2022 November E-News
Thank you for supporting our chamber. We are looking forward to celebrating our 100th year in 2023! Our Board of Directors Election opens today 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 16th!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber held its first annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference on October 27th. First, we had Coach Colene start the day off with an uplifting, energetic, educational piece on D.E.I and what that means to you, and how you can play a part. After that, we heard from a panel of local community leaders sharing their stories on how they have overcome D.E.I in their lives and careers, and what changes they want to see and make in the community. Following that we had 3 breakout rooms where they discussed topics on “Fostering Workplace Belonging”, “Building Relations within your Company”, and “Civility in The Workplace”. And to close out the day was Eric King, who spoke about personal stories of hardships, success, and clarity of how D.E.I has affected him and how he has overcome it. A perfect speaker and speech to close out such a powerful day.

Thank you to our educational sponsor: Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. Also, thank you to our community sponsors: Baptist Health, CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital, Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience, James B. Beam Distilling Co., Lincoln National Bank, and Orbis Corporation. 

Thank you to our D.E.I Committee, and staff for hosting this conference: Shelly Bell, Rita Koontz, Nika Mathis, Kecia Copeland, Shonna Sheckles, Carrie Pride, Lisa Johnson, Christine Shelton, Lisa Thomas, Hannah Viens, Elliott Newland, and TaNia Calbert. Thank you for putting on such a great powerful event. 
October Connect Hosted By: CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital
Thank you CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital for hosting such a beautiful event. Jennifer Nolan, you and your team did a wonderful job! Also, thank you to Karen's Catering for providing everyone with the wonderful food. CHI Saint Joseph Health - Flaget Memorial Hospital is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care to Bardstown and nearby communities.
Young Professionals Network
We would like to give a big thanks to Scout & Scholar Brewing Co. for hosting us and for providing delicious appetizers and cocktails for the evening. Also, a HUGE thanks to all our Young Professionals who joined our program this year, looking to make new relationships, and to have a better understanding of yourself and others.

For more information, please contact the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce at chamber@bardstownchamber.com or call 502-348-9545 ext. 3.
Upcoming Events
November Connect
November 16, 2022
Ribbon Cuttings
Upcoming:

Bourbon Trail Liquors
November 4, 2022
Time 12:00 PM
Location: 722 N. Third St., Bardstown

Traci Melgar, Wellness Services (Darkside Gold & Rock City Boxing) 
November 18, 2022
Time 1:00 PM
Location: 1 Court Square, Bardstown
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Agency Title Inc on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Tuesday, October 4th.
Congratulations to Christy's Collections Three Generations Beautique & Gifts on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Thursday, October 20th.
Congratulations to Mammy's General Store on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Thursday, October 20th.
Congratulations to Upscale Energy & Nutrition on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Friday, October 28th.
Young Leaders
On October 26th the Young Leaders had Agriculture Day. They spent the day visiting local farms. Thank you to the Nelson County Extension Office and Adam Wheatley for hosting our Young Leaders for the last 30 years!
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
Doug Brink, Realtor with United Real Estate Louisville

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Doug Brink, Realtor with United Real Estate Louisville as Spotlight of the Month.

I work for United Real Estate, Moved to Bardstown in 2009 and could not love living here more. Nearly all my business is in Nelson county. My goal is to sell 40 homes by the end of the year. I love working with first time home buyers but will work with anyone no matter the price range. I like to tell my clients we will eat the elephant one bite at a time. The whole home buying process can be overwhelming to buyer, same with sellers. My job is to help, teach, handhold what ever needs done. When i get a client i will not rest until i find them a new home or sell their home. I spend money on professional photos one every listing as well as paid ads. I love being an embassator for the BNCC. I have me lots of wonderful people and enjoy taking welcome packets when someone joins the chamber. The BNCC staff is awesome and very hard working so going the chamber has been great for me and my business.
Featured Distinguished Member of the Month
WesBanco

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

WESBANCO IS DEDICATED TO THE NELSON COUNTY COMMUNITY

Founded in 1870, WesBanco, Inc. is a diversified and well-balanced financial services company with a community bank at its core, built upon a strong legacy of credit and risk management. We have meaningful market share across our key geographies including Nelson County, and we strive to maintain through exceptional customer service and solid trust and wealth management businesses. We’ve built a national reputation as a safe, sound, and profitable bank while delivering large bank capabilities with a community bank feel.  

Our customer-centric service culture is focused on building long-term relationships by pledging to serve financial needs and help grow businesses. We offer a wide variety of business and personal transaction account options; competitive b usiness and personal lending services; a full range of online and mobile banking options; a full suite of commercial banking products and services; and trust, wealth management, securities brokerage, and private banking services through our century-old Trust Investment Services department.  

Our entire staff is dedicated to serving the entire Nelson County community. Led by Banking Center Manager and Commercial Lender, Kristen Ross, our office located at 401 E. John Rowan Boulevard is staffed by a knowledgeable team that also includes Amanda Bringhurst, mortgage loan specialist. Kristen and Amanda have all your business and home loan needs covered – all in one convenient location! While she continues to office at the John Rowan Banking Center, former manager, Diana Gagne, who is well-known to the Chamber and the community, has recently added responsibilities as the LSI-Heartland Region’s District Sales Manager overseeing numerous banking centers in four counties. 

We’ve never forgotten whose money we’re holding. We merge technology with people to support our commitment to personal customer service. WesBanco is committed to ensuring a strong and dedicated financial institution for all of our stakeholders, because what matters to you matters to us.
Amanda Bringhurst, Diana Gagne, Kristen Ross

Ambassador of the Month

Patrick Beam
Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.

Patrick Beam continues to show his support for the Chamber. He is a faithful Ambassador and continues to help promote the Chamber. Thank you Patrick for all the support you have shown your local community.
Welcome New Chamber Members

With a passion for service in the Bardstown area, Amy is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs.
Rep- Amy Newman
Contact- 270-792-1431 or anewmanrealestate@gmail.com

We are a pest control business that is family owned and operated. We have over 30 years of experience. We service common pests, termites, bed bugs, and rodent control.
Rep- MacKenzy Meeks
Contact- 502-349-4700 or bardstownbugs@gmail.com
Location- 104 Ruth Ln., Bardstown, KY 40004

Liquor store.
Rep- Monit Patel 
Contact- 502-331-6055 or bourbontrailliquors@gmail.com
Location- 722 N. Third St, Bardstown, KY 40004

Personal and Commercial Lines Insurance.
Rep- Bob Horton
Contact- 502-348-2886  or bobhorton13@hotmail.com
Location- 225 W. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown KY 40004

We are a local mortgage company located in Bardstown, Kentucky. Our goal is to match our customers with the right type of home loan with the lowest interest rate available.
Rep- Sarah Hardin
Contact- 502-373-7339 or sarah@jpmortgageky.com
Location- 1002 Granite Dr., Ste. 7, Bardstown, KY, 40004

A direct marketing company rooted in direct mail, data analytics, and variable-print.
Rep- Eric Martin
Contact- 615-268-7297 or Ericmartin@united-mail.com
Location- 4410 Bishop Ln., Louisville KY 40218

Full service mobile espresso bar offering specialty lattes and drip coffee for private events, weddings and large festivals.
Rep- Alex Frost
Contact- 502-694-6313 or Info@zeal.coffee
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