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					   10.2009
             Chamber
             ConneCtion




                                            Regina Webb Salon & Spa opened for business in June of 1999
                                        and with tremendous support from the community became an
                                        instant success. Two and a half years later, the business moved from a
                InsIde                  1,400-square-feet facility into a 12,000-square-feet facility.
                   Page 3                   Regina Webb Salon & Spa is currently celebrating its 10th
              Chamber Celebration       anniversary and would like to reflect on this incredible decade
                                        of service. Regina Webb has seen tremendous growth and has
                   Page 4               established an incredible team of professionals. After relocating to
              Welcome Back WKU          a much larger facility on Westen Street, Regina Webb Salon & Spa
                                        experienced a client explosion and has been able to retain those
                Page 6                  clients with world-class customer service. The salon has been humble
     Industry Appreciation Banquet      in accepting many awards and reviews from local and national media.
                                        Owner Regina Webb has personally been awarded for her community
                    Page 7              involvement and outreach in many areas and organizations.
             2009 ATHENA Luncheon
                                             Regina Webb Salon & Spa is an employee-based salon and spa
                                        offering benefits and providing advanced education to the salon
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Programs & Committees Activity Update   professional. Their education programs include an apprentice program
                                        in which experienced or new talent in the industry complete training,
               Page 10                  which contributes to the stylists’ growth and the business as well. The
  Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings     team practices special systems in hair cutting and color analysis to
                                        create personalized looks for each valued client.
                    Page 11                 With the Regina Webb brand of hair care and cosmetics, an onsite
                President’s Club        team training area, and private areas for corporate packages and
                                        bridal and birthday parties for all ages, Regina Webb Salon & Spa is         “We love to hear someone say, ‘I wish I would have tried you first;
                                        a place to “experience the ultimate” and is known for its makeovers       I didn’t realize how affordable a great look would be,’” Webb said.
                                        using facial analysis systems for hair designs and face mapping           “This is a great industry to work in because not only can you become
         The October Coffee Hour        systems for skin care needs and treatments.                               successful with hard work, but you can also change people’s lives and
                                            Regina Webb Salon & Spa has been able to achieve success while        get to see it on their faces, which is a huge added value to a career.”
             is sponsored by:
                                        delivering cost-efficient services for all budgets to the community          Regina Webb Salon & Spa is enormously excited and elated to
                                        and offering rewards and incentives with their VIP Rewards Program        announce that we are opening the “Regina Webb Academy,” a world-
                                        for repeat business and referrals. In 2002, the salon was inducted        class cosmetology school, right here in South Central Kentucky. This
                                        into Intercoiffure Mondial, Canada America, the most prestigious          institution will be modern and strive for excellence in education and
                                        international industry organization. The team attends the                 style. Plans to open the school are set for fall of 2009.
                                        Intercoiffure Atelier every October for advanced training and has just       “We’ll have experienced instructors who care about the students’
             October 30, 2009
                                        completed advanced training in Paris, France. Also, the business has      future and success; following graduation, students will understand
                                        been recognized as a “Top 200 Salon” by top publications, a “Top Color    the importance of strengthening this wonderful industry,” explains
         Location:                      Salon” by Celebrity Hairstyles 101 and “Best of the Best” by Bowling      Webb.
  Sloan Convention Center               Green’s Daily News. Regina Webb Salon & Spa is a Dermologica Skin            She asserts that she will continue to display a loyal commitment
                                        Care Certified Salon, and the team attends training in Atlanta for        to this community and surrounding area for as long as she is able to
         Breakfast: 7 a.m.              Aesthetics at the International Dermal Institute. Team members also       do so, and she gives a special thanks to everyone who has contributed
        Program: 7:30 a.m.              belong to many trade organizations.                                       to her success.
                                                                              Chairman’s Comments
                                                                                October is Industry Appreciation                    I also had the privilege last month of sitting in on the Chamber’s
PRESIDENT & CEO                                                             Month, held to celebrate the hundreds               Small Business Appreciation Committee meeting. The energy and
James N. Hizer, CEcD
                                                                            of industries in South Central Kentucky.            great ideas in the room from our volunteers is impressive! If you
CHAIRMAN                                                                    Congratulations to Berry Plastics                   haven’t chosen to be involved on a committee, consider it for 2010.
Todd Davis
                                                                            Corporation for being named 2009                    You can learn more about the Chamber’s committees and their
CHAIR ELECT                                                                 Industry of the Year. We look forward               initiatives on the Chamber’s website at
Joe Natcher
                                                 to honoring them at the Industry Appreciation Banquet later this               http://bgchamber.com/partner_benefits/get_involved/
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN                          month.                                                                             Thanks again for your commitment to the Bowling Green Area
Doug Gorman
                                                    The Chamber hosted the Japan America Society of Kentucky                    Chamber of Commerce. The dedication of our partners continues to
vICE CHAIR                                       6:01 Club last month, sponsored by Scott, Murphy and Daniel, LLC,              illustrate the power of our Many Faces. One Voice.
Rodney Rogers
                                                 and English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP. Many of our partners
vICE PRESIDENTS                                  attended the event as Consul General of Japan Hiroshi Sato
D. Gaines Penn
Brad Howard                                      addressed the group. With 17 Japanese industries in the Barren
Chris Thompson                                   River Region, our economy is impacted greatly by these companies,                  Todd Davis
BOARD OF DIRECTORS                               which employ more than 3,860 of our citizens. Thanks to all who                    2009 Chamber Chairman
