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News Release:2/11/2022

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 14th -
 
Morning Mixer with Operation Care
 
 
 
 
RESCHEDULED! NEW DATE!
 
February 17th -
 
Networking Roundtable
 
SOLD OUT
 
 
 
February 19th -
 
Mardi Gras Masquerade Casino Night
 
@ UofL Cardinal Club
 
SOLD OUT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 23rd -
 
Morning Mixer with Shelby County Public Schools
 
@ Area Technology Center
 
 
 
 
March 10th -
 
Community Blood Drive
UofL Shelbyville Hospital
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 18th -
 
COSi - How to Build a Profitable High Growth Business Workshop
 
Click here to register
Click here for more information
 
 
***Have another event coming up we can share? Send it our way!!***
 
SAVE THE DATE 2022
  • 1st Quarter Events
  • Feb 3, 2022 - Networking Roundtable
  • Feb 19, 2022 - Mardi Gras Masquerade Casino Night
  • 2nd Quarter Events
  • May 12, 2022 - Networking Roundtable
  • June 11, 2022 - Showcase on Main
  • 3rd Quarter Events
  • Sept 8th, 2022 - Networking Roundtable
  • Annual Golf Scramble
  • 4th Quarter Events
  • Gluhwein & Octoberfest
  • Nov 9th, 2022 - Annual Awards & Membership Luncheon
 
 
Member hosted events
February 8th - Lunch and Learn with Little Light House of Kentucky
February 21st - HorseSensing - Veterans Horse Activity
March 9th - Masonic Home - Carefree Living Luncheon
March 12th - HorseSensing - People in Recovery
April 21st - Ribbon Cutting @4pm for Shelby Farms Senior Living
April 27th - Mixer & Ribbon Cutting @ KFB Shelbyville
April 30th - Health Fair @ Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks
June 1st - Mixer @ Lacey Stivers State Farm
June 4th - Simpsonville Farmers Market, Spring Festival and Hair bangers ball
 
 
YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great Celebration Welcoming Realty Advanced!
 
 
YOUNG LEADERS EDUCATION DAY!
 
 
 
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET MORE INVOLVED AND CONNECT WITH MORE COMMUNITY LEADERS AND MEMBERS?
 
JOIN A COMMITTEE!!
 
INFORMATION BELOW AND IF INTERESTED, EMAIL BETH TO SET UP A MEETING!
 
MEMBERSHIP
EDUCATION
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NEWEST MEMBERS DISCOUNT!
 
401K MEAP program is now available to all our members! Want to know more? CLICK HERE and let us know and we will CONNECT you!
 
Shortages 2022: 5 products expected to be in tight supply this year
From semiconductors to aluminum packaging, here's a look at some of the biggest supply constraints likely to create headwinds for companies.
 
 
MAKE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 
 
 
 
Shelby County Pubic Schools has recommended for masking to be optional while within the buildings but will be required while on the buses.
 
Moving Forward Together   
 
Our Citizens Union Bank team is prepared to help you, our valued customers, as together we join the German American Bank family on Monday, March 7th, 2022. We are excited to make this move together and want to provide you with some valuable information to help make your transition go smoothly.
  • Please watch your mailbox for the Welcome Packet! It's full of great information and will answer most of your questions. All primary account holders will receive a packet. Please share the information with other signers on your accounts. The back cover lists a summary of key dates. Keep the packet handy for the next month!
 
  • If you have a Citizen Union Bank debit card, or are an online or mobile banking user, please keep checking your mail for additional information. We are working hard to ensure you have everything you need from German American Bank to access your accounts on Monday, March 7th.
 
  • Our Treasury Management customers can expect mailed information and direct contact from German American Bank Treasury Management professionals. They will walk you through your set up process and provide the needed training to keep you running seamlessly.
 
  • Visit germanamerican.com to access detailed information and answers to frequently asked questions. We know you will have additional questions, so stop in any Citizens Union Bank office or call (866)663-4450. You may also call German American Bank’s Customer Care Team at (800)482-1314. We're joining an organization committed to Customer Service Excellence, just like CUB.
Let's answer a few questions we are hearing now:  
Is German American Bank a German bank?
No, it's not. German American Bank is American through and through. The bank was organized in 1910 in a community located in the Ohio Valley Region, Jasper, IN. German-American heritage was prominent in this community, as it was throughout much of this geographic region. German American Bank has embraced the significance of its heritage-based name and today empowers its local teams to celebrate the variety of heritages within the local communities served.
German American Bank was named the "Best Bank in Indiana" by Newsweek in 2021 & 2022. Our combined Citizens Union Bank and German American Bank team is on a mission to make the same impact in Kentucky.
 
