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UK students, Paintsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce make mutually beneficial team

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky College can open doors to a wider world, to career opportunities or to beneficial experiences that are sometimes hard to quantify until later in life. University of Kentucky students Mia Thompson and Alexis “Lexi” Stewart are experiencing all three of those while they work with the Paintsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce this semester. Their professor...

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives name Deanna Herrmann 2020 Executive of the Year

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives (KCCE) announced the 2020 KCCE Annual Excellence Awards on Thursday. These awards pay tribute to local chambers of commerce in areas of operational excellence that include membership growth and retention, website, social media, special publication and newsletter communications, and special events. This year two additional awards were added: excellence in...

Amy Cloud named new executive director for Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives (KCCE), the professional development society for local chambers of commerce in Commonwealth, has announced the hiring of Amy Cloud as the organization’s new Executive Director. Cloud is the CEO of the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce in Nicholasville, and immediate past chair of KCCE’s board of directors. Amy Cloud Cloud has nearly 10 years of chamber...

Increasing volunteerism, building community are goals of new nonprofit R.O.C.K. Jessamine

Accepting a donation for the first R.O.C.K. renovations are, from left, Amy Cloud, executive director of Jessamine Chamber of Commerce, Ron Bishoff, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Jessamine County, and Larry Prinsen, Quality Construction. (Photo provided)   By Judah Taylor KyForward intern   It has often been said that people in need don’t want a hand out, they want a hand...