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  • 1. Welcome Presented by Hal B. Goode President/CEO Kentucky Association for Economic Development
  • 2. What is KAED? KAED is the premier professional economic development association connecting public sector and private industry professionals. KAED offers: – Professional development – Networking with ED professionals from across the state – Ideas/Solutions for cross-marketing Kentucky Be a Leader. Make a Difference
  • 3. KAED membership provides valuable benefits, not found inany other association including opportunities to: Connect with top state officials. Advocate for community tax and legislative issues. Build important relationships by volunteering for one of KAEDs committees. Strengthen relationships through our network of more than 350 members statewide. Get valuable education through KAEDs diverse Continuing Education Conferences. Be the first to learn about important Kentucky Announcements and sign up through The Commonwealth News Center at http://migration.kentucky.gov/newsroom which provides featured articles and news items of immediate importance to the Commonwealth.
  • 4. Getting Involved: Committees Professional Development Golf Tournament Marketing/Membership Public Policy Sponsorship/Partnership
  • 5. Professional Development Responsible for planning and coordinating KAED Conferences and Speakers • Co-Chair - Ron Bunch, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce; Contact: ron@bgchamber.com • Co-Chair - Stephen Taylor, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation; Contact: staylor@khic.org
  • 6. Golf TournamentEach year KAED hosts its annual Jesse L. Puckett Memorial GolfScramble in Shelbyville. The Golf Committee plans the event andsecures sponsorships for the scramble. • Chair - Libby Adams, Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation; Contact: libby@scidf.com
  • 7. Marketing/MembershipResponsible for membership retention andrecruitment. This committee also works todevelop quality membership materials and aneffective and easy-to-use website. • Co-Chair - Deana Epperly Karem, Oldham Chamber & Economic Development; • Contact: dekarem@oldhamcountychamber.com • Co-Chair- Lisa Wilson-Plajer; Contact: wilson2928@fuse.net
  • 8. Public PolicyKAED serves as an advocate in Kentuckys GeneralAssembly for legislation favoring business andeconomic development issues. The Public PolicyCommittee updates members on legislativeshappenings and helps define the organizations policyagenda. •Co-Chair- Nathan Mick, Garrard County Economic Development; Contact: nathan.mick@gmail.com
  • 9. Sponsorship/PartnershipKAED relies on business sponsors and corporate partnersto strengthen efforts and common goals shared by themembership. This committee helps outline sponsorship packagesand partner benefits. • Chair - Kevin Grove, CBRE/ Louisville; Contact: kgrove@cbrelouisville.com
  • 10. Benefits of Your KAED Membership Professional Development - We offer something for everyone: basic courses, fundamental classes, webinars and advanced programs offered throughout the year in different locations across the Commonwealth. Our Annual Meeting in November offers a 2-day experience and opportunity to hear from State and national/other experts. Advocacy to Promote Economic Development in the Commonwealth of Kentucky – Whether its surveying members regarding economic development issues, meeting with state officials, or monitoring important legislative issues affecting communities, weve got your issues covered. Networking and Information - Our programs offer outstanding networking opportunities. Meet experts, exchange ideas, find or become a mentor, and expand your professional network. Job Information - Receive exclusive access to the KAED website where we provide a listing of current job openings in Kentucky.
  • 11. Questions?