Tommy Adams              Thomas M. Baker         were able to attend.
William Borders, II      Craig Browning
Barton D. Darrell        Michelle Disney
John Mark Fones
Jimmie Gipson
Dr. Nathan Hodges
                         Scott Gary
                         Mark O. Iverson
                         Mark Marsh
                                                 Coffee Hour Speaker
Reuben Netherland        Dr. Don Swoboda                                        Trent Sanders began his speaking career as a crazy little 7th grader with an idea that could in turn impact the
Kim Thomas                                                                  world. Now 21 years old, Trent Sanders has become a beacon of hope for countless dreamers across the United
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS                                                          States. Founder and president of Leaders Across America, Trent has a worldwide vision for motivating young
James “Doc” Kaelin                                                          people to reach for the stars and chase their dreams.
Amy Milliken
Bruce Wilkerson                                                                 Trent is a member of the Nashville Speakers Bureau and recipient of The Excellence Award at the 2000
                                                                            Education for Excellence Conference. He raised more than $100,000 dollars in 2008 for underprivileged youth
STAFF PRESIDENT & CEO
James N. Hizer, CEcD                                                        conferences.
                                                                                Trent is a normal college student, currently a senior at the University of Tennessee. He manages his speaking
vICE PRESIDENT,
ECONOMIC DEvELOPMENT                                   Trent Sanders        career and company all while being a full-time college student. As a young person, he stresses three things in
Dan Preston                                                                 life: You’ve got to Dance Dance DANCE your way through this incredible journey. Trent has dedicated his life to
vICE PRESIDENT, CHAMBER OPERATIONS               serving others and has found his niche on stage motivating crowds of all ages to take the next step in their lives.
Tonya L. Matthews, IOM, ACE
vICE PRESIDENT, PROPERTY DEvELOPMENT
& PUBLIC POLICY
R. Marc Elliott, CEcD, AIP
                                                 2010 Legislative Agenda Being Prepared
CONTROLLER                                          The Legislative Action Committee of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is beginning the process of preparing the “2010
Brian McBroom                                    Legislative Agenda.” Upon approval by the Board of Directors, this list of requested legislative actions regarding business and economic
DIRECTOR, REGIONAL DEvELOPMENT                   development will be sent to our State and Federal legislators for their consideration.
Miller Slaughter                                    The Chamber requests our Chamber partners’ assistance regarding suggestions for legislative proposals to benefit business and
OFFICE MANAGER                                   economic development in the South Central Kentucky Region. If you have legislation you would like to propose, you may do so by
Amanda Johnson                                   completing and submitting a proposal form to the Legislative Action Committee by October 23rd. Proposals may be submitted to
DIRECTOR, PARTNERSHIP DEvELOPMENT                marc@bgchamber.com.
Beth Oliphant                                       The Chamber’s Guiding Principles, which have been adopted by the Legislative Action Committee and the Chamber Board of
DIRECTOR, PROJECT ADMINISTRATION                 Directors, will be used in the review of the suggested legislative proposals. The guiding principles and proposal form are available
Jennifer Ford                                    online by clicking the blue “Legislative Action” button at the top of www.bgchamber.com and then clicking “Chamber Programs” once
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR                          you are taken to www.voiceforsouthcentralky.com.
Jessica Thompson
RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Alex Stall
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
                                                  business after hours
Lindsey Moyers
PARTNERSHIP SALES REPRESENTATIvE                  October 15              Rivendell Behavioral                               710 College Street
Christie Kelley
                                                                          Health Services
PARTNERSHIP DEvELOPMENT ASSISTANT
Melinda Rector                                    November 12             Service One Credit Union                             1609 Campbell Lane
ASSISTANT TO CONTROLLER
Yvonne Franks                                     December 3              BKD, LLP                                   400 E. Main Street, Suite 200
RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIvE ASSISTANT
Crystal Cummings
                                                  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. No Fee; Online Registration Requested.
                       Chamber Connection         Business After Hours is a networking program that gives Chamber partners and guests the opportunity to make new contacts, renew acquaintances and
                       produced and printed by    exchange business information. The event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and possible entertainment at no cost. One event is scheduled each month and has
                       Gerald Printing            an average attendance of 75-125.
                       Bowling Green, KY
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Celebrating the #1 Chamber in the Nation
    Tuesday, August 25, was a landmark day for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of
Commerce as more than 100 board members, Ambassadors, staff and partners attended
a Chamber of the Year Celebration Day. The group had much to celebrate: the American
Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) has recognized the Bowling Green Area Chamber
of Commerce as Chamber of the Year during ACCE’s annual conference held in Raleigh,
N.C., thereby declaring it the top chamber of its size in the United States and Canada.
    “This award would not have been possible without the support of our entire partnership,”
said 2009 Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Todd Davis. “We’re so grateful for everyone’s
continued involvement in the Chamber, and thereby in our business community. We’re proud
of the work we do, and it’s a great day when we’re able to recognize our achievements.”
    Representatives from local, state and national government offices were present to
congratulate the Chamber. Catherine Hamilton, City of Bowling Green mayor pro-tem,
read a proclamation on behalf of the City of Bowling Green and the County of Warren,
declaring August 25, 2009 a day of celebration. Also, Field Representative Jeff Belcher from
Governor Steve Beshear’s office read a proclamation from the governor and congratulated
the entire organization.
    Mark Lord, district director for U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie; Jim Askins, field
representative for U.S. Senator Jim Bunning; and Sandra Potter, field assistant for U.S.
Senator Mitch McConnell, also shared the legislators’ congratulations and appreciation                 The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and several past Chamber Board of
for the hard work and dedication displayed by the Chamber on behalf of the entire                   Directors chairs sponsored the event. Along with KAM vice President of Marketing and
region. Congressman Guthrie, Senator Bunning, and Senator McConnell will ask for                    Revenue Ken Carroll, past Board chairs giving toasts were Charles Moore, Harold Brantley,
congratulations to the Chamber to be entered into the official floor records once the               Wendell Strode, Doris Thomas, Kevin Brooks, H.B. Clark, Curt Sullivan, Ron Sowell, Rick
legislature reconvenes.                                                                             Wilson, Mary Cohron and Doug Gorman.



Kentucky Transpark Breaks Ground for Speculative Building
    Officials from Warren County and the City of Bowling Green, along with members of the           •	   Floor:	concrete	slab	over	4”	dense	grade	aggregate
board of directors for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bowling Green                •	   Two	rows	of	columns;	columns	spaced	at	40	feet	by	100	feet
Area Economic Development Authority (BGAEDA) and the Intermodal Transportation                      •	   Cross	dock	capable;	12	docks	planned	for	east	&	west	elevations
Authority (ITA), celebrated the groundbreaking of the Kentucky Transpark speculative                •	   Basic	water,	sewer	and	electrical	installed	for	completion	to	tenant	specifications
building on September 10 during a ceremony attended by approximately 50 people.                     •	   Gas	available	on	site
    “The spec building is a tremendous asset for the Kentucky Transpark. As an example of           •	   Fiber	optic	communications	available	on	site
what can be built at the Transpark, this building will become the highlight of prospective             The building architect is Ken Lasley, AIA; the building contractor for the project is Scott,
client tours and for our marketing efforts,” said Rick Wilson, chairman of the ITA Board of         Murphy & Daniel, LLP; the site contractor is Stewart-Richey Construction, Inc.; and the
Directors.                                                                                          site engineer is DDS Engineering, PLLC. The City-County Planning Commission of Warren
    “Not only are we proud that this building will help attract new clients, but also we’re         County approved the detailed development plan for the project.
happy to announce that its construction is a partnership with the Bowling Green Area                   “The BGAEDA is pleased to be a part of today’s groundbreaking for the Transpark spec
Economic Development Authority,” he added.                                                          building. The Transpark is already a very attractive business park for prospective tenants,
    A state-of-the-art addition to the Transpark, the speculative building—a pre-                   and the spec building only enhances its appeal,” said BGAEDA Board of Directors Chairman
engineered steel structure with steel-insulated panels—will be located on 10 acres of               Doug Gorman. “This will be yet another reason for us to promote the Transpark as it
land next to Cannon Automotive Solutions, Inc., at the corner of Jody Richards Drive and            contributes an enormous value to our first-class business park.”
Commonwealth Boulevard. The building is meant to provide an example of what can be
built at the Transpark, and it can be leased or sold to prospective Transpark tenants for
their own purposes.
    “Over half of the attraction clients with whom we come into contact are seeking
existing buildings,” explained James N. Hizer, CEcD, president of the ITA and BGAEDA, as
well as president and CEO of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. “The spec
building can be easily customized to meet a tenant’s specific needs.”
    Hizer continued, “A building such as this will elevate our competitiveness in bringing
more high-paying jobs to the Transpark. The communities that we compete with for
projects on a regular basis have spec buildings like the one we are constructing. By having
such a building at the Transpark, we’re leveling the playing field and giving companies
one more reason to locate at this impressive business park.”
    The heavy-industrial-zoned building will meet all standards of the American Institute
of Steel Construction. The building’s floor area is 72,000 square feet, with an expandable
area of an additional 45,000 square feet. Its dimensions are 300 feet by 240 feet. Additional
specifications of the building include:
•	 Building	eaves:	38	feet	high
•	 Roof:	steel-standing,	seam-insulated	panels                                                      Local and state officials, along with members of the Chamber, BGAEDA, and ITA boards, celebrated the
                                                                                                    groundbreaking of the Transpark Speculative Building on September 10.
•	 Concrete	foundation

