Dear members,

On International Women's Day, we not only want to celebrate and thank the strong women that lead our local Chamber, but the many achievements of women across the world. We encourage you to thank a woman who has had a substantial impact in your life and/or in our community today!
RECYCLING! Republic Service has begun distributing recycling carts for anyone signed up for Curbside Recycling in the City of Murray. For more information on this new service, click here!

We had the opportunity to be in Frankfort last week to meet with our legislators and other state leaders. More than ever, it's important we continue to be a voice for our local businesses in the midst of the pandemic. Here is a look at the final stretch of the 2021 Kentucky Legislative Session.

$128 billion in PPP is to due to sunset March 31. The Senate bill, which awaits final approval in the House and President Biden, adds $7.25 billion for PPP essentially gives more money but not more time. The forgivable loan program aimed at small businesses was not extended past its current end date of March 31 despite widespread calls from the business community for more time. If you are still interested in applying for a PPP loan, click here for the latest lender information and changes.

We are so thankful to our members for your continued support! Let us know if we can serve you in any way.

Have a great week!
If you plan to attend, please ensure you are not experiencing COVID-like symptoms. Additionally, we ask that you please come prepared by wearing your face mask. If you have any questions on our COVID-19 ribbon cutting policies, please email hailey@mymurray.com.
RIBBON CUTTINGS
Grand Re-Opening, Updated Business Name & Facility Updates
Friday, March 12th at 11:15am
208 South 6th Street
(Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Various other programs and services)
Grand Re-Opening of
Southern Family Dental
at their new location
Thursday, March 18th at 1pm
1711 Highway 121 Bypass North
(across the highway from Northpointe Professional Office Park)
The affordability of health insurance consistently ranks as one of the top worry-items for business owners. With health care costs hitting small employers particularly hard, you may find it hard to offer health benefits to your employees. We are proud to have the ability to provide great options for healthcare coverage and workers' compensation.

To learn more, contact your local insurance agent or a Chamber staff member for more information.

Virtual Business@Breakfast
presented by

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8AM CST
New Year. New Administration.
featuring
United States Congressman James Comer
Representing Kentucky's First District

Members can register to fully participate in the Zoom webinar event. During registration, you have the ability to submit questions which will be submitted to our speaker. All Zoom attendees will enter to win DOOR PRIZES courtesy of local businesses. After the event, Zoom participants may network with other participants facilitated by a Chamber representative.
Our Corporate Partners help make these events possible
You have been invited to join the Henderson Chamber of Commerce for their upcoming webinar hosted by the Kentucky Chamber Task Force on Racial Inequality on Thursday, March 11th at 10 a.m.

This webinar will discuss the importance of addressing racial inequality in Kentucky. Hear from members of the Kentucky Chamber Task Force on Racial Inequality on the critical issues Kentucky must face to achieve racial equality. Task Force members include:
  • Dr. Felicia C. Smith of the National Geographic Society
  • Dr. OJ Oleka of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
  • Dr. Aaron Thompson of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
This webinar will be moderated by Beth Davisson, Vice President of Workforce Development at the Kentucky Chamber.

Learn more about the Kentucky Chamber's Achieving Equity to Build a Stronger Kentucky
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