The Bruce

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.

Kidding Around Consignment

Admission for Friday and Saturday is $2.

Face coverings required by KY.

Consignment sales are a great way to buy used items at a reasonable price. Many items are in gently used or like new condition. Our seasonal children’s consignment sale is located at The Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY. We accept children’s clothing, shoes, toys, infant equipment, accessories, feeding necessities and maternity clothing and accessories. Certain adult items are accepted also. Our sale is a great way to sell items that no longer fit your children, as well as purchase bigger sizes at an affordable price. We all know children grow out of their clothes and shoes so fast and it is expensive! We look forward to helping you make some extra cash, and clean out that clutter in your home from items you no longer need! Come shop this event to get amazing deals on all your maternity and children’s needs!

Brand new Motherhood maternity and nursing items available for a fraction of the retail price!

Kidding Around Consignment

Admission for Friday and Saturday is $2.

Face coverings required by KY.

Consignment sales are a great way to buy used items at a reasonable price. Many items are in gently used or like new condition. Our seasonal children’s consignment sale is located at The Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY. We accept children’s clothing, shoes, toys, infant equipment, accessories, feeding necessities and maternity clothing and accessories. Certain adult items are accepted also. Our sale is a great way to sell items that no longer fit your children, as well as purchase bigger sizes at an affordable price. We all know children grow out of their clothes and shoes so fast and it is expensive! We look forward to helping you make some extra cash, and clean out that clutter in your home from items you no longer need! Come shop this event to get amazing deals on all your maternity and children’s needs!

Brand new Motherhood maternity and nursing items available for a fraction of the retail price!

Kidding Around Consignment

Admission for Friday and Saturday is $2.

Face coverings required by KY.

Consignment sales are a great way to buy used items at a reasonable price. Many items are in gently used or like new condition. Our seasonal children’s consignment sale is located at The Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY. We accept children’s clothing, shoes, toys, infant equipment, accessories, feeding necessities and maternity clothing and accessories. Certain adult items are accepted also. Our sale is a great way to sell items that no longer fit your children, as well as purchase bigger sizes at an affordable price. We all know children grow out of their clothes and shoes so fast and it is expensive! We look forward to helping you make some extra cash, and clean out that clutter in your home from items you no longer need! Come shop this event to get amazing deals on all your maternity and children’s needs!

Brand new Motherhood maternity and nursing items available for a fraction of the retail price!

Bridal & Events Showcase – at The Bruce

Join The Bruce for their Bridal & Events Showcase! There will be tons of vendors, door prizes & TWO grand prize giveaways (non-bridal & bridal)! This event is the perfect place to gather information and advice for your dream wedding and other events. You will have the opportunity to meet professional photographers, listen to music provided by DJ’s, sample menu items and wedding cakes, and meet many other event professionals. Come and be inspired with beautiful decor and fashions!

Tickets are $5 online in advance, or $10 at the door the day of. Tickets available through Showcase Facebook page or Eventbrite page .

26th Annual African American Heritage Breakfast

The Modernette Civic Club, Inc. will proudly host the 26th Annual African American Heritage Breakfast on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., at the The Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville. The keynote speaker will be Denise Clayton, Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals in Louisville, KY.

Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, please call 270-305-8546 or 270-885-5276.

 

Clarksville Roller Derby Bout: Bloody Valentine Season Home Opener and Day of Derby Love!

Come on out to The Bruce Convention Center for Clarksville Roller Derby’s season home opener!

Doors open at 4:00 pm. Open-gender scrimmage (skaters from all over who are in town for the morning clinics) will begin at 4:30 pm. The main bout—your hometown team, Clarksville Roller Derby, will take on Hard Knox Roller Girls out of Knoxville at 6:00 pm.

Not only do you get a fun-filled evening of hard-hitting action, but area vendors (fellow community members and awesome supporters) will be set up peddling their wares, but there will also be a silent auction, Chuck-a-duck, food, drinks, so much more! What an amazing family night out for under $30!

See your friendly neighborhood derby player for advance tickets for $10. $2 discount for military or 65+. Tickets are $12 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.

This event benefits Companion Pet Rescue of Middle Tennessee. Bring a pet food donation for a ticket discount!

After-party follows at Main Street Tavern in Hopkinsville! Come mingle with the skaters and get some autographs!

For more information, check out Clarksville Roller Derby at https://www.facebook.com/meetthepackcrd/ .

Relay For Life Sweetheart Ball 2020

Please join Christian County Relay For Life for the 2020 Relay For Life Sweetheart Ball. This year’s event will be held at the The Bruce Convention Center.

Food, dancing, photo booth and cash bar will be available. Tickets are $30.00/Individual, or $50.00/Couple.

For more information on this event, visit Christian County Relay For Life on Facebook.