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  • Unemployment down in 91 counties

    Submitted
    Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between February 2012 and February 2013, while 26 county rates increased and three stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Create a people culture

    By Lance Minnis

     

    In last month’s column I talked about some of the things an entrepreneur needs to get started- marketing, financing, etc- but left the most important until now. This is the people.

  • Welcome to new members; business expo is coming soon

    Somewhere in Tyme with Roberta Blakemore and Bonnie Martin have both become a part of the Chamber. Their business is on Main in Eminence and it has a wide variety of antiques and collectibles arranged in an attractive setting.
    If you need help with GED, skill brush-up, job skills, keyboarding, and many other free classes offered by another new member Jefferson Community and Technical College for Henry Co. Adult Education, call Tricia Miracle at (502) 686-0726. Classes in many needed areas are offered in each of our towns.

  • Unemployment down in 97 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 83 Kentucky counties between January 2012 and January 2013, while 33 county rates increased and four stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Chamber to hold Business Expo on May 11

    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.

  • The new year is here. Now what?

    By Lance Minnis

    It’s a New Year….what now?
    December has passed, and we are now halfway into January.
    I hope that everyone had a prosperous holiday season for their business, and a personally fulfilling one. For me, the holidays are a time of rejuvenation, to step back and take stock of the past year.

  • We need your help with awards nominations

    The annual Henry County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner will be April 25. The Chamber invites you to submit your nominations for these awards.

  • Unemployment down in 99 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Scott County, 5.9 percent; Fayette, Franklin, Oldham and Union counties, 6 percent each; Daviess, Madison and Shelby counties, 6.2 percent each; and Ohio and Owen counties, 6.3 percent each.

  • Fall doesn’t mean a slow down in county activities

    The air is certainly cooler, and before we know it, it will be time to “fall back” on our clocks (Nov. 4).  The best thing about fall is the variety of opportunities for festivals and events.  It also brings news of new businesses and personnel.

  • Brent joins UCB as a VP