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Frequently Asked Questions


What Does the Chamber do for the Community?

  • Encourages, promotes, and assists with community visioning
    (Vision 2020 and Comprehensive Plan Updates)

  • Promotes recreational, cultural, and artistic programs and tourism events

  • Spearheaded the revitalization of (streetscape) Main Street

  • Supports protection of the environment; Supporting Elkhorn Land and Historic Trust, Georgetown/Scott County Comprehensive Plan, and the preservation of Ward Hall

  • Promotes availability of Health Care; Provides information on health screenings at Georgetown Community Hospital and supports other healthcare professionals.


How Does the Chamber work with Government?

  • Educates members on current legislation; Chamber Newsletter, Red Alerts, Forums, Seminars, Lunch & Learns, Legislative Breakfasts

  • Conducts member surveys on local issues

  • Monitors City Council/Fiscal Court/Planning and Zoning meetings

  • Acts on important topics; Reduced cost of long distance calls by
    extending service to Lexington, established Revenue Commission to consolidate local taxes paid by businesses, Inter-local Agreement Task Force


How Does the Chamber Support Businesses?

  • Recruits businesses that are compatible with the community needs; Promotes expansion of all existing industry and the Lane’s Run Business Park

  • Supports a better educated workforce; Local and regional School-To-Work, Center for Quality People & Organizations, Elkhorn Crossing School, Work Ready Community

  • Promotes Tourism

  • Coordinates onsite visits with City and County leaders to assist new and existing businesses; Scott County Industrial Form, Scott County United

  • Provides referrals of Chamber Members only

  • Provides relocation and demographic information to industry,
    businesses, and residents


Who Pays for It?

  • Members are billed on an annual dues system. Chamber membership is an investment in the future of the community. Any firm, individual, church or non profit organization sharing a common interest in community advancement and improving its “quality of life” is eligible for membership!  BONUS! Membership is tax deductible!


How Does Becoming a Member Benefit Your Business?

  • Advertising Opportunities: in our weekly newsletter, on the website, social media and event sponsorships

  • Monthly events: Luncheons, Networking Afternoons, Women in Business Breakfasts, Young Professionals Networking 

  • Group Events: Keeneland, Annual Reception and Golf Tourney

  • Lunch & Learns, Business Workshops and Speed Networking

  • Membership Breakfast and Business Referrals

  • Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings, Anniversary Events


What Are the COC's Logo and Branding Guidelines?

  • Branding is not only important for “message consistency” of Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce but also for the organization’s long term goals and objectives.

  • Every Chamber Member is encouraged to use the Chamber logo in their marketing material, at their place of business, and in other appropriate means of communication.
  • Every member will sign a logo usage policy and will agree to
    discontinue use if a Member no longer has an active investment with our organization

  • A style guide and the logo can be obtained by contacting or at the Chamber office.

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