Our friends and neighbors from Sayre Christian Village with HJ’s Vicki Evans.

Chamber Dinner
The Commerce Lexington Annual Dinner is January 30 at Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom. The event begins at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. Award categories include: the Ambassador of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Public Policy Advocate of the Year, and Distinguished Leader Awards from Leadership Lexington youth and adult programs.

EMERGE presented by Forcht Bank is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4 at 8 am at the Lexington Convention Center. The conference engages the next generation of leaders of Central Kentucky to leverage their thoughts, ideas, and strategies for the betterment of the community and region. This full-day event includes a variety of breakout sessions and panel discussions, opening interactive session with dynamic speaker, luncheon speaker, as well as a closing reception at the end of the day.

ScatterJOY, Inc. honored Karen Venis, CEO of Sayre Christian Village, for her “Salute to Leaders” award.


Top Commerce Lexington Ambassadors
Congratulations to Greg Brown, Cheryl Eadens, Crystal Mount Newton, and Brooke Wheatley for being recognized as Commerce Lexington’s Top Ambassadors in 2019.

Pier 1 Imports to close up to 450 stores
Pier 1 Imports announced a plan to close up to 450 stores, which is nearly half of its locations. There are currently two Pier 1 Imports operating in Lexington, including one in Hamburg.

The Gap in Hamburg to Close
The Gap in Hamburg is closing in January. Earlier this year, the retail chain announced that they expected to close around 230 stores within the next 2 years.




Jan 16         Women Leading KY Luncheon, noon, The Grand Reserve

Jan 30         Commerce Lex Annual Dinner, 5 pm, Bluegrass Ballroom

Feb 6           Women Leading KY Luncheon with Marsha Weinstein, noon, The Grand Reserve

Feb 11          UK Engineering and CS Career Fair, noon, UK Gatton Student Center

Feb 20          Commerce Lex Business Link at Wrigley Media, 4 pm

Feb 26          Women Leading KY Luncheon with KY Chamber’s Ashli Watts, noon, The Grand Reserve

Mar 4           EMERGE 2020, 8 am, Lexington Convention Center



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

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