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News Release: 10/23/2020

October 29th-
Trail - or - Treat
November 5th -
Gluhwein Networking Event
November 12th -
Coffee and Conversation
November 18th -
Chamber Annual Luncheon and Awards
Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
11:30am to 1:00pm
Claudia Sanders Dinner House
3202 Shelbyville Road
Shelbyville, KY
Join us as we recognize the Diplomat of the Year, Chamber Member of the Year and the Shelbyville Citizen of the Year. We will also present the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and thank our directors who have served the past three years.
Tickets are $30 each
Tickets for a table of 4 are $100 
Social distancing, including masks will be required. 
For table sponsorship information, Click Here
For placing an ad in our program, Click Here
SCPS has heard the buzz in the community about our TWO board meetings this week as well as making a decision about NTI for our district. Here are the FACTS.
  1. Our board meeting tonight is at 5:00 regarding the SCHS Renovation project. Here is the link to the agenda which is published on our website:
  2. The regularly scheduled October Board of Education meeting is tomorrow at 7:00 pm and is listed as a “special called” meeting because the venue was moved from MLCHS TO Central Office. Here is the agenda for the 10/22 meeting:
  3. The following people will work collaboratively to make decisions regarding NTI.  
  4. Dr. Sally Sugg and her administrative team
  5. SCPS Board Members, Andrew Cline, Joanna Freels, Brenda Jackson, Allan Phillips, and Sonya Blackburn
  6. District Health Coordinator, Traci Earley
  7. We have had many questions about HOW we will determine to go back to NTI. 
  8. Daily School COVID numbers: As of 10/21/20, we have 10 students/staff out of 8,000 students/staff who have identified as positive for COVID - 19. 
  9. Learning Options In Place; 72% of our students are involved with in-person learning (SCPS@School) while 28% of our students are involved with SCPS@Home learning. This option was offered to parents at the beginning of the school year. 
  10. Mitigation Factors that are Successful: handwashing, masks, hand sanitizer in every classroom, physical distancing, classroom seating charts for contact tracing. 
  11. The COVID-19 Mode of Instruction Metrics for K-12 Education is a framework of guidance for schools to utilize for decision making. This is ONE factor out of the many to help guide our decision making. It is a recommendation and not a mandate. 
  12. Community Health Numbers: produced by North Central Health District
  13. State Health Numbers: reported by the Kentucky Department of Public Health on the COVID - 19 Current Incidence Rate Map
  14. When will decisions about returning to NTI be made?
  15. After reviewing the many factors listed above, SCPS could determine to close one classroom or one building based on the number of cases at any time. Parents should always be prepared with a Plan B.
  16. After reviewing the many factors listed above, SCPS could determine to return to NTI, if our community rate, the KY Covid-19 Current Incidence Rate, and our School numbers are excelling. 
  17. We reevaluate the above factors daily to determine what is best for our students. Should a classroom, building, or district go to NTI, we will give at least 24 hours notice. 
Visit to keep up with Board Meeting dates and times as well as agendas and minutes from the meetings.
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Morning Mixer @ BluMine Health Solutions
Highlighting National Women’s Small Business Month  
Resources & Successes - During October, SBA is highlighting National Women’s Small Business Month. But do you know how many different resources SBA has for women-owned businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs? You might be surprised.
SBA has an Office of Women’s Business Ownership. The OWBO mission is to “enable and empower women entrepreneurs through advocacy, outreach, education and support.”
That mission is accomplished through business education programs, counseling services, contracting opportunities and access to capital. Those activities often happen through SBA Women’s Business Centers. The WBCs focus on women who are economically and socially disadvantaged. Click here to find the WBC closest to you.
Other resources available to women-owned small businesses include federal contracting opportunities; 8(a) business development program for socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses; and, additional no-fee counseling services from other SBA resource partners: SCORE, the Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers.
Here are just a few examples of the numerous women-owned small business success stories in Kentucky:
Mavis Linnemann-Clark  Delish Dish/Made by Mavis
Rhonda Hatfield       Blue Halo Med Spa
Nancy Bailey          Bailey Safety, Inc.
Angie Yu             Two Rivers Fisheries, Inc.
Debra Dudley          Oscarware, Inc.
Robyn Stuart          DB Bourbon Candy

