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                                   Letter from the President

                                       Berea is primed for growth and we’re waiting on you to join us! Berea is                                         the place to be for business, tourism, art, and adventure! As one of the                                           fastest growing small towns in the state of Kentucky, Berea’s geographic                                         position as a halfway point between Michigan and Florida off I-75, and part                                     of the east-west corridor just south of I-64, you could not position yourself                                     to be in a more prosperous location! The best part – we have the                                                   advantage of a small-town feel! That’s what makes our town a prime                                             magnet and multiplying our growth.

Berea knows no strangers - when you’re here, you’re family! Our diversity is what makes us special and attracts so many people to come visit, stay and grow with us. The Berea Chamber of Commerce works on your behalf to relentlessly facilitate this trending growth and prosperity in Central Kentucky. We have everything your business needs to thrive – location, workforce, higher education, medical, recreation, arts and entertainment, and much more! Want a community who’s ready to welcome you with open arms to make Berea your home (or headquarters)? Berea, KY is the place!

Why start with our Chamber? The Berea Chamber is a not-for-profit small business with nearly 300 members who network, learn, engage, and grow their businesses in Berea and the surrounding Central KY region. Our organization is guided by a term-limited volunteer Board of Directors who are immersed in our business community and have a pulse on the business trends, as well as evolving community needs and direct a small number of staff in the goals and direction of the Chamber annually.

Our Chamber members are invested in our community and seek to build their leadership skills via volunteer opportunities and committee engagements. Many of these volunteers will go on to serve as elected members of our Board of Directors. This process inspires leaders to ensure the Chamber’s vision and relevance to changing economic trends never digresses.

The Berea Chamber of Commerce also collaborates with our local government (City of Berea, KY), our sister city with whom we share our county (Richmond, KY) and of course our local county government (Madison County, KY) as well. We have built effective and respected relationships with our elected officials at the local, county, state, and national levels over the years in order to facilitate the networking needs of our business community. Why go anywhere else? Berea is where you need to be and we’re eager to welcome you with open arms!

Jennifer Napier

President, 2016 & 2020

Berea Chamber Board of Directors