Business closings, openings and anniversaries: Week of July 1

July 1, 2013 

St. John & Myers Jewelry has moved to 400 Old Vine Street, Suite 100. Owners: Louis and Olivia Johnson Scholz. St. John & Myers specializes in antique and period jewelry, custom design and restoration of antique jewelry. More info at Stjohnandmyers.com.

■ Louisville-based Whayne Supply Co. is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The company has a branch office located at 195 Lisle Industrial Avenue in Lexington and operates an additional 14 facilities in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

The company was founded in 1913 by Roy C. Whayne Sr., who was the sole employee at the time, selling light engines, pumps, wheelbarrows and bicycles. Whayne became affiliated with Caterpillar in 1925. The company is now owned by Monty Boyd, who became president in 2005 after serving in various roles at Whayne for 25 years.

For more information about Whayne Supply Co.'s 100th anniversary celebration, call 1-800-494-2963 or visit Whayne.com.

■ Neurologist Dr. Regina Raab has opened Gallery St. George at 431 Main Street in Paris. The location houses a studio and art gallery to showcase her pastels and oils paintings. Phone: (859) 987-1297. Online at facebook.com/GallerySt.George.

A. Arnold World Class Relocation, an independent moving carrier with headquarters in Louisville, has been sold to a group headed by Greg Hoover. Former A. Arnold owner Rick Russell, who led the firm for 22 years, will retire.

The sale was announced June 20 by Hoover, who now becomes chairman and CEO of A Arnold World Class Relocation.

During Russell's tenure, A. Arnold grew from a local moving company to a global carrier, with customers across the country, multiple interstate locations and an international forwarding company.

Hoover becomes the majority shareholder in the buyout group, which also includes CFO Gary Robbins and is composed entirely of company management and agency owners. The sale completes a transition plan developed by Russell which began with Hoover's hiring in January 2012.

Bluegrass PRIDE has changed its name to Bluegrass Greensource. and has introduced a new logo.

"We wanted our name to better reflect our mission and the role we play in the communities we serve," said Amy Sohner, executive director of Bluegrass Greensource. "Now, people that were previously unfamiliar with our organization will immediately recognize us as the source for green information in Central Kentucky."

Founded in 2001, Greensource provides resources to schools, community groups, businesses, local government and citizens in Central Kentucky. For more information visit BgGreensource.org.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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