Chamber Chat:  Weekly Update from the Chamber of Commerce

Report by Lisa Satterwhite, Chamber of Commerce
For Saturday, September 1, 2012

Did you know... The Chamber’s web site www.mymurray.com has a variety of Chamber Saver coupons with discounts for area businesses? Log on for new coupons during the ‘Make A Day of It in Murray’ promotions and support our locally owned stores.

Coming Up Around Town:

  • 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.
  • 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, msu.wkms@murraystate.edu.
  • 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.
  • Active Parenting Now, Calloway Co. Extension Office, Sept. 6 & 13, 5:30 - 8 p.m., call 753-1452 for more info.
  • 2012 Fall Ball Instructional League Registration for Boys/Girls, Ages 6-10 by 4/30/13, thru Sept. 7, call Park Office at 762-0325 for more 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.
  • Run For Recovery 5K Run/Fun Walk, The Arboretum, MSU, Sept. 8, Registration: 8 a.m.; Start: 8:30 a.m., call 270-227-7632 for more info.
  • Humane Society's Adoption and Pet ID Day, Ice Cream Festival, Court Square, Sept. 8
  • 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.
  • Alzheimer Support Group, Weaks Community Center, Sept. 11, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Murray’s Citywide Yard Sale, Sept. 15, call 759-2199 for map info
  • 'Proofs' Juried Photography Competition Reception, Robert O. Miller Conference Center, Sept. 15, 6 - 8 p.m.; Exhibit thru Oct 8
  • MSU Dept. of History James W. Hammock, Jr. Scholarship Banquet, Curris Center, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Big River, Playhouse in the Park, Aug. 31 - Sept. 16, www.playhouseinthepark.net for tickets.
  • Sanjie: A Chinese Shadow Puppet Play, Robert E. Johnson Theatre, Sept. 16 - 17, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Emeritus at Murray (formerly Glendale Place, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m.
  • 4th Annual Murray Adult Spelling Bee, Murray Woman’s Club, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. $25 for team of 3, call 270-753-2350 to register.
  • Farmer’s Market of Murray - Calloway County, Fridays 3 - 6 p.m.; Murray Main Street Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 7 a.m. - Noon.
  • Bethel University Offering New Online Bachelor of Science Programs, Starting Oct. 27 and Nov. 17, call 731-415-2560 for more info.
  • Bank of Cadiz Travel Club hosts Holiday at Cheekwood & Franklin, Dec. 4, Register by Nov. 9, Space is limited, www.bankofcadiz.com or call 270-759-4852 for more info.

Welcome New Chamber Members:

Modern Woodmen of America, Kevin Lamb, life insurance/retirement, PO Box 915, Murray, KY 42071, 270-978-0551.

Feld Entertainment, April Oliphant events, 3885 Crestwood Pkwy, Suite 160, Duluth, GA, 300096, 678-436-0058.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings/Events:

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

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: Max’s 641 Towing at 516 South 12th Street has recently expanded its services to include Hertz rentals. Open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., call 753-7712 for competitive rates.