Livingston County Chamber of Commerce elects new officers
By Jason Travis
Election of new officers occured at the Jan. 24, 2019, meeting of the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce held at Livingston Central High School. For the 2019 calendar year, Livingston County Schools Superintendent Victor Zimmerman was named Chamber President. Bobby Williams will again serve as Vice President. Members voted to combine the treasurer and secretary officers into one position. The Chamber approved Sunnie Edging for that position along with a yet to be named Livingston Central High School FBLA student to serve as an assistant to Edging. The chamber holds its meetings each month at the high school for students in the FBLA to observe and participate in its meetings.
LCHS student Rebecca Lowrance was named the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce FBLA Student of the Month presented by Livingston Hospital. The daughter of Brian and Melissa Lowrance, she is involved in a variety of school activities including the photography and FBLA clubs, Teen Leadership Coalition, and is a member of the school's yearbook staff. Her educational goals include attending West Kentucky Community and Technical College and then transferring to Murray State University. She would like to pursue a career in the health industry.
Also at the meeting, Livingston Central students presented information on available sponsorship options for area businesses on two video walls, or large screens, that will be placed in the high school's gymnasium that will face both the home and visitor's side of the gym. School officials hope to have the video walls operational by the start of the next school year. Sponsors can choose a gold, silver or bronze package that will include information on their business, including a number of commercials per event based on the package plan. In addition to high school athletic games, students explained to Chamber members the video walls can be used for a variety of school functions, such as graduations and pep rallies. Students said funding from the sponsors can help reduce the amount of fundraising activities, citing the five different fundraisers being held at the time of last week's meeting. Students also said the funding would help reduce transportation costs for a variety of school events.
The next meeting of the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce will be held at 8 a.m., Feb. 28, 2019, at Livingston Central High School.