Volume 20, Issue 10
October PIP to feature University
President and Published Author
Tori Murden McClure, President
of Spalding University and published
author, will be the guest speaker for
the Paducah Chamber’s Power in
Partnership (PIP) Breakfast on October 17 at 7:30 a.m. at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. The breakfast
is sponsored by Paducah Bank.
In 2010 Tori Murden McClure
became president of Spalding University, in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms.
McClure holds an A.B. from Smith
College, a Master of Divinity from
Harvard University, and her Juris
Doctorate from the University of
Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School
of Law. In 2005, she earned her
Master of Fine Arts in writing from
Spalding University. Her non-fiction
book “A Pearl in the Storm” was published by Harper-Collins in 2009.
A passionate world adventurer
and humanitarian, Ms. McClure is
best known as the first woman and
first American to row solo across the
Atlantic Ocean.
She was also the
first woman and
first American to
travel over land
to the geographic
South Pole, skiing
750 miles from
the ice shelf to
the pole. An avid
Ms. McClure has
climbed on several continents. She is a
fully certified emergency medical technician in both urban and wilderness
areas and is a graduate of the National
Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
where she served as the chair of the
Board of Trustees until June 2012.
From 2004 through 2009, Ms.
McClure served as the Vice President
of External Relations, Enrollment
Management and Student Affairs
at Spalding. A longtime resident of
Louisville, Ms. McClure is passion-
ate about the transforming power of
education and inspires individuals
to seek greatness through learning
and to use their talents and skills to
contribute to their own communities.
October 2013
PIP Breakfast
D.C. Fly-In Sponsors
Here are the details:
■ When: Thursday, October 17,
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. (Please note this
breakfast is being held the third
week in October instead of
the first)
■ Where: Convention Center,
Ohio Room
■ Speaker: Tori Murden McClure,
President of Spalding University
■ Cost: $15 members; $25
■ Sponsor: Paducah Bank
If you are not a Power Card holder,
please make your reservations by Tuesday, October 15 to the Chamber at 4431746 or [email protected]
Leadership Paducah
Member News Briefs
New Members
Ribbon Cuttings
Membership Renewals
Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
300 South Third Street. ● P.O. Box 810
Paducah, KY 42002-0810
Phone: 270-443-1746 ● Fax: 270-442-9152
[email protected]
October Calendar
Sponsorships available
for the Commerce Center
Since opening the doors a few months ago,
the new Commerce Center has quickly become
a favorite destination for business and community representatives from throughout the
region. The building is home for the Paducah
Area Chamber of Commerce, Paducah Economic Development and EntrePaducah.
Offices are also leased to Murray State University Small Business Development Center,
St. Nicholas Clinic Foundation and the McCracken County Community Career Endowment, Inc.
Conveniently located in downtown Paducah,
the building is viewed by hundreds of cars per
day as they make their way downtown on the
Loop. The historic building is best known as
the home of the Nashville, Chattanooga, and
St. Louis Railway. Originally built in 1925 at
the corner of South Third and Washington
Streets, the building was the heart of trade
when produce, meat and other commodities
were shipped to the building by rail and then
unloaded. The railroad pulled out in the mid1980s and the building was empty for most of
the past decade. Now after a total renovation
by A&K Construction, the building is once
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Power in Partnership Breakfast
Jesse Haywood photos
Ribbon Cuttings
Alert Alarm
Alert Alarm Systems recently
opened their new office at 2715
Olivet Church Road, Suite 1, with
a ribbon cutting hosted by the Paducah Chamber. They specialize
in residential and commercial security and fire alarm systems. For
more information, call 270-5547147 or visit their website www.
alertalarm.net. Pictured are owners
Jeff and Deborah Brandon with
daughters Lindsey and Brittany.
Keynote Speaker: Serving as the keynote speaker
for the September Power in Partnership Breakfast
was Bill Bissett, president of the Kentucky Coal Association, who reviewed what is happening in the
coal industry and what the future holds for this energy source. Serving as sponsor for the Breakfast was
AT&T Kentucky. Pictured are (l-r) Chamber Chair-Elect
Deborah Edmonds; Sim Davenport, Regional Director, AT&T Kentucky; Bissett; and Chamber Board
Chair Lynn King.
