CHAMBER Quarterly BRIEFINGS & Updates
February 24, 2014

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February 24, 2014

Good Morning, I am very happy to welcome three new members to the Chamber. The Downey Insurance Group at 35 South Main in New Castle (next door to United Citizens Bank) has all types of insurance to meet your needs. DeeDee Downey and Brett Downey will be happy to help you decide on the right plans for you. You can reach them at 845-9898.

We also welcome Melissa's Treasure Chest, located at 5201 S. Main Street in Eminence (on the corner next to Brenda's Beauty Shop). This was Quality Furniture at one time as well as Doug's Furniture. Melissa Hawks previously was the owner of Tiffany's Flea Market in Eminence. She is back in business and will be happy to see everyone. She has booths for rent and also furniture and household goods for sale. Her grand opening was last Friday. Give her a call at 572-058 or stop by and welcome her back..

I also want to welcome back Akers Nursery in Bethlehem. Norma Akers is still running the nursery after the passing of her husband Joe Akers. She will be happy to help you with anything you might need this spring to make your landscaping look great. She can be reached at 845-8074 or 845-5600.

I am pleased to welcome the American Cancer Society, with representative Kelsey Lewis, who is Henry County's coordinator for Relay for Life. She can be reached by e-mail at kelsey.lewis@cancer.org. We welcome this fine organization to the Chamber.

If you wish to be on the committee to help plan our second Business Expo in May, please let me know as we are planning a meeting soon to get all of this underway. Also please remind businesses who are not chamber members that if they join before May 1, they get a free booth at the Expo.

Don't forget that the deadline for an ad in This Is Henry County magazine is this Friday, the 28. Call Barbara at the Local at 845-2858 to reserve your spot. We appreciate all who support this face of Henry County.

 

Eminence Car Wash is for sale and is listed with Doug Bates of Torrey Smith Realty. Doug and Carol Kalbfleisch, both former presidents of the chamber (Carol was our first lady president) have serious health issues, and while they have had much success with the car wash, they felt is is time to find a new owner who will find it to be a profitable business. Call Doug Bates at 845-5263 for more information. Doug and Carol have been great Chamber members, and we certainly wish them the best as they retire from the business.

 

I am still looking for a dinner sponsor for our April 8 dinner with the meet and greet of political candidates and dinner with speakers Representative Rick Rand and Senator Paul Hornback on this year's legislative session.If you are the main sponsor, you get 4 tickets, share time during the program, handouts to people who attend if you wish, and all the appreciation we can give you. Let me know if you are interested.

I am still signing up businesses for the gift certificate program and the brochure. I look forward to hearing from you on this if you have paced it on the back burner.

Thanks to all of our wonderful members for being so helpful in our endeavors. This organization cannot exist without you.

Pat Wallace, Executive Director

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Chamber Ambassadors

The Board approved our working toward a way to help you get to know other chamber members and also help keep information flowing. We plan to start an Ambassadorís Club with interested volunteers, adjusting the ideas to fit our smaller organization.

The only requirement to be a Chamber Ambassador is that you be a employee or owner of a business in good standing with the Chamber or be an associate member and want to expand your knowledge of our business community. There are numerous ways to take part in this program. [[MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM ]] This gives you an opportunity to meet other chamber members, discuss ideas and problems in common, and strengthen both your business and the chamber.

Polly Troxell, Outstanding Citizen
Polly Troxell,
Outstanding Citizen
 
Pat and Lloyd Gray
Pat and Lloyd Gray
Outstanding Farmers.

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Interested in knowing all the stats on Henry County?? Check this amazing site out!
Just select for Henry County Kentucky or whatever community or state.

http://www.ruraldataportal.org

If your business can benefit from our (Check) Henry County First campaign to keep money in Henry County, call the office to be a member. It costs the business nothing, and when a certificate is used in your business, let the Chamber know and a check is written for the amount of the certificate. We all win because that money stayed in Henry County. We have 15 retail businesses listed now, and we certainly could use more.

