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Over the last few months, this column has examined the top threats in 2019, according to the 2019 cyber threatscape report, including geopolitical actors, evolving cybercriminals, ransomware, supply chain threats, and cloud vulnerabilities. This month we are focusing on the threat from your …

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Timothy Story, of Benton, was recently honored with the "Unsung Hero" award by senior managers of Mediacom in a ceremony at the company's regional operations center in Moline, Ill. Story was recognized for his work as a warehouse associate. He has been with the company for one year.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is US Bank and the featured speaker is Ashli Watts, president/CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members. RSVP…

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This holiday season, my family and I were able to come to Paducah to attend the Russian Ballet performance of "The Nutcracker" and two concerts of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.

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So many times, when we think of the word safety, our minds default to an industrial plant setting. But let me ask you a couple of questions.

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The challenge of connecting with potential employees often emerges when business leaders talk about the workforce. I too have questioned, how can we let young people know what modern manufacturing -- or other vocations -- offer in job variety, pay, advancement and other opportunities?

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's program, sponsored by Baptist Health Paducah, is the annual Salute to Education. Come early to see the regional schools' exhibits. Speaker is Rebecca W…

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As part of a five-part series on the cyber threats individuals and businesses in our region, this month we focus on ransomware.

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WASHINGTON -- Barbara Myers started work as an apprentice electrician in 1995, and over the years she learned to shoot back sexual banter on the job site as much as she had to take it from some of her coworkers.

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Averitt Express has been recognized in a national survey as a military-friendly company. According to Viqtory, the company which compiled the survey, military-friendly employers strive to help veterans and other members of the military community transition into employment in the civilian wor…

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Last month was the start of a five-part series for this column about the cyber threats facing individuals and businesses in our region. As noted previously, the top threats in 2019 include geopolitical actors, evolving cybercriminals, ransomware, supply chain threats, and cloud vulnerabilities.

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Working to ensure that every person in Paducah/McCracken County is counted, West Kentucky Community and Technical College was recently named a Census Partner for the 2020 U.S. Census.

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Earlier this year in a speech discussing immigration, former President George W. Bush declared Americans need to "dial down the rhetoric, put politics aside and modernize our immigration laws." The Kentucky business community agrees.

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The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce's Power in Partnership session on Oct. 3 will be a luncheon instead of the usual breakfast. The event will be a gubernatorial candidate forum featuring Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear. Buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., and the televised…

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While the Barkley Regional Airport Authority board was considering who to hire to succeed longtime Executive Director Richard Roof, one of the candidates was doing some "due diligence" of his own.

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John Williams Jr., a managing director-investments with the Paducah branch of Wells Fargo Advisors, has earned the designation of certified private wealth adviser professional as authorized by the Investments and Wealth Institute. The certification identifies those individuals who have met t…

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Cybercrime is one of the largest threats facing every individual and business in our country. According to the 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report, the top threats in 2019 include geopolitical actors, evolving cybercriminals, ransomware, supply chain threats, and cloud vulnerabilities.

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Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, Julian Carroll Convention Center. This month's sponsor is Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub. The program is a Candidates Forum with Shea Nickell and Whitney Westerfield, candidates for Supreme…

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It's been several years since I wrote about compensation plans. Please understand that if you have more than two employees in your organization, you do have a plan whether you realize it or not.

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Blythe CPAs & Advisors, a Paducah-based accounting and financial services firm, announces the following promotions:

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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.