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April Targeted Business & Industry eNews


Professional Development with the Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky: Second Quarter Classes Still Available

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To register for any of the courses listed, please click the 'Register Today!' button below. For information about joining the Training Consortium, click here.
 

Course Name

Date

Time

Cost

Microsoft Excel (Advanced)

May 2, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

$99

Microsoft Excel Applications

May 9, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

$99

Analyzing Leadership Styles & Tendencies

May 10, 2018

9:00 - 11:00 am

$50

Talent Selection: Screening, Interviewing, & Onboarding

May 15, 2018

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$198

Presenting with Visual and Messaging Impact

May 22, 2018

Noon - 7:00 pm

$125

Lead Change Without the Title or Authority

June 7, 2018

9:00 - 11:00 am

$50

Workplace Innovation & Inspiring People to Embrace Change

June 21, 2018

1:00 - 5:00 pm

$99

Internal Customer Service

June 29, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

$99

 
Register Today!

April Legislative Update:

For additional information about the Chamber's legislative advocacy, please contact the Chamber's Vice President of Communications, Phillip Carter at 270.901.4611 or at phillip@bgchamber.com.

House Bill 2 - Workers' Compensation
Improves Kentucky's workers' compensation system to provide better care for injured workers and more affordable costs for business.

Status: 3/30/18 - Signed by Governor | READ BILL

House Bill 3 - Essential Skills
Builds essential skills curriculum in Kentucky's K-12 education system.

Status: 3/29/18 - Posted for Passage in Regular Orders of the Day for April 2 | READ BILL

House Bill 114 - TVA Counties Economic Development
Distributes up to 6 million dollars of TVA payment to Kentucky back to 39 counties for economic development initiatives.

Status: 3/29/2018 - Delivered to Governor for Signature | READ BILL

House Bill 252 - Unemployment Insurance Reform
Modernizes UI System to enhance Kentucky's workforce and global competitiveness. 

Status: 3/29/2018 - Delivered to Governor for Signature | READ BILL

House Bill 305 - Cabinet for Economic Development Reorganization
Reorganizes CED to better reflect Cabinet operation.

Status: 3/29/2018 - Signed by Governor | READ BILL

House Bill 312 - Angel Investor Tax Credit
Modifies existing Angel Tax Investor Credit programs to attract more high-tech business to Kentucky.

Status: 2/8/2018 - Assigned to House Appropriations & Revenue | READ BILL

House Bill 609 - Transportation Funding
Creates multi-modal transportation fund and modernizes motor fuel tax.

Status: 3/16/2018 - 2nd Reading; returned to House Appropriations & Revenue Committee | READ BILL

Senate Bill 9 - TVA Counties Economic Development
Distributes up to 6 million dollars of TVA payment to Kentucky back to 39 counties for economic development initiatives.

Status: 1/3/2018 - Assigned to Senate Appropriations & Revenue Committee | READ BILL 


SCK LAUNCH Experience 2018 Save the Date-Sectors

First Sector Committee Meetings to be Held April 16th

SCK LAUNCH Experience will be November 15, 2018 at South Warren High and Middle Schools. The first Sector Committee meetings for this year's event will be held on April 16, 2018 at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Manufacturing - 9:30am
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics - 2pm

To get involved, for additional information and questions, please contact the Chamber's Director of Programs and Events, Katie Dykes at 270.901.4605 or at katie@bgchamber.com.



Team Workforce Career Connection: May 10 @ Noon


BG May 2018 Career Connection Flyer Save the Date-591485-edited

The next Career Connection will be held on May 10 from Noon to 4 pm at the Kentucky Career Center, in Bowling Green. You will be able to interview applicants during the event. If you are hiring and want to participate, please contact Workforce Coordinator Ra Pok.


 

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

 
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Red Tape Reduction

Red Tape Reduction
372 regulations have been repealed
157 regulations have been targeted for repeal
327 regulations have been amended
433 regulations have been targeted for amendment
 
South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
For 2018, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced 10 economic development projects totaling $56.89 million in capital investment and 320 new jobs. For the second year in a row, Bowling Green was ranked second in Site Selection magazine's list of high-performing metros among communities with populations less than 200,000 based on total economic development projects for 2017.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,350 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.

Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce 710 College Street  Bowling Green Kentucky United States 42101

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