Upcoming Alliance Events

January 21 | Noon | GoToMeeting

Time Management....So you think you can manage your time?

January 21 | Noon | GoToMeeting


The Hardin County Young Professionals in partnership with Rhodes State College present "Time Management...So you think you can manage your time?" We are all given 24 hours in a day but how we use those hours makes a difference.  Are you aware of where your time goes?  This seminar will discuss the numerous ways you can regain control by identifying the countless unrealized time-suckers.


Click HERE to register

January 21 | 9:00am | GoToMeeting

Upshift with Chad Dunlap

January 21 | 9:00am | GoToMeeting


As an experienced and esteemed public speaker, Chad aims to deliver education, inspiration and entertainment to a variety of audiences. Conquering many hurdles in his own life, Chad drives home a powerful message to those who are battling heavy topics such as depression or suicide. He strives to make every event a memorable experience, placing a large emphasis on delivering motivating content. Get ready to be inspired in an authentic way that leaves you ready to upshift your view, your attitude, and your life.


****Please Note**** This presentation will include information on suicide awareness. Be cautious in participating if this is a trigger or detrimental to your mental health.


Hardin County Suicide Hotline: 800-567-4673


January Safety Council Meeting
Thu, Jan 21, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 455-091-669

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January 15 | 8:30 am | Virtual Meeting

Membership Virtual Breakfast

January 15 | 8:30am | GoToMeeting


Join the Alliance in celebrating and highlighting our 2020 new members. Alliance staff will also recap 2020 and share goals for 2021.


Click HERE to register

December 05 | 6:30pm | Kenton Historical Courthouse District



Window Wonderland and Kenton Lion's Club Christmas Kick-Off

Be amazed the beautiful sights as Window Wonderland returns to Kenton Historic Courthouse District!

Gaze in wonder at over 20 beautifully decorated windows around the Courthouse Square!

While you're downtown, visit the shops and experience the wonder of Christmas!

Register your float entry for the Kenton Lion's Club Christmas Kick-Off here.

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December 17 | 9:00 am | GoToMeeting

December Safety Council Meeting
Thu, Dec 17, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 628-826-581

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October 16 | 8:00AM | Kenton Elks #157 with online option

Join us in discussing current events in economic development with featured speaker to be announced. We will also have log-in information for registered participants unable to attend in person.


Registration is required. Click HERE to register.

September 26 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Kenton Historical Courthouse District

Do you remember "cruising the square?" We do too! The Hardin County Chamber is bringing back this fun tradition that was part of our heritage for many generations.

This event will carry on throughout the summer on the fourth Friday (May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28 and September 25) from 7pm-9pm. Invite your friends and "Cruise the Square!" Visit our downtown merchants, order carry-out from one of our delicious restaurants and enjoy being part of the community.

We encourage everyone to participate in a safe manner. Please do not block intersections and be cautious of emergency vehicles when necessary especially near Wayne Street. All cars are repectfully asked to follow and abide by all laws and may be cited for burnouts or other illegal activities.

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of Little Pumpkin Fest and Eats on the Street for 2020.

Deadline August 21, 2020

Back again this year, the Alliance is offering your business the opportunity to partner and expand your buying power to support Junior Fair Livestock sales. The minimum commitment to participate in the Fair Buyers Group is $500. Your business will be invoiced by the HCCBA before the fair, 100% of money collected will be used during the Hardin County Fair Junior Livestock Sale.


Those interested in participating should click on this link.


August 7 | 8:30am | Veterans Memorial Golf Club

The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance and Hardin County Young Professionals is excited to announce its Annual Golf Outing will be held Friday, August 7th at Veterans Memorial Golf Club in Kenton. After such an unprecedented spring, it is great to end the summer with an event that is built on delivering fun, fun and more fun to your organization. Over the last two year, this event has surpassed our expectations, selling out with a record number of 32 teams, and we expect no less in 2020.


We know you are aware of the benefits of participating in this event including cash prizes totaling $2,800, hole-in-one contests awarding $10,000 from Hempy Water Conditioning and a new vehicle from Steven Austin's Auto Group, as well as a 50/50 raffle, gift baskets and an opportunity to win $1500 toward a trip with Tons of Fun Travel. 


In 2020, we will continue to provide an exceptional experience to our golfers. This includes the addition of contactless registration for our teams by following this link: https://bit.ly/2YDOJeu.

You will be able to register each team member and purchase your skins and mulligans in one transaction. You can also choose to pay by credit card or invoice, but we do ask that all invoices be paid prior to the day of the event. We ask that you send your team members handicaps to alliance@hccba.com by Friday, July 31st. Finally, you will still be able to bring cash to the event for our betting holes, raffles and all the fun at Hole #5. 

Friday | December 18 | 8:00am Virtual Meeting

Economic Development Meeting
Fri, Dec 18, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)

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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 459-266-053

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October 13 | 9:00am | Kenton Elks #157

Have you been looking for insurance for yourself and your employees? This information session is for you. We are excited to announce our partnership with Nelson Insurance Agency to meet your health insurance needs.


Please RSVP at 419-673-4131 to ensure we plan accordingly.

