"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."
Hello Chamber Members,
On February 21, your Chamber held a community-wide meeting to discuss workforce development and the opportunities and challenges facing us in this critical area. 47 people from more than 30 agencies turned out and shared in the discussion. As part of the initial meeting, attendees were divided into six smaller groups to discuss the o
bstacles and gaps faced by job seekers and what we can do about them.
The Chamber's Workforce Development committee will meet Monday to work through these six pages and determine what areas can be moved forward with sub-committees throughout the rest of the year.
We invite interested people to join us in this important work. Contact Paula at email@example.com or 859-583-6540 if you would like to help.
As part of tackling our workforce issues, we are participating in a state wide initiative, called Bridging the Talent Gap, to gather data on work skills shortages. PLEASE take some time to take the survey. You can save it and come back later to finish. We want to capture your organization's data to help state policymakers, educational institutions and training providers better understand the urgency of these needs and take action. Your contribution is critical to these efforts. Thank you for your help!
Bridging the Talent Gap Survey
The Bridging the Talent Gap survey is being conducted around the state by the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Managers as part of a statewide initiative.
The Bridging The Talent Gap Survey, which will be used to identify organizations' skills shortages across the state of Kentucky, is being administered through Chambers of Commerce and other groups around Kentucky.
While unemployment may be improving, the state of Kentucky is still experiencing a shortage of skilled talent. We want to capture your organization's data to help state policymakers, educational institutions and training providers better understand the urgency of these needs and take action.
It generally takes 30 minutes to complete this survey. You must finish the survey to be considered a participant. Be sure to "Submit" when finished with the survey.
If you get interrupted with work, no problem! You will be able to return to the place where you left off by utilizing the "Save and Continue Later" function located at the top of each page of the survey.
When completing the survey, answer the questions based on the skills issues in your local area only. For the purposes of this survey, think of the term "skills shortages" as any instance in which the knowledge, abilities or work place attitude of job applicants or employees is not consistent with the needs of their positions.
Recent 2017 Membership Renewals - Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!
Boyle County Schools
Ribbon Cuttings & Open Houses
Ribbon Cutting: March 21 at 11 a.m.; Open House until 2 p.m.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS IS MARCH 30 - Note the change in date
Please join us at Maple Tree Gallery, located at 225 W. Main Street, for our March Business After Hours. The date is a little later - March 30 so mark your calendars.
Julie Nelson and her staff look forward to showing us new displays and merchandise and sharing some refreshments while you visit. Stop in any time between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and bring some business cards. New members want to meet you and share information on their businesses. It is a Pot of Gold event worth $150 - but you must be present to win!
DID YOU KNOW?
With its Jump Start program, the Chamber of Commerce brings together all the regulating agencies from Danville- Boyle County together in one meeting to give your business all the information you need for a quick and speedy launch.
Whether you are
starting a new business, are a business looking to expand, or are looking at relocating to our community, this free service gives you the tools to bring your business to life!
For more information, contact Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-236-2361, ext. 121.
Chamber 101 - Sponsored by Encompass Financial Advisors
L to R: Paul Hisle, Lincoln Luttrell and Jack Abshire ii with Canteen; Cortney Shewmaker, Boyle County Circuit Court Clerk; Sarah Cheatham, Ambrosia Wellness; Laura Kintz, Wiley Electrical Contractors; Jessica Sexton, Cumberland Foot & Ankle; and Connie Snider, Mary Kay Cosmetics
Mary Kay Cosmetics is based on the premise of helping others. They aren't just
selling cosmetics they are touching lives by teaching skincare and color cosmetics. Today, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand in more than 35 markets around the world with 3.5 million independent beauty consultants and $4 billion in global annual sales. Mary Kay Cosmetics created the
Don't Look Away program to help domestic violence organizations and provide educational resources to students regarding healthy dating relationships.
Ambrosia Wellness provides therapeutic massage therapy and personal training services specializing in weight loss. They offer group personal training programs monthly. Our "pay what you can" program provides massage therapy to those in pain on a low, limited or fixed income in the community. The offer private yoga sessions and MovNat training.
