2021 September E-News
Bardstown Tourism, Main Street and the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce invite the public to join us downtown in the Bourbon Capital of the World for “Cheers to Bardstown”, a free event in celebration of our rich culture from Thursday, September 16th to Saturday, September 18th.
Cheers to Bardstown will feature live music, craft vendors, local food, beer, tastings, cocktails, shopping and more — no tickets required. Bardstown Tourism will have Bardstown Ambassadors on hand to direct you to all of the exciting experiences available. In addition to these offerings, the Bourbon Capital Community Alliance (BCCA) organization will provide information on expanded distillery experiences during these dates.
Click the link below for our music lineup, with information on food trucks, cocktails, tastings and more coming soon!

Golf Scramble
We had an amazing golf scramble. Thank you to all of our volunteers, teams, and sponsors for making this a such successful golf scramble.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Golf Team Winners:
1st Place- LG&E and KU
2nd Place- Citizens Union Bank
3rd Place- Lincoln National Bank

Longest Drive:
Men- Mark Foster
Women- Theresa Adkins
 Closest to the Pin:
Jay Allen

Jim Beam Putting Contest:
 Jim Mattingly

Hole in One:
Alan Swift
Thank you to our sponsors:
Hole Sponsors:
  • South Central Bank
  • Bourbon City Cleaning Service
  • The Grove Church
  • Town & Country Bank & Trust
  • WesBanco
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Buzick Lumber
  • Swope Family of Dealerships
  • Salt River & Electric
  • BDM Collision Center
  • Log Still Distillery
  • First Care Clinics
  • Fast Pace
  • Perfect Pools and Patio
  • Bartons 1792
  • Hall Bros Pressure Washing
  • Crume Drug Store
  • Hometown Manor
  • LG&E
Shared Holes:
  • Orbis
  • Baptist Health Hardin
  • The Kentucky Standard
  • Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co.
  • Land Pro, Inc.
  • Grizzly Media
  • Blind Pig Speakeasy
  • Kentucky Straight Apparel & Co.
  • Amy Scarlott, Brokered eXp Realty
  • State Farm Insurance - Travis Easterling
  • Edward Jones - Rob Smotherman, Financial Advisor
Other Sponsors:
  • Registration: Heaven Hill Distillery
  • Putting Contest: Jim Beam Suntory
  • Scoreboard: Lincoln National Bank
  • Welcome Banner: Thoroughbred Asset Management
  • Shop Local: Just Baked, Abound Credit Union, Hibbs & Associates, LLC, and Old Talbott Tavern
  • Mulligans: Big O Tires
  • Scorecard: Mike Brooks & Associates, Inc.
  • Tote: Houchens Insurance Group
  • Drink Cart and Drink Station: WesBanco
  • Drink Tickets: Strong Spirits
  • Snack Packs: Smith & Associates Insurance
  • Breakfast Sandwiches: Newcomb Oil
  • Water: CHI Saint Joseph Health
  • Coffee: Edward Jones - Sarah Thomas, Financial Advisor 
  • Lunch: Abound Credit Union and Boones Butcher Shop
  • Golf Balls: My Old Kentucky Home Country Club, Swope Family of Dealerships, Jim Beam Suntory, and Four Roses Distillery
August Connect Hosted By: Fairfield Inn & Suites
In Partnership with: Grandma's Ice Cream, The Blind Pig, and Bullitt's Winery & Bistro
Thank you Fairfield Inn, Grandma's Ice Cream, The Blind Pig, and Bullitt's Winery & Bistro 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

Upcoming Job Fairs and Hiring Events:
Teen Job Fair- hosted by the Nelson County 4-H Teen Council
Seeking local Employers who hire Teens for a Teen Job Fair hosted by Nelson County 4-H Teen County.
  • September 14, 2021, 5:30-7:30 pm (Set-up at 5:00)
  • Located at the Nelson County Extension Office Grass Lot, 317 South Third Street, Bardstown (The Civic Center is reserved in the case of rain)
  • Free to set up, tables available for the first 20 registered
  • For employers unable to attend in-person, a resource table will be set up if you would like to leave flyers/applications
  • Current Covid guidelines will be followed
  • Employers can reserve a space by visiting: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgQKSWiIwlncFcq
Upcoming Events/Classes
Coffee & Conversations
Online with Zoom
September 14, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Connect with Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
September 15, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Day at the Races
September 24, 2021
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

Mr. Music
September 25, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM
Location:955 Frost Avenue, Bardstown
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Surely Shakes for their Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, August 26th.
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.
Spotlight of the Month

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize WBRT and WOKH as Spotlight of the Month.

The Bardstown Radio Team is proud to be a part of the Bardstown Chamber of Commerce and is also proud to call Bardstown our home. Since 2009 the Bardstown Radio Team has continued to grow and invest in the communities that it serves. Since the purchase of WBRT in 2009 we have continued to expand our products to the benefit of this community. We now broadcast a portion of our day live on Bardstown Cable Channel 19, we broadcast on both 97.1 fm in Bardstown and for the last three years on 94.9 fm in Lebanon. Four years ago we purchased WOKH 102.7 FM The Rocket and have expanded and improved its line-up of local announcers while adding studio and offices in Lebanon. The Bardstown Radio Team has worked hard this past year to help our communities survive during the pandemic. We believe our efforts have helped many small businesses adapt to an altered business model that has allowed them to survive. This battle is not over and we will continue to help our communities as best we can. That means that 7 days a week we are challenged to inform, entertain, and enlighten the listeners to our radio stations. We firmly believe that our local radio stations are the best form of communications in good times and maybe even more important in times like we have witnessed this year. Our commitment is to the listener and to our community. The business community benefits from this as their messages are broadcast from a reliable, trusted, and locally owned company that has only the community it serves and lives in at heart.

In closing, the staff of WBRT and WOKH Radio Stations must be thanked for their efforts. What they have done makes what the Bardstown Radio Team do possible. Without their efforts our growth would never have been possible.

Ambassador of the Month

Emma Manley
Heaven Hill Distillery

Emma Manley continues to show her support for the Chamber. She is a faithful Ambassador to the Chamber. Thank you Emma for all the support you have shown your local community!
Welcome New Chamber Members

Inflatable Rentals, party supplies, concession machines.
Rep- Cody Spears 
Contact- 502-507-3554  or Cody@astrojump.com
Location- 802 Pennebaker Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004

Collision repair and Paintless Dent Repair.
Rep- Eric Hayden
Contact- 502-349-0053 or eric@perfectdentusa.com
Location- 976 Frost Avenue, Louisville, KY 40214

HMC Service is an HVAC/R Service Company specializing in preventive maintenance and service.
Rep- Brian Fichter
Contact- 502-375-0440 or fichterb@hmcservice.com
Location- 6909 Enterprise Drive, Louisville, KY 40214

Johnan America, Inc. was incorporated in March 1998 and began operations in Bardstown, Kentucky with only 6 associates.
Rep- Cindy Reed
Contact- 502-350-0977 or c-reed@johnanamerica.com
Location- 600 Wilson Pkwy., Bardstown, KY 40004

Bardstown First and Finest Authentic Mexican Street-style Food Truck. Using the finest local ingredients, and sourcing from our neighbors. Built, owned, and operated by a true Bardstown-born.
Rep- Chevez Sanchez 
Contact- 502-507-1941 or owner@platosfuego.com
Location- 114 Pecan Drive, Bardstown, KY 40004
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