UPDATE: Kentucky Chamber Day Dinner reset for March 8
Event rescheduled earlier this month because of COVID surge
UPDATE POSTED JAN. 18, 2022
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Kentucky Chamber has rescheduled the 2022 Kentucky Chamber Day Dinner for Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at the Central Bank Center in Lexington. The new date comes after the Chamber postponed the event the first week of January in response to the rise in coronavirus cases and dangerous winter weather.
The event will feature remarks from the Commonwealth’s top political leaders, including Governor Andy Beshear, Senate President Robert Stivers, Speaker of the House David Osborne, Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, and House Minority Leader Joni Jenkins, sharing their vision for Kentucky over the next year.
The 2022 Chamber Day Dinner will begin with a reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner and remarks at 6:30 p.m.
The Chamber is taking precautions to help reduce risk for the coronavirus pandemic, which includes a masking requirement for all individuals and staff, a larger event space with more spread-out registration and dinner tables, and more.
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ORIGINAL STORY POSTED JAN. 4, 2022
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Tuesday, when Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky had hit a record high COVID-19 positivity rate of 21 percent, coupled with the threat of winter weather and other factors, the 27th Annual Kentucky Chamber Day Dinner scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, was postponed.
The decision came even though the Chamber had taken “numerous precautions to help keep attendees safe.”
A makeup date is expected to be announced in the coming months, according to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
The annual dinner traditionally kicks off the legislative session for the state’s political and business leaders. Gov. Beshear was scheduled to speak at Thursday’s dinner.
“Postponing this event was an incredibly difficult decision for us. However, the safety of our fellow Kentuckians is the Chamber’s top priority right now. We look forward to holding Chamber Day in the coming months to give everyone an opportunity to hear from the state’s top leaders during the legislative session,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts.