▪ Commerce Lexington’s Emerge Conference, a gathering of entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, business professionals and other community members, has been recognized with a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives Excellence Award in the Outstanding Special Event Category.
The event was created following the organization’s Leadership Visit to Omaha in 2013, which focused on how that city engaged its young professionals and leveraged their network. In its first four years, Emerge has grown rapidly, with more than 400 people attending the 2017 conference.
▪ Pedal Power Bike Shop on South Upper Street has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops by the National Bike Dealers Association for the fourth year in a row and the fifth year overall.
According to the association, retailers who made the cut this year not only offer great shopping experiences and expert staff, but are also rated on dedication to their communities and support for bicycle advocacy locally and nationally.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo