Business transitions

Automobile BDC, a 24-hour off-site Internet department for car dealerships, has opened a call center on West Short Street in downtown Lexington. Dealerships from across the country can outsource their Internet needs to Automobile BDC, which sets up sales appointments based on customer e-mails and assists dealerships with an aggressive Internet marketing campaign. The company will create 75 new full-time jobs with a capital investment of $100,000. For more information, visit

Grider Hill Marina in Albany has a new owner. Jim Figuerado has purchased Clinton County's only commercial marina on Lake Cumberland. Figuerado has more than 18 years of marina management experience and owns five other marinas in Tennessee.

Fisher & Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm, has opened an office in Louisville. Jeffrey A. Savarise, Thomas J. Birchfield, Craig P. Siegenthaler and George D. Adams have joined Fisher & Phillips to open Louisville's first nationwide labor and employment firm. All four were formerly partners in the Louisville office of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald. Joining them as Of Counsel is Katherine A. Hessenbruch, also formerly of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo