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News Release: 2/18/2022

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
February 19th -
 
Mardi Gras Masquerade Casino Night
 
@ UofL Cardinal Club
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Networking Roundtable
 
Want to volunteer?
Come this Saturday, February 19, to our
Volunteer Orientation Day from 10 to 1!
270 Bagdad Road,
Shelbyville, Ky 40065
(650) 776-4313
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!
 
MAKE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 
 
As we near the March 7, 2022, date at which time Citizens Union Bank and German American Bank will officially join together, we want to continue answering your questions.
 
Q: Do I need to change my routing number?
A: For the vast majority of Citizens Union Bank customers, there is no need to change the routing number to the German American Bank routing number. This means there is no need to order new checks or deposit slips and you can continue using your Citizens Union Bank supply as you normally would. When your supply is depleted, contact us and we'll help you order a new supply. Your direct deposits will continue as usual and automatic drafts that use your account number and routing number will remain unchanged.
A very small number of Citizen Union Bank customers were mailed notification in their Welcome Packet that they have an account number(s) that is changing. If you received this notification, follow the instructions included on the notification. If you have questions, contact us, and we'll be happy to assist you.
 
Q: I use Citizen Union Bank's Online and/or Mobile Banking. When can I log into German American Bank's Online and/or Mobile Banking?
A: Your German American Bank Online and/or Mobile Banking site will be ready for you to log in starting at 8:00 a.m. eastern on Monday, March 7. Watch your mail on or around February 18 for important information regarding your Online and Mobile Banking access. You will receive two separate mailers, so please watch your mail.
 
Q: When is Citizens Union Bank's Online Banking and/or Mobile Banking App no longer available to me?
A: The Citizens Union Bank Online and/or Mobile Banking will no longer be available to you after 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, March 4, 2022. We recommend you download any information needed for tax reporting purposes prior to that time. Citizens Union Bank Bill Pay will no longer be available after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. You will have access to German American Bank's Bill Pay when you log into Online or Mobile Banking on Monday, March 7.
 
Q: I have a Citizens Union Bank Debit Card. How long do I continue to use this card?
A: You'll use your Citizens Union Bank Debit Card through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7, then switch to using your German American Check Card. When your German American Bank Check Card arrives in your mail on or around February 23, follow the instructions on the card, then keep it accessible so you can make the switch from your Citizens Union Bank card to your German American Bank card at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7. If you don't receive your card by March 1, 2022, call us and we'll assist you.
 
We understand that you may have questions or concerns. We encourage you to visit https://germanamerican.com/welcome-citizens-union/ where you can access additional information. You can also visit any current Citizens Union office or call (866)633-4450 and we will be happy to assist you. German American’s Customer Care Team is available to you at (800)482-1314.
Remember, we're joining an organization committed to Customer Service Excellence, just like CUB!
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
 
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.
Watson's
3401 Ruckriegel Parkway
Louisville KY
Dianna Anderson
502-777-181
 
Retail store with locations in Jefferson, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Clarksville IN and soon to be Shelby County. We sell products such as swimming pools, spas, fireplaces, pool tables, patio furniture etc. 
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
IT Security Tip: Three sneaky ways to know your kids are up to no good online....
 
Here are some little-known ways to see if your kid is doing things and visiting sites you don’t want them to:
1. They’ve deleted their browsing history. What are they hiding?
 
2. The ads showing up are questionable. Marketers use retargeting to get you to come back to their websites. So if you’re seeing ads that make you go “hmmmm,” that’s a sign they’ve been visiting those sites.
 
3. They hide when using the device. A good rule of thumb is NO devices in bedrooms, or in any room that is not out in the open. 
 
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 18th, 2022
 
Awards $2.5 Million to Four Counties Through Cleaner Water Program, Governor also presents Appalachian Regional Commission grant, Community Development Block Grant, road funding, Land and Water Conservation Fund grant
 
COVID-19 Case Information, Vaccinations Update
  • Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,870,708
  • Number of people who have received their vaccination booster in Kentucky: 1,057,632
  • Feb. 12, Cases: 3,755
  • Feb. 12, Deaths: 48
  • Feb. 13, Cases: 2,220
  • Feb. 13, Deaths: 36
  • New Cases Today: 1,907
  • New Deaths: 32
  • Today’s Positivity Rate: 17.93%
  • Current Hospitalizations: 1,750
  • Current Intensive Care Admittances: 322
  • Currently on Ventilators: 162
  • During the week ending Feb. 13, 35,961 cases were reported in Kentucky and the average test positivity rate was 18.37%. The Governor said that 318 National Guard members are deployed helping Kentucky hospitals. While cases continue to decrease, the Governor said this past week was still the sixth highest week for new cases during the pandemic
 
BlueOvalSK Battery Park Progressing as State Seeks Proposals for Training Facility Design, Facility will support research and development, training of workforce at battery park
 
Awards $2.7 Million to Estill, Garrard and Madison Counties for Water and Sewer Improvements, Governor also presents funding for road resurfacing, food pantry distribution center
 
Lt. Gov. Coleman Announces $2.5 Million in Funding for Infrastructure Improvements in Boyle, Mercer and Washington Counties
 
Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Expected Across Kentucky, Kentuckians advised to stay off flooded roads, away from downed lines
  • Steps to keep yourself safe after flooding:
  • Watch your step. Floodwaters often hide sharp and dangerous debris like broken glass and metal.
  • Wear the appropriate protective clothing and gear such as boots, gloves and safety glasses when it comes to moving debris.
  • Stay away from electrical utility equipment after a storm or if it is wet, to prevent being electrocuted. Report any utility issues to your local utility company.
  • Flooded homes are hazardous. Get a professional to check for loose wires, mold and hidden damage before re-entering.
  • Avoid walking in floodwater. It can be contaminated with oil, gasoline or sewage.
  • Use generators or other gas-powered machinery only outdoors and away from windows.
  • For more information about KYEM, visit
 
Provides Vehicle Property Tax Relief and Proposes Temporary Cut in State Sales Tax, Kentuckians would see around $1.2 billion in tax savings
  • Gov. Beshear Provides Vehicle Property Tax Relief
  • The Governor signed an executive order that will stop an increase in vehicle property taxes caused by soaring used car values, which in Kentucky rose approximately 40% since last year.
  • The property valuation for the average motor vehicle in Kentucky rose from $8,006 to $11,162 in just one year. The Governor said the abrupt adjustment warrants a change and under his order, for example, a Kentuckian will pay a tax amount similar to last year – if they own the same vehicle in the same condition and are living in the same county – and they will not pay taxes on the inflated value for the next two years.
  • The Governor said those who have already paid their 2022 taxes do not need to worry – they will be getting a refund from their local county clerk’s office.
  • According to Kentucky state law, only the General Assembly can exempt all or any portion of the property tax applied to motor vehicles. For the first time, in Senate Joint Resolution 99 (R.S. 2022), the Kentucky Senate stated that the Governor has the authority to provide vehicle property tax relief, and in response, Gov. Beshear has acted quickly
 
Kentucky-Netherlands Agritech Collaboration Adds Nine Members, Partnership aims to build agritech ecosystem in commonwealth
 
Hosts Celebration of U.S. Army’s Honorary Promotion of Charles Young, U.S. Army posthumously promoted Col. Charles Young to honorary grade of brigadier general
 
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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