Hello from the desk of the Ashland Alliance. We’ve had another busy week here as summer starts to role by. We just walked back in the door from a great ribbon cutting for Bluegrass Mama Creations in the City of Russell! A wonderful crowd of citizens came out to see another example of the revitalization of a proud city. Mayor Simpson and council were present for the opening of a beautiful arts and crafts boutique in the heart of the city. We are proud to be a part of this! Watch and share the LIVE stream on our Facebook page.

I also want to give a shout out to some of our training partners. ACTC Workforce Solutions and TENCO Workforce Center have great training solutions for you and your employees. We have been asked several times lately about ways to invest in workforce to help companies find efficiency and methods to do more. The Alliance and our partners are committed to helping you be the strongest you can be. Please reach out to us or our partners at ACTC for a sit down review of how to train your employees and invest in your business. Grants are available! This is the time to invest in your people!

As the summer heats up so is the local economy. It is time for us to find the new normal and fill the jobs that are open with workers that are looking for a career. We are here to help you. Please let us know what you need, and we will find the sources to move your business ahead.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

— Tim Gibbs
Ashland Alliance