Chamber committees work on many projects

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In the past two chamber of commerce articles, we have looked into the rich history of the organization and met the current board members.  Now, let us explore the different opportunities available through being a member of chamber.

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of opportunities for you and your business to get involved. If you are interested in becoming a chamber member, contact the chamber of commerce office at (502) 732-7035. The office is located at 511 Highland Avenue, Carrollton.

Chamber membership meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at noon.  Meetings are held at the Two Rivers Restaurant at General Butler State Resort Park, unless otherwise noted. Each membership meeting includes a chance to listen to a guest speaker.

Serving on one of the several Chamber committees is also a great way to become involved.  The committees available are:

Membership Committee.  Chair:  Traci McBurney.  The Membership Committee duties include promoting the Chamber of Commerce and gaining new membership.

Sprint Cup Committee.  Co-Chairs:  Mark Smith and John Royse.  The Sprint Cup Committee deals specifically with organizing the annual Race Fest that takes places in Downtown Carrollton that proceeds the NASCAR race at the Kentucky Speedway.

Banquet Committee.  Chair:  Michelle Goff.  The Banquet Committee organizes the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, including details involved with sponsorship, guest speakers, entertainment, and silent auction.

Golf Scramble Committee.  Chair:  Maribeth Gosser.  The Golf Scramble Committee organizes the annual Golf Scramble.  The 2013 Golf Scramble will be held on May 15 at Wheatly Fairway Golf Course.

Regional Expo Committee.  Chair:  Chet Mitchell.  The Regional Expo Committee focuses on the annual Regional Expo, a business network opportunity which includes chamber organizations from surrounding Indiana counties.

Christmas Carroll, Parade, and Craft Tent Committee.  Co-Chair:  Cindy Dunn and Kristen Clevenger. This committee is in charge of organizing some of the Christmas festivities.

For more information about each committee and their next meeting times, contact the Chamber office.

Each week, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce updates its membership by sending out a “Weekly Blast” through email. The Weekly Blast includes important information regarding Chamber events and a list of upcoming opportunities. Interested businesses also have the chance to sponsor a Weekly Blast.

The chamber also has opportunities for personal and business growth through an event called “Lunch and Learn.” Topics vary throughout the year. The next Lunch and Learn will be held on from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Carroll County Public Library.

The topic is Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management. The event will include strategies and case studies from the Kentucky EXCEL Program, which offers a home for individuals, businesses and organizations looking to make a contribution to improving Kentucky’s environment. Presenters include Maria Eichelberger, Environmental Manager from North American Stainless; John Eisiminger, Kentucky EXCEL from the Kentucky Department of Compliance Assistance; and Daniel Jelinek, Manager from ENVIRON International.


Christin Herbst is a member of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.