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Congressman Guthrie Speaks                                                                           Welcome Back WKU a Hit
to Chamber                                                                                           for All Involved
                                                                                                        The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, along with many of its partners,
   On September 3, United States Congressman Brett Guthrie offered insights about
                                                                                                     spent Wednesday, September 2, welcoming Western Kentucky University students back
current legislation to partners of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce during the
                                                                                                     to campus.
Washington Update.
                                                                                                        The annual Welcome Back WKU Festival connects Chamber partners with university
   More than 90 Chamber partners attended the event, held at the Chamber headquarters,
                                                                                                     students. To showcase their services and products, more than 40 Chamber partners set up
and sponsored by Jim Johnson Nissan - Hyundai. Chamber Chairman Todd Davis said, “We host
                                                                                                     booths, greeted students, and presented giveaways to thousands on WKU’s South Lawn,
Washington Updates such as this one as an opportunity for our partners to have face-to-face
                                                                                                     taking an opportunity to reach the student population.
contact with our representatives in Washington, and we’re grateful for Congressman Guthrie’s
                                                                                                        “Our community welcomes thousands of WKU students back to Bowling Green
presence here today.”
                                                                                                     every August,” said Chamber Board Chairman Todd Davis. “The Chamber knows that our
   Congressman Guthrie gave remarks on several issues currently dominating conversations
                                                                                                     partnership benefits from being in front of these students during the first week of classes.
in Washington. He discussed the stimulus package, alternative energy and healthcare
                                                                                                     Those partners participating in Welcome Back WKU enjoy having a chance to meet so
reform, explaining his views
                                                                                                     many students in such a venue as we provided on Wednesday.”
on the subjects and focusing
                                                                                                        For more information about Chamber programs, contact Program Director Lindsey
his attention on how they will
                                                                                                     Moyers at 270-781-3200 or lindsey@bgchamber.com.
impact South Central Kentucky.
Particularly, he stressed how the
next generation—our children
and grandchildren—will be
responsible for the decisions
that are made in Washington
today. He explained that his
goal is to find ways to not take
away from the next generation
or make it more difficult for our
children and grandchildren to Congressman Brett Guthrie shared anecdotes about his
thrive in the United States.          freshman year in Congress, living in Washington, and the
   Answering questions from the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
audience as well, Congressman
Guthrie addressed inquires about the financial industry, Medicare, insurance for those with
pre-existing medical conditions, and the medical industry as a whole.                                Partners received increased exposure with live radio broadcasts and media coverage at Welcome
   “The Chamber thanks Congressman Guthrie for visiting us this morning to address these             Back WKU.
issues,” said Davis. “Many people consider the politics of Washington to be irrelevant to their
everyday lives, but these issues will affect us daily.”
   The Washington Update was hosted by the Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee. Floral
arrangements were provided by Broadway Florist, and Insight Communications recorded the
event. The Washington Update was replayed on Insight Channel 5.
                                                                                                            Special Thanks to Partners Supporting
   The Chamber thanks Jim Johnson Nissan - Hyundai, Broadway Florist and Insight
Communications for their assistance in making the event a success.
                                                                                                             Chamber Programs with Donations!
                                                                                                          BB&T • Best Business Systems • Girl Scouts of So. KY
                                                                                                              Houchens Industries • The Medical Center
                                                                                                               National Corvette Museum • Rafferty’s
            September Chamber Monthly Magazine                                                                   Service One Credit Union • Wal-Mart
                                  My Chamber Campaign
                                   Industry of the Year
            Chamber Monthly Magazine airs on Insight Communications Channel 5
                          according to the following schedule:
                                                                                                     Chamber Chatter
   Monday: 9 a.m., 8:30 p.m.                                                                         English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP - Bob Young was recently appointed chair of
   Tuesday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m.                                                                  the Diversity Committee for the American Bar Association and member of the Member
   Wednesday: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.                                                                   Development Committee for the ABA.
   Thursday: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
   Friday: 10:30 a.m., 8:30 p.m.                                                                     Warren County Water District – was given the prestigious Wooden Bucket Award
   Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 11 p.m.                                                      by the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) for making substantial and lasting
   Sunday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.                                                  improvements in providing high levels of customer service and high-quality drinking
   Occasionally airing may be preempted by special programming.
                                                                                                     water and waste water services.


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Watch for exciting
new advertising
opportunities
from the Chamber!

Our goal is to increase your exposure to Chamber
partners and the community. Be on the watch
for more information in the coming weeks.

Don’t miss out!




                                                                                             Don’t forget to register for the
                                                                                      Industry Appreciation Banquet, to be held on
                                                                                        October 27th at Sloan Convention Center.

                                                                                    In addition to honoring our 2009 Industry of the
                                                                                         Year, we will also hear from John Britt,
                                                                                          co-author of Who Killed Change? and
                                                                                             nationally recognized speaker.

                                                                                              Registration for the event closes
                                                                                                 on Tuesday, October 20th.




The 2010 Annual
Dinner plans are
underway!
Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available.
Watch for more information in the coming months,
or contact Program Director Lindsey Moyers
(lindsey@bgchamber.com or 270-781-3200)
 to learn more!


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                                   Tuesday, October 27, 2009
                                    Sloan Convention Center
                                      Reception 6:00 p.m.
                                        Dinner 7:00 p.m.
                                                 Featuring
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     (The Industry of the Year will be named at a news conference prior to the banquet.)

                         REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 20TH
                                Register online at bgchamber.com

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                            Please return registration form to: Lindsey Moyers
                            PO Box 51, Bowling Green, KY · Fax: 270-843-0458
                            lindsey@bgchamber.com · www.bgchamber.com




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                    2009 ATHENA
                      Luncheon
                                  Thursday, November 12, 2009
                                   Indian Hills Country Club
                                        Social 11:00 a.m.
                                      Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
                                            Featuring
                                 The 2009 ATHENA Award Recipient
        (The ATHENA Award recipient will be named at a news conference prior to the luncheon.)


      Brought to you by
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                          Please return registration form to Lindsey Moyers by Thursday, October 29, 2009.
                                         PO Box 51, Bowling Green, KY  Fax: 270-843-0458
                                           lindsey@bgchamber.com  www.bgchamber.com

                                                  page 7 | October 2009 Chamber Connection
                                           Programs & Committees Activity Update
           For more information about any of these activities or to attend an event, please contact Program Director Lindsey Moyers at lindsey@bgchamber.com or 781-3200.

