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News Release: 3/17/2023





**please note, our calendar is very busy helping members and currently the first available we have for member/chamber hosted events is

March 2023**


***Have another event coming up we can share? Send it our way!!***



Member hosted events

  • March 22nd – Morning Mixer @ Coldwell Banker Larry Rogers
  • March 28th – Homebuyer Education Seminar
  • March 28th – Operation Care Gala
  • April 1st – Bunny Day at Shelbyville Parks & Rec
  • April 1st – Bunny & Egg Scavenger Hunt Main St
  • April 3-7th – SCPS Spring Break
  • April 7th – Chamber office closes at 12
  • April 12th –Member Luncheon @ Conference Center
  • April 13th – Morning Mixer @ Independence Bank
  • April 16th – Avery Farmer Foundation Annual Gala
  • April 17th – Avery Farmer Foundation Annual Golf Scramble
  • April 17th – Girl on the Goal Career Fair
  • April 17th – 20 Year Celebration @ JCTCS
  • April 22nd – Dogwood Festival
  • April 26th – Midday Mixer @ UofL Shelbyville Hospital
  • May 3rd – Leadership Shelby Luncheon


March 22nd, 2023


Save the Date for a Morning Mixer with Coldwell Banker Larry Rogers!!


820 Main Street







April 12th, 2023


Member Luncheon

Shelbyville Conference Center

11:30am - 1:00pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kim Schatzel, President University of Louisville






April 13th, 2023


Save the Date for a Mixer Event with Independence Bank!!





Welcome to the Shelby County

Chamber of Commerce




Dinks Dessert Shop

Adrienne Park Reynolds

524 Main Street



Fifth Third Bank

Jeremy Frankforther



We live here, too

The quality of life in our community is important to us. We work, play and raise our families here. That’s why we’ve committed ourselves to improving lives in all the markets we serve.


Southern Sports & Recreation

Mike Pacheco

610 Old Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville

(501) 766-3822


Consultation, Design, Sell, and Install Stadium Seating, Arena Seating, Theater Seating, Bleachers, Grandstands, Overdecking, Renovations, Guardrail Systems, and Handrails.

Shelby County News

  • SCPS Board watching House Bills
  • HB 319, HB 50, HB 5 (details below)
  • EL Program reports rise in students
  • 1.2 million meals served, farm to school program begins
  • Addisyn Smith, 10 wins Miss Stellar Wish in US Miss National
  • Tammy Shaw will take over as editor for Sentinel News
  • Seniors Feeding Seniors food drive from March 10-30 where Independence Bank partnered with MCPAA and SCHS students
  • Touched Twice Clinic will be March 25
  • House Bill 331 targets school ER response



Shelby County Public School Update

Education Bills of Concern


I've shared with you several education bills that we have been watching. Here are some of the most recent development on some of those bills.


HB 319 - representative Tipton's bill is an attempt to begin working on recommendations from the Sustaining the Profession work by KASA. The bill was amended to remove a provision calling for the Council on Postsecondary Education to develop a marketing program to promote the teaching profession. Also cut from the bill was the expansion of the Ky Department of Education's GoTeachKy, a teacher recruitment program. These developments don't instill confidence that the General Assembly is taking the teacher shortage crisis seriously.


HB 50 - This bill would require local school board members (and city government officials) to run in partisan elections. Since its initial filing in January, KSBA and groups representing city governments have voiced strong opposition to this legislation with state lawmakers. Late last week, the bill was assigned to the House Elections, and some legislators plan to move the bill along. It has been picking up momentum within the caucus and could even be amended to only apply to school boards and not cities.


HB 5 - This bill would give the bourbon industry another big tax break by repealing the property tax on bourbon in storage. There are already many tax advantages that have been given to this industry by state and local governments and local school boards. Many citizens and legislators continue to speak out against this bill because it takes money from schools, fire departments, libraries, and other local services while helping the liquor industry increase its already hefty profits. HB 5 was filed several weeks ago but was not heard in committee due to a lack of support. The provisions of the bill may very well show up in a shell bill near the end of this session.

BBB March Hot Topics

1.    A consumer reported to BBB that they received an email claiming they had won a free pickle ball set from Dick’s Sporting Goods, and that they only had to pay shipping and handling. After the consumer provided their payment information, they noticed several unauthorized charges on their account. BBB warns consumers to be wary of any messages regarding sweepstakes or contests that they don’t remember entering.


