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The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Sponsor First Federal Savings Bank hosted the 2015 Annual Dinner and Award Program to a sellout crowd on Friday, February 6, 2015. 2015 Chamber Chairman of the Board Glenn Waldrop, Frankfort Plant Board welcomed everyone with enthusiasm and energy. Waldrop stated, “this is a very exciting time in our community, our local political leaders and organizations have a renewed spirit to make real, positive changes in Frankfort and Franklin County. The Frankfort Area Chamber is committed to working with our members, local govern-ments, and community leaders to help facilitate this positive movement and help make this community even stronger in 2015. Waldrop stated, through hard work, dedication and partnership, he truly believes that Frankfort and Franklin County will see real growth in economic development, workforce development, and improved educational programs.” Waldrop ask those present and in our community to get involved and be a part of the change. Join civic groups, mentor a student, volun-teer at a shelter or for a non-profit organization. Waldrop also stated the need to shop local, “let’s keep our hard earned money right here, where it can do the most good…at home”.
Out-going Chamber Chair Rene’ True, ConnectKentucky, presented highlights of the Chamber’s past year stating, “2014 was a turning point for the Chamber, as a level of community engagement reached new heights. At the heart of every local Chamber’s measure of success is the degree to which the Chamber can engage, motivate, and influence the business climate and economic direction of a community. By that measure, 2014 should be considered a foundational year for the Chamber’s growing involvement with the community. True provided an example with the Chamber’s first Total Resource Campaign, stating this new funding platform increased the number of businesses actively supporting the Chamber and helping your Chamber establish better financial footing going forward. True stated the Community Branding initiative will provide strate-gic vision and direction that will impact decision making throughout many organizations as we strive to be consistent and purpose driven in our message. True reported the Chamber will continue to lead the Work Ready initiative, which will soon be rolling out a Work Ethic Program to employers in early March 2015 and to our high school Seniors for the 2015-2016 school year.”
True recognized the 2014 Retiring Directors: Melissa Darby, Capital Day School; Diana Geddes, Fit Time for Women, and Myron Moore, Kentucky Employees Credit Union. Incoming Chair Glenn Waldrop thanked outgoing Chair Rene’ True, for his service and presented him with the 2014 Frankfort Chamber Chairman’s Plaque in appreciation for his dedication to the Chamber.
The highlight of the evening was the 2015 Paul Sullivan Award, sponsored by Farmers Bank, which was presented to John Higginbotham. Named after Paul P. Sullivan, Presi-dent of Farmers Bank from 1965 until his untimely death in 1980, and an unselfish philan-thropist. The Paul Sullivan Award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to our community.
The Chamber began the Frank Sower President’s Award in 2011 to reflect the person that represented a Keen Sense of Commitment to the Community, Strong Leadership Skills, Vision for the Betterment of our Community, and someone who is involved and civic minded. The 2015 President’s Award winner was former Mayor Gippy Graham.
Vice Chair of Membership Development John Hibbard, Edward Jones presented Taylor Carter, with CapCity Communications the 2015 Ambassador of the Year. Taylor dedicates his time and talent to the Frankfort Area Chamber through the Ambassador program and we appreciate his time, energy and commitment to the Frankfort Area Chamber.
The Rising Star Award was designed to recognize starting a business requires a unique blend of vision, energy, perseverance and talent. Vice Chair Community Development Mike Feldman, Farmers Bank presented the award to The Eclectic Mix. The Eclectic Mix has breathed new life in the downtown area through their variety of products and welcoming atmosphere.
The Business of the Year Award is designed to recognize Chamber member businesses for their noteworthy accomplishments, long-standing support of the Frankfort Chamber, and significant community involvement. Chair Glenn Waldrop the award to CENTRIA. CENTRIA is dedicated to the Frankfort and Franklin County community and it shows in their involvement on community boards, sponsoring community events, food collections for the Salvation Army in the amount of 8,130 items being collected, along with 40—$25.00 gift cards to put in baskets for families in need.
The 2015 Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner was a huge success thanks to our members and community supporters.
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The Kings Center is holding their 7th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 6 – 8 pm at First United Methodist Church.
The Kings Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization organized to serve the physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual needs of Frankfort/Franklin County children and families by being a caring presence in the community of South Frankfort. The Kings Center encourages all young people to not only pursue their individual dreams, but also to broaden their interests and to face new challenges. The Kings Center and its governing board, Faith United, Inc. Since 1996, the Center has steadily worked toward establishing a positive, caring presence in the midst of historic South Frankfort. Over the years, hundreds of children, teens, parents, grandparents, students, volunteers, and community partners from throughout Frankfort and Franklin County have crossed the threshold of our home at the corner of Third and Logan Streets. They place a lot of emphasis on providing children and teenagers with academic, cultural, and social experiences they might not otherwise have, and firmly believe that anything is possible for them now and in the future. They also welcome and support the families of the participants, as well as the community at-large, and try to be of service whenever and wherever they can.
To find out more information about the Kings Center or how you can help this worthy non-profit, contact the Kings Center at 502-227-8010 or logging onto their website at http://www.kingscenter.org.
The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting was held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Capital Plaza Hotel. This year’s theme focused on promoting Building Frankfort as a Work Ready Community. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to network with Chamber member, learn about the Chamber’s successes during the past year and plans for the future, as well as name the Paul Sullivan Award Recipient, President’s Award Recipient RIsing Star Award Recipient, Ambassador of the Year Award and the Small Business of the Year Award.
Honorees of the awards are as follows:
Frank Sower President’s Award – In Memory of Bernie Smith
Ambassador of the Year Award – April Cole
Paul Sullivan Award – Paula Rutledge
Rising Star Award – CapCity Communications
Frankfort Chamber Business of the Year Award – Wilson Nurseries, Inc.
During the Annual Meeting, a silent auction and live auction featuring fine products and services contributed by member businesses in the community and the surrounding area. The competitive fun the auctions generate have made this event a significant source of non-dues revneue for the Chamber and the proceeds help to offset the cost of operating the organization. There were a total of 103 auction items in this year’s event and nearly every LIVE auction item was sold! Special thanks goes to all the businesses that donated auction items. Final numbers are not available yet on revenue generated yet. But there were over 200 members and guests in attendance at this important Chamber Event.
Special thanks to Immediate Past President Chris Hill, 2013 President Myron Moore, 2014 President-elect and the live autioneer, Rene True and Master of Ceremonies Glenn Waldrop for a great evening. Special thanks goes to event sponsors Mountjoy Chilton Medley, Crown Services, DesignPrint Cafe and PNC Bank. Also, special thanks goes to the Capital Plaza Hotel staff for their hard work.
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The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s Annual Chamber Dinner at the Capital Plaza Hotel on Friday, February 15, 2013. Silent and live auction items will be available the night of the dinner. Online bidding of these special items are avaialble for bidding NOW! Click on the PDF file to view and print all of the available items. Or click to see the photos larger. To bid on any item, call the Frankfort Chamber Office at 502.223.8261. Winners will be annouced at the Annual Meeting on February 15, 2013. GOOD LUCK!!! HURRY! ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT to BID!!!
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The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s Annual Chamber Dinner at the Capital Plaza Hotel on Friday, February 15, 2013. Silent and live auction items will be available the night of the dinner. Online bidding of these special items are avaialble for bidding NOW! Click on the PDF file to view and print all of the available items. Or click to see the photos larger. To bid on any item, call the Frankfort Chamber Office at 502.223.8261. Winners will be annouced at the Annual Meeting on February 15, 2013. GOOD LUCK!!!