Auburn Place Hotel and Suites
Auburn Place Hotel and Suites, owned by
Midamerica Hotels, recently held a ribbon
cutting to celebrate their newly renovated 76
rooms (all mini suites) hotel. Previously the
Holiday Inn Express, the hotel has undergone
total renovation and rebranding. Located at
3994 Hinkleville Road, they feature an indoor pool and whirlpool with complimentary
milk and cookies nightly. The family-owned
company had their fourth generation granddaughters, Madeline and Kaylee McDowell, to
cut the ribbon. Kelm Davidson-Burchard is the
General Manager.
Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express recently
held its grand opening and ribbon cutting. The hotel is a new
property with 85 rooms, 16 of
which are suites, and is located at
3996 Hinkleville Road. Featured
are an outdoor pool, fitness center, courtyard and complimentary
cookies and milk nightly. Cary
Allen is the general manager. During the ceremony, Dan Drury, president of Midamerica Corporation, stated that their investment in Paducah is not finished. Cutting the ribbon were fourthgeneration granddaughters Kaylee and Madeline McDowell.
Membership Campaign Update
Entrepreneur of the Month Honoree: Chuck Sexton, left, Director of Economic Development and
EntrePaducah with Paducah Economic Development,
presented the Entrepreneur of the Month Award
during the September Chamber Breakfast to Curt
Stewart, owner of Emerging Media Productions, a
local video production company. Their production of
the Paducah Bank commercial “This is Home” recently won seven Telly awards, a national television
advertising award. They are currently expanding and
renovating a new studio and office space on 28th
Street near MidTown.
October 2013
The 2013 Membership and Total Resource Campaign ended in mid-September and was
a huge success. “Thank you to the many volunteers who helped to make this campaign so
great,” said Deborah Edmonds, Chair-elect of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and
Chair of the Campaign. “We appreciate everyone’s support.”
While membership to the chamber is available throughout the year, a special campaign is traditionally held each fall with area business leaders helping to identify and recruit new members.
Full results of the campaign will be included in the November Chamber newsletter. New
members are being featured on the Chamber’s website, www.paducahchamber.org, or on the
Facebook page, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.
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From Our Members
Lourdes and Mercy Medical
Associates welcome Dr. Marissa
Stewart-Jaynes to the medical staff. Dr. Stewart-Jaynes
graduated from the University of
Louisville School of Medicine.
A native of Cadiz, Kentucky,
Dr. Stewart-Jaynes’ office is
located at 1532 Lone Oak Road,
Suite 150. Dr. Stewart-Jaynes
is accepting new patients and
is scheduling same-day appointments. For more
information, call Mercy Primary Care at 270-5385596.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently announced the retirement of District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre.
LeFevre worked on numerous projects, including the Cadiz Bypass, the Tennessee River Bridge
(U.S. 60), the Lakes Bridges Project to replace
both the Kentucky Lake Bridge and Lake Barkley
Bridge on U.S. 68 in Trigg and Marshall counties,
and, most notably, the emergency replacement
of a 322-foot span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge—a
project that was completed in just 121 days.
and customer appreciation on Tuesday, October
8 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. TAG Truck Center
is located at 215 Campbell Drive. Headlining the
event will be an exhibit of the #12 Alliance Truck
Parts Racing Mustang (Nationwide Series) race car
driven by Sam Hornish, Jr.
Directions: Take I-24 to Exit 27, turn next to
KFC and proceed between Days Inn and Super 8
motels to TAG dealership
Tawni Price, BSN, MHA, RN,
has been named director of the
Mother and Baby department at
Baptist Health Paducah.
Price recently held a leadership position for the Department of Women’s Services at
Fort Campbell, overseeing daily
operations for 24 physicians and
midwives. She also was involved
with emergency equipment readiness, safety and
various regulatory standards.
She is a graduate of Arkansas State University
and the University of Phoenix, completing her
bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2010 and her master’s degree in health administration in 2013.
William A. Brown was recently
named Baptist Health West Regional Executive and President
of Baptist Health Paducah following President Larry Barton’s
Brown previously served as
chief executive officer for both
VHS West Suburban Medical
Center in Oak Park, Illinois, and
VHS Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, Illinois, owned and operated by Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, Tennessee.
