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Prospect Community Expo

2 Guys Having Fun
lighten things up at annual event

Area restaurants, caterers
to provide samples of their food

By Helen E. McKinney
Contributing Writer

PROSPECT, Ky. (May 2009) – When Jeff Walter and Kent Powell are around, the laughs never stop. Together, the duo makes up 2 Guys Having Fun, and that is exactly what they will be doing when they host this year’s Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fifth Annual Community Expo.

Jeff Walter and Kent Powell

Photo provided

Jeff Walter and Kent Powell, the
dynamic 2 Guys Having Fun duo, will
host this year’s Prospect Area
Chamber of Commerce’s Fifth annual
Community Exposition.

“We love hamming it up,” said Walter. “We like doing these types of events and fundraisers. It’s fun for us, too.”
Walter, who sings and performs Island type-music on acoustic guitar, said he has been playing around the local area for the past 20 years. He typically performs by himself and did have a sound guy assisting him at one time. When this individual moved out of state, Walter asked his neighbor to help out. Since that time five years ago, Powell has been accompanying Walter with DJ and emcee duties.
The duo usually performs live music at big festivals, such as River Fest and Brew at the Zoo. Walter grew up on a horse farm in Crestwood, while Powell hails from Jefferson County, Ky.
2 Guys Having Fun have performed at almost every Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce Community Expo since it began. This year’s Community Expo is free and open to the public and will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 14 at Harrod’s Creek Baptist Church’s Salter-Dunbar Life Enrichment Center, 7610 Upper River Rd.
There are several new additions for this year’s Community Expo. They include Child Fingerprinting and Photos for Child ID’s by Van Smith with New York Life, Children’s Walk Around Magician and Balloon Maker provided by Backyard Bounce, Children’s Dance Entertainment provided by Dance Designs, and a Lowe’s representative will be on hand with a Generac National Sales Manager to discuss and answer questions about Standby Generators. Lowe’s has also donated this year’s Grand Prize, a Weber Genesis E-310 Copper Gas Grill valued at $699.
Seven area restaurants and caterers will provide samples of their offerings, with the North Oldham Lions Club sponsoring soft drinks, all free of charge. A free trolley service from both shopping centers in Prospect will be provided as well.
The Community Expo “provides the community the chance to meet and greet local businesses in their area and to start developing relationships with them,” said Kim Buckler, president of the Prospect Chamber of Commerce. Buckler is also a member of the chamber through her business, ALLinONE Marketing, Advertising & PR.
The chamber plays host to the Community Expo to “give our business members the chance to educate the local community about their businesses and services,” said Buckler. “The residents love to meet our members and see what services are available to them in their own backyards.”
Such is the case with Walter, who has benefited by belonging to the chamber. His day job is in remodeling and construction. He is a member of the chamber through his business, J.P. Walter Inc.
The chamber produces a Community Directory every year in January. It lists current chamber members for free. “It’s one of two primary outreach events we do every year,” said Rob Prince, marketing chairman for the chamber.
“We’re invested in the community,” said Prince of the chamber. The second event, the Community Expo, “gets us out in front of the community.”
Prince labeled it a festive event. “There’s a lot of great energy to it.” The Community Expo allows businesses to have communication among business owners, pool their energies and create a referral base.
Other perks associated with being a member of the chamber include monthly Educational Breakfasts, Networking Luncheons and Quarterly Dinners, an annual Chamber Dinner in October, Ambassador Program for new members, a bi-weekly email known as “The PACC Leader” and an evening Networking Cruise in August.
All attendees to the Community Expo will receive a Chamber Discount Card with member discounts to be used for 30 days after the Expo. “With the economy the way it is, and the bridge on River Road being closed, it is important that we support our local businesses and restaurants in the Prospect area or they will disappear,” said Buckler.

• For more information, contact Kim Buckler at (502) 243-9353 or visit: www.ProspectAreaChamber.org.

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