Local business briefs 090703

September 09, 2003

Taylor named to Red Cross post

Karen Reid Taylor has joined the staff of the Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross as its health and safety director.

Taylor, who holds a degree in social work from the University of Kentucky, will be responsible for coordinating the chapter's health and safety course offerings, ensuring that all the chapter's health and safety activities operate within the standards set by the national organization, coordinating the chapter's first aid stations at local events, and training volunteers who work in the chapter's health and safety program.

Taylor has been active in chapter activities. She served on its board of directors and was named Volunteer of the Year for 2002.


She brings a number of years of administrative experience to the position. She served as office manager for the surgical practice of a Lexington physician and the medical practice of Dr. Sam Reid in Danville.

She is a certified Red Cross instructor and will teach most of the chapter-sponsored classes. She recently received certification in the American Red Cross Emergency Response program, a 52-hour course for first responders, and is in the process of completing the requirements to become an instructor for the Emergency Response course. This will enable the chapter to offer the course for the first time to local businesses, organizations, and individuals within the chapter's health and safety service area of Boyle, Casey, Mercer, Taylor, and Green counties.

She is married to Tommy Taylor, and they have two children, Samantha, a freshman at the University of Kentucky, and Spenser, a student at Boyle Middle School. Those interested in scheduling a class or volunteering for service in the health and safety program may contact Taylor at (859) 236-6538.

McCrystal joins local CPA practice

Cindy McCrystal has joined the practice of Craig Butler, CPA.

McCrystal has more than seven years of experience in the field of accounting. Her experience includes bookkeeping, corporate or individual tax returns, payroll preparation and sales tax returns. Her experience also includes maintenance of medical records and medical claims processing.

A resident of Danville, McCrystal has two children, Clint and Sarah.

Craig Butler, CPA, is located at 131 N. Fourth St. in Danville. Phone: (859) 936-0201.

Certified as natural health professional

Jennie Hollon, co-owner and manager of The Nutrition Center, has completed her degree as a certified natural health professional.

Over the last three years, Hollon has completed hands-on training in courses such as iridology, complete body systems, nutrition, body work and a practicum. Hollon also has a bachelor's degree in health education and wellness from Eastern Kentucky University. She hopes to educate others more about preventative health care.

The Nutrition Center is located at 802 S. Fourth St. in Danville (next to Sears).

Swartz attends

educational forum

Regena Swartz, a branch office administrator at a Danville Edward Jones office, recently returned from an international convention and educational forum in Albuquerque, N.M.

The forum, sponsored by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), included business sessions and educational workshops.

Swartz has been a member of IAAP for 10 years and currently serves in the Bluegrass Chapter in Lexington.

BellSouth, Direct TV announce marketing alliance

BellSouth and Direct TV have announced a strategic marketing alliance to offer satellite television service to BellSouth's residential customers.

Starting early next year, BellSouth residential customers will be able to bundle Direct TV with their other communications services at packaged, discounted savings each month.

Napier opens

"On The Balcony"

LANCASTER - Lonnie Napier, owner of Napier Brothers Clothing and The Apparel Shop, is opening a new section to his businesses on the Lancaster Public Square. The new department for women's clothing and shoes is called "On The Balcony" and is located on the second floor balcony overlooking The Apparel Shop. "We needed to expand, we needed more room," said Napier.

Napier's wife, Barbara Ann Napier used to operate the store "Barbara Ann's" in the public square, but closed that business because of health problems. "She's now feeling better," said Napier. He said she is now working at The Apparel Shop. "We hope all former customers (of Barbara Ann's) will stop by."

Napier said the new department will carry a full line of ladies' shoes, dresses, and sportswear by brand names such as "Southern Lady" and "Miss Dorby." Other upscale women's clothing found in the store include apparel by "Pendleton," "Koret" and "Alfred Dunner." |9/7/03***

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