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Oldham Community Showcase 2005

Chamber event offers family fun,
commercial wares

Debra Maylum
Staff Writer

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February 2005
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(February 2005) – Oldham County Chamber of Commerce members will be “showcasing” their businesses at the 11th annual Oldham Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5. The event will take place in the former Wal-Mart building at Crestwood Station, located at 6200 W. Hwy. 146 in Crestwood.
The popular event will feature more than 100 commercial and nonprofit exhibitor booths, many prize drawings and giveaways, a silent auction, food court vendors, caricature artist Denny Whalen, live stage entertainment and a “Kid’s Korner,” sponsored by Dream Factory. Keeping with this year’s theme, “All Aboard,” the Kentucky and Indiana Model Railroad Club will be running HO scale modules throughout the event.
Oldham County Chamber officials say this year’s Showcase is on track to be the best ever.
The event is free to the public, offering a unique opportunity to see what products and services are available in the commaunity. “It gives people a chance to find services they may be able to take advantage of that they didn’t know were out there,” said Kathy Jacobs, community relations director for the chamber.
For businesses, the 2005 Showcase will begin on Friday, Feb. 4, with a noon chamber luncheon sponsored by Bedford Bank and Bell South. During the luncheon, in addition to a live auction and the unveiling of the new Oldham County Chamber of Commerce Logo, the “Oldham County Top Achievers” awards will be presented to winners in six categories. This is the third year for the luncheon and awards.

Oldham County Showcase

Photo by Don Ward

Sylvan Learning Center Booth at the
Oldham County Showcase 2004

The business award winners are selected by a committee whose members choose among nominations made by participating businesses in the categories of “Bedford Bank” Community Service Award; Bell South Business of the Year, Small Business category; Bell South Business of the Year, Large Business category; E-Business of the Year; Home-based Business of the Year; and Non-Profit Business of the Year.
Immediately following the noon luncheon, guests will be invited to preview the Showcase booths at the “Business to Business Showcase Preview.” All area businesses are invited to attend this portion of the event, which will run from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

2005 Oldham Community
Showcase Activities

• K&I Model Railroad Club’s HO scale train displays
• Kid’s Korner
• Kid’s Bounce House
• Silent Auction
• Food Court Vendors
• Caricature Artist Denny Whalen
• The Monkey Lady

STAGE ENTERTAINMENT:

10 a.m.: Cindy Sullivan’s “Garden Talk” at 84 WHAS Booth
11 a.m.: Oldham County Singers
11:30 a.m.: Tim Curtis, guitarist
12:30 p.m.: KY Tae Kwon Do Demonstration.
1 p.m.: Oldham Community Band

Doors open to the public on Saturday morning as WHAS’ Cindy Sullivan hosts her show, “Garden Talk with Cindy Sullivan,” live from the Showcase. Guests will be allowed to enter the building before the 10 a.m. start of the Showcase to watch the broadcast, which begins at 9 a.m.
“A lot of people come to see her. She is very personable and people have a good time watching her,” said Jacobs. “It’s always great fun, especially in the middle of winter,” said Jacobs.

•  For more information, call the chamber at (502) 222-1635 or visit: www.oldhamcountychamber.com.

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