LEADERS OF LOUISVILLE 2019

 

LEADER IN AGELESS BEAUTY
Julene B. Samuels MD, FACS

Dr. Julene Samuels has been in practice since 1994. Having trained at the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Parkland and Baylor), she returned to Kentucky to be near family. She focused her practice exclusively on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body early in her practice, and through the years, has partnered with industry

to perform research and to conduct multiple clinical trials investigating innovative skin care, and breast implant and cosmetic device treatment options that complement the results of her surgical expertise. In this way, Dr. Samuels has remained on the cutting edge of new techniques for her surgical and nonsurgical patients.

She is a leader in facial cosmetic surgery, primary and revision cosmetic surgery of the breast, surgical and nonsurgical body contouring, comprehensive skin care and laser procedures, and intimate female wellness.

“I strive to offer a unique, female-oriented approach to all aspects of patient care, and I remain intimately involved in the customized treatment programs that are outlined for patients, with their best interests in mind,” says Dr. Samuels.

Her new office in the Norton Commons neighborhood is the culmination of years of planning, and within this new state-of- the-art office, with complete med-spa and in-suite operating facilities, Dr. Samuels and her staff provide a level of intuitive cosmetic patient care that is unique to our community.

For numerous years she has been recognized as a most admired woman and a top doctor by local periodicals and has also been listed among Who’s Who Among America’s Plastic Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Samuels is a key opinion leader for several cosmetic companies.

Her practice regularly contributes to various charity organizations, including the Center for Women and Children, Women 4 Women and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

AWOMANSTOUCHMD.COM • (502) 897-9411
9419 NORTON COMMONS BOULEVARD, SUITE 101 PROSPECT, KY 40059


LEADER IN HARDWARE
Brownsboro Hardware & Paint

Brownsboro Hardware & Paint, locally owned and operated since 1960, began a new phase of its history when Jim and Marilyn Lehrer purchased the business in 1998. Since that time, they have expanded to include a store in Prospect.

The staff brings more than 300 years of experience to the store that is a one-stop shop for hardware and many other items for the home and outdoor living area. Brownsboro Hardware & Paint is the largest local dealer of Weber, Big Green Egg and Traeger Grills, and offers repair and service on all three brands.

Brownsboro Hardware & Paint provides a variety of services such
as propane tank refills; on-site window and screen repair; mailbox installation; key cutting and re-keying locksets; and knife, tool, lawn mower, and blade and hedge trimmer sharpening. Benjamin Moore paints are available at both stores. Also at the Brownsboro Road store are a U.S. Post Office and a UPS Shipping Department. The Prospect store is an authorized service dealer of STIHL outdoor power equipment.

“Being a local company means that what our customers spend with
us stays here in Louisville,” says Destinee Bradley-Brown, assistant manager. Brownsboro Hardware & Paint, an active participant in the life of the community, donates to many non-profit organization auction events. The Brownsboro Road location is the site of one of the city’s most fun and tasty weekends, the Big Green EGGFest, a charity event. Last year, the Big Green EGGFest raised more than $26,000 for two local charities. Scheduled for August 2 and 3, the event will feature competitions for backyard cooks as well as “Chopped,” a lively match- up among top local chefs.

BROWNSBOROHARDWARE.COM
(502) 897-1591 • 4858 BROWNSBORO ROAD, LOUISVILLE
(502) 292-2595 • 
9521 US HIGHWAY 42, PROSPECT


LEADER IN BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY
Corbett Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and Medi Spa

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1999 and re-certified in 2008 and 2018, Dr. Lee Corbett has 22 years of experience and a thorough knowledge of the latest techniques in plastic surgery. “I have dedicated my surgical career to helping all my patients achieve beautiful results by meticulous attention to detail and applying the latest technologies and techniques,” he says. Realizing that each individual’s aesthetic needs are different, he specializes in an array of cosmetic surgery procedures. His areas of special focus are breast augmentation and lift, cosmetic facial surgery, body contouring surgery, mommy makeover surgery, abdominoplasty surgery, cosmetic surgery following weight loss surgery, and cosmetic laser procedures, as well as non-surgical techniques including Botox and injectable wrinkle fillers. The most recent advances in plastic surgery can be found at his elegantly appointed cosmetic surgery Louisville office.

With 22 years’ experience in breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Corbett is one of the leading breast surgeons in Louisville having performed over one thousand breast surgeries. His passion is to help women look and feel their absolute best.

A Louisville native, Dr. Corbett completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Louisville. After completing his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residencies, he joined Dr. Larry Florman in private practice in 1998. Dr. Corbett established his cosmetic surgery practice, Corbett Cosmetic Surgery, in 2003.

Dr. Corbett received the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award and Vitals Patient Choice Award in 2018 and was voted Real Self Top Doc. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Past President of the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is on the Clinical Faculty of the University of Louisville Division of Plastic Surgery.

CORBETTCOSMETICSURGERY.COM
(502) 721-0330 • 13125 EASTPOINT PARK BOULEVARD, SUITE #102 • LOUISVILLE, KY 40223


LEADER IN GAMING
Derby City Gaming

Derby City Gaming officially opened its doors in September 2018. The $65 million-dollar project is Louisville, Kentucky’s only licensed gaming facility. Derby City Gaming is located on the old Louisville Downs and Sport Spectrum site that was acquired by Churchill Downs Incorporated and subsequently opened Derby City Gaming in 2018.

“At Derby City Gaming, visitors will find nearly 1,000 Historical Racing Machines in the 85,000-square foot facility. With over 70 game themes, guests are able to play machines they are accustomed to as well as new, fun, and exciting games,” says Tim Bryant, President and General Manager at Derby City Gaming. “The success of this facility helps contribute $1 million dollars each month towards horse racing purses, benefiting the Kentucky horse racing community.”

Derby City Gaming’s location includes two restaurants, an entertainment stage and a huge center bar with fourteen 85- inch televisions and more than 80 different bourbons. Derby City Gaming also features a convenient simulcast area.

Derby City Gaming is a non-smoking building. The facility’s smoking patio has a state-of-the-art exhaust system that exchanges air flow every four minutes. Over 100 Historical Racing Machines are available to play in this area.

“In addition to our contributions to the horseman’s purses, Derby City Gaming has had the opportunity to work with local charitable causes including South Louisville Communities, Gilmore Elementary, Speed Art Museum, Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, Kentucky Derby Museum Foundation, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, Darrell Griffith Foundation, Relay for Life, Let’s Dance Louisville and Kentuckiana Pride Festival,” says Bryant.

DERBYCITYGAMING.COM
(502) 961-7600 • 4520 POPLAR LEVEL ROAD, LOUISVILLE KY 40213


LEADER IN RESTORING CONFIDENCE
Digenis Plastic Surgery Institute

Founded in 1999 by Dr. Alexander Digenis, the Digenis Plastic Surgery Institute provides the highest quality surgical and non-surgical services, as well as state of the art technology to help patients achieve realistic and natural results. Patients can confidently expect to receive important education about each procedure and excellent care for every service.

