Local business briefs 081703

August 19, 2003

Simpson honored

for community service

David Simpson has earned one of only six awards from National City's Community Banking organization recognizing outstanding community service. Simpson currently serves as National City's local market president in Danville and regional manager of small business banking.

He will receive the National City Distinguished Community Service Award in ceremonies this month in Cleveland with the company's senior managers.

"David represents everything that a good banker should be: He's plugged into the community, eager to serve and always looking for ways to make Central Kentucky an even better place to live and work," said Eddy Barber, executive vice president and community network executive for Kentucky. "We care about doing what's right for our customers and our communities, and this award has been created to recognize the best of our great Community Banking team. We're proud of the work David has done, and it's our privilege to recognize his achievements."


Simpson's community involvement includes serving as co-chair for the Leadership Boyle County Program, member of the Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, chairman and member of the board for Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, member of the Danville Rotary and past board member and president. He previously was coordinator for the Chamber of Commerce/Steven Covey Workshops, executive board member for the American Red Cross (Boyle County Chapter), board member for the American Heart Association and board member for Pioneer Vocational Workshops. He also has served as a volunteer for The American Institute of Banking (Bluegrass Chapter) and has acted as instructor, board member and president.

Simpson is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and The Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.

The bank's South Fourth Street office is part of National City's Community Banking network.

VanHook joins Farmers National Bank as assistant vice president

Vicky VanHook has joined Farmers National Bank as assistant vice president and loan officer. She will be located in the bank's new Stanford office at 131 Cane Run Road.

A native of Lincoln County, VanHook has 24 years of financial banking experience. She has worked at Cumberland Security Bank and PBK Bank in various positions, including operations, security officer, branch manager and director of lending.

She and her husband, Donnie, reside in the Highland community of Lincoln County.

In making the announcement, Greg Caudill, president and CEO of Farmers National Bank, said, "It is rare to find someone like Vicky who has experience in so many different areas of banking. She is very well connected in Lincoln and surrounding counties. We are confident that her contributions to Farmers National Bank will be noticed immediately."

Cruz joins Mane Attraction

JUNCTION CITY - Tracy Johnson Cruz has recently joined the team of hairstylists at Mane Attraction on U.S. 127.

She is an award-winning color specialist who has worked in and managed salons in Lexington for 11 years. She will be at the shop 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Edelen joins Mercer Pediatrics

Debbie Edelen, a certified family nurse practitioner with a specialty in pediatrics, has joined the practice of Dr. Pamela Johnson at Mercer Pediatics.

Edelen graduated with honors in 1985 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University and completed a master's degree in nursing from EKU in 2000. She recently completed a post-master's program at Northern Kentucky University in the pediatric nurse practitioner program and will be eligible for the national certification exam this fall.

She will be available for appointments on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Edelen and her husband, John, live in Danville.

Yates gets state association post

Tammy Yates of Stanford, a certified medical assistant with an associate of science degree and a medical instructor with National College of Business and Technology, will serve as the 2003-2004 president-elect of the Kentucky Society of Medical Assistants. She was elected to the state post recently at the KSMA convention in Bardstown.

Yates will represent Kentucky at the American Association of Medical Assistants' 47th annual convention in Detroit Sept. 19-24.

Yates is a 1996 graduate of National College of Business and Technology and an Alumni Hall of Achievement Award winner.|None***

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