Have you nominated a business woman for this year’s award event? Women in Business Nomination Forms are now on the Chamber’s website, www.meadekychamber.org. Applications are continuing to come in and we encourage you to recognize a Meade County Business Woman by nominating her for this award. This is a ladies only event with one the regions favorite Business Women – Dawn Gee, newscaster for WAVE News. Plan on making your reservations early as we were sold out in 2013 and the event only happens every other year.
BELK Department Store in Elizabethtown will provide the fashions and Everett N’ Allies will be taking care of the accessories!
We are still looking for a sponsor for this great Ladies Only event! Please let us know if you would like to join his great list of businesses and speakers
Nominees should be innovative leaders who are making waves with their energy, ideas, achievements and commitment to excellence in the area. Nominees must live or work in Meade County and a winner will be selected based upon
- Her ability to bring about social and economic change.
- Leadership as an outstanding role model to women.
- Outstanding performance within her profession to improve the status of her community.
The Women in Business nomination form is available at http://www.meadekychamber.org/2015/outstanding-business-woman-nomination/
Farm Bureau Insurance is the Meade County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for July. This business was selected for its level of involvement in the chamber, and recognition of a successful business. Owners, Greg and Shirley Beavin have led this family business that is “committed to the kind of personal service that makes every client feel like family”, for over 40 years.
Meade County Farm Bureau, founded in 1938, offers benefits and services to local residents and has established a reputation as an effective advocate for its estimated 3,800 local members. Among the benefits of membership are the extensive insurance and financial services available through Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, the largest property-and-casualty insurer in Kentucky. Truly a family business, son John Beavin, manages the Flaherty office. Beavin a ’96 graduate of UK, a devoted husband is also a father of three. John is an avid runner and enjoys coaching local sports teams and watching UK basketball. He is also the president of the MAC. His sister, Cindy Humphrey, works at the Brandenburg office as Greg’s Administrative Assistant. She graduated from Meade County High School and Transylvania University where she excelled in the classroom as well as basketball. She loves being a mother & working for her dad. Shirley Beavin does all the bookkeeping and fills in where needed in either of the offices. A longtime member of the staff is Jeanna Turner, sales agent and Hall of Fame member of Meade County Lady Waves basketball program. Greg says his additional support staff is second to none in the industry. They include in the Brandenburg office, Ann Jones, Diana Chism and Teri Wathen. The Flaherty office is staffed with Julie Lancaster and Robin Sipes.
The Chamber of Commerce recognizes members that consistently go above and beyond the call of duty in their level of involvement with the community. The level of support to this chamber is a great asset to the success of the chamber. Their continued sponsorship of the area golf scrambles every year, and their dedication and support of the MAC are a continued investment into an outstanding good neighbor policy. They support their Chamber and business community by regularly attending the ribbon cuttings and luncheons. Congratulations on being July Member of the Month.