February 2011 by zhouwenjuan


									                                              In This Issue:
                                                March Membership Network Luncheon
                                                She Expo Exhibitor Information
                                                Upcoming Events & Networking Opportunities
                                                Business News

        She Expo For Women, About Women
            Saturday, March 12, 2011
          Frankfort Convention Center
              10:00 a.m. 400 p.m.
                    * Attention Ladies *
The She Expo is an event planned for women to spend time pampering
herself. The event is one of a kind special event organized hopefully to
meet every need of a woman. The event provides opportunity for women
to spend time from their daily lives shopping, entertaining and having fun.
The attendees can explore various booths focusing on mind, body and
spirit, in a great environment. The She Expo is the perfect destination for
all women to spend some quality time from their hectic daily lives sched-
This one of a kind event offers businesses the opportunity to sell products,
promote services, book appointment/consultations, grow clientele and
build brand awareness. The She Expo combines shopping, beauty, well-
ness, health, fitness, kids & baby, home, food, entertainment and more
JUST FOR YOU. We have taken all the things women love and need
and put them into one amazing event.

                         Enjoy the benefits of:
                      Breakout Sessions with topics on:
                          Women & Investing
  Setting Financial Goals as Chief Financial Officer of your Household
                             Wine 101 Class
             Photography 101 Class Capturing the Perfect Moment
              Women Health Issues Q & A with area physicians
                      Caring for the Entire Family
                             Fitness Classes:
                    Chair Yoga, Body Recall
                    Yoga for Every Body
                     Release the Tension
         Women Works A Showcase of Local Women Artists

 Call the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce office at (502) 223-8261
           or contact us by email at chamber@frankfortky.info.
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                         PRESIDENT S MESSAGE                                                  Frankfort Area
                                                                                           Chamber of Commerce
                       It is indeed my honor to represent the Frankfort/                     Board of Directors
                       Franklin County Business Community as your President                      Executive Board
                       for 2011. Since 1947, the Chamber of Commerce has
                       worked for the betterment of our community strength-        2011 President/VP Program & Finance Dev.
                       ening partnerships, coalitions, and networking opportu-                 Rick Pogrotsky, Farmers Bank
                       nities with our members, state and local governments         2012 President-Elect/VP Membership Dev.
                                                                                     Christopher M. Hill, Christopher M Hill & Assoc.
                       and economic development organizations. Our focus
today is, as our mission statement reads, FACC is dedicated to providing          Immediate Past President/VP Community Dev.
                                                                                             Suzanne Simmons, Whitaker Bank
support to enhance and protect economic opportunities for our members by
being a unified voice, by providing education and workforce development                  VP Small Business Development
                                                                                              John Senter, Ocean Breeze, Inc.
opportunities, and by fostering community relations. In our 63 years there
have been 16 presidents from Retail Businesses, 8 Bankers, 7 Media/                          VP Economic Development
                                                                                             Dave Weller, A T & T Kentucky
Communications, 5 Real Estate, 4 Attorney s, 3 Insurance, 3 Government,
                                                                                               VP Governmental Affairs
1 Medical, and 11 from other general categories.                                             Tony Sholar, The Rotunda Group

  In my introduction to the Board last week I explained we have some chal-                        Secretary/Treasurer
                                                                                         Jim Clouse, CPA, Charles T. Mitchell Co.
lenges that lay ahead of us. We have issues with declining membership and
uncertainty within our business community but things are looking up. There                             Directors
was a slight drop in unemployment numbers last week, there has been encour-             John Higginbotham, Frankfort Plant Board
aging news about new businesses coming to or expanding in Frankfort, Park-
                                                                                          Elizabeth Hurst, Buffalo Trace Distillery
side development has begun to show life as construction has begun on several
                                                                                              Phyllis Liebman, Miss P s Kids
new businesses and during my tenure as President we will finally open a
                                                                                             Larry Luebbers, MainSource Bank
Cracker Barrel Restaurant. So as a board, I explained that we have but one
thing to do this year and that is to be a Board that CARES.                                   Lloyd Lynch, The State Journal
Which is an Acronym for:                                                                Myron Moore, KY Employees Credit Union
Create programs and opportunities that provide added value to our cham-             Chip Peal, CEO, Frankfort Regional Medical Center
ber members and potential members,                                                             John Shasky, Fifth Third Bank
Attract Business, Individual and Community support for Chamber pro-                        John Sheedy, Frankfort Country Club
grams and activities that will enhance a desire to become a chamber member,                 Jonathan Vaught, McAllen Solutions
Retain Current membership levels by focusing on member needs, listening
                                                                                                Advisory Board Members
to members and providing assistance where possible,
Expand Existing programs/services/opportunities that support the Cham-                      Lamar Davis, Community Ventures

ber Vision and Mission,                                                              Tim Ford, Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, Inc.
Serve To the best of our ability the membership and the community.                Laura Leigh Goins, Capital Living/KY Retail Federation
                                                                                               Rachel Peake, Capital Cellars
Our Access Loan Program will be one of our focuses in 2011. This is a
                                                                                               Ex-Officio Board Members
program where startup businesses or those looking to expand can receive
assistance in the preparation of documents needed to apply for a bank loan,             Harrie Buecker, Franklin Co. Public Schools
develop a business plan, and how to present their plan before a group of           Co. Judge Exec. Ted Collins, Franklin Co. Fiscal Court
potential lenders.                                                                            John Esham, Governor s Office
                                                                                        Joy Jeffries, Frankfort Tourist Commission
We will also focus on building collaborations with our local governments to               Mayor Gippy Graham, City of Frankfort
help businesses overcome the hurdles of doing business in Frankfort and
                                                                                            Anthony Gritton, Frankfort Jaycees
Franklin County.
                                                                                       Darvin Sebastian, Farm Bureau Representative
We will work with the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation to pro-            Dr. Mary Evans Sias/Ivory Griskell, KY State University
mote Frankfort and Franklin County to businesses and entrepreneurs looking                           Chamber Staff
at our community for growth and investment. Finally, we will work with
                                                                                           Carmen Inman, Executive Director
Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission and Downtown Frankfort                      Suzy Burgess, Administrative Assistant
Inc., to attract visitors and customers to our places of business. We will work        Penny Osborn, Program & Member Services
with our members to make them successful. For 2011, rest assured that you
                                                                                          Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce
will have a Board and Staff that will work hard for you (our members) and our         100 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
community.                                                                                 P: (502) 223-8261, F: (502) 223-5942
                                                                                               E: chamber@frankfortky.info
                                                                                              Website: www.frankfortky.info
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Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce represents businesses and individuals who are committed to the continual improvement of our
community, our schools, our economy and quality of life. Your membership is unique: not only does your investment work to address
these issues, but it offers you access to a variety of opportunities to strengthen your business throughout the year.

                                             Mark Sweazy                             Cindy Seip
     January/February                        Allen Construction                      Office Professional s
    Membership Renewals                      1075 Bittersweet Lane, Frankfort            Temporary Team, Inc.
                                             502-227-7169                            P.O. Box 4155, Frankfort
     AccuTax & Money Concepts                                                        502-320-4454
      Advance Auto Parts - West              Ted Ito
             Allison Collins                 ASKA USA Corporation
                                                                                     Gene Giles
       America s Best Value Inn              113 Fortune Drive, Frankfort
                                                                                     Payroll Solutions, Inc.
    Arison Insurance Services, Inc.          502-695-0506
                                                                                     770 Enterprise Drive, Lexington
         Bill McCoy Insurance
       Bluegrass Theatre Guild               Jamey Bennett
      C. Michael Davenport, Inc.             Bennett & Bays Insurance Serv.          Carmen Engle
              Capital Living                 1491 Twilight Trail, Frankfort          Silpada Jewelry
 Capital Pharmacy & Medical Equip.           502-352-2365                            104 Hunters Trace, Frankfort
              Carpet Outlet                                                          502-382-6552
Century 21 Simpson, Cecie Chadwell           John Hibbard
    Charles T. Mitchell & Co., LLP           Capital Business Referral Group         Shaun Keys
 Citizens Commerce National Bank             76 C. Michael Davenport, Ste. 3         Walgreens East
            City of Frankfort                Frankfort                               385 Versailles Road, Frankfort
      Columbia Gas of Kentucky               502-223-2633                            502-695-7364
     Commonwealth Credit Union
         Completely Kentucky                 Ashley Cardwell                         Tom Potts
         Cottages of Frankfort               Cardwell s Auto Sales                   Wells Fargo Advisors
            Fifth Third Bank                 739 Schenkel Lane, Frankfort            333 East Main Street, Ste. 120
         Four Roses Distillery               502-352-2255                            Lexington
       Frankfort Animal Clinic                                                       859-243-5074
      Frankfort Branch NAACP                 Curtis Hopkins
       Frankfort Country Club                Color Tronics
        Frankfort Habilitation               108 Cedar Drive, Frankfort
       Frankfort Optimist Club               502-875-7511
            Frankfort Realty
              Gates Nissan                   Bryce Jeter
          Harrod & Associates                Dan s Discount Jewelry & Pawn
 Individual Member - Taylor Carter           623 East Main Street, Frankfort
    Individual Member - Bill Miller          502-227-8080
       Inside Out Design, LLC
         J.C. Penney Company                 Garry Crumbaugh
   Johnson, True & Guarnieri, LLP            Amzie Wenning
        Judd s Office Products               Edward Jones
       Kentucky Blood Center
                                             306 West Main St., Ste. 1,
        Lloyd s Kentucky, Inc.
Noel Clayton Heating & Cooling, LLC          Frankfort
        Ravencrest Apartments                502-223-2222
         Robert A. Bass, CPA
  State Farm Insurance - RB Brown            Kristi Buffenmyer
           Stockton Mortgage                 Everyday Matters, LLC
      The Rotunda Group, LLC                 P.O. Box 523, Frankfort
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                                               Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce
                                                  Membership Network Luncheon
                                                      Tuesday, March 8, 2011
                                                        Capital Plaza Hotel

