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News Release: 3/12/2021

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Now accepting requests for Morning Mixers and Business After Hours!
Receive a 50% discount through the end of March!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 16th -
New Member Orientation Part 1
 
March 23rd -
New Member Orientation Part 2
 
March 30th -
New Member Orientation Part 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 24th -
Showcase on Main
 
 
***PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR ALL EVENTS GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED TO ALLOW GATHERINGS, MASKS TO BE WORN WHEN UNABLE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, TEMPERATURE CHECKS WHEN ENTERING FACILITIES AND CONTACT LOG MAY BE KEPT AT HOSTS DISCRETION. ***
Help us welcome our newest Board of Director to our team!
 
Aaron Garofola, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital

Aaron Garofola joined UofL Health in November of 2019 as the Chief Executive Officer of UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital. Prior to his current role, Mr. Garofola has served in several Chief Executive roles including two hospitals within the Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Indiana; as well as a large independent multispecialty physician group. In his 19 year career in healthcare, Mr. Garofola also served in Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan with the Indiana Army National Guard.
 
 
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will begin taking applications for next years' Young Leaders class. This is open to all students that will be sophomores for the 2021-2022 class within Shelby County area.
 
Please fill out the application entirely and turn in before May 27th.
 
Click here to download application.
 
 
ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is also beginning to accept applications for our Senior Scholarship Program that will be awarded at the end of this school year! Please read directions and complete application before MAY 7th 2021.
 
CLICK HERE to download Senior Scholarship Application provided by our Commerce Enhancement
 
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE COMMERCE ENHANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND TO HELP PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SHELBY COUNTY STUDENTS DESIRING TO RETURN TO SHELBY COUNTY AFTER GRADUATION, PLEASE CONTACT BETH FOR DETAILS!
Started my employment with Malone back in April of 2006 (15 year Anniversary coming up next month) as a receptionist, who quickly moved to the Branch Manager role. While here served on the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce as Board of Director 2015-2018 with also participating on the program committee 2015-2020. Decided to become a Jazzercise Instructor here in Shelbyville June of 2018. As you can see I love to help people and give back.
My husband has proudly taking on a Director of Operation role in the Tampa Florida area and we will be relocating the end of March. Malone has been awesome and supportive in the move, so I will be continuing my employment with Malone on our Virtual Team as an Account Manager. One of my future goal in this move is to one day open a Malone office in Tampa Florida! Thanks Shelby County, I will forever miss this small town I call home!
 
SHELBY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MRS. ANNA MOREHEAD FOR HER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE HERE IS SHELBY COUNTY! BEST OF WISHES FOR YOUR FUTURE VENTURES!
 
VACCINE UPDATE VIA NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
 
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RECEVING A VACCINE, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM. THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN APPOINTMENT AND IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
 
 
ONCE APPOINTMENT IS SET, PLEASE BRING THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT TO APPOINTMENT
 
 
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 1134 Cases Total (37 active)
Shelby - 4384 Cases Total (118 active)
Spencer - 1515 Cases Total (45 active)
Trimble - 631 Cases Total (19 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 7353
 
 
Governor Update
MARCH 12th 2021
 
Case Details
414,131 total cases
97,437 probable
316,694 confirmed
1211 new cases
313 probable
898 confirmed
4921 total deaths
462 probable deaths
4459 confirmed
36 new deaths
7 probable
30 confirmed
4 duplication
4,644,779 have been tested
301,759 positive tests total
48,500 at least recovered cases
3.95% positive rate
523 hospitalized
136in ICU
75 on ventilators
 
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Lyon 254
  • Jefferson 167
  • Kenton 95
  • Boone 61
  • Fayette 58
  • Campbell 50
 
SCHOOL UPDATE
  • Executive Order signed to allow all in person school starting March 1, 2021
  • Click here to read Executive Order
  • Kentucky Department of Education issued a comprehensive manual to assist in transition, Click here to read
  • Third round of P-EBT for students set to be dispersed March 15th
  • If school has been all virtual, students will receive $136.40 each
  • If school has been hybrid schedule, students will receive $81.84 each

VACCINE UPDATE
  • As of March 4th, 567 vaccine sites across Kentucky
  • Week of March 1-6 127,110 were vaccinated in one week time
  • March 15th will expand the Phase 1C for vaccine
  • Anyone over the age of 60
  • anyone over the age of 16 with a medical or behavioral health condition that may leave more vulnerable to COVID
  • Smoking is not a qualification to be covered
 
VACCINE PHASES
The planned vaccination phases are:
  • Phase 1a: Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel
  • Phase 1b: First responders, Kentuckians age >= 70, K-12 school personnel, CHILD CARE WORKERS
  • Phase 1c: Kentuckians age >= 60, anyone older than 16 with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highest-risk conditions for COVID-19, all essential workers
  • Phase 2: Age >= 40
  • Phase 3: Age >= 16
  • Phase 4: Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group (estimated to comprise 18% of Kentucky’s population)
 
Nursing Home Visits Update
  • Will be using $6,771,000 in funding to enhance safety protocols with contactless devices and vaccine tracking to reduce the spread
  • Sensors will be installed at key points of entry
  • March 15th will begin to ease restrictions to allow visitors
 
Recreational Trails Program
  • $692,000 total was awarded to 12 communities
  • Shelby County will use the $125,000 receiving to continue construction on the Clear Creek Greenway, a concrete and asphalt trail
 
 
To find out the latest in legislative news from the Kentucky Chamber
 
KY Chamber
 
MAKE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
 
Brock Lisby
Silo Farms
 
502-220-5881
 
Here at Silo Farms, rustic history meets modern construction. Your special day can be celebrated in the beauty of rural Shelby County with the amenities of comfort. Conveniently located between Louisville and Lexington, we are your special place to say I do!
 
 
Heather McGuire
Salted Rim Bartending
 
502-667-6247
 
 
We provide bartending services for events including weddings, birthdays, etc. at low rates. We know event planning is stressful enough without overpriced services. Let us help you rock your day! We have references upon request, STAR certified and insured.
 
 
 
Shanna and Travis Hernandez
All Things New Salon
502-437-2340
 
 
We are a salon with a mission to inspire confidence, awaken self-worth, and expose the hidden gold in every person we encounter. We just happen to be exceptionally great with your hair!
 
Chris Gibbs
Gibbs Innovative Manufacturers, Inc.
 
(GIM) was founded by a family unit that combines for over 50 years of experience in the construction industry. "Through a love for business development and creating jobs within their community and for other families", this family formed GIM to fabricate and manufacture steel trusses and steel columns for shed structures, pole barns/pole barn homes. The creative product side of the business is where the Mobile 
Horse Stalls/Cattle Shelters and Mobile Hay Sheds originated for the Farm/Ranch Industry, which is the focus of the families next generation.
 
 
Robby Hite
Carroll Media Inc
502-223-7861
 
Carroll Media is a global, AdTech Firm specializing in proprietary systems and software to optimize our client's marketing plans. We work directly with clients and agencies to maximize the attention of audiences. We have built, optimized and scaled hundreds of campaigns on the biggest social media platforms.
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
KY Chamber
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Here’s the good news, although the coupon is only good for one transaction, it’s doesn’t matter how much product you buy, there’s no shipping fees. Our orders ship next business day via UPS from our offices in Frankfort and we have the following items currently available for shipment: 
 
  • 3-ply disposable masks made in the USA – place an order and I’ll send you a complimentary pack of sanitizing wipes.
  • 3-ply disposable masks non-USA made – places an order and I’ll send you a complimentary pack of sanitizing wipes.
  • Nitrile gloves (currently the following sizes are available: small, medium, large and XL) - place an order and I’ll send you a free box of USA masks.
  • Sanitizing wipes – I’ll double your order for free. Order 6 packs, I’ll send you 12. Order a case of 24 and I’ll send you 48.
  • Non-touch contact thermometers – place an order and I’ll send you a free box of USA masks.
 
To place your order visit us online at https://www.kychamberppe.com/
 
If your organization is tax exempt you can give our customer service manager, Lori Jo Goff a call at 502-848-8727 and we can take your order over the phone. 
COVID-19 & Vaccine Update
 
 
If you are an essential industry, it is time to start scheduling your employees for vaccinations! Fill out this form if you are interested in scheduling your employees’ vaccinations through the LouVax site at Broadbent Arena. While those 60+ in the 1C category are still being prioritized, you can now start the process of submitting your employee rosters through the Department of Public Health.
 
As Kentucky gears up for a significant increase in vaccine supply over the next few weeks, more vaccination sites are popping up across the region. We are expecting supply to increase rapidly and will keep you apprised as appointments become available and eligibility changes.
 
Yesterday, CVS announced it will be opening appointments in three stores in Jefferson and Bourbon Counties. Appointments will be opened on Saturday for as early as Sunday.
 
Pharmacy chains have opened vaccinations to anyone in the 1C category, including those 16+ with underlying conditions and essential workers. Workers deemed essential and that work in-person can schedule appointments at participating pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS and Walmart.
 
Click here to view a roundup of vaccination sites and appointments in Greater Louisville.
 
Keep Workplace Mask Mandates in Effect
 
The CDC and the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have recommended that workplaces keep mask mandates in place, and continue to retain social distancing practices, even if workers are vaccinated.
 
Protect Employee Privacy
 
Current employee privacy and federal medical privacy regulations should allow workers to keep their vaccination status private from supervisors or co-workers. Attorneys have suggested that identifying vaccinated workers by badges or markings could violate federal medical regulations. It is also important to not base job assignments or shifts based on an employee’s vaccination status.
 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not mandate vaccination and the CDC recognizes medical and religious exemptions that employees may fall under in choosing to deny vaccination.
 
If your workplace seeks proof of vaccination status from employees, there are limits to the information that can be requested and employers cannot mandate to receive any medical information as part of the proof.
 
Consider Adjusting Quarantine Policies
 
The CDC has shared that a quarantine policy when exposed to the COVID-19 virus may be eliminated for vaccinated workers as long as they meet the following criteria:
  • Employee is not showing symptoms
  • Employee received the second dose at least two weeks ago
  • It has not been more than three months since the last dose
If you are considering adjusting your workplace policies and procedures as vaccinated employees are entering your workplace, reach out to a trusted human resources advisor for additional information.
 
 
Webinar Series About PPP Updates for Your Small Business 
The SBA has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. 
If you are a small business owner with 20 employees or less, or are self-employed; there is new information for you. Please join us for a series of webinars hosted by the SBA, Public Private Strategies Institute and other stakeholders to hear about:
  • What steps you can take now to take advantage of this special opportunity, which closes Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST. 
  • Additional changes and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Have your questions answered by SBA leadership
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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