Report by Lisa Satterwhite,
Chamber of Commerce
For Saturday, August 18, 2012
Did you know... The Chamber is organizing a new map for current downtown businesses to help students and shoppers know our vendors in that area? The map will feature a listing, the Chamber web site and QR Code to be used on smart phones as well as the popular quilt trail web site. The Chamber is also organizing an initial marketing promotion for local specialty shops using various media. This will encourage the region to ‘Make A Day of It’ in Murray. Other similar promotions are being planned.
Coming Up Around Town:
- Humane Society Dog Adoption Day and Pet ID
Clinic, Tractor Supply, Today, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Interactive Cooking Party with Special Guest
MaryWare, CASA Office, Today, 2 - 4 p.m., call
- Family Caregiver Support Group, Glendale Place
Retirement Center, Aug. 20, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
- Learn to Swim and Competitive Swim Team,
Thunderbolt Aquartics, Aug. 20,
- Classes Resume, Murray State University, Aug.
- Quarterly Member’s Meeting & Pot Luck, Murray
Art Guild, Aug. 21, 11 a.m.
- Active Parenting Now, Calloway Co. Extension
Office, Aug. 23, 30; Sept. 6 & 13, 5:30 - 8 p.m.,
call 753-1452 for more info.
- Kentucky Kids Consignment Sale Event, CFSB
Center, Aug. 23 - 25.
- Great Beginnings Downtown for MSU Students, Aug.
- The Lion King in St. Louis with CFSB, Aug. 25,
$189 per person, call 270-527-4669 for ticket info.
- Hot August Blues, Kenlake State Resort Park,
Aug. 24 - 25; Kenlake Hot August 5K, Lakeview
Shelter, Aug. 25, 7:30 a.m., call 270-474-2211 for
- Fort Heiman Camp #1834 Sons of Confederate
Veterans Meeting, First United Methodist Church,
Aug. 27, 7 p.m.
- Big River, Playhouse in the Park, Aug. 31 -
www.playhouseinthepark.net for tickets.
- 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,
- WKMS ‘Cookies Sound Good’ Baking Contest,
Deadline to submit recipe and 250 word story of why
recipe is special, Sept. 3; Bake-Off, Sept. 15,
- Women’s Basic Self Defense Class, Balance Yoga,
200 N. 4th St., Wednesdays for 6 weeks beginning
Sept. 5, 5:15 p.m., call 270-227-4140.
- Scott Lathram Memorial Trooper Island Golf
Tournament, Lake Barkley State Park Resort, Sept. 6,
9 a.m., call 270-856-3721 for info.
- Ice Cream Festival and Cruise-In, Court Square,
Sept. 7 - 8, call 270-759-9474 for festival info and
270-382-2139 for cruise-in.
- A Festive Flower Workshop - Hands On DIY Floral
Design Class, A Festive Touch, 1625 St. Rt. 121 N.
Bypass, Sept. 8, 1 p.m., $30, all goods provided,
- Farmer’s Market of Murray - Calloway County,
Fridays 3 - 6 p.m.; Murray Main Street Farmer’s
Market, Saturdays, 7 a.m. - Noon.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings/Events:
Healthy Cells Magazine, Kelly Rosa-York, publishing,
PO Box 432, Gilbertsville, KY 42044, 309-696-3694.
Alexander Construction & Concrete Pumping, Bill
Alexander, building contractors/construction, 307
Railroad Ave., Murray, KY 42071, 270-293-2582.
Shane-Lee, Judy Futrell, clothing/accessories, 306
Main St., Murray, KY 42071, 270-753-3753,
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings/Events:
Chamber on the Breakfast Show, WNBS 1340 AM, First
and Third Mondays, 7:30 - 8 a.m.
Blue Sky Solar, 1917 Norsworthy Rd., Kirksey, KY, Aug. 17, 11:30 a.m. (new business).
Murray’s Fall City
Wide Yard Sale, Sept. 15, call 270-759-2199 for more
Small Business Seminar, Commerce Center, Wednesdays
thru Oct. 10, Noon - 1 p.m.: Aug. 22 - Marketing Your
Business; Aug. 29 - Building Relationships to Retain
Customers; Sept. 5 - Promoting your Business through the
Media; Sept. 12 - Using Microsoft Outlook; Sept. 19 -
Using Microsoft Excel; Sept. 26 - Retirement Planning;
Oct. 3 - Health Care Reform: What’s It Mean to Your
Business; Oct. 10 - Top 10 Reasons Businesses Fail.
For more information
on becoming a member of the Murray-Calloway County
Chamber of Commerce or hosting a Chamber event contact
Lance Allison or Lisa Satterwhite at 753-5171.
Photo: A Place Called Home provides housekeeping, meal
preparation, grooming and bathing assistance, medication
reminders, errands and respite services. The
experienced and compassionate caregivers come to the
homes of seniors or others needing long or short term
assistance. For more information on local services call
the Murray office at 270-753-5990.
Photo: Pictured are Chuck Houston and employees of Blue
Sky Solar along with chamber members at a recent ribbon
cutting. Learn more about alternative energy, reduced
utility costs, and the tax benefits of Solar by
attending a free luncheon seminar Friday August 24th,
12:00 noon at the Chamber of Commerce. Call 227-3574 to