2022 April E-News
It’s true that Jennifer Rhodes has decided to take a great opportunity, but yet remain in our community and involved in the Chamber! We have been lucky to have her as a part of our team since 2018, as Membership Coordinator. We will miss seeing her in the office everyday, but we know she will still support the Chamber and attend our events now as a member. We wish her the best! Our Chamber Members are encouraged to reach out to Lisa Thomas, Executive Director and Hannah Viens, Operations & Finance Coordinator for any questions regarding membership and benefits. Thank you Jennifer Rhodes for all that you have done for the Chamber and your community!
Small Business Day
Today we attended the annual Small Business Day at the Capitol hosted by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The very informative day provided an update on the ongoing legislative session that affects the small business community!
The Hub Workforce Updates

A workforce update was held on March 31st via Zoom. If you missed this very important information, here is a list of contacts and resources available.

Resource Contacts:
  • Bardstown- Nelson County Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Thomas- lisa@bardstownchamber.com
  • Talent Pipeline Management Project Manager/ Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Zach Gaubert- zgaubert@kychamber.com
  • Workforce Recovery Manager/ Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Ryan Bowman- rbowman@kychamber.com
  • KY ERN Employee Resource Center  
Melody Ognan- mognan@ekcep.org
  • Kentucky Career Center
Noah Villanova- noah@ltadd.org
  • Nelson County Schools
Amber Goatee- amber.gootee@nelson.kyschools.us
  • Bardstown City Schools
Lance Blanford- lance.blanford@bardstown.kyschools.us

Resource Links
  • Hub Website for Job Postings and Resources
  • Employer Feedback form- COMING SOON on the Website!
  • NCEDA updated demographic profile
  • Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board Strategic Plan
  • Kentucky Transformational Employment Program
  • Kentucky Talent Hub

Save the Dates!
  • April 19 & 21 Nelson County work base learning opportunities
Contact Amber Goatee- amber.gootee@nelson.kyschools.us
  • April 18-22 Bardstown City Schools work base learning opportunities
Contact Lance Blanford- lance.blanford@bardstown.kyschools.us
  • May 10- Hub Job & Resource Fair
Contact Lisa Thomas- lisa@bardstownchamber.com
  • May 12- XLR8 Series begins with Creating a Team Environment w assessment
March Connect Hosted By: WBRT & WOKH and La Quinta by Wyndham Bardstown
Thank you WBRT & WOKH and La Quinta by Wyndham Bardstown for a great Connect!
Upcoming Events/Classes
April Connect
April 20, 2022
XLR8 Series- Creating A Team Environment
May 12, 2022
Bardstown Bourbon Mixer
June 9, 2022
Tickets will be on sale on April 5, 2022.
Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge
June 10, 2022
Ribbon Cuttings

Huddle House
April 11, 2022
Time 4:00 PM
Location: 1478 E. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown
Free dessert and 20% off for all Chamber Members.

Log Still Distillery
April 21, 2022
Time 2:00 PM
Location: 225 Dee Head Rd, New Haven
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Saint Joseph Montessori Children’s Center on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Tuesday, March 15th.
Chamber Board Retreat
Our Board Members had a great day learning and collaborating with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. We appreciate our speakers that engaged us in conversations on Workforce, Recovery Programs, future Chamber events, and Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.
Insurance options for Chamber Members
We recognize that this COVID-19 pandemic may be causing financial strain on your business and stress in wanting to protect the health of you, your employees, and the people you care about. As you may be forced into making tough choices, we want you to know there is a cost-saving option that is helping small businesses like yours save 20-25% on their monthly medical spend.
ChamberAdvantage is the newest health coverage solution designed to help small businesses. With plans designed to serve employers with between 2 and 50 full-time employees’ business will be covered with great benefits at a lower cost and more predictable rates, all administered by Anthem of Kentucky.

