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

Luther Andal, Principal
4101 Tates Creek Centre Drive
Suite 150 - PMB 118
Lexington, KY 40517

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 improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation, particularly yeast-based technology, nutrigenomics and algae. With more than 100 manufacturing sites globally, Alltech is the leading producer and processor of yeast and organic trace minerals, and its flagship algae production facility in Kentucky is one of only two of its kind in the world.
The company’s guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment and is actively supported by more than 5,000 team members worldwide. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world.                           

Anderson Communities, Inc. 
Dennis Anderson, President
1720 Sharkey Way
Lexington, KY 40515

Anderson Communities was formed in 1978 by Lexingtonian Dennis Anderson, growing out of his passion to build a great company focused on providing the residents of Central Kentucky with “A Better Place to Live.” Anderson Communities specializes in developing THE safest and most livable mixed-use communities.  His company owns over 1,700 available acres in Lexington and its surrounding counties with zones ranging from commercial to industrial to residential and manages an expanding portfolio of commercial leases. In addition to its commercial properties, Anderson Communities owns more than 2,000 leased units consisting of apartments, homes, townhomes and a downtown high-rise.Mr. Anderson has received significant recognition for his Company and its various developments including the Mayor’s Award for “Best Suburban Infill Project,” Bluegrass Tomorrow’s “Vision Award,” an IREM Award for “Best Rehabilitation,” an IREM Award for “Best Contribution to the Neighborhood” and the Home Builders Association of Lexington’s Award for “Builder of the Year.”  Anderson Communities has also been named as one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” and takes pride in team of approximately 100 dedicated employees who are supported by hundreds of respected subcontractors, professionals and suppliers. 

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 anthem.com.

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

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

Audio Authority® designs and manufactures an extensive assortment of electronic products typically used by electronics retailers to demonstrate consumer products at the point of sale.  Our products include audio/video and mobile audio switching systems, 4K ultra high definition audio/video signal distribution systems, integrated electronic merchandising systems, and digital signage and display systems.  We also manufacture and market commercial audio/video intercom systems for the drive-up banking and pharmacy industries and Ground Power Units used in general aviation aircraft applications. Additionally, we offer custom electronic design services and support a diverse range of clients around the world from our Lexington manufacturing facility.

AVENTICS Corporation 
Rudi Coetzee, President, Americas
1953 Mercer Road
Lexington, KY 40511

AVENTICS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pneumatic components, systems, and customer-specific applications. The pneumatic engineering company provides products and services for industrial automation, while additionally focusing on key sectors such as commercial vehicles, food and beverage, railway technology, life sciences, energy, and marine technology. By integrating electronics, the use of innovative materials and prioritizing trends such as machine safety and the Internet of Things, AVENTICS is a pioneer in applied and environmentally-friendly solutions. Lexington is the headquarters for AVENTICS in the U.S.A., and another Kentucky facility is located in Bowling Green. In addition, production sites are in Germany (Hanover), France (Bonneville), Hungary (Eger) and China (Changzhou), and representation is in more than 90 countries through direct sales and distributors. 

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

Baptist Health Lexington, an award-winning 391-bed acute care hospital, is also known for medical research and education. It is one of the few hospitals in the nation to be designated a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Performing nearly 21,000 cardiac procedures and studies yearly, Baptist Health Lexington holds Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. The Cancer Center offers a full range of services, from chemotherapy and radiation therapy to genetic counseling, and is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The hospital’s family-centered obstetrics program delivers close to 4,000 babies a year. Other specialized, comprehensive patient service areas include orthopedics, neuroscience, women’s services and digestive health. Baptist Health offers more than 40 points of care in the area through Baptist Health Medical Group offices, Baptist Health Urgent Care facilities, Baptist Health Express Care inside Walmart stores and Baptist Health Occupational Medicine.

Randall Stevens
163 E. Main Street, 3rd Floor     
Lexington, Kentucky 40507    

Space is easy to come by, but not creative neighbors! - Located in the heart of downtown Lexington, base163 is the hive for some of Lexington's most creative, technology savvy people and businesses.

