We kicked off our Small Business Series in January 2017 with an interview with the proprietors of Cork and Barrel, Jim and Bev Taylor. They hosted an open question and answer session to help determine the similarities of an entrepreneurship to being an analyst or project manager. We discussed how some of the techniques we execute in our daily professions are utilized and how best practices are applied to manage, support, and fulfil customer demands for good service and tasty products. Some of the techniques discussed were brainstorming, Agile planning, and SWOT analysis. In keeping up with the growth for great distilled spirits, the Taylors determined additional space was needed. They mentioned they were expanding to a second location. After much anticipation, the owners finally opened at the Bluegrass Airport this summer…..BEHIND security! Not only is this great news that our local small businesses are expanding, but visitors all over the world will be able to conveniently take a little bit of Kentucky home with them on the plane without worrying about checking bags. I know my carryon luggage just got heavier! Because of this special location, they will be offering some exclusive products only carried at this site. Stop by the next time you have a flight and say hi and grab some goodies to go!
We invite you to read the Bluegrass Airport Press release for more details on the opening of Cork & Barrel’s second location. Please enjoy shopping local and remember to drink responsibly!
Vice President of Community Outreach