The Chamber is grateful to the businesses, organizations, and individuals who continually choose to invest with their time, talents, and contributions. Special thanks to the following renewals: Rita Williams, Save-A-Lot, Lincoln Days Celebration, The Lincoln Museum, Allen’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Garrett’s Furniture, LaRue-Carey Insurance Group, LaRue County Community & Economic Development, Vision First, LaRue County Golf Association, Nina Cundiff, Commonwealth Broadcasting, Hodgenville Machine & Tool, Konsei USA, All the Way Plumb Bed & Breakfast Farmstay, Papa John’s, Hosparus, City of Hodgenville, Comcast, Blakey Printing, Houchens IGA, and LaRue County Farm Bureau Board.
With all the holidays around the corner, I have smiled when I encounter people starting their Christmas shopping among the Halloween candy. Their Christmas list is ready and they are crossing gifts off while others wait closer to December 24th to start.
Whenever you choose to start your Christmas shopping, I encourage you to Shop Local first! The businesses and merchants in our community offer such a range of unique gifts and artistic talents that can make your gift giving more personal. Owning a small business is never your typical 9 to 5 with weekends off. It requires long hours, hard work, dedication, perseverance, having family pitch in for extra help, and the list goes on. As a granddaughter of small business owners, I can tell you how much the support of your local community means. There are so many memories I cherish and this time of year I smile and remember the countless New Year’s Eves spent doing inventory at my grandparents store and my grandmother balancing the store books late into the evening at the kitchen table with coffee in hand. They exemplified the meaning of entrepreneurship, strong work ethic, dedication, friendly customer service, perseverance and enjoyed investing in the lives of their customers. It was their dream and life.
Over the next several weeks, local merchants begin welcoming customers to their holiday open houses and the Chamber is excited to partner again with local merchants to encourage Shop Local on November 20-21, before Black Friday weekend. It is all done to accomplish the same goal: Enjoy Shopping Local this Season! It’s your community, invest in it!
The following Chamber Members welcome you to their Christmas Open Houses this weekend, November 6-9: Garrett’s Jewelry, Vaughn House Flowers Gifts and More, The Lincoln Museum, The Sweet Shoppe, Shirley’s Fabric Shop, ArtGypsy, Stormie’s Stitches and Arrowhead Archery & BBQ. For more information check out their Facebook pages and ads in this week’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News. Shop Local this Season!
***RESCHEDULED*** Due to the recent inclement weather, the Chamber Luncheon for this month has been rescheduled to next week, Wednesday, February 25th at noon in The Lincoln Community Room. Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, February 24th. Due to the hazardous conditions, the Chamber Office is currently closed. We will do our best to keep you updated on local closings via our Facebook page. Feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Facebook page.
UPDATED on 2/17/2015
Join us for lunch, Wednesday, February 18th at noon in The Lincoln Museum Community Room. RSVP by noon on Tuesday, February, 17th via email or call 270-358-3411.
Speaking – Warren Beeler is the Director of Livestock Marketing and Fairs and Shows at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture providing him with the opportunity to share his knowledge with farmers hoping to sell their livestock. Learn more about our speaker, Warren Beeler.