Craig J. Carlson, Market President
200 West Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507


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 Manager      

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.

Bell Engineering
Megan Kendall, Director of Marketing
2480 Fortune Drive, Suite 350
Lexington, KY 40509

Bell Engineering is a locally owned and operated civil engineering firm founded in 1914 in Lexington, Kentucky. Originally Howard K. Bell Consulting Engineers, Inc. (HKB), Bell provided water, wastewater and stormwater engineering services to clients and communities throughout Kentucky and West Virginia. Today, we are a full service engineering firm providing a variety of civil, environmental and other engineering services to many different markets including municipal, industrial, commercial, federal, energy and natural gas, transportation and education. Our firm is well-staffed to complete a variety of projects in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. Current services to clients include water, wastewater, stormwater, landscape architecture, gas, planning, site/civil, HVAC, grant/loan assistance and surveying to name just a few. We provide these services in numerous states throughout the country and are capable of working anywhere within the United States.

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

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.


Block+Lot Real Estate
Clay Angelucci, Peter Barr, Greg Leveridge, Partners
133 W. Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Born in the spring of 2013, Block+Lot is the creation of three proud Lexingtonians. From Downtown to the Suburban market, we are devoted to meeting the commercial real estate needs of the city and region that we love. Serving the greater Central Kentucky market, Block+Lot specializes in the brokerage of office, retail, industrial, flex, land, multi-family, residential, and investment properties. Block+Lot also offers tenant/buyer representation, property management, and marketing services. 

Striving to be the THE commercial real estate firm of choice in Central KY, we set our expectations high and have built our reputation through hard work, client advocacy, and innovative thinking. We pride ourselves in having our clients' best interest in hand, treating each property as if it's our own. 

Blue & Co., LLCBlue & Co.
Gregory C. Mullins, Director
250 West Main Street, Suite 2900
Lexington, KY  40507

Blue & Co., LLC, ranked as the 52nd largest CPA firm in the U.S. by Accounting Today, has seen unprecedented growth since its inception in 1970. With 13 offices in four states (IN, KY, OH, and TX) and over 450 professionals, Blue is proud to serve clients in the Construction, Manufacturing, Distribution, Healthcare, Equine, and Not-for-Profit industries.When you work with Blue, you work with a group of professionals who serve each of our client's unique needs with the same enthusiasm, dedication, and responsiveness that helped shape our firm over 45 years ago. 

Blue Grass Airport
Eric J. Frankl, A.A.E.

4000 Terminal Drive, Suite 206
Lexington, KY 40510

Blue Grass Airport is serviced by four major airlines providing non-stop flights to 18 destinations nationwide. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the airport offers approximately 75 daily flights and serves more than 1.3 million passengers. The airport is conveniently located just six miles from downtown Lexington and offers excellent ground transportation options to ensure travelers arriving to our region can easily reach their final destination. Guests will enjoy a beautiful terminal building complete with comfortable seating, excellent shopping and dining venues, complimentary internet access and an upscale business lounge. For more details on flying to/from Blue Grass Airport, visit bluegrassairport.com.

Bluegrass Family Health                                                                            
Jim Fritz
651 Perimeter Drive, Suite 300Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington, KY 40517

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.

Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty 

M. Riley Kirn, VP-Manager
800 E. High Street, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40502

Full service real estate firm focusing on exceptional service for our clients.

Blue Star Plastics Inc.                                                   
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.

Jen Larkin, Account Director + Partner
522 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507

BORN is a strategic branding, design and advertising agency.  We craft strategies, identities and experiences to connect great brands with people. At the heart of our work is a passionate group of creative minds who love what they do. We’re brand focused, design-led and strategically driven. 


Brett Construction CompanyBrett Construction
Brett T. Setzer, CEO
354 Waller Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40504

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
J. Todd Ball, President 
Bristol Group1115 Delaware Avenue, #200
Lexington, KY  40505

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.