Business Education Partnership                                                                           honoring the Industry of the Year on October 27 and the Women in Industry Breakfast
   The Workforce Development Committee is seeking for Business Education Partners                        sponsored by The Medical Center on October 15. This year, the Industry of the Year
for Holy Trinity Lutheran School, Drakes Creek Middle School and Bellewood Homes for                     Banquet will feature speaker John Britt, author of Who Killed Change?
Children.                                                                                                   Online registration is now available at www.bgchamber.com.
   The Business Education Partners serve as a support system for one another throughout                                       A program of the Industry Appreciation Committee
the school year. The most successful partners receive awards in April at Coffee Hour. If
your business is interested in partnering with one of these schools or you simply want to                Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunities
learn more about the program, please contact Lindsey Moyers at the Chamber!                                   There are several upcoming events with sponsorship opportunities available, including
                    A program of the Workforce Development Committee                                     the Industry Appreciation Banquet, Annual Dinner and South Central Kentucky Night! Please
                                                                                                         visit our website www.bgchamber.com/partner_benefits/sponsorship_opportunities/ to
Industry Appreciation Month                                                                              learn more about Committee Sponsorships and Program & Special Event Sponsorships, or
  The Industry Appreciation Committee is working hard to plan an eventful Industry                       contact Program Director Lindsey Moyers at 781-3200.
Appreciation Month in October. Events include the Industry Appreciation Banquet




                                            LBG Media and the Arts Day
                                            by Courtney Lassiter Wise, Individual Chamber Partner
     A huge thanks goes out to our day chairs for Media and the Arts Day: Jason Rose, Jana                  We then ventured
Sublett and Barry Williams. They made the day full of education, places to go and interesting            downtown, where we
facts to learn about Bowling Green.                                                                      enjoyed our time at the
     We started off at the Kentucky Museum on the Hill. None of us knew how many floors,                 Public Theatre of Kentucky.
rooms and antiques are within the building. The meeting rooms with the formal chandeliers,               Our class did a great job
old portraits and giant staircase are perfect places for occasions.                                      of ‘acting’ out assigned
     Traveling down the hill, we toured the Mass Media and Technology Hall at WKU. A close               characters, but all agreed
glimpse of the editing equipment, the PBS studios and radio station really peaked our interest.          that we’ll keep our day jobs!
It’s truly magical to see a project from start to finish on television, from shooting to editing to      Next, we went to the Capitol
actually seeing it air.                                                                                  Arts Theatre for a tour, saw
     Our next stop was WBKO-Tv on Russellville Road. We toured the halls of WBKO and went                the green room where actors get ready and got a sneak-peak performance from the Capitol
into the studio where some of our class found out how hard it is to actually point to a city             Arts Youth Theatre.
in Kentucky on the weather map! Another classmate gave anchoring a try by reading the                       We then headed across the street to the Bowling Green Daily News where a quick tour
TelePrompter.                                                                                            ended with our class watching the printing of the day’s newspaper!
     The class was ready for a break at Atmos Energy, who provided us a meeting room filled                  The day was a huge success—a special thanks to our chairs who provided all the
with sandwiches and goodies.                                                                             information, tours, and let’s not forget, snacks!




  Chamber Partner                                                                                        5 Minute Networking®
                                                                                                         Register for this event online at bgchamber.com
  Orientations
                                                                                                         Sponsored by
                                          Sponsored by

