bailey has owned and operated the funeral home for 15 years.
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Don Travis, owner of Travis Refrigeration and A.T. Food Service Equipment, sold his business to Jim Garrett, owner of Supply Solutions, according to a release from Garrett.
Supply Solutions had combined two companies dating back to the 1940s, Paducah Woodenware & Harry Harris/ACRO Restaurant Supply. “Working together we will maximize our skills to provide our customers with even greater service,” Garrett said in a release.
“Combining our sales and distribution expertise with Travis’ proven service resources will make an even stronger company going forward.”
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Unemployment rates fell in 98 Kentucky counties between August 2011 and August this year, while 20 county rates increased and two stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Fulton County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 16.7 percent. Unemployment rates for Purchase counties in August: McCracken, 8 percent; Ballard, 8.8 percent; Calloway, 7.1 percent; Carlisle, 7.7 percent; Graves, 8.4 percent; Hickman, 8.8 percent; Marshall, 8.3 percent.
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Shabby Chic Furniture & Consignment, on Metropolis Lake Road next to Kenny’s Donut Hole, held a grand opening event on Oct. 6.
The new store offers an eclectic mix of shabby chic, cottage, country, vintage and some modern furniture, decor and accessories, according to owner Holly McCarthy.
Used furniture and consignment items are sold at 50 percent commission. McCarthy’s shop also offers accessories, decor, artwork and collectibles.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
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The Paducah Yoga Center re-branded itself as the Living Arts Center, offering more art and holistic exhibits among other new features, at Seventh Street and Broadway.
The center is hosted a celebration to mark the transition Oct. 6.
For more information call 270-519-6339.
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Dr. John Cecil will open The Cecil Clinic, a walk-in clinic with on-site X-ray and laboratory, by late October or early November at 5158 Village Square Drive.
Cecil is board certified in pediatrics and has provided medical services in Paducah for more than 30 years, 16 of those with experience in urgent care treatment of children and adults. He also has a special interest in treating Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and other behavioral and learning conditions. Office hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
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John Paul Henry, a local photographer and entrepreneur, will speak at a lunch seminar Oct. 30 hosted by Western Rivers Insurance to help provide regional nonprofits and churches with photography-related marketing information to better reach clients and donors.
Jonas Neihoff, of social networking company Socially Present, will discuss how to properly use the web to make marketing efforts most effective. The seminar is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at Starfish Orphan Ministry, 1000 Broadway. To register, visit johnpaulhenry.com/non-profit-seminar/
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Computer Services, Inc. of Paducah reported results for the second quarter and six months ended Aug. 31.
Second quarter revenues rose 11.8 percent to $48.6 million in fiscal 2013 compared with $43.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, according to a company release.
Second quarter net income declined 5.4 percent to $6.1 million compared with $6.4 million in the prior-year period. Consolidated revenues for the first six months of fiscal 2013 rose 15.1 percent to a record $96.6 million compared with $83.9 million for the same period in fiscal 2012. CSI’s growth in revenues benefited from a 3 percent increase in processing revenues and a 45.3 percent increase in other revenues compared with the first half of the prior fiscal year.
Operating income declined 2.6 percent to $19.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2013 compared with $19.9 million for the same period last year.
“Our growth in revenue benefited from the continued demand for our processing services and the contribution from HEIT Consulting, Inc. that we acquired in September 2011,” said Steven Powless, chief executive officer, in a release. “This quarter marked our 33rd consecutive quarter of revenue growth.
“We expect revenues and operating income to ramp up in the second half of this fiscal year due to new processing customers coming online and to continued growth from our other business units,” Powless said.
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Performance Off-Road of Paducah, 122 County Park Road, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday and a grand opening event Oct. 13.
Owners Jamey and Kelly Scruggs opened the shop, which specializes in wheels, tires, suspensions, shocks and engine performance upgrades for all vehicles, ATVs and side-by-sides.
Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information call 270-443-8288 or visit paducahoffroad.com.
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TQ Thrift has moved to a larger spot next to Holman House Cafeteria in the commercial space at 333 Irvin Cobb Drive. The consignment store has expanded after opening in October 2011.
Owner Tina Simpson held a grand opening event Oct. 13.
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A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 marked the opening of Tech Corner, 628 Broadway, a computer retail, repair and refurbishing business. For more information call 270-210-0766.
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Murray State University’s Bauernfeind College of Business ranked 104 out of the top 500 business schools on the Social Science Research Network, according to a university release.
The goal of the Social Science Research Network is to provide rapid dissemination online of research in the social sciences, including research in the business fields. SSRN partners with numerous academic organizations, publishers and universities to disseminate research.
Research from Bauernfeind College of Business professors that is distributed by SSRN raises Murray State’s ranking, and helps research findings reach a wider audience.
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Computer Services, Inc. of Paducah ranked 60th on the 2012 FinTech 100, an annual international listing representing the top vertical technology vendors that derive more than a third of their revenue from the financial industry as named by American Banker, Bank Technology News and IDC Financial Insights.
CSI also announced that ATTUS Technologies, Inc. — a CSI affiliate company — introduced its WatchDOG Social Compliance solution to help financial institutions manage their risk assessment strategy surrounding social media compliance.
By implementing the solution, financial institutions can more easily comply with regulatory requirements, allowing them to actively participate in social media without the risk of incurring compliance violations.
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Danny Evitts, Independence Bank’s McCracken County president, helped lead a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 12 for the bank’s planned Independence Hall-style headquarters at 3143 Broadway next to the former Coke plant.