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Hope you have RSVP for the luncheon!

LaRue County Chamber of Commerce

 

October Membership Luncheon

 

When
Wednesday October 16, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Where

Lincoln Museum Community Room
60 Lincoln Square
Hodgenville, KY 42748
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Chamber & Community Events

  

Oct.   16  – October Luncheon 

Oct.   17  – Leadership Class Day

Oct.   30  – Board of Directors

                 Mtg 

Oct.   31  – Trick or Treat on the

                  Square

Nov.   5   –  Ambassador Mtg

Nov. 14-16 – Festival of Trees

Nov. 20   –  November Luncheon

 

 

2013-2014

Sustaining Sponsors

Mag Bank

FKFCU


LaRue Ins

LNB logo 

 

Please plan to join us for our
October Membership Luncheon
on Wednesday, October 16th. 

 

Our speaker this month is Dale Dobson,
Safety Administrator
in the Division of Agriculture Education and Outreach with KY Department of Agriculture. 

 

Dale will be speaking on ‘Life, Death, and Reality’ and the latest updates from the Department of Ag. 

Hope you can join us!



Luncheon Sponsor:  Magnolia Bank

Mag Bank

Non-Profit Sponsor:  LaRue County Extension Office

 

Catered by: 


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I can’t make it

Please RSVP for the luncheon no later than Tuesday, October 15th at noon.  Hope to see you there!

 

Sincerely,

 

Krista Levee

LaRue County Chamber of Commerce

info@laruecountychamber.org

270-358-3411

Join us for lunch! – Wednesday, Sept 18

 

LaRue County Chamber of Commerce September Luncheon

 

When
Wednesday September 18, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Where

Lincoln Museum Community Room
60 Lincoln Square
Hodgenville, KY 42748
Driving Directions

 

Chamber & Community Events


Sept. 25  – Board of Directors Mtg
Sept. 27  – Ribbon Cutting for
Tino’s Barber Shop
Oct.   1    – Ambassador Mtg
Oct.   5-6 – Lincoln Days
Oct.   16  – October Luncheon
Oct.   17  – Leadership Class Day
Oct.   30  – Board of Directors Mtg
Oct.   31  – Trick or Treat on the
Square
Nov.   5   –  Ambassador Mtg
Nov. 14-16 – Festival of Trees

 

2013-2014

Sustaining Sponsors

FKFCU

Mag Bank

LaRue Ins

LNB logo

Please plan to join us next Wednesday, September 18th for our next membership luncheon. 

Our speakers this month will be Mr. Kirk Chadwick, Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Central Kentucky, and Mr. Darin Williams, LaRue County advocate and winner of the Nelson Kelley Volunteer of the Year Award.

About our Speakers:

Mr. Kirk Chadwich has been the General Manager for Fischbach USA since 2000.  Fischbach is the world’s largest supplier of plastic packaging to the sealants and adhesives industry.  Previously, Kirk worked for Dow Corning in various locations throughout the world.  Kirk has been on the United Way of Central Kentucky board four years and is currently serving as the board chairman.  He and his wife Brenda live in Elizabethtown where they are busy raising their five children. 

Mr. Darin Williams is the son of Bob and Rita Williams.  He and his wife Vicky have a 13 year-old daughter, Mallory, who is active in all sports and school activities in LaRue County. He is a graduate of LaRue County High School and the University of Kentucky.  He has coached Little League sports in LaRue County for 15 years, board member of Parks and Recreation, Chairman of Hardin County Crime Stoppers for 4 years, Host of Hardin County Crime Stoppers Stoppers talk show for HCETV for 4 years, United Way Leadership Giving Chair of 2012, participates in many girls booster clubs from middle school to high school, and member of First Baptist Church.  His work history includes Crucible Magnets for years, 17 years at Dow Corning, and currently he is the Operations Manager at Fischbach USA as he continues to run R.E. Williams, Inc. located in the LaRue County Industrial Park as a part time business.

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LUNCHEON SPONSOR:

FKFCU   

 

NON-PROFIT SPONSOR:

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CATERED BY:


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Please RSVP for the luncheon no later than Tuesday, September 17th at noon.  Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

 

Krista Levee

LaRue County Chamber of Commerce

info@laruecountychamber.org

270-358-3411

Building Leaders ….become involved with Leadership LaRue County!

