2024 May E-News
Mark your calendars for October 2, 2024. The Chamber and Abound Credit Union are bringing back Breakfast on the Dinner Train. Join us for a day of networking, fabulous food, and a scenic ride on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train. Tickets go on sale June 1st.
It's Small Business Week: April 29 - May 5
Click the link for a list of awesome deals and specials that our local businesses are having this week!

Stop by the conference room located at 1 Court Square for free treats and coffee. May 1st is the last day for FREE headshots from 9:30am - 4:00pm. 

Thank you to our sponsors:
Sarah Curtsinger - State Farm Insurance Agent
BriarRose + Thistle Outdoor Portrait & Mood Photography
April Connect Hosted By: Distill-Inn
On April 17th, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber held its fourth 5pm Connect of the season at Distill-Inn. It was a wonderful evening full of great food, great conversations, great cocktails and great people. We want to give a big thanks to Nilesh and his team for putting on such a fantastic event, and to our chamber members who showed up in support. We hope everyone had a wonderful night.
Young Leaders
On April 24th, our Young Leaders volunteered for Feed America, showing their commitment to making a positive impact in our community. They also had a tour of Baptist Health Hardin Bardstown location Family Medical Practice, gaining valuable knowledge about healthcare. A huge shoutout and thank you to Baptist Health for graciously serving lunch and supporting our future leaders! We are thrilled to announce Everett Sagrecy from Bardstown High School as the winner of our essay scholarship. Congratulations, Everett!
A special thank you to all our sponsors for their generous support of this program. Together, we're empowering and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow!
New Member Meet & Greet
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber held another New Member Meet & Greet on April 24th. In the meetings, members learn about (all things chamber) such as benefits, sponsorship opportunities, events, and rolls of chamber employees.

If you are a new chamber member or existing member and would like to come to this meeting for a refresher, the next meeting will be held on May 29th at 9:00am at the Chamber.

New Member Meet & Greet
May 29, 2024
Young Professionals Network
On April 19th, the BNCC Young Professionals Network held its 3rd event of the year at Evergreen Liquors. The evening started out with networking and appetizers from Scout & Scholar Brewing Co.. Following that, Woody from Maker's Mark Distillery led a phenomenal bourbon tasting/education course on how their bourbon is made and a little history of the company. Lastly, we heard Mike from Evergreen Liquors talk about the stores history and family legacy. Crystal from Evergreen Liquors ended the night with a scavenger hunt in the store which led to 3 lucky YP's walking away with gifts sponsored by Evergreen Liquors. 

We want to give a huge thank you to Evergreen Liquors for sponsoring this wonderful event. To Maker's Mark Distillery for taking the time to come speak with us, and to Scout & Scholar for the delicious food!

If you are interested in participating in these YPN events please contact Elliott Newland at 502-348-9545 or Elliott@bardstownchamber.com. Come have fun with us!
Upcoming Events
May Connect
May 15, 2024
Young Professionals Network
May 23, 2024
2024 Golf Scramble Sponsorships
Ribbon Cuttings & Ground Breakings
Tropes Romance Book Shop
May 7, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 111 N. Third St., Ste. 106, Bardstown, KY 40004

Dog Training Camp USA- Louisville
May 16, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 267 Salt Well Rd., Unit A., Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Up Center Ground Breaking
May 17, 2024
Time: 1:00PM
Location: 1060 Bloomfield Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

Majestic Memories LLC
May 21, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 452 Sulpher Lick Rd., New Hope, KY 40052

Cornerstone Capital Wealth Management
May 28, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 521 B. N. Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004

Kentucky Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
May 30, 2024
Time: 12:00PM
Location: 809 Morton Ave, Ste. 100, Bardstown, KY 40004
Previous Ribbon Cuttings:
Congratulations to Just Baked on their ribbon cutting that was held on Tuesday, April 9th.
Congratulations to Rural 1st on their ribbon cutting that was held on Friday, April 19th.
Congratulations to Edward Jones - Aaron Kinsey, Financial Advisor on their ribbon cutting that was held on Thursday, April 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!
Spotlight of the Month
The Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Barton 1792 Distillery as the Spotlight of the Month.

Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Situated in the heart of bourbon country on 196 acres, the property boasts 31 barrel aging warehouses, a historic stillhouse, and large bottling operation that employs over 500 people. The distillery continues to produce award-winning bourbon and is the brand homeplace of 1792, Very Old Barton, Thomas S Moore, and Early Times. 

Ambassador of the Month

Robert Cecil
Lincoln National Bank

Robert Cecil continues to show his support for the Chamber. He is a faithful Ambassador and continues to help promote the Chamber. Thank you Robert for all the support you have provided for our community.
Welcome New Chamber Members

A wedding and event venue in downtown Bardstown, KY.
Rep- Katelyn Masden
Contact- (502) 333-0086 or katelyn@bespokeinbond.com
Location- 110 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004

Balloon arches, garlands, towers, floor, and table centerpieces. 
Rep- Sangy Crawford
Contact- (502) 510-5725 or sangy.crawford@yahoo.com
Location- 3879 New Haven Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004

KOSM is a private orthopedic practice with locations in Bardstown and Mt Washington KY.
Rep- Katie Brockman
Contact- (502) 834-5676 or admin@kosmortho.com
Location- 809 Morton Ave. Ste. 100, Bardstown, KY 40004

Romance bookshop with bookish novelty items
Rep- Elizabeth Moore
Contact- (270) 401-2407 or tropesromancebookshop@gmail.com
Location- 111 N. Third St., Ste. 106, Bardstown, KY 40004

Veteran Service Organization serving Veterans since 1899. We are a new Charter here in Bardstown, KY.
Rep- Dale Elliott
Contact- (502) 773-1444 or adelliottky@gmail.com
Location- 206 W. Broadway St., Bardstown, KY 40004
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