2022 March E-News
The 2022 Membership Directory has arrived! Please stop by the Chamber office to pick up the directory. Special thanks to Hannah Viens and our intern Meg Janes (Bardstown High School) for their tremendous work in completing this publication. Also a thanks to Maggie Coffman (Thomas Nelson High School intern) for assisting in the layout.
BNCC Annual Awards Dinner
February 17th marked our Annual Awards Dinner honoring winners from 2021 and 2022. We had a great night of entertainment, community networking, and acknowledgment of the great community members that create a strong chamber.

Recognized this year:
๐Ÿ† 2020 Woman of the Year: Celeste Dawson
๐Ÿ† 2021 Woman of the Year: Diana Judd Gagne
๐Ÿ† 2020 Man of the Year: Matt Bowman
๐Ÿ† 2021 Man of the Year: Steven Stivers
๐Ÿ† 2021 Young Entrepreneur: Benjamin Williams
๐Ÿ† 2021 Outstanding Contributing Business: Log Still Distillery
๐Ÿ† 2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill Conway
๐Ÿ† 2021 Lifetime Achievement: Mark Mathis 

The evening welcomed Shelly Bell as the incoming 2022 Board Chair. 

A special thanks to the staff, Ambassadors, Board Members, Visionary/Distinguished Members, and our presenting sponsor LG&E and KU for their continued work and support.  

Also thanks to the ones who help plan and execute a great evening:

Dance Pro's of Bardstown, Inc. for great entertainment 

Lance Blanford for being a great Master of Ceremonies

Nika Mathis for leading us through 2021 and helping plan a great evening! 

Jennifer Rhodes, Hannah Viens, Emma Manley, Kendrea Ward, Devin Oโ€™Bryan, and Nick Penick, for producing the best night ever! Our committee members Robert Cecil and Jessica Leake. 

Our interns Madison, Maggie, and Meg for pitching in as necessary! 

Nikki House Goff for providing bartending services!

Kreso's Restaurant for the great venue and food!

Grizzly Media and Zachary Sinclair for the countless hours of capturing and editing videos for the evening and for the beautiful photography! 

Lastly, thanks to all that attended! We hope to see you often this year!
Spread the Love
February 1st-11th, the Chamber partnered with Bardstown Main Street for a Spread the Love Campaign!

On February 1st, we sold envelopes with chances to win a basket valued at $500 and many additional prizes. We raised over $1000 that spread the love to our locally owned businesses and then spread more love to our winners of the prizes.

On February 7th, the community joined us in spreading the love with a daily challenge. They posted and shared the completed challenge on social media using #bnccspreadthelove

Here are some pictures shared on social media that Spread the Love to our business community!
The Hub Workforce Updates

ServSafe Food Handler Training, Exam, and Certification Offered!

The Chamber has partnered with the Bardstown-Nelson County Tourism Hospitality Association and will be hosting a ServSafe Food Handlers Class for restaurant employees on April 25th. This training provides individuals working in restaurants and non-restaurant facilities with an overview of food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment. The course will consist of classroom training using the ServSafe Food Handler Book. The cost includes training, textbook, and certification test. The book is provided after registration and payment for the class. Lunch by Bardstown Bourbon Company is included and sponsored by the Bardstown- Nelson County Tourism and will be followed by a one hour review and exam. A photo ID and email address are required.

Lunch provided by Bardstown Bourbon Company and sponsored by Bardstown- Nelson County Tourism
Class Training provided by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

ServSafe Food Handler Training, Exam, and Certification
April 25, 2022
8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Bardstown Bourbon Company
$130
February Connect Hosted By: Springhill Plantation Bed And Breakfast And Winery
Thank you Springhill Plantation Bed And Breakfast And Winery for a great Connect!
Upcoming Events/Classes
March Connect
March 16, 2022
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Ribbon Cuttings
Upcoming:

Backyard Oasis
April 1, 2022
Time 4:00 PM
Location: 1411 N. 3rd St., Bardstown
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 employeesโ€™ 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.
Young Leaders
Another great day with our Young Leaders! We had a packed day with a tour of ORBIS Corporation, Making Good Scentz, and WBRT. We had a great lunch and discussion about Hospitality Industry Careers at Scout & Scholar Brewing Co.. Our day ended with a discussion on entrepreneurship with Oliver's Confections, Bourbon City Taxi, Grizzly Media and Alex Letner.
Diversity Spotlight
Spotlight of the Month
Quality Auto Glass, Inc.

