About the Academy Students with a desire to start and run their own businesses are being sought out to apply for the 2019-20 Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is an 18-week after school program that takes a group of select, ambitious, and motivated students through the process of launching and running their very own real businesses. Students enrolled in the program will learn from local business owners and educators about how to create their own ideas and business platforms to eventually manage their own functioning businesses following the program’s completion. Think “Shark Tank,” but on a local level !!! How the Academy Works This Academy is not like a typical class. Instead, students learn how to launch a business in a fun way through a local entrepreneur instructor, professional guest speakers, a CEO Roundtable, trips to local innovative companies, and more. From writing your own business plans with your business mentors, to pitching your plans live on a stage to secure real funding, this exciting class has been the best decision many students like you have ever made. At the end of the year, all YEA! Students will pitch their business ideas in a “Shark Tank” style […]
Register here for the 2019-2020 Young Entrepreneurs Academy
You’re cordially invited to attend our upcoming Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Tuesday, October 1st. We are excited to host Western Kentucky University President, Dr. Timothy Caboni as our guest speaker. Timothy C. Caboni, a 1994 Western Kentucky University graduate, became WKU’s 10th president on July 1, 2017. President Caboni, who holds a PhD in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University, served as the vice chancellor for Public Affairs at the University of Kansas for six years. Prior to that he was associate dean of the Peabody College of Education & Human Development at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. President Caboni is married to Kacy Schmidt Caboni, who is director of principal gifts and special initiatives in the WKU Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. Lunch will be held at The Center for Rural Development and will begin at 12:00 (Noon). Please make your plans to attend this very interesting luncheon.
October 2019 Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon
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 800 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 2019 as one community!
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