Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Business Beutification Grant!

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Business Beutification Grant!

BOWLING GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS BEAUTIFICATION GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Business Beautification Grant Program. The Chamber offers an annual grant to assist with funding for needed improvements for store-front beautification to businesses located within the City of Bowling Green. The grant process is administered through the Scholarship Committee of the Chamber. All questions may be directed to the Chamber Office.

 

Facts about the program:

  1. The program will offer an annual grant award of $500.00 to one (1) business.
  2. The grant application period will begin on August 1 and end at midnight on October 31. The grant recipient will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet of the Chamber of Commerce held in January 2022.
  3. Grants are available for commercial properties located within the City of Bowling Green.
  4. Each grant applicant must be a current member in good standing of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce (all dues paid).
  5. Projects must conform to City of Bowling Green building and zoning codes.
  6. The grant recipient is responsible for obtaining any and all building permits or other permits that may be necessary.
  7. Grants cannot be approved for work begun prior to a formal grant approval. No agreement to grant funds is made or implied by the Chamber until the application if formally approved.
  8. The grant recipient must complete the project in an agreed upon amount of time as set forth in the application. The recipient will notify the Scholarship & Grant Committee upon completion of the project. No funds will be awarded until the project is complete and proof of expenditures has been submitted. If the project is not completed in the agreed amount of time, the recipient may request an extension of the Scholarship & Grant Committee.
  9. Any business may receive a grant no more frequently than every five (5) years.

 

Application process:

  1. Application forms may be obtained from the Chamber office or by downloading it using the link below.
  2. The completed and signed application must be submitted to the Chamber office.
  3. Once applications and appropriate documentation have been submitted, all applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.
  4. The application selected to receive a grant will be submitted to the Chamber Board for final approval.
  5. Upon final approval, a grant award letter will be issued to the grantee at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet held in January.

 

Beautification Grant Application

Business Beautification Grant Brochure

 

Past Winners:

  • 2020 – Forever Primitives & Luncheonette

Fill The Freezer Raffle Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Fill The Freezer Raffle Tickets ON SALE NOW!

FILL THE FREEZER TIME!

Get in on your chance to win a $500 Gift Certificate to Woods Smoked Meats AND a 7 cubic foot deep freeze! Don’t need the deep freezer? No problem! You can trade it in for $200 worth of Chamber Bucks to use as you please! Winner is drawn each year at our Annual Awards Banquet held in January.

Drawing will be at our Annual Awards Banquet held on Thursday, January 13, 2022. No need to be present to win!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

  • Online here >>>
  • Chamber Office/BGCVB on Wednesday Mornings
  • Pike County Health Department (ask for Tracy)

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Farmers & Artisans Market COMING SOON!

Farmers & Artisans Market COMING SOON!

New to 2021! Brought to you by the Downtown Revitalization Committee; We are so excited about our newest downtown addition! This is something that we have been asked for by many over the last few years and we are making it happen! We welcome any vendors with produce, home-made, hand-made and/or home-grown goods! This will take place at our up-and-coming Downtown Marketplace right off the square! Be sure to come and patronize our local vendors so we can keep this going! We look forward to adding food trucks and maybe even open-mic entertainment in the future as well!

We welcome any vendors with produce, home-made and/or home-grown goods! Vendor set up will be from 2-3pm. We ask that vendors park in one of the public parking areas near by so that customers can use the street for easy access. No vendor fees unless electric is needed ($10 per day). Please make contact with our Market Master if you would like to participate: Dana Gordy (573) 470-6003 or use the contact form by clicking the link below!

Check out the event page on our website and utilize our contact form if you are a vendor interested in participating!

2nd Annual Downtown Hoedown Scheduled

2nd Annual Downtown Hoedown Scheduled

The Chamber’s Downtown Revitalization Committee is exctied to announce its 2nd Annual Downtown Hoedown is scheduled for Friday, July 9th, 2021!

