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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Murray State University and the speaker is MSU President Dr. Robert Jackson. Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members. RSVP by calling 443-1746 or…

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In a letter sent to the Kentucky congressional delegation on May 15, the Kentucky Chamber urged federal policymakers to adopt a comprehensive infrastructure plan that includes raising the gas tax, encouraging the use of public-private partnerships, and streamlining permits for transportation…

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NEW YORK -- Many small business owners who never went to business school feel at a loss when they're trying to assess their companies' finances, managing their staffers or marketing their products or services.

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There are two parts of federal overtime laws that employers often get wrong. The reason is that the answer doesn't make logical sense, and many employers treat their personnel and payroll policies as if common sense should prevail.

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Paducah's unique position within the inland waterways system was highlighted recently when the Marine Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine held its spring meeting here.

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In sales, there are many days when the road is smooth and everything moves right along. Then there are days when obstacles threaten to disrupt things completely.

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Paducah native Ryan Hogancamp, MD, has returned to his hometown to lead a new practice - Baptist Health Medical Group Internal Medicine. Hogancamp is accepting new patients for general health needs, including acute care, chronic illness, physicals and wellness exams in a new location in Padu…

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Baptist Health Medical Group Purchase ENT has added a pediatric clinic, making ear, nose and throat care more accessible for children and their families. Dr. J. Randall Resser will see pediatric patients the third Monday of each month. The clinic is accepting donations of unwrapped toys from…

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There are many things that you cannot do when interviewing and selecting applicants for jobs. These restrictions come from various federal laws and hopefully are obvious to all - you cannot discriminate based on gender, race, age, etc.

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The need for a regional approach to economic development was a recurring theme during a day-long business symposium held recently at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, May 9, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Swift & Staley and the program is the annual Salute to Small Business. Hear inspiring insights from a panel of small business owners faci…

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Even after a large number of data breaches over the last few years, I continue to hear questions about the relevance of cybersecurity best practices to small and medium-sized businesses.

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Computer Services Inc. has been named to the 2019 OTCQX Best 50, a ranking of top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market last year. The OTCQX Best 50 is an annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX market. The ranking is calculated based …

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Talking to your family about money is arguably one of the more difficult conversations to have, but the reality is, it's a key part of financial planning.

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n Make sure that responsibility for finances doesn't rest with only one person, says Doug Karpp, a senior vice president with insurer Hiscox. At the least, "business owners should have their bank statements sent to their home instead of the business, and given to their accountants to review,…

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, April 11, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Caring People Services and the featured speaker is Scott Williams, president/CEO of Discovery Park of American, Union City, Tennessee. Cos…

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There's a lot of talk nowadays about the gap developing between the employment needs of employers and the skills of the available workforce. Many a study has been done, even some right here in western Kentucky, about what can be done to best prepare tomorrow's applicants for tomorrow's jobs.

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Kentucky is in a prime spot -- within a day's drive of two-thirds of the nation's population. That makes the commonwealth a key site for industries needing to transport products across the country. In fact, University of Kentucky economists report more than a quarter of the state's economy i…

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Every organization faces risks. Corporate risks come in many forms: financial, operational and security, many with a human element. Identifying and managing those risks, especially those cybersecurity risks, may not be the most exciting part of running your business, but one of the most impo…

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is West Kentucky Community and Technical College and the featured speaker is Dr. Kris Williams, chancellor of Kentucky Community and Technical …

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released its 2019 penalty structure. For an error in paperwork posting, its standard fine will be an automatic $13,260.

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For many small businesses, December seems long ago. Christmas and New Year's are in the rear view mirror as we start down the long, cold road of the rest of winter hoping to see Spring sooner rather than later. In the meantime, while we wait for daffodils and other signs of Spring, we are al…

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The Kentucky Chamber urges the Kentucky General Assembly to take decisive action during the 2019 legislative session to strengthen our troubled public pension systems. Ensuring the financial stability of the commonwealth by setting the pension systems on a sustainable path is of vital import…

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U.S. Rep. James Comer, Republican congressman representing Kentucky's First District, has received the Outstanding New Member of Congress Award from the American Farm Bureau Federation. The award was presented at the organization's 100th annual convention in New Orleans. Kentucky Farm Bureau…

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The U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry is just as vulnerable as any other industry when it comes to cyber risk, according to the American Waterways Operators.

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Laura Duff, CRPC, has been hired as the new financial advisor for Edward Jones' Paducah branch office located at 3235 Olivet Church Road. She has a master's degree from Murray State University. Edward Jones provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

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"I appeal to you, that all of you agree, that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment."

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When ringing in a new year, many people resolve to be better organized or improve how they manage their finances. We suggest developing a road map for this year's financial journey.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Lundberg Medical Imaging and the featured speaker is David Beck, president/CEO of Kentucky Venues. Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members. RSVP …

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Businesses, large and small, are dependent on it. Some businesses have an easy time finding it, while others struggle. What is it? Broadband. High-speed internet. Digital super highway.

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NEW YORK -- It hasn't been lost on small business owners that Uber and other ride-sharing services are enormously successful without having employees doing the work. It's one of the reasons why small companies are forgoing employees in favor of independent contractors.

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Local business owners - especially small businesses - don't often have the funds to do extensive research to find out which advertising medium works best for them.

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