2022 July E-News
Exciting News
We are excited to welcome Elliott Newland as our new Membership and Events Coordinator. Elliott is originally from Louisville, but has called Bardstown home for 10 years. He attended Jefferson Community College and studied Sociology. Elliott has been involved in the Chamber for over a year and enjoys serving his community. He currently serves on our Young Professionals committee. Elliott is happily married and has a cat named Kiki Ka’bor. He enjoys meeting new people, hosting dinner parties, and spending quality time with friends and family. If you see him around town don’t hesitate to say hi and introduce yourself.
The Hub Workforce Updates
This month, the chamber has been involved in many conversations regarding workforce. Board, Staff, and Chamber Members have attended the Recovery Conference held by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Lincoln Trail 5th Annual State of the Workforce Summit, and Talent Pipeline Management training. Our chamber is committed to understanding workforce issues and advocating for our local employers. If you have workforce needs, please contact us at chamber@bardstownchamber.com.
We said a farewell to our TPM Manager Zach Gaubert and wish him well on his future endeavors. We are encouraged that Callie Miracle will step into that role and keep us moving forward.
Bardstown Bourbon Mixer
We had a great time celebrating National Bourbon Day with the Bardstown Bourbon Mixer! This event takes so many community partners and volunteers to make such an event successful! We would like to thank our Distillery partners Preservation Distillery, Bardstown Bourbon Company, James B. Beam Distilling Co., Heaven Hill Distillery, Log Still Distillery, Lux Row Distillers, and Four Roses Bourbon for supporting us and creating the best Bourbon and Cocktails. 

We would like to thank our committee and staff Zachary Sinclair, Emma Manley, Landon Foster, Nikki House Goff, Lance Blanford, Devin O'Bryan, Raelyn Adkins, Josh Blackmon, Lisa Nowaskie, Tim Nowaskie, Crystal Martin, Jamie Roswall, Hannah Viens, Elliott Newland, and Lisa Thomas.  
The week took many other volunteers to pull off: Randi Mouser, Stacey Greer Phelps, Toni Heady, Shelly Bell, Christine Hovan, Ed Hovan, Kyle Crume, Jessica Leake, Scott Manley, Christy Tepatlan, Robert Cecil, Annette Cecil, Andrea Moran, Kendrea Ward, Sue Jury Rogers, Doug Brink, Taylor Bowen, Angel Lydian, Susan Lewis, John Straub, Vicki Ward, Stacy Wolf, Jamie Wolf, Morgan Dant, Amanda Bringhurst, Aaron Bringhurst, Kristen Ross, Amanda Mclean, Jason McClean, David Berger, and Mary Mattingly.  

We have some special mentions that made this event great: Howl at the Moon, Aaron Kizer, Shay Court, Karen’s Catering, On the Rocks Bartending, Grizzly Media, Zachary Mosgrove, Bourbon City Taxi, Visit Bardstown, Viking Security Services LLC, Sunbelt Rentals, and Bourbon City Cleaning Services. 
Bourbon Capital Guild, Bourbon Capital Community Alliance, Visit Bardstown, Bardstown Main Street, Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce, and Kentucky Bourbon Festival worked great together to create such a great National Bourbon Day Weekend! 

Thank you to our sponsors:
June Connect Hosted By: Lux Row Distillers
Thank you to Lux Row Distillers for a great Connect!
Ambassador Retreat
Ambassadors had a great retreat on June 30th! Thank you to Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience for hosting and sponsoring the breakfast provided by Pats Place. Also, thank you to our Ambassadors for always being committed to the chamber, our members, and the community!
Upcoming Events/Classes
XLR8 Series- Employee Recognition= Retention
August 4, 2022
July Connect
July 20, 2022
Golf Registration
August 12, 2022

Contact Hannah for sponsorship opportunities: hannah@bardstownchamber.com.
Ribbon Cuttings

