■ The Wild Fig Books + Coffee has reopened in a new location, 726 North Limestone. The shop offers books and boutique items, and a café that serves breakfast and lunch. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (859) 252-3052. Website: The-wild-fig.com.
■ Lexington Rescue Mission has launched a nonprofit staffing service, Advance Lexington, at New Life Day Center, 224 North Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Advance Lexington provides temporary employment for job-seekers who have completed the mission's Jobs for Life program and have yet to secure permanent employment. Advance Lexington contracts with local businesses who are willing to hire these trained workers, giving them earned income and an opportunity to practice the principles they learned in the classroom in a real-life work setting. Trainees also receive on-the-job coaching through the mission and job placement services, provided by Jubilee Jobs of Lexington.
■ AssuredPartners, through its platform company Assured Neace Lukens, has acquired Bohannon-Meyer Insurance. The agency specializes in commercial, farm and personal insurance.
"This partnership will bring a great team into our Lexington operations as we continue to expand in the Lexington market. Philip Meyer and Bill Holton have built a great business that we are looking forward to partnering with," said Bryan Raisor, Lexington managing director for Assured Neace Lukens.
Assured Neace Lukens, based in Louisville, and became an AssuredPartners company in 2011. For more information about Assured Neace Lukens, go to Neacelukens.com. For more information about Bohannon-Meyer, go to Bminsure.com.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo