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News Release: 3/4/2022

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
MARCH 5TH -
 
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
 
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March 10th -
 
Community Blood Drive
UofL Shelbyville Hospital
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 18th -
 
COSi - How to Build a Profitable High Growth Business Workshop
 
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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 18th - 12th Annual Shelby County Friends of Scouting Dinner
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
 
 
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GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING @ BIGGBY COFFEE!
Pegasus Industries to Create 26 Full-Time Jobs, Invest $738,000 to Expand Distribution and Packaging Center in Shelbyville
Operation will increase company’s support for state’s bourbon and spirits industry
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear highlighted the continued growth of Kentucky’s distribution and logistics sector with the announcement of Pegasus Industries’ expansion of their company headquarters in Shelbyville.
The market expansion of Pegasus’ distribution facility will create 26 full-time jobs with an investment of $738,000. The expansion will allow the company to provide custom service to Kentucky’s bourbon and spirits industry.
“Kentucky’s prime geographic location and access to resources have been a driving force behind the state’s distribution and logistics sector growth,” Gov. Beshear said. “This expansion by Pegasus Industries is an incredible commitment to continue that growth and support the state’s spirits industry. I want to thank the company’s leadership for its continued support of our workforce and am excited to see the benefits that this expansion will bring.”
Pegasus will expand its current facility located at 421 Haven Hill Road in Shelbyville by almost 3,000 square feet. The project will include investing in new technology and adding machinery, shipping docks, equipment and systems to help process more orders and assist with specialized packaging and promotional items.
“We are excited to play a larger role as a more strategic partner for such a growing and important industry,” said Steve Meador, president of Pegasus Industries. “The expansion of our facility allows us to meet very unique needs with truly customized logistical solutions. When Kentucky companies committed to innovation and excellence work together anything is possible.”
For nearly 25 years, Pegasus Industries and Packaging has provided packaging and procurement services and total supply chain solutions to a wide variety of customers. In 2017, Pegasus was awarded the Kentucky Manufacturer of the Year in the mid-size category by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM). Pegasus includes 14 facilities in four states, employing more than 400 team members.
The company’s planned investment adds to a thriving logistics and distribution sector in the commonwealth. In 2021, companies within the sector announced more than 1,000 full-time, Kentucky-resident jobs across more than 30 facility expansion and new-location projects with $181.7 million in private-sector investment in the commonwealth.
Shelby County Judge/Executive Dan Ison welcomed the company’s commitment. 
“I am delighted to see the expansion of a local business here in our community,” Judge/Executive Ison said. “We wish Pegasus much success as they continue to grow.” 
Shelbyville Mayor David Eaton noted the excitement surrounding Pegasus Industries and continuing to grow their relationship with the community. 
“The City of Shelbyville is excited about this expansion for Pegasus Industries and Packaging. Pegasus has been an incredible corporate partner in our city for many years and is an asset to our community,” Mayor Eaton said. “We look forward to a continued positive relationship with Pegasus as they continue to expand.” 
Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation Executive Director Libby Adams is grateful for the company’s decision to expand in the commonwealth. 
“We are very excited to have one of our local industries choosing to expand here. They could have taken this expansion out of state, if it were not for the incentive package offered,” Adams said. “They are a great community-minded company, and we are very pleased to have their growth happen here.” 
Pegasus Industries’ investment and planned job creation furthers recent economic momentum in the commonwealth, as the state builds back stronger from the effects of the pandemic.
By meeting its annual targets over the agreement term, the company can be eligible to keep a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company may claim eligible incentives against its income tax liability and/or wage assessments.
In addition, Pegasus Industries can receive resources from Kentucky’s workforce service providers. Those include no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job-training incentives.
For more information on Pegasus Industries, visit PegasusPackaging.com.
A detailed community profile for Shelby County can be viewed here.
Information on Kentucky’s economic development efforts and programs is available at CED.ky.gov. Fans of the Cabinet for Economic Development can also join the discussion at facebook.com/CEDkygov, on Twitter @CEDkygov, Instagram @CEDkygov and LinkedIn.
Read about other key updates, actions and information from Gov. Beshear and his administration at governor.ky.govkycovid19.ky.gov and the Governor’s official social media accounts FacebookTwitter and YouTube.
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Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
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.
 
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IT Security Tip: Don't just throw out that old computer....
 
