|Business Notes published on Feb. 12, 2009|
RSB announces officers
New officers at Richland State Bank have been announced by Robert W. Calvert, Jr. Chairman of the Board, and N. Jerome Vascocu, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The newly elected officers are:
Paula Hough — Assistant cashier, loan administration.
Becky Herrington — Assistant cashier, teller coordinator.
Vanessa Wallace — Assistant cashier, operations specialist.
Amy Whitney — Assistant cashier, operations specialist.
Melissa Davis — Assistant cashier, Rayville branch coordinator.
Lillie Tate — Assistant cashier, Minden branch coordinator.
Gale Corley — Assistant cashier, West Monroe branch coordinator.
Karen Harrell — Assistant cashier, Oak grove branch coordinator.
Christie Spillers — Assistant cashier, Mangham branch coordinator.
Puddin Malone — Loan administration officer, Monroe branch coordinator.
Jindal appoints Miller to board
Gov. Bobby Jindal recently announced appointments to the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund Board, including Lisa Miller of Monroe.
Miller is the associate provost for enrollment management at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a member of the Children's Coalition Committee. Miller will serve as a representative of the university community, as required by statute.
The Louisiana Children's Trust Fund Board strives to improve child abuse and neglect prevention efforts by establishing a plan for prevention of child abuse, presenting an annual review to the governor and legislature and funding community-based child abuse and neglect programs through its grant process.
LSBDC to hold recession workshop
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will offer a Feb. 17 workshop designed to help small businesses survive the recession.
"Managing Business During a Recession" will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Room 2-105 of the ULM Administration Building. Registration is $10.
LSBDC officials report that good cash flow management is a major source of survival during a recession and cash flow problems may arise from undercapitalizing the business, spending too much on the business or personal misuse of cash.
Cash inflows are another source of cash flow problems, according to the LSBDC, which includes concerns such as inadequate sales, poor pricing practices and credit-collection problems. Cash flow also involves time issues.
These issues and more will be covered at the workshop, and time will be set aside to address specific problems individual businesses are having, according to the LSBDC.
Call 342-1224 or visit www.lsbdc.org for more.
Send One Suit drive begins next week
The annual Send One Suit drive, sponsored by Dress for Success, takes place Feb. 19-22.
For the third year in a row, Monroe-West Monroe Business and Professional Women will partner with DressBarn to collect new and gently used business-appropriate attire to donate to lower-income and disadvantaged women trying to reenter the workforce.
Suits, separates (jackets, pants, skirts, shells, blouses), shoes and purses are needed. Having the appropriate attire and job search skills helps to instill confidence in interviewees.
Besides providing "business-appropriate" attire for interviews and work, they help with interviewing skills, resume preparation and job searching.
Local agencies refer clients to the nearest Dress for Success in Shreveport. Go to http://www.dressforsuccess.org for more information on Dress for Success.
For information, call Peggy Wells, at 665-5516 or e-mail email@example.com.