Burlington Coat Factory has closed its location on Richmond Road, and opened a new store in Hamburg in the former Adrenaline space (formerly HH Gregg).


Dollar Tree will open in Hamburg this holiday season across from Big City Pizza Hamburg.



Ambassador Applications

Commerce Lexington is accepting 2022 Ambassador applications. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 19.

An applicant’s employer must be an active member of Commerce Lexington and must have been active with the organization for at least a year. Only one employee per company can serve on the committee.


The Sweet Taste of Success

Shortly after being named Small Business of the Year, Crank and Boom ice cream announced another expansion, BoBi Cones, which will be dishing up soft serve in Palomar.


Photo by Megan McCardwell

Women Leading Kentucky Networking After Hours, hosted by 46Solutions.



In conjunction with this year’s Kentucky Book Festival, Commerce Lexington’s next SPOTLIGHT Series will feature businessman and author James Hardymon, who will discuss his memoir, Engineering Corporate Success, with editor Terry L. Birdwhistell, on Friday, November 5, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Lexington/UK Coldstream. Hardymon is a businessman who helped build corporations as a CEO, learned the ropes of Wall Street, and interacted with U.S. presidents and congressional leaders.

Engineering Corporate Success traces Hardymon’s personal story and career trajectory, including his childhood, college years at the University of Kentucky, service in the U.S. Army, and his time as an executive. Based on a series of interviews conducted by Terry L. Birdwhistell for the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the book reveals Hardymon’s maxims for success, experiences of rising through the corporate ranks, and key insights into how business decisions are made in an increasingly international environment. Hardymon also discusses the importance of philanthropy, his philosophy of giving back, and his close relationship with the University of Kentucky.



NOV 8: Commerce Lexington Net90, 3 pm, Virtual

NOV 17: 46Solutions’ One Year Anniversary Celebration, 1:30 pm

NOV 18: Women in Leadership Awards Luncheon, Noon, Campbell House


Make Your Pitch

Net90 gives Commerce Lexington members the opportunity to meet and interact with business contacts in a 90 second pitch about their company. The next event takes place virtually on November 8th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Registrations are limited to one attendee per company.


Women in Leadership

Women Leading Kentucky presents “Women in Leadership Awards Luncheon” on Thursday, November 18 from Noon to 2 pm at The Campbell House. Keynote speaker Misdee Wrigley Miller of Wrigley Media Group will present the winners of the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award and Isabel Yates Community Service Award.

Award recipients include University of Kentucky’s Dr. Eugenia Toma, Judge Julie Goodman, and Women Leading Kentucky’s Janet Holloway.


This article also appears on page 4 and 5 of the November 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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