2023 October E-News
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference
October 19, 2023
September Connect Hosted By: Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. & Lisa Creation's LLC
On September 13th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber had its 8th 5PM Connect of the year hosted by Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. & Lisa's Creations LLC. It was an evening that consisted of networking, 1 minute games, food, delicious desserts, and laughter. Thanks again to our sponsors Town & Country Bank & Lisa's Creations LLC for such an amazing evening, and to the amazing community we have here in Bardstown that always shows up for each other! Call Town & Country Bank at 502-348-3911 for all your financial needs! And call Lisa's Creations LLC at 502-510-1734 for all your hunger needs!
KCCE Conference
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce finished the two-day Conference with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives. It was a great two days of conversations about the future role a chamber has in a local community, workforce, equity, and building a strong economy. 

Big thanks to our Board of Directors, Ambassadors, and especially our Members for supporting and investing in our Chamber!

Thank you to our staff for all their hard work: Lisa Thomas, Hannah Viens, Elliott Newland, and TaNia Calbert!
Cheers to Bardstown
Wow, to say the 3rd Annual Cheers to Bardstown was a success, is an understatement. It was a HUGE SUCCESS. First, we want to say thank you to Randi Mouser with Bardstown Main Street, for your partnership on this event! Thank you to all the volunteers, board members, downtown businesses, the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, KY, Bardstown Police Department, Nelson County Judge Executive Tim Hutchins, the Mayor Dick Heaton and City Council, Visit Bardstown, Alex with Peake AV Solutions, Milt Spalding, Realtor with Signal One Realty for emceeing, Nikki House Goff and her team with On the Rocks Bartending, Viking Security Services LLC , all of our amazing singers, and to YOU!...our community.

A BIG Thanks to all the sponsors:
Visit Bardstown, Abound Credit Union, Barton’s 1792, BlueOval SK, CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital, Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center, Four Roses Bourbon, James B. Beam Distilling Co., Lux Row Distillers, 5K Logistics, LLC, Haydon Materials, HMC Service, Log Still Distillery, Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics, Smith Brothers Distributing, Town & Country Bank and Trust Co., Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bardstown, Big-O Tires, Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust, Evergreen Liquors, Liberty Tax Service, Rachelle Danielle Rose Gifts & Decor, and Zaxby’s. Without your support we would not be able to have such a successful event. Special thanks to Kasey Willett VanVactor - State Farm Insurance Agent for the Water Donation.

We definitely could not have made this possible without volunteers. A HUGE Thanks goes to Shelly Bell, Jamie Roswall, Tammy Edelen, Craig Faulkner, Rita Koontz, Steven Stivers, Amy D. Designs, Emma Manley, Michael Mcwhirter, Ladara Hicks, Andrea Moran, LeAnn Abell, Kendra Ward, Thomas Wiechert, Jimmy Mouser, Carrie Pride, Michelle Gabbard, Misty Roller, Amanda Bringhurst, Angel Thompson, Jessica Leake, and Nikki House Goff.

Also, Special thanks to Brent Brussel via Grizzly Media and Katelyn at The Kentucky Standard for these amazing pics!

Thank you again to everyone who came out to support the community.
Young Leaders
First day of 2023-2024 Young Leaders! We had a great day getting to know each other, discovering our communication styles, and working in teams to do a “Shark Tank” activity. Big thanks to our Shark Tank judges Tom Hayes, Jennifer Osborne, Thoroughbred Asset Management, and Jessica Leake, Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. We couldn’t do it without our sponsors and appreciate their commitment to the program.
Board Nomination Form
The Board of Directors, community partners and the Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce membership have collaborated to build a community to which residents, visitors and investors are attracted. We continue our progress by recruiting talented representatives to lead our organization.

With that said, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2024.

