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Business

  • Retailers hopeful for holiday season

    Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but it’s also true it takes a village to keep a village going.

    And business owners in the “village” of downtown La Grange joined forces to attract holiday shoppers and promote Small Business Saturday to kickoff holiday shopping.

  • Rocketman ranked No. 25 among Louisville area businesses

    A local business with contracts for the World Series, Superbowl and Olympic games is ranked on Business First's Fast 50.

    Rocket Man Inc. is ranked No. 25 on the list, which recognizes the 50 fastest-growing independent and privately held companies in the Louisville area, based on three-year revenue growth.

    The company received the same ranking in 2001.

  • $25,000 grant will boost a new or expanding business

    Oldham Chamber & Economic Development has announced a business plan contest to encourage the creation, acceleration and expansion of businesses in the county.

    The winner will receive a grant of up to $25,000 and a package of legal, marketing and accounting services that will help them launch or expand their venture in Oldham County.

  • Fresh Roast: Couple opens storefront after success of home-based business

    The coffee mug sign at Walnut and Jefferson streets in downtown La Grange is kind of like a Krispy Kreme sign — if it’s lit, the coffee’s hot.

    And not just hot – fresh. Like just-out-of-the-roaster yesterday fresh. Take your pick from recognizable coffees, like Brazilian, Colombian or Sumatra. Or, try something different, like Ethiopian beans Yirgacheffe and Nigusie Lemma or Tanzanian Peaberry.

  • BBB warns of Facebook lottery scam email

    If you get an email in your inbox that claims to be from Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook – delete it! BBB is warning the scam email claims the recipient is the winner of $1 million in “our 2011 Sweepstakes (Facebook Inc).”  The lottery emails are not from Facebook!

  • Prospect pair opening Potbelly sandwich shop

    Two Prospect residents who met on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange are opening a sandwich shop known for toasty warm sandwiches and hand-dipped shakes.

    Potbelly Sandwich Shop opens Nov. 8. This is the brand’s second location to open in the state, joining an existing location in Florence.

  • Chamber to honor Oldham Countian of the Year tonight

    Oldham Chamber & Economic Development will announce this year’s Oldham Countian of the Year at a special celebratory dinner Tuesday at Soiree in La Grange.

    This is the 47th year the Chamber has recognized an individual for their dedication and loyalty to Oldham County.  The Oldham Countian of the Year is a long-time tradition that recognizes an Oldham County business or community leader for service to Oldham County above and beyond their daily responsibilities or their commitment as a typical resident.

  • Quilt shop debuts new patterns

    The Gathering Room Quilt Shop in La Grange has been “busy as a beehive,” according to owner Michelle Klein.

    Using a unique tool called the “twister” ruler, the shop has designed two new patterns, Twisted Jack and Caramel Twist. 

    Opal Hibben designed the Caramel Twist pattern; Judi Robinson was behind Twisted Jack.

    The ruler produces designs reminiscent of a pinwheel and is easy to use. 

  • Oldham book publisher goes full-time using La Venture Space

    When Prospect’s Lynn Calvert wrote her first book, “Afterthoughts,” she had a terrible time finding a publisher. 

  • Business incubator gives young companies a boost

    Home businesses and business without a home can now find office space at La Venture Station in La Grange.