Spring is just around the corner, and parts of our county are going through a lot of change. No one seems to be crazy about change except a baby — who appreciates it very often — but it is part of life. The Chamber is trying to keep up with all that is going on, and if you have news to share, let us know.
We are still accepting nomination letters for our Chamber Awards. If you know of someone you think needs to be recognized, send it to me ASAP. You can e-mail it to email@example.com, or mail to P.O. Box 355, New Castle 40050. I will accept these until Feb. 28. Categories include Outstanding business (or business person), farmer, senior citizen or chamber member. Just explain why your nominee is a good candidate.
We plan to have a Business Expo on May 11 for our members to show off their many offerings. Chamber members will have booths with give-aways, door prizes and food samples from our restaurants and caterers. Admission is free and we want a big crowd to show their appreciation to the businesses that make up our county. More information will follow as we work out the details. Stay tuned for updates. If you have a business and want to take part in this new event, it would pay for you to join the Chamber as their booths will have a reduced fee. Check our web site at www.chamber.henrycountyky.com for an application or call the office at 845-0806.
Chamber members, friends and family will attend our annual Chamber Day at the Races at Churchill on May 17. I invite you to join us on Millionaire’s Row for lunch at the Chef’s Table, a great seat inside, and you receive a program to keep up with the horses for $40. I have made reservations, and if you want tickets, let me know as soon as possible: the final deadline is March 15. When you make your reservations, I will need your money as Churchill gives us little time to get reservations before they ask for the money. Please let me know if you want to attend.
This is Henry County will be out soon. If you have not placed your ad, call Barbara at the Local. This lets people know what we have. If your business is missing, people who ask for relocation information, people at the State Fair who pick up our magazine and people who want to know more about our beautiful county will never know you had just what they were trying to find. Our Chamber directory also is in this, and if you want to be included, you need to get your application in now!
I am accepting applications for the 11th Leadership Henry County class. If you are a new resident or have lived here for years, you will learn things about these communities that will amaze you. One day a month is the time requirement, tuition (which includes all meals and a tour of our county) is $200 (can be paid by your employer), and a willingness to become part of a wonderful group of people are all that are needed. Applications are due March 15. Call the office if you are interested.
The Henry County Chamber of Commerce exists to promote pride and progress in Henry County, and our many programs have this as the guiding light. We hope your business, church, civic group, charity, or even you as an individual will consider joining us in our mission.