Good afternoon from the desk of the Alliance! Today will be a short version of my recap of the week. I am on the road for the third day this week chasing opportunity and working in Frankfort with our Legislative Leaders. I can say this for certain that on Friday morning at 7:00 am it looked like winter for the first time this season!

Two events were key for the Alliance this week. On Wednesday the Alliance awarded Peoples Bank the Ashland Alliance Business of the Month Award! This recognition is for all the work that Peoples Bank and their employees have done for and with the Alliance and the community over the years. Gary Coovert and his team have been there for nearly everything that we have touched over the last nine months. Our Leadership programs, Winter Wonderland of Lights, the Ambassador program – all are better because of the participation of this group and their dedication to this community. Over the next few months additional businesses will be recognized for their work and deeds for this community by the Alliance.

On Thursday Gillum’s Service & Repair held a ribbon cutting and celebration for their new expansion. This is a great example of a local business investing in our economy and growing along the way! Thank you to all that came out for this event. We were honored to be a part of the day and look forward to working with Gillum’s for years to come!

In the next few weeks the Ashland Alliance will be reaching out to you and asking for your opinions and thoughts about what we offer and the value to you and your business. We will be asking for a little time to ensure we are moving ahead in directions that create value and opportunity for today and tomorrow. Thank you for the chance to serve and for the commitment to build a stronger economy for all.

— Tim Gibbs
Ashland Allinace