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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,
 
Your Chamber has sent a brief survey to you to help your board of directors and staff better serve you. The anonymous survey takes only a few minutes and seeks your ideas on how we can best assist you. Please use this link to complete the questions.

The Economic Development Partnership is also seeking your input in their business survey. The survey is 100% anonymous and your answers will help us, and you, as we finish the strategic planning process. Click on this  link to take the survey.

Both surveys close on March 31, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Sincerely,

      
Chamber Steel Challenge - May 6 - SAVE THE DATE
SAVE THE DATE - MAY 6
The Chamber has a new fundraising event!  Mark your calendars for the Chamber Steel Challenge, presented by Bluegrass Hearing Clinic. Watch for more details for this happening!
Chamber Board of Directors Welcomes New Member
     Denise A. Van Steenlandt, president/CEO of  Bluegrass Community Bank, is the newest member of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Denise has  a wide range of banking and administrative experience, having served with banks in Winchester; Palm City, Fla.; Bardstown; Lexington and Danville. Denise  is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking, University of Louisville KBA Banking School, Paducah Community College, and the Institute of Financial Education AIB Banking and Accounting program. She has been involved in community and civic affairs in all her locations and is in the Danville Rotary Club, on the Heart of Kentucky United Way Board and the Great American Brass Band Festival Board locally.
    
     Denise replaces Abigail Piper who is working on her Master's Degree at the University of Louisville and has taken a new position in Frankfort.

We welcome Denise to the board of directors and look forward to working with her.  (For a complete list of the board of directors, click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter.)
Maple Tree Gallery Will Host BUSINESS AFTER HOURS on MARCH 30th
Maple Tree Gallery is located at 225 W. Main Street, downtown Danville.  The date is a little later - March 30 so mark your calendars. 

Let's begin the Spring Season with Julie Nelson and her staff.  Maple Tree will have available their new spring merchandise. Some of the many new items include:
  
"C&F" Spring placemats and napkins
Cotton Aprons by Ireland's "Ulster Weavers"
Spring "Jelly Bean Rugs"
A Colorful selection of "Corckcicles"
New Selection of "Primal Element Soaps" (hand made in California)
"Chirpy Bird" Wine Pourers
Portuguese Casseroles by "Casa Fina"
"Aqua de Soi" Candles
"Archipelago" Bath and Body
"Goverre"Stemless Wine Glasses
New Cotton Throws by "Darzzi"
Spring/Summer "Baggallini" Purses

They will have food, a $50 Gift Certificate Drawing and the Pot of Gold, now worth $150 for some lucky Chamber member who is present when their name is drawn.

Stop in any time between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and bring some business cards to network your business!    Click Here to Register
Welcome to our Newest Members!
Espresso Medic
Post Office Box 22254
Lexington 40522
859-433-1567
Services

Fort Harrod CrossFit
505 Cogar Avenue Harrodsburg
515 Tenikat Street Danville 40422 (mailing address)
859-583-2197 
Fitness
 
Sugar Creek Shooting Range
1033 Perry Rogers Road
Lancaster 40444
859-209-0791
Recreation (Shooting Range)
Recent 2017 Membership Renewals - Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!

American Greetings

Bluegrass Community Bank
Dana Corporation
Danville Bottled Water
D & C Small Engine
Hurst & Hurst, PLLC
KC's Gymnastics
Kroger
Super Clean Carpets
Timothy Montgomery, CPA
Youth Leadership Boyle County Graduation

 
L to R: Back Row Becca Tarter, McKinley Rush, Kelsie Steber, Haley Huddleston, Christian Wastell, McCallum Morley, Abigail Anderson, Grace Crall, Taylor Rankin, Adrien Van Steenlandt, Tevin Leigh.  Front Row Zoe Andrews, Hannah Sharp, Danielle Roney, Bailey Alexander, Makenzie Kuchenbrod, Madison Carnes, Elizabeth Joiner, Haley Akers, Katelyn Stamm, Derrick Witmer.  Absent: Madison Caldwell, Emily Knetsche and Kennedy Walker. 
Leadership Boyle County - Justice & Local Government Day - Mock Trial


