1st Quarter 2010 Newsletter by xyd75631


									                                                     2009 Christmas Bazaar

1st Quarter 2010
                                                                       EDA & Estill County
   Newsletter                                                         Chamber of Commerce

                                                                        Jan 8th 2010
                                                                        Volume 1, Issue 1

       2010 Members List                                                Inside this issue:

 1.    All Things Country
                                                                        Members                  1
 2.    Animal Clinic of Estill County, PLLC
 3.    Appalachian Wireless
 4.    Astec Engineering, Inc
 5.    The Bergman House                                                Christmas Bazaar         2
 6.    Big E Insurance Service
 7.    Big Sandy Area Development District
 8.    BGADD – Bluegrass Area Development District
 9.    Carhartt, Inc Irvine Administrative Offices
 10.   Cedar Village Restaurant                                         Upcoming Events          3
 11.   CEDET
 12.   Cellular Express: AT&T Wireless
 13.   Century 21 Gold
 14.   Citizen Voice & Times
 15.   Citizens Guaranty Bank                                           Chamber Spotlight        4
 16.   City of Irvine
 17.   City of Ravenna
 18.   Cornett Chrysler Dodge Jeep, LLC
       Creekside Treasures
       Crooked Creek Creation
                                                                        Strategic Plan           5
 21.   Cuda’s Railroad Café
 22.   D&J True Value, LLC
 23.   D’Signs
 24.   Davis Law Offices, P.S.C.                                        Presidents Letter        6
 25.   Justin Dixon
 26.   Dr. James D Hill, DMD, PSC
 27.   Dundon’s Press Printers & Bookbinders
 28.   Edward Jones
 29.   Estill Arts Council
 30.   Estill County Chiropractic, PLLC
 31.   Estill County Community Food Bank
 32.   Estill County Fiscal Court
 33.   Estill County Public Library
 34.   Family Home Health Care
 35.   Glenda Gay Oliver, CPA
 36.   Hardy Gas Company
 37.   Hardy Oil Company, Inc.
 38.   Harmilight Enterprises                                             We would like to thank all of our 2009
 39.   Hinkle Contracting Corporation
       Hospice Care Plus, Inc
       Honchell’s Inc
                                                                             patrons. We would also like to
       Hurt Management/Wendy’s
       Irvine Community Television, Inc
                                                                              WELCOME all of our NEW
       Irvine Health & Rehab Center
       Irvine-Ravenna Woman’s Club
                                                                          MEMBERS to the EDA & Estill County
       Jackson Energy Cooperative
       Kentucky Blood Center                                                     Chamber of Commerce.
 48.   Ky River Broadcasting
 49.   Keith’s Hair Design
 50.   Kentucky Utilities Company
 51.   Kiwanis                                                                              Thanks Everyone!!
 52.   Main Street Salon
 53.   Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital
 54.   Mcdonalds-TDS Restaurants
 55.   National College                                                                      www.estillcountyky.net
 56.   C.D. Noland Jr
 57.   Oak Tree Inn
 58.   PADD- Parents Against Drug Dealing, Inc
 59.   Park Community Federal Credit Union
 60.   Plaza Pharmacy
 61.   PRO Silver Systems
 62.   Ravenna Florist & Greenhouse
 63.   Rose’s Cash & Carry
       Save-A-Lot/Saver Group
       Silo Mill Gift Shop
                                                                             New Members
 66.   Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast
 67.   Sugar & Spice Catering
       Tamara L. Rice, CPA
       The Twin
                                                                             Main Street Salon
 70.   United American Energy
 71.   U.S. Bank, Irvine
       Veolia Env. Services/BlueRidge Landfill
       Westcare Kentucky, Inc
                                                                             Brent Mainous
 74.   White House Clinics
 75.   Witt Furniture
 76.   William W. Wachs, OD.                                                 Pro Silver System

                               For more information Contact Joe Crawford at (606) 723-2450
                            The Estill County Chamber held a Christmas Bazaar at Citizens Guaranty
                            Bank on Saturday December 19th selling homemade cakes from local
                            cooks in the county and Christmas wreaths. Chances were taken on a
                            money tree of which at least $60 was stuffed in the Christmas ornaments
                            on the tree. Local business owners Barbara Napier and Snug Hollow Bed
                            & Breakfast, Main Street Salon, Silo Mill, All Things Country, Kim Gill,
                            Robert Ruffner and Citizens Guaranty Bank setup booths to sell gifts and
                            gift cards for the Christmas season. A total of $2,500 was raised from the
                            event and matched by Modern Woodmen of America.

                            Thanks to everyone who made this event a success!

                         A few of the wonderful items that were sold at the Christmas Bazaar

“The goal for our
2009 Christmas
Bazaar was to raise
$2,500 Dollars.
Thanks to all our
supporters, we                                                                   A Gingerbread house made
                              A table decorated at the Christmas                by Loretta Friend was up for
reached that Goal”           Bazaar with many different items for                 auction at the Christmas
                                           auction.                                       Bazaar.

                                     Joe Crawford discusses many of the great items up for auction
                                                     with some of the attendees.

                      For more information Contact Joe Crawford at (606) 723-2450

                                               Upcoming Events for 1st Quarter 2010

January 2010

January 14: Fireworks Committee Meeting 4pm @ Senior Citizens Building-Stacy Lane

January 19: One Page Strategic Plan sponsored by the Estill Arts Council 5:30PM-Cedar Village

January 26: One Page Strategic Plan sponsored by the Estill Arts Council 5:30PM-Cedar Village

February 2010

February 12: Quarterly Luncheon 12pm – Citizens Guaranty Bank

February 18-19: Leadership Estill County – Aldersgate Camp

March 2010

  March 18: Leadership Estill County – Citizens Guaranty Bank

                                 Leadership Estill County Information
                                                                                                                              Regina Robertson
    Purpose The purpose of the Leadership Program is to:                                                                      Chamber President
    • expand the network of potential future leaders of Estill County;
    • enhance the participant's knowledge of the structure and operation of local businesses, schools, healthcare
    providers, government, civic and charitable organizations;
    • introduce the participants to local business owners, educators and school administrators, healthcare providers
    and staff, government officials and the leaders of civic and charitable organizations;
    • foster a better understanding of local issues and needs; and
    • develop leadership and team building skills                                                                            If you would like to
    Leadership Estill County Selection Criteria
    • Leadership Estill County is available to Estill County residents or those with business or civic activities within
                                                                                                                                participate Call
    this community. The 2010 tuition of $200.00 may be paid by an employer/sponsor, individual or not-for-profit
    organization. A limited number of scholarships are available.                                                              the EDA office @
    • Participants must have a commitment to serve their community and a desire for knowledge in all aspects of life
    within Estill County.                                                                                                       (606) 723-2450
    • Leadership Estill County is an equal opportunity program and does not discriminate applicants based on
    disability, age, race, religion or sex.                                                                                   for an application
    • Class members are chosen by the Leadership Estill County Selection Committee based upon the information
    completed on the application. The Committee seeks representation from a cross section of the community
    including business, labor, education, the arts, religion, government, community based organizations, ethnic and
    minority groups.
    • Applicants must have the full support of the organization or corporation they represent. Individuals may apply.
    • To meet graduation requirements, it is necessary that participants attend at least 5 full sessions of the 6 sessions
    of the program. The opening retreat and ending retreat are MANDATORY! A serious time commitment is
    involved with Leadership Estill County program for each day session. If you feel you cannot make this
    commitment, it is not in your best interest to apply at this time.

                            For more information Contact Joe Crawford at (606) 723-2450

           The EDA & Estill County Chamber of Commerce would like to
           congratulate Barbara Napier of Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast.
           She recently signed copies of her newly published cookbook “Hot Food
           and Warm Memories” at the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort. Hot
           Food and Warm Memories was a top seller at the fair.

                    The Starfish Story
                     Ori gin al S tory by: L or en E isl ey

      One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
    a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
         Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
       The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach
                         and hundreds of starfish?
                      You can’t make a difference!”

  After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
  and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…”
                     I made a difference for that one.”

