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COLUMN: Chamber of Commerce busy with activities and programs

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By Jessica Davis, Chamber of Commerce Director

The other day someone said to me, “It’s just one event after another for you, isn’t it?” And I replied “Yes, the Chamber always has something going on.” The Chamber of Commerce is always planning and doing projects and events for our local businesses and for the betterment of the community.
One project we have been working on for some time and are very excited about is a virtual kiosk featuring LaRue County. The virtual kiosk will hang in the storefront window of the Chamber office.
The kiosk spotlights all of our Lincoln attractions, as well as other places to visit such as Hinton’s Orchard & Farm. Also, the information displayed shows why LaRue County is a great place to live and work. We hope to have it up and ready for viewing by Lincoln Days.
The Leadership LaRue program has started with a new class. This past Wednesday we held an opening reception for our 2011-12 class. It was a fun time for everyone to get acquainted with classmates and some alumni. The class will meet for their retreat next Wednesday at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.
One of the participants in Leadership LaRue for the coming year is Allison Shepherd, general manager at The LaRue County Herald News. She will be our guest speaker for the September membership luncheon. Her presentation will focus on the updates that the Herald News has made to their website and what users can gain from the changes. The luncheon is noon Sept. 21 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Cost to attend is $8. RSVP no later than noon Sept. 20. Our luncheon sponsor will be Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.
In my August column, I mentioned that we had decided to move our golf scramble to the fall and that we would be having another scramble this fall. After some more thought, we have decided to stick with the spring golf scramble so be looking for that information early next year.
We are currently planning and preparing for Trick or Treat on Lincoln Square and Christmas at the Creekfront. That information will be coming out soon. We are working to make both events as efficient and fun as possible. If you would like to volunteer to help with one or both of the events, contact our office at 358-3411.
As you can see, the Chamber is working every day toward our mission of promoting and supporting the commercial, industrial and civic interests of LaRue County. We are a member-driven organization. That means it takes our members to continue our work whether that be through volunteering and/or financial contributions. I would like to thank all of our members for their continued support. And if you are not a member and would like to invest in your community by joining the Chamber, please contact me at 358-3411 or email jessica@laruecountychamber.org. Also, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, www.facebook.com/laruecountychamber.