2023 February E-News
2023 Annual Awards Dinner
February 16, 2023
Board Retreat
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce held its annual board retreat on Friday, January 20th. We worked on strategic planning with some help from Amy Cloud with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Thank you to:
Bell's Bakery - for providing us with amazing sweets
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bardstown - for providing us with the meeting space
On-The-GO Foods - for a delicious lunch
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives- for helping us plan a super successful 2023 year.
Upcoming Events
Bardstown- Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Launches National Civics Bee

Bardstown, KY — The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the launch of the 2023 National Civics Bee, an initiative aimed at encouraging more young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Organized in partnership with The Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the competition in Nelson County will inspire middle schoolers to become better informed about American democracy, to engage respectfully and constructively in the community, and to build greater trust in others and institutions. 
Middle school students from public, private, charter, and home schools are invited to take part in the first-round civics essay competition. After a distinguished panel reviews the 500-word essays, the top 20 students will be selected to move on to the final round of competition: a live quiz event to test their civics knowledge. The Bardstown- Nelson County Chamber of Commerce will host this event on April 22nd at Thomas Nelson High School. The finalists and top winners will receive various prizes, including $500 cash for the first-place student.
Our chamber is honored and looking forward to hosting the National Civics Bee. We invite regional schools and districts from Oldham, Jefferson, Mercer, Spencer, Bullitt, Anderson, Washington, and Nelson Counties to participate. 
The deadline for student essay submissions is February 24th. For more information on the essay topic, competition rules and prizes, and to submit your essay, visit: https://my.reviewr.com/civicsbee/site/CivicsBee/KY/Bardstown-NelsonCountyChamberofCommerce
Spread the Love
February 6-10, 2023
Save the Date
March Connect
Hosted by Eric Hayden Collision & Perfect Dent Repair
March 15, 2023 at 5pm
Ribbon Cuttings

Nelson County High School/ School Store (Deck of Cards)
February 8, 2023
Time 12:00 PM
Location: 1070 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY 40004

Grace & Rose Boutique
February 14, 2023
Time 12:00 PM
Location: 1009 North Third Street, Bardstown, KY 40004 (Beauty WoRX)

Parkers Wildflower, LLC
February 23, 2023
Time 12:00 PM
Location: TBA
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Bardstown Motor Lodge + Toogie's Table on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Wednesday, January 11th.
Congratulations to Eric Hayden Collision & Perfect Dent Repair on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Tuesday, January 24th.
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!
Young Leaders
January 25th, our Young Leaders visited NPR of America and American Fuji Seal to learn about careers in engineering, manufacturing, and graphic design. We also heard about careers in the legal field thanks to Chad McCoy. A big thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting this program!
Young Professionals Network
The Chamber's BNCC Young Professionals Network group had it’s first event of the year on January 26th. It was a night full of networking, cocktails, group discussions, and goal setting.

Huge shout out to My Old Kentucky Dinner Train - RJ Corman home for hosting us and a huge shout out to Haydon Materials for sponsoring the cocktails.

If you are a young professional from the ages of 21-40, come join us! YPN will connect you with other professionals with similar goals and interests. We explore opportunities in our community to advocate, volunteer, and serve as a leader. Through YP you will develop additional personal and professional skills through offered networking and leadership!

Register here to become a YP member: Click Here to sign up for YPN
$80.00 annually for Non-Chamber members
$40.00 annually for Chamber members. 
Spotlight of the Month
Haydon Materials

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Haydon Materials as the Spotlight of the Month.

Building Kentucky for over 70 years, Haydon Materials has been providing the various aggregate and stone products needed for the countless commercial, industrial, and residential developments, as well as many of the major infrastructure and public works projects throughout the bluegrass state. 

