Thanks to all our members who joined us for the chamber luncheon this week. We had a great turnout! Al Rider, President & CEO, with the Central Kentucky Community Foundation, shared with our group how they can offer people a way to help strengthen their local community by working with donors who want to make a lasting impact on their community through giving. The opportunity is within our grasp for LaRue County.
“Community philanthropy is about connecting the people, money, organizations and essential programs a strong community requires. Community philanthropy is the catalyst that brings the financial wealth of your community and the will of its people together.”
– Al Rider
Special thanks to our luncheon sponsor this month First Baptist Church, non-profit sponsor Big Brothers & Big Sisters and sustaining sponsors MagnoliaBank, LaRue Insurance, Lincoln National Bank, Bluegrass Pipeline, LaRue County Schools, and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. Our meal was delicious thanks to Lee’s Famous Recipe.
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Speaking – Scott Carney with Bluegrass Pipeline
Luncheon Sponsor – Bluegrass Pipeline
Non-Profit Sponsor – United Way of Central Kentucky
Jan. 1 – Office Closed
Jan. 7 – Ambassador Meeting
Jan. 15 – January Luncheon
Jan. 27 – LaRue Co Extension
Council Leadership &
Jan. 29 – Board of Directors
Please plan to join us for our December luncheon on Wednesday, December 18th!
Our speaker this month is State Representative Terry Mills.
Representative Mills was born and raised in Marion County. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with degree in Business Administration. He worked for the Social Security Administration for 35 years before retiring and running for elected office as a State Representative. He has been serving in the General Assembly since February 2010. The redistricting the General Assembly passed this August has LaRue County in the 24th Legislative District with the counties of Marion and Green.
Non Profit Sponsor: Bobby Morrison’s Santa Clause Helpers
The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce is in the business of promoting and supporting the commercial, industrial and civic interests of LaRue County. If you have questions about the Chamber or any of our programs, visit our website at www.laruecountychamber.org or call me at 270-358-3411.270-358-3411
It has been busy times here at the Chamber as we have transitioned from the candy of Halloween to the trees of Christmas!
If you missed all the Trick or Treat excitement on the Square…WOW! What a record crowd! We had over 70 costumed kids and adults participate in our Costume Contest. Special thanks to our judges this year Ricky Whitlock, Gordon Thomas, and Kyle Williamson. They definitely had their work cut out for them this year. Thanks to Marsha Duncan, our wonderful MC, and her volunteer high schools students who assisted us for the costume contest. Thank you to the Awards Center in Elizabethtown for sponsoring the awards this year. The additions of inflatables by First Baptist Church and food vendors, Makin Memories and Adams Family Foods, added more fun to the festivities. A big thank you to all the businesses and organizations that participated and gave candy to our massive crowd; we could not have done it without you. Thanks to the Lincoln Museum, Vanity Hair, LaRue County Herald News, the Law Office of Kyle W. Williamson, LaRue Insurance, Almost Home, James Whitlow Law Office, First Baptist Church, Sallee Taekwondo, Lincoln National Bank, Phelps Heating & Cooling, Magnolia Bank, Innerspirit Church, Hodgenville Clinic, LaRue County Health Department, Ron Mather Law Office, South Fork Baptist Church, Tino’s Barber Shop, Lincoln’s Loft, LaRue County Protection & Permanency, Nationwide Uniform, Citizens Union Bank, Oak Hill Baptist Church, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Create It, Sweet Shoppe, Blazin Xpressions, LaRue County Sheriff’s office, Steadfast Baptist Church, Campbellsville University, LaRue County Band of Hawks, Ruthie’s Lincoln Freeze, City of Hodgenville, Family Worship Center, E-town Swim and Fitness, and Garrett’s Jewelry.
The Festival of Trees was another fun and successful event. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, The Lincoln Museum, and the Hodgenville Woman’s Club thanks everyone who participated in the 8th Annual Festival of Trees.
Christmas at Creekfront will be lighting up soon! Hope you can join the festivity as Light Up Hodgenville is this Saturday, December 7th.
The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce is in the business of promoting and supporting the commercial, industrial and civic interests of LaRue County. If you have questions about the Chamber or any of our programs, visit our website at www.laruecountychamber.org or call me at 270-358-3411.
Special thanks to our October and November renewals for their continued Chamber support: First Baptist Church, LaRue County Pork Producers, Wrights 210, Harned Auctioneers, Garrett’s Furniture, Damon Talley PSC, Windstream, Garrett’s Jewelry, State Farm Insurance, McDonald’s of Hodgenville, Hosparus, Vision First, Canvas 31, and Sunrise Manor.
LaRue County Chamber of Commerce November Luncheon
Wednesday November 20, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST Add to Calendar
Campbellsville University’s Brockman Center
813 Old Elizabethtown Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748 Driving Directions
Chamber & Community
Nov. 14-16 – Festival of Trees
Dec. 7 – Light Up CreekFront
Dec. 12 – Leadership Class Day
Dec. 18 – December Luncheon
Please plan to join us for our November Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, November 20th!
Please note our location change to the CU’s Brockman Center for this month’s luncheon.
Our speaker this month is Chuck Crain, Instructor/Chair of Management Programs with the Schools of Business and Economics with Campbellsville University. Chuck will be speaking on “Cost Effective Promotion for Your Small Business.”
DATE CHANGE for Costume Contest and Trick or Treat on Lincoln Square!
Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce’s Trick or Treating on the Square and the Halloween Costume Contest have been moved to Friday, November 1st. This coincides with the city of Hodgenville and LaRue County’s decision to reschedule community wide trick or treating.
Costume Contest registration will open at 5:00pm with judging to begin promptly at 5:30pm. Trick or Treating will follow from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Inflatables and our food vendors: Adams Family Foods and Makin’ Memories will be on hand to add to the festivities. We look forward to seeing your ghosts, goblins, princesses, and more downtown Friday evening.
It’s time for the Chamber’s Annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square and Halloween Costume Contest.
Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square provides the community with a safe place to bring children on Halloween. The City of Hodgenville will be blocking off streets around the square to give the children safe and easy access to all stops. Volunteers from LaRue County High School are on hand to help escort our children around. Trick-or-Treat time is set for 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, October 31st. Set up for tour stops will be 5:00pm-6:00pm.
Do you have kids? Bring them to our Costume Contest starting promptly at 5:30pm! Registration starts at 5:00pm. This year we have added a Family/Themed Group Category! See the attached application for categories, pre-registration and late application fee deadlines. Applications with payment can be dropped off at the Chamber office and the LaRue County Herald News. Special thanks to The Awards Center in Elizabethtown for sponsoring our awards for our winners.
What’s new this year? First Baptist Church will be adding an inflatable bounce house, inflatable obstacle course for kids, cornhole and several carnival style games.
FOOD!!! Adams Family Foods and Makin Memories will be joining us this year as food vendors.