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Hello Chamber Members,

     The Chamber's Annual Total Resource Campaign Campaign Chairman Marty Gibson is leading the way to meet our $65,000 goal which will be a large portion of our 2017 budget. He announced today at the Rewards Lunch with the volunteers that we are at $46,685 half way into the campaign. The Chamber has developed affordable sponsor opportunities for our members to get and keep your name in front of the Chamber business community. The more times your name is in front of the public, the more likely they will remember your business when they need a product or service.  Call the office (859-236-2361, ext.. 120) if you haven't been contacted by a volunteer and are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities.

During this campaign, volunteers also conduct a membership drive and invite businesses not currently supporting the Chamber's work in our community, a chance to do so.  

This week's top producing volunteers are Rhonda Gilliam, Community Trust Bank (two weeks in a row), Ann T. Smith, Centre College, and Rebecca Rowe, Ephraim McDowell Health.  All three received checks for their work.

The Chamber of Commerce and the Heart of Danville are putting on an Entrepreneur Panel today over lunch.  See the note below and join us. 

We have been busy the last several weeks hosting Candidate Forums for the city council races in Junction City and Perryville and the Danville City Commission race. See the article below for your candidates positions on issues they will oversee if elected.

We also have a number of ribbon cuttings and open houses scheduled.  Mark your calendar and join us for:
Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m. (Friday, tomorrow), as we celebrate the opening of the new AT&T Retail Store in Ridgefield Plaza;
November 10, 4-6 p.m. (ribbon cutting 4:30p.m.) Wilderness Trace Solar is hosting an Open House and ribbon cutting They will offer a tour of the facility where you will see a solar system display, as well as their new solar tracker in front of the building;
December 2, 4:30 p.m. Plank on Main will have a ribbon cutting.

Other events are Business Over Coffees (7:30-9 a.m.):
November 29 at Heritage Hospice 
December 1 at McDowell Place 

Business After Hours (4:30-6:30 p.m.):
November 17 at Pro Ag Sales and Service
December 8 at Bluegrass Community Bank
We hope you will join us and support our members.

We are working to serve our business members and our community.  We hope you will consider joining some of our committees to give us a hand!

Entrepreneur Panel
RSVP to the Chamber, 236-2361 ext. 120 or 
Business After Hours 
Business After Hours 
Thursday, November 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Pro Ag Sales & Service
410 Vaksdahl Avenue,
Danville Kentucky

RSVP to or by phone at 859-236-2361, ext. 120.

This Pot of Gold event is now up to $500 for a member who is present if their name is drawn.


UPCOMING EVENTS: After Hours, Over Coffees, Open Houses and Ribbon Cuttings - Mark your calendar to join us
Nov. 4, 1:30 P.M.
AT&T's new retail store
Ridgefield Shopping Center, 1491 South Danville Bypass, Highway 127 

NOVEMBER 10, 4-6 P.M. (4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting)
70 N. Stewarts Lane, will hold an OPEN HOUSE and ribbon cutting.

November 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Pro Ag Sales and Service
410 Vaksdahl Avenue
Business After Hours

November 29, 7:30-9 a.m.
Heritage Hospice
120 Enterprise Drive
Business Over Coffee

December 1, 7:30-9 a.m.
McDowell Place
1181 Ben Ali Drive
Business Over Coffee

December 2, 4:30 P.M. (new date)
Plank on Main
219 West Main Street, Danville 
Ribbon Cutting

December 8, 4:30-6:30 P.M.
Bluegrass Community Bank,
113 Smoky Way, Danville 

Holiday Open House
Ferm Solutions wins KAM of the Year Award
Local Business Wins the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers
Pictured l to r: Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paula Fowler, Ferm Solutions CEO and co-owner Shane Baker, Ferm Solutions CFO Melissa Baker, and Ferm Solutions co-owner and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Patrick Heist
Manufacturer of the Year Award in the Small Business Category
Ferm Solutions and Wilderness Trail Distillery's continued leadership in innovation, commitment to their community, and responsibility for corporate advocacy makes them the perfect selection for the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year Award in the small business category.
President Shane Baker shared, "It is a great honor to receive the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and to be recognized alongside other great companies.  It is a major milestone for our small family owned company and we believe it demonstrates the pride and abilities within our team and support from our community."
The nomination was submitted by Paula Fowler, Executive Director of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce.  This was her second nomination with her first, Denyo Manufacturing Corporation, also winning in this category in 2012.

Entrepreneur Class Learning Logo & Design
Chamber Entrepreneur Program at BCHS

Amy Wise, Centre College, and Ryan Lanigan, RL Design, came and spoke to the students in the Boyle Country Entrepreneur Class about logo and design.  They also assisted the students with their designs.  Chamber business people have also been mentoring students with their business plans. Other mentors not pictured are Kara Bastin, U.S. Bank; Ken Harmon, retired business owner; Amy Hazlett, All State Insurance; Hagen Williams, Farmers National Bank and Kelly Gray, Marketplace Gray
Ryan Lanigan with RL Design and Amy Wise with Centre College

Philip Nichols, retired banker
Ken Copp, SCORE advisor and retired business owner 
Mack Kersey with Edward Jones
Adam Gray with Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank
Stephanie Blevins with Heart of Kentucky United Way

Save the Dates

November 29, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Heritage Hospice
120 Enterprise Drive

December 1st, 7:30 A.M.
McDowell Place
Ben Ali Drive, Danville

CKSHRM Presents Understanding Poverty Workshop 

Congratulations DelCotto Law Group PLLC
DelCotto Law Group PLLC, with offices in Lexington, Danville, and Louisville, Kentucky, has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2017 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation - Bankruptcy for Lexington. DelCotto Law Group has been named one of the "Best Law Firms" in Lexington since 2010.  For more information about DelCotto Law Group, please visit
Morning Pointe Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Morning Pointe of Danville Senior Living & Alzheimer's Memory Care held an Open House and ribbon cutting October 25 to celebrate the opening of their new facility located at 1375 Perryville Road. CEO Greg Vital cut the ribbon and shared that another building, especially for Alzheimer's care, will be built over the next 18 months on the campus. Shown are Morning Pointe and elected officials, along with Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paula Fowler.
Candidate Forums
The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce recently held three Candidate Forums for those running for local elective office in Danville, Junction City and Perryville.  Sponsored by Bluegrass Community Bank, and aired lived by Hometown Radio's WHIR 630 and 1230 AM, these forums help educate voters on the issues and where each candidate stands on them. All three were moderated by John Nelson, Editor Emeritus of the Advocate Messenger, and all three can be heard on, under podcasts/replays. Board member Rick Waldon, owner of Paps Foods and who serves as the Chamber's Public Policy chairperson, coordinated the events.
Coverage by the Advocate Messenger captured all three forums and can be read here:

Danville City Commission

Junction City Council Forum
Perryville City Council

CKFSB Celebrating 130 Years

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