■ Bell Engineering, founded by Howard K. Bell, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The company was founded in Lexington in 1914 and has remained locally owned. To find out more about the firm, go to Hkbell.com.
■ BB&T Scott & Stringfellow has opened an office in Lexington at 200 West Vine Street, No. 120. It is the first office for the firm in Kentucky. BB&T Scott & Stringfellow is a division of BB&T Securities and is a full-service regional brokerage and financial services firm. For more info, go to Bbtscottstringfellow.com. Phone: (859) 629-3200.
■ Kentucky's largest rock climbing venue, L'Escalade Fitness, is expected to open next spring at 916 North Broadway. L'Escalade Fitness will be a full-service rock climbing and fitness center with a focus on education and community outreach. It will offer rock climbing team programs for all ability levels and ages, group fitness, personal coaching and children's courses. Owners: Nicole Brown and Chris Shotwell.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo