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  Chamber of Commerce News

2015 Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Farm City Dinner

Thursday, February 19th, 6:30 PM
Immaculate Conception Hall, 430 Main Street, Hawesville

More pictures can be seen by clicking the picture

2014 Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

Tuesday, June 17th
beginning at 6:30PM at the Immaculate Conception Hall, 430 Main Cross Street, Hawesville. 

Tickets for the event, catered by The Patio, are available for $12.50 at US Bank, Hancock County Farm Store, and the Hancock County Farm Bureau in Hawesville; as well as Hancock Bank & Trust and the Independence Bank branches in Hawesville and Lewisport. 

The night’s guest speaker is author and humorist, Bob Park of Henderson.  
The Banquet agenda includes the Year in Review, election of two new Board Members, presentation of the 2014 Chamber Scholarships, and the much anticipated Citizen of the Year Award. 

Please purchase your tickets now to facilitate catering plans.  Come early and network!


Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
June 17, 2013
Guest Speaker Bo Barron
Citizen of the Year Rosemary Emmick

Thank you to our sponsors!

AT&T        Aleris Rolled Products        Atmos Energy        Big Rivers Electric Corp        Century Aluminum

Domtar        Hancock Bank & Trust        Independence Bank        Kenergy

Southwire        US Bank 

Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner

James Comer

Invites all

Hancock County residents to visit with him

Thursday, July 26

10:00 am

at the

Hancock County Extension Office

1605 US 60 West in Hawesville




Thank you to outgoing Chamber Board of Directors Sharon Russelburg and Mark Woods


2010 Farm City Dinner Picture Gallery

Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner - October 13, 2009

To be held at the Immaculate Conception Parrish Hall at 6:30 pm.  Guest Speaker will be Jeff Nalley.  Catering by Moonlite Bar-b-que.  Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased at all bank locations in Hancock County.  FULL REFUND IF EVENT CANCELED.  Deadline for ticket purchase is October 5th.


The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our August Breakfast Meeting sponsors Kraftcor Federal Credit Union and Labor Management Federal Credit Union

Edna Rice Park

On June 24, 2009 the new roadside park in front of Memory Gardens Cemetary was dedicated in honor of Edna Rice.  Edna is the Chamber's Executive Director but also works tirelessly on other community projects.  It took over 7 years to get this park established by Edna along with others from the community through a grant from GRADD, matching funds from donations and hard physical work.  The Chamber congratulates Edna and the community on the new park.


The Chamber congratulates Bobby Fallin as the 2009 Historian of The Year and Betty Williamson as the winner of the Young Historian Essay Contest.

April Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month

Hancock County Farm Supply

Hancock County Farm Supply, Inc., located at the junction of State Route 1389 and Highway 60, Hawesville, Kentucky.  Dorothy Lamar is the owner of the business who, along with her husband, Raymond, purchased the Farm Supply store in 1959, moving to their present location in 1978.  For the past 50 years the Hancock County Farm Supply business has grown and serves the people well as a Southern States dealer.  They offer not only farm supplies such as seed, feed, fertilizer, and hardware products but have plumbing and electrical supplies, pump gas, and are dealers for Stihl chainsaws and Exmark zero turn riding mowers.  Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 7 am to noon.             

Notice:  If you have not received your 2009 blue membership plaque please contact the Chamber office at (270)927-8223

Special Discount for Chamber of Commerce Members
at the RiverPark Center

The RiverPark Center is offering a 10% discount to all Chamber members, their families, and/or their employees for any of the 3 upcoming Broadway performances.   This discount can save you up to $5 per ticket.  The performances include:

The Pajama Game – Tuesday, March 31st

Bye Bye Birdie – Tuesday, April 14th

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Sunday, April 26th

Broadway at RiverPark Center is presented by BB&T in association with Century Aluminum Hawesville Operations.

For more information or to purchase discounted tickets, call Kimberly Johnson at 270-687-2770.


Thank you to the Sponsors of the 2009 Hancock County Farm City Dinner

Archer Daniel Midland Grain Co.
Atmos Energy
Beck Seed & Grain Company
DeBruce Grains
Farm Credit Services
Hancock Bank & Trust Company
Hancock County Chamber of Commerce
Hancock County Conservation District
Hancock County Farm Supply
Hancock County Farm Bureau Federation
Independence Bank
Ohio Valley Crop Insurance
Owensboro Southern States
US Bank
Western Kentucky Energy
Wright Implement Company

Hancock County Farm City Dinner Appreciation Award went to John Brown on the 20th Anniversary of the Farm City Dinner on February 9th.



The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce supports Stop Red Light Running Awareness Week, November 23-29, 2008 "47 seconds saved is not worth the risk!"