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Leadership LaRue County Class of 2013-2014

 

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 in September and is followed by monthly day sessions through April.  Topics include: local history, tourism, education, economic development, health and human services, state and local government, agriculture, entrepreneurship and so much more!

 

See the attached Leadership Application for more details.  

Leadership Application

Leadership Applications should be returned to the office by August 5th.
For more details, feel free to contact me at info@laruecountychamber.org or 270-358-3411.

Ribbon Cutting for Create It

Join us for a ribbon cutting celebrating Create It!

Create It

WHEN: Friday, June 21st at 11:00AM
LOCATION:  13 Lincoln Square (downtown across from the Sweet Shoppe)
Hodgenville, KY  42748

We hope to see you there!!

Summer Season Celebration at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

Join Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park as the park celebrates the beginning of the summer season!

Concert from 7:00pm to 8:00pm EDT with President Lincoln’s Own Band as featured

in the movie Lincoln.

Luminary Event from 8:00pm to 9:00pm EDT throughout park grounds including the

Sinking Spring and steps leading up the First Lincoln Memorial.

Summer Season Celebration 2013 Poster Final

Prepare for Affordable Care Act

The LaRue County Office for Economic Development will offer a free presentation to the public and local businesses concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to Director Bob Sims. Sims stated that he is finding that most employers are struggling to understand how the PPACA will affect their bottom line in 2014 and beyond. As companies start budget reviews for 2014, they are faced with the question of “Pay or Play” in  2014. Should they pay a penalty and let their employees find their own health coverage through state exchanges or can they afford to continue offering health coverage to employees in 2014 and beyond.

 

The local economic development office has arranged for Steve Wilson, Senior Vice President with Benefit Insurance Marketing in Lexington to give the presentation to serve as an educational tool and to answer questions from the attendees. The program details how the law applies to each employer and how it will impact their company and employees from 2014-2020. Wilson will explain employer options and the financial ramifications of those choices for both the company and its employees.

 

This free luncheon program will be held Tuesday April 30th at noon, at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Office, 807 Old E-town Road, Hodgenville. Attendees are required to RSVP to Bob Sims at bsims@Laruecounty.org or 270-765-9541 due to lunches being prepared.

Meet Board of Director Kenny Rambo

Kenny Rambo was born and raised in Elizabethtown, KY and lived in Bowling Green, KY, Knoxville, TN and Atlanta, GA before returning to the region in 2003. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Western Kentucky University. He is now the Vice President of Heartland Communications Consultants, Inc. a marketing, communications & pr firm.

Kenny has volunteered with the Chamber since he returned to LaRue County. He serves on the Marketing Committee and was the 2009-2010 President. Kenny was just elected as President-Elect for the 2012-2013 year and will hold the office of President again in 2013-2014. He enjoys having the opportunity to help share what a great place our community is with others around the region, state and country.

Kenny and his wife are excited to be raising their children in Hodgenville and LaRue County. They feel the rich history and special places like Lincoln’s Birthplace and the downtown square serve as a great backdrop for making memories with our children. They appreciate the quality and size of the school system and the ability to personally know the teachers and administrators that are working with our kids. He and his wife know their children will live other places when they grow up, but they trust they will always remember their hometown as a special place with lots of great memories.

2012 Annual Meeting – The Allure of Living in LaRue County…

Last Thursday, May 10th, over 100 chamber and community members came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the Chamber of Commerce and the community during the 2011-2012 year. We had 10 table sponsors participate in our table decoration contest and this made the night even more festive. The night started with a silent auction. Silent auction items were donated by: Dr. Tom Davenport, Magnolia Bank, Paula’s Hot Biscuit, My Gal Boutique, Melanie Wells Photography, MAM Candy, LaRue County Schools, Lynn Claycomb, Lee’s Garden Center, Hosparus, Hometown Pizza, South Central Rural Telephone Cooperation, Brooks Fence, Allen’s Heating & Cooling, LaRue County Herald News, Nina Cundiff, US Bancorp Investments and The Sweet Shoppe.  A new addition to our silent auction this year was being able to bid on some of the centerpieces. The local florists, gift shops and table sponsors that donated centerpieces to our silent auction were: Almost Home, Nancy’s Gifts & Flowers, Heavenly Harvest, Upton’s Florist and Garden Center, Geneva’s Florist, Lawson’s Florist, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm, LaRue County Schools, Lincoln National Bank and LaRue County Herald News.

