2022 September E-News

Welcome our new Chamber Intern

The Chamber welcomed a new intern. Tania Calbert is a senior at Bardstown High School. She is interested in pursuing a career in international business and loves to play volleyball for her school. The next time you find yourself down by the Old Courthouse, stop by the Chamber and say hello.

2022 Golf Scramble

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber Annual Golf Scramble 2022 was a success. First, we want to thank My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course for allowing us to use their beautiful golf course and amenities. Second, we would like to thank ALL our Sponsors and Volunteers who took time out of their busy days to come to support the community & the Nelson County Chamber. A BIG thanks to Grizzly Media for capturing such a beautiful day and all the fun moments. Last but not least, we would like to thank ALL the players.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Golf Team Winners:

  • 1st Place- Bardstown Main Street- Luke Mattingly Team
  • 2nd Place- LG&E and KU
  • 3rd Place- Bluegrass Chiropractic Center

Longest Drive:

  • Women’s Longest Drive- Gail Crawford
  • Men’s Longest Drive- Scott Wright

James B.Beam Putting Contest:

  • 1st Place- Marco Lisi
  • 2nd Place- Aaron Bray
  • 3rdPlace - Nick Skidmore

Closest to the Pin:

Johnny Reinle

Happy Gilmore:

Thomas Mudd

Thank you to our sponsors:

Hole Sponsors:

  • Abound Credit Union
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Baptist Health
  • Barton 1792 Distillery
  • Bourbon City Cleaning Services
  • Brown & Cheek, INC
  • Buzick Construction Co.
  • Cintas Location K62 & Rapid Recovery Cryotherapy
  • Cooper Trail Senior Living- Trilogy Health Services
  • The Grove Church
  • Hometown Manor Assisted Living
  • KORT Physical Therapy
  • Louisville Gas & Electric
  • Our Commonwealth
  • Rd1 Spirits
  • Salt River Electric
  • South Central Bank
  • Swope Family of Dealerships

Walkway Sponsors:

  • Edward Jones- Rob Smotherman
  • Eric Shelburne
  • Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
  • Grizzly Media
  • Handy Food Mart- Tim Hutchins
  • Heaven Hill Distillery
  • The Kentucky Standard
  • Making Good Scentz
  • Orbis Corporation
  • Promotional Wood Products
  • Shelter Insurance
  • Takigawa Corporation America

Other Sponsors:

  • Bar Sponsor: On the Rocks Bartending
  • Breakfast Sandwiches: Newcomb Oil
  • Coffee: Edward Jones - Sarah Thomas, Financial Advisor 
  • Drink Cart and Drink Station: WesBanco
  • Drink Tickets: Kentucky Bourbon Festival
  • Golf Balls: Four Roses Distillery and Cintas Location K62
  • Lunch: Chick-Fil-A and Boones Butcher Shop
  • Mulligans: HMC Service
  • Putting Contest: James B. Beam
  • Scoreboard: Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
  • Scorecard: Mike Brooks & Associates, Inc.
  • Shop Local: Just Baked, Baptist Health Hardin, Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co., and the Old Talbott Tavern
  • Snack Packs: Smith & Associates Insurance
  • Water: CHI Saint Joseph Health
  • Welcome Banner: Thoroughbred Asset Management

August Connect Hosted By: James B. Beam Distilling Co.

Thank you to The Kitchen Table at James B. Beam Distilling Co. for hosting a great 5PM Connect.   Great food, great drinks, and great people. Thank you to everyone who came out.

XLR8 Class

The Bardstown- Nelson County Chamber of Commerce had 16 professionals complete our Success in the Workplace/ Planting the Seeds for Leadership four-series program.

These classes covered topics on:

• Creating a Team Environment

• Generational Onboarding Workshop

• Developing Leadership Skills

• Employee Recognition = Retention

We want to thank Elizabethtown Community & Technical College for providing our classes. Thank you to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bardstown for allowing us the use of your conference room and a BIG thanks to our sponsors Lincoln National Bank, LG&E, and Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co.

Upcoming Events/Classes

Cheers to Bardstown

September 17, 2022

Day at the Races

September 30, 2022


October Connect

October 19, 2022


Ribbon Cuttings


Alternative Health Solutions/BluMine Health Bardstown

September 12, 2022

Time 11:00 AM

Location: 700 Portland Ave., Suite C, Bardstown

Christy's Collections & Mammy's General Store

September 23, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: 97 W. Flaget St., Bardstown

Bourbon City Cleaning Services & Bourbon City Bike Rentals

September 27, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: 1 Court Square, Bardstown (Chamber Office)

Previous Ribbon Cuttings:

Congratulations to Bourbon City Pedalers on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Monday, August 8th.

