Hello from the desk of the Alliance. Actually, it is the desk of my home since, we too, are working remotely and exchanging one person daily in the office. It is a crazy world out there! Since we are all practicing safety in our workplace and daily life, the Alliance is adjusting how we are having our 2020 Annual Meeting. It is going to be virtual this year. But, it will be different and in some ways better than in years past.

Our featured speaker for the event is our Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear. This is the sixth year in a row that a Governor of Kentucky is addressing our Annual Meeting. The night will also highlight a few other special guests and the passing of the gavel from 2020 Chairperson Kristie Whitlatch to Cindy Wiseman, Kentucky Power’s Vice President External Affairs and Customer Service. This event will be produced and hosted by MyTown TV and presented on our Facebook and Youtube. It will be FREE to all Ashland Alliance Members. In fact, please share with everyone in your organization. We want everyone to be a part of this and hear where we are today and how we are moving forward in 2021. Time to move on.

Our Annual Meeting has become the largest event of the year for the Alliance. It also helps fund our operations. Not only does our by-laws call for it, it is the right thing to do. We have a story to tell and our community and businesses need to know there is hope and a plan to move ahead in 2021.

This will be the largest gathering of business professionals in all of Eastern and Northeastern Kentucky in 2020. Sponsorship opportunities are available!! Feel free to reach out to the Alliance at info@ashlandalliance.com or call (606) 324-5111 for sponsorship opportunities.

— Tim Gibbs
Ashland Alliance