Last week, our chamber and the Owensboro community celebrated two days in a row with our friends from Brescia University. On Thursday, Brescia was the sponsor of our signature Rooster Booster event. We heard from Brescia alumni Pat Yates, an entrepreneur who has been featured on Shark Tank and now has a contract with DreamWorks…
The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce has selected 31 people for its Leadership Owensboro Class of 2018. Candance Brake, chamber president, called it “a strong group.”
My little brother retired this week. For 20 years he has been waking up every day and proudly putting on the blue uniform of the Owensboro Police Department.
Recent financial reports state that Charter Communications is going gang busters. 2016 third-quarter revenues totaled about $10 billion, compared with $2.45 billion in the same period the prior year.
This Thursday, our community has an opportunity to learn about critical issues facing the Commonwealth and to gain exposure to health services offered by our Chamber Members.
This week, our community will open its arms to visitors from all over the United States, and the world, for ROMP Fest. The four day music festival at Yellow Creek Park is an exhilarating highlight to start off the summer. The line-up this year has something for everyone. New artists bursting on the scene, those…
Isn’t it interesting that we allow the opinions of naysayers to affect our mindset and question our purpose? We may hear 99 positives, but it’s the one negative that echoes the loudest.
Like always, the Chamber has been very busy lately. As I look back at the past few weeks, there are several accomplishments that make me very proud of the work our Chamber does.
Our chamber has been following the 2017-18 budget process very carefully. With the re-scheduled first reading being tomorrow night, we were disappointed that last week’s work session did not include a budget discussion. The public deserves the opportunity to be aware of possible changes and to be a part of the discussion.
Two weeks ago in this column, we shared the outline of our One for One program, the chamber’s position regarding the city’s 2017-18 proposed budget that included the largest tax increase in Owensboro history. Since that time, we have been overwhelmed with the response we received from business owners, employees and citizens throughout the community.