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News Release: 5/14/2021

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Now accepting requests for Morning Mixers and Business After Hours!
Receive a 50% discount
 
 
 
 
May 14th -
Young Leaders Graduation
 
Congrats to our grads!!
Zack Wadsworth
Abby Quinn
Summer Meece
Victoria Ransdell
Bryson Dunsmore
Emma Lawrence
Perry Allan
Luke Colebank
Livie Nally
Natasha Otieno
Trace Parsons-Judd
Cassidy Human
Gwen Hynes
Hayley Wheeler
Isabella Higgins
Kenzie Eubank
John Cinotto
Kassie Moore
Maxwell Young
Isabella Wiley
Brooklyn Morris
CeCe Gregory
Skyler Holt
Lily Jasper
 
 
 
 
May 18th - Martha Layne Collins Awards Night
 
May 20th - Shelby County High School Awards Night
 
Presentation of Shelby County Chamber Scholarship Recipients
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 21st -
Ribbon Cutting @
Controlled Chaos
 
856 Old Mt. Eden Road
Shelbyville KY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 1st -
Morning Mixer Celebrating Lacey Stivers 1 Year Anniversary
 
Lacey Stivers State Farm
871 Taylorsville Road
Shelbyville KY
 
 
 
 
June 18th -
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Scramble
@ Weissinger Hills Golf Course
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.
$500 per team
$125 individual player
 
 
 
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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.
 
 
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!
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 1247 Cases Total (27 active)
Shelby - 4671 Cases Total (59 active)
Spencer - 1649 Cases Total (22 active)
Trimble - 709 Cases Total (15 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 8033
 
 
Governor Update
May 14th, 2021
 
Case Details
451,213 total cases
111,110 probable
340,103 confirmed
674 new cases
259 probable
415 confirmed
6637 total deaths
649 probable deaths
5988 confirmed
4 new deaths
0 probable
4 confirmed
duplication
6,392,849 have been tested
547,123 positive tests total
52,076 at least recovered cases
3.04% positive rate
411 hospitalized
117 IN ICU
47 on ventilators
1,897,117 vaccinated (at least 1st dose)
 
 
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Jefferson - 138
  • Fayette - 38
  • Pulaski - 30
 
Top Vaccinated Counties
  • Woodford
  • Franklin
  • Fayette
  • Scott
  • Campbell

 
New Healthy at Work Minimum Guidelines
  • Physical distancing
  • facial coverings
  • handwashing and sanitizing
  • ventilation
  • telework
  • common areas
  • temperature and health checks
  • venues hosting under 1000 must be at 60% capacity
  • venues hosting more than 1000 must be at 50% capacity
 
Monday the state transitioned to the federal COVID vaccination reporting system
 
House Foods America Corp moving to Louisville and will be creating 109 jobs
 
KCC Manufacturing moving to Shelby County and will be creating over 700 jobs
 
270 Economic development projects underway creating 8,000 new jobs
 
14,500 new jobs through bipartisian agreements
 
May 28th - indoor and outdoor venues serving under 1000 will be able to operate at 75% capacity
 
May 28th - indoor and outdoor venues serving over 1000 will be able to operate at 60% capacity
 
Small groups may remove masks if all have been full vaccinated for more than 14 days
 
June 11th will be lifting the capacity restrictions
 
June 11th will be lifting face covering mandates with restrictions
 
As of May 13th vaccinated may removed face coverings indoors and outdoors and will not need to socially distances with restrictions
 
Vaccine Update
  • As of May 13th - children between 12-15 will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine
  • Working to deliver Pfizer vaccine to primary care and pediatric offices
  • More than 80% of Kentuckians over the age of 65 have received at least first dose of vaccine
 
Broadband Update
  • If eligible, apply for discounted internet services
  • go to www.getemergencybroadband.org to apply
  • Discounts up to $50 per month toward broadband services
  • Discounts up to $100 off 1 computer, tablet, etc in household
  • Funds will continue until depleted or 6 months after "pandemic" state lifted
 
Kentucky Tourism to receive $5 million in CARES Funding
 
Main Street Communities report $45.5 million investments that created 22 new businesses in 2020
 
Shelbyville received national accreditation for Main Street
 
MAKE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 
 
 
 
Your Membership Matters!
 
