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It's been written, "Everything old is new again." The 4P's have served as the Marketing Mix foundation for 55 years and are a simple, valuable tool for every business even in our "digital age."

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Kentucky employers have a growing front-line awareness of the devastating impact the opioid epidemic is having on our state. They know that this epidemic is more than a public health issue. It is also a serious workforce issue that must be addressed - with employers playing a key role - if t…

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One often hears the terms "entrepreneurship, innovation and small business" spoken in economic development organizations, main street programs, chambers of commerce and other community development organizations when discussing start-up and pre-venture growth potential for a community.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month’s sponsor is Mercy Health and the featured speaker is Todd Bloch, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Aviation. Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members…

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Jennifer Stubblefield, a business education teacher at Calloway County High School, has been named the Certiport Educator of the Year. Certiport is a provider of learning curriculum, practice tests, and performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunitie…

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More than ever, when you or a loved one needs physical rehab, long-term care, or memory care, there are many options; and one size does not fit all. It can be overwhelming to sort through all the information to make this crucial decision. But these key steps can help ensure that you make the…

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For more than 20 years, Murray State University has been providing nationally recognized workforce development for technology businesses in our region and around the nation.

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Chris Beal has been promoted to senior credit analyst at Paducah Bank. Beal has been with Paducah Bank for eight years. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Transylvania University and a MBA from Murray State University.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, July 11, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Peel & Holland and the program is a Salute to Arts & Culture. RSVP by calling 443-1746 or info@paducahchamber.org.

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The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update federal overtime regulations. It is estimated that the proposed changes would make more than one million current employees newly eligible for overtime premium pay.

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In 2001, Toyota introduced a philosophy called Lean Manufacturing. This new philosophy identified key principles the company could follow to eliminate waste on the production lines and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

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Recently, the NFL conducted its annual draft. If you've ever watched it, you know there's much fanfare and excitement surrounding the announcement of who's chosen for which team. The room goes quiet and all eyes are on the commissioner as he reads the name of the next person selected for a h…

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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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