“The Chamber and I are dedicated to making Hart County a place where families can go and prosper…We want this to be the County of Opportunity.” Sherman Bowman, Chamber Executive Director
Mary Beth Sallee
Reporter, Hart County News-Herald
Sherman Bowman has worn many leadership hats over the span of his 40-year career in public service.
He has served as Hart County Deputy Judge/Executive and Hart County Judge/Executive, Bonnieville City Clerk, Vice Mayor with the Bonnieville City Council, facilitator for the Kentucky Unemployment Office in Glasgow and Bowling Green, and has also held numerous positions in state government in Frankfort.
Now, Bowman is serving the community as the new Executive Director for the Hart County Chamber of Commerce.
Bowman’s first week on the job has certainly been a busy one filled with welcoming new businesses and networking with others.
“I have had three ribbon cuttings and numerous meetings with members, agencies, and individuals,” Bowman said. “It has all been very helpful, and there is a lot more to learn.”
Bowman stated that one of his primary goals as Executive Director is to help the citizens of Hart County while also improving the quality of life for all concerned.
“I hope to see Hart County become a work-ready community with a productive workforce for not only filling jobs that industries now need, but also for future industries that will locate in Hart County,” Bowman said. “The Chamber and I are dedicated to making Hart County a place where families can go and prosper and their children will not need to leave Hart County to find work. This has been the sad legacy of so many Kentucky counties, and we at the Chamber are doing everything in our power to change that for Hart County. We want this to be the County of Opportunity.”
On behalf of the Chamber, Bowman explained that he will also strive to work hand-in-hand with business owners throughout the community.
“Not only do I want to maintain current (Chamber) members, I want to substantially increase our membership by showing them the advantages that our services can add to improving the bottom line to their services,” Bowman said. “Also, I not only want to maintain but increase contact with members via email, telephone, and on-site visits.”
“Although the Chamber works with many individuals and groups, there is always room for more, and we are willing to work with others who want to help the people of Hart County to achieve a bright future,” Bowman added. “Finally, I want to thank the Hart County News-Herald for their help, and I look forward to continuing this close working relationship.”
Executive Director Bowman can be reached at the Hart County Chamber of Commerce office at 270-524-2892. The Chamber is located at 116 East Union Street in Munfordville. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.