Alliance Events

 

ANNUAL MEETING:
The Alliance Annual Meeting brings together over 250 business and community members, elected officals and government leaders to highlight and discuss the successes of the current year and provide an outlook for the year ahead. Along with guest speakers, this event features a networking reception and dinner presentation. The Alliance will recognize incoming and outgoing board members and present very deserving awards for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and the Community Service Awards
 
CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST:
Each year, the Alliance will host a Spring Legislative Breakfast Briefng, inviting elected offcials from the local, state and federal levels to provide legislative and policy updates as it relates to the business community.
 
MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION DAY:
During the summer, the Alliance Board of Directors and Staff host a special luncheon to say “thank you” to the Alliance Membership for their support. Members are welcome to bring a guest and enjoy a social gathering with great food.
 
ANNUAL GOLF OUTING:
The Annual Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance Golf Scramble is our largest fundraising event held in August to help promote and support our organization. The teams consist of four players, regardless of handicaps, and is held at Veterans Memorial Park Golf Club in Kenton. This is a great networking and social event for the Alliance Membership.


CHRISTMAS AROUND THE SQUARE:
Christmas Around the Square is a Holiday and Christmas craft show located inside the historic Hardin County Courthouse in Kenton. This event has become a holiday tradition in Hardin County and features live music, great shopping on all three foors of the courthouse, homemade food, and an Annual Basket Live Auction that features unique gifts donated by Alliance members.


KENTON HISTORIC COURTHOUSE DISTRICT EVENTS:
Each year, the Alliance hosts two major events, “Eats on the Street: Friday Night Food Truck Fest” in June/July, where gourmet food trucks, craft beers, live bands, car show vintage motorcycle display, and chalk artists bring a community together, of all ages, within downtown Kenton for a fun evening in the summer. In addition, during the holiday months of November thru January, the Kenton Historic Courthouse District comes alive with Window Wonderland Displays. These downtown storefront windows are designed with Christmas and holiday décor designs that include animation, Christmas trees, lights and several unique décor items make for a scenic downtown. This event pairs well with the annual Christmas Around the Square event, Lion’s Club Holiday Parade and Courthouse Lighting Celebration making for a festive place to shop and dine during the holiday season.

 


Alliance Programs

 

LUNCH & LEARN PROGRAMS:
Lunch & Learn provides the Alliance Membership the opportunity to hear from local and regional experts on various topics, as a way of additional education. From guest speakers to panel presentations, members will enjoy lunch and gain some additional knowledge and skillsets in marketing, fnance, social media, and other industry specifc topics and trends. 
 
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS:
Don’t have time to visit during the work day, attend a quarterly “Business After Hours” event to meet with the Alliance staff, as they extend community offce hours for the general public to exchange ideas, discuss business and community needs, and answer any questions you have about the Chamber, Economic & Community Development and Tourism activities, programs and events. These events are held in different communities throughout Hardin County.
 
WOMEN L.E.A.D.:
Women L.E.A.D. is the premier women’s organization in Hardin County that provides networking, collaboration, educational workshops, and guest speakers for current and and prospective women members of the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance. Its mission is to create an engaging environment for women leaders in Hardin County by providing a venue and platform to build connections that will facilitate their success in business and in life. There are four quarterly events held in Hardin County each year.
 
HARDIN LEADERSHIP INC.:
Starting in 2015, any graduates of the Hardin Leadership (adult) program, will be given a one-year engagement membership for free to the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance. Graduates can participate in the various Alliance networking, educational and community programs and also serve on the various division committees as a way to engage more community leaders.

 

HARDIN COUNTY BUY LOCAL FIRST:
The Hardin County Buy Local First Campaign is designed to educate and encourage residents to keep their dollars within the community and support our various small businesses. This yearlong, countywide marketing campaign, includes “The 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Contest,” as well as several other marketing strategies to support Hardin County’s small business, retail stores and restaurants.