People and Places

Breck’s Bicycle Shop Moves to New Location

Breck’s Bicycle Shop has moved to a new location at 1751 Scottsville Rd., next to Hobby Lobby. The shop, which has America’s Best Bike Shop three years in a row, will now have an open layout in the store. The retail area will open up to the mechanic’s shop so that mechanics can freely talk to customers while they work. Breck’s is owned by Breck Tipton, a WKU graduate, who has owned the shop for 22 years.

Atalla Moves to New Location

Atalla Plastic Surgery had a ribbon cutting and reception on February 23 to celebrate the opening of their new location at 1048 Ashley St. Eighteen years ago, Atalla began serving clients in an old house on 816 Chestnut St. Over the years, the staff grew from three to ten employees and though the old house had great character, it also came with steep stairs, as well. As the business expanded, the ownership saw an opportunity to create more space for their growing staff as well as better serve their clients. Owner and founder, Dr. F. Victor Atalla is a licensed and board certified plastic surgeon. Atalla offers plastic surgery, skin restoration, botox, fillers, mommy makeovers, tattoo removal and more. To contact, call 270-796-8960 or visit


New Dermatologist Joins Graves Gilbert Clinic

Graves Gilbert Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of Joseph M Dai, III, M.D. to our growing family of Dermatology physicians.

Dr. Joseph M. Dai, III is currently a Major in the United States Army Medical Corps and is a board certified dermatologist who completed his dermatology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Association of Military Dermatologists and Kentucky Dermatologic Society.

With nearly a decade of professional medical experience and an expansive knowledge of dermatology and skin cancer, Dr. Dai is an invaluable addition to the GGC physician family.

Business Hall of Fame

Two local business leaders, Gary Broady of Franklin Bank & Trust Co. and Daniel J. Davis or Rafferty’s Corp. were inducted into Junior Achievement’s South Central Kentucky Business Hall of Fame on March 7 at a breakfast presented by BB&T at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green.

The JA Business Hall of Fame & Appreciation Breakfast was created to honor the lives and accomplishments of extraordinary South Central Kentuckians. Hall of Fame laureates are nominated by members of the community, and then selected by an independent committee based on 5 key standards of excellence: entrepreneurial spirit and achievement, exceptional role model for youth, economic impact on area, business leadership, and commitment to the goals of Junior Achievement.

Junior Achievement offers in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. Junior Achievement offers educational programs that focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development.

New Doctor of Internal Medicine Joins Graves Gilbert Clinic

Graves Gilbert Clinic is delighted to announce that Faith Sun, M.D., has joined GGC in our Internal Medicine department.

Dr. Sun has served patients in both South Central Kentucky as well as those in Livingston, New Jersey. In addition to her medical experience, Dr. Sun has taught and mentored students at Western Kentucky University as well as receiving her PhD in Cancer Pharmacology and Therapeutics from the State University of New York in Buffalo, NY.
Dr. Sun is a welcomed addition to our highly valued group of physicians here at Graves Gilbert Clinic.


Zingarella’s Moving to a New Location

Zingarella’s, a boutique staple downtown, is moving from their location at 916 State St. to The Vue once construction is complete. In the mean time, shoppers can still shop on the store’s newly designed website, It is unsure when the construction for the new shop will be completed.

The Vue is a new development downtown next to Steamer’s restaurant, which will include both residential and commercial space.

“This is the first opportunity that we have had to build our space out from the ground up. Every single piece that goes into our new store will be something that we picked out, and that makes me so excited!” said owner Liz Bernard. “When we open these doors, it’s going to take people’s breath away.”

Stay tuned on the website for sneak peaks, pop-up shops and speciality shows.

Northpoint Development Breaks Ground on Kentucky Transpark Project

NorthPoint Development of Kansas City, Missouri broke ground on a 300,000 square-foot building at the Kentucky Transpark this month. This project is expected to be complete by July 2017, creating 75 new jobs and bringing $29 million in capital investment to South Central Kentucky.

 “NorthPoint is proud to invest in a great community like Bowling Green with a capital intensive project that will bring good paying jobs to the region,” said NorthPoint Development Vice President of Development, Tim McElroy. “We take pride in delivering fast paced complex projects and have had a great welcome by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and the many governmental officials we have worked with to make this project a reality. Kentucky Transpark is an impressive project and we are glad to invest our capital in the area.”

“We are happy to announce that NorthPoint’s first development in Kentucky is in Bowling Green,” said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. “On behalf of the city, I congratulate both NorthPoint and the Bowling Green Inter-modal Transporation Authority on another great project at the Transpark.”

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BGYP Bowl for Kid’s Sake

The Bowling Green Young Professionals participated in Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest national fundraiser, raising over $20 million annually for children in need across the country. Because of Bowl for Kids’ Sake, more Bigs and Littles can be paired up, more friendships can be created and improved outlooks on life can be started.

The group met on March 18 at Southern Lanes to have fun and raise money for the worthy cause. To find out more about the BGYP program, call the Bowling Green Chamber at 270-781-3200.