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Full Stride Investors

In 1997, the Greater Lexington business community took a leap forward in our economic development efforts by creating and funding Lexington Strides Ahead. Lexington Strides Ahead funds important initiatives of Commerce Lexington’s Economic Development Division and the Business and Education Network. Since the initial campaign in 1997, three sequel campaigns, One Team…One Vision, One Team…One Vision 2 and Full Stride, each falling under the umbrella of Lexington Strides Ahead have been great successes.

The goal of Lexington Full Stride will always be to focus on enhancing our business climate and competitive position. Commerce Lexington's Economic Development Division focuses on three ways to create primary jobs and increase the amount of income coming into our community: business attraction, business retention and expansion, and business creation. Today, Full Stride supports these overall economic development efforts including community and minority business outreach and the Business and Education Network.

Able Engine

Able Engine
Luther Andal, Principal
325 West Main Street, Suite 280
Lexington, KY 40507

Able Engine is a Technology Services company located in Lexington, KY offering services in web design and development, mobile application design and development, custom application design and  development, database design and development, UI/UX design and development, and graphic design. We were founded in January of 1999 as NetMediaOne and rebranded in 2012 as Able Engine. We work in construction, architecture, engineering, equine, financial, food and beverage, manufacturing healthcare, legal, media & communications, retail and wholesale, sports & entertainment, technology and other industries with clients located in Lexington, KY and throughout the United States.


Dr. Pearse and Deirdre Lyons
3031 Catnip Hill Pike
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Alltech, with International Headquarters in Nicholasville, Kentucky, was founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons. Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3,000 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 
Alltech is the only privately held company among the top-10 animal health companies in the world. This is a source of competitive advantage, allowing Alltech to stay focused on customer needs, innovation and our core values. The company’s pursuit is guided by its founding ACE principle, our promise that in doing business we have a positive impact on the Animal, the Consumer, and the Environment.  Alltech is also the proud sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy, as it was for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in the United States.  


American Founders BankAFBUSA
Barry Brauch, CEO
Bill Craycraft, President
318 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 367-3700 or (866) 875-4500

Over a brief period of time, American Founders Bank has grown from a single location in Kentucky, to a multi-branch entity with offices in both Lexington and Louisville. AFB has attracted veteran bankers who draw on a wealth of experience from some of the area’s larger institutions.  Knowledgeable bankers are drawn to AFB by our philosophy and how we aspire to combine the flexibility and personal service of a community bank with the professional prowess and capabilities of a regional bank.

We offer a one-of-a-kind experience that we refer to as banking that is “above and beyond” both customers’ expectations and the service offered by our competitors. Whether it is a prompt response to your financial questions or a warm greeting as you enter one of our convenient financial centers - our goal is to go above and beyond to service your financial needs.  Please feel free to contact any of our banking officers to further discuss your personal or business financial needs.


Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Kennan Wethington
1792 Alysheba Way, Ste. 200
Lexington, KY 40509-2285

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is Kentucky’s leading health benefits company, providing over 1 million Kentuckians with access to quality medical coverage for 75 years. Guided by a mission “to improve the lives of the people we serve and the health of our communities,” Anthem offers a full range of benefits and services designed to promote a healthy lifestyle, including medical coverage, pharmacy, dental, vision, life and disability and employee assistance programs.  Find out more at

Apex Realty
Steve Hupman
651 Perimeter Drive, Suite 605
Lexington, KY 40517

Audio AuthorityAudio Authority
Bob Sollee, President
2048 Mercer Road
Lexington, KY 40511
800-322-8346 or 859-233-4599

Audio Authority® Corporation designs, manufactures, and supports a wide array of contemporary electronic products for consumer electronics retailers, banks and pharmacies,  and custom home/commercial electronic integration businesses.  Our products include audio/video/car audio switching systems for retail product demonstration, high definition audio/video signal distribution systems, AV matrix routing systems and amplifiers for sports bars, offices, casinos, and educational facilities.  We also manufacture and market commercial audio/video intercom systems for the drive-up banking and pharmacy industries and offer custom design services.  We serve a wide range of clients around the world from our Lexington manufacturing facility.

Ball HomesBall Homes
Ray Ball, President
James Parsons, CFO
P.O. Box 12950
Lexington, KY 40583

Ball Homes is a family owned and operated homebuilder based in Lexington and building in Central Kentucky since 1959. Ball Homes was ranked the 47th largest homebuilder in the nation by BUILDER Magazine’s Builder 100 list for 2009. New homes are available in Lexington and Louisville, and in Georgetown, Richmond, Versailles, Frankfort, and Nicholasville. Ball Homes is proud to build homes that are for everyone—they offer high quality, great floorplan selection, and a wide variety of highly customized options, all at attainable prices. They build in a variety of neighborhoods, and for a diverse group of people. Ball Homes is pleased to support a variety of organizations and programs that help to build a bright future for Kentucky.

Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co.Bank of the Bluegrass
Bill Allen, President
101 E. High St.
Lexington, KY 40507

Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co., is a locally owned community bank serving Lexington and surrounding communities for over 41 years. Our goal is to create relationships for life with our clients by providing a full range of services to meet their personal and business needs. These services are delivered and supported with individuals that care about the clients they serve. We proudly offer Kasasa®, free checking that rewards our clients for banking with us. We also offer other checking and savings products, commercial real estate loans and other business and personal loans, investments, mortgages, and wealth management. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their financial goals.


