Chamber Chat:  Weekly Update from the Chamber of Commerce

Report by Lisa Satterwhite, Chamber of Commerce
For Saturday, September 7, 2012

Did you know... The 4th Annual Murray Adult Spelling Bee is Monday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.? Held at the Murray Woman’s Clubhouse, this event consists of teams of three for a fee of $25. Proceeds benefit the Calloway County Adult Education and Murray Woman’s Club - Alpha Dept. A silent auction will be featured and refreshments will also be available. Come watch the spelling competition fun for $1 admission. Call 270-753-2350 to register for play.

Coming Up Around Town:

  • Ice Cream Festival and Cruise-In, Court Square, Sept. 7th, call 270-759-9474 for festival info and 270-382-2139 for cruise-in.
  • Humane Society's Adoption and Pet ID Day, Ice Cream Festival, Court Square, Sept. 7th
  • 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.
  • A Festive Flower Workshop - Hands On DIY Floral Design Class, A Festive Touch, 1625 St. Rt. 121 N. Bypass, Today, 1 p.m., $30, all goods provided, call 270-873-2900.
  • Alzheimer Support Group, Weaks Community Center, Sept. 11, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Active Parenting Now, Calloway CO. Extension Office, Sept. 13, 5:30 - 8 p.m., call 753-1452 for more info.
  • 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, 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.
  • Fort Heiman Camp #1834, Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting, Old Penny Store, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Speaker: Johnny Gingles.
  • 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, or call 270-759-4852 for more info.

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: Byars Family QuikCare is located at 4th and Chestnut Streets. Kim Byars, a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, offers a direct pay clinic and does accept insurance. Visits are $40.00 and can include all in-office type tests such as Strep and Mono. The clinic sees uninsured or insured patients who prefer to pay cash rather than face long waiting times. Call 270-753-5017.