Ambassador of the Month

Joey Coulter
Bourbon City Cleaning Services

Joey Coulter continues to show his support for the Chamber. He is a faithful Ambassador and continues to help promote the Chamber. Thank you Joey for all the support you have provided for our community.
Welcome New Chamber Members

Home made Sweet treats and home made buttery biscuits.
Rep- Lisa Sheckles
Contact- 502-510-1734 or Sheckleslisa@gmail.com

Boutique (Women/ Men/ Children) & high end consignment.
Rep- Olivia Willett Moore
Contact- 502-507-8937 or Parkerswildflower101@gmail.com

Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, Land Planning.
Rep- Will Spaulding
Contact- 859-805-0561 or will@spauldingsurveying.com
Thank You to all of our Chamber Members that Renewed in January!
  • A&S Solutions LLC
  • Advantage Resourcing 
  • African American Heritage Museum
  • Bardstown City Schools
  • Bardstown Warehouse
  • Bourbon City Cleaning Services
  • Brown & Cheek, INC 
  • C3 Mechanical 
  • Clarkson Eyecare
  • CopperTop Tours 
  • Dearinger & Klindt Chiropractic Care Ctr.
  • Deez Beanz Bardstown
  • Dynamic Restoration LLC
  • ECT Services
  • Fort Knox Family & MWR 
  • Hicon Construction LLC
  • Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Service
  • IHG Consulting LLC 
  • Isaiah House Inc.
  • Jadi Installers, LLC
  • Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Johnan America, Inc. 
  • Karen's Catering- Event Planning
  • Kenny's Cleaners
  • Kentucky Monument
  • Kentucky Standard, The 
  • Keystone Liquors, Inc.
  • Kimberly Cheek Insurance 
  • Kiwanis Club of Bardstown
  • KORT Physical Therapy
  • KY Home Realty
  • Landmark of Bardstown
  • LaQuinta by Wyndham Bardstown
  • Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System
  • Lincoln Trail District Health Dept - Nelson County
  • Marshall's Jewelers
  • Masters Supply, Inc.
  • Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics
  • Mattingly Security, Inc.
  • Mike Brooks & Associates, Inc.
  • Nally & Hamilton Enterprises
  • NELCO Training
  • Nelson County Community Clinic
  • Nelson County Extension Service
  • Nelson County Schools
  • Newcomb Oil Company
  • On the Rocks Bartending, LLC
  • One Bridge to Hope, Inc.
  • Pat's Place
  • Polyair Corp.
  • Promotional Wood Products
  • Quality Auto Glass, Inc.
  • Red Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast 
  • Rhodie Wheeler
  • Rock Drilling, Inc.
  • Rogan Mobile Home Court
  • S & P Cleaning Service, Inc.
  • Salt River Electric
  • Save-A-Lot Bardstown
  • Serendipity Salt & Skin Spa 
  • Sherwin-Williams Company, The
  • Signature Healthcare of Colonial Rehab & Wellness
  • Smith & Company, CPA's, PLLC
  • Smith Brothers Distributing Co.
  • Spa Builders of Kentucky
  • Springfield Laundry Inc
  • Springhill Plantation Bed and Breakfast and Winery
  • Stein Orthodontics
  • Stewart Hurst Electric
  • Strike A Bargain Liquidation
  • Strong Spirits Inc
  • Thai Summit
  • The Bar at Willett
  • Third Street Tap House
  • Trade Winds Transit
  • Tri-County Kentucky United Way
  • VNA Health at Home
  • Walton Family Dentistry 
  • White Acres Campground
  • Wild Thyme Herbal Apothecary
  • Woodmenlife Representative, Kentucky
  • Wright Implement Co.
  • XBS Digital Office Solutions
  • Zaxby's
Thank You to our 2023 Visionary & Distinguished Members!
Visionary Members:
  • Beam Suntory
  • CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital
  • Heaven Hill Distillery
  • LG&E and KU
  • Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.

Distinguished Members:
  • Abound Credit Union
  • Baptist Health Hardin
  • Grizzly Media
  • Lincoln National Bank
  • Log Still Distillery
  • Lux Row Distillers
  • WesBanco
  • Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co.
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