March is coming in like a lion at the Frankfort Chamber March Membership Network Luncheon with two
great speakers who will share some updates on the Frankfort/Franklin County community. We will be joined
by guest speakers Mayor Gippy Graham and Franklin County Judge Executive Ted Collins who will highlight
the State of the City and County. You won t want to miss this great start to 2011.

Be sure to bring a friend, co-worker or client along with your business cards for the roundtable networking,
we will also host a drawing for a free luncheon in 2011. The cost to attend is $15.00 per person and includes
lunch. Advance reservations are necessary, so please register today!

                                     Faxback Reservation Form

                Fax to (502) 223-5942, or Call (502) 223-8261, or E-mail chamber@frankfortky.info


E-mail Address or Fax # if preferred : ________________________________________________

      Reservations or cancellations must be received by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Monday, March 7, 2011

                       ** Learn Before You Earn Speakers Wanted **
                                        We are looking for some Employer/Business Based
                                        Speakers for monthly morning coffee chats at the
                                        Chamber office. If you company can offer free tips that will
                                        assist members in their business, please let the Chamber
                                        staff know.

                                        We are looking to host a Learn Before You Earn Series
                                        that will assist business owners/managers in cost savings,
                                        provide helpful hints to reduce their stress and can assist
                                        with employee benefits.
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Save the Date
 & Plan To Be There
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 * 10:00 am 4:00 pm
             Frankfort Convention Center
The She Expo is an event planned for women to spend time pampering herself. The event is one of a special
kind of event organized keeping in mind each and every need of a woman. There will be various exciting offers
for the visitors. The event provides an opportunity for women to spend time away from their daily lives shop-
ping, entertaining and having fun. The attendees can explore various shopping, spa, fashion, health and inspira-
tional endeavors. The She Expo is the perfect destination for all the women to spend some quality time from
their hectic daily lives schedule.

There are many ways to get involved in the She Expo. Below is a list of sponsorship levels. We hope you will
take this opportunity to promote your business to potential clients and customers through one of these sponsor-
SHE Presenting Sponsor - $3,000.00
· Includes company name and logo on advance publicity and invitations
· Includes a reserved seating for Cooking Demonstration for 15 guests in prime location with Table Signage
· Chamber E-News Promotion, Ad in Chamber newsletter and ½ page ad in event program
· Strategic signage at event
· Recognition during She Expo
· Display Table & Table Signage
· Logo Shown on screen during the event
· Business Card size Ad on Chamber website to promote event
  15 Event Guest Tickets

She Lifelong Friend Sponsor - $1,500.00
· Includes a reserved Seating for Cooking Demonstration 10 guests in prime location with Table Signage
· Company name listed in program with a ¼ page ad in event program
· Ad in Chamber newsletter ad & Chamber E-News promotion
· Logo shown on screen during the event
· Display Table & Table Signage
   10 Event Guests Tickets

She Best Friend Sponsor - $750.00
· Includes reserved Seating for Cooking Demonstration for 8 guests
· Chamber E-News and Chamber Newsletter Promotion
· Display Table & Table Signage
   8 Event Guest tickets
She Friend Goody Bag Sponsor - $250.00
    Includes reserved seating for Cooking Demonstration for 4 guests
· Table Signage & Program Listing
· Recognition in the program
   4 Event Guest Tickets
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         She Expo For Women, About Women
                              Saturday, March 12, 2011
                            Frankfort Convention Center

Exhibitor Information/Booth Reservations
To reserve your booth (s), listing in promotional ads and opportunity to advertise in program guide, please re-
turn completed and signed contract with the required fee to Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 Capital
Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601 or fax to 502-223-5942.

      Booth Pricing       please indicate booth package you would like at the She Expo
      Package A                   Package B                   Package C                  Package D
   Chamber Member            Non-Chamber Member            Chamber Member           Non-Chamber Member
      One-Table                     One-Table                 Two-Tables                   Two-Tables
       $125.00                       $225.00                   $150.00                       $275.00
   Chamber Member            Non-Chamber Member
   Non-Profit $75.00           Non-Profit $ 125.00

Booth Preference contracts are dated as they are received and booth assignments are awarded accordingly.
Floor plan will be provided as soon as it is available. Corner Booths are an additional $50.
Will electricity be needed?________ - if yes, you will need to bring an extension cord.

Company Name ________________________________________________________________________
Contact Name_______________________________________ Title _______________________________
Mailing Address ________________________________________________________________________
City__________________________________________ State_______________ Zip Code______________
Phone ________________________________________ Fax _____________________________________
Email_________________________________________ Website_________________________________
       (please include email so we may pass on valuable vendor information)
Will you be selling or sampling products from your exhibit space? ____ Yes  ____ No

                                      PAYMENT INFORMATION

Please bill me $_____________ to cover the cost of Package _____ add $50 for corner booth
Check #_________ in the amount of $________ enclosed
Charge my credit card: M/C or Visa account number:                                             Expires:      .
                  Please make checks payable to the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce
                             Mail to: 100 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601
                            Fax Back form to 502-223-5942 to reserve your spot
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                                                       Let the Frankfort Chamber s
                                                       buying power save you up to
                                                       60% on your office supplies!
  The Chamber s new office supply discount program through Office Depot helps you:
                           Increase your bottom line with up to 60% savings!
                          · Streamline ordering with free next day delivery!
                           · Monitor your expenses with monthly reporting!
                           Convenient ways to order: fax, phone, Internet or by retail store!
It s easy to get started...all you need to do is call Suzy Burgess at (502) 223-8261 or complete and fax to (502) 223-5942
  Once approved, Office Depot will send you a catalog and your account number to Start Your Savings!
                                          Fax Back        (502) 223-5942
Company Name ___________________________________________________________________________
Contact Name ______________________________________________________ #of Employees__________
Contact Title______________________________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________________________________________
City ________________________                     State ________       Zip ___________
Phone ________________________                    Fax __________________________
Email _____________________________________________ Monthly Office Supply Expense $__________
      Start saving today the
        Office Depot way!
               Inside Out Design, LLC - Green Roof Project in Frankfort
Local business owner Andrea Wilson Mueller, with Inside Out Design,
LLC is using local contractors and suppliers for their new office site. An-
drea stated, to many times companies and people bring in out of county
or even state contractors/suppliers to build projects. I want people in
Frankfort to know that there are a lot of good contractors here, people just
have to be open to taking the time to find them. The contractors Inside
Out Design is not using locally are the green roof company and the form
insulation - both because there are none of these services offered in Frank-
fort. Andrea s hope is this project will be an inspiration for the Frankfort
community as it will feature:
    * Partial earth berm construction     * Geothermal heating and cooling * Radiant floor heating in shop
    * Open cell foam insulation           * Permeable pavers                     * Local contractors and suppliers
    * Display gardens and rain gardens in future                                 * Green Roof Project
    * Lots of reclaimed materials for interior furniture and finishes, including old chalkboards and metal kitchen
cabinets from the old Good Shepherd School, stainless tables from the old Lexington Detention Center and much
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                                                       Retail Merchants Group
                               You are invited to join local retailers for a new Retail Merchants Group that will
                                                    work to promote and assist area retailers.
                              This group will partner with the Kentucky Retail Federation and the Frankfort Area
                                                  Chamber Commerce Small Business Council
                                     to work with retailers of all sizes to increase our Buy Local Campaign

                                   Tuesday, March 1, 2011 * 8:00 a.m.
                                        Frankfort Chamber office
                                 100 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601
                                          RSVP to 502-223-8261

                                  Office Professionals Temporary Team, a global Virtual Assistance
                                 company with a local founder, closed out 2010 with an amazing 600%
                                             increase in gross sales--despite the recession.
                                                             Article by Cindy Seip, Founder, CEO

                                  In the spring of 2010, Ms. Cindy Seip, Founder, CEO, and Lead Virtual Assistant
for OPTT, Inc. launched a virtual open house. In the Virtual Open House, Ms. Seip celebrates the growth of
her seven-year-old company, shares valuable information about Kentucky agencies she utilized to build the com-
pany, secrets to long-term success, and the faith that sustained her. At the close of 2010, Ms. Seip saw the fruits
of her labor as the gross sales of her company grew over 600% when compared to gross sales in 2009.

