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News Release: 4/14/2022

April 19th -
Main Street Clean Sweep
@ Stargazer Plaza
***Have another event coming up we can share? Send it our way!!***
  • 2nd Quarter Events
  • May 12, 2022 - Networking Roundtable (details below)
  • June 11, 2022 - Showcase on Main (details below)
  • 3rd Quarter Events
  • July 14th, 2022 Member Luncheon
  • Aug 11th, 2022 - Networking Roundtable
  • Sept 9th, 2022 - Annual Golf Scramble
  • 4th Quarter Events
  • Gluhwein & Octoberfest
  • Nov 9th, 2022 - Annual Awards & Membership Luncheon
Member hosted events
April 15th - Eminence Job Fair
April 15th - Young Leaders Environment Day
April 18th - 12th Annual Shelby County Friends of Scouting Dinner
April 19th - Main Street Clean Sweep on Main Street 8:30 - 11:00am
April 21st-23rd - Dogwood Classic Horse Show nightly at 6pm
April 23rd - Academy Class Horse Show starting at 9am
April 22nd - Personalized Learning Day SCPS
April 22nd - 10th Annual Dazzle at the Track with The Polka Dotted Pineapple Boutique
April 23rd - Dogwood Festival
April 30th - Health Fair @ Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks
April 30th - HorseSensing - Pie Contest
May 4th - Young Leaders Graduation
May 4th - Business After Hours Derby Theme @ Commonwealth Credit Union
May 5th - UofL Health Shelbyville Blood Drive
May 9th - ALC Golf Scramble
May 12th - Networking Roundtable in Simpsonville
May 14th - Mixed Spring Sale
May 14th - Shelbyville Arts & Music Festival
May 19th - Morning Mixer @ Holland Financial
May 21st - 1st Annual Garden Party Little Light House
May 21st – Planters Festival in Simpsonville
May 30th – Farmers Market in Simpsonville 
June 1st - Mixer @ Lacey Stivers State Farm
June 4th - Simpsonville Farmers Market, Spring Festival and Hair bangers ball
June 10 - Touch a Truck presented by Shelbyville/Shelby Co Parks & Rec
June 11th - Showcase on Main
June 18th - Wellness Fair @ HorseSensing
June 29th - Morning Mixer @ KFB Simpsonville
July 2nd - VFW 4th of July Parade
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
@ CORE Health Centers of Shelbyville
Morning Mixer
@ Little Light House of Central Kentucky
Do you know a current freshmen that would benefit from the Young Leaders Program? Applications are now available.
Do you have a teenager looking to schedule their permit testing? Road test? Alive at 25?
What about looking to renew your license or get the new Real ID?
Well, we have you covered! Step by step directions for all that just below!
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
The Woodwork Co
Jonathan Haddix
544 Main Street, Suite 2
At The Woodworks Co we take pride in our wide variety of kitchen and bath solutions. If you are considering a bathroom remodel or kitchen remodels, we can help with every step along the way including cabinets, countertops, backsplash and tile, and so much more. We have years of experience in all things kitchen and bath to ensure your home is beautiful. We are located in Lawrenceburg, KY, and we are proud to serve the surrounding area including Lexington, Frankfort, Versailles, and Georgetown, Kentucky. Contact us today to learn more!
CORE Health Centers of Shelbyville
Scott Neill
1618 Midland Trail, Shelbyville
At CORE Health Centers, we believe every human being should experience a pain-free life. Whether you’re plagued with sciatica, lower back pain, or other joint and muscle aches, we can help. It is our mission to provide the communities we serve with the highest level of pain care available.
We work to meet our patient’s needs by delivering convenient, cost-effective care. By using this approach, we help each and every one of our patients reduce pain levels and restore proper function without the use of narcotics or unnecessary surgeries.
Inspirations Salon
Amber Hancock
99 Jeanie Drive, Shelbyville
Inspirations stylist's are highly skilled professionals in the beauty industry. We offer the full beauty experience to make you feel and look amazing from head to toe! Come by and get a free consultation by any of our stylist or call to make your next appointment!
Full service hair salon with hair cuts, color, highlights, Balayage, perms, straightening treatments, Olaplex treatments and more. Also offer nail services, permanent make-up, waxing
Alvarado's Drywall & Finishing
Nicole Rios
1101 Washington Street, Shelbyville
When you're investing in home-improvements, you want to be sure you're getting the best. Our team at Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing is licensed and fully insured. We specialize in installing and finishing drywall, installing drop-ceilings, and applying energy-efficient installation, attics, walls, basements to any space. Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing is a locally-owned company with more than 20 years of home-improvement experience. We are well-known and trusted in the community. We are a Minority-certified business that guarantees our workmanship and can provide references upon request. You'll never have to wonder about the cost of your home-improvement project when you work with Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing. Contact us today and receive a free estimate on your drywall, energy-saving insulation, and professional drop-ceiling installation. There's nothing like smooth, professionally installed drywall to give your home an even polished look. You'll be able to count on a company that has a 20 years reputation of quality and affordability. Call on Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing for expert installation of drywall finishing and complete repairs to damaged walls. We guarantee every job that the job finished only when the customer is happy. Drywall hung by inexperienced workers is often subject to cracking and dreaded nail pops. The multi-step process at Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing hides all joints, screw heads and defects, allowing you to paint or apply wallpaper right away. Even if you use the most efficient heating or air conditioning system, you could still be losing money as air slips out through your walls, ceiling and roof. Having energy efficient insulation installed can have an immediate impact on your energy bill. Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing has been insulating homes and businesses throughout Indiana and the greater Louisville area for over 20 years.