Keeping in the forefront of surgical and technological developments, Dr. Digenis serves as a member of national committees on emerging technologies, communications and government relations for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. His involvement exposes him to the newest advances in plastic surgery internationally, as well.

Dr. Digenis and his team perform over a thousand cosmetic procedures annually, such as breast augmentation, facelift, liposuction, tummy tuck, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, neck lift, breast reduction, breast lift, body contouring and cosmetic injectables like Botox® and Juvederm®.

“In my practice, I meld my passions for art and science into my approach and empathetic care for patients,” he says. His informative consultations evidence his expertise and artistic touch so patients make the most informed decisions about procedures tailored for their specific needs and goals.

Dr. Digenis received his surgical training at Vanderbilt University, considered by many as one of the most rigorous surgery programs in the country. He then completed a fellowship in plastic surgery at New York University and at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. His affiliations include the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, former President of the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgeon in the TOP DOCS Survey 2009-2018, and 90th Percentile Physician Club in recognition of patient satisfaction scores among the top 10% of all physicians nationally.

DIGENIS.COM • (502) 589-5544
315 E. BROADWAY, NORTON HEALTHCARE PAVILION, SUITE 111 • LOUISVILLE, KY 40202


LEADER IN CLINICAL RESEARCH
Dermatology Specialists Research

With a team of board-certified dermatologists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, Dermatology Specialists Research (DS Research) conducts numerous dermatology clinical trials for therapies that have yet to be approved by the FDA. DS Research, founded more than 25 years ago, is one
of the largest dermatology research companies in the area. It specializes in conditions such as eczema, rosacea, acne, atopic contact/dermatitis and psoriasis, and offers the most advanced treatments and procedures to treat skin and to positively change patients’ quality of life.

DS Research is always a top performer in its field based on the quality of data their team collects through clinical trials that are provided to pharmaceutical companies prior to being submitted to the FDA. DS Research’s nurses, some of whom are certified in clinical research, monitor patients throughout the clinical trial, an important reason the company is so highly-regarded in the industry.

“Our dermatologists are nationally-recognized for their expertise, which really sets us apart from other research clinics,” says Nina M. Scott, President. Each of the doctors comes to DS Research with years of specialized training. Having an interest and vast experience in complex dermatology, skin signs of internal disease and cutaneous drug reactions, Cindy E. Owens, M.D., presents at many national meetings and has published numerous book chapters and articles. She is the Director of the Dermatology Residency Program and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville. Joseph F. Fowler, Jr., M.D., founder and director of the Caribbean Dermatology Symposium and the Coastal Dermatology Symposium, is a frequent lecturer at national and international meetings. Megan N. Landis, M.D., a noted author and Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville, is the director for Skinternal Medical Conference, which she founded in 2018. Jyoti B. Burruss, M.D., has published numerous book chapters as well as scientific meeting presentations. She has received many prestigious honors and awards along with being an active member in the Kentucky Medical Association and the Kentucky Dermatological Association.

DS Research supports multiple charities including Family Scholar House, Twisted Pink, GRRAND, the Daniel Pitino Shelter and the Porcini/Farmer Children’s Foundation.

DSRTRIALS.COM • (502) 585-9059
3810 SPRINGHURST BOULEVARD, SUITE 130 • LOUISVILLE
2241 GREEN VALLEY RAOD, NEW ALBANY


LEADER IN LIFE SAFETY SERVICES
Fire Protection Services, Inc.

Fire Protection Services, Inc. (FPS), founded in 2003 by Alan D. Lewis, is the only locally-owned and licensed fire sprinkler and fire alarm contractor in Louisville, Kentucky.

Lewis, a public-servant at heart, began his career in the fire service at Wayne Township Fire Department in Indianapolis. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of Camp Taylor Fire Protection District and the Jefferson County Suburban Fire Service.

“When a fire breaks out, every second counts. Being prepared means having a plan that’s ready to be implemented in an instant,” says Lewis. “Our process of inspecting the fire sprinkler system simultaneously with the fire alarm system is paramount to a successful safety plan.”

FPS’ services include fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, fire hydrants, carbon monoxide detectors, fire sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, alarm monitoring, back flow testing, range hood systems and mass notification systems.

With a fleet of over 15 fully equipped vehicles and on call technicians, Fire Protection Services, Inc. provides their customers with peace of mind.

Lewis and his team have been serving Louisville Metro and surrounding areas in Kentucky and Indiana for over 15 years. Lewis has personally been in the fire protection business for 42 years. They are committed to providing the highest quality of service and giving back to the communities they service.

Fire Protection Services, Inc., a recipient of Republic Bank’s “We CARE” Award in 2007, is a corporate sponsor of Shirley’s Way and a supporter of Crusade for Children, the Camp Taylor Fire Protection District and the Jefferson County Suburban Fire Service.

FIREPROTECTIONSERVICES.US • (502) 368-4400
1210 VIM DRIVE, LOUISVILLE KY 40213


LEADER IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Greater Louisville Inc.

Deana Epperly Karem leads economic development for the Louisville region through Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Formed in the late ́90s following the merger of the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Louisville Partnership, GLI offered a streamlined approach to economic development, business advocacy and workforce recruitment. GLI works to recruit businesses, expand local companies, develop talent, connect people with programs and services, and grow the economy.

“GLI recognizes that our entire region benefits if we work together. When a surrounding county recruits new jobs, the greater Louisville region is better for it. When Metro Louisville experiences a win, the whole region benefits through job growth, local spending and lifestyle amenities,” says Deana Epperly Karem, Senior Vice President of Regional Economic Growth. Today, GLI and the Regional Economic Development Partnership attract jobs, grow local business, advocate for business-friendly legislation and grow our community as one place.

“We look at the big picture and work to execute strategies that make a difference in how we market greater Louisville, and how we work with one voice to create a regional brand. Together, we have a bigger, bolder story to tell,” says Karem.

“GLI is at the center of activities that grow our community and help us be the best version of ourselves. If our community isn’t growing and creating a vision for the future, Greater Louisville will be left behind. It’s our job to be sure we keep talking about change, inspiring others to be creative and bold, and leading the way to a new innovative economy,” she adds.

In 2001 Karem was named in Business First 40 Under 40. Louisville Magazine featured her among its Women to Watch in 2004. She received the Mercy Alumna of the Year award in 2005 and has been recognized as a star contributor to the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED).

GREATERLOUISVILLE.COM • (502) 625-0000
614 W. MAIN STREET, LOUISVILLE KY 40202


LEADER IN BUILDING COMMUNITY
Independence Bank

Rooted in Western Kentucky for more than 125 years, Independence Bank entered the Louisville market in 2016 and completed construction on its signature location in the heart of St. Matthews in November of 2018. With assets of $2.5 billion, Independence Bank is the fifth largest community bank based in Kentucky and, according to the American Bankers Association 2018 rankings, the fourth most financially sound bank in the USA (for banks with $2B to $10B of assets).

