Next week is Chamber Member AD week, submit your ads in jpeg format to info@danvilleboylechamber.com 
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."

While Paula is away . . .
     Summer is in full swing with lots of outdoor activities, weekend getaways and vacations. Even part of our Chamber staff (Paula) is away for a couple weeks. But business continues, day after day, businesses are operating and flowing with the season. If summer is a busy time for your business, be sure to take advantage and network, building relationships with your customers and your fellow chamber members. You can still market as part of your membership by sending the Chamber an ad. Next week and every other week is member news week where we feature member ads. Simple email us your ad in a jpeg format to info@danvilleboylechamber.com   
    
     Don't forget about your social media avenues which are a great way to build and maintain customer loyalties. A vibrant social media profile will keep your current customers connected on a daily basis, but also provide you free advertising to their family and friends. If you have news in the off weeks of our e-newsletter, please send it to us to put on our Facebook page.  If you haven't "liked" the Chamber page, please do so!
    
     Even if summer is not your busy season, use this time to reach out in the same ways. Grow your network, your social media profile, plan for the upcoming year, advertise with your Chamber and participate in Chamber activities. The Chamber's next scheduled Business After Hours is Thursday, August 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Danville, located at 1375 Perryville Road in Danville. You don't want to miss it. Register Here
 
Have a great summer! Hopefully, you will be taking a vacation of your own this summer!        
SAVE THE DATE -DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP . . .
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Workshop September 21

Kentucky ranks in the Top 10 for natural disasters. Be prepared.

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. 
SBA also provides 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 the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.
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. 
To register, call the Chamber at 859-236-2361, ext. 120.  
Paula attends National Conference for Chamber Executives
ACCE CONFERENCE
From July 16-19, I was fortunate, thanks to a scholarship from the KY Association of Chamber Executives to cover the registration fee, to attend the American Chamber of Commerce Executives National Conference in Nashville, KY.  From keynote speakers to opportunities each day for multiple workshops to networking with other Chamber executives from throughout the U.S. and beyond (Canada, Vietnam, etc.), this provided me a wonderful chance to hear about trends and offerings from other Chambers.  I plan to implement one or two of the ideas I gained to benefit you, our members.  I hope you will be open to visits from me over the next few months.

Your suggestions as to how the Chamber can assist your business is always welcome.  As we transition from your workforce development experts to the future, your input will guide our next steps.

Thank you for your continued support and investment in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!
July 20 Business After Hours hosted by McDowell Place of Danville





















McDowell Place of Danville hosted the July 20th Business After Hours. McDowell Place of Danville is a n independent, assisted living, and personal care community in the heart of central Kentucky.  Chamber members came together to network and enjoy the company of our hosts Susan Matherly, Mandy Emmons and their staff.  McDowell Place is located at 1181 Ben Ali Drive in Danville.  McDowell Place provides residents with assistance in the day to day activities, providing personal care, while helping them maintain their independent lifestyle. The Pot of Gold was not claimed so it continues to grow.  Next month it will be $400.  Door prizes offered by McDowell Place and the Chamber were all claimed by those in attendance.
Two Member Resources Available to all Members - Tools for Business Success and Virtual Business Solutions
Do you have business questions?  Have you checked into a free Member Resource available on your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce website?   Tools for Business Success can be found in the blue box icon on the bottom of the front page of the website or you can go here here  and check it out.

A What do you want to do? tab gives information on growing a business, starting a business, etc, while the Specialty Topic tab highlights information from agriculture to health industry to restaurant and hospitality to name a few. 

information on the Business requirements for the Affordable Health Care Act and the  Small Business Health Care Tax Credit can be found on the first page.  Under the topic Hire/Manage Employees, information is shared on how to Find the right person, Employment taxes / Required forms, More compliance help, Human resource tools, Employee training and Safety tools

A second resource is the  Virtual Business Solutions Center.  You receive an email every Thursday sharing 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.

    The Virtual Business Solutions Center is an exclusive training resource for members only! Take advantage of this Complimentary benefit of your membership. You can use  the Video Library tab to gain full access to all videos here.
 
    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.

Next time you have a business question, take a few minutes and look at the many topics and answers found on this Tools for Business Success resource for our members.
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
Welcome to our newest Members. Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!
Mindsight, PLLC
Tricia Whitaker
359 S. Fourth Street, Bldg. E Suite 2
Danville
Counselors
Recent 2017 Membership Renewals - Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!

Neighbor to Neighbor Marketing

The Allen Company

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

Community Arts Center Names New Director  -   N iki Kinkade brings experience, energy to new position READ MORE.  Congratulations, Niki!
 
  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.

The Great American Dollhouse Museum was featured on the Kentucky Tourism website as a well loved attraction for all ages. 
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.
Latest from Infintech
New Artificial Intelligence Catches Costly B2B Payment Mistakes
Even as the B2B industry marches toward digital invoicing and electronic payments, there are still many erroneous transactions that plague accounts payable (AP) departments. And the ongoing quest to solve these problems via manual auditing prove to be a headache as well. That is where artificial intelligence may hold the key to reducing payment mistakes.
Supply chain management company, APEX Analytix, recently released a new solution that aims to not only automate the AP recovery audit process, but to enhance its capabilities through artificial intelligence and other next-generation technologies according to pymnts.com
  
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