Contact your Anthem representative to assist you with a quote. If you do not have an agent, reach out to Hilary Morgan.
We know you already have enough things to worry about these days. The ChamberAdvantage program is here to support your company's health benefit needs.
The Kentucky Chamber recognizes the current COVID-19 related crisis is causing financial strain on small business. We have partnered with ClearPath Mutual to offer a cost-saving program to help businesses save 10% on workers' compensation insurance. Contact your workers' compensation insurance representative to request a Chamber proposal from ClearPath Mutual. If you do not have an agent, please reach out to Hilary Morgan. Additionally, ClearPath Mutual wants to assure you that they as a company are taking the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, the Chamber and ClearPath are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
*Discount applied upon policy effective date.
Young Leaders
What a great day we had taking our Young Leaders to CHI Saint Joseph Health - Flaget Memorial Hospital & Foundation today after 2 years of COVID restrictions. We are thankful for all that our healthcare workers have done for our community. We also returned to Anytime Fitness Bardstown and discussed healthy living and students got to workout! Thanks to all our sponsors for supporting such a great program for these sophomores.
Diversity Spotlight
Carrie Pride

We are very proud of Carrie Pride who received the 2022 Beacon of Light Award! Carrie has been a chamber member through The Kentucky Standard and is a part of our Diversity & Inclusion Committee! Congrats Carrie!
Spotlight of the Month
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Sisters of Charity of Nazareth as Spotlight of the Month.

Since 1812, with lives centered in prayer and a focus of living in community, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth minister to those living on the margins in the United States and across the globe in Belize, Botswana, Kenya, India, and Nepal.

All that the Sisters are flows from a deep sense of spirituality. “Impelled by the love of Christ” is the motto and this is at the heart of all that the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth do, even when it takes every ounce of courage they have. In their daily lives, they are living the Gospel, creating hope, and empowering others. This spirituality shines through as they work with students in classrooms, empower women in villages, provide basic necessities for life, and advocate for justice. 

Each day Sisters are inspiring those around them through their actions and profound dedication to God. The pioneer spirit of the SCNs began in a log house in Kentucky. That spirit continues today in the United States and across the Indian Ocean, to the Himalayan mountains, over the Caribbean Sea, and to the Kalahari Desert, where you will find the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth as they continue to follow the vision of their foundress and the love of God, with creativity and perseverance.
Featured Visionary Member of the Month
James B. Beam Distilling Company

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize James B. Beam Distilling Company as the Featured Visionary Member of the Month.

The James B. Beam Distilling Company is excited to welcome back visitors near and far to our brand new, re-imagined visitors experience. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back and hope you all come find a seat at The Kitchen Table, our brand-new farm to table restaurant! As we always like to say “Come as friends, leave as family!” We would like to thank the Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce for all their support over the difficult last couple of years, and the commitment they showed to local businesses. We appreciate you!

Ambassador of the Month

Christy Tepatlan
Surely Clean Cleaning Service

Christy Tepatlan continues to show her support for the Chamber. She recently came with us to Small Business Day and comes to several ribbon cuttings. Thank you Christy for advocating for small businesses.
Welcome New Chamber Members

Autokiniton is a leading North American supplier of propulsion-agnostic, structural automotive components and assemblies.
Rep- Tina Brock
Contact- 502-331-4123 or tbrock@autokiniton.com
Location- 850 Withrow Ct., Bardstown, KY 40004

Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential.
Rep- Chris Gibson
Contact- 502-507-3235 or chrisgibson04@gmail.com

Primary care office that offers physician services, lab service, and radiology.
Rep- Anna Delle Miller
Contact- 502-350-4799 or Anna.miller2@nortonhealthcare.org
Location- 106 W. John Rowan Blvd., Ste E, Bardstown, KY 40004

Providing local service for customers insurance needs including Auto, home, life, business, and more.
Rep- Tyler Bruington
Contact- 502-348-5803 or TBruington@shelterinsurance.com
Location- 202 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Ste B, Bardstown, KY 40004

More information to come- renovating the Quality Inn hotel.
Rep- Maddie Helm
Contact- 270-990-0923 or stay@distill-inn.com
Location- 202 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Ste B, Bardstown, KY 40004
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