City National Bank
Bill Craycraft, Market President
Michelle Buerger, Regional Retail Manager
318 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
859-367-3700 or 800-776-0541

City National Bank is a $4 billion regional bank providing a full suite of financial services to businesses and consumers through 86 offices across four states, including three branches in Lexington. City is among the top 150 public banks in the United States and recognized as one of the highest performing banks in the industry. City is a strong commercial lender that has sustained significant growth in the Lexington market.  In addition, City’s unique Champion Mortgage product with no down payment and low closing costs puts the bank in a great position to serve the growing Lexington community. 

Clay Ingels Company LLC
William S. Chapman, President
PO Box 2120
Lexington, KY 40508

Clay Ingels is fourth generation locally owned company who distributes and manufacturers quality building materials, including brick, stone, windows and doors.

Coleman Group
Bob Cole
710 East Main StreetBOB-S-PREFERRED-ColemanGroup_Horizontal.jpg
Lexington, KY 40502

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 www.columbiagasky.com.


Chris Gilligan, Foundation President   

101 Yorkshire Blvd
Lexington, KY 40509

Conduent, formerly Xerox business services, is the world’s largest provider of diversified business process services with leading capabilities in transaction processing, automation, analytics and constituent experience. We work with both government and commercial customers in assisting them to deliver quality services to the people they serve. We manage interactions with patients and the insured for a significant portion of the U.S. healthcare industry. We are the customer interface for large segments of the technology industry and the operational and processing partner of choice for public transportation systems around the world. Whether its digital payments, claims processing, benefit administration, automated tolling, customer care or distributed learning – Conduent manages and modernizes these interactions to create value for both our clients and their constituents. The 90,000 people of Conduent, including 3,000 in Lexington, serve clients from more than 40 countries. Learn more at www.conduent.com.

Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions
Kip CornettCornett
249 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
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

541 Darby Creek, suite 270
Lexington, KY 40509

Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. 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 global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.


Dean Dorton Allen Ford
David Bundy, CEO
106 West Vine Street, Suite 600
Lexington, KY 40507

Dean Dorton is a full-service accounting and business advisory firm providing comprehensive accounting, tax, and consulting services to a variety of clients. Aside from standard audit and tax services, Dean Dorton specializes in wealth and estate tax planning, outsourced accounting services, healthcare consulting, accounting software selection and cybersecurity services. Our core industries we serve include: colleges and universities, construction, energy and natural resources, equine, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit, and real estate. The firm is one of the largest Kentucky-based public accounting firms in the Southeast and serves clients of all sizes throughout the region, as well as nationally and internationally. Dean Dorton has been awarded Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 14 consecutive years. 

Denham-Blythe Company    
Bill Quenemoen, CEO
100 Trade Street
Lexington, KY 40511

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. With offices in Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina, we have completed projects in more than half of the States in the United States. Our focus is turn-key Design-Build projects, providing assistance to our clients 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

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

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

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
Mark Boison, Lexington Market President
250 W. Main St., Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40507

Fifth Third Bank has served the Bluegrass for more than 25 years and is a community leader in Central Kentucky. With 17 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.

Field & Main Bank 

Kathy Woods, President, Lexington Market
169 E. Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Field & Main Bank will debut a brand of service we’re calling modern craft banking ®. Modern craft banking will focus on creating crafted solutions with bankers who take the time to understand the breadth of your needs and ambitions. We’ll create a customized banking solution just for you by choosing from our diverse range of financial products.

Forcht Bank
Tucker Ballinger, President & CEO 
2404 Sir Barton Way
Lexington, KY 40509

What started as one location in 1985, has consistently grown into a 26 location bank with over $1 billion in assets.  A Kentucky-based organization, Forcht Bank is focused on the 12 community markets it serves and makes one simple promise to its customers – to consistently exceed their expectations.   Offering a wide variety of financial solutions from business and treasury management tools, insurance and investments, commercial and home lending, Forcht Bank offers the perfect combination of an intimate customer service experience with the products and services traditionally found in larger banks.  Member FDIC.  