In the newly-created role of West Regional
Executive, Brown will oversee both Baptist Health
Paducah as president and Baptist Health Madisonville, which recently named Michael A. Baumgartner as president. In addition, Brown will have
responsibility for the Baptist Health Foundation
Russell Cobb, General Manager of TAG Truck
Center in Calvert City, announces an open house
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For the third consecutive year, Baptist Health
Paducah has been recognized by WomenCertified® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for
Patient Experience.
WomenCertified® honored Baptist Health with
the Women’s Choice Award because of its high
consumer satisfaction scores among women. Recipients do not apply for the award but are selected
based on a rigorous scoring process.
William Wheeler, MD and Wheeler Wellness
Center announce their partnership with Serenity Day Spa and Kirsten Wyatt, Licensed Massage
Therapist. This partnership adds a second massage
therapist as well as the exclusive bareMinerals
Makeup Line to Wheeler Wellness Center’s available products and services.
Wheeler Wellness Center offers a variety of
services ranging from simple facials and massage
to in depth medical treatments as well as the most
cutting edge services in the rapidly growing field of
anti-aging medicine and weight wellness.
For more information, contact Wheeler Wellness
Center at 270-534-5461 or visit www.wheelerwellnesscenter.com
Renovations to the Little Miracles Birthing
Center have been completed, thanks to funding
provided by Lourdes Foundation’s donors. Ten
private suites and three labor / delivery rooms
received new décor, wall finishes, renovated
bathrooms and upgraded fixtures to enhance the
experience of families as they welcome their new
Lourdes Foundation contributed $105,000 to
the upgrades, including more than $12,000 from
the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels and
a $51,000 grant from IMPACT Lourdes, a special
group of passionate, philanthropic women who
make annual monetary pledges. For more information about IMPACT Lourdes membership or to
make a contribution to Lourdes Foundation, contact Tara Miller at 270-444-2353 or visit eLourdes.
SmartPath Technolgies recently announced the
following two new members to its team.
Aaron Kundel, Tier 2 Support Engineer: Kundel graduated from Murray State University with
a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in
2003. He operated his own small business repairing computers in his home from 2008 to 2010.
His responsibilities included computer repairs
in shop and on site, customer service, telephone
support, home theater setups and administrative
Jason Spivy, Tier 2 Support Engineer: Spivy
graduated from West Kentucky Community and
Technical College with a degree in Microsoft
Networking. He has worked in the computer IT
support field for over 10 years.
Ashley R. Wright, former
executive director of the United
Way of Paducah-McCracken
County, was recently named
Vice President of Institutional
Advancement for West Kentucky
Community and Technical ColWright
In her new role, Wright
provides strategic leadership to the college in
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establishing goals and identifying fundraising priorities.
As vice president, she also serves as executive director of
the Paducah Junior College Foundation, succeeding Kay
Travis who retired in September.
A Berea College graduate, Wright received a Master of
Social Work degree from Washington University, specializing in non-profit management.
Lourdes recently announced the hiring of Bart Outzen as Director of Imaging Services and of the Diller Regional
Sleep Disorders Center. Outzen comes
to Lourdes with more than 30 years of
imaging management experience, most
recently from Aspen, Colorado, where
he served as imaging director for Aspen
Valley Hospital. He also served as the
Administrative Director of Ancillary Clinic Services in
Lourdes Hospital recently recognized three of its employees for outstanding performances. Ashley Walters,
HUC, a Health Unit Coordinator in Behavioral Health,
was named the 2013 Health Unit Coordinator of the Year.
Working as a Patient Care Assistant in the Float Pool,
Timothy Butterbaugh, PCA, was honored with the 2013
Patient Care Assistant of the Year. Glenda Hamilton, who
works in the PCU, won the award for 2013 Monitor Technician of the Year.
Paducah Bank CEO Joe Framptom has
announced the appointment of Mardie
R. Herndon, Jr. as President and Chief
Operating Officer of The Paducah Bank
and Trust Company.
Herndon succeeds Wally Bateman, who
relinquished his day-to-day activities after
nearly 20 years as president of the bank.
Bateman will continue to serve as a director and officer of Paducah Bank.
