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Commerce Lexington tour building relationships

Some Lexington area business and civic leaders are taking part in a two-day tour of Kentucky.

On Wednesday morning, the group, from Commerce Lexington, stopped by the Ale-8 Bottling Plant in Winchester, to talk with workers and to thank them for their service.

The group will make many other stops over the next two days, including Morehead, Mount Sterling, Ashland, and Paris.

Members of the group say it's important to build relationships and see how people in each part of Kentucky can work together to make the whole state better.

"We're going to start doing this trip every year, and we changed the name from the Eastern Kentucky Tour to the Kentucky Regional Tour, because we also want to go north and west," President & CEO of Commerce Lexington Bob Quick said. "Because no matter where we go we find a real connection to central Kentucky, and we want to build on that."

"We're building relationships that we can bridge to make us a little bit stronger in terms of what we can offer to each region, rather than alone," Market President of Central Bank Glenn Leveridge said. "We can do things together."

This is the third year for the tour.

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