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Business

  • Grayson to headline Chamber’s first event at CityPlace

    A former Kentucky Secretary of State will headline the Oldham County Chamber’s first official event at their new CityPlace offices.

    Trey Grayson, now the president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber, will speak at the Business and Biscuits event Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    After being elected Secretary of State in 2003, Grayson resigned near the end of his second term to take over as the director at the Harvard Institute of Politics. After three years in Boston, Grayson recently returned to take over his hometown chamber as president.

  • La Grange businessman recognized by trade publication

     

    A La Grange businessman is being recognized for making waves as vice president of his company.

    Early in his career, Ben Bowman is already the vice president of Parts Unlimited based IN La Grange, and was also recently selected as “35 under 35” by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

    Bowman joined PUI, an offshoot of SEMA, in 2010, where he was hired to globalize the restoration company.

  • Baptist Health to celebrate 90th birthday with party

    Birthday parties will break out across Kentucky on Sept. 28 when Baptist Health celebrates its 90th anniversary of caring for families throughout the commonwealth.

    The events will be Sunday, Sept. 28, 2 to 4 p.m., at each of the seven Baptist Health hospitals: Louisville, La Grange, Lexington, Richmond, Corbin, Paducah and Madisonville. Each location will hold drawings to give away an iPad and a Fitbit® to lucky winners, and each will have a photo booth to capture family photos.

  • Former Ky. Secretary of State, Harvard leader to headline Chamber breakfast

    The Oldham Chamber & Economic Development is excited to host Trey Grayson, former Secretary of State, for their October Business and Biscuits. This will be the first chamber event in the new CityPlace Pavilions. Please join the Chamber for this very special breakfast event Friday, Oct. 3 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at CityPlace, 112 South First Avenue, La Grange. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for guests

  • La Grange Rotary, The Oaks team up to make blankets for Linus project

     

    Children often tug along blankets for years and years for a sense of security before finally reaching adulthood. Becky Jew’s goal is to have all children feel the sense of warmth that only a blanket can bring.

    Jew is the chapter coordinator of Project Linus, which is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide love, sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need.

  • Crestwood group holds flapjack fundraiser in La Grange

    The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is proud to support the local American Heritage Girls Troop of Crestwood by hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20. All proceeds raised will be used to fund special events for troop members and support the Heritage Troop’s general activities, which aim to strengthen character through family, community and service projects.

  • La Grange restaurant supports hunger campaign

    One hungry child in America is one too many for Mike Everhart, the owner of the Ponderosa Steakhouse in La Grange. Everhart, together with parent company Homestyle Dining LLC, has contributed $15,000 to Share Our Strength’s No  Kid Hungry® campaign, which helps connect children across the country to the nutritious food they need every day. Homestyle Dining, based in Plano, Texas, is the owner and operator of the Bonanza and Ponderosa Steakhouse chains of family restaurants.

  • Residents buzz about facility’s first year

     

    Barbara Mendenhall came in “kicking and screaming” to BeeHive Homes in early April. Ten days in, though, she knew she was “home.”

    Mendenhall was one of 15 residents that celebrated the assisted living facility’s one-year anniversary in Goshen last week.

    “When I came in, I thought it was a nursing home, but it’s more like a country club,” Mendenhall said as she sat with friends, including a 99 year-old former Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player and a former professional dancer from New York City.

  • Former Beard’s store gets new name, owners

     

    A well-known Crestwood outdoor equipment store has been purchased and will feature a new name.

    Beard’s Outdoor Power Equipment, formally family-owned and operated by Richard Beard, will now be known as Andersons’ Sales & Service.

    Andersons’ is currently owned and operated from Madison, Ind., but its new location will continue to be located at the former Beard’s location on West Highway 146 in Crestwood, according to new owner Joshua Anderson.

  • La Grange couple wants to turn love of wine into full-time business

     

    Combining work with something you love is often a good career choice and Michael Vogt, of Vogt’s Vineyards, LLC in La Grange, really loves wine.

    “It’s a hobby that’s become an obsession,” he said.

    Partnering with his wife, Carina, the two are hoping to start selling their own wines and eventually open up La Grange’s first vineyard in the future.