An executive with more than 20 years of banking experience, Herndon served as President and CEO of SunTrust
Bank - Middle Georgia in Macon for five years and held
similar leadership positions in both Savannah and Americus, Georgia. He worked for Wachovia for more than 10
years prior to joining SunTrust in 2001.
Herndon, 44, earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from
Georgia Southern University.
October 2013
Leadership Paducah
Class #27 Retreat
“You will have lifelong friends after this
experience. You will be bonded for life.”
These were some of the statements I heard
when learning about our Leadership Paducah retreat, our first event as Leadership
Paducah #27. Being the person I am I asked
a ton of questions, wanting to know every
detail of the weekend and what to expect,
and when I didn’t get the answers I wanted
this only intensified my need for information. I kept asking myself, how in the world
do they expect me to immediately bond with
30 other people, some of whom I’ve never
met or heard of before? But in fact, we had
already started bonding because none of us
really knew what to expect and this brought
us together, whether we realized it at the
time or not. Of course, we had heard rumors
of zip-lining, climbing telephone poles and
REALLY getting into each other’s personal
spaces; but it was like all past members of
Leadership Paducah were told to keep it a
secret and be as vague as possible. What
was the big secret and why weren’t we fully
informed of what we were getting ourselves
into that weekend? Turns out they actually
knew what was best by keeping us on our
When arriving at the Chamber office to
board the bus, I admit my attitude was not
in the right place. Thankfully, I realize when
this happens and I’ve learned how to adjust
it, and for this weekend I knew I had to be
in the right frame of mind with a positive
attitude. The first day consisted of gettingto-know-you activities. One game allowed
us to come up with our nicknames for the
weekend and considering we were outside
during an afternoon rain shower mine came
to be “Standing in the Rain”, which was later
shortened to SIR…something I didn’t mind
at all. Other activities made us communicate without speaking, work with our group
to accomplish a common goal and treasure
those valuable resources, whether they were
merely blocks of wood or a can of water. It’s
interesting looking back at how a tiny block
of wood can cause such a disruption and
throw you off your game but it’s even more
interesting looking at how our group overcame the obstacles and worked as one. To
me this was the entire point of this retreat,
to be thrown into an atypical situation and
work together to solve it. Even when a man
named “Too Tall” keeps throwing you curve
balls you have to take a deep breath, assess
the situation and come up with a game plan
to make it work and accomplish your goal.
The camp leaders were great at comparing
our obstacles to real life situations, making us realize that things don’t always go as
planned and sometimes things happen that
make life more difficult, and it’s up to us to
re-evaluate and move forward.
When I returned home, I was asked,
“What was the purpose of going two hours
away when they could’ve thrown you in
a room in Paducah to learn about each
other?” The answer is very simple: when
standing in a room with strangers, it can be
easy to slide to the back and not participate,
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again open and the hub of business.
In addition to showcasing an older structure that has been brought back to life, the
building defines our community as progressive, open for business and ready to build
strong partnerships.
For companies interested in additional
marketing opportunities for their business
or services, the new Commerce Center provides the perfect match. Exclusive partnerships are currently being sought for naming
rights within the new building. Sponsor-
ships to be named for an individual or
company are available for the entire building, large community room, high-tech board
room and various other areas.
Picture this: a sign on the building that
states: The Commerce Center, the (your business name) Center for Business Excellence, or
(your business name) Community Room or
(your business name) Lobby. Whenever the
Commerce Center’s name is used or a specific
meeting room or lobby is mentioned, the
company’s name will also be listed.
For more information, contact Sandra
Wilson or Alex Metzger at 270-443-1746.
