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News Release: 2/4/2022

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
RESCHEDULED! NEW DATE!
 
February 9th -
 
Ribbon Cutting @ Realty Advanced
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 30th - Health Fair @ Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks
June 4th - Simpsonville Farmers Market, Spring Festival and Hair bangers ball
 
 
YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you to a few of our Presidential Members!
 
 
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!
 
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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!
** NEW COVID-19 TESTING IN NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT**
 
A new company will begin providing Community COVID-19 testing in the North Central District communities of Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. Medbar will begin testing this week at the following locations:
 
• Spencer County – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at the Emergency Management Office, 66 Spears Drive, Taylorsville.
• Shelby County – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville.
• Trimble County – 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Trimble County Fairgrounds, 3114 Hwy. 421N Bedford.
• Henry County – 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the Henry County Fairgrounds, 1104 Castle Hwy. Eminence.
 
Use the QR code in the photo in the attachment to preregister.
With ice/snow in the forecast for the end of the week, watch for schedule changes. As we move into next week, we are continuing to work with Medbar to see how the schedule can best be adapted to meet all our county needs, and we will update with that information as it is confirmed.
 
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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!
 
DONT MISS OUR RIBBON CUTTING ON FEBRUARY 9TH
 
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! 
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
IT Security Tip: Be very careful about what you put in ANY email....
 
Never forget that e-mail constitutes a legal record and can be admissible in legal actions, not only in the courtroom, but in the court of public opinion. People sue people for all kinds of silly reasons. Family members get into disputes, couples get divorced, consumers sue merchants and vendors can pursue delinquent clients.
Whenever a lawyer is looking for damaging evidence, one of the first things they’ll ask for are e-mail records – and deleting them does NOT save you. Just look at what happened to Hillary!
E-mail is also not private. Employers have the right to monitor employees’ work e-mail; and if you e-mail anything to a “friend,” you have no legal right to prevent them from posting it or forwarding it.
So before you hit “send,” take a minute to make absolutely certain your e-mail doesn’t contain something you don’t want public. Pretend your boss/parent/spouse/religious leader/kids are copied on every e-mail you write. Better yet, pretend your worst enemy is…then edit before you hit “send.” 
 
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 4th, 2022
 
Vector Corrosion Technologies to Create 20 Full-Time Jobs With New Lexington Facility, Operation will be company’s first manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Creation and maintenance of 20 Kentucky-resident, full-time jobs across 10 years; and Paying an average hourly wage of $23.52 including benefits across those jobs.
 
Beshear Appoints Col. Jeremy Slinker as New Kentucky Emergency Management Director, Col. Slinker will replace Michael E. Dossett, who is retiring after 44 years of public service
 
Provides Update on COVID-19 and Economic Development
COVID-19 Case Information, Vaccinations Update
  • Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,845,828
  • Number of people who have received their vaccination booster in Kentucky: 1,029,065
  • Jan. 29, Cases: 9,144
  • Jan. 29, Deaths: 31
  • Jan. 30, Cases: 5,821
  • Jan. 30, Deaths: 25
  • New Cases Today: 4,950
  • New Deaths: 14
  • Today’s Positivity Rate: 28.49%
  • Current Hospitalizations: 2,413
  • Current Intensive Care Admittances: 454
  • Currently on Ventilators: 232
  • During the week ending Jan. 30, 74,376 cases were reported in Kentucky and the average test positivity rate was 28.97%
 
Economic Development Update
Gov. Beshear said that this is the best January for new jobs during his term. On Thursday and Friday of last week, Gov. Beshear announced more than 1,200 new jobs for Kentuckians through $291.8 million in new investments.
In total, during January 2022, $660 million in new investments have been secured, creating more than 1,400 quality jobs for Kentuckians.
New economic development projects and expansions include those at 80 Acres FarmsConfluent HealthLevi StraussKrogerPiston AutomotiveNovelisQuadrant MagneticsEurofins Genomics, Aristech Surfaces, Rajant, Russellville Dental Lab and Vector Corrosion Technologies.
 
Second Team Kentucky Gallery Exhibit
Installed at State Capitol, More than 50 works by Kentucky artists on display
 
Awards More Than $2.5 Million to Knox and Whitley Counties for Cleaner Water, Transportation Improvements, Governor also recommends $90,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant for Knox County high-speed internet expansion
 
Ellie Diagnostics Plans to Open New Louisville Laboratory, New national flagship hub is veterinary lab services company’s first in Kentucky

Declares a State of Emergency as State Braces for Major Winter Storm, State office buildings closed Thursday, Feb. 3; Kentuckians advised to stay off roadways
$650,000 Awarded to Six Arts Organizations to Support Economic Growth, Recovery, $5.3 million in American Rescue Plan funds available to tourism, destination-marketing groups
 
 
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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