Ms. Seip, a resident of Frankfort, shares how she built her business after sustaining a devastating job loss. Her
 Virtual Open House was filmed at the new Paul Sawyier Public Library, as her history with the library goes back
to the original library. The Paul Sawyier Public Library became an invaluable resource in my early years, as I
started the company on unemployment, and didn t have the cash-flow to have internet in my home, said Ms.

When asked about her clientele, Ms. Seip said, Over the years, I ve had the privilege of serving a very diverse
group of clients from: Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah, Montana, Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma,
along with my very first International client from Uganda. She indicated that she enjoys the diversity of her cli-
entele the most, and finding projects she can offer to others as a source of income.

Ms. Seip also shared that her local client, Dadant & Sons Beekeeping Supply Company, Inc. was able to enjoy the
financial benefits of her remote office administration (Virtual Assistance), as she processed their invoices virtually,
and supplied other essential administrative services. Ms. Seip continues to help Dadant & Sons save money as she
continues on in this Virtual Administrative role.

When asked about her mission, Ms. Seip shared, It s my goal to provide a feasible solution to any administrative
need within a company in order to help that company thrive. There are many creative ways to run an office today,
without being in the same building as the other staff. My ultimate goal is to help eliminate as much overhead as
possible for the business owner, so their business can see the maximum profit-margin.

In closing Ms. Seip shared her expectations for 2011. I anticipate seeing an increased awareness of the value of
our services, and am excited to add three medical transcriptionists to my team, as well as my Christian transcrip-
tionists. I m looking forward to helping our medical community with their transcription needs. I anticipate that
God will open doors for OPTT, Inc. that NO MAN can shut, and I m ready to walk through those doors to help
make other businesses owners as prosperous as possible. To learn more about this booming company, visit:
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      739 Schenkel Lane, Frankfort
        Owner: Ashley Cardwell
 Friday, March 4, 2011 * 12:00 NOON                  Friday, April 1, 2011 * 12:00 NOON
 Please come out and meet our newest                   623 East Main Street, Frankfort
          Chamber Member

                      Ocean Breeze Liquors
                      will host a wine tasting by
                      Lovers Leap Winery &
                      Vineyards on Thursday,
                      March 3, 2011 from
5:00 7:00 p.m. at their 220 Versailles Road
location. Please stop in and tell John the Frank-
fort Chamber sent you.

      Frankfort Women Leading Change                        Business After Hours @
      You are invited to join women from all                   Cornerstone Gallery
    walks of life as we explore local solutions to        100 East Broadway, Frankfort
       small business issues through sharing                           502-352-2400
                     experiences.                              Thursday, March 17, 2011
     We will be updating everyone on the up-                       5:00 7:00 p.m.
      coming She Expo, talk about upcoming
                                                     Upcoming Event: Cornerstone will
     events in the community, open discussion        welcome the work of David Toczko and Paula
              on topics/speakers you would like      Murphy on March 14 with a reception from 4-
                 to have present to the group.       7pm. Mr. Toczko s & Ms. Murphy s work will
                                                     be on display until April 29, 2011. Art Show Spe-
                       Tuesday, March 8, 2011        cials will be offered on both artists works dur-
                          5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.        ing this time.
                       Call the Chamber office       Stop in and enjoy the java and pastry bar on
                   at 502-223-8261 for location      Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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                                           Member-to-Member Discount Program

                                                  It Pays to Shop With Members
Every time you call or visit a Chamber member for a product or service, you are promoting member-to-
member business. Our M2M members are listed on the Chamber website at www.frankfortky.info, along
with their offered discounts on their goods and services. As a member of the Frankfort Chamber of Com-
merce, you are entitled to these discounts. You can start reaping these savings just by calling one of the
members listed when you are looking for a particular product or service and letting them know that you are
patronizing their business because they are member of the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce.

To make it easier for participating merchants and service providers to tell if someone is authorized to use the
Chamber discount, special Chamber Membership cards are given to Chamber members. Watch your mail
for the 2011 Member2Member Discount cards.

It s really that easy! And it really does pay to shop with members. Merchants are rewarded by increased
business and visibility. Members and their employees save money by shopping with you or using your ser-

Take advantage of this FREE OPPORTUNITY to be included in our Chamber newsletter, website listing and
promotional listing for new members. If your company would like to be included, complete the Registra-
tion Form and return it to the Chamber office. For more information, call us at 502-223-8261.

                    BE LOCAL/BUY LOCAL IN FRANKFORT IN 2011

                                        REGISTRATION FORM
To increase the amount of business done among Chamber members, the Frankfort Area Chamber of
Commerce offers, on an ongoing basis, the Member-to-Member Discount Program. Don t miss this FREE
OPPORTUNITY to be included in our next publication. Act now, just complete the information below and re-
turn to the Chamber office by mail to 100 Capital Avenue, or via fax to 502-223-5942.
Date: _________________ Company: ________________________________________________________
Contact Name: _________________________________ Title/Authorized Signature: ___________________
Address: ______________________________________ City, State, Zip: _____________________________
Telephone: ____________________________________ Email: ____________________________________
Website: ______________________________________ Fax: _____________________________________
Discount (s) or special service (s) offered: _____________________________________________________
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             Our Benefits Really Add Up Introducing Capital Plan Plus
Business owners face challenges every day, especially when it comes to running their companies as efficiently and effec-
tively as possible. The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help.
Membership in Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce truly has its benefits Capital Plan Plus offers an affordable asso-
ciation benefits plan by United Healthcare and Delta Dental Plan of Kentucky.
         Health, Dental, Life, Vision, STD, LTD and LTC benefits available
         Discount pricing exclusively for Frankfort Chamber members
         Designed for employer groups with 2 or more employees
         Ask about our rate guarantees
How would you like to lower your insurance costs? Check out the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Capital Plan Plus.
The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce has developed partnerships with United Healthcare and Delta Dental. These two
fine companies specialize in employee benefit products and have endorse this new Chamber discount for health, dental,
and vision insurance.
This exciting new Chamber program allows us to prove to you that these companies can compete with your current carrier.
If you are currently covered by United Healthcare or Delta Dental, you may be eligible for the Chamber discount. Please
ask your local broker for a quote on your policy by contacting Suzy at the Frankfort Chamber office at 223-8261.
Only Chamber members in good standing are eligible to enroll in this potential cost savings program and it can only be
sold by brokers who are members of the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce. If you are a local broker and would like
to participate in this program, please give us a call or contact Michelle with United Healthcare, we ll get you signed up.
                         ** Now open to FREE Quotes for companies with over 100 employees.

             For more information about the new Chamber Plan Plus, please contact
                   your local insurance agent or call Carmen at 502.223.8261

      Health                        Dental                       Life                                Vision
      National network of phy-      Comprehensive dental         Guaranteed savings                  Call for quotes
        sicians and hospitals         network in Kentucky
                                                                 Guaranteed issue
      Wide variety of benefit       PPO and DHMO plans             amounts up to
        plans                         available                    $100,000
      Dual options packages for     Cost savings up to 30%       Accidental Death and
        employers with over 10                                     Dismemberment
                                    Administered by Ken-
        employees                                                  benefit
                                      tucky's largest dental
      Care24sm support services       carrier                    Optional Dependent
         and on-line benefit                                       Life benefit

Protection Security Value
For protection, security and value          Join Capital Plan Plus today!                           502.223.8261
  Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce                                  www.frankfortky.info Ÿ 100 Capital Avenue Ÿ Frankfort, KY 40601
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Shopping in Frankfort just makes sense. The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce is asking for you to Be Local
Buy Local and Make Frankfort Your Choice for all your shopping needs.

