Don Ball, founder of Ball Homes, died on March 23 at the age of 81. Don and his wife Mira started Ball Homes in 1959 and spent their time and resources giving back to Lexington organizations, including the Hope Center, Habitat for Humanity, Lexington Humane Society, DanceBlue, and more.

The Budget Advisory Committee of EKU has proposed $25 million in budget cuts for the school. The plan would affect almost every area of the school, cutting 200 positions, closing its Danville campus, eliminating academic programs and reducing athletic spending, which could result in shutting down some sports teams. The recommendations will be considered by the EKU Board of Regents on April 6.

front view of KrogerThe Richmond Road Kroger is getting a $3 million makeover. The project is set to start in mid-March and be completed in August of 2018. Improvements include an expansion of the pharmacy and beer department, and relocation of floral, cheese and produce departments. In addition, speedier checkout options will be available. Kroger’s ClickList program allows customers to order online and select a time to pick up their groceries without ever leaving their vehicle.

JP Miller, CEO and Dealer Principal  of Paul Miller Motor Company said,  “In one way or another, everyone in this dealership contributes to making our customers happy, and every member of our team shares in this achievement.”


On Thursday March 15, Cincinnati based LaRosa’s Pizzeria and Skyline Chili broke ground on their newest location on Richmond Road across from Krispy Kreme.



APRIL 5 Lexington Job Fair is April 5 at 10 am in the Clarion Hotel. 100’s of jobs are up for grabs at the Lexington Job Fair. Meet with recruiters from dozens of companies.



Join Commerce Lexington Inc. at the @330 Series event presented by Distillery Heights on April 10, at 3:30 pm where David Caldwell, Principal, Advertising + Marketing Services for Balance Creative, will examine how developing relevancy and thought leadership for your industry can be the answer to this on-going digital demand.



On April 11, wear your pearls and bring your girlfriends to “Pearls of Wisdom Mentoring and Networking Event” at Hilary J. Boone Center, 6 pm. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while learning from and networking with influential UK alumnae and employers.

The next event in Commerce Lexington ‘s SPOTLIGHT Series is on April 11, at 8:30 am at the Mane on Main. This event will spotlight Terry Sweeney, the new President & CEO of the Downtown Lexington Partnership.





“News and Brews: Lexington: The next Silicon Valley?” hosted by Alltech will be on April 17 at 6 pm at the Town Branch Distillery. This month ask the questions: How can we attract the best of the best to Kentucky? and How can Lexington be seen on a global stage?



The University of Kentucky is hosting a MBA open house on April 18 at 5:30 pm. Space is limited and registration is required.



The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall hosts “April Business Link,” on April 19 at 4:30 pm. Network with colleagues and other business professionals, and bring plenty of business cards as you interact with prospective clients or catch up with others who can help you grow your business.



MAY 23

Women Leading Kentucky host their annual Women’s Business & Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 23 at Marriott Griffin Gate. Actress, singer, writer and producer, Laura Bell Bundy will be the keynote speaker. This conference brings together women and men who are interested in leadership programs and networking with other professionals.


This article also appears on page 4 of the March 2018 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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