                                                                                                         Tuesday, November 17, 2009
                                                                                                         Indian Hills Country Club, 200 Indian Hills Drive
                                                                                                         Check-in: 10:30 a.m. / Networking: 11 a.m. / Lunch: Noon
                                                                                                         $15; Online registration required.
                                  Orientation Date:                                                         At this highly effective “speed-networking” event, you will have the opportunity to meet
                  Tuesday,	October	20		•		Chamber	Community	Room	-	3	p.m.                                individuals, one-on-one, in 5-minute increments. In this period, you can describe your
                                Online Registration Required.                                            respective business, exchange business cards and pass on helpful referrals. When you hear the
                                                                                                         bell ring, it’s time to move to another table and meet someone new.
      New partners are personally invited to attend Chamber Orientation at least once                       All events are optimized by our Event Facilitation Software which ensures that you will meet
                                                                                                         new people at every 5 Minute Networking® event. During registration, you can specify which
  during their first year of partnership. All existing partners are encouraged to attend                 industries you are targeting. This information is used to assign you the best seat position!
  to build their knowledge of the Chamber. Orientation is great for networking with                           The Chamber enhances the networking experience with online follow-up tools so that
  other new partners, Chamber Staff, Ambassadors, Board members and President’s                          participants can continue to forge these relationships. Chamber partners continue to give
  Club partners. The average attendance is 30-40 new partners per orientation, which                     positive feedback. Says Julie Denton of The Club at Olde Stone: “Participating in 5 Minute
  is held once per quarter. Orientation reinforces all the benefits of being a Chamber                   Networking® has helped me to maximize my partnership in the Chamber by opening doors for
  partner and emphasizes taking advantage of those benefits.                                             relationship building through detailed conversations in a structured program that I can’t get
                                                                                                         with any other networking event!”
                                                                                  page 8 | October 2009 Chamber Connection
Welcome New Partners
Allstate Insurance Company                          Debra Broz, Attorney at Law                            Occupational Screening & Health                      Sterling Chiropractic Center
Adrienne Cooper                                     1705 Ashley Circle                                     Associates                                           ‘’Working with the nervous system through the
555 Marriott Drive, Suite 850                       Bowling Green, KY 42104                                ‘’Providing drug testing, DOT and pre-               spine to restore the inherent healing power of
Nashville, TN 37214                                 270-782-8184                                           employment physicals and DNA’s for companies,        the body.’’
615-545-2107                                        Debra Broz, Attorney                                   schools, truck drivers and court systems.’’          1143 Fairway Street, Suite 103
www.allstateagent.com                                                                                      905 Lovers Lane, Suite 100                           Bowling Green, KY 42103
Adrienne Cooper, Market Sales Leader                JMack Energy, LLC                                      Bowling Green, KY 42103                              270-783-4500
                                                    ‘’A crude oil production company. Plug                 270-746-0505                                         www.mysterlingchiropractic.com
Bowling Green Chocolates, LLC                       abandoned wells for the state.’’                       www.occupationalscreening.net                        Dr. Chad Folk, DC, Owner
1200 Smallhouse Road, Suite B                       209 New Porter Pike                                    Gail McGuffey, Owner/Medical Assistant
Bowling Green, KY 42104                             Bowling Green, KY 42103                                                                                     Thomas M. Thompson, DMD
270-904-4691                                        270-904-4183                                           Progressive Real Estate Groups-                      ‘’The leading resource for patients in need of
Mary Meszaros, Managing Member                      Mark Cornell, Owner                                    Gretchen Cherry                                      dental implants, extractions and oral surgery
                                                                                                           2435 Industrial Drive                                services.’’
Cheddar’s Restaurant                                Krysta Kaye Hinternish                                 Bowling Green, KY 42101                              1938 Lyda Avenue
‘’Casual dining concept; serving made-from-         749 Hampton Drive                                      270-780-0200                                         Bowling Green, KY 42104
scratch comfort food at unusually low prices in a   Bowling Green, KY 42103                                www.progressiverealestategroups.com                  270-783-0064
relaxed yet upscale dining experience.’’            270-904-6100                                           Gretchen Cherry, Realtor                             www.omsbg.com
701 Campbell Lane                                                                                                                                               Nancy Zoretic, Business Administrator
Bowling Green, KY 42104                             Modern Woodmen of America                              Riviera Maya Bar & Grill
270-846-3370                                        ‘’Fraternal financial service organization. Life       2945 Scottsville Road, Suite A-1B                    Tin and Tray Catering
www.greercompanies.com                              insurance, retirement, educational plans, long-        Bowling Green, KY 42104                              ‘’Providing catering services with a high attention
Tony Pagan, General Manager                         term care, disability and health insurance.’’          270-780-2440                                         to detail for parties, receptions, luncheons,
                                                    1719 Ashley Circle, Suite 211                          www.rivieramayarestaurant.latinowebs.com             showers, holiday events, banquets and any
Church’s Chicken                                    Bowling Green, KY 42103                                Jesus Alvarez, Assistant Manager                     special occasion.’’
1265 US 31-W Bypass                                 270-783-0202                                                                                                280 Pleasant Grove Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101                             Sonya Cardwell, Managing Partner                       Send Out Cards of Bowling Green                      Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-781-4221                                                                                               ‘’Internet technology sending postcards, greeting    270-791-1069
www.churchs.com                                     Newborns in Need, Inc.                                 cards and gifts to friends, family and business      Tina L. Hall, Chef/Owner
Nate West, Account Coordinator                      ‘’Taking care of sick and needy babies and their       contacts.’’
                                                    families; and in cases of crisis to help where         167 Scottsdale Drive                                    Thanks... for helping welcome
CTS Protective Services                             needed.’’                                              Bowling Green, KY 42103
‘’Your local authorized ADT dealer. A custom        214 O J Edmonds Road                                   270-782-6455                                                        our new partners!
technology security company.’’                      Alvaton, KY 42122                                      www.sendoutcards.com/garygunn
1403-A Scottsville Road                             270-779-1842                                           Gary Gunn, President
Bowling Green, KY 42104                             ww.newbornsinneed.org/warrencountyky
270-393-9708                                        Jennifer Pratt, Community Outreach Coordinator
www.ctshomesecurity.com
Gabe Forrestor, Area Sales Manager


