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WHAT’S INSIDE CENTRAL FOR BUSINESS Overview

06 An Easy Sell 08 Among the Companies We Keep 10 Utilities 14 A Closer Look 18 Sites & Tools 18 State incentives Motorsports

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COME ON IN

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Start Your Engines A Year in Automotive Advancements Geared for Growth

Excellence in Innovation

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Grow Kentucky Sparking New Culture Salt of the Earth Growing Our Own Developing Downtown

SOUTHERN FOR LIVING Residential Real Estate

38 Right at Home 39 Chamber Partner Apartments 40 Ideal for Retirement 41 Realtor Association of Southern

Kentucky, Inc. & Builders Association of South Central KY, Inc.

Community Service & Faith

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From the Inside Out Chamber Partner Congregations

Entertainment, Arts & Recreation

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Where the Stars Come Out Performing Arts Rhythm & Bluegrass Your Bowling Green Bucket List Fork in the Road Regional Festivals & Events Chamber Partner Hotels


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MAKING YOUR MOVE

Health & Wellness

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Your Guide to Wellness

Excellence in Healthcare

COMMUNITY SPIRIT 66 68 69 70 70 71

Excellence in Tourism Join the Club Why Join the Chamber of Commerce? A Word from the Mayor & Judge-Executive Outside the Boardroom A Word from Our Leadership

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The Medical Center TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital Graves-Gilbert Clinic Comprehensive Care

Excellence in Education

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Bowling Green Independent School District Warren County Public Schools The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN ASSEMBLY HOME OF THE CORVETTE

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Warren County Area Technology Center Daymar College Western Kentucky University Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College

Get Connected

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Phone Numbers for Newcomers

SPONSORS DIRECTORY 91

Index of Advertisers & Preferred Businesses

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STORY BOARD

Meredith Robinson, Tonya Matthews, Maureen Carpenter, Kim Phelps

LEAD DESIGN Sarah Bishop

LEAD WRITER Sarah Bishop

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bowling Green Independent School District, Graves-Gilbert Clinic, Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College, The Medical Center, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital, Warren County Public Schools, Western Kentucky University

COPY EDITORS

GLOBALLY KNOWN LOCALLY BUILT

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AD SALES Sarah Bishop

FINANCE COORDINATOR Yvonne Franks

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Bowling Green Country Club, Bowling Green Daily News, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Bowling Green Riverfront Foundation, Inc., Bryan Lemon Photography, Cason’s Cove, Corsair Distillery, Daymar College, Graves-Gilbert Clinic, Hot Yoga Bowling Green, Lost River Cave, Mellow Mushroom, National Corvette Museum, Operation P.R.I.D.E., Orchestra Kentucky of Bowling Green, South Union Shaker Village, Spencer's Coffee, Tennessee Valley Authority, The Club at Olde Stone, The Gatton Academy of Mathematics & Science of Kentucky, The Medical Center, The Spot, The Symphony at WKU, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital, Warren County Public Schools, Wheatless, White Squirrel Brewery, Yellowberri ••• Published by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. Tonya Matthews | Vice President, Partnership Services Kim Phelps | Vice President, Communications and Public Policy Sarah Bishop | Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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AN EASY SELL

THE BOWLING GREEN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE works with the City, County and economic development agencies to promote the region to new and expanding businesses and industries. In 2015, Bowling Green touted three of the top 10 economic development projects in the state and was selected as one of best places in the country to retire.

ACCESS TO MARKETS While South Central Kentucky’s driving sectors are advanced manufacturing, automotive, distribution and logistics, food processing, metal fabrication, motorsports and plastics, the region encompasses a range of industries from high-tech research and development facilities to finance and healthcare.

AVAILABLE PROPERTIES The Kentucky Transpark provides Build-Ready sites, where the majority of background work is completed, meaning companies have the freedom to begin construction in a short time frame. Electric, water, sewer and gas are already routed to the property lines, with fiber optic available. The Transpark is expected to have a total economic impact of $3.5 billion over the next 10 years.

EDUCATION More than 50 colleges and universities are in a 60-mile radius of South Central Kentucky. In fact, Bowling Green is home to Western Kentucky University, Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College and Daymar College – all fulfill employers’ needs with hightech training, state-of-the-art facilities and research that drive expansion and growth. Bowling Green is proud to implement the nationally-recognized Leader in Me program, a leadership model that teaches students the soft skills needed to succeed beyond the classroom. Our community is on track to be the first in the nation to implement the program in all grade levels.

EXPANDING COMMUNITY As the fastest growing region in the state, we have had a growth rate of 22 percent over the last nine years. Bowling Green is the state's third-largest city, with 63,616 residents. The 10-county region has a population of more than 295,952, with an average age of 37 years old.

QUALITY OF LIFE With the cost of living well below national average, South Central Kentucky provides an affordable, high quality of life. The Bowling Green MSA reported a Composite Index 10 percent lower than the national average, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research, and housing costs rank 21 percent below the national average. In 2015, the average median home value reported was $134,500, and the average monthly rent was $665.

LOW CRIME Safety is important when choosing where to locate your business or family, and South Central Kentucky boasts crime rates below the national average. The Bowling Green Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police serve the region.


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ENVIABLE BUSINESS CLIMATE Our individual tax climate has a 6 percent cap rate on income over $75,000. Companies pay one of the lowest unemployment tax rates in the U.S., with new companies paying only 2.7 percent on the first $9,300 in wages per employee its first two years.

QUALIFIED WORKFORCE To meet businesses’ need for talent, we facilitate a world-class workforce by implementing programs – from elementary school to adulthood. The labor force of South Central Kentucky exceeds 130,000, and the broader workforce quickly reaches 750,000 people within a 100-mile radius. Additionally, Warren County was one of the first Kentucky communities to be certified as Work Ready, meaning it has the workforce capacity to staff existing jobs and to master innovative technologies future jobs require.

TRANSPORTATION ACCESS With close proximity to major highways and four-lane state parkways, it’s possible to reach 60 percent of the U.S. market in a day. Kentucky puts products, paper and packages into the global commerce stream through two major shipping hubs: UPS and DHL Express. The region provides rail service through the R.J. Corman Railroad Group and the CSX mainline, which connects Louisville and Nashville. Nestled on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, Kentucky provides freight transport, and the Port of Nashville and the Owensboro Riverport are less than 80 miles from Bowling Green.

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AMONG THE COMPANIES WE KEEP

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The reason for our success the last 35 years is the same reason we chose to locate in Bowling Green – it offers a community of diverse, hard-working and talented individuals.

Bill Koons,

General Manager, Country Oven Bakery

WELCOME TO

OUR STRENGTH ZONE

Industrial

Commercial

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Technical 270-781-0125 www.mltechnical.com

“In 1981, The Kroger Co. chose to invest in the Bowling Green community by building a state-of-the-art facility that is truly one of a kind. Since then, the plant has added three production lines and expanded by more than 100,000 square feet and 400 associates. Country Oven has always appreciated the support from the people of Bowling Green – our great associates drive our success. The South Central Kentucky community offers a number of benefits to Country Oven Bakery and The Kroger Co., including the more than 650 talented, dedicated associates we employ. While our plant manufactures products for all of our 2,778 stores in 35 states, it is located in the heart of Kroger country. Country Oven is within 300 miles of eight of Kroger’s 20 retail divisions, as well as its corporate office in Cincinnati.”


Bowling Green, Kentucky

In 2016, Sun Products, a proud member of the Bowling Green community since 1994, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Henkel Consumer Goods Inc. As leaders in the laundry and home care market, and with a portfolio of well known brands—including Henkel’s Persil® and Purex®, and Sun Products’ all®, Wisk® and Snuggle®— together we are better able to serve our consumers and customers.

www.sunproductscorp.com 385 Southwood Court | Bowling Green, KY 42101 | 270-793-5400


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Atmos Energy

UTILITIES

WITH UTILITY COSTS a staggering 26 percent lower than the national average, it’s hard for industries to ignore the cost-saving benefits of locating here. In fact, our utility rates are the lowest east of the Mississippi River.

Tennessee Valley Authority TVA is a U.S. corporate agency that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 9 million people in seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all its revenues from electricity sales. TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development, a core component of TVA’s mission. Named one of the top 10 utilities for economic development by Site Selection magazine since 2006, TVA works with local power companies and regional, state and community partners to retain and attract jobs and capital investment for the seven-state territory. In 2015, 8,200 jobs were created and retained in Kentucky, with $844 million invested. For more information about economic development programs, visit www.TVAsites.com. In fiscal year 2015, TVA sold almost 7.9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity to 10 municipal and five cooperatively-owned utilities that distribute TVA power in Kentucky. Kentucky is home to 17 directly-served customers of TVA that purchased over 3 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. TVA manages recreational, natural and cultural resources on more than 60,000 acres of public land around Kentucky Reservoir and partners with state, local and regional stakeholders to improve water quality, shoreline conditions, recreation and biodiversity. Kentucky residents enjoy camping, fishing, boating, swimming and other recreational opportunities provided by Kentucky Reservoir, as well as economic benefits from recreation and tourism.

Recognized as one of the best places to work in Kentucky, Atmos Energy has served the Bowling Green area for more than 70 years. With over 32,000 customers in the surrounding counties and over 175,000 in Kentucky, the natural gas distributor is proud to be one of the lowest-cost providers of natural gas in the state and strives to keep low costs for its customers. Safety and reliability are paramount to Atmos Energy. It strives for the highest operational standards by providing a state-of the-art training facility in Dallas where field personnel gain valuable training to provide customers and communities quality service. Sensitivity to community needs is a big part of the company’s corporate culture. Atmos Energy’s employees support their communities by providing food and resources to those in need and supporting education and non-profit charities. 
 Atmos offers new programs to promote energy efficiency and conservation. High-efficiency equipment rebates available to customers range from $25 to $500 on qualified equipment, including natural gas furnaces, water heaters and commercial cooking equipment. Through its website – www.atmosenergy.com/home/efficiency/index. html – and informational newsletters, Atmos Energy provides customers with tools and information to save up to 30 percent on home heating costs. The company offers up to $3,000 in home weatherization to qualified customers in a partnership with Community Action of Southern Kentucky and the Kentucky Housing Corporation. 
 As part of its ongoing community outreach efforts, Atmos underwrites educational materials and programs for elementary students in the Kentucky service area. The Energy Conservation and You curriculum, developed for fourth-graders, teaches the importance of conserving energy and motivates students to become energy conservation advocates. Online educational tutorials designed for elementary and middle school levels combine programs about natural gas safety and conservation with fun activities to share with teachers and parents.


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Bowling Green’s largest hotel recently completed a $7.5 million dollar renovation! Featuring 218 spacious guestrooms and suites, the Hartland

Bowling Green Municpal Utilities Bowling Green Municipal Utilities provides consumers with high-speed data, safe and reliable electric and award-winning water and wastewater treatment services. BGMU’s Electric Division serves a population of about 50,000 within Bowling Green city limits, including nearly 4,100 commercial facilities.

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BGMU is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,200 public power utilities to earn Reliable Power Provider (RP3®) recognition from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The honor recognizes public power utilities that excel at four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. For the ninth consecutive year, BGMU was named a Tree Line USA Utility in 2016. The national Tree Line USA program is a partnership of the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. The program recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees.

THE ANSWER TO YOUR RECYCLING NEEDS.

BGMU treats water from Barren River and pumps it to five elevated water storage tanks. The Water Treatment Plant has the capacity to treat 30 million gallons of water per day, and the system includes over 320 miles of water mains. BGMU maintains over 260 miles of sewer mains and can treat 12 million gallons of wastewater per day. Bowing Green is fortunate to have safe, high-quality water that exceeds government-issued regulations. BGMU’s Fiber Optic Division provides telephone, Internet and point-to-point services for area businesses. Services are provided over the only all-fiber network in Bowling Green with 24/7 support and an uptime rating greater than 99.99 percent. All BGMU divisions are easily accessible online, where customers can pay bills, view water quality reports, request services and more.

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Warren County Water District As one of the largest water and wastewater utility districts in the Commonwealth, Warren County Water District is recognized across the state and nation for its professional and progressive approach in providing clean drinking water and reliable sewer services. More than 74,000 residents rely on Warren Water for safe, high-quality drinking water. Water on tap is essential and an invaluable resource. The average American uses 176 gallons of water per day. Warren Water works hard to maintain an affordable price while providing quality on-tap water, testing over 1,000 times to ensure CLIENT: Atmos Energy safe drinking water. One gallon of tap waJOB#: ATMO-15-999 terAd costs 2015 Resizes less than one penny. General Manager John Dix reinforces Warren WaTRIM: 4.833"w x 6.5"h ter’s daily commitment to quality. LIVE: 4.833"w x 6.5"h

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PUB: 2016 South Central Kentucky healthy, running, and our economy growChamber Magazine CONTACT: ing,” Dix said. Sarah McCullum sarah@bgchamber.com 866-330-2422 Warren Water serves a blend of residen-

tial, agricultural, commercial and industriproviding high-quality water service and reliable wastewater services to more than 28,000 water and 6,000 sewer customers throughout Warren County. Warren Water delivers over 8 million gallons of water per day. The system’s water lines span 530 square miles.

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The wastewater system includes over 165 miles of sewer lines and 58 wastewater-pumping stations that transport more than 1.8 million gallons of wastewater each day. “While essential, water infrastructure is largely invisible,” Dix said. “Few people realize what it takes to treat and deliver safe drinking water every day. The high quality of life we enjoy would not be possible without water and the infrastructure that fuels it. Valuing water means valuing our future.” Community involvement is an important role for Warren Water. As part of its community outreach efforts, the utility offers a renewable $1,000 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior each year. Warbsky_community_hotdog_4_833x6_5_01mg.indd 1

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ren Water also participates in the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business-Education Partnership program to increase resources and opportunities for students. Throughout the year, the company participates in area festivals and events to increase awareness of water conservation, recycling and other issues important to the health and safety of the community and the preservation of the environment.

Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation

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Average American uses 176 gallons per day.

Affordable

One gallon of tap water costs less than one penny.

Quality

Testing over 1000 times a year to ensure safe drinking water.

Valuing water means valuing our future.

270-842-0052 · www.warrenwater.com

Formed in 1938 to bring electricity to rural areas of Warren County, Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation staff members work closely with economic development leaders in Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Grayson, Logan, Ohio, Simpson and Warren counties. As part of the Touchstone Energy alliance, Warren RECC is dedicated to innovation, accountability, integrity and community commitment. The alliance of over 740 cooperatives in 46 states was created to educate member-owners and to provide a nationwide network to bring added value and benefit to customers. Warren RECC also works in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority to offer financial and rate incentives to qualified industrial and commercial customers to assist with infrastructure costs and lower overall operating costs. Community outreach is an important mission for Warren RECC. Safety and emergency preparedness demonstrations are available to fire departments, building contractors, farm organizations and other agencies dealing with high-voltage power lines and other electrical dangers. Educational presentations also are available for schools and civic groups to learn about the principles of electricity and electrical safety and how to deal with electrical emergencies.

Providing Reliable Service to Bowling Green for over 70 years Electric

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A CLOSER LOOK LARGEST REGIONAL EMPLOYERS DART CONTAINER CORPORATION BOWLING GREEN METALFORMING

1,488

5,000

FRUIT OF THE LOOM

1,550

1,385

HOUCHENS INDUSTRIES

MED CENTER HEALTH

3,400

LOGAN ALUMINUM, INC.

GENERAL MOTORS BOWLING GREEN ASSEMBLY PLANT

WARREN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

1,070

2,583

SUN PRODUCTS CORPORATION

994

950

TARGETED SECTORS

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

AUTOMOTIVE

FOOD PROCESSING

FABRICATED METALS

PLASTICS

MOTORSPORTS

TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

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Other Services Government

Information Natural Resources

Wholesale

Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Education & Healthcare

Construction

Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities

Manufacturing Leisure Professional & Business Services

Retail


TAX STRUCTURE PERSONAL INCOME TAX 2% > $0 3% > $3,000 4% > $4,000

5% > $5,000 5.8% > $8,000

CORPORATE FRANCHISE TAX Kentucky does not impose a corporate franchise tax.

CORPORATE INCOME TAX TAXABLE RATE – PER TAXABLE INCOME LEVEL

TAXABLE NET INCOME

$0-$50,000 ...................................................... 4% $50,001-$100,000 .......................................... 5% $100,001.......................................................... 6% Corporations pay the Limited Liability Entity Tax, which is the lesser of .095 percent of gross receipts or .75 percent of gross profits. The tax phases are between $3 million and $6 million of gross receipts or profits, with a minimum tax of $175.

SALES AND USE TAX Source: Kentucky Department of Revenue

Six percent of gross receipts or purchase price. There are no local sales and use taxes in Kentucky.

POPULATION WARREN

BARREN

LOGAN

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HART

SIMPSON

BUTLER

EDMONSON

2015 CENSUS ESTIMATES

MONROE

Warren, 122,851; Barren, 43,570; Logan, 26,910; Allen, 20,640; Hart,18,454; Simpson, 18,006; Butler, 12,938; Edmonson, 12,007; Monroe, 10,667; Metcalfe, 9,909

METCALFE

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COST OF LIVING BOWLING GREEN INDEX

U.S. AVERAGE INDEX

*As of Oct. 28, 2016

COMPOSITE 89.7 100

GROCERIES 92.2 100

Accounting

HOUSING 77.4 100

Auditing

UTILITIES

Tax

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Business Valuation

TRANSPORTATION 91.2

Forensics

100

Litigation Support

HEALTHCARE 81.6 100

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES 94.7 100

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STATE INCENTIVES Kentucky promotes economic development, business expansion and job creation by providing financial support and tax credits.

Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit

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SITES & TOOLS Kentucky Transpark

Located on U.S. 31-W and Highway 68-80, the Kentucky Transpark is on the leading edge of newly-developed intermodal parks. The 900+ acre park is home to a diverse group of growing industries and education facilities. Speculative buildings at the Transpark are designed to be customized to the fit the needs of most any manufacturer or distributor.

NCM Motorsports Park

Office Space

The NCM Motorsports Park’s adjacent 50-acre business campus is ideal for motorsports companies specializing in research and development, light assembly or manufacturing that desire immediate access to a testing facility. This dual-track attraction is suitable for all makes and models of vehicles and features multiple circuits, ranging from 1.96 to 3.15-mile courses. The customizable space at the park is available for lease and starts at 8,000 square-feet.

Apart from industrial parks, South Central Kentucky boasts more than 130,000 square feet of Class A and B office space. Available spaces include a variety of opportunities such as downtown buildings, headquarters or newly-built office condos.

BEVIN SIGNS BILL TO INCENTIVIZE TECH INVESTMENTS

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o attract more tech investments to the state, Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill to add data centers to the definition of manufacturing.

House Bill 237, sponsored by Warren County Rep. Jim DeCesare, adds tier 3 and tier 4 tech centers, which includes large tech companies

like Apple, Google and Amazon in the definition of manufacturing. The bill allows for data centers to qualify for temporary exemption from local property taxes. Along with the state’s low-cost energy and other incentives, House Bill 237 further positions Kentucky to compete against other states for future investments.

Encourages small business growth and job creation by providing a tax credit to businesses hiring one or more eligible individuals and investing at least $5,000 in qualifying equipment or technology. Most for-profit businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees are eligible for this program.

Kentucky Business Investment Program Provides income tax credits and wage assessments to agribusinesses, regional and national headquarters, manufacturing companies and non-retail service or technology-related companies that locate or expand in Kentucky. Projects locating in certain counties may qualify for enhanced incentives.

Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act For new or expanded service, technology, manufacturing or tourism attraction projects in Kentucky. KEIA provides a refund of Kentucky sales and use taxes paid by approved companies for building and construction materials permanently incorporated as an improvement to real property. It also is available for Kentucky sales and use tax refunds for eligible equipment used for research and development and data processing equipment.


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FIRST PRIVATE SPEC BUILDING COMPLETE AT TRANSPARK

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here have been six successful partnerships between the Bowling Green Area Economic Development Authority and Inter-modal Transportation Authority. Construction on Dominion North-1, the first private speculative building development at the Kentucky Transpark, was completed in summer 2016.

AFFORDABLE FOR BUSINESS Bowling Green, KY is among the top seven percent

The building can be customized to fit the needs of most any manufacturing and distribution user, and offices can be added internally or externally.

of metros for overall lowest cost of doing business. The region offers 22 percent lower than national average labor costs, low real estate and property tax, no local sales tax or production equipment tax, and our cost of living is nine percent lower than the national average.

This pre-engineered steel structure with insulated panels sits on 5.7 acres, meets the American Institute of Steel Construction Standards and yields maximum energy efficiency.

THRIVING

Speculative buildings are invaluable tools for economic development in South Central Kentucky and add to the region’s appeal for clients because of the expedited timeline from build-out to operation – saving time and money.

The third largest city in Kentucky, Bowling Green is the commerce hub of South Central Kentucky – the fastest growing region in the state. Our labor market area is two-million people strong.

A LOGISTICS DREAM

South Central Kentucky is the epicenter of a 34-state distribution area offering central access to 19 interstates and major highways, major rail networks, five commercial airports and two riverports.

SKILLED

48 percent of adults 25 to 64 years of age have some kind of post-secondary education. Our schools are nationally ranked, including the No. 1 public high school in the nation and the No. 1 community college for degree completion in Kentucky. Bowling Green is home to Western Kentucky University.


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ith General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly Plant and the NCM Motorsports Park pumping through our veins, it’s no wonder high-octane companies continue to locate and expand in South Central Kentucky. In fact, Bowling Green is the only place in the world to offer the complete Corvette experience from start to finish. The journey begins at the Assembly Plant, followed by delivery at the National Corvette Museum and completed with hot laps around the NCM Motorsports Park track. Strengthening our spot on the automotive map, General Motors announced in 2016 that it will invest $290 million into the Assembly Plant, an investment that will improve build quality of the iconic Corvette and give the company greater manufacturing flexibility. Together with the technology and manufacturing process improvements made by 2015’s paint shop announcement, the investment contributes to GM’s drive for flexible manufacturing systems and improved customer experience. “GM has a long tradition of commitment to South Central Kentucky and to producing, in Warren County, the finest sports cars in America,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “This benefits our entire state, both as a source of pride and as a tremendous contributor to our economy. For 35 years, the Bowling Green Assembly Plant has provided jobs to thousands of Kentuckians and to hundreds of suppliers and vendors.” GM began Corvette production at the Bowling Green plant in 1981, and the facility has been the exclusive home of the Corvette ever since. With more than 1.6 million produced since 1954, international recognition as America’s sports car and the official sports car of Kentucky, the Corvette is the world’s longest-running, continuously-produced passenger car. In 2015, Corvette sales reached a record-shattering 36,000.


“We are making technology investments that will continue to improve our manufacturing processes and ultimately the quality of our vehicles,” said North American Manufacturing Manager Arvin Jones. “We are putting Corvette customers first by building upon our worldclass manufacturing process.” For more than 30 years, the Assembly Plant has positively impacted the community. As a landmark along Interstate 65, the Plant and NCM drive tourism for car enthusiasts, curious tourists and proud locals alike.

In 2015, 53,738 tourists from around the world visited the plant to see American manufacturing firsthand, and the NCM attracted 221,000 tourists to Bowling Green and Warren County in that same year. In March, Trade & Industry Development magazine recognized GM as one of 15 companies in the nation to receive the magazine’s 10th annual CiCi award for Corporate Investment as a result of the $483 million investment GM made in 2015.

“The Bowling Green Assembly plant has been a Warren County icon since production began in 1981,” said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. “GM has grown to employ over 900 South Central Kentucky residents. The continued investment in the plant and our community is instrumental in shaping the automotive industry in our region.” From raceways to drag strips to the one and only NCM, this region is drenched in history, and our automotive industry is booming more than ever.


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A YEAR IN AUTOMOTIVE ADVANCEMENTS FEBRUARY 1 JANUARY 15 Kiriu USA Corporation celebrates completion of its warehouse expansion in the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park. This project began in 2015 and brings Kiriu’s facility to more than 140,000 total square feet.

Precision Strip, Inc. announces second Kentucky location in Bowling Green. Project brings a capital investment of $15.5 million.

JULY 13

MAY 9

FEBRUARY 25 Mid-Park, Inc., celebrates opening of newest Service Stamping and Threading operation in Morgantown. SST estimates a total investment of as much as $3.5 million the next three years.

KOBELCO announces plans to locate its first North American aluminum extrusion and fabrication facility in Bowling Green.

JUNE 24 General Motors announces it will invest $290 million into Bowling Green Assembly Plant.

National Corvette Museum and Holley Performance Products celebrate grand opening of the Holley Control Tower and Winding Road Racing Shop at the NCM Motorsports Park.

AUGUST 1 TMS Automotive celebrates opening of Bowling Green plant at the Kentucky Transpark.

AUGUST 9 KOBELCO breaks ground on its first North American aluminum extrusion and fabrication facility in Bowling Green. Project will bring $46.7 million in capital investment over the next 10 years.

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GEARED FOR GROWTH ONTRACK IS ON ITS WAY to becoming a national model. Read on to learn how the region is furthering talent development one racecar at a time.

What is OnTrack? OnTrack is a crucial piece to the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to South Central Kentucky’s talent pipeline. With so many automotive companies and a strong motorsports sector in business and tourism sectors, the program introduces students to a prosperous career pathway available right here in South Central Kentucky. The initiative emphasizes the integration of STEM disciplines into traditional technical education curriculum to develop a program that prepares students to work in the growing advanced manufacturing sector. Additionally, the initiative dovetails with the Warren East Engineering Academy’s machine tool and robotics programs that prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing.

Who are key players? OnTrack is a powerful collaboration between community, education and business partners. The Chamber, Warren County Area Technology Center, Warren County Public Schools, Bowling Green Independent Schools, Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College and Western Kentucky University – as well as industry-leading companies such as Holley Performance Products, General Motors and the National Corvette Museum – have teamed up to develop an initiative that supports the growth of demand-driven education in South Central Kentucky. In 2016, the Chamber began a partnership with LIFT, a Detroit-based, public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies and implementing education and training initiatives to prepare the workforce.

What is OnTrack’s vision? OnTrack cultivates an interdependent environment where classrooms across all curriculums are involved; academic and technical programs collaborate like never before, initializing an education revolution which transforms the way students learn.


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How does the program involve students? In 2015, the Chamber purchased two Chevrolet Camaros from Holley Performance Products and donated them to SKYCTC and Warren County ATC to rebuild during the 2015-16 school year. After a full year of work, both schools competed in 2016’s Holley LS Fest at Beech Bend Raceway where the ATC was crowned the winner of the inaugural Dominator Challenge. However, students in the program are not just involved in a car rebuild; OnTrack is a comprehensive program that includes a business plan to market and sell the car once the competition is over. In designing their rebuild, students must consider not only LS Fest competition rules but also a business plan that leads to the sale of the car. Students must use leadership skills and business concepts in addition to technical skills.

How does OnTrack grow our local economy? OnTrack responds to private sector demand and seeks to expose students to an advanced manufacturing career pathway that prepares them for careers that are currently in demand in South Central Kentucky and are projected to be in high demand over the next 10 years.

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GROW KENTUCKY

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n today’s competitive economic market, your business is smart to collaborate with an experienced partner who can help you navigate obstacles, optimize performance and achieve success. The National Center for Economic Gardening, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center and the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky established Grow Kentucky – a network that provides businesses virtual access to teams of highly-skilled research specialists. Each team is matched with a select group of qualifying companies. Using private conference calls and a secure online workspace, the team interviews the company to identify specific issues it can help with. Over a few weeks, the team devotes between 35 to 40 hours to each company, delivering action-oriented information at no cost.

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SPARKING NEW CULTURE CHAMBER JOINS FORCES WITH ENTREPRENEURIAL ENTITIES TO SPUR INNOVATION

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outh Central Kentucky has been busy creating a strong community for entrepreneurs, specifically through South Central Kentucky Opportunity Network for Entrepreneurs – a powerful partnership between the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bowling Green office of the Kentucky Innovation Network and Western Kentucky University’s Small Business Accelerator and Small Business Development Center. The partnership cross promotes the services and benefits of each office and streamlines processes for entrepreneurs and companies seeking their services. “SCKyONE will transform how our business development resources are used,” said Jeff Hook, director of the Center for Research & Development and Small Business Accelerator. “This partnership will spark conversations among the partners and throughout the community resulting in an invaluable information-sharing network for the partners, business owners, startups and entrepreneurs alike.” As the voice of the business community, the Chamber convened

the partners that comprise SCKyONE in order to accelerate the growth of existing and new regional businesses. “Each of the partners offers a variety of services and resources,” said Ron Bunch, Chamber president and CEO. “SCKyONE will link each organization, encouraging collaboration and ensuring assets are being leveraged to grow businesses throughout the region. We are confident that this collaboration will spark a new culture of innovation and creativity in South Central Kentucky that will serve our existing businesses and grow new ones right here at home.” SCKyONE is a one-stop-shop for financial and technical assistance for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The partnership establishes a system of volunteers to enhance the creation and growth of local small businesses. Partners offer seamless collaboration with multiple points of entry and identify funding resources that assist in entrepreneurial success and small business development. The partners also collaborate on networking events, training and professional development activities.


Spreading Hope One Life at a Time. Pan-Oston’s Outside & Garden group is pleased to join Hope House/ New Creations Furniture to make a difference in our community. Together our mission is to sell their handmade rustic furniture, providing financial support to help individuals in need of aid, shelter and spiritual guidance. Any product purchase you make from Outside & Garden’s e-commerce site will also fund a new scholarship program through the Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky. This scholarship will assist an area high school senior in their pursuitof higher learning. Please join us in supporting our community by visiting www.outsideandgarden.com.

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IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY, FARM-TO-TABLE ISN’T A FAD; it’s a way of life. From apple orchards to hand-churned ice cream to produce delivered to your front porch, locals have limitless opportunities to relish in the region’s bounty. Pick your pumpkins right off the vine or stroll through one of our many farmers’ markets and see for yourself all this beautiful region has to offer.


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Over a century old, Jackson’s Orchard touts the best apple variety around, including Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Ginger Gold and more. Bill and Shirley Jackson bought the 105-acre farm from the Hudgens family in 1966 and have since created a go-to spot for groups, families or the local Saturday shopper. The orchard began as a tree-planting program in 1969 and now has over 7,000 apple, peach and cherry trees. In the fall, wind your way through the corn maze or peruse the orchard’s open air shop, stocked with local jams, produce, sauces and soups. While you’re there, grab a snack from the walk-up kitchen. Always on the board: caramel apples, fried peach pies, apple cider slushes.

Head south down U.S. 31-W, and you’ll be met with a giant red barn and rolling farmland. Then venture inside to try some of the best ice cream in Kentucky. The Chaney family purchased the land in 1888 and turned it into a dairy farm in 1940. In 2003, they began selling ice cream and have been greeted with much-deserved success. Chaney’s serves homemade sandwiches, soups, pies and a variety of local goods. During the summer, bring lawn chairs to “Ice Cream & A Moovie,” the farm’s outdoor, family-friendly movie series.

Beet Box Produce This produce delivery service makes eating well a breeze, delivering fresh produce to your door every week. Here’s how it works: Visit www. beetboxproduce.com to pick your box size and delivery schedule. Beet Box emails you the Friday before your delivery to let you know your menu has been customized based on what’s fresh and in-season. Here, swap out items you don’t want for your favorites. Then relax and wait for your box to be delivered. While some of the farms Beet Box partners with are not certified organic, every partner uses pesticide-free farming methods.

Community Farmers Market This year-round, producer-only market on Nashville Road connects local producers and consumers through outreach. The Double Dollar Program doubles the first $20 in SNAP/EBT benefits and the value of WIC farmers market vouchers and senior nutrition farmers market vouchers every day the market is open. The Mobile Market brings fresh produce to underserved areas of Bowling Green, making local food accessible and affordable. Kids Club provides avenues for kids to engage with local food producers in May and October.

SOKY Marketplace From April to October, shop this covered, outdoor pavilion for produce, plants, meats, cheeses and other goods. SoKY Marketplace provides a welcoming venue to chat with Kentucky farms and artisans in a festive atmosphere. Located in the city’s historic downtown directly behind Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center and across the street from Bowling Green Ballpark, SoKY Marketplace accepts SNAP, WIC, Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, credit card and debit cards transactions.


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GROWING OUR OWN

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n 2013, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and the business community embarked on a study to understand the workforce availability in South Central Kentucky. The result was the Urgent Call to Action report that noted by 2020, 9,000 positions would be open just in manufacturing and transportation, distribution and logistics. The study also uncovered concerns about the preparation of the available workforce, including 74 percent of those surveyed concerned about maintaining a skilled and motivated workforce. Upon further research, the Chamber noted that talent concerns spanned several sectors and were commonplace. In response, the Chamber embarked on a multi-year strategy to create a demand-driven talent initiative that spans all levels of education.

The Beginning

In 2011, the Chamber raised $1.4 million to become the first in the nation to implement The Leader in Me initiative in every school in Bowling Green and Warren County. TLIM teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills based on Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” preparing the future workforce by teaching students about leadership, accountability and teamwork – all integral skills for development. The initiative recognizes that every child is capable and every child is a leader.

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Building upon the success of TLIM in elementary schools, the Chamber began to blaze the path for powerful education and business partnerships through SCK LAUNCH: Career Immersion, a collaborative community approach that supports students in launching their careers. As we develop the model, workforce stakeholders will serve as advisors, provide opportunities for students to explore and expe-

rience careers and provide input on curricula to ensure student engagement and relevance.

SCK LAUNCH Experience

The Chamber and business partners kicked off the initiative by providing the inaugural SCK LAUNCH: Experience in November 2016. Students were exposed to careers available right here in Bowling Green and Warren County. The now-annual event demonstrates what each career involves through interactive day-in-the-life activities provided by our businesses.

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dent School District and Warren County Public Schools are partnering to create relevant learning experiences by working with schools through approaches such as career pathways, smaller learning communities and career academies that focus on specific industry needs and technical skills. Each approach will infuse leadership principles to ensure every student graduates with a career-related experience and nationally-recognized employability credential. Ultimately, SCK LAUNCH will provide opportunities for students to experience the world of work through job shadowing, intern- and externships, bridging the gap between education and private sector talent demands. However, in order for our local school systems to serve as national leaders in cultivating tomorrow’s highly skilled workforce, it’s imperative that the community seamlessly works together.

pathway leading to nationally-portable credentials in high-demand, high-growth sectors in our region and beyond. Career Immersion empowers all students to leverage their options upon graduation.

To that end, the Chamber is seeking investments from the private sector to support this initiative. Career Immersion prepares students by providing opportunites to explore interests, experience relevant work and connect with the real-world. Through powerful school and business partnerships, our students will become armed with knowledge and career and employability skills and will be on a career

As the ultimate customer, the business community has a unique and critical role in building this national education model. As SCK LAUNCH is aimed at preparing students for careers in our community, businesses have the opportunity to work directly with students and educators to provide the input to interested students and ensure they have proper credentials upon graduation.

SCK LAUNCH: Educators

Educators will have a unique opportunity to engage in their own career immersion experience by seeing, hearing and experiencing the world of work in our local businesses. Educators will build invaluable relationships with business partners who will provide opportunities for them to gain insight and knowledge to launch student career exploration and make valuable academic connections.

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LOCAL SCHOOLS SERVE AS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP MODEL STUDENTS HERE ARE RECEIVING NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR ACHIEVING LIGHTHOUSE STATUS

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ostering future leaders begins at an early age, and Bowling Green and Warren County schools are leading the way in talent development. Since 2014, seven local elementary schools – Briarwood, Natcher, Alvaton, Plano, W.R. McNeill, Dishman-McGinnis and North Warren – have achieved self-sustaining Lighthouse status through The Leader in Me program. Only 242

schools in the U.S. boast such an honor. “We are honored for these schools to have achieved such a designation, and we are especially thankful to The Leader in Me investors who had the vision and drive to bring this initiative to our schools,” said Tonya Matthews, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce vice president of partnership services. In 2010, the Chamber began collaborating with investors and the city and county

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n any given night at the corner of College and Seventh, you’re sure to hear the twinkling of a baby grand, crystal cocktail glasses clinking and the low chatter of Bowling Green’s elite.

A nod to 1940s Manhattan, The Derby Piano & Dessert Bar is one of many recent commercial establishments seeing the benefit of locating downtown. For several years, Bowling Green has experi-

enced serious downtown revitalization, with new businesses, restaurants and shops opening in areas that were formerly vacant or economically distressed. In fact, in 2007 the state saw so much economic potential in downtown Bowling Green that it designated 363 acres of it as a Signature TIF under the state’s tax increment financing legislation. The district stretches from Western Kentucky University’s campus to The Medical Center at Bowling Green.


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Essentially, TIF uses future gains in taxes to finance current improvements, so when a public project is carried out, the value of nearby real estate increases, driving up the value of taxable properties and activities, which ultimately increases overall tax revenues. Among other downtown developments, SKY Property Management recently broke ground on The VUE, a development that will house residential and retail space. The urban-style project features exposed brick, loft spaces, open floorplans and contemporary design elements. To further economic development in downtown Bowling Green and beyond, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce worked with the business community to create a local interdependent strategic plan, which examines the future of Bowling Green and Warren County over the next three to five years. In order to develop the plan, the Chamber convened a Strategic Council based on six business sectors – construction, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, professional services and transportation, distribution and logistics – that best represent the economic landscape of our community, as well as civic and non-profit sectors. The group was charged with re-evaluating priorities and creating a roadmap to maintaining a strong economy. The plan serves as a series of interdependent recommendations, meaning the whole community will have a stake in its outcome, and different entities will be called on to implement the recommendations the community chooses to undertake. ••• In early 2016, Western Kentucky University announced plans to partner with the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine to bring a satellite medical program to downtown Bowling Green – specifically The Medical Center at Bowling Green. This announcement is groundbreaking for WKU and the community because it means more WKU students will have the opportunity to continue their education right here in Bowling Green – ultimately strengthening our local economy.

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Located on 379 acres, Beech Bend encompasses an amusement park, drag strip, oval track and campgrounds

The only place in the world to manufacture America’s beloved sports car: the one and only Chevrolet Corvette

Experience for yourself the passion, awe and thrill of the Corvette mecca

The 186-acre park includes two tracks that can be combined into four different configurations


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Creative Children’s Learning Centers, LLC

Buckhead Cafe This fast-casual is the perfect lunch spot serving up killer chicken salad, kettle chips and a rotating soup menu

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This father/son duo is involved in every stage of the clothing process and provides a unique, personal menswear-buying experience

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RIGHT AT HOME IN BOWLING GREEN RECENTLY NAMED AS ONE OF THE BEST COLLEGE TOWNS IN THE NATION, BOWLING GREEN HAS A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

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n many areas of the country, home prices have escalated due to lack of inventory or plummeted because of a poor economy. But the real estate market in Bowling Green and Warren County remains stable. South Central Kentucky boasts countless previously-owned homes in a variety of styles and prices to suit the needs of homebuyers with wide-ranging tastes – from downtown to subdivisions to rural living. With a population of over 60,000, Bowling Green offers all the amenities of an urban community with the charm of a small town. In Bowling Green and Warren County, the average sale price for the region is $187,832, and the median sale price is $164,700. Homes generally stay on the market for about 126 days, and prices range from under $100,000 to $780,000. Kentucky has always been a more affordable state for purchasing a home, and many realtors are seeing an increase in the number of retirees and empty nesters flocking to the region to take advantage of the low cost of living. For those who prefer an older home with charming features like wrap-around porches, original hardwood floors and high ceilings, South Central Kentucky offers many historic, pre-owned homes downtown that have been carefully restored. Downtown also offers many affordably priced fixer-uppers on tree-lined streets, ready for lucky buyers to add their personal touch. With the influx of young professionals, college graduates and retirees settling in the area, builders are ramping up their efforts to provide spacious and modern townhomes with convenient amenities like lawn maintenance included in reasonable HOA

fees. SKY Property Management offers housing options in luxury communities such as The Village at Traditions and Riverwood. For those who prefer apartment living, Fairways at Hartland features access to an outdoor kitchen and fire pit, a swimming pool and community fitness center. The Olde Town Apartments offers luxury living with a five-acre green space, designer finishes and stainless steel appliances.

Along with a wide choice of existing houses, buyers have the opportunity to purchase custom-built homes in newer residential areas or contract with local builders to construct their home on affordably-priced lots in more rural areas. The Builders Association of South Central Kentucky’s annual Parade of Homes offers tours of custom-built homes and spec homes built by many of the area’s most sought-after builders. Touring new homes


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gives homebuyers an opportunity to check out new residential developments and view the latest in modern features. Homes on the tour generally range in size from 2,000 to 7,100 square feet. Many builders are building green homes with state-of-the-art, energy-efficient products that save homeowners on energy and maintenance costs. Homebuyers who participate in the tour also have a chance to pick up valuable decorating and storage tips since the showcased properties are beautifully furnished by professional designers. Whether you’re interested in a historic farmhouse, rustic downtown apartment or property tucked away in a quiet subdivision, Bowling Green has it all.

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IDEAL FOR RETIREMENT

FOR YEARS, BOWLING GREEN HAS BEEN ON THE MAP for empty nesters and retirees. In fact, Forbes and Where to Retire magazine recognize the region as a top place to retire. Here, we’ve narrowed the top reasons why so many are flocking to the region.

Recreation Opportunities

With the largest known cave system in the world and dozens of parks, this region is an outdoor lover’s dream. Bowling Green also has many visual and performing arts activities.

Growing Economy SmartAsset recognized Warren County as the No. 1 place for incoming investments in Kentucky – and in the top 3 percent in the nation. With so many industries moving and expanding here, that puts more money into our economy. Translation: low costs all around.

Good Tax Climate

Bowling Green boasts low sales and income taxes (6 percent and 9.15 percent, respectively), and the city and county take pride in the mild property taxes here – well below national average.

Home Price

According to Realtor.com, the median home closing price is $153,000. The national median list price is $250,000.

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uilding a new home, remodeling or upgrading? You’ll want to work with the Builders Association of South Central Kentucky, which has promoted the integrity and professionalism of the building industry in South Central Kentucky since 1967. BASCK offers tips to help homebuyers find professional builders and subcontractors. The association is committed to community outreach activities that provide shelter and comfort

to families in need. BASCK contributes countless volunteer hours, building materials, supplies and funding to improve the region’s quality of life. Building a better community and protecting the building industry are the top goals of the association. To protect its members, the association speaks against undue local, state and national regulations, along with developing legislation to protect the public and building industry.

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ness partners for individuals or companies interested in real estate such as home inspectors and mortgage lenders. Advocacy and consumer outreach is a main component of the association, and Realtors take pride in their community by donating time and resources to better it. Members spend time in Frankfort during the state legislative session and visit Washington D.C., to attend federal legislatures.

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FROM THE INSIDE OUT

BOWLING GREEN STANDS OUT from other communities, thanks to the organizations dedicated to serving the community. Because of beautification projects, education initiatives and more, South Central Kentucky is a fulfilling, charming place to live and work.

Bowling Green Riverfront Foundation

The Bowling Green Riverfront Foundation is a non-profit that is working to create the Barren River Outdoors Center, an integrated recreational area that links Mitch McConnell Park, the Bowling Green Greenways Project and Weldon Peete Park. The outdoor center is working to support family-friendly tourism to include non-traditional recreational opportunities such as white water boating, climbing, mountain biking, hiking and trail running.

Community Education

Community Education provides lifelong learning and service opportunities to more than 1,000 children of working parents through before- and after-school programs and all-day programs during school breaks. Hundreds of enrichment classes are offered each year, in areas such as business, careers, computers, arts, crafts, fitness, dance, recreation, health, safety, aging, home, garden, insurance, languages, legal matters, technology and photography. The organization spearheads Teen Angel, Stand for Children Day, Summer Activities Fair and Blockbusters at the Ballpark.


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Operation P.R.I.D.E. Enter the city on Cemetery Road and you’ll quickly notice why this region is recognized as one of the nation’s best places to call home. Operation P.R.I.D.E., thanks to its partners, maintains the 70,000 square feet of median garden that runs down the road’s center. The organization ensures everyone entering the city understands that Bowling Green’s beauty is cherished and nurtured. Founded by the city of Bowling Green and Warren County in 1993, Operation P.R.I.D.E. promotes activities that enhance and maintain the community’s appearance.

South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block Through puppetry, South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block teaches children to understand and communicate sensitive and social matters such as physical challenges, medical conditions, socials issues and safety concerns. The national organization, Kids on the Block, began in 1977, and the local organization took root a few years later in 1985. The KOB family now includes 53 puppets nationally and internationally.

GET CONNECTED Bowling Green Christian Church 1912 Smallhouse Road 270-842-6231 bowlinggreenchristian.org

Hillvue Heights Church 3219 Nashville Road 270-842-0012 hillvue.com

Broadway United Methodist Church 1323 Melrose St. 270-843-3942 broadwayunited.org

Holy Spirit Catholic Church 4754 Smallhouse Road 270-842-7777 holyspiritcatholic.org

CenterPointe Church 1807 Cave Mill Road 270-904-4454 centerpointewired.org Christ Episcopal Church 1215 State St. 270-843-6563 cecbg.com Crossland Community Church 600 U.S. 31-W By-Pass, Suite 180 270-842-4428 crossland.tv First Baptist Church 621 E. 12th Ave. 270-842-0331 firstbaptistbg.org The Foundry Christian Community Center 531 W. 11th Ave. 270-842-5075 thefoundrybg.org

Living Hope Baptist Church 1805 Westen Ave. 270-843-9462 livinghopebg.org NewLife Church 1423 Scottsville Road 270-842-0223 newlifebg.com The Presbyterian Church 1003 State St. 270-843-4707 bgpres.org St. Joseph Catholic Church 434 Church St. 270-842-2525 stjosephbg.com


WHERE THE STARS COME OUT BOWLING GREEN’S BELOVED PERFORMING ARTS VENUE MARKS MILESTONE IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

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elebrating its fifth year, the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center provides exceptional artistic and educational experiences by presenting, producing and exhibiting the highest quality art. SKyPAC’s vision is to inspire every individual in the region to value, create, explore and celebrate art. SKyPAC has set a new standard for contemporary events, both local and touring arts performances and exhibitions, including Broadway musicals, family entertainment, concerts and comedians. Located in the heart of Bowling Green’s downtown district, SKyPAC overlooks Circus Square Park and the Stadium Park Plaza, which houses free parking and restaurants in front of the Bowling Green Hot Rod’s minor league baseball park. SKyPAC consists of the Main Hall which seats 1,743, the 2,600 sq. ft. Carol Wedge

Studio Theatre, the 5,300 sq. ft. Laura G. Charitable Foundation Lobby, the SKyPAC Lounge located at the top of the grand staircase, two rehearsal halls, a Main visual art gallery and the Wedge Children’s Gallery. Functioning primarily as a home for live stage events, SKyPAC also is used as a social venue to host diverse community gatherings such as wedding receptions, galas, conferences, graduations, educational workshops, dance recitals, business meetings, parties with chef throw-downs and more. SKyPAC celebrates five years of enhancing the quality of life for individuals in South Central Kentucky with its 2016-17 subscription series. For more information on SKyPAC’s entertainment series and arts education programs, call 270-904-5000 or visit TheSKyPAC.com


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PERFORMING ARTS Orchestra Kentucky

Recognized for its superb playing and out-of-the-box programming, Orchestra Kentucky is quickly becoming one of the leading orchestras of the South. The orchestra presents 15 concerts each season at SKyPAC, including six Variety Series concerts, which combine classical and popular music, and six Retro Series concerts, featuring music from the ’50s through the ’80s. The orchestra has worked with world-class entertainers, including Glen Campbell, Neil Sedaka, Peter Tork, Paul Williams, Jimmy Webb, Keith Emerson and more. Orchestra Kentucky oversees the Bowling Green Youth Orchestra, in partnership with Western Kentucky University, and the Orchestra Kentucky Chorale, which performs with the orchestra twice each season.

The Symphony at WKU

Kentucky’s longest-running orchestra has been entertaining audiences since 1908. The WKU Symphony is composed primarily of WKU students while occasionally presenting departmental faculty as soloists. The Symphony at WKU is proud to feature emerging professional musicians presenting concerts of classical music, pop music and collaborations with other WKU organizations such as the Department of Theater and Dance. The Symphony at WKU presents concerts of classical music with an intent to enrich the lives of the students and faculty at WKU as well as the regional audience.


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The Public Theatre of Kentucky

A non-profit organization housed in the beautifully historic Pheonix Theatre, PTK hosts high-quality theater and other performing arts events. The 147-seat newly renovated theater was recently renovated to cater to intimate gatherings and shows. Live performances include music series, plays, musicals and more.

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rhythm & bluegrass JUST 60 MILES NORTH of the world-famous honky-tonk and blues mecca, Bowling Green’s music stage is gaining well-deserved recognition.

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o promote the region’s intricate musical landscape, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce – with the help of other community partners – founded the Hear BG Music Committee to stimulate economic growth in South Central Kentucky through music. The committee – compiled of musicians, creatives and everyday people with a passion for music – collaborates with local businesses and musicians to develop musical events that increase the region’s economic impact, building a local music heritage that spans all genres. In 2016, Hear BG established a musical petting zoo at Concerts in the Park, a Friday night concert series at Circus Square Park headed by the Downtown Redevelopment Authority. Every Friday during the summer, children and families are able to try out different instruments by plucking guitars, tickling piano keys and more. In addition to developing musical events, Hear BG is also working to add Newgrass as a genre to the Americana Music Triangle, whose major points are Memphis, Tenn., Nashville and New Orleans and includes one-of-a-kind musical and cultural landmarks throughout. The AMT is the first-ever comprehensive collection of historical, musical and cultural attractions that define the birthplace of American music. It hosts 35 million visitors annually and will grow as the initiative continues to add stops. Hear BG also collaborates with many local restaurants and bars to ensure live, local music can be found almost any night of the week.

where the locals go MICKI’S ON MAIN

At this French Quarter-themed restaurant and bar, locals can be found boogying on the patio well into every Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy beers on tap, an extensive wine and cocktail list and fresh Cajun food.

643 SPORTS BAR + GRILL

Be your own bartender at this sports bar’s beer wall, with a wide assortment of craft beer to sample. Check out live band karaoke, Michael Jackson tributes, country classics and more.

MARIAH’S

For more than three decades, Mariah’s has been a prominent fixture in historical downtown Bowling Green. Pull up a seat in the bar or patio on jazz nights or enjoy local acoustic performances other nights of the week.

LOST RIVER PIZZA COMPANY

Lost River Pizza Company owner and music buff Keith Coffman serves upscale pizza and craft beer. The restaurant hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night and Vinyl Takeover Night every Wednesday.

SPILLWAY BAR & GRILL

Where country favorites Chris Stapleton and Shooter Jennings got their start, Spillway's acts span all genres, from rock to country to metal. Legend has it you haven't had wings until you've tried theirs.


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MUSEUMS Historic Railpark & Train Museum

This 1925 structure has been restored to house a two-story self-guided museum where visitors learn the history of the tracks through interactive galleries. Exhibits include the African-American experience during segregation, the Civil War and the railroad, the history and business of the railroad, along with items used in individual railcars. Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 1-4 p.m. Open Mondays from April-September.

Kentucky Museum

Step into this ornate 80,000 sq. ft. museum rich in South Central Kentucky history. Housed on Western Kentucky University’s campus, the museum currently exhibits Instruments of American Excellence featuring Tony Hawk, Jimmy Carter, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sandra Day O’Conner and many other famous Americans who use ordinary objects to do extraordinary things. Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday: 1-4 p.m. Closed all major holidays.

South Union Shaker Village

Take a short drive west of Bowling Green to explore the serene life of the Shakers, an innovative, hard-working religious group. The Shaker community was established in 1807 and closed in 1922. The village site consists of several restored buildings including the 1824 Centre House, which contains one of the largest collections of Shaker furniture in the U.S., along with original furniture, crafts, textiles and manuscripts. March-November: Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.; December-February: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Baker Arboretum & Downing Museum

Founded in 1992, this arboretum covers nearly 115 acres built on rolling hills featuring dogwoods, magnolias and other flowering trees, along with conifers and Japanese maples. The museum displays a vast collection of artwork by the late Joe Downing and works by other regional, national and international artists. Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Saturday: noon-4 p.m.

OUTDOOR RECREATION Lost River Cave

Experience natural history as you take Kentucky’s only underground boat tour claimed to be the shortest and deepest in the world. A comfortable 57 degrees year-round, the tour offers a look into the timeless world of a Kentucky natural wonder. The guided walking tour shares stories of Native Americans, early European settlers, Civil War troops and the notorious Jesse James. Enjoy the Treetop Bridge, nature trails, bird watching stations, picnic areas and the gemstone sluice. Open seven days a week: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Boat tours subject to weather.

Bowling Green Ballpark

The 4,500-seat baseball stadium in downtown Bowling Green is home to the Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. The park is a year-round entertainment venue for baseball, concerts, meeting spaces, fundraisers and more.


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ATTRACTIONS

Mammoth Cave National Park

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As the world’s longest-known cave system with over 400 known miles of passageways, this natural wonder is a must-experience. Just 30 minutes from Bowling Green, the park hosts underground tours that offer a glimpse of 350 million-year-old rocks and animals that have adapted to life in the dark. As the second-oldest tourist attraction in America, hear remarkable stories and take advantage of the park’s nature walks, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and campfire programs. Open yearround except Christmas day.

Public Parks

The area offers an extensive list of parks and recreation centers. If you’re searching for basketball and tennis courts, check out Kereiakes or Covington Woods parks. Weldon Peete Park features 54 acres of mountain biking and running trails. Basil Griffin Park provides expansive playgrounds and softball fields, along with a pond for duck-feeding. For a complete list of city and county parks, visit bgky.org and warrencounty.gov.

Since 1953, the Corvette has been America’s beloved sports car. The museum was established as a non-profit, intended to celebrate the Corvette, preserve its past, present and future and serve as an educational resource. Located just off Interstate 65, Bowling Green invites you to experience firsthand the passion, awe and thrill of the Corvette mecca. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week year-round except New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Beech Bend Raceway Park

Located on 379 acres, Beech Bend encompasses an amusement park, drag strip, oval track and camp grounds. Beech Bend Raceway hosted more than a dozen national auto shows during the 2014 racing season and annually brings in more than 500,000 visitors. Rarely does a weekend go by here without special activities and events. Hours vary by event.


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NCM Motorsports Park

The 186-acre Motorsports Park, located at 505 Grimes Road, includes two tracks that can be combined into four different configurations, ranging from a high-speed 1.96-mile loop to an extended 3.15-mile technical course. In fact, the corners of the Motorsports Park track were modeled to be identical to the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.

General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant

The ultimate Corvette experience starts at the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant – the only place in the world where Corvettes are made. Here, see the step by step production of America’s favorite sports car. Tours are offered every 15 minutes beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, with last tour departing at 1:45 p.m.

Aviation Heritage Park

This aviation memorial features five restored military aircraft with compelling ties to local aviators. The park displays aircraft from the Vietnam, Korean and Cold wars, along with a NASA T-38 Talon, the world’s first supersonic trainer used by the USAF before NASA astronauts began using them for travel and as chase planes. The park is free to the public. Open daily from dawn to dusk.

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where to eat, drink & REFUEL WITH THE FOODIE SCENE IN FULL FORCE, restaurants can’t afford to serve anything short of phenomenal, which is why Bowling Green boasts an expansive culinary inventory. From classic chains to local dives, Bowling Green satisfies the most refined taste buds.

LOCAL FARE Griff’s Deli

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Spencer’s Coffee

Since 2009, this Bowling Green lunch spot has been serving made-to-order deli sandwiches, salads, spuds and more. Known for community involvement and hosts fundraisers a couple times a month. Top picks: world-famous chicken salad sandwich, Texas BBQ spud and the rajin’ Cajun wrap.

This gastro pub fuses visionary, high-end cooking techniques with a laidback dining experience. Executive Chef Sasa Mandrapa spins out a menu that is relaxed, yet refined by combining old world recipes, innovative techniques and fresh ingredients.

This cozy coffeehouse is a favorite among WKU students and downtown professionals, lauding beans sourced from around the world. Aside from great coffee, Spencer’s is a hub for hand-built sandwiches, made-fromscratch pastries and a rotating collection of craft beers. On Friday nights during warmer months, don’t miss the beer garden in the outdoor courtyard.


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White Squirrel Brewery This no-frills microbrewery plates interesting pub grub using fresh, regional ingredients. The three founders work with local farmers and brew seasonal small batches of beer, meaning the brewery’s tap list is ever-rotating. Grab the Nut Brown Ale, a fried bologna sandwich with cucumber relish and a side of kale chips. You’ll go nuts.

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FAVORITE CHAINS Chili’s Grill & Bar

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The newest restaurant on the hill offers an energetic, festive atmosphere serving up a distinct mix of southwestern Tex-Mex style cuisines like burgers, fajitas, barbecue ribs – all bursting with flavor. Chili’s also accepts meal plan dollars for WKU students.

While its claim to fame is burgers and Frostys, Wendy’s of Bowling Green is founded on social responsibility, with its primary charity being the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Annually donating more than $250,000 to the community, Wendy’s sponsors the Wendy’s High School Heisman program and partners with Junior Achievement of South Central KY, The Leader in Me and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library through United Way of Southern Kentucky.

This groovy pizza spot serves to-diefor pies, cold craft beer and intricately handshaken cocktails. Clad in original artwork, the Bowling Green location has the vibes of a locally-owned pizza joint, with the consistency and reliability of a decades-old business. Eating here is purely sensory, and each meal, cocktail and experience are nothing short of mind-blowing.

Rafferty’s Restaurant & Bar Founded in 1981 in Bowling Green, this restaurant and bar is a source of pride for locals and is even owned by a local, whose most popular menu items are made from scratch daily. What to order: hand-breaded chicken tenders, honey butter croissants and a side salad with house-made Thousand Island dressing.

INTERNATIONAL CUISINE Shin Yuki Delivering the finest and freshest sushi around, Yuki is a Bowling Green destination. Belly up to the sushi bar and watch the chefs bring their vision to life.

El Mazatlan Restaurant & Grill It’s no wonder locations are popping up all over South Central Kentucky: El Mazatlan is a first-pick Mexican spot for most locals. Serving up authentic Mexican cuisine, this restaurant is perfect for families, friends or a date night.

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant Enjoy gourmet margaritas and an expansive menu at this new-to-Bowling Green restaurant. When the weather’s nice, kick back on the patio and watch the cars go by.


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REGIONAL FESTIVALS JANUARY Health & Wellness Expo Hosted by The Medical Center and WBKO-TV at the Sloan Convention Center, this event offers information and resources on a healthy lifestyle. WKU PRISM Concert This annual concert features a wind ensemble, symphony, jazz band, steel drum band, guitar ensemble, The WKU Redshirts, The WKU Treblemakers and more. Hangover Classic 5K & Relay Sponsored by The Bowling Green Junior Woman’s Club, this race features a 5K run/walk and relay and benefits Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky. FROZEN4 Run/Walk TRAX Running hosts this annual race to benefit high school athletes who have suffered injuries or illnesses.

Martin Luther King Jr. Symbolic March March begins at the Warren County Justice Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and ends with a program at State Street Baptist Church.

FEBRUARY Annual sHOw Modular Railroad Club of Southern Kentucky Train Sale & Show Train enthusiasts can explore 50 tables of modern trains, railroad memorabilia, modeling supplies, magazines, books, DVDs and art. Federal Grove Maple Syrup Festival This festival at the Federal Grove Bed & Breakfast celebrates local food sources.

MARCH Builders Association of South Central Kentucky Home Expo Dozens of home-related vendors sell products and services each year at the Sloan Convention Center. Bowling Green Gallery Hop Local galleries open their doors for art enthusiasts and the newly inquisitive to browse original art. AMRA All Harley Spring Drags This Harley drag series at the strip and raceway is held each spring, summer and fall. L & N Railroad Luncheon Enjoy a 19th-century menu at the South Union Shaker Village. Franklin-Simpson Community Health Fair Hosted by The Medical Center at Franklin, this fair offers free health screenings and medical information.

APRIL

NCM Bash The National Corvette Museum hosts its annual reunion for Corvette owners and features demonstrations, seminars, a car show, road tours and a preview of upcoming models. Second Saturdays This street fair features music, games, sidewalk sales, horse and carriage rides and food vendors. Wild Bird & Nature Store Herb Festival Touted as the South’s largest herb festival, this event provides information on herbs, plants and birds. Southern Kentucky Book Fest This annual fundraiser at the Knicely Conference Center features readings and book signings by national and regional authors and illustrators. ChallengerFest This modern Mopar event is every April at Beech Bend Raceway. Cherry Blossom Art Festival Hosted by the Franklin Downtown Merchants Association the first Saturday in April, this festival features area artists and craftsman. Jacksonian Days Street Fair Historic Scottsville offers a week of festivities, including a demolition derby, beauty pageant, street fair, 5K run and more.

MAY BB&T All-American Soap Box Derby This 20th annual derby sponsored by the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club is at Phil Moore Park.


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Mini Corvette Challenge This fundraiser has raised more than half a million dollars for South Central Kentucky Junior Achievement, featuring go-carts with Corvette-style bodies.

Kentucky Blueberry Festival This two-day festival in Edmonton’s downtown square features carnival rides, games, music, crafts, contests and blueberry treats.

Pedal for the Park at Mammoth Cave Participants bike a 77-mile route starting and ending at the Cave City Convention Center.

Glasgow Highland Games This celebration of Scottish and Irish cultures includes pipe and drum music, dancing, traditional games, feats of strength, crafts and food.

Franklin-Simpson Renaissance Summer Nights Concert Series Listen to a range of musical entertainers on select summer Friday nights.

400-Mile Sale Bargain hunters enjoy four days of deals on scenic Highway 68 as vendors, shops and yard sales present an eclectic assortment of merchandise.

Adairville Strawberry Festival This annual event presented by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce offers live entertainment, carnival rides, vehicle shows, parades, a 5K run, beauty pageant and a re-enactment of the historic duel between Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickinson.

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JUNE Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion Reunion includes a cruisein, Show ‘n’ Shine and drag racing events, along with the Cacklefest finale, which features roaring engines and vintage dragsters. Ice Cream & a Moovie Designated a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Festival & Event, Chaney’s shows free summer movies from June to September. Concerts in the Park Starting in June, catch live music at noon Wednesdays at Fountain Square Park and on Friday nights in July and August at Circus Square Park.

Citizens First Thunderfest Celebrating over 25 years, the Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green provides a fireworks display, live music, inflatables and more. National Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational The Sloan Convention Center hosts this event for Corvette enthusiasts. Vintage to current models are on display, and participants enjoy vendor swap meets, seminars and socializing. Peach Tastin’ Days Festival Jackson’s Orchard invites you to free tastings of all things peachy. Enjoy peaches, apples, vegetables, fried apple and peach pies, homemade peach ice cream and more. Alex’s Lemonade Stand This annual event in late July includes a 5K run/walk and lemonade stands around town to raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which works to fight pediatric cancer.

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Holiday Inn University Plaza 1021 Wilkinson Trace 270-745-0088 ihg.com Home-Towne Suites 1929 Mel Browning St. 270-846-3311 htshotel.com Hyatt Place Bowling Green 1347 Center St. 270-467-0001 bowlinggreen.place.hyatt.com La Quinta Inn & Suites 1953 Mel Browning St. 270-783-0083 laquintabowlinggreen.com

Courtyard by Marriott 1010 Wilkinson Trace 270-783-8569 marriott.com

Motel 6 3139 Scottsville Road 270-843-0140 motel6.com

Drury Inn 3250 Scottsville Road 270-842-7100 druryhotels.com

Ramada 4767 Scottsville Road 270-781-3000 ramada.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 1832 Cave Mill Road 270-599-1832 marriott.com

Staybridge Suites Hotel 680 Campbell Lane 270-904-0480 ihg.com

Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green 1020 Wilkinson Trace 270-781-6778 hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com Holiday Inn Express 165 Three Springs Road 270-843-3200 ihg.com

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Southern Kentucky Fair This week-long event sponsored by the Bowling Green Jaycees is at the fairgrounds at Lampkin Park. Fair includes a midway, livestock shows and exhibits, pageants, a demo derby, tractor pull, live music and food. Duncan Hines Festival Hosted by the Bowling Green Junior Woman’s Club, this festival honors Duncan Hines and features a baking contest, art exhibits and activities.


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Green River Catfish Festival This Fourth of July celebration includes a parade, carnival, cruise-in, pageants, music and dancing. Don’t miss the fireworks and a fishing tournament that nets the winner a $50,000 prize.

AUGUST Garden Spot 5K Run/Walk Sponsored by the Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce and presented by The Medical Center at Franklin Rehabilitation Services, this 5K run/walk features team challenges and a fun run.

SEPTEMBER U.S. Bank Balloon Classic This annual festival at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport includes a hot air balloon display, carnival, live music, barbecue and more.

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OCTOBER Med Center Health 10K Classic A tradition for 36 years, The Medical Center 10K Classic includes a 10K run, a 10K wheelchair race, a 5K run/walk, a 1.5-mile fun walk and a kids race. Jackson’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival Leading up to Halloween, activities include wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, straw castle, face painting, a goat ranch and slide. Scarecrow Trail at Lost River Cave This fifth-annual trail encourages kids and families to spend time outdoors by building a scarecrow that represents a business, organization or family. Buick GS Nationals Features a weekend-long race and show at Beech Bend Raceway.

Holley LS Fest Holley LS Fest is a celebration of everything and anything powered by the incredible GM LS engine.

Howl-O-Ween Strut Your Mutt Parade Sponsored by the Fountain Square Business Association as a fundraiser for the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society, Howl-O-Ween includes a parade of pets in costumes.

National Corvette Museum Anniversary & Hall of Fame Induction All generations of Corvettes representing every state and even a few countries gather at the National Corvette Museum.

Lost River Music Fest Lost River Music Fests brings well-known names and acts to Bowling Green.

Jackson’s Orchard Apple Festival Crisp fall apples, apple cider, cider slushes, fried pies, caramel apples and peach ice cream are the days’ highlights. Bowling Green International Festival Held at Circus Square Park the last Saturday in September, this festival features authentic international cuisines, workshops, a variety of cultural performances, exhibits and merchandise. Monroe County Watermelon Festival This annual celebration in Tompkinsville includes a parade, 5K, fun run, a cruise-in, arts and crafts and all things watermelon. Festival on the Square Event features an Antique Automobile Club of America car show in Franklin, along with a cruise-in, arts and crafts, sidewalk sales, a pancake fry and more.

Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival This week-long festival includes parades, a carnival, historic tours, a golf tournament, craft show, flea market, entertainment, pageants, special dinners and more. Highlight includes a Jesse James re-enactment. Metcalfe County Pumpkin Festival/5K Organized by the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce, festival includes pumpkin contests, arts and crafts, games, food vendors, a 5K walk/ run, tractor show and a dance.

NOVEMBER bg26.2 This half-marathon and marathon race starts at Bowling Green Ballpark and continues through historic downtown and Western Kentucky University’s campus.

Downtown Merchants Open House The second Saturday in November, Franklin merchants in Franklin host an open house with refreshments and deals to kick off the holiday shopping season. Vets ’n Vettes This event began in 2008 and honors veterans, POWs and MIAs through a lunch, meet and greet, parade and more. Gingerbread Homes for the Arts SKyPAC’s annual fundraiser and community event is Nov. 17 through Nov. 19. The tradition of building gingerbread houses is used as a creative way of bringing the community together to celebrate the holidays and promote the arts.

DECEMBER Downtown Lights Up The holiday season kicks off when Fountain Square Park becomes a winter wonderland adorned with lights. Downtown Lights Up includes Santa, live entertainment and holiday shopping. Breakfast with Santa The National Corvette Museum hosts this annual event for kids featuring holiday performances, stories, crafts and photos with Santa in his shiny, red Corvette. Houchens Industries/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Western Kentucky University welcomes the best in statewide high school football to Houchens Smith Stadium. Bowling Green Christmas Parade This annual parade is sponsored by the Bowling Green Jaycees and features marching bands, floats, miniature Corvettes and other holiday merriment. Festival of Trains This Historic Railpark & Train Museum event features photos with Santa, scale model railroads, rail car tours and Polar Express storytimes. Christmas In Kentucky The Kentucky Museum hosts this free event following the city’s annual Christmas parade. The celebration includes carolers, games, crafts, gingerbread tastings and visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Big Red.


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YOUR GUIDE TO WELLNESS GYMS

Workout Anytime

Workout Anytime believes the major obstacle to staying fit isn’t motivation – it’s convenience. So this gym prides itself on convenient locations, easy parking, low costs and 24-hour service.

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Bowling Green Athletic Club South

FROM BIKING TRAILS TO RACES TO BOUTIQUE STUDIOS, South Central Kentucky offers boundless options for the fitness-focused.

As fitness fads are often fleeting, BAC keeps its primary focus: getting people in shape. The club offers access to personal trainers, machines, racquetball and basketball courts, along with a variety of classes, including cardio, cycling, flexibility and strength.

Anytime Fitness

If you’re looking to join a supportive fitness community with people of all fitness levels, Anytime Fitness is your spot, also offering personal training and classes.


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STUDIOS / BOUTIQUE FITNESS Hot Yoga Bowling Green

Hot Yoga Bowling Green helps clients achieve a union of mind, body and spirit. The studio teaches the traditional elements of yoga – increased strength, balance, flexibility and focus – set to the backdrop of an approximately 104 degree, 40 percent humidity room, which helps to warm muscles, prevent injury and flush out toxins and impurities.

Be Happy Yoga and Salt Cave

This man-made cave was built with over 6 tons of Himalayan salt known to alleviate symptoms of asthma, allergies, respiratory problems, anxiety and other ailments. The studio offers special session of yoga, meditation and therapeutic massages.

Fast Fit Body Sculpting

This studio uses modern technology to spot reduce trouble areas on the body. In short, the noninvasive device wraps around the stomach, hips, thighs or arms, safely penetrating the skin while fat cells absorb the electromagnetic energy from the light. Clients usually see an average of three to nine inches of fat loss in a week.

The Spot

This sleek, boutique fitness studio offers yoga, Pilates and TRX classes that provide form-focused, full-body workouts. The Spot books private and group classes.

Live Active

LiveActive’s goal is to help individuals 50 and over benefit from exercise for better health and wellness. The studio offers instructor-lead classes and workshops to improve strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.

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This innovative boxing studio is for youth and adults to get healthy physically, mentally and emotionally. Classes are small, and members develop athletic and life performance skills.

READY, SWEAT, GO! In its 37th year, the Med Center Health 10K Classic is held on Western Kentucky University’s picturesque campus. Boasting one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, with 200 sprawling acres, WKU’s main campus features stately buildings crowning a commanding hilltop. All race events start and finish at the bottom of the Hill near Houchens L.T. Smith Football Stadium.

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440 Main Restaurant Grab a cocktail after work and relax on the patio at this Bowling Green hot spot

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Corsair Distillery This indie microdistillery flaunts handcrafted spirits and whiskey using classic pot stills

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Doug’s Motor City Bar & Grill

The Derby Piano & Dessert Bar

Though well-known for its to-die-for breakfast, this bar and grill offers a full bar and menu

Step back in time at this upscale bar and enjoy gourmet bites and crafty cocktails every night of the week


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Capitol Arts Center

Cason’s Cove

This downtown icon is home to an 800-seat auditorium and two visual art galleries

This historic tobacco barn has been transformed into a rustic, magical wedding destination

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Highland Stables

Circus Square Park This outdoor amphitheater hosts festivals, events and a permanent water feature

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This beautiful, family-owned facility offers unbridled potential for weddings and events

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The Climb

Lost River Pizza Company Stop by on Vinyl Takeover Night, grab a pie and choose from over 30 beers on tap

An extreme obstacle course, The Climb puts physical abilities to the test through running, jumping, climbing and muscling your way through 20 obstacles

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Mellow Matt’s Music & More Sift through new and used vinyl and CDs, vintage equipment, incense, memorabilia, posters, DVDs, comics and more

This franchise network of campgrounds provides great family trips for RVers, vacationers and campers just minutes from Mammoth Cave National Park

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Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon

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Offers more than 40 rides, water slides and more

Experience the thrill of a lifetime and get the best view in Bowling Green with the area's only hot air balloon company

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Kentucky Downs

Features four speed ball fields, woods fields, multiple airball fields, 20’ high netting and model ‘98 paintball markers

Vegas is closer than you think at Kentucky Downs, boasting endless options for gaming, racing and entertainment


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IN 2016, BOWLING GREEN’S ESTIMATED POPULATION WAS 63,616

THE BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS AVERAGE ABOUT 70 HOME GAMES A YEAR

EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM AREA TOURISM CONTINUES TO RISE AS BEST IN STATE

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ith an annual economic impact of more than $13.7 billion in 2015, tourism is one of Kentucky’s top industries.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE INSIDE LOST RIVER CAVE IS 57 DEGREES

MORE CORVETTES WERE PRODUCED IN 2016 THAN ANY OTHER YEAR SINCE 1984

THE SOUTH UNION SHAKER COMMUNITY WAS FOUNDED IN 1807

82 MILES ARE COVERED BY THE DUNCAN HINES SCENIC BYWAY, WHICH BEGINS IN BOWLING GREEN AND WINDS THROUGH WARREN AND EDMONSON COUNTIES

A Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet by Certec, Inc., survey revealed that area tourism had the highest 2015 growth rate in the state. Warren County grew 6.6 percent, resulting in a $413.4 million economic impact. The 10-county Caves, Lakes & Corvettes region saw the highest increase in direct tourism expenditures in the state, with a rise in 6.9 percent equaling a $422.5 million economic impact. Because of combined efforts of the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and area tourism partners, along with the appeal of Bowling Green attractions, meeting facilities and hospitality, more visitors are coming to the area every year. South Central Kentucky is home to one-of-a-kind attractions, including Mammoth Cave, the country’s second-oldest tourist attraction just behind Niagara Falls, and longest cave in the world at 400 miles explored thus far. Mammoth Cave National Park celebrated 200 years of cave tours in 2016, along with the National Park Service’s Centennial, plus 75 years of being a national park and 35 years as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Watch America’s favorite sports

car on the production line at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant and build your own engine at the Performance Build Center; glance into the past, present and future of the car at the National Corvette Museum, home to the new Corvette Cave-In Skydome Sinkhole Experience after gaining international fame when a sinkhole swallowed eight prized ‘Vettes in 2014; and cross the finish line completing adrenaline-powered hot laps at the NCM Motorsports Park high-performance driving facility. Auto-themed events and attractions have long been a part of Bowling Green’s local culture. Offering related attractions and events including Beech Bend Raceway Park and its nostalgic 1950s drag strip, the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant tour, the NCM and NCM Motorsports Park, the city is a hot rodder’s dream. Beech Bend hosted more than 1.1 million visitors in 2015 and over a dozen national auto shows in 2016, like the Pontiac US Nationals, Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, National Corvette Homecoming & Chevy Invitational, Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals, Holley LS Fest and GoodGuys Nostalgia Nationals. The Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion and Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals were named to the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Signature Festivals and Events of Summer 2016 because of their significant impacts. The Holley LS Fest was designated


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a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event because of its tremendous impact. “Several factors played roles in this tourism increase,” said Vicki Fitch, executive director of the CVB. “Bowling Green welcomed a new partnership with the Mid-South Conference to host many of its athletic championships. Several new motorsports events were held in the city with more publicity generated than ever before. Plus, the schedule for the NCM Motorsports Park’s first calendar year was also booked solid.” In addition to an information-packed visitor’s guide available by mail or digital download, the newly-redesigned CVB website (visitbgky.com) offers details on hundreds of things to see and do, discount coupons and affordably-priced packaged passes to the area’s most popular attractions. Other Bowling Green area attractions boosted their offerings, including a kayak

tour option at Lost River Cave and more educational programming; more participation-driven events like Haunted Lantern Tours, Romance at the Railpark and Brunch with the Bunny at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum; more traveling art exhibits at the Downing Museum and Baker Arboretum; and expanded tour times and a gift shop lounge at Corsair Distillery.

with and help from area community leaders and stakeholders, is working to keep Bowling Green on the map for visitors.

The CVB offers a free hospitality training program, launched during National Tourism Week and offered more times throughout the year, to educate participants on making a good impression on visitors and keeping them in town longer, which boosts the local economy. Each one-hour session trains frontline staff members of hotels, restaurants, attractions, service stations, retail shops, Kentucky interstate welcome center staff and other businesses that provide services to travelers on how to be a VETTE, or Very Enthusiastic Travel and Tourism Expert. The CVB staff, along with partnerships

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JOIN THE CLUB

SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY’S COUNTRY CLUBS and golf courses combine old-world class with upscale, modern amenities. Bowling Green is home to three country clubs that provide unique and superior services and activities.

Indian Hills Country Club

The Club at Olde Stone

Located in a residential area, this club is conveniently accessible by golf cart or bicycle. Amenities include a golf course, swimming pools, fitness room, clubhouse, spacious patio and a multitude of social activities and events. Naturally rolling hills, tree-lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers make the course a challenging, but pleasant place to golf. The club’s experienced, friendly staff position Indian Hills as a perfect venue for receptions, business meetings, private parties and corporate or charity golf outings. Corporate and family memberships are also available. For membership information, visit www.indianhills-bgky.com.

The Club at Olde Stone Tucked away in the Bowling Green countryside, The Club at Olde Stone offers southern grace, classic elegance, celebrated cuisine and impeccable service in an extraordinary setting. Surrounded by green rolling fairways, outdoor terraces and gardens, the Golf House and Village Hall offers members and guests the finest in ambience and amenities, including recreational and entertainment facilities, tennis courts, a large resort-style swimming pool and Jacuzzi, complete fitness center, meeting and banquet facilities, casual and formal dining areas and cottage rentals. The golf course was designed by the legendary Arthur Hills and features manicured fairways and greens, with an indoor learning center, offering heated tee space and innovative swing analysis technology. For membership information or event inquiries, visit www.olde-stone.com.

Bowling Green Country Club Bowling Green Country Club is a home away from home situated on 1,400 acres surrounded by the Barren River. Founded in 1913, BGCC is one of Kentucky’s oldest and most respected private clubs. The club’s active and vibrant membership has helped it maintain a heritage steeped in tradition, offering a relaxed, warm environment that embraces South Central Kentucky culture. BGCC is marked by its affordable, yet posh, family-oriented environment. Amenities include banquet facilities, a swimming pool,

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tennis courts, full service pro shop, an exemplary golf course, fine dining and a clubhouse. For membership information, visit www. bgcc1913.com.


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WHY JOIN THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE? JASON MARSHALL OF CROWD SOUTH AND AMOEBA LEADER, LLC digs deep into the flourishing ecosystem that is the Chamber

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ore often than I like, I hear comments from Chamber members who say, "The Chamber hasn't done anything for me." My initial reaction is to subdue a noticeable cringe or disapproving stare. My second is to assess how this individual is contributing to his or her cause. It seems many join the Chamber with the wrong impression. It's as if it's a momma bird who, after being given her dues, will go out and gather business, pre-masticate it and finally regurgitate it into their little business mouths for consumption. Unless your Chamber is run by Alicia Silverstone, I don't see this happening. The reality is the Chamber is not a momma bird, but rather an ecosystem in which your business can exist and thrive. Much like a natural ecosystem, the Chamber ecosystem has an interrelated and interdependent food chain necessary for each entity to exist. The big businesses can't exist without the small businesses. The small businesses can't exist without the workers from the big businesses. The occupational health clinics can't exist without the manufacturing plants. The manufacturing plants can't exist without the construction companies. The construction companies can't exist without the building supply companies. You see? Interdependence. Ideally, the Chamber's role is to build a self-sustaining ecosystem in which businesses can interact and support one another. This is why they only work with Chamber-partners and only allow sponsorships from Chamber-partners. They want the ecosystem to support itself, which necessitates living and operating within the ecosystem. Once you've lived in this ecosystem for a while, you might get to thinking, "I don't really need the Chamber anymore." Hold that thought. Ask yourself a few questions: 1) Have I fully taken advantage of the networking opportunities the Chamber has provided? 2) If the Chamber were to cease its existence, how many new large-scale developments would arrive in the future? 3) How successful would my business be if other businesses in my ecosystem ceased to exist

(remember... interdependence)? 4) Am I willing to play my small part in supporting the Chamber ecosystem to ensure it thrives as a self-sustaining business-generating ecosystem in which I am afforded many opportunities to succeed? Remember, the Chamber is there to support you, not feed you. You need to take advantage of the ecosystem it has created and make it work for you, not the other way

around. Don't expect handouts. If you're not seeing results, first look in the mirror. Then, contact the Chamber and see how it can help. Our Chamber here is full of hard-working, helpful individuals who are willing to help those who are willing to help themselves. I know there are many others across the country who do the same. So, take advantage of what the Chamber has to offer and see where it gets you. You might be surprised.

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OUTSIDE THE BOARDROOM Many young professionals are looking for additional ways to expand their networks and sharpen their resumés. In response to this demand, the Chamber founded Bowling Green Young Professionals, or BGYP!, a non-profit that gives 21- to 40-year-olds opportunities to get connected in the community by meeting once a month at sporting events, happy hours or local businesses.

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TOP 5 REASONS TO JOIN BGYP! TODAY SOCIALIZE After college, it can be tough to get out and meet new people. BGYP! is an opportunity to make friends, come out of your shell a bit more and have a little fun.

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LEARN From distillery tours to volunteer opportunities, learn the insand-outs of South Central Kentucky.

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STRENGTHEN Employers want to know your talents don’t stop at 5 o’clock every day. By joining BGYP, show them you care about your profession and making Bowling Green a better place.

BUILD Networking is key for movers and shakers. At BGYP! events, make critical connections with decision-makers.

A WORD FROM CITY & COUNTY LEADERSHIP "Our region thrives because of the people, businesses and leaders committed to its future. South Central Kentucky is unlike any other community, and I am exceptionally proud to serve as the judge-executive of a county that values progress, innovation and tradition."

"As the mayor of Bowling Green, I am immensely proud of the camaraderie among our City, County, Chamber and economic development officials. Our prosperous community would not be where it is today without that teamwork, and I am honored to call Bowling Green home."

MIKE BUCHANON Judge-Executive, Warren County

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Mayor, City of Bowling Green


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THE MEDICAL CENTER

TO FIND A PHYSICIAN OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, including upcoming events, visit www.themedicalcenter.org or follow The Medical Center at Facebook.com/ TheMedicalCenterBG.

FOR 90 YEARS, The Medical Center has cared for the residents of South Central Kentucky. As the flagship hospital of Med Center Health – a healthcare system of more than 30 entities, including six hospitals – The Medical Center provides South Central Kentucky with a full range of the highest quality healthcare close to home. The Medical Center is committed to bringing state-of-the-art technology and exceptional service to our region.

Cancer Treatment

The Medical Center’s Cancer Treatment Center is one of the most renowned cancer treatment facilities in South Central Kentucky. Because The Medical Center is a member of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, patients have access to additional specialty and subspecialty physicians and care, while staying in their own region for most treatments. The Medical Center’s Radiation Oncology, a component of the

Cancer Treatment Center, has been awarded accreditation from the American College of Radiology, an acknowledgement of our high practice standards. Expanding access to cancer specialists in South Central Kentucky, Medical Center Hematology & Oncology opened Aug. 1 and is led by Rishi Agarwal, M.D., a fellowship-trained hematologist and oncologist.


Excellence in Healthcare

Emergency Medical Services Medical Center EMS received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Medical Center EMS is one of only two EMS services in Kentucky accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, the gold standard for EMS.

Cardiovascular Care The Heart Institute at The Medical Center offers the region’s only comprehensive cardiac program including open heart surgery. Board-certified physicians deliver the highest quality surgical care, allowing residents of South Central Kentucky to stay close to home. The Medical Center is the only Chest Pain Center in South Central Kentucky accredited with percutaneous coronary intervention, which is the use of cardiac catheterization to treat the narrowed coronary arteries of the heart. As a Primary Stroke Center, The Medi-

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cal Center maintains The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

mammograms – the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® Genius 3D system. A Genius™ exam detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancers and reduces false positives by up to 40 percent.

World-Class Employees

As part of Med Center Health, The Medical Center once again received the Gallup Great Workplace Award. This award recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world. Only 35 organizations worldwide have received the 2016 award, and Med Center Health is the only recipient based in Kentucky.

Investing in Technology to Save Lives

The Medical Center was first in the region to offer MRIs with the Philips Ingenia 3.0T digital broadband Magnetic Resonance scanner. In addition, The Medical Center at Bowling Green and Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging, a department of The Medical Center, have the latest technology in screening

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TRISTAR GREENVIEW REGIONAL HOSPTIAL


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riStar Greenview Regional Hospital is an important piece of the healthcare market in Bowling Green and Southern Kentucky.

Founded in 1972, the 211-bed facility offers excellence in comprehensive healthcare, from diagnostic imaging to routine surgical procedures, to neurosurgery, to cancer treatment. The hospital is staffed by 300-plus physicians and 500 employees. TriStar Greenview is proud to be one of the only hospitals in Kentucky that meets the state’s strict quality standards for patient care. TriStar Greenview consistently offers the shortest emergency room wait times, seeing patients in 15 minutes on average in the Southern Kentucky region. In

2015, the hospital cared for 4,964 people on an inpatient basis and treated 41,430 emergency patients. The impact that the hospital has extends beyond patient care and into the community. TriStar Greenview is a part of the TriStar Health network of hospitals, serving Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. In 2016, TriStar invested $30 million in Greenview to meet the demands of the community. A new ambulatory surgery center is one piece of the hospital’s plan for growth, as are numerous facility upgrades at the main campus, including a new intensive care unit. TriStar Greenview, above all else, is committed to the care and improvement of human life.

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GRAVES-GILBERT CLINIC THE PHYSICIANS AT GRAVES-GILBERT CLINIC ARE PROUD OF THE ROLE THE CLINIC HAS PLAYED IN BRINGING QUALITY MEDICINE TO THE AREA. WITH OVER 900 EMPLOYEES, GRAVES-GILBERT CLINIC IS ONE OF THE AREA’S LARGEST LOCALLY-OWNED BUSINESSES, WITH MORE THAN 160 PROVIDERS PRACTICING IN MORE THAN 20 SPECIALTIES.

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ach year, more than a quarter million patients choose Graves-Gilbert for their healthcare needs. The clinic has offices in Glasgow, Franklin, Smiths Grove, Russellville, Morgantown, Lewisburg and multiple offices in Bowling Green. For more than 79 years, Graves-Gilbert doctors and staff have cared for and about the people of South Central Kentucky. Many generations have trusted their care to the clinic’s distinguished physicians and staff. The clinic’s pediatric medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, orthopaedics, sports medicine, dermatology, walk-in care and hospital inpatient specialist services have added new pro-

viders to meet patient needs.

In response to the changing healthcare landscape, Graves-Gilbert Clinic and Western Kentucky Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates announced in 2016 an agreement to merge their medical groups, a historic event for South Central Kentucky. Never have two physician groups like WKONA and Graves-Gilbert merged. The clinic is active in working with other great regional healthcare providers and industries. Because of regulatory changes and national legislative initiatives, many providers are seeking out larger organizations to help with and streamline administrative tasks. Having been a part of the South Central Kentucky community since 1937,

Graves-Gilbert Clinic is well-positioned to provide such services. In May 2016, Graves-Gilbert opened its primary care facility, the Family Care Center, on Nashville Road. The facility accepts appointments and walk-in patients and houses specialists in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and more. Adding to its increased convenience are the clinic’s fully equipped laboratory, diagnostic imaging and radiology, as well as 3D mammography, low dose CT scanning, large bore MRIs and extended hours – seven days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Graves-Gilbert understands life isn’t always convenient, but it believes healthcare should be.


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COMPREHENSIVE CARE YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST HEALTHCARE SERVICES

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BARREN RIVER DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT Serves residents and visitors of Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson and Warren counties, offering outreach and education on prenatal care, breastfeeding, dental health, smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise and more. District health centers provide well-child exams, vaccinations and a mobile dental service. BOWLING GREEN NURSING & REHABILITATION Offers nursing care that combines a standard of excellence with a traditional sense of caring. The center provides a friendly atmosphere and clean environment designed to encourage social interaction and a sense of community. COMMONWEALTH REGIONAL SPECIALITY HOSPITAL Located on The Medical Center campus, Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital is a continuing-care/long-term acute-care hospital offering medical care and rehabilitation for patients with medically complex conditions and multiple chronic conditions requiring stays of 18 to 35 days. COMMUNITY CLINIC / DENTAL CLINIC Community Clinic and The Dental Clinic offer affordable basic medical and dental care to the uninsured and underinsured patients who live in

communities served by the Med Center Health’s network of hospitals. Medical services include acute care for colds and flu as well as limited chronic care for conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. Dental service includes X-rays, dental cleanings, fillings and extractions. Medical patients pay $10 per visit, and dental patients pay $10 to $20 per service.

GENESIS HEALTHCARE COLONIAL MANOR Certified by Medicare and Medicaid, Colonial Center is a 48-skilled bed facility and has provided quality care for more than 40 years in the community. Colonial Center is known for its intimate, home-like atmosphere and tenured staff. Services include short stay and long term care, along with dementia, dental, colostomy, podiatry, psychiatric and vision care. GENESIS HEALTHCARE MAGNOLIA VILLAGE This 60-bed skilled nursing facility specializes in the needs of those with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Magnolia Village is located in the heart of suburban historic Bowling Green and provides an expansive amount of services and amenities. SOUTHERN KENTUCKY REHABILITATION CENTER SKY Rehabilitation Hospital is the only acute rehab hospital in the region, providing in- and outpatient rehabilitative services. SKY Rehab is accredited by The Joint Commission, COLA and designated as a CARF Stroke Specialty Rehab Hospital. Patients receive team-focused therapy, including at least

15 hours of physical, occupational and/or speech therapy per week. SKY Rehab offers pulmonary rehab and has the only full-size, heated therapy pool in the area. THE MEDICAL CENTER’S HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER Providing health education, free and low-cost screenings, exercise classes, weight-management programs, support groups for chronic conditions and more, The Medical Center’s Health & Wellness Center is an affordable one-stop resource for healthier living. WESTERN KENTUCKY DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING Part of The Medical Center and located in a free-standing facility, Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging offers high field and open MRI, digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, bone density evaluation, fluoroscopy, CT scans and X-rays. WESTERN KENTUCKY ORTHOPAEDIC & NEUROLOGICAL ASSOCIATES Offering state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for injuries to joints, spine, feet and hands and specializing in sports medicine, WKONA – part of Graves-Gilbert Clinic – has over 30 years’ experience in orthopaedic and neurosurgical care. Diagnostics include MRI, X-ray and bone density scans, and treatment options include physical and occupational therapy, joint replacement, spine, foot and hand surgeries and sports medicine.


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COMFORT & SUPPORT AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE Delivers personalized home health and hospice care to thousands of patients and their families. HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Offers many types of in-home care that can be individualized to meet the needs of your family members. Services include personal care, meals, transportation, household duties, respite care, hospice support services and 24-hour live-in care. HOSPARUS-BARREN RIVER Cares for patients and their families in their own homes, long-term care facilities and area hospitals. Healthcare professionals and volunteers provide pain and symptom control, medication management, personal care, light housekeeping, counseling, spiritual care and bereavement services. HOSPICE OF SOUTHERN KENTUCKY, INC. Physicians, nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants and chaplains meet the needs of terminally ill patients and their families. In-home hospice services are provided. Hospice House offers a scenic, visitor-friendly environment for inpatient or residential care, as well as short-term respite care to relieve regular caregivers.

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villas with 14 in early 2017, along with a memory care unit that will offer 18 private rooms. Massey Springs provides 24-hour security and emergency call systems, medication reminders, housekeeping, laundry services, meals, on-site salon, activities, transportation and exceptional support staff.

tian Care Communities’ Village Manor provides excellent quality of life for adults 62 years and older. Offers senior living apartments, assisted living, assisted senior care, memory care, transitional care, outpatient rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, Christian at-home care and pastoral care.

MORNINGSIDE ASSISTED LIVING Offering customized assisted living care in private apartments, Morningside provides personal care such as dressing and grooming, health, safety and well-being monitoring, healthcare coordination, medication assistance and companionship. VILLAGE MANOR / CHRISTIAN HEALTH CENTER Inspired by a faith-filled mission since 1884, Chris-

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GOLDEN AGE BOWLING GREEN RETIREMENT VILLAGE Offers the comforts of home with six styles of apartments/suites. Independent living includes outdoor patios and gardens, meals, housekeeping and scheduled trips and activities. Staffed 24 hours, assisted living units and suites offer support services and activities, including laundry, medical transportation and fitness classes. BOWLING GREEN TOWERS Offers spacious floor plans and an array of amenities. Residents have access to on-site laundry facilities, exercise facilities, community kitchen, dining area, business center and community room. CHANDLER PARK ASSISTED LIVING Residents enjoy assisted living with personalized service plans and a trained staff 24 hours a day. Private apartments, a courtyard, entertainment and an ice cream shop contribute to a high-quality lifestyle. MASSEY SPRINGS SENIOR LIVING Offers 34 assisted living suites and 33 independent

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I want to be armed with information. The opportunity to create her own self-designed Cyber Defense major is what attracted Morgan to WKU. With the help of a faculty advisor and the Honors College at WKU, Morgan was able to pioneer a unique major in the exact career field that she has been interested in since childhood. She is enjoying hands-on experience in technology and data mining by conducting research with professionals in the Cyber Defense field. This enhanced college experience provided Morgan a specialized path to achieve her unique career goals.

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arren County Public Schools is routinely recognized as a high performing and progressive school district, noted for its excellence in academic performance as well as its broad spectrum of opportunities for students. Student enrollment continues to increase each year, and WCPS is the state’s fourth largest school district, with roughly 2,500 employees who educate approximately 16,000 students from more than 50 countries speaking more than 50 languages. The district boasts one of the largest transportation and dining services in the region with more than a million miles traveled by the bus fleet and more than 3 million meals served each year. WCPS is comprised of 14 elementary schools, four middle schools and four high schools, along with several alternative options, including Lighthouse Academy, Beacon Academy and Geo International High School. 2016 KPREP Assessment Scores released by the Kentucky Department of Education recognize WCPS as a Proficient and Progressing School District. Additionally, 50 percent of WCPS are recognized as Distinguished (Alvaton, Briarwood, Cumberland Trace, Jody Richards and North Warren elementary schools; Drakes Creek and South Warren middle schools; and Greenwood and South Warren high schools). WCPS juniors and seniors routinely perform above the state average on the ACT. For the fifth consecutive year, WCPS’ juniors demonstrated continuous improvement with an overall composite score of 20.5, outperforming the state in all College Readiness Benchmarks in English, Math, Reading and Science. CONTINUED ON PAGE 85

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ince the 1880s, Bowling Green Independent School District has been known for excellence in academic programs and success on the athletic field. The district’s mission is to lead the way in education and encourage and recognize distinction in every field of human endeavor. In 2016, the Bowling Green Board of Education approved a three-year strategic plan outlining five key objectives and measurable goals to guide the district through 2019. Objectives include: • • • • •

Student achievement Outstanding employees Efficient financial processes Engaging stakeholders Innovative technology implementation

Parent Portal

Parents and guardians started the 2016-17 school year by registering students online through a Parent Portal, reducing paperwork and encouraging two-way communication by giving them access to information about attendance and grades, along with school and district announcements. The Portal allows parents and guardians to update changes to contact information at their convenience.

Instructional Coaches

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THE GATTON ACADEMY

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he Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science is Kentucky’s first residential high school for students who want to pursue advanced careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students take coursework through Western Kentucky University with regularly enrolled college students. They live in the recently expanded Florence Schneider Hall. The Academy will be at capacity with 200 students with a second class of 100 students in 2017. The Gatton Academy empowers Kentucky’s exceptional young scientists and mathematicians to live and learn in an environment that offers advanced educational opportunities, preparing them for leadership roles. Students may take part in research led by university faculty. These one-on-one mentorships allow students to work on STEM research projects outside the classroom. Students share their findings through presentations at local, state and national conferences. In its 10th year, the Academy has received exceptional recognition. Newsweek named The Gatton Academy the No. 1 public high school in the country in 2012 and 2013, followed by the same No. 1 recognition by The Daily Beast in 2014.

Preparing Children For Success In The Classroom And Beyond. With nearly 16,000 students, the Warren County Public School District is among Kentucky’s largest and most successful school systems. Embracing the concepts of The Leader in Me, WCPS is empowering students to become leaders in their schools and to take charge of their futures.

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arren County Area Technology Center’s two-year Machine Tool program and two-year Robotics program will equip students with the skills necessary for a successful career in South Central Kentucky. Upon graduation, students will have work experience and an industry-recognized certification, jumpstarting their post-high school career from day one. Curriculum includes a capstone course (internship program) where students are placed with a local employer spring of their senior year, gaining invaluable experience before ever graduating high school. For more information on these programs or the Warren County ATC, visit www.warrencountyschools.org.

With four schools already having earned The Leader in Me Lighthouse School status, WCPS is well on its way to being a model for school systems around the state and the nation. Every day, WCPS students are achieving success and learning to be the leaders of tomorrow.

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BOWLING GREEN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT continued LEAD Academy Bowling Green High School freshmen work and grow in a small learning community, the LEAD Academy (Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, Diversity), developing skills for future life and careers. The LEAD Academy includes Chromebook computer devices for all students, common planning for teachers, a guest speaker series and service learning project opportunities. ••• The 2016-19 Strategic Plan was developed over six months and included workshop training, coaching and district committee work for the five objectives. Data and progress toward meeting the goals will be published each year, with follow-up reports shared at Board of Education meetings in June. To review the document, visit www.bgreen.kyschools.us. Although the Strategic Plan encourages future goals, BGISD is proud of its 201516 successes, including: • The Bowling Green High School Class of 2016 was made up of 302 graduates, including three National Merit finalists, four National Merit commended students and 72 honor graduates. The class earned more than $7.8 million in scholarships, with students attending 43 post-secondary institutions and serving in three branches of the military. • Dishman McGinnis and W. R. McNeill elementary schools earned Leader in Me Lighthouse status. They are two of 242 schools in the U.S. to earn the recognition. • Twenty-one Bowling Green Junior High School students earned state or grand recognition based on ACT scores and the national percentile rankings for high school juniors and seniors. Seventh-graders earning state recognition scored at or above the 50th percentile of juniors and seniors, and those earning grand recognition scored at or above the 90th percentile. • The 2015-16 season was a record year for Bowling Green High School athletics. The Purples won 10 region championships and the Class 5A state title in football.


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WARREN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS continued Four preschool Classrooms of Excellence are the second most of any district in the state. Christina Sanders of Rich Pond Elementary, Donna Williams of Plano Elementary and Kahlie Claywell and Lisa Miller of Bristow Elementary are among only 47 teachers out of the more than 1,000 preschool teachers to have achieved this honor. In 2016, The Kentucky Art Education Association honored Paul Johnson as its Middle School Art Teacher of the Year. WCPS is recognized across Kentucky for its Leader in Me initiative and leads the state with five Lighthouse schools at the elementary level. In 2013, Briarwood and Natcher became the first two Lighthouse schools in Kentucky, and more recently, Alvaton, Plano and North Warren received this distinction. The Leader in Me initiative focuses on Franklin Covey’s "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," and it aligns with the district’s vision for success. The district’s Energy Conservation Program also has garnered international attention since its implementation in 2003, with a cost savings of more than $10 million. Currently, 22 out of 23 buildings are

classified as Energy Star certified. Richardsville Elementary, which opened in fall 2010, became the nation’s first Net-Zero school, meaning it produces more energy than it consumes. Bristow and Jody Richards elementary schools soon followed and are

Net-Zero Ready schools. In addition to energy efficient buildings, WCPS prides itself in the quality of its state-of-the-art facilities. Most recently, Warren Central and Warren East high schools received significant renovations totaling more than $29 million.

Higher Education

DAYMAR COLLEGE

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aymar College takes pride in changing lives one person at a time.

This private, family-owned and operated college is proud of its roots that date back to 1879. Daymar has set itself apart from other institutions by cultivating a warm, friendly, nurturing environment for students. With its student-centered approach, Daymar is geared toward students who prefer a more personal learning experience. “Daymar is special, said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson, who also serves as Daymar’s Bowling Green campus president. “We give individual attention to our students. Here, we are involved with our students. Sometimes at large campuses you feel lost, and Daymar closes that gap by focusing on the students.” Daymar is focused on building strong futures for students and communities. The college provides students the ability to learn in an environment with rigorous academic work and practical hands-on experience, to get individual attention and develop

critical thinking skills, and get assistance in finding gainful employment. Daymar in Bowling Green offers accredited degree programs in healthcare, business and criminal justice to prepare students for a variety of industries. Daymar College is located at 2421 Fitzgerald Industrial Drive. For more information, call 270-843-6750.


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WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY WKU PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED TO MEET WORKFORCE DEMANDS Story by Robbin Morrison Taylor

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he most significant way a public university can impact a state’s economy is to offer relevant programs that meet the workforce demands in the region it serves. A growing industrial base in South Central Kentucky and an aging population with increasing healthcare needs have been the impetus for the addition of programs in engineering, manufacturing engineering technology and healthcare at Western Kentucky University. In an effort to answer the call of industry leaders in South Central and Western Kentucky, WKU President Gary A. Ransdell and a group of advocates from regional manufacturing companies successfully established civil, electrical and mechanical engineering programs at WKU in 2001. All

three programs received accreditation by ABET, Inc., the professional organization responsible for accreditation of engineering programs, in 2004 and in 2010. More than $7.6 million has been raised privately to support engineering programs at WKU, and the programs have produced 679 graduates to date. Currently more than 700 students are enrolled in engineering programs at WKU, the focus of which is to put more engineers into the workplace in design centers, job sites and high-tech manufacturing facilities. WKU engineering students gain hands-on experience beginning in their first year and are able to apply the skills they learn in the classroom through industrially sponsored projects and regional and national competi-

tions. The WKU Concrete Canoe team competed for the 15th time at the national level, and the WKU Steel Bridge team qualified for the fourth consecutive year for the national competition. WKU also offers a major in manufacturing engineering technology to prepare graduates to apply basic engineering principles and advanced manufacturing technical skills in support of industrial operations. The program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering. WKU also developed the AMS On-Demand program specifically for students from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to build on their Associate of Science degrees. The program includes a personalized learning


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program that allows students to complete course requirements on a schedule that is convenient for them and offers a flexible, quick pathway to a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology. WKU offers state-of-the-art lab facilities and industry standard equipment in the Senator Mitch McConnell Integrated Applications and Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics laboratories. Students have access to CNC machines, three dimensional printers, an electronics lab and test and measuring equipment to name a few of the available resources. Workforce demands for more nurses and physical therapists are the driving force behind major initiatives at WKU to add advanced practice doctorate programs in nursing and physical therapy. In 2011 WKU established the Doctor of Nurse Practice degree program and graduated its first class of students in 2014. The DNP is a terminal professional degree focused on the clinical aspect of nursing and prepares registered nurses to become nurse practitioners. Private support has played a critical role in the growth of healthcare-related programs at WKU. A partnership with Med Center Health in Bowling Green to construct The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex has enabled WKU to nearly double the size of its nursing programs. Today more than 1,500 students are enrolled in WKU’s School of Nursing, and most WKU graduates go to work in the surrounding region. Like many states, Kentucky also suffers from a physical therapist shortage, especially in rural South Central and Western Kentucky communities, prompting a group of physical therapy and hospital professionals throughout these two regions to come together to create a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at WKU. Led by Bowling Green businessman and physical therapist Tom Pennington, this group worked tirelessly to raise funds to support a WKU DPT program, which was established at WKU in 2013 and welcomed its first class of 30 students that June. That inaugural class graduated in May 2016, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program received its notice of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Physical Therapy programs are eligible for initial accreditation after the final semester of the program has been completed prior to graduation.

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In response to the growing need for more physicians, particularly in South Central and Western Kentucky, The Medical Center at Bowling Green successfully forged a partnership to locate a medical school in Bowling Green. In partnership with The Medical Center and WKU, the University of Kentucky plans to open a full, four-year medical school in Bowling Green in August 2018.

partnership is the driving force behind the Bowling Green area’s thriving economy and much of WKU’s growth over the past 20 years.

Western Kentucky University seeks to be responsive to the changing dynamics within the regional economy by working together with business, industry and community leaders. This combination of public/private

For 35 years, The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU has provided hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities for gifted and talented students.

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SOUTHCENTRAL KENTUCKY COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE Story by Mark Brooks

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outh Central Kentucky Community and Technical College graduates enter the workforce a step above the rest, and employers are taking notice. Not only is SKYCTC training a determined, ample workforce, the college has been recognized as a national leader in soft skills curriculum. As thousands of college graduates enter the workforce, employers look for

students equipped with more than just the traditional knowledge and skills for their chosen profession. Want a nursing job? Know anatomy, disease management and patient care. Hoping to be a robotics technician? You need to be versed in computer programming and advanced manufacturing skills. But it is often not sufficient to simply know how to the do the job, students also are expected

to exhibit proper workplace behavior. SKYCTC is expanding its career readiness curriculum by teaching skills such as professionalism, workplace etiquette and teamwork. The Faculty Senate implemented a workplace ethics agreement in all classrooms to strengthen student mastery of punctuality and work ethic, classroom participation and


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teamwork, appropriate dress, proper technology use and treating each team member with professional courtesy. Since the workplace ethics agreement implementation, GPAs and retention rates have improved, and employers are recognizing SKYCTC graduates’ solid work ethic. “We have set the bar higher for our students, so they will stand out to employers,” said SKYCTC President Phillip Neal. “They will be the preferred hires not

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only because they have the necessary skills, knowledge and training to do the job, but also because they are dependable, hard-working and understand the expectation of today’s industries.” Only students who meet both the academic and work ethic behavioral expectations successfully complete their courses. Faculty report increased productivity in the classrooms, and students say they feel more motivated to succeed.


PHONE NUMBERS FOR NEWCOMERS UTILITIES Services listed are for Bowling Green/Warren County. For information on services in other counties, contact county government offices.

ELECTRICITY Bowling Green Municipal Utilities ................................... 270-782-1200 Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation .......... 270-842-6541

HIGHER EDUCATION Daymar College ................................................................... 270-843-6750 Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College .......................................... 270-901-1000 Western Kentucky University ........................................... 270-745-0111

LIBRARIES Warren County Public Library .......................................... 270-781-4882

NATURAL GAS Atmos Energy Corporation ............................................... 270-901-1677

WATER / SEWER Bowling Green Municipal Utilities ................................... 270-782-1200 Warren County Water District .......................................... 270-842-0052

TELEPHONE AT&T ...................................................................................... 270-846-4611 Time Warner Cable ............................................................. 844-316-8554

CABLE Time Warner Cable ............................................................. 844-316-8554

INTERNET The city of Bowling Green offers free public Wi-Fi. Visit www.bgky.org/freepublicwifi.php for a list of locations.

AT&T ...................................................................................... 270-846-4611 Bowling Green Municipal Utilities ................................... 270-782-1200 Time Warner Cable ............................................................. 844-316-8554

TRASH Scott Waste Management ................................................ 877-558-2579

RECYCLING Shelby Recycling .................................................................. 270-846-0689 Southern Recycling ............................................................ 270-781-3265

EDUCATION PUBLIC K–12 Bowling Green City ............................................................. 270-746-2200 Warren County .................................................................... 270-781-5150 Allen County ......................................................................... 270-618-3181 Barren County ..................................................................... 270-651-3787 Butler County ....................................................................... 270-526-5624 Edmonson County .............................................................. 270-597-2101 Hart County .......................................................................... 270-524-2631 Logan County ...................................................................... 270-726-2436 Metcalfe County .................................................................. 270-432-2481 Monroe County ................................................................... 270-487-5456 Simpson County ................................................................. 270-586-8877

GOVERNMENT OFFICES CITY OF BOWLING GREEN Emergency ............................................................................................... 911 Building Division ................................................................. 270-393-3615 City Manager ........................................................................ 270-393-3000 Fire Department ................................................................. 270-393-3702 GO bg Transit ....................................................................... 270-782-3162 Humane Society .................................................................. 270-842-8572 Parks & Recreation ............................................................ 270-393-3249 Police (non-emergency) .................................................... 270-393-2473 Property Taxes (city) .......................................................... 270-393-3000 Public Works ........................................................................ 270-393-3628

WARREN COUNTY Building & Electric Services .............................................. 270-843-5360 County Clerk ........................................................................ 270-842-1535 Judge-Executive .................................................................. 270-843-4146 Parks & Recreation ............................................................. 270-842-5302 Property Taxes .................................................................... 270-842-1633 Property Valuation ............................................................. 270-843-3268 Public Works - Roads ......................................................... 270-843-8328 Rescue Department .......................................................... 270-783-3030 Treasurer .............................................................................. 270-842-5805

OTHER COUNTIES Allen County ......................................................................... 270-237-3631 Barren County ..................................................................... 270-651-3338 Butler County ....................................................................... 270-526-3433 Edmonson County ............................................................. 270-597-2819 Hart County .......................................................................... 270-524-5219 Logan County ...................................................................... 270-726-3116 Metcalfe County .................................................................. 270-432-3181 Monroe County ................................................................... 270-487-5505 Simpson County ................................................................. 270-586-7184

MISCELLANEOUS Drivers License (Bowling Green) •1001 Center St., Suite 102 ............................. 270-746-7417 Post Office (Bowling Green) •311 E. 11th Ave. ................................................ 270-796-4035 •5300 Scottsville Road ...................................... 270-843-5760


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS & PREFERRED BUSINESSES ACCOUNTANTS

BKD, LLP — See ad on page 25 360 E. Eighth Ave., Suite 201 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-0111 www.bkd.com BKD, LLP is one of the largest CPA and advisory firms in the U.S., providing consulting, tax, assurance and accounting outsourcing solutions to businesses, governmental entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.

Shelton CPAs, LLP — See ad on page 17 181 W. Professional Park Court Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-9620 www.sheltoncpas.com Shelton CPAs, LLP is the largest local group of CPAs in Bowling Green, KY. We provide top-quality, trustworthy services in accounting, auditing, tax, business valuations, forensics and litigation support.

AIRPORT

Bowling Green Warren County Regional Airport — See ad page 49 1000 Woodhurst St., Suite 210 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-1101 www.bgwcairport.org Rob Barnett, Airport Manager Open 24 hours, 7 days per week, full flight services, all weather capability, rental cars, aircraft maintenance, free parking, FBO courtesy car, two flight schools, aerial tours and hangar leasing. Airport management is now selling aviation fuel.

ARCHITECTS

Sewell and Sewell Architects, PLLC 996 Wilkinson Trace, Suite B4 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-904-3388 msewell@sewellarchitects.com www.sewellarchitects.com An architectural firm specializing in commercial, industrial and residential design. Our mission is to provide top-quality architectural design, and clients seek us out for our high standards of service.

Stengel Hill Architecture — See ad on inside front cover 613 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 www.stengelhill.com Founded in 1986, Stengel Hill Architecture is a full-service architectural firm with offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, specializing in healthcare, commercial and educational architecture.

AUTO – DEALERSHIPS/REPAIR Anderson Hospitality - Chandler Park Assisted Living — See ad on page 61 2643 Chandler Drive Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-2626 www.chandlerparkassistedliving.com Chandler Park is Bowling Green’s premier assisted living, offering a variety of floor plans, services and amenities to meet the needs of today’s seniors.

Bowling Green Retirement Village — See ad on page 40 445 Middle Bridge Road West Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-5433 www.bgrv.com • Licensed Independent & Assisted Living • 3 Balanced Daily Meals • Housekeeping/Maintenance • Full Range of Support Services • Medical Transportation • Health & Fitness Program • Indoor Heated Swimming/Classes • Health & Wellness Workshops • Resident Life Activities • Field Trips to Local Events • 24-Hour Emergency Response

Massey Springs Senior Living 2945 Smallhouse Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-0004 leigh@masseyspringssrliving.com www.masseyspringsseniorliving.com Massey Springs provides assisted living, independent living and will provide memory care services in the spring of 2017. Call us today for a tour 270-842-0004.

ATTORNEYS

English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP — See ad on page 9 1101 College St. P.O. Box 770 Bowling Green, KY 42102-0770 270-781-6500 www.elpolaw.com Established in 1973. Engaged in general trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts; health, medical negligence, labor, employment, education, estate planning and probate, banking, corporation, real estate, immigration, family and environmental law.

Kerrick Bachert PSC — See ad on page 39 1025 State St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-782-8160 kerrickbachertlaw@kerricklaw.com www.kerrickbachertlaw.com

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Kerrick Bachert, PSC is a full-service law firm founded on strength in litigation and advocacy, and focused on our clients’ best interests.

Anderson Hospitality - Chandler Memory Care & Assisted Living — See ad on page 61 1310 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-2626 www.chandlermemory.com

Linda B. Thomas, Attorney at Law 996 Wilkinson Trace, Suite A1 Hartland Place Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-8737 www.smartcounsel.biz

Bowling Green’s new residential community designed for seniors with a memory deficit. We offer a safe and secure home-like environment with numerous services and amenities.

Commercial and residential real estate transactions, planning and zoning, business law, entity formation/administration/dissolution, contracts, business succession strategies and adoptions.

Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac 2012 Scottsville Road P.O. Box 1749 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-4881 cjackson@leachmanauto.com www.leachmanauto.com Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac - 70 years in business, because customer service is our top priority. Kentucky’s #1 GMC Dealership!

Luxury Imports of Bowling Green — See ad on page 53 325 Three Springs Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-745-0001 www.bowlingreendealership.com Factory authorized BMW and Mercedes Benz dealership. Stop in and see this award-winning dealership that has made many clients happy. Ask for Dan Clark, General Manager.

Martin Autoplex 2201, 2205, 2209 & 2011 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-846-0600 gm@martindodgejeep.com, gm@ucwky.com & gm@martinkia.com www.martinautoplex.com The Martin Autoplex provides today’s top makes & pre-owned vehicles from Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Ram, Kia, Mitsubishi & more. The dealerships are open Mon-Fri 8a-7p & Sat 9a-6p.

Toyota of Bowling Green 1860 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-843-4321 sales@toyotaofbowlinggreen.com www.toyotaofbowlinggreen.com Proudly serving Bowling Green area for 30 years. Toyota voted most dependable and best resale value car on the market. LOVE IT OR BRING IT BACK on all used cars. Our new facility COMING SOON on the corner of Scottsville Road and Lovers Lane.

AUTOMOBILE – REPAIRS / SERVICES

Lee Myles Transmissions & AutoCare 945 U.S. 31-W By-Pass Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-9339 bgleemyles@accessky.net www.bowlinggreenleemyles.com Lee Myles Transmissions & AutoCare specializes in transmission repair and rebuilding and can also handle most of your general auto care needs. ASE and AAA certified and BBB accredited.

AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS Holley Performance Products — See ad on page 25 1801 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-782-2900 Fax: 270-781-9940 www.holley.com Holley has been the undisputed leader in fuel systems for over 100 years. Holley’s products include performance fuel pumps, fuel injection, intake manifolds, & engine dress–up products for street performance, race and marine applications.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

CHURCHES

LifeSkills, Inc. — See ad on page 5 380 Suwannee Trail St. Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-901-5000 www.lifeskills.com

Hillvue Heights Church — See ad on page 43 3219 Nashville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-0012 www.hillvue.com

With the widest array of services for both adults and children in south central Kentucky, LifeSkills supports people who experience mental illness, addictions and developmental disabilities as they build meaningful and independent lives.

BUILDERS & RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

We exist to lead the community to a connection with Christ, so sin can be healed and people can develop into ministers of God’s grace Holy Spirit Catholic Church — See ad on page 43 4754 Smallhouse Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-7777 www.holyspiritcatholic.org

HONORING our local hero

Builders Association of South Central Kentucky — See ad on page 40 859 Lovers Lane Bowling Green KY 42103 270-781-3375 anapier@bascky.com www.bascky.com

•Please check Web site for Mass times. MISSION: We are a welcoming Catholic community called to live our faith by celebrating sacraments and prayers; proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ; seeking lifelong faith formation; sharing our time, talents, and treasure; and reaching out in compassionate service to others.

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For new construction/remodeling needs, contact our member association serving housing and construction in Warren and surrounding counties for the building industry and for the protection of consumers.

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Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-4707 www.bgpres.org Gemini Homes, Inc. — See ad on page 41 1043 Pedigo Way, Suite #5 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-782-8893 www.yourgeminihomes.com You Dream! We Build! • Custom Homes • Remodeling/Additions • Lots for Sale • Plan Design • Real Estate Sales • Green Building • Homes for Sale • Decks/Outdoor Spaces • Replacement Windows

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107 Emmett Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-0194 jperkins@midsouthlumber.com www.midsouthlumber.com

“We’re More Than Wood” • Offering a full line of building products • Andersen Circle of Excellence Dealer • Benjamin Moore Signature Store • Doors, windows, mouldings, decking, roofing, siding

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CRS Construction, Inc. — See ad on page 23 113 Parkview Drive Glasgow, KY 42141 270-629-2030 crshirley@glasgow-ky.com CRS Construction, Inc. is a family-owned business specializing in site-work, site utilities, roadways, storm drainage, erosion controls, and demolition for industrial and commercial construction projects. Excellence starts with a solid foundation.

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CONTRACTORS - CONCRETE / PAVING Holland, Inc. — See ad on page 17 7705 Russellville Road P.O. Box 73 Rockfield, KY 42274-0073 270-781-7044 www.hollandexcavating.com Excavating Contractor: We do site preparation, grade and drain, clearing, and stone. • Subdivisions • Commercial • Industrial • Residential

Scott & Murphy — See ad on outside back cover 2335 Barren River Road P.O. Box 2520 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-9944 www.scottandmurphy.com CONCRETE & CIVIL CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST • Curbs • Sidewalks • Pavement • Foundations & Slabs • Retaining Walls • Tilt-Up Panels • Basements • Bridges • Culverts • Catch Basins • Equipment Foundations • Containment Structures/Trenches • Concrete Sawing & Demolition • Retention & Storm Drainage • Site Grading

Scott, Murphy & Daniel, LLC — See ad on outside back cover 2335 Barren River Road P.O. Box 2520 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-9944 www.scottmurphydaniel.com • Design/Build Construction • Complete Engineering/Architectural/Design Services • Construction Management Services • Conventional General Contracting • Renovations/Conversions/ Expansions • Industrial • Commercial • Medical • Institutional • Church

Stewart Richey Construction — See ad on page 31 2137 Glen Lily Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-9409 270-842-5184 www.stewartrichey.com Stewart Richey is a multi-disciplined construction and service firm providing contracting, maintenance, and repair services across residential, commercial, industrial, civil and institutional markets. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed service and innovative solutions through our exceptional people. Whether you have an emergency situation, a necessary repair or replacement, or need periodic maintenance, Stewart Richey is on call 24/7 to meet your maintenance and service needs.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT RENTAL Brandeis Machinery 84 Cedar Way Bowling Green, KY 42101 502-491-4000 Fax: 502-499-3195 Steve_seelbach@bramco.com www.brandeismachinery.com Rents, sells and supports construction and mining equipment for Kentucky and Indiana.

CONTRACTORS Scotty’s Contracting & Stone, LLC — See ad on page 15 2300 Barren River Road P.O. Box 4500 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-3998 billk@scottyscontracting.com www.scottyscontracting.com Contact us for a FREE estimate! • Crushed Stone, Lime • Roads, Driveways, Parking Lots • Grade and Drain Construction QUALITY PAVES THE WAY!

Diversified Concrete 3066 Franklin Road Russellville, KY 42276 270-792-3334 www.dcdiversifiedconcrete.com Resdiential and commercial decorative flatwork specialists, including scoring, stamping, staining, etc.

COUNSELING

Alliance Counseling Associates — See ad on page 79 1048 Ashley St., Suite 201 Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-904-6567 alliancecounselingky@gmail.com www.alliancecounselingky.com Compassion, Dedication and Support is what you’ll find when you work with one of our many counseling professionals! We provide evidence-based services to help you overcome the challenges you’re facing. Our services are provided to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

COUNTRY CLUBS Bowling Green Country Club 215 Beech Bend Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 Office: 270-842-0325 Pro Shop: 270-842-4581 bgcc@bgcc1913.com www.bgcc1913.com BGCC is one of Kentucky’s oldest and most respected private clubs. We offer a variety of services to our club members, and we pride ourselves on our affordable, family-oriented environment.

DENTISTRY

Bluegrass Oral Health Center — See ad on page 80 546 Park St., Suite 400 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1780 270-781-6161 msmith@bgohc.com We provide comprehensive dentistry for each member of your family. Treatments include: • Preventative Restorations • Cosmetic Dentistry • Root Canal Therapy • Oral Surgery • Implant • Oral and I.V. Sedation

Lawless Orthodontics Bowling Green 895 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-1025 Russellville 135 Commerce Drive Russellville, KY 42276 270-726-9250 Creating exceptional smiles in your community and exceptional experiences as we get there. Call for your free consultation today!

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

South Central Kentucky — See ad on page 19 710 College St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-3200 www.southcentralky.com Warren County and Bowling Green are at the center of a dynamic ten-county regional growth partnership. Each of our ten counties share resources, accessibility and the vision to drive a healthy business climate.

EDUCATION Indian Hills Country Club 200 Indian Hills Drive P.O. Box 3595 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-842-0041 Golf Shop: 270-843-8256 info@indianhills-bgky.com www.indianhills-bgky.com Private club golf course, bar and grill, fitness center, pool and snack bar. Call for rental rates for your private party or wedding reception. Corporate and charity golf outings are welcome.

CREDIT UNIONS Autotruck Financial Credit Union 1475 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-4365 Tpearson@autotruckfcu.org www.autotruck.fcu.org AFCU is a full-service financial institution offering competitive products and services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the Barren River Area Development District. Call Today!

DANCE EDUCATION

Dance Arts of Bowling Green — See ad on page 47 1060 Pedigo Way Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-6811 danceartsofbg@yahoo.com www.danceartsbg.com The Dance Arts School curriculum is a graded training program with emphasis on the emotional, intellectual and creative development of each child. This school specializes in young children’s classes as well as offering the Pre-Professional Program, SOKY Dance Ensemble, to prepare dancers for the collegiate and professional dance world.

Bowling Green Independent School District — See ad on page 84 1211 Center St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-746-2200 Leslie.mccoy@bgreen.kyschools.us www.b-g.k12.ky.us Building on a tradition of excellence, Bowling Green Schools lead the way in education for all. The district serves students in five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one secondary alternative school. Follow BGISD on twitter.com/bgisd and facebook.com/bgcityschools.com.

Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College — See ad on page 89 1845 Loop Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-901-1117 www.southcentral.kctcs.edu Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College is a comprehensive two-year college offering Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees. The College also offers diplomas and certificates in more than 30 program areas as well as Workforce Solutions Training for business and industry and Adult Education and Literacy instruction.

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU — See ad on page 87 1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-745-6323 gifted@wku.edu www.wku.edu/gifted The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University has served gifted students, their parents, and educators for more than 30 years.

Warren County Public Schools — See ad on page 83 303 Lovers Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-5150 www.warrencountyschools.org WCPS is Kentucky’s fourth-largest school district, with nearly 15,000 students in 23 schools, and it ranks among the state’s best in academics and athletics.

Western Kentucky University — See ad on page 81 1906 College Heights Blvd. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-745-0111 wku@wku.edu www.wku.edu WKU is home to many rigorous, highly ranked and nationally recognized academic programs in education, liberal arts and sciences, the health sciences and business, at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level.

ELECTRICAL / TECHNICAL

M&L Electrical, Inc. – M&L Technical Systems — See ad on page 8 6060 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-0125 www.mltechnical.com Celebrating 40 years of business, this design-build electrical and alarm/communication systems contractor has served the needs of commercial and industrial customers since 1975. Whether your project involves new construction or expansion, we will execute your project from concept through completion.

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Bluegrass Electrical, Inc. — See ad on page 16 1646 Morgantown Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-8333 Fax: 270-781-5113 www.bluegrasselectric.com Commercial and Industrial Electrical Contractors proudly serving the construction, maintenance, design and machinery relocation needs of our community and region. The quality you expect — The service you deserve.

ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS

Cape Electrical Supply — See ad on page 41 140 Flex Park Dr. 270-843-1188 m.morris@capeelectric.com www.capelectric.com A full line electrical distributor servicing utility, industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Cape Electrical is the only distributor in the Bowling Green area to service all four markets.

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES / LIGHTING

Bowling Green Winlectric Company 1001 Shive Lane, Suite A Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-6153 bgwinlectric@bellsouth.net www.bowlinggreenlighting.com Whether you are renovating, building or just searching for that one perfect light fixture, we have the solution for you.

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Diversified Electrical, Inc. – See ad on page 71 3370 Industrial Dr. US DOT # 2283784 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-8666 Mark Fuqua, Owner/President mfuqua@diversifiedelectrical.com www.diversifiedelectrical.com Commercial and industrial electrical design, installation, service and maintenance.

EMPLOY BENEFIT SERVICES

Benefits Resource Group – See ad on page 73 2530 Scottsville Road, Suite 109 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-8110 bwhittaker@BRGky.com www.BRGky.com Benefits Resource Group is a group benefit administrator which provides employers and employees with cost-effective insurance solutions that promote financial security and peace of mind. Contact us for a customized benefit package.

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Elwood Staffing 2425 Scottsville Road, Suite 122 270-904-1299 www.elwoodstaffing.com Elwood Staffing is a leading provider of talent-based solutions and actionable workforce intelligence. With offices that span the United States, a broad service portfolio and a seasoned staff, we support companies through the entire employment life cycle—from attraction to retention.

Kelly Services — See ad on page 19 1256 Campbell Lane, Suite 102 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-2906 www.kellyservices.us As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services, Inc. offers comprehensive outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis.

Manpower Employment Services Provider 1600 Campbell Lane, Suite 103 Bowling Green, KY 42104 O: 270-843-0767 C: 270-670-9508 Jennifer.pedigo@manpower.com www.manpower.com Manpower is the world leader in contingent and permanent staffing solutions. Manpower’s talent resourcing options will increase your business flexibility, agility, cost effectiveness and competitive advantage.


ENGINEERING

Arnold Consulting Engineering Services, Inc. — See ad on page 89 1136 South Park Drive P.O. Box 1338 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-780-9445 www.a-eces.com Experienced in the fields of civil engineering, surveying, transportation, materials testing, and landscape architecture, our staff provides the knowledge and support needed to address complex problems in our changing world.

DDS Engineering, PLLC — See ad on page 25 148 Chester Court Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-843-2247 info@ddsengineering.com www.ddsengineering.com DDS Engineering, PPLC, is committed to providing “Pride and Excellence” in the fields of land surveying, civil and geotechnical engineering, construction materials, testing, special inspection services and landscape architecture with over a century of combined professional experience.

Landmark Engineering, Inc. — See ad on page 12 183 St. Charles St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-0812 marianna@landmarkengineering.net www.landmarkengineering.net Landmark Engineering offers a broad range of design services, including: • Civil Engineering • Land Surveying • Transportation Engineering • Materials Testing • Land Planning • Landscape Architecture

ENTERTAINMENT

Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center — See ad on page 47 601 College Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-904-5000 info@theskypac.com www.theskypac.com A premier entertainment center, SKyPAC hosts a full schedule of touring arts performances, visual arts exhibitions and comprehensive educational programs. The facility offers rental space for intimate productions and gatherings.

FINANCIAL ADVISORS

Hilliard Lyons — See ad on page 7 446 E. Main Ave. P.O. Box 1837 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-1691 Svitale@hilliard.com www.hilliard.com

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Independence Bank is one of the fastest-growing community banks in Western KY. Stop in to any of our three convenient locations in Bowling Green to see what the revolution is all about. • 1950 Scottsville Road, 270-781-1776 • 877 Fairview Avenue, 270-843-9600 • 2415 Nashville Road, 270-846-1776

Bank of Edmonson County — See ad on page 31 109 N. Main St. P.O. Box 99 Brownsville, KY 42210 270-597-2175 www.bankofedmonson.com

Morgantown Bank & Trust — See ad on page 23 1848 Morgantown Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-467-2265 ksmart@mtownbank.com ggay@mtownbank.com www.mtownbank.com

Where banking is still a people business! Full-service bank offering checking, CDs, money-market accounts, mortgages, home-equity loans, business checking, commercial loans and Internet banking.

1945 Scottsville Road Thoroughbred Square 270-846-7333 cyoung@mtownbank.com

CHASE Commercial Banking 1945 Scottsville Road, Floor 2 Bowling Green, KY 42104 Steve Sutton, Commercial Banker 270-901-2947 steven.g.sutton@chase.com www.chase.com CHASE Commercial Banking – serving middle market companies in Bowling Green and South Central Kentucky

Citizens First – See ad on page 69 1805 Campbell Lane 1700 Scottsville Road 987 Lehman Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-393-0700 CitizensFirstBank.com • Checking • Savings • Personal Loans • Business Loans • Mortgage Loans • Online Banking • Bill Pay • E-Statements • Mobile Banking • Merchant Capture • Bowling Green • Franklin • Glasgow • Munfordville • Horse Cave

First Security Bank — See ad on page 22 1018 Chestnut St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 Phone: 270-745-9436 MOK@FirstSecurity.net (Mike O’Kelly) FirstSecurity.net A $570 million asset bank with 11 banking centers in Owensboro, Bowling Green, and Lexington, Kentucky, as well as Evansville, Indiana. Its focus is on relationship banking and the ability to make credit and other business decisions locally.

FABRICATION MAINTENANCE SUPPORT

H & H Sheet Metal 355 Peyton St. Russellville, KY 42276 270-726-2158 Serving the area for more than 30 years, our experienced workforce of more than 100 employees is able to meet most any industrial need. • Millwright • Riggers • Iron Workers • Welders • Pipe Fitters • Pipe Welders • Concrete Pouring & Finishing • & Various Other Services

FLOORING Independence Bank — See ad on page 7 1950 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-1776 www.1776bank.com

Franklin Bank & Trust Company 317 North Main St. Franklin, KY 42134 270-586-7121 amber_frye@fbtco.com www.fbtco.com We are your full-service, hometown bank! Five convenient locations in Bowling Green & Franklin. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business. Member FDIC - Equal Housing Lender

Your full-service, locally owned and operated bank since 1880. Easy to Talk to. Easy to Trust.

PBI Bank — See ad on page 80 751 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-746-9272 support@pbibank.com www.pbibank.com PBI Bank Inc., the ninth largest bank domiciled in the Commonwealth, provides a broad range of high-quality retail and business banking services through a network of banking centers across Kentucky.

Service One Credit Union — See ad on page 41 1609 Campbell Lane P.O. Box 51770 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-796-8500 helpdesk@socu.com www.socu.com Service One, a full-service financial institution, has savings and checking accounts as well as Mortgages, Auto Loans, Credit Cards, Student Loans and Business Loans. Save time and money with online banking, mobile deposit and our budgeting tool! Service One Credit Union – Where you belong.

South Central Bank – See ad on page 47 Bowling Green Offices 270-782-9696 Franklin Office 1757 Campbell Lane 270-586-9696 805 Lehman Avenue 204 South Main Street 3505 Louisville Road Franklin, KY 42134 2710 Nashville Road 5251 Scottsville Road www.SouthCentralBank.com Small Enough to Know You … Big Enough to Help! Business or personal, taking care of our customers’ needs is what we are all about.

U.S. Bank — See ad on page 2 500 E. Main St.; 721 Campbell Lane ; 810 Lain Ave.; 1747 Scottsville Road; 1970 Cave Mill Road; 3240 Louisville Road; WKU Campus Branch P.O. Box 90001 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-745-7600 www.usbank.com U.S. Bank provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. We’re open for business and ready to serve you.

Grinstead’s Flooring & Furnishings — See ad on page 39 1353 Old Louisville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-1072 gjgrinstead@gmail.com www.grinsteadsflooring.com We carry a complete line of floor covering products, specializing in residential sales and installation. We have the largest selection of quality laminate in Bowling Green. We do not charge for estimates.

FOODSERVICE

HEALTH & FITNESS

Hot Yoga Bowling Green — See ad on page 63 730 Fairview Ave., Suite C-2 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-793-0011 hotyogabg@yahoo.com www.hotyogabg.com Hot Yoga utilizes yoga postures, deep breathing and controlled movement in a heated/humidified studio with purified air for health and relaxation. Hot Yoga is much more than a workout — much more than just yoga. The ULTIMATE fitness experience!

HEALTHCARE Reinhart Foodservice — See ad on page 70 117 Mitch McConnell Way PO Box 1657 Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-1121 rfsdelivers.com Let’s get better together. Delivering the best in people, products and services to the foodservice industry. Get it right from us!

FUNERAL HOMES J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory 832 Broadway Ave. 820 Lovers Lane Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-3111 kevinkirby@jckirbyandson.com www.jckirbyandson.com J.C. Kirby & Son have been serving folks of Bowling Green and Warren County for the past 50 years. With over 260 years of combines experience, we feel we are adept to solve most any given problem. • Bowling Green Monument Company • Bowling Green Gardens Cemetery

Est. 1952 Johnson, Vaughn, Phelps Funeral Home, 270.843.4338 Inc. — See ad on page 40 901 Fairview Ave. P.O. Box 1114 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-843-4338 www.jvpfh.com 901 Fairview Ave • Bowling Green www.jvpfh.com

A family owned and operated funeral home. All professional services, from embalming to final preparations, are performed on location by our qualified staff.

Graves Gilbert Clinic — See ad on page 77 201 Park St. P.O. Box 90007 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-5111 www.gravesgilbert.com Since 1937, Graves-Gilbert Clinic has been a leader in providing quality healthcare to the South Central Kentucky region. The clinic consists of over 150 physicians representing 20 medical specialties.

Medical Center Urgentcare 1100 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-796-3500 urgentcare@chc.net MedicalCenterUrgentcare.com Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Treats most illnesses and injuries. Provides complete physicals and wellness screenings. Onsite lab and X-ray capabilities. Wide range of occupational health services.

The Glasser Clinic — See ad on page 80 1325 Andrea St., Suite 100 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-901-3454 Fax: 270-901-3459 julie.anderson2@hcahealthcare.com www.theglasserclinic.com Dr. Jack Glasser, Dr. Todd Douglas, Dr. Ray Rowland and Lisa Grimes, APRN provide exceptional healthcare to the Bowling Green community. Our motto is “We will cure you with kindness”.

GAS – WHOLESALE Key Oil Company 3170 Industrial Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-2590 pevitts@keystops.com Key Oil is the largest distributer of Branded Motor fuels for Marathon Petroleum Company and serves the energy and fuel requirements of a broad spectrum of customers.

The Medical Center — See ad on page 73 250 Park Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 info@mcbg.org TheMedicalCenter.org Region’s healthcare leader. The Heart Institute, Cancer Treatment Center, Primary Stroke Center, Obstetrics/Neonatology, Orthopaedics, Neuroscience Services, Surgical Weight Loss, Diagnostic Imaging, da Vinci Robotic Surgery.

GOVERNMENT

Bowling Green-Warren Co. Contractors Licensing Board — See ad on page 35 1141 State St., Suite 200 P.O. Box 1268 Bowling Green, KY 42102-1268 270-781-3530 www.bgky.org When selecting your contractor for your new home, remodeling, or home improvement, always check to see if he or she is licensed and in good standing. The Contractors Licensing Board can be reached at 270-781-3530.

The Medical Center Home Care Program 1953 Scottsville Road, Suite 200 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-745-1006 TheMedicalCenter.org Providing skilled services to patients recovering from illness/surgery and those with a chronic disease/disability. Services include Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation/Therapy, Homemaker/Home Health Aides and Social Services with clinical staff on-call 24/7.


LIBRARIES TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital — See ad on page 75 1801 Ashley Circle Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-793-1000 www.TriStarHealth.com TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital, a 211-bed facility, offers excellence in comprehensive healthcare, from outstanding orthopedic surgical care, to neurosurgery, to cancer treatment. It offers the shortest emergency room wait times in the region, seeing patients in 15 minutes on average and is one of only a few hospitals in Kentucky that meet the state’s strict quality standards for patient care.

Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging — See ad on page 79 1635 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-746-9500 wkdi.com

Anderson Hospitality - TownePlace Suites by Marriott — See ad on page 61 1818 Cave Mill Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-782-4714 www.Marriott.com/BWGTS The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Bowling Green is purpose-built for the self-sufficient, value-conscious extended-stay guest.

Best Western — See ad on page 67 1940 Mel Browning St. Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-782-6933 bestwesternbg@gmail.com www.bestwestern.com • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • 40” LED TVs • Complimentary Wireless Internet • Fitness Room/Business Center • Outdoor Pool • Negotiated Rates Available

Quality imaging. Friendly Convenient lo-Wif-Fi Stylishservice. Suites Free Breakfast Free Sustainable & Eco Friendly Property cation. Services include Open MRI and High Field MRI, CT Scan, 3D Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Bone Density Evaluation, Fluoroscopy and X-ray. Candlewood Suites – See ad on page 33 540 Wall St. Bowling Green, KY 42103 HEARING AIDS 270-843-5505 NEWLY RENOVATED! www.candlewoodsuites.com 520 Wall Street . Bowling Green, KY . P 270.904.2219 www.Home2Suites.com

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Candlewood Suites is the guest-preferred leader in extended stay. As a member of IHG family of brands, we participate in IHG Rewards, Green Engage and Clean the World

Better Hearing Centers 829 State Street Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101 270-843-3192 Stay Smart. David@betterhearingcenters.org Betterhearingcenters.org

Better Hearing Centers takes great pride in offering a level of patient care that our patients have seldom experienced elsewhere, along with demanding the highest standard of hearing aid technology.

Holiday Inn Express — See ad on page 33 165 Three Springs Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-843-3200 or 888 Holiday www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

HEATING & COOLING

“Stay Smart” with the Holiday Inn Express of Bowling Green, KY, where our modern decor, comfortable rooms and hot Express Start Breakfast are waiting for you.

Scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs on mechanical heating and cooling equipment. Installation of building automation controls. Repair of process chillers and broilers. Serving the industrial, commercial, school and health care markets.

HOTELS

Holiday Inn University Plaza — See ad on page 11 1021 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103-2445 270-745-0088 Plaza.Sales@JQH.com www.hibowlinggreen.com Bowling Green’s largest hotel recently completed a $7.5 million dollar renovation! Featuring 218 spacious guestrooms and suites, the Hartland Café, Atrium Lounge, and attached to the Sloan Convention Center, the Holiday Inn is the perfect place to send your overnight guests.

Stylish Suites Free Breakfast Free Wif-Fi Sustainable & Eco Friendly Property 520 Wall Street . Bowling Green, KY . P 270.904.2219 www.Home2Suites.com

Anderson Hospitality - Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott — See ad on page 61 1832 Cave Mill Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-599-1832 www.marriott.com/bwgfb

Home2 Suites by Hilton — See ad on page 33 520 Wall St. Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-904-2219 www.home2suites.com NEWLY RENOVATED!

A hotel with outstanding guest rooms and suites at an exceptional value where you can jumpstart your day with free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a fitness facility, and a pool.

Home2 Suites by Hilton is a hip extended stay hotel experience. The all-suite hotel features contemporary accommodations and customizable guest room design.

540 Wall Street . Bowling Green, KY . P 270.843.5505 www.Candlewoodsuites.com/BowlingGreenKY

Stay Smart. 165 Three Springs Road . Bowling Green, KY . P 270.843.3200 www.HIExpress.com/BowlingGreenKY

Anderson Hospitality - Hilton Garden Inn — See ad on page 61 1020 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-6778 www.bowlinggreen.stayhgi.com

At Hilton Garden Inn hotels you’ll find everything you need to be self-sufficient and productive. Designed for the individual business traveler and the weekend leisure guest, we provide the finest quality of essential services and amenities. We are dedicated to our guests’ comfort and service needs.

Welcome to the Super 8 South. A complete renovation has been done to offer quality guestrooms with brand-new queen- and king-size beds, featuring amenities that include in-room coffee, free wireless Internet and microfridges.

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Diamond Screw Products, Inc. 2564 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-0040 270-781-0263 Fax sales@diamondscrewproducts.com We supply local industry and individuals with fasteners, tools, safety and janitorial supplies. We strive to cater to our customers’ needs, both big and small.

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY B & M Industrial Supply — See ad on page 23 26 Corporate Court Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-4916 Kelly@bmsupply.com Visit us at one of our two locations. Call us for a line card or catalog.

165 Three Springs Road . Bowling Green, KY . P 270.843.3200 www.HIExpress.com/BowlingGreenKY

Lyons Service Company — See ad on page 35 1535 Memphis Junction Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-8793 rbrown@lyonsservicecompany.com www.lyonsservicecompany.com

Super 8 South-Exit 22 250 Cumberland Trace Road Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-781-9594 super8bowlinggreen@gmail.com www.super8.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites 1953 Mel Browning St. Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-783-0083 lq6264dos@laquinta.com www.lq.com “We know just what any traveler needs to wake up on the bright side.” • FREE Hot Bright Side Breakfast • Indoor Pool • Exercise Facilities • Smoke Free • Free Wi-Fi • Pet Friendly / No Extra Charge

INDUSTRIAL / WELDING SUPPLIES

Warren County Public Library — See ad on page 43 1225 State St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-4882 lisar@warrenpl.org www.warrenpl.org With four permanent locations throughout the county, the library has as its mission providing equal access to the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading, and the power of information.

MANUFACTURING

AEP Industries, Inc. — See ad on page 13 123 Willamette Lane Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-782-8026 www.aepinc.com AEP’s Printed / Converted Products Division delivers a fully integrated packaging solution to markets such as food, beverage, health and beauty, pet care, and industrial. Processes include co-extrusion blown film, flexographic printing, lamination, slitting and bag making.

LIGHTING / SECURITY HeathCo, LLC — See ad on page 19 2445 Nashville Road P.O. Box 90045 Bowling Green, KY 42102-9045 270-846-8300 msexton@heathcollc.com www.heath-zenith.com HeathCo, LLC, producers of Heath/Zenith electrical products for the home, is synonymous with quality, integrity and innovation around the globe.

LIMOUSINE SERVICES Jump N Jive, LLC dba Party 1 Limousine P.O. Box 137 Franklin, KY 42135 270-202-1559 party1limo@gmail.com. www.party1limo.com Serves the Southern Kentucky and Tennessee areas and offers multiple levels of service to assist with transportation needs. Airport transportation, Limousine, SUV, Wedding, Party, Executive Transportation, and moving small or large groups between locations.

American Howa Kentucky, Inc. 445 Jody Richards Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-563-4400 www.americanhowaky.com Manufacturer of headliners, sunshades, dash insulators and other interior products for the automotive industry. BADA/HENNESSY 759 Hennessy Way Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-1013 Phil.bourassa@ammcoats.com Manufacturer of Lead and Non-Lead wheel balancing weights.

Berry Plastics Corporation – See ad on page 16 360 Southwood Court Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-746-1100 www.berryplastics.com

MACHINING / FABRICATING

The Bowling Green facility manufactures plastic closures primarily for the food, beverage and distilled spirits industries. Our facility operates in a clean, climate-controlled environment and offers a competitive wage and benefits plan.

BILSTEIN COLD ROLLED STEEL LP — See ad on page 25 1491 Commonwealth Blvd. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-908-4925 www.bilsteincrs.com

Serving Industry & Our Community Since 1958.

CGS Machine and Tool, Inc. — See ad on inside front cover 2750 Griffin Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-783-3589 steve@cgsmachine.com www.cgsmachine.com • Tool and Die • Conventional Machining • CNC Turning • CNC Milling • Wire EDM • Fabricating/Certified Welders • Special Machine Building • 2 Shifts • 24 Hour Emergency Service

INSURANCE

MAILING / OFFICE EQUIPMENT

Holston Gases, Inc. – See ad on page 19 130 Turner Court Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-3420 www.holstongases.com • Industrial Gases • Welding & Cutting Supplies • Industrial & Safety Supplies • Medical & Specialty Gases • Propane

Lawton Insurance 812 State St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-282-2411 info@lawtoninsurance.com www.lawtoninsurance.com You will find solutions at Lawton Insurance – whether it’s home, auto, life and health, or the most sophisticated needs for today’s business world. Lawton Insurance, serving Kentucky since 1899.

Van Meter Insurance — See ad on page 31 1240 Fairway St PO Box 1779 270-781-2020 270-843-8808 vanmeterins.com At Van Meter, we work as hard as you do to ensure you are covered. Your full service Business, Personal and Health Insurance agency. “Nobody Works Harder.”

Tri-State Mailing Systems, Inc. – See ad on page 71 3216 Alvey Park Dr. E. Owensboro, KY 42303 jhenry@tri-statemailing.com www.tri-statemailing.com With an ethical conduct in our business transactions, we are a leader in our industry of mailing and copier equipment since 1983. We offer high quality products and services for the business community.

MAILING SERVICES

The UPS Store #2058 — See ad on page 32 1945 Scottsville Road, Suite B2 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-842-7299 Store2058@theupsstore.com www.theupsstorelocal.com/2058 We are a locally owned and operated The UPS Store location, and we care about our customers. We have the knowledge and expertise to handle all your mailbox, packing, shipping and professional printing needs and we are passionate about what we do! Stop by and visit us today. We’re confident you’ll be glad you did.

Established in 1911 in Hagen, Germany, BILSTEIN is a worldwide leader in tailor-made steel grades. BILSTEIN COLD ROLLED STEEL is the company’s first United States manufacturing operation. Blackhawk Composites 404 W. Morrison P.O. Box 1457 Morgantown, KY 42261 270-662-0100 kaylah.west@blackhawk.aero www.bhci.aero Blackhawk Composites has the capability to manufacture components and assemblies for advanced aerospace applications. We are Site certified through the FAA and are certified and operate to AS9100C quality system.

Bowling Green Metalforming — See ad on page 1 111 Cosma Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-901-1555 bob_clemens@cosma.com Bowling Green Metalforming is a “World Class manufacturer of automotive frame and chassis systems, primarily selling to OEMs of cars and light trucks. Located in Canada and the United States.”


Country Oven Bakery — See ad on page 19 2840 Pioneer Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-782-3200 bill.koons@kroger.com Established in 1981, a producer of the highest-quality iced cakes, baked cakes and frozen dough products for in-store bakeries. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. — See ad on page 19 151 Turner Court P.O. Box 1839 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-842-3319 www.hillspet.com Helping to enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

Fruit of the Loom – See ad on inside back cover One Fruit of the Loom Drive P.O. Box 90015 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-6400 www.fruit.com Fruit of the Loom, Inc., is a global manufacturer and marketer of apparel and athletic goods. Brands include Vanity Fair intimates, Fruit of the Loom, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, among others. An independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

General Motors Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant — See ad on page 4 600 Corvette Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101-9109 270-745-8019 www.corvetteassembly.com General Motors has built the iconic Chevrolet Corvette right here in Bowling Green for over 30 years. With approximately one million square feet under roof, the plant employs roughly 1,000 employees. Over the past 5 years, GM has invested $131 million in renovations for the building of the 7th Generation Corvette Stingray, $3.5 million for the Performance Build Center and $439 million for a new paint shop and other facility upgrades.

International Paper 5150 Nashville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-783-3600 www.internationalpaper.com International Paper is a diversified integrated forest products company. Our facility in Bowling Green produces corrugated shipping containers for manufacturing in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana.

Lord Corporation – See ad on page 23 2800 Pioneer Drive Bowling Green, KY 42101-4053 270-781-5440 Donna.payne@lord.com www.lord.com At LORD Corporation we transform innovative ideas into value for the customer. Our facility in Bowling Green produces high-quality elastomeric assemblies that manage shock, vibration, noise and motion for equipment and the transportation industries. Machined Ceramics, Inc. 629 Graham St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-0512 sales@machinedceramics.com www.machinedceramics.com Machined Ceramics is a precision ceramic machining facility. Industrial ceramics are used for a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, communications, aerospace, medical and automotive applications.

Pan-Oston Company — See ad on page 27 6944 Louisville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-783-3900 info@panoston.com www.panoston.com Pan-Oston, a fully owned subsidiary of Houchens Industries, Inc., one of the largest employee owned (“ESOP”) companies in the United States, has been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of retail store fixture as well as a broad range of retail fixtures and fittings for over 45 years.

SCA Americas — See ad on page 32 7030 Louisville Road Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-796-9300 www.sca.com SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sun Products Corporation — See ad on page 9 385 Southwood Court Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-793-5400 www.sunproductscorp.com The Sun Products Corporation is a leading North American provider of laundry detergent, fabric softeners, dish care and other household products.

Sumitomo Electrical Wiring Systems, Inc. — See ad on page 23 1018 Ashley St. Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-782-7397 info@sewsus.com www.sewsus.com Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of automotive electrical distribution systems, components and electronics and has been delivering innovative solutions to the auto industry for over a quarter of a century.

Trace Die Cast, Inc. 140 Graham Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-0049 cguthrie@tracediecast.com www.tracediecast.com Trace Die Cast, Inc. offers technology-driven high-pressure die casting solutions for the global automotive industry.

MUSIC

Royal Music Company, Inc. — See ad on page 53 830 Fairview Ave., Suite B1 P.O. Box 866 Bowling Green, KY 42102-0866 270-842-9435 www.royalmusic.biz Royal Music has served families in Kentucky for 69 years. Through our experienced staff, our mission is to provide quality instruments, music, lessons and service to the people of our area.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Barren River District Health Department 1109 State St. P.O. Box 1157 Bowling Green, KY 42102-1157 270-781-8039 Dennis.chaney@barrenriverhealth.org www.barrenriverhealth.org The Barren River District Health Department’s mission is to promote a healthy community and protect its residents by preventing disease, injury and disability.

Community Action of Southern Kentucky — See ad on page 30 921 Beauty Ave. P.O. Box 90014 Bowling Green, KY 42101 O: 270-782-3162 F: 270-842-5735 www.casoky.org Our mission: We team with community partners to provide human services with dignity and respect, empowering people in Southern Kentucky to achieve stability and economic security.

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC) 230 Technology Way Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-563-2113 Brandi.Botts@grrec.org www.grrec.ky.gov GRREC is the largest educational cooperative in Kentucky, with 42 member school districts, one university, 312 schools and about 153,000 students. Since 1968, GRREC has been recognized statewide as a committed partner to school districts that represents a powerful consortium of expertise, ideas and support.

Hospice of Southern Kentucky, Inc. 5872 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 www.hospicesoky.org HSK is your local non-profit leader in hospice care proudly serving the 9 county BRADD for 35 years. We provide care in your home or the Hospice House.

Potter Children’s Home & Family Ministries 2350 Nashville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-3038 Fax: 270-782-2465 Ralph@potterministries.org www.potterministries.org {Celebrating 100 Years Helping Children} Potter Children’s Home & Family Ministries have been serving at-risk children and single-parent families since 1914. Please visit our website, www.potterministries.org, for further information about Potter Children’s Home.

South Union Shaker Village P.O. Box 177 Auburn, KY 42206 270-542-4167 director@southunionshakervillage.com www.southunionshakervillage.com The South Union Shaker Village offers daily tours, exceptional programs and exciting events. The Shakers, remembered for creating landmark architecture and graceful furniture, were also proponents of tolerance, innovation and green living, long before it was fashionable. Experience the peace and serenity of South Union by roaming its historic buildings and exploring its celebrated farmland. The gift shop has locally crafted products on site.

OPTOMETRISTS Love and Warden Eye Care 1256 Campbell Lane, Destiny Place Suite 106 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-796-6021 www.loveandwardeneyecare.com Providing comprehensive eye care for the entire family. Diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases and injuries. Contact lens evaluations. Licensed optician to assist with the best frames and lenses for your prescription and budget.

ORAL / MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS

POWDER COATING

Southern Kentucky Oral Surgery Associates — See ad on page 78 Bowling Green • Glasgow • Franklin • Russellville 270-783-0064, 1-888-347-0064 www.omsbg.com

S&K Powder Coating, Inc. — See ad on inside front cover 2745 Pioneer Drive Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-746-9607 kyle@sandkpowdercoating.com www.sandkpowdercoating.com

Thomas M. Thompson, DMD • James M. Sutton, DMD • Jeffrey M. Clark, DDS • Michael D. Foster, DMD, MPH • Jerry Cohron, DMD, MS Our oral surgery practice is the leading resource in the area for patients in need of dental implants, extractions (including wisdom teeth), sedation and the diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Interventional Pain Specialists — See ad on page 78 Two Bowling Green locations: 165 Natchez Trace, Suite 205 (Lover’s Lane) 825 East Second Ave., Suite C-6 (Riverside Building) Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-745-7246 Info@ManageMyPain.net www.ManageMyPain.com IPS has board-certified, fellowship-trained team members, who assist patients living with chronic pain caused by conditions such as lower back and neck pain, post-surgical pain, herniated discs, and arthritis.

PARTY & INFLATABLES / TENT RENTALS Fuqua Events and Party Rentals 456 Fuqua Road Rockfield, KY 42274 270-843-8711 www.facebook.com/FuquaRentals We are a family-owned company that has been in business since 1999. We are a full-service, party, wedding and event rental company. That includes frame tents and inflatables.

PAVEMENT MARKINGS

Reynold’s Sealing & Striping, Inc. 720 Beech St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-781-6609 www.reynoldstransportation.com From sealcoating driveways to striping highways, and everything in between, Reynolds Sealing & Striping is a leader in pavement markings. Reynolds has performed work throughout Kentucky & all the surrounding states since 1982. Reynolds is a true full-service company invested in quality workforce, state-of-the-art equipment, and innovative methods of marking application. Projects of all sizes are in the right hands with Reynolds. 100% employee owned and part of RCSS Holdings, Inc. ESOP.

POOLS / SPAS / PATIO FURNITURE

Aqua Land Pool, Spa & Patio 1260 Campbell Lane, Suite 100 Bowling Green, KY 42104-1061 270-842-8981 chris@aqualandfun.com www.aqualandfun.com Aqua Land Pool, Spa & Patio has been South Central Kentucky’s premier dealer of premium pools and spas for over 25 years. YOUR FUN IS OUR BUSINESS. • POOLS • Hot Tubs • Grills • Patio Furniture

• Hand Rails • Automotive & Motorcycle Components • Building & Architectural Hardware • Wrought Iron & Related Furniture • Store & Restaurant Fixtures • Farm Implements • Electrical Enclosures • Industrial Applications

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Southern KY Society for HR Management 760 Campbell Lane, Suite 106, PMB 124 Bowling Green, KY 42104-1086 270-781-5440 x118 donna.payne@lord.com www.skyshrm.org SKY-SHRM is a professional organization offering education, development and networking with those involved in the HR profession in southern Kentucky. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook, Affiliate of National SHRM.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Chandler Property Management 908 Broadway Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-782-8282 jcopeland@chandlerpropertymanagement.com www.chandlerpropertymanagement.com Chandler Property Management has built a solid reputation of providing the highest-quality townhouses, duplexes and apartment homes in Bowling Green, KY. Contact us to find the right place for you.

PUBLISHERS Print Media — See ad on page 53 2967 Louisville Road Bowling Green KY 42101 270-781-2536 quotes@printmediapress.com printmediapress.com Locally owned commercial printing company, established in 1989, specializing in printing the region’s large print jobs. CATALOGS, MAGAZINES & MORE

REAL ESTATE

Ann Elliott, CRS, GRI, Realtor - Crye*Leike Executive Realty 1278 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-202-3041 Ann.elliott@crye-leike.com Let experience make the difference. I am a Real Estate Professional, a WKU graduate and have been actively involved in service and leadership roles in community organizations, having received numerous community and real estate awards.

Crye*Leike Executive Realty-Steve Davis – See ad on page 39 1278 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-779-7234 stevedavis@crye-leike.com www.SteveDavisOnline.com Buying and selling your home in today’s market requires an experienced agent with current market knowledge, high-tech skills, and an overall integrity you expect! Call Steve today!!


RECYCLING CENTERS Doris Carver — Coldwell Banker Legacy Real Estate Group 753 Bakerfields Way, Suite 102 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-991-3603 doris.carver@coldwellbanker.com www.coldwellbanker.com/agents/doriscarver I am a full-time, full-service REALTOR with Coldwell Banker Legacy Real Estate Group. Committed to excellence, I sell South Central Kentucky, one home at a time!

SERVICES – TRANSPORTATION

Southern Recycling – See ad on page 11 620 Clay St. THE ANSWER TO YOUR RECYCLING NEEDS. Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-781-3265 www.southernrecycling.com Providing a conscious community with a curbside recycling program. Contact us for information on how • MOBILE CRUSHING • CONTAINERS LOGISTICS our weMETAL canSHREDDING improve yourCAR overall bottom line&through BAILED CARDBOARD (OCC) PICK-UP • SHEARING & TORCHING • BAILING scrap handling and management systems.

REPLACEMENT WINDOWS BOWLING GREEN 620 Clay St. 270-781-3265

Jane Parrott RE/MAX Real Estate Executives 2530 Scottsville Road, Suite 101 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-792-7334 jmparrot@aol.com www.janeparrot.com With a bird’s eye view of Bowling Green, I will be able to successfully handle all your real estate needs. Call today to join the Jane Parrot Real Estate Family.

NASHVILLE 1841 Linder Industrial Dr. 615-350-7329

OWENSBORO 2401 Grimes Ave. 270-926-6611

Window World of Bowling Green, LLC 324 Dishman WWW.SOUTHERNRECYCLING.COM Lane Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-780-9600 bowlinggreen@windowworldinc.com www.windowworldbg.com America’s #1 Replacement Window Company. We also sell and install exterior doors, vinyl siding, gutters and shutters.

With over 25 years of sales experice, I always put my clients first. I have helped many buyers find the home that meets their needs and have had much success selling homes. I am a dedicated professional that will listen to you to understand your wants and needs.

Weichert, Realtors-The Hunt Group — See ad on page 1 1053-A Lovers Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-745-9900 www.wrhuntgroup.com A family tradition of excellence in auctions, residential and commercial real estate. Our team of Realtors® are dedicated to premium customer service.

REAL ESTATE – COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL Jim Bullington - RE/MAX Real Estate Executives — See ad on page 39 2530 Scottsville Road, Suite 101 Bowling Green, KY 42104 Office: 270-781-6000 Cell: 270-535-6556 jimbullington@remax.net www.jamesbullington.com With 30+ years as a professional in real estate, Jim knows real estate inside and out, and he knows how to match the right buyer to the property. Just ask his satisfied clients.

Neal Turner Realty — See ad on page 35 1401 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-8000 alex@ntrcommercial.com www.ntrcommercial.com Serving Bowling Green and South Central Kentucky with expertise in commercial and industrial real estate brokerage, development and consulting.

REAL ESTATE – TITLE Summit Title Company, LLC 2501 Crossings Boulevard, Suite 102 Bowling Green, KY 421014 270-782-6906 www.SummitTitleCompany.com Summit Title Company provides residential and commercial closings, deed transfers, title searches, title insurance and more. Fast, reliable closings and superior customer service … Summit Title … exceeding your expectations.

RETAIL Batteries + Bulbs 1150 U.S. 31-W By-Pass Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-393-8880 bp015@batteriesplus.net www.batteriesplus.com

643 Sports Bar & Grill — See ad on page 3 360 E. Eighth Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-846-0020 dpinchuk@manhattancap.com www.643sportsbarandgrill.com

Chili’s Grill & Bar – See ad on page 56 268 Alumni Ave. 270-745-3282 www.facebook.com/WKUChilis www.chilis.com Chili’s Grill & Bar is located between the Augenstein Alumni Center and the adjacent parking structure in close proximity to the Hyatt Place of Bowling Green and offers a variety of Fresh Tex and Fresh Mex cuisine.

Mariah’s — See ad on page 3 360 E. Eighth Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-846-0020 Jodi@Mariahs.com www.mariahs.com

Mellow Mushroom 1035 Chestnut St. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-393-1800 bowlinggreen@mellowmushroominfo.com www.mellowmushroom.com/bowlinggreen Voted “Best Pizza in BG” in “The Best of BG” and WKU’s “Best of the Hill” since 2012. Mellow Mushroom specializes in pizza, calzones, hoagies, salads, 100+ craft beers, and 32 taps! Located in beautiful Downtown Bowling Green.

Starbucks Coffee Co. — See ad on page 3 60 East Eighth Ave. 270-745-3632 starbucksndsu@gmail.com Starbucks.com Enjoy your cup of coffee in Bowling Green’s largest Starbucks! Lots of seating opinions from our spacious café to our conference room for private meetings.

Timesavers Concierge, Caregiving & Chauffeur 324 Lovers Lane, P.O. Box 389 Bowling Green, KY 42102 P: 270-792-5703 Text number: 270-792-3531 www.mytimesaversky.com timesaversky@gmail.com Timesavers is a top quality, locally owned caregiving service, also providing errands, home help, and transportation services. Timesavers strives to provide the same service our staff wants for our families.

• Huge Selection of Duracell® Ultra Batteries & Bulbs • Installation While You Wait (Most Models) • FREE Battery Testing • Business Accounts Welcome • Battery & Light Bulb Recycling • Hours of Operation - Mon.-Fri. 7:30-8, Saturday 8-7, Sunday 10-5.

STORAGE

Lulu’s Fine Home Furnishings & Consignments – See ad on page 47 1116 Broadway Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-779-4405

US Warehousing is a full-service warehouse and distribution operation with multiple locations in the Bowling Green Area.

RESTAURANTS

STACY CARTER Stacy Carter — Crye*Leike Executive Realty 1278 Campbell Lane Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-792-6313 stacy.carter@crye-leike.com

White Squirrel Brewery – See ad on page 53 871 Broadway Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-904-1573 www.whitesquirrelbrewery.com

Nat’s Outdoor Sports 1121 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-842-6211 lisa@natsoutdoor.com www.natsoutdoor.com Established in 1973, Nat’s Outdoor Sports is the premier Outdoor Retailer in this area. Nat’s carries your favorite apparel and equipment from The North Face, Patagonia, Trek, Southern Tide, Yeti, Chaco, Brighton, Columbia and many more.

Nutrition Center Health Food Store 715 U.S. 31-W By-Pass Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-846-1882 http://www.nutritioncenter4.com/ www.Facebook.com/nutritioncenter4 The area’s premier health food store, featuring top-selling name-brand supplements and food as well as local products. Locally owned and operated with knowledgeable, friendly staff. Certified Natural Health Professional on site.

Topper Corner — See ad on page 3 360 East Eighth Ave., Suite 100 270-745-3580 toppercorner@wku.edu This downtown shop features a variety of local artwork, WKU and Hot Rods gear as well as unique gifts fresh with each season. Proudly owned and operated by Western Kentucky University.

SECURITY SYSTEMS / BANK EQUIPMENT AAA Systems, Inc. — See ad on page 35 1101 Shive Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103-8032 270-842-1443 frank@aaasystems.com www.AAAsystems.com Specializing in the design, sales and installation of security, bank and communications equipment. We carry the following products: Security and Fire alarms, CCTV, Access control, Telephones, Data and Fiber Cabling, Safes, ATM’s, Drive-up units, Vaults, Depositories, Bullet resistant glass and much more.

US Warehousing, Inc. — See ad on page 16 1945 Scottsville Road, Suite B2-359 Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-781-9999 Fax: 270-781-8888 www.uswarehousing.com

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Dialog Telecommunications 601 Broadway Paducah, KY 42001 270-442-1037 heather@calldialog.com www.calldialog.com Dialog is a trusted, relied-upon telephone and Internet service provider for nearly every industry across the state of KY, including government and commerce services, banks, schools, medical facilities, law firms, libraries, and construction companies.

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities – Electric Division — See ad on page 32 801 Center St. P.O. Box 10300 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-782-4378 www.bgmu.com Bowling Green Municipal Utilities is your hometown utility, providing water, wastewater treatment, electric and commercial high-speed data services to your community. Tennessee Valley Authority 6045 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-7319 270-846-7040 ppminnicks@tva.gov www.tva.com Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federal corporation, the nation’s largest public power provider, a steward of the Tennessee River basin, a national center for environmental research, and an economic development agency for parts of seven states.

Warren County Water District — See ad on page 13 523 U.S. Highway 31W Bypass P.O. Box 10180 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-842-0052 www.warrenwater.com Warren Water - Providing high quality water service and reliable wastewater services to more than 28,000 customers throughout Warren County. Value Water, Value our Future.

VISITOR INFORMATION

TIRES BR Tire 935 Lovers Lane Bowling Green, KY 42103 270-904-3725 ashleyyoung@glasgow-ky.com BR Tire is a full automotive and tire retail store. We offer 24-hour roadside assistance. BR Tire carries tires from lawn mowers to dump trucks. BR carries a wide range of brand-name tires.

UTILITIES

Atmos Energy — See ad on page 12 2850 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-901-1703 Dan.price@atmosenergy.com Atmos Energy is recognized as one of the most efficient and reliable natural gas companies in Kentucky. Our emphasis on customer service is one of the primary reasons over 170,000 customers in 37 counties are satisfied natural gas customers today.

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities — See ad on page 13 801 Center St. P.O. Box 10300 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-782-4378 www.bgmu.com Bowling Green Municipal Utilities is your hometown utility, providing water, wastewater treatment, electric and commercial high-speed data services to your community.

Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau — See ad on page 67 352 Three Springs Road Bowling Green, KY 42104 270-782-0800 Marissa@visitbgky.com www.visitbgky.com Your starting line for fun in Bowling Green! Staffed information center with maps and brochures. Certified Kentucky Crafted Retailer featuring handmade gifts, jewelry, souvenirs and more. Convention services available including welcome bags.

WAREHOUSING / DISTRIBUTION

Scotty’s Development Company / Scotty’s Warehousing & Distribution — See ad on page 30 7030 Louisville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-842-8123 www.scottyswarehouse.com Your total Warehousing and Distribution Solution. Public contracted heated warehousing. FDA approved. Electronic security. Pick and pack service. Inventory control/EDI. Container loading and unloading. Build to suit/lease to own.

WASTE SERVICES

Scott Waste Services, LLC — See ad on page 8 1212 Eastland St. P.O. Box 447 Bowling Green, KY 42102 270-783-4016 cindyl@wasteconections.com www.scottwaste.com Providing residential, commercial, construction and industrial solid waste hauling services. Exclusive residential waste service provider for the City of Bowling Green.


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FRUIT OF THE LOOM World Headquarters: One Fruit of the Loom Dr. Bowling Green, KY 42102

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