Local Business Briefs

September 12, 2004

Ganns named employee of the month

Deputy Gail Ganns has been named employee of the month for August at the Boyle County Detention Center.

She has been employed at the detention center since November.

"Deputy Ganns has a very positive attitude about her position," said Boyle County Jailer Barry M. Harmon. "She has learned every facet of the detention center well. Gail is an encouragement to other employees that she works with. She is very dedicated to her work."

Beads and gifts store to open downtown

Rebecca Lynn's Beads & Gifts will open Friday at 326 W. Main St., Suite 100, in Danville.

Owned by Rebecca L. and David Spanyer, the store will sell beads, sterling silver jewelry, jewelry supplies, candles, body products, purses, incense and "funky people" clothing.

Store manager Rebecca L. Spanyer will offer jewelry-making classes and kids craft hour. The store also has a beading/classroom for customers to use to bead during business hours.


"This store will be a place where folks can come and make something special for themselves or someone special," Rebecca Spanyer said. "You can also purchase a special gift. We have a wide variety of specialties from all of the world."

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Phone: (859) 239-9101.

Kilby to manage Danville Convention Center

Jerry Kilby has been hired as the director of the Danville Convention Center.

As director, Kilby will serve as general manager, overseeing the facilities, marketing the convention center and recruiting new tenants.

Kilby has a background in engineering and marketing with Kentucky Utilities and other companies.

Kilby is married to Paula Kilby, who is executive director of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. Their daughter, Erin, is a student at Asbury College.

Carr joins Convention and Visitors Bureau

Carla Begley Carr has joined the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) as tourism development coordinator.

"I am very excited to have Carla as a part of our team," Kay Berggren, executive director, said in a news release. "With her travel industry experience and her knowledge of Danville and Boyle County, she will be a great asset to the CVB and our community."

In her new position, Carr will develop and oversee a hospitality training program for businesses in the community in addition to assisting with special event planning, convention and meeting business development, tourism development, and media and public relations efforts, according to the release.

Carr most recently worked as director of public relations for the National Tour Association, a professional travel association managed by Host Communications in Lexington.

Carr is a graduate of Boyle County High School and the University of Kentucky. She lives in Danville with her husband, Ryan, and their son, William.

Heritage Community Bank completes renovations at Danville Manor Branch

Following the grand opening of their modern bank building on Main Street almost a year ago, Heritage Community Bank has recently completed extensive renovations to its branch in the Danville Manor Shopping Center.

In an effort to unify the bank's two locations, the Danville Manor branch has undergone interior and exterior renovations for a look similar to the Main Street location, according to a news release from the bank.

Improvements to the exterior of the branch include new signage, displaying the new Heritage Community Bank logo, fresh landscaping and additional curbs. The interior has been completely remodeled with new carpet and furniture, both complimented by new lighting. Updated computer systems were installed and will increase efficiency at the branch, according to the news release.

The renovations at Danville Manor also included improvements to the drive-through service area. A new double-stack tube system was installed and allows for six drive-through customers to be serviced simultaneously. New lighting was added under the drive-through for safer late-night banking, according to the release.

"Our commitment to our customers is evident through our constant efforts to provide them with the best possible banking facility, while still maintaining our unique style of service through community banking," said Brandon Meek, assistant vice president of Heritage Community Bank.

A cookout will be held at the branch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

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