The Chamber’s mission is to “provide leadership, advocacy and member services that foster growth and economic prosperity for our region.” For years, the Chamber has served that mission by being the primary voice for its members when it comes to local, state and federal issues.
Every other year, the Chamber, the Economic Development Corporation, the City of Owensboro and the Daviess County Fiscal Court collaborate to create the Greater Owensboro Community Priorities list. It is created with business and community input to identify and prioritize capital projects for the region. These priorities are divided into Capital and Transportation categories, and the process is followed in order to be prepared for the budget year of the Kentucky Legislature.
Each election year the Chamber’s GO Vote campaign is organized to get voters to the polls in order to garner influence for our members and our community on state and national levels. Materials are prepared each year to help members promote employee engagement in the voting process. Also, the Chamber hosts live debates that are free and open to the public to provide citizens the opportunity to learn more about their options. It is the Chamber’s role to provide non-partisan access to the candidates and learn their positions on issues that affect the economic prosperity of the Greater Owensboro region.
Red, White & Blue Picnic
Red, White and Blue provides local constituents and media the opportunity to hear from incumbents and challengers in national, state, and local races. Held on election years in October, it provides a non-partisan platform and a spirit of learning more about elected officials and their positions.