It’s another great week at the Jeffersontown Chamber, which has been connecting businesses since 1969. On the calendar, next Wednesday is the Business Blast at Wildwood Country Club, and the next day is the annual BOOM (Best of our Members) Luncheon. The deadline for the Going Beyond Scholarship nominations is June 1. One of the last year’s recipients is well-known in Chamber circles — it’s “Famous Shelly” Gardner of Famous Dave’s, who explains that the scholarship helped her complete a Master Degree at U of L. The scholarship is designed to help Chamber members continue their path in higher education, and Shelly is a perfect example.
Elsewhere, Sunday is a big event for a Chamber sister organization- the Louisville Independent Business Alliance. LIBA, which brought the slogan “Keep Louisville Weird” to the city many years ago, has an ongoing mission that’s similar to the Chamber’s — promoting member businesses. The Buy Local Fair at the Water Tower has become a huge annual event attracting as many as 8,000 people. Executive Director Jennifer Rubenstein tells you what it’s all about.
It’s Spring Break Week, and even though plenty of our friends have left town, there’s a lot left to do in Jeffersontown. First up is Erin Fowler, who Jtown Chamber regulars remember as a terrific employee. Erin has moved on to a big job at Kosair Charities, and is bringing a great Hats for Hope event to the Ramada Inn April 21. Another charitable event highlights the show’s second interview. Comedian Bob Batch will host the Chamber’s Trivia Night at the Community Center April 15. Plus, we’re making big plans for the Chamber Golf Trail April 12 at Quail Chase and the April 23 Arts for the Senses event. Mayor Bill Dieruf is busy interviewing candidates to become the new police chief.
Dan Carey, co-founder and Brewmaster of New Glarus Brewing Co. (Wisconsin) shares with us the history and culture of New Glarus, in addition to his opinions on some of the current business models of the beverage industry.
The second biggest event on the Jeffersontown Chamber is just around the corner, the March 24 Business Expo. Mark Russell, chairman of the Chamber board, comes on to get us excited about the Expo, and fill us in on two other big deas — the Chamber Golf Trail and Trivia Night. The city’s Art Program manger, Rhonda Rowland, is here to talk about the city’s new and growing program to bring arts to all parts of the city. Plus, the first Ask the Mayor segment.
It’s the premiere of the Jeffersontown Chamber podcast. In the first show, host Rick Redding sits down with Mayor Bill Dieruf to talk about a new entrance to the Bluegrass Commerce Park, a new initiative he’s championed to fight heroin abuse, the importance of the Google Fiber that’s coming to town, and plenty more.
Also in the show, Greg Haydon and Brian Meinrath share the story of how an old church on Watterson Trail was transformed into the city’s first modern brewery, 3rd Turn, named for the famous piece of real estate at the Kentucky Derby for revelers. The new Jtown hotspot has enjoyed great crowds since its September opening.
It’s always golf season for John Ashton, Cyndy’s guest on this Louisville Uncovered episode. Listen in as Cyndy asks John about what to give your favorite golfer for Christmas. John came up with a great radio idea that’s gaining great momentum in the U.S., including a new clearance for “Those Weekend Golf Guys” on Yahoo! Sports.
At the Parfumerie in St. Matthews, Ruth Wuerth helps hundreds of customers, like Cyndy, to select the perfect scent for themselves and their love interests, Ruith will even work with you to create your own scent. Find out how by downloading this episode of Louisville Uncovered.
Jeff Miller and Angie Fenton are joined with special guest Ande Gorce. As time goes on, it can be easier and easier to put things off like Getting Fit. How can someone with kids, a job, and no time during the day find a moment to work out?