Getting rid of old computers or servers? Did you know that the components used in technology equipment are not landfill-safe? On top of the environmental hazards, unprotected e-waste typically contains a lot of confidential and private information in the form of saved passwords, Internet history and files left on the retired computer or server.
As a first prevention step, find a local recycling facility where e-waste can be safely disposed of. And make sure to take the following #1 security precaution before you haul it off: remove and destroy the hard drives. A drill and hammer usually do the trick just fine. Alternatively, many companies that shred paper documents will also destroy your hard drives.
We offer free e-waste recycling services to our clients! Just let us know and we’ll pick up your old hardware and make sure it’s properly recycled.
Don’t forget other e-waste such as mobile phones, copy machines and any other device that ever touched your company data. Give serious thought to what data is on any device before you recycle it. 
 
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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.
Just thought I’d pass this along, Kentucky Living is hosting the Best in Kentucky Awards again this year and they announce the winners at the State Fair and in Kentucky Living Magazine. It may be a great opportunity for some of our local businesses to gain exposure. Nominations can be made until March 31.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
March 4th, 2022
 
Provides Team Kentucky Update, Kentucky again tops the South Central region for economic development projects per capita
 
2021 Governor’s Cup -2021 Governor’s Cup: Kentucky Again Tops South Central Region for Economic Development Projects Per Capita, Ranking highlights Kentucky’s record year for job creation, investment
 
Pegasus Industries Expands in Shelbyville
Yesterday, Gov. Beshear highlighted the continued growth of Kentucky’s distribution and logistics sector with the announcement of Pegasus Industries’ expansion of their company headquarters in Shelbyville. The market expansion of Pegasus’ distribution facility will create 26 full-time jobs with an investment of $738,000. The expansion will allow the company to provide custom service to Kentucky’s bourbon and spirits industry. To learn more, see the full release.
 
Total Quality Logistics Creates Jobs Across Three Existing Kentucky Offices
 
Tornado Survivors Sheltering Update $5.7 Million for Western Kentucky Tornado Victims
 
Capitol and Governor’s Mansion Lit in Honor of Ukraine
 
Awards More Than $4.7 Million in Daviess County for Cleaner Water Projects, Community Development, Owensboro Health Foundation donates $40,000 for Western Kentucky Tornado Relief
 
Announces More Than $4,700,000 in Funding to Eastern Kentucky Counties
 
Governor, First Lady Light Capitol Dome, Governor’s Mansion Blue and Yellow in Support of Ukraine
 
Provides COVID-19 Update, CDC, state now utilizing a new community transmission model
 
KDPH will also update its K-12 school guidance. Vaccination, disease isolation, targeted mask use and test-to-stay programs are strongly encouraged. Detailed documents to provide further details for schools are currently being revised to align with new CDC guidance.
COVID-19 Case Information, Vaccinations Update
Number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky: 2,882,345
Number of people who have received their vaccination booster in Kentucky: 1,076,684
Feb. 26, Cases: 1,602
Feb. 26, Deaths: 42
Feb. 27, Cases: 481
Feb. 27, Deaths: 22
New Cases Today: 671
New Deaths: 34
Today’s Positivity Rate: 8.56%
Current Hospitalizations: 962
Current Intensive Care Admittances: 203
Currently on Ventilators: 112
 
During the week ending Feb. 27, 13,305 cases were reported in Kentucky and the average test positivity rate was 9.01%.
 
DeWine Pledge to Seek Federal Funding for Brent Spence Bridge Project - Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Fact Sheet
 
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.
 
 
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Garden Party tickets are on sale now! Get your 20%discount with the code: EARLYBIRD! May 21 @ 11 AM, Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville #Itsforthekids #specialneeds #tuitionfree Click Here
 
I would like to nominate you to join our Pay It Forward program, a unique and free advertising opportunity with Spectrum Reach.
 
At Spectrum Reach, our goal is to help local businesses grow and communities thrive. The Pay It Forward program is one way we support the businesses that make up the fabric of our communities by providing free advertising grants and marketing support. Winners will receive a free three month TV advertising schedule that will run from April through June, a free commercial and marketing support from our team of experts. To enter your business, please complete this registration form found here https://spectrumreach.com/pay-it-forward.  If interested, I will schedule time for us to meet and discuss your business needs to get your advertising campaign started.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
I look forward to working with you! 
Best regards,
Todd N. Teitel
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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