         For more information Contact Joe Crawford at (606) 723-2450


    One-Page Strategic Plan: A
    Quick and Easy Approach
                        Do you find the task of developing a strategic plan for
                        your business or organization to be daunting? Find out
   Led by Peter         how by attending “One-Page Strategic Plan: A Quick
                        and Easy Approach”. The sessions will provide a quick
Hackbert of Berea       and easy technique for developing a one-page plan that
    College's           expresses your organization's vision and mission, sets
Entrepreneurship        objectives, outlines strategies and describes action
  for the Public        plans. The sessions will give a starting place for the
 Good Program           Mountain Mushroom Festival committee, other local
                        non-profit organizations, businesses, local governments,
The sessions are        and artisans to get started on a one-page plan.
sponsored by the        Workshops dates are January 19th and 26th at Cedar
Estill Arts Council     Village Restaurant, 1100 Richmond Rd., Irvine. The
through a grant         free sessions will begin at 5:30 pm with the meal and
from ARC                the workshop at 6:15 pm. Must pre-register
Commission) to
increase economic
capacity in Estill
County. Register
for the workshops
by calling Francine
Bonny, 723-5694 or
Mary Reed, 723-
4678 or Penny West,

               For more information Contact Joe Crawford at (606) 723-2450
As we end 2009 and begin a New Year let me say that I am so excited of things that have been accomplished
and new things that are planned to move our county forward and make the Chamber better.

The year brought new chamber events including our first annual golf tournament, two fishing tournaments
and a cornhole tournament. Chamber members attended the Brushy Fork Institute in 2008 of which the team
submitted and obtained a $10,000 grant for the EC2 (Planning 2Today for Estill County 2Morrow) project.
Dr. Vaughn Grisham kicked off that program in April 2009 speaking to us about Leadership Development.
Micro-committees were formed including Youth, Zoning/Land Management, Health/Drug Abuse, Small
Business/Entrepreneurship, Education, and Tourism/Beautification. Projects are spinning off from these
groups to improve our community with the City of Ravenna receiving new park equipment, applications
being prepared to add county roads as Scenic Byways, initiatives to encourage businesses to work together
and residents to shop local and welcome signs at all entrances into Estill County.

Ribbon cuttings throughout the year included Irvine Save a Lot, WestCare, Irvine Fire Station Training
Tower, White House Clinic, Main Street Salon, Charlie Vanhuss Park, Kentucky River Park & Recreation
Complex and McDonalds. Members enjoyed associating with After Hour events throughout the year at
Citizens Guaranty Bank, Hospice Care Plus, United American Energy, Appalachian Wireless, Irvine City
Hall and Silo Mill.

The annual Citizens Guaranty Bank Independence Day Event was held in July with Ash Wednesday and Jon
Russell at the Estill County Fairgrounds.

Cyclists from Tour of the Red River Gorge included Estill County as their route on their annual cyclo-tourist
ride, Commerce Lexington included Estill County in their tour of Eastern Kentucky and made a stop at the
Green Earth Bio-fuel of Kentucky Inc and Ben Chandler visited Estill County with a check presentment to
Bluegrass PRIDE, an organization that provides environmental resources and information to schools,
community groups, local governments and citizens in Central Kentucky.

The MAC Steering Committee is exploring on the future possibility of the restoration of the Irvine MAC
Theatre into a performing arts center.

The Chamber is partnering with the University of Kentucky with the growing local economies initiative.
BREW (Business Roundtable for Estill Women) began their first meeting with a breakfast at Citizens
Guaranty Bank and Sharon Whitaker from Marcum Wallace Memorial Hospital speaking about Breast
Cancer Awareness.

EDA celebrated the Hall of Honor inductees of Blanche Hawkins, Francine Bonny, Tom Bonny, Joe Estes
and Witt Furniture.

In 2009 another team attended the Brushy Fork Institute of which submitted and obtained a $10,000 grant to
launch Leadership Estill County. More information on that program is included in this newsletter.

                       For more information Contact Joe Crawford at (606) 723-2450

We could not have accomplished everything without the help and support of our members. We are blessed
to have such a great group of people working together toward the same goal. Let’s continue this effort in
2010 and make it an even better year!

Regina Robertson
Estill Co Chamber President

The EDA office has temporarily been moved to the old Kentucky River foothills building located at
Stacy Lane. Contact information for Joe Crawford and Demmie Shuler will remain the same.

(606) 723-2450

     This is our first newsletter to kickoff 2010. Send us your articles, suggestions, news and events to
              Jdixon@MyCGB.com. Deadline for April’s newsletter will be March 15th, 2010.

                       For more information Contact Joe Crawford at (606) 723-2450


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