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Highland Games bring couple together PAGE 19 22 Shindig on the Square returns 34 A perfect strike: HIGHLANDER BOWL 36 DEDICATED SERVICE Glasgow Animal Clinic Offering Barren County’s best For decades, the Glasgow/Barren County Chamber of Commerce has strongly encouraged residents of Barren County to shop at home and keep the dollars in our community. Indeed, the Chamber has an ongoing campaign called “Buy Barren First” that preaches its main goal to shop and buy in Barren County unless it is impossible to find the desired item within the borders of the county. The Chamber tries extremely hard to “put our money where our mouth is” by purchasing goods and services locally and from Chamber members. For that reason, we are proud to announce a new partnership between the Glasgow Daily Times and the Chamber to publish this edition of our annual magazine. You will find that the stories, pictures and informational “blurbs” to be as crisp and entertaining as has become the tradition for the Glasgow Barren County, Kentucky magazine. In addition, there has been a significant decrease in the cost of advertising in this inaugural issue. We at the Chamber hope that you enjoy the magazine and use it in your marketing efforts just as we do. The Glasgow/Barren County Chamber of Commerce remains busy in our promotion of local business on all fronts. We celebrate Agriculture with the Fourth Annual Barren County Ag Fest this year on June 18. As in the past, the Ag Fest will take place on the beautiful campus of Barren County High School and will highlight a plethora of exhibitors representing all facets of Barren County’s #1 industry, agriculture. In August, the Chamber will host the Annual South Central Kentucky Business Expo at Ralphie’s Fun Center, which served us very well in 2015. This “business to business” event is open to the public and features over 75 local businesses as exhibitors. All business people are encouraged to attend and bring along an RFP for consideration! In addition, the Chamber hosts a series of business seminars called “Lunch and Learn” that are held every other month. Fashioned loosely after former small business round table meetings, topics of great business interest are introduced and discussed. Watch for announcements about the next opportunity or call the Chamber office at 270-651-3161. Tourism in Barren County is extremely healthy. Opportunities and attractions for visitors are as wide and varied as the cool waters of Barren River Lake to the limestone in Mammoth Cave National Park. Events attractive to tourists include the Glasgow Highland Games, Concert on the Square, Bounty of the Barrens Farmers Market, Car Shows, B&PW Arts and Crafts Fair, performances at the Plaza Theatre, and more. The Chamber continues its work with Glasgow/Barren County Industrial Development Economic Authority (IDEA) to help improve the workforce shortage problem that is experienced nationwide. Annually, the Chamber facilitates the Work Ethic Certification Program through the local high schools. This program is a partnership among the Chamber, IDEA, Junior Achievement and three local high schools, Barren County, Glasgow Christian Academy and Glasgow. That is a quick snapshot of a few of the Chamber’s projects. There is more and more activity at the Chamber and we invite you to join us in “Working Together, Building a Better Future.” – Ernest L. Myers, Executive Vice President, COO Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce 118 East Public Square Glasgow, KY 42141 Phone: 270-651-3161 or 800-2643161 Fax: 270-651-3122 Glasgow-Barren County, Kentucky: Illuminated 5