More information on women-owned small business programs and services is available at this SBA link.
The 30th Annual Kentucky Workers' Compensation Seminar will be here before we know it! We are now offering both in-person and virtual registration options.
Are you available Monday, November 16? We'd love to have you.
Why attend?
Workers' compensation has been and continues to be greatly impacted by COVID-19, much like everything else. Staying up to date is absolutely critical.
Remain committed. Invest in professional training.
Attendees will receive pertinent and practical tips as well as answers to their most burning workers’ compensation questions. Take a look at the agenda!
Who Should Attend:
  • Workers' compensation consultants
  • HR and personnel professionals
  • Safety coordinators
  • Risk managers
  • Benefits administrators
  • Safety and health care providers
  • Nurse case managers
  • Claims handlers
  • Anyone responsible for controlling workers' compensation costs
Current Case Information
Henry - 229 Cases Total (22 active)
Shelby - 1396 Cases Total (82 active)
Spencer - 279 Cases Total (19 active)
Trimble - 88 Cases Total (3 active)
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
Don't forget, we are offering FREE radio spotlights to our members!
All you have to do is email Beth to get the ball rolling!
Governor Update
OCTOBER 22nd, 2020
Case Details
92,299 total cases
14,049 probable
78,250 confirmed positives
1,330 new cases
17 new deaths, 1,380 total
1,868,134 have been tested
17,627 at least recovered cases
5.30% positive rate
800 hospitalized
214 ICU
105 on ventilators
  • Early in person voting will allow 3 weeks of early in person voting to take place including Saturday voting
  • Election Day voting will be a little different as some locations will not be open for voting yet working to allow voters to vote other locations regardless normal precinct
Halloween Guidance
  • Place individually wrapped candy outside on the porch, driveway or a table.
  • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from anyone not within your household.
  • Always wear a face covering. Halloween masks DO NOT count as a face covering.
  • Clean hands before and after touching the wrapped candy.
  • Trick-or-treat in family groups and don’t congregate in large groups.
  • Trick-or-treat in your own neighborhood. Do not travel to other neighborhoods.
  • Use hand sanitizer often, especially after contacting frequently-touched surfaces and before eating anything.
Kentucky Schools
Recommended to self quarantine for 14 days if you visit the following states
  • Iowa 50.58%
  • Nevada 37.16%
  • South Dakota 36.37%
  • Idaho 29.63%
  • Wisconsin 24.30%
  • Wyoming 20.22%
  • Nebraska 18.03%
  • Kansas 17.41%
  • Mississippi 16.93%
  • Alabama 16.60%
  • Utah 15.44%
Little Sandy Correctional Complex
  • Facility has been affected
  • 17 inmates and 2 staff positive
  • will be tested entire facility
Charitable Giving Guide
TOPY America Inc
  • Steel Wheeling Manufacturer
  • $38 million renovation in Frankfort
AppHarvest located at Morehead
  • 300 new jobs being created
  • 600 acre, 2.76 million square foot high tech greenhouse facility
Healthy @ Home Utility Fund
  • Executive Order signed to allow no disconnections due to nonpayment to take place until after November 6th
  • $15 million in COVID relief fund will help to pay utilities
  • Since opening applications on September 8, received 5305 applications to which 3709 were complete and set to be processed
  • Application portal is now closed until more funds are available
Lt Gov Coleman Update
  • 1570 schools have been using new portal to report
  • 162 still remaining that have not reported any details
Dr. Stack Update
  • Draft plan set in place to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to communities
  • Hopefully will start distribution late 2020 early 2021
  • Click here to read draft plan (pages 44 & 45 show phases)
Red and Orange counties should not be hosting gatherings outside of immediate family only
Top counties with positive cases
  • Jefferson
  • Hardin
  • Fayette
  • Nelson
  • Warren
  • Barren
Veterans Update
  • Thomson Hood in Wilmore: 71 positive cases, 13 hospitalized, 1 recovered, 1 in unit care, 6 passed away
  • EKVC in Hazard: reported 2 positives, now recovered
  • Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson: 0 positives
  • Radcliff Veterans Center in Radcliff: 0 positives
Justice and Peace Safety Cabinet
  • awarded $780,000
  • funds will be used to fight fraud and price gouging needed
Public Advocacy awarded $102,270 to pilot a program in Hardin County
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in ages 10-24 claiming 100 young people each week

Check out our website for all the details on businesses opens and signage to use in your business
Presidential Sponsors
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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