Lacey Stivers with State Farm and Robin Pack with RLP Copywriting
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
Scott Neal
sneal@secc.org
 
 
The Outlook is the largest Christian newspaper in the Nation. Founded in 1995 as a weekly newspaper to share stories of lives changed by the saving grace of Christ and to share news about Southeast Christian Church. Even with Internet and social media The Outlook has continued in its mission of connecting people to Jesus and one another.
 
 
 
 
OPS Supply
Aaron Reed
820 Buck Creek Road
Simpsonville KY
 
We’re proud patriots who love liberty. Our goal is to provide the best service while supporting your Second Amendment rights. Offering firearms and gear for self-defense, concealed carry, shooting sport, and hunting, we’re here to serve our fellow Americans with quality products and outstanding customer service.
 
 
 
WAKY Radio
Angela Biagi
 
 
Office 888-766-1035 / 270-766-1035/ Request Line 866-982-WAKY
Advanced ENT & Allergy
Courtney Nappo
713 Hospital Drive Suite 1
Shelbyville KY
844-587-4687
 
• The first in the area to offer endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty and packless sinus surgery – providing your patients with the latest technology in ENT.
• The only private practice group in the area to perform clinical research studies which has successfully developed many drugs and devices which currently are used in ENT practices across the United States.
• The first to offer in-house radiology in the region.
• The first private ENT practice in the country to become ICACTL accredited for our point of care.
• CT Scanner Xoran MiniCat – a new low dose radiation scanner.
• The the first in the state to offer advanced sleep surgery.
• The first in the region to have a practice that has both ENT and allergists who collaborate to provide comprehensive medical care to better treat our patients.
 
Josh Berkley
77 Mack Walters Road
Suite 200
Shelbyville KY
502-205-9005
 
This is not your father's law firm.
It is our philosophy to provide our clients with the best legal representation with a focus on your goals and challenges. We take a no nonsense approach in advising our clients by being candid about objectives, obstacles, possible outcomes, and yes, even cost.
 
 
Controlled Chaos
Coleman Smith
856 Old Mt Eden Road
Shelbyville KY
502-510-6665
 
Stress can come at anytime and in any way, causing many health issues such as: high blood pressure, obesity, depression, heart issues, anxiety, and more. Stress is often called the "silent" killer, but here at Controlled Chaos it doesn't have to be! 
 
Come and smash, paint, and throw your cares away at Controlled Chaos; the ONLY place in Shelby County where you are encouraged to break things, throw an axe at a target, and fling paint everywhere! We will leave the Chaos to you, and you leave the cleaning to us. 
 
CHAOS. PAINT. FUN.  
Villar Brothers Barber Shop
Noe Villar
502-437-0175
 
Our compassionate barbers offer a very professional welcoming environment. We want to create a community where we take care of each other and help each other grow, walk in as a stranger - walk out as as a friend!
 
 
BBM Machine
Bryan Johnson
201 Alpine Dr Suite A
Shelbyville KY
502-890-0463
 
CALL IN THE PROS
Whether you need to refurbish your current machine or just move it, let our team of experts provide you with the best service for your needs.
Rebuild and Refurbishment
Service Your Machine
Custom Work
Installations and Tear Downs
Move Your Machine
Repossessions
Next Mortgage
Justin Eden
1801 Louisville Rd Suite 101
Frankfort
502-655-7905
 
NextMortgage delivers the personal service of a local lender, leveraging the resources of a national brand. Currently operating in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, NextMortgage branches have earned over 1200 Zillow reviews praising reliable preapprovals, ease of transaction, on-time closings, and transparency and communication throughout the mortgage process.
 
