Lake Barkley Chamber happenings

Lake Barkley Chamber happenings

According to a research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street Services, when consumers know that a small business is a member of their local chamber of commerce, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of the business and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Other reasons why belonging to your Chamber of Commerce is important include: heighten your company's visibility, make business contacts, promote local shopping, stay informed, marketing opportunities, opportunity to learn new skills, and enhancing your company's credibility as stated above.

Our Chamber is off to an exciting new fiscal year. With members in five counties surrounding Lake Barkley, we continue to grow and cover the Lake Barkley region. Our mission is "Leading our businesses in economic growth through leadership, education, advocacy, relationship development and innovation."

Our annual golf scramble will be held on Aug. 9th at Mineral Mound State Park in Eddyville. We will be the first to play on the course featuring brand new greens prior to their reopening.

Our tournament features prizes on every hole and a $30,000 prize to be split with our Chamber for a hole in one on Hole # 7. Lunch and registration begins at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start begins at noon. We still have room for a couple more teams or singles so hope you can join us.

Call our executive director, Deb Domke, at 270-388-4769 for more information or to register.

To help begin our new year, we are welcoming a number of new board members to our Board of Directors. They are Brittany Meredith-Miller, editor of the Herald Ledger and Times Leader newspapers; Mike Stagner of Regional Doors and Glass in Eddyville; and Rebecca Pagan, owner/broker/Realtor at ReMax Real Estate in Eddyville.

New officers for the coming year are: Jim Stott, president; Mike Stagner, vice president; Phil Domke, treasurer, and Judi Stone, secretary.

New members who have recently joined our Chamber include: Jeepers, Inc. specializing in car repair and building custom cars, motorcycles, and golf carts. It is located in Kuttawa.

Joining them is Princeton Health & Rehab and SkyTracker of St. Charles, Missouri, which specializes in adding direct to satellite sky tracker monitors.

Ribbon cuttings were held recently for the Lyon County Elementary School for its new Lighthouse Community Project Chill Spa Sensory Room for children dealing with autism sponsored by BB&T, Verizon of Eddyville, and Barkley Hudson State Farm Insurance in Princeton.

And finally, if you are looking for something to do and would like to volunteer and get involved in helping our Chamber, we have formed committees for Membership, Special Events, and Business Advocacy.

We also have a group of 30 or so Ambassadors who help at our various events.

We would love to have you be a part of what we do.

To find out more about volunteering or joining our Chamber, contact Deb at the number above.