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As a member of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage a number of programs and benefits presented to help you promote and develop your business or organization all while contributing to the overall success of our local economy and quality of life in LaRue County.
Brochure Distribution— We display members’ brochures and business cards at the Chamber of Commerce office and distribute them in newcomer/relocation or visitor/tourism packets.
Business Directory— All members are listed and their website linked in the searchable online Member Directory.
Business Information— We use our staff’s and member’s expertise to answer questions or provide information about how to find the answers on topics as diverse as the demographics of LaRue County and traffic counts at key locations throughout the region.
Information Packets— Newcomer/relocation packets are available for members to distribute to potential and new employees and residents.
Lists & Labels— Mailing lists of Chamber of Commerce members and public officials are available in printed form. Each member may request a copy of the list annually in a printed or electronic format.
Maps— Maps of LaRue County are available at the Chamber of Commerce office for $2 each.
Referrals— When we get inquiries about the availability of goods and services in LaRue County, we only make referrals to our members, and it’s their information alone that we distribute in newcomer/relocation packets.
Social Media – The Chamber maintains a Facebook page and as a member, we’ll “like” your organization’s page and occasionally share the things you post that would be of interest to other members. We also regularly post and share to Twitter and Flickr.
Opportunities to Sponsor, Promote & Serve— Members have the opportunity to raise their profile within the Chamber of Commerce and the community by doing such things as contributing to events, donating items for goody bags and door prizes or volunteering on planning committees for:
- Membership Luncheons (Monthly)
- Golf Scramble (Spring)
- Awards & Leadership Dinner (May)
- Halloween on the Square (October)
- Lighting of Creekfront and Downtown Christmas (December)
- Leadership LaRue County (Year-round)
- Sustaining Sponsorship (Year-round)
- Committees (Year-round)
Annual Awards & Leadership Dinner— Each year in May, members are invited to celebrate with us as the Chamber recognizes citizens, businesses and organizations that make our community great. Included in the program is graduation of the year’s Leadership LaRue class Tickets are available individually or by the table.
Membership Luncheons— Luncheons for members are held the third Wednesday of each month in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Each features a program of business and/or community interest and an opportunity for networking. Members are encouraged to bring guests and people interested in joining the Chamber. The cost is $8 per person.
Celebrations— We help organize ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings to recognize important milestones for businesses and organizations, including writing and distributing news releases and supplying ribbon and scissors for ribbon cuttings and shovels for groundbreakings.
Economic Development— We regularly provide information to companies seeking information about LaRue County to local businesses seeking information that may lead to their growth and expansion and to people who want information about how to start a business.
LaRue County & Fort Knox— We provide regular updates on happenings at Fort Knox how it relates to LaRue County, and we invite personnel associated with Fort Knox to consider living or visiting here.
Leadership LaRue County— Established in 2005, Leadership LaRue County provides educational experiences for present and future leaders to develop knowledge and foster appreciation of our community and to encourage civic involvement. The program begins with a two day retreat in September followed by monthly day sessions through May.
Professional Development— The Chamber of Commerce has access to information about a wide variety of development and continuing education programs organized by such agencies as Adult Education & Community Education, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Campbellsville University, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and others.
Recognition— Each year members have the opportunity to nominate fellow members for their work on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, and to nominate any business, organization, faith-based group, non-profit organization, family or individual for the prestigious Outstanding Citizen Award, Outstanding Business/Professional Person or the Spirit Award. The awards are presented at the annual awards dinner held in May.