2021 October E-News
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives

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. 

At the KCCE Annual Awards Dinner our Chamber won 2 awards! 

The Chamber won awards for:

🥇 Excellence in Website- Hub Website 
Special thanks to our Workforce Committee for the work put into developing this community resource website. Please check out hub.bardstownchamber.com.

🥇 Excellence in E-Newsletter- shout out to Hannah Viens for her work to develop our monthly newsletter.

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! Jennifer Rhodes, Hannah Viens and Lisa Thomas.
Board Nomination Form
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce and current Board of Directors are seeking dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2022.

 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 15, 2021.

Please use this form: Board Nomination Form

Please mail (One Court Square, Bardstown, KY 40004) or e-mail Chamber@bardstownchamber.com your nominations
September Connect Hosted By: Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
Thank you Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. for a great Connect!
The Hub Workforce Updates

Please send the Chamber information about upcoming job openings or job fairs and hiring events. Chamber Members can post jobs for Free on hub.bardstownchamber.com

Starting this week, one of our career managers, Brian Peace will be at the KCC-Bardstown each Thursday and Friday. His phone number is 270-735-5403 and email address is Brian.Peace@ky.gov. Please put the word out that if anyone is interesting in career and training services, they will be able to schedule an appointment to see him every Thursday and Friday.  
Day at the Races
It was a great day at Church Hill Downs for Day at the Races. Thank you to Abound Credit Union for sponsoring this event! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
Upcoming Events/Classes
Coffee & Conversations
Online with Zoom
October 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Connect with WesBanco
October 20, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Inclusion & Understanding Stereotypes
October 28, 2021
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Young Professionals Kick- Off
Coming Soon!
If you are interested in connecting with professionals that are 40 years and younger, please fill out this form and we will invite you to our kick-off event!
Ribbon Cuttings
Upcoming:

Kentucky/Indiana Foot & Ankle Specialist
October 15, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: 900 Chambers Blvd., Bardstown
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Mr. Music on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Saturday, September 25th.
Congratulations to Bread for Life on their Mobile Food Pantry. A Ribbon Cutting was held on Monday, September 27th.
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 employees’ 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
What a great day to finally get the Young Leaders Back in session. Thank you to our sponsors, and the Nelson County Extension office for planning a day to learn about leadership!
Spotlight of the Month
LG&E and KU: Empowering Kentucky’s economy

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize LG&E and KU as Spotlight of the Month.

Our energies go to powering businesses and empowering growth. Competitive electric rates, excellent reliability, a focus on the customer and a business-friendly climate make Kentucky the place for business. 

Whether you’re starting a business or expanding current operations, LG&E and KU’s resources, experience, and knowledge base are available to assist our business customers and communities every step of the way. From site evaluation to implementation and ongoing support, let us partner with you to help with:

• Building/site identification and due diligence
• Infrastructure development
• Incentives and cost analysis
• Project management
• Coordination with state and local governments. 
In addition, we’re expanding our energy portfolio to offer more renewable options and to help businesses meet their sustainability goals. 
Visit lge-ku.com/economic-development to learn more. 

Ambassador of the Month

Jessica Leake
Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.

Jessica Leake is one of the Chamber Board of Directors. Jessica continues to show her support for the Chamber as she helps lead the Ambassadors. She shows up even on days she's not supposed to. Thank you Jessica for all the support you have shown your local community!
Welcome New Chamber Members

For families, we turn the stories of a loved one into a memoir to pass on for generations. For businesses, we weave the story of your beginnings and history into a book you can sell to customers.
Rep- Alixandria Revell
Contact- 270-823-2244 or alixandriarthomason@gmail.com
Location- 2645 Louisville Road, Suite C, Bardstown, KY 40004

Pedicab service in historical downtown area.
Rep- Joshua Hoff
Contact- 502-331-2704 or bourboncitypedalers@gmail.com
Location- 128 Indian Trail, Bardstown, KY 40004

IT Services and Consulting - Specializing in Managed IT and Cyber Security services for clients of all sizes.
Rep- Joe Reichert
Contact- 502-792-9926 or joe.reichert@mcmtsg.com
Location- 9300 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40222

Food truck.
Rep- Tracy Sewell
Contact- 859-294-9683 or Frank20043@yahoo.com
Location- 616 Carver Road, Lexington, KY 40511

USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family with many different free programs and base/airport lounges. Established 1941. 501c3 Non-profit.
Rep- Josh Fletcher
Contact- 502-380-8228 or jfletcher@uso.org
Location- 600 Terminal Drive, Box 31, Louisville, KY 40209
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