Chamber Chat:  Weekly Update from the Chamber of Commerce

Report by Lisa Satterwhite, Chamber of Commerce
For Saturday, July 28, 2012

Did you know... Murray’s Annual Citywide Sidewalk Sale is Aug. 3 - 5 at participating merchants? Just in time for summer clearances and back to school shopping, the sidewalk sale, which started in the downtown area, has grown to include the entire community. ‘Shop Murray First’ during this annual event.

Coming Up Around Town:

  • Magnolia Tea Room Dinner, Tonight, 5 - 9 p.m., Reservations only, call 270-492-6284.
  • Fort Heiman Camp #1834 Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting, First United Methodist Church, July 30, 7 p.m., Speakers Bill and Brenda Call.
  • AARP Driving Course, Center for Health & Wellness, Aug. 1, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., call 270-762-1348 for more info.
  • First Fridays Downtown  - Aug. 3, Participating Shops Open until 8 p.m.; Harry and the Henderson’s - Outdoor Movie, 6th & Main Sts., Sundown.
  • Murray’s Annual Citywide Sidewalk Sale, Aug. 3 - 5.
  • Classes Resume, Calloway County Schools, Aug. 7.
  • Classes Resume, Murray Independent Schools, Aug. 8.
  • Small Business Academy - Social Media for Business , Commerce Center, Aug. 8, Noon, call 753-5171.
  • Make A Difference Day, Stewart Stadium, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Alzheimer Support Group, Weaks Community Center, Aug. 14, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Glendale Place Retirement Center, Aug. 20, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Kentucky Kids Consignment Sale Event, CFSB Center, Aug. 23 - 25.
  • Classes Resume, Murray State University, Aug. 24.
  • New Beginnings for MSU Students, Aug. 25.
  • Kenlake Hot August 5K, Lakeview Shelter, Aug. 25, 7:30 a.m., call 270-474-2211 for more info.; Hot August Blues Aug. 25.
  • Farmer’s Market of Murray - Calloway County, Fridays 3 - 6 p.m.; Murray Main Street Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 7 a.m. - Noon.
  • Laser Light Music Shows, Golden Pond Planetarium, LBL, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 or 7 p.m., Saturdays 8 p.m., through Sept. 1; Summer Nights Astronomy Programs, Golden Pond Planetarium, LBL, Saturdays 8 p.m., through Sept. 1, www.lbl.org.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings/Events:

Chamber on  the Breakfast Show, WNBS 1340 AM, First and Third Mondays, 7:30 - 8 a.m.

Bling It On, Barbara Barnett, 906A S. 12th St., July 26, 10:30 a.m. (second location).

Perkins Motor Plex Community Classic Golf Classic, Miller Memorial Golf Course, Aug. 3, 11:30 a.m. (lunch); 1 p.m. (tourney).

Murray Merchant’s Sidewalk Sale, Aug. 3 - 5.

Trends & Treasures/Coldwater BBQ, 1306 S. 12th St., Aug. 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (new ownership/second location).

Small Business Seminar, Commerce Center, Wednesdays Aug. 8 - Oct. 10, Noon - 1 p.m.

A Place Called Home, 1406E N. 12th St., Aug. 9, 11 a.m. (new member).

Welcome New Members:

Trends - N - Treasures, Cary and Julia Brandon, flea market/mall, 1306 S. 12th St., Suite H, Murray, KY  42071, 270-761-6255.

Blue Sky Solar, Chuck Houston, electric/utility, 1917 Norsworthy Rd., Kirksey, KY  42054, 270-489-2095.

Bling It On 

Photo: Bling It On Fashion Boutique, owned by Barbara Barnett, has a new location at 906A South 12th Street. Visit under the bright pink awning to browse unique clothing, accessories and shoes. Call Bling It On at 270-753-4222.