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Don Van Erden

Historically, one’s career followed a simple pattern. After school, you would secure your first job at the entry level, hopefully work your way up, stay with that company for your entire career, and then retire. At that point... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Business

"While driving into Versailles, one might miss the unassuming storefront at 120 Lexington Street for The Gallery, a photography and art store opened last January by Paul Atkinson. Paul has been in the artistic and creative industry for... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"In April of 2002, Anton Giovanetto opened the Lyndon House, a bed and breakfast on North Broadway in Lexington. As you might imagine given its location, the Lyndon House is a beautifully restored, three-story home with a massive ornate... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"Advertising on vehicles probably originated soon after the first commercial vehicle was put into service. We're all familiar with vehicle signage advertising a company's products or service, as well as advertising on buses and other... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"We're all familiar with Pieratt's, a locally owned appliance and audio/video retailer with two locations in town. You probably don't know that it began as a radio repair service after Frank Pieratt returned from World War II and put... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"If you're old enough, you might remember the old soda fountains and food found in the drugstores of years past. As those were replaced by newer units, the food portion of their businesses gradually faded away. Now you can find very... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"You might have seen Screamin' Mimi's Salsa at Liquor Barn, Slone's Signature Market or perhaps Critchfield Meats. What you don't know is the fascinating story of how it got there from a kitchen in Wichita, Kansas. Many years ago, Donna... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"Do you know that there's an F-14 Tomcat "Top Gun" fighter located right here in Lexington? Or that there's an A-4 Skyhawk used by the Blue Angels? If you've been to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, you would indeed know that and more.Housed... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"If you're a pet owner, undoubtedly you've gone through the process of trying to load your pet in the car and taking it to the vet. If your pet doesn't like cars or the travel cage you might be using, that can be an ordeal, to say the... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"Some years ago, Larry Myers gave up his law practice and turned his attention to other pursuits. He started a company that provided consulting services to business. He advised both new and existing businesses on operations, structure,... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"Imagine for a moment that you face this marketing scenario: you offer a needed service, but your potential customers hope to never have to use it, and you have no way of easily identifying or contacting those who do.That's somewhat... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business