They offer various treatment options and services related to your feet and ankles. They treat diabetic foot ulcerations, heel pain, ingrown toe nails and provide surgical care. Dr. Hasier is in Danville and Liberty.
Christian Wiley, master electrician, does commercial, industrial and residential work. They are licensed and insured and have a bucket truck and scissor lift to reach those tall and hard to get to spaces.
They are a food service company that provides vending, café, Ave C and coffee services. They
are locally owned and are a franchise partner of the Canteen Corporation, a part of the largest food service company in the world, The Compass Group.- (Bigger than McDonalds). For Over 25 years, they have operated over 19 dining Centers with over 150 employees.
Their vending services offer businesses many options.
Fresh fruits & salads
Deli sandwiches, subs, soups, & meal options
Premium beverage, sparkling drinks, & juice varieties
Popular salty snacks, candies, gum, and mints
Low calorie, low fat, healthy alternatives
Breakfast sandwiches, pastries, & cereals
Ice cream & other frozen treats
Take-home items such as milk, bread, & pizza
Their newest service, Avenue C, is a self-checkout micro-market that offers hundreds of fresh products in a retail space built just for you!
Looking for snacks and meals you can offer your team? Avenue C is the perfect choice!
The circuit court clerk is responsible for managing the records of Circuit and District courts, Kentucky's trial courts. Additionally, circuit clerks issue drivers licenses and non-driver identification cards. In 1992, the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks created Trust for Life, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of organ and tissue donation in the commonwealth of Kentucky.
Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Have you ever thought about exploring government contract opportunities? Do you need help learning how to do so? Use the free counseling services of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center. They offer free, highly personalized, procurement assistance via counseling, valuable resources, and connections to help companies sell their products and services to the appropriate government agencies. Their primary goal is to guide Bluegrass businesses to win more government contracts.
Darrall Henderson is the new Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) director. Other staff include Jon Olson and Nancy Brown.
Congratulations to Burkmann Nutrition, David Williams, Brent Williams and all their staff, for a great Open House. The renovations to their existing building has added three new state of the art pet washing bays, a drive through where they will load all your supplies and take payment without you ever leaving your vehicle,and many new pet treats, toys, accessories and bulk foods for all your pets. Located at 1111 Perryville Road, stop in and check out the store!
They were joined by Chamber Ambassadors, elected officials and friends and family.
Tools for Business - an important resource for your business
Tools for Business - Check it out!
The Tools is continually updated, extensive information for starting and growing your businesses. You can find this on your Chamber website at
Tools for Business. Some examples include:
Local, Regional, State, and Federal Loan and Business Programs ...all in one place
Business Planning and Assistance
How to Go Green
Disaster Planning and Recovery
Marketing and Selling Resources
Industry-specific resources for:
Art in Business
Fishing and Wood
Health Care Industry
Oil, Gas, and Mining
Chamber 101 - Sponsored by Encompass Financial Advisors
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.
Congratulations to the best: Boyle County Bowling team who earned the State Champion title and to Danville Academic Team who are Governor's District and Regional Cup champions
Boyle County State Champion Bowling Team Honored at Commissioners Meeting The Danville Board of Commissioners honored the 2017 State Championship Boyle County High School Bowling team at the commission meeting on 2/27/2017 . . .
Danville High School State Champion Academic Team Honored at Commission MeetingThe Danville Board of Commissioners honored the 2017 Danville High School Governor's District and Regional Cup champions at the City Commission meeting on 2/27/2017. Read On
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
Job Opening at the Heart of Danville
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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.
It highlights health, education, local flavor, arts and culture, and more in Danville, providing you with a powerful tool to tell others about the community. We encourage you to share the magazine with anyone considering relocating to Danville, or to any businesses who might be able to use it in their recruiting efforts. We all have a stake in promoting what's wonderful about Danville and this magazine provides a perfect way to do just that. We have copies at the Chamber office, as well.