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STRICTLY BUSINESS

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Diversified business model leading Cinema Social into the future!

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Meet the Board of Directors

Greg Razmus WELCOME

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Cinema Social

SPOTLIGHT

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The Wrigley

Austin City Saloon

The Depot On Main

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Appalachian Jeep Outfitters

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Meet the Board of Directors

“Ask not what your chamber can do for you, but what you can do for your chamber.”

Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board Member Greg Razmus admits that sentiment may sound a little corny, but he is also a firm believer in the idea of getting out of something what you put into it.

Razmus says he is passionate about recruiting new members into the fold at the chamber, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 he was even tasked with heading up a recruitment team. “It is so frustrating to hear people say that being a chamber member doesn’t do anything for them,” he said. “Because it’s really about the community as a whole. Getting involved with the chamber helps the community. It helps bring more jobs and money into our area, and it presents people with so many more opportunities.”

screening movies. For more on these developments and the updated offerings, see this issue’s cover story.

“I am very pleased with what we have going on now, and how things have turned out,” Razmus said, mentioning fellow chamber members Hacker Bros. Construction as doing a great job on the remodel, and another chamber member, Hometown Bank, for their assistance on the financial side of things.

Razmus, along with his wife, Suzie, opened Tri-County Cineplex in Corbin in the early 2000’s. They understood the importance of connecting with the local chamber of commerce from day one, and have stayed active in the organization all the way up to today.

Things are looking and feeling a lot different at the theater these days, however, after the Cineplex recently re-branded to the new-and-improved Cinema Social. The upgraded facility now offers a full array of entertainment options in addition to

Razmus said that he considers himself a “jack of all trades, master of none” when it comes to working at Cinema Social, contributing in different capacities depending on the situation at any given time. As for his contributions to the chamber board, he continues to advocate for new membership whenever possible, and he regularly lends a hand behind the scenes at various functions, such as the Annual NIBROC Festival in downtown Corbin.

While Razmus may not be from this area originally, he said that he was “raised on Pepsi, KFC and the railroad” during his formative years in Illinois and Indiana. “I always like to say that I was bred to live in Corbin,” he added proudly. “I love living and raising my family in the tri-county area. We have so much to offer here, from the mountains, to the lakes, hunting, fishing, kayaking… you name it, we got it. It’s truly a paradise.”

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WCineplex would be expanding its offerings with a new addi tion, longtime customers could not have known to what ex tent things would be changing at their favorite movie theater hangout. Not only did owners Greg and Suzie Razmus reno vate the building to include an expanded arcade area, but they also added on square footage that now houses bowling lanes. Then there is the new virtual reality gaming suite. And the golf simulator. And a bar. And a restaurant. All presented to the public last year as the newly branded family entertainment destination of Cinema Social.

“One thing about owning a small business is that owners need to always be hyper-aware of not letting themselves get too complacent,” Suzie Razmus said. “It can be easy to do that, but you really need to be reading the tea leaves, because things can change so rapidly in our world. Because of that, if you just keep doing the same things, the chances of something catastrophic happening really increases.”

Changes in the film industry were a major determining factor in the Razmuses’ decision to diversify their offerings and transform the former Cineplex into Cinema Social.

“At first, we were looking into adding an IMAX theater, but then the industry began to change,

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and we had to pivot,” Suzie Razmus explained, adding that an increased focus on releasing movies on various streaming platforms, as well as other worrisome changes in Hollywood, ultimately led to the decision to begin thinking outside the box.

“We started having some conversations about diversifying our options here,” she continued. “I always say just keep your head down and continue working, but the reality is that you do have to look up every now and then and think about what things could look like in the next year, or the next five years.”

As Greg Razmus explained, that process of preparing for the future was taken very seriously. “We hired a gentleman who wanted to take a look at all of our auditoriums, and run the numbers for what all of the square footage was making us per year,” he said. “When you start breaking things down like that, you begin to realize that you can utilize that space much more effectively.”

have found a really good manager in her.”

Razmus also commended Will Powers and the rest of the kitchen staff for the job that they have done serving hungry customers. “We had some concerns specific to the restaurant functions, but Will and the others have done a great job,” he said. “We have a streamlined menu, and while we struggled just a little in the first week or two, the efficiency that they have been getting the food out with has been great. We couldn’t be any happier with how they’re running things.”

One thing about owning a small business is that owners need to always be hyper-aware of not letting themselves get too complacent.

Will and Cassie Powers, bar manager Blake Nash, and the rest of the management team have all had their work cut out for them with the vast amount of changes that have taken place in recent months, but as Suzie Razmus explained, a main key to success in any type of business is finding the right people for the job.

So came the process of drawing up plans to add all of the aforementioned amenities. In the end, where a single business - a movie theater - had once stood, a whole host of businesses now exist under one roof. And thanks to the hard work of a dedicated staff, things have been going very well so far.

“Our General Manager, Cassie Powers, has been with us since day one,” Greg Razmus said. “As a small business owner, in order to keep your sanity, you have to have someone that you can count on and we

“You have to find those people, pay them as well as you can, and then respect the fact that they have lives outside of the business as well,” she said. “You have to find a way to compromise and make it work for everyone, because you want your staff to be happy. If they aren’t happy, that really comes through in the overall vibe that your business has. We are fortunate here that about 80 percent of our staff are long timers.”

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Greg and Suzie say that things have stayed steadily busy since the opening of the newly renovated Cinema Social late last year. Customers are enjoying themselves on the bowling lanes, they’re excited about getting to game in cyberspace, and what better way to watch the big game than on a giant screen while being served cold beer and a hot burger or pizza?

Still, the movie theater experience is at the heart of what Cinema Social continues to offer, and when asked about that, Suzie Razmus said that she is encouraged to see things trending back toward sitting in actual auditoriums in stead of just streaming content at home or on the go.

“They’ve realized that they kind of killed the goose that laid the gold en egg, and they really seem to have recognized the importance of having that time in the movie theater,” Razmus said of today’s film industry. “Having those few weeks of a theatrical release ends up paying for itself in the long

run. I think they were experimenting with the business model for a while, but realized that they cannot get away from brick and mortar.”

“It’s still an evolving industry,” Razmus added. “But the people that were so gung ho on going straight to the streaming services didn’t really have any loyalty to movie theaters, especially independents. They make more money if they let us be a partner, though.”

For information on movie showtimes, and the many new offerings now available at Cinema Social, visit them online at www.cinemasocial. com or follow along with their official Facebook page for announcements on special deals and events.

Right now, Cinema Social is offering a variety of party packages, including private auditorium rentals. Menu items are 20 percent off from 11 am-3 pm on weekdays, and the golf simulator is open for anyone to use during those hours if it has not been reserved. Visit at 1871 Cumberland Falls Hwy. in Corbin to find out more.

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The Depot On Main | The Wrigley Taproom and Eatery Austin City Saloon

Downtown Corbin, and Main Street in particular, have seen a number of changes over the years. More recently, revitalization efforts have seen Main Street begin to thrive with local businesses, including restaurants. Currently, there are a handful of locally-owned restaurants that call Main Street home.

The Depot on Main, which is located at 101 North Main Street, is owned and operated by Billy Messer and his fiancé, Lisa Cradic. They took over ownership in March 2016.

This October will mark 20 years since The Depot on Main first opened. The restaurant has changed both a lot and a little since that time. In terms of décor, there isn’t much difference than when it first opened.

“I have done a few updates since we bought it, but not many. They spent a war pension on this beautiful handblown glass from Egypt that you can’t replace,” Messer noted.

on the menu. Everyone likes the Cajun, the Alfredo. Our salmon is second to none around here. We have a lot of salmon eaters and they are picky. It took us a long time to get a good salmon dish.”

The restaurant also serves asparagus, and makes a bourbon barbeque sauce that it does a special with. The bourbon BBQ sauce and steamed honey are both popular on the salmon.