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Jennifer Abernathy
703 Wilford St.
Mayfield, KY 42066
(270) 994-7839
[email protected]
ASAP Sanitation, LLC
Sanitation Services
Weston Burnett
243 County Road 1023
Bardwell, KY 42023
(270) 705-9011
[email protected]
Aztec Rental, LLC
Rental Equipment
David Cottrell
P.O. Box 3850
Paducah, KY 42002-3850
(270) 415-5019
[email protected]
Beacon Dragway, LLC
Drag Racing
Jeff Bruhn
4460 Shemwell Lane
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 898-8100
[email protected]
Chase Motorsports
Dylan Thompson
P.O. Box 9526
Paducah, KY 42002-9526
(270) 442-4273
[email protected]
Coley’s Interiors
Home Interiors & Decor
Nicole Turnbo
4645 Village Square Dr., Suite J
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-3330
[email protected]
Donovan Marine
Wendy Bliss
2401 Powell St.
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-6919
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New Members
Duck Creek RV Park
RV Parks
Dana Barnett
2540 John L. Puryear Drive
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 415-0404
[email protected]
Eli Lilly & Company
Tara Sawvel
3250 Madison Street
Paducah, KY 42001
(615) 419-7587
[email protected]
Emeritus at Paducah
Assisted Living Facilities
Susan Lofton
2121 New Holt Road
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 554-6911
[email protected]
Endodontic Center
of Paducah, PLLC
Kevin Kerley
4570 Pecan Drive, Suite D
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 558-5109
[email protected]
Ephemera Paducah
Hobbies/Arts, Workshops
Kristin Williams
333 N. 9th St.
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-0003
[email protected]
Furkidz Pet Hotel, Spa
& Daycamp
Pet Care
Dena Rowe
4239 Hansen Rd.
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 554-3872
[email protected]
The Grounds Guys
Landscape Management
Clay Barnes
128 Sills Lane
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 205-4108
[email protected]
Hertz Rent A Car
Automobile Renting & Leasing
Edward Narozniak
P.O. Box 9465
Paducah, KY 42002-9465
(270) 744-6000
[email protected]
Hillbilly Stills
Mike Haney
P.O. Box 41
Barlow, KY 42024
(270) 334-3400
[email protected]
Holiday Inn Express
& Suites
Kemper Capital
Financial Planning
Gayle Olberding
333 Broadway, Suite 1001
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-9232
Mr. Reggie Lafaye
521 College Ave.
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 564-3707
[email protected]
Lindsey Funeral Home
Funeral Homes
Hutch Hutcheson
226 N. 4th St.
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-2489
[email protected]
Lundberg Medical
Cary Allen
3996 Hinkleville Road
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-8874
[email protected]
Physicians & Surgeons - Radiology
Terri Lundberg
2421 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-8272
[email protected]
Holley Office Products
Mayer Networks Inc.
Office Equipment/Supplies/
Victor Waldrop
P.O. Box 938
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 527-5536
[email protected]
Jefferson Street
Whiskey Co.
Denise Story
407 Jefferson St.
Paducah, KY 42001
Jim Nelson Used Cars
Automobile Dealers-Used
Jimmy Nelson
801 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 564-6950
Information Technology-Sales/
James Mayer
608 Eastgate
Carbondale, IL 62901
(866) 515-4922
[email protected]
Mercy Medical
Physicians & Surgeons
Lee Syphus
1532 Lone Oak Rd.
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 444-2365
Occasions Unlimited
Event Planners, Caterers
Allison Hart
600 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-5548
[email protected]
The Paducah Cigar
Tobacco Products
Joaquin Hilton & Kip Kessler
209 Broadway, Suite B
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 210-4345
[email protected]
Paducah Power
Fiber Optic Network
David Clark
P.O. Box 180
Paducah, KY 42002-0180
(270) 575-4030
[email protected]
Plastiblok, Ltd
Gregory Siener
P.O. Box 3327
Paducah, KY 42002-3327
(270) 908-0286
[email protected]
Polkadot Consignment
Consignment Shops
Trenia Kortz
3592 Lone Oak Rd.
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 534-9557
Construction, Inc.
Sonny Ridgeway
P.O. Box 1035
Paducah, KY 42002-1035
(270) 415-9482
Second Time Around
Consignment Shops
Chandra Ladd
717 Jefferson St.
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-5979
[email protected]
October 2013
New Members
Skin & Body Solutions
Skin Care
LeeAnn Ellingsworth
4505 Contest Rd.
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 519-6275
[email protected]
Story Physical
Therapy, Inc.
