Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky
2017 Schedule to be Released in January
The Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky represents over 9,900 employees through 57 member companies.

This January, the Consortium will kick-off the Excel Certificate Program's sixth cohort and the Group Leader Certificate Program's seventh cohort. February 2017 will mark the beginning of the Supervisor Certificate Program's 11th cohort.

The full schedule for the beginning of 2017 will be available soon. For additional information about the Consortium, membership or course offerings, please contact Economic Development Coordinator Kelsi Cline.
Hope House Route to the Transpark: 
Hope House Ministries is starting public bus service Jan. 3 from its West 10th Avenue location to the Transpark. Read the Bowling Green Daily News article here

For more information about this initiative, please contact Hope House Director of Operations Adam York at 270-904-1200, ext. 101.
SCK LAUNCH Experience 
Video Recap & 2016's Participating Companies
SCK LAUNCH Experience Video Screen Shot

View the video recap of the first SCK LAUNCH Experience held in November at the NCM Motorsports Park! For more information on how you can be involved, contact Workforce Coordinator Leigh Ann Tipton.

Thank you to this year's companies that participated in the two-day Experience event!
Berry Plastics
Bowling Green Fire Department
Bowling Green Police Department
English Lucas Priest & Owsley, LLP
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Fruit of the Loom
General Motors Corp.
Graves Gilbert Clinic
Hilton Garden Inn
Hyatt Place
Independence Bank
Landmark Financial Advisors, LLC
M & L Electric Inc.
Mary Cohron Associates

Med Center Health
Norton Children's Hospital
RC Components
SCA Personal Care
Scott, Murphy & Daniel
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College
Staybridge Suites
Stewart Richey Construction Co.
Stryker Logistics
Sun Products Corporation
Tri-Star Greenview Regional Hospital
Van Meter Insurance Group
Warren County Sheriff's Department
Warren County Water District
Western Kentucky University

For additional information about SCK LAUNCH, please visit
Legislative Update: 
Right to Work
On December 8th, CEO Ron Bunch made a presentation on Warren County's Right to Work experience to members of the General Assembly during the House Majority Caucus Retreat. As the first county in the country to pass a local Right to Work ordinance, Bunch is well positioned to talk to our legislators about the importance of Right to Work legislation. The General Assembly convenes on January 3rd for a short 30 day legislative session where Right to Work is expected to pass. 
Legislative Agenda
On December 13th, the Chamber Board of Directors approved the Chamber's 2017 Legislative Agenda, which details the Chamber's position on state and federal issues. Included in this year's agenda:
  • Improvement of the Regional Transportation System
  • Improvement of Regional Water and Sewer Capacity
  • Improvement of Regional Site Location Competitiveness
  • Improvement of Kentucky Transpark
  • Improvement of Education; WKU and SKYCTC

For the detailed legislative agenda, download the .pdf. For additional information, contact Kim Phelps.

Career Connection: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The next Team W orkforce Career Connection will be held at the Kentucky Career Center, in Bowling Green!

Companies will be able to interview applicants during the event. Career Connection events take place the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you are hiring and want to participate, please contact Sandra Baker

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December 2016 eNews
Contact Us:
Ron Bunch, CEcD
President and CEO 

Maureen P. Carpenter, EDP, IOM
Vice President Regional Economic Development and Talent

South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
To date, the Chamber has announced 14 projects totaling $461.4 million in capital investment and 703 new jobs for 2016.  In 2015, Bowling Green was ranked fourth in the Top 10 Metro Areas for New and Expanded Facilities among metropolitan areas with populations less than 200,000 by Site Selection Magazine.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,200 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.