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The Era, Chamber launch online voting for community slogo

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By The Staff

The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Oldham County Fiscal Court and the Oldham County Tourism Commission, has selected five finalists for the community’s Slogo Contest.  These finalists were selected from more than 30 entries offering ideas for a slogan and logo in Oldham County. The slogo contest was held for the purpose of seeking a common brand that represents Oldham County for economic development, tourism, education and overall theme.  Individuals from the community were invited to submit ideas for a slogan and/or a logo.   The contest’s committee selected five slogans and matched them with five logos.  Winning artists were asked to remake their logo with each of the selected slogans.   As a result, 25 slogos are being presented as possibilities, and the community is being asked to vote for their favorite by visiting the Web site and casting their vote –  www.oldhamera.com/slogo.  Voting is available through March 31. The idea for a Slogo contest came from the 2007 and 2008 classes of Leadership Oldham County.  “After participating in the Leadership Oldham County class and learning that we did not have a common brand to represent Oldham County, we decided it was necessary to seek a mechanism to create a unified theme to showcase Oldham County’s uniqueness,” said Kay Webb, Allstate Insurance and Leadership Class of 2007.  “The class of 2008 took the concern and some of our ideas, and created a competition seeking both professional and amateur input.  The themes being presented are even better than we expected.”   After the voting is complete, the winning artists will be awarded a prize at a special ceremony being planned for late April.   More than 32 artists submitted logos and more than 100 slogans were received through the competition which started in January. “We hope that the selected slogo will appear on business and community materials, letterhead and throughout programs and events in Oldham County,” said Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce.  “We want to have something that all of Oldham County can believe in and adopt as a community mantra.”  Leadership Oldham County is a professional development program coordinated through the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce.  Each year, the class is asked to create a project that would make a difference in the Oldham County community.  The slogo contest is sponsored by The Oldham Era and Open Range Sports located in Crestwood. For information, call the Chamber at 222-1635 or visit www.oldhamcountychamber.com To vote go to: www.oldhamera.com/slogo