■ Paula Kress Bishop has opened a new massage practice, Ageless Spirit Massage, at 2121 Richmond Road, Suite 200. Phone: (859) 229-5465. Website: Agelessspiritmassage.com.
■ Williams McDaniel, a 45-year-old Memphis-based law firm, will merge with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. The addition of the nine attorneys of Williams McDaniel will give Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs one of the largest estate planning law groups among regional firms in the country with 27 estate planning attorneys.
Six of Wyatt's estate planning attorneys are certified as Estate Planning Specialists. In addition, six of the lawyers in Wyatt's group are fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, including A. Stephen McDaniel, who has been honored as one of the nation's top 100 estate planning attorneys by Worth Magazine.
Joining Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs are: A. Stephen McDaniel, C. Michael Adams Jr., Edward T. Autry, Marjorie S. Baker, David L. Swilley, Cynthia J. Tobin, Michael L. Womack, Jason D. Salomon and Robert D. Malin.
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■ The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky and The Lexington Philharmonic have announced a new partnership that will bring together music and visual art through a new initiative called "Arts in Harmony," sponsored by The Bluegrass Complex of Wells Fargo Advisors.
The kick-off event for the 2012-13 season will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Art Museum at UK in Singletary Center for the Arts in celebration of LexPhil's opening night concert, Firebird & Fandangos, and the Art Museum's opening art exhibit, Mettle: The UK Art Faculty Exhibition.
■ UK graduates Jon Matar and Eric Littleton have created Why Wait, a new free app that they hope will change the way restaurants communicate with their customers. WhyWait app users can find the following in real time: exclusive notifications, happy hours, deals and events.
WhyWait, a venture-financed company that has created and released a new software platform in three markets, Bowling Green, Louisville and Lexington, has an office located at Awesome Inc. in downtown Lexington.
For more information, visit Whywaittheapp.com.
■ SAS Global, an international antimicrobial company based in Central New Jersey, announced that Quality Construction Co., based in Nicholasville, a top-quality construction and remodeling organization, has joined SAS Global as a strategic partner. Ginger Sanders, SAS Global Inc., vice president of sales and marketing, said, "SAS Global is committed to minimizing and controlling the growth of harmful bacteria, mold, fungi and viruses. Quality Construction can now provide its customers with SAS Shield technology, proven to reduce microbial growth on all surfaces and fabrics, and prolong the life of products and facilities, with only one application. SAS Global's alliance with Quality Construction Co. debuts our Authorized Contractor initiative in Kentucky."
■ Local youth fitness expert Miles Noland recently launched AthleteFit, Lexington's first fitness and sports training business specifically for youth. According to Noland, "Growing numbers of young athletes are only playing one sport at an early age, and this lack of cross training is greatly hurting their athletic ability."
Noland says providing youth fitness programming is a natural extension of their commitment to the community.
The AthleteFit training system has been developed in conjunction with the world's leading youth fitness organization, the International Youth Conditioning Association, and will be delivered by certified fitness professionals who will help motivate and inspire kids.
The first AthleteFit program will launch today at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3220 Lexington Road, Nicholasville and will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Sundays, training will take place at Champions Sports (big red barn) at 2061 Lexington Road, Nicholasville. For more information, call Miles Noland at (859) 904-8020, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Lexingtonworkout.com.
Compiled by Dorothea wingo