Chamber honors outgoing board members


By Matt Lasley - [email protected]



Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Grayson County Chamber of Commerce Board President Jennifer Newton, far right, presents plaques to outgoing board members John Bouvier, far left, of Bee Hive Homes of Leitchfield; Greg Bernard, second from left, of Mid-Park; and Heidi Baldwin, of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.


Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Misty Thomas, Program Director at Saving Hope Charities, served as the guest speaker of Thursday’s luncheon.


The Grayson County Chamber of Commerce, during its membership luncheon on Thursday, May 11, recognized its outgoing board of directors members, whose last day of service will be Wednesday, May 31.

Outgoing Chamber Board President Jennifer Newton—whose term as President will also conclude on May 31, after which she will serve one more year on the board as Past President—recognized the outgoing board members and spoke about the Chamber’s work over the past year.

This work included hiring Chamber of Commerce Executive Director April Spalding; progress on the Work Ready Community and Strategic Planning initiatives; and adding more than 30 new Chamber members.

Outgoing board members John Bouvier, of Bee Hive Homes of Leitchfield, who served on the board from 2016-2017; Greg Bernard, of Mid-Park, who served as Chamber Board President from 2015-2016 and is concluding his year as Past President; and Heidi Baldwin, of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, who served on the board from 2015-2017 were all presented plaques recognizing their service on the board.

The Chamber is currently accepting nominations for Chamber Board members to fill the outgoing members’ positions.

Additionally, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center CEO and Chamber Board Vice President Wayne Meriwether will take over as Chamber Board President on June 1 following the conclusion of Newton’s term on May 31.

Thursday’s luncheon was sponsored by Saving Hope Charities, and Program Director Misty Thomas served as the guest speaker of the event.

Saving Hope Charities is a six-to-12-month living experience designed to equip women, who have children up to 10 years of age, with life skills that will empower them to achieve independent living.

Thomas said Saving Hope Charities has now been open for three and a half months and is staffed 24/7, but more female volunteers and monetary donations from financial partners are needed to ensure operations at the facility can continue.

For more information about Saving Hope Charities, or to make a donation, visit www.savinghopecharities.org or call 270-971-1460.

Donations can also be made at the facility, located at 233 Commerce Dr. in Leitchfield, by fax at 270-971-4112, or by emailing [email protected]

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Grayson County Chamber of Commerce Board President Jennifer Newton, far right, presents plaques to outgoing board members John Bouvier, far left, of Bee Hive Homes of Leitchfield; Greg Bernard, second from left, of Mid-Park; and Heidi Baldwin, of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Outgoing-Chamber-Board-Members.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Grayson County Chamber of Commerce Board President Jennifer Newton, far right, presents plaques to outgoing board members John Bouvier, far left, of Bee Hive Homes of Leitchfield; Greg Bernard, second from left, of Mid-Park; and Heidi Baldwin, of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Misty Thomas, Program Director at Saving Hope Charities, served as the guest speaker of Thursday’s luncheon.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Misty-Thomas.jpgMatt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Misty Thomas, Program Director at Saving Hope Charities, served as the guest speaker of Thursday’s luncheon.

By Matt Lasley

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Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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