Chamber Colonels at CityFest

Four CBT Chamber Colonels helped with the production of Richmond’s Annual City Fest. The Chamber showcased local business on Thursday night, September 21, at the steps of EKU's Keen Johnson Building.

Chamber Colonels is a collaborative program for CBT students between EKU’s College of Business and Technology and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce that helps strengthen the Town and Gown relationship.

Twelve students are currently involved in this partnership, representing majors from across the college. Chamber Colonels for 2017-18 are:

  • Kevely Dumay - Public Accounting junior form Lexington, KY
  • Chase Fain - Human Resource Management junior from Berea, KY
  • Remonica Garr -Public Relations senior from Stanford, KY
  • Tucker Houston - Construction Management sophomore from Richmond, KY
  • Colt Litkenhus - BBA junior from Richmond, KY
  • Ivan Olivas - Network Security and Electronics sophomore from Lexington, KY
  • Cameron Peyton - International Business sophomore from Lawrenceburg, KY
  • Tucker Seidt - Marketing freshman from Louisville, KY
  • Jacob Knox - Business Management Entrepreneurship senior from Richmond, KY
  • Rose Pidgorodetska - Public Relations senior from Mt.Sterling, KY
  • Ashleigh Fletcher - Business Major with a Concentration in Management senior from Tampa, FL
  • Keri Thorn - Risk Management freshman from Berea, KY

The Chamber Colonels program creates a service-learning environment in which students are able to attend community events and connect with local businesses, gaining a better understanding of how the community and the university can help support one another. Students are encouraged to attend many Chamber events ranging from ribbon cuttings, workshops, and the Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet.

Upcoming Events for the Chamber of Colonels include EKU's Fall Spotlight Events, the CBT Distinguished Speaker on Nov. 13, and the 33rd Annual Commerce Awards Banquet on Nov. 2nd.

According to CBT program organizer Darlene Stocker, “In the spring semester, students are invited to apply as a representative within the Chamber Colonels for the upcoming academic year. Chamber Colonels are given the opportunity to network by attending campus events like Spotlight and Gear Up, representing the College of Business and Technology as well as many events sponsored by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce such as City Fest and ribbon-cutting ceremonies.”

Now in its fourth year, Chamber Colonels continues to receive support from EKU, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and the community.

Published on October 02, 2017