2024 July E-News

Chamber Chase

Grab your Family, Co-workers, and Friends to collect points, support local businesses and compete for prizes! Challenges are designed to drive action around Nelson County by exploring and interacting with others.


$25.00 for the first participant and $15 each additional team member. Teams are limited to 5 players on a team. All participants will receive a t-shirt.

Important Player Information:

  • Registration ends July 4th
  • Pick up your t-shirt and app instructions during the kick-off on July 19th at Noon
  • Game begins July 19th and ends July 28th
  • Winners will be announced on July 30th
  • Must have a Smart phone to download the goose chase app


Top winner with the most points gets:

  • $250 in Chamber Gift Checks- can be used at over 40 participating businesses
  • $250 designated to a Chamber Member non-profit organization

There will also be 2nd & 3rd place prizes along with some giveaways for participating.

XLR8 Class

On June 13th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber held it's second XLR8 class of the season. This class was on "Business writing". This session went over how to send professional emails, with correct spelling, grammar, body and context, and punctuation. This season the series will be about "Mastering Communication & Business Etiquette."

This series will increase your confidence in networking, being put on the spot, public speaking, and overall communication. The August class will include a complete business etiquette lunch. 

Participants that complete all four classes will receive a certificate of completion in Mastering Communication & Business Etiquette .

Intro to Artificial Intelligence
July 11, 2024
10:00 am - Noon
Nelson County Civic Center
Business Etiquette for Business and
Social Gatherings/ Business Luncheon
August 1, 2024
10:00 am - Noon
My Old Kentucky Home 

Sponsored by LG&E, Town & Country Bank and Trust Co., Thoroughbred Asset Management, Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co., Holiday Inn Express and Suites, and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

We currently have a few openings for the AI Class, please send registration information to chamber@bardstownchamber.com.

June Connect Hosted By: Barton 1792 Distillery

What a fantastic 5PM Connect at My Old Kentucky Home State Park, sponsored by Barton 1792 Distillery!

Our 5PM Connect networking event was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came out and our generous sponsor, Barton 1792 Distillery. The historic park provided the perfect backdrop for making new connections and catching up with familiar faces. 

From the lively conversations to the smooth bourbon provided by On the Rocks Bartending, every moment was memorable. We want to give a shoutout to Food Obsessions Catering for providing delicious snacks and to the Barton's 1792 team for hosting such a great event!

We look forward to seeing you all at our next event.

Young Professionals Network

What a fantastic evening at our Young Professionals Networking after hours event. It was great to see so many ambitious and talented individuals come together to connect, exchange ideas, and forge meaningful professional relationships. It was a night filled with networking, appetizers, a bourbon tasting, and laughter.

We are so grateful to all the YP's who attended and made this night so memorable. For those who couldn't join us, be sure to follow our Facebook for updates on future professional development and networking events. We can't wait to connect with you soon!

A big thanks to our sponsors Distill Inn for hosting such a great event with a welcome cocktail and appetizers. And a big thanks to RD1 Spirits for the bourbon tasting/education and dessert shot! Your support allows us to foster a thriving community for young professionals in our area. 

Here's to further growth, connections, and opportunities ahead! Feel free to share any highlights or photos from the event.

Upcoming Events

Home Coming

Celebrate with the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce, My Old Kentucky Home State Park, and the Friends Group Foundation & Partners. Pack a blanket or bring a chair and join us on July 4th from 5pm-fireworks for a Home Coming Celebration with food trucks, vendors, drinks, music, carriage rides, and a kid zone. This is free and open to the public!

Stephen Foster Drama will have their production and fireworks that evening to celebrate the Birthday of Stephen Foster. Drama ticket holders will have VIP Status at the celebration and kids will get in the kid zone for free before showtime!

If you want to attend the drama on July 4th, you can purchase your tickets here: https://www.stephenfoster.com/tickets/.  

