Q&A With Tom Martin
Conversations about business, economics, entrepreneurialism and local culture are focuses of Tom Martin’s Q&A series for Lexington Community Radio, the Lexington Herald-Leader and WEKU FM.
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Sheila Kalas received her master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Kentucky, began training in 1989 and launched her business, Fitness Plus, in 1995. Sheila’s been watching trends, the aging population in particular, and is focused on raising the bar on her profession.
Lexington is updating its five-year comprehensive plan. Mandated by state law, the plan serves as a guideline for the city’s management of growth and development. The update is due to be completed in 2018. Vice Mayor Steve Kay talks about the issues being addressed in the process.
From the city working to bring its storm and sanitary sewage systems into compliance with the federal Clean Water Act to the Town Branch Commons project, there’s a lot happening these days in the Lexington environment. These projects are bringing big changes to the way the city works, looks and feels. One business owner who keeps a close eye on […]
Fayette Alliance Executive Director Susan Speckert talks about the citizen advocacy organization’s priorities and goals for the 2018 update of Lexington’s five-year Comprehensive Plan. List toppers: infill and redevelopment and affordable housing.
Michael Baer, president of the Lexington web design firm FusionCorp, on the Lexington tech scene and what it’s going to take to nurture and keep the talent it takes to flourish.
Irish Ag-Tech investor David Hunt was in Lexington recently for the 33rd Annual Alltech ONE Ideas Conference. He’s been a regular attendee for many years and something baffles him: why isn’t Lexington going all-out to make itself the global center for agriculture-technology?
This interview launches a summer-long series on the updating of Lexington’s 5 year Comprehensive Plan. In this first installment, Tom Martin gets an overview of the planning process from Jim Duncan, Director of the city’s Division of Planning.
A conversation with Luther Andal, co-CEO of Able Engine, a web technology, interface design, and graphic design company located in Lexington: how Lexington has become more friendly to collaboration; how digital natives will differ from their parents; where education fits into the high-tech picture and more.
Tom Martin talks with Bullhorn Creative co-founder Brad Flowers about how his agency found itself while helping others find their brands. And a discussion about the value of the arts at a time when President Trump has proposed slashing the budgets of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.
You may have spotted the colorful logo on the side of a Lextran bus rolling around town and wondered, ‘what is Xooker?’ Conrad Carney is founder of the Lexington-based mobile marketing company. He talked with Tom Martin about how his company has evolved, what it does, and why he made the decision to keep it local, confining to Lexington his […]
Tom Martin talks with Sam Perkins, co-founder and CEO of Purgenix, about his company’s ultraviolet light technology designed to deactivate or kill airborne bacteria in clinics, hospitals and other healthcare settings.
Is the relentless pace of automation making good middle class jobs obsolete? Tom Martin talks about the implications of automation with Dr. Chris Bollinger, professor of economics and director of the Center of Business and Economic Research in the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.
The plight of refugees from six countries red-flagged as security risks by the Trump administration has been much in the news. Joining Tom Martin for a look at how this is playing out in Kentucky — Lexington, in particular — and how local businesses are affected or getting involved is Dana Lea, community engagement coordinator for the Lexington Division of the […]
77 million American baby boomers, born between 1946-1964 are now passing 65 nearly one every seven seconds. Joining Tom Martin is someone who has given a great deal of thought to the implications, Scott Neal, a CPA and fee-only financial planner, CEO of the Scott Neal Inc.
Tom Martin talks with LexTran assistant general manager Jill Barnett about the new electric buses appearing on the streets of Lexington.