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John Hassman, A Taste of Kentucky

John Hassman is co-owner of A Taste of Kentucky, Inc., which features three retail locations; Mall St. Matthews, Village Square Mall in Middletown, and a new store in the Aegon Center at 4th and Market downtown. Hassman owns and operates A Taste of Kentucky with his wife Sherry.

Incorporated in 1982, A Taste of Kentucky finds and promotes Kentucky-made or inspired merchandise (including art, books, gifts, souvenirs, foods, crafts, candies) and official Derby merchandise. In addition to the retail stores, A Taste of Kentucky maintains a significant corporate gift program and has maintained a very successful a web site for 12 years. The company delivers locally and ships worldwide.

A Taste of Kentucky received the ‘Top Retailer Award’ from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in both 2000 and 2005 and has been nominated for a variety of honors, including the 2008 Kentucky Proud Retailer award.

John Hassman earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wittenberg University.

He is chairman elect of Kentucky Humane Society's Board of Directors and was past chairman on the Board of Directors of the Louisville East Middletown Chamber Of Commerce.

Hassman enjoys traveling, gardening and fishing in his spare time.

*Information current as of April 2008
Program 223
In Part Two of a special edition of Louisville Life , viewers go behind the scenes of Antiques Roadshow and visit some of Louisville’s antiquing hot spots, including nearby historic Glendale. (#223)