“Our team has been overwhelmed by the generosity of our hometown and we have been humbled by the opportunity to contribute leadership and time to so many of our community partners.

We have relished taking care of our numerous new clients with a high level of personal and tailored service,” says Louis R. Straub, II, President.

Robert Kennedy’s words, “Some people see things as they are and say, why? I dream things that never were and say, why not?” have resonated for decades with him and the Bank. The drive to contribute, connect and celebrate the community is at the forefront of the Bank’s mission.

Independence Bank builds relationships to strengthen the fabric of social service agencies, fosters education, dedicates countless hours and intellectual capital to economic development initiatives and cultivates alliances to influence constructive legislative change to improve the standard of living, education and economy of Louisville and Kentucky.

“Louisville is a great community because of the many generous people that give of their time, money and talents. We believe it is our responsibility and privilege to improve our environment, educate our children and care for our neighbors.

We believe we should learn from our past and leave something behind for generations to come,” says Straub. “We will only realize our dream when we are confident that our children will have better opportunities for a family, job and education than we enjoyed.”

1776BANK.COM • (502) 581-1776
3901 SHELBYVILLE ROAD, LOUISVILLE KY 40207


LEADER IN BEAUTY & SALON SPAS
J Michael's Spa and Salon

“My vision for opening J Michael’s was to elevate the salon experience in Louisville and to offer beauty for all. I believe the key to a thriving company is the ability to surround yourself with good people. These people are the backbone of J Michael’s, and it wouldn’t be a success without them,” says Jill Higginbotham, owner. “Since we opened in 2011, we have always believed that personal style starts with hair. We’re committed to making our guests look and feel like the best version of themselves, all while still holding true to their own unique style.”

J Michael’s talented stylists and service providers represent an outstanding commitment to continuing beauty education for themselves as well as their guests. She credits the salon’s reputation and status to building a team that’s the most educated in the beauty industry, a team that’s constantly learning, growing, and changing.

“If our guests want chatty, fun and energizing, that’s what they’ll get. If they want calm and relaxed, that’s what will be provided. It’s our mission to tailor their experience specifically for them. The integrity of our products makes us different, as well. It’s about what’s actually good for the individual and will give optimum results, not what’s most popular or brings in the most revenue,” she says.

Salon Today magazine named J Michael’s a Top 200 Salon in 2017 and 2018. The salon was also awarded Business First of Louisville’s Innovative Partnership Award in 2015 and named Higginbotham a 40 Under 40 honoree the same year.

J Michael’s Spa and Salon gives back to the community by partnering with ChildHelp, Women by the Well, Esther’s House, Cabbage Patch, Kentucky Derby Festival, CenterStage, Acting Out Against Cancer, Family Scholar House and many other local arts and non-profit groups.

JMICHAELSSPAANDSALON.COM • (502) 742-8790
4121 SHELBYVILLE RD, LOUISVILLE KY 40207


LEADER IN HAND-DISTILLED BOURBON
Kentucky Artisan Distillery

In 2012, three men came together with an idea to create a place for people to ‘bottle their dreams’ in the old Crestwood, Kentucky Ice Cream Distributors building. Steve Thompson’s many years of experience in the spirits industry played a major role in the inspiration behind the Kentucky Artisan Distillery concept. It would be the first contract distillery in Kentucky, and the only production-sized farm-to-bottle distillery capable of distilling as little as one barrel for a special occasion on up to over 1,800 barrels a year for partners like Jefferson’s Reserve. This would be accomplished running the distillery completely by hand.

KAD is one of the only distilleries in Kentucky that uses only pot stills, and is completely non-automated and non-computerized. KAD’s small team of dedicated and talented distillers complete every step of the bourbon production process completely by- hand. Led by Head Distiller, Jade Peterson, the team of distillers runs a distillery devoid of iPads, rather using their senses to know when a batch is finished. The distillery is as close as a production facility in the 21st century can get to how bourbon was made 200 years ago. This makes KAD the perfect home for Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon and Steve’s own brand, Whiskey Row Bourbon.

Tour guests actually interact with the distillers and are able to ask questions, which is very unique on a distillery tour. Tours are offered on the hour seven days a week: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

KENTUCKYARTISANDISTILLERY.COM • (502) 822-3042
6230 OLD LAGRANGE ROAD, CRESTWOOD KY 40014


LEADER IN EYELASH EXTENSIONS
Lashtastic

When Amber Skye Fair opened her business over five years ago, lash extensions were beginning to become popular in the beauty industry, but they were not yet available in Louisville. “I decided to try out lashing!” she says about opening Lashtastic in a 150-square foot room where she provided the service herself. Soon, her business expanded and she moved into a larger space and brought on another Lash Boss to handle the growing clientele. Business continued booming, leading her to expand to a 2,800-square foot salon.

“Lashtastic is a leader in lash extensions because we pride ourselves on our integrity, quality and confidence. We refuse to compromise the integrity of your natural lashes. We provide the highest standards of quality work by letting only the best practitioners provide your service. We ensure your experience will be relaxing, and that you will leave with the confidence to take on life to the fullest,” says Fair.

She and her staff don’t cut corners in service. Nor do they count lashes or use aggressive sales tactics to sell products. What they do is offer a fun and special experience to everyone who walks into the salon. “House-spun cotton candy, glittery rosé (yes, it has glitter!),’90s music and comfy twin beds suspended from the ceiling will make you never want to leave,” she adds.”

The salon is known for its friendly staff who establish personal relationships with their clients, building a family-like atmosphere. “When you come here, you’re one of the girls,” says Fair, who is certified by Maven Artistry and four other accreditation organizations, and is a member of the National Lash Artist Association (NALA.)

Lashtastic is a total girl world. Stop by, grab some cotton candy and make some new best friends. Leave feeling great and looking super fabulous.

LASHTASTICLOUISVILLE.COM • (502) 554-7911
2704 FRANKFORT AVENUE, LOUISVILLE KY 40206


LEADER IN REAL ESTATE CLIENT SERVICES
Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty

“Luxury is a level of service, not a price point. My vision is to provide my clients with professional representation in every stage of their transaction,” says Lenihan Sotheby’s International agent Josh Laughlin. “When assisting my clients in making what may be one of their most significant financial decisions, my local expertise, integrity, industry relationships, attention to detail and ability to understand my clients’ needs assure both buyers and sellers they are working with a trusted professional. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than building a relationship with my clients and guiding them through the home selling and buying process.”

He is among the top 75 agents in Louisville and has sold more than $40 million. Laughlin’s clients provide their own revealing perspective on his service and results. “Josh has sold two executive level homes for me and in both cases had ‘close worthy’ offers in less than 30 days and faster than three other agents who had listings on my street. I have a basic business philosophy, ‘Do what you say you will do.’ Josh not only did exactly what he said he would do. He went above and beyond to get the deals closed. Having the reputation of Lenihan Sotheby’s as the realty company was just icing on an already awesome cake,” says Dr. Todd Arwood.