 
Ribbon Cuttings  at Ambrosia Wellness

 
   Ambrosia Wellness, Sarah & Clay Cheatham, cut the ribbon and hosted an open house at their new facility, located at 131 South Second Street, Danville.  Present at the ribbon cutting was Chamber and Heart of Danville staff, Ambassadors, Mayor Mike Perros, Judge Executive Harold McKinney along with Cllr Audrey Wales, MBE and her consort, Chris Wales.  They are visiting from Danville's Sister City, Carrickfergus.   
   Ambrosia Wellness offers massages, Kinesio Taping, MovNat training, personal training, BodySculpt BootCamp and Personal Fitness.
UPCOMING Ribbon Cutting - SAVE THE DATE
Date: April 12
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Business: Apex Plumbing
Address: 605 South Second Street, Danville
Waste Tire Disposal

Centre College Hosts Local Business Leaders Breakfast to Showcase New Soccer Complex
On March 9, Centre College hosted a local business leaders breakfast to thank the business community for all it does to make central Kentucky a desirable place to live and work. President Roush noted that the business community is a key partner in Centre's ability to attract and retain ambitious students and the keen faculty and staff who support the college's mission.

President Roush updated the full room on Centre's student demographics and their graduation rate that averages between 82-87%, 20% higher than any other Kentucky college or university and among the highest in the nation. He noted that the student-faculty ratio stands at 10-1, which ensures "personal education, extraordinary success" and their budget is at $75 million and $100 million-plus in their physical plant over the past nine years. Centre College has kicked off its Third Century Campaign that will seek to raise $200 million or more and finish as they celebrate the College's 200th Anniversary on January 21, 2019.

Athletic Director Brad Fields shared information on the new soccer complex. He noted, "What now stands on those 16 parcels of land, is an amazing 75 by 120 yard top-of-the-line natural grass soccer field, with permanent bleacher seating for 500, a first-class press box complete with separate broadcasting booth, a beautiful parents patio section, a state-of-the-art LED scoreboard (the first of its kind on our campus), and the Gordon Dabney Building which now serves as the home for five sports (men's soccer, women's soccer, field hockey, women's lacrosse, and softball) - complete with locker rooms, athletic training facility, laundry, and public restrooms."   Brad also shared, "And after years of struggling to gain conference and NCAA postseason tournaments - not due to lack of worthy teams, but instead, a field that was below recommended or required minimums in size and amenities - we now find ourselves in the mix to host one, two, even three extra weeks of postseason events, translating to increased visitation by folks from out of town - more hotel stays, food, and entertainment dollars being spent right here." He concluded that they have already hosted the Kentucky State Boys All-Star Game this past November, something that has been restricted to the Lexington's and Louisville's of the Commonwealth, until now.  

Several tours of the new complex were given after the breakfast, which was held in the Kitty Baird Center.

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.
March 28, 5:15 p.m.
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.
FROM THE CITY ABC OFFIECER: NCAA Bracket Contest Rules

City of Danville Code Enforcement
The city's Codes Enforcement office is now listing the Unpaid Lien List online , as well as the Condemned Properties List
Brass Band Shirts Help Promote Event

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, with BPW, are invited to SAVE THE DATE to attend the dinner and play on July 13.  Angela Correll has agreed to discuss her latest book that evening with us.  Watch for details.
Bridges Out of Poverty Training

Click Here to RSVP   

Spaces for Rent
Professional Spaces for Rent in Downtown 
 
2000 to 5500 sq. feet of Professional Office space, parking available, for lease on the 2nd floor of the Chase Building, corner of 3rd and Main. 
Contact Brian Little, 859 236 6463. For photos of the property, click here. 
 
120 N. 3rd Street, first or second floor.  
120 to 2900 square feet at $8.00 a square foot.  Utilities furnished by landlord. 
Contact:  Ronnie 859.583.1165 or Brenda 859.583.7068  

Industrial/Commercial Property for Sale/Lease - 1711 S. Danville Bypass
 
50,000 sq. ft. warehouse distribution facility, with covered rail spur $2.50sf
150,000 sq. ft. warehouse distribution facility, with covered rail spur $1.50sf
For more information on either of these properties contact DENNY WALKER at dwalker@popecompanies.com or 336-996-5000.
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