Business Lexington

BizLex articles by Kathie Stamps

Business Lexington, October 2016 issueBusiness Lexington, produced by Smiley Pete Publishing since May 2005, is filled with news of the business world in Lexington and Central Kentucky. Formerly a biweekly publication under the direction of editor Tom Martin, in June 2013 the magazine became a monthly, under editor Erik Carlson through 2014 and M. David Nichols in 2015.
I write a column called the Stamps Collection. In the beginning (June 2005), my articles were profiles of independent professionals and small-business owners. I still write those, along with roundups and other types of pieces about small businesses.

  • How do you stay well? Nancy Wiser, Matt Stone, Patty Breeze and Neil Kesterson shared their wellness tips. (Jan 2016)
  • Entrepreneurs Nicole Mueller, Roberta Kiser and Joey Davis shared what they do away from business that actually helps their businesses. (July 2015)
  • Dress for Success Lexington is more than a business suit.
  • Three business owners get the value of giving back. (July 2013)
  • White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics: the good business karma of intentional philanthropy. Read the article.
  • Bluegrass Wellness at Work is a recognition program for the healthiest places to work in the Bluegrass.
  • Profile of architectural firm Alt32.
  • Logan Gardner, a high school student, has started a nonprofit called Kids for Kids: Youth Social Ventures.
  • The corporate headquarters for A&W Restaurants is in Lexington, Ky., which is also home to Cornett IMS, the agency of record for A&W.
  • Karen Piazza is bringing a luxury lifestyle complex to downtown Lexington.
  • What’s on your 2013 to-do list? Barry Sanders (not that one; the other one), Robin Fleischer, Teresa Tayloe and Jane Fisher share their goals. Read the January 2013 article.
  • Profile of Christopher Manzo and his company, Skipping Stone Technologies, and a new product for smartphones called Kit. Read the January 2013 article.
  • Entrepreneurs Kimberly Hudson, Liz Toombs, Andre Regard, and Ramon and Arwen Careaga share their individual workplace wellness tips. A roundup. Read the December 2012 article.
  • What’s it like to work with family members in a family-owned business? Relatives from Wheeler Pharmacy, KC Wellness, Computer Services & Solutions and The Studio ‘fess up. A roundup. Read the September 2012 article.
  • Profile of nurse practitioners Gitana Cole and Jennifer Smith, owners of Lexington Primary Care Associates, PLLC. Read the June 2012 article.
  • Business owners from Complete Automotive Repair, DMD Data Systems, Boone Creek Creamery, Pinnacle Success Group and Karamel Kreations talk about business being busy again. A roundup. Read the May 2012 article.
  • The city of Danville maintains economic momentum through collaboration. This town is too cool for school. Read the article.
  • College career centers keep businesses connected with campus talent. They’re not called “placement centers,” thank you. Read the article.
  • Jim Clark and LexArts account for creativity. The arts are good business! Read the article.
  • Tiffany & Co. has a jewelry manufacturing facility in Lexington, Ky. How it all began. Read the article.
  • Frugal habits are hard to break for local business owners. A roundup. Read the article.
  • Chad Hobson and Bill Dotson, owners of WebMedley, are a digital duo. Read the article.
  • Professional organizer Sarah Hawkins, owner of DeClutter with Sarah, offers tips on getting organized. Read the article.
  • What brought you to Kentucky? Business owners from England, Indonesia, Iran and West Africa answer this question. A roundup. Read the article.
  • Want to rent an office? Business centers cater to solo entrepreneurs and startups. Read the article.
  • Where are they now? An update of five business owners five years later. Read the article.
  • Sam and Noelle Dick have day jobs and a triathlon shop called Swim Bike Run of Kentucky. Read the article.
  • Profile of Adrienne Grizzell and her nonprofit management acumen. Read the article.
  • Former Kentucky Wildcat Cedric Jenkins is the owner of a GNC store. Read the article.
  • Randy and Ryan Lisk, owners of Lisk Associates, are father-and-son business coaches. Read the article.
  • What are the smartest and not-so-smartest financial decisions you made this year? A roundup. Read the article.
  • Frugality is the new status symbol. A profile of Hampton Scurlock III, owner of Retirement Tax Advisory Group. Read the article.
  • Profile of Polly Singer, owner of All You Need Is Love, Hats and Veils. Read the article.


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