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Our Mission
"The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce exists to advance the prosperity and well-being of the business community, particularly its members, with a goal of improving the quality of life in this community."

Paula's Ponderings
Hello Chamber Members,
 
We appreciate your support in our work on behalf of the business community. It is through your investment in us and your work on Chamber committees that we progress. 

Beyond your membership investment, our budget is built through fundraisers like our Annual Celebration and our Golf Tournament.  This year, we are adding an additional fundraiser - the Chamber Steel Challenge competition, presented by Bluegrass Hearing Clinic.  We hope you will join us for a morning of friendly competition, food, and fun. It will be held the  May 6. (Yes, it's Derby Day but you will be done before the race!)   Volunteers are needed to help with many aspects of the day, including scoring. Please contact Paula at 859-236-2361, ext. 121 if you can help.

A steel challenge is shooting competition where you shoot steel targets. There will be 5 stations of 5 steel targets that each participant will shoot. Each participant will shoot 2 rounds per target. You will have 2 attempts at each stage, and we will count the best score from each. Scoring is based on both speed and accuracy. The goal is to hit each target twice, as quickly as possible.

Each participant will be shooting .22 caliber weapons. You will need to bring a .22 pistol that holds at least 10 rounds, 100 rounds of ammunition, and a case for your weapon. We will have ammunition available for sale if you need it. We will have the small foam earplugs available for our shooters, but if you have your own hearing and eye protection, you should bring that as well. Sunglasses and prescription glasses are acceptable forms of eye-pro. For the safety of all participants, each weapon will need to be in a case when you are not shooting and moving from station to station.  When it is your turn to shoot, there will be a table at the station for you to safely uncase your weapon and get ready to shoot.

To enhance the fun and competition of the shoot, you will be going through the stations with a 4-man team.  Your team cost is $200 which will include a continental breakfast, a box lunch, a t-shirt, and entry into the competition. While each individual will be scored separately, your team score will be the one in the rankings.

To see all the additional information on the Shoot, please click on the information in the box below for Frequently Asked Questions and the Registration form. Thank you to our other sponsors: Danville Eye Center, Paps Foods, Blue Moon Insurance Agency, The Spine Center,  Bob Allen Motor Mall; State Farm Insurance - Bob Miller, Agent; Tye Financial  Group; and Doss & Horky.

We hope you will field a team and join us for our fundraiser that underwrites our budget and allows us to continue serving our businesses and community.

Sincerely,

      
Upcoming Workshops to Help You Promote Your Business 
April 25  8:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. (2 sessions) Advertising is NOT marketing workshop with Stuart  Arnold, Strategic Planning Specialists, Danville Public Library, basement meeting room. No  charge.

May 12  9 a.m.  How to Build A Killer Google Page workshop with Holly Lewis of RevLocal. No charge.

May 23   9 a.m. Learn how to use one of your Chamber benefits, the Save Local Now (SLN) app, in a workshop at Constitution Square Park in McKinney Conference Center. In this SLNconnect  webinar, you will learn about your Chamber benefit, the SLNconnect digital marketing platform. You'll l eave the presentation with a better understanding of digital marketing and how to get the most out of  SLNconnect's tools. No charge.

To register for any of these workshops, contact the Chamber at 859-236-2361, ext. 120.  
Chamber Steel Challenge - May 6 - Registration Available by clicking on image

Presented by Bluegrass Hearing Clinic

AT&T hosting Business After Hours tomorrow April 20th, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
                                                                               
Join us today,  Thursday, April 20 , for our monthly Business After Hours at AT&T. Stop in to t heir new location in Ridgefield Plaza at 116 Skywatch Drive, Suite B  and visit the new, much larger store and check out the larger inventory. 

The AT&T business solutions representative will be onsite and available to discuss their many services and options. 

AT&T constantly strives to work with local businesses to provide telecommunication services that will help your business grow.  In addition to the latest and greatest in mobile equipment and accessories some of their business products include: 
 
Mobile Devices for Business
Mobilize your business with a broad portfolio of smartphones and mobile phones backed by fast, dependable, comprehensive global network coverage.