Maintaining your membership in the Chamber not only helps you, but it helps the entire community. If there were no chamber, businesses would have no unified voice to promote the county and its resources. Our executive director goes outside the county to meetings and events to promote Henry County. It is another arm to make sure Henry County stays successful.


Henry County Profiles

bullet Ag and Food Profiles for Henry County http://www2.ca.uky.edu/CEDIK-files/Henry_Profile3.pdf
bullet Economic Profiles for Henry County http://www2.ca.uky.edu/CEDIK-files/Henry_EP.pdf
bullet Health Care Profiles for Henry County http://www2.ca.uky.edu/CEDIK-files/Henry_HCP.pdf
bullet Retail Profiles for Henry County http://www2.ca.uky.edu/CEDIK-files/Henry_RS.pdf

Above are links to some interesting information on Henry County that were prepared by our Extension Community and Economic Development Initiative. They suggested that the data would be of interest to many community leaders.

Maryellen Garrison
Henry County Extension Agent

UPDATES:

February 24, 2014

Good Morning, I am very happy to welcome three new members to the Chamber. The Downey Insurance Group at 35 South Main in New Castle (next door to United Citizens Bank) has all types of insurance to meet your needs. DeeDee Downey and Brett Downey will be happy to help you decide on the right plans for you. You can reach them at 845-9898.

We also welcome Melissa's Treasure Chest, located at 5201 S. Main Street in Eminence (on the corner next to Brenda's Beauty Shop). This was Quality Furniture at one time as well as Doug's Furniture. Melissa Hawks previously was the owner of Tiffany's Flea Market in Eminence. She is back in business and will be happy to see everyone. She has booths for rent and also furniture and household goods for sale. Her grand opening was last Friday. Give her a call at 572-058 or stop by and welcome her back..

I also want to welcome back Akers Nursery in Bethlehem. Norma Akers is still running the nursery after the passing of her husband Joe Akers. She will be happy to help you with anything you might need this spring to make your landscaping look great. She can be reached at 845-8074 or 845-5600.

I am pleased to welcome the American Cancer Society, with representative Kelsey Lewis, who is Henry County's coordinator for Relay for Life. She can be reached by e-mail at kelsey.lewis@cancer.org. We welcome this fine organization to the Chamber.

If you wish to be on the committee to help plan our second Business Expo in May, please let me know as we are planning a meeting soon to get all of this underway. Also please remind businesses who are not chamber members that if they join before May 1, they get a free booth at the Expo.

Eminence Car Wash is for sale and is listed with Doug Bates of Torrey Smith Realty. Doug and Carol Kalbfleisch, both former presidents of the chamber (Carol was our first lady president) have serious health issues, and while they have had much success with the car wash, they felt is is time to find a new owner who will find it to be a profitable business. Call Doug Bates at 845-5263 for more information. Doug and Carol have been great Chamber members, and we certainly wish them the best as they retire from the business.

I am still looking for a dinner sponsor for our April 8 dinner with the meet and greet of political candidates and dinner with speakers Representative Rick Rand and Senator Paul Hornback on this year's legislative session.If you are the main sponsor, you get 4 tickets, share time during the program, handouts to people who attend if you wish, and all the appreciation we can give you. Let me know if you are interested.

I am still signing up businesses for the gift certificate program and the brochure. I look forward to hearing from you on this if you have paced it on the back burner.

Thanks to all of our wonderful members for being so helpful in our endeavors. This organization cannot exist without you.

Pat Wallace, Executive Director

February 13, 2014

Good Morning, I hope you received the information about the This Is Henry Co. magazine and are considering doing an ad. Deadline is Feb. 28 and don' forget that you get a 15% discount. If you know anyone who wants an ad and is not a member of the Chamber, encourage them to join so they can get the discount as well. Of course any business can advertise in this, but you must be a chamber member for the discount.

I want to welcome Grigsby-Stiltz Catering, LLC back to the chamber. Gary has done some wonderful dinners for us, and we will enjoy having more of those. He can be reached at 633-7873.