Dinner was catered by Paula’s Hot Biscuit and it was just as good as ever! During dinner, everyone had the opportunity to have their picture taken by Melanie Wells Photography. To view these pictures, visit www.melaniewellsphotography.com.

During our annual meeting, we had the privilege to hear from State Representative Michael Meredith, Judge Executive Tommy Turner and Mayor Terry Cruse.  Hearing these elected officials speak about LaRue County was a very important time as we learned a great amount of information on what is going on in Hodgenville and LaRue County. Kim Huston, author of Small Town Sexy was our guest speaker for the evening. She spoke on why being from a small community is so wonderful and the things that we need in place to continue to be a great place to live. We really enjoyed hearing her speak. If you would like to buy a copy of her book, we have a few copies in the Chamber office at a discount price of $15.00.

A part of our annual meeting is Leadership LaRue County graduation. The 2011-2012 class was the largest class we have had to graduate since the program started. This year’s graduates were Deidre Brooks, Lincoln National Bank; Patti Donahue, Elizabethtown Community & Technical College; Marsha Duncan, LaRue County Schools; Adam Gordon, Magnolia Bank; Jeremy Hinton, Kentucky Farm Bureau; Nedra Jurcak, Community Member; Diana Leathers, LaRue County Health Department; Faith Miller, LaRue County Community Action; Allison Shepherd, LaRue County Herald News; Beth Turner, Dow Corning and Clint Williams, LG &E. This class chose to make a promotional video about LaRue County. If you would like to view a copy of the video, please stop by the Chamber office.

The night concluded with our 2012 Annual Awards. We were happy to award the Outstanding Citizen Award to Joanna Hinton, the Outstanding Business/Professional Person Award to Dr. Glenn Catlett, the Spirit Award to LaRue County Emergency Services and the President’s Award was given in honor of the late Roger Truitt. These award recipients have made and continue to make a true difference in our community and it was great to recognize them.

We would like to thank everyone that had a part in making the 2012 Annual Meeting such a success. Claude and Deb Ramey and everyone that helped from First Baptist Church, Melanie Wells Photography for donating her time and work on the pictures, Paula Varney and her staff for doing such an excellent job with the catering, all of the annual meeting committee members and chamber board members that helped, Joey Gearon for helping clean up after the dinner, everyone that donated and bid on items for the silent auction and everyone that attended and made the evening so wonderful!

 

Leadership LaRue County – Building a strong foundation for the future of LaRue County

Leadership LaRue County was formed in 2005 to provide educational experiences for present and future leaders to develop knowledge of their community, to foster appreciation for their community, and to encourage civic involvement.

The program is designed to:

* Provide emerging leaders with the information and skills necessary to take on leadership roles in their workplace and community;

* Foster interest in and promote educational, civic, and social service activities in their community, &

* Promote the education and training of individuals with a variety of occupations and  interests in the community for leadership and involvement in public affairs by establishing effective communication and peer relationships among them.

 

The Program

Leadership LaRue was organized by a committee of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to develop the knowledge and expertise of LaRue County’s present and future leaders.

The program begins with a one-day retreat for team-building. The next eight months include intensive one-day sessions relating to critical issues facing the community, culminating in a final graduation ceremony for the Leadership Class.

Each session includes lectures, group discussions, tours, and other activities. Experienced leaders and authorities from their respective fields of endeavor will present a wealth of information.

Each class will be asked to plan a project which they feel will meet a significant community need.

 

Attendance

Attendance at all sessions and graduation is mandatory. No one missing more than two day sessions will graduate. Retreat is mandatory.

 

Tuition

Tuition for Leadership LaRue is $350. This fee covers program costs, administrative expenses,  refreshments, meals and overnight stays when scheduled.

 

Schedule

September: Leadership  Retreat

October: Local History &  Heritage Tourism

November:  Health & Human Services

December:Economic Development & Industry

January:  Education

February: State Government & the Legislative Process

March: Local Government & the Law

April: Agriculture: Past, Present & Future

May:  Fort Knox Trip/Graduation at Annual Dinner

 

Who Should Apply

Persons who have demonstrated strong leadership abilities in their workplace, or through civic or volunteer activities are encouraged to apply.

A Leadership LaRue County Committee, composed of members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and other individuals,  will select candidates for each year’s class, and information on the application is kept confidential.

To apply for Leadership LaRue County, please contact the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at (270) 358-3411.