Local business briefs 050904

May 09, 2004

Allen, Marks elected directors

of Heritage Community Bank

Bob Allen and Mike Marks have been elected to the board of directors of Heritage Community Bank in Danville.

Allen is president of the Bob Allen Motor Mall in Danville and Bob Allen Chevrolet Buick in Liberty. Marks is an executive vice president at Heritage and is leading the bank's expansion into the Lexington and Fayette County markets.

Allen, a resident of Danville, serves as a board member of the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute and is a member of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Central Kentucky Better Business Bureau. He is married to Kathy Allen and has five daughters and 11 grandchildren.

"Bob brings many talents to our board of directors, and we feel very privileged to have him as a member," Rick Neikirk, bank president, said in making the announcement.


Marks, a resident of Jessamine County, is a graduate of Centre College and Xavier University. He serves as a board member of the Family Care Center in Lexington and Impacto Latino, a mission outside of Mexico City. Marks also is a former board member of the Living Arts and Sciences Center in Lexington. He is married to Mattie Marks.

Marks joined Heritage in February after serving as president and CEO of Farmers Bank of Nicholasville.

"With Mike's 30 years in the banking industry, we are confident that his addition to our board of directors will prove to be a great one," Neikirk said.

Heritage Community Bank is a full-service banking institution with offices on Main Street in Danville and at the Danville Manor Shopping Center.

Two promoted at Farmers National Bank

Kevin P. Arnold and Jamie Dunn have been appointed assistant vice presidents at Farmers National Bank.

Kevin joined the bank in April 2002 and has worked in the area of consumer and residential real estate lending.

He is active in March of Dimes, the Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Mentoring Program and the Great American Brass Band Festival.

A lifelong Danville resident, he and his wife, Carla, are the parents of a son, Hayes, and attend Indian Hills Christian Church.

Dunn was employed in October 2002 in the Harrodsburg office as a lender. He currently handles all types of loans and assists with management of the Harrodsburg office.

He serves as a big brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, is incoming president of the Mercer County United Way and is a member of Mercer County Crimestoppers and Kiwanis.

A lifelong Harrodsburg resident, he and his wife, Leigh, attend Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Greg Caudill, president and CEO of Farmers, stated, "Both Kevin and Jamie are outstanding young men who, hopefully, will be with Farmers National Bank for many years. These promotions are in recognition of the hard work and good judgment they have exhibited in all facets of their jobs. Also, Kevin in Boyle County and Jamie in Mercer County have shown that they believe service to their communities is an integral part of their jobs.

Yates joins Faulconer Mechanical Service

Robert "Bobby" Yates has joined Faulconer Mechanical Service and will be in charge of estimates for new installations.

A Danville native, Yates has 16 years of experience in the HVAC field and more than three years of experience focusing on refrigeration engineering.

Yates is CPC Controls Systems certified, and before joining Faulconer, he was a refrigeration specialist for Kroger Co., responsible for maintenance, leak checking and controls.

Yates and his wife, Tina, have two children and live in Perryville.

Hilyard to speak at conference

Karen Hilyard, vice president of The Idea Farm, will host an interactive session on effective communications at the Women Leading Kentucky Business & Leadership Conference Wednesday in Lexington.

Other speakers at the conference will include authors Sue Grafton, Connie Glaser and Sally Helgeson and state officials Crit Luallen and Virginia Fox.

Women Leading Kentucky is a coalition of women and men committed to education, networking and scholarships for women. This is the organization's fifth annual conference.

For more information or to register, go to or call (859) 269-3503.

Jusufovic joins

Guerrant Real Estate

Biljana Jusufovic has joined Guerrant Real Estate as a licensed Kentucky Real Estate Sales Associate.

Originally from Bosnia, Jusufovic and her family moved to Danville in 1995.


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