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"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."

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Hello Chamber Members,

Join us this afternoon for our May Business After Hours at the Danville Eye Center, located on the bypass at  104 Smoky Way, Suite 100 Danville. The event runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  See the next box below for details and registration. 

Our Chamber Steel Shoot Challenge, presented by  Bluegrass Hearing Clinic, was held May 6 at Sugar Creek Range. The winning team, Cook's Rookies, will have the  traveling trophy on display for the next year.  Please see pictures and more on the day below.

Other projects underway include a new Idea Festival and Career Maker Faire which will expose students to career and college opportunities in the our region and innovation in select career clusters and STEM disciplines. We will be sharing more information with our business community as we develop this event, which will be held at Centre College  on November 14. We will be advancing the regional economically and academically by bringing hundreds of 8th-12th grade students for an exciting day of networking and relationship building.  Business will be invited to set up "TO DO" exhibits and to provide something students can do, see, feel, touch, smell, or provide an experience or a demonstration. The focus will be on career clusters in STEM, Health Care & Human Services, Environment and Natural Resources, Manufacturing & Business, Education, Architecture & Construction, Agriculture & Food and Arts and Humanities. Students will also be invited to present TED-type presentations to foster creativity, curiosity, innovation and transformational learning based on career clusters and life experiences.  Watch for more information on this collaborative effort of the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium and managed by Bluegrass Tomorrow.  This is the second IF Bluegrass Student Day (the first was held at EKU.)

Watch for information on a  Disaster Prep/Recovery presentation in August or September.  The U.S. Small Business Administration and the I.R.S. are working with me to bring this workshop to our area.

We are also beginning discussions with our local ASAP group to offer another Substance Use workshop for the business community this fall. Resources and a keynoter will share information for businesses on this tough issue facing all of us.

Work is also underway by the Chamber's Workforce Development committee for our 10th Annual Teacher Academy program June 6-8.    The goals of the  Teacher   Academy  are:
-           To increase awareness among educators of career opportunities and required skills of jobs in local businesses and industries;
-           To provide educators with "real world" examples of the application of academic content
           and soft skills taught in the schools; an
-           To expand collaborative relationships among school systems and the business community.

Again this year, we are extending an invitation to  educators  from school systems in the seven county region surrounding Danville (Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Marion, Mercer and Washington counties), in addition to Danville Independent, Burgin Independent, KSD and Danville Christian  Academy .  Also invited to join us are those serving on site based councils and school boards. This is a regional effort because 64% of our workforce is from our surrounding area. 

The 2018 Danville Livability Magazine planning is underway. The magazine gives a look at our community through articles and photography showcasing our quality of life and economic development opportunities. 5000 magazines are printed annually and used by numerous organizations, including the chamber, tourism, Main Street programs, economic development office, city and county governments, real estate offices, the hospital, etc. to promote the region. Chamber members are promoted and included in two directories (alphabetically and categorically) in the back section, as well. We hope you will consider advertising in this unique publication that promotes our communities.


Danville Eye Center Business After Hours - TODAY, May 18
Danville Eye Center
104 Smoky Way, Suite 100 Danville
May 18, 2017 - 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us today at Danville Eye Center for our May 18 Business After Hours.  Drs. Michael and Kimberly Z. Smith are first time hosts and look forward to meeting other Chamber members. Their beautiful practice is located at 104 Smoky Way, Suite 100, on the bypass in Danville (between the Fire Station and Bluegrass Community Bank.)  

They will provide office tours to those attending.  They will demonstrate some of their equipment and even perform some screenings on people, if desired, with some of their high tech equipment.  Those visiting can have an eyeglasses or sunglasses fashion consultation with one of their frame stylists.

