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PIKEVILLE — Kentucky Power is pleased to announce another effort to assist economic development in Eastern Kentucky, by offering a free webinar training series to local economic development professionals.

Community and economic development leaders are encouraged to take part in one, or all, of four 75-minute training programs led by Carol Johnson, a proven economic development sales expert who has helped hundreds of economic development professionals land quality jobs and business investments for their communities.

The webinars are offered:

• Tuesday, July 22, 10 a.m.

• Wednesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.

• Tuesday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.

To participate, interested persons must register in advance by going to www.aeped.com/winmore. To get the most out of this program, participants are encouraged to attend each session. Session recordings will be available on a limited time basis following the series conclusion for those who register but cannot attend a live session. The number of registrants from any one organization is not limited, so economic groups/organizations can register as many staff members as they like.

“Kentucky Power is pleased to offer this free training opportunity to economic development professionals and public offices in our service territory. It’s a beneficial training series that will present valuable sales skills and competitive shortcuts to help area economic professionals better position and promote our region for growth,” said Brad Hall, manager of external affairs, for Kentucky Power.

“Carol Johnson is a premiere trainer in the field of economic development and will present an enjoyable and meaningful program that is well worth the time investment. The cost is free, so this is a great training opportunity for our economic professionals — and they won’t have to leave the community to get it,” Hall said.

“Kentucky Power remains committed to enhance economic opportunities in Eastern Kentucky,” said Greg Pauley, president and chief operating officer. “This webinar series is another program we are offering to foster growth for our customers and to better assist local professionals in recruiting and retaining quality jobs and economic investment,” he said.

Kentucky Power is an operating unit of American Electric Power and provides electricity to approximately 171,000 customers in all or parts of 20 Eastern Kentucky counties. The company is headquartered in Frankfort and has major operating facilities in Ashland, Hazard, Louisa and Pikeville.

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