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Economic Development

ASHLAND, Ky. — A series of traffic roundabouts and rear-angled parking are on the menu for renovations on Winchester Avenue in the coming years, per a presentation made Thursday at the Ashland City Commission meeting. The idea behind the move is to continue the push toward making downtown Ashland a destination spot for the area, where people could spend an afternoon dining and shopping. On Thursday, that idea got a bit more concrete when Stephen Sewell, an engineer with Palmer Engineering, presented finds and proposed plans made from a recent traffic study. Mayor Matthew B. Perkins said the updates have been needed for a long time.

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Chamber of Commerce

ASHLAND, Ky. — Three teams of teen innovators from Russell High School won cash for their business ideas at the eighth annual Glockner Dare to Dream pitch contest. They are: Locked and Loaded Game Birds, a team consisting of Jasmine Webb, Autumn Jeffrey and Gracie Bates. The team won first place and $6,000 cash, plus $200 for an idea that reduced the carbon footprint and another $250 for being a viable business idea that is practical, has low startup cost and is ready to go. Under the business model, their company will rent guns, provide ammo, bird dogs, group photos and clean the birds for the ultimate “Locked and Loaded” hunting experience. Jeffrey operates guided pheasant hunts; her family hunts pheasants as a hobby, said Melissa Wilburn, business and marketing teacher at Russell.

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President's Report

April 9, 2021

Happy Spring! Hello from the desk of the Alliance. Kari, here! April is a busy month for the chamber side of our house! I have included multiple dates for each of you to put on your calendars. If you can't make it to our April ribbon cuttings, make sure to tune in on our Facebook page. One of the best ways to support the Alliance is to engage with us online, so make sure to comment on or share our posts and live streams. Every view counts!  For our April Lunch & Learn we're partnering with Canopy from Louisville, KY for Keeping Kentucky FIRST in Good Business. This --members only-- event is scheduled for April 15th at 12:30PM. RSVP is required. Canopy is one of Kentucky's coolest organizations, so I am really excited about this one.  Congratulations to The Edge Business Center on Business of the Month! The Edge will be hosting an Open House on April 28th. You DO NOT want to miss it. I will be sending out more info on this next week!  May 7th is our Spring Golf Outing! For sponsorship inquiries and teams contact Missy. Have a wonderful weekend! I am sorry in advance for all of the emails you'll be receiving from me this month. ;)