Thank You for Renewing Your Chamber Investment
3B Automotive                                       Donnie Sims                                           Mobile Communications Service                        South Central Kentucky Homes/Home Market
A. Franklin Berry, Jr., Attorney                    Education & Training Resources                        Monticello Banking Company                              Magazine, Inc.
A. Gwynn Stewart Realty                             ERA Premium Realty Partners                           National Corvette Museum                             Southern Kentucky Building & Remodeling
Advanced Office Machines                            Fairways At Hartland                                  Networking Women                                     Southern Kentucky Primary Care
Alliance Corporation                                Family Enrichment Center                              North America Administrators                         Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital
Applied Industrial Technologies                     Farmers National Bank                                 Occupational Health Professionals                    St. Joseph Interparochial School
Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurant                        Ford’s Furniture Company                              ORKIN, Inc.                                          Stupp Bridge Company
Aviation Heritage Park                              Fountain Square Players                               Perfect Promotions                                   Super Home Surplus
BADA/HENNESSY                                       Hale General Contracting, Inc.                        PJ Murphy Forest Products Corporation                Target Marketing
Barren River Area Development District              Halton Group Americas                                 Plaza Theatre                                        The Wheeldon Company, LLC
Barren River District Health Department             Harlin Parker Attorneys at Law                        Premier Valet                                        Thompson’s Trophy Center
Bowling Green Municipal Golf Courses                Holiday Inn University Plaza                          Professional Cleaning & Painting Solutions           Toby’s Pest Control Service
Bowling Green Tent Rental                           Holistic Outlook, Inc. Business Upgrades              Progressive Real Estate Groups                       Tony Walker/Walker Financial Services, Inc.
Bowling Green Warren County Jaycees                 J & K Used Cars                                       Ray Thomas                                           Toot’s Restaurant
Broadway Florist of Bowling Green                   J B Electric, LLC                                     Regional Child Development Clinics, Inc.             Toshiba Business Solutions
Bud Greenup Real Estate & Auction Company           J. R. Wade State Farm Insurance                       Representative Jim DeCesare                          Total Fitness Connection, PLLC
Carroll Cabinet Company, Inc.                       Jesse W. Thompson                                     Republic Bank & Trust Company                        Total Image Audio, Inc.
CDS #10 Pharmacy, LLC                               Jewelry Barn                                          Resolution, Inc.                                     University Textbook & Supply
Chandler Real Estate, Inc.                          Joan Pendley                                          Reynolds, Johnston, Hinton & Pepper, LLP             Village Manor/Christian Health Center
Charles J. Wright, PE                               John Carmon Photography, Inc.                         Rich Pond Market & Deli                              Vision Source of Bowling Green - Breiwa
Cletus Mitchell                                     John Ingram Insurance Company, Inc.                   Riverview at Hobson Grove                               and Jeskie Eyecare
Coleman American                                    Kelly Services, Inc.                                  Robinson Construction Company                        VSA arts of Kentucky
Colonel Robert E. Spiller                           Kobe Aluminum                                         Russell Brown Construction, LLC                      Warren County Jailer Jackie T. Strode
Comfort Keepers                                     Lee Brick & Block                                     S & R Tire Center, Inc.                              Warren County Water District
Cornerstone Information Systems, Inc.               Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology                      Select Practice Opportunity                          Wells Fargo Advisors
CPI Industries, Inc.                                MAC’S Restaurant Equipment-New, Used & Abused         Sheldon’s Express Pharmacy                           Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging
Crye*Leike Executive Realty                         Mancino’s Grinders & Pizza                            Shred-It/A Securit Company                           WGGC
D & M Electric, Inc.                                MH Equipment Company, Inc.                            Source Capital Group, Inc.                           Wireless Paradise
Design Builders, Inc.                               Midas Auto Service Exports                            South Central Bank of Bowling Green, Inc.            Woosley Brothers Painting Co., Inc.
Donald Dunn                                         Mid-South Lumber & Supply, Inc.                                                                            Wrought Iron Concepts

                                                                                    page 9 | October 2009 Chamber Connection
                                              Ribbon Cuttings
      Got Questions?                          & Groundbreakings
       Contact an
      Ambassador!
     The Ambassadors Club is a group of
 Chamber volunteers whose mission is to
enhance partner participation in Chamber
activities and to serve as liaisons between
  the general partnership and the staff
            and board of directors.
                                                  Bethany Christian Services                          Church’s Chicken
                                                    814 State Street, Suite 8                        1265 US 31-W Bypass
          Janette Boehman                             www.bethany.org                                 www.churchs.com
            Jim Bullington
             Joe Corcoran
            Mark Cornwell
               Joe Davis
               Lisa Dunn
              Ann Elliott
         Catherine Hamilton
                                                     Cheddar’s Restaurant                             Healthy Environs                    Kentucky Transpark Intermodal
          Romanza Johnson                              701 Campbell Lane                          1830 Destiny Lane, Suite 114             Transportation Authority, Inc.
                                                    www.greercompanies.com                         www.healthyenvirons.com                       7790 Louisville Road
           Elise Konwiczka                                                                                                             www.southcentralky.com/kentucky_transpark
               Lisa Lopez
           Jerald Manning
            Miles McDaniel
            Audrey Meany
             Amy Milliken
        Charles M. Moore, Jr.
                                                                      Re-Ward Antiques & Collectibles                     Riviera Maya Bar & Grill
             Sue Parrigin                                                  824 Broadway Avenue                        2945 Scottsville Road, Suite A-1B
               Alan Read                                                      270-745-9887                        www.rivieramayarestaurant.latinowebs.com

           Heather Rogers
           Delane Simpson                      Ambassador of the Month
           Howard Surface
                                                                                President of the Chamber’s Ambassador Club, Heather Rogers has been active with the
            Tamara vogler                                                    organization for several years. She is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Bowling Green, a previous
                                                                             member of the Chamber Board of Directors, and a member of the Leadership Bowling
              Bill Waltrip                                                   Green Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also serves as a Day Chair for Leadership
           Monica Wardlow                                                    Bowling Green. Heather is a member of the Small Business Appreciation Committee and was
                                                                             instrumental in helping establish the Work Ethic Seal program, a partnership between the
           Bruce Wilkerson                                                   Chamber and Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky geared toward the enhancement
            Barry Williams                                                   of high school students. In addition, she is the 2006 recipient of the Athena Award.
                                                                                Rogers spent her childhood in Youngstown, Ohio and moved to Bowling Green during her
              Ron Wilson                                                     seventh grade year of school. She went on to graduate from Western Kentucky University with
           David Wiseman                       a degree in advertising. Rogers has served as the President of Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky since 1999.
                                                  She and her husband, Jay, have two children: Hunter, age 13 and Taylor, age 11. Rogers also finds time to volunteer
            Kelly Wiseman                      for numerous community organizations including the WKU Alumni Association National Board of Directors, the Professional
                                               Marketing Association, the WKU Warren County Alumni Chapter, Chi Omega Sorority Housing Corp., and the Bowling Green
              Tony Witty
                                               Junior High PTO.

