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Hilliard Lyons' Grossman Named to Lead 2014 Campaign

During the 2014 Commerce Lexington Inc. Annual Dinner on February 6th, it was announced by 2013 Winner’s Circle Chairman Terry McBrayer that Stephen Grossman, senior vice president/branch manager of J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC, will lead the organization’s Winner’s Circle total resource development program. Now in its 12th year, this initiative is a volunteer-driven campaign that helps finance new and existing Commerce Lexington programs, and brings in new members, renewals and event and publication sponsorships.

Grossman, who manages Hilliard Lyons’ Beaumont branch, has served on the Commerce Lexington Inc. Board of Directors in the past and is a current board member for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, a longtime member of the LexArts board, chairing two HorseMania public art projects, and has served as president of the Triangle Park Foundation.

Winner’s Circle program director Lynda Bebrowsky said, “We are very excited that Steve has accepted this role with Commerce Lexington Inc., and we look forward to his leadership during the 2014 campaign. He has led many successful efforts like this throughout Lexington for a number of community and nonprofit organizations.”

Winner’s Circle Surpasses Goal for 11th Consecutive Year

“It was a fantastic honor for me to chair the 2013 edition of the Winner’s Circle program, and for those who may not be familiar with it, the Winner’s Circle is an initiative that for the last eleven years has helped finance new and existing Commerce Lexington programs. Each year, this volunteer-driven program brings in new members, renewals and event and publication sponsorships.

We had a very aggressive goal of $701,000 in 2013, and I can honestly say that the volunteers never shied away from that number. We had a lot of fun this past year, but there’s also a lot of seriousness and strategy sessions as we work toward the goal. Going into this campaign, I had heard all about what great volunteers we have, but I was literally blown away by their hard work and dedication to Commerce Lexington and their willingness to help each other succeed.

As many of you who manage non-profits throughout our community know, there are indeed a lot of “givers” here, and we are lucky to have so many who give so freely of their time. Please recognize and thank the volunteers you see listed in this publication when you see them at events. They really went above and beyond during the campaign.

One of the reasons that the Winner’s Circle program is so successful is because of the support from the many past chairs, who have stayed active and often times continue to assist volunteers along the way. I want to say a special thanks to past chairs Guy Huguelet, Glenn Leveridge, Stephen Hillenmeyer, Harry Richart, Debbie Long, Ann McBrayer, Herb Miller, Alan Stein, and Nick Rowe for always being available to help out where needed.

And, thank you to those member companies and businesses who are sponsoring Commerce Lexington Inc. events and programs throughout the year. Your investment makes a big difference in the quality of programming that we are able to offer. I look forward to being involved in future Winner’s Circle campaigns.”

2014 Winner’s Circle Teams

Ambassadors Team
American Founders Bank
Central Bank & Trust Co.
Columbia Gas of Kentucky
Community Trust Bank
Fifth Third Bank
Friends of Commerce Lexington Inc.
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
JPMorgan Chase
Kentucky American Water/Windstream Communications
Kentucky Utilities Co.
Leadership Lexington Alumni
Missing Link Managed IT
PNC Bank
Powell-Walton-Milward - a Division of J. Smith Lanier
SteinGroup, LLC
The Gibson Company
University of Kentucky
Your Community Bank