Working Together for a Better Berea
     424 B Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403   (859) 986-9760
 

Welcome New Members

Back Porch Smokehouse


Jacqueline Bowling

Century 21 Advantage 
Christie Harper



Jim Davis

Bruce Fraley




Jeff Parker

Don Scalf


Three T Cattle Company

Weichert Realtors Ford Brothers

WhitCar D.B.A. BK Cafe

Billy Wooten

Genius Discovery Academy

LegalShield/ID Shield
Heather Arvin

The Denny House Bed and 
Breakfast

World Finance Corporation

Events Calendar


Here you will find all events, ribbon cuttings, activities and meetings of the Berea Chamber of Commerce.  See upper right of this page to switch views.  Download any event into MS Outlook on your computer by clicking the details of event.  Call the Chamber office for more information at  (859) 986-9760.

 


Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 1007 Ace Drive, Berea, KY 40403
    Register

    Join us for the October Membership Meeting sponsored and hosted by Today's Family Dental, LLC.


    www.todays-family-dental.com


    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Berea, Community School, 1 Pirate Parkway, Berea, KY 40403

    Join us at our 4th Annual Geocaching Weekend

    Click here for event sponsorship opportunities

    (Pre-Register by Sept. 30th to qualify for a FREE T-Shirt)

    Click here to pre-register for the 2017 Geocaching Weekend

    Didn't Get Pre-Registered? That's OK - Just show up!

    This is a full weekend event you won't want to miss! Geocaching is an outdoor, family-friendly, hi-tech, scavenger hunt activity, that blends GPS technology with exercise and fun! This event is entertaining for both individual geocachers and families. What makes this event even better? It's FREE! (But...you'll need your own GPS device to participate.)

    Our Berea Geocaching Weekend has something for everyone, regardless of your skill level, age level, mobility level, or event-type interests. We offer an action packed weekend with a full schedule of events, which will keep you going non-stop, or allow you to relax and geocache at your own pace - you get to decide what works for you! This event has been going strong since 2014, occurring on the 3rd weekend of October every year.

    We're also Launching Our 2nd Official Berea GeoTour During This Event!

    An official Berea GeoTour means that we are designating a series of geocaches that will become permanently available on www.Geocaching.com. These geocaches will launch on the same weekend as our annual event. Don't miss this 2nd year launch! Our first inaugural GeoTour last year had phenomenal success and brought geocachers to Berea from around the world!!!!

    By finding all the GeoTour geocaches, you will earn a special unique collectible prize - one you can only get by participating in our GeoTour! Geocachers will have one year to locate our GeoTour geocaches, so tell everyone you know to stop in Berea after October and complete our 2nd GeoTour challenge!

    PRE-REGISTRATION IS VERY IMPORTANT:

    Individuals who pre-register by September 30th, 2017 will receive a free commemorative event t-shirt when they attendthe event. This is made possible thanks to the amazing support of our Berea business community, so please support those loyal businesses. (If you miss the Sept. 30th deadline, you can still participate in the event for free, but you WILL NOT qualify to receive a free event t-shirt. The commemorative event t-shirts are customized each year and are part of a limited edition. Extra shirts may be available for $15 each (on-site), based on any pre-registrations who don't show up to this event. All pre-registered geocachers must physically check in, on-site, by Saturday morning (10.21.17) by 9:30am, or forfeit their shirt to those in attendance who are eager to buy available t-shirts from our event.

    We'll Be Hosting a 2017 Geocache Container Contest!

    Rules: One entry per participant. The container will become the property of the Berea Chamber of Commerce (you are donating your container to the Chamber so we can use it in future geocaching weekends/GeoTours). Lastly, the container must be family-friendly, but can be any size or difficulty level.

    Entries will be put to the vote by geocachers attending this year's event. Each entry will be on display (we'll supply collection containers), and the entry which collects the most monetary donations, will win a prize!

    100% of donations received from our container contest go directly to our local Berea Food Bank. (*Participation in the container contest is optional, but it's lots of fun to find your container at a future event!)