Throughout the mortgage industry, NextMortgage is known for its innovation of product and continued investment in technology. From HomeFundIt, the down payment crowdfunding platform to the All In One Loan.
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 
Coronavirus Small Business Issues and Solutions Guide
 
 
 
 
Restaurant Revitalization Information
 
According to the latest statistics, small businesses in Kentucky employ almost 60% of those who work in the Food Service and Accommodation Industry.
The SBA Restaurant and Revitalization Fund (RRF) provides emergency funding assistance for eligible entities are businesses that are not permanently closed and include businesses where the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink.
  • Eligibility Includes Restaurants, food stands, food trucks, food carts, caterers, bars, saloons, lounges, taverns, distillers, food trucks, inns, and other eligible businesses needing funds to keep their doors open. Recipients are not required to pay back SBA if those funds are spent on eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.
The RRF will be accepting applications soon, and funds will go quickly. The SBA Kentucky District Office can provide information for you to share with your Chamber of Commerce members, including media releases, up-to-date information on the program details, or a free webinar presentation on the RRF program.
 
Interested?
For more detailed program information please visit: Restaurant Revitalization Fund (sba.gov)
 
Please send an email to the SBA Kentucky District Office at ky@sba.govincluding your chamber point of contact and the information you would like to receive or to set up a training event conducted by our office.  
 
 
 
 
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!
 
NEW 2021-2022 CRITERIA
*Interested students must apply to the College and enroll in at least six credit hours. Those eligible, from the criteria below, will automatically be awarded, no scholarship application is required!
 
Open Doors Grant Criteria
  1. First time at Jefferson, freshman or transfer
  2. Are at least 25 years of age by September 1, 2021
  3. Federal Financial Aid eligible – defined as successfully completing a FAFSA and all required steps to complete financial aid process
  4. Degree-Seeking Admission Status in a federal financial aid eligible program
including; Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Diploma, and Certificates with minimum 16 credit hours
*Visiting and non-degree seeking students are ineligible
  1. Have not previously earned a Bachelor’s degree - students who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher are ineligible
  2. Kentucky resident of Bullitt, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer or Trimble counties
  3. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at the time award is made
  4. Only courses required in the students’ degree program are eligible
  5. Courses must be offered by Jefferson - tuition for courses offered by other KCTCS colleges will not be covered
  6. Attendance must be confirmed in all enrolled courses.
 
The Open Doors (Need a Name) Grant is a “last-dollar” tuition grant. That means after all other financial aid or third-party payments are applied, the grant will cover the remaining tuition balance. Tuition does not include the following student or class fees.
Payment arrangements must be made by the established payment deadline. 
 
The Open Doors Grant is only applicable to the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters and is limited to a total of 30 credit hours.
 
Grant recipients awarded in Fall 2021 must maintain a 2.0 GPA to renew for the Spring 2022 semester.
 
BBB May Hot Topics: 
 
