Why Join

Joining the Chamber of Commerce is a great way to gain new business prospects and attract more local business through resources available exclusively to members. Perhaps the key reason to join is that it will establish your credibility within the community. Statistics indicate that approximately 64 percent of consumers say they are more impressed with a business associated with the local chamber of commerce. For a Chamber business member, this means you have the opportunity to create a sense of goodwill with your target audience - which in turn means they will be more likely to buy from you.

The Chamber conducts social and business events where you can socialize and develop relationships and become informed about the activities going on in your community. Becoming a member of the Chamber provides opportunities to give back to the community and capitalize on significant member benefits geared to help you be a success. Serving in the leadership of the Chamber raises your recognition, visibility and credibility, as well as that of your business.

business of the month

Business of the Month



Chamber Breakfast

The 3rd Wednesday of each month, the Chamber hosts a breakfast event that provides guests with an opportunity to network with other business folks and a guest speaker on various topics relative to community or business topics. In April & May 2018, the Kentucky Lake Chamber was privileged to host Candidate Breakfasts at Ponderosa in Draffenville which featured those running in contested races in the Primary Election held in May. Guests heard from candidates running for Sheriff, Coroner, County Commissioner and State Representative.  Participating candidates were given a ten minute time limit to share with guests anything they would like them to know about them prior to the election in May. The Chamber plans to host Candidate Breakfasts in September and October for those candidates running in contested races in the General Election in November.  

Ribbon Cuttings


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Ribbon Cutting

Crossroads Lawn and Garden


The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County was proud to conduct a Ribbon Cutting for the Grand-Reopening of chamber member Crossroads Lawn and Garden.

Crossroads Lawn and Garden was founded in the Spring of 2014 by father and team of Richard and Ian Boyan.  The business was conceived due to a recent shift in the outdoor power equipment industry toward a more “customer experience” driven concept.

Richard, a former office equipment sales and service business owner brings over 25 years of sales and management experience to this business and resides as Sales Manager.  Ian, a native of Central Iowa, comes from an executive corporate aviation background that had a strong focus on customer service and acts as Service Manager.

Their original building was built to allow for growth and maximum efficiency of parts storage and machine repair.  They quickly outgrow that 34000 square foot building and began construction of their current facility located adjacent to the old.  Unfortunately on Thanksgiving Day of 2017, most of the original building was lost to a fire.  On the positive side, their current building was nearly complete and the fire accelerated the move into it.  At roughly twice the square footage, they can now achieve their efficiency goals.

They have been able to grow into this new, larger building due to the support of the community, the commitment of valued employees and the quality of their Cub Cadet, Echo and Snapper brands.
Crossroads Lawn and Garden is located at 6883 US Highway 68 East, at the intersection of Highway 68 E and Highway 408.  Go by and check out all they have to offer to assist you with your lawn care and property needs and get excellent customer service to boot, or give them a call at 270-354-0061 with any questions.

In Photo:
L to R:  Shannon Ward, Lois Harney, Daveta Middleman, Paul Eckert, Co-Owner Rich Boyan, Co-Owner Ian Boyan, Mark Burr, Treston Smith, Richard Reed, and Josh Canup.

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Ribbon Cutting

Verizon Wireless – The Cellular Connection


Verizon Wireless-The Cellular Connection has a new look and celebrated that with a Re-Grand Opening on Friday March 2, 2018 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted by the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Your local Verizon store has been in successful operation in Benton for 7 years and owner/operator Treston Smith decided it was time for a new look and a  remodel of the store to better serve their customers. New look, but still the same great products and customer service. Whether it is a smart phone, tablet, iPad or mobile accessories you desire, the folks at Verizon can fix you up.
Go check out the new look today, they are located at 315 West 5th Street in Suite 700 or give them a call at 270-906-2275.

Front row L to R Verizon team members, Tasha Mohr (Samsung Representative), Amanda Oliver, Jennifer Slimp, Jerry Dockery, Blake Jones, and Owner, Treston Smith (w/scissors), not pictured Josh Canup. Other guests L to R Jim Dema, Cole Arnel, Gary Meyer, Andrew Baker, Madison Smith, Brandi Edwards, Dallas Young, Bethany Morrison, Chelsea Presson, Zach Brien, Monti Collins, J.T. Baker, Steve Fisk, Jennifer Fisk.

Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County
Ribbon Cutting

Lakeland Event Center


The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County was proud to conduct a Ribbon Cutting for a new chamber member and a new event center that has opened up in Calvert City.

The Lakeland Event Center was once a former school that had sat vacant for years. The opportunity came up to buy the facility, and the deal was made. After a long lonely set of years, the building finally got the facelift it needed and opened its doors to a new journey with endless possibilities. For those passing by, it doesn’t look like much has changed, but take a step inside, and a new world awaits.

The Lakeland Event Center openly accepts a wide variety of clients. There are five different options that customers can choose from when inquiring about renting the facility. A large banquet style room provides 3,200 square feet of space and a neutral color pallet that can match a variety of decoration color combinations. The next room size is 1,200 square feet and is good for small birthday parties, showers or small weddings. To appeal to local businesses, LEC provides a conference room and a training room, both of which have audio/visual equipment available. There is also a day office that is available to rent out as well. Those who wish to have food or caterers have the option of the food prep room that features ample space for serving, an ice machine, commercial refrigerator, and two microwaves.

Opportunities at LEC are not limited to just rented rooms, the staff is excited to have public events, hosting their own as well as partnering with local businesses to bring excitement to the community. Some of the ideas in mind are March Madness game showing, Breakfast with Santa, craft nights, fitness nights, among many others. The possibilities are endless.

The center is located at 4900 US Highway 62, Calvert City which is on the corner lot of Highway 62 and Highway 95.  For more information or to tour the LEC, call Manager Chelsy Solomon at 270-906-0166 or email info@lakelandeventcenter.com 

In Photo:
Front row center are owners Victor & Pam Waldrop (holding granddaughter Reagan Sears). With scissors is Chelsy Solomon, Manager of Lakeland Event Center surrounded by many Chamber member supporters.