■ Brightway Insurance, a national independent insurance retailer founded in 2003, has opened its first store in Kentucky at 3735 Palomar Centre Drive. The agency owner is Hamilton Alverson. Brightway Insurance has more than 110 stores nationwide. Phone: (859) 592-3300. Web site: Brightwayinsurance.com/locations/cky-lexington.php
■ First Watch has opened a restaurant at 1080 South Broadway Road in the Simpson Center near the University of Kentucky. It marks the company's second Lexington location. First Watch features traditional favorites including pancakes, omelets, salads and sandwiches, as well as signature specialties. First Watch serves its entire menu seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit Firstwatch.com.
■ This fall, Trane will celebrate 50 years in Lexington. The company broke ground at its Mercer Road plant in 1963. Since that time, it has become the world's largest air handling manufacturing facility and one of the biggest employers in Fayette County, with 900 employees.
The air handlers manufactured by Trane in Lexington can be found in Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark, Paul Brown Stadium, the Ronald Reagan Library, Churchill Downs, the Smithsonian, and the Washington Monument, among other historic sites. The company will celebrate with an open house on Oct. 5. For more information, visit Trane.com or call (859) 259-2500.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo