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Community Education: New Business Seminar

Jennifer Moonsong

Division Publisher

Metcalfe & Barren


Gilbert & Gilbert Accounting and Metcalfe County Community Education have teamed up to offer a new business seminar on October 26 at 6 p.m. This seminar will be held at the Metcalfe County Middle School Library.


Kentucky Farm Bureau Agent, Tareena Horton, and German American Bank are also part of this project.


“Tina Wilson with Gilbert & Gilbert Accounting Services in Glasgow reached out to me to see if Community Education would be interested in partnering with them to offer this free class to the community,” said Kristin Crouch of Community Education.


Crouch jumped at the opportunity to offer something new to Metcalfe County.


“New business owners walk through our doors each week at Gilbert & Gilbert Accounting seeking assistance,” said Wilson. This was the inspiration for offering such a class.


“Many people start a new business with the knowledge and expertise in their field to succeed. However, they do not always consider all the insurance, banking, and tax aspects it takes to run a new business. With the great need in the community, we want to offer this New Business Seminar to offer insights on what is needed and how to be compliant with local, state, and federal government.”


Wilson says the New Business Seminar will provide information for anyone considering a new business or perhaps for someone that has recently begun a business.



“You might have a storefront operation or maybe selling tacos from your trunk! Whether you plan to operate a business complete with employees or run a personal side hustle, this class can offer important information for you,” Wilson said.


“I’m so excited that we can partner with Gilbert & Gilbert to offer this class to community members free of charge. Community Education has definitely felt the limitations during the pandemic on what classes and events we could safely offer. I’m looking forward to the seminar and hope to have a good turnout,” said Crouch.


Like all organizations, Metcalfe County community education made changes and alterations through the pandemic.

“Regular craft and cooking classes have been put on hold during the pandemic but we hope to bring those back as Covid numbers decline. We’ve continued our partnerships in the schools and do monthly crafts with the after school programs and partner with the Youth Services Center at the high school for drug prevention. I’m really looking forward to when we can be back in full swing and offering more community classes.”


At this time Community Education is still offering weekly fitness classes at the Wellness Center.


“The best way to stay up to date on the class schedule is to follow the Metcalfe County Community Wellness Center Facebook page. For all other Community Education classes follow the Metcalfe County Community Education page.”


“People can also contact Kristin Crouch with any questions about classes being offered or if you have a suggestion about a class or program you would like to see offered in our community. We always want to do what we can to meet community needs.”

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