RingCentral Office@Hand
Increase productivity by allowing employees to work from practically anywhere - providing customers with an easy way to reach them. Visit RingCentral Office@Hand.

Mobile Connectivity with AccessMyLAN 
Create a reliable, highly secure link between remote employees and your network so they can work and collaborate seamlessly between locations and devices.

Wi-Fi for Business
Public Wi-Fi for your customers, secure internet for your business

As always, there will be refreshments and networking opportunities for your to share about your business with others.

Learn more about business services provided by AT&T and meet staff.
 
This is a Pot of Gold event with $200 available for some lucky Chamber member who is in attendance if their name is drawn. 

We look forward to seeing you later today at our April Business After Hours!
 

Welcome to our newest Member. Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!
Miss Ruby's
116 East Main Street, Suite A
859-324-2733
Boutique, Clothing  
Join us for these Open Houses and Ribbon Cuttings

CASA of the Bluegrass invites you to an Open House to celebrate their move to a new location at 473 West Walnut Street in Danville.  Join us April 27 for a noon ribbon cutting and then tour the offices.Their Open House goes until 2 p.m. The mission of CASA of the Bluegrass is to provide trained and supervised volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused & neglected children. Assigned by the Judge, the volunteer works on behalf of the child, speaking up for what they feel is in the child's best interest. The volunteer works collaboratively with the attorneys and social workers in an attempt to achieve the best and quickest result for the child. Their goal is a safe, permanent and loving home for each child.

Petsense will open May 6 and invites you to an 8 a.m. ribbon cutting. Located at 248 Skywatch Drive, Petsense is a chain retail outlet store found in outlet malls and rural markets across the country. Their stores specialize in pet supplies and pet services, but does not sell dogs or cats. Petsense does however, promote animal adoption through local city and/or county shelters & rescues. Petsense offers quality pet products at competitive prices, made possible by purchasing directly from our vendor partners.   
Recent 2017 Membership Renewals - Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Encompass Financials Advisors

Hilliard Lyons

Kentucky Utilities

Little Sign Shoppe

Office Depot

Spectrum Business

Stay Over Danville

Advertising is NOT Marketing - FREE Seminar
Are your sales numbers where they need to be?   No? Then as a SMALL BUSINESS OWNER OR MANAGER, we encourage you to attend this no-charge, eye-opening, quick-course/seminar:  
"Advertising is NOT Marketing!"  More Details
Apex Plumbing Solutions
    A ribbon cutting was held for Apex Plumbing Solutions for their new location at 605 S. Second Street in Danville. Owner Zach Gammon also recently purchased another warehouse building for the business. 
   Apex Plumbing Solutions provides the counties of Boyle, Lincoln, Mercer, and Garrard with commercial, residential, and industrial plumbing services. Their team is comprised of master and journeym an plumbers, each with several years of experience.
   Whether you need a dishwasher replacement or a complete bathroom renovation, Apex's plumbers will provide you with everything you need to keep your kitchen and bathroom's fixtures looking great and running smoothly.
   From excavation to tank and line installation, their licensed septic installation contractors also handle septic system installations and repairs. Contact them at any time if your septic system is malfunctioning and they will have someone out to repair it immediately.
   They are fully licensed, bonded, and insured.  Their contractors are available 24/7 for plumbing emergencies.
   Pictured are Ann Covell, Chamber Ambassador and owner of The Covell Co.; Danville City Mayor Mike Perros, Chamber Executive Director Paula Fowler, Chamber Board Member Carol Webb-Marshall, owner of Health First Chiropractic; Zach Gammon, Apex Plumbing Solutions; Rhonda Gilliam, Chamber Ambassador and David Maynard, Chamber Board Member, and both with Community Trust Bank; and Paula Lanham, New York Life agent.  
  
National Small Business Week, April 30 - May 6
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners.