  1. BBB has received reports of scam callers claiming to represent LG&E. The scammers claim the victims’ electricity will be shut off due to nonpayment unless the victims pay over the phone or via an online payment service (Zelle, PayPal, etc.). LG&E will never call consumers and demand payment over the phone. If you receive such a call, do not give any payment information! Check your LG&E account status by visiting my.lge-ku.com or by calling 502-589-1444 (800-331-7370 outside Louisville).
  2. One local consumer reported to BBB that she was almost the victim of an employment scam, and the scammer was claiming to represent BBB! This consumer responded to a job position with BBB on LinkedIn – only it was not a legitimate job offer (and BBB didn't post it!). Beware of scamming "recruiters" who ask you to download apps, send money, etc., and always double-check job listings by visiting the company's website before applying.
  3. Multiple local consumers have reported fake USPS text messages to BBB. The text messages usually reference a change to an upcoming delivery and direct the recipient to click on a link. This is likely a phishing scam – and your personal information will be stolen! Do not click on any links! 
  4. One local consumer is out several thousand dollars after falling prey to a bank manager scam. She received emails and text messages from a scammer claiming to be a bank manager who would assist her in becoming a beneficiary of a trust. Similar to the “Nigerian prince” email, this type of scam promises a large cash return to the victim in exchange for money upfront as security/insurance. As a general guideline, do not agree to pay any sum of money to strangers who contact you with promises of a large payout or reward! 
  5. BBB has received more reports from local consumers of mystery shopper gift card scams. One local consumer who responded to an online mystery shopper application received a check in the mail and instructions to purchase gift cards from CVS. She was instructed to send photos of the gift cards to the scammers. The check turned out to be fake. If someone asks you to send photos of a purchased gift card, you are likely dealing with a scammer! 
  6. One local consumer was contacted by an old friend on Facebook, claiming they had won $150,000 from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. If the consumer paid $1,000 upfront as security, they too would receive part of this large payout. The consumer later learned her friend’s Facebook account had been hacked. Please note that there is no Facebook lottery, and any claims of Mark Zuckerberg giving away large amounts of prize money are scams! 
  7. Sweepstakes scams are on the rise. One local consumer received a phone call from a scammer claiming she had won a large cash prize and a new truck. The only catch was that she had to pay taxes upfront. Do not pay a fee to claim a prize you’ve allegedly won, and do not provide personal or financial information to anyone who contacts you about a sweepstakes prize! 
  8. BBB has received reports of spoof websites and ads that mirror legitimate companies. Local consumers have reported clicking on social media ads to purchase products from well-known companies like Hanes or Little Tikes, only to never receive the products they paid for because the websites were not legitimate. When in doubt, visit the company’s website directly instead of clicking on an ad.
  9. BBB continues to receive multiple reports of puppy scams from consumers attempting to purchase Dachshunds, French Bulldogs, Pit Bulls, and other breeds. These consumers have lost hundreds of dollars to scammers and have never received the puppies they purchased. BBB strongly recommends viewing a pet in person or via a video call with the seller before you purchase. 
  10. A local consumer has reported a kitten scam to BBB. Similar to the ongoing puppy scams, this consumer purchased a kitten from an online “breeder” and never received the kitten or any further contact from the breeder after she sent payment. As with the puppy scams, BBB recommends viewing a kitten in person or at least by video call with the seller before you agree to purchase. 
KYchamber
 
GOV. ANDY BESHEAR LIFTS KENTUCKY'S MASK MANDATE FOR VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS FOLLOWING CDC GUIDANCE
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will immediately comply with the new CDC guidelines and change the state’s mask mandate to say individuals who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks indoors or outdoors and no longer need to practice social distancing.
 
Beshear called the CDC announcement “great news we have all been waiting for.”
 
 
PEOPLE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED NO LONGER HAVE TO WEAR MASKS, CDC SAYS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday anyone who is fully vaccinated is no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors and no longer need to maintain social distance, including in businesses and the workplace.
 
The announcement signals that those who have been fully vaccinated can resume life as normal.
 
 
SECRETARY OF STATE SAYS KENTUCKY HAS SEEN BIPARTISAN SUCCESS WITH NEW VOTING PROCESS, CLEANING UP VOTER ROLLS
Following the successes seen in Kentucky related to new voting processes in the midst of the pandemic, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams sat down with The Bottom Line to discuss what voting in the Commonwealth will look like moving forward.
 
“You can’t have one party making the rules; you’ve got to have both sides working together,” Adams said.
 
 
 
REGISTER NOW: COVID-19 AND LIABILITY CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUSINESS
Join the Kentucky Chamber on May 19, 2021, at 11:00 AM for a webinar on COVID-19 and liability considerations for business. Hear from expert panelists Kimberly O'Donnell of Dentons, Jay Ingle of Jackson Kelly, and Cindy Effinger of McBrayer, and Doug McSwain of Wyatt on current issues surrounding liability for employers as we transition back to some sense of normalcy and ultimately to a post-COVID world.
 
 
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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