The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

A project manager for Town Branch Commons; the $35 M planned construction of a bike and pedestrian pathway through downtown Lexington linking the Legacy and Town Branch trails, has told members of the urban county council that the project is over budget.  Brandi Peach says in addition to increasing construction costs, negotiating with some property owners has become a challenge.

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Keeneland conducted another successful Horses of All Ages sale earlier this month.  Any major trends to look out for?  We put that and other questions to the Paulick Report's Natalie Voss who covered the event for Business Lexington.  She says there was quite a buzz about the progeny of a certain recent Triple Crown winner.

Company Wellness Perks This Week On The Business Side

Jan 8, 2018
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This week on the Business Side Tom Wilmes, editor of Business Lexington talks about some local companies that do more than just encourage their employees to pursue healthy habits.  The trend goes far beyond gym memberships and cash bonuses.

Gift Giving Tips For The Bourbon Lover On Your List

Dec 18, 2017
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This week on the Business Side we talk holiday gift giving with Bourbon Review editor Justin Thompson.

Visit-Lex

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Visit-Lex Executive Director Mary Quinn Ramer about their new Destination Development Plan.  One key finding suggests Lexington could strongly benefit from the development of a new annual city-wide event, similar to Louisville's Forecastle Festival.

Location, Location, Location: Cashing In On Central Kentucky's Accessibility

Nov 27, 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 business magazine's recent market review examining Central Kentucky's advantages as a commercial hub.

Josh James

WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green talk in depth about Lexington's bid to surpass Chattanooga, Tennessee as the largest gigabit city in the country, and what that might mean for the local business community.

UK Now

This week on The Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Eric Hartman, director of the Lexington office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, about several events coming up as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Josh James

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Chris Bollinger, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton School, about the GOP's 500 plus page Public Pension Reform Bill, including the winners and losers if it should become law.

Enoteca, Julep Cup, Chathams Latest Casualties Of Competitive Dining Scene

Oct 30, 2017
Business Lexington

This week on The Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about the increasingly competitive dining market in Lexington as well as a growing trend of event venues operated by chefs, catering companies and restaurants.

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