A small business is defined as a business (corporation, limited liability company or proprietorship) with 500 employees or less. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms. Since 1995, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs, and paid 44 percent of the total United States private payroll, according to the SBA.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce wants to take the opportunity to thank the entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who are in the trenches building your company every day. Our business owners work to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America's global competitiveness.  We salute your hard work, perseverance  and dedication.
 
Virtual Business  Solutions Center
Are You Using the Chamber's Virtual Business Solutions Center? 

Check out the Danville-Boyle County Chamber's Virtual Business Solutions Center - an exclusive training resource for members only! Take advantage of this benefit of your membership. You can access it ANY TIME at the convenience of your schedule!

The Virtual Business Solutions Center offers hundreds of professional videos by industry experts to provide you with practical and effective information to improve in many business aspects and become an ongoing resource for your business needs.
New videos are added weekly, many as a direct result of member feedback. Let us know recommendations for additional training or topics that would be of value to your business. The Virtual Business Solutions Center is always growing so check back often.

Go to the Chamber website here  Click on the Virtual Business Solutions Center blue box icon at the bottom of the home page.

Or you can download the App today! Search "Profitability Revolution" in the app store on Android or Apple.  
Warrenwood Manor Open House
Warrenwood Manor, with 100-acres of rolling hills, mature trees and historic buildings, is the quintessential Kentucky experience for those seeking southern charm. All of the property was open for tours, including Warrenwood Manor, the wedding barn, the new addition to the barn that has added a space for caterers and bathrooms, and the back of the property where tents can be added for additional outdoor events. The scenic farmland and pond all create a beautiful venue for the perfect wedding or social events and corporate functions.  Across the 100-acre estate there are multiple indoor and outdoor spaces. Nestled in the heart of the Kentucky, Warrenwood Manor honors the past and celebrates the future by hosting weddings, It is located at 3044 Hwy 127 South, in Danville and is owned by Brittney and Nick Adams.  They received the Outstanding Small Business Award at this year's Chamber Annual Celebration.
Women's Breast Health
April 2017 - Shredding, Cleaning, Gardening and Celebration
Click here to view the April 2017 Shredding, Cleaning, Gardening and Earth Day Celebration. 
BCTC Earth Day Celebration
Chamber 101 - Sponsored by Encompass Financial Advisors
Chamber 101  is a monthly membership orientation.  If you would like to attend email paula@danvilleboylechamber.com

Chamber 101, or Member Orientation, is a one hour look at the Chamber, its programs and benefits and how you, as a member, can take advantage of them or become involved. New members are specifically invited to attend each month. But ALL members are welcome to attend.  If you have new staff who would like to attend, or perhaps you would like a refresher course to learn all we do and how you can take advantage of different benefits, you are invited to join us, too!  We rotate the time each month in order to accommodate different schedules. While there, you share information on your business for a newsletter write-up and a picture is taken to accompany the article. Sponsored by Encompass Financial Advisors, the next one is February 28 at 12 noon. The year's dates are:
 
Schedule for the year.
April 25, 7:30 a.m.
May 23, 12 noon
June 27, 5:15 p.m.
July 25, 7:30 a.m.
August 22, 12 noon
September 26, 5:15 p.m.
October 24, 7:30 a.m.
November 28, 12 noon
December 12, 5:15 p.m.
  

Thanks to Encompass Financial Advising for sponsoring Chamber 101.
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FREE Membership
FREE Membership
Businesses who have 10 employees or less can sign up to be FREE e-members of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The Membership Department has developed an easy sign up card. To download and use, click here

SAVE THE DATE - Pioneer Playhouse July 13 - GUARDED by Angela Correll
Guarded,  an Angela Correll book, will be performed at Pioneer Playhouse this summer. Women business owners and managers are invited to SAVE THE DATE to attend the dinner and play on July 13.  The Chamber of Commerce and the Business Professional Women's group are co-hosting this event. Angela Correll has agreed to discuss her latest book that evening with us.  Watch for details.
Click the image to download the Brass Band Fridays T-shirt order form
2017 BBQ Festival is moving. . .
      
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