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Benefits & Sponsorships

Since 1923 the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce has grown and prospered as the united voice for business in our area. The Chamber has accomplished much because of the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers, sharing the belief that our community is worth working for. With your help our community continues to improve. But most of all because we believe that Bardstown-Nelson County is a wonderful place to live and work.

Why Join?

Chamber Mission

The mission of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce is to make a positive impact on our community by connecting members to build strong businesses, strengthening our local economy.


You make an important difference when you belong to the Chamber. A strong Chamber of Commerce is essential for taking our business community to a strong position for the future. The support of each member solidifies the complete effectiveness of our pro-business efforts.


The Chamber works to nurture the areas business climate by sponsoring local activities, by monitoring local and state government action and how it will affect business, and by participating in community development initiatives. These good things can happen only with a broad base of support. That’s why having you as a member is so important.


Your membership helps us continue to provide vital services to our community. You can further your own, personal effectiveness by participating in Chamber sponsored events and by taking
advantage of networking and leadership opportunities.


Here’s an outline of the programs and services that the Chamber offers and some ways that you can make the Chamber work for you:


We give you the following opportunities to promote & market you and your business by sponsorship & networking through:


  • Business Referrals
  • Enhanced Listing
  • Gift Check Program
  • Membership Directory printed/online
  • Monthly E News
  • Monthly Connects / Networking
  • Online Job Posting
  • Relocation Packet
  • Ribbon Cutting
  • Shop Local Advertising Campaign
  • Social Media
  • Sponsorship Opportunities/Advertise
  • Workforce/Hub Website
  • XLR8 Classes
  • Young Leaders
  • Young Professionals Network


  • Annual Dinner
  • Women's Breakfast
  • National Civics Bee
  • Home Coming
  • Chamber Chase
  • Golf Scramble
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Conference
  • Day at the Races
  • Cheers to Bardstown with Bardstown Main Street
  • Shop Small 'Round Bardstown
  • Santa on the Square


  • Ambassadors
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Workforce Committee
  • Young Professionals