When it comes to the priorities of the Meade County business community, your voice should be heard! Meade County Membership Survey is a brief 10-questions for you and members of your team that attend chamber functions. The survey can be completed in less than five minutes. Your responses will help the chamber, by identifying better ways in which we can serve you and our community.
During the March luncheon we introduced the Board for the upcoming chamber year. Jennifer Bridge will be the President of the chamber this year. Pauline Bramer, Regina Foushee, Don McMahan, Dr. Bridgette Brown, Steven Barr, Tim Gossett, Chris Cottrell and newest board member Dr. John Millay. All the Chamber Board of directors meet once a month and serve a 3 year term with an option to renew once.
The chamber membership is currently at 182 members.
A key component for addressing the workforce shortages in Brandenburg and Meade County and Central Kentucky region is the designation of Work Ready in Progress, the chamber worked closely with the Judge Executive, industry and business community and the school system to identify areas that will bring Meade County to the fore front in educating the future workforce.
We also completed the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustments Grant and presented the Community Plan. That document is a resource for our community to get a good look at our county within the Fort Knox Elizabethtown Municipal Statistical Area. We finished up the grant with a presentation and overview from Heartland Communications which created the Visioning/Shaping Meade County Committee. That committee will meet 4 times a year to prioritize ideas and projects to improve the quality of life. The Downtown Committee formed during the monument installation has reorganized under an expanded mission involved with planning for Main Street and riverfront improvements.
The new event the Chamber Clay Breaker was well received and was the start of building a positive relationship with yet another audience in Meade County the Meade County Sportsman’s Club.
Community Partnership Dinner 2017 was our largest to date and continues to draw praise from our community and the surrounding area.
Women in Business Dinner nominations doubled this year to include 11 nominees! More importantly local women see the benefit and need for expanding this event in 2019. This event celebrates the impacts and contributions that women in business are having on the quality of life in Meade County.
The Presidents Circle is a great opportunity for our community partners, in 2016 Tony Brown Chevrolet was our first Presidents Circle member. Presidents Circle sponsors are unlimited, and in 2017 the number rose to 5 companies at that level, Monument Chemical, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Meade County Bank, Wesbanco, Hardin Memorial Health.
We have made great strides in the region and in our county towards our mission and vision. To enhance opportunities for members of the business community through promotion and education, therefore encouraging a strong local economy and quality of life. We consistently focus on working together, pursuing innovation and collaboration to facilitate the growth and vitality of a strong community.