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Chamber Corner March 2019

Chamber St. Pat's Parade Lights Up the Area

Dominated by green, the 24th annual downtown St. Pat's parade kicked off celebrations throughout Lexington.

Cooperative weather brought out a respectable number of spectators and parade participants. Local downtown business reported strong traffic throughout the day.

With a high number of local venues offering live music, the Chamber worked to create a trolley pub crawl as a test, shuttling riders between six different area locations. This concept was very successful and will be expanded in the future; a win for showcasing local businesses plus growing awareness and revenue. We continue to feel that the trolley offers new opportunities for the area.

As we enjoy new growth in the downtown it is becoming more apparent to everyone that pooling activities and resources create awareness and more enticement for visitors.

License Offices Now Ready to Issue REAL ID

The Lexington and Richmond license offices are now set up for REAL ID. Beginning October 1, 2020, residents of every U.S. state and territory will be required to present a REAL ID-compliant driver license or ID card, or another form of ID accepted by the Transportation Security Administration, to board federally regulated domestic flights. Also beginning October 1, 2020, individuals must present a REAL ID-compliant driver license or ID card, or another form of acceptable ID, to access federal facilities, including military bases and federal courthouses, and to enter nuclear power plants.

A reminder that a current Missouri-issued license or ID card provides the same access as a REAL ID-compliant license or ID until October 1, 2020.

Click the link below...the state has set up a helpful interactive website to assist you with documents are acceptable to obtain your REAL ID.

https://dor.mo.gov/drivers/real-id-guide/

USAF Brass Band Returning to Lexington May 24

We’ve just received final confirmation that the USAF Band of Mid-America Airlifter Brass will perform a FREE indoor concert at The LEX, May 24 from 6-7:30pm. This is a high-energy, pop music show and as last year, these musicians are highly talented performing an amazing number of musical genres.

We’ll have more information about this FREE concert soon.

Lexington CONNECT Update

We’re pleased to report that several more area commercial buildings have recently been sold in Lexington. That said, even with additional sales over the past year, there is still a good inventory of diverse available properties available here in town.

The Chamber will be meeting soon regarding promotion of available buildings as we have done in the past. In the meantime, if you know someone looking to make a business move or seeking available building space, please have them visit connect.historiclexington.com to view Lexington properties. Descriptions, photos and contact info are all available on this site.

Our business community continues to grow and in the process, we all prosper!

New and Renewed Members

B & B Theatre
Brooks Janitorial
Bukaty Companies
Empire District Gas Co.
Kansas City Power & Light
Lexington BOPE Lodge #749
Lexington Tourism
River Reader
Ted Traczewski CPA
The Spotted Pig
Trails Regional Library
Truman Title

Ben Wood & Armen Davis
KC (Karl) Girtch
Bill & Davoren Tempel

Join or Renew your Chamber Membership

Membership offers opportunities to help grow your business! Networking, referrals, connections, and a free listing on our website are just the beginning. You can take advantage of our high-traffic Resource Center, a member-only display for your marketing information.

Membership also provides a unique way to put your company's name before businesses and individuals who request information about moving to Lexington. Targeting newcomers can easily be a part of your marketing strategy.

For more details visit www.historiclexington.com

Advertising with Chamber Electronic Ads for Ten Cents a Day

Starting to make your 2019 marketing plans? Here's an inexpensive idea! You can take advantage of advertising your message on our big screen TV in the License Bureau for only $36.50 for the entire year. This super-reasonable fee reaches over 30,000 people a year and the License Bureau becomes a "captive audience" for your TV message as customers wait their turn!

Call Penny Grosso at 660-259-3082 or Gary Worth at 816-868-9692 and we'll get your ad assembled and on-screen right away. Not a member? You can still take advertise with us...find out how joining the Chamber reduces your yearly electronic ad cost to near zero! Learn the full details about the program here: www.historiclexington.com/events/VideoSlides2.pdf

Buy Local Lexington!

Please continue to patronize all the chamber businesses that have made a dedicated effort to make Lexington the great community that makes us proud.

Lexington in Fact

>Was settled largely by Kentuckians and was named for Lexington, Kentucky.

>Is home to Wentworth Military Academy, founded in 1880, which still draws students from throughout the country and worldwide.

Setting Business Growth In Motion.