By Kim Harwood
Jobe Publishing Contributor
The Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce hosted the Summer Quarterly Breakfast on June 28 at the Old School Gym. The gym was decorated with patriotic bunting, red and white flower table arrangements, and US flags throughout the gym. Principal Clint Graham offered the invocation in the absence of Judge Harold Stilts. The breakfast was prepared by Chamber Member, Diane’s Cakes & Catering. The delicious breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, juice, water, coffee, and fresh fruit was a wonderful way to start the morning.
Chamber President Torrie Osbon welcomed the crowd and introduced the Barren River Area Development District as the Sponsor for the Summer Quarterly Breakfast. Emily Hathcock represented BRADD and provided a brief update and Business Service Guides with contact information and support sources.
Kaity Kellett, Child Care Specialist with Family Child Care Network of KY was the first guest speaker on the agenda. Kaity Kellett has ten years in early childhood education with a young child of her own. Kaity discussed the need for childcare in Metcalfe County. The Family Child Care Network recognizes the need for childcare across the state and they offer help to potential providers by promoting and creating relationships in the community. The Mission of the Family Child Care Network of KY is to recruit and support in-home care, families, and communities to increase and sustain access to quality early learning experiences. If you have questions about the Family Child Care Network of KY, please call toll-free at 800- 621-5908 or visit the website, www.fccnky.com.
The next guest speaker was Martha Warner of Martha Warner LLC. Martha Warner is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Project Manager. Martha moved from Kokomo, IN to a small farm in Metcalfe County. Martha Warner has a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching, grant writing, digital media, Microsoft Excel, and Word. Contact Martha Warner to create or update your Business Profile in Google and to manage your Business Social Media Profile. She will discuss what she offers in detail, how it works, and what you need, Martha will teach you to maintain after the job is done, she will not leave you. Contact Martha Warner LLC at 765-252-7395 or www.marthawarner.org.
Chamber Vice President, Daniel Bragg discussed the Stage Committee and Chamber Board of Directors’ plan to build a stage in the courthouse yard. The plan is to have a structure that will complement the historic courthouse and grounds. The stage would be beneficial for local events such as the Pumpkin Festival, Summerfest, and Relay for Life Fund Raisers. The committee would like to see local Church groups and musicians use the stage. If you have questions or input regarding the plans for a stage, please contact the Chamber Office at 270-432-3222.
The Business of the Quarter went to Country Tyme Diner located in the heart of Summer Shade, KY. Owner and Operator, Brenda Crumpton was unable to attend the breakfast but shared her appreciation to the Board for being selected as Business of the Quarter and for being a part of the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce. Country Tyme offers daily menu specials, a variety of desserts, and regular menu items to their customers.
The Summer Quarterly breakfast ended with President, Torrie Osbon, and her adorable daughter, Madi Osbon drawing for the door prizes. If you have not taken the opportunity to attend a Quarterly Breakfast, you do not know what you are missing. Make plans to do so this fall!