“Their EDC, Chamber of Commerce, tourism commission and Main Street Group fall under an umbrella organization, but each entity still has a board of directors and a director,” said Trigg EDC Director Sharon Butts.
Judge/Executive Stan Humphries said, “They have the funding for a larger chamber of commerce from a restaurant tax, and can do a lot more things to capitalize on whatever they have. They haven’t given up authority to a super board, but do work to make some of the same decisions for the good of all.”
In other business, Butts announced an opportunity to visit both Chicago and Canada as part of a tri-county business recruitment effort. Butts said that she had sent a marketing packet to Canadian companies following her visit earlier in the year and had an opportunity to follow up her efforts. The board voted to send her on the trips.
Board Member Dan Bozarth said he had attempted to visit the CEO’s of Integra Bank and Heritage Bank to obtain funding for the board’s efforts.
“We have a tri-county marketing effort and these banks service the tri-county area,” said Board Member Lori Ricks. We know who has contributed and who has not. If we get a new business, the contributing banks should get first dibs on the company’s business.”
Bozarth suggested assembling a team to continue the effort. Steve Allen suggested a last effort to meet with the three banks operating in Trigg County.
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