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Bakery expands lunch menu to celebrate 2nd anniversary

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

RIVER AND RAIL BAKERY: River and Rail Bakery is celebrating its second anniversary this month and expanding its lunch offerings to mark the occasion.

The bakery, owned and operated by Kim Baker and located in Heritage Station in downtown Huntington, offers a variety of freshly made, artisan baked goods, including pastries, breads and cookies, as well as homemade soups and salads, direct-trade coffee and custom espresso beverages.

Its menu also now includes a rotating menu of two sandwiches, two soups and two salads daily.

"We recognize that many people who don't eat meat or animal products find dining out difficult," Baker said in a press release. "We have a collection of tasty family recipes and it is our pleasure to share them with the public."

For more information, visit www.riverandrailbakery.com or call 304-399-1247.

LET'S EAT: A new eatery has opened this week in Heritage Station. Let's Eat! is owned and operated by Janet McCormick, the author of "10 Minute Meals" who is serving up fresh, hand-made sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Specialties include a homemade flatbread sandwich called a naanada, muffalettas and ciabattas, according to the website, letseathuntington.com.

INSURANCE SYSTEMS INC.: The Ona company Insurance Systems Inc. (ISI) is a platform company for AssuredPartners, Inc., a fast-growing American insurance brokerage firm that recently selected national law firms to provide Affordable Care Act compliance guidance to clients of its platform companies.

The law firm, BakerHostetler and Proskauer, will provide guidance to ISI and nine other platform companies for AssuredPartners.

ISI can be reached at 304-736-2222.

ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: The Center for Rural Development's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) is accepting applications through March 15 for high school student entrepreneurs in Boyd County, Ky.

The one-week summer program is open to high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors within the center's 45-county primary service area in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The institute gives participants an in-depth look at what it takes to start their own business ventures -- from the basic principles of marketing to reading financial statements.

Application forms are available online and may be downloaded at http://centertech.com/leadership/eli/. They should be mailed to The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27, Suite 300, Somerset, Ky., 42501, by March 15.

The free program is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 9-14. For more information, contact Delaney Stephens at 606-677-6000 or email youth@centertech.com.

HUNTINGTON BANK: Huntington Bank customers will be able to access their accounts with no fee by using ATMs at 88 Go Mart locations throughout West Virginia, in addition to the 31 Huntington branches and 53 Huntington ATMs already in the state. All 88 are expected to be placed by mid-March.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.