Baptist Health LexingtonBaptist Health Lexington
Ruth Ann Childers, Director of Marketing
1740 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 260-6100

Recognized as Lexington’s most preferred hospital, Baptist Health Lexington is a 383-bed major medical facility committed to providing excellent health care, leading-edge technology and compassionate medical services. Performing nearly 21,000 cardiac procedures and studies yearly, Baptist Health Lexington holds Chest Pain Center with PCI accreditation from the American Society of Chest Pain Centers, denoting that it meets or exceeds benchmarks for rapidly diagnosing and treating an acute heart attack. The Baptist Health Cancer Center’s full range of services, from chemotherapy and radiation therapy to genetic counseling, helps patients overpower cancer. The hospital’s cancer program is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons, and Baptist Health Lexington is the only non-teaching hospital in Kentucky to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The hospital’s family-centered obstetrics program delivers some 4,000 babies a year, and its skilled nurses have been awarded Magnet status for their quality patient care.

Heath Campbell, Regional President
George Wallace, Market President
200 West Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 281-2120

BB&T operates more than 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C. -- with nine locations in Greater Lexington – and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others.  BB&T's banking subsidiaries are organized in regions, as a group of community banks, which allows decisions to be made locally, close to the client, enabling BB&T's client service to be highly responsive, reliable and empathetic. 

Kieron Powell, Operations ManagerBelcan
333 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 455-8186 x1-5003

Belcan Corporation is a broad spectrum engineering and technical services company that has been providing services for over 50 years to a diverse customer base throughout the world.  Our operating divisions supplying engineering, automation design/build, and technical recruitment support for industry leaders in the Aviation, Energy, Marine Propulsion, Heavy Equipment and Consumer Product sectors. Our divisions supplying IT and media solutions support our individual client’s need for information management and multimedia services. Our Staffing Solutions division meets our clients’ supplemental personnel need by providing the most qualified candidates to fill light industrial and clerical positions.

GreenbaumBingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Job D. (Darby) Turner III
300 West Vine Street, Suite 1100
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 231-8500

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is a full-service law firm providing progressive business, litigation and government services to clients ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and Global 1000 companies to small, regionally based organizations across a variety of industries and sectors. Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP has more than 220 attorneys and seven locations in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Our attorneys are known for being responsive, aggressive and effective advocates both in and out of the courtroom, the boardroom, the legislature and our communities. We pride ourselves on being locally accessible and nationally connected. Our firm is recognized for excellence and devotion to client service.

Bingham McCutchen LLPBingham
L. Tracee Whitley
One Federal Street

Boston, MA 02110-1726
(617) 951-8218

Bingham McCutchen LLP offers a broad range of market-leading practices focused on global financial services firms and Fortune 100 companies. Our lawyers are located throughout 15 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our Global Services Center in Lexington, Ky., is an administrative hub for Bingham that brings together support-staff positions from finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, knowledge services, marketing, operations, and risk management. We are proud to have been named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 10 consecutive years.

Blue & Co., LLCBlue & Co.
Gregory C. Mullins, Director
250 West Main Street, Suite 2900
Lexington, KY  40507
(859) 253-1100

At Blue we work side-by-side with our clients on issues as diverse as individual and business consultation and planning, auditing, financial controls, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits and litigation support. We have a solid reputation for providing candid, accurate business advice that helps our clients succeed. When you work with Blue you work with a group of professionals grounded in Midwest values who serve each of our client's unique needs with the same enthusiasm, dedication and responsiveness that got us started over 40 years ago.

Bluegrass Family Health                                                                            
Jim Fritz
651 Perimeter Drive, Suite 300Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 269-4475

Headquartered in Lexington, KY, with an additional office located in Nashville, TN, Bluegrass Family Health provides employer group insurance with a wide array of products to meet the needs of the marketplace. Bluegrass Family Health offers products for both fully insured and self-funded employers. At the forefront of the Consumer Choice Healthcare movement for our area, Bluegrass Family Health also offers HRA and HSA compatible plans, in addition to traditional HMO and PPO plan designs. Bluegrass Family Health is committed to providing you and your family a comprehensive network of physicians and other medical providers, a wide variety of benefit options and exceptional customer service.

Blue Star Plastics Inc.Blue Star Plastics
Randy Smallwood
Sales & Marketing Manager
Blue Star Plastics
801 Nandino Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40511

Blue Star Plastics is a custom injection plastic molder and contract assembly company serving markets including consumer goods, automotive, and industrial.  We provide both aesthetic and functional products.  We assist our clients with product development, prototypes, design optimization, mass production, and even distribution.  Our press sizes range from 40 tons to 700 tons and we can provide parts as small as one gram up to something as large as two foot square.  The company started in 1984 and was purchased by new owners, Seventh District Holdings, in late December 2012.  The new leadership is investing in both equipment and personnel to support rapid growth .   Blue Star’s commitment to the use of robotics and automation, zero defects production, and lean principles have allowed it to become a preferred supplier to many multi-national customers.  


Brett Construction CompanyBrett Construction
Brett T. Setzer, CEO
354 Waller Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
(859) 255 - 7901

For more than 25 years, Brett Construction Company has been providing full-service commercial contracting to industrial, transportation, government, health care, commercial office and retail clients across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Our firm specializes in design-build construction and offers in-house capabilities in multiple divisions of work. In addition to our construction services, our firm shares ownership with Setzer Properties, a national real estate investment and development company specializing in design-build-lease projects. Our firm has completed more than $350 million worth of built-to-suit development projects that total nearly 3 million square feet across 20 states. At Brett Construction Company and Setzer Properties, our goal is to provide the finest quality materials and workmanship with the highest standard of professional service. Our greatest measure of success is that many of our clients are both current and long standing, utilizing our services on multiple projects in multiple locations. 

