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December 01, 2003

Guerrant receives broker's license

Benjamin W. Guerrant of Guerrant Real Estate has earned a Kentucky real estate broker license from the Kentucky Real Estate Commission.

Guerrant, a Danville native and 2001 graduate of Transylvania University, became the fourth generation of his family to be involved as a co-owner of Guerrant Real Estate in July, 2001.

Guerrant is involved with the Heart of Kentucky United Way, Danville Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and First Christian Church.

Fowler joins

Guerrant Real Estate

Ray Fowler has joined the sales staff of Guerrant Real Estate.

Originally from Chicago, Fowler earned a bachelor of arts in economic anthropology from the University of Kentucky in 2002. He has had his real estate license since last December.


McKenzie joins

Bob Allen Motor Mall

Jim McKenzie has joined Bob Allen Motor Mall as a sales consultant at its Maple Avenue location.

McKenzie worked in industry for 34 years, mainly in Danville at Whirlpool/Matsushita.

In his new position, he has achieved GM sales consultant certification.

Tye honored at Edward Jones forum

Tom Tye, a Danville investment representative for the financial-services firm Edward Jones, was one of 80 representatives honored at a business management forum Nov. 17-19 in St. Louis.

Tye was recognized for demonstrating excellent business management skills. He also met with other Edward Jones representatives to share ideas for increasing office efficiency, improving customer service, increasing investment knowledge and expanding his knowledge of estate planning.

Bay West products get seal of approval

HARRODSBURG - Bay West has achieved Green Seal certification for 28 of its 100 percent recycled EcoSoft towel and tissue products.

To achieve the Green Seal certification, EcoSoft band products were evaluated and tested and a quality-control audit was conducted of Bay West's papermaking processes at its Middleton, Ohio mill. Green Seal's environmental audit ensures maximum product quality and performance with minimal impact on the environment in product manufacturing, according to a press release from Bay West.

"Earning the Green Seal certification for our selected EcoSoft products means we can now help our customers in achieving green status for their buildings, hotels and other facilities," said Mark Stanland, Bay West director of marketing. "Today, many facility and property managers are incorporating environmental considerations in their buying decisions. They want a cleaner and healthier environment for their customers and employees. Our offering of EcoSoft Green Seal products supports that goal."

Hines honored for sales achievements

Hugh Hines of Danville was selected to attend the Northwestern Mutual Forum held earlier this month in Phoenix, Ariz.

Hines, a financial representative with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, was invited to attend the forum in recognition of his outstanding sales achievements. The invitation placed Hines among a select group of representatives who have qualified more than once for the honor.

Hines is affiliated with Northwestern's Woody Financial Group, which is located in Danville.

HVAC business expands in Junction City

Bruce's Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. has expanded into a new location at 776 W. Shelby St. in Junction City.

Owned by Bruce Cox, the heating and air conditioning business offers sales, service and installation as well as emergency service.

Cox has worked in the HVAC industry for 41 years and has owned his own business since 1985.

Sparks honored by Northpoint

James Sparks of Lancaster has been named employee of the month for November at the Northpoint Training Center.

Sparks began at Northpoint in 1989 as a correctional officer. He was promoted to correctional sergeant in 1998. He was promoted to correctional lieutenant in July.

Sparks was selected as employee of the month based on his outstanding job performance. He will receive a letter of commendation and will be assigned a reserved parking space for the month. In addition, Sparks' name will be added to the employee of the month plaque.

Gibson honored by UK

Boyle County resident Ranea Gibson was among 91 teachers or former teachers who were recently honored at a University of Kentucky ceremony for "Teachers Who Made A Difference."

The teachers, most of whom were nominated by former students, were guests at a reception and received plaques. This is the sixth year the celebration has been sponsored by the UK College of Education.|None***

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