This is a Pot of Gold event, now worth $250, for a lucky member who is present when their name is drawn.  The Danville Eye Center will also be offering a door prize. Bring your business cards and join us for a visit with Danville Eye Center, both Dr. Smiths and their staff.  Network your own business, at the same time.  Refreshments will be served by Chaplain River Catering.
Are you taking advantage of your free marketing tool Save Local Now? 
Join us for a workshop on May 23 at 9 a.m.  at Constitution Square Park in McKinney Conference Center.
Learn how to use one of your Chamber benefits, the Save Local Now (SLN) app. In th is SLN webinar, you will learn about your Chamber benefit, the SLNconnect digital marketing platform. You'll leave the presentation with a better understanding of digital marketing and how to get the most out of SLNconnect's tools. The app and webinar are free to Chamber members. Please call the Chamber at 859-236-2361, ext. 120 to save your spot.
Women's Breast & Health Center

NewsRelease featured in The Advocate Messenger on Saturday, May 13, 2017 
Ephraim McDowell Health held an open house to introduce the community to its new Women's Breast & Health Center Thursday, May 11. The center offers a new approach to the early detection of breast cancer. The Women's Breast & Health Center is located on the second floor of Ephraim McDowell Diagnostic Center at 101 Daniel Drive in Danville.
This state-of-the-art facility offers a spa-like environment where patients will enjoy the benefits of changing rooms, warm robes, and a private locker to secure valuables. Another feature is a tranquility area for patients to enjoy that includes plush chairs, a foot rest, and complimentary coffee, tea or water. Services provided are state-of-the-art 3D Tomosynthesis mammograms, bone density analysis and ultrasound. In many cases, test results may be available before patients leave.
The Women's Breast & Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. With your physician's order, you can call (859) 239-1282 to schedule an appointment for a mammogram, bone density test or ultrasound of the breast, abdomen, pelvis or thyroid.

Upcoming Ribbon Cutting/Open House
May 23 - Dr. Kim Frazier has opened her new practice One-Way Gynecology, at 126 Daniel Drive (back lower level). Stop in to meet her and her staff and tour her new offices. The ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m. with the Open House continuing until 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Chamber Steel Challenge
Cook's Rookies was the winning team consisting of Jeff Stamper, Josh Hitchner, Wilmer Cook & Tina Hitchner.
The following individuals won door prizes: Pete McQueary, Ron Scott, Wilmer Cook, Brian Ellis, William Sheene, Bill Carter, Troy Talley & Justin Frakes.  Those prizes were $ 25 gift card from Bragg About It Guns in Harrodsburg; $50 gift card from Infantry Arms and Surplus; $50 gift card from Curtsingers; and 4 $50 gift cards from Sportsman's Warehouse. 

Presented by Bluegrass Hearing Clinic 
Other sponsors: 
Award Sponsor - Blue Moon Insurance Agency; Eye Protection Sponsor, Danville Eye Center; Safety Station Sponsor, Wilderness Trail Distillery; Concession Sponsor, Paps Foods; Steel Sponsor, The Spine Center; Station sponsors, Bob Allen Motor Mall, Doss & Horky, State Farm Insurance - Bob Miller, Agent, Tye Financial Group; Door prizes, Bragg About It Guns & Ammo, Curtsingers, Sportsman Warehouse; Safety Glassses, Denyo Manufacturing; Use of ATV, JVM Motorsports  
JUNE 19 GOLF TOURNAMENT - The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Fundraising tournament is Monday, June 19, at Old Bridge Golf Course.  The shoot gun start is at 1 p.m. Northwestern Mutual will provide lunch and Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen will provide dinner.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us.
May 15-21 National Police Appreciation Week

