It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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By Pat Wallace
Henry County Chamber of Commerce

Our towns are decorated for the season, and even bad weather does not keep Christmas from coming to life. Don’t forget to shop small businesses and local this year and keep the money in

Henry County.
There are many unique items that will please even those that you never know what to buy. Gift certificates are available at most stores as well.

I am beginning a series of introducing our businesses that are chamber members and letting you become acquainted with them. Behind each business are people who truly care about their customers, but often time does not allow you to really know about the work they do.
The first business to respond to my request for information is Citizens Deposit Bank at 5230 South Main St. in downtown Eminence.

Citizens Deposit Bank, formerly Farmers Deposit Bank, has served the community since 1867.
They offer all the products and amenities of a larger national bank while providing customized service with a small-town feel. They offer a full array of checking and other deposit accounts that are tailored to fit both personal and business needs. They keep in mind that services be designed to fit the needs of the local community.

The loan officers can help with all types of financing whether it be personal or consumer loans, home mortgage loans, commercial and farm loans of all sizes. Thirty-year fixed-rate home loans are available at attractive rates. Refinancing at still low rates can save you money each month on your mortgage. They also offer home equity lines of credit with no closing costs.
Friendly personnel, hometown caring, and a deep history of providing for the financial needs of the local community make Citizens Deposit Bank a great place to do business. Contact Zac Banta, Henry County native, Business Development Officer, for your banking needs. He will be happy to meet with you to discuss what Citizens Deposit Bank can do for you. He can be reached at 502-845-5639 or by e-mail at zachary.banta@cdbt.com.

Our second business to respond is a service group that helps those who need health services.
Gentiva Home Health located at 140 Stonecrest Rd., Suite 203, in Shelbyville. Gentiva Home Health opened the Shelbyville branch in Dec. 2007. They provide skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social worker and home health aide service in the home setting. Gentiva’s main focus is geriatrics with two specialty programs: a falls prevention program called Safe Strides and an orthopedics program for people who have had joint replacement surgery or are healing from a bone fracture. Gentiva serves Henry, Shelby, Franklin, Oldham, Trimble, Carroll and Owen counties. They can be reached at 502-647-1025. I have seen the Safe Strides program demonstrated at a meeting I attended and it is truly remarkable.

Zaring and Sullivan Law Office welcomes Neil Hackworth as an “of counsel” member of the firm. He has retired from the League of Cities and can be a good source of information. We welcome him to the community.

The Henry County Chamber of Commerce wishes a very Merry Christmas to all, and we look forward to 2014 with great optimism and best wishes for a great year.