Best Places to Work 2020
The Best Places to Work list has been released, and several neighborhood businesses made the cut.

businessEMERGE Conference
On March 4 from 8 am to 5 pm, Forcht Bank presents the 7th annual EMERGE Conference at the Lexington Convention Center. The EMERGE conference engages the next generation leaders of Central Kentucky — our emerging leaders — to leverage their thoughts, ideas, and strategies for the betterment of our community and region. This full-day event includes a variety of breakout sessions, panel discussions, and interactive sessions with dynamic speakers, as well as a closing reception at the end of the day.

Five Below
has been announced as the new retailer that will be taking the place of the former Dress Barn, which closed last year. Located between Kohl’s and Big Lots, the new retail store sells accessories and gadgets for $5 or less. Stay tuned.

Studio 23 Fitness has opened their doors on Richmond Road.

Blaze Pizza on Sir Barton has closed their doors. They have decided to consolidate to one Lexington location at The Summit at Fritz Farm.

Embry’s in Lansdowne Shopping Center, a Lexington retail institution for over a century, has announced they’re closing.

Khazai Rugs on Richmond Road is closing their doors.

The Brighton Orange Leaf has closed. Their social media indicates the location closed permanently at the end of their lease. The only remaining Orange Leaf in Lexington is near Fayette Mall on W. Tiverton Way.

Commerce Lex Dinner
Commerce Lexington hosted their annual dinner, celebrating economic development, volunteerism, community, and “Be Bold.”




Mar 4        EMERGE, 8 am, Lexington Convention Center

Mar 4        Imagine Nicholasville Road Public Meeting, 6 pm, Lexington Green

Mar 8        Summer Job Fair, 2 pm, YMCA of Central Kentucky

Mar 10      LinkedIn, What’s in it for Me?, 9 am, Fayette County Cooperative Extension

Mar 18      Business Network Reception, 3 pm, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass

Mar 19      Roundtable Networking Luncheon with Kimra Cole, 12:30 pm, Grand Reserve

Mar 28      Women in Business Discussion Panel, 2 pm, Hamburg Library

Apr 23      Best Places to Work Celebration Dinner, 4:30 pm, Lexington Convention Center



This article also appears on page 4 and 5 of the March 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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