April Plant Manager's Roundtable
Thurday, April the 20th at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
PMR is an exclusive meeting for high-level, decision-makers. For additional information, to see if you qualify or RSVP,  email   Economic Development Coordinator Kelsi Cline or call 270-901-4619.
Hiring for Entry Level Positions?
Local High Schools Partner with Chamber
The Chamber is partnering with local high schools and the Kentucky Career Center to find employment for upcoming high school graduates. We are looking for businesses interested in hiring young adults eager to launch their careers and join your team!

Through April, the Kentucky Career Center will help interested students build their resume, brush up on employability skills and explore career opportunities.

In May, students will have opportunities to interview with you! If your organization has entry-level positions and would like to interview these graduates, please register here.

For additional information, contact Workforce Coordinator LeighAnn Tipton
Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing
Class begins April 26
FSM is a 24-hour course designed to equip new hires, underemployed, unemployed and incumbent workers with the necessary skills to be successful in manufacturing-related positions.

The NCRC is included in the FSM curriculum. Upon course completion, students sit for  the NCRC assessment

Meeting Dates & Times:
  • April 26 - 3pm to 7pm
  • April 27 -  8am to 4:30pm
  • April 28 -  8am to 4:30pm
  • NCRC Assessment Date: May 1 at the Kentucky Career Center
Sessions will be held at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. Download the course flyer for additional information, or to register for the course, contact  Kelsi Cline .
Legislative Update
With the session now over, South Central Kentucky is celebrating the monumental work of the 2017 General Assembly:
  • HB 1 - Passage of statewide Right to Work
  • HB 3 - The repeal of state prevailing wage legislation
  • HB 184 - Allowing the transportation of overweight/over-dimensional aluminum on Kentucky's roads  
  • HB 189 - Ensure transparency and accountability in our local area development districts
  • SB 1 - Statewide education reform, that includes focus on career ready education, including the calculation of apprenticeships in KEES scholarship decisions
Be a Part of SCK LAUNCH Experience!

The Chamber would like to invite your company to participate in our 2017 SCK LAUNCH Experience - an interactive career exploration expo to be experienced by more than 3,000 eighth-graders on Nov. 16, 2017.


The expo features the high-demand sectors of Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Public Services and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics.


If your company is interested in participating, please contact Workforce Coordinator LeighAnn Tipton today!


Watch the video highlighting last year's SCK LAUNCH Experience: 

SCK Launch Experience Video Screen Shot
HR 101 and Cyber Security for Business Workshop
From legislation affecting OSHA, COBRA, FLSA, ADA, FMLA and HIPAA, to the best practices in record keeping, hiring, firing and discrimination, this course is a comprehensive primer on all the issues you'll face as you meet the daily new challenges of HR. SHRM and HRCI credit pending. Click HERE for detailed information.

The implications of the digital revolution are all around us. This is especially concerning because of the great financial effect a security breach can have on a company. Now people can work from almost anywhere, bring their own devices, use cloud-based applications and access work files on their mobile devices. The result? An increase in threats to cybersecurity and most cybersecurity threats come from inside the company. In this portion of the workshop, Millstone Labs, LLC will explore strategies and factors to consider from an HR perspective and business perspective to ensure your data is secure.

Workshop Details:
  • Date: Wednesday, May 3rd
  • Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Location: WKU Center for Research & Development, Room 129, 2413 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101
  • Cost: $99.00 per seat
Register by May 1st. For more information, contact Cindy Hines or call 270-241-4444 x 101.
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Partner Spotlight:
Silver Partner:

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Silver Partner:
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April 2017 eNews
Red Tape Reduction logo

Governor Matt Bevin has recently signed documents that will eliminate more than 65 obsolete, inactive and superseded boards and commissions, representing 30% of the state's existing boards. Checkout the Lane Report article here.
  • 147 have been repealed 
  • 156 have been amended
  • 361 have been targeted for repeal or amendment
To see the list of repealed and amended regulations, click here.

To report a regulation, click here.
Contact Us:
Ron Bunch, CEcD
President and CEO 

Maureen P. Carpenter, EDP, IOM
Vice President Regional Economic Development and Talent

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Kelsi Cline
Economic Development Coordinator

South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced two economic development projects totaling $35.4 million in capital i nvestment and 154 new jobs.
Bowling Green was recently ranked second  in Site Selection magazine's list of high-performing metros among communities with populations less than 200,000 based on total economic development projects for 2016.

About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,200 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.