Will the same Citizens Union Bank employees serve me?
You'll be served by many familiar faces, and we'll be adding some new local faces. Our commitment is to serve you with local professionals and Customer Service Excellence.
 
Will Citizens Union Bank offices operate normal business hours?
Yes! The only day the Citizens Union Bank offices will be closed is Saturday, March 5th. We'll be working hard with the German American Bank team to get your accounts, cards and online and mobile banking ready for you to access at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7th. We'll also transition the signage to German American Bank offices. Other than Saturday, March 5th, it's business as usual.
We'll send you a few more e-mails before we officially join the German American family on Monday, March 7th. You can rest-assured knowing we are committed to serving you with Customer Service Excellence to make this a smooth transition for you and your family.
 
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
First Choice Ankle & Foot Care Center, PLLC
Dawn Mariano
1701 Midland Trail
Shelbyville
502-633-3338
 
When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds ... an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs ... a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our staff meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.
 
Louisville Outdoor Turf Product
Stacey English
13005 Middletown Industrial Blvd Ste E
Louisville 40223
(502) 742-0114
 
The trusted name in outdoor power equipment products & service.
Located in Louisville, KY, Louisville Outdoor Turf Products is your destination for all things outdoor power equipment. Whether your jobs are big or small, we can help find you the right equipment. Our knowledgeable team pays close attention to the needs of each customer to make sure you get the most from your purchase.
We only provide the latest and best in outdoor power products. Our inventory includes everything from small hand-held equipment to zero turn mowers. And if you need your equipment delivered, we can help. We also have a full-service shop with trained technicians to get your equipment back up to speed.
Give us a call or stop by to check out our selection of outdoor power equipment.
 
 
German American Bank
Chris Dew
1854 Midland Trail
Shelbyville
502-647-7405 ext 1406
 
German American is dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses achieve greater prosperity and quality of life. Together, our financial team builds lasting client relationships based on integrity, responsive service, innovation, and shared values. We support the communities we serve and believe that when a community thrives, its people prosper.
Stock Yards Bank
William Morris
3794 Lexington Rd
Louisville 20407
502-625-2409
 
Once you get to know us, you’ll find a bank that has an impressive history that began in 1904. During this time, Stock Yards Bank has earned a solid reputation for personal service, financial strength, and a commitment to the highest standards of business ethics. We’ve developed a full range of financial services to meet the needs of each of our customers, regardless of the size or complexity of their needs. We’ve built our business in the simplest and most straightforward way possible – one account at a time, relationship by relationship.
Our mission statement calls for providing unsurpassed service to our customers and a great place to work for our employees. Our commitment to this philosophy is a key reason our parent company, Stock Yards Bancorp, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ:SYBT), has consistently ranked as one of the country’s top-performing community banks and been recognized as one of the "Best Banks to Work For.”
Thanks again for visiting our website. I hope you will explore the wealth of information available. If you are an investor, please check our investor pages for a detailed look at our financial performance, stock facts, and corporate governance information.
 
 
Realty Advanced
Larry Baker
718 Main Street
Shelbyville KY
 
Realty Advanced is a full-service real estate company established in Louisville in 2019. We're excited to be expanding to our second location on Main Street right here in Shelbyville - a dream our broker, Larry Baker, has envisioned since the company's beginnings. Larry is a tried and true Shelbyville resident and trusted professional, working in the area as often as he can. If you're on Main Street, stop by and give us a warm welcome!
 
Blue Meta Design
Amy Hanlon
 
Blue Meta Design is a client-focused, boutique branding agency that services companies that are changing the world and their communities. 
 
Our goal is to create memorable brands by first fully understanding the company, then by developing creative visual storytelling elements, and supplementing with customizable services to meet a wide variety of our clients’ needs.
Camp Hi-Ho
Blaine Lawrence
5915 Aiken Rd
Louisville, KY
 
Camp Hi-Ho is a summer day camp in the Louisville area. Kids range from ages 4-12, and are encouraged to make their own decisions and choose what activities to participate in. Camp Hi-Ho is where kids can be kids! 
Traditional Bank
Frank Page
859-498-0414
 
Traditional Bank is headquartered in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. This year the bank celebrates its 120th year anniversary as an independent, community bank. We have 16 full-service banking centers in 6 Kentucky counties, a loan production office in Louisville, and approximately $2.7 billion in assets. Traditional Bank is recognized by the nation’s leading bank ratings firm, BauerFinancial Inc., as a top performing financial institution. Learn more at www.traditionalbank.com
Cumberland Machinery Movers & Industrial Services
Larry Brown
502-257-2577
 
Machinery moving including loading and transporting. Dismantling and reinstalling existing or new equipment. Offloading, placing, leveling and anchoring machinery.
Complete plant relocations. Metal fabrication, wood crating/packaging, custom machining and mechanical piping.
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
IT Security Tip: Your copier is spying on you....
 
