Chamber Chat:  Weekly Update from the Chamber of Commerce

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 270-761-0164.
  • 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. 21.
  • 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. 25.
  • 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 more info.;
  • 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 - Sept. 16, 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, call 270-873-2900.
  • 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 info.

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 RSVP.