June 18, 2019 11:30 cst Board Meeting/ 12:00 cst General Meeting
SKRECC Community Room, 2405 N. Main Street Jamestown, KY 42629
Lindsey W. Gosser, President x Nick Shearer, Vice-president x Patti Lamb,
x Rhonda Redmon, ED x Rick Miles Stephen Branscum Don Byrom x Kim Byrom Alan Coffey Don Cooper Stephen Eastin Joy Fletcher x Michael Ford x Bennie Garland Vickie Glenn Lisa Gosser x Daryl Hammond Ronald Hopper Torsten Languuth Linda McFarland Gary Robertson x Eddie Thomas x Barbara Sharpe x Adam Stille Anita Tucker x Eric West x Randy Baird
Board Members Present – Noted with an X
WELCOME/CALL TO ORDER
The Russell County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting was held Tuesday, June 18 at the SKRECC Community Room located at 2405 N. Main Street, Jamestown, KY. There were 35 in attendance. President, Lindsey W. Gosser, with State Farm Insurance Agency of Russell Springs, welcomed everyone and thanked each one for coming and showing support of the Chamber of Commerce. She also recognized the RUSSELL COUNTY HOSPITAL as being the sponsor for this month’s Chamber meeting and the hospital’s cafeteria for the delicious lunch.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Minutes from the May meeting were reviewed by Chamber President Lindsey W.Gosser. A motion was made to accept the minutes from May by Nick Shearer, Mayor of Jamestown and Vice-President of the Chamber and seconded by Michael A. Ford, Superintendent of the Russell County School System.
Treasurer, Patti Lamb, reviewed the financial reports from May 2019. Financials were accepted with no discussion.
- President, Lindsey W. Gosser recapped the businesses that have participated in the Chamber SPOTLIGHT to date: Lakewoods Appliance, Active Day, The Job Shop, 3Trees, Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Selby Asphalt, Esto Country Café, Lifeline Home Healthcare, Community Trust Bank, Lake and Land Realty, Ford Brothers Auction and SASH Boutique. There are two SPOTLIGHTS planned for July, one for August and one for September.
- Lindsey also recapped the ribbon cuttings that the Chamber has conducted to date: Russell County Hospital, Reel Java & Creamery, The Pretty Creekside Boutique, The Little Chop Shop, Fabulously Fried, iGo Motor Sales and Active Day. There is another ribbon cutting planned for August.
- To date, there are 150 members which is lower than this time last year. There was some discussion as to why and what could be done. Rhonda stated that she would compile a letter and reach out to those businesses that were members in 2018, but had failed to renew for 2019.
- Lindsey reported that she had attended a meeting with Corps of Engineers and J.D. Hamilton on Monday, June 17 at Salem Elementary regarding the expansion of Lake Cumberland Marina and Alligator 1. There is a petition that is circulating for those in favor of the expansion.
- President Lindsey W. Gosser welcomed everyone to the May meeting of the RUSSELL COUNTY CHAMBER of COMMERCE. She recognized The Russell County Hospital as being the sponsor for this month’s meeting and for providing the lunch.
- Nick Shearer, Mayor of Jamestown and Vice-President of the Chamber opened the general meeting and lunch with prayer.
- Anthony Roy spoke on behalf of BassMaster and the impact that fishing and tournaments can have for Lake Cumberland. Most tournaments have a return of profits that doubles what the investment cost. Including overnight stays, fuel, eats, taxes, etc. There are two tournaments planned for Lake Cumberland…October 12 and December 7 of 2019.
- Lindsey introduced the CEO of the Russell County Hospital, Mr. Scott Thompson. Mr. Thompson stated that he is there to “empower the people already in place” and that his number one job is to make people feel better. His first priority is the employees of the Russell County Hospital. Employees must trust their supervisor, trust the leadership and feel safe in the work place. He lives by the golden rule and be sensitive to financial concerns. The hospital is implementing a new electronic health records and billing program, a Hepatitis C Clinic four days a month, a new Infusion Clinic and new lab expansion as well as other structural updates. They are hoping to soon open an Extended Care Clinic for after hours care instead of having to make a visit to the ER. This clinic would be open from 4:00-10:00 pm, cst. Mr. Thompson also addressed complaints that the hospital has: timely and accurate billing-please let the financial department know if there is an issue, wait time in the ER, poor communication of treatment and/or results and misdiagnosis. Mr. Thompson wants Russell County Hospital to be known for great care and a friendly atmosphere. He ended his presentation by giving his cell phone number to all that was present. 606-308-4518.
- President, Lindsey Gosser, recognized those that were attending for the first time: Chloe Thomas, with the Pink Pelican, a women’s consignment shop located on Hwy. 80, Toby Green, with iGo Motor Sales in Jamestown and Cindy Underwood, Assistant General Manager of iGo Motor Sales in Jamestown, KY.
NEXT MEETING-The next Chamber meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 16 @ the SCC Russell Springs Campus located on Hwy. 80 in Russell Springs, KYPosted by Lisa Foley Posted on 18 Jun