Dr. Brent and Elizabeth Roach say, “Through all of our ups and downs you always maintained the utmost professionalism and positivity and never stopped to find us our dream home. In you we found not only a great realtor but a wonderful person and friend and it’s that for which we are most thankful.”

JOSHLAUGHLIN.COM • (502) 777-8904
3803 BROWNSBORO ROAD, LOUISVILLE KY 40207


LEADER IN MOMMY MAKEOVERS
Jarrod A. Little M.D. Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Jarrod Little is a double Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville. Dr. Little is highly ranked as a top surgeon for abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, facelift, liposuction and rhinoplasty surgery.

A native of Texas, he received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Baylor University. After completing medical school training at the University of Texas-Houston, Dr Little joined the University of Louisville residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Following completion of his residency, he joined the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program at the University of Louisville, one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the United States.

Dr. Little’s extensive knowledge and specialized training in advanced techniques and innovative procedures for the head and neck greatly enhance his work in facial plastic surgery. He is noted for his expertise in minimally invasive rhinoplasty surgery, among other procedures. As part of his community outreach,
he provides trauma and cancer treatment reconstruction to the Louisville region.

LITTLEPLASTICSURGERY.COM • (502) 588-8516
4950 NORTON HEALTHCARE BOULEVARD, SUITE #310 • LOUISVILLE, KY 40241


LEADER IN NON-INVASIVE SKIN CARE
Massage Envy

Routine massage not only relieves stress, but also can keep your body running efficiently and in optimal working condition. Also important to a healthy body is regular skin care. Advanced skin care can diminish fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin conditions.

Massage Envy, a leader in massage and non-invasive skin care, has been serving Kentuckiana for 12 years, providing affordable therapeutic massage and advanced skin care services, including no down time chemical peels and microderminfusion. Massage Envy specializes in hot stone, prenatal and deep tissue massage.

Massage Envy’s Total Body Stretch and Rapid Tension Relief are two luxurious massage enhancements. Total Body Stretch, a head-to-toe assisted stretch, combines years of expertise with the latest stretch research. Rapid Tension Relief is a completely customizable add-on that’s designed to ease discomfort from muscle tension or minor aches and pains.

Newly added to the Massage Envy repertoire are relaxing and results-driven Obagi and Jan Marini facials and retail products.

All service providers are state licensed and receive continuous education and training from Massage Envy corporate and cosmeceutical retail vendors. Massage Envy offers nationwide membership benefits in 49 states. There are 5 locations covering Kentuckiana. One of Louisville’s massage therapists was named Regional Therapist of the Year, and one esthetician from Louisville received the Regional Esthetician of the Year award for 2018.

Download the Massage Envy app to take advantage of convenient online booking for any of the Kentuckiana locations.

Massage Envy is proud to be a participant in the World Wellness Weekend, September 21-22, 2019.

MASSAVEENVY.COM
(502) 992-0701 • 2048 S HURSTBOURNE PARKWAY
(502) 895-2007 • 4600 SHELBYVILLE ROAD #208
(502) 253-2980 • 12911 SHELBYVILLE ROAD, SUITE 109
(502) 425-0000 • 3563 SPRINGHURST BLVD, SUITE 29
(812) 725-1387 • 1025 VETERANS PARKWAY, CLARKSVILLE


LEADER IN VINTAGE AND ESTATE JEWELRY
Merkley Kendrick Jewelers

Merkley Kendrick Jewelers has been a family-owned business since opening in 1832. It is now led by the third generation of the Merkley family. President Brian S. Merkley says, “As the second oldest independently owned jewelry store in the United States, we take great pride in helping our clients step back from the frantic pace of life and appreciate life’s moments with their loved ones. We accomplish this by symbolizing those sentiments in our curated jewelry collection and fine timepieces like Rolex.”

In addition to modern treasures, the jeweler’s selection covers a range of eras including Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco, and mid modern periods (1950-1970s or later). The team is well versed in each period’s individual style, structure, precious stones, materials, and the authenticity of each piece.

Mountings are hand selected and often constructed using a die-striking method, a century old stamping technique offering fortified construction and intricate detail. The diamonds are authentic Old European and Old Mine cut diamonds and of the appropriate era for their rings. The construction, unique diamond cuts and exquisite detail make these treasures truly one-of-a-kind.

Merkley Kendrick’s in-house gemologists possess decades of experience and hold globally recognized accreditation. Industry titles such as Gemological Institute of America’s Graduate Gemologist, American Gem Society’s Certified Gemologist Appraiser, and Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute’s Certified Insurance Appraiser are but a few.

“Helping our clients find the perfect gift to celebrate an anniversary, honor a loved one, commemorate a milestone, or propose to their one and only puts a smile on our face. We earn our client’s trust through transparency and educate them on the nuances of fine jewelry and timepieces. Our role of trusted jeweler is not taken lightly. Our dedication to integrity and constant innovation within our craft enables our respected role in our community.” says Merkley.

MKJEWELERS.COM
(502) 895-6124 • 138 CHENOWETH LANE


LEADER IN FAMILY LAW, TRUSTS & ESTATES
Morgan Pottinger McGarvey

Established in 1974, Morgan Pottinger McGarvey is a full-service law firm representing large and small financial institutions, businesses and individual clients throughout Kentucky and Indiana. The firm has long been known for banking and finance law, creditors’ rights and real estate law. In recent years, Morgan Pottinger McGarvey has expanded its focus to include practice areas such as tax and administrative law, personal injury, family law, employment law and trust and estates.

Michael Troutman’s practice at Morgan Pottinger McGarvey focuses on family law, trusts and estate planning, and probate.

Clients depend on him for diligent, compassionate representation. They appreciate his responsiveness and understanding of their personal goals and challenges. He is a knowledgeable, skilled family law attorney whose goal is to secure a prompt, fair resolution, while avoiding needless delays. “I strive to be a trusted resource for clients through what can be some of their most difficult times,” he says. For trusts and estate planning, he takes the time to listen and explore different options to best meet the needs of his clients.

Troutman and other Morgan Pottinger McGarvey attorneys volunteer their time to nonprofit organizations in Louisville throughout the year. Many attorneys also serve on the boards of community and industry organizations. Morgan Pottinger McGarvey supports Family Scholar House, ElderServe, The Healing Place, The Brain Injury Alliance, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana and other organizations. Troutman is recognized by the Legal Aid Society of Louisville for service to the community.

Pictured here is Michael Troutman. Services may be performed by other attorneys.

MPMFIRM.COM • (502) 589-2780
401 SOUTH FOURTH STREET, SUITE 1200, LOUISVILLE KY 40202


LEADER IN FINANCIAL ADVISORS
Prosperity Asset Management, LLC

Prosperity Asset Management is the area’s pre-eminent firm specializing in providing families and businesses with innovative financial strategies, solutions and retirement income planning.

