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Chamber’s ONE FOR ONE — a common sense approach

Last week, the Chamber of Commerce took a strong position regarding the City of Owensboro’s 2017-18 budget in which the city staff proposed the largest tax increase in our community’s history.

Rick Kamuf — A life of service, kindness and encouragement

Dear Rick, I write this letter to you with absolute certainty that you are with God. But I also write with a heart that is so heavy. I hope you were able to see the tribute that was offered in your honor this week. It was quite simply overwhelming. Your fellow farmers acted as an…

Women get it done

March is Women’s History Month. There have been several programs around Greater Owensboro that have focused on and celebrated women’s contributions to the community including this week’s Athena Awards luncheon.

Let’s celebrate our community

Did you happen to make it to Rooster Booster last Thusday? It was quite a program — one that I wish we could place in a bottle and open up whenever we were feeling down. What was so special about it?

Farm-City Breakfast celebrates tradition and our future

At our last Chamber agriculture committee meeting, Leigh Ann Kuegel from Daviess County Farm Bureau brought in a photo which Rod Kuegel found recently. The photograph, published in 1957 in the Messenger-Inquirer, shows a group who had formed a committee to forge a relationship between the Chamber of Commerce and the Daviess County Farm Bureau.…

The little things that make life good turn out to be the big things

It really is the little things that make our days. We all have the moments we enjoy throughout the day that enrich our life — the first cup of coffee with the newspaper that is waiting to be read; coming home after a long day and being greeted by a happy pet. The relationships we…

Chamber Celebration expects 400 to 500 Friday

The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce is expecting between 400 and 500 people at its annual Chamber Celebration at the RiverPark Center on Friday night. The reception starts at 6 p.m. with the program at 7:30 p.m.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are

Last week started with our community coming together for the Martin Luther King, Jr. march up Frederica Street to Brescia University. The week ended for us Saturday at our legislative update. Both were reminders for me of our real purpose here in life — to serve one another and to love one another even when…

Shop Owensboro more than just a weekend

The Chamber staff is a very optimistic group. We had high hopes for our Shop Owensboro on Small Business Saturday. We had ordered double the bags from last year and we felt like we had promoted the event well. Participating retailers had doubled since last year (close to 50). So there was reason to believe…

‘Fabulous’ day downtown

It’s been nearly 40 years since downtown Owensboro was the retail hub of the region. But Saturday, with 10 or more downtown stores among the 46 offering Shop Owensboro Saturday sales, downtown was bustling with shoppers — including 32 from one family. In the four years that the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce has been…