Business transactions

■ EmbroidMe, the world's largest embroidery franchise, is now open at 171 West Lowry Lane, Suite 156, under the ownership of Tricia and Chris Salyer.

EmbroidMe in Lexington is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and evenings and weekends by appointment.

EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to the private and commercial segments of the business community.

For information about EmbroidMe in Lexington, contact Salyer at (859) 260-1234 or visit

■ Personal training business Noland Fitness (AthleteFit and Livefit) has moved to a larger facility and will have a grand opening party from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 15 at its new site, 451 Chair Avenue, Suite C. The public is welcome, and there is no cost to attend.

Noland Fitness offers a holistic approach to fitness, focusing on nutrition and lifelong wellness, along with youth sports performance.

For more information, call (859) 904-8020 or visit or

■ College Hunks Hauling Junk has opened its second Lexington-area franchise. The company will concentrate on commercial and residential junk removal and will partner with non-profit organizations for donation pick-up services.

Marty Vaughn, a UK graduate and longtime Lexington resident, is the College Hunks franchise owner.

Phone: 1-800-586-5872. Website

■ Morning Pointe Senior Care and Independent Healthcare Properties has broken ground for Morning Pointe of Lexington-East Senior Living and Alzheimer's Memory Care. This marks the second Morning Pointe community in Lexington.

The property is at 150 Shoreside Drive, near St. Joseph's Hospital East off Richmond Road.

Morning Pointe of Lexington-East features 73 personal-care apartments, with 20 of the total located in "The Lantern," a secure dedicated program designed for residents with Alzheimer's and other memory disorders.

■ Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa will begin extensive renovations next month. The renovation will be completed over a three-year period. Phase one is scheduled to be finished in April and consists of a $5 million investment into guest rooms and corridors, including new carpeting, vinyl, head boards, desks and lighting, Tempur-Pedic mattresses and new patio furniture. Technology enhancements will include wireless Internet access, HD TVs, MP3 players and video connectivity.

The rest of the enhancements to begin in late 2013 include a completely new lobby featuring the MI Greatroom, restaurant and bar and renovated meeting space.

For information visit

■ Saint Joseph Health System, a part of KentuckyOne Health, has acquired Richmond Open MRI, a free-standing imaging center in Richmond, which now operates as Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center. The center is off of the Eastern By-Pass on Alycia Drive.

The Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center will provide open MRI, CT, PET, general X-Ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and bone density.

Dr. Timothy Dineen, a board certificated radiologist with the former Richmond Open MRI, will join Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center as the onsite radiologist.

Compiled by Dorothea wingo