October 08 | 8:30am | GoToMeeting

The Hardin County Ambassador Meeting is open to all members that wish to connect and engage more as an advocate for the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance. In this upcoming meeting, we will hear from Tim Dawson, owner of The Grainery in Plain City. He recently purchased the Scotty's Bar and is in the process of rehabbing and renovating the building. Join us to hear Tim's story and how he decided to invest in the Kenton Historical Courthouse District. Finally, we will give updates on upcoming events, business development and moving toward 2021.


Registration is required. Click HERE register.

September 18 | 8:00 am | GoToMeeting

Have you been stressing about the coming months? COVID, PPP forgiveness, tax credits, flu season! All of these things are rapidly approaching, and we want our businesses to be prepared. Join our panelist in discussing how to plan forward for the next 30, 60 and 90 days to be ahead of the upcoming and ensuing issues for the fall. No registration is required. See meeting log in information below.


Planning Forward-September Membership Panelist Discussion
Fri, Sep 18, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)

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United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 742-586-717

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September 17 | 8:00 am | GoTo Meeting

Today, business decisions are tried in the Court of Opinions. Join the HCCBA and Hennes Communications, Stephanie York, JD, VP, in discussing and creating a crisis communication plan that will help your business both establish and maintain "control of the message" when crisis arises.


This program is for business owners, government officials, school superintendents, health care administrators, nonprofit directors and other business leaders.


Safety Council-Crisis Management
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)

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United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 866-588-693

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Postponed until October 3rd

ANNOUNCEMENT: Eats on the Street, originally scheduled for July 18 in the Kenton Historic Courthouse District is postponed until October 3, and will be held in conjunction with Hardin County Young Professionals Little Pumpkin Fest.

In consideration of the current COVID-19 situation, and after consultation with the local health department, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Eats on the Street until October.

We know that all of you are excited for all the great food and entertainment at THE social event of the season, and we are looking forward to being able to deliver a fantastic event to you this fall.

Thank you to our veteran's.

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance’s Tourism Committee is encouraging county residents to conduct driving tours to visit historical markers and veterans banners in the county.

Committee member Stephanie Temple (left) holds brochures identifying the locations of the historical markers throughout the county and Sheena Striker holds a pamphlet which leads families to the locations of the individual veterans banners. The material will be available in the vestibule of the Alliance on South Detroit Street in Kenton throughout the weekend.


Roger Crowe, organizer of the veterans banner project, holds one of the banners which are displayed in Kenton and Dunkirk. There are 391 located in Kenton and about 25 in Dunkirk this year, he said.

A map identifying the location of the banners is available on the group’s Facebook page at hardincountyvetsbanners.com.


Story provided by Kenton Times Journalist, Dan Robinson.

May 15 | 8:00 AM | GoToMeeting

Register today for our online Economic Development Committee Meeting, Friday, May 15, 8:00 AM.

We will be featuring a presentation from State Treasurer Robert Sprague's office.



Link to Register: https://hardincountychamber.growthzoneapp.com/…/Re…/vP3B8QMp

Meeting will be held via GoToMeeting.

Our lobby is open by appointment only until further notice.

June 17 | 10:00 AM | GoToMeeting

Women LEAD presents Generations Coffee Club for Hardin County retired and senior women to connect and enjoy one another's company. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding this event virtually through GoToMeeting. 


Registration is required at THIS link.

May 01 | 8:30 A.M. | GoToMeeting

Having the right tools to operate your business is a critical piece to success. The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance is here to help you "Build A New Toolbox" with resources needed to operate in the office or from home in this new business world.


Registration is required. Click HERE to register.


April 24 | 8:30 AM | GoToMeeting

Join the Alliance staff for a half-hour of Chamber Chat. Send us your questions about things going on in the community, resources needed during this COVID-19 crisis, or share concerns and ideas in general. We look forward to engaging and chatting with you.


Send questions to:

Holli Underwood- (hunderwood@hccba.com)

Jesse Purcell- (jpurcell@hccba.com)

Jacqualine Fitzgerald-(jfitzgerald@hccba.com)


Registration is required. Click HERE to register.

April 20 | Noon

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors have established the Save the Small Business Fund. This is a key pillar of the U.S. Chamber's Save Small Business Initiative.


The Fund is providing $5,000 in short-term relief to employers across the United States. These one-time supplemental cash grants are for businesses that have between three and 20 employees and operate in an economically vulnerable community in which Hardin County qualifies. Grants will be distributed on a weekly, rolling basis until all funds have been allocated.


The grant application will go live on Monday, April 20 at 3:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM CT. Go to Save the Small Business Fund and sign up for the reminder email to apply.

April 10 | 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. | GoTo Meeting

Join our virtual conversation with local and state government officials discussing the issues that matter the most to you. Get to know candidates running in the primary election and make your voice heard.

Registration is required. Follow the link to register: https://bit.ly/2JvxC67

April 9 | 9:00 A.M. | GoTo Meeting

This online event was created for small businesses (500 or less) to gain clarification and guidance to the provided resources by the Small Business Administration in response to COVID-19.


Specifically: Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Economic Injury Disaster Advance (EIDA), and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)


Registration is required. Please click HERE to register.