Independence Bank
Mary Courtney
65 Mack Walters Rd Shelbyville
In just a short-time, Independence Bank will open doors in our hometown providing exceptional customer service with local decision making from familiar faces! Stay tuned…
· Banking with Independence Bank means the freedom to make your financial life easier, to choose the features you want most, save the way you want to save, and meet your long term goals
· We believe in doing what is right and fair for our customers, communities and employees.
· We keep our lending decision making and loan servicing local so customers can talk to a banker who lives and works in the same community you.
· Independence Bank believes as the bank grows, so too should the quality of life in the markets we serve
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.
Please find attached the Healthy Choices Newsletter that contains recipes, nutrition articles and local event information including the April 30 Health and Fitness Fun Day.
German American Bank Strengthens Shelbyville Financial Services Team with New Hires
Shelbyville, KY— April 12, 2022—  German American Bank today announced that the financial services team serving the Shelbyville market area will be growing with the addition of Christine Emerson as Vice President, Treasury Management and Kris Hayden as Market Executive. Both Emerson and Hayden will drive the delivery of German American Bank’s financial solutions with a focus on building and developing relationships, local decision making, and a strong commitment to community.
“German American Bank believes that when a community thrives, its people prosper and we understand the role that successful local businesses play in creating thriving communities,” states Chris Dew, German American Market President. “With offices based in Shelbyville, Christine and Kris bring an immense wealth of knowledge and expertise to the area. The addition of these talented individuals to our team is a testament to German American Bank’s commitment to build stronger communities by helping local businesses grow and prosper.”
Christine Emerson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Mid-Continent University. She brings 21 years of banking experience to German American Bank, specializing in cash management and creating customized solutions for businesses. After starting her career in retail banking, she has spent the past ten years working with area businesses in account services and treasury management. Emerson has a passion for empowering women and promoting financial literacy and has served on various boards and finance committees for non-profits in Central Kentucky and the Louisville area.
Kris Hayden comes to German American Bank with 17 years of banking experience, having received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Louisville. With experience in credit, business development, small business lending and commercial lending throughout his banking career Hayden will serve as an asset to the Shelbyville team. Kris currently serves with numerous community organizations including the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club, Shelby County Chamber and Leadership Shelby. He is a member of Highview Baptist Church in Middletown and is also active in F3 Louisville. 
Gov Beshear Update
  • Awards $300,000 for Fire Station Expansion in Johnson County, Governor also awards more than $28,000 for road resurfacing
  • Awards More Than $400,000 for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Martin County
  • Envision AESC’s Investment in 30GWh Kentucky Gigafactory Creates 2,000 New Jobs and Solidifies the Commonwealth as New Electric Vehicle Battery Capital
  • Envision AESC is investing $2billion in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky to build a state-of-the-art 30GWh gigafactory, with potential to expand to 40GWh
  • First phase of Envision AESC’s plant development will supply next generation battery technology to power 300,000 EVs annually for multiple global automotive manufacturers
  • New gigafactory will kick-start the creation of 2,000 new, high-value jobs in the commonwealth and positions the region as national leader in battery production
  • Takes Action on Legislation to Improve Public Safety, Governor signs bills to fund competitive salaries, expand benefits for state police
  • House Bill 259 ensures that all troopers will receive a $15,000 raise. Additionally, KSP’s starting pay for sworn officers will increase from $40,000 to $55,000 annually. This bill also includes a unique contribution enhancement for members of the State Police Retirement System Tier III plan, which will have an immediate impact on veteran troopers, the 71 recent graduates of the KSP Training Academy and new recruits who are preparing to report for training in June. Lastly, it establishes enhanced promotion pay for trooper and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) officer supervisor ranks.
  • Enhanced Benefits for Retired KSP Sworn Classifications
  • By signing Senate Bill 209, Gov. Beshear is establishing paid vacation, sick leave and holiday pay, as well as enhanced health insurance contribution payments for retired KSP troopers and CVE officers.
  • KSP Recruitment Efforts Continue
  • State Budget Builds on Economic Momentum, Invests in Improving Key Infrastructure, Budget also includes investment in higher education, workforce – but Governor says lack of investment in pre-K, K-12 education harms Kentucky’s future
  • Water and Sewer Improvements
  • Expanding High-Speed Internet
  • Advancing Major Transportation Projects
  • Building a Site Identification and Development Program
  • Launching a Life Science Lab
  • Supporting Career and Technical Education
  • Supporting Higher Education
  • Improving Salaries for State Employees
  • Expanding the Everybody Counts Program
  • Protecting Children, Seniors and Families
  • Caring for Kentucky’s Veterans
  • Investing in Communities
  • List of key Governor’s items not included in the final budget:
  • A record investment in K-12 funding through the SEEK formula – the enacted budget has over $680 million less for SEEK than the Governor’s budget;
  • Funding for universal pre-K;
  • Funding for a pay raise for teachers and school staff;
  • Restoration of past budget cuts to textbooks and professional development;
  • Better Kentucky Promise Scholarship program;
  • Loan forgiveness programs for teachers and social workers;
  • Hero Pay with $400 million from ARPA funds;
  • Staffing to restore services at local and regional unemployment insurance offices;
  • Agritech research and development facility;
  • Funding for the Commission on Women;
  • Increase in funding for the Commission on Human Rights, and
  • Funding to modernize Kentucky’s central public health laboratory facility
Presidential Sponsors
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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