Sephora-Kohls-HamburgPavilionNEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Sephora is scheduled to open a boutique inside Kohl’s in October, just in time for holiday shopping in Hamburg.

Sleep Outfitters is opening in former Pier 1 Imports

Dollar Tree will move into the location vacated by Rite Aid at the corner of Executive Drive and Winchester Road — most recently used as a COVID 19 drive-thru testing site.



Commerce Lexington announced the 2021 Salute to Small Business Award winners in September. Crank and Boom Ice Cream received both the  Business Success Award and the Small Business of the Year Award.

Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream (C&B) is a premium ice cream maker in Lexington. What started as a simple dessert option in the back of Toa Green’s family restaurant, Thai Orchid Cafe, has since grown to a business with two scoop shops, 40-plus employees, nationwide shipping through Goldbelly, and recognition through national press including PEOPLE Magazine, the New York Times, and Cooking Channel. Crank & Boom’s mission is to Create Joy, Ignite Laughter, and Inspire Compassion. This has been accomplished through various community giving programs like FEED Backpack program and the popular Small Batch Club program that has raised over $56,000 since 2020 for local organizations. In addition to its location in the Distillery District, Crank and Boom recently relocated its second location from The Summit at Fritz Farm to a spot on Clays Mill Road in the Stonewall Shopping Center.

Guide Realty received the Minority Business Award. Started by Phyllis Alexander and Raquel Carter, Guide Realty opened its doors in January 2008 with a vision of a small, family-owned, boutique-style real estate office.

Entrepreneur Award: Peer House, LLC

Founded in 2016 by Ozlem Eva Davis, CPA, CFE, CFF, Peer House, LLC is an accounting and consulting firm located in Lexington and serving clients around the nation. The business currently serves clients in 55 cities covering 29 states from diverse work sectors and varying industries, including nonprofit, technology, beverage distribution, construction, legal, and education.

Non-profit Community Impact Award: Lexington Rescue Mission

The Lexington Rescue Mission began in 2001 when Jim and Becky Connell started the ministry to the poor and homeless. On November 21, 2001, services started with a Thanksgiving banquet at Broadway Christian Church. The mission then opened its doors to anyone in need of food, clothing and financial assistance, and began offering Bible studies and chapel services for guests. Over the last 20 years, the mission has grown and changed to meet the needs of those who are hurting, including the addition of programs that help unemployed people learn workplace skills and get jobs.  The organization now has four facilities (The Outreach Center, The Potter’s House, The House of Hope, and Grace Place), 25 full-time employees, 11 part-time staff and hundreds of volunteers.



OCT 6     Women Leading KY Roundtable Luncheon, Sylvia Lovely

OCT 12   Central KY Job Club: “Zoom through your next Interview” presented by Sarah Pitt (register via

OCT 27    Women Leading KY Roundtable Luncheon, Demetrius Liggins

OCT 28    Central KY Job Club “Resumes that Rock,” (register via


This article also appears on page 4 of the October 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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