Congratulations to Thoroughbred Express Auto Wash on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Friday, August 19th.

Congratulations to Sarah Curtsinger Agency on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Friday, August 26th.

Congratulations to Bourbon Country: Roofing, Home Exterior, Custom Homes on their Ribbon Cutting that was held on Wednesday, August 31st.

Young Professionals Network

Cheers to Bardstown Young Professionals Network Pop Up

September 17, 2022


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.

Learn More Here

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

Old Talbott Tavern

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

Stay, dine and be entertained! Since the late 1700s, the Old Talbott Tavern, located in historic Bardstown on Court Square has provided shelter, food and drink to Kentucky travelers. It is home to the world’s oldest bourbon bar and has a long list of famous (and infamous) visitors including Jesse James, Abraham Lincoln and Daniel Boone! You can book an overnight room in one of the six historical rooms or next door in one of the 15 modern rooms at the sister property, Talbott Inn. The Old Talbott Tavern is open daily for lunch and dinner Sunday – Thursday from 11-8 PM and Friday – Saturday 11-9 PM. The world famous bourbon bar is open every weekend with live local musicians performing from 8-12. Come have a drink with history!

Featured Distinguished Member of the Month

Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co.

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co. as the Featured Distinguished Member of the Month.

WMB Nelson County Officers

Since 1865, Wilson & Muir Bank has proudly contributed to the growth of Kentucky’s communities by helping individuals and businesses with their financial needs. Here in Nelson County, we offer all the checking, deposit, loan and convenience services, including online banking and mobile banking, that you will find at the larger banks. But it makes a difference when you are doing business with your neighbors. We understand your goals because we are just like you. We are farmers and fiduciaries, builders and brewers. We are healthcare workers and handy workers; tinkers and teachers; shop owners and students; moms and dads; sons and daughters…. And we all have the same goals: we want to achieve our dreams and we want our communities to thrive.  

We are very proud to be the second oldest bank in the Bluegrass State and are humbled by the legacy that comes with that designation. WMB has survived several economic challenges by remaining focused on time-tested banking principles dedicated to protecting our clients' wealth. We still offer a very simple approach to banking based on delivering a deeper, personal service. Tell us what you need, and we’ll find the best solution. It’s been our commitment for nearly 160 years. Building strong relationships, providing exceptional service, and remaining focused on the community are qualities that couldn't be more

important any time in our history as they are today. Learn more about us at www.wilsonmuirbank.com or better still, come by to see us soon. We do our best work face to face. Together we build communities. 

107 N. Third Street, Bardstown

101 Culpeper Street, Bardstown 

101 Padgett Street, Bardstown 

105 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield

250 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown

123 West Main Street, Vine Grove  

118 South Main Street, Leitchfield

1315 Elizabethtown Road, Big Clifty

9700 Elizabethtown Road, Big Clifty

130 St Matthews Avenue, Louisville

Arbor Ridge Station (LPO), Crestwood

Ambassador of the Month

Ladara Hicks

Woodmenlife Representative


Ladara Hicks continues to show her support for the Chamber. She has joined our Young Professionals Networking program, along with other committees. Thank you Ladara for all the support you have shown your local community.

Welcome New Chamber Members

Access Bourbon

ACCESS Bourbon is a local concierge tour service in Bardstown, Kentucky offering visitors a personal and exceptional level of hospitality with inside access to Bourbon’s extraordinary experiences.

Rep- Ginny Holland

Contact- 502-510-3913 or ginny@accessbourbon.com

Agency Title Inc

Real Estate Title Services, Closing Services, Short Sale Assistance Mobile and Remote Closings.

Rep- Beth Rojas

Contact- 502-339-1145 or beth@agencytitle.com

Location- 650 E. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Armstrong and Peake, PLLC

Small law firm for small businesses, employers, and suppliers of goods and services. We represent companies in lawsuits, negotiations, workouts, workers' compensation claims, slips and falls, and more.

Rep- Steven Armstrong

Contact- 502-562-1978  or sarmstrong@armstrongpeake.com

Location- 138 S. Third St., Louisville, KY 40202

Bourbon Country: Roofing, Home Exterior, Custom Homes

Bourbon Country: Roofing, Home Exterior, Custom Homes is your one-stop-shop for roof replacement, gutter installation, siding installation, and custom home building in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Rep- Chad Ubbelohde

Contact- 270-401-1918 or chad.bcroof@gmail.com

Deez Beanz Bardstown

Drive-thru coffee shop. We serve hot and cold coffee and lattes. We also offer cold brew coffee, frappés, as well as sweet and unsweet tea.

Rep- Denise Cardwell 

Contact- 502-548-2660 or d.cardwell@live.com

Location- 999 Bloomfield Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

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