United Way of the Bluegrass President and CEO, Bill Farmer, announced he will retire this business: older gentleman in a blue hat and shirt walkingyear to return to his home state of North Carolina.

Forbes releases its second annual list of the Best Employers for Diversity. UK ranked 41st on the list and is the only SEC school to be included.

The Board of Directors for the Living Arts & Science Center has named Renee Shepard as Interim Acting Director. Shepard was formerly the executive director of the Downtown Lexington Corporation (DLC) and the DLC Foundation for 10 years.

Alltech has announced Bear Grylls and best-selling business author Chris Zook will be featured on the main stage at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2019 on May 19-21.

The winners have been announced for the 15th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky. Neighbors included in this year’s victories are Lexington Habitat for Humanity, Forcht Bank, Edward Jones, KORT, Kentucky American Water, Massage Envy, UK Federal Credit Union, and Valvoline.

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Photo by Megan McCardwell/ HJ

Commerce Lexington hosted their annual dinner in January, celebrating economic development, volunteerism, community, and “Constructing Bridges.”





Feb 6          BIA Emerging Leaders, Young Professionals Networking Social, 4 pm, Goodfellas

Feb 7          Women Leading Kentucky Lunch, Transy’s Holly Sheilley, Grand Reserve

Feb 7          CommerceLex Business Link, Blue Grass Airport

Feb 12         Analyzing Three Aspects of Your Next Job, Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office

Feb 13         Economic Outlook Conference, Lexington Center

Feb 19         Engineering/CS Career Fair, UK Gatton Student Center

Feb 22         AAF Lexington American Advertising Awards, Lyric Theater

Feb 28         YMCA Presents HJ’s Winter Hamburg Huddle

March 6       Women Leading Kentucky Lunch with Mayor Linda Gorton at The Grand Reserve

March 12     EMERGE Conference, UK Gatton Student Center

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