Join us for our 2nd Annual Downtown Hoedown! $5 cover charge comes with a free koozie to commemorate your attendance, click the link below for info on event tshirts or how to sponsor this event. This is a 21+ event for those ready to have a good time, enjoy live music from local artists Jillian Bryant & Jayson Orr, have some adult beverages, play some games, and enjoy some food truck snacks! Bring your own chair, the party starts at 6:30pm!

Learn more on the event page here >>>

Holly Jolly Festival Cancelled

Holly Jolly Festival Cancelled

The Board of Directors of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce has determined that, in consideration of the recent dramatic spike in cases of Covid-19 in our county, it would be in the best interest of the public to cancel the 2020 Holly Jolly Festival scheduled for Saturday, November 21. This decision was not made lightly, but with deliberation and discussion, and with the advice of Pike County Health Department.

Thank you for your understanding as the Board made this difficult decision in consideration of our fellow residents. Although some events may be canceled, the Chamber is continuing to stay active and involved in our city whenever possible, including ribbon cuttings for the many new business here and our monthly membership meetings. Also, plans are still underway for the annual awards banquet next January.

If you need any further information or have any questions, visit our Facebook page, our website, or contact the Executive Director, Sarrah Gigous, at the Chamber office, 573-324-3733.

Shop-2-Win Downtown Raffle Punch Card is Back!

Shop-2-Win Downtown Raffle Punch Card is Back!

The Downtown Revitalization Committee presents it’s second annual Shop-2-Win Downtown Punch Card Raffle!

This is an exciting fundraiser for the committee as it involves getting shoppers to spend their shopping funds locally and gives them the opportunity to WIN gift certificates to use at their favorite downtown business! Our downtown is growing and we want to ensure everyone has a reason to shop ALL of our downtown shops!

Learn all the details on our website here >>>

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Fill the Freezer Raffle is BACK!

Fill the Freezer Raffle is BACK!

It’s that time of year again! Our Chamber is selling Fill the Freezer Raffle Tickets! Get yours today! Winner will be drawn at our annual Awards Banquet in January 2021. Winner will receive a $500 gift certificate to Woods Smoked Meats and a 7 cubic foot deep freeze! Winner can choose to exchange the deep freeze for $200 in Chamber Bucks!

Tickets are on sale NOW

1 Ticket for $5.00

5 Tickets for $20.00

Getting your tickets are easy!

  • BUY NOW ONLINE
  • Convention & Visitors Center Bureau/ Chamber Office on Wednesdays 8AM-11AM
  • Pike County Health Department Home Health & Hospice
  • more places to come!

 

Download this flyer >>>

 

 

 

$500 Business Beautification Grant

$500 Business Beautification Grant

New to 2020 is an annual grant for Chamber Members. This grant can be applied for by any current chamber member in good standing and the winner will receive $500 towards a beautification project of their choice.

Use this opportunity to assist with funding for needed improvements for store-front beautification to businesses located within the City of Bowling Green. The grant process is administered through the Scholarship Committee of the Chamber. All questions may be directed to the Chamber Office.

The program will offer an annual grant award of $500.00 to one (1) business. The grant application period will begin on August 1 and end at midnight on October 31. The grant recipient will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet of the Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more and apply right here on our website >> Business Beautification Grant

Annual Champ Clark Heritage Festival Postponed

Annual Champ Clark Heritage Festival Postponed

After much consideration and discussion, in addition to seeking the advice of Pike County Health Department concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce has determined that it would be in the best interest of the public to postpone the 2020 Heritage Festival.

The Board will continue to monitor the health situation, but is tentatively planning to combine the Heritage Festival with the annual Holly Jolly event. This combined event would possibly be held at the end of November. Vendors and sponsors who have already registered for the Heritage Festival will be allowed to choose whether to transfer their registration to the potential combined event or to receive a refund.


Thank you for your understanding as the Board made this difficult decision. Continue to watch the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and website for updated information on the status of all upcoming events. Any questions may be directed to the Executive Director at the Chamber office.