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Business

  • Chamber honors area businesswomen

     

    Businesswomen in Oldham County come with many different definitions according to Deana Epperly Karem, Executive Director of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development. They are leaders, mentors, coaches, friends, sisters, confidants and activists.

    These strong women are being celebrated once again at the sixth annual Celebration of Women, hosted by the Oldham Chamber next week.

  • New director promoted from within Apple Patch

     

    In seeking its next director, Apple Patch decided to select someone within its own walls.

    Apple Patch Community Board of Directors Chairman Steve Moss announced late last week that Joe Spoelker was named the new director of the non-profit.

    Spoelker, who was formerly director of community affairs, stepped into the role of interim director in late January when Arthur Avitabile left the position to pursue other interests.

  • New owners, new beginnings

    After two plus years of confusion and “eyesores,” a new owner has finally taken over the struggling Oldham Plaza in La Grange.

    Todd Clark, of Clark Enterprises, bought the Plaza, situated on First Street, for $3.22 million at a master commissioner’s sale last Tuesday. Clark was one of two bidders on the property, which opened with a $3.2 million bid by the plaintiff in the foreclosure, Parkstone Capitol Partners.

  • Home giveaway will allow for winner’s choice

     

    Some dream of winning the lottery and spending their fortune on a dream home, but the odds of that actually happening are extremely low.

    For the past three years, Live in Oldham County has increased the odds of winning a dream home with its Dream House Giveaway.

    This year, however, the contest winner will have a little more control of their winnings.

    In years past, a house was preselected by Live in Oldham County, but this year, the lucky winner can take his or her $200,000 prize to build their dream home in a sponsored neighborhood.

  • Business honors road department workers

    Brian Watt, owner of Independent Hardware-Oldham County Rental presented Certificates of Attendance to Ben Kimbler of the Oldham County Road Department and his team for participating in a presentation of “Safe Operation and Maintenance of Handheld Equipment.” The presentation was arranged by Independent Hardware with the help of ECHO and SHINDIAWA at Oldham County Road Department Facility on Jan. 15. Independent Hardware is proud to support the crew at the Oldham County Road Department and thanks them for the great job they do in our community.

  • Crestwood Walmart delayed until 2016

    Despite receiving approval more than nine months ago, Oldham County residents will have to wait another year before Walmart rolls back into Crestwood.

    The retail company received final approval for a zoning change and development plans on a new 158,538 square foot Supercenter on April 16 last year. And it bought the new store’s land, located at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, for $4.1 million in August.

  • Main Street businesses play musical chairs

     

    Main Street has been the hub of local businesses since the inception of the City of La Grange in 1827, and according to the vendors that has not changed in recent years. What has changed recently, though, is the name of the business in front of each store location.

    Over the last few months, Main Street has seen many shifts in store locations, but according to Nancy Griffin, Executive Director at Discover Downtown La Grange, that fact isn’t out of the ordinary.

  • After two years, Dollar Tree opens

    With snow flurries fluttering around her, temperatures around freezing and 10 minutes left to go, La Grange resident Patricia Stark was beyond excited.

    “This is Christmas to me, it’s like Christmas morning,” Stark said.

    The cause of Stark’s excitement was the grand opening of a Dollar Tree in the Oldham Plaza complex, an opening that was delayed two years due to problems with the complex’s landlord, Icon-Oldham Development, an offshoot of Icon Properties in Louisville.

  • Bourbon boom comes to Main

     

    Many communities have seen a spike in the craft beer market over the last few years and now La Grange will be part of the Beer Lovers Club with a new business coming to its historic district.

    Tom and Linda Clemons have been in the alcohol industry for many decades and now have expanded their repertoire with the Main Street Bourbon and Ale House opening later this month in La Grange.

  • Prospect ‘stars’ set to dance for various local charities

    Ten local residents, five men and five women, will be competing for the title of “Prospect Star 2015” on Feb. 21 at the Mellwood Arts Center. “Dancing With Prospect Stars & Taste of Prospect” is an exciting fundraiser, hosted by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, in its second year, will benefit the chamber and the 10 individual charities the contestants have chosen. Before the big night, the stars will be accepting donations on behalf of their chosen charities. Each dollar donated in their name will count as a vote.