Fortune Realty, LLC 
Amy Mellinger, Principal Broker
900 Beasley Street, Suite 110
Lexington, KY 40509

Cell: 859-619-5369

Frost Brown Todd LLCFrost Brown Todd
Jonathan S. Miller, Member-in-Charge
250 West Main Street, Suite 2800
Lexington, KY 40507

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 many industries, including insurance, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, construction, energy and health care. More than 500 attorneys in 12 offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia 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

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 Construction 
Jill Wilson, Vice President, Communications & Marketing

10 Quality Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Gray Construction is a nationally ranked, design-build firm with nearly 60 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, and retail facility construction. As a family-owned company headquartered in Lexington, Ky., Gray has offices across the U.S. as well as in Japan and Canada. The company provides engineering, architecture and construction services to both domestic and international customers. 

Haymaker/Bean Commercial Real EstateHaymaker/Bean
Tim Haymaker
3120 Wall Street, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40513

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 nearly 30 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 that includes Certified Commercial Investment Members (“CCIM”) and 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. 

Hilliard LyonsHilliard Lyons
Steve Grossman
325 West Main Street, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40507

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

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.

J.Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

John Milward, Managing Director 
360 E. Vine Street, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40507

As one of the oldest insurance brokerage firms in the United States, J. Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, leads the industry through unparalleled specialization in the management of business, alternative risk, employee benefits, and personal insurance needs.  The Lexington, Kentucky office (recognized as Powell Walton & Milward), is proud to be a part of this organization, which is a 5th generation company that traces their roots back to 1868. Through a network of offices located throughout Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, our employees design state-of-the-art programs that complement a full range of risk management solutions coupled with the support of resource professionals who are unmatched in the industry.  Combined with the resources of our parent company,  you can be certain that no matter where you grow or what you do, we can offer you the advice and support you need.J. Smith Lanier & Co. has a reputation of professionalism, outstanding technical skills, unique problem-solving ability and integrity. Our goal is to establish long-term partnerships with our clients by providing exceptional service that inspires customer confidence, trust, and business anchored in our local communities.  


The J.M. Smucker Company
Ellis Miller, Director of Operations
767 Winchester Road
Lexington, KY  40505

For 120 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Martha White®, truRoots®, Sahale Snacks®, Robin Hood®, and Bick's®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and 9Lives®. 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 Keeneland Association
Bill ThomasonKeeneland
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510

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 Blood Center  
William Reed, President & CEO
Jill Ball, Executive Office Coordinator
3121 Beaumont Centre Circle
Lexington, KY 40513

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is a community-based nonprofit organization providing life-saving blood products to Kentucky hospitals since 1968. We strive to ensure every hospital we serve has access to a safe and abundant blood supply. KBC is the largest FDA licensed nonprofit blood bank headquartered in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and relies on volunteer blood donors to provide 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs.Donated blood components are vital to a wide range of treatments including cancer, trauma, sickle cell, organ transplant, surgeries and many more. More than half of all blood donations come from blood drives organized and hosted by volunteers at businesses, churches, schools and community centers. Blood drives can be indoors at host facilities with adequate space and amenities, or on specially-designed bloodmobiles. Community leaders who organize these drives perform a vital role in ensuring blood is available for Kentucky patients. We are able to save lives only through the generous donation of blood from our donors.

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
Nick Rowe, President
2300 Richmond Road
Lexington, KY 40502

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 12 counties.

Kentucky Eagle

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.
Tate Sherman, Vice President
2440 Innovation Dr.
Lexington, KY 40511

Since March 1, 1948, our name has changed, beers have come and gone, and the business continues to grow. One thing remains the same: Our company is synonymous with exceptional service and dedicated employees who go above and beyond the call of duty each and every day. Known for distributing products like Budweiser, Kentucky Ale, Yuengling, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium Brewing, Country Boy, many Wine & Spirits options, many Non-Alcohol options, and MooShine Beer Cheese, Kentucky Eagle continues to play a special role in the region. Carrying a strong commitment to excellence and service, Kentucky Eagle Beer has continued to grow and change with the times. In late July 2009, Kentucky Eagle moved into a new environmentally friendly facility that has 190,000 square feet, over 19 acres, and can hold over 8 million cases annually. The new Innovation Drive location is LEED certified; making Kentucky Eagle the first Anheuser-Busch beverage distributor in the United States to achieve this status. The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification rates the building construction as environmentally sound. With the new building and an ever-expanding portfolio of alcoholic and non-alcoholic products, Kentucky Eagle Beer, Inc. changed its’ name to Kentucky Eagle, Inc. The company now boasts of selling over 4,900,000 cases per year, and services over 1,500 accounts and counting. After 70 years of business, Kentucky Eagle, Inc. is proud of its’ commitment to the continuing success of employees, customers, company, community, and suppliers.


