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Okolona Business & Professional Association
August Print E-mail

Okolona Business & Professional Association

August Breakfast Co-Sponsors:

Southern High School & Class Act Federal Credit Union

Thursday, August 28, 2014: 7:30am-9:00am

Hot Breakfast Catered by The Tumbleweed with GanoLife Coffee

Doors Open at 7 AM for Serious Networkers and Coffee!

Okolona Firehouse #1 – Community Room Upstairs – 8501 Preston Highway (40219)

Our Invited Speaker: Southern High School Principal Bryce Hibbard

Bryce Hibbard is a seasoned teacher as well as having coached baseball, basketball, and football. Now his primary focus is spent teaching through coaching his staff and students. He has taught math and science classes for many years and has been instrumental in developing curriculum and special programs through his tenure. Starting at Moriarity Middle School, after three years, he went to Reidland High where he was the head boys basketball coach for six years before moving to Louisville where he taught and coached boys basketball at Eastern High School. His next move was to Male High School where he coached boys basketball for seven years. The next five years were spent as Assistant Principal at Moore Traditional High School before his promotion as the Principal at Southern High in 2011.

Principal Hibbard graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math/Biology in 1985 and went on to obtain his Masters in Secondary Education from IUS in 2003. As with all educators, he continues learning and completed coursework with his Educational Leadership Certificate and achieved Rank I in 2005. During his professional career, he has held many roles, been a speaker at JCPS's statewide professional development summits on “advisory time” with students and has been a sponsor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as a speaker for the FCA at several schools.

The awards and achievements for Bryce Hibbard have been too numerous to list in our newsletter, however, here are just a few: Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year (1997), Most Outstanding Coach for the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors (1999), Courier-Journal's Coach of the Year (2001), Vice President of JCAPA (2010), Hilliard Lyons Excellence in Education Award Winner (2014).

Some of Bryce Hibbard's greatest accomplishments include seeing the Graduation Rate at Southern improve from 61% to 83% and knowing students' A.C.T. Scores continue to increase and SHS students are now more prepared for college and career-readiness. Each year more students are receiving the Governor's Scholar and the Vogt Awards. Many SHS teachers speak nationally and staff members offer District Professional Development at the Fall Conference. There are three industrial tech programs (auto tech, auto collision, machine tool die) that are nationally accredited. Southern has had $18 Million in renovations with HVAC and various projects and the school is now wireless with over 500 iPads, an internet cafe, and there is a Class Act Federal Credit Union in the building with students as employees....It's Like Straight A's For Your Money. So come join us on Thursday, August 28th, and learn more about all the GREAT things that are taking place at Southern High School and in our community.


Renewal Print E-mail

Renew your 2014 Membership dues today.

Benefits of Membership

Renewal dues for 2014 is $125 and includes:

  • Affinity programs offering discounts to the members.
  • A membership website directory listing with business name, address, contact name and phone number.
  • Monthly e-mailed newsletters with the latest area developments and business news. Recognition of all new business members.
  • 10 monthly meetings with the opportunity to network with fellow businesses.

The Association sponsors several community events throughout the year including Light Up Okolona and FACE-2FACE events. We also support the Lone Oak Park at the corner of Preston and Outer Loop and area beautification efforts.

Whether you have started a new business or have been here for years, membership in the Okolona Business & Professional Association will give you the opportunity to be involved and stay informed of area business growth.

Renew today by using the below link.

Meeting pictures Print E-mail


Courtesy of Kat Baker & Eric Link

On-line meeting pictures-




Welcome Print E-mail

The Okolona Business & Professional Association, Inc is a non-profit organization.  Think of it as a Chamber of Commerce for small and large businesses alike, formed for the following purposes:

  • To build community pride through the development and maintenance of Lone Oak Park at the corner of Preston Highway and Outer Loop, the gateway to Okolona.
  • To provide a forum for regular meetings to encourage networking between member businesses.
  • To improve the business climate in the Okolona community by listening to the concerns of the business and professional community, and to have those concerns heard by the appropriate city officials.
  • To promote and encourage the beautification of the community and surrounding areas.
  • To encourage the particitpation of all members of the Association in their civic duties as business leaders.
  • To provide added value programs and discounts to our members through Affinity programs.

The Okolona area is experiencing new growth and development. Today, it is more important than ever to build a strong business organization that works together to improve our community.

If you are interested in joining, but have more questions, please call Amy Streible, Business Development Manager, at (502) 439-5633 or e-mail : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 25, 2014 @07:30AM - 09:00AM
September- Meeting