2023 September E-News
2023 Cheers to Bardstown
Mark your calendars! We're counting down to Bardstown Main Street’s and Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber’s Cheers to Bardstown event.
September 16th, 1pm - 12am at the Farmer's Market (200 E. Flaget St.)
Join us for a night of live music, food, craft vendors, & community love!
August Connect Hosted By: James B. Beam Distilling Co.
On August 16th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber had its 7th Connect of the season held & sponsored by James B. Beam Distilling Co. It was a night filled with networking, delicious food, and prizes. These Connects are a great way for business like minded people in the community to come together to share ideas, see old friends and make new ones. As always these connects are always free to chamber members.
2023 Golf Scramble
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Golf Scramble on Friday, August 11th at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course. We want to thank My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course for allowing us to use their golf course and for being great partners. Shout out to Jonathan Earnest, Jeremy Riggs, and Whitney Eversole. We want to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, and teams who took the time to come out and support us. We couldn’t pull off such a great event without these people. We want to thank Lloyd Thomas with HMC Service and Andrea Moran with Town and Country Bank & Trust Co. for taking our beautiful pictures. We want to also thank Stevie Gray with Backroads Cookin for providing the lunch.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Golf Team Winners:
  • 1st Place- Bluegrass Chiropractic Center
  • 2nd Place- Big-O Tires
  • 3rd Place- Springfield Laundry

Longest Drive:
  • Women’s Longest Drive- Jennifer Cambron
  • Men’s Longest Drive- Robbie Hinkebein

Closest to the Pin:
Wonka Clark
Happy Gilmore:
Michael McDade

Biggest Loser:
Cintas Location K62

Raffle Prize from Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.:
Christy Clark

Raffle Prize from Caliber Collision:
Gage Metcalf
Thank you to our sponsors:
Hole Sponsors:
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Barton 1792 Distillery
  • Bourbon City Cleaning Services
  • Brown & Cheek, INC
  • Buzick Construction Co.
  • Caliber Collision
  • Cintas Location K62
  • Cooper Trail Senior Living- Trilogy Health Services
  • The Grove Church
  • Hometown Manor Assisted Living
  • KORT Physical Therapy
  • Louisville Gas & Electric
  • Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics
  • Our Commonwealth
  • Salt River Electric
  • South Central Bank
  • Swope Family of Dealerships
  • Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co.
Walkway Sponsors:
  • Bluegrass Hearing Clinic, LLC
  • CHI Saint Joseph Health/ Flaget Memorial Hospital
  • Edward Jones- Rob Smotherman
  • Grizzly Media
  • Handy Food Mart
  • Heaven Hill Distillery
  • The Kentucky Standard
  • Promotional Wood Products
  • Shelter Insurance- Tyler Bruington
  • Takigawa Corporation America
Other Sponsors:
  • Bar Sponsor: On the Rocks Bartending
  • Breakfast Sandwiches: Newcomb Oil
  • Coffee: AIC Roofing & Construction Inc. 
  • Dessert: Just Baked
  • Discount Double “Chip”: Sarah Curtsinger Agency
  • Drink Cart and Drink Station: WesBanco
  • Drink Tickets: Kentucky Bourbon Festival
  • Golf Balls: James B. Beam Distilling Co. and Cintas Location K62
  • Lunch Sponsored By: Boones Butcher Shop and Fire Protection Services
  • Lunch Provided By: Backroads Cookin
  • Mulligans: HMC Service
  • Putting Contest: James B. Beam Distilling Co.
  • Scoreboard: Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
  • Scorecard: Mike Brooks & Associates, Inc.
  • Shop Local: Baptist Health Hardin, Grizzly Media, Mammy’s Kitchen, and the Old Talbott Tavern
  • Snack Packs: Smith & Associates Insurance
  • Totes: Cintas Location K62
  • 100 Year Towels: Kentucky Straight Apparel & Co.
  • Water Bottles: Kentucky Distillers Association
  • Welcome Banner: Thoroughbred Asset Management
Thank you to all the volunteers that showed up to help:
  • Amanda Bringhurst 
  • Chris Cole
  • Randi Mouser
  • Maggie Coffman
  • Robert Cecil
  • Nikki House-Goff
  • Lloyd Thomas
  • Kim Rogers
  • Marlessa Stark
  • Andrea Moran
  • Stacy Pritchard
  • Stacy O’Hagan
  • LeeAnn Abell
  • Ginny Holland
Chamber Chase
Families, Co-workers, and Friends spent 10 days supporting local businesses and collecting points to compete for prizes! The impact that 10 days had on local businesses was amazing!
Here is the impact of the Chamber Chase by the numbers!
  •  26 Teams
  •  80 Players
  •  439 visits to local businesses
  •  231 visits to local restaurants
  •  311 visits to local attractions & museums
  •  $1,350 will be donated to local non-profits
  •  $1,350 will be given in prizes as chamber checks (staying in our community)
  •  Estimated economic impact was over $6,000 in 10 days! 
Here are the winners!
All these winners completed all 100 challenges in 10 days!
  • 1st Place: Bethlehem Stars
  • 1st Place : Jess & Nat
  • 1st Place: Rachelle Danielle Rose
  •  2nd Place: Union Stars
  •  2nd Place: Wilma & Karla
  •  2nd Place: Risky Business
  •  2nd Place: J & Dre 

