2024 January E-News
Announcing our 2024 Board of Directors
2024 Board Chair:
Nathan Downs- Brown & Cheek, INC
2024 Past Chair:
Jessica Leake- Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
Board of Directors:
Christine Hovan- St. Vincent DePaul Mission
Hannah Medley- Bardstown-Nelson County Tourism
Jeremy Riggs- My Old Kentucky Home State Park
John Hicks- NPR of America, Inc.
Josh Blackmon- Bardstown Dental Care, Bloomfield Dental Care, & Community Dental Care
Kelly Scott- Lincoln National Bank
Landon Foster- Lux Row Distillers
Manoj Patel- Bourbon Brick Oven & Holiday Inn
Nikki Goff- On the Rocks Bartending
Rita Koontz- Bethlehem High School
Zach Sinclair- Grizzly Media
Jennifer Nolan- CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital
Kasy Mattingly- Heaven Hill Distillery
Mark White- LG&E and KU
Marsha Beam- James B. Beam Distilling Co.
Bardstown Christmas Parade
On December 7th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber and My Old Kentucky Home State Park had the pleasure of being Grand Marshal's in this years Bardstown Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade. It was such an honor and privilege to share this special moment celebrating both the Chambers and My Old Kentucky Home 100th year.
December Connect Hosted By: WesBanco
On December 13th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber held it's last 5pm Connect of the year, sponsored by WesBanco. The Connect was held at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Thank you to Food Obsessions Catering and On the Rocks Bartending for the food and cocktails. It was a night full of laughs, networking, holiday cocktail drinking, and good eating. We got to see a little bit of the "My Old Kentucky Home Christmas Carol" performed by the Actors of My Old Kentucky Home, and Santa even made an appearance!!!
Upcoming Events
January Connect
January 24th, 2024
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 January 22nd @ 11:59 p.m.

Click This Link Below for Application Portal

Each finalist will receive a certificate. In addition:
  • The First Place Winner will receive a $500 cash prize.
  • The Second Place Winner will receive a $250 cash prize.
  • The Third Place Winner will receive a $125 cash prize.
Ribbon Cuttings
We do not have any upcoming ribbon cuttings at this time.
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Small Town Gifts on their ribbon cutting that was held on Wednesday, December, 6th.
Congratulations to CASA of Lincoln Trail on their ribbon cutting that was held on Thursday, December 14th.
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 BDM Collision Center as the Spotlight of the Month.

Servicing Bardstown Kentucky and surrounding counties, BDM Collision Center works directly with all major insurance companies. We are a Direct Repair Provider (DRP) for most major insurance carriers. The DRP enables you to cut through insurance “red tape” for the fastest vehicle turn-around time.

BDM also understands that being without your vehicle can be frustrating and inconvenient. That’s why we will assist you with Towing and Discounted Car Rentals, to make sure that your experience is as stress free as possible. So if you have been unfortunate enough to have had a collision, be sure to bring your vehicle into Bardstown’s leading collision center and gain the peace of mind that your vehicle will be returned to you in like your accident never happened.
Contact information:
1489 Filiatreau Lane, Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 349-5988

Ambassador of the Month

Doug Brink
Doug Brink, Realtor with United Real Estate Louisville

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

Mobile woodfired pizza trailer/food truck.
Rep- Brian Arnett
Contact- (502) 554-6305 or [email protected]

Fitness Studio - high intensity interval training (YOUR INTENSITY), with our unique approach using hydraulics resistance machines.
Rep- Holly Evans
Contact- (502) 419-1240 or [email protected]
Location-  1010 Granite Drive Ste 1., Bardstown KY 40004

Mom and daughter cleaning business. We offer standard cleanings on homes and small businesses.
Rep- Renee Martin
Contact- (502) 381-6869 or [email protected]

