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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARCH 1ST -
 
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting @ 11:00 AM

@ Biggby Coffee
1263 Mt. Eden Road
 
 
$1 of every drink sold will go back to BIG PICTURE LEARNING ACADEMY!!!
 
 
MARCH 5TH -
 
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
 
CLICK HERE for details
 
 
 
 
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
March 9th - UofL Shelbyville Hiring Event
March 9th - Masonic Home - Carefree Living Luncheon
March 11th - Silo Farms Fish Fry
March 12th – Shelbyville Sprint Art & Craft Show – Sponsored by: U.S. Trailer Center
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE CASINO NIGHT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MORNING MIXER @ AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
 
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
 
 
 
 
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. 
 
MayTeam Realtors
Tobi Hammond
10115 Production Court
Louisville
 
Every member of our team works in real estate out of a genuine desire to help people. As you navigate the home buying or selling process, we're there every step of the way to answer your questions and help you achieve the most profitable outcome possible.
  •  Board-Certified Agents
  •  Familiar with Local Neighborhoods
  •  Knowledgeable on All Aspects of the Real Estate Process
  •  Caring and Compassionate
Call us today and get the help you need to find your dream home!
Fischer Homes
Steven Tolle
2301 Terra Crossing
Louisville
 
Recognized as the nation's 29th largest builder, Fischer Homes is one of the most reputable new home builders in the Midwestern and Southeastern states. The company was founded in 1980 in Northern Kentucky by Henry and Elaine Fischer with the philosophy of "Promise only what you can deliver and deliver what you promise," and have been building quality homes ever since.
Over the past 40 years, privately-owned Fischer Homes has proudly built over 30,000 homes and has one of the highest customer service ratings in the industry. They have partnered with nationally known architects to bring fresh and innovative styles to their extensive portfolio of new home designs.
Headquartered in Erlanger, Kentucky, Fischer Homes builds new homes in communities throughout Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Atlanta, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; Dayton, Ohio and St. Louis, Missouri. Their collections of single-family, condominiums, and patio homes offer choices for people in all stages of life and range in price from the low $100s to $1 million. They are also an ENERGY STAR certified partner and a proud builder of the St. Jude Dream Home. To find a community or a new home near you, visit fischerhomes.com.
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
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TIME TO RENEW YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE? MAKE SURE TO READ THE BELOW!
 
I am writing on behalf of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to request your assistance in notifying member businesses in your community of upcoming changes that may impact the way they do business. All driver licensing services for residents of Shelby County will be transferred from the circuit court clerks in the Judicial Branch to the KYTC as of Monday, Feb. 21. Here is the press release: https://bit.ly/license-transition-feb
Here are the top business impacts retailers need to know about the upcoming changes:
1. Standard licenses and REAL IDs issued at Driver Licensing Regional Offices have a new look. The attached Identification Guide is recommended to be shared with members and their staff so they can anticipate the new look of credentials whenever residents present them for business purposes (i.e. making an age-restricted purchase, opening a bank account) or if shown to HR professionals as part of the onboarding process.
2. Applicants will receive a paper document that is valid for 30-days for driving, voting and general identification purposes while they wait for their permanent card to arrive in the mail. An example of the temporary document is in the attached Identification Guide. Many states offer a similar temporary document that businesses accept for general identification purposes.
The content below explains the initiative and is easy to forward to anyone you’d like to inform. If you have any questions, please contact me. I would appreciate a reply if you are able to assist with our request. Thank you very much for your consideration and assistance!
 
IT Security Tip: NEVER use the same password twice....
 
A complex password is a necessity, but hard to remember. And with so many websites requiring a password these days, users often reuse the same password again and again with different sites. BAD idea.
When a big company gets hacked (like LinkedIn, for example), the criminals post and sell the username, e-mail, password and confidential information in that account. Since many people reuse the same password, hackers will try that e-mail and password combination across multiple sites, including Amazon, PayPal or other sites where you might store credit card information.
Remember, they aren’t doing this manually. They have highly sophisticated software to automate ALL of this. If you want a better way of storing and organizing UNIQUE passwords, we recommend PassPortal .
The bottom line is that no matter how much of a pain it is, it is very important to have different passwords for each online account – and make sure they are TRULY unique, not just with a “1” or an “!” as an extra character.
 
