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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."

Paula's Ponderings
Hello Chamber Members,
 
Congratulations to Stuart Powell and the airport board for Danville-Boyle County Airport, Stuart Powell Field, receiving a $750,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Aviation. It will construct a 10 unit t-hangar. They also recently received another grant for $789,000 to build another corporate hangar. According to Stuart  Powell our airport is "one of the leading general aviation airports" of its size in the country. Read more  here from The Advocate-Messenger.

An engineer  who studied the costs behind Danville's sewer system says Danville should increase their sewer rates. Read The Advocate-Messenger story on her report to the city commission here.

This is a great article from the Bluegrass ADD on one of our industries and why Meggitt is poised for growth in central Kentucky.  When you think of Danville, Kentucky, high-tech aeronautics may not the first thing to come to mind.  Danville may seem like a strange choice for two Meggitt facilities.  They have both a carbon production facility, as well as a distribution and receiving facility. See why HR Manager Mike Gay thinks Danville is a perfect choice here.

What good news do you want to share on your business? Let us know!

Watch for a new program that your Chamber will be offering in the next few weeks. It may save many of our businesses up to 30% on your health insurance!
    
Sincerely,


      
July 20th Business After Hours
McDowell Place of Danville
1181 Ben Ali Drive Danville
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Doorprizes include Lexington Legends baseball tickets to some lucky people in attendance.
Reservations Closing Soon!

 
Farm-City Breakfast July 18 
The Boyle County Farm Bureau would like to extend an invitation to representatives of your business, organization or company to celebrate agriculture in our community, at the 2017 Danville-Boyle County Farm-City Breakfast. The breakfast will be held Tuesday, July 18th from 7:30-9:00am at the Boyle County Extension Office at 99 Corporate Drive. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is the speaker. Plan on joining us for a great meal and to hear how agriculture affects our communities here in Boyle County!
 
Please RSVP to Terry Gilbert at 859-239-0793 or tryegilbert@gmail.com , or Brad Godbey at 859-583-4401 or bgodbey@agfirst.com , by July 14th with the number attending from your group.  
Pioneer Playhouse TONIGHT July 13 - GUARDED by Angela Correll
Guarded,  an Angela Correll book, will be performed at Pioneer Playhouse as the third perfomance of the summer. Women business owners and managers are invited to a networking evening with a dinner before the play tonight, 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 with us at the dinner. TO REGISTER: please email Vickie Lay (Randvlay@gmail.com).  Cost is $30 per person, which includes dinner and the play.   Her address to send your check is: 128 Betsy Ross Lane, Danville, KY 40422.  Please make the check payable to BPW. 
Welcome to our newest Members. Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!
First Care Clinics
1591 Hustonville Road
Danville
859-724-3057
Urgent Care Clinic

U Bounce Inc. Inflatable Bounce House & Party Rentals
387 Paradise Camp Rd
Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330
Party Rentals
Recent 2017 Membership Renewals - Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!

Orange Cat Productions

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
 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.
Member News
CASA of the Bluegrass has an urgent need for more volunteer advocates. Members of our community can positively impact the lives of abused and neglected children by serving as court appointed advocates.  Please contact Jessica R. Johnson at CASA of the Bluegrass, 859.936.3546 or Jessica@casaofthebluegrass.org to learn details of the August training session that begins on Tuesday, August 22 at 6 p.m.at the CASA of the Bluegrass office: 473 W. Walnut Street Danville, KY 40422. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by Honorable Bruce Petrie, Family Court Judge for the 50th Judicial Circuit. They speak up for the best interests of abused, neglected or dependency children in Boyle and Mercer counties who are brought before court for reasons of abuse, neglect, or dependency and bring urgency to a child's needs, both in and out of the courtroom.

Congratulations to Ephraim McDowell Hospital for being named a Most Wired Hospital and was also one of the most improved organizations for the fifth consecutive year. 

Celebrate with Grace Cafe as they host their 2nd Annual Anniversary Gratitude Block Party with live music, locally-sourced KY-style BBQ & all the fixins. This annual event expresses Grace's gratitude for everyone welcoming & supporting the cafe over the past two years. See the invitation here.

The  Great American Dollhouse Museum  was featured on the Kentucky Tourism website as a well loved attraction for all ages.  It showcases over 200 dollhouses, miniature buildings, and room boxes, furnished in remarkable detail and populated with tiny people at work and play. See the listing  here.  Lori Kagan-Moore, owner of the museum, is also seeking photos and stories from the '30s about the building that houses the museum to create a a pictorial mini-history lesson of the building. If anyone has any information, photos or stories about the building please drop by The Great American Dollhouse Museum at 307 N. Sixth Street 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or call (859) 236-1883 or email lori@thedollhousemuseum.com.
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What's New in Retail: Try It Before You Buy It
 
Do you allow your customers to try your merchandise before they buy it? One retailer is - and it's paying off.
  
DigitalBridge, a U.K.-based startup that's looking to break into the home décor market has a solution for merchants that sell furniture, reports  pymnts.com .
  
DigitalBridge offers retailers the option to integrate DigitalBridge's software into their website. This way, companies can offer a try-before-you-buy home décor tool.
  
Customers can custom design rooms through the use of computer vision and machine learning. They simply upload a photo of the room they plan to decorate and digitally remove all furniture, wallpaper and home décor. From there, they can style the space with furniture from the retailer's online gallery.
  
Most of DigitalBridge's competitors incorporate an augmented reality (AR) into its software; however, DigitalBridge decided to forgo this. "AR is a great technology but it requires a dedicated mobile app, which all retailers dislike," David Levine, founder of DigitalBridge told pymnts.com. "Apps are expensive to build, maintain and are disruptive to the buying journey," he added.
  
This unique solution will help retailers expand their business through a hands-off automated approach to selling, giving their customers a unique shopping experience.
  
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