Be local simply means everything we do in and around our community. It s actively supporting the area in which we
live. The quality of life is good here it s a great place to BE. So, enjoy the Frankfort Area shop local, eat local, read
local, learn local, listen local, talk local by being active in our community we build a brighter, more vibrant today and

Buy Local supporting area businesses ensures the availability of the wide variety of products and services we re able to
enjoy so close to home. By shopping local the sales tax dollars, business license fees, property taxes and other assessments
paid by commercial interest return money to the Frankfort area to pay for essential services such as police and fire pro-
tection, and also support our local public schools and parks. Spending in Frankfort preserves local jobs, maintain local
businesses and saves travel time and gas.
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          SHOP LOCAL                                           PRINT, CLIP & SAVE NOW!
                                                  FRANKFORT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                                              SHOP LOCAL FRANKFORT CHAMBER MEMBERS FIRST
                                                    Support Business and Build Community

                                               Stop by these Chamber Member businesses TODAY!

                                       3 Peas in a Pod
                                  Offers a 10% discount on
                                  the total catering bill to
                                   Chamber members.            A Plus Lawn & Landscape, Inc, - Your Complete Outdoor
                                                               Service Provider is offering a 10% discount on our Fertili-
                                                               zation and Weed Control Maintenance program to be
                                                               extended to member businesses and their employees.
                Call Teresa or Sarah Moore
                     (502) 320-6470 or                                     Call John at (502) 859-4706 or email
       Email: threepeasinapodcatering@yahoo.com                              info@apluslawnlandscape.com

 Offering a Chamber discount for the first month s
         Payment on any new agreement.

              Call or visit Aaron s Today!                     Receive a 10% Discount on individual income tax
            1224 US Highway 127 South, #3                      preparation & FREE Discovery Session to Chamber
                        Frankfort                              members. AccuTax is located at 4 Hudson Hollow Road,
                      502-227-2666                             502-227-9306.
                             Adelia s Bakery & Café                       American Printing Company
                              1140 US 127 South                 Chamber members placing an order for the first time will
                                    Frankfort                  receive a Special Low Price. Members continue
                                  502-227-9492                                     to receive the discount, but would be
                                                                                   subject to a rate increase in the future.

Offering Chamber members and their employees a 15%                                      For details contact Hiatt
discount. Discount excludes catering services                                               (502) 695-0960

400 East Main Street * 502-597-5664

Offers $1 off buffet meal in the (RFoC) cafeteria at
Underwood Hall. Present M2M card at register.

Call Autumn Sisco at 502-597-5664 for more information.
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          SHOP LOCAL                                          PRINT, CLIP & SAVE NOW!
                                               FRANKFORT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                                           SHOP LOCAL FRANKFORT CHAMBER MEMBERS FIRST
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                     Bill McCoy Insurance Agency, Inc.                  Buffalo Trace Distillery Gift Shop *
                       1134 US 127 South, Frankfort                        502-696-5950 or 502-696-5926
                              502-875-3994                    Is offering an employee discount between 20-30% off on
                  Offers a 10% discount for Chamber           items in the gift shop. The discount excludes any alcohol
                  members for commercial/business             products.
                  policies with Auto Owners Insurance.
                  Give Bill or Debbie Bundy a call for        Must present M2M card
                  more information and please note you        Upon checkout.
                  are a M2M card holder when calling.

                                                              Capital City Cycles      475 Versailles Road 352-2480 -
                                                              Offers a 10% discount to all chamber members on all
             1030 Burlington Lane Ste 4A
              Frankfort * (502) 352-2945                      Must show M2M
                                                              Card to receive
 Offers Chamber members and their employees a                 Discount.
10% discount. Must mention this ad when calling.

Capital Living is offering a 10% discount on advertising to                                         Carol Smith, Realtor
all Frankfort Chamber Members. Capital Living will work                                                Coldwell Banker-
with members to design ads for any                                                                 Preferred Realty, Inc.
Capital Living publication.                                                                      P.O. Box 183, Frankfort
For more information:
                                                                                      Offering Chamber members 10%
Call Joel Schrader at 502-320-2760                            Off her real estate commission when buying or seeing
Laura Leigh Goins at 502-229-6999                             property using her as your Realtor.

Chenault & Hoge, Inc., The Insurance Store, P.O. Box                              641 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY, 40601
5210, Frankfort - (502) 875-2244. Looking for a second                                 Phone: (502) 226-6100 -
opinion AND 12% discount on your business insur-                                          Fax: (502) 223-0700
ance .Chamber Member Discount at Chenault & Hoge,
The Insurance Store. Chamber members receive an An-                             Christopher M. Hill & Associates,
nual 12% discount with Auto Owners Insurance Company!                           PSC is offering Chamber members and
This discount applies to Commercial/Business Policies.                          their employees a discount on prepara-
Auto Owners offer many discounts on your personal insur-                        tion of Wills, Living Wills, and Power of
ance and life insurance discounts for your business! Set up                     Attorney. Call Chris Hill or Amy
an appointment today and we ll give you a second opin-                          Maddox at 226-6100 for more informa-
                                                                                tion. Please mention this ad when calling.
ion on your business insurance coverage.
    Call Susan Abney and Will Coblin at 502-875-2244.
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                                      237 W. Broadway          Consumer Credit Counseling Service
                            Frankfort * 502-223-5240 *              Frankfort Office -649 Charity Court #15 *
                          www.completelykentucky.com                 Frankfort, KY 40601 * (502) 223-5604

Is offering Frankfort Chamber companies and their em-      Offering Chamber members free seminars for their employ-
ployees a 10% discount. Please contact Ann Wingrove at     ees on money management issues such as:
502-223-5240 for more information.                                      Making the Most of Your Paycheck
Check out Completely Kentucky s website for all your                Understanding Credit Report & Credit Scores
special occasion needs - www.completelykentucky.com
                                                                Please mention our M2M Discount when calling.

            Cool Comfort Body & Sole                                 Crowned Princess Charm Pageants
          305 Leonardwood Drive, Frankfort                              16 Sheffield Lane, Frankfort
                                                                          10% discount on services for
         Offers Chamber members a 10%                                     Pageant/Image Consulting
            discount off regular priced                                      or pageant entry fee.
    merchandise. Not available with other offers.

                                                           DesignPrintCafe.com offers a 10% discount on
                                                           all printing at www.DesignPrintCafe.com.
                                                                         Call Bob Lanham at 352-2033 or
                                                                           email to lanham@dcr.net. -
                     Sue Buckman                            Enter Coupon Code: FCC10 when placing your order.

 Offers Chamber members and their employees a $50
 per cabin shipboard credit for 7 nights or more cruise.

Digital Expression Photography
310 Kings Daughters Drive, Frankfort
                                                                         16 Sheffield Lane, Frankfort
Offers Chamber members and their                                                859-492-3025
Employees Member2Member Discounts.
                                                           Offers Chamber members discounted rates on multiple
Call for more details.                                                  appointments scheduled.
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                 Douglas Tire Service                                 Dr. Jan J. Weisberg, M.D.
             862 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort                            Facial Enhancements
                    (502) 875-3650                                       5 Physicians Park, Frankfort

         Is offering Chamber member discounts.            Offering 10% discount for Chamber member and
      Call Carolyn or Tommy for more information.         their employees. Call Melanie for more details.
       Douglas Tire Service serving the Frankfort
                       Community .

                  Elk Creek Vineyards                     Faesy CPA Group, PSC - Offers fellow chamber members
               150 Highway 330, Owenton                   FREE review of previously filed personal and business Tax
                                                          Returns, and a FREE 15 minute initial consultation.
Is offering Frankfort Chamber members and their
employees a 10% discount (does not include deli items),   Owners, Bob Faesy Jr, CPA and Rob Faesy III, have com-
15% off one case of wine and                              bined over 40 years of tax, business and audit experience.
20% off two cases.                                        Also offering financial, retirement & estate planning.

