Chad Chancellor

4:40 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Paducah Economic Development Council Hires Consultant Group in CEO Search

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The Paducah Economic Development Council has hired a consultant as part of its search for a new CEO.

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7:26 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Genova to Start Production in Paducah Mid-July

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court approved a lease to Genova Products, a Michigan-based vinyl and plumbing products company, for the former Infiniti building for ten years with an option to renew at $298,000 annually during a special meeting last night. Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor said Genova can start manufacturing by the middle of the month.

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3:30 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Paducah TeleTech Call Center Now Hiring More Than 300 Jobs

A TeleTech customer service call center in Paducah is now hiring more than 300 employees ahead of its opening next month.

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8:19 am
Wed June 4, 2014

125 Jobs May Come to Paducah

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) and potential lease agreement approved last night by the Paducah City Commission clears the way for Michigan-based Genova Products to add 125 jobs to the region. Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor made the announcement after emerging from a commission executive session.

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12:25 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Chad Chancellor to Step Down From Paducah Economic Development Leadership

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Paducah Economic Development President/CEO Chad Chancellor has announced that he'll be stepping down from his post in September to pursue new job opportunities. 

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4:53 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

PED Plans Next Steps in PACRO Admin Takeover

Chad Chancellor and the Paducah Economic Development are poised to step in as the new Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization administrator after a unanimous subcommittee vote Tuesday at the Commerce Center in Paducah.

The vote comes a week late after a PACRO subcommittee and the board broke a series of Kentucky Open Meetings and Open Records Laws, which rendered last week's meetings void.

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9:10 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

PACRO Takes No Action Due to Violating Open Meetings Law

Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler, right, coordinates schedules with fellow PACRO board members on Thursday, Aug. 29 while trying to reschedule meetings for next week at the Commerce Center. Thursday's special meeting was invalid because no agenda was sent prior to the meeting.
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Meeting legality and procedure led discussion Thursday at a special called Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO) board meeting, instead of deciding who will next run the organization.

The organization's uncertain administration situation remains as a round of United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) layoffs approaches in October. PACRO's charge is to mitigate the effects of more than 1,000 layoffs at the federally owned plant.   

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4:18 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

GE-Hitachi May Be Interested In Operating Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant


GE-Hitachi may be one of other possible companies vying to operate the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant if current operations at the plant cease. The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) employs around 1,000 workers and currently leases the 3,500 acre uranium enrichment operation. USEC’s operations are set to end in May.  

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3:24 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Call center may bring 400 jobs to Paducah

A customer call service that would bring 400 jobs to Paducah has shown interest in the city’s Commerce Center. But Paducah Economic Development President Chad Chancellor says the decision to move relies on survey results.

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