Paducah Chamber and CVB to host Webinar about Reopening Restaurants

Published Friday, May 15, 2020 3:00 pm

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau are hosting a webinar for local restaurant owners as they prepare to reopen. Stacy Roof, President & CEO of the Kentucky Restaurant Association, will be the presenter to review the new guidelines and answer questions.  Governor Andy Beshear released the state’s guidelines for restaurants which are scheduled to open on May 22 with 33% capacity inside and unlimited seating outdoors with social distancing.  Interested consumers are also welcome to listen to the webinar.  

The webinar, “How to Prepare for the Opening of Restaurants,” will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 19 and is open to businesses throughout the region.  Consumers are welcome to listen to the call to learn more about the guidelines. 

To join, go to Zoom and enter Meeting ID: 966 3546 1813 or join audio only by calling 1-646-558-8656 and use the same Meeting ID. 

"We commend local restaurateurs and all industry partners who have creatively adapted during this challenging time," said Mary Hammond, Executive Director of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau. "The Paducah CVB is proud to join forces with the Paducah Chamber and Kentucky Restaurant Association to facilitate a unified approach to restaurant reopening practices and restoring consumer confidence with a commitment to health and safety moving into recovery." 

“We can’t wait for our local restaurants to be open and once again provide their outstanding cuisine and service,” said Sandra Wilson, President of the Paducah Chamber. “This is a great step in getting our local economy energized and more of our businesses open.”  

The Kentucky Restaurant Association is the trade association for restaurants in Kentucky, representing over 1,100 members statewide. Roof joined the Kentucky Restaurant Association in 1995 and became President & CEO of the statewide organization in 2000.  Stacy holds a BA in Communications: Public Relations from the University of Louisville and has an extensive background working with small businesses as well as larger corporations.  She has served on the Council of State Restaurant Associations Board of Directors.  She currently serves on the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences Community Advisory Board.  

For more information, go to, call the Chamber at 270-443-1746 or e-mail

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