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Identity theft continues to be a growing concern for individuals and for small businesses. Even though identity theft has been discussed for years, don't let that lower your guard.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's featured speaker is Peter Kindler, federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. Kindler will share information about the agency and its work in…

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Doris Meadows-Puckett, assistant vice president and 25-year employee of City National Bank, recently completed training to earn the title of accredited ACH professional. The accreditation demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of all areas of automated clearing house as well as specializ…

  • BY AMY CLEVIDENCE
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With the holiday season officially behind us, most of us are back to the grind, working toward our 2018 goals and resolutions.

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Associate vice president-investments, Wells Fargo Advisors

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's program is the annual State of the City/State of the County with featured speakers Mayor Brandi Harless and Judge-Executive Bob Leeper. The sponsor is …

  • BY DAVE ADKISSON
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When Kentucky business leaders came together in 2015 to develop a strategic plan for the state's economic growth, infrastructure investment was one of the four areas of emphasis. In the Four Pillars for Prosperity plan, business leaders identified the need for investment to "capitalize on th…

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Treasury management and payments consultant, US Bank

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Katherine Meekins, OMS, APRN, FNP-C, has joined Lourdes Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine and Mercy Medical Associates. She is a graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, University of Southern Indiana and Chamberlain College of Nursing. Meekin…

  • BY AMY CLEVIDENCE
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I sound like a broken record some days: security, security, security. Despite our increased awareness of the ever-growing number of cyber threats each one of us face when we turn on our internet connected devices, I continue to be surprised by the number of people that do not take basic step…

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Executive director of facilities - Baptist Health Paducah

  • By Catie Harris Innovations Branding House
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Most businesses know that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) isn't a myth, but determines your ranking in search engines, such as Google. SEO is not something to ignore in the age of "I'll Google it…"

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Dr. Debbie Reed, director of the Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Center, was recently named Veterinarian of the Year by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association at the organization's annual conference. It is the highest honor awarded to association members. The Breathitt Veterinary Cent…

  • By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet
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Incomes are up, the stock market is soaring, and home prices have largely recovered from the mortgage meltdown. But Americans still haven't regained all the wealth they lost and, on the whole, are worse off than in 1998.

  • By Michael Ramage
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This is the time of the year when we reflect on one year ending and a new year beginning. What did your organization do well? What did you do well? Where should you improve? This applies to yourself, your business and your business's technology strategy.

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Solving Kentucky's public pension problem is critical for every citizen of this great Commonwealth. Granted, it is very personal for those with their retirement financial security at stake, but it is crucial for all since it is the taxpayer who provides the funds for the system.

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From time to time, we discuss ways businesses can take advantage of cloud technology. I've provided examples in the past of ways that cloud-based technologies improve employee productivity. I've also given an example of a local business that has successfully moved its entire business to the …

  • By DAVID ZOELLER dzoeller@paducahsun.com
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While some retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving, the day after - known as Black Friday - is still the recognized start of the holiday shopping season so important in business.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's speaker is Dave Adkisson, president/CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the sponsor is US Bank. Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members. RSVP by cal…

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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…

  • By Catie Harris Innovations Branding House
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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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