We sometimes get asked: “Why Lexington?” “Why is JASK not in Frankfort, Kentucky’s capitol?”
The fact is that 70% of our members are near Lexington, which has been a wonderful home to JASK since we started 24 years ago. However, we have kept our eyes open for an ideal ‘central’ location.
We found it.
On March 15, JASK will move to Frankfort, where we are grateful to be housed by David Adkisson and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. We will now be closer to more JASK members than ever before.
We foresee a lot of positive outcomes beyond just the proximity to our members. As we grow throughout Kentucky, members can now visit JASK immediately off of I-64 (Exit 58). The Kentucky Chamber office is literally at Frankfort’s front door. We will also plan to host more events at the new office. The Kentucky Chamber recently remodeled and we are humbled to be partial benefactors. Read more about their elegant artwork and meeting space here. Finally, we look forward to learning from the great work being done at the Kentucky Chamber as we continually improve JASK.
Moving, however, always comes with goodbyes as well. Ms. Toshiko Tachihara, who has worked hard at JASK since October, has decided to not move with JASK. The new commute is more difficult for Lexingtonians. Toshi has been a very valuable member of our team and she will be missed. Please join us in wishing her the best of luck in her future endeavors. Thanks, Toshi!
We are also saddened to bid farewell to our friends at the Kentucky World Trade Center. Every day for nearly four years, we have enjoyed their good company and cooperation on many projects. Our relationship with KWTC has always been strong and mutually beneficial. We want to thank the Kentucky World Trade Center for being our gracious host.
Luckily, we have many reasons to stay in touch with both Toshiko and the Kentucky World Trade Center after we move.
Our move to Frankfort represents a momentous new beginning. We hope you will drop in after March 15 to say hello: we will be right at Frankfort’s front door!