                                                                page 10 | October 2009 Chamber Connection
Chamber Receives SEDC Awards                                                                                                      President’s Club Partners Go Above &
                                                                                                                                  Beyond For Economic Development in
    The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has earned two 2009 Communication Awards from the Southern                               South Central Kentucky.
Economic Development Council, Inc. (SEDC) in the categories of Thinking Outside the Box and Printed Reports. The SEDC
awards recognize, reward and celebrate the accomplishments of effective communication programs and campaigns.
    “It is a great honor for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce to receive two awards from the SEDC,” said Chamber
Board Chairman Todd Davis. “We ranked among large chambers such as Baton Rouge and Orlando, so we’re very proud of our
achievement. I am very pleased to know that we have been acknowledged for our success by SEDC, the oldest and largest
regional economic development association in North America.”
    The 2009 SEDC Annual Conference was held in Point Clear, Ala., on August 15-18, where the materials were on display.
In the Thinking Outside the Box Category, the Chamber earned a Merit Award for its Apple iPod® Touch Treasure Campaign1,
a successful marketing campaign designed to reel in site selectors to the South Central Kentucky website. The goal was to
familiarize the consultants with the area, demographics, etc. by asking 200-500 site location and industry professionals
each quarter to take an online quiz about www.southcentralky.com. The Chamber randomly selects a winner from those
who complete the quiz and presents that winner with an Apple iPod® Touch as a gift, along with South Central Kentucky
marketing materials.
    “One of the keys to successful economic development programs is maintaining top-of-mind awareness about our
program with site selection professionals, who work with dozens of industries interested in finding a location for an office
or manufacturing facility, or a warehouse/distribution center,” explained James N. Hizer, CEcD, president and CEO of the
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.. “The Treasure Hunt gives us that awareness by reaching out to professionals
in the industry and encouraging them to visit our website, which contains information about our location, our regional
partners, and available sites and buildings.”
    The Chamber also received a merit award in the category of Printed Reports for its automotive business case, which fulfills
a goal outlined in the South Central Kentucky Marketing Plan. The report showcases the automotive industry and activity in
South Central Kentucky and is used as a marketing material to inform prospects about the existing automotive suppliers in
the area. It includes research and information on 56 vehicle-related facilities, as well as information on the workforce and
training.
    Dan Preston, vice president of economic development, said, “Marketing materials are essential to attraction projects for
site selectors and potential investors in the area. We use effective communication and marketing materials to convey an
outline of what we have to offer in South Central Kentucky and to also help our regional partners, expanding our reach and
offerings.”


                                                                    1
                                                                        Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this campaign.




                                                  President’s Club Ribbon Cuttings
                                                        & Groundbreakings




                                                                           President’s Club Diamond Star Partner
                                                                             Commonwealth Health Corporation
                                                                            For the 30th Anniversary of the 10K Classic
                                                                                          800 Park Street
                                                                                           www.chc.net


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                                                                                                                          Tidbits & Such
By: Alex McCubbin                                                                                                   Standing since 1818, the Mariah Moore House is
                                                                                                                    listed on the National Register of Historic Places
   Dave’s Printing, located at 207 College Street,                                                                  and is the oldest standing brick structure in
provides tags, labels, envelopes, computer forms,                                                                   Bowling Green. The House was originally built in
checks, deposit tickets, carbonless forms, and                                                                      1818 by Elizabeth and George Moore at a cost of
any other type of printing necessary to run a                                                                       almost $4,000! Their daughter Mariah, who never
business or factory. Although the company has                                                                       married, occupied the house until her death in
the ability to perform such immense jobs, they                                                                      1888, leading the house to be called the Mariah
pride themselves on knowing their customers on a first-name basis to encourage a “hometown” feeling. Cheryl,        Moore House. In 1979, Rick Kelley and David Sears
Dave’s wife, said, “We have so many customers that we know so well. This helps out our business tremendously        saw the house as a place for comfortable dining,
because everyone likes one-on-one service. Something neat about our business is that they always get the            and Mariah’s 1818 began.
same person when they call here. I always answer the phones and take care of our customers and create
relationships with them.”                                                                                           Another helpful tip from Darcy Rezac’s 88 Positive
   She also said, “There have been times where I have helped out customers who didn’t even need our services,       Networking Tips®: The Power of “Hello” — Always
simply because they knew they could call me for help when other companies wouldn’t give them the time of            start with a personal introduction before you join
day.”                                                                                                               in the conversation. This gives context to what
   Originally from Louisville, Ky., Dave Duke and his family moved to Bowling Green in 1991. Prior to the move,     you say, a critical aspect to good communication.
Dave would make the two-hour drive from Louisville to Bowling Green every week to operate a small printing          A good introduction should be upbeat, personal,
business. Many nights, Dave slept on a cot in the back of the company’s building, while trying to get the           tell a short story, tell briefly about your business
business in full-swing. He was raised by parents who were hard workers, and being around them made Dave             without being a sales pitch, invite people to
realize that in business, you get what you put in.                                                                  connect with you, and affirm your commitment to
   Dave’s Printing has now grown into a business that both Dave and Cheryl are very proud of. As the business       participate in the group.
and sales have grown, they have purchased new equipment designed to make customer orders quicker and
easier to process. Cheryl advises anyone interested in starting their own business to always be honest with         What’s old is new! Glass can be recycled virtually
customers and to provide a quality product of which both the customer and producer can be proud.                    forever — it never wears out!


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