Biz Briefs | February/March 2018

Local Organizations Benefit from 24th Annual Rotary Toast

The Rotary Club of New Albany recognized Jerrol “Jerry” and Alice Miles, community leaders and devoted philanthropists, as its honorees for the 24th Annual Rotary Community Toast and Benefit Banquet on Nov. 3, 2017, at Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards’ Plantation Hall.

Each year the Rotary Club of New Albany chooses an individual from the community who has made important contributions to the local area and exemplifies the true spirit of the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.” This is the first time since the event began in 1994 that the club has selected a couple for its highest level of recognition.

As customary, each year a portion of the proceeds from the Rotary Toast are distributed to a nonprofit or charity as selected by that year’s honoree(s). The Miles selected to have this portion of the proceeds split evenly to benefit two important causes in our community, the Center for Women and Families New Albany and Brandon’s House New Albany.

The Miles recently joined the Rotary Club of New Albany to announce the donation amounts and to distribute the funds to their selected organizations. During the meeting, members of the Rotary Club of New Albany joined Jerrol and Alice Miles in presenting checks, each totaling nearly $7,000, to Kara Brown from the Center for Women and Families and Kathleen Randelia from Brandon’s House New Albany.

This year’s Rotary Toast Committee Chairperson, Marsha Abel was pleased with the community support for this year’s honorees. “We had tremendous support from the people in our community to make this event successful,” said Abel. “Alice and Jerrol Miles have consistently exhibited our Rotary Motto, ‘Service Above Self’ throughout their lives and during their careers working in this community. The Rotary Club of New Albany was honored to recognize such an outstanding couple who has made our community a much better place through their service and compassion.” screen-shot-2018-01-31-at-5-30-46-pm

Limeberry Lumber and Home Center Earns Exclusive National Recognition

A growing entrepreneurial success story has earned Southern Indiana-based Limeberry Lumber and Home Center exclusive national recognition within the independent lumber and building materials industry.

LBM Journal, the leading magazine for the lumber/building material distribution channel, named owners Scott and Heather Limeberry its 2018 Entrepreneurs of the Year in the category of “Under $10 Million in Sales.” The award honors company leaders who epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit by excelling at satisfying customers, embracing company improvements and successfully seeking out new business opportunities.The Limeberrys are one of only three business owners nationwide to be recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year for 2018.

“Recognition like this is both a big surprise and an incredible honor,” said Scott Limeberry. “Of course, none of it would be possible without the work and dedication of our entire team, as well as the continued support of our customers and community.”

Scott and his wife, Heather, purchased the business from his father in 2016. They immediately began a significant update and overhaul of its Corydon location, building on its past as a traditional lumberyard while expanding it into a full-service home center. Re-opened in late 2016, the new Limeberry Lumber and Home Center features a beautiful, welcoming new entrance and state-of-the-art showroom to more effectively showcase their impressive expansion of products and service available.

At the same time, the Limeberrys were finishing their acquisition of a hardware store in Floyds Knobs. They updated the location into a full-service hardware store and rebranded it as Limeberry Home and Hardware.

Limeberry Lumber and Home Center is backed by the strength of its status as a member-owner of Do it Best Corp., a U.S.-based hardware, lumber and building materials co-op with thousands of independently owned locations in the United States and more than 50 other countries.screen-shot-2018-01-31-at-5-31-32-pm

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