Bristol Group
Erik Dunnigan, VP of Business DevelopmentBristol Group
1115 Delaware Avenue, #200
Lexington, KY  40505
(859) 233-9050

Bristol Group, Inc., is a relationship-driven engineering, design, manufacturing, and construction firm with over 25 years of industrial and commercial design-build experience.  Bristol Group is a recognized leader in panelized concrete construction, operating a PCI certified precast plant in Lexington, Kentucky. Faster project cycles and quality, assured by a certified manufacturing process, are delivered to clients through a unique design-manufacture-construct approach.  In addition, identification and management of risks, coupled with self-performed site-work and cast-in-place concrete construction, lead to remarkably predictable results for our clients.  Experience true RESPONSE ABILITY with Bristol Group. Contact us today to learn more about our philosophy and how it fits your building needs. We’re ready for your next project. 

Central BankCentral Bank
Luther Deaton, Jr. Chairman/President/CEO
300 West Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 253-6222 or (800) 637-6884
Central Bank is the state’s leading community bank for banking, mortgage, investment, insurance and wealth management services. The Bank provides personal and business banking that features outstanding personal service and world class technology. Customers are served integrated solutions for trust and private banking with financial, estate and retirement planning. Investment brokerage and insurance services are provided through wholly-owned affiliates, Central Investment Center and Central Insurance Services. For Central Kentucky’s most community focused bank please call 859-253-6222, 800-637-6884 or click


Clay Ingels CompanyClay Ingels
Bill Chapman, Owner
914 Delaware Avenue
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 252-0836

In 1920, Matt Clay and his brother-in-law Evan Ingels formed a partnership to furnish building materials to the contractors in the expanding Lexington and Central Kentucky markets. Nearly a century and four generations later, Clay Ingels has evolved into the leading masonry and millwork supplier in Kentucky, servicing commercial, institutional and residential clients.
Over time, Clay Ingels grew into the millwork business and became the leading manufacturer and distributor of interior and exterior doors in the region, fueling the company’s expansion throughout Kentucky and the surrounding states. An 80,000 square foot warehouse with a full-scale millwork shop delivers maximum flexibility and efficiency in getting windows and doors to job sites on time. Our 12-acre property on Winchester Road includes a Design Center, open to homeowners and the building trade. The extensive visual array of brick, window and door displays, coupled with expert guidance from our knowledgeable design team, enables our customers to make informed building and/or remodeling decisions.

Coleman GroupColeman Group
Bob Cole
710 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 255-8855

Coleman Group is a multi-faceted commercial real estate sales, leasing, and management firm with extensive experience in managing and leasing office and retail developments in Central Kentucky. Our Team brings to any assignment comprehensive knowledge in property brokerage, office management and leasing. We take pride in providing extraordinarily responsive services sensitive to our clients’ needs. Working within tightly controlled budgets, Coleman-managed buildings are maintained to the highest standards by an experienced and responsive management staff which understands the value of building appearance as well as operating efficiency.

Columbia Gas of KentuckyColumbia Gas of Kentucky
Herb Miller, President
Brack Marquette – Economic Development
2001 Mercer Road
Lexington, KY 40511
(800) 432-9345 Customer Service
(800) 440-6111 New Business Services

Each day, the underground network of over a million miles of pipeline safely carries natural gas from supply areas to customers' homes, businesses and factories across the country. Columbia Gas of Kentucky safely delivers clean and efficient natural gas to over 130,000 customers in 30 counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Headquartered in Lexington, the company is one of the seven energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. Please visit us at

Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions
Kip CornettCornett249 East Main Street, 4th Floor
Lexington, KY 40507

Cornett is a full-service marketing and advertising communications agency serving the Bluegrass and beyond for over 30 years. We develop and strengthen brand identities while building results-driven campaigns for clients in the industries of tourism, higher education, athletics, distilled spirits, consumer products, quick-service restaurants, non-profit and startups. Through our work, we seek to not only create success for our clients, but stand as a catalyst for the positive growth in our community and the Commonwealth as a whole. 

Community Trust BankCommunity Trust Bank
Larry Jones, Regional President
100 East Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 389-5350
Community Trust Bancorp, Inc., with assets of $3.6 billion, is headquartered in Pikeville, Kentucky and has 71 banking locations across eastern, northeastern, central, and south central Kentucky, six banking locations in southern West Virginia, four banking locations in northeastern Tennessee, four trust offices across Kentucky, and one trust office in Tennessee.  Community Trust Bank is the #1 SBA Lending Institution in the state of Kentucky for the last 5 years.

Crowe Horwath LLPCrowe Horwath
Steve Jennings, Office Managing Partner
144 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 280-5130

Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe assists public and private company clients in reaching their goals through audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With over 25 offices and 2,400 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world, consisting of more than 140 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 400 cities around the world.

Dean Dorton Allen FordDean Dorton Allen Ford
David Bundy, CEO
Alex Solomon, Marketing
106 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 255-2341

Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm providing services to clients of all sizes in a variety of industries. Since its founding, Dean Dorton has grown into one of the largest accounting firms in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We attribute our success to our commitment to provide extremely competent and timely professional services that exceed our clients’ expectations. We specialize in a variety of industries including; College and Universities, Construction, Energy and Natural Resources, Equine, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, and Real Estate.

Denham-Blythe CompanyDenham Blythe
Bill Quenemoen, Vice President
100 Trade Street
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 255-7405

Denham-Blythe Company is a full service Design-Build Contractor with in-house Architects, Engineers, and Construction Managers. We specialize in industrial, commercial, and healthcare design and construction projects. Our services include conceptual construction design services, budgeting and cost analysis, site and building design development, and all phases of the construction process. The primary markets that we serve are Kentucky and Tennessee, but we have worked on projects in more than half of the States in the United States. Our Company focuses on turn-key Design-Build projects and we are frequently involved from the earliest conceptual design and budgeting phases, all the way through the final commissioning and owner turnover phase.


