CHAMBER Quarterly BRIEFINGS & Updates
April 6, 2016

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Executive Director Paul Cole


The theme for June is Home Business: It Starts with a Plan.

More people are choosing to market their skills and talents through home business. Home businesses take many forms ranging from service-oriented businesses such as child care to product-oriented businesses such as computer consulting. Regardless of which business venture you are hoping to embark on, a significant amount of planning is involved. The June edition of the MONEYWI$E newsletter outlines the elements of a business plan that will help to ensure a successful business.

Upcoming Events:


1st and 3rd Weekends of each month ­ 4 to 7 PM on Fridays and noon to 7 PM on Saturdays ­ visit the Smoke Dooctors for some of your favorite ribs and pulled pork! SO Good! Call Tony at 502-773-8336 and place your orders. Located at 2898 LaGrange Road, Smithfield, KY, 40068. "They treat the Hunger Pains!"

May 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Relay for Life Cookout

Court House Lawn sponsored by the Henry County Government Team--selection: hamberger, hotdogs, cole slaw, baked beans, chips, homemade desserts, drinks.

May 28, Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes at Smith Berry Winery

A great evening with dinner and listening to the Oldies Rock N Roll. More information and ticket purchases can be made by calling 502-845-7091 or visiting their website:

May 30, 10 am - Henry County’s Fallen Soldiers

Eminence Christian Church, 5333 S Main Street, Eminence, KY.  Honoring our thanking our Military.
Speaker: Colonel Haldane “Hal” Lamberton, Brigade Commander of the 238th Regiment, Kentucky National Guard.  Sponsored by the Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. For more information, contact: 502-222-4365

June 28, 6 pm Annual Chamber Dinner

The Chamber will hold its annual dinner and meeting June 28th at the Henry County Extension Building, where we will introduce our new board members, president and also present and vote on the 2016-2017 annual budget. Dinner will be catered by All the Way Shop and the cost is $20 per person!

The guest speaker will be Mr. Warren Beeler, the Director of Agriculture Marketing and Director of Animal Marketing from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). Mr. Beeler is very well known and highly respected for his vast knowledge of the food and agricultural industry in Kentucky and is an excellent motivational speaker.

I would especially like to invite our new members to attend and get acquainted with the entire chamber. It should be a very enjoyable evening. Letters to members with more details are forthcoming. Invite a friend or neighbor, perhaps they are interested in joining the Chamber.  So please make plans to join us on Jun 28th. Reservations can be made with an RSVP and payment to the Chamber.

Now through August 1st

Author Nana Lampton will have her paintings on display through August 1, 2016, at the Berry Center, 129 S. Main Street, New Castle, KY.



Welcome our Newest Chamber member!

Greater Louisville Massage Therapy, LLC, is owned by Sarah E. Pendergest of Smithfield, opened in 2008 with its first office in LaGrange, Ky. Having served thousands of clients with various physical ailments, they pride themselves in providing the highest quality massage therapy for preventative and sustainable healthcare, and encourage each of our clients to live a strong, healthy lifestyle.

When you visit Greater Louisville Massage Therapy, LLC, they will tailor each session to your personal needs, with deep tissue, accu-pressure, traction and stretching, and trigger point therapy. They see clients from post-surgery and sports injury, to pregnancy and stress management. Greater Louisville Massage Therapy, LLC ‘s focus is your relief!

((Greater Louisville Massage Therapy is planning to open a business in Campbellsburg in the near future, so watch for the grand opening and ribbon cutting announcement!))

Greater Louisville Massage Therapy, LLC ‘s Mission: is called to serve its clients by providing the highest ethical and professional Standards of Excellence in our therapists, treatments, and business practices.

Visit Greater Louisville Massage Therapy and experience: The Difference! Contact us! Greater Louisville Massage Therapy, 502-265-1220,,

--Paul Cole


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 Ambassador’s 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.

Are you a new HCCC member?
Have you changed your email address?
To UPDATE existing Membership Information call Paul, or email:

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.

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
bullet Economic Profiles for Henry County
bullet Health Care Profiles for Henry County
bullet Retail Profiles for Henry County

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


June 30th, 2015

At our June Networking dinner we celebrated our retiring Executive Director Pat Wallace for her 16 years of service to the business community of Henry County.  We were introduced to our new Exec. Dir. Mr. Paul Cole.

We look forward to working with Mr. Cole, once he gets his feet under him, I'm sure he wants to meet more of the members, some were unable to attend the networking dinner.

Paul Cole was born and raised in Indiana. He chose Henry County as his home after serving in the Army and Navy.  He has worked for the Department of Defense and has experience as a marketer.

He is married to Kim and they have two sons, James and Eric. James is in college and Eric will be a junior at HCHS.  They live just outside of New Castle.

Paul is excited about the chamber and wants to meet as many members as possible to learn how and what members want from their Chamber.  He wants to increase membership and make the Chamber the go-to organization for businesses,

Paul has been all over the world, but the lifestyle of Henry County fits his idea of a great place to live. He came to our county from McAlester OK, and he received his welcome/relocation packet from the Chamber in 2013.  He and his family enjoy festivals, markets and nature.  We welcome Paul to the Chamber and have every reason to believe he is a good fit.

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