Biz Briefs of the Week: November 22, 2012

Heine Brothers’ Grand Opening

Heine Brothers’ Coffee is expanding its presence in Louisville with the opening of its newest location in St. Matthews on Nov. 28. In addition to its new shop, Heine Brothers’ is also teaming up with the Center for Women and Families for the “Care in a Cup” holiday initiative at the Blankenbaker Parkway location on Nov. 29.

Located at 4305 Shelbyville Road in St. Matthews, the newest Heine Brothers’ shop will celebrate its grand opening on Nov. 28 with “52 for 52,” giving away free coffee each week of 2013 to the first 52 customers. The new location will also celebrate opening day by giving customers 53 through 150 a $5 gift card if they register their card during their opening day visit. The new St. Matthews shop is open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The 2,000 square-foot shop has a drive-through window and seats approximately 50 people. Before it officially opens for business, the new St. Matthews Heine Brothers’ location only will celebrate Black Friday  by offering medium-sized black coffee for $1 all day, beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 23.

Just after Thanksgiving, the Blankenbaker Parkway Heine Brothers’ shop will kick off the holiday season by partnering with the Center for Women and Families for the new “Care in a Cup” program. On Nov. 29, Heine Brothers’ at 805 Blankenbaker Parkway will give a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate to all guests who donate at least $1 to “Care in a Cup.” The Blankenbaker Parkway location will donate all funds raised through “Care in a Cup” that day to purchase holiday dinners at the Center for Women and Families. For more information, visit

Annual Tech Day Awards

ConnectKentucky honored individuals and organizations using broadband in innovative ways at its 2012 Tech Day, held Nov. 13 at The George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium in Griffin Hall at Northern Kentucky University. The sixth annual Tech Day was an opportunity to better understand and promote the benefits of broadband technology in government, schools, businesses, communities and homes, as well as hear from experts on the latest technology trends. As part of Tech Day, an awards presentation recognized businesses, students, educational institutions and government agencies that are making a difference in advancing broadband technologies in the Commonwealth.

The 2012 Tech Day Award categories and winners are: Small Business Technology Award, Kentucky Teleworks and the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program; New and Emerging Business Technology Award, Gamigen, Newport, Ky.; Postsecondary Student Technology Award, Trevor Schmitz, Northern Kentucky University; School District Technology Award, Marion County Public Schools; Postsecondary Institution Technology Award, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University; Government Leadership in Technology Award, Kentucky Educational Television.

ConnectKentucky is a subsidiary of the national nonprofit organization, Connected Nation. For more information visit

Anytime Fitness Now Open

Anytime Fitness, the world largest and fastest growing 24-hour co-ed fitness franchise, is pleased to announce it is open for business in the Woodlawn Center in St. Matthews. A grand opening celebration took place last weekend, and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Nov. 16.

With 24/7 access, Anytime Fitness offers convenient and affordable exercise. Members can workout any time of the day or night, every day of the year. They use a security-access key to enter the club, even when it is not staffed. Once inside, members have full use of strength training and cardiovascular equipment. Anytime Fitness also offers membership reciprocity among its clubs, which allows members to use any of the approximately 2,000 clubs that are currently open in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Club tours are now available. Membership information is available at the club, by calling 502.895.7773 or by visiting

Prickly Pear Grand Opening

The Prickly Pear is a new boutique opening in historic Middletown, and Monday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., it is hosting a grand opening event to celebrate. All shoppers are invited to the special event, which will feature drinks and light appetizers from 5 to 9 p.m. The Prickly Pear will offer one-stop shopping from three local companies. Dress It Up!, Initial Me Pink and Tango will carry jewelry, accessories, gifts, home decor, stationery and monogramming/embroidery services. The boutique is located at 11505 Main Street in Middletown. For information call 502.254.PEAR or visit

Medical Director For WaterStep

Dr. Bill Smock, Police Surgeon for the Louisville Metro Police Department and Medical Director for The Institute of Clinical Forensic Medicine and Nursing, has accepted the position as Medical Director for WaterStep, a local organization that works to save lives at risk from waterborne illness around the world. In his role as Medical Director, Dr. Smock will work to connect WaterStep with others in the medical community who could benefit from the tools and training that the organization offers. Dr. Smock will leverage his experience and relationships to build awareness and support of the organization’s work to fight the global water crisis, which is responsible for the death of more than 3.5 million people each year. Dr. Bill Smock graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1981 and then obtained a Master’s degree in Anatomy from the University of Louisville, graduating from UofL’s School of Medicine in 1990. To learn more, call 502.568.6342 or visit

New Tire Discounters Locations

Tire Discounters, the region’s largest of tires and automotive services, announced on Oct. 29 that they have opened two new locations that will serve Louisville area customers. The first is located on State Street in New Albany, Ind. The second location opened at 12901 Taylorsville Road in Jeffersontown, Ky. The opening of the Louisville area locations will increase the total expansion in 2012 to 14 additional stores, bringing the nation’s 10th largest independent tire retailer to a total of 79 locations in the Midwest region. Both new locations will feature eight service bays and 10 employees. In addition to meeting customer needs for tires, Tire Discounters locations also offer other products and services such as wheels, shocks and struts, brakes and automotive repair. The stores will be open to serve customers Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Established in 1976, the company has remained under the same private ownership under the leadership of Chip Wood for the past 35 years.  Since its inception, Tire Discounters has paved the way in customer pricing innovation, including all inclusive pricing, free four-wheel tire alignment with purchase of four tires; lifetime balancing and rotation, and Nitrogen inflation of all installed tires.