2022 February E-News
The Hub Workforce Updates

Our Hospitality Collaborative went to visit EC3 and ECTC Culinary Programs in Hardin County. The collaborative is always looking for ways to build a pipeline of talent in the culinary industry. The Chamber will be hosting a ServSafe class for restaurant employees on April 25th. Please send an email to chamber@bardstownchamber.com to reserve a spot in the class.
Please send the Chamber information about upcoming job openings or job fairs and hiring events. Chamber Members can post jobs for Free on hub.bardstownchamber.com.
We’re hiring! Interested in joining our event-based staff for The Amp or The Legacy, our wedding and events venue? Join us on February 21st for a job fair located in the Log Still Distillery Tasting Room from 9am-7pm. Stop by any time that day for more information, job positions, and to apply.
Upcoming Events/Classes
BNCC Annual Awards Dinner
February 17, 2022
Spread the Love
February 1-11, 2022
Thank you to our Spread the Love Sponsors:

Amy Scarlott, Brokered by Realty eXp Realty
Hey Everyone! This is Amy Scarlott, and I am so excited to be a part of spreading love throughout our community this week! If you don’t know me already, I am sort of like cupid, but instead of matching people with their true love I match people with homes, which is sort of the same thing, right? Well, as I go into my 5 year anniversary in this career, I can truly say that I am absolutely in love with helping our community buy and sell Real Estate. My business is fueled by love and support from my clients who continuously refer me to their friends and family. Referrals are the highest compliment in my book. It says, I trust you to take care of the people I love most, as they make one of the biggest purchases of their lives.. and that makes us REALTORS feel so loved, so thank you for helping me continue to do what I love to do. ❤

Send me a message to set a date to discuss your 2022 Real Estate goals! 
Happy Valentine's Day Nelson County!
Love always, Amy
2021 REALTOR of the Year
Tawigawa Corporation America
“Takigawa has a strong legacy of both homegrown community service and global responsibility. With facilities in Japan, Vietnam and Bardstown, Kentucky, we are proud to take a meaningful, supporting role in each respective community.
Here in Bardstown, we’re a proud member of Bardstown Nelson Chamber of Commerce. We are active participants; in everything from Bardstown annual Christmas Parade to donating gifts to Cooper Trail Senior Living. Takigawa’s endless love for our community and pets are reflected in our ongoing donations to various groups in the area. 
Our love of community goes back to the company’s founding in 1907, as a maker of music instruments! We switched gears in 1951 (over 70 years ago), innovating polyethylene tubes, before moving into laminates, films and then advanced packaging. Much has changed, but one thing hasn’t. Our commitment to quality in everything we do, from our products to supporting the people that make up our community. Today Takigawa is an acknowledged leader in flexible packaging. Our Bardstown facility makes world-class flexible packaging for pet foods and other products, from vitamins and coffee to cosmetics.”
February Connect
February 9, 2022
Insurance options for Chamber Members
We recognize that this COVID-19 pandemic may be causing financial strain on your business and stress in wanting to protect the health of you, your employees, and the people you care about. As you may be forced into making tough choices, we want you to know there is a cost-saving option that is helping small businesses like yours save 20-25% on their monthly medical spend.
ChamberAdvantage is the newest health coverage solution designed to help small businesses. With plans designed to serve employers with between 2 and 50 full-time employees’ business will be covered with great benefits at a lower cost and more predictable rates, all administered by Anthem of Kentucky.

Contact your Anthem representative to assist you with a quote. If you do not have an agent, reach out to Hilary Morgan.
We know you already have enough things to worry about these days. The ChamberAdvantage program is here to support your company's health benefit needs.
The Kentucky Chamber recognizes the current COVID-19 related crisis is causing financial strain on small business. We have partnered with ClearPath Mutual to offer a cost-saving program to help businesses save 10% on workers' compensation insurance. Contact your workers' compensation insurance representative to request a Chamber proposal from ClearPath Mutual. If you do not have an agent, please reach out to Hilary Morgan. Additionally, ClearPath Mutual wants to assure you that they as a company are taking the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, the Chamber and ClearPath are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
*Discount applied upon policy effective date.
Diversity Spotlight
Bardstown-Nelson Co. African American Museum

The Bardstown-Nelson County African American Heritage Museum sits directly in the middle of Downtown Historic Bardstown. Located at the Old Union Church Circa 1812. It captures and tells the untold story of the African American experience from Bardstown's early existence through the eyes of its African American citizens.

