Archive for March, 2012

Jeff Sheppard to Speak at April Chamber Meeting

Posted by Webmaster March - 23 - 2012 - Friday Comments Off on Jeff Sheppard to Speak at April Chamber Meeting

Jeff Sheppard

Rockcastle Regional Hospital will be hosting a combined Chamber of Commerce and Rockcastle UNITE Coalition meeting in the new conference room on the 3rd floor of the Physical Therapy wing of the hospital.  We will begin at noon on April 11th with lunch provided by the hospital.  Guest speaker is Jeff Sheppard.

Jeff and Stacey Sheppard live in London, KY with their 10 year old daughter, Madison and their 6 year old son Reed. Stacey played basketball at UK from 1992-1995 and also played for USA Basketball in the Jones Cup in 1994 and the World University Games in 1995. Jeff and Stacey met at the University of Kentucky at study hall, the training room, and at Memorial Coliseum where the men’s and women’s team practiced. As a boy, Jeff dreamed about playing basketball at UK and in 6th grade wrote a paper about trading places with Larry Bird and playing for the Boston Celtics but first wanting to play for the Kentucky Wildcats. Jeff played at UK from 1994-1998 winning two National Championships in 1996 and 1998. Jeff was named Most Outstanding Player in the 1998 Final Four. Jeff played one season for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA and 3 seasons professionally in Italy. Jeff and Stacey now own and operate a private label apparel company, 15inc, based in London, KY. Jeff is also the VP of Business Development for Wazoo Sports, a Kentucky sports TV Network.

FastTrac® NewVenture

Posted by Webmaster March - 23 - 2012 - Friday Comments Off on FastTrac® NewVenture

FastTrac® NewVenture™ is a program for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs that answers the hard questions about opening and running a business.

 In this hands-on training class you will:

• Create a business plan

• Get answers from experienced professionals

• Research your market

• Network with other small business owners

Register today to take advantage of this $700 value. Class size is limited!

Attendees: Start-up and businesses two years or younger

Dates: Monday and Thursday evenings April 2, 2012 to May 3, 2012

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Location: Rockcastle Adult Education Center

 Cost: $100. Scholarships available.

 Registration: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Adult Education Center, 945 West Main Street, Mt. Vernon. Evening registration available by calling 606-256-0218.

 Questions? Contact Geoffrey Willett at 859-986-2373 or

 Guest speakers include: Jon Carloftis!

2012 Chamber Scholarship

Posted by Webmaster March - 7 - 2012 - Wednesday Comments Off on 2012 Chamber Scholarship

The Rockcastle County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship supports Rockcastle County students in their pursuit of a higher education. The Chamber has established a special fund that will provide an annual scholarship award of $1,000.00 to a local student.  Recognizing that our young people are the county’s most important investment, the Rockcastle County Chamber of Commerce established the scholarship in 2007.  The Chamber is especially interested in students who plan to return to Rockcastle County as our future business leaders.

The Chamber invites any 2012 graduate of Rockcastle County High School to submit a Scholarship Application.  The Rockcastle County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee will implement the application and selection process.

Click here to download the scholarship application.

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