Secretary of State
In Wake of Winter Storm, Secretary Grimes Reaches Out to Small Businesses With Winter Stom Business Hotline and Online Services

Press Release Date:  Thursday, February 19, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lynn Sowards Zellen
Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 330-9839

With much of the Commonwealth crippled by continuing severe winter weather, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to small businesses across the Commonwealth with a Winter Storm Business Services Hotline and online services. 

“While roads across the state are being cleared, businesses can still connect with us online to get their filings done or via our Winter Storm Business Hotline with any questions regarding their business transactions,” said Grimes.

Indeed, since Friday, February 13, more than 500 new entities have registered with the Secretary of State’s office, and thousands of business filings have been received. “Snow doesn’t shut us down,” said Grimes. “We will shovel our way out together.”   

Grimes hopes the rate of activity will continue despite the inclement weather and reminds businesses that many of her office’s services are available online.  Existing entities can, among other things, file their annual reports, renew an assumed name, or file a Statement of Change of Registered Agent/Office or Principal Office through the Secretary of State’s website,

New businesses can quickly register with the Secretary of State’s office through the Kentucky Business One Stop Portal, The Portal offers many resources for starting, operating, and expanding your business, including information regarding insurance, licensing, and regulatory requirements.

For more information about online business resources, visit or, or call the office’s Winter Storm Business Services Hotline at 502-208-9824.

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