    Weekend Schedule of Events:

    Friday October 20th, 2017

    Registration Table is Open 6:30pm - 10pm

    "Introduction to Geocaching" Class, 7:30pm - 8:15pm

    Event Kickoff - Geocacher Meet & Greet (Play Games & Win Prizes!!!!), 8:30pm-9:30pm

    Saturday October 21st, 2017

    Registration Table Open 8am - 10am

    Our Daytime Geocaching Challenge, Meet at 9am for instructions, coordinates, & launch

    Our Night Time Geocaching Challenge, Meet at 8pm for instructions, coordinates, & launch

    Sunday October 22nd, 2017

    Registration Table Open 8am-9am (alternate site)

    CITO (Cache In, Trash Out Event - to leave Berea cleaner than we found it), Meet at 8:30am for instructions, coordinates, & launch

    Grand Finale Awards Ceremony on Sunday at 1pm

    First to Find (FTF) Prizes, Event Prizes, Attendance Prizes, Cache In, Trash Out (CITO) Prizes, Door Prizes, GeoTour Prizes, and a Grand Prize are waiting for you!!!!!


     
    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Keeneland - Phoenix Room, Lexington, KY
    Register

    Join us as we celebrate Berea's industry!

    We will recognize the plant managers, HR directors and members of their  leadership team from our industrial park.

    Our luncheon will be held at 12:00 noon in the Phoenix Room at Keeneland followed by an afternoon of networking and racing.

    Tickets required ($50.00 per person) for the event.



    • 31 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • berea Chamber of Commerce, Peoples Bank Annex, 424 B Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403

    The nomination forms for individuals and businesses are due in the Chamber office by 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered for our 2017 Awards Banquet.

    Award winners will be recognized at the November 16th Awards Banquet to be held at the Berea Church of God.

    Tickets can be purchased through the chamber office.

    Click here for a printable Nomination Form




    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chamber Office, Peoples Bank Annex, 424 B Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403

    Join us as our planning committee finalizes plans for the 2017 Awards Banquet to be held Thursday, November 16th at the Berea Church of God.


    Click here to view a printable sponsorship flyer

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Citizens Guaranty Bank, 214 Richmond Road N, Suite 10, Berea, KY 40403
    Register

    Join us as Citizens Guaranty Bank sponsors and hosts our monthly Chamber Coffee & Networking Meeting.


    www.mycgb.com

    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Baird Lounge inside the Alumni Building on the Berea College Campus

    You're invited to Berea's 1st Annual "Berea Business Fest" to be held Monday, November 13th from 11:00 a.m. thru 2:00 p.m. in the Baird Lounge inside the Alumni Building on the Berea College Campus.

    Click here to view letter of invitation

    We will provide you a rectangular table and two chairs where you can market your products and services to the college students, faculty and staff.

    Setup will begin at 9:00 a.m.

    Business owners / managers can click here to register for the event

    Vendors are required to offer some type of give away (food, coupons, pens pads, tumblers, etc.)

    Click here for a printable poster

    For more information, contact Dr. Billy Wooten at 859-985-3762 or email him at wootenb@berea.edu.

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    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Berea Church of God, 189 Rash Road, Berea, KY 40403

    Berea Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

    Open to the Public. Tickets can be purchased through the website or by calling the Chamber office at 859-986-9760. No tickets will be sold at the door. Join us for a memorable evening.

    Ticket Price: $30.00 per person

    Reception: 6:30 p.m.

    Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

    Click here for a printable awards nomination form

    Click here to view event sponsorship opportunities 




    • 22 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 27 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Peoples Bank Annex, 424B Chestnut Street, Berea, KY
    Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • TBA

    Monthly meeting of the Chamber's Executive Committee. Location: TBA


    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TBA

    Monthly meeting of the Berea Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Location: TBA

    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403

    2017 Theme: "A Star Spangled Christmas"

    Click here for a printable Christmas Parade Application

    Completed application should be mailed to: Berea Chamber of Commerce, Twilight Christmas Parade, 424 B Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403.

    Application Pre-Registration Deadline:  November 22, 2017
    Applications received after November 23 will require a $20 non-refundable application fee.

    Questions can be directed to the Chamber office at: 859-986-9760.


    • 22 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 27 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Peoples Bank Annex, 424 B Chestnut Street, Berea, KY

    The Berea Chamber of Commerce will be closed for the Christmas Holiday beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22nd and will re-open on Wednesday, December 27th at 9:00 a.m.



     

    • 29 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 03 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Peoples Bank Annex, 424 B Chestnut Street, Berea, KY
    Happy Holidays - The Berea Chamber of Commerce will be closed for New Year's beginning Friday, December 29th at 5:00 p.m. and re-open Wednesday, January 3 at 9:00 a.m.