Wishes & Co is a premier travel agency with a passion for creating unforgettable journeys tailored to the unique needs of our clients.
Rep- Shelby Knopp
Contact- (502) 507-5457 or [email protected]
Thank You to all of our Chamber Members that Renewed in November and December!
  • 150 Quick Stop & Jake's Fresh Country Sausage
  • 2D Enterprises , LLC
  • 7 Sons Wellness
  • A&S Solutions LLC
  • Active Day of Bardstown
  • Addiction Recovery Care
  • Advantage Resourcing 
  • Affordable Truss Inc.
  • African American Heritage Museum
  • Agency Title Inc
  • Alternative Health Solutions, LLC/ BluMine Health
  • American Fuji Seal, Inc.
  • American Legion Nelson County Post 42
  • American Tire
  • Amy Downs Insurance Inc
  • Area One Realty
  • Armag Corporation
  • Astra Behavioral Health, LLC
  • At Mary's
  • AV Gauge & Fixture South
  • B.J.'s Steakhouse
  • Ballard Inc
  • Barbara's ETC, Inc.
  • Bardstown Art Gallery & Cantrell Studio & Thomas Merton Books
  • Bardstown Bourbon Company
  • Bardstown Bourbon Liquors LLC
  • Bardstown City Schools
  • Bardstown Dental Care
  • Bardstown Enterprises INC
  • Bardstown Family Dentistry
  • Bardstown Florist & Gifts
  • Bardstown for the Arts/ The Gallery
  • Bardstown Industrial Development Corp.
  • Bardstown Internet Service
  • Bardstown Lay-a-way Storage Units
  • Bardstown Mills
  • Bardstown Museum Row
  • Bardstown Rotary Club
  • Bardstown Warehouse
  • Bardstown-Nelson County- Human Rights Commission
  • Barlow Funeral Home, LLC
  • BDM Collision Center
  • Beauty WoRX
  • Bethany Haven, Inc.
  • Betty Seay Realty
  • BG Machine Inc.
  • Big Three Tractor Company Inc.
  • Bishop Realty & Auction, LLC
  • Bloomfield Dental Care
  • Bloomfield Farms, Inc.
  • Blue Line Stream Restoration LLC
  • Bluegrass Hearing Clinic, LLC
  • Bob Horton State Farm
  • Boone's Butcher Shop
  • Bourbon Manor
  • Brother Joe Adams
  • Brown & Cheek, INC 
  • Buzick Construction Co.
  • Buzick Lumber & Home Center
  • C3 Mechanical 
  • Carey Heating & A/C
  • Carey Sign Company, LLC
  • Carrithers Law Office, PLLC
  • Central Kentucky Animal Clinic
  • Cerity Partners LLC
  • CGB Properties, LLC
  • Colton's Steak House & Grill     
  • Communicare
  • Community Dental Care of Bardstown
  • Cooper Trail Senior Living- Trilogy Health Services
  • Cornerstone Acres Wedding & Event Venue
  • Corvin's Furniture & Carpet
  • Crown Staffing
  • Culpeper VII, LLC
  • Culver's Custom Cabinets Inc.
  • Dawn White - Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Inc.
  • Dearinger & Klindt Chiropractic Care Ctr.
  • Deez Beanz Bardstown
  • Demaree & Hubbard
  • Discount Home Furnishings, Inc
  • Distill-Inn Bardstown
  • Don Franklin Bardstown Chevrolet Buick
  • Doodles by Rebekah
  • Doug Brink, Realtor with United Real Estate Louisville
  • Dreamhouse by Amy Brokered by eXp Realty
  • Dynamic Restoration LLC
  • Earth Works LLC
  • ECT Services
  • Edward Jones - Jennifer Newton, Financial Advisor
  • Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
  • Eric Hayden Collision & Towing
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Farm Bureau Insurance - Central
  • Farm Bureau Insurance - East
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Insurance Group
  • Fran McCoy
  • Gartland's Art Sales LLC
  • GBA Commercial Printing
  • Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
  • Green & Halliburton, Inc.
  • Griffith, Ron
  • Guthrie Opportunity Center
  • Hampton Inn Bardstown
  • Handy Food Mart
  • Harned Auctioneers
  • Harvest Express, Inc.
  • Head Basement Walls, Inc.
  • Heartland Communications Consultants, Inc.
  • Heartland Self Storage
  • HEC Mfg
  • Hicon Construction LLC
  • HMC Service
  • Hometown Manor Assisted Living
  • Hope Counseling
  • Houchens Insurance Group 
  • HR Know-How LLC
  • Huddle House
  • Hurst Discount Drugs
  • IHG Consulting LLC 
  • Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio
  • Interstate Security Systems 