Save the date! On April 8 we will have our first 2014 networking dinner at the extension office. There will be a meet and greet appetizer time from 5:45-6:30 with any of the candidates for office who wish to attend. Our speakers will be our new state senator Paul Hornback and our representative Rick Rand who will share information on the session that is now going on in Frankfort. I think it will be a good evening. I do need a sponsor for the dinner. If you are interested, please e-mail or call (845-0806). This should have a good turnout. I will be sending more information closer to the date. I hope many of you can attend, and hopefully the snow will be gone by then.

Part of my 2013 Leadership Henry Co. class has as their community project the booth at the State Fair in Pride of the Counties. Thanks to Henry Co. Farm Bureau, we are able to have a small booth in this popular area, but they would like to have a double booth where you can have a glass case (comes with the booth) and more room to show off the great things about our beautiful county. Unfortunately, the addition funds for a double booth need to have sponsorship. They need to raise $850. They are also going to get signage and other new items for the booth. If you would like to share in the sponsorship, it would really be appreciated. Just let me know you wish to help with this, and I will see they get the information. Thanks to Henry Co. Farm Bureau for their donation each year, and I hope we can add others to it. You will be recognized in the booth as a sponsor.

The rest of the 2013 class is off to a great start with their association of young farmers. I was told over 30 young people came to the first meeting. I had an outstanding group of young men who want to continue the farming tradition of Henry County, and this is a great way to keep this going. Good Job!!!

Pat Wallace, Executive Director

January 28, 2014

Good Morning, I hope all are warm and at least enjoying the sunshine. Attached is an invite from Smith-Berry Winery. They have won Best of Class for their Blackberry Wine at the San Francisco wine competition. The also received a silver for Burley and Blueberry. Congratulations to Chuck for his hard work in bringing good news to Henry Co. Check out all their fine wines.

If you have not returned your information for the gift certificate brochure with your acceptance of the program, please do so as soon as possible as I have to finish the brochure with all who are interested on it. Also if you are interested in being on the tourism brochure (event, festival, venue, etc.), I need to see if there is enough interest to contnue with the brochure.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Beverly and Jim Potter on the death of her mother Betty Hedges. Beverly and Jim are our car show chairmen, and Beverly has been an indispensible help with chamber events.

Keep warm and IF summer ever arrives, we need to remember how cold it has been and not complain when the temperature reaches 100 degrees.

Pat Wallace, Executive Director

October 2, 2013

I just received word that I will have copies of the new book of postcards of Henry, Shelby and Spencer Counties here at the office next week. I am here normally on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from about 9 to 2 or later if I know you are coming by. Hammer Smith wrote the cut lines for Henry Co., and our speaker of the evening at the Patrick Henry dinner, Byron Crawford, wrote the intro. It is a very nice book and comes in both soft and hard cover. If you want me to hold one for you, give me a call or reply to this e-mail. Soft cover is $21.95 and hard cover is $25.95 plus tax.

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Bluegrass Drug Center in Campbellsburg is having their grand opening and ribbon cutting next Wed., Oct. 9 at 4 P.M. We hope you can come welcome this new business to the community. They are located at 8170 Main Street and can be reached by calling 502-465-4003.

Pat Wallace, Executive Director

August 14, 2013

I am pleased to welcome Crowe's Chase as a new member. Their primary goal is sustaining ecological integrity of the area (off Little Dixie Road in the eastern end of the county) to provide outdoor educational and recreational opportunities with an emphasis on people with disabilities.

Pat Wallace, Executive Director

July 30, 2013

I want to thank all who came to the Harvest Showcase breakfast. It was a very good meal, and I thank Jason Scriber and family for preparing the food, Terri Cummings for taking orders, Missy Young for handling the money, Jesse Wallace for getting all of the many items there and back to the office (he can really pack a car!), Holly Spaybary for pouring the juice, and a special thank you to our sponsors: Polly Troxell for the coffee, Karen Paris (KMRT) for plates, the Moore family for donating eggs.

Pat Wallace, Executive Director

June 17, 2013

Good Morning, I want to thank all who responded to my request for help with the car show. ...We thank them so much. DJ sponsor is D&S Electric who is also sponsoring the park rental. I thank all of them for their support. No one will be billed until August.

Pat Wallace, Executive Director


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