2024 February E-News
January Connect Hosted By: KORT Physical Therapy
On January 24th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber held it's first Connect of the year at KORT Physical Therapy. It was an evening of chamber members networking, eating good food, drinking delicious cocktails, and learning all about Kort! We want to give a big thanks to the Kort Physical Therapy team for hosting us and sharing all the amazing things you guys are doing to help our community members. Thank you to all who came out for a great evening!
Board Retreat
On January 26th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber held its annual board retreat in Bloomfield at the Olde Bloomfield Meeting Hall. New board members met existing members and worked on strategic planning with some help from Kaci Compton with the Maysville Area Chamber of Commerce. 
Young Leaders
On January 31st, the Young Leaders visited the Nelson County Courthouse, American Fuji Seal, and the City of Bardstown Water Treatment Plant, giving our future leaders valuable insights into our community's workings. Huge thanks to Diane Thompson, Nic Hume, and Wilma Sorrell for making this trip possible.
A huge shoutout to our sponsors for their unwavering support of our program! Your generosity is shaping the leaders of tomorrow.
Upcoming Events
Annual Awards Dinner
February 22, 2024
February Connect
February 28, 2024
Young Professionals Network
February Event Sponsored By: Barton 1792 Distillery
February 29, 2024
National Civics Bee- DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Calling all middle school students!
Share your ideas and show off your citizenship skills in the National Civics Bee.

About the Bee
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host a first-of-its-kind civics competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Participating 6th, 7th and 8th graders will flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes. Finalists will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee national championship in Fall 2024.  
How to Enter
If you are a middle school student with an idea about using civics to solve a problem in your community, review the rules and guidelines on the submission form.
Complete the submission form, including contact information for your parent or guardian, and submit your 500-word essay for consideration.
Deadline: Submit your essay by February 19th @ 11:59 p.m.
Click This Link Below for Application Portal
Why Civics?
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce is participating in the National Civics Bee because we believe that informed and active citizens make for a strong country, a strong economy, and a strong workforce, and that our continued prosperity depends on the strength of all three. Through the Bee, we are promoting greater civic knowledge in Kentucky and celebrating our civic pride.
Student and Parent Guide Click Here 
Graphic Organizer for Students Click Here
Ribbon Cuttings
7 Sons Wellness
February 7, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 1251 Deatsville Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Hitsona Bardstown
February 15, 2024
Time: 12:30PM
Location: 1010 Granite Drive Ste 1., Bardstown, KY 40004

BriarRose and Thistle Photography, LLC
February 21, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 2398 Roberts Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Big Bloomin Design
February 27, 2024
Location: 1002 Granite Drive Ste., Bardstown, KY 40004
Insurance options for Chamber Members
Anthem ChamberAdvantage is a self-funded insurance plan for small businesses with 2 to 50 employees. When these small businesses join together in a larger pool, they share the overall claims risk, bringing costs down. In fact, enrolling in ChamberAdvantage can result in up to 28% savings on medical costs.

Did You Know Your Chamber Membership Can Save You Money on Your Company’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance? We’ve partnered with ClearPath Mutual to offer employers of all sizes a 10% discount on workers’ comp rates. ClearPath Mutual, a Kentucky-headquartered carrier offers this exclusive discount to new and existing customers. Contact your insurance agent to start saving now or click here to get connected to an agent. Now more than ever, your membership provides a direct return on your investment!
Spotlight of the Month
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Upscale Energy & Nutrition as the Spotlight of the Month.

From Iced Teas, Specialty Teas, Protein Shakes, Coffee, Hydration drinks, and kids’ refreshments. Upscale Energy has all your health/comfort drinks.

Contact information:
997 Frost Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004
(270) 209-0156

Ambassador of the Month

Kim Rogers

Kim Rogers continues to show her support for the Chamber. She is a faithful Ambassador and continues to help promote the Chamber. Thank you Kim for all the support you have provided for our community.
Welcome New Chamber Members

Heating, Cooling, Refrigeration, Sales, Service, and Installation.
Rep- Kari Glass
Contact- (502) 904-3237 or [email protected]
Location- 3555 New Shepherdsville Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Rep- Kim McDonald
Contact- (502) 818-2288 or [email protected]
Location-  1002 Granite Dr., Ste. 5, Bardstown, KY 40004

Installation, service, and repair of fire extinguishers, kitchen range hoods, industrial systems, and emergency lighting.
Rep- Cody Ferguson 
Contact- (812) 786-9059 or [email protected]

Rep- Renee Brown
Contact- (502) 348-4407 or [email protected]
Location- 118 W. Flaget St., Bardstown, KY 40004

Rep- William Hutchins, III 
Contact- (502) 507-5123 or [email protected]
Location- 798 Portland Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004

Historic Bed and Breakfast with 7 unique guest rooms located on 15 acres for a serene getaway.
Rep- Catherine Ulrey 
Contact- (859) 336-3075 or [email protected]
Location- 2941 Perryville Rd., Springfield, KY 40069

Construction & Contracting
Rep- Paul Culver
Contact- (502) 507-7407 or [email protected]
Thank You to all of our Chamber Members that Renewed in January!
  •  3_D Graphics
  • Abound Credit Union
  • All Star Inflatables
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Baptist Health Hardin
  • Bardstown Events Center
  • Bardstown-Nelson County Tourist & Convention Commission
  • Barton 1792 Distillery
  • Beam Suntory
  • Bluegrass Chiropractic Center
  • BlueOval SK
  • Bourbon City Cleaning Services
  • CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital
  • Cintas Location K62
  • Catherine Newman
  • Cecil Family Eyecare
  • Conway Heaton 
  • Country Connection, Inc
  • Dance Pro's of Bardstown, Inc.
  • Distill Inn
  • Esteam Clean, Inc.
  • FET Engineering, Inc.
  • Fire Protection Services, Inc.
  • Gemma Lanzillo, Retired Member
  • Grizzly Media
  • Hall & Hall Construction, Inc.
  • Heaven Hill Distillery
  • Hospitality Matters
  • Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Service
  • Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Joedy Gilliland- Signal One Realty and Insurance
  • LG&E and KU
  • Log Still Distillery
  • Lux Row Distillers
  • Karen's Catering- Event Planning
  • Kerr Office Group
  • Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics, PSC
  • MCM Technology Solutions
  • Medica Pharmacy & Wellness Center
  • Orbis Corporation
  • PeopleReady
  • Physicians to Children & Adolescents
  • Rachelle Danielle Rose Gifts
  • Red Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast 
  • Rhodie Wheeler
  • RLM Underground LLC
  • Rock Drilling, Inc.
  • Romeo N. Laureano DMD, PSC
  • Salt River Electric
  • Sarah Curtsinger Agent, State Farm
  • Shelter Insurance - Tyler Bruington
  • Signature Healthcare of Colonial Rehab & Wellness
  • Surely Clean Cleaning Service
  • Swope Family of Dealerships
  • The Volstead Bourbon Lounge 
  • T-Mobile 
  • Toddy's Liquors
  • Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
  • Vosh Empire/ WhiskMe Transportation
  • Walton Family Dentistry 
  • WBRT Hometown Radio
  • Wild Thyme Herbal Apothecary
  • Wilson & Muir Bank &Trust Co.
2024 Investors
Community Partners
Cintas Location K62