2023 April E-News
Join us to celebrate local middle school students and flex your civics knowledge at a community event for the National Civics Bee.

Open to the public!
Thomas Nelson High School Auditorium
April 22nd
Registration & Light Breakfast at 9am

Thank you to all the sponsors!
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
150 Quick Stop & Jake's Fresh Country Sausage 
Abound Credit Union
Lincoln National Bank
Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust
March Connect Hosted By: Eric Hayden Collision and Dent Repair
What a beautiful evening to have a 5PM Connect. We want to give a big thanks to Eric Hayden Collision and Dent Repair and their staff for opening their doors to the community last night to host such a great event that brought community members together for networking, delicious foods, and amazing cocktails.
For those of you who don’t know, Eric Hayden Collision strives to provide the best collision repair service that will get you back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. They also ensure that if you are ever in need of a tow that your car will be taken care of and transported safely and efficiently, which sets them apart as one of the best in Bardstown, Kentucky. They specialize in, but are not limited to; Collison & Repair, Towing & Recovery, and Painting & Refinishing. They are located at 962 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown KY, so call them today at 502-349-0053 for all your repairing needs.
Last but not least, we want to thank our amazing community supporters who came out and supported the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber and Eric Hayden Collision and Dent Repair, without you all the night would not have been possible! A big thanks to Amie Krueger and Kendrea Ward Chamber Ambassadors who helped with registration.
Boards & Brunch
The BNCC Young Professionals Network held it's first annual Boards & Brunch event held at the Guthrie Opportunity Center. This event brought local Young Professionals face to face with local non-profits so YP's could learn more about their organizations and learn how they can get more involved. Not only did the YP's get to network with then non-profits, but the non-profits got to network with each other which led to them bouncing ideas off each other and learning more ways they can make themselves more successful and beneficial.

We want to give a BIG thanks to our sponsor Guthrie Opportunity Center for proving the space for this event, and for the delicious food ! Also, we want to thank all of the non-profits that were able to make it.

For more information on how you can get more involved in the community or how to become a Young Professional, please give us a call here at the Chamber at 502-348-9545, or send us an email at chamber@bardstownchamber.com.
Small Business Day
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber staff and some of its small business members attended Small Business Day at the Capital hosted by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. We listened from lawmakers speak to a crowd of almost 100 business leaders voice their top concerns and priorities of the General Assembly.

We want to give a big thanks to Senator Jimmy Higdon for allowing us to eat lunch with you! We appreciated the company and conversation!
Upcoming Events
April Connect
April 19th, 2023
2023 XLR8 Information
Please register to attend the classes here:
Save the Date
August 11, 2023
Ribbon Cuttings

Parkers Wildflower, LLC
April 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: TBD

Bardstown Theatricals LLC
April 28, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: TBD
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Lucas Counseling and Consulting DBA Bardstown Health & Healing on their ribbon cutting that was held on March 3rd.
Congratulations to American Legion Nelson County Post 42 on their ribbon cutting that was held on March 8th.
Congratulations to T-Mobile on their ribbon cutting that was held on March 22nd.
Congratulations to AHHA & YOGA Center on their ribbon cutting that was held on March 28th.
Insurance options for Chamber Members
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Did You Know Your Chamber Membership Can Save You Money on Your Company’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance? We’ve partnered with ClearPath Mutual to offer employers of all sizes a 10% discount on workers’ comp rates. ClearPath Mutual, a Kentucky-headquartered carrier offers this exclusive discount to new and existing customers. Contact your insurance agent to start saving now or click here to get connected to an agent. Now more than ever, your membership provides a direct return on your investment!
Young Leaders
Another great day of Young Leaders! March 29th was Entrepreneur Day and we heard from some wonderful and talented local entrepreneurs! A huge thanks to LG Dumpsters LLC, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bardstown, WhiskMe Transportation, Grizzly Media, Making Good Scentz, HallowScents, Anytime Fitness Bardstown, and Mammy's Kitchen & Bar. We are very fortunate to have such entrepreneurs and business owners locally to inspire such young leaders!
Spotlight of the Month
Making Good Scentz

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Making Good Scentz as Spotlight of the Month.

Steve Stivers, owner/operator of Making Good Scentz in Bardstown Kentucky has been in business for over eight years. Starting out as a hobby soap maker over 15 years ago, Steve eventually turned his love of soap-making into a locally ran and supported business. He prides himself on making everything in the shop from scratch. He is supported in his business endeavors by his husband, as well as their 4 fur babies: piper, potter, penny, and pepper.

Steve has been a board member for the Bardstown Main Street for many years. He has been involved with Cheers to Bardstown, Bardstown arts and craft festival and in 2022 Steve was named Bardstown man of the year. He tries to stay involved anywhere that will promote Bardstown for the great city that it is.

Ambassador of the Month
Amy Smith-Cissell
Amy D. Designs
Amy Smith-Cissell continues to show her support for the Chamber. She is a faithful Ambassador and continues to help promote the Chamber. Thank you Amy Smith-Cissell for all the support you have provided for our community.
Welcome New Chamber Members

Professional courteous ground transportation services for customers locally as well as visitors and business travelers. We provide year-round service for our customers.
Rep- Roger Smith
Contact- (502) 275-1662 or crlimousines@gmail.com

Hometown Pizza Inc.
We are a family friendly restaurant that provides our guests with fresh made to order pizzas, pastas, salads, and sandwiches.
Rep- Serena Mitchell
Contact- (502) 222-5541 or serena@hometownpizza.com

Marcella’s and The After Hours Cafe
Locally owned restaurant serving speciality hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches.
Rep- Michael Lauricella
Contact- (502) 650-6102 or marcellasafterhourscafe@gmail.com

Spectrum Reach
Spectrum Reach is your one-stop shop for local advertising. We offer cable, streaming TV, social media, online videos, digital display, and search optimization.
Rep- Drew Goodman
Contact- (270) 872-6094 or andrew.goodman@charter.com
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