Following a meeting with clients to determine an initial complimentary risk assessment, Prosperity Asset Management offers straightforward advice that reflects long-term goals based on current investments, personalized income projections and ideas for immediate implementation. “As a fiduciary, we have an obligation to ensure the appropriate strategies are chosen based on the clients’ best interest. Our goal is to maximize their investment returns through diversification of assets and a disciplined investment philosophy combined with rigorous risk management,” says Anthony Roberts, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)

Services include financial planning, investment management, retirement income planning, insurance solutions and Social Security maximization.

Roberts and his team navigate today’s complex investment marketplace to help clients accomplish their evolving investment aspirations and goals. Advice and recommendations are custom-tailored to each person, family or business, factoring in risk tolerance, goals, desired returns, time frame and income specifications.

“Retirement plans, encompassing a client’s financial position, wills, estate plans/trusts, taxes and insurance integrated in a coordinated effort to provide for financial clarity and multi- generational wealth,” says Roberts. Some retirees are concerned with the impact a market loss may have on the future of their income and assets. Others are looking for a reliable income stream. Still others actually underestimate the impact of a market loss. “We have found that many financial services professionals focus on products. Our experience shows that our clients’ needs are best met by focusing on processes and, most importantly, people,” he adds.

Prosperity Asset Management, through its affiliated company A. Roberts & Associates, Inc., offers a variety of insurance solutions that are beneficial to protecting more than just physical needs; insurance can protect a client’s future when integrated into a retirement strategy. Included among those products are fixed indexed annuities, life insurance, long-term care, health insurance and Medicare supplements.

“One of the most essential services we offer clients is to help them develop a clear understanding of their Social Security benefits and to educate them on the optimal time to start accepting their benefits,” says Roberts.

Prosperity Asset Management supports the Gradient Gives Back Community Outreach Program. The program invites Americans who have fallen on hard times and are struggling to recover from one of the most challenging economic environments in in history to apply for an opportunity to be awarded. One deserving family will be selected annually to receive six months of mortgage or lease payments.

Email us at [email protected] or contact us at 888-955-3665 for a Free Compass Report and Receive a Copy of Tony’s Newly Released Book, Retire Abundantly...

PROSPERITYASSETMANAGEMENT.COM • (888) 955-3665
4965 U.S. HIGHWAY 42, SUITE 1000, LOUISVILLE KY 40222


LEADER IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 
PMR Companies LLC

“Managing Properties is our Business. Building Relationships is our Goal.” These 10 words have been the guiding philosophy of success for Property Management Executive, Deborah Charlton. When beginning her company in 2002, Deborah believed in the importance of “taking care of the people” and committed herself to doing so through her work. Today, 17 years later, PMR Companies has thrived and now employs over 175 industry professionals and is the only AMO Accredited Management Company in Kentucky. Services offered span from Multi-Family Management, including Receiverships, to Asset Management and Construction Management.

Through hard work and dedication to its clients and assets, PMR widened its outreach of Management to include overseeing properties in Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Illinois. PMR views each client as a long-term partner and understands the true importance of basing a partnership on trust and determined performance. Charlton adds, “PMR works to maximize returns for clients, creates a rewarding and enjoyable environment for its associates and provides the best

possible customer service to our residents, commercial tenants and vendors”.

Encompassing the spirit of giving back to the communities that they serve, PMR also prides themselves on a solid company culture and leading their team by example. Most recently, PMR has been named a GLI Finalist for Small Business of the Year in 2018 and 2019, was awarded 2018 Property Management Company of the Year by the Louisville Apartment Association and has been recognized year after year as a ‘Top Place to Work’. Volunteer initiatives for 2019 have been strong as well, having been involved in the Brightside Adopt-A-Mile program and the Don Fightmaster Golf Outing for Exceptional Children. Their giving back will also continue throughout the year with other amazing organizations in the city.

PMRCOMPANIES.COM • (888) 412-0010
2301 RIVER ROAD, SUITE 201 • LOUISVILLE, KY 40206


LEADER IN LUXURY APARTMENT LIVING
Waterside at RiverPark Place

Waterside at RiverPark Place is one of 14 residential properties developed by Poe Companies. Beginning with the opening of Waterside West in 2013, Waterside at RiverPark Place has become Louisville’s premiere Waterfront destination, and has expanded to over 400 luxury apartment units, including the addition of Waterside East in 2015, and 1700 Waterside which opened in April.

Home to 434 luxury apartments, Waterside at RiverPark Place has multiple outdoor amenities for Waterside residents to enjoy, including beautiful pools, a year-round fire pit, sand volleyball court, charcoal grilling stations, and the new 18,243-square foot plaza outside of 1700 Waterside. This plaza is home to a dog park, lounge areas, and a state-of-the-art propane grilling station.

Waterside Wellness Studio, the latest addition to the RiverPark Place community, focuses on wellness of mind and body, and perfectly complements the active area and mindset surrounding Waterfront Park. Endless Summer Coffee & Paddle Company joins Waterside Wellness Studio in the pursuit of mind and body wellness by providing delicious and healthy food and beverages, as well as Stand Up Paddle boarding lessons that allow the community to explore and enjoy our region’s diverse waterways.

Waterside at RiverPark Place is continuing to develop and improve Louisville’s waterfront. Future development plans include condominiums, additional upscale apartments, shopping, restaurants and commercial office spaces.

“Waterside at RiverPark Place is Louisville’s first and only addition to the riverfront renaissance that offers luxury apartments for rent in the heart of the city’s waterfront park system. Located at RiverPark Place near downtown Louisville, WaterSide offers easy access to Louisville’s most vibrant neighborhoods and attractions,” says Lindsey Chandler, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Enjoy strolling along the waterfront, great dining options in Nulu and on Frankfort Avenue, and quick access to major interstates. It’s perfect for professionals who commute downtown and anyone who wants to live on the water while still enjoying the convenience of a central location. Waterside provides downtown living without the hassle, and waterfront living with all the amenities of a world class park just outside your front door.”

Poe Companies and Waterside at RiverPark Place have made several monetary donations to benefit the continued conservation and development of Waterfront Park and Waterfront Botanical gardens in hopes that not all of Jefferson County can enjoy everything that the waterfront has to offer. They also sponsor events with Leadership Louisville and One West to further efforts of continuing to develop all of Louisville, and also support the local Salvation Army Angel Tree and Blessings in a Backpack with fundraisers and volunteer time.

WATERSIDEATRIVERPARK.COM • (502) 716-6710
1700 MARINAS EDGE WAY, SUITE 100, LOUISVILLE KY 40206


LEADER IN FLOOR COVERING & CERAMIC TILE
Premier Flooring

Premier Flooring, founded in 2015, is a locally-owned flooring company that serves the Greater Louisville area. “We have grown our business one client at a time to become one of the largest flooring companies in the area,” says owner Richie Lampton.

