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Chamber Corner February 2019

Hello Spring! Chamber St. Pat's Parade Set For March 16

Love it or hate it, it's time for winter to move on!

Perhaps the most anticipated event in months, the 24th Annual Lexington St. Patrick's Day Parade will celebrate "Wearin' of the Green" in honor of springtime's arrival. Family-friendly festivities include floats and participants of all ages and interests.

The event is designed to offer a boost to downtown businesses so please take time to explore the merchandise, food and drink at area establishments. Other events are planned for the day as well at various venues.

We are pleased to announce this year's Parade Grand Marshal is Frank Ashinhurst. Line-up is 1pm at 13th & Franklin and the parade begins at 2pm, winding its way through the downtown.

As a reminder for everyone's safety, burn outs, excessive engine noise and careless driving will not be tolerated. Let's have a safe and fun event. For more info about participating in the parade, call Taffy Morgan or Lacey Hahn at 660-259-2818 or 660-232-2035.

Do a Local Business a Favor...Plan a Visit!

The first few months of the new year are never easy for small businesses and this season's brutal weather has meant unanticipated early closings or other disruptions in store hours.
You can make a big difference to help offset the effects of this bad winter.

On days where it's possible to get around safely, stop by a local Lexington business and show your support! You'll get some relief from cabin fever and our businesses will thank you. It's a win-win for our local economy!

2019 Chamber Events Focus on Commerce and Building Our Business Community

The Chamber Board has been busy scheduling dates for a year's worth of fun and diverse activities. This impressive list still has a few dates yet to fill in, and likely a few more may be added in the future. We also welcome volunteers to help with our events; contact the Chamber for more info.

2019 Lexington Chamber events include:
St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 16)
Lexington Connect – Open Houses (April or May)
Freedom Walk (September 11)
Annual Apple Auction (October 4)
Old West OctoberFest (October 5)
Fall Ladies Night Out (September or October)
Annual Membership Dinner (November 21)
Small Business Saturday (November 23)
Festival of Lights (December 6)

New and Renewed Members

All About Quilting
Anita Edmonds Insurance LLC
Baker Memorials Inc.
Big River Ranch
Community Lumber Co of Lexington Inc.
Jobe’s Auto Care LLC
Old Trail Regional Tourism Partnership
Papa Jack’s Pizza
Richmond News
Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation
Shade Tree Investments
State Farm Insurance

Charles (Dan) Matthews
Fred & Abigail Tempel

Join or Renew your Chamber Membership

Membership offers opportunities to help grow your business! Networking, referrals, connections, and a free listing on our website are just the beginning. You can take advantage of our high-traffic Resource Center, a member-only display for your marketing information.

Membership also provides a unique way to put your company's name before businesses and individuals who request information about moving to Lexington. Targeting newcomers can easily be a part of your marketing strategy.

For more details visit www.historiclexington.com

Advertising with Chamber Electronic Ads for Ten Cents a Day

Starting to make your 2019 marketing plans? Here's an inexpensive idea! You can take advantage of advertising your message on our big screen TV in the License Bureau for only $36.50 for the entire year. This super-reasonable fee reaches over 30,000 people a year and the License Bureau becomes a "captive audience" for your TV message as customers wait their turn!

Call Penny Grosso at 660-259-3082 or Gary Worth at 816-868-9692 and we'll get your ad assembled and on-screen right away. Not a member? You can still take advertise with us...find out how joining the Chamber reduces your yearly electronic ad cost to near zero! Learn the full details about the program here: www.historiclexington.com/events/VideoSlides2.pdf

Buy Local Lexington!

Please continue to patronize all the chamber businesses that have made a dedicated effort to make Lexington the great community that makes us proud.

Lexington in Fact

>Was settled largely by Kentuckians and was named for Lexington, Kentucky.

>Is home to Wentworth Military Academy, founded in 1880, which still draws students from throughout the country and worldwide.

Setting Business Growth In Motion.