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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…

Shop Owensboro and keep your money where your heart is

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Owensboro. We kicked it off last night in great form with one of the best Christmas parades that I can remember. Next week we give thanks for all the blessings we have been given. Much of the media will be talking about Black Friday kicking off…

Shop Owensboro set for Saturday

46 stores participating in this year’s event On Nov. 27, 2010, merchants in Roslindale Village, Massachusetts — a Boston suburb — promoted “Small Business Saturday” to counter Black Friday and Cyber Monday. American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation sponsored the event. And then