Biz Briefs of the Week: July 12, 2012

| July 12, 2012

Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Seventy-five large and small companies alike will participate in the St. Matthews Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, July 19 at Trinity High School. All businesses, chambers, and professionals are invited to this one-day-only, business-to-business event. To enter, attendees will need a business card.

The event will run from 3 to 6 p.m, and participating companies will be on-hand to discuss their businesses with others in attendance, while attendees have the opportunity to network with other businesses and share information about their own products and services. The event is expected to energize the business community and grow local commerce.

Exhibitor booth space is still available. For information or to reserve booth space, visit www.stmatthewschamber.com or call 502.899.2523.

Christmas At The Galt House Tickets

The Galt House Hotel is celebrating Christmas in July by offering hot summer savings on this year’s KaLightoscope Christmas tickets. The hotel will be giving away a free child’s ticket (age 12 and under) per purchase of an adult KaLightoscope Christmas ticket for $9.99, a savings of $9. The tickets can be used anytime Nov. 17 through Jan. 2. A limited number of tickets are available at this special price.

A KaLightoscope ticket includes the featured attraction with new luminaries, an all new Peppermint Express kiddie train ride, a Christmas village, children’s activity areas, Santa and his elves, the Mistletoe Marketplace, a life-size gingerbread house and contest, a learning center and holiday decor through the Galt House Hotel.

The special offer is available from July 1-31, 2012.  Tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky Center at www.kentuckycenter.org, by calling 800.775.7777, or in person at 501 W. Main Street.

Southeast Christian Plans Third Campus

Southeast Christian Church has announced plans to open a third regional campus by Fall 2013. The campus will be located on ten acres purchased from Christian Academy, in the southwest region of Louisville near Dixie Highway and St. Andrews Church Road, three miles south of the Watterson Expressway.

Southeast will construct a 40,000-square-foot building on this site, which will house a sanctuary containing approximately 1,000 seats, adult classrooms, a cafe, offices and a nursery. Although Southeast and Christian Academy will remain independent of one another, they plan to share resources: the school will use the church’s auditorium during the week, and the church has plans to use the school’s classroom and gymnasium space on the weekends. Southeast was one of the nine founding churches of Christian Academy and has been a partner of the school for 35 years.

For more information visit www.southeastchristian.org.

Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair

Locally-based Jamberly Group, Inc. is happy to announce the national introduction of its innovative portable high chair, ciao! baby. A must-have for active families with small children, ciao! baby is a time-saving, transportable chair created for little ones aged four months to three years old. The high chair is a unique and user-friendly, no-fuss one piece featuring a proprietary flexible seat and tray. It requires no assembly, unfolds easily, locks into place and folds up in seconds, to be stashed in a convenient carrying bag when parents and their tots are ready to roll.

Sold online at www.theportablehighchair.com, ciao! baby is made of reliable and durable materials and meets all ASTM high chair standards and CPSIA testing for juvenile products. The chair retails for $67.99 plus shipping and handling.

Magnolia Photo Booth New Location

Magnolia Photo Booth Co. is celebrating five years in business by moving into a new corporate headquarters at 709 East Market St. this August. The new location has 1,200 sq. ft. of office and conference space, and the move also includes an addition of more than 4,000 sq. ft. of storage and operations space nearby. Magbooth is excited to be staying in the East Market District, or “NuLu” area of Louisville, which has supported the company from the beginning. The company, founded in 2007 in Louisville by Peter Tower and Daniel Sanders, now has locations in the Louisville, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco areas.

Magbooth offers classic, custom-made photo booths as the ultimate addition to any party, including weddings, birthdays, corporate events, festivals, trade shows and more. Their photo booths have been revolutionized with digital photo capability, unlimited prints, photo web hosting, logo or text inclusion and a plethora of other features,making them stand out in a competitive industry. For more information, visit www.magbooth.com or call 502.930.0043.

Goodwill Tenth Location To Open

Construction is nearly complete at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky’s tenth Louisville donation and retail center. Located on Hurstbourne Parkway just south of Shelbyville Road, the site formerly occupied by Piccadilly Cafeteria will house a 15,000-sq. ft. building, including a donation drive-thru, processing area and retail space. The addition, which will be Goodwill Industries of Kentucky’s 62nd center, is expected to create ten to twelve new jobs.

As one of the largest Goodwill member organizations in the country, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky “turns jeans into jobs” by providing hands-on job training for individuals with disabilities or other disadvantages, job counseling, supported employment and adult literacy programs. Goodwill accepts a variety of donations, including gently-used clothing and other household items, which are tax deductible. For more information visit www.goodwillky.org.

Bingham Greenebaum Doll To Counsel NAWBO

Progressive business law firm, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, will serve as counsel for general matters for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as part of a one year agreement that went into effect May 1. Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP will provide NAWBO with services involving all general counsel areas including employment law, contracts and agreements, litigation, guidance on legal documents, day-to-day operations and development of a governance structure. The firm will also provide intellectual property services such as trademark services and brand management.

In addition, the firm will also sponsor the 2012 NAWBO Women’s Business Conference on October 4 and 5 in Louisville, themed “Start Something.” The conference will draw women business owners and leaders from around the country. Kathy Ireland, Chief Designer and CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, will serve as keynote speaker at the event.

NAWBO represents the issues and concerns of women-owned businesses at the national and state levels. The organization prides itself on being a global beacon for influence, ingenuity and action.For more information, visit www.nawbo.org.