  • Iron Works, Inc.
  • Irving Materials Inc.
  • Isaiah House Inc.
  • Jacks Or Better Express LLC
  • Jadi Installers, LLC
  • Jailer's Inn B&B
  • Joe Hill's Automotive Center
  • Johnan America, Inc. 
  • Kenny's Cleaners
  • Kentucky Bourbon Festival
  • Kentucky Distillers Association
  • Kentucky Gun Co. / Kentucky Powersports
  • Kentucky Monument
  • Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy
  • Kentucky Railway Museum
  • Kentucky Standard, The 
  • Keystone Liquors, Inc.
  • Kimberly Cheek Insurance 
  • Kleentech, Inc.
  • KORT Physical Therapy
  • KY Farm Bureau Insurance- West 
  • KY Home Realty
  • Landmark of Bardstown
  • Landmark Stone Inc
  • LaQuinta by Wyndham Bardstown
  • LaRue-Carey Insurance Group
  • Lincoln National Bank
  • Lincoln Trail Area District Development
  • Lincoln Trail District Health Dept - Nelson County
  • Lisa's Creations LLC
  • Logical Controls Systems LLC 
  • Long John Silvers/A&W
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Lucas Counseling and Consulting DBA Bardstown Health & Healing 
  • Luckett & Luckett Insurance, Inc.
  • M & H Tent Rentals
  • Mack's Auto and Scrap Metal Recycling 
  • Mago Construction Co.
  • Makers Mark Distillery
  • Making Good Scentz
  • Marshall's Jewelers
  • Masters Supply, Inc.
  • Mattingly Security, Inc.
  • McCoy & Hiestand PLC
  • McCoy & Sparks, PLLC
  • McDonald's
  • Mike Brooks & Associates, Inc.
  • Mike's Woodworking, Inc.
  • My New Kentucky Home Habitat For Humanity
  • My Old Kentucky Home State Park
  • Nally & Hamilton Enterprises
  • Nazareth Villages, Inc.
  • NELCO Training
  • Nelson Christian Church
  • Nelson County Community Clinic
  • Nelson County Extension Service
  • Nelson County Farm Bureau
  • Nelson County Schools
  • Nesco Resource
  • Nettie Jarvis Antiques
  • NPR of America, INC
  • Nulife Cartridge Mail It Shipping Center
  • Oil Guys 
  • Olde Bloomfield Meeting Hall
  • Olde Delaney's Country Ham Store
  • On the Rocks Bartending, LLC
  • One Bridge to Hope, Inc.
  • On-The-Go Foods, LLC
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Pat's Place
  • Peacock on Third
  • Polyair Corp.
  • Preservation Distillery
  • Promotional Wood Products
  • Quality Auto Glass, Inc.
  • RD1 Spirits 
  • Riley Fire and Safety LLC
  • Rogan Mobile Home Court
  • S & P Cleaning Service, Inc.
  • S & T Hardin, LLC
  • Sarah Curtsinger Agency
  • Save-A-Lot Bardstown
  • Scout and Scholar Brewing Company
  • Sherwin-Williams Company, The
  • Shrewsbury, Claywell & Oliver Dentistry Part.
  • Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
  • Small Town Gifts
  • Smith & Associates Insurance, Inc.
  • Smith & Company, CPA's, PLLC
  • Smith Brothers Distributing Co.
  • Spa Builders of Kentucky
  • Spalding Hall - Oscar Getz Museum of Bourbon History & Bardstown Historical Museum
  • Springfield Laundry Inc
  • Springfield Water & Sewer Commission
  • St. Vincent DePaul Mission
  • State Farm Insurance- Travis Easterling 
  • Stephen Foster Restaurant
  • Stewart Hurst Electric
  • Strike A Bargain Liquidation
  • Strong Spirits Inc
  • Superior Carwash Solutions
  • Superior Solutions, PLLC
  • Superior Technologies
  • Sure Stay Hotel by Best Western 
  • TAKIGAWA Corporation America
  • Talbott Tavern, The Old
  • TH Welding & Hydraulics LLC
  • Thai Summit
  • The Bar at Willett
  • The Creative Studio
  • The Grove Church
  • Third Street Tap House
  • Thomas A. Donan, Attorney at Law
  • Thompson's Food Mart 
  • Tours For You/ Your Kentucky Connection 
  • Traci Melgar, Wellness Services 
  • Trade Winds Transit
  • Tri-County Kentucky United Way
  • Umami Sushi, Steak & Seafood
  • VNA Health at Home
  • WBRT 97.1 FM 1320 AM & WOKH 102.7 FM
  • Wee Care Learning & Development Center
  • White Acres Campground
  • Willett Distillery
  • Windsor Gardens
  • Woodmenlife Representative, Kentucky
  • XBS Digital Office Solutions
  • Zaxby's
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