Business closings, openings and anniversaries: Week of April 21

April 28, 2014 

Tom Blackman, involved in nonprofit work for more than 30 years, has launched My Non-Profit Solutions, a consulting service based in Lexington that works to strengthen nonprofit organizations.

Blackman is a certified executive coach and also has experience in the areas of human resources, financial management, volunteer development, staff leadership and strategic planning.

To learn more about My Non-Profit Solutions, visit or contact Blackman at (859) 433-6697 or

Cypress Property Group and Cypress Residential Group have re-located to a historic building at 270 South Limestone. This year will mark the group's fifth anniversary. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone: (859) 368-0203. Cypress Property Group's website is Cypress Residential Group's website is

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is establishing a Kentucky Innovation Network office in Pikeville. The office, on the University of Pikeville campus, will provide assistance to startup companies in the Appalachian region.

From assisting startups in assessing an idea, to developing a business plan, to finding grants, loans and capital, the Kentucky Innovation Network helps local companies discover the resources needed to be successful. The Pikeville office will operate in the university's Community Technology Center and will serve nine counties: Pike, Martin, Johnson, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Breathitt and Magoffin.

For more information on the Kentucky Innovation Network, visit

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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