2023 November E-News
Thank you for supporting our chamber. We are looking forward to 101 years and counting! Our Board of Directors Election opened November 1st and all employees of chamber member businesses are allowed to vote. Board of Directors are voted by members to serve a 3 year term and are instrumental in the operations and decisions of the chamber. Please use this link to vote. Voting ends on November 15th!

Our Shop Small Weekend Event is upon us starting on Friday, November 24th- Sunday, November 26th. The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce and The Bardstown Main Street Program have partnered up with new ideas on how to to boost the community's involvement around "Shopping Local". This year we want as many businesses to get involved in some kind of way. That is why this year, we have come up with 3 different participation options where you can do just that. Please see below participation options. Businesses can participate with all three options. 

October Connect Hosted By: CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital
Thank you CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital & Foundation for hosting such a beautiful event on Wednesday, October 18th. Jennifer Nolan, you and your team did a wonderful job! Thank you to Karen's Catering for providing everyone with tasty treats. CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital is dedicated to delivering high quality and compassionate care to Bardstown and nearby communities. Visit them at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road or call them at (502) 350-5000 for more information. 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference
On October 19th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber held its second annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conference. First, we had Kuma Roberts start the day with a DEI presentation that serves as an invitation to those interested in learning how Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion can foster improved business outcomes. Difficult questions were presented (don’t FLINCH) and solutions explored (Get FEARLESS) in what was a high-energy and engaging audience experience. Following that we had 3 breakout sessions where they discussed topics on “Diversity in the Workplace”, “Moving Beyond Unconscious Basis”, and “Breaking the Silence”. To close out the day, we heard from Marland Cole.

This could not have been made possible without our sponsors! Let’s give a big shout out to Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. for being our educational sponsor. Next, we want to thank our other community sponsors: Baptist Health Hardin, Barton 1792 Distillery, CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital & Foundation, Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience, Lincoln National Bank, and WesBanco.

We want to thank our Moderator, Keynote Speakers, and our incredible panel of local community leaders:
Keynote Speaker- Kuma Roberts
Keynote Speaker- Marland Cole
Moderator, Lisa Johnson
Panel- Doug Brink, Boo Brewer, Rita Koonts, AJ Lewis, and Merima Kreso

Special Thanks to Cecilia's Bar and Grill & Lisa's Creations LLC for preparing breakfast and lunch. Thank you to Shonna Sheckles, Lisa Johnson, and Regina Parker. Thank you taking the time to come speak to our community on such an important issue. 

Last but not least, we want to specially thank our DEI Committee and staff for hosting this conference: Shelly Bell, Rita Koontz, Kecia Copeland, Shonna Sheckles, Christy Tepatlan, Carrie Pride, Lisa Johnson, Jessica Leake, Lisa Thomas, Hannah Viens, Elliott Newland, and TaNia Calbert.
Thank you for putting on such a great event. 
Young Leaders
Another great day for our Young Leaders! Our Young Leaders spent the day learning about Agriculture in Nelson County. Thanks to the Nelson County Extension Office and Adam Wheatley for planning and hosting our day! Also, thanks to all our sponsors and to Andrea Moran for joining us and representing the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.
Young Professionals
On October 26th, the Young Professionals got together for an evening of networking, candle making, charcuterie eating, and cocktail drinking at Making Good Scentz. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to attend. A big thanks to Steve and Making Good Scentz for hosting our event, your store is amazing! A big thanks to Nikki with On the Rocks Bartending for providing us with delicious cocktails all night. Also, we want to thank Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. for sponsoring such an amazing event! Thank you to everyone who helped put this on! 

Are you a young professional from age 21-40 and want to learn more about becoming a Chamber Young Professional. Email Elliott Newland at [email protected] or call 502-348-9545.
Upcoming Events
November Connect
November 15, 2023
Day at the Races- SOLD OUT
Please contact us to be put on a waitlist.
Ribbon Cuttings

Kaden Lake Boutique
November 3, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 131 N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004

Making Good Scentz Candle Bar
November 14, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 123 N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Cecilia's Bar & Grill on their ribbon cutting that was held on Thursday, October 12th.
Congratulations to New Coroner's Office on their ribbon cutting that was held on Friday, October 13th.
Congratulations to Bardstown Painting Company on their ribbon cutting that was held on Monday, October 16th.
Congratulations to Distill-Inn Bardstown on their ribbon cutting that was held on Tuesday, October 24th.
Congratulations to AIC Roofing and Construction Inc. on their ribbon cutting that was held on Monday, October 30th.
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

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Dance Pro's of Bardstown, Inc. as Spotlight of the Month.

We are a studio focused on achieving exceptional standards of dance. We believe in nurturing creativity and artistic development, and offer a warm and positive environment to foster the growth that all dancers want and need. Offering recreational and competitive classes, our success is predicated on mutual respect, assistance, and diligent effort between our teachers, students, and parents. 

Ambassador of the Month

LeeAnn Abell
Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.

LeeAnn Abell continues to show her support for the Chamber. She is a faithful Ambassador and continues to help promote the Chamber. Thank you LeeAnn for all the support you have provided for our community.
Welcome New Chamber Members

Property Management.
Rep- Lance Taylor
Contact- (859) 797-4073 or [email protected]
Location- 141 Windsor Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004

Builder of Residential Single and Multi-Family Homes.
Rep- Joseph Downs
Contact- (502) 249-1686 or [email protected]
Location- 166 Abbey Ridge, Bardstown, KY 40004

We are a 24 bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Level 2, 10 bed Crisis Stabilization Unit, and 12 bed Substance Abuse Unit for children in the state Kentucky.
Rep- Carissa Pitsenbarger
Contact- (270) 217-1551 or [email protected]
Location- 1019 Granite Dr., Bardstown, KY 40004

Real estate, licensed realtor.
Rep- Tonya Renfrow
Contact- (502) 432-4214 or [email protected]
2023 Investors