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Tickets for two to 'Gershwin and Friends'! - April 18, 2016 
This month you'll be automatically entered to win tickets to 'Gershwin and Friends'  featuring award-winning pianist Richard Glazier at SKyPAC.  The winner will be contacted Friday,  March 4th! 

Congratulations to February's winner, Jon Bigley of Vector Horizon Technologies, LLC ! Thank you for staying up to date with South Central Kentucky's Business and Industry eNews!
Talent Development Center Stage for Chamber During Legislative Session
Kim Phelps, VP of Communications & Public Policy
SCR 75 and HCR 97 both establish oversight for Kentucky's workforce development  program.  Read More.
Certified Production Technician Course Strong Start to 2016
Camille Padilla, Project Director/ResCare
The first CPT training course began on February 2nd and is performing very well. A special thank you to  Holley, Woodcraft Industries, Valspar and Kobe Aluminum for pre-screening applicants and making recommendations from the applicant pool to participate in this program. Read more for information and how to become involved in the next class, slated to begin in late March.
Upcoming Job Fair: Employer Information
Targeting both graduating and recently graduated high school and college students. This Job Fair will focus on capturing the attention of millennials through various activities like, workshops, guest speakers, live music, giveaways and direct access to local employers. A special session for graduating high school seniors will be held in the morning while doors will open to the public and graduating college students after lunch.
The Job Fair will be April 7th at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green. Please look for registration forms for employers to arrive soon in your inbox. If you are interested or for more information, please email Project Director/ResCare Camille Padilla or contact her directly at 270-901-4617.
Warren County Recertified as a
Work Ready Community
Second recertification since designated in 2012
The Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) approved Warren County's recertification application on February 19th. Read More.
I-65 Connector on Schedule
The I-65 road that will directly connect the Kentucky Transpark to the Interstate is on track to be completed by the end of 2016 and will be fully operational within the first quarter of 2017. Stay tuned for any changes to the timeline!
OSHA Training Opportunities
WKU is offering professional development opportunities in partnership with EKU and their OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Bowling Green at the Knicely Conference Center. Click here for dates and course information.
Upcoming Events:
Training Consortium:
March 9, 2016: Group Leader Certificate Program - 6th Cohort - begins. For more information contact Emilee Buttrum.

IdeaFestival Bowling Green:
March 18, 2016: 9 AM to 2:30 PM at the Downing Student Union. Tickets are $10/students and $20/general public. For more information contact Josh Raymer or visit IdeaFestival online.

Tax Filing Deadline:
March 31, 2016:  If you are a health insurance issuer, self-insured employer, government agency, or other entity that provides minimum essential coverage to an individual during a calendar year, you must report information about the coverage that you provide to the IRS. If your organization is an applicable large employer, you must report to the IRS information about the health care coverage, if any, that you offered to full-time employees. Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C are required to be filed with the IRS by Feb. 29, 2016 if filing on paper, or March 31, 2016, if filing electronically.  For more information...

Job Fair:
April 7, 2016: 9a to 3p at Sloan Convention Center. For participating information, please contact Camille Padilla.

CPT Class Graduation:
April 19, 2016: For information about how to contact 2016's first roun d of graduates please contact  Camille Padilla .

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Ron Bunch, CEcD
President and CEO 

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


Emilee Buttrum 

Economic Development Coordinator

South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
In 2015, the Chamber announced 23 projects with over $943.7 million in capital investment in South Central Kentucky creating 1,040 jobs. 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.



Bowling Green Area

Chamber of Commerce

710 College Street

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: 270-781-3200

Toll Free: 866-330-2422