2022 May E-News
The Hub Workforce Updates

Nelson County Schools as Workforce Partners are asking for your assistance. This supports all children of Nelson County:
Your vote could help a Nelson County child learn to read! 🗳📚
Go to bit.ly/ncilsupport to cast your vote for the NCS UP Foundation Imagination Library.

We are one of 200 finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant, and the winning causes will be selected by popular vote. You can vote 10x A DAY through May 6! This grant would enable 1,000 children in our county to receive one book a month for an entire year.

On April 22nd the Bardstown High School students heard from nearly 50 professionals about local career opportunities and the variety of disciplines within each industry. Students learned about job availability, salary and education needed for each career.
April Connect Hosted By: Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Karen's Catering-Event Planning, and On the Rocks Bartending
Thank you to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Karen's Catering-Event Planning, and On the Rocks Bartending for a great Connect!
Upcoming Events/Classes
Bardstown Tourism Hospitality Assoc. Training
Lead with Presence.
Communicate with Trust.  

Customer service is intentional, leave this class with solid tools to increase your industry knowledge. Everyone benefits when you show up with stronger leadership presence. Learn how the best companies create trust with their customers and team. 

If you want to be a great leader of others, you must first be a great leader of yourself.

9:00AM – 11:00AM EDT


Please RSVP to Stacey Phelps at stacey@bardstowntourism.com if you plan on attending.
Hub Job & Resource Fair

Please join our job and resource fair from 1-7 pm on May 10th at the City of Bardstown Recreation Center. Students from local high schools will be able to attend from 1 pm - 3:30 pm and then we will open to the public from 4 pm- 7 pm. Please register to reserve your spot. The registration cost is $50 for members and $200 for non-members.

Please email chamber@bardstownchamber.com for more information on how to sign up!
XLR8 Series- Creating A Team Environment
May 12, 2022
May Connect
May 18, 2022
Bardstown Bourbon Mixer
June 9, 2022
Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge
June 10, 2022
Ribbon Cuttings

May 12, 2022
Time 4:00 PM
Location: 512 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Ste. 102, Bardstown

LaQuinta by Wyndham Bardstown
May 19, 2022
Time 4:00 PM
Location: 74 Creekview Ct., New Haven
Please RSVP to 502-233-6680 or kimberly.frakes@mgibsonhotels.com
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Backyard Oasis on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Friday, April 1st.
Congratulations to Log Still Distillery on their Ribbon Cutting at the Legacy at Dant Crossing that was held on Thursday, April 21st.
Young Professionals Launch
The BNCC Young Professionals Network launched their first event this evening 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.

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!
Young Leaders
What a great last day with our Young Leaders. They spent the morning volunteering at Feed America and then we ended with a luncheon where we recognized their journey to becoming leaders in our community. A big thanks to all our sponsors that joined us for lunch today and spent some time congratulating the Young Leaders. A scholarship was also presented based on their essay to Nelson County High School student Ariana McCalla.
Diversity Spotlight
We want to recognize Asian American & Pacific Island Heritage Month as Diversity Spotlight of the Month. Please celebrate our local chamber members and local residents.
Spotlight of the Month

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Woodmenlife as Spotlight of the Month.

WoodmenLife, founded in 1890, helps protect the financial future of families in hometowns across America. As a not-for-profit life insurance company, WoodmenLife puts money back into the community. Members join together in a shared commitment to family, community and country.

The organization was rated A+ (Superior), the second highest rating out of 15, for its financial strength and operating performance by A.M. Best, an independent rating company, and was named one of America’s Best Insurance Companies 2022 by Forbes.

WoodmenLife offers quality life insurance and retirement products. A person becomes a member and gains access to valuable extras when he or she purchases a WoodmenLife product. To learn more about the organization or how to become a member, visit WoodmenLife.org

Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society Home Office: Omaha, NE
Featured Distinguished Member of the Month
Lincoln National Bank

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Lincoln National Bank as the Featured Distinguished Member of the Month.

At Lincoln National Bank, hometown banking is a tradition. Lincoln National Bank opened on July 2, 1930 and now serves Nelson and Larue Counties with five convenient locations. Over 90 years, we have taken great pride in being a strong community bank that serves the banking needs of individuals, families and businesses with a wide range of personal and commercial banking opportunities. Our relationships with our friends and neighbors are the true measure of our success. Our employees enjoy cultivating and strengthening those relationships through the opportunities provided by the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce. We are committed to serving our community while connecting with and supporting fellow businesses for many years to come! Please visit mylnb.com to learn more.

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize WBRT & WOKH as the Featured Distinguished Member of the Month.

It has been full speed ahead so far in 2022 for the Bardstown Radio Team’s WOKH and WBRT. We enjoyed hosting our Chamber Connect with our new friends at La Quinta Inn and Suites.  Such a great turnout and great fun! So much that La Quinta Inn and Suites have asked us to partner with them again next year for another March Madness Chamber Connect.

We have been honored to be asked by many of our businesses and industries to help them with job recruitment.  We know this is a tough challenge right now, but radio is the best way to expand that search.  Radio’s benefits include being able to connect 7 days a week with people in the listening area. Our reach includes not only Nelson County, but also Marion and Washington counties.  If you are looking for great employees please consider using the benefits of radio’s reach and delivery of your message frequently.  

Fun times and important times ahead as WBRT will host the Bardstown Kiwanis Club’s Annual Radio Auction on June 12th.  This project has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that are used by the Bardstown Kiwanis Club to support our community’s youth.  If your business would like to be a part of this charitable event by donating a product, service, or gift certificate please contact us at WBRT and we will have a Kiwanis member connect with you.  

As Spring rolls into Summer you can expect to see and hear WBRT and WOKH out in the community with live remotes at events, businesses, and attractions.  We have lots of great prizes to give away again this year. If your business wants to boost your traffic and exposure it is as easy as making one phone call to the Bardstown Radio Team at 502 348 3943.

Ambassador of the Month

Jennifer Cissell
Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Jennifer Cissell continues to show her support for the Chamber. She works hard with us to bring exciting and new ideas. Thank you Jennifer for all the support you have shown your local community.
Welcome New Chamber Members

The Bardstown Travel Concierge - Located inside the Mad-Hatter Cafe & More in beautiful downtown Bardstown. Let us do the planning for you so you can get the most out of your stay!
Rep- Monica Dean
Contact- 502-252-1352 or contact@bourboncountryadventures.com
Location- 225 N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004

Wax bars, bath and body, apparel, home goods, and more.
Rep- Kelsey Williams
Contact- 502-553-4537 or infohallowscents@gmail.com
Location- 512 E. Stephen Foster Ave., Ste 102, Bardstown, KY 40004

We are Veteran owned and family-operated. We care about our senior community and want to make their lives easier, We help with light housekeeping, meal prep, and medication reminders. etc.
Rep- Tabitha Burns 
Contact- 502-348-0439 or tnburns92@gmail.com
Location- 101 Manor Dr., Ste 100, Bardstown, KY 40004

We are a non-denominational Christian church serving Nelson County Kentucky. We exist to love God, love people, and build a bridge to Jesus.
Rep- Mark Jones
Contact- 502-348-3495 or pastormarkjones43@gmail.com
Location- 1760 New Shepherdsville Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Bourbon Lounge.
Rep- Susanna Buscemi
Contact- 502-931-7482 or thoyng10@yahoo.com
Location- 107 East Flaget Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004

Delivery/Courier Services
Rep- Ann Bell
Contact- 502-203-2628  or bellann26@gmail.com
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