East Kentucky Power Cooperative
Rodney Hitch, Corporate Manager of Economic Development
P.O. Box 707
Winchester, KY 40392

More than 520,000 homes and businesses in 87 Kentucky counties depend on East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) and its 16 owner-member cooperatives for safe, reliable, affordable electric power. EKPC is owned by 16 electric distribution co-ops located in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Those cooperatives provide electric service to more than 1 million Kentuckians. EKPC's role is to provide electric power to its 16 owner-members. EKPC owns and operates four major power plants totaling nearly 3,000 megawatts in capacity, as well as more than 2,800 miles of high-voltage transmission lines. EKPC has provided this service for more than 70 years. EKPC and each of its 16 owner-member cooperatives is owned and democratically governed by the people who use their energy and services. All are not-for-profit organizations. Together, EKPC and its 16 owner-member cooperatives are known as Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

EA Partners, PLCEA Partners
Albert W. Gross, P.E., P.L.S.
3111 Wall Street
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 296-9889

EA Partners is a mid-sized, Kentucky based consulting firm with offices in Lexington. Since 1979, we have been providing services in the areas of land planning and development, landscape architecture, storm water management, sanitary sewer system design, water distribution services, traffic engineering, surveying, construction management, and construction inspection. EA Partners has established a solid and consistent reputation with both governmental and private sector clients and is a comprehensive resource for your engineering and science needs.


EHI ConsultantsEHI Consultants
Edward J. Holmes, AICP President
333 West Vine Street, Suite 300
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 425-4881

EHI is a certified planning and engineering firm licensed in the State of Kentucky and has been in business since 1995. As  a planning and engineering consulting firm, EHI specializes in and has the expertise to offer professional services in the areas of: Urban Planning and Design;  Civil Engineering Site Design; Environmental Assessments and Impact Statements;  Facilitation Services; GIS Services; Land Use Planning & Zoning;  and Socioeconomic and Neighborhood Studies.


Equity Management Group, Inc.Equity Management Group
Bret Caller
840 E. High Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 266-1414

At Equity Management Group, Inc., (EMG) we specialize in the management of shopping centers and other commercial properties--maintaining and improving the physical property and profitability of businesses in communities throughout the Midwestern and Southeastern United States. Our core business is to create value in real estate through hands-on property management that optimizes operational efficiencies and maximizes return on investment for our clients. We provide high quality management services for more than 2 million square feet of commercial real estate throughout the region. For nearly 45 years, we have managed retail, office, industrial and other commercial real estate assets delivering expertise and insight well-suited to an ever-changing real estate environment. We’re making a difference in the neighborhoods we serve.

Fifth Third BankFifth Third Bank
Mike Ash, President
250 W. Main St., Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 455-5300

Fifth Third Bank has served the Bluegrass for more than 20 years and is a community leader in Central Kentucky. With 19 convenient locations and more than 40 ATMs, Fifth Third is committed to partnering with Commerce Lexington and the business community to build a brighter tomorrow for the Commonwealth. In 2010, Fifth Third Bank has encouraged economic development through its support as the "Official Community Bank" of the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games and by donating the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion to downtown Lexington.

Forcht Group of KentuckyForcht Group
Eddie Woodruff, Chief Marketing Officer
2404 Sir Barton Way, Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 266-3232

Forcht Group of Kentucky is comprised of 95 separate companies and over 2,100 employees. Our group of companies is built on the idea of offering services that fit the needs of the customers, communities, and commonwealth we serve, thus our motto “Companies That Fit.” With headquarters in Lexington and Corbin, Forcht Group of Kentucky will continue to be the “Companies That Fit” your life.

Frost Brown ToddFrost Brown Todd
Ed Receski
250 West Main Street, Suite 2800
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 231-0000

Frost Brown Todd is a full-service law firm serving some of America’s top corporations and emerging companies. With attorneys regularly identified by clients, peers and industry organizations as leaders in their practice areas, the firm advises and protects clients in business transactions and litigation in industries including insurance, banking, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, real estate, construction, energy and healthcare. Its nearly 500 attorneys in nine offices throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia provide unparalleled service to meet clients’ needs; deliver the insights and solutions available only from a diverse group of professionals; and support the communities in which they operate.

The Gibson CompanyThe Gibson Company
Kevin Verhoven
1050 Monarch Street, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 224-8833

The Gibson Company is a full service Commercial Real Estate Company that specializes in Brokerage, Property Management, Leasing, Tenant Representation, and Receivership Services. The Gibson Company was established in 1991 by Doug Gibson and Billy Smith who together have over 80 years of real estate experience in the Central Kentucky Market. Both Doug and Billy have been awarded the prestigious Realtor of the Year award from the Lexington Board of Realtor. The Sales team at the Gibson Company includes eleven highly skilled and professional broker associates and agents with a vast knowledge of the Central Kentucky commercial real estate market.  Our company is proud to have a sales force that boasts a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Real Estate (SIOR), and a Certified Property Manager (CPM). 

Gray ConstructionGray Construction
Jill Wilson
10 Quality Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 281-5000

Gray, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with regional offices in Anaheim, Calif.; Birmingham, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; Versailles, Ky.; and Tokyo, Japan. Gray provides fully integrated design-build services, as well as construction management expertise to domestic and international customers throughout the U.S. Gray specializes in the following core markets: manufacturing, automotive, commercial, distribution, food and beverage, hospitality and retail.

Haymaker/Bean Commercial Real EstateHaymaker/Bean
Tim Haymaker
3120 Wall Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40513
(859) 296-9696

Haymaker/Bean Commercial Real Estate is a full-service commercial real estate firm that specializes in Brokerage, Leasing, Property Management, Tenant Representation, Receivership Bankruptcy Services, Land Development, Land Sales and Consulting. Haymaker/Bean has been a trusted name in commercial real estate in the central Kentucky market for over 20 years. Our agents are professional, ethical and are up-to-date on the commercial real estate profession. Our team of agents have over 100 years combined experience. With three Certified Commercial Investment Members (“CCIM”) and one Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (“SIOR”) designations, our agents are a part of a networking unit that is highly sophisticated in its knowledge of commercial real estate and has represented some of the most prestigious properties in the central Kentucky market. Haymaker/Bean is also affiliated with CoStar Group, the leading provider of information services to commercial real estate professionals.

