Chamber of Commerce installs new board
Published 10:17 am Friday, February 8, 2019
Amy Turner announced she is heading into her second term as the president of the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce.
At the chamber’s annual meeting Thursday, Turner said she hopes the chamber will continue its vision of FOCUS, which stands for Future. Opportunity. Create. Understand. Service.
“My vision is still to focus on our future,” Turner said. “ … Opportunity within our member-to-member relationships and for new relationships. To create new relationships with fellowship with current members of our chamber and new members of our community. To understand the needs of our members and our new members. And service. How can we be of service?”
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Turner accepted the gavel from outgoing president Bruce Manley in 2018.
Executive Director Cindy Banks recognized the 2018 board, and Turner welcomed three new members for 2019: Betty Jane Glasscock with Court Street Gifts, Gardner Wagers and Greg Yates with Partners in Education.
Current members whose terms continue this year are Lauren Frazer, Clark County Farm Bureau; Debbie Hohman, Creative Coffees Roastery; Raymond Smith, Broadway Christian Church and Park Community Credit Union; Tim Smith, WKYN Radio; Janna Smith, RE/MAX Creative Realty; Darryl Terry, Kentucky Bank; Maggie Tincher, KORT Physical Therapy; Turner; Greg Wood, Freedom Realty & Property; Scott Lockard, retired from the Clark County Health Department; Tammy Soberly, Clark Energy; Bruce Manley, Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Sarah Alexander, Clark Regional Medical Center; Sherry Hampton, Winchester Labor Day Committee; Kevin Vincent, D & S Hardware.
Turner said there are more than 30 after hours and breakfast networking events in 2019 as well as other events such as the annual awards banquet, expo, golf scramble and more.
Darryl Terry, the board’s treasurer, also gave a budget overview during the meeting. He said the chamber has an operating budget of about $130,000, with about 60 percent coming from membership dues. Terry said funding from corporate sponsors and various events also make up a portion of the budget.
Terry said the chamber ended its last fiscal year in the green, and the chamber is staying in the budget so far this year.
“I can tell you all the state of the chamber is strong,” Terry said.