Mark your calendar for June 20 as the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce hosts a follow-up Community Forum. The meeting will be to share work underway since issues were identified in a February 21 Workforce Development community forum.  That meeting was to invite dozens of interested agencies and individuals to meet and discuss issues and resources in our community.  As a result of facilitated small groups, a list of issues was developed and the Chamber's workforce committee prioritized those and began work on two.  This meeting continues the discussion and shares the work underway on developing a pre-employment training course and the implementation of a resource list into the Bluegrass and Heart of Kentucky United Way's 211 Resource Directory.  The meeting will be held at the Boyle County Fire Headquarters, located at 1500 Lebanon Road, and will begin at 8:30 a.m.
2016-2017 Leadership Boyle County Class
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Leadership Boyle County graduates. Besides the Graduation certificate, they also received citations and commendations from the Kentucky Senate, the Kentucky House of Representatives, the Boyle County Fiscal Court and the City of Danville.  All were also commissioned as Kentucky Colonels.Each graduate also received a LBC pin and a LBC t-shirt. Small group projects were presented by the class on the last day and included: a Sunrise Leadership project that will teach life skills to boys who are living there; an LBC Alumni Project; a 4 Our Kids 3K run; and a new publication/map called Boyle County: Off the Beaten Path that features our rural part of the county, including agriculture.
Kara Bastin - US Bank
Shelley Bigelow - Farmers National Bank
Michelle Carter - Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Sarah Daniel - Coldwell Banker VIP Realty
Beth Goode - Danville Independent Schools
Gail Gottshall - Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
Jamie Malusky - Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Patrick Noltemeyer - Centre College
Jacob Pankey - Boyle County Fiscal Court
Tina Patel - LGE-KU
Donna Peek - City of Danville
Heather Pennington- DelCotto Law Group, PLLC
Burt Piper - Eprhaim McDowell Health
Cody Polston - Hampton Inn
Paden Tye - Blue Moon Insurance Agency
Mandy VanHook - LGE-KU
Nicholas Wade - Heart of Danville
Brant Welch - Farmers National Bank
Brent Williams - Burkmann Nutrition
David Young - Boyle County Schools

Special thanks to our program sponsors: 
Retreat Sponsor - C entre College
      T-Shirt Sponsor - 1 0th Planet
Breakfast Sponsors
Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank
Hampton Inn
Inter-County Energy Cooperative
Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda
Tye Financial Group
United Warehousing
   Lunch Sponsors
Danville Christian Academy
Farmers National Bank
Farmers National Bank Investment Services
McDowell Home Health  
Tom Tye Financial Group
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May Board Meeting sponsor - Danville Ace Hardware & Appliances

Thank you to Dale Isaacs, owner of Danville Ace Hardware & Appliances, for sponsoring the May board meeting.  As a board meeting sponsor, Dale information with the Board of Directors about the latest things going on in his business.  He and his employees work hard to meet the needs of his customers, listening carefully to requests for items.After a third request for something he doesn't currently carry, he will add it to his inventory. Their knowledge and service is outstanding with Dale even responding to after hours requests for emergencies.  The business is price competitive to similar stores in the community. He also provided feedback as to what the Chamber could do for him and thanked board members for shopping with him.

Welcome to our newest Member. Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!
Caretenders Home Health
Heather Hall
101 Ponder Court, Suite A
Danville, KY 40422
Health Care
Miss Ruby's Ribbon Cutting
Jessica Davis has opened Miss Ruby's, a women's boutique. Her business carries dresses and tops, handbags, hats, jewelry and some UK baby clothes. Stop in to to meet her and welcome her to the community.  Her shop is located at 116 East Main Str eet in Suite A.

Recent 2017 Membership Renewals - Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!

Bluegrass Community Action Partnership

Chaplin River Catering

Gentle Dental Care

Job Master Rental

Melton's Deli

28th Annual Great American Brass Band Festival

Great American Brass Band Festival - June 1-4, 2017, Click Here for Details

Petsense Grand Opening
The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce welcomes Petsense, one of our newest businesses and Chamber members. Manager Kristel Wall cut the ribbon at their official opening of the store. Chamber Ambassadors and store employees joined her to commemorate the day. Petsense is located at 248 Skywatch Drive in the Kroger Village Shopping Center. Petsense offers a wide selection of natural pet foods, supplies & professional grooming services. (859) 209-4293
Google Page Workshop
Holly Lewis with RevLocal offered chamber members an excellent workshop on how to enhance your google page. 
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.
Spring Street Paving
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. 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.
 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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