KentuckyOne HealthKentuckyOne Health
Eric Gilliam
Lexington Corporate Office
1 Saint Joseph Drive
Lexington, KY 40504

KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.

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

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

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
Kelly McEuen
2259 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY 40511

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
Dick Kelly
201 E. Main Street, 14th Floor
Lexington, KY 40507

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.


Langley Properties 
Scott A. Davidson, President
300 West Vine Street, Suite 2200
Lexington, KY 40507

Langley Properties Company manages and leases prime office, retail and industrial space in Kentucky and North Carolina. Properties managed by Langley Properties include 300 West Vine, a Class A office building in Lexington, Kentucky; Lexington Green, an upscale retail center in Central Kentucky; and Southside Square Shopping Center, a Target-anchored shopping center in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina region. Established in 1974, Langley Properties has developed retail centers in Kentucky, North Carolina and Alabama. The company specialized in redeveloping underperforming centers into vibrant shopping destinations for their communities.

LBX CompanyLBX Company
Eric Sauvage, President and CEO
2004 Buck Lane
Lexington, KY 40511

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
2250 Regency Road
Lexington, KY 40503

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 3,100 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. 

Lexington CenterLexington Center
Bill Owen
430 W. Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507

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, KY 40504

Lexington Clinic was founded in 1920 and is Central Kentucky’s oldest and largest medical group practice. Lexington Clinic has nearly 200 providers and serves more than 600,000 patients every year. Lexington Clinic has providers in 30 different specialties and has more than 25 locations throughout Central Kentucky.  It is our privilege to be your doctors for life.

Lexington Herald-Leader
Rufus Friday, President & PublisherLexington Herald Leader
100 Midland Ave.
Lexington, Ky. 40508

The Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com are committed to being Central and Eastern Kentucky’s primary sources of news, advertising, information and commentary. The combination of the Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com 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
Darby Turner, Chair
300 West Vine Street, Suite 1200
Lexington, KY 40507


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


Lexmark International, Inc.
Sheri Evans Depp, Director, Global Talent Management, Diversity and Corporate Citizenship, and NA Business Partners
740 W. New Circle Road
Lexington, KY 40550

Lexmark creates enterprise software, hardware and services that remove the inefficiencies of information silos and disconnected processes, connecting people to the information they need at the moment they need it. Open the possibilities at Lexmark.com. 

Long Construction Management 
Linden Long, Owner/Member
200 Big Run Road
Lexington, KY 40503

Long Construction Management offers design/build, construction management and general contracting. With experience in complex, multimillion dollar projects, a commitment to the values of workmanship, stability, and integrity; we have developed a solid track record with our clients. There are many options to consider and decisions to make with any construction project. All will impact the appearance, functionality, and longevity of a new or expanding building. And since LCM is also a Butler Builder ®, we can offer even more options to help meet a client’s project needs.  Take a closer look and see that Long Construction Management is the right company for any construction project.

McBrayer McGinnis Leslie & Kirkland    
James Frazier
201 East Main Street, Suite 900
Lexington, Kentucky 40507

 McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland is a general practice law firm with offices in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Ashland 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 also 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 59 attorneys in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Ashland and Greenup and a Government Affairs practice also based in Frankfort, KY. The Lexington office’s Managing Member is the Honorable James H. Frazier, III.

More Than A Bakery
Bill Quigg, Fourth Generation Owner
570 Big Sink Road
Versailles, KY 40383

More Than A Bakery is affiliated with Richmond Baking Company, the oldest family owned cookie and cracker bakery in the United States, dating back to 1902. Richmond Baking has facilities in Richmond, Indiana and Alma, Georgia. More Than a Bakery in Versailles, KY, began production in the fall of 2017. In the next 3-5 years, More Than is expected to create a minimum of 300 jobs that include a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to work in a family atmosphere unlike any other in the industry.


