SAVE THE DATE Greetings all, You’re cordially invited to attend today’s Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Tuesday, July 5th. We are excited to have CEO of Big Ass Fans, Carey Smith as our guest speaker. At age 9, Carey started working and never stopped. He gained a tireless work ethic as he sold shoes and Christmas cards, changed bedpans and newspaper type, and washed shirts and floors—all before graduating high school. Dissatisfied with working in a traditional corporate environment, Carey left an insurance job in 1981 to begin his first company, Sprinkool, which installed sprinklers on the roofs of industrial buildings as a cooling mechanism. While revenue grew to $1.4 million, the profits weren’t enough to sustain long-term growth. At age 46, he launched the unremarkably named HVLS Fan Company (that’s High Volume, Low Speed). Taking a cue from customers who asked again and again about “those big ass fans,” Carey renamed the company and adopted a strategy of direct sales, so customer feedback would continue to drive innovation. Today, the Big Ass approach centers around investing in research and development, as well as offering top wages and benefits. Since 2010, annual revenue has increased from $49.9 million to a projected $225 million in 2015, landing […]
August 2nd Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon
You’re cordially invited to attend the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce for our upcoming Business After Hours event at Station 211 in Downtown Somerset. Please join us on Thursday, August 11th at 5:30 p.m. as attendees will receive a special presentation from U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers. Admission is FREE for Chamber members. There will be a $5.00 fee for all other attendees. FREE FOOD – TOURS OF STATION 211 – MUCH MORE For more information, please contact the Chamber at 606-679-7323
Chamber After Hours with Congressman Hal Rogers
You’re invited you to attend a FREE Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, August 26th at the John Sherman Cooper Power Plant. We are excited to have United States Senator Mitch McConnell as our guest speaker. Healthcare, the Economy and Washington D.C. Gridlock will be just some of the topics covered during this very special event. Please don’t miss this opportunity to receive an up-to-the-minute report on what’s happening in Washington, D.C. This luncheon will be held at the John Sherman Cooper Power Plant which is located at: 7130 Highway 1247 Burnside, KY 42519 The luncheon will begin at 12:00 (Noon) This is a FREE luncheon so please mark your calendar to attend this very special event.
Chamber Luncheon with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell
Welcome to the Somerset Pulaski Chamber of Commerce!
Since its inception in 1925, the Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce has been the premier advocacy organization for business in Pulaski County. With more than 650 members, we are working to promote a healthy and vibrant economy while protecting and advancing the interest of our members and the community as a whole. The chamber works in conjunction with citizens, businesses, educational and governmental partners to provide a positive business environment and improve the quality of life in the Lake Cumberland region.
The Chamber’s mission is to work every day to make our community a place where businesses can grow and prosper and where people want to raise their families. Business owners look to the Chamber for a venue to network and highlight their business from sole proprietors to the largest companies and employers in the area. We provide information for starting a business as well as business-building programs, employment outreach programs, and custom research for our chamber members.
Our Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping you succeed, and looks forward to continuing to work and grow together in 2016 as one community!