Family Business Summer Picnic

The University of Louisville Family Business Center would like to announce its annual Family Business Summer Picnic, sponsored by Axiom Financial Strategies Group and Your Community Bank. The event will be held Sunday, July 15, 2012 in Plantation Hall at Huber’s Orchard, Winery, & Vineyard, Starlight, Ind., from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be wine tasting and vineyard tours for adults, while kids can enjoy the Family Fun Park and hay rides. To register, visit www.regonline.com/fbcpicnic2012.

The Family Business Center is a part of the University of Louisville’s College of Business, and is an organization that informs, celebrates, and strengthens family-owned firms. They seek to provide members with top-notch talent and advice in the field of family business practice, and connect local firms to the international community of family-owned firms to broaden the scope of exchange, not only in learning but in trade.

Market Leader Louisville, Jewish Hospital President Named

KentuckyOne Health has named Valinda Rutledge as Market Leader Louisville and President of Jewish Hospital, effective July 23, 2012. She will have responsibility for the oversight of the Jewish Hospital downtown medical campus, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and Frazier Rehab Institute, all in Louisville, in addition to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. Rutledge comes to KentuckyOne from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) where she served in a senior leadership role in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation as director of the Patient Care Models Group since June 2011.

KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in Kentucky, was formed in 2012 and combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. 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.

Gordon Biersch Events Benefit Boys & Girls Haven

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant presented Louisville’s Boys & Girls Haven with a check for over $6,800 as a result of the local charity’s participation in the restaurant’s grand opening festivities in May. Before opening its doors to the public on Monday, May 21, Gordon Biersch, 400 S. Fourth St., hosted a series of invitation-only lunches and dinners as well as a Saturday night VIP party, with proceeds going to Boys & Girls Haven. Board members and volunteers from the charity were on hand to greet guests and explain the group’s mission. For restaurant information visit www.gordonbierschrestaurants.com.

Boys & Girls Haven provides interim shelter to help heal and teach young people to become productive and healthy members of the Louisville community.  A member of the Foster Family Treatment Association (FFTA), Children’s Alliance of Kentucky and the Alliance for Children and Families, Boys & Girls Haven has touched the lives of more than 3,500 abandoned, abused and neglected children.

J.McLaughlin Opens IN Louisville

New York-based retail industry leader J.McLaughlin has opened a cheerful and light-filled, 896-square-foot store, located at 3931 Chenoweth Square. The shop joins fifty-eight locations nationwide, providing purebred, premium quality clothing and accessories for those who enjoy all-seasons American sportswear. “The store will be chock-full of pretty and preppy pieces that are already melding nicely with the bright and active lifestyle of Louisville residents,” says Kevin McLaughlin, Chief Creative Director.

Founded in 1977 by brothers Kevin and Jay McLaughlin with one shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, J.McLaughlin quickly established itself as a classic American brand featuring a flair for bold colors and signature prints. The brand’s unique aesthetic combines traditional styling and impeccable craftsmanship with an element of whimsy for both women and men. For information visit www.jmclaughlin.com.

Amazon Job Fair

WorkOne New Albany, 2125 State Street, Ste. 16, New Albany, Ind., has announced that it will host a Job Fair for Amazon on Thursday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., for several hundred full-time hourly positions. The new Amazon Fulfillment Center, which is currently under construction, is located at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana and is anticipated to be open early this fall. The new facility is Amazon’s fifth fulfillment center in Indiana, and is anticipated to create more than 1,000 new jobs by 2015.

Available positions include hourly roles in Picking, Packing and Receiving/Shipping, with competitive starting wages that include company stock awards, plus medical, dental and vision benefits. Candidates should be highly motivated with drive, ambition, and a passion for providing customers a first-class shopping experience. Candidates are encouraged to attend the event to apply for positions. Amazon staff will be on-site, as well as WorkOne staff to assist candidates to complete the application process. For more information on openings, visit www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.

Public Meeting To Plan Roadway

Louisville Metro Parks is hosting a public meeting to gather input on how best to provide roadway access and bicycle/pedestrian facilities to the various sections of McNeely Lake Park. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m. at Okolona Christian Church, 10801 Faithful Way.

The objective of a roadway would be to connect Mt. Washington Road to the south and Cedar Creek Road to the east. At this meeting, the project design team will present initial ideas developed from public input obtained thus far in the planning process. Planners are seeking further input before the project progresses into the engineering stages.

McNeely Lake Park, a 746-acre park located at 10500 Cedar Creek Road, is one of the largest in the Metro Parks system. The park features a scenic 46-acre fishing lake with an accessible pier and boat ramp, which is owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Korean War Memorial is also located in the park. For more information visit www.louisvilleky.gov/metroparks.

The Morton Center Announces CEO

The Morton Center, Louisville’s only privately funded, non-profit facility treating chemical dependency and other addictions, has announced the appointment of Priscilla McIntosh as Chief Executive Officer. Ms. McIntosh has worked with The Morton Center since 2009.

“I am honored to lead this extraordinary organization that helps to heal the lives and families of those affected by substance abuse and dependency,” said Ms. McIntosh. “I look forward to the opportunity ahead.”

The Morton Center exists to restore the health of individuals and families struggling with alcoholism and other addictions by providing specialized counseling and educational services. The recovery center is headquartered at 1028 Barret Avenue, with satellite offices in Lexington, Paducah and Northern Kentucky. For more information visit www.themortoncenter.org.

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