2024 June E-News
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, drinks, music, 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 with a cooling station, VIP Bathrooms, tour of the first floor from 5pm-7pm at My Old Kentucky Home, 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/.

Bardstown Chamber Members! If you are interested in setting up a booth or bringing a food truck to
Home Coming, please email chamber@bardstownchamber.com for sponsorship fee amounts.  
XLR8 Class
On May 9th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber held it's first XLR8 class of the season. 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 business etiquette lunch. 

Participants who complete all four classes will receive a certificate of completion in Mastering Communication & Business Etiquette. 
Business Writing
June 13, 2024
10:00 am - Noon
Nelson County Civic Center
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 waitlist for the remaining classes. If you would like to be added or want to check if you are on the waitlist, please email chamber@bardstownchamber.com.
May Connect Hosted By: Eric Hayden Collision & Perfect Dent Repair
We want to give a big thanks to Eric Hayden Collision and Towing and their staff for opening their doors to the community to host such a great event that brought community members together for networking, delicious foods, and amazing cocktails.

For those of you who don’t know, Eric Hayden Collision strives to provide the best collision repair service that will get you back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. They also ensure that if you are ever in need of a tow that your car will be taken care of and transported safely and efficiently. They specialize in but are not limited to, Collison & Repair, Towing & Recovery, and Painting & Refinishing. They are located at 962 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown KY. Give them a call today at 502-349-0053 for all your repairing needs.
Young Professionals Network
On Thursday, May 23rd the BNCC Young Professionals Network held its second annual Brunch & Boards event held at the Guthrie Opportunity Center. This event brought community locals face to face with nonprofits so they could learn more about their organizations and how they can get more involved. Not only did the community get to network with the nonprofits, but the nonprofits got to network with each other. This led to nonprofits bouncing ideas off each other and learning more ways they can make themselves more successful and beneficial. 

We want to give a big thanks to our sponsor Guthrie Opportunity Center for providing the space for this event and for the delicious food. We also want to thank all of the nonprofits that were able to make it.
Upcoming Events
Young Professionals Network
June 13, 2024
June Connect
June 19, 2024
Save the Date for the Chamber Chase
Grab your Family, Co-workers, Friends, and collect points, support local business and compete for prizes! Challenges are designed to drive action around Nelson County, exploring, interacting with others, and more!!!

$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 3rd at 2:00 pm 
  • Pick up t-shirts and app instructions at the Chamber office
  • 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

More information on prizes to come!

Registration will open soon!
2024 Golf Scramble Sponsorships
Ribbon Cuttings
McIntyre & Family Winery
June 11, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 531 McIntyre Ln., Bardstown, KY 40004

Intrepid Home Health
June 25, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 700 Portland Ave., Ste. C, Bardstown, KY 40004
Previous Ribbon Cuttings & Ground Breakings:
Congratulations to Tropes Romance Bookshop on their ribbon cutting that was held on Tuesday, May 7th.
Congratulations to Dog Training Camp USA - Louisville on their ribbon cutting that was held on Thursday, May 16th.
Congratulations to the Area Technology Center on their ground breaking that was held on Friday, May 17th.
Congratulations to Majestic Memories LLC on their ribbon cutting that was held on Tuesday, May 21st.
Congratulations to Cornerstone Capital Wealth Management on their ribbon cutting that was held on Tuesday, May 28th.
Congratulations to the Nelson County Schools Transportation on their ground breaking that was held on Wednesday, May 29th.
Congratulations to Kentucky Orthopedics and Sports Medicine on their ribbon cutting that was held on Thursday, May 30th.
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!
Spotlight of the Month
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Abound Credit Union as the Spotlight of the Month.

Abound is committed to providing Financial Education to Members and our communities to take steps towards reaching individual financial goals, creating financial wellness, and supporting financial freedom. We're here to walk beside you through every stage of life and learning. Whether you're beginning your financial journey or you have your golden years squarely in your sights, it's always a perfect time to keep learning. When it comes to financial wellness, Opportunities Abound with these informative, easy-to-use online tutorials.

Two locations in Bardstown:
  • 100 Kelly Dr., Bardstown, KY 40004
  • 3795 E. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown KY 40004

Phone number: (502) 348-2010 EXT. 8949

Link to Facebook

Ambassador of the Month

Megan Blaney
Heartland Communications Consultants, Inc.

Megan Blaney continues to show her support for the Chamber. She is a faithful Ambassador and continues to help promote the Chamber. Thank you Megan for all the support you have provided for our community.
Welcome New Chamber Members

Window cleaning, gutter cleaning, pressure washing, soft washing and more.
Rep- Kristin Potter
Contact- (502) 718-4302 or louisville@windowgang.com

Investment and Fiduciary Services - Featuring Comprehensive Financial Planning and Asset Management.
Rep-Andrew Meredith
Contact- (502) 348-5789 or ameredith@fedhillcap.com
Location- 129 N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004

Elevated cocktail and wine experience with curated charcuterie and brunch boards
Rep- Will Hardy
Contact- (502) 230-0668 or info@bardstownemporiums.com
Location- 131 N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004

Nonprofit mental and behavioral health provider. 
Rep- Reylene Robinson
Contact- (502) 794-7734 or rrobinson@sevencounties.org
Location- 10401 Linn Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40223
2024 Investors