Chamber Chat:  Weekly Update from the Chamber of Commerce

Report by Lisa Satterwhite, Chamber of Commerce
For Saturday, September 29, 2012

Did you know... You are invited to join our court square businesses Oct. 5 for First Fridays Downtown, later shopping and an outdoor movie featuring E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial? The movie begins at 7 p.m. in the lot at 6th & Main. Watch the Ledger for a list of businesses open late.

Coming Up Around Town:

  • Parents Weekend, MSU, Sept. 29 - 30
  • Kentucky Junior Rodeo, TNT Arena, Hazel, Tonight, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 30, 10 a.m.
  • New Beginnings Transition Homes 4th Annual Home of Hope Motorcycle Rally and Silent Auction, Town & Country Motorsports, Today, 9 a.m.
  • Blood Drive, Center for Health & Wellness, Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
  • Kentucky Senior Games, Murray, Oct. 3 - 7, www.tourmurray.com.
  • First Fridays Downtown, Court Square, Oct. 5; E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, 7 p.m.
  • Hazel Day, Hazel, Oct. 6
  • Fort Heiman Camp #1834, Sons of Confederate Memorial Service and Stone Setting, Winchester Cemetery, New Concord, Oct. 7, 2:30 p.m
  • Exhibit Open, Murray Art Guild, thru Oct. 8, Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m,
  • Alzheimer Support Group, Weaks Center, Oct. 9, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • A Taste of the Arts, The Murray Room, CFSB Center, Oct. 11, Silent Auction - 5:30 p.m.; Dinner - 6:30 p.m., call 270-809-3250 for info
  • Homecoming, MSU, Oct. 13
  • Farmerís Market of Murray - Calloway County, Fridays 3 - 6 p.m.; Murray Main Street Farmerís Market, Saturdays, 7 a.m. - Noon.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Emeritus at Murray, Oct. 15, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Robin Hood, Lovett Auditorium, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m. and Noon; Oct. 19 and 20, 10 a.m.
  • Empty Bowls Project, Murray Art Guild (in conjunction with MSU), Oct. 19
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Playhouse in the Park, Oct. 19 - Nov. 4 (Fri. - Sun.), www.playhouseinthepark.net
  • Eric Church & Kip Moore in Concert, CFSB Center, Oct. 21
  • Ghost Walk and Historical Tour, Sponsored by Fort Heiman Camp #1834, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Murray City Cemetery, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Adults: $10, Children 12 and under: Free
  • 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 o or call 270-759-4852 for more info.

Welcome New Chamber Members

Affordable Pressure Washing , Ryan Neal, cleaning, 540 Duncan Trail Rd., Dexter, KY, 42036, 270-804-9411.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings/Events:

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

MCC Park Skate Park/Ranger Station, Central Park, Oct. 4, 11 and 11:15

Small Business Seminar, Commerce Center, Wednesdays thru Oct. 10, Noon - 1 p.m.: Sept. 19 - Using Microsoft Excel; Sept. 26 - Retirement Planning; Oct. 3 - Health Care Reform: Whatís It Mean to Your Business; Oct. 10 - Top 10 Reasons Businesses Fail.

Modern Woodmen, Kevin Lamb, Commerce Center, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.

Regional Chamber Trade Show, Paducah Expo Center, Oct. 18, 2 - 8 p.m.

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.