The company specializes in high-end new construction at its Norton Commons builder selection centers, one for hardwood and carpet and another next door with a beautiful selection of tile.

Since merging with Floor Solutions and Bluegrass Flooring, Premier Flooring plans to enter the retail sector with its 5,500-square-foot Watterson Trail showroom. There is also now a convenient selection center in New Albany.

Premier Flooring produces superior results through competitive pricing and refined processes. “As we have grown into an industry leader, our personal touch has not changed. Our customer service is second to none and we service all types of projects and budgets,” says Lampton. “Our success comes from giving our customers the right product at the best price. Every installation is specific to the needs of each client and completed with the utmost professionalism.

Premier Flooring is also focused on the community. They provide floor covering for the annual St. Jude and Kosair charity homes and sponsor the Susan G. Komen fundraiser, the Kids Cancer Center Alliance gala and the March of Dimes annual gala and fundraiser.

PREMIERFLOORINGKY.COM • 10500 MEETING STREET
(502) 749-7595 • 2703 WATTERSON TRAIL
(812) 941-9101 • 402 E MARKET STREET, NEW ALBANY


LEADER IN ARTFUL LIVING
Treyton Oak Towers

Celebrating 35 years of providing exceptional senior living in historic Old Louisville, Treyton Oak Towers is a not-for-profit continuum
of care community offering independent living, independent with assistance, personal care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing, all in a vibrant, caring and compassionate community.

With a staff that is dedicated to itss residents and the vision that was set in place by its founders more than 35 years ago, Treyton Oak Towers strives to meet the individual needs of each person as we all age differently. There is not a standard plan of care. Each resident is unique, and we appreciate and foster their individuality.

Treyton Oak Towers is a proud sponsor of the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera, the Filson Historical Society and the Chamber Music Society.

It is a truly unique senior living community that has been cultivated over the years with a focus on making the next chapter in your life the happiest and most fulfilled. Residents may design and customize their homes to their personal tastes.

TREYTONOAKTOWERS.COM • (502) 589-3211
211 WEST OAK STREET, LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY 40203


LEADER IN PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION
The Karl Truman Law Office

Karl Truman focuses his work in the areas of personal injury which includes automobile accidents, premises claims, workers compensation, Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability throughout Kentucky and Indiana.

The Karl Truman Law Office has become a leader among personal injury law firms by its commitment to client service and determination to push cases for the best result.

He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist and Board Certified in Civil Pre-Trial Procedure by the National Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers and National Trial Lawyers Top 100. He has received a Distinguished Peer Review

Rating by Martindale Hubble, the Business First Salute to Veterans Award, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Consumer Advocate of the Year for pro bono work with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and has been recognized for work supporting veterans.

As a veteran, Karl Truman is passionate about giving back to the local veteran’s community, sponsoring events such as the Kentucky and Indiana Veteran of the Year, supporting his AMVETS post, his American Legion post, presenting a JROTC award for his chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, being a sponsor for USA Cares and participating in the 22 Ruck Challenge to bring awareness to veteran suicide and supporting the Veteran’s Club of Kentucky.

He is grateful to have had the opportunity to pursue two career passions by growing his law firm to a prominent local personal injury firm and also retire as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army after serving over 28 years. Some of his accomplishments include the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Air Assault School, Airborne School, Anti-terrorism Instructor Course at the J.F.K. Center for Special Warfare, Combined Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College and Reserve Component National Securities Issues Seminar with the Army War College.

TRUMANLAW.COM
(502) 222-2222 • 332 W. BROADWAY, SUITE 300 LOUISVILLE

(812) 282-8500 • 420 WALL STREET, JEFFERSONVILLE


LEADER IN FINANCIAL ADVISORS
Prosperity Asset Management, LLC

Prosperity Asset Management is the area’s pre-eminent firm specializing in providing families and businesses with innovative financial strategies, solutions and retirement income planning.

Following a meeting with clients to determine an initial complimentary risk assessment, Prosperity Asset Management offers straightforward advice that reflects long-term goals based on current investments, personalized income projections and ideas for immediate implementation. “As a fiduciary, we have an obligation to ensure the appropriate strategies are chosen based on the clients’ best interest. Our goal is to maximize their investment returns through diversification of assets and a disciplined investment philosophy combined with rigorous risk management,” says Anthony Roberts, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)

Services include financial planning, investment management, retirement income planning, insurance solutions and Social Security maximization.

Roberts and his team navigate today’s complex investment marketplace to help clients accomplish their evolving investment aspirations and goals. Advice and recommendations are custom-tailored to each person, family or business, factoring in risk tolerance, goals, desired returns, time frame and income specifications. 

“Retirement plans, encompassing a client’s financial position, wills, estate plans/trusts, taxes and insurance integrated in a coordinated effort to provide for financial clarity and multi- generational wealth,” says Roberts. Some retirees are concerned with the impact a market loss may have on the future of their income and assets. Others are looking for a reliable income stream. Still others actually underestimate the impact of a market loss. “We have found that many financial services professionals focus on products. Our experience shows that our clients’ needs are best met by focusing on processes and, most importantly, people,” he adds.

Prosperity Asset Management, through its affiliated company A. Roberts & Associates, Inc., offers a variety of insurance solutions that are beneficial to protecting more than just physical needs; insurance can protect a client’s future when integrated into a retirement strategy. Included among those products are fixed indexed annuities, life insurance, long-term care, health insurance and Medicare supplements.

“One of the most essential services we offer clients is to help them develop a clear understanding of their Social Security benefits and to educate them on the optimal time to start accepting their benefits,” says Roberts.

Prosperity Asset Management supports the Gradient Gives Back Community Outreach Program. The program invites Americans who have fallen on hard times and are struggling to recover from one of the most challenging economic environments in in history to apply for an opportunity to be awarded. One deserving family will be selected annually to receive six months of mortgage or lease payments.

Email us at [email protected] or contact us at 888-955-3665 for a Free Compass Report and Receive a Copy of Tony’s Newly Released Book, Retire Abundantly...

PROSPERITYASSETMANAGEMENT.COM • (888) 955-3665
4965 U.S. HIGHWAY 42, SUITE 1000, LOUISVILLE KY 40222


LEADER IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 
PMR Companies LLC

“Managing Properties is our Business. Building Relationships is our Goal.” These 10 words have been the guiding philosophy of success for Property Management Executive, Deborah Charlton. When beginning her company in 2002, Deborah believed in the importance of “taking care of the people” and committed herself to doing so through her work. Today, 17 years later, PMR Companies has thrived and now employs over 175 industry professionals and is the only AMO Accredited Management Company in Kentucky. Services offered span from Multi-Family Management, including Receiverships, to Asset Management and Construction Management.

