EDP chooses 2012-14 officers, looks for new director at large
The Danville/Boyle County Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors set its 2012-2014 slate of officers Wednesday.
John Albright, president of Caldwell Stone, and Richard Trollinger, vice president for College Relations at Centre College, will remain chairman and vice chairman respectively. Both have served in those capacities since 2010.
Lisa Bottom, vice president and Perryville branch manager for Farmers National Bank, will rejoin the board and serve as secretary/treasurer.
The EDP Board of Directors recently approved extending terms for officers from one year to two years.
Albright is also the chairman of the Boyle County Industrial Foundation. Bottom is the vice-chairwoman of Main Street Perryville.
In accepting office as chairman, Albright will vacate his partner director seat directly representing the industrial foundation. Farmers National Bank President/CEO Greg Caudill will return to the EDP Board to represent the industrial foundation, where he currently serves as vice chairman. Caudill previously served as chairman of the EDP Board from 2007-2009.
In accepting the role of vice chairman of the EDP, Trollinger will vacate his director at large position on the EDP Board, according to newly amended bylaws.
The EDP invites qualified and interested persons to seek nomination to serve in this director at large role. Elected local government officials cannot serve in this capacity. Likewise, a member of one of the partner organization boards cannot serve. A director at large represents the community's interests as a whole on the EDP Board.
Anyone interested in having a stake in the community who would like to be considered for the director at large seat on the EDP Board may contact EDP President/CEO Jody Lassiter at email@example.com or Communications Coordinator Charlie Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber offers Laptop seminars
The Chamber of Commerce is offering seminars designed to help businesses get the most out of social media. Seminars are free and held from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 26 at Inter-County Energy's Community Room. They are led by Sean Moore of the Bluegrass Small Business Development Center.
The two remaining seminars are:
n Feb. 27 — Twitter: learn to build an account, about the language associated with twitter and some of the third-party platforms that make managing your twitter account easier. Participants must bring their own laptops and optionally a flash drive with pictures or logos they may want to use.
n March 26 — Google Plus: learn about the newest and fastest-growing social media platform and get in on the ground floor of what may end up being Facebook’s biggest competitor. Learn how to build a Google Plus page and about some unique features that make promoting your business easy. Participants should bring their own laptops.
Call the chamber at (859) 236-2361 to register for either of the seminars.
UK 'See Blue' event tonight in Lincoln County
STANFORD¿— University of Kentucky faculty and staff will participate in a special “See Blue” college preview event 6:30 p.m. today at Lincoln County High School.
“We are excited to host the LCHS Preview Night,” said Don Witt, vice provost for enrollment management. “The purpose is to reach out to prospective students and parents to showcase what UK has to offer.”
The Office of Undergraduate Admission and University Registrar, along with various departments and colleges across campus, will send representatives to meet with students and their families.
“We’ve invited the entire junior and senior classes at Lincoln County, Casey County, Danville Independent, and Boyle County High Schools,” said Brian Troyer, director of undergraduate recruitment at UK. “We will have a student speaker who is a current UK student and graduate of LCHS, and another LCHS alum, Reuben Harness from the Student Accounts Services office will give welcoming remarks.”
“A Preview Night is an exciting opportunity to catch the spirit of being a UK Wildcat,” Troyer continued. “The University of Kentucky is so proud of the wealth of opportunities it provides students, and a Preview Night is a unique chance to learn about all of those opportunities in one place.”
Students attending the event will be able to visit various booths during the college fair portion of the evening to learn how the university fits in with their goals and interests for the future.
“A Preview Night is very valuable because we are able to take UK to the student by covering all aspects of the enrollment process from visiting campus to applying for admission, financial aid, and scholarships,” Witt said. “We are able to showcase what really sets UK apart — all of the outstanding academic offerings — with over 200 majors! In addition, we are able to promote many areas including Undergraduate Research, Housing, AMSTEMM, the Honors Program, Discovery Seminars, Living and Learning Communities, and Education Abroad, just to name a few.”