Local business briefs 030704

March 07, 2004

Mike Lanham, Mary Beth Lovett join

Realty World Broker Network

Mike Lanham Realty Co. has joined the Realty World Broker Network. The business is now Realty World - Premier.

Mike Lanham, who has been in real estate since 1995, said, "Joining the Realty World Broker Network is an important step forward. We affiliated with the Realty World Broker Network because of its globally recognized brand name, superior marketing system and state of the art technology for brokers and agents."

"Also, now we can provide more services including an internationally recognized Internet site at, which will promote our office, our agents and, most importantly, our buyers' and sellers' properties to millions of people," said Mary Beth Lovett, a Realtor with the local company. "With this exposure, we can be extremely competitive in today's real estate market."

Realty World - Premier can be reached at 238-6030. The office is at 493 S. Fourth St. in Danville.


Marcum joins

Helm & Reynolds Real Estate

John Marcum has joined Helm & Reynolds Real Estate & Auction Co., Inc., of Perryville as sales agent, according to Bruce Helm, principal broker.

Marcum recently completed the required state real estate course and examination. He lives in Stanford with his wife, Donna.

He may be reached at (606) 365-7878 or (606) 669-2136.

Wilson joins Centre's Career Services staff

Melinda Wilson has joined the Career Services staff at Centre College as internship and outreach coordinator.

Wilson will identify and work with organizations and Centre alumni to create internship and full-time job opportunities for Centre students. Her duties will include supervising students in internships, coordinating with faculty sponsors and organizing internship workshops and presentations.

Wilson is a native of Apple Valley, Calif. She received her bachelor's degree in literature and Spanish from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., and a master's in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.

While at UNC, Wilson taught freshmen composition as a teaching fellow. Last summer, she worked with Duke University's Talent Identification Program as an onsite coordinator at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. Wilson has also worked with social services and foster care youth in San Diego.

"With Mindy's background in social service and working with the employers of teenagers, she's a great addition to our staff," says Deborah Jones, director of Career Services at Centre.

The Idea Farm honored by ad industry

The Idea Farm has been awarded a 2004 Addy Award from the Lexington Advertising Club for a comprehensive television, radio, print and outdoor advertising campaign for its client Kentucky Hospice Network.

Using professional actors and actresses to portray people from all walks of life who have lost a loved one, the series promotes the advantages of early Hospice involvement and underscores the wide variety of illnesses and conditions Hospice can manage. The life affirming, positive story of Hospice is revealed in the lives of each of four characters in these short stories, according to a press release from The Idea Farm.

Directed by Ron Jackson of The Idea Farm, the TV and radio spots feature original music by Barry Metcalf. Print ads for newspaper, magazine and billboards were designed by art director James Fausz. Actors included Jackson and Danville resident Katherine Orton.

The ad campaign was initially designed for use by the eight Hospice organizations that make up the Kentucky Hospice Network, including Heritage Hospice in Danville, but it also has been syndicated in markets across the country. The entire multi-media package can be viewed at a special Web site set up for the syndication effort,, according to the press release.

Texas Eastern employee retires

Texas Eastern employee Freddie Moody elected to retire March 1.

He retired with 25 years of service and has served as station operator for the last 18 years. He plans to hunt, fish and spend time with his dogs.|None|***

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