Through hard work and dedication to its clients and assets, PMR widened its outreach of Management to include overseeing properties in Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Illinois. PMR views each client as a long-term partner and understands the true importance of basing a partnership on trust and determined performance. Charlton adds, “PMR works to maximize returns for clients, creates a rewarding and enjoyable environment for its associates and provides the best

possible customer service to our residents, commercial tenants and vendors”.

Encompassing the spirit of giving back to the communities that they serve, PMR also prides themselves on a solid company culture and leading their team by example. Most recently, PMR has been named a GLI Finalist for Small Business of the Year in 2018 and 2019, was awarded 2018 Property Management Company of the Year by the Louisville Apartment Association and has been recognized year after year as a ‘Top Place to Work’. Volunteer initiatives for 2019 have been strong as well, having been involved in the Brightside Adopt-A-Mile program and the Don Fightmaster Golf Outing for Exceptional Children. Their giving back will also continue throughout the year with other amazing organizations in the city.

PMRCOMPANIES.COM • (888) 412-0010
2301 RIVER ROAD, SUITE 201 • LOUISVILLE, KY 40206


LEADER IN LUXURY APARTMENT LIVING
Waterside at RiverPark Place

Waterside at RiverPark Place is one of 14 residential properties developed by Poe Companies. Beginning with the opening of Waterside West in 2013, Waterside at RiverPark Place has become Louisville’s premiere Waterfront destination, and has expanded to over 400 luxury apartment units, including the addition of Waterside East in 2015, and 1700 Waterside which opened in April.

Home to 434 luxury apartments, Waterside at RiverPark Place has multiple outdoor amenities for Waterside residents to enjoy, including beautiful pools, a year-round fire pit, sand volleyball court, charcoal grilling stations, and the new 18,243-square foot plaza outside of 1700 Waterside. This plaza is home to a dog park, lounge areas, and a state-of-the-art propane grilling station.

Waterside Wellness Studio, the latest addition to the RiverPark Place community, focuses on wellness of mind and body, and perfectly complements the active area and mindset surrounding Waterfront Park. Endless Summer Coffee & Paddle Company joins Waterside Wellness Studio in the pursuit of mind and body wellness by providing delicious and healthy food and beverages, as well as Stand Up Paddle boarding lessons that allow the community to explore and enjoy our region’s diverse waterways.

Waterside at RiverPark Place is continuing to develop and improve Louisville’s waterfront. Future development plans include condominiums, additional upscale apartments, shopping, restaurants and commercial office spaces.

“Waterside at RiverPark Place is Louisville’s first and only addition to the riverfront renaissance that offers luxury apartments for rent in the heart of the city’s waterfront park system. Located at RiverPark Place near downtown Louisville, WaterSide offers easy access to Louisville’s most vibrant neighborhoods and attractions,” says Lindsey Chandler, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Enjoy strolling along the waterfront, great dining options in Nulu and on Frankfort Avenue, and quick access to major interstates. It’s perfect for professionals who commute downtown and anyone who wants to live on the water while still enjoying the convenience of a central location. Waterside provides downtown living without the hassle, and waterfront living with all the amenities of a world class park just outside your front door.”

Poe Companies and Waterside at RiverPark Place have made several monetary donations to benefit the continued conservation and development of Waterfront Park and Waterfront Botanical gardens in hopes that not all of Jefferson County can enjoy everything that the waterfront has to offer. They also sponsor events with Leadership Louisville and One West to further efforts of continuing to develop all of Louisville, and also support the local Salvation Army Angel Tree and Blessings in a Backpack with fundraisers and volunteer time.

WATERSIDEATRIVERPARK.COM • (502) 716-6710
1700 MARINAS EDGE WAY, SUITE 100, LOUISVILLE KY 40206


LEADER IN FLOOR COVERING & CERAMIC TILE
Premier Flooring

Premier Flooring, founded in 2015, is a locally-owned flooring company that serves the Greater Louisville area. “We have grown our business one client at a time to become one of the largest flooring companies in the area,” says owner Richie Lampton.

The company specializes in high-end new construction at its Norton Commons builder selection centers, one for hardwood and carpet and another next door with a beautiful selection of tile.

Since merging with Floor Solutions and Bluegrass Flooring, Premier Flooring plans to enter the retail sector with its 5,500-square-foot Watterson Trail showroom. There is also now a convenient selection center in New Albany.

Premier Flooring produces superior results through competitive pricing and refined processes. “As we have grown into an industry leader, our personal touch has not changed. Our customer service is second to none and we service all types of projects and budgets,” says Lampton. “Our success comes from giving our customers the right product at the best price. Every installation is specific to the needs of each client and completed with the utmost professionalism.

Premier Flooring is also focused on the community. They provide floor covering for the annual St. Jude and Kosair charity homes and sponsor the Susan G. Komen fundraiser, the Kids Cancer Center Alliance gala and the March of Dimes annual gala and fundraiser.

PREMIERFLOORINGKY.COM • 10500 MEETING STREET
(502) 749-7595 • 2703 WATTERSON TRAIL
(812) 941-9101 • 402 E MARKET STREET, NEW ALBANY


LEADER IN ARTFUL LIVING
Treyton Oak Towers

Celebrating 35 years of providing exceptional senior living in historic Old Louisville, Treyton Oak Towers is a not-for-profit continuum
of care community offering independent living, independent with assistance, personal care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing, all in a vibrant, caring and compassionate community.

With a staff that is dedicated to itss residents and the vision that was set in place by its founders more than 35 years ago, Treyton Oak Towers strives to meet the individual needs of each person as we all age differently. There is not a standard plan of care. Each resident is unique, and we appreciate and foster their individuality.

Treyton Oak Towers is a proud sponsor of the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera, the Filson Historical Society and the Chamber Music Society.

It is a truly unique senior living community that has been cultivated over the years with a focus on making the next chapter in your life the happiest and most fulfilled. Residents may design and customize their homes to their personal tastes.

TREYTONOAKTOWERS.COM • (502) 589-3211
211 WEST OAK STREET, LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY 40203


LEADER IN PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION
The Karl Truman Law Office

Karl Truman focuses his work in the areas of personal injury which includes automobile accidents, premises claims, workers compensation, Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability throughout Kentucky and Indiana.

The Karl Truman Law Office has become a leader among personal injury law firms by its commitment to client service and determination to push cases for the best result.

He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist and Board Certified in Civil Pre-Trial Procedure by the National Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers and National Trial Lawyers Top 100. He has received a Distinguished Peer Review

Rating by Martindale Hubble, the Business First Salute to Veterans Award, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Consumer Advocate of the Year for pro bono work with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and has been recognized for work supporting veterans.

As a veteran, Karl Truman is passionate about giving back to the local veteran’s community, sponsoring events such as the Kentucky and Indiana Veteran of the Year, supporting his AMVETS post, his American Legion post, presenting a JROTC award for his chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, being a sponsor for USA Cares and participating in the 22 Ruck Challenge to bring awareness to veteran suicide and supporting the Veteran’s Club of Kentucky.

