Business News for Sept. 26

September 26, 2004

Jones promoted at Farmers National Bank

Traci Jones has been promoted to vice president and head of teller operations at Farmers National Bank.

Jones joined the bank as teller/customer service representative in 1993 after 10 years of experience in the banking industry. In 1996, she was named head teller of the Harrodsburg branch. In 1997, she was promoted to assistant vice president and manager of the Walnut Street branch and in 1988 was named full-time training manager of the bank's teller staff. In 2003, she was promoted to manager of teller operations.

Jones is a graduate of Mercer County High School and Kentucky School of Banking. She is married to Richard Jones and they have one son, Derek. The family lives in Harrodsburg and are members of Hopewell Baptist Church.

She currently is vice president of Heritage Hospice board of directors and chairperson of the Heritage Hospice Community and Professional Advisory Committee. She also has been a volunteer for Heart of Kentucky United Way, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Great American Brass Band Festival.


In making the announcement, Greg Caudill, bank president, said, "Our teller staff as a whole is one the most well-managed areas in our organization. Traci has done a marvelous job of motivating, monitoring and focusing her staff on its most important job: excellent customer service. This promotion is in recognition of all that she means to Farmers National Bank."

Web site designed by The Idea Farm wins international award

Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana, a client of The Idea Farm, has recently been awarded the Web Marketing Association's 2004 prestigious "Outstanding Website" award for their Web site. The award was given for outstanding creativity and design of the Website completed by The Idea Farm last fall, according to a press release.

The WebAwards are presented annually to recognize a select group of talented individuals who are behind some of the industry's top Web sites. The Web site designed by The Idea Farm competed with sites from 19 other countries in 80 different industries, the release said.

"As the Web design and hosting part of our business grows, it's nice to see recognition from such an important national organization," said Ron Jackson, Idea Farm president. "The important thing is that the site works well for our client and has helped them in growing their company and their brand."

The Idea Farm is an international advertising, marketing and public relations firm based in Danville.

18 participate in 2004-05 Adult Leadership Boyle County

Eighteen candidates have been accepted into the 2004-05 Adult Leadership Boyle County Class.

The participants spend nine months learning about, and working with, various aspects of the Boyle County community. The first event was an orientation retreat Sept. 17-18 at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. Team-building exercises and skills were targeted and developed. The monthly training sessions, sponsored by the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, are designed to give future leaders of the community a behind-the-scenes view of different community areas and services, such as education, health needs and issues, and the economy.

Members of the class are Melanie Ansorge, Danville Independent Schools; DeNae Boyd, National City Bank; Elizabeth Cook, Adcolor, Inc.; Danielle Dampier, Danville Independent Schools; Ricky Dear, Boyle County Schools; Marty Gibson, Farmers National Bank; Sheree Gilliam, Inter County Energy; Ann Hamlin, Stith Funeral Home; Mike Hubbard, American Greetings Corp; Steve Jamison, Centre College; Jeff Joiner, Primevest; Paula Kilby, Chamber of Commerce; Mike Kestly, VictorReinz; Brian Miller, Centre College; Brian Reynolds, Kentucky Trust Co., Mary Rudd, Boyle County Schools; and Steve Shaffer, VictorReinz. The coordinators are Patty Overing, Tom Tye, and Sherry Bodner.

Owens joins Century 21

Ryan Owens has joined Century 21 Wilson Realty and Auction Co. as a sales agent.

Owens is a graduate of Boyle County High School and the University of Kentucky. He has been active in Scouting and is an Eagle Scout.

Owens currently is serving his second term as a Danville city commissioner and is mayor pro-tem.

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