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West Sixth Brewing named Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business by League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized West Sixth Brewing in Lexington with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place among 1,266 bike-forward businesses across the country in a commitment to building a more bicycle-friendly America. With the announcement of 83 new and renewing BFBs across the nation during National Bike Month, West Sixth Brewing joins other...

Lexmark CEO Rich Geruson announces resignation effective immediately citing personal reasons

Lexmark International, Inc., a global imaging solutions leader, announced today that Rich Geruson has decided to resign from his positions as president, CEO and director of Lexmark for personal reasons, effective immediately. Geruson was named to his position in October of 2017. “On behalf of the Lexmark team, I would like to thank Rich and wish him and his family well,” said Mickey Kantor,...

Lexmark International announces selection of Liu as new senior vice president, chief financial officer

Lexmark International announced Friday the appointment of Ying (Vivian) Liu as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective July 6, 2017. Liu comes to Lexmark from Huawei Technology Inc., a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, where she has served as vice president of finance, Enterprise BG, since November 2016. Based in Shenzhen, China,...

Two Fayette County teachers receive Lexmark International’s Educating Excellence Award

Lexmark International Inc. has honored two Fayette County Public Schools classroom instructors with the company’s Educating Excellence award. Linda Dewees, a math teacher at Henry Clay High School, and Nami Stager, a STEM teacher at Wellington Elementary, were surprised in front of their students and colleagues. Linda Dewees (Photos Provided) At Henry Clay, Dewees strives to make math lessons fun...

Lexmark International announces fourth quarter, full year report showing growth

Lexmark International, Inc. announced Tuesday financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2015. “Lexmark had a good fourth quarter. We more than doubled fourth quarter Enterprise Software non-GAAP operating income margin year to year to 24 percent, and delivered full year MPS revenue growth for the 16th consecutive year,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive...

Former Lexmark International vice president named to head Revenue Department by Bevin

Daniel Bork has been appointed commissioner of the Department of Revenue, Gov. Matt Bevin and Finance Secretary William M. Landrum III announced Monday. “I’m pleased that Daniel Bork has accepted this important position within the Finance Cabinet,” said Bevin. “His expertise in the tax field will serve the Cabinet and the Administration well.” “Daniel Bork has years of tax experience under...

Four Kentucky companies ranked among nation’s best for LGBT workplace equality

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including four in Kentucky.   (Image from HRC.com) Corporate America, propelled by the HRC and its foundation’s annual Corporate...

Half dozen bands preparing to bust out for United Way of the Bluegrass in Rock United

United Way of the Bluegrass is gearing up for Rock United, presented by Lexmark International, on Friday, March 7, at Buster’s Billiards and Backroom. The show will feature some of the area’s best musicians and bands.   Musicians performing include: Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Tyler Childers, Driftwood Gypsy, Holdin Horses, Rebel Without a Cause and Too Many Drummers.   All proceeds will...

Judy Clabes:  Lexmark’s Paul Rooke manages progress with a steady hand and high touch

Lexmark’s Paul Rooke, speaking at the opening of the company’s state-of-art child care and learning center for children of employees (see story here), says its people are as important as any asset. (Photo by Judy Clabes)   One thing you can surely say about Paul Rooke is that he can hold down a steady job.  There are plenty of second things you can say, but that’s a good start.   Rooke,...

Lexmark acquires German Saperion, leading business and enterprise solutions developer

(Photo from Facebook)   One of Kentucky’s largest and most international companies – Lexmark – has signed an agreement to acquire Saperion AG. The German company is a leading developer and provider of enterprise content management and business process management software in Europe. The purchase price is approximately $72 million in cash.   Lexmark reportedly considers Saperion’s...