Please visit their website for featured stories and information on exhibits at
Spotlight of the Month
Hibbs & Associates, LLC

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Hibbs & Associates, LLC as Spotlight of the Month.

With a team dedicated to helping your business grow and proudly serving the community since 1984, Hibbs and Associates is committed to providing quality services to businesses and individuals in Bardstown and the surrounding area.

We are pleased to announce that our bookkeeping and payroll services have been expanded and we are accepting new clients. Businesses who need relief from these monthly responsibilities or are having difficulty hiring employees to perform these services in-house should contact us. We can provide a cost-effective solution, provide timely financials reports and eliminate the stress of the tedious payroll tax filings and other accounting functions. You focus on your business; we’ll take care of back-office accounting.

We have extensive experience in helping small to medium size businesses in a wide variety of industries including:
  • Agriculture              
  • Healthcare                 
  • Construction            
  • Retail                       
  • HOAs 
  • Not-for-Profits
  • Transportation/Trucking
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Bookkeeping Services
  • Payroll Services
  • Small Business Consulting
  • Retirement Consulting
  • QuickBooks Consulting, Implementation and Training

Call today and see the Hibbs and Associates difference for yourself! (502) 348-0276
Featured Distinguished Member of the Month
Abound Credit Union

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Abound Credit Union as the Featured Distinguished Member of the Month.

Abound Credit Union is a leader in Financial Education.

Founded 70 years ago by ten Kentuckians, the Credit Union has grown up with the communities we serve. With 18 locations and more than 115,000 Members, it’s easy to see how Abound makes more possible.

We’re proud of our investments in military and community health. The military is our backbone, so providing resources to these men and women will always help us stand strong. We’ve provided a long-term $1.5 Million investment to prove our continued support for our military families, that will add primary care providers, patient services and connect military families and all patients to community resources. This investment even offers financial services and education, with everything housed in one clinic.

Over the years, Abound and its Members has donated more than $325,000 to USA Cares, supporting their mission to provide financial and advocacy assistance to post-9/11 active-duty U.S. military service personnel, veterans and their families. This money has directly helped 100 military families pay utility bills, buy food and fuel and other housing costs.

It’s our unwavering belief that together, we can do more.

Ambassador of the Month

Emma Manley
Heaven Hill Brands

Emma Manley continues to show her support for the Chamber. She is a faithful Ambassador and does not hesitate to jump in when we need her. Thank you Emma for all the support you have shown your local community!
Welcome New Chamber Members

We are a family-owned business that specializes in fire extinguisher service and restaurant fire suppression systems.
Rep- Aaron Riley
Contact- 502-501-9594 or aaron@rileyfireandsafety.com
Location- Bardstown, KY 40004
Thank You to all of our Chamber Members that Renewed in January!
  • Abound Credit Union
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Astra Behavioral Health, LLC
  • AV Gauge & Fixture South
  • Bardstown Burger
  • Bardstown City Schools
  • Bardstown Events Center
  • Bardstown Rotary Club
  • Bardstown Warehouse
  • Bardstown Women's Health Care
  • Bell's Bakery
  • Blue Line Stream Restoration LLC
  • Bourbon City Pedalers
  • Bourbon City Taxi
  • Brown & Cheek, INC
  • Cash Express
  • Colton's Steak House & Grill     
  • CopperTop Tours
  • Dynamic Restoration LLC
  • ECT Services
  • Fort Knox Family & MWR
  • Grandma Homemade Ice Cream
  • Hall & Hall Construction, Inc.
  • Hicon Construction LLC
  • Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Service
  • HR Know-How LLC
  • Jacks Or Better Express LLC
  • Jessie Insurance Agency
  • Just Barked
  • Karen's Catering- Event Planning
  • Kentucky Bourbon Festival
  • Kentucky Monument
  • Kerr Office Group
  • Landmark of Bardstown
  • Marsha Clark Real Estate
  • My Old Kentucky Dinner Train
  • My Old Kentucky Home State Park
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Nelson County Schools
  • Quality Auto Glass, Inc.
  • Red Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast
  • Riley Fire and Safety LLC
  • Romeo N. Laureano DMD, PSC
  • Save-A-Lot Bardstown
  • Signature Healthcare of Colonial Rehab & Wellness
  • Smith & Associates Insurance, Inc.
  • State Farm Insurance- Kasey Willett VanVactor
  • State Farm Insurance- Travis Easterling
  • Stein Orthodontics
  • Talbott Tavern, The Old
  • Toddy's Liquors
  • Walton Family Dentistry
  • Wee Care Learning & Development Center
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