chamber of commerce http://wkms.org en Chamber Chat with Mayfield/Graves County's Kristin Woodward http://wkms.org/post/chamber-chat-mayfieldgraves-countys-kristin-woodward <p></p><p></p><p>Local retailers are wrapping up the fourth quarter and hoping for strong sales while big box stores slash prices. We’re speaking with area chambers of commerce executives this month to find out what they are doing to boost sales, and what they have on their Christmas lists. Chad Lampe speaks with Mayfield Graves County Chamber Executive Director Kristin Woodward about the "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FegvGOjY-fk">Think Different</a>" and "Think Progress" campaigns. Plus, Woodward discuss challenges she faced in 2012 and what she hopes for in 2013.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:20:00 +0000 Chad Lampe 25266 at http://wkms.org Chamber Chat with Mayfield/Graves County's Kristin Woodward Downtown Turnaround, Retail Climate & Initiatives in Madisonville Area http://wkms.org/post/downtown-turnaround-retail-climate-initiatives-madisonville-area <p>How is the retail climate among Madisonville and Hopkins Co. merchants? What initiatives are they doing for the holidays? Today on Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Harriett Whitaker, President, Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce about what the community is doing and the 'ARTcans,' part of the Downtown Turnaround Partnership.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:40:32 +0000 Kate Lochte 24961 at http://wkms.org Downtown Turnaround, Retail Climate & Initiatives in Madisonville Area Marshall County Chamber Releases Alcohol Election Business Survey http://wkms.org/post/marshall-county-chamber-releases-alcohol-election-business-survey <p>The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its survey of local opinions on the upcoming county local alcohol election.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:30:46 +0000 Shelly Baskin 19090 at http://wkms.org Marshall County Chamber Releases Alcohol Election Business Survey Chambers Against Defense Cuts http://wkms.org/post/chambers-against-defense-cuts <p>The Clarksville and Christian County Chambers of Commerce are both behind a measure to keep the spending cuts in the 2011 Budget Control Act from taking effect. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:34:49 +0000 Heidi Couch 18545 at http://wkms.org Chambers Against Defense Cuts 2nd District Political Forum http://wkms.org/post/2nd-district-political-forum <p>Candidates for Kentucky&#39;s second district house seat meet tonight at for a political forum in Mayfield. Democrats Arthur Byrn and Kelly Whitaker and Republicans Richard Heath and Patrick Fisher are vying for retiring Representative Fred Nesler&#39;s seat. The Mayfield Graves County Chamber of Commerce hosts the free event&nbsp;which begins at 5:00 at the Graves Schools&#39; Performing Arts Center at 1107 Housman Street.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 20:36:16 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17930 at http://wkms.org Chamber of Commerce to Host Debate http://wkms.org/post/chamber-commerce-host-debate <p>The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a televised debate May 14<sup>th</sup> for candidates running in the primaries for mayor and city commission. The Paducah Sun reports the debate will be at 6 p.m. at Crounse Hall on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Four mayoral and 19 city commission candidates registered for the debate. The debate will be broadcast live and replayed locally before the May 22<sup>nd</sup> election.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:51:27 +0000 Seth Helton 17288 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Chamber Lead Gambling Amendment Coalition http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-chamber-lead-gambling-amendment-coalition <p><font size="2">A newly-formed coalition of businesses, unions and education groups have teamed up to get a constitutional amendment for gambling on the ballot in Kentucky.<br /><br /> The group is called the Kentucky Alliance for Jobs. It&#39;s a 501(c)(4), meaning it can raise money and advertise to support casino gaming.<br /><br /> The alliance is led by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Dave Adkisson says the coalition is large and diverse, and the members don&#39;t always get along.<br /> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:12:38 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16860 at http://wkms.org Business Group Touts Major Gambling Announcement http://wkms.org/post/business-group-touts-major-gambling-announcement <p><span class="article-content"><span>The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a news conference for this afternoon at the Capitol to make what they call a major announcement regarding support for a proposed constitutional legalized gambling amendment. The event is set for noon Central. Governor Steve Beshear says he&#39;s expecting a proposal to amend the state Constitution to allow casino-style gambling to be filed soon. He also says lawmakers still have plenty of time remaining in the legislative session to get it passed. The legislative session is scheduled to run into April. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:29:37 +0000 Drew Adams 16853 at http://wkms.org