Man’s best friend is getting its own place to hang out courtesy of Double Dogs, a dog-themed restaurant opening mid to late September in Hamburg. The family restaurant will welcome dogs on the patio. The latest location of the Kentucky-based chain will feature fresh food that will appeal to all two-legged guests including “Pickled Paw Prints,” Bo’s Dog Bowl Nachos,” and “Steak and Fries Salad.” The restaurant, which will be located at 1916 Justice Drive,  will be open for football season and boasts the tag line “Sit. Stay. Eat.”

Joining Double Dogs at at shopping center at 1916 Justice Drive will be a second location of the Greek-style restaurant Taziki’s Mediterranean Café. The restaurant, which also has a location on Southland Drive, features food inspired by a Mediterranean diet, including gyros, salads and hummus, chicken, and grilled lamb and vegetables. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, with catering also available. To commemorate the opening of the second Lexington location, Taziki’s is donating $60,000 to build a house with Lexington Habitat for Humanity.

Forcht Bank is presenting the Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Aug.  24. Past winner have included A Cup of Common Wealth as 2016’s Business of the Year, Lexington Habitat for Humanity for the Green Initiative Award in 2016. Small businesses are one of Lexington’s most important economic drivers.  

Gymboree has announced it is closing two Kentucky locations, including the Hamburg location.



Friday, Aug. 4

The 15th Lexington Minority Business Expo is Friday, Aug. 4 at the Lexington Convention Center, starting at 8:30 a.m. This year’s theme will be “Look to the Future.” The Business Opportunity Exchange is embarking on its ninth year.

Friday, Aug.  4

The Kentucky State ENA Council is hosting the 2017 Nursing Education Conference 8 CEs on Friday Aug. 4 from 8 am to 5 pm at The Campbell House. The keynote speaker at the event is Dr. Ryan Stanton. The topics of discussion will include surviving dreamland, sepsis, STEMI imposters, human trafficking, first hour of trauma, dangers trends, and paramedic to patient.

Saturday, Aug. 5

The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting the 2nd Kentucky Women Veterans State Conference on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8 am to 2 pm at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel. Verna Jones, the Executive Director for The American Legion’s Washington D.C. National Headquarters Office, will be the guest speaker at the conference. The day will also include workshops, networking, lunch, door prizes, vendors, and a fashion show.

Thursday, Aug. 10

Commerce Lexington will be hosting a Spotlight Series on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 8:30 to 10 am at Frederick Douglass High School. At this event, administrators from FDHS will discuss the new school including the Career Academies that will be offered there. Info,

Friday, Aug. 11

Local First Lexington’s August Coffee Meet Up will be hosted on Friday, Aug. 11 from 8 am to 10 am at Lussi Brown Coffee Bar.

Saturday, Aug. 12

The Kentucky Association for Professional African American Women, Inc. are hosting their monthly hangout on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 12 pm to 6 pm at Talon Winery.

Thursday, Aug. 17

Commerce Lexington Business Link is Thursday, Aug. 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at The Campbell House. This is an opportunity to network with colleagues and other business professionals. Don’t forget your business cards!

Thursday, Aug. 24

The Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon is Thursday, Aug. 24 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.