Hilliard LyonsHilliard Lyons
Steve Grossman
325 West Main Street, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 255-9681

Hilliard Lyons focuses on the creation, preservation and distribution of its clients’ wealth. The firm specializes in planning issues that include retirement, business succession, trust and estate planning and education funding. Hilliard Lyons offers comprehensive financial services and advice, including professionally managed accounts from the country’s premier managers, as well as a broad menu of investment vehicles, such as stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, annuities and insurance to facilitate the financial strategies recommended. Founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1854, the firm has a long and distinguished history in the American marketplace. Hilliard Lyons operates 70 branches in 13 states. The firm’s Financial Consultants use original and purchased research tools and state-of-the-art software, coupled with their own knowledge and experience, to advise their clients through the financial challenges that life brings.

Hisle & CompanyHisle & Company
Kent Hisle
277 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 259-3403

Hisle and Company is a progressive firm of accountants and consultants committed to meeting the changing needs of our clients. Our mission is to provide the most professional and personal service possible in a timely and cost effective manner. We offer a wide range of services to our individual and business clients in the following areas: tax preparation, income tax planning, auditing, business valuation, litigation support, fraud examination, bookkeeping, payroll processing, and reselling and supporting Microsoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks. We believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship as a partnership and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.


The J.M. Smucker Company
John Stillwagon, General Manager
767 Winchester Road
Lexington, KY  40505

For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that help families create memorable mealtime moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. The Company has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States 12 times, ranking number one in 2004.

The Keeneland Association
Bill ThomasonKeeneland
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510
(859) 254-3412

For over 75 years, The Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. As the world's largest Thoroughbred auction company, Keeneland conducts sales every January, April, September and November. Its sales graduates dominate racing across the globe at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a private, for-profit corporation that returns its earnings back to the industry and the community in the form of higher purses, as well as millions of dollars in charitable contributions for education, research and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky.

Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance
Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance (KEMI)
Jon Stewart, President & CEO
250 West Main Street, Suite 900
Lexington, KY 40507

Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI) is the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Kentucky, providing coverage to more than 22,000 policyholders in all 120 counties of the state. KEMI employees provide exceptional underwriting, safety education and claims services to our policyholders.  This, combined with our competitive pricing, responsible financial management and a focus on innovation makes KEMI the provider of choice for Kentucky businesses.  As a stable and competitive source of workers’ compensation insurance KEMI contributes to Kentucky’s economic development efforts. 

KEMI has maintained an “Excellent” rating from A.M. Best since 2001, was selected as one of the Ward’s 50 for financial stability and responsible business practices, and has been ranked first nationally as a Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance Magazine.

Kentucky American WaterKentucky American Water
Cheryl Norton, President
2300 Richmond Road
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 268-6339

With headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or waste water services to approximately half a million people in portions of 10 counties.

Kentucky Eagle

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.
Tiffany Whalen, Marketing Coordinator
2440 Innovation Dr.
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 252-3434

Since 1948, Kentucky Eagle, Inc. has been providing quality beverages to the Bluegrass. Known for distributing products like Budweiser, Kentucky Ale, Dos Lunas Tequila, Magic Hat, Monster, Nesquik, Pure Blue Vodka, Chateau Diana Wine, and others, Kentucky Eagle continues to play a special role in the region. Although we recently relocated, our new site carries on the company’s commitment to the continuing success of employees, customers, company, and suppliers.


KentuckyOne HealthKentuckyOne Health
John Smithhisler
Market Leader, Central & Eastern KY
1 Saint Joseph Drive
Lexington, KY 40504

KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.

Kentucky River Properties LLCKentucky River Properties
Fred N. Parker, President
360 East Vine Street, Suite 310
Lexington, Kentucky 40507-1522
(859) 254-8498

Kentucky River Properties LLC and its parent, Kentucky River Coal Corporation, own mineral properties in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, which produce coal, oil, natural gas and timber.  We are proud of our role in keeping the lights on in Kentucky since 1915.  

KU, a PPL CompanyKentucky Utilities
Daryl Smith or Brad Sowden
One Quality Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(800) 500-4904

Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) has a steadfast commitment to the communities it serves and is a leader in contributing resources, talent and ideas that support community and economic growth. The KU economic development team is an active partner in promoting business growth and economic prosperity in Kentucky. KU, a part of E.ON US, is based in Lexington, Kentucky, serving customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia (under the name Old Dominion Power - ODP). KU serves 508,000 electric customers in Kentucky and ODP serves 30,000 electric customers in Virginia. KU’s service area covers 6,600 square miles and it has a total generation capacity of 4,570 megawatts.

Kito USAKito USA
Tomoka Logan
2259 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 367-7414

Kito USA is a turnkey manufacturer of jigs and fixtures, weld cells, and conveyors for any application. Our capabilities include Design, Fabrication, Machining, Assembly, and programming with all services to support installation. We are able to modify a current piece of equipment to fit new needs or create new equipment depending on the needs of the customer. Our services can be used individually such as machining only jobs or as a team with all departments.


Lane Consultants, Inc.The Lane Report
Ed Lane, CEO, Publisher and Principal Broker
201 E. Main Street, 14th Floor
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 244-3500

Lane Consultants Inc. and its affiliate, Realty Research Corporation, are Kentucky-based firms providing commercial real estate appraisal, advisory, brokerage, consulting, and business site acquisition services. The company also publishes business news and economic data about Kentucky and its major markets. The firm's flagship publication is The Lane Report, an award-winning, statewide business and economic news magazine that has been published for 25 years. The firm also publishes special research, business reports, and community profiles.

LBX CompanyLBX Company
Eric Sauvage, President and CEO
2004 Buck Lane
Lexington, Ky. 40511
(859) 245-3900

LBX Company is the proud maker of Link-Belt hydraulic excavators, scrap/material handlers, demolition equipment and forestry equipment. These products are sold through a large independent dealer network located throughout North and Latin America. LBX’s subsidiary company, LBX do Brasil, distributes these products in Brazil. LBX Company provides full product and technical support, parts distribution, service and sales training, marketing and sales management to its dealers through the worldwide headquarters located in Lexington, KY.

Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR)LBAR
Elaine Hangis, Executive Vice President
2250 Regency Road
Lexington, Ky. 40503
(859) 276-3503

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,100 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford Counties.

Lexington CenterLexington Center
Bill Owen
430 W. Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 233-4567

The Lexington Center, central Kentucky’s premiere sports, entertainment and convention complex is located in the heart of downtown within walking distance of two convention hotels, upscale restaurants, nightclubs, galleries and more. Nearby are wonderful parks, historic homes, boutiques and antique shops. The Lexington Center manages and operates five exciting venues: 23,000 seat Rupp Arena, home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats; Lexington Convention Center, offering 130,000 square feet of versatile meeting, banquet and exhibit space; the historic 1,000 seat Lexington Opera House; The Shops at Lexington Center featuring two levels of locally owned boutiques and a food court; and the landmark Triangle Park with its signature cascading fountain.

Lexington Clinic
Dr. Andrew Henderson, CEO
1221 South Broadway
Lexington ClinicLexington, KY 40504
(859) 258-4000

As Kentucky’s oldest and largest multi-specialty medical group, Lexington Clinic has a longstanding reputation for superior patient care and leadership in the medical community. Lexington Clinic is dedicated to healthcare excellence, with more than 225 providers offering primary and specialty care services. Founded in 1920, Lexington Clinic offers more than 30 specialties and operates offices in more than 30 locations throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Lexington Herald-Leader
Rufus Friday, President & PublisherLexington Herald Leader
100 Midland Ave.
Lexington, Ky. 40508
(859) 231-3100

The Lexington Herald-Leader and are committed to being Central and Eastern Kentucky’s primary sources of news, advertising, information and commentary. The combination of the Herald-Leader and reaches seven out of 10 adults in the 40-county Newspaper Designated Market. Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, the Herald-Leader is owned by The McClatchy Company of Sacramento, Calif.

Lexington Industrial FoundationLexington Industrial Foundation
Nelson Maynard, Chair
One Quality Street, Lexington, Ky. 40507
(859) 367-1107

The Lexington Industrial Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by business leaders in Lexington to support economic development in Fayette County.

Lexmark International, Inc.Lexmark
Juli Gaworski, Corporate Citizenship & Inclusion
740 New Circle Road
Lexington, KY 40550
(859) 232-2000

Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and services that help them to be more productive. In 2009, Lexmark sold products in more than 150 countries and reported approximately $4.0 billion in revenue.


McBrayer McGinnis Leslie & KirklandMcBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland
James Frazier
201 East Main Street, Suite 1000
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 231-8780

McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland is a general practice law firm with offices in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort and Greenup, Kentucky. Our attorneys are experienced in providing full legal services across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Founded in 1963, our attorneys have served our state and our community in such influential positions as Mayor of Lexington, Majority Leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives, Master Commissioner of the Fayette Circuit Court and President of the Fayette County Bar Association. Some of our attorneys have also held, or still hold, leadership positions in a variety of private schools, colleges and local nonprofits. Our firm is also Kentucky’s exclusive representative in the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, an international network of respected law firms in each U. S. state capital and more than 60 foreign countries. McBrayer has a total of 44 attorneys with 29 in Lexington, 2 in Louisville, 6 in Frankfort and 7 in Greenup. The Lexington office’s Managing Member is the Honorable James H. Frazier, III.


Mountjoy Chilton MedleyMountjoy Chilton Medley
Shane Satterly, Partner
333 W Vine St. Ste. 1000
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 255-4950

MCM combines the technical and industry expertise of larger firms without sacrificing the attention and personal service of a local firm. We help our clients reach their goals through insight, innovation and experience. MCM continues to grow, yet maintains the same friendly, approachable style of doing business that its clients have come to rely on and expect.

NAI Isaac Commercial PropertiesNAI Isaac Commercial Properties, Inc.
Al Isaac, President
771 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 224-2000

NAI Isaac Commercial Properties, Inc. is a Lexington, Kentucky-based firm specializing in the leasing, sale and management of commercial real estate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With over 7 million square feet of commercial properties exclusively listed, NAI Isaac Commercial Properties is an active full service real estate organization in Central Kentucky. NAI Isaac Commercial Properties is the Central Kentucky affiliate for NAI Global, the world’s leading managed network of commercial real estate firms. With 325 offices in 55 countries worldwide, we bring together people and resources to deliver results for our clients wherever needed. Our clients come to us for our deep local knowledge. They build their businesses on the power of our global managed network.

Terri A. Morrical
Vice President, Animal Safety
944 Nandino Blvd
Lexington, KY
(859) 254-1221

Founded in 1982, Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) has grown to more than 800 employees in multiple U.S. and international locations, and a worldwide presence. Neogen develops, manufactures and markets a diverse line of products dedicated to food and animal safety.  Neogen’s Lexington, KY - based Animal Safety Division develops and markets a complete line of diagnostics, veterinary instruments, veterinary pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, disinfectants, rodenticides, and insecticides.