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Quality Auto Glass, Inc. as Spotlight of the Month.

They offer services for both commercial and auto glass all under one roof. Quality Glass and Quality Auto Glass are located together in Bardstown, KY and serve Nelson County, Hardin County, Bullitt County, Marion County, Washington County, Larue County, Spencer County and surrounding areas. They are approved by all insurance companies and warranty all of their work. They are proud to offer free estimates.
Featured Distinguished Member of the Month
Lux Row Distillers

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Lux Row Distillers as the Featured Distinguished Member of the Month.

Lux Row Distillers opened in Bardstown in 2018, but traces its roots back to St. Louis in 1958. As the home of legendary brands such as Ezra Brooks, Rebel, David Nicholson, Daviess County, and Blood Oath Bourbons, Lux Row is situated on a beautiful 90-acre campus featuring a state-of-the-art distillery, ten barrel warehouses at capacity, and a 19th century Stone House. Lux Row offers a variety of tour and tasting experiences year-round and features a cocktail bar in the Visitor Center. 

Lux Row Distillers is a proud Distinguished Investor for the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce. The distillery is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion project that will increase production capacity by 75%. Additionally, the Visitor Center is opening a new tasting room to accommodate more guest experiences and meeting space. Both projects will be complete by the end of 2022 cementing Lux Rowโ€™s position as a staple in the Bardstown community. 

Click the link to learn more about the expansion:

๏ปฟAmbassador of the Month

Crystal Welch
Nazareth Villages, Inc.

Crystal Welch 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 Crystal for all the support you have shown your local community, and for taking a leadership role in helping to plan our upcoming mixer.
Welcome New Chamber Members

Manufacturer of trusses; Residential, Commercial, Pole Barns, Room-in-Attic, Gambrel and more. Supplier of LVL beams, Posts, I-Joist, Rimboard, Headers, as well as treated and untreated lumber.
Rep- Sarah Dant
Contact- 502-549-8629 or sdant@affordabletruss.com
Location- 3191 New Hope Rd., New Haven, KY 40051

We here at Backyard Oasis are a full service swimming pool company. We offer sales, service and installation of both inground and above ground pools.
Rep- Randy Sweazy
Contact- 502-293-8187 or Randy@backyardoasisky.com
Location- 1411 N. 3rd St., Bardstown, KY 40004

Rep- Kaye Simpson
Contact- 502-507-4943 or layawaystorage@bardstowncable.net
Location- 600 Atkinson Hill Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Site development contractor.
Rep- Adam Smith
Contact- 606-626-8426 or bluelinestream@yahoo.com
Location- 111 Honeybee Dr., Louisa, KY 41230

Helping you find your dream home or sell your current home so you can move into the next level of home is my passion. Lets find your forever home together.
Rep- Doug Brink
Contact- 502-724-6570 or dougbrink.realtor@gmail.com

Providing exceptional oral surgical care for the Bluegrass region since 1996. Board certified surgeon specializing in dental implants, dental extractions, oral pathology and office based anesthesia.
Rep- Mary Ann Laureano
Contact- 502-348-1155 or MA.Laureano@icloud.com
Location- 120 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Ste 107, Bardstown, KY 40004
Thank You to all of our Chamber Members that Renewed in February!
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Bourbon City Cleaning Services
BoxDrop Bardstown
C3 Mechanical
Esteam Clean, Inc.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Jadi Installers, LLC
Joe Hill's Automotive Center
Joetta Marie
Mammy's Kitchen
Mike Brooks & Associates, Inc.
Promotional Wood Products
Shoe Sensation #863
Stewart Hurst Electric
Thai Summit
Wild Thyme Herbal Apothecary
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