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Sherry Mulkins Named President of World Trade Center Kentucky

Lexington, Ky (January 29, 2021) - The World Trade Center Kentucky, a non-profit organization and a leading provider of trade education, trade advisory and trade mission, across the state, announced the appointment of Sherry Mulkins as President. Sherry joined the WTC-KY in 2013 and held several leadership roles and stepped in and served as Interim Executive Director late 2019. Serving the World Trade Center Kentucky since 2013, Mulkins works to create awareness of global trade and strives to assist companies...

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CFA Leads Sell-Side Transaction For Central Kentucky Fiber Resources, LLC

2/1/2021 Lexington, Kentucky CFA Leads Sell-Side Transaction For Central Kentucky Fiber Resources, LLC Corporate Finance Associates (CFA) of Kentucky is pleased to announce the sale of Central Kentucky Fiber Resources, LLC (CKFR) to Rumpke of Kentucky, Inc. The private acquisition closed on January 29, 2021 and the terms were not disclosed. “The new ownership of CKFR by Rumpke is a perfect match for both our employees and the customers as well”,  said David Ratliff, former owner of CKFR. Central Kentucky Fiber Resources, LLC CKFR is...

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STATEMENT: KAM Executive Director Lee Lingo calls for peaceful, bipartisan leadership in 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jena Scott FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 8, 2021) - KAM Executive Director Lee Lingo made the following statement in light of recent events: “The world witnessed a reprehensible act at the United States Capitol earlier this week. In the midst of economic and political relationships already weakened by the effects of COVID-19, our state and national leaders must stand united and ready to work toward a more positive and stable future. The road to reunifying our fractured politics is...

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KAM’s Year in Review: Looking to 2021

Dear KAM Member, What a year. Full of challenges and growth, I think I speak for us all when I say that 2020 dramatically changed the world as we know it. The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) began the year with many new initiatives and events. In January we were excited to host our yearly “Manufacturing Day at the Capitol” with a special visit from the Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop hailing from Arkansas. In February, we hosted our first-ever Manufacturing...

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Cybersecurity, communication lead top five technology trends

Pandemic also Advances Collaboration, Edge-Computing, and Outsourced IT Departments JASPER, Ind. – (Dec. 16, 2020) – Information technology (IT) underwent a major change in 2020 as organizations were forced to quickly adopt strategies to handle new cybersecurity threats and increase remote working and collaboration needs, according to Matrix Integration, a strategic IT solutions and managed services provider for more than 1,000 businesses and schools in the Midwest and beyond. Cybersecurity remains a top concern for 2021, as hackers continue to threaten organizations,...

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Aviation Safety Resources Awarded Research and Development Contract

STTR to Further Advance ASR Technology NICHOLASVILLE, KY (December 17, 2020) Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., (ASR) an innovative company that designs, tests and produces emergency whole airframe recovery systems for the aviation and Advanced/Urban Air Mobility (A/UAM) markets, today announced that the United States Air Force (USAF) through the AFWERX program has awarded the Company a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I contract entitled “Advanced Extreme Rapid Deployment Emergency Whole Airframe Recovery Parachute System for Urban Air Mobility” which...

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Perfect Attendance Policies and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By George Adams and Paul Goatley, Fisher Phillips, LLP Perfect attendance policies can be powerful tools. They typically offer cash bonuses, public recognition, in-kind prizes, extra time off, or other enticements to give employees additional incentive to regularly and timely come to work. Though perfect attendance polices can be beneficial to both employers and employees, they may run afoul of certain protected leave benefits, such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), if not administered correctly. The COVID-19 pandemic...

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Get Your House in Order, the Feds are Coming (Back)

Assuming Joe Biden is sworn into office in January 2021, he can begin taking actions that will immediately impact your policies, rules and procedures.  You should begin “getting your house in order” now by preparing for a return to more aggressive regulation and employee-friendly legislation under the Biden administration. The prospective Biden administration has already made clear that worker's rights is a high priority, including workplace safety.  The executive branch determines how and how aggressively federal government agencies, like the...

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Cold Ahead: Prepare Your Facility Now

From KAM member Harshaw Trane With 2020 driving unprecedented demands – at work and home – you may not yet have prepared your building for colder days. There’s still time! Here are a few tips and recommendations from Trane® building professionals that can help you save energy and lower your utility bills during the colder months ahead. 1. Understand building changes The way your building is used — and the hours it is occupied — may change anytime winter arrives but especially this year,...

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Gov. Beshear Announces New Campaign Aimed at Helping Adults to go to College

Never Underestimate You! That’s the mantra behind a new campaign Gov. Andy Beshear announced for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, an effort to boost education and employability among adults. Multiple Kentucky colleges and universities offer over 350 course offerings in high-demand programs in health care, manufacturing, business and information technology, construction/skilled trades and transportation/logistics. Kentuckians can call 833-711-WRKS or visit https://workreadykentucky.com to receive assistance from advisors on how to enroll in the program. “Building a better Kentucky means supporting educational opportunities for every Kentucky family,”...

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