Modern business equipment has radically changed how we conduct everyday business. Do you realize that copiers and multifunction printers are also one of the leading causes of data breaches?
They are the one device on the network that commonly does not ever have the default password changed. After all, who would want to get in and copy your settings? There might be a different answer if you realize that quite often those copiers keep images of all pages scanned on an internal hard drive. Perfect for someone to anonymously access and steal social security records and sensitive business data.
Take steps to secure your MFP copier today. Change – or ask US to change – default passwords on ALL network-connected devices. Don’t forget this rule when the copier lease is up and a new one is installed! A few quick steps can save a lot of personal data breaches and a lot of security headaches down the road.
 
Coleman Groves
Systems Consultant
Information Systems Consulting Kentucky
(502) 292-5085 - Work
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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
February 11th, 2022
 
Kentucky Companies Receive $900,000 in Grants To Support High-Wage Jobs, Technology Development, SBIR-STTR program continues record economic momentum into the new year
  • AmDx PrognostX Inc. (Pewee Valley)
  • Bluegrass Advanced Materials LLC (Lexington)
  • Carina Medical LLC (Lexington)
  • Hexalayer LLC (Louisville)
  • Hummingbird Nano Inc. (Nicholasville)
  • Lepidext Inc. (Lexington)
  • RalphVR Inc. (Lexington)
  • Signal Solutions LLC (Lexington)
  • Synaptek LLC (Lexington)
 
Awards $400,351 for Improved Water Infrastructure in Owen County
 
COVID-19 Case Information, Vaccinations Update
  • Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,862,756
  • Number of people who have received their vaccination booster in Kentucky: 1,044,257
  • Feb. 5, Cases: 4,816
  • Feb. 5, Deaths: 33
  • Feb. 6, Cases: 3,696
  • Feb. 6, Deaths: 31
  • New Cases Today: 3,835
  • New Deaths: 29
  • Today’s Positivity Rate: 23.51%
  • Current Hospitalizations: 2,124
  • Current Intensive Care Admittances: 414
  • Currently on Ventilators: 207
  • During the week ending Feb. 6, 46,639 cases were reported in Kentucky and the average test positivity rate was 23.95%.
 
Super Bowl Guidance
The Governor provided tips to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday safely. Gov. Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to:
  • Stay home if sick;
  • Require attendees to be vaccinated and boosted;
  • Get tested that day, or as close as possible;
  • Wear masks if everyone is not vaccinated; and
  • Maintain a smaller attendance size.
 
Over $2.2 Million in Workforce Training Funds, Credits Approved for Nearly 9,500 Workers Statewide, Fiscal year 2022 setting record pace: 90 applicants to train more than 21,000 workers
 
Announces Team Kentucky
Homeowner Assistance Fund, Up to $35,000 in federal funds to help homeowners affected by pandemic pay back mortgage, home-related expenses
 
Awards Bourbon and Nicholas Counties Nearly $1 Million through Cleaner Water Program
 
First Lady Invites Kentuckians to ‘Shop & Share’ on Saturday, Feb. 12, 13-year partnership with KCADV, Kroger has raised more than $5 million for domestic violence shelters

Kentucky to Build Electric Vehicle Charging Network, U.S. Department of Transportation makes more than $10 million available to Kentucky
 
 
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Time to start looking at scholarship options from the Shelby County Chamber!
 
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is designed to assist a Shelby County student who intends to pursue a postsecondary degree in a technical field. Preference will be given to applicants expressing a strong desire to return to Shelby County upon completion of training and/or attainment of the desired degree. The scholarship monies will be awarded toward tuition and/or required books used in the course work at an accredited institution.
 
 
Avery Farmer Scholarship
The Avery Farmer Scholarship is designed to assist a Martha Layne Collins High School student who intends to pursue a postsecondary degree. The scholarship monies will be awarded toward tuition and/or required books used in the course work at an accredited institution.
One student from Martha Layne Collins High School will be awarded a one-time $5000.00 award. One student from Shelby County High School will be awarded a one time $2500.00 award. Scholarship stipends are paid to the institution one time at the beginning of the first term and are non-renewable. The scholarship must be used during the year for which it was presented. Scholarship recipients must notify
the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce of their intent to use scholarship funds by August 1, 2022 or the scholarship will be withdrawn and the monies awarded to an alternate applicant.
 
Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
● The applicant must be a Martha Layne Collins High School senior.
● The applicant must express a passion for people and be able to articulate how he/she has “loved
big like Avery”.
● The applicant must be accepted in a program at an accredited institution.
 
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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