  For more information                                                      Call or come see us at
   Call 502-484-0005                                          1100 US Hwy 127 South, Ste. B-1 502-607-0303
                 Fit Time Massage
           Brighton Park Blvd., Frankfort
Offers Chamber members are their employees $5 off
                      a one-hour massage or half          One talent fee only Live Action Broadcast with any three
                      hour appointments available.        month schedule purchase of at least 84 commercials
                             Please mention this          per month. This is a $700 value! Call Gary at 875-1130
                         discount when making your        for more information.
                                     100 Capital Avenue
                                    Frankfort, KY 40601

      Present this coupon and receive one (1) Free
         Detailed City/Country Frankfort Map
       Additional maps $1.00 each for members.
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   Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath, Frankfort        Frankfort YMCA - Chamber member groups of 10 or
                                                      more that join together will get a discount on the one-
Offers Chamber members and their employees $1000 time entry fee. Discount is good for both locations.
off any classification of membership at the Frankfort For more information contact Zack Hall at
County Club.                                          502-875-9276

    Call John Sheedy at                                                                 Frankfort YMCA
                                                                                     Broadway Downtown
  502-695-1400 for details.
                                                                                    C. Michael Davenport Blvd.

                       Frankfort Yoga Studio               Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross is
                                                           offering Chamber members 5% off Health & American
                   306 West Main Street, Ste. 300          Red Cross Safety training classes.
                     Frankfort 502-227-3276
                     Julia@frankfortyoga.com                 Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross
                                                                      318 Washington Street, Frankfort
                 Offering Chamber members and their                            502-223-1795
                 employees (1) new FREE class during
                  the first week of each month. It can
                 be any class from yoga, tai chi to Nia.

                                                                                 Hambrick Consulting Services
              * GIA WELLNESS *                                                     P.O. Box 1387, Frankfort
           2013 Indian Ridge, Lawrenceburg                                          888-588-4181, ext. 300

                                                                             Offers Chamber members a 10% discount
        Host a presentation at home and receive                             on labor or consulting services.
                                                               Call Larinca for more information or to schedule an
               $50 worth of Gia Products.                      appointment.
             Howard Law Group                                            FREE SPINE EXAM & X-RAYS
                                                                   STOP ACHING FROM NECK & BACK PAIN
           West Main Street, Frankfort                               At: HOWELL CHIROPRACTIC CENTER
                 502-229-9034                                                 HUMANA, BC/BS, CHA ETC.
                                                                  You have the right to rescind within 72 hrs. the
Is offering chamber members and                            obligation to pay for services rendered in addition to this free
their Employees a 15% discount on                                             offer. Call 502-223-7218
flat fee services.                                            OPEN FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS * 10 AM 4 PM
                                                                            YOUR INSURANCE COVERS!
Call Doug for more details.                                 Chamber members receive a FREE chiropractic exam
                                                                     and spinal x-rays all year long
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      I-Com Innovations Dependable Solutions at                                          Irish Sea Celtic Shop
           Dependable Prices (502) 352-0047                                                  333 W. Broadway
              www.icominnovations.com                                                       Frankfort, KY 40601
                                                                                            Phone: 502-223-9946
I-Com Innovations offers Chamber
                                                               Store Hours: Monday 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
members and their employees a
15% discount on repair and services                             Tuesday Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(parts not included).
                                                           Offering a 10% discount on the total purchase.
      For more information call
                                                           Not to be combined with any other discount.
        Chris at 502-352-0047

Jeff Wyler Honda of Frankfort is offering 10% OFF
All Scheduled 15K / 30K / 60K / 90K Maintenance            Kentucky Monthly is offering Chamber members
Hondas only. Must present coupon when order is writ-       and their employees a subscription for $15.
ten. Not valid with any other offer. Plus tax and shop     That s a $5 savings!
                                                           For more details call: 1-888-329-0053 or 502-227-0053
      Valid only at Jeff Wyler Honda of Frankfort          Mention this coupon
      1440 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601            when calling.
         502-695-6100 or visit www.wyler.com

    Liberty Hall Historic Site, Wilkinson Blvd.                                           Lyons Do It Best
    $1.00 off the regular Liberty Hall tour price for
up to (4) admissions per visit for all Chamber members                                   Brighton Park Blvd.
                  and their employees.                                                        Frankfort, KY
       Call Karla Nicholson at 502-227-2560 or
               visit www.libertyhall.org                         Is offering Chamber Members at 15% off
                                                                              all Porter Paints.
                                                                     Shop online at www.doitbest.com

                           Is offering any Chamber Member Receive a 10% Labor discount on
                               A FREE Gift for opening a new your first invoice for all new
Account                     account. In addition to the Free clients that are Chamber members.
                          Gift, you will receive, for a
personal account, their first box of basic checks free. For a    For more details or to make an appointment call:
business account, a $50 credit toward a business start up
kit. For more information contact:                                   Owner, Jonathan Vaught at 502-223-3344
                    MainSource Bank                                         or visit www.mcalleninc.com
                   201 Limestone Drive
                   Frankfort, KY 40601
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                                                                    Ocean Breeze Liquor
                                                                 220 Versailles Road * Frankfort

                                                                             Offers Chamber members and
                                                                           their employees special discounts.
                                                                          Visit Ocean Breeze for more details.

                                                                                   Some restrictions apply
                                                                           Otis Engineering
                                                              234 West Main Street, Frankfort * 502-352-2808
                                                                    Email: otisengineering@fewpb.net
Let the Frankfort Chamber s buying power save                   Website: http://www.otisengineeringllc.com
you up to 60% on your office supplies.                  Offering Chamber members a 10% discount on consulting
                                                        services. Otis Engineering, LLC is a small civil engineering
To take advantage of this offer, complete and           consulting firm providing a wide variety of civil design and
return the activation form in this Newsletter           construction-related services.
or call Suzy at 502-223-8261.
                                                        Call Jonathan Otis at 352-2808 for details or to learn more
                                                        about Otis Engineering.
                                                                    Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
                                                                    1232 US Hwy 127 South, Frankfort
Offers Chamber members great discounts on
            all your payroll needs.       Offering drink and food discounts
        Call Evelyn Corona today and      to Chamber members.
        receive a FREE Payroll Quote,
            502-245-6660 ext.3133         Mention discount at checkout.

          Select Suzuki, 455 Versailles Road

 Free Oil Change and Carwash for new customers.
Free Express Detail for existing customers. Mention
this ad when making appointment. Valid on all                      2130 Commercial Drive * Frankfort
makes and models regardless where you purchased                            502-226-4441
                  your vehicle. Stop by Select Suzuki
                   or call Daniel 502-695-8900 for      Offers Chamber members and their employees 10% off
                   more details                                          Duct Cleaning.
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                 Sharper Image II                                    Smith Promotional Products
                                                                     1474 Ninevah Road, Frankfort
              140 Versailles Road, Ste. B
      Offering Chamber members and                         Offering Chamber members a 10% discount. Checkout
 employees 10% discount. Mention this                      Derek s line of Frankfort logo products.

       ad when making appointment                          Savings you $$ on all your promotional needs.

          RB Brown State Farm Insurance                                  Sturm Insurance Agency
                    949 C Louisville Road, Frankfort                   201 Capital Avenue, Frankfort
                                                           Announces a 12% discount to Chamber members off
                     Call RB Brown for an in-office        their commercial insurance policies, and 10% off of
                     comparison quote.                     their auto/home insurance.

                                                                  For more information call David Sturm at

          Terri s @ the Glen Willis                                                       Thirty - One
                          900 Wilkinson Blvd.
                              Frankfort, KY                                               Host a home or catalog
                             502-875-3031                                                 Party and automatically
                        Chamber members and their                                            Earn an extra $20 to
                       employees can receive 10% off of                                    Spend On Thirty-One.
                       events, lunches, or dinners and
                                                            Call Tonya Smith at 502-319-1456 for more details
                       leasing at the Glen Willis House.
Contact Terri at Terriscatering@aol.com for more details

                                                                       W & W Men s Clothing Store
                                                                          228 West Main Street
                                                           Offering Chamber members FREE alterations on all
                                                           sales merchandise. Call or visit Mr. Morton at his
                                                           Downtown Frankfort location.
   Visit our West Main Street Store and ask about our
              Chamber member Discounts.
            Tell Curvis the Chamber sent you!
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                                                        Governor Beshear Unveils New Small Business
                                                                  Specialty License Plate
                                                                    Article by State of Kentucky Office of the Governor

                                                Gov. Steve Beshear unveiled a new small business specialty
                                                license plate design, created to bring attention to the major
                                                role small businesses play in Kentucky s economy. The de-
                                                sign was selected by the Kentucky Commission on Small
                                                Business Advocacy, in cooperation with Partners for Entre-
preneurial Advancement in Kentucky (PEAK), following a statewide license plate design competition launched
last fall.

