In 1997, the Greater Lexington business community took a leap forward in our economic development efforts by creating and funding Lexington Strides Ahead. Lexington Strides Ahead funds important initiatives of Commerce Lexington’s Economic Development Division and the Business and Education Network. Since the initial campaign in 1997, three sequel campaigns, One Team…One Vision, One Team…One Vision 2 and Full Stride, each falling under the umbrella of Lexington Strides Ahead have been great successes.

The goal of Lexington Full Stride will always be to focus on enhancing our business climate and competitive position. Commerce Lexington’s Economic Development Division focuses on three ways to create primary jobs and increase the amount of income coming into our community: business attraction, business retention and expansion, and business creation. Today, Full Stride supports these overall economic development efforts including community and minority business outreach and the Business and Education Network.

Full Stride Investor Contact
Able Engine Luther Andal Able Engine
Anderson Communities, Inc.  Dennis Anderson
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kennan Wethington
Apex Realty Steve Hupman
AT&T Kentucky Hollie Spade
B.C. Wood Properties Brian Wood
Baird Stephen Grossman
Ball Homes Mira Ball Ball Homes
Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. Bill Allen Bank of the Bluegrass
Baptist Health Lexington Bill Sisson Baptist Health Lexington
Belcan Engineering Group LLC Ben Marsico
Big Ass Fans Joe Miller
Block+Lot Real Estate Alaina Stokes
Blue & Co., LLC Greg Mullins Blue & Co.
Blue Grass Stockyards  Jim Akers
Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty  Riley Kirn
Bluegrass Valuation Group William Berkley Jr.
BB&T Laura Boison BB&T
BORN Jen Larkin
Brett Construction Company Brett Setzer Brett Construction
Bristol Group Todd Ball Bristol Group
Bullard    Wells Bullard
Central Bank Luther Deaton Central Bank
Central Bank Center  Bill Owen
(CHI) Saint Joseph Health Anthony Houston
CLARK Material Handling  Dennis Lawrence
Clay Ingels Company LLC Bill Chapman
Columbia Gas of Kentucky  Kimra Cole
Community Trust Bank Larry Jones Community Trust Bank
Crowe LLP  Steve Jennings
Cumberland Valley National Bank & Trust  Whitney Greer
Dean Builds Jeff England deanbuilds-logo
Dean Dorton Allen Ford David Bundy
Denham-Blythe Company    Bill Quenemoen
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP Branden Gross
Dickinson Wright PPLC  David Owen
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  Brady Dunnigan
EA Partners, PLC Albert W. Gross EA Partners
East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. Ann Bridges
EHI Consultants  Ed Holmes
Emerson Automation Solutions
James “JJ” Rodgers
Equity Solutions Group Ray Daniels ESG Consulting
Field & Main Bank Jennifer Drennan
Fifth Third Bank Mary Alicia Weldon Fifth Third Bank
Forcht Bank Tucker Ballinger
Foundations Human Resources Consulting Caroline Baesler Logo
Frost Brown Todd LLC Jan de Beer Frost Brown Todd
Gray Construction  Jeff Bischoff
Hanna Resource Group     Lyle Hanna
Haymaker/Bean Commercial Real Estate Tim Haymaker Haymaker/Bean
Hisle & Company Kent Hisle Hisle & Company
J.Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company John Milward
Jackson Kelly PPLC   Kimberly Van Camp
Keeneland Association Vince Gabbert
Kentucky American Water Nick Rowe
Kentucky Blood Center   William Reed
Kentucky Utilities David Freibert Kentucky Utilities
Kito USA Kelly McEuen Kito USA
Langley Properties  Scott Davidson
LBX Company Eric Sauvage LBX Company
Lexington Clinic  Stephen Behnke
Lexington Industrial Foundation Darby Turner Lexington Industrial Foundation
Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) Justin Landon LBAR
Lexmark International, Inc. Sheri Evans Depp
Lockheed Martin Hector Alvarez
Long Construction Management  Linden Long
More Than A Bakery Bill Quigg
NAI Isaac Commercial Properties  Al Isaac
Neogen Chad Thomas Neogen
PNC John Gohmann PNC Foundation
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC  Ed Quinn
Republic Bank & Trust Company Todd Ziegler Republic Bank
RFH, PLLC Lyman Hager RFH CPAs & Consultants
RSS Properties (Base 163) Randall Stevens
Setzer Properties Brett Setzer
SRC of Lexington Greg Hampton
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Cassidy Rosenthal Stites & Harbison
Stock Yards Bank & Trust  Louis Prichard Home
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC   Bill Lear
Summit Biosciences Greg Plucinski
SVN Stone Commercial Real Estate  Matt Stone
The Gibson Company Billy Smith The Gibson Company
The J.M. Smucker Company Ellis Miller Smuckers
The Lane Report Kevin Stinnett The Lane Report
The Webb Companies  Woodford Webb
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Susan Elkington Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Traditional Bank Dana Adamson Traditional Bank
Tru-Tone Finishing  Greg Klemenswicz
U.S. Bank Tommy Owen US Bank
University of Kentucky Tom Harris
UK HealthCare Dr. Mark Newman
Valvoline Inc.   Michele Sparks
V-Soft Consulting Annita Rucker
W. T. Young Storage Company Bill Young W. T. Young Storage Company
WesBanco    Jeff Koonce
West Sixth Brewing Ben Self W6_logo_lex_wrap.jpg
Windstream  Stephanie Bell
WLEX Communications, LLC Andrew Shenkan WLEX Communications
Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs LLP Craig Robertson Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs LLP