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Business

  • Rain dampens farmers, gardeners spring

    “It’s been ugly,” that’s how Deborah Lucas Angel, president of the Grant County Farmer’s Market, describes this growing season.

    “First there was rain, then rain and rain, followed by cold, rain and then wind,” she said.

    She said that some members of the Grant County Farmers Market have managed to get plants in the ground but fear now they’ll rot because of the rain followed by heat and humidity.

  • ON THE JOB: CUSTOMER SERVICE IS KEY AT DRY RIDGE AUTO PARTS

    The Brockman family work together every day and have for the last 30 years.

    They don’t fight and don’t stay mad at each other and they treat their customers like family.

    “We’ve always tried to treat people fair, just like we want to be treated,” said Dave Brockman of the family-owned business, Dry Ridge Auto Parts.

    That attention to detail and concern for customers is what earned Dave Brockman recognition for the 2011 Excellence in Business award given annually by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Chef honors late friend with Danny's Diner

     

  • Turn retirement savings into income

     

  • Gold Star opens in Crittenden

     

    Name of Business: Gold Star Chili
    Address: 355 Violet Rd., Crittenden
    Owners: Cindy and Rami Nwaisser
    A Chance To Win: During its first month, Gold Star Chili Crittenden will enter any customer that registers for its eClub into a drawing to win free 3-Ways for one year. Customers can register for the contest at the restaurant or online at www.goldstarchili.com.
     
     
     

  • ARK EXPECTED TO GET OK FROM STATE

    The Ark Encounter expects  to get the OK from Frankfort on tax incentives through the Kentucky Tourism Development Act today, May 19.

    Williamstown Mayor Rick Skinner said the project was on the state tourism cabinet’s agenda for 1 p.m.

    “Basically the consulting firm will present their findings, which agree with the state’s assessment that it does meet all the guidelines and then they’ll officially approve it,” Skinner said.

  • IDA will take over tourism’s administrative duties

    The Industrial Development Authority will now be handling administrative duties for the Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    The two sides finally came to an agreement April 26 after the proposed partnership had been discussed during several meetings.

    The move, which is expected to save the commission $10,000 annually, came after the commission voted in February to dissolve the position of director, relieving Judy Mullins of her duties.

  • Ark story can only be found here

    “The Ark Encounter is going to be a tremendous boom for everyone,” Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis, told more than 300 Grant County residents in attendance at the annual chamber banquet on April 30.

    He was the guest speaker during the banquet, which featured a Noah’s Ark theme and is held annually to honor award recipients.

    Award recipients included: Tabatha Fryman, Grant Countian of the Year; Dave Brockman, Excellence in Business; Heleen Geisbers, Excellence in Education and Jack Eckler, Volunteer of the Year.

  • Howe wins 100% Club Award 2010

    Monica Howe has won the prestigious RE/MAX 100% Club Award for 2010. This award is based on volume of transactions sold during 2010.“Earning this award is particularly impressive given the market we are currently in,” said Kent Dailey, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Affiliates in Florence.“Since joining RE/MAX Affiliates in 2008, Monica has consistently been a top performer, earning the Executive Club award in 2008 and 2009.”  

  • SHEAR SENSATION OPENS IN MASON

    The Grant County News spotlights a business each month in their Business Matters section. If you’d like your business featured call 859-824-3343 or go to www.grantky.com and submit your information to the news department.