He is grateful to have had the opportunity to pursue two career passions by growing his law firm to a prominent local personal injury firm and also retire as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army after serving over 28 years. Some of his accomplishments include the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Air Assault School, Airborne School, Anti-terrorism Instructor Course at the J.F.K. Center for Special Warfare, Combined Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College and Reserve Component National Securities Issues Seminar with the Army War College.

TRUMANLAW.COM
(502) 222-2222 • 332 W. BROADWAY, SUITE 300 LOUISVILLE


LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY
V-Soft Consulting

Purna Veer is the founder and president of V-Soft Consulting. Purna started V-Soft with his wife Radhika in Houston, Texas in 1997, as a response to a lack of service and technology in the software sector. Coming to Louisville for Radhika to attend the UofL Medical School, they fell in love with the city and it was clear this was the perfect place to raise a family and grow a company. V-Soft moved to Louisville in 1998 and the company has since grown to more than 1,200 employees across North America. V-Soft’s new global headquarters in Louisville is under construction and will complete in Fall 2019.

Purna’s vision to focus on advanced technology led him to start V-Soft Labs — the innovation arm of V-Soft Consulting — in 2014, bringing a next generation of technology to American companies. V-Soft’s technical architects guide clients in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, chatbots, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, ServiceNow, Blockchain, Cloud, mobile and more. V-Soft invests heavily in the best resources and talent to build tech practices.

Purna said, “This has already shown many rewards in the last few years, with exponential revenue increases in the V-Soft Labs area. In 2019, V-Soft Labs launched VERA, an Artificial Intelligence-powered conversation agent that can be utilized in nearly any department of a business, including boardroom, HR, distribution, customer service/sales, and even employees in the field or remote.

Known as a renaissance man, Purna didn’t stop at just one endeavor. He started a successful Indian Fusion Restaurant, Tandoori Fusion, in the East End, which offers traditional farm-to-table Indian cuisine and American-Indian fusion dishes cooked in a traditional tandoor oven, as well as live music, a lunch buffet, event catering and carry out.

When Purna isn’t heading a technology company or restaurant, he can be found at his Oldham County farm, Veering Creek Farm, which boasts the largest hops field in Kentucky, supplying local breweries. The farm also provides fresh produce to local restaurants. Purna also started a vineyard at the farm in preparation for his next venture — a winery.

Purna was named E & Y’s Technology Services Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016. He received his MBA from the prestigious Kellogg EMBA program in 2017. V-Soft Consulting has been awarded the TechServe Alliance Excellence Award (two times), Best Places to Work in Kentucky (two times), Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (seven times), Business First’s Company of the Year Award (two times), Business First’s Fast 50 Growing Companies (eleven times), Large Business Diversity Champion Award (three times), and many more.

In his spare time, Purna supports various community initiatives, including sitting on the boards of Greater Louisville Inc., Urban League of Louisville and the YMCA. “One of the main pillars of V-Soft’s values is making a difference in the communities we live in. That’s why our offices across the country host fundraisers that benefit local charities,” he says.

The Louisville headquarters has an annual fundraiser for the YMCA, as well as an annual Holiday Drive.
The largest endeavor is V-Soft’s Annual Charity Golf Scramble, hosted at Valhalla Golf Club, which benefits cancer-related charities in honor of his mother. The event is in its sixth year and has raised more than $75,000.

VSOFTCONSULTING.COM • (502) 425-8425
101 BULLITT LANE, SUITE #205 LOUISVILLE, KY 40222


LEADER IN PHILANTHROPY
Wells Fargo Advisors

Wells Fargo Advisors was created as part of the Wachovia and Wells Fargo merger in 2010. It is at the industry forefront of wealth management, investment management, wealth transfer planning, insurance, liability management and retirement planning. Access to a broad array of company resources, including research analysts and economic and market experts, allows its Financial Advisors to help make informed investment recommendations based on clients’ needs.

Wells Fargo Advisors has been named among the Largest Financial Advisory Firms in the Business First Book of Lists from 2016 until the present. The company was a Susan G. Komen Top Corporate Sponsor. Working with the Wells Fargo Foundation and Wells Fargo Co., Wells Fargo Advisors supports many local charities including Fund for the Arts, Greater Louisville Foundation, Frasier History Museum, Speed Art Museum, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville, Love City, Make A Wish, Shively Area Ministries, and the Louisville Botanical Gardens. The company contributed 1,859 team hours in 2018 and donated more than $150,000 to local community organizations.

“I feel we are also leaders in financial services because of our Financial Advisors’ dedication to providing their clients with the highest quality of advice and service. We strive to do this by ensuring that we fully understand the needs of our clients and provide them with comprehensive solutions that best align them for the opportunity of financial success. We take great care and respect in the relationships we have with our clients and their families. It is truly an honor to be able to assist in so many wonderful aspects in peoples’ lives. Our clients are everything to us and we continue to stand by one motto: Clients. First. Always,” says Justin Schappe, Sr. Vice President-Branch Manager.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Ad. CAR 0519-04778

WELLSFARGOADVISORS.COM • (502) 561-5000
297 N. HUBBARDS LANE, SUITE 300 LOUISVILLE, KY 40207


LEADER IN WOMEN'S HEALTH
Women First of Louisville

Women First is an all-female medical practice specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. From the all-important annual health exam to contraception and maternity health services, in-office screenings, diagnostic testing, surgical procedures and leading- edge treatments, Women First helps women take charge of their health care and themselves.

“Our practice prides itself on staying at the forefront of technology, pioneering the very latest in medical technology and offering the best in convenience and compassionate care. Many of our physicians have been the first to bring innovations in women’s health to the Louisville area, and all are committed to providing the most advanced medical care available,” says Denise Kirkham, Executive Director.

Since co-founded by Dr. Rebecca Terry in 1988, Women First of Louisville has led the way in “firsts” for women. It was the first all-female OB/GYN practice in eastern Louisville and has always been focused on putting women first, making it easy for them to get comprehensive care at every stage of life.

“Women First was a leader in promoting minimally invasive hysterectomy and women’s gynecologic procedures. Our physicians were among the first female doctors in Louisville to perform daVinci® robotic gynecologic surgeries, and one of the first OB/GYN practices to invest in leading-edge 3D tomosynthesis mammography for the most advanced early and more accurate detection of more types of breast cancer,” notes Kirkham.

Women First currently offers many surgical treatments and procedures in-office and is expanding its surgical suite to include additional ones. Bladder Botox® for urinary incontinence, endometrial ablations for heavy periods and treatment of abnormal pap smears are just a few of the procedures provided in the Women First office, where patients are well-supported by compassionate staff members. The practice also offers online scheduling, registration and check-in, making it more convenient for patients to access quality healthcare.

WOMENFIRSTLOUISVILLE.COM
(502) 891-8700 • BAPTIST HEALTH MEDICAL PAVILLION
3900 KRESGE WAY, SUITE 30 LOUISVILLE, KY 40207


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