Guys Having Fun
lighten things up at annual event
to provide samples of their food
Helen E. McKinney
PROSPECT, Ky. (May 2009) When Jeff Walter
and Kent Powell are around, the laughs never stop. Together, the duo
makes up 2 Guys Having Fun, and that is exactly what they will be doing
when they host this years Prospect Area Chamber of Commerces
Fifth Annual Community Expo.
Walter and Kent Powell, the
dynamic 2 Guys Having Fun duo, will
host this years Prospect Area
Chamber of Commerces Fifth annual
We love hamming it up, said Walter. We
like doing these types of events and fundraisers. Its fun for
Walter, who sings and performs Island type-music on acoustic guitar,
said he has been playing around the local area for the past 20 years.
He typically performs by himself and did have a sound guy assisting
him at one time. When this individual moved out of state, Walter asked
his neighbor to help out. Since that time five years ago, Powell has
been accompanying Walter with DJ and emcee duties.
The duo usually performs live music at big festivals, such as River
Fest and Brew at the Zoo. Walter grew up on a horse farm in Crestwood,
while Powell hails from Jefferson County, Ky.
2 Guys Having Fun have performed at almost every Prospect Area Chamber
of Commerce Community Expo since it began. This years Community
Expo is free and open to the public and will be held from 3:30 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. on May 14 at Harrods Creek Baptist Churchs
Salter-Dunbar Life Enrichment Center, 7610 Upper River Rd.
There are several new additions for this years Community Expo.
They include Child Fingerprinting and Photos for Child IDs by
Van Smith with New York Life, Childrens Walk Around Magician and
Balloon Maker provided by Backyard Bounce, Childrens Dance Entertainment
provided by Dance Designs, and a Lowes representative will be
on hand with a Generac National Sales Manager to discuss and answer
questions about Standby Generators. Lowes has also donated this
years Grand Prize, a Weber Genesis E-310 Copper Gas Grill valued
Seven area restaurants and caterers will provide samples of their offerings,
with the North Oldham Lions Club sponsoring soft drinks, all free of
charge. A free trolley service from both shopping centers in Prospect
will be provided as well.
The Community Expo provides the community the chance to meet and
greet local businesses in their area and to start developing relationships
with them, said Kim Buckler, president of the Prospect Chamber
of Commerce. Buckler is also a member of the chamber through her business,
ALLinONE Marketing, Advertising & PR.
The chamber plays host to the Community Expo to give our business
members the chance to educate the local community about their businesses
and services, said Buckler. The residents love to meet our
members and see what services are available to them in their own backyards.
Such is the case with Walter, who has benefited by belonging to the
chamber. His day job is in remodeling and construction. He is a member
of the chamber through his business, J.P. Walter Inc.
The chamber produces a Community Directory every year in January. It
lists current chamber members for free. Its one of two primary
outreach events we do every year, said Rob Prince, marketing chairman
for the chamber.
Were invested in the community, said Prince of the
chamber. The second event, the Community Expo, gets us out in
front of the community.
Prince labeled it a festive event. Theres a lot of great
energy to it. The Community Expo allows businesses to have communication
among business owners, pool their energies and create a referral base.
Other perks associated with being a member of the chamber include monthly
Educational Breakfasts, Networking Luncheons and Quarterly Dinners,
an annual Chamber Dinner in October, Ambassador Program for new members,
a bi-weekly email known as The PACC Leader and an evening
Networking Cruise in August.
All attendees to the Community Expo will receive a Chamber Discount
Card with member discounts to be used for 30 days after the Expo. With
the economy the way it is, and the bridge on River Road being closed,
it is important that we support our local businesses and restaurants
in the Prospect area or they will disappear, said Buckler.
For more information, contact Kim Buckler at
(502) 243-9353 or visit: www.ProspectAreaChamber.org.
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