Stephen B. Story, DPT
2138 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 408-1324
[email protected]
Ms. Nancy Sutton
Individual Memberships
Paducah, KY 42003
[email protected]
Pest Control
James Barnes
135 Main St.
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 816-1237
[email protected]
Wahl’s Landscape
Contractor, LLC
Landscaping/Garden Center
Chuck & Pam Wahl
901 S. 21st St.
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 443-9958
[email protected]
Woodworking, Inc.
Leadership Paducah Class 27 has officially started. The class was selected this summer and
began their activities in late August. They held an opening session at the Commerce Center with
Jessica Toren of West Kentucky Community and Technical College leading them through some
introductory exercises. Matt Snow, Rachel English and Tim Straley, all members of Class #26,
assisted Jessica and also accompanied the class on their two-day opening retreat to Camp Mack
Morris Boy Scout Camp located near Camden, TN.
For more information about the retreat, read the story by classmate Megan Thomason on
Page 5.
Dale Watson
1055 Tennevue Estates
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 362-9055
[email protected]
Western Kentucky
Title Companies
Debbie J. Golightly
2412 New Holt Rd.
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 554-8338
[email protected]
White Lili Boutique
Retail Shops, Women’s
Amanda King
307 Ferry St.
Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 524-9260
[email protected]
Wilson Office Supply
Office Equipment/Supplies/
Bryon Harlan
1625 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 443-3611
[email protected]
For the most up-to-date listing
of the Chamber’s
new members go to
October 2013
Leadership Paducah Class 27
Members of the 2013-14 Class # 27 are as follows:
Kimberly Beanland
Dan Bergman
Dane Blythe
Josh Brown
Miranda Calender
Brad Clark
Shannon Cobb
Jim Dudley
Randall Durbin
Jamie Ehling
Edward Grant
Bret Green
Chris Haas
Pamela Harrison
Nicholas Holland
Doug Key
Whitney Kubach
Shawn Maxie
Billy Miller
Beth Riddle
Tara Sawvel
Laura Schaumburg
David Simmons
Debbie Stone
Stacey Swift
Janay Thomas
Megan Thomason
Tammy Thompson
Amanda Varvel
Chase Venable
Williams, Williams & Lentz, LLP
Lourdes Hospital
BlytheWhite & Associates
Federal Materials Company
Marquette Transportation Company
Fox & Company CPA, Inc.
The Paducah Bank & Trust Company
EnSite, LLC
Baptist Health Paducah
Barkley Regional Airport Authority
Regions Bank
US Bank
The Cartridge Shoppe & Shipping Center
Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC
Ingram Barge Co.
Audiology & Hearing Center
City of Paducah Police Department
Premier Fire & Safety, Inc.
Computer Services, Inc.
Lilly USA, LLC
Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lourdes Hospital
Computer Services, Inc.
Easter Seals West Kentucky
The Paducah Bank & Trust Company
Edward Hely/Northwestern Mutual
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Banterra Bank
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for Renewing
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1st KY Realty
ADS Security
Bell’s Auto World
Bill Ford Interiors, Inc.
Bluegrass Honda BMW
Broadway United Methodist Church
Caring People Services
Community Christian Academy
Mr. Basil N. Drossos
Easter Seals West Kentucky
FedEx Ground
Golden Eagle Distributing, Inc.
Government Services Holdings, LLC
The Green Door Floral & Decor
Heine & Heine Oral Surgery
James Sanders Nursery, Inc.
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Kimmel Law Firm PLLC
The Life Associates, Inc.
McCracken Co. Community Career
Michelson Jewelers, Inc.
Mid-Continent University
Midtown Market
Morningside of Paducah
Neil’s Catering
Newberry Eyecare
Paducah Public Schools
Paducah Supply Co.
Ray Black & Son, Inc.
Speedwash America
Target Marketing
ViWinTech Window & Door, Inc.
it’s easy to mill about and not really
get to know anyone. During this
retreat, that is impossible to do. You
are forced to be the center of attention whether by coming up with a
nickname for your group to remember, being a “cloud” that your group
hoists above their heads or hearing
words of encouragement while doing
something potentially out of your
comfort zone. I thoroughly enjoyed
this experience and everything I
learned, both about myself and my
fellow classmates. I find myself saying “SIR running” or “SIR going to
sleep” and I’m totally okay with that.
And with a smile on my face I say,
“Let the bonding begin.”
SIR out.
October 2013