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Chamber hosts monthly luncheon

Each month, the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon where residents can come and learn more about a topic in their community.

Always held the second Tuesday of the month, February’s meeting will be at noon at the Jessamine County Career and Technology Center, located at 881 Wilmore Road behind the Board of Education. The cost to attend is $13.

The purpose of the lunch is to help teach residents about the educational pathways local students are involved in and how residents can help.

“The JCTC chamber luncheon has been a reoccurring event for several years,” Supt. Matt Moore said. “This year, the topics for this luncheon will include internships with local businesses, our Work Ethics Seal and the Career and Technical Education renovation updates.  This luncheon provides a create opportunity for the community to learn more about the programs available for students in Jessamine County.  It’s also a great way to partner with the school district, which ultimately benefits the students, school, local businesses and the community as a whole.”

“JCTC hosts the chamber luncheon each year to showcase the pathways that our students have the opportunity to explore,” said Ronda May, of the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce. “Our future leaders are learning the skills that are necessary to continue the growth of our community. As a Chamber, we want to partner with the schools as a resource to coordinate the collaboration of education and real-life work experience.”  

JCTC offers Jessamine County students classes in the following areas agriculture, arts and humanities, communications, education, health and sciences, family and consumer sciences, culinary, information technology, manufacturing, public safety, science and mathematics, transportation and world languages.

“Jessamine County schools have several coop opportunities and are needing businesses to allow students to shadow their work and for mentors to help them seek out their true potential,” May said. “Our luncheons are a great networking tool for businesses.  Connecting with other owners, leaders and community residents is the way to push a business forward.”

May encourages resident to come and learn what is happening in their own backyard. At the luncheon, she said residents will be able to see how business leaders are striving to make Jessamine County a better place to live, work and play.

“Having input from our community is essential in planning for our government and our businesses.  If you have a concern, please share that with us so we can all work together to solve the problem,” May said.