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 25th, 2022
 
Update on COVID-19 as Cases Continue to Decline, Governor also updates Kentuckians on December tornadoes, possible flooding this week
  • COVID-19 Case Information, Vaccinations Update
  • Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,877,881
  • Number of people who have received their vaccination booster in Kentucky: 1,069,243
  • Feb. 19, Cases: 3,564
  • Feb. 19, Deaths: 32
  • Feb. 20, Cases: 1,422
  • Feb. 20, Deaths: 29
  • New Cases Today: 969
  • New Deaths: 21
  • Today’s Positivity Rate: 12.74%
  • Current Hospitalizations: 1,333
  • Current Intensive Care Admittances: 270
  • Currently on Ventilators: 141
  • During the week ending Feb. 20, 25,173 cases were reported in Kentucky and the average test positivity rate was 13.10%. The percent of PCR tests that are positive for COVID-19 continue to steadily decline. The number of patients currently in the hospital or in intensive care for COVID-19 is also declining steadily, however a large number of Kentuckians still remain hospitalized or in need of critical care.
 
 Federal Government Warning
The federal government has released several warnings amid rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Companies across the U.S. have been encouraged to increase cyber defenses, especially those handling critical infrastructure like power and water. Concerns have also been shared about increased prices on corn and wheat, as well as energy prices. The Biden administration is prepared to deploy various tools to help provide relief at the gas pump. The Governor emphasized that Americans should be united during this difficult time.
 
$4.3 Million in Tobacco Settlement Funds to Kentucky Farms, 387 projects to receive funding through the Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission
  • Shelby had 8 applications and was approved for $80,904.64
 
Awards $3 Million to Four Counties for Cleaner Water Projects, Transportation Improvements
 
$2 Million in Cleaner Water Program Funding for Carroll, Gallatin, Grant and Pendleton Counties
 
Kentucky Cooperage to Invest $4.1 Million, Create 20 Jobs to Boost Used Barrel Production Capacity in Lebanon, Parent company, Independent Stave Co., employs 685 in four communities statewide
 
Vehicle Property Tax Relief Provided, Temporary Sales Tax Cut Needed to Combat Higher Prices, all families benefit – not just the wealthy – from vehicle tax relief, temporary sales tax cut
So recently, I announced immediate relief on vehicle property taxes and proposed a temporary 1% drop in our state sales tax.
 
Under my proposals, Kentuckians would see tax relief of approximately $1.2 billion – $873 million directly related to sales tax savings and $340 million from the reduction in vehicle property taxes.
 
Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Funding to Menifee and Powell Counties Total Quality Logistics to Create 525 Full-Time Jobs Across Three Existing Kentucky Offices, Company to expand presence in Lexington, Louisville, Northern 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.
 
 
 
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE
 
Rent/Utility Assistance Available
The Team Kentucky Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund still has funds available to assist Kentucky renters and landlords. Qualifying applicants can receive up to 15 months of rental and utility payments, and the average payment per household is $5,000.
 
Avoid the eviction process by applying today!
 
Both the tenant and landlord must fill out the online application and provide the necessary documentation, including a state ID, signed lease and evidence of late rent or utility payments.
 
Third parties can apply in the system. If you need help filling out the application, ask a friend, family member or other to help you.
 
 
KCHIP Information:
The Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program provides free health insurance for anyone under 19 in low-to-moderately-low-income households. So, if your child (or a child you know) needs health care coverage, please look into KCHIP. It covers practically everything. And it’s free. To learn about qualifications and how to apply, simply go to kynect.ky.gov/kchip or call (877) 524-4718.
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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