Hamburg Journal Business News – November 2020



Grassroots Pharmacy offers on-site flu shot clinics for businesses. Call Grassroots to schedule a convenient flu shot for your employees, 859.263.1382.

Microsoft is phasing out Internet Explorer. Wil Winstead, Director of 46Solutions says, “We’ve seen businesses rely on old software, which, in turn, relied on Internet Explorer —especially for manufacturing, engineering and specialist companies that use older machines, powered by older software.”

46Solutions recommends that any central Kentucky business relying on older machines have a full IT assessment now to get a head start in case major changes need to be made.



Remember Back Yard Burgers? BurgerFi is opening in their former location at 1816 Alysheba Way.

According to city records, Bob’s Discount Furniture will move into the former Babies R Us location in Hamburg next to Regal Cinemas.

El Patio opened in the former Life Brewpub location on Richmond Road, and recently obtained their liquor license.

Joella’s Hot Chicken is opening its second Lexington location in Hamburg, on Sir Barton Way.



Regal Cinemas suspended operations at all U.S. theaters in early October, including the only Lexington location in Hamburg Pavilion. There is no word on a possible reopening date, but theaters could remain closed until 2021.



Framebridge, which offers fast custom framing, operates a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Richmond, Kentucky, and has plans to offer 120 manufacturing jobs in preparation for the holiday season. Framebridge also recently expanded its operations with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Lexington in October. The new Lexington facility will also offer an initial hire of 120 manufacturing jobs.



Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass named Laurel R. Martin the President effective October 28, 2020.  She succeeds Lynn Hudgins, who retired as President after 22 years.  Martin brings more than ten years of nonprofit experience, with over 27 years experience in higher education through  administrative and faculty positions at both private and public higher education institutions.




November @ 330: Tips for Leading Your Team Remotely

The next Commerce Lexington Inc. @330 Series presented by Distillery Heights will be held on Tuesday, November 10, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm virtually.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business on a daily basis, and the move to meet social distancing guidelines has in many cases forced companies to modify the way supervisors manage their teams. The lack of regular face-to-face interaction can lead to mis-information, unclear expectations on projects, and missed opportunities.

During the next Commerce Lexington Inc. virtual @330 Series event on Tuesday, November 10, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Zoom, Karrah Pearl from ExecuTrain will help participants learn about the rewards and challenges of leading a remote team.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Karrah Pearl joined ExecuTrain in July of 2003 as a software and business skills instructor for several high-profile clients. She quickly added instructional design to her skillset and became a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).

The EmpowHer Conference is held on Wednesday, November 13 with the choice to attend virtually or in-person at Epping’s on Eastside. The conference is hosted by Colene Elridge and gives women a unique one-day experience to develop leadership skills.

Commerce Lexington partners with the 2020 Kentucky Book Festival to offer an online Spotlight Breakfast featuring Jim Host on Friday, November 13 at 10 am. Jim Host, author of Changing the Game: My Career in Collegiate Sports Marketing, is the founder of Host Communications, Inc. He will discuss his book, published by the University Press of Kentucky earlier this year, with co-author, Eric A. Moyen.


Women Leading Kentucky hosts a virtual Power Hour Leadership Series with Kimra Cole, President & COO of Columbia Gas on Thursday, November 19 at 3 pm.


Terry McBrayer

Lexington attorney Terry McBrayer died October 11 in Lexington at the age of 83 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

McBrayer began a law practice in a single room above a grocery store in Greenup, Kentucky, in 1963. The practice grew into McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, now McBrayer PLLC, expanding into offices now in Lexington and Louisville.


He was known as a community leader for his work with the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, Kentucky Educational Television, Central Kentucky Blood Center, the Kentucky Council on Higher Education, the Central Kentucky Heart Association, the Salvation Army, and many more.

Condolences may be sent to his firm in care of Judy Campbell at 201 E. Main Street, Suite 900, Lexington, KY 40507.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tates Creek Christian Church, 3150 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40502 or The Salvation Army, 736 West Main Street, Lexington, KY.



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

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