As a Director of the Board, you should; 
Have the ability to use careful judgment and express the views of the entire chamber as opposed to your own
  • Attend all Board meetings regularly and promptly
  • Attend the Board Retreat
  • Devote time and energy to all board activities
  • Attend Chamber events
  • Ability to communicate ideas and concepts to a variety of people
  • Maintain objectivity at all times
  • Be responsible for the fiscal/financial responsibilities of the Chamber
  • Draw upon your business background when making decisions
  • Have respect for your associates
  • Be a team player
  • Understand the art of compromise
  • Have a good attitude
  • Ability to inspire
  • Prepare for Board meetings
  • Support the well-being of the Chamber of Commerce

 If you are interested in serving a three year term and have been a member of the Chamber of Commerce for at least one year, please complete the following form along with a short 100-word or less biography by October 13, 2023.

Please use this form: Board Nomination Form

These nominations are confidential. Please mail (One Court Square, Bardstown, KY 40004) or e-mail [email protected] your nominations.
Upcoming Events
October Connect
October 18, 2023
Young Professionals Network

If you have not joined the Young Professionals Network and would like to, please reach out to Elliott Newland at 502-348-9545 or [email protected].
Day at the Races
Ribbon Cuttings

Meet the Coroner & Staff
Ribbon Cutting for New Coroner's Office
October 13, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 860 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004

Bardstown Painting Company
October 16, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: One Court Square, Bardstown, KY 40004
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Direction Unknown Outdoors on their ribbon cutting that was held on Wednesday, September 8th.
Congratulations to Family Barbecue on their ribbon cutting that was held on Tuesday, September 12th.
Congratulations to The Crackled Monkey on their ribbon cutting that was held on Thursday, September 14th.
Congratulations to SWIS Purchase LLC DBA Heartland Youth Village on their ribbon cutting that was held on Wednesday, September 20th.
Congratulations to Kentucky Career Center- Lincoln Trail in Bardstown on their ribbon cutting that was held on Thursday, September 27th.
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 Hibbs and Associates LLC as Spotlight of the Month.

With a team dedicated to helping your business grow and proudly serving the community since 1984, Hibbs and Associates is committed to providing quality services to businesses and individuals in Bardstown and the surrounding area.

We are pleased to announce that our bookkeeping and payroll services have been expanded and we are accepting new clients. Businesses who need relief from these monthly responsibilities or are having difficulty hiring employees to perform these services in-house should contact us. We can provide a cost-effective solution, provide timely financials reports and eliminate the stress of the tedious payroll tax filings and other accounting functions. You focus on your business; we’ll take care of back-office accounting.

We have extensive experience in helping small to medium size businesses in a wide variety of industries including:
  • Agriculture              
  • Healthcare                 
  • Construction            
  • Retail                       
  • HOAs 
  • Not-for-Profits
  • Transportation/Trucking
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality

Our services include but are not limited to:
  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Bookkeeping Services
  • Payroll Services
  • Small Business Consulting
  • Retirement Consulting
  • QuickBooks Consulting, Implementation and Training

Call today at (502) 348-0276 and see the Hibbs and Associates difference for yourself!

Ambassador of the Month

Stacy Wolf
Lincoln National Bank

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

Shingle Roofing, Siding, and Gutters
Rep- Chris Cole
Contact- (502) 308-4427
Location- 11461 Blankenbaker Access Dr.., Bardstown, KY 40004

We are a residential commercial and industrial painting company located in Bardstown Kentucky
Rep- Nicolas Tyra
Contact- (502) 419-2272
Location- 102 Eastland Dr., Bardstown, KY 40004

Adult Education of Nelson works to service members in the community that wish to further their education with our FREE GED program or even brush up on their literacy, math, or digital literacy skills.
Rep- Miranda Nalley
Contact- (502) 507-0836
Location- 860 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004

Antiques, with a splash of vintage items and a whole lot of Southern Charm!
Rep- Michelle Hawkins
Contact- (502) 492-2069
Location- 219 E. Muir Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004
2023 Investors