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, November 5th. We are excited to host Kentucky Farm Bureau President, Mark Haney as our guest speaker. Haney has served on the Executive Committee for 20 years and has been a state director since 1993. For many years he chaired the State Resolutions Committee. He is a past president and current board member of the Kentucky Center for Agriculture & Rural Development, past president of the Kentucky Center for Cooperative Development, past chairman of the Kentucky Horticulture Council and a current member of the Board of Directors for Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. Mr. Haney has also served as former president of the Pulaski County Farm Bureau and is a current member of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He and his brother, Don, produce apples and peaches near Nancy, KY, where they also raise beef cattle. They sell fresh produce from their orchards – as well as cider, jellies, baked goods and other products – at a KFB Certified Roadside Market located on the farm. He and his wife,Marlene, have two sons and a daughter. Lunch will be held at The Center for Rural […]
November 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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