Hamburg Journal Business News – April 2021


Paul Miller Mazda broke ground on a new building and Mazda showroom, located down the street from its current dealership.



Central Kentucky American Heart Association’s longtime executive director Joey Maggard has retired.

Louisville-based Stock Yards Bank has announced the acquisition of Kentucky Bank, a transaction that is expected to close in Q2 of 2021. Kentucky Bank has 19 branches, including one in Hamburg. Current Kentucky Bank President and CEO, Louis Prichard, will serve as Central Kentucky Market President for Stock Yards.

Sayre Christian Village CEO, Karen Venis, has been named a Kentucky Colonel for her service to seniors in the Bluegrass throughout the pandemic.

Forbes Magazine has named WesBanco Bank to their list of Best Banks in America.

Central Bank’s Leslie Flynn has been named the new chair of the YMCA of Central Kentucky’s Board of Directors.



The first BurgerFi with a drive-through in the country is located in Lexington, in the heart of Hamburg. The new BurgerFi location opened in the former Back Yard Burgers on Alysheba Way.

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is returning to Lexington after closing unexpectedly in late 2019. The first of two planned locations will open in the neighborhood on Richmond Road. The location will feature new double drive-thrus with improved digital ordering systems. Work to renovate the building begins soon, with expectation to open within the next several months.



Burlington has announced it will move into the former HH Gregg space on Star Shoot Parkway. (The location was briefly home to Adrenaline, a trampoline park, which closed in 2020.)



Commerce Lexington’s next virtual Member Mixer is April 7. Participants will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their businesses followed by an opportunity for questions. Register online at

Leadership Lexington program presented by McBrayer PLLC Economic Development Day Session is April 8.

Women Leading Kentucky is hosting a Power Hour Leadership Series on Thursday, April 8 via Zoom.

Women Leading Kentucky and ExecuTrain have partnered to offer E3 – Empower. Excel. Elevate, a nine week training course for professional women that wish to take on a leadership role, connect with other professionals, advance their careers, and build skills that will make an impact on their teams and organizations.

The program begins on April 21. All classes are conducted virtually from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm each week.


Registration is now open for Commerce Lexington’s 2021 Leadership Visit to Austin Texas, scheduled for November 15 – 17, 2021.



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

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