Updated: October 18, 2017


MEMBERS OF THE LAWRENCE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GATHERED TUESDAY NIGHT FOR THE 68TH ANNUAL MEETING.  THE CABINETS TO GO EDUCATIONAL CHAIR OF EXCELLENCE WAS AWARDED TO DAVID CROCKETT 6TH GRADE TEACHER CARMEN KILBURN AND SUMMERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS TEACHER COREY LAZAROWICZ.  CABINETS TO GO ALSO AWARDED A 2,000 DOLLAR GIFT TO THE LAWRENCE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND.  CHAMBER PRESIDENT ETHAN HADLEY REPORTED THAT MEMBERSHIP IN THE ORGANIZATION HAD RISEN FROM 330 TO 380 MEMBERS OVER THE PAST YEAR AND WAS ON TRACK OF MEETING A GOAL OF 400 BY THE YEAR 2020.  HADLEY ALSO STATED THAT AVAILABLE INDUSTRIAL SPACE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY IS LOWER THANKS TO THE EXPANSION AND ADDITION OF LOCAL COMPANIES.  KATHY MOTT WAS NAMED CHAMBER AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR WHILE JOHNNY FLEEMAN WAS INDUCTED INTO THE BUSINESS HALL OF FAME.  FLEEMAN’S RESTAURANTS AND SAUCE INDUSTRY EMPLOY 450 PEOPLE AND SERVE SEVERAL STATES.  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN IT’S HISTORY, THE CHAMBER’S CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO A COUPLE.  EVAN AND CINDY CARTER OF LAWRENCEBURG WERE NAMED CITIZENS OF THE YEAR FOR THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE KIWANIS CLUB, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, AND WORK THROUGH THEIR CHURCH.   CHAMBER LEADERSHIP ALSO ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF THE ORGANIZATION’S NEW WEBSITE, LAWCOTN.COM.