2017 Chamber of Commerce Kickoff

Chamber of Commerce Annual Kickoff

2017 Richmond Chamber of Commerce Annual Kickoff

On February 6, 2017, Ms. Jenny and Mrs. Renee attended the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Annual Kickoff at the EKU Perkins building. They were joined by dozens of local businesses who are also Chamber members. The meeting was led by the Chamber CEO and president, Mendi Goble. The chair, Myron Fisher, also spoke to the Chamber members.

The meeting centered around the outlook and vision for 2017, which includes raising awareness of the drug issues facing Madison Co. and bettering the community through various projects. Businesses set up tables and Chamber members “shopped” vendors and met other Chamber members.

Making the Grade’s table was very busy engaging other Chamber members by presenting them with a small English quiz to demonstrate skills necessary for success on the ACT. The quiz is listed below. Several people got several questions correct, but no one could get all 5 questions answered correctly! Can you?


Listed here is the English quiz. Try it! Send your answers to Mrs. Renee at for a chance to win.

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence:

1. Mrs. Smith, who/whom I saw at the store yesterday, will be our volleyball coach.

2. The cheerleaders or the band is/are going to have to take a separate bus.

3. We/us women like to go shopping on the weekend.

Correct the following sentences:

4. After rotting in the cellar, my brother brought up some oranges.

5. I really had no interest in politics however I did like to stay informed by watching the debates held in Washington D.C. Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Richmond Virginia.


Send your answers to Mrs. Renee at for a chance to win!

Thank you for participating!

Math Puzzle

Challenge: Can you get all 4 across in under 15 minutes?

bridge & torch problem

Four people come to a river in the night. There is a narrow bridge, but it can only hold two people at a time. They have one torch and, because it’s night, the torch has to be used when crossing the bridge. Person A can cross the bridge in one minute, B in two minutes, C in five minutes, and D in eight minutes. When two people cross the bridge together, they must move at the slower person’s pace.

The question is, can they all get across the bridge in 15 minutes or less?

Check out the full story on the bridge and lantern problem here!

Math Puzzle

Challenge: Are You Smarter Than 53,473 Other New York Times Readers?

Your challenge is to try to pick a number from 0 to 100, with that number representing your best guess of 2/3 of the average of all numbers chosen in the contest. The question is- what will everyone else do?

Take a look at this really neat article, you can play as many times as you’d like, however, only our FIRST guess will count!

See the full article here to submit your answer!

Math Puzzle

Challenge: Area Maze Puzzle

Can you solve the area maze puzzle? All you need to know is the area of a rectangle (Area = length multiplied by the width)!

Area Maze Puzzle

Watch this video for a demonstration of how to complete the area maze puzzle. If you would like to read up more on this puzzle that is very popular in Japan, please read the full article here.