2.   BBB has received several reports from consumers involving employment scams. One red flag the scams share is that a scammer pretending to be a recruiter asks the victim to download an app to conduct an interview. BBB warns job-hunting consumers to research companies first before agreeing to an interview and be wary of any unusual interview tactics.


3.   A consumer reported a check scam involving Facebook Marketplace to BBB. The victim received a cashier’s check from a buyer. The buyer later claimed they needed the money returned due to a medical emergency. The victim returned the money, and later learned the check was fraudulent.


4.    BBB has received several reports from consumers of fake recruiters using a real company’s name in an employment scam. BBB warns consumers to be suspicious of any unsolicited interview offers, research companies first, and verify with the company directly that any recruiter represents them.


5.   A consumer ordered a flower delivery for a sick relative, only for the flowers to never arrive. The company claimed they would issue a credit, but never did so, and the consumer has since been unable to get a refund or get in touch with the company. BBB warns consumers to always check a company’s profile on before completing a transaction.


6.   BBB has seen multiple reports of scam calls claiming to represent LG&E. As a reminder, LG&E will never call and demand payment over the phone. If consumers have questions or concerns regarding their accounts, they should contact LG&E directly. Never give payment information over the phone!


7.   A consumer reported a social media account recovery scam to BBB. After the consumer’s business Instagram account was suspended, the consumer contacted a company they believed could help recover the account, only to lose money to the fraudulent company. BBB warns consumers to avoid such “companies,” who will not actually assist in recovering accounts and instead will rip off victims!


8.   Beware of BBB imposters! BBB has received reports of scammers claiming to represent BBB in order to steal personal and financial information from victims. The real BBB will never ask you for passwords or personal information over the phone. If you are unsure if you’ve been contacted by an actual BBB representative, contact your BBB office directly. Do not give out personal or financial information over the phone! 


9.    March Madness® has returned, and with it, maddening phishing scams. Ignore emails or texts with links to join bracket pools from sites or groups you didn’t request to join – these could be attempts to steal your personal or financial information.


10.  BBB continues to receive reports of scammers claiming to represent Publishers Clearing House. As a reminder, Publishers Clearing House does not contact their sweepstakes winners by phone or text, and any sweepstakes that demands a fee upfront in order to claim a prize is a scam. 


As a Personal Banker aka Service Associate, your day will be filled with opportunities to complete face-to-face customer banking transactions, sell and cross-sell bank products and services, and provide exceptional customer service. Customer service and cash handling experience combined with math and balancing accuracy skills are important while Stock Yards Bank & Trust will provide a professional environment to continually improve the candidate’s skills to further his/her career goals for advancement within the banking profession.

Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Exemplify our 212 commitment to service
  • Process deposits, withdrawals, cash checks and balance a cash drawer
  • Cash checks following SYB check cashing policy
  • Sell official checks
  • Process and balance teller work through image capture
  • Consultative Selling – Engaging customers and prospects to uncover needs and offer solutions  
  • Open new accounts and perform account maintenance
  • Retain and expand customer relationships
  • Process and close loan request (If loan trained)
  • Assist customers with questions and/or concerns
  • Participate in weekly team meetings

Link to apply


Do you know a high school senior graduating this year?


Did you know the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce offers scholarships to our seniors?


We have provided scholarships to our seniors and young adults for more than 10 years providing thousands in continued education funds.


CLICK HERE to download application today!


Applications are due by: April 6th, 2023


Would you like to make a tax deductible donation to the Commerce Enhancement Scholarship Fund?

Donations can be made payable to:

Commerce Enhancement

316 Main Street

Shelbyville KY 40065


Donation receipts will be sent upon request!

Republic Bank Completes Acquisition of CBank


LOUISVILLE, KY. (March 16, 2023) – Republic Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCAA) (“Republic” or the “Company”), the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (“Republic Bank” or the “Bank”) is pleased to announce the Bank has completed its previously announced merger with CBank and CBank’s wholly owned subsidiary, Commercial Industrial Finance, Inc. (“CIF”), for approximately $51 million in cash.


“We are excited about our further expansion into the Cincinnati area and the long-term value the CBank merger presents to our shareholders. Combining CBank’s strength in commercial lending and private banking with Republic’s capital and resources is a gain for the combined organization’s clients and associates,” said Logan Pichel, Republic Bank President & CEO. “In addition, the acquisition of CIF greatly expands our existing equipment financing and leasing operations and provides a national footprint for these services.”


