Biz Briefs of the Week: July 19, 2012

Leadership Louisville Luncheon

Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento.

Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento.

The Leadership Louisville Center in partnership with the office of the Mayor will present the 2012 Leadership Louisville Luncheon, Aug. 30 at the Galt House East. ‘Quality of Place starts with Quality Leaders’ will be the theme and Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento will be the featured keynote speaker. Johnson, the 55th mayor of Sacramento and the first African American to be elected to the office, will share how his efforts towards building a more vibrant community, one that ‘Works for Everyone,’ can inspire this community to reach higher and dream larger. The event will also host the unveiling of Mayor Fischer’s 25-year plan for a unified vision for improving Louisville, and developing a blueprint for how the city should look and feel in 2037.

Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 Leadership Louisville Luncheon are now available. For event registration and additional details, visit

St. Francis Merger

A merger of St. Francis School, Inc. and St. Francis High School, Inc. was officially executed as of July 1, forming the new St. Francis School, Inc. St. Francis is the only independent school in Louisville that will serve two-year-olds through 12th-graders. The Preschool, along with the High, Middle and Lower Schools will continue to operate at their respective locations for the immediate future.

St. Francis School began in 1965 at the St. Francis in the Fields Church in Harrods Creek, which is still the site of their Preschool Program. Since then the school has expanded to the Goshen and downtown campuses. Since discussions of the merger began in December, both campuses have seen increased admissions tours, applications, and enrollment. The Downtown Campus currently has a waitlist for 9th grade. Spots are still available in many grades and all three campuses have rolling admissions with financial aid still available.

Reminger Co. Relocates

After three years at One Riverfront Plaza, Reminger Co., LPA has relocated their Louisville office to the Hart Block Building, located at 730 W. Main St., Suite 300. The new 10,000 square foot office provides the law firm with additional room to accommodate and service their clients. The loft-style office boasts red brick walls and large structural wood beams throughout for a more open, free-flowing work environment. Other amenities include multiple conference rooms and a location just blocks from the Jefferson Circuit Court. The office’s phone and fax numbers are remaining the same in the move.

Five Reminger attorneys practice out of the new Louisville office, including B. Scott Jones, Paul Dzenitis, Gregory Metzger, Emily Weaver Newman and Danielle Ravencraft. The office specializes in litigation of all types, including medical and dental malpractice, professional liability, products liability, long term care liability, construction/architects and engineers liability, employment law, workers’ compensation, premises liability, commercial litigation, as well as health care law and appellate advocacy. To learn more, email

Brownsboro Eatery Grand Opening

The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Brownsboro General Store & Eatery will be celebrating their official Grand Opening, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be refreshments, drawings, giveaways, entertainment, the work of local artists on display and a Ribbon Cutting at 1 p.m.

The Eatery will be an all-purpose, one-stop destination, combining features of a restaurant, grocery, deli, doughnut bakery, ice cream shop, art gallery and a market where local farmers will sell vegetables and fruits. The new store is owned by Crestwood businessman Ed Hunsinger and will be managed by Don Miller, a longtime fast-food restaurant proprietor and executive. The restaurant, which will seat about 70, will serve hearty, simple meals for breakfast and lunch, including homemade soups and fresh salads, as well as bread baked on-site daily. The Eatery is expected to employ eight to 10 people.

Brownsboro General Store & Eatery is located at 7511 Highway 329, Crestwood, Ky., and extends an invitation to the public to attend this special event.

 We CARE Award Nominees

Republic Bank &Trust Company is honored to announce its 37 nominees for the Eighth Annual Republic Bank We CARE Awards in the Louisville area. The We CARE Awards congratulate companies who stress the four elements in CARE – Community, Activity, Recognition and Enterprise. Companies will be judged on how they encourage their employees to become involved in volunteer activities, either during or after work hours.

This year’s nominees are: ACCENT Marketing Services; ARGI Financial Group; Bluegrass Automotive; Bristol Bar & Grille; City of Shelbyville; ECT Services; Glaser’s Collision Centers; Horseshoe Southern Indiana; Hwang’s Martial Arts; IHOP; Kentucky Farm Bureau, Shelby County; KY Select Properties, Trusted Transition Team; Marian Development Group, LLC; Masters’ Supply, Inc.; Monroe Shine & Co., Inc.; Napa River Grill/Wild Eggs; The Paul Mitchell School, Louisville; Rainbow Blossom, Inc.; Schaefer Aesthetic General Dentistry; Sign A Rama Downtown; Signature Healthcare, LLC; Southern Wine and Spirits of KY; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; Steel Technologies LLC; Street Moda; Summit Energy; The Comfy Cow; The dePaul School; Torrey Smith Realty Co., LLC; Toshiba Business Solutions of KY; UBS Financial Services, Inc.; UofL Hospital/James Graham Brown Cancer Center; UnitedHealthcare; Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary Inc; Wagner Electric Company, Inc.; Window World of Louisville; and Zappos Fulfillment Centers, Inc.

The winners of the 2012 Republic Bank We CARE Awards will be announced on Thursday, September 13 at an awards dinner to be held at The Olmsted.

Mathnasium Opening

A math-only learning center for kids, Mathnasium, has opened its newest location in St. Matthews at The Woodlawn Shopping Center, 291 N. Hubbards Lane. The St. Matthews Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting will be held July 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Mathnasium’s program is for students in second through 12th grade who want to boost their math skills or need an extra challenge. In addition to math tutoring and homework help, test prep for ACT and SAT is available. Mathnasium’s approach is to determine what a student knows and does not know, then tailor a personalized and prescriptive learning program.

Mathnasium of St. Matthews is proud to announce a sponsorship program in which local businesses and individuals can provide financial assistance to help children receive extra math instruction. An anonymous donor has agreed to match the sponsorships, so for each child sponsored, the donor will sponsor another child. For more information visit

Jen Care Opens Centers

Family-owned primary healthcare facility, Jen Care, is bringing three new centers to Louisville to provide cutting-edge treatment to the area’s seniors. Offices on W. Broadway and in Valley Station are set to open in July, and a Newburg office will open in August. The new locations were selected to ensure that all Louisville seniors have access to quality healthcare, regardless of income.

Jen Care specializes in primary physician care and preventative medicine. The clinic, which accepts only Medicare patients, aims to help keep older citizens from winding up in emergency rooms with advanced illnesses. JenCare works to address the specific needs of senior patients, offering courtesy transportation for eligible patients, on-site prescription pickup through a digital robotic pharmacy, dental care and acupuncture as an alternative to narcotics. For more information or to schedule a tour of Jen Care Neighborhood Medical Centers, call 1.855.526.3348.