July Connect

July 17, 2024


Young Professionals Network

June 18, 2024


Breakfast on the Dinner Train

October 2, 2024

Ticket Sales end July 31st


Ribbon Cuttings

Liam Ash Cocktail Emporium

July 2, 2024

Time: 2:00PM

Location: 131 N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004

Forever Heart & Soul

July 9, 2024

Time: 12:00PM

Location: 119 Early times Blvd., Bardstown, KY 40004

L&B Creative Curbs

July 16, 2024

Time: 12:00PM

Location: One Court Sq., Bardstown, KY 40004

Previous Ribbon Cuttings & Ground Breakings:

Congratulations to McIntyre & Family Winery on their ribbon cutting that was held on Tuesday, June 11th.

Congratulations to Bourbon and Horses LLC on their ribbon cutting that was held on Thursday, June 20th.

Congratulations to Intrepid Home Health on their ribbon cutting that was held on Tuesday, June 25th.

Insurance options for Chamber Members
Anthem ChamberAdvantage is a self-funded insurance plan for small businesses with 2 to 50 employees. When these small businesses join together in a larger pool, they share the overall claims risk, bringing costs down. In fact, enrolling in ChamberAdvantage can result in up to 28% savings on medical costs.

Did You Know Your Chamber Membership Can Save You Money on Your Company’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance? We’ve partnered with ClearPath Mutual to offer employers of all sizes a 10% discount on workers’ comp rates. ClearPath Mutual, a Kentucky-headquartered carrier offers this exclusive discount to new and existing customers. Contact your insurance agent to start saving now or click here to get connected to an agent. Now more than ever, your membership provides a direct return on your investment!

S & P Cleaning Services, Inc.

The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize S & P Cleaning Services, Inc. as the Spotlight of the Month.

S&P Cleaning Service is owned by Stacy and Paul Bowling. The business was started in 2003, and began with one single office here in Bardstown. From there, the business flourished and now primarily operates in both Hardin and Nelson Counties.  

The key to success, according to owner Stacy Bowling, is providing a personal level of communication with building managers. “When a manager has an issue or the needs of the office have changed, we want them to be able to call us directly to discuss. This, along with providing excellent quality, is what makes us different”.  

According to Bowling, the business primarily grew due to “word of mouth” from business managers, as they have never really found the need to advertise. “Our business basically grew on it’s own. When we started, we didn’t anticipate or plan for it to get as big as it has. We are extremely grateful for all our team members.” 

In the beginning, services were primarily rendered by the owners themselves. Today, after 20 plus years in business, S&P employs almost 40 people in 5 counties.  

Contact Person: Stacy Bowling

Phone: (270) 766-8417

Email: sbowling@spcleaningservice.com 

Ambassador of the Month

Jessica Leake

Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.


Jessica Leake continues to show her support for the Chamber. She is a faithful Ambassador and continues to help promote the Chamber. Thank you Jessica for all the support you have provided for our community.

Welcome New Chamber Members

Bourbon and Horses LLC

Bourbon and horses LLC is a short term rental property

Rep- Alan Sutterlin

Contact- (502) 664-5064 or Econo174@icloud.com

Location- 1501 Pappy Cecil Ln. Bardstown KY 40004

Care Guide Partners/PACE/Pallitus

All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provider empowering people aged 55 and older 

Rep- Tracy Tanner

Contact- (270) 600-2580 or ttanner@hosparus.org

Location- 109 Buffalo Creek Dr. Elizabethtown KY 42701

L&B Creative Curbs

Local and Family owned and specialized in custom curbing installations.

Rep- Chris Breeding

Contact- (502) 249-7652 or LBCreativeCurbs@gmail.com

Lady G’s Southern Cuisines

Food Truck

Rep- Geralyn Burton

Contact- (859) 481-3802 or geralyn.burton2@gmail.com

Lem's Cafe

A pop-up coffee shop serving ethically-sourced, hand-crafted, and delicious coffee to Nelson County.

Rep- Amanda Ogilvie

Contact- (502) 373-1884 or amanda@lemscafe.com

Tays Treats

Taylor’s Hutchins Cotton Candy Company!

Rep- Taylor Hutchins

Contact- (502) 492-2980 or thutchins246@gmail.com

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