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Brent Easton, a palliative care chaplain for Lourdes and Mercy Health, has been named the winner of the inaugural Alliant Healthy HERO (Health Enhancement Research Organization) award. The award recognizes an individual whose participation in a company-sponsored well-being program has inspir…

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Across west Kentucky and the country, the information technology sector has been growing at a rapid pace. The current and future demands of the information technology sector across west Kentucky are outpacing the current IT sector support mechanisms and the workforce development pipeline wit…

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If your company's fiscal year ends with the calendar year, now is the time for new year budgeting. Budgeting for technology purchases can be an overwhelming process. It is easy to overlook critical items that must be included in your budget plan. There are several key items that must be cons…

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, Julian Carroll Convention Center. The annual "Salute to Education": Speakers this month are Brian Harper, superintendent of McCracken County Schools, and Donald Shively, superintendent of Paducah Pu…

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Some will say doing the same thing over and over will never get you positive results. And, they may actually be right in some cases. However, when it comes to your brand, consistency is a necessity.

  • By DAVID ZOELLER dzoeller@paducahsun.com
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While they might not be easy to define, millennials - the largest and fastest-growing generation - are a force to be reckoned with in the workplace.

  • BY DAVE ADKISSON
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Everyone has an opinion on pension reform. The Kentucky Chamber has long advocated for serious pension reform--publishing reports, writing newspaper columns, urging legislative action, even putting our message on billboards. We have been sounding the alarm for years.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's speaker is Brian Roy, executive director for the Kentucky Association of Counties. He previously served over 23 years in law enforcement as a deputy sh…

  • By DAVID ZOELLER dzoeller@paducahsun.com
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While changes in technology have increased the emphasis on technical skills, employers and those involved in workplace development continue to stress the need to take a hard look at so-called "soft" skills.

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Nancy Burcham recently retired as a medical technologist for Murray-Calloway County Hospital after 34 years. While at MCCH, she was responsible for running various diagnostic tests to help providers diagnose their patients.

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I recently spoke at the Paducah HR Professional Development Workshop. My subject was job descriptions and how to effectively tie them to a performance appraisal system.

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We applaud Gov. Matt Bevin for seeking input on how to overhaul Kentucky's tax code and ensure our obligations to public workers and retirees are met. There is really no question Kentucky needs to clean up its tax code so we can generate more revenue to pay those liabilities and better affor…

  • BY AMY CLEVIDENCE
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On Aug. 25, Americans witnessed the devastation Mother Nature can impose when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston. This powerful event was referred to as a 500-year storm, and few people imagined just how destructive the storm would be.

  • BY MICHAEL RAMAGE
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Here we go again. Equifax reported that hackers obtained personal information from 143 million U.S. consumers. Though details on the extent of the breach are still coming out, it is another reason to remember the risks that consumers and businesses face each day due to data breaches.

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Mobile devices pose a major security risk for your organization. It is likely you are among the 95 percent of companies that allow their employees to use their smartphones and tablets to access corporate resources.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, Julian Carroll Convention Center. Join your fellow Chamber members for valuable networking, breakfast and a great program. This month's sponsor is AT&T. NOTE: Due to scheduling conflicts, this i…

  • BY RANDY FOX
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I am very sorry to say that just in the past 30 days, three clients contacted me about bullying in the workplace, and what can be done. Oh my.

  • BY DAVE ADKISSON
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Among the many health challenges facing America, none has hit Kentucky harder than opioid addiction. The impact of the opioid crisis on Kentuckians' health is staggering, with more than 1,400 overdose deaths reported last year. Less obvious, however, is the toll it has taken on the state's e…

  • By DAVID ZOELLER dzoeller@paducahsun.com
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A family-owned business that began as a local credit-reporting agency in Paducah in 1952 has evolved into a full-service health care revenue cycle company approaching 400 employees - with plans to hire more.

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Baptist Health Paducah has been recognized nationally for the fifth year for its heart attack treatment by the American College of Cardiology. Baptist Health is one of 193 hospitals nationwide to receive the NCDR (National Cardiovascular Data Registry) ACTION Registry-Get With the Guidelines…

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Every organization has a culture which forms the overall personality of the company. While there are many things that influence a company's culture, let's examine four foundational pillars that can result in a healthy bottom line.

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Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Kentucky and Ohio, announces that the American Hospital Association's Health Forum has named it a 2017 Most Wired Advanced Health System. It is the only health system in Kentucky and Ohio to earn the Advanced designation. According to the surv…

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Last month, I wrote about the HR concerns that are usually looked at during the due diligence phase of an acquisition or merger.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, Julian Carroll Convention Center. Join your fellow Chamber members for a great networking opportunity, breakfast and an informative program. This month's sponsor is Strawberry Hills Pharmacy. Cost: …

  • By DAVID ZOELLER dzoeller@paducahsun.com
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While it's not exactly Shakespeare, a growing number of Paducah area homeowners are asking: "To AirBnb, or not AirBnB, that is the question."

  • BY MICHAEL RAMAGE
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In today's global economy, the threats of ransomware, data breaches and identity theft are a growing concern for everyone. No where is that more important than in small businesses across our country.

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Samantha Hudson, APRN, has joined Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates' Mercy regional heart and lung surgery. She is a certified cardiovascular nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. She is a graduate of Murray State University and the University of Southern Indiana. Hudson is a …

  • By DAVID ZOELLER dzoeller@paducahsun.com
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Paducah employers looking for a few good men - and women - to add to their workforce have another source of veteran leadership available to them they may not have considered.

  • BY AMY CLEVIDENCE
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Spring has traditionally been the time of year that we throw open the windows, air out our homes, and give everything a thorough, deep cleaning. While the tradition is waning, there are still individuals who advocate for this practice. I'm one of them. I find that a good spring cleaning help…

  • BY RANDY FOX
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Last month, I wrote about resigning your job from the perspective of the employee, and the professionalism that you ought to display throughout the process.

  • BY AMY CLEVIDENCE
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A question I'm frequently asked is, "Why shouldn't I buy my business' computer equipment off the shelf at the local box store? Is there a difference between that equipment and what I'd get from a business-class technology retailer?" The answer is yes.

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So you've decided an online presence is the way to go for your company and you're seeking to build your client base and your brand via various social media platforms - for free. Sounds great right, the ability to reach and communicate your message with your target market as often as you like…

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There's an awkward time period in every employee's career. It's not talked about very much. Yet, it can be a stressful few days, weeks or even months.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, April 13, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Caring People Services and the speakers are Col. Blaine Hedges, executive director, KY Commission on Military Affairs, and Josh Benton, ex…

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, May 11, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's program is a Salute to Small Business with panelists Tammy Zimmerman, Payment Plus; Chad Beyer, i5 Design Group; Andy Carloss, Midtown Market; and Roci…

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Twenty-one law enforcement dispatchers recently graduated from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, including Jolesa Annette Travis, Paducah/McCracken County 911. The five weeks of training consisted of 205 hours of academy instruction a…

  • By DAVID ZOELLER dzoeller@paducahsun.com
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Branding and marketing are two critical - and different - components of a successful business.

  • BY MICHAEL RAMAGE
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WikiLeaks recently published several documents reported to be from the Central Intelligence Agency, revealing a glimpse into the digital secrets of the CIA's hacking ability and digital espionage tactics. The release of information is so large that it is hard to comprehend, but what does it …

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NEW YORK -- These days, it's possible to use your phone -- and sometimes just your voice -- to control everything from your TV to your lights, your thermostat and shades, even your car or medical device. (At least, once you have gadgets that can listen.) But the WikiLeaks allegation that the…

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