 Small businesses power our economy, from main street to the farm and everywhere in between, said Gov.
Beshear. We want Kentucky to be known as an entrepreneur-friendly state, and this is just one way for us to
demonstrate that message. I m committed to helping small businesses grow and thrive in the Common-
wealth. Whether it s through our recently enacted small business tax credit program, our new minority and
women-owned business enterprise certification program, or the numerous other programs and services Ken-
tucky offers, we re rolling out the red carpet for small businesses in Kentucky.

The winning small business license plate design was created by Barry Arnold, lead designer for Gerald Printing, a
small business with locations in Bowling Green and Russellville, Ky. Gerald Printing began business in Ken-
tucky in 1971, and currently employs 35 people.

 We are thrilled and honored to have our design selected for the small business license plate, said Joe Davis,
president of Gerald Printing. This is a great way to start off 2011 as we prepare to celebrate our 40th year in busi-

 The Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy is delighted to be a part of this initiative, said Cathy
Zion, chair of the Commission on Small Business Advocacy and a small business owner herself. One of the
goals of our commission is to raise the visibility of small businesses here in Kentucky. We envision the plates
being mini-billboards promoting small business on vehicles throughout the state.

PEAK, a statewide nonprofit organization that supports economic development through small and micro busi-
ness development, will immediately begin accepting applications and payment for the specialty plate. Before
production can begin, 900 applications with a $25 payment must be collected. Application forms and additional
information, including a copy of the license plate design, can be found on PEAK s website at http://peakky.org/
licenseplate.aspx. 100% of the proceeds that PEAK receives ($10.00 per plate) will go to support small and micro busi-
ness initiatives in Kentucky--not to PEAK's operational expenses but to develop actual initiatives designed to spur en-
trepreneurial development.

 On behalf of Partners for Entrepreneurial Advancement in Kentucky, we would like to thank Governor Bes-
hear and the Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy for sponsoring and supporting the specialty
small business license plate initiative, said Tyrone Tyra, a board member of both PEAK and the Commission
on Small Business Advocacy. Small businesses play a vital role in our state s economy and this license plate
communicates that importance. We look forward to participating in this worthwhile endeavor and, with pro-
ceeds generated from the plate sales, encouraging small and micro business development throughout the Com-

For more information on Kentucky s small business development efforts visit www.ThinkKentucky.com.
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                                                  ConnectKentucky to honor the
                                                Commonwealth s technology leaders
                             ConnectKentucky will again honor the Commonwealth s technology leaders at its 2011 Tech Day on April
                             29, 2011.
The 5th annual awards will be presented at a new venue Great American Ball Park before the Cincinnati Reds host the Florida Marlins. The event is
sponsored this year by CBTS. ConnectKentucky is soliciting nominations for awards in the following categories:
      Small Business Technology Award goes to a small business that has successfully used broadband technology to
broaden its customer reach and provide a positive example of technology use and capabilities in the Commonwealth.
      Large Business Technology Award goes to a large business that has successfully used broadband technology to
broaden its customer reach and act as a leader in technology use in the Commonwealth.
      New and Emerging Business Technology Award goes to a start-up business that has successfully used broad-
band technology as a vehicle for growth and has acted as a model for other emerging Kentucky businesses.
      Secondary Student Technology Award goes to a Kentucky high school student who has recognized the benefits
of using broadband technology and promotes and implements its use in creative and inspiring ways.
      Postsecondary Student Technology Award goes to a Kentucky college student who has recognized the benefits
of using broadband technology and promotes and implements its use in creative and inspiring ways.
      School District Technology Award goes to a Kentucky school district that has successfully used broadband tech-
nology to enhance the educational capacity of its institutions as well as inform students and parents of the value of broad-
band adoption.
      Postsecondary Institution Technology Award goes to a Kentucky postsecondary institution that has successfully
used broadband technology to enhance its educational capacity as well as provide students with an improved educational
experience us-ing broadband technology.
      Government Leadership in Technology Award goes to a state or local government that has utilized broadband
technology to improve effectiveness and effi-ciency in areas such as budgeting and service delivery.
Nominations are due by April 1, 2011. For more information about the nominations or to receive a nomination form, con-
tact ConnectKentucky Executive Director René True at rtrue@connectky.org.

Midway College has received official approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Com-
mission on Colleges to offer a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Midway President Dr. William B. Drake Jr. said the
approval allows the college to proceed with offering the Doctor Pharmacy degree and also develop other doc-
toral-level degrees in the future.
Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery was one of the six Southern U.S. wineries to participate in the Hong
Kong International Wine Show in November. Hong Kong and mainland China represent the fastest growing
wine markets in the world.
                                  Rare Soldier Wins Rare Life Award
          Marine Hero Runs 3,530 Cross Country; Raises more than $50,000 for Wounded Comrades
  Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has named Master Gunnery Sergeant Charles Padilla of San Marcos,
Calif. as the winner of the 2011 Rare Life Award. Eagle Rare will donate $10,000 to Padilla's charitable cause of choice, the
Semper Fi Fund for wounded Marines. A reception and award ceremony will be held in his honor in the near future.
 During his 30-year military career, Sergeant Padilla distinguished himself in countless military campaigns as part of the
Marine reconnaissance unit, even serving with the British Royal Marine Mountain Leader Course. But during his long
service, his heart was never far from his wounded comrades. So when he heard about a cross-country run to benefit the
Semper Fi Fund, he signed up immediately.
  Taking its name from the Forrest Gump film's main character, the Gumpathon route stretched from New York to Los
Angeles, across 3,530 miles including three deserts, three time zones and ten mountain ranges. "Master Guns" Padilla and
his team ran every mile of it with his wounded buddies in mind. Sergeant Padilla helped to raise $50,555 for the Semper Fi
Fund through this run, to which Eagle Rare will add another $10,000. It is because of his courage, leadership, survival,
devotion, character and heroism that Charles Padilla is the 2011 Rare Life Award winner.
 he Rare Life Award is an annual recognition program created to honor individuals that exhibit courage, leadership,
survival, devotion, character and heroism. Candidates are nominated by friends, family and colleagues. Their stories and
photos are posted online at www.eaglerarelife.com.
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                                                    THE LANTERN AT MORNING POINTE NEARS
                                                                            Article by: Morning Pointe
                                                    Morning Pointe Senior Living announces construction on The Lantern
                                                    at Morning Pointe of Frankfort, Kentucky is 90 percent complete. The
                                                    project is progressing on schedule in order to meet the spring 2011
deadline. The $5-million dollar structure boasts 34 Alzheimer s/Memory Care apartments. The community is filled with
nostalgic, interactive areas reminiscent of Kentucky horse country, the Kentucky Derby, an historic school room and other
themed spaces for memory stimulation.
 Even with the winter weather conditions, we remain on schedule for our projected spring completion, said Greg Vital,
president and CEO of Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC. Morning Pointe is pleased to be able to bring special-
ized Alzheimer s/Memory Care Services to Frankfort and the surrounding area and appreciates the positive reception from
residents and families. The interest in the Lantern has been overwhelming and many of the apartments have already been
Conveniently situated in the medical corridor of Frankfort, Kentucky, the Lantern is adjacent to the existing Morning
Pointe Senior Care Community located at the intersection of C. Michael Davenport Boulevard and Caldwell Lane. The
32,000 square foot building will provide access to many of the areas supporting services as well as enjoyment of the sur-
rounding landscape. High-quality services allow for residents independence, comfort and security. The Lantern provides
24-hour care, assistance with daily living, well-balanced meals and specialized Alzheimer s/Memory Care programming,
along with transportation. Other services include medication management, a licensed nursing staff, a beauty/barber shop
and an enclosed courtyard as well as a broad range of care based upon individual needs.
 The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort is a welcome addition to the community especially with its secure Alz-
heimer s/Memory Care program, said Executive Director Debbie Gibson, who brings many years of experience in senior
care to the Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort, particularly to residents with Alzheimer s/Memory Care needs. The
Lantern will offer families a close-to-home solution and increased peace of mind about the quality of life for their loved
ones. Helping others is our ministry.
For more information, please call Executive Director Debbie Gibson at (502) 226-7188 or frankfort@morningpointe.com

