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News Release: 5/7/2021

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Now accepting requests for Morning Mixers and Business After Hours!
Receive a 50% discount through the end of March!
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 8th -
Grand Opening Event at
Controlled Choas
856 Old Mt Eden Rd
Shelbyville KY
 
From 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ribbon Cutting at 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 9th - 15th
Main Street Week
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
***EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO SPONSOR AND NEW WAYS TO NETWORK FOR NON-GOLFERS THIS YEAR! BE LOOKING FOR DETAILS REAL SOON!!!***
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!
 
 
Lettleiki Icelandics Morning Mixer!
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 7th, 2021
 
Case Details
447,582 total cases
109,709 probable
337,873 confirmed
655 new cases
240 probable
415 confirmed
6548 total deaths
639 probable deaths
5909 confirmed
5 new deaths
1 probable
4 confirmed
duplication
6,302,894 have been tested
542,080 positive tests total
51,741at least recovered cases
3.51% positive rate
408 hospitalized
113 IN ICU
49 on ventilators
1,842,521 vaccinated (at least 1st dose)
 
 
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Jefferson - 127
  • Fayette - 52
 
Top Vaccinated Counties
  • Woodford
  • Franklin
  • Fayette
  • Scott
  • Jefferson

 
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 over1000 will be able to operate at 60% capacity
 
Small groups may remove masks if all have been full vaccinated for more than 14 days
 
MAKE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
CHECK OUT THEIR BOOTH AT SHOWCASE!!
 
 
 
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!
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
GOV. BESHEAR ANNOUNCES BUSINESS CAPACITY TO INCREASE TO 75% AND CHANGES TO MASK MANDATE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED
All events and businesses with 1,000 or fewer people present can increase to 75% capacity starting May 28 and small groups of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine no longer have to wear face masks indoors
 
 
KENTUCKY CHAMBER-BACKED POLICIES HELP IMPROVE STATE’S CREDIT RATING
Kentucky’s credit rating outlook is improving thanks to a stable financial footing coming out of the pandemic, a result of many policies backed by the Kentucky Chamber.
 
KENTUCKY CHAMBER SHARES OPEN POSITIONS FROM ACROSS THE STATE AHEAD OF REINSTATED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT REQUIREMENTS
With Kentucky’s work search requirement for unemployment insurance benefits being reinstated beginning Sunday, May 9, the Kentucky Chamber released a list of open positions across the state Tuesday to help connect Kentuckians with employers.
 
OP-ED: OPEN JOBS ACROSS THE STATE SHOW KENTUCKY IS READY TO RECOVER
It’s springtime in Kentucky. We just hosted the Derby with over 51,000 fans in attendance watching the best two minutes in sports. Anyone in Kentucky over the age of 16 can receive a vaccine and more than 40% have done so. Our COVID-19 positivity rate has been steadily hovering between 2-3%. Schools and childcare are back meeting in person at full capacity. Sports have resumed. Now is the time for Kentuckians to return to work and continue the economic momentum the Commonwealth was experiencing before the pandemic.
 
 
CHAMBER BUSINESS MEMBERS WEIGH IN ON IMPACTS OF PANDEMIC AT US SENATE COMMITTEE FIELD HEARING
U.S. Senator Rand Paul was in Lexington Thursday morning speaking to small business owners on how COVID-19 has impacted their day-to-day operations, workforce, and bottom line over the past year due to government-mandated shutdowns and regulations.
 
 
KENTUCKY UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE UPDATE
 
The Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance will begin reinstating work search requirements for UI claimants effective May 9, 2021. Work search requirements were suspended in March 2020 by Executive Order in order to observe the Healthy at Home recommendations because of the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
As outlined in the unemployment insurance Claimant Guide, UI claimants will be required to seek suitable full-time employment and report at least one job contact per week. Unemployment insurance weeks run Sunday to Saturday, so regardless of when you request benefits between May 9 and May 15, you will be asked if you have complied with the work search requirement.
  • It is recommended that you keep a record of all job contacts, including the name of the business, the title of the position, the name/title of the person you contacted, the date of the contact, and the method of contact (phone, email, online, etc.). You will be required to provide these details during your bi-weekly benefit request.
  • You are allowed a reasonable period of time to find work that is comparable in pay and skill level to your most recent employment. If you are not able to find comparable work after a reasonable period of time, or if that type of work is not available in your area, you must adjust your work search. Your adjusted work search may require you to look for job that might pay less or could be located further away from your home than your previous commute.
You are not required to conduct a job search if you:
  • Are a member of a trade union who finds work for you 
  • Are a student in an approved training program 
  • Have a definite recall date within 12 weeks of your initial claim filing date 
  • Are on a temporary leave of absence while still considered an employee 
  • Worked for an employer who filed a mass electronic claim (E-Claim) on your behalf
For additional information on work search requirements and reporting, please consult the claimant guide at kcc.ky.gov.
 
Thank you,
Office of Unemployment Insurance
 
NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

I wanted to let you know that we have created and made live on our website a business interest form. This form will allow businesses who are interested in having vaccination events at their facilities or dedicated time for their employees to receive the vaccine to submit their information and work with the health department to coordinate this. We would love to have some of your members engage with us for this special project.
 
Here is the link to the business interest form: t.ly/PClo
 
Please share this with your chamber members. 
 
Thank you all of all that you do.
 
Dr. Stephanie M. Lokits, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Director of Nursing
North Central District Health Department
1020 Henry Clay Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-633-1243
 
 
 
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!
 
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. 
 
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316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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