News in brief: 'Businesses on Board with Childcare' to be honored by W.Va. group

‘Businesses on Board with Childcare’ to be honored by W.Va. group

The West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund is celebrating its 20th anniversary and plans to publicly honor the 71 West Virginia businesses that achieved the Business on Board with Childcare! designation in 2009 during a ceremony planned for noon Wednesday, March 24, at the Charleston Marriott.

It also will honor 17 employers who went above and beyond the minimum award criteria to achieve the Lawson W. Hamilton, Jr. Navigator Award.

Keynote speaker for the event will be Richard Adams, chairman and CEO of United Bank and an emeritus member of the West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund Board of Directors.

For more information, call 304-345-2101 or check out the West Virginia Kids Count Facebook page.

KDMC relocates occupational medicine

ASHLAND — the King’s Daughters Occupational Medicine Department has relocated to the second floor of the building at 336 29th St., in Ashland

The new location has additional parking and better access for customers, according to a press release. the phone and fax numbers will remain the same and the hours remain 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patient care is provided by Paula Larsen, M.D., and David Bellville, P.A.

For more information, call 606-408-4900.

The Occupational Medicine program works to help area businesses keep employees safe, healthy and on the job, and to manage health care costs more effectively. Services include injury care, employee examinations and testing, preplacement exams, Department of Transportation (DOT) examinations, drug and alcohol testing, respiratory and auditory exams and executive physical exams.

Bellefonte seeks junior volunteers for summer

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) is seeking junior volunteers interested in summer work.

Junior volunteers ages 13 to 18 work at the hospital from June until August, assisting in various hospital departments with a variety of hospital tasks. Bellefonte provides junior volunteers an opportunity to experience the health care field and to learn responsible traits and habits while working in a professional environment.

For more information, contact Luann Serey, director of Community Services, at 606-833-3653.

Charlie’s selected as top 100 powersports retailer

HUNTINGTON — Charlie’s Harley-Davidson, located at 408 4th St. in Huntington, was selected as a top 100 powersports retailer for the third year in a row by Dealersnews magazine, a release from the company said.

The Dealernews top 100 Awards is a juried competition that recognizes dealerships for achievements in retail design and merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, customer service, community involvement and general business management.

It’s the 19th year for the awards, and the top 100 dealers will be honored Friday, Feb. 12, in Indianapolis.

Dealernews covers news of powersports retailers, helping them combine their passion for the sport with their pursuit of profit, a release from Charlie’s said. News, analysis, retail trends, exclusive research and new product information give dealers the tools they need to stay innovative and competitive.

Charlie’s Harley-Davidson will celebrate its third year in business in 2010, offering motorcycles, certified Harley-Davidson service, parts and accessories, apparel and riding gear, as well as operating a diner and the Rider’s Edge “learn to ride” program.

KDMC named to top 100 Companies to Work For

ASHLAND — for the third consecutive year, King’s Daughters Medical Center has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for.

KDMC ranked No. 50 on the list of employers throughout all industries.

To select the 100 Best Companies, FORTUNE partners with the great place to Work Institute to conduct an employee survey. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the Institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. the survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. the other third of the scoring is based on the company’s responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication, and diversity.

FORTUNE gave extra points this year to organizations that were successfully managing the economic downturn.

News in brief: 'Businesses on Board with Childcare' to be honored by W.Va. group