Local Business Briefs

October 04, 2004

Lane receives insurance license

Jessica Lane, a 2002 graduate of Campbellsville University, recently received her Property & Casualty Insurance License from the Kentucky Department of Insurance.

As a licensed agent, Lane is authorized to review customer insurance needs and provide auto, home and personal umbrella insurance proposals for her customers.

Lane is an agent for Sam Dexter Insurance Agency, 416 W. Main St. in Danville, and represents many insurance companies, including Metropolitan Property & Casualty, Progressive, and Allstate Insurance Company.


Imran joins McDowell medical staff

Dr. Yasmeen Imran, who specializes in internal medicine, has joined the medical staff at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

She is joining the practice of Drs. Craig Enlow and Mohammad Shahzad, located at 105 Ponder Court in Danville. She will begin seeing patients Monday.

Imran earned her medical degree from Sindh Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, and completed a residency in 2000 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champagne. She practiced in Saudi Arabia before moving here.

Imran has relocated to Danville with her husband, Imran Kamil, and three of their four children: Omer, 10; Zakirah, 8; and Farwah, 2. Their oldest daughter, Ambreen, 11, lives in Pakistan.

Local tourism officials attend Work-Study Tour

Kay Berggren, executive director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau; Myrna Miller, tourism commissioner for the Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Katie Jo Kirkpatrick, executive director of the Community Development Council, attended a Work-Study Tour in Southern Indiana Sept. 14-17.

Hosted by Southern & Eastern Kentucky TourismDevelopment Association (SEKTDA), they joined a group of nearly 70 tourist professionals as well as city and county elected officials to learn how other small towns have developed their local economy through tourism.

The group visited Vevay, Friendship, Nashville and Corydon, Ind. In each town, representatives from the area, including tourism professionals, business owners and economic development directors, were present to discuss and answer questions concerning their successes and challenges in creating thriving tourism industries.

"The most valuable aspect of the trip to us was hearing that there are common challenges facing tourism growth in successful small towns," said Kay Berggren. "However, we also received validation that we here in Danville/Perryville are on the right track with our tourism and economic development efforts. We also made use of the opportunity to network with other tourism professionals and elected officials from across SEKTDA's 46-county region."

Hilliard Lyons underwrites stock market game

LOUISVILLE - For the second year in a row. Hilliard Lyons will underwrite statewide implementation of The Stock Market Game. The teaching tool simulates Wall Street trading over a period of 10 weeks.

The game is designed to boost understanding of the stock market, the costs and benefits ofeconomic decision-making and related concepts. Participating students are given a hypothetical $100,000 to "invest' in stock on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges

Working in self-directed teams, students make decisions and learn how to live with them. Along the way, pupils learn life skills such as building personal wealth, decision-making in ateam environment, the laws of supply and demand, profit and loss, and how world events influence the value of their investments, according to a press release from Hilliard Lyons. The game also teaches business logic, marketing and finance, basic computation, and how to interpret ratios, decimals, estimates, and fractions.

Since Hilliard Lyons became involved with a $50,000 gift for the 2003-2004 school year participation has risen 20 percent.

The Fall 2004 Stock Market Game will launch statewide Monday.

Danville's Hilliard Lyons hosts Wall Street expert Robert Stovall

Mike Perros, senior vice president of Hilliard Lyons, hosted Wall Street expert Robert H. Stovall on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday.

Stovall spoke on topics concerning finance and investment strategies to audiences throughout the day, including EKU alumni, business students and faculty. A special presentation was also made to Perros' clients at an evening business event in Danville.

Since 1976, Stovall has shared his investment expertise as a frequent panelist on "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street." He also has been a commentator on CNN and Bloomberg and Reuters, and columnist for such publications as Forbes. Stovall has also been a member of the Board of Trustees at New York University, as well as a professor of finance at NYU's Stern Graduate School of Business.

"I wanted to find a very visible guest to bring to the area, and Bob Stovall was an obvious choice. His vast background in the investment industry made his presentations extremely valuable to my clients and to the academic community of EKU," said Perros.

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