Christian County Chamber of Commerce

133rd Annual Dinner

You don’t want to miss this one! The 133rd Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner presented by Planters Bank & Jennie Stuart Health will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at The Bruce Convention Center! The Chamber’s largest annual fundraising event & business community celebration gathers members of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking, celebration, and vision for the future. Sponsors enjoy excellent visibility to the largest and most distinguished audience of the year.

Our guest speaker is Jim McKelvey, best known for co-founding Square, the mobile payment system but his entrepreneurial spirit goes beyond inventing new technology. A 1987 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, McKelvey is also a master glass artist and author, having written the world’s most widely read text on the subject, The Art of Fire. Jim recently ventured from textbooks and authored The Innovation Stack, a narrative that provides a first person look into the world of entrepreneurship. In 1989, McKelvey founded Mira Digital Publishing, an early digital technology startup, where Jack Dorsey interned before launching his own tech career and founding Twitter. McKelvey co-founded Square in 2009 with Dorsey, to enable small businesses to run their storefronts on a mobile device. McKelvey’s other endeavors include LaunchCode, a non-profit creating a pathway for people seeking careers in technology. LaunchCode now has multiple locations and works with over 500 companies to place job-ready individuals. In the Delmar Maker District lies Third Degree Glass Factory, one of the nation’s main centers for glassblowing arts, and more recently opened MADE, a makerspace, both cofounded by Jim McKelvey and Doug Auer. McKelvey’s newest project, Invisibly is on a mission to engineer an online solution that gives advertisers the ability to have richer interactions to forge stronger connections with people in a way that builds trust. In addition to everything above, in 2017 McKelvey was appointed as an Independent Director of the St. Louis Federal Reserve and is currently the Deputy Chair. Jim, and his wife, Anna, have two children.

Leadercast: The One Thing

We all want to be better leaders, but the path to improvement can be challenging. There is more leadership content available in the world than ever before. Where do we even begin? It’s overwhelming. At Leadercast: The One Thing we will ask 10 of today’s most prolific leaders the same question: What is the one thing that makes a leader worth following? Each perspective will help you strip away the noise. You’ll leave the day having narrowed down your focus to the 10 things that matter most. 1 Question. 10 Leaders. 10 Answers. What’s the one thing that makes a leader worth following?
Speaker line-up:
LeVar Burton- American Actor, Director, and Children’s Television Host
Diana Trujillo- Aerospace engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Molly Fletcher- CEO, Best Selling Author, and Sports Agent
Angela Duckworth- Author, and Founder of Character Lab
Steven Kotler- Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy- Founder of theBoardlist, Former President of StubHub
Andy Stanley- Best Selling Author, Pastor, and Founder of North Point Ministries
David Horsager- CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute
Joe Boyd- CEO of Leadercast, Author, and CEO of Boonrise
Catherine Price- Science Journalist, Teacher, Consultant, and Best Selling Author
Richard Rohr- Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation
Tarik Davis- Actor, Writer, and The Leadercast 2022 Host
CEU credits are offered for attending the seminar as well as a certificate of completion.
Continuing Education Credits Offered:
SHRM (HR Professionals) 4.75 Hours
HRCI (HR Professionals) 5 Hours
Nursing Credits (Offered through the Alabama Nurses Association) 5 Hours
General CEUs (Georgia College & State University GCSU) .5 units
Thank you to our sponsor United Southern Bank!

2022 Compass Awards

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate businesses in the community that have been nominated in one of the 2022 Compass Award categories! Who will take home the prize in each of the categories? You have to be there to see first hand! Nominate your favorite businesses and RSVP now!
Cocktail Hour: 5:00
Program & Dinner Begin: 6:00 p.m.
$30/Individual Ticket
$275/Table (10 seats)

Eye Opener Breakfast: Economic Development

Join us for our first Economic Development Eye Opener Breakfast on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 a.m. at the Clarion Pointe. We will hear from guest speaker Commissioner Jeff Taylor, with the Department for Business Development on the current state of Kentucky’s economy and what our region can do to be more competitive. We will also hear from Carter Hendricks, Executive Director of South Western KY Economic Development Council, about regional economic development efforts.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, F&M Bank and our Gold Sponsor South Western KY Economic Development Council.

Maximize Your Membership

Join the Christian County Chamber of Commerce for Maximize Your Membership, a special FREE session that helps you make the most out of your membership.
This one hour, informal get together includes a review of free member services, promotional opportunities, and our events and programs. Whether you are a prospective member, new member, or a long-time member; Maximize Your Membership is an opportunity for members to learn more about how to get involved and make your Chamber membership work for you.

CEO Luncheon: Industry/Manufacturing

“CEO Luncheon: Learning from Community Leaders.”
Join us for a CEO Luncheon with a focus on industry/manufacturing in Christian County.
We will hear from:
-Anna Krajewski, Walmart Distribution Center
-Thomas Lilienthal, Novelis Corporation
-Mary Gleason, Siemer Milling
Space is limited so RSVP now!
$10/person. Lunch will be provided.
Thank you to our sponsor McGee Pest Control!

Business After Hours: Jennie Stuart Health

WELCOME BACK to our first Business After Hours back in over 2 years! Join us for an evening of networking, appetizers, and drinks. Thank you to our sponsor Jennie Stuart Health!
We will also be recognizing the retirement of Dr. Ratilal Gajera and Dr. George Valentini.
Please RSVP for food numbers. We can’t wait to see you there!

Spring Vendor Fair

The Christian County Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for our Spring Vendor Fair Saturday, March 13 from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. This will include a vendor fair and food trucks. We are currently taking registrations from businesses and food trucks to participate.
Vendors will be given the space of 2 parking spots. We can provide a table if needed. Electricity will not be provided. Space will be limited, so register ASAP.
Masks will be required when within 6 feet of others. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled.
All vendors are asked to register before Wednesday, March 10. Please direct all questions to Kirstie Darnall at [email protected]