The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce, with the help of West Kentucky Xerographics, recognizes women in the community who represent their business or organization well. So many leaders leaders have unique backgrounds and stories, and the chamber would like to share those stories.

Chelsy Solomon, DirectorLakeland Event Center

Calvert City

Q: What is a general description of your role with Lakeland Event Center?

A: “I am the director and event coordinator here at the center. My role is to help assist clients in the process of renting our facility, all of the marketing via social media, radio, flyers and our website, and also brainstorming and executing public events for the community to enjoy.”

Q: How long have you been with Lakeland Event Center?

A: “We opened back in 2018, and I have been here since pre-Lakeland Event Center when we were doing all the remodeling to make this venue what it is today. I am happy to see where we started and am glad that we gave this facility a breath of life that the community can use and enjoy.”

Q: What is your favorite aspect of your job? (What gets you out of bed in the morning)

A: “I thoroughly enjoy trying to figure out new and creative ideas for public events. It takes a lot of time and dedication to put on an event and have it reach its highest potential. Take the Christmas Bazaar for example, I have high hopes for it to become a full Calvert City wide event, so I am hoping to work with surrounding businesses and have multiple facets of it come about in the years to come. It has been a huge hit the past couple of years, and brings people in from surrounding states as well.”

Q: What is one piece of advice you live by as a business/organizational leader?

A: “When I used to work for my grandfather at his other business, we would have meetings in the morning, sometimes he would have quotes for us to start the day. One of them was ‘good things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.’ Honestly, I think a lot about this, and also the fact that he and I are a lot alike. We both are always trying to think of new things or businesses we can be starting, so it’s always keeping me going, encouraged for what’s to come. If you don’t act on it, you may miss a door with an opportunity that someone else may take advantage of. I have been blessed with a family who knows what good work ethic is, and I have always strived to work as hard for what I want to achieve because of their influence.”

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