Click, Open, Win...
Catch a game - on us!
Four tickets to an upcoming Bowling Green Hot Rods game! Just for staying up to date on the latest economic development news in South Central Kentucky.

Congratulations to our May Winner of a $25 Mariah's gift card, Ms. Kaye Marshall Durrant - Machined Ceramics, Inc. 
Contact the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Coordinator  Emilee Buttrum with any questions. 
WKU Learn and Earn
The Learn and Earn program at WKU partners with area companies and businesses to employ both traditional and non-traditional college students thus helping meet their company production goals.  In return, those students work for wages and receive college scholarships from their employers as well.

Making the news! WKU Learn and Earn is experiencing great success in Glasgow - see how you can get involved  as the program grows in Bowling Green. 
Career Pathways
Help shape the future economy!
T he Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is working to align our educational institutions - K-12 and higher education - with the workforce needs of the South Central Kentucky economy. To do this, it is imperative we formalize career pathways for high-demand, high-growth sectors throughout our region. These pathways will identify the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to enter and advance in these high-demand careers in Bowling Green and Warren County.

Seven sectors have been identified in the Chamber's initial approach to creating career pathways. These sectors include: Construction, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Transportation/Distribution/Logistics, Healthcare, Hospitality and Tourism and Government/Public Safety.

With the input of our education and business and industry partners, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce will create a road map illustrating where employees can enter and exit the education system, the certifications/degrees desired by employers in the pathways and how much a candidate can reasonably expect to earn locally as he or she progresses through his or her career.  Click here to view your industry sector!

For additional information about the Career Pathways, please contact Maureen Carpenter .
Bowling Green Young Professionals
BGYP! A great way to get involved today.
Bowling Green Young Professionals  (BGYP!) is an initiative of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce with the mission to attract, retain and connect young talent in our community; to engage and empower our next generation of business and community leaders to actively shape the Bowling Green area.

BGYP! members enjoy benefits such as monthly socials held on the second Thursday of each month, volunteer and mentoring opportunities, free registration for up to four 
Business at Its Best  seminars - an $80 value - and many more! Limited memberships are available for non-Chamber partners. Click   here  to view the 2016 membership application.

For additional information about BGYP!, please contact Stephanie Matthews , Director of Programs & Events.
SCK Launch: Experience
Learning About Unique and New Careers Here

What is it? SCK LAUNCH is a hands-on, interactive career fair for eighth-graders in the Warren County and Bowling Green school districts. The event is segmented into seven "worlds"  - industry sectors - that include: Healthcare, Construction, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Public Services and Transportation/Distribution/Logistics. Students spend time exploring career pathways in each world.


Why participate? Immediate ROI:  Interaction with over 1,400 students as a potential employer and mentor for career selection, exposure to 1,400 students' parents/guardians as a potential employer, community PR as an educational initiative supporter, media exposure. Future ROI: In four to six years, a larger pool of skilled workers will emerge and remain in our area because they will be able to envision a good quality of life, acquire education commensurate with their desired wages and view your company as a desired place to work.

Get on board today! Contact Stephanie Matthews, Director of Programs and Events for additional information or
Upcoming Events:
Targeted Business & Industry Appreciation Month:   October 2016,
Throughout the entire month of October, we will be celebrating you! Reserve your spot now to offer facility tours to Warren County students. Contact Emilee Buttrum for more information. Tours are currently being scheduled for September and October.

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South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
To date, the Chamber has announced three projects totaling $65.7 million in capital investment and 170 new jobs for 2016.  In 2015, Bowling Green was ranked fourth in the Top 10 Metro Areas for New and Expanded Facilities among metropolitan areas with populations less than 200,000 by Site Selection Magazine.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,200 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.
Become a member today!
June 2016 eNews
Contact Us:

Ron Bunch, CEcD
President and CEO 

Maureen P. Carpenter, EDP, IOM
Vice President Regional Economic Development and Talent

Emilee Buttrum 

Economic Development Coordinator