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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 Members,

What would you do if your business had a fire? Flood? Tornado?  Do you know first steps to take to recover?  We know you have many things to handle on a daily basis to run your business.  Do yourself a favor and take 75 minutes to join us Sept. 21 for a workshop that will help you have those initial answers if disaster should strike.

The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a regional Disaster Preparedness workshop on September 21, from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Boyle County Public Library.  Chambers in Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer, as well as the Heart of Danville, are co-hosting the workshop.
 
Speakers include Michael Ashcraft, Senior Area Manager for Economic Development &Public Information for the Small Business Administration in Louisville, and Alison Broady, Stakeholder Liaison, in the Internal Revenue Service Communications & Liaison Office in Nashville.

It takes years to build a successful business, but just minutes to be destroyed by a disaster.
Business owners should:
  • Understand their vulnerabilities
  • Plan for a disaster
  • Periodically test the disaster plan
SBA provides training on disaster preparation and recovery as well as information on disaster recovery resources for your small business or nonprofit organization.   They also provide low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters.  SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.
 
Michael will provide the 50+ page workbook to each participant on how to assess disaster risks, how to prepare for a disaster, how to communicate during and after a crisis, and how to recover more quickly. He will also share a copy of the PowerPoint and a couple other handouts.  Alison will share record keeping tips for your business, IRS hot topics, and will discuss tax relief provided in disaster situations. 
 
To register, call the Chamber at 859-236-2361, ext. 120


     

    
August 31st Business After Hours
Business After Hours - Thursday, August 31st at Comfort Inn & Suites, 864 Ben Ali Drive, Danville .  4:00-6:00 p.m.  Click Here to Register. 
CHAMBER BOARD SEEKS DIRECTORS FOR SLATE
If you have an interest in serving on the Chamber Board of Directors, please let Chairperson Lisa Knetsche or Paula Fowler know. A brief bio, with the strengths you would bring to the board, should be included in the email. The nominating committee will be working to put a slate together for next year.  Lisa's email is  lknetsche @spinecenterky.com and Paula may be reached at admin@danvilleboylechamber.com
REGISTER for the DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Workshop
Thursday, September 21, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Boyle County Public Library

Kentucky ranks in the Top 10 for natural disasters. Be prepared.
Plan to take 90 minutes from your busy schedule and learn what you should know BEFORE you need to  know.  Michael Ashcraft from the SBA and Alison Broady from the IRS will be on hand to share information with you. 
For more details and to register, call the Chamber at 859-236-2361, ext. 120 or Click Here.
Don't take the bait . . .
Think a data breach can't happen to you? Think again... "Don't Take the Bait."
  
Tax professionals increasingly are targets of national and international cybercriminal syndicates that are well funded, digitally adept and tax savvy. Each week the IRS receives three to five reports of data breaches at tax professionals' offices. That rate is not sustainable.
  
To assist tax practitioners to better protect themselves, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry, partnering as the Security Summit, have launched a 10-week " Don't take the Bait" campaign detailing specific scam tactics and how to counter them.  These news items are being issued each Tuesday.
  
Here are the first three news releases plus an associated fact sheet.
  
IRS Newswire
  

IRS Fact Sheet

Information on Identity Theft for Business, Partnerships and Estate and Trusts (FS-17-10) * 

*If you prepare 1120, 1120S, 1041s or K1s, please read.

 


December Business After Hours is Open to Host . . .
The Chamber is looking for a business member to host the December After Hours. If interested, please contact Paula at 859-236-2361, ext. 121.
4 Marketing Tips You Should Steal from Big Brands
We think everyone could take a few tips from big brands and put them into practice. Even if you're on a small business marketing budget, you can steal a few digital marketing tactics from the biggest brands, including brand consistency, content marketing, mobile optimization and hiring a marketing agency.   Read More
3 Technologies That Will (Literally) Replace Your Employess 
Efficiency is everything in keeping your small business competitive. While good employees are irreplaceable, considering these technological tools is critical in keeping costs down and productivity up.     Read More
Red Tape Reduction - Your Chance to Help Reduce Burdensome Regulations . . .
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you are aware of a regulation that you believe to be outdated, unnecessary or overly complex, let us know by filling out this form. All suggestions will be reviewed and evaluated.   Please make your suggestions  here.
 
RED TAPE REDUCTION PROGRESS TO DATE - THROUGH JULY 11, 2017, 1,995 OF THE 4,700+ ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN REVIEWED
160
HAVE BEEN REPEALED
342
HAVE BEEN TARGETED FOR REPEAL
181
HAVE BEEN AMENDED
547
HAVE BEEN TARGETED FOR AMENDMENT
Recent 2017 Membership Renewals - Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!

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Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home

Chamber 101 - Encompass Financial Advisors
Barsotti & Manley, PLLC
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L to R Marc Manley, Mike Perros, Encompass Financials Advisors, sponsor of Member Orientation & Patrick Barsotti
Marc Manley
421 S. Fourth Street Danville
859-429-3444
Barsotti & Manley is a small boutique law firm representing clients throughout Central Kentucky facing various legal issues.  Their areas of practice include criminal defense, estate planning and general civil litigation. Their focus is to resolve the legal issues facing citizens of the community. 
Member News

Special Dyn-O-Mite Comedy Show - Jimmy JJ Walker - Three Nights Only, August 24-26 at Pioneer Playhouse

 


KC's Gymnastics 4 Mile Run/Walk ALS "A Run To Remember" - Saturday, September 30, 2017 Click Here for More Details/Registration Form


  Judge Samuel McDowell 1735-1817 - a tribute to his life on the bicentennial of his death, September 21-24, 2017. 

The Great American Dollhouse Museum was featured on the Kentucky Tourism website as a well loved attraction for all ages. 

DAY OF ACTION SIGNUPS ARE UNDERWAY
Registration is open for volunteers to sign up for the Heart of Kentucky United Way's 24th annual Day of Action. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 20th. On this day, hundreds of volunteers from business, industry, and public service organizations from Lincoln, Boyle, Garrard, Mercer and other surrounding counties will work together in a collaborative, hands-on experience providing free labor to area health/human service agencies and various other community groups requesting assistance.  Read on. . . 









Chamber 101 - Sponsored by Encompass Financial Advisors
Chamber 101   is a monthly membership orientation.  If you would like to attend email

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, EXCEPT JULY. 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. These are sponsored by Encompass Financial Advisors. Upcoming dates are:
 
Schedule for the year
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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