CHAMBER Quarterly BRIEFINGS
Septenber 22, 2014
Members with websites, we encourage you to
add a Chamber logo graphic
and link to your website. For the graphic and
instructions please visit, Grab-The-Code.
September 22, 2014
will have our Fall Networking Dinner on October
2 @ 6:00 @ the new Community Center in
Campbellsburg. Appetizers and meal will be
catered by Our Best Restaurant.
the new email address:
speakers for the evening will be any of our
county candiudates for the November election
that wish to attent. The dinner is $20,
and we will have good food and fellowship. I
must have your reservations by noon on September
30th. I cannot take late reservations, however
you may pay at the door. This dinner is
sponsored by CVS and KY Renaissance Faire.
am looking forward to seeing good attendence to
hear what our candidates have to share.
Please do not delay making your reservations.
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
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.
Pat and Lloyd Gray
Are you a new HCCC member?
Have you changed your email address?
To UPDATE existing Membership Information call Pat, or email:
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
(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.
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.
Henry County Extension Agent
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
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.
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
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
February 13, 2014
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
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.
January 28, 2014
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.
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.
Donít forget to
send me YOUR breaking news. My e-mail is or call 845-0806 or my cell at 502-641-1512.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday -9:30- 2:30
PO Box 355 / 11 N. Main
New Castle, KY 40050
FAX: (502) 845-5313
If you have questions
about any Chamber activity,
call Pat at 845-0806.
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