Mountjoy Chilton MedleyMountjoy Chilton Medley
Shane Satterly, Partner
333 W Vine St. Ste. 1000
Lexington, KY 40507

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 Properties 
Al Isaac, President
771 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Lexington, KY 40503

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. We combine over 170 years of collective real estate experience, local industry knowledge, leasing expertise and national office and retail relationships to ensure every client receives the highest quality of service available.  We focus on the long-term success of our clients and invest our time and talent towards that purpose. NAI Isaac has been awarded the prestigious Accredited Management Organization (AMO)® from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)®. NAI Isaac is the only real estate firm in Central Kentucky to achieve the AMO designation. We have personnel that have earned designations as CCIM’s, SIOR’s, CPM’s, and ArGis, as well as advanced degrees in business, marketing and accounting.  NAI Isaac is the Central Kentucky affiliate for NAI Global, a leading international commercial real estate brokerage firm of more than 400 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Terri A. Morrical
Vice President, Animal Safety
944 Nandino Blvd
Lexington, KY


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.

Dr. Andrew Hunt, CEO  
2436 Over Dr, Ste B
Lexington KY 40511

nGimat (nanoEngineered Materials) focuses on development and manufacturing of thin film and nanopowder products that are used to make a range of products better.  The company has been in operation for more than 20 years and opened its subsidiary, nGimat LLC, in 2010 to further focus on nanopowder manufacturing.  Products include specialty metal oxide nanomaterials, over 40 of which are distributed globally through Sigma Aldrich.  Many of nGimat products are available at www.ngimatllc.com/products.  nGimat has also recently developed and patented a novel process, FAFS, for sintering ceramic coatings onto metal surfaces. FAFS is being refined and integrated into processing equipment that will be sold in the near future.

The scope of nGimat’s materials expertise includes metal-oxide films and nanopowders containing as high as seven elements as well as noble metals and alloys in elemental form. In addition to R&D on the continuous improvement and scale-up of the NanoSpray Combustion process, nGimat LLC is also focused on developing or improving processes that help integrate nanopowders into end applications. These processes include dispersion and slurry processing, nanocomposite coatings and rapid sintering technologies. A recent SBIR effort with the U.S. Air Force has resulted in a in the scaling of laser and dome nanomaterials for primes to incorporate into defense systems. Another product, nGisulate™, makes electric motors more energy efficient and capable of higher power. nGimat relies on research and development (R&D) activities to drive the development of innovative new products. R&D focus areas include materials and process development as well as new thin-film and nanopowder for various applications and typically performed in collaboration with a customer. These R&D studies can range from small-scale feasibility projects to scale-up for production.

PNCPNC Foundation
John Gohmann, Regional President
301 East Main Street, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40507


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. 

QX.netQX Net
Zachary Murray, President
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. 


Jerry W. Hensley, CPA
230 Lexington Green Circle, Suite 600
Lexington, KY 40503

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
Todd Ziegler, Market President - Central Kentucky
333 W. Vine Street, Suite 102
Lexington, KY 40507

Over the last 30 years, Republic Bank has become the largest Kentucky-owned community bank, with $4.8 billion in assets and 44 banking centers in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Florida.  There are 5 banking centers in Lexington with the newest bank located 333 Vine Street in downtown Lexington. Republic offers a full array of banking and financial services for individuals as well as small and large businesses.  From traditional personal and business checking, to a full suite of treasury management  products and services, to online and the latest in mobile banking technology, Republic offers a wide variety of deposit products and services.  Looking for a loan? Republic offers a full line of home mortgages, equity lines and loans, small business loans, larger commercial loans and leasing.Our local and dedicated associates provide the personal understanding that comes from being a part of the communities they serve. Our goal is to make banking easier than anyone else for our clients and to exceed their expectations in all that we do.


