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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,
 
Our Annual Celebration, sponsored by Hilliard Lyons, on February 10, was a fun and celebratory evening as we recognized people and businesses in our community. Vince DiMartino, renowned trumpeter, and jazz pianist Dr. Keith McCutchen, entertained attendees. 

Congratulations to our award winners pictured below. Please note our sponsors listed in the next box.Their support with our largest fundraiser helps your Chamber to meet budget each year.  It is through our members' investment and fundraisers that we raise the money to do our work on your behalf each year. 

Your Chamber also took a first step to bring the community together to tackle our workforce challenges.  Please see that story below.

Finally, as one 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!

Sincerely,

      
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.
 
IMPORTANT:
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.

The link to the survey is here:  Survey
Message from Governor Bevin KY SHRM

Annual Celebration Sponsors & Award Winners

Presenting Sponsor
 
SPONSORS
  • Denham-Blythe Company, Inc. - Gold
  • Coldwell Banker VIP Realty Inc, Nina Kirkland - VIP Reception
  • Atmos Energy - Silver
  • Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Silver
  • Centre College - Silver
  • Community Trust Bank - Silver
  • Ephraim McDowell Health - Silver
  • Care Source - Entertainment
  • State Farm Insurance - Bob Miller, Agent - Outstanding Citizen Award
  • Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank - Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union - Ambassador of the Year
  • Hampton Inn - Outstanding Small Business
  • Inter-County Energy - Bruce Montgomery Leadership Alumni Award
  • Quality Inn of Danville - Outstanding Large Business   
  • Stith Funeral Home - Outstanding Business Person
  • Cerci on Main - Dessert
  • Chaplin River Catering, Inc.- Dessert 
  • O'Charley's #413 - Dessert
  • Sweets By Cindy - Dessert
Award Winners
  
Barbara Hulette was the recipient of the Outstanding Citizen Award,presented by Sponsor Bob Miller, State Farm Insurance.

Andrew Frauenhoffer,Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, receives Outstanding Large Business Award from  Lori Uhrig, Quality Inn sponsor.
    









Cody Polston (center),Hampton Inn sponsor, presented Nick & Brittney Adams of Warrenwood Manor the outstanding Small Business Award
Civil Air Patrol Wartime Service Ribbon and Medal presented to Stuart Powell by Group V Civil Air Patrol. Kentucky Wing and Stuart Powell Cadet Squadron GLR-KY-122 Civil Air Patrol
Mary Hamlin,Stith Funeral Home sponsor, presented Sally Davenport with the Business Person of the Year Award


Bill Johnson (left) Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank sponsor, presented Patti & Gary Chidester with the Outstanding Volunteer Award
Kara Bastin, right, was presented the Ambassador of the Year Award by Sponsor Gail Gottshall (left),  Fort Knox Federal Credit Union






Joey Harris (left) presented the Community Impact Award to the Hope Network, Patti Chidester, Kathy Miles & Gary Chidester.

Marty Gibson & David Maynard were presented the Director's Award for their work as chairmen, with the Chamber's Total Resource Campaign.


 

Danville School Bell Award was presented by Hogsett Elementary Principal Leo Labrillazo to Gary Chidester.


Boyle School Award winner Nina Mallory.  Award presented by Joey Harris and accepted by school board member Jesse Johnson.
KSD School Bell Award Recipents Carolyn & William Gulley, Sr. presented by Asst. Principal Jennifer Brogle.
 
 
 





Lori Stocker, Inter County Energy sponsor, presented Clay Albright with the Bruce Montgomery Leadership Alumni Award.

Some of the over 220 people enjoying dinner.

Community Police Forum
Community Police Forum 
On February 16, the Boyle County Safe Communities held a Community Forum with Danville Police Department Chief Tony Gray, Jr. and Assistant Chief Robert Estill, and Boyle County Sheriff's Department's Deputy Sheriff Casey McCoy. Both agencies shared information on their departments and answered questions.   The video of the Community Police Forum is now available on the city YouTube Channel. Click on the link below to see it in its entirety.


Chamber & BPW host social gathering
The B usiness & Professional Women and the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce hosted a social gathering of women business owners and managers on Feb. 21.  This was a first with about 16 women spending an hour or so visiting at Bluegrass Pizza and Pub.
Those gathered enjoyed the comradery and networking and plan to make this a quarterly event.  The next one may be an outing to see Angela Correll's newest play Guarded at Pioneer Playhouse. Watch for future announcements.
Welcome to our Newest Members!
Boyle County PVA
Eddie Tamme
321 West Main Street
859-238-1104
Government

Cathy Harper, Independent Beauty Guide, LimeLight by Alcone
Cathy Harper
133 Rolling Hills
859-319-6771
Cosmetics & Skincare

The Guest House & Gate House
Debra Hoskins
89 Miller Avenue
Lancaster 40444
859-583-1716
Lodging
Recent 2017 Membership Renewals - Thank You for your INVESTMENT in your Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce!!
Central Kentucky Association of Realtors
Chase 
Danville Bowlarama
Harley's Family Tire
Industrial Park Distributors
Journal Communications
Kid's Alley
Orange Leaf
The Hub Coffee House
Tye Financial Group
Ribbon Cuttings & Open Houses


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.
February 28, 12 noon
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.
Workforce Development Community Wide Meeting
Lyle Hanna, of Hanna Resource Group and the KY Society for Human Resource Managers, and Beth Davisson, with the KY Chamber Workforce Center, shared information on the Bridging the Talent Gap survey. 
45 people, representing 37 organizations and businesses, are attending the first community wide workforce development meeting. Convened by the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, it is a first step to bring together diverse groups tackling the workforce issue. Plans are to have a series of meeting through the year to find solutions.  See the story feature in the Advocate Messenger
Cheddar's hosts February Business After Hours





Cheddar's General Manager Jimmy Berketis and his staff hosted the Chamber's February Business After Hours.  Members enjoyed an exclusive tour of the kitchen to see how their house smoked baby back ribs are cooked. Members also learned about their scratch cooking and saw the staff it takes to cook from scratch.  Cheddar's notes they have double the number of cooks compared to other restaurants to make everything fresh for their customers.  Members then enjoyed the delicious ribs and their spinach dip and chips while networking their own businesses with other Chamber members.
2017 Danville Livability Magazine Available online
The 2017 issue of Livability: Danville-Boyle County is out and now available online!
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.

To find more photos and articles to share about recreation, area attractions and things to do, please visit  http://livability.com/ky/danville/digital-magazine. It's the unique story of a wonderful community.

Read it. Enjoy it. Share it.
Chamber Gift Certificate Program Available As Part of Your Membership

Buy Boyle Participating Members:
Ambrosia                                         Art of Danville                         Baskin Robbins
Burke's Bakery                                 Caldwell Stone Co.                 Cerci on Main
Cliffview Retreat                               Custom Air                              Danville Bike & Footwear
Danville Bottled Water                     D anville Bowlarama                Danville Office Equipment
Danville Save-A-Lot                          Durham Beauty School          Eye Associates Optical
Health First Chiropractic                   Heartland Veterinary              Impressions Salon & Spa
Inter County Energy                         Johnson-Pohlmann                Kroger
Kids's Alley                                       Lily Manor Day Spa               Maple Tree Gallery
McDowell House Museum                The Medicine Shoppe           Nutrition Center
Off Centre Laundry &  Tanning          Rainbow Cleaners                 Spirit Chevrolet Buick
Stuart Powell Ford/Mazda                 Travel Leaders                      Wal-Mart- Danville
Weldquip Inc.           

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