The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Annual Business Summit from Chamber President Dave Adkisson.

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We put equine retail in the spotlight in our weekly business segment.  Horse Capital reporter Samantha Lederman recently paid a visit to the new Ariat store at the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington.  It's one of only two Ariat brand retail locations in the United States.

Kentucky About To Take Its Finger Off The 'Pause 50' Button

Jun 26, 2017
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Pause 50 program which put a halt to all new road construction in the state for the past year.

What's Going On At Lexmark And Should 2,300 Lexington Employees Be Worried?

Jun 19, 2017
Lexmark International

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about the abrupt resignation of Lexmark's chief executive officer.  David Reeder, who succeeded Paul Rooke had been at the helm for less than a year.

Timber Still A Major Sector Of Kentucky's Economy

Jun 5, 2017
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about Kentucky's timber industry which accounts for $9 to $14.5B annually. 

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of this year's Alltech ONE Ideas Conference from company representative Susanna Elliott.

Lexington Downtown Development Authority

This week on the Business Side, WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Alan Stein of the Stein Group.  He's just been named interim chief executive of the new Downtown Lexington Partnership; the result of the announced merger of the Downtown Lexington Corporation, which hosts things like Thursday Night Live and the city's Fourth of July Festival, and the Lexington Downtown Development Authority, which handles major development issues like the renovation of the Old Courthouse and Town Branch Commons.  Stein discusses the rationale and timetable for the new umbrella organization.

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lael Brainard, a Federal Reserve Governor who recently met with community development leaders in Eastern Kentucky including Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, also known as MACED, the Brushy Fork Institute, Berea College, as well as the Greater Clark Foundation in Winchester.  Brainard also shares her observations after visiting several innovative sites across the region.   She'll take those observations back to Washington to inform the Fed's monetary, supervisory, and regulatory policies.

Bourbon Makers Encouraging Consumers To Try Rye - And More Spirits News

May 1, 2017
The Bourbon Review

This week on the Business Side Justin Thompson of the Bourbon Review discusses the expansion of rye whiskey in the world of spirits.  Plus news on a limited edition of Old Rip Van Winkle hitting the shelves soon!

Summit At Fritz Farm Readies For Its Grand Opening

Apr 24, 2017
Bayer Properties

This week on the Business Side Brennan Fielder talks with Lindsay Bayer-Shipp, creative director and brand strategist at Bayer Properties, the Alabama-based developer set to debut the Summit at Fritz Farm, a sprawling new retail and dining complex on Nicholasville Road at Man O War Boulevard in the shadow of Fayette Mall.  The grand opening event is Thursday April 27th.

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