May PIP to feature Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 pm

The May Paducah Chamber Power in Partnership Breakfast will feature a “Spotlight on Small Businesses” and will be held on Thursday, May 9. The program will feature a panel of local small business owners discussing the challenges and rewards of owning a small business. WPSD Local 6 news anchor Todd Faulkner will serve as the moderator. Additionally the names of three local businesses will be selected and their business will be showcased at the breakfast. The May breakfast is one week later than usual on Thursday, May 9 at the Julian Carroll Convention Center beginning at 7:30 a.m. Swift & Staley is the sponsor.  

The panel of speakers include:  Heather Abanatha, Owner of the dirt road boutique; Jonas Neihoff, Owner of Socially Present; and Dena Rowe, Owner of Furkidz Pet Hotel, Spa & Daycamp. 

All Chamber members with 15 or less employees are asked to participate in the special recognition at the breakfast. Representatives are asked to submit in advance a 75-word summary about their business. The submitted summaries will be compiled into a document for distribution to breakfast attendees and posted on the Chamber’s website and social media outlets. To be included, the Chamber member must be a for-profit business with 15 or less employees. Businesses may submit their information to Deadline for submission of the business summary is Friday, May 3, by 5 p.m. 

Three small businesses will be randomly selected to receive spotlight recognition during the program. The featured businesses will have their Owner/CEO/or designee introduced at the podium and their summary will be read to the attendees. A representative of the business must be present for the spotlight recognition. There will be a “grand prize” winner’s name also drawn to receive one-month of use of a digital billboard sponsored by Hibbs Insurance.    

Below are the details of the breakfast:

When: Thursday, May 9, 7:30 a.m.

Where: Julian M. Carroll Convention Center, Ohio Room

Speakers: Panel of Small Business Owners

Breakfast Sponsor:  Swift & Staley

Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members


If you are not a Power Card holder, please make your reservations by Tuesday, May 7, by 5 p.m. to the Chamber at, 270-443-1746 or

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