2021 April E-News
Hannah Viens and our intern, Adarius Anthony have worked hard at getting the new directory completed! Thanks to GBA for your partnership in getting them printed!
2021 Printed Membership Directories can be picked up or delivered.
Office hours are 8:30am- 4:30pm.
2020 Annual Award Winners
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce typically hosts an Annual Awards Ceremony, but due to COVID, the event was cancelled with plans for an Annual Event to be planned later in the year. The Chamber felt it necessary to go ahead and honor our winners by surprising them with close friends and family in a private ceremony. In 2020, the year provided many challenges, but there were some community members that stood out with their passion and commitment to helping others during such unprecedented times. The Chamber caught these special moments on video that you can watch on Facebook.
Congratulations to our 2020 Annual Award Winners:
Woman of the Year: Celeste Dawson
Man of the Year: Matt Bowman
Lifetime Achievement: Bill Conway
2020 Lifetime Achievement Award- Hall of Fame, Bill Conway grew up in a family that understood the importance of philanthropy and giving back to the community. From being a charter member of the Bardstown Rotary Club to serving for over 20 years on the Bardstown industrial Development Corporation, Bill’s involvement in numerous local organizations and committees has helped to shape the success of Bardstown and Nelson County. He has also been a long time supporter of Flaget Memorial Hospital, currently serving as the Chair on the Patient Family Advisory Council and Chair Elect for the Foundation Board of Directors. Bill Conway, has volunteered for many projects over the years to make our Community better.  
2020 Woman of the Year, Celeste Dawson and her husband, Peter, own and operate Bardstown Save A Lot. Since March of 2020, when COVID hit; they have set aside the first hour of business each day for the most vulnerable people to shop safely. Celeste also partnered with the Bardstown Blessing Boxes, with over 215 bags of food donated to the project. Celeste Dawson is the type of volunteer that every organization needs and seeks out. Her dedication to Bethany Haven, Room at the Inn, Bardstown Bark Park and the Foster Care Review Board is unmatched. Congratulations to Celeste Dawson, 2020 Woman of the Year!
2020 Man of the Year, Matt Bowman was a primary leader in the Food for life Pantry program. He has worked diligently for Bethany Haven. He has not only improved these programs, but now there is a new men's shelter that was renovated by mostly community volunteers. Matt is a humble and compassionate man. He builds consensus among those he works with and is a dedicated leader to his causes! He has made Bardstown and Nelson County a better place to live. Congratulations to Matt Bowman, 2020 Man of the Year!
Congratulations Bill Conway on receiving the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Congratulations Matt and Celeste on receiving the 2020 Man and Woman of the Year.
COVID-19 Update and Resources
Check out the tab on our website called COVID-19 Shopping & Service Guide, find all the updated information from local businesses! Click here to check it out now!
The Hub Workforce Updates

Save the Dates!

  • April 19th- TPM Takeover! Be on the look out for Zachary Gaubert, our TPM Project Manager and the Chamber to make some visits to say Thank you to our local employers

  • April 21st- Chamber Networking Blitzr!

  • April 22nd- Virtual Job Fair! The Chamber will be recording a virtual job fair. Limited space available.

  • April 23rd- Bus to Business® with the Kentucky Chamber. Tune in live at 11am to hear more about local work based learning opportunities and apprenticeship programs featuring Bardstown City School, Nelson County Schools, and ECTC.

  • May 4th- Chamber Workforce Meeting Via Zoom @ 10am - Discussion will include Work Search Requirement, Career Services update, and Marketing Strategies.

  • May 6th- First XLR8 Class of 2021- Understanding Diversity
2021 Golf Classic
Our Golf Classic is a great way to get out and have some fun. Below are two flyers, one is a team flyer and the other is a sponsorship flyer. If you are interested in having a team or sponsoring the 2021 Golf Classic, please reach out to Jennifer Rhodes at 502-348-9545 or jenniferrhodes@bardstownchamber.com.
Business Engage- Small Group Network

Are you missing networking and the support of your fellow chamber members? We are launching our Business Engage- Small Group Network! This is an opportunity to join a small group of other chamber members. Each group will be given the option of when and how they meet and there are in-person and virtual groups. We currently have 6 groups meeting in March. If you are interested, please fill out this form so that we can get you connected to a group.

