Business Lexington

BizLex articles by Kathie Stamps

 
BUSINESS LEXINGTON MAGAZINE
SmileyPete.com/business
 
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.
  • Entrepreneurs Nicole Mueller, Roberta Kiser and Joey Davis shared what they do away from business that actually helps their businesses.
  • Dress for Success Lexington is more than a business suit.
  • Commerce Lexington’s 2013 Salute to Small Business Awards.
  • Fifth-generation of innkeepers at Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg.
  • Three sets of business partners in the fitness industry discuss the challenges of employment and entrepreneurship.
  • Three business owners get the value of giving back.
  • RJ Corman funded mammography suite at Saint Joseph Jessamine.
  • Universities offer programs to educate HR professionals.
  • Culinary tourism: Restaurant Week comes to Lexington, Ky.
  • Profile of Be Medispa.
  • Right at Home, an in-home care franchise, and Lexington owner Eric Hudson.
  • White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics: the good business karma of intentional philanthropy.
  • 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.
  • Profile of Christopher Manzo and his company, Skipping Stone Technologies, and a new product for smartphones called Kit.
  • Profile of Emily Sandford and her company, Authentically Social.
  • Entrepreneurs Kimberly Hudson, Liz Toombs, Andre Regard, and Ramon and Arwen Careaga share their individual workplace wellness tips. A roundup.
  • Profile of Remi Bellocq, executive director of equine programming at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
  • 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.
  • Profile of David Caldwell, Jim Edmon and Kristyn Disponette of Balance Creative.
  • Profile of Will Jones and Bullhorn Creative.
  • Profile of nurse practitioners Gitana Cole and Jennifer Smith, owners of Lexington Primary Care Associates, PLLC.
  • 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.
  • Profile of Frans Munoz, owner of Frans’ Furniture.
  • Artist entrepreneurs at Kentucky Crafted: The Market.
  • Putting an end to disorderly conduct. A roundup of organized people.
  • Local CIOs make technology work for internal and external customers. A roundup.
  • The city of Danville maintains economic momentum through collaboration. This town is too cool for school.
  • College career centers keep businesses connected with campus talent. They’re not called “placement centers,” thank you.
  • Jim Clark and LexArts account for creativity. The arts are good business!
  • Tiffany & Co. has a jewelry manufacturing facility in Lexington, Ky. How it all began.
  • Frugal habits are hard to break for local business owners. A roundup.
  • Big or small, businesses are subject to employment law.
  • Chad Hobson and Bill Dotson, owners of WebMedley, are a digital duo.
  • Professional organizer Sarah Hawkins, owner of DeClutter with Sarah, offers tips on getting organized.
  • Notes about tax changes at the end of 2010.
  • What brought you to Kentucky? Business owners from England, Indonesia, Iran and West Africa answer this question. A roundup.
  • The business of consignment shops.
  • Commerce Lexington’s 2010 Salute to Small Business Awards.
  • Want to rent an office? Business centers cater to solo entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Toastmasters improves more than public speaking abilities.
  • Where are they now? An update of five business owners five years later.
  • Profile of David Lawyer, the tree man.
  • Sam and Noelle Dick have day jobs and a triathlon shop called Swim Bike Run of Kentucky.
  • The SBDC offers coaching for your small business.
  • Starting up or starting over? Entrepreneurs have advice.
  • Profile of entrepreneur Vince Edwards.
  • Profile of Chris Hall, owner of BlueGrass Go2Girl.
  • Entry-level jobs yield lifelong lessons, a roundup.
  • Profile of Adrienne Grizzell and her nonprofit management acumen.
  • Former Kentucky Wildcat Cedric Jenkins is the owner of a GNC store.
  • How do you recharge your batteries? A roundup.
  • Randy and Ryan Lisk, owners of Lisk Associates, are father-and-son business coaches.
  • Profile of Technology Consulting Group of America.
  • Bud Ratliff, owner of Solarity Group, talks about project management.
  • Keeping up with to-do lists.
  • SCORE: Service Corps of Retired Executives.
  • Entrepreneur Jim Davis owns coffee shops.
  • What are the smartest and not-so-smartest financial decisions you made this year? A roundup.
  • Jackie and Bill Powell are the owners of Serif Group.
  • Frugality is the new status symbol. A profile of Hampton Scurlock III, owner of Retirement Tax Advisory Group.
  • Profile of Donna Ison, artistic multitasker.
  • Profile of Donna Gilbert, owner of Heavenly Confectionery.
  • Profile of Clay Harvey, owner of Bluegrass Barkery.
  • Strategies to stretch a dollar. A roundup.
  • Profile of Teresa Neil, owner of Berea Garden Center.
  • Profile of Polly Singer, owner of All You Need Is Love, Hats and Veils.
  • Profile of horse massage therapist Jennifer Oliver.
  • Musician Kevin Moreland.
  • Jon Carloftis, gardener to the stars.
  • Terry Foody, nurse and owner of Healthy Living.
  • Sean Damron, owner of DamronTech.
  • Professional recruiter Brenda Clark.
  • Susan Bachner, aging-in-place specialist.
  • Dottie Hatton, owner of ProjexPlus+.
  • Sandy Linville, professional organizer.
  • Father-and-son signage business owners, Rick Garr and Rick Garr.
  • Artist Helene Steene.
  • Business strategist Bill Kimbrell.
  • Legal nurse consultant Cheryl Marrs.
  • Photographer Bill Straus.

 
 

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