Samuels Field Airport
July 9, 2022
Time 10:00 AM
Location: 1924 Boston Road, Bardstown

Bourbon City Pedalers
August 2, 2022
Time 12:00 PM
Location: 303 N. Third St., Bardstown
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Heaven's Halo on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Tuesday, June 14th.
Congratulations to Mad-Hatter Cafe' & More LLC on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Wednesday, June 15th.
Congratulations to Hometown Manor Assisted Living on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Tuesday, June 21st.
Congratulations to 5K Logistics on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Friday, June 24th.
Young Professionals Launch
The BNCC Young Professionals Network launched their first event with a cocktail demonstration from our sponsor Bardstown Bourbon Company. The Young Professionals Network is a way to provide an opportunity for professionals ages 21-40 to connect, serve and develop as leaders in their community. Please contact the chamber for more information at chamber@bardstownchamber.com.

BNCC Young Professionals Network Cocktail Hour
July 14, 2022, at 5:00 pm
Hosted and Sponsored by Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience
Come join other Young Professionals for an hour of cocktails, appetizers, and networking!
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
Oil Guys

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Oil Guys as Spotlight of the Month.
Oil Guy offers fast and friendly oil changes at an affordable price. featuring Duramax synthetic blend and full synthetic oils. They also carry Pennzoil, Motorcraft, Rotella, and Mobil 1 full synthetic oil. 
Featured Distinguished Member of the Month
Grizzly Media

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Grizzly Media as the Featured Distinguished Member of the Month.

Grizzly Media was created by owner Zach Sinclair to help people and business with video and photo content. Located in Bardstown, KY, Grizzly Media serves the community and clients all across the country. 

Zach started with a background in photography early on in high school and picked up learning videography after college filming for a National T.V. show. From 2014 to 2017 he filmed over 30+ episodes, all across the country and out of the country. In between filming and travel, he got involved with the community of Bardstown and started his own video and photo company. Since then, he has worked with many of the distilleries, Bardstown Tourism, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival and local businesses to build content along with wedding films, music videos, senior portraits, family portraits and more. 

Grizzly Media plans to help more businesses grow with creative content ideas through video and photo content. Along with video and photo, Grizzly Media is working to do more website design, logo design, and branding with clients in the near future. 

With everything changing each day through social media and other media outlets. Finding your target audience, then creating new content is the best way to stay consistent while grabbing attention to new and existing customers. Over 3.9 billion people on social media and the average person spending over 60 minutes a day on social media (more for the younger adults and teens). Creating content that connects to your audience is key in the time they spend on social media. With engaging videos and photos you can attract more eyes to you and your business. 

Grizzly Media is here to help tell your story, create the content and capture memories that will hold a special place in our minds for a lifetime to come! 
Log Still Distillery

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Log Still Distillery as the Featured Distinguished Member of the Month.

Ambassador of the Month

Doug Brink
Doug Brink, Realtor with United Real Estate Louisville

Doug Brink is a new ambassador. He works hard with us to bring exciting and new ideas. Thank you Doug for all the support you have shown your local community.
Welcome New Chamber Members

HVAC supply and sheet metal fabrication.
Rep- Susan Dones
Contact- 502-348-0461 or Suedones@hotmail.com
Location- 400 Atkinson Hill Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004

Concierge primary healthcare.
Rep- Missy Peercy 
Contact- 502-291-1929 or mapeercy@bluminehealth.com
Location- 2843 Brownsboro Road, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40206

Custom Cabinetry Manufacturing serving Nelson & surrounding counties since 2001.
Rep- Dale Culver
Contact- 502-549-9698  or dalec1976@gmail.com
Location- 851 Patton Road, Boston, KY 40107

State Farm Insurance- specializing in auto, home, health, life, business, and financial services.
Rep- Sarah Beth Curtsinger
Contact- 502-337-3051 or sarahbethmcnickle@me.com
Location- 101 Manor Avenue, Suite 101, Bardstown, KY 40004
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