January came and went
fast, Welcome February! And we are moving right along…
I want to start by saying WELCOME to NEW Chamber Members, Johnson & Company
Flooring Sales & Installation, Second Stride Inc, and The American
Saddlebred Legacy Foundation.
Johnson & Company Flooring Sales & Installation is a locally owned, husband
and wife, business, located at Eminence. Stop in and let them show you the
money you can save by having one stop for your flooring and home improvement
Second Stride Inc provide professional rehabilitation, retraining and
placement of retired thoroughbred racehorses. The program specializes in
giving retired thoroughbreds the proper care and quality training they need
to succeed in something new.
The American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation helps promote the breed through
affordable and accessible events and competitions, prevent the need for
rescue through assisting owners, trainers and breeders.
The Chamber is gearing up for
I am planning the 2017 Leadership
Henry County Class, and really looking forward to continuing this great
program! If you want to learn more about the history, industry, government,
agriculture, education, tourism and more here in the county this is a great
program for you! The 2017 Class will begin with an opening ceremony at the
end of March and will run through November. Leadership Henry County is a
program formed by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce to instill in present
and future leaders a sense of pride about Henry County. The program will
bring about an understanding of the assets of the county as well as
appreciate the di-verse opinions of the citizenry. Above all, the program
will assist in developing an insight as to how we can all con-tribute to a
better community. If you are interested or know of someone that may be
interested, please let me know. The tuition is $200, which includes food and
other expenses. We will meet once a month. You will be amazed at the
information and resources you will learn about the county. Contact me by
email or by calling the office for more information and to get an
application. This is open to Chamber and Non-Chamber members.
PDF APPLICATION CLICK HERE.
Mark your calendars for the March Chamber
Networking Dinner ~ March 28th at the
Locker in New Castle. Damien Prather with the Six-Mile Creek Distillery,
which will be located here in Henry County, will be our guest speaker.
Dinner will be catered by “All The Way Shoppe” – Linda Aldridge. Cost -
$20.00. Reservations can be made by calling the Chamber office
502-845-0506 or by email. Seating is limited so make sure to RSVP. We
look forward to a great evening!
The Chamber will host its 2nd Business
Showcase in April 2017 at the Eminence School Ed Hub!
What a great opportunity for our businesses, organization & community groups
to get their information out to the community and showcase themselves. This
event will be FREE to the public. We are working hard to get this event
planned and will have booth applications available by the end of February.
Booth space will be open to Chamber & Non-Chamber members.
We are continuously looking for new ways to support and promote our Chamber
businesses, individuals and organizations and to keep them networking
together. We welcome any ideas and anyone that would like to become a member
of the Chamber. If you have any upcoming events or business information that
you would like me to share, please be sure to send the information to me at
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If your business can benefit
(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.