Hamburg Journal Business News – March 2021

Books on Biz
Dave Adkisson at Kentucky Chamber Podium

Former Kentucky Chamber President Dave Adkisson released his book Horseshoes vs. Chess: A Practical Guide for Chamber of Commerce Leaders launched on Amazon in January.

Adkisson shares insights from his experience as a CEO of three different chambers, two-term mayor of his hometown, and as a former assistant to a U.S. Senator.



Beaumont Family Dentistry has announced the addition of dentists Dr. Danielle O’Brian and Dr. Turner O’Brian, who are now accepting new patients at all three office locations.

Beth Davisson has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Workforce Development for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Headquartered in our neighborhood, Valvoline Inc. announced the appointment of Mahmoud (Mack) Sharaf to serve as the company’s Treasurer and chief liaison to the investment community, effective in February.



The next Commerce Lexington Inc. SPOTLIGHT Series event is on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 am via Zoom, with a panel of local leaders will discuss best practices for diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace and business.

The eighth annual EMERGE Conference engages the next generation leaders of Central Kentucky, connecting emerging leaders to each other and to the community. This year’s virtual conference is Tuesday, March 9. This year’s keynote speaker is Justin Patton, who will present “Your Roadmap to Trust,” guiding participants through the four crucial elements of trust and how trust is your most important competitive advantage.

Women Leading Kentucky offers a Power Hour Leadership Series on Thursday, March 11 at 3 pm via Zoom, with Karen Harbin, President and CEO of Commonwealth Credit Union.

The next Commerce Lexington Inc. @330 Series event is on Monday, March 15 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm via Zoom with Dr. Janelle McNeal of True North Counseling & Development, a psychology private practice in the Hamburg area of Lexington. She will present a session entitled “Mindset” Over Matter: Mindset Tips for Personal and Professional Development.


Welcome to the Neighborhood

Boonedogs has opened on Old Richmond Road, featuring a unique menu of artisanal hot dogs and wild game sausages.


Coming soon

A new gourmet cookie shop is opening soon in Hamburg. Crumbl Cookies offers a rotating menu of massive cookies, with delivery available, on Sir Barton Way.

A second Olive Garden makes its way to Lexington in the former Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, which closed due to fire in the spring of 2020.

Roosters is opening a second Lexington location on Richmond Road in the former Chop House.

The Saucy Crab is the new seafood place taking over the vacant Texas Roadhouse location on Richmond Road. It is expected to open late Spring/early Summer.

Sonny’s BBQ is staking out the former Bob Evans spot off Winchester Road and I-75. The regional barbecue chain proposes to make its move in the spring after the site on Buena Vista Road undergoes a $485,00 renovation.



Eiffel Pizza closed its Buckhorn Drive location in February.



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

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