Coffee & Conversations
Online with Zoom
April 13, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Speed Networking
Online with Blitzr
April 21, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ask the Professionals
Sponsored by Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
Online with Zoom
April 15, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Drive-Thru Connect with Thoroughbred Asset Management
April 28, 2021
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber has postponed invites to Board, Ambassadors, and Members at this time due to social distancing requirements. The Chamber will provide ribbon and scissors for any business wanting to host a Ribbon Cutting. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.
Congratulations to American Freight on their Ribbon Cutting!
Congratulations to St. Vincent DePaul Mission on their Ribbon Cutting for Bread For Life!
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.
Spotlight of the Month
Abound Credit Union

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Abound Credit Union as Spotlight of the Month.

Abound Credit Union helps Kentuckians achieve more.

Founded 70 years ago by ten Kentuckians, the Credit Union has grown up with the communities we serve. With 18 locations and more than 100,000 Members, it is easy to see how Abound makes more possible.

Today, we’ve become Kentucky’s largest credit union.

We’re proud of our investments in military and community health. The military is our backbone, so providing resources to these men and women will always help us stand strong. We’ve provided a long-term $1.5 Million investment to prove our continued support for our military families, that will add primary care providers, patient services and connect military families and all patients to community resources. This investment even offers financial services and education, with everything housed in one clinic.

Over the years, Abound and its Members has donated more than $325,000 to USA Cares, supporting their mission to provide financial and advocacy assistance to post-9/11 active-duty U.S. military service personnel, veterans and their families. This money has directly helped 100 military families pay utility bills, buy food and fuel and other housing costs.

It’s our unwavering belief that together, we can do more.

Ambassador of the Month

Stacy Wolf
Lincoln National Bank
Phone: (502) 348-0562

Stacy Wolf finished her term as Board of Directors at the end of 2020, and has been a faithful Ambassador to the Chamber for several years.
Thank you Stacy for all the support you have shown your local community!
Welcome New Chamber Members

The Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provides service and education to 125 counties across Kentucky & Southern Indiana.
Rep- Kelly Sturgeon
Contact- 502-451-4266 or kmsturgeon@alz.org
Location- 6100 Dutchman's Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205

Authentic Polish homemade food and more. Serving more than just Polish food.
Rep- Dorota DuFrene
Contact- 815-353-9860 or ddufrene338@gmail.com

Haydon Materials, LLC and its Affiliates are a progressive family owned business headquartered in Bardstown, KY specializing in Bituminous Asphalt production and lay down and Crushed Limestone.
Rep- David Haydon 
Contact- 502-507-4701 or David@haydonmaterials.com
Location- 40 Lucknow Court, Bardstown, KY 40004

Fully Licensed & Fully Insured! Dumpster service for all surrounding areas! We Drop. You Fill. We Haul.
Rep- Levi Greenwell
Contact- 502-889-0727 or levi.greenwell@gmail.com

Oil Guy offers fast and friendly oil changes at a affordable price. featuring Duramax synthetic blend and full synthetic oils. We also carry Pennzoil, Motorcraft, Rotella, and Mobil 1 full synthetic oil.
Rep- Missie Chapman
Contact- 502-203-4452 or missiechapman4@gmail.com
Location- 620 North Third Street, Bardstown, KY 40004

We are a locally owned business created by our son Oliver. We make 6 ounce stuffed cookies and many other confections.
Rep- Wayde Hart
Contact- 502-275-1210 or chef.oliver502@gmail.com

Rep- Jessica Culver 
Contact- 502-827-9733 or Jculver01@hotmail.com
Location- 4765 Loretto Road, Bardstown, KY 40004

Industrial Laundry service of Uniforms, Mats and Linen - rental/service or direct sales. Also, First Aid Kits/Servicing, Dilution Systems, paper products, soaps, etc for facility management needs.
Rep- Jim Mattingly
Contact- 888-806-8306 or jimmattingly@springfieldlaundry.com
Location- 207 East High Street, Springfield, KY 40069

WIldcrafted Massage is a massage studio right on North Third Street. I am the only massage therapist and I specialize in Swedish, injury assessment, deep tissue, sports, and prenatal massage.
Rep- Alixandria Revell 
Contact- 270-823-2244 or alixandriarthomason@gmail.com
Location- 224 North Third Street, Bardstown, KY 40004 (Inside of Wild Thyme Herbal Apothecary)
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