Local business briefs

March 14, 2004

Macon honored by detention center

Cpl. Annie Macon has been named the February Employee of the Month at the Boyle County Detention Center.

Macon, a Danville resident, has been employed at the detention center since July 2002. She was promoted to corporal in November.

"She has gained the respect of her fellow workers and supervisors," said Boyle County Jailer Barry Harmon. "She is very dedicated to her work."

Symbiotix Inc. employees recognized

Several employees were recognized recently by Symbiotix Inc.

John Campbell of Lexington was recognized as Employee of the Year for 2003. In Campbell's two years as graphics coordinator, "he has consistently produced high quality and quantities of work, and portrays a calm and stable presence. John continually leads by example, while demonstrating respect and integrity," according to a press release from Symbiotix.


Laryn Ramirez of Danville was named Rookie of the Year for 2003. Ramirez joined Symbiotix in May as an assistant project coordinator. "She has enthusiastically taken on new challenges, developed new approaches, and displayed a professional and encouraging attitude. She was recently promoted to project coordinator, as her desire to succeed and contribute to Symbiotix is invigorating," according to the release.

Kristen Petzold of Lexington was selected by her peers to receive the 2003 Achievement Award. "Her co-workers indicated that her dedication is admirable, and she has a terrific attitude that flawlessly combines humor and enthusiasm with exemplary professionalism," according to the release.

Six employees at Symbiotix received three-year service awards: Laura Hoffman, director of operations in Danville; John Ponsoll, manager of business development in New Jersey; Jennifer Scola, marketing and conferences manager in Massachusetts; Michael Voss, production coordinator in Danville; and Kimberly Tillett, human resources manager in Danville.

Symbiotix serves pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnology objectives with education and marketing strategies. The company is owned and operated by Tim and Jo Ann Rice of Danville, and is located at 213 W. Main Street.

Deyo, Kernodle join Heritage Community Bank

Two new employees have joined Heritage Community Bank in Danville.

Benita Deyo has joined the bank as branch manager of the Danville Manor branch. She will focus attention on developing loan customers, although she is knowledgeable in many segments of the banking industry, according to a press release.

She is a lifetime resident of central Kentucky with many years of experience in banking along with experience in insurance and government. Deyo comes to Heritage from Fort Knox Federal Credit Union where she served as a loan officer and in several other capacities.

Deyo, originally from Harrodsburg, attended Harrodsburg High School and has completed numerous financial seminars and certifications over the years. She is an active member of Indian Hills Christian Church and enjoys volunteering for the United Way, March of Dimes and the Great American Brass Band Festival. She lives in Boyle County.

"We are so lucky to have someone with Benita's talents and enthusiasm at Heritage, and we know she will serve her customers well," said Rick Neikirk, bank president.

Rob Kernodle has joined the bank as a member of the loan department. Kernodle will work in the loan department of the bank as well as assisting in other areas as needed. He has a background in sales, insurance and banking.

Kernodle is a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Ark. with a degree in business administration and is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Boyle County.

He is a member and Sunday School teacher at West End Church of Christ and serves as treasurer for the Wilderness Trail chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife, Rebecca, and son. He is a resident of Perryville.

"Rob brings many talents to Heritage that I know will prove to be extremely valuable to our customers," Neikirk said.

Heritage Community Bank is a full-service banking center with locations at Main and Church streets and in the Danville Manor Shopping Center.

Coker named to Alltel post

Greg Coker of Harrodsburg has been named vice president of external affairs for Alltel where he will be responsible for regulatory, legislative and external affairs.

Coker previously had a 14-year career with BellSouth. He started in training and development and came to Danville in 1995 as manager of corporate and external affairs. He was promoted to the director level in 2000 and began doing lobbying work for BellSouth with the state legislature and federal government.

At Alltel, he will work with the state legislature, Public Service Commission and handle external for the state of Kentucky.

Graves joins Helm & Reynolds Realty

Lisa Bunch Graves has joined Helm & Reynolds Realty & Auction Co. as a sales associate.

She recently completed the requirements and examination of the Kentucky Real Estate Commission and received a sales associate's license.

She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in business. Lisa and her family live in Perryville.

She can be reached at (859) 332-4510 or (859) 332-7343.

Goins joins Springfield Heating and Cooling

James Goins of Danville has joined the HVAC and service staff of Springfield Heating and Cooling.

Goins has more than 30 years of experience in the heating and cooling field.

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