                                                      Article by LBAR
Residential real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) posi-
tively impacted the Franklin County economy as of December 31, 2010 with 383 reported sales totaling
$50,290,304. Sales continue to be a driving force in the Franklin County economy when considering the multi-
plier effect on the area of buyers and sellers who purchase appliances, carpet, flooring, landscaping, etc in re-
sponse to their transaction needs.
The median sales price in Franklin County remained stable at $119,000 during the year-to-date 2010. During the
same time period the average days on market decreased 2 percent to 110 days. Residential sales decreased 16
percent, falling from 457 sales reported closed to 383.
Residential sales in Franklin County decreased 50 percent during December 2010 vs. December 2009 to 20 sales
closed. It s important to remember that this is an apples-to-oranges comparison, as the market was still in the
grips of the tax credit craze last December. We will not see a true apples-to-apples comparison until the summer
of 2011. The median sales price for the same time period remained stable, increasing 1 percent to $120,000.
As the region s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® under-
stands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 1,900 REALTORS® located in Ander-
son, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery,
Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling
resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR executive vice
president (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, Elaine@lbar.com).
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           Credit Card Payments to be Reported to the IRS Beginning 2011
                          Income from credit and debit card payments to be reported to IRS
                                                By William Perez, About.com Guide
Income received through credit and debit card transactions will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service starting in the
year 2011.
Banks and merchant services will report annual gross payments processed by credit or debit cards to the IRS and
to merchants. There's no word yet on the format these information reports will take. I suspect the reports will likely re-
semble the 1099 forms that report certain types of income. The law took effect January 1, 2011.
Details of Credit Card and Merchant Payment Reporting
Banks and other payment settlement services will need to report gross annual receipts for each merchant. The income
reporting will apply to "any transaction in which a payment card is accepted as payment" (new Internal Revenue Code
section 6050W(c)(2)). Thus, banks and other financial service providers will be reporting the total, gross amount of credit
card and debit card payments for the year for each merchant.
Exception for De Minimis Payments
No information report will be required if a merchant's total payment transactions for the year does not exceed $20,000, and
the total number of transactions does not exceed 200.
Planning Ahead for Credit Card Reporting
Small businesses will want to review their bookkeeping and accounting practices. Once card payment reporting begins,
business owners will need to reconcile the information reports submitted by the banks to their own books. Any discrepan-
cies in reporting will need to be addressed so that accurate tax returns can be filed with the IRS. Further details regarding
credit card and merchant account reporting are outlined in proposed regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service
(REG-139255-08). Among other issues, the IRS details who is responsible for reporting, how gross amounts are calculated,
and that merchant payment firms can be required to withhold funds for backup withholding. The IRS has also released a
draft of the new Form 1099-K. Business owners and accountants should review this new form to familiarize themselves
with the format.
   The new law requires banks to report gross receipts. However, merchants often have chargebacks, issue refunds, or have
debit card transactions where the customer receives cash back. Under the proposed regulations, banks and other payment
transaction services will be reporting only gross monthly and annual payments. Fees, chargebacks, refunds and other items
will not be netted against these gross amounts for IRS reporting purposes. Accordingly, businesses should have thorough
accounting procedures to keep track of these items separately. In other words, if you are accustomed to recording only a
net deposit from a merchant account, it would be wise to separate those net amounts into gross receipts and the associated
fees and refunds. That way your internal financial reports can be more easily reconciled to this new Form 1099-K.
Payment Card Reporting Requires Merchant Identification
Since financial institutions will need to report credit and debit card receipts to the IRS, merchants will need to provide their
payment processor with the full legal name of the business, their address, and taxpayer identification number. For most
businesses, this will be their Employer Identification Number (EIN). As such, payment processors will likely request busi-
nesses to provide them with a Form W-9 to obtain this information.
Possible Backup Withholding Issues
Merchants who fail to provide their taxpayer identification number could become subject to backup withholding at a rate
of 28% on their payments. To prevent backup withholding, merchants should provide their card payment services provider
with the name, address, and EIN for the business. Another concern is that credit card transactions could become subject
to backup withholding or garnishment if a business becomes delinquent on their tax payments. Under the proposed regula-
tions, the IRS made it clear that backup withholding would occur on gross card payments. This could leave a business in
severe financial difficulties. Business owners who are struggling with tax debts should work with their tax professional to
develop a repayment strategy that prevents any withholding on their card payments.
· Section 3091 of Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 (H.R. 3221)
· Summary of the tax provisions in H.R. 3221 from the Ways and Means Committee
· CCH Tax Briefing on the Housing Assistance Tax Act
· Information Reporting for Payments Made in Settlement of Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions
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                  Custom Data Processing (CDP) Invests in Frankfort
                                     Article by State of Kentucky Governor s Office
Gov. Steve Beshear joined community leaders and executives of Custom Data Processing (CDP) to announce the
expansion of the company s Frankfort facility. The software development company will add 18 new jobs and in-
vest more than $400,000 as a result of the expansion.
 I congratulate Custom Data Processing and am pleased the Commonwealth was able to assist in making this ex-
pansion possible, said Gov. Beshear. This investment will mean new employment opportunities for the Franklin
County area and reaffirms Custom Data Processing s commitment to our community.
Custom Data Processing, established in 1979, specializes in the field of public health, developing and operating
management information systems specifically designed to meet the needs of public health programs. To accom-
modate the company s growth, CDP will add approximately 4,000 square feet to its existing 10,000 square-foot
data processing software facility, located at 951 Chenault Road. Construction is expected to be completed by the
end of the month.
 Expanding our operations in Kentucky is an exciting development for CDP. Our leading edge technologies for
Public Health and WIC are attracting new clients across the nation. To accommodate this growth, we plan to add
new talent to our existing team of dedicated and skilled employees, said Stan Cochran, CEO of CDP Inc. We
know Kentucky is a great place to recruit and hire, thus our decision is to expand here. We thank Governor Bes-
hear, the Economic Development Cabinet and the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation for their support
and encouragement. And we especially thank the public health community in Kentucky for their long-standing
cooperation and support.
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved Custom Data Proc-
essing for tax incentives up to $200,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-
based incentive will allow Custom Data Processing to keep a portion of its investment over a five-year period
through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
 This would be an exciting announcement for Franklin County any time, but especially during these tough eco-
nomic times, said Sen. Julian M. Carroll of Frankfort. This investment in Custom Data Processing is an invest-
ment in economic development for our community. These additional jobs will provide new opportunities for our
 I m really pleased to see the state once again invest in our community, and want to thank Custom Data Process-
ing for doing the same, said Rep. Derrick Graham of Frankfort. I was proud to support the incentive program
helping to make this possible. Examples like this are proof that the program is playing a key role in moving our
economy forward and generating much-needed jobs.
 Franklin County has had a long history with CDP. Their relationship with agencies such as Kentucky Home
Health and the Franklin County Health Department has grown from the pilot programs of the early 1980s. The
programs, as well as the maintenance and service, has always been of the highest quality, said Franklin County
Judge Executive Ted Collins. Information technology has added to the complexity of health agencies and CDP
has been there to assist them with all the issues and concerns that technology brings. Franklin County government
recognizes and appreciates CDP s contribution to our health agencies and the people they serve and celebrates
with them in their plans for expansion. With a $400,000 expansion investment and the creation of new jobs,
Custom Data Processing Inc. has demonstrated their commitment to growth in our community, added Frankfort
Mayor Gippy Graham. We heartily endorse Custom Data and extend our appreciation for their contributions to
Frankfort s economic growth.
Custom Data Processing, Inc. has been providing Enterprise Health Systems to Federal, State and Local Health
Organizations as well as to the Commercial Industry since 1981. Our business model enables our clients to
achieve a swift implementation with low upfront costs. CDP has offices in: Romeoville, IL (Corporate), Frank-
fort, KY, Benton, KY, Salt Lake City, UT, Tucson, AZ, and Burlington NC.
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                                             ** BUSINESS NEWS **
     The state has launched a new initiative designed to increase exporting activity among small and medium sized busi-
nesses. The Governor s Kentucky Export Initiative is a statewide program that is loosely modeled on the National Ex-
port Initiative announced earlier this year. The program will help leverage the existing efforts of Kentucky s leading inter-
national trade organizations, as well as create new opportunities for education and market exploration.
      For many small businesses, accessing markets outside the United States which represents 95 percent of the world s
customers and two-thirds of the world s purchasing power is a key element to growth and prosperity, said Gov. Steve
Beshear. With the right assistance and guidance, many more Kentucky companies can grow and create jobs through be-
ginning or expanded exporting activity. Our goal is to provide that needed assistance through the Kentucky Export Initia-
tive. The Kentucky Export Initiative is composed of six alliance members, all engaged in providing international trade
assistance and expertise to Kentucky businesses. They include: the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development; the
Kentucky World Trade Center; the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; the
Northern Kentucky International Trade Association; and the U.S. Chamber s TradeRoots Program.
     Alliance members and strategic partners will join forces to educate qualified small and medium sized businesses about
the impact of exporting, as well as provide information on new markets; identify potential distributors, agents and end
users; and assist with compliance, logistics, legal issues and more. Informational seminars will be held in various communi-
ties beginning this month, followed by a series of in depth training programs on the fundamentals of exporting. For more
information, visit kyexports.com

