Despite vacation dreams, Chamber stays busy for summer

Vicki Steigleder

Summer – what do you think about? Hot temperatures? No school? Vacation? THE BEACH (can you tell what I think about)? Stay-cation? No matter how you define it, it signals a change, at least temporarily.

Although we don’t schedule much during the summer, the Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce is always planning or organizing something. Here’s what we are working on right now.

The 21st Annual Chamber Golf Scramble will be held on Aug. 3, at Laurel Oaks Golf Course. Check-in and lunch will begin at noon, cost is $60 per person and includes lunch, cart and golf. Call the Chamber to let us know who is playing on your 4 person team. The shotgun start will be right after our second annual Golf Ball Drop approximately 1 p.m. Anyone can purchase a golf ball for $5, the winner “splits the pot” with the Chamber. We “drop” the golf balls from a Fleming Mason Energy bucket truck over one of the holes, first ball to go in and stay (or closest to the hole) wins. Stop by the Chamber office for your golf ball, 201 E. Third Street, Maysville.

Ads are available in the Chamber’s Relocation Guide which provides helpful information about our city and county to new residents or businesses. (They have been known to be useful to the long term resident as well.) Ads range in price from $300 for business card size to $1,500 for a full page ad. Remember, Chamber members receive a 10 percent discount. If you would like to promote your business in the guide and support economic development, please call the Chamber office to schedule a time that we can talk with you.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Leadership Horizons Class. The sessions assist participants in developing an awareness of the assets and strengths of the area as well as our problems and challenges. The training also provides an opportunity for participants to network and develop contacts that can assist them in becoming a strong, positive influence in the region. Applications are due Aug. 1 to the Chamber office. The sessions are the second Thursday of each month beginning Sept. 13 through May 9, 2019. Residents of Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason and Robertson counties in Kentucky and Adams and Brown counties in Ohio are encouraged to participate. Applications can be found on our website, www.maysvillekentucky.com.

Vicki Steigleder