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DV8 Kitchen SoulFull Enterprise Event will teach other Ky. businesses how to help those in recovery

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery focused on hiring and training people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, is now teaching other Kentucky businesses how to do the same. The two-day SoulFull Enterprise Event begins Tuesday in Lexington. Owner Rob Perez says he hopes to lessen the stigma for other business leaders about the idea of hiring “second-chance”...

DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation to present Soulfull Enterprise training event March 5-6

DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation, Inc., a non-profit service organization of DV8 Kitchen, will present Soulfull Enterprise, a two-day workshop offered to small, medium and large businesses along with non-profit organizations and individuals. The two-day workshop will provide information to organizations on providing employment by offering a second chance to people in the early stages of recovery...

Community leaders, volunteers honored during Commerce Lexington annual dinner Thursday

About 1,000 business professionals, community and regional leaders, and elected officials attended the 2019 Commerce Lexington Inc. Annual Dinner presented by Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance at Lexington Center on Thursday, January 24. This event gave a look back at 2018, highlighted some of the key goals of the organization, and recognized Commerce Lexington’s most involved members, volunteers,...

Lexington’s DV8 Kitchen providing a second chance to people with drug and alcohol addiction

A Lexington restaurant was recently profiled in The New York Times for its efforts in giving people in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction a second chance. DV8 Kitchen opened last September and not only hires people in treatment for an addiction, “but also focuses its entire business model on recovery, using the restaurant setting as a tool for rehabilitation,” the Times’ Priya...

Secretary of State honors DV8 Kitchen with Corporations of the Commonwealth Award

Lexington’s DV8 Kitchen is in the business of good food and second chances. That mission and the owners’ passion for building up their employees through positive support led Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes last week to honor DV8 with her office’s Corporations of the Commonwealth Award. “The mission of DV8 is something that inspires everyone,” said Grimes. “We...