Business Briefs for May 23

May 23, 2004

Vizi assuming post with Tennessee chambers

Don Vizi will assume the position of executive director of the Brentwood and Springs chambers of commerce in Tennessee on June 1.

Vizi, former executive director of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, is currently the president/CEO of the Danville Convention Center, which recently opened in the former Lowe's building at the Danville Bypass and Perryville Road.

The facility is also home to a new 8-plex cinema and a day spa. Vizi helped develop the site and told The Advocate-Messenger that he needed "a new challenge."


Vizi told the Review Appeal of Williamson County, Tennessee, that he became interested when he heard of the position because of a familiarity with the area where his wife once worked. He told the newspaper that he missed chamber work.

The two chambers in communities on the outskirts of Nashville are supported by more than 1,200 members.

Curves fitness center to open in Danville

A new Curves fitness center will open this week at 1000 E. Lexington Ave. in Danville's Greenleaf Shopping Center.

Doreen and Scott Tinsley are the owners of the local center, which offers a 30-minute fitness workout combined with a common-sense weight loss program.

"We are excited to become part of the Danville community," said Doreen Tinsley. "Curves offers a comfortable, welcoming place where real women work out. Our facility is designed so women can encourage and support one another while moving around the circuit. We look forward to helping women in this community reach amazing results, both physical and emotional, through our Curves Workout program and support network."

The workout program allows women of all ages and fitness levels to perform all five components of a complete fitness program, combining strength and cardiovascular training through hydraulic resistance, according to a press release from Curves International, which is based in Waco, Texas.

Founded in 1995, Curves now has 7,500 centers in the United States and other countries.

McClellands purchase Danville Christian Bookstore & Music Center

Dan and Jennifer McClelland have recently purchased the Danville Christian Bookstore & Music Center.

Danville Christian Bookstore provides retail Christian, church and family resources, including an expanded line of Bibles, books, educational commentaries, music materials, greeting cards, inspirational prints, gifts, curriculum materials, wedding products and materials, children and youth ministry curriculum and church operational resources.

The store also features a new piano and organ music section that includes an electric piano, which allows the customer to "try before you buy", and a new "Kids Korner" where children can watch videos and play in a safe, clean environment while parents shop.

Dan McClelland holds degrees from Millikin University in music and business Administration. He has extensive business experience, which includes personnel, sales and marketing management. He was previously marketing manager for Kimball Healthcare. He is a licensed and ordained minister and has served as music minister in various churches for the last 22 years. Jennifer McClelland holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Millikin University and is an accountant with Robinson, Hughes and Christopher in Danville. Both are active members of Perryville Baptist Church.

The store will be celebrating its "Grand Re-opening" during the Great American Brass Band Festival June 11-12.

Contours Express under new ownership

Contours Express at 216 Skywatch Drive in Danville has new ownership and management.

Elizabeth Gaffney is now the managing partner of the ladies-only fitness and weight loss studio.

"We are hoping to improve on both the positives and negatives of the previous ownership and management," Gaffney said.

The studio is open 8 a.m.- 1p.m. and 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Phone: (859) 238-7233.

Hopkins named to bank post

Adam Hopkins has been named assistant vice president, information technology manager and security officer of Farmers National Bank. He has worked in the bank's technology department since his employment in 2000.

A graduate of Lincoln County High School and Eastern Kentucky University, he resides in the McAfee community of Mercer County with his wife, Jeana, and their daughter.

Greg Caudill, president and CEO of the bank, stated, "Adam has been a valued member of our technology team since he began his career here. As the effective management of information flow and technology becomes more critical to Farmers National Bank, Adam's role will take on ever-increasing importance. We are delighted to have him as a member of our team."

Harris honored at Northpoint

William Harris of Stanford has been selected as employee of the Month for May at Northpoint Training Center.

Harris began his employment at Northpoint Training Center in June 2003 as a correctional officer.

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