Big Thanks to our Sponsors!
  • Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
  • Grizzly Media
  • Just Baked
  • Parker’s Wildflower 
  • Rachelle Danielle Rose Gifts & Decor
  • Shoe Sensation- Store 863 (Bardstown KY) 
  • Bob Horton - State Farm Agent
  • Sarah Curtsinger - State Farm Insurance Agent
  • Thoroughbred Asset Management
  • WesBanco
XLR8 Class
On August 3rd, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce held its last XLR8 class of the year at Holiday Inn, hosted by BNCC & ECTC.

This year’s subject matter is “It Starts With You, overcoming stressors in the workplace”. Our recent class covered Work-Life Balance, which dove into the benefits of work life balance, recognizing the signs of an unbalanced life, creating balance at work and at home, and how to manage stress. We learned tips and tricks such as learning time management, setting realistic goals for yourself, realizing signs of an imbalance in work and at home, and using employee resources. With a healthy work-life balance, both employers and employees can reap a range of benefits. Productivity is higher, absenteeism is lower, and physical and mental health improves with a higher commitment and motivation to work. Personal relationships can also benefit from achieving this balance.

We want to thank all our sponsors: 
  • Beam Suntory
  • Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
  • LG&E and KU
  • Lincoln National Bank
  • Nelson County Public Library
  • Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
  • Holiday Inn Express
Upcoming Events
September Connect
Sponsored by Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. and Lisa's Creations LLC
September 13, 2023
Ribbon Cuttings

Direction Unknown Outdoors
September 8, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 978 Bloomfield Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Family Barbecue
September 12, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 317 Kentucky Home Sq., Bardstown, KY 40004
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Dee's Doggies & Friends on their ribbon cutting that was held on Friday, August 4th.
Congratulations to Cornerstone Acres on their ribbon cutting that was held on Wednesday, August 9th.
Congratulations to M&J Kountry Kennel on their ribbon cutting that was held on Wednesday, August 16th.
Congratulations to Evergreen Liquors on their ribbon cutting that was held on Tuesday, August 29th.
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 Toogie's Table as Spotlight of the Month.

Toogie's Table is a modern Americana kitchen serving a blend of refined classics with regional flare. In collaboration with the incredible farmers and distillers of Kentucky, the farm forward menu is a revolving experience focusing on seasonal ingredients. Toogie’s sets the table for wonderful meals and unforgettable conversations, offering a warm hug to locals and travelers.

Toogies is now open for lunch and brunch. Visit them during these business hours: 
Brunch- Sat/Sundays from 10am-2pm
Lunch- Everyday from 11am-2pm
Dinner- 5pm-9pm

Ambassador of the Month

Emma Manley
Heaven Hill Distillery

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

CASA of the Lincoln Tail provides trained community volunteers to speak for children in court who are victims of dependency, neglect, and/or abuse.
Rep- Kate Broaddus
Contact- 502-331-6325
Location- 219 E. Muir Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004

Fishing Retail Store and Boat dealership. We have live bait and all your tackle needs; the latest rods and reels and fishing lures. New boat brands include SeaArk, Starcraft, Excel and Aloha boats.
Rep- Gwynn Oliver
Contact- 502-249-9491
Location- 978 Bloomfield Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Evergreen Liquors - Bardstown is a Employee Owned liquor store that is a part of the Cox's/Evergreen Liquors family of stores. We offer a wide variety of Bourbon, Spirits, Wine, Beer and Tobacco.
Rep- Mike Fisk
Contact- 502-349-7151
Location- 127 N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004

Non-denominational church
Rep- Tiffany Riggs
Contact- 502-348-7380
Location- 3160 Bloomfield Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Family Barbecue is a bbq restaurant that offers traditional bbq to delicious cheeseburgers. We want to be known for our family friendly atmosphere.
Rep- Lisa Schott
Contact- 502-331-6120
Location- 317 Kentucky Home Sq., Bardstown, KY 40004

We are a new mobile axe throwing business and our goal is to provide a fun, new entertainment option for the Bardstown and Nelson County community.
Rep- Dustin Theis
Contact- 502-507-5563
Location- 7920 Bloomfield Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Primary vision care needs including but not limited to comprehensive eye exams, diabetic eye exams, pediatric eye exams, contact lens fittings and certain ocular health management.
Rep- Emily Whitlow
Contact-(502) 628-2900
Location-217 Kentucky Home Sq., Bardstown, KY 40004
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