R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC 

Ed Quinn, President & CEO
101 RJ Corman Drive
Nicholasville, KY 40356

Founded in 1973 by Rick Corman, R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC serves all seven major North American railroads, as well as many regional and shortline railroads. With its national headquarters in Corman's hometown of Nicholasville, Kentucky, its field offices are spread across 24 states and operate in many more. These operations encompass an array of services, including railroad construction, shortline railroads, industrial switching services, emergency response, material distribution, distribution centers, signal construction, locomotive design, and railroad worker training. The outstanding execution of these services depends on the dedication and expertise of over 1,600 employees, who work tirelessly to realize and maintain the company's core values of safety, customer focus, quality and efficiency. 


Patrick Cashman, Director of MarketingSIS
165 Barr Street
Lexington, KY  40507


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 www.ThinkSIS.com

SVN Stone Commercial Real EstateSperry Van Ness
Matt Stone
300 East Main Street, Suite 220
Lexington, KY 40507

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
Cassidy Rosenthal, Member & Office Executive Member
250 West Main Street, Suite 2300
Lexington, KY 40507

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 PLLC  
P. Douglas Barr, Managing Director
300 W Vine Street, Suite 2100
Lexington, KY 40507

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 offices in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Evansville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, 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

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, President
163 W Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507

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
Lexington, 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. Bank
Tommy Owen,Vice President Community BankingUS Bank
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, Vice President of University Relations              
213 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. 

Valvoline Inc.  
Daryl Love, Manager of Community Relations
100 Valvoline Way
Lexington, KY 40509

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. Established in 1866, Valvoline's heritage spans over 150 years, during which it has developed powerful brand recognition across multiple product and service channels. The highly trusted brand ranks as the No. 3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume and the No. 2 quick-lube chain by number of stores in the United States. The company operates and franchises more than 1,100 Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ centers in the United States. It also markets Valvoline lubricants and automotive chemicals, including the new Valvoline™ Modern Engine Full Synthetic Motor Oil, which is specifically engineered to protect against carbon build-up in Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), turbo and other engines manufactured since 2012; Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife technology motor oil for engines over 75,000 miles; Valvoline Synthetic motor oil; and Zerex™ antifreeze. 

The Webb Companies 
Woodford Webb, President
250 West Main Street, Suite 3000
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 253-0000

The Webb Companies is Central Kentucky’s premier commercial real estate firm, specializing in commercial development, property management, leasing, brokerage and tenant representation.  We offer a prestigious portfolio of more than three million square feet of commercial real estate including high-rise office towers, suburban office parks, mixed-use complexes, retail shopping centers, residential developments, apartments, warehouses and other industrial facilities.  


Jeff Koonce, City President
400 East Vine
Lexington, KY 40507

At WesBanco, we believe the bank has a commitment to invest in the customer and the community. We work constantly to be a bank you can trust. That’s why we take the time to listen to you and focus on meeting your needs. At WesBanco, we provide you a wide variety of services while we give you the personal service you’d expect from a community bank. WesBanco, by all accounts, better. 

W6_logo_lex_wrap.jpgWest Sixth Brewing
Ben Self, Founder
501 West Sixth Street, Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40508

A craft production brewery and taproom located on the northside of Lexington.

Phillip McAbee, President - Kentucky Operations
130 W. New Circle Road, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40505

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 www.windstream.com.

WLEX Communications, LLCWLEX Communications
Pat Dalbey
1065 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40505


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

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
Craig Robertson
250 W. Main Street, Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs is one of the South Central U.S. region’s largest law firms and it maintains an active national practice with five offices throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana. The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 named 83 of our lawyers in its publication and eight of our lawyers were also named "Lawyer of the Year" for their practice and market. Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2017, named Wyatt a “Leading Law Firm” and 26 of our lawyers as “Leading Individuals” in its publication. Super Lawyers® (Kentucky and Mid-South current editions) named 62 of our attorneys as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in its publications. Kentucky Super Lawyers® also recognized two Wyatt partners as the top two lawyers in Kentucky, number one being the first female in the publication’s history to receive this distinction. Additionally, the publication named four of Wyatt’s attorneys in the “Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky” and five attorneys to the “Top 50 Lawyers in Kentucky” Super Lawyers List. 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.