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Jean Tarbett Hardiman: Taco Bell opens doors in Kenova

Nov. 28, 2012 @ 10:40 PM

After an extended construction period, the Kenova Taco Bell opened last week.

Originally expected to open in August, the 3,000-square-foot restaurant features many of the chain's newest green initiatives, including insulated windows, special roofing and LED lamps inside and out. It also has the latest modern, unobtrusive atmosphere. The dining room seats 70 and has flatscreen televisions and Wi-Fi access. Outdoors is a view of a water fountain.

The restaurant is located off the Kenova exit of Interstate 64.

JOS. A. BANK: The newly opened JoS. A. Bank at Pullman Square ranked third in sales for its region in its first month in business, Paul Davis, general manager of the Tri-State Transit Authority, said at TTA's Wednesday meeting. The store opened Nov. 2 two doors down from Cold Stone Creamery at Pullman Square. Parts of the square are owned by the TTA, which gets updates on the stores there.

JoS. A. Bank sells men's clothing, including classic tailored and casual wear, outerwear, shoes, socks, ties, sweaters, jackets, sports coats and accessories.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: Both the Huntington and Ashland chamber organizations are hosting special Business After Hours events next week.

The Huntington Regional Chamber's Holiday Business After Hours will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at City National Bank, 1900 3rd Ave. For registration information, contact the Chamber at 304-525-5131.

Bellefonte Centre and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital are partnering with the Ashland Alliance to host a special Business After Hours holiday event planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, on the fifth floor of the center at 1000 Ashland Drive.

Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items as part of the Ashland Alliance Young Professionals Food Drive. Donations will benefit Helping Hands and River Cities Harvest.

FINANCIALLY FIT: Many employees struggle with household budget management, health care costs, lack of savings, debt management and lack of retirement plans. Financially Fit in the River Cities, a program of United Way of the River Cities' Financial $tability Partnership of the River Cities (FSPTM), can offer employees with subjects such as budgeting, saving, investing, 401(k), debt management, opening a bank account, tax issues, major purchases and more.

Training can be tailored to suit the needs of employers and employees. It can host "Lunch and Learn" sessions, day-long training, after-hours training and one-on-one training coaching and/or follow-ups.

Financially Fit will help to establish a financial information center at a company's location. FSPTM will provide materials and information that employees can access any time they have questions.

To learn more or to schedule a training, contact Ed Davis, coordinator of Financial $tability PartnershipTM of the River Cities, at 304-523-8929, ext. 6 or ed.davis@unitedwayrivercities.org.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.