PNCPNC Foundation
John Gohmann, Regional President
301 East Main Street, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 281-5252

The PNC Foundation's priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations within the markets PNC serves in order to enhance educational opportunities for children, particularly underserved pre-K children through our signature, PNC Grow Up Great program, and to promote the growth of targeted communities through economic development initiatives. 

Powell Walton Milward


Powell Walton Milward, a division of J. Smith Lanier & Co.
John Milward, Managing Director
360 E. Vine Street, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 254-8023

Powell-Walton-Milward (PWM) is a fourth generation family business and has served the Lexington area since 1852 as the successor of the King Agency in Lexington. PWM has grown to employ over 50 professionals who provide commercial, personal product lines and employee benefits for our clients. We are proud to be a part of J. Smith Lanier & Co., which is a 5th generation company tracing their roots back to 1868.  J. Smith Lanier & Co., employs over 600 professionals throughout the southeastern states of Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  While retaining the best characteristics of our past, we deliver service through state-of-the-art technology, personal accountability, and business anchored in our local communities.

QX.netQX Net
Zachary Murray
333 West Vine Street, Ste. 1210
Lexington, KY 40507

QX.Net is Kentucky's largest independent Internet service provider. Locally owned and operated, QX.Net has been in business since 1997. The staff at QX.Net is committed to providing businesses the fastest, most reliable Internet connections available along with IP delivered phone services. Through offering a robust package of services, QX.Net's clients receive the most cost effective connectivity solutions available.As the operator of the state's largest wireless network, QX.Net is able to provide clients a variety of connectivity options beyond the traditional wired connections. The impressive scope of the data network QX.Net has in place ensures that no need is beyond the scope of our data network's ability. 

Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company, PLLCRay, Foley, Hensley & Company
Jerry W. Hensley, CPA
230 Lexington Green Circle, Suite 600
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 231-1800

Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company, PLLC is a firm of Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. The firm is registered as a Certified Public Accounting Firm with the Kentucky State Board of Accountancy. All licensed personnel are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. The members and staff of Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company have extensive combined public accounting experience gained as partners, associates or staff of public accounting firms.

Republic Bank & Trust CompanyRepublic Bank
Bo Henry, Market President
651 Perimeter Drive Ste 650
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 519-3347

Over the last 30 years, Republic Bank has become one of the largest Kentucky-owned banks. With $3.4 billion in assets and 42 banking centers in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Shelbyville, Owensboro, Elizabethtown, Northern Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, and Tennessee, Republic provides a wide range of banking and financial products for individuals as well as small and large businesses.  Bank deposit products include personal and business checking, savings, and money market accounts; IRAs; and CDs. The company originates residential mortgage loans, as well as commercial real estate loans, construction, business, and consumer loans (including home equity, auto, and home improvement loans).

R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLCRJ Corman Railroad Corp.
Noel Rush, VP of Strategic Planning & Development
101 RJ Corman Drive
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 881-7521

R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, is the owner of several business entities. Based in Nicholasville, Kentucky, with operations throughout the United States. We provide a full array of services to the rail industry. In June 2009, R. J. Corman Railroad Group acquired Railpower Technologies Corp. & Railpower Hybrid Technologies. "We are pleased and honored to be able to continue the development and production of the Railpower Gen-Set locomotives for the railroad industry."

Patrick Cashman, Director of MarketingSIS
165 Barr Street
Lexington, KY  40507
(859) 977-4747

SIS is a total technology solutions provider serving more than 1,300 customers nationwide. Partnered with leading IT vendors, SIS delivers hardware and software solutions, technical expertise, consulting services and data center solutions. The company's Managed Solution Center is a state-of-the-art Tier 3 data center facility that provides comprehensive hosting and cloud offerings, including virtualization, business continuity, security, storage management and application support as well as systems monitoring and management. Founded in 1982, SIS is headquartered in Lexington, Ky. and has regional offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, visit

Sperry Van NessSperry Van Ness
John Bronaugh
300 East Main Street, Suite 220
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 264-0888

The Lexington branch of Sperry Van Ness is affiliated with the Sperry Van Ness National Network, which is comprised of 800 advisors in 45 states. This network offers a local, regional, and national platform to market properties and provide services. Our advisors bring the advantage of over 60 years of combined professional real estate experience. Sperry Van Ness of Lexington offers services including client consultation, asset evaluation, accelerated marketing, market research, full service property management, full service brokerage and leasing, and workout resolution included short sales and receivership. Our advisors are specifically trained in all types of properties including office buildings, shopping centers, industrial building, and apartments. Sperry Van Ness of Lexington is simply built for better results.

Stites & Harbison, PLLCStites & Harbison
Kenneth R. Sagan, Chairman
250 West Main Street, Suite 2300
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 226-2300

Stites & Harbison, PLLC is a preeminent law firm based in strategic Southeastern locations and sought by business and institutional clients nationwide for sophisticated transactions, difficult litigation and complex regulatory matters. Tracing its origins to 1832, Stites & Harbison is one of the oldest law practices in the nation and among the largest law firms in the region.

Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLCStoll Keenon Ogden
William Lear, Managing Director
300 W Vine Street, Suite 2100
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 231-3000

Formed more than a century ago, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC is one of Kentucky’s oldest and largest law firms. Today, Stoll Keenon Ogden boasts more than 150 lawyers, organized into 18 comprehensive practice groups practicing from four locations across the Commonwealth. Our client list consists of major national and international clients in myriad industries, including financial services, utilities, mineral law, manufacturing, real estate, health care, technology and telecommunications. These clients include Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Kentucky, as well as national and global companies. Across the years, as we have grown and diversified, as the law has evolved and our clients’ needs have changed, we have never forgotten who we are and why we are here. In a sentence, we are a client-oriented, service-oriented, people-oriented law firm. As this sequence suggests, our clients always come first. With locations in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort and Henderson, we pride ourselves on being always here for them.


Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KentuckyToyota Motor Manufacturing
Rick Hesterberg, Manager of Community Relations
1001 Cherry Blossom Way
Georgetown, KY 40324
(502) 868-2135

Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 13 manufacturing plants including its largest in North America (TMMK) located in Georgetown, Ky. TMMK began producing vehicles in 1988 and is one of the most celebrated manufacturing facilities in the world for its high quality with ten J.D. Power & Associates Initial Quality Plant Awards. The Kentucky plant represents a $6 billion investment which utilizes more than 350 direct suppliers across the United States, including 90 in Kentucky. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. The Avalon, Camry and Venza are built at the Kentucky plant by more than 7,000 team members.

Traditional BankTraditional Bank
Bill Alverson
163 W Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 225-7777
 Traditional Bank is an independent, community bank with twelve banking centers in five Kentucky Counties. We have been providing quality banking services since 1902. Through responsive leadership, local decision makers and a commitment to service we offer customers a rewarding banking experience in a secure environment.  We offer a variety of high quality products and services for home and business including mortgage loans, business loans,  business and personal checking, online banking, mobile banking, cash management and more. Traditional Bank has been named as a Best Places to Work in Kentucky for seven years in a row, and was recently awarded a five-star rating by Bauer Financial, the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm.

UK HealthCare
Mark D. Birdwhistell, Chief External Affairs Officer and Chief of Staff;
Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
900 S. Limestone, Suite 317
UK HealthCareLexington, KY 40356

Established in 1957, UK HealthCare consists of the medical, nursing, health sciences, public health, dental and pharmacy patient care activities of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and in several off-site locations. UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic health care—research, education and clinical care. Dedicated to the health of the people of Kentucky, we provide the most advanced patient care and serve as an information resource. We strengthen local health care and improve the delivery system by partnering with community hospitals and physicians. We support the organization’s education and research needs by offering cutting edge services on par with the nation’s best providers. UK HealthCare facilities include UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, UK HealthCare East, Kentucky Clinic, Polk-Dalton Clinic, Kentucky Clinic South, 80 specialized clinics, 143 outreach programs, and a team of 6,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and health care workers all dedicated to patient health.

U.S. BankUS Bank
Laura Boison, Market President
2020 Nicholasville Road

Lexington, KY 40503

U.S. Bank  is the fifth largest bank in the United States and fourth largest in the US in total branches with 127 branches in Kentucky. U.S. Bank's branch network serves 25 Midwestern and Western states with 3,081 banking offices and 4,906 ATMs. U.S. Bank offers regional consumer and business banking and wealth management services, national wholesale and trust services and global payments services to over 15.8 million customers. The company employs over 64,000 people. 

University of Kentucky
Tom Harris                 
University of Kentucky213 Main Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0032

The University of Kentucky supports economic development by providing connections to students, researchers, and resources through programs at the Coldstream Research Campus and the Advanced Science & Technology Commercialization Center (ASTeCC).  Coldstream is a 735-acre hub of innovation and creativity that is home to over 65 organizations with more than 2,000 employees working in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and equine health, and a variety of other industry sectors. ASTeCC is UK's premier business incubator housing over 20 new and emerging technology-based companies.  Over 40 companies have graduated from the ASTeCC program; many that continue to grow in the local region. 

Herman Thomas, Director, Business Solutions
130 W. New Circle Road, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 357-6000

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit

WLEX Communications, LLCWLEX Communications
Pat Dalbey
1065 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 259-1818

Count on LEX18… Lexington’s NBC affiliate and home to the 2014 Winter Olympics and Kentucky Derby. With nearly 40 hours of local news programming every week, LEX18 is Central Kentucky’s number one source for news each morning and at 6pm and 11pm. 

W. T. Young Storage Company

W. T. Young Storage Company
Jim Pierce, V. P. and Chief Operating Officer
2225 Young Drive
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 266-1136

W. T. Young Storage Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of W. T. Young, LLC. Founded in 1957, Young today owns approximately 3 million square feet of modern high-cube fully sprinklered warehouse buildings in Lexington which are also suitable for light manufacturing. In addition to leasing buildings to companies that want to run their own operations, Young also provides a broad range of warehousing and distribution services for a wide variety of grocery and industrial product manufacturers and distributors. W. T. Young Storage Company has the experience and flexibility to handle any logistics challenge.

Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs LLPWyatt, Tarrant, & Combs LLP
J. Mark Burton
250 W. Main Street, Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 233-2012

As one of the South Central U.S. region’s largest law firms, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs maintains an active national practice with approximately 200 attorneys in six offices throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Indiana. Organized into nine service teams and industry-focused practice groups, our structure enables efficient and effective delivery of legal services.

Wyatt’s clients include fast growing start-ups, second and third generation family businesses, and some of the country’s largest corporations. This wide variety of clients gives breadth and depth to our team of lawyers and offers our clients unique perspectives on their legal matters. We also know that the best legal advice starts with an understanding of your goals. At Wyatt, we take the time to get to know you.

XeroxChris Gilligan
Executive Communications
101 Yorkshire Blvd
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 389-2412

Xerox is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business. Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services and software. Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The 140,000 people of Xerox, including 3,000 in Lexington, serve clients in more than 160 countries.

Your Community BankYour Community Bank
Jeff Koonce, President, Central Kentucky Market
110 W. Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Your Community bank is a locally owned and operated financial institution serving in  Floyd and Clark County, Indiana, and Fayette, Jefferson, and Nelson County, Kentucky. We offer a variety of business and personal banking products and services, but we understand strong community banks need to be both high-tech and high-touch. That’s why we strive to invest in the latest innovative banking technology and continue to provide excellent personal customer service. We believe in local decision making, providing quick responses, exceptional service and building lasting relationships with our customers. We invite you to see the difference.