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Madisonville-Hopkins County

Chamber Events
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Build, Go, & Grow Regional Entrepreneur Conference

November 14-15, 2014

Madisonville Community College

25 applicants will be chosen to attend this specialized conference which offers two days of intense, hands-on training for entrepreneurs.

  • Refine your business idea with experts from Madisonville Community College.
  • Develop your business model with the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation from Lexington Ky.
  • Create your social media plan and develop a Facebook page with the Small Business Development Center and the Social Media Marketing Manager at Murray State University.
  • Ask questions about legal issues concerning your business from a local attorney.
  • Participate in a resource roundtable to learn about the state and local resources that are available to you.
  • Learn how to present your business to a lender or investor.

Deadline to complete the online application is October 27. Applicants who are chosen to attend the conference will be notified by October 31 and will be required to pay a $50 registration fee by November 14.

The conference is sponsored by Innovate Hopkins County, Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation, Kentucky Innovation Network at Murray, Murray State University Small Business Development Center, Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, Madisonville Community College, Pennyrile Area Development District and the Minority Economic Development Council.

You can apply on Facebook or online. For additional information contact Ruthann Padgett at 270-821-1939.

Why do you belong?


"The Lions Club offers great fellowship and service projects like our Pancake Days and eye screenings. Chamber membership strengthens our relationship to the community, our business leaders, and the public, and makes us a more close-knit community. For us, Chamber membership is all about maintaining relationships." -- George Kelley, Madisonville Lions Club

Our Mission

To promote business and commerce for the Hopkins County, Kentucky area through leadership in
economic, governmental, social and educational development.

Working for your business

The Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce promotes location, retention, and expansion of retail, commercial, and industrial investment in Madisonville and Hopkins County, Kentucky. We work with our members--from small businesses to global industries--and local, state, and federal government to ensure a strong economy and positive quality of life for our residents.

Our area offers excellent employment opportunities, a reasonable cost of living, competitive educational opportunities, exceptional health care, and a sophisticated performing arts center; additionally, our location along the Interstate 69 corridor and at the intersection of two Kentucky parkways allows for convenient access to regional urban centers of the Southeast and Midwest, including Louisville, Lexington, Nashville, St. Louis and Evansville.

Remember Your Ribbon Cutting

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Thanks to a partnership with The Matinee Frame Shop, Chamber members can purchase a special keepsake mat and photo of their ribbon cutting for only $60. The mat is signed by those who attend the ceremony and a piece of the ribbon is preserved in a frame that fits any decor. Be sure to ask for this when you schedule your ribbon cutting with us!

Renewing Members
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YOU BELONG with us!

For less than what you'd spend on one small print ad, you can enjoy the benefits of Chamber membership all year long!

  • Networking opportunities
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Educational opportunities
  • And more!

Call for more information. 821-3435

What's happening in Hopkins County?

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Looking for places to eat, stay, shop, or play while visiting Hopkins County? Check out the Hopkins County Tourism web site for a current calendar of events, restaurant listings, local arts programs and activities, and more.