      The Kentucky Small Business Investment Credit (KSBI) Program, part of the Governor s Incentives for a New
Kentucky (INK) legislation designed to spur job creation, is now accepting applications.
      The program provides state income tax credits ranging from $3,500 to $25,000 per eligible business that creates jobs,
fills and maintains one or more new, eligible and invests at least $5,000 qualifying equipment or technology.
       With certain exceptions, most for- profit small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are considered eligible for the
      Businesses may apply one year after the latter of creating and maintaining at least one new eligible job and purchasing
$5,000 or more in qualifying equipment or technology. (Eligible hires and qualifying equipment and technology purchases
dating back to Jan. 1, 2010, will meet program requirements.)
       All eligible applications will be scored and ranked, with the highest ranked applications submitted to the Kentucky
Economic Development Finance Authority for approval. In addition to meeting the required program criteria, other
factors that will increase an applicant s score include: the amount of qualifying equipment or technology purchased from
businesses physically located in Kentucky; the average base hourly wage for the eligible position (s); the number of eligible
position (s) created and filled in enhanced counties; and having not been previously approved for a tax credit under the

     Statistics released by the state show that nearly 230 companies have received preliminary approval through one or
more of Kentucky s new or expanded economic development incentive programs.
      The business incentive programs which include the Kentucky Business Investment Program (KBI), the Kentucky
Reinvestment Act (KRA) and the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act (KEIA) are a result of the Incentive for a New Ken-
tucky (INK) legislation passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2009.
      Of the 229 projects receiving preliminary approval by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority
(KEDFA) for one or more of the INK-related programs, 223 are considered active projects that have either announced or
are still considering an investment in Kentucky.
     According to the state, these projects represent a potential investment of more than $2 million across the Common-
wealth and could create more than 13,500 jobs, while helping to retain nearly 4,800 existing Kentucky jobs.
     The 229 projects preliminarily approved through KBI, KRA or KEIA represent a nearly 53 percent increase in the
number of companies receiving preliminary approval through pre-INK incentive programs in the 18 months prior to the
implementation of INK. An online searchable database of financial incentives is available at thinkkentucky.com/
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                           Dear Community Leader,

                           I am excited to announce that January began a yearlong celebration marking Kentucky State
                           University s 125th anniversary. already at KSU there is a festive feel with banners hung all
                           over campus reflecting this significant milestone.

                           Since the university s founding in 1886, our many achievements and relationship with the
                           citizens of the Commonwealth have been quite remarkable. Our yearlong celebration will
include special events highlighting our continued emphasis on excellence, commitment to community, and apprecia-
tion of all those who ve made KSU the institution of distinction it is today.

As a member of the Frankfort/Franklin County community, your participation will be appreciated as we host many
events. Announcements of those activities will be made throughout 2011.

Please allow me to say thank you in advance for your support and involvement. All that you do to advance Kentucky
State University and the Commonwealth is valued. We are Frankfort s University.


Mary Evans Sias
President, KSU
                  Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-597-6260
                                                Celebrating 125 Years
                                        Uniting Generations Securing Futures

                                                RAIN OR SHINE FAMILY EVENT
                                            Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm * April 2nd, 2011
                                             Volunteers are needed to plant 2500 trees near
                                            Benson Creek at the Benson Creek Boat Ramp.
                                          GRAB SOME FRIENDS .from work, school, church,
                                              your neighbors, ...and COME ON DOWN !
  Saturday, April 2, 2011

                                   SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                             Page 28

         Law to level playing field for Kentucky businesses goes into effect
A law signed by Gov. Steve Beshear last year to provide Kentucky-based businesses a level playing
field when competing with out-of-state vendors for Kentucky state government contracts is now
fully implemented and being applied in the state procurement process.

 My goal is to help strengthen existing Kentucky businesses and protect our valuable jobs,
said Gov. Beshear. I want Kentucky businesses to have every tool available to create more jobs and help dig our
way out of the current economic crisis.

The regulation outlining how the reciprocal procurement law will be applied in the awarding of state contracts
went into effect on Feb. 4, 2011.

Originally proposed by Sen. Gary Tapp during the 2010 Regular Legislative Session, the law requires Kentucky s
public contracting agencies, in determining procurement awards, to give preference to in-state bidders against out-
of-state bidders, equal to the preference given to those out-of-state bidders when they bid on contracts in their
home state.

If the low bidder for a government contract is from a state that grants a 10 percent preference to its own in-state
bidders, then Kentucky-based businesses will receive a 10 percent preference against that out-of-state bid-
der. With the enactment of this legislation, Kentucky joins 35 other states that have similar legislation. To learn
more about Kentucky s reciprocal procurement law, call 502-564-4510 or email Don.speer@ky.gov.

                                     Friday, March 4, 2011 & Saturday, March 5, 2011
                                                        7:30 p.m.

                                                    The Black Swan
                                                  5 Academy Award Nominations
                                              Including Natalie Portman, Best Actress
                           A ballet dancer (Portman) wins the lead in Swan Lake
    as Odette, the White Swan, then embarks on a journey to madness as she becomes
                           Odette s evil sister, the Black Swan.
                    Starring Natalie Portman (already 12 Best Actress wins)
                                 Barbara Hershey, Winona Rider
                     Rated R for sexual content, violent images and language.
                                               Tickets: $8
                                  Advance General Admission Tickets
                                available at Grand Theatre Ticket Office
                                     312 West Main Street, Frankfort
                                   Monday Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                                        Telephone: 502-352-7469
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                                             Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce
                                                Membership Network Luncheon
                                                      Thursday, April 7, 2011
                                                         12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
                                           Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office

Greening Your Business & Greening Your Bottom Line will be our April Membership
Network Luncheon topic for our Spring networking event on Thursday, April 7, 2011.
Our guest speaker will be Andrew McDonald with Lighten Up, Frankfort!

We will also be joined by Frankfort Tourism Director Joy Jeffries who will update
Chamber members on the Kentucky Derby Breakfast being held in downtown Frank-
fort in early May 2011.
Be sure to bring a friend, co-worker or client along with your business cards for the roundtable networking,
we will also host a drawing for a free luncheon in 2011. The cost to attend is $15.00 per person and includes
lunch. Advance reservations are necessary, so please register today!

                                     Faxback Reservation Form
                Fax to (502) 223-5942, or Call (502) 223-8261, or E-mail chamber@frankfortky.info
E-mail Address or Fax # if preferred : ________________________________________________

          Reservations or cancellations must be received by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

                       Upcoming Events for Lighten Up, Frankfort

                      Film: Carbon Nation
                      Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m. * The Grand Theatre
                      A climate change solutions movie (that doesn t even care if you believe in
                      climate change)
Saving Energy at Home with KY Home Performance
                 Wednesday, March 23, 6-7 pm * First Christian Church
                 Learn strategies for saving energy at home and learn about the KY Home
                 Performance rebate program.
Saving Energy at Home with KY Home Performance
Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 8 pm * First Christian Church
Learn strategies for saving energy at home and learn about the KY Home Performance rebate
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                                                    FRANKFORT, KY

                 Upcoming Events
Ribbon Cutting @ Cardwell Auto Sales
Friday, March 4, 2011, 12:00 noon
739 Schenkel Lane, Frankfort
March Membership Network Luncheon
The State of the City & County
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 12:00 noon
Capital Plaza Hotel
Guest Speakers: Mayor Gippy Graham &
County Judge Executive Ted Collins
She Expo An Expo for Women, About Women
Saturday, March 12, 2011, 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Frankfort Convention Center
Business After Hours @ Cornerstone Gallery
Thursday, March 17, 2011, 5:00 7:030 p.m.
Corner of Broadway
Ribbon Cutting @ Dan s Discount Jewelry & Pawn
Friday, April 1, 2011, 12:00 noon
623 East Main Street
April Membership Network Luncheon
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:00 noon
Franklin County Cooperative Extension
Topic: How Green Are You?
        Update on Derby Breakfast &
Farm City Banquet
Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 5:30   9:00 p.m.
Capital Plaza Hotel
Business After Hours @ L.I.F.E. House for Animals
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 5:00 7:00 p.m.
Fido Court in Prevention Park
Chamber Golf Tournament
Friday, June 17, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
Juniper Hill Golf Course

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