Chamber of Commerce presents $500 Check to the Hancock County Tourism Commission to help promote the Highway 60 Yard Sale Event. 
Edna Rice, Chamber Executive Director, Pat Wheatley, Chairman Hancock County Tourism Commission, Brandon House, Chamber Secretary/Treasurer, Sharon Russelburg, Chamber Vice President


Congratulations to Carla Early, Service Representative, Kenergy Electric for the article in the September 18, 2008 Clarion for her work in Hancock County.


Chamber of Commerce 2008 Board of Directors Installed At August Board of Directors Meeting

The members are Brandon House, House Insurance, Secretary Treasurer, Edna Rice, Chamber Executive Director, Steve Smith, Domtar, President, Monty Quinn, Ace's Guns, Daryl Chinn, Western Ky Energy, Vanessa Payne, USBank, Sharon Russelburg, Farm & Agriculture, Vice President, and Mark Wood, Taylor-Wood Funeral Home.  Bernard Cox, River House Bed & Breakfast, and Mike Johnston, Southwire Ky Plant, were not present.


Presentation of Kentucky Colonel Designation to Past Board Members

Also at the August Chamber Board meeting, certificates of Kentucky Colonel designation were presented in appreciation for their work on the Board of Directors to Sharon Russelburg, Farm & Agriculture, Brandon House, House Insurance, Dr. Walt Allen DMD, Mark Wood, Taylor-Wood Funeral Home, Monty Quinn, Ace's Guns, Richard Basham, Domtar, and Tim Gooch, Hancock Real Estate & Auction.


Edna Rice, Chamber Executive Director presented Rick Embry with a Kentucky Colonel certificate in appreciation for his Chamber Board work on August 21st.






Tammy Miller presented with Civic & Community Award

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce would like to honor a special person, Tammy Miller, who has served in many community services in our county; making a difference to all citizens she has touched.

Tammy is a member of Hawesville Baptist Church.  She was High School President in 1980, President of the Fire Department's Lady Auxiliary, active in United Way - a service that reaches out to many.  She is active and works hard and courageously walked to raise funding for Relay for Life, "For the Cure".  Tammy has succeeded in helping others by her community services.

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Tammy for making a difference in Hancock County.

Rick Embry, Chamber of Commerce Board of Director honored Tammy Miller for her volunteer work in Hancock County by presenting her a Civic & Community Award at the July Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting with Edna Rice, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. 

2008 Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner is a time when we have the opportunity to come together within the community in fellowship, unity and peace.



                 Dortha Boling                            &                         George Holland 

Congratulations to the 2008 Scholarship Recipients

Jasmine McManaway, R.I. Glover Memorial Scholarship
Brett Allen, R.I. Glover Memorial Scholarship
Joshua McCrae Bush, Hancock Cty Chamber of Commerce Technology Scholarship
Elizabeth Newton, (not shown), Hancock Cty Chamber of Commerce Technology Scholarship


The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank those who helped with and attended the 2008 Annual Dinner and we especially thank our speaker, David Adkisson with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

AT&T                Aleris Rolled Products                    Atmos Energy            Century, LLC

Domtar Paper Co.                    Hancock Bank & Trust                    Hancock Communications

Independence Bank                    Kenergy                    Southwire Co. - Ky Plant

US Bank                    Western Kentucky Energy


Thank you, thank you!

Century Aluminum recently provided landscaping of the Hancock County Development Complex and the Chamber is grateful for their assistance in making our county more beautiful.

The Chamber of Commerce is appreciative of the support Domtar has given in sponsoring Hancock County in C-Links.

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce thanks Southwire for its continued support of our community.

Commonwealth Cleanup Day

Southwire participants:  from left, Carla Estes, Julie Vogt, Vanda Rice and Wayne Edge, Plant Manager.  Back row, Susie Chaffin, Andrea Ayer, Sharon Woodburn, Ryan Goad and Mike Johnson





Advanced Wellness Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting


Dr. Nicholas Brockman cuts the ribbon with his mother Michelle Brockman to the left and Executive Director of the Chamber, Edna Rice holding ribbon on the right





2008 C-LINK Legislative Reception

C-LINK is a new alliance of 12 Chamber of Commerce in northwestern Kentucky (Breckinridge, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union and Webster counties).  These chambers recognize the importance of working together to advocate for projects of importance to the region.

C-LINK has identified funding for the construction of Interstate 69 in Kentucky as its No. 1 priority.  Each chamber has also identified one local priority for state funding during the 2008 General Assembly.

Gov. Steve Beshear and all legislators were invited to attend the C-LINK reception.  This was a great opportunity to build rapport with lawmakers and promote the projects that are important in northwestern Kentucky.

Attending the reception Sylvia Kinman, Representative Dwight Butler, Senator David Boswell and Edna Rice, Director of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce

Sylvia Kinman, Representative Dwight Butler, Edna Rice, Director of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, in the background is Judge Ray Powers of Breckinridge County and Senator David Boswell.