“The CBank team is so pleased to join forces with Republic Bank — one of the most reputable financial institutions in this region — to expand offerings and enhance the banking experience for our combined current and prospective customers,” said CBank’s CEO, Dean Meiszer.


Republic Bank’s Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Market President, Tom Saelinger, believes this new business combination will benefit not only customers but also the entire community. “Republic Bank’s commitment and success in the region is a source of pride for lifelong natives, like me. I’m confident that working with CBank’s experienced team of bankers will further the momentum we’ve developed in the Greater Cincinnati area and allow us to make even more of an economic impact.” 


As of December 31, 2022, the combined assets of CBank and Republic would have been approximately $6.1 billion. The merger is expected to be accretive to Republic’s Diluted Earnings per Class A Common share during the first twelve months, post-merger. With the completion of the merger, Republic Bank now has seven banking centers in the Cincinnati metropolitan area and 44 banking centers throughout Republic’s entire network in five states.


About Republic Bank 


Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the “Bank”). The Bank currently has 44 full-service banking centers throughout five states: 29 banking centers in nine Kentucky communities – Bellevue, Covington, Crestview Hills, Florence, Georgetown, Lexington, Louisville, Shelbyville, and Shepherdsville; three banking centers in southern Indiana – Floyds Knobs, Jeffersonville, and New Albany; seven banking centers in six Florida communities (Tampa MSA) – Largo, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tampa, and Temple Terrace; two banking centers in two Tennessee communities (Nashville MSA) – Cool Springs and Green Hills; and three banking centers in three Ohio communities (Cincinnati MSA) – Kenwood, Norwood and West Chester. The Bank offers internet banking at The Company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and, as of December 31, 2022, had approximately $5.8 billion in total assets. The Company’s Class A Common Stock is listed under the symbol “RBCAA” on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.


Forward-Looking Statements


This Press Release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements in the preceding paragraphs are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the acquired business of CBank and its affiliates, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. We caution you, therefore, against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. They are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include the ability to retain and grow CBank loan and deposit balances post-merger, unanticipated post-merger loan losses for Republic on CBank-originated loans, the ability of Republic to integrate acquired operations including obtaining synergies, integration objectives and anticipated timelines, the ability of Republic to integrate, manage and keep secure our information systems, and other factors set forth as “Risk Factors” at Part II, Item 1A in the Company’s Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2022, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is available on Republic’s website ( and on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website (


Any forward-looking statement made by us in this Press Release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.


Media Contact

Jim Ensign, Senior Vice President & Chief Brand Officer

(502) 584-3600


Source: Republic Bancorp, Inc.

Shelby County Associated Industries Newsletter

Greetings! There’s much to share in the world of work in Shelby County.


Are you thinking long-term strategy for your industry’s recruitment? Community involvement, especially with young students and their parents lays the groundwork for future recruitment. Shelby County Public Schools have many no-cost, low-time commitment opportunities for you to get your foot in the door with the next generation of your workforce. Ready to start now? Seniors, 8th graders and 5th graders will be presenting Defenses of Learning. All you need to do is spend about 30 minutes at the school, listening to rate their presentations on a scorecard. Current defense dates include April 28 and May 15 – 19. More dates may become available if those don’t fit your schedule. Contact Work-Based Learning Liaison Kelly McNew ( to participate. 



Shelby County Associated Industries members met March 14 and would like to thank Amcor for being an excellent host. What a great turnout for our first members meeting of 2023! 


SCAI Meeting Re-cap

At that recent members meeting, a planning committee was elected. These members, along with your board, will ensure this association stays focused and effective to needs of Shelby County industry! Your direct input is always accepted (and greatly appreciated!). Please don’t hesitate to speak up.


Next SCAI Meeting

We know your time is valuable, so these meetings take place the second Tuesday of every other month. All area industries are invited to attend. Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 9. If you would like to host, please contact Stay tuned for the meeting topics and agenda.


Training Consortium 

We have submitted our application for the next round of Bluegrass State Skills Corporation grant-in-aid funding! Through this grant, we are reimbursed up to 50 percent for eligible trainings. The BSSC board meets in May, after which I will update you on our grant status. 


Coming Soon …

The Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation is planning an expanded stakeholders meeting to replace its annual meeting. All industry, local government and community partners will be invited to attend. It is tentatively scheduled for late spring, with a headliner you won’t want to miss. More details to come as the event is arranged.


Charlie Clabaugh

Training Coordinator | Shelby County Associated Industries

Administrative Assistant | Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation

316 Main Street P.O. Box 335 Shelbyville, KY 40065


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Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065
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