“Our desserts here are all handmade. Just about everything we have on the dessert menu is made from scratch. All of our chicken strips are hand breaded, and cooked by us. All of our steaks are cut by us. We don’t buy meat. We cut all of our meat in house,” Messer said.

Messer noted that the restaurant was only a dinner

The bar inside the restaurant is a replica of the famous bar from the television show “Cheers.”

In terms of the menu, the restaurant has changed quite a bit though.

“We’re steakhouse, but we cater to everybody,” Messer said. “You would think that we were a pasta place because we sell more pasta than we do anything. It and steaks are the number one thing, but we sell a lot of pasta here. We have a lot of pasta dishes

The Wrigley Taproom and Eatery, a local staple that has garnered national recognition, also calls downtown Corbin its home.

Located at 207 S. Main St., owner and chef Kristin Smith opened The Wrigley in January 2015 after having a difficult time getting customers to purchase her family’s beef at the local farmer’s market.

“Nobody was really buying it, so she thought ‘Maybe

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if I cook it and they can taste it, that will make a difference,” said Kendall Bryant, event coordinator for The Wrigley. “Once she started cooking it, she couldn’t keep it in stock.”

Following suggestions from multiple people that she should open a restaurant, The Wrigley was born.

The restaurant got its name from the iconic Wrigley’s chewing gum mural that can be found adorned along the exposed brick inside the restaurant. While in the process of remodeling the space to open The Wrigley, Smith still didn’t have a name. When the walls were removed and the mural was found, she knew it was a perfect fit.

“A lot of people think the mural was put there, but that’s actually how the name came about,” said Bryant. “The last time we had someone come in and check it, it was dated to 1902.”

Much like the name is an homage to the history of the space it inhabits, the restaurant’s food is one to the area in which it is located. Using locally- and regionally-sourced meat and produce that is grown by family farms, The Wrigley is unique in its farm-totable menu.

In fact, many of the menu’s featured items, like the sprouts, come from Smith’s own family farm.

The menu rotates bi-weekly to keep it fresh, though it does have several local-favorite dishes, such as the Americano Burger, that remain fixtures on the menu. The beer selection, which strictly promotes local and regional breweries, also rotates.

There isn’t a set cuisine that The Wrigley fits into, since patrons may find anything from Italian-style dishes to seafood to traditional bar food at a given time. Because of that, Bryant said the best way to describe The Wrigley’s fare was “comfort food,” especially given the meticulous care that is put into creating it.

“Everything that we can make in-house, we make in-house,” said Bryant. “Kristin always says it’s a love language of hers to feed people. So, she’s feeding the community.”

The Wrigley also has several themed events that they hold regularly, including Wine Down Wednesday that’s done weekly and the Poetry Nights and Pint Nights that are done quarterly.

The Wrigley is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. as well as Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Just across the road at 302 S. Main Street sits another local favorite, Austin City Saloon, which is about to celebrate its fifth year in downtown Corbin. The restaurant/live music venue hybrid opened in June 2019 when Corbin-native Josh Brock decided to expand his business from Lexington to his hometown.

Brock noted that he had many years of experience in the entertainment and bar side of the business, but was relatively green when it came to food service, as the Lexington location does not offer food.

“It had its challenges, but it’s worked out great,” said Brock.

Corbin’s Austin City Saloon is a New American-style restaurant, featuring a variety of burgers, wraps and similar fare, including wings and nachos.

“We try to keep it simple, but good,” said Brock. We try to keep a lot of good things on the menu.”

There are also a number of menu items that are less traditional, such as the “Texas Taters.” These are large baked potatoes topped with a heaping selection of chopped ribeye steak, BBQ pulled pork or fried/grilled chicken along with other toppings. Additionally, the restaurant touts a number of quesadillas with their own signature twist.

On Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant doubles as a music venue. With a full stage situated near the front of the dining area, patrons can enjoy live music from a number of regional artists while enjoying a meal or a cocktail at the sprawling bar.

Brock said being able to offer a live music experience was one of the driving forces for opening in Corbin.

“This area didn’t have anything like this, which is a full restaurant and live bands every single weekend,”

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said Brock. “We also wanted to see if something like this could work in a town as small as Corbin.”

Brock’s bet on Corbin worked out, with Austin City Saloon often being standing room only on nights when a live music act is performing.

“I don’t think there’s any place around that every single Friday and Saturday they’ve got a couple hundred people in there watching shows,” said Brock.

With the success in Corbin, Brock is eyeing possible expansion of his brand in the near future. Brock said that he expects a new location to be opened up within the next two years, though he couldn’t definitively say where it might be. Among the possible locations is Pigeon Forge.

Austin City Saloon is open Mondays from 5 to 10 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 11 to 1 a.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Appalachian Jeep Outfitters

Although their name has Jeep in the title, Appalachian Jeep Outfitters can actually customize just about anything with wheels and a motor.

“We do after market modifications on Jeeps, trucks, SUV’s, 4X4’s, off-road type of equipment, just about anything that you can think of, we can do it whether it be frame restoration, putting on soft tops, bumpers, winches, lights, running boards, wheels, tires, lift kits, any kind of accessories of that type,” said Blane Kretzer, who owns and operates the business alongside his wife, Beth Kretzer.

The business also does light mechanical work, such as oil changes, brakes, alternators, starters and things of that nature.

“We work on pick-up trucks. We do lift kits and all of the accessories for pick-ups. We do SUV’s. I always said that if somebody comes in with an old Chevy Chevette and wanted it jacked up then we would do it,” Blane added.

The couple got into the business after their son bought a Jeep about eight years ago.

Then Blane got on Facebook and saw that there

was a Jeep event going on in Pigeon Forge.

“I told my son, ‘Hey, let’s go.’ So me, him and his mom jumped in his Jeep,” Blane said.

When they got to Pigeon Forge they discovered that it wasn’t just a little Jeep event, but rather the “Jeep Invasion,” which is one of the biggest Jeep gatherings in the United States.

The event made an impression on Blane and Beth, who purchased their own Jeep three months later.

Then they started traveling to various Jeep events, and noticed there wasn’t anyone in this area that did customization work on Jeeps.

About two to three years later, they purchased another Jeep.

“A couple of years after that is when decided that we were going to go ahead and take the plunge and do it ourselves,” Beth noted.

In September 2022, a facility that they were formerly located at on 18th Street in Corbin became available, and they set up shop, but have since moved because they needed a bigger garage area for their business.

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In early March 2024, they moved to their current location at 2109 South Main Street in Corbin. “It is a smaller building, but a bigger garage,” Blane noted.

The business originally had a retail store, which they have since discontinued although they still have some of the merchandise available and can get you what you need.

“We still have all of our vendors so we can order anything just like we did at our other place,” Blane noted.

“We have a huge selection of aftermarket parts that we can order and have in typically within less than one week,” Beth added.

The company is literally a small business.

Beth and Blane are the only two employees.

“This is the age old mom and pop,” Blane added.

The amount of business varies as some weeks they work on three to four vehicles while other weeks, it is closer to 10 vehicles.

Before jumping into vehicle customization, the pair had quite different careers.

Beth worked in finance.

Blane ran a commercial painting business for 28 years.

“It was about time for me to get out of that business, just physically and the whole nine yards. I was burnt out on it and wanted something different. There was nobody in this area to do this. This is when we took the plunge to do it,” Blane said.

“I thought, ‘Oh well, I tinker with it so I might as well do it.’ I enjoy it. In the painting business, I was all over the place traveling here and traveling there always on the go. Here, I love it. I show up in the morning, I open up for business, close the door at night and I go home.”

When they told their friends and family that they planned to start Appalachian Jeep Outfitters, the cou-

ple admits that most of their friends thought that they were crazy for doing it.

“I had one friend of mine, who looked at me and said, ‘It’s a little late in the game to start a new business isn’t it?’” Beth noted.

Blane said that the off-road community has embraced them.

“We have met a lot of good people, and made a lot of good friends with this,” Blane said.

“It has opened up a whole new world for us that is for sure,” Beth added. “Harley Davidsons are to motorcycle riders like Jeeps are to off-roaders and outdoors people.”

Beth noted that the legal business name is technically Appalachian Outfitters.

“We kind of leaned heavily towards Jeep when we first opened our store. We got that out there and it was in a lot of people’s heads that Jeeps were the only things we worked on, but it isn’t. We will work on any type of vehicle,” Beth said.

Blane said that you may see it around town listed as Appalachian Outfitters or you may see people with a white oval sticker on some vehicles that says, AJO, which stands for Appalachian Jeep Outfitters.

Look for them on Facebook at Appalachian Jeep Outfitters. Their website at www.jeepky.com is under construction and should be completed in the coming months.

The business is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

You can reach them by phone at 606.215.3057.

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•Dayspring Health

•Delta Natural Gas

•Disabled American Veterans Chapter 158 - Keavy

•Dr. & Mrs. Don Barton

•Dusty Diamond Boutique

•Eastern Kentucky University - Corbin

•Edward Jones

•Encore Communications, Inc.

•Eubanks Electrical Supply, Inc.

•Everlasting Aluminum Gates

•Falls Road Plaza

•Firestone Airide

•First Baptist Church

•First Financial Credit, Inc. - Corbin

•First Financial Credit, Inc. - Williamsburg

•FK Perkins & Co. PLLC

•Folktale Coffee and Bakehouse

•Forcht Bank - Corbin

•Forcht Bank - Williamsburg

•Forcht Broadcasting

•Forcht Group of Kentucky

•Forcht Pharmacy

•Forest Hills Shopping Center

•Freedom Point Church

•Freeman Brother’s Realty LLC

•Freeman Family Practice

•Freeman Childers Attorneys at Law

•Goodwill Industries of Corbin

•Goodwill Industries of Williamsburg

•Grace Community Health Center

•Grace On The Hill

•Grove Marina

•H&R Block

•Hacker Brothers Inc.

•Hampton Inn by Hilton,

Williamsburg, KY

•Hampton Inn Corbin

•Hart Funeral Home Inc.

•Hayes Consulting and Management LLC

•Heaberlin Supply

•Healing Hands Health Center

•Heltaco LLC DBA Orkin Pest Control

•Henderson Healthcare

•Hillcrest Health and Rehab Center

•Holiday Inn Express, Williamsburg

•Hometown Bank of Corbin

•Hoover Properties

•Hop, Skip and a Jump Children’s Resale

•Insurance Service Center of Corbin

•Jackson Warewashing Systems

•James Baker State Farm

•Jaynes Family Practice

•JBK, Inc. Roofing Division

•John and Milly Burkhart

•Jones Plastic & Engineering Co., LLC

•KCEOC Community Action Partnership

•Kentucky Blood Center

•Kentucky Climate Control

•Kentucky Family Medicine

•Kentucky Utilities

•Kentucky Wash Pros

•KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care

•Kiwanis Club of Corbin

•Knox County Fiscal Court

•KOWA Kentucky, Inc.

22 Spring 2024 — Strictly Business

CURRENT CHAMBER MEMBERS

•KY Representative - Nick Wilson

•KY Representative - Tom O’Dell Smith

•KY Senator - Robert Stivers

•L&L Equipment and Parts LLC

•L&N Federal Credit Union

•LaDonna’s LLC

•Laurel County Literacy Council

•Legacy Ford Lincoln

Chevrolet Buick GMC

•Liquor Mart

•Little Caesar’s Pizza

•Lowe’s Home Improvement

•Mackey Vision Center

•Mallory Davis - State Farm Insurance

•Marr, Miller & Myers PSC, CPA

•Martin’s Sports Apparel

•Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant

•Middlesboro Coca-Cola

•Minuteman Press

•Mitchell Tax & Accounting

•Moonbow Crystals

•Mountain Rehabilitation Services

•MPI KY LLC

•National Services Mgt. Inc.

dba NationalTruckload.com

•New Beginnings Real Estate LLC

•New Hope Ministries

•Northwestern Mutual

•Norvex Supply

•Old Town Grill

•On The Money, LLC

•O’Neil-Lawson Funeral Home

•Owens Auto Parts

•Pat Conlin

•Pennington Wellness

•Pepsi Cola Bottling Company

•Pierce Dant Hamblin Post #3167 - VFW

•Planet Earth PC

•PNC Bank

•Pratt’s Landscaping LLC

•PRI (Partners for Rural Impact)

•PT Pros, Inc.

•Rachel Stepek - Wellcare

•Rapiscan Systems

•Re/Max on Main

•Rebecca Lucas

•Reeves Property Group

•Reliance One Realty

•Renfro Supply

•Robert P. Hammons, Attorney at Law

•Sallie Davidson Realtors

•Sav-Rite Home Care Inc.

•SecuriTech Group

•Servpro of Pulaski and Laurel Counties

•Shawn Rogers Realty Inc.

•Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort

•Smokey Bear’s BBQ, LCC

•Somerset Community College

•Sonic Drive-In

•Sonny’s BBQ

•Southeast Kentucky Audiology

•Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

•Southeast Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

•Southeastern Medical Supply LLC

•Spero Health

•State Farm Insurance - Michael Jones

•State Farm Insurance - Mike Sparks

•Storage4Corbin

•The Appalachian Wildlife Foundation, Inc.

•The Arena

•The Depot on Main

•The Gail Frederick School

Of Dance, Inc.

•The Job Shop

•The Mint Gaming Hall Cumberland

•The Wrigley Taproom and Eatery

•Tim Short Auto Mall

•Times Tribune

•Tipton & Tipton

Attorneys At Law

•Tomahawks LLC

•Trent Knuckles

•Trinity Family Health, PLLC

•Union Commonwealth University

•University of the Cumberlands

•US Representative Hal Rogers

•US Restoration LLC

•US Senator Mitch McConnell

•US Senator Rand Paul

•VFW Post 3302

•Village Caregiving

•W.D. Bryant & Son

•Wallen’s Towing and Recovery

•Waste Connections of

Eastern Kentucky

•Whitaker Bank

•White, Greer & Maggard

Orthodontics

•Whitley Broadcasting Co. Inc.

•Whitley County Board of Education

•Whitley County Fiscal Court

•Whitley County Health Department

•Wild Daisy Farm and Kitchen LLC

•Wildcat Harley Davidson

•Williamsburg Health

and Rehab Center

•Williamsburg Insurance Agency

•Williamsburg Tourism Commission

•Winds of Change

•Workout Anytime

•Wyatt Insurance Agency, Inc.

The Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is a private, voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of business and individuals dedicated to improving the economic environment of the Tri-County Region. By fostering the development of business growth and prosperity, the entire region benefits, while maintaining the quality of life we all treasure.

Chamber membership is valuable to a business because it provides resources for business interaction and promotion, business advocacy, workforce and leadership development, benefits, and community enrichment. We invite everyone to participate in our ongoing effort to make this an outstanding location to live and work.

For more information about the benefits of membership in the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce contact us at 606.528.6390 or visit our website at www.southernkychamber.com.

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Ribbon Cuttings

Baptist Health Corbin held an open house and ribbon cutting on Friday, March 22nd for the opening of their new East Corbin location. The Baptist Health Diagnostics and Specialty Care is located at 14662 N. U.S. Highway 25E, Corbin.

Chamber Meetings

on what was happening in Williamsburg and Whitley County.

CHAMBER
Bob Burgess, Director of Lending and Amanda Kelly, Small Business Training Director from Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corp. (SKED) spoke during the April luncheon. Shawna Burton, Director, Member Benefits and Partnerships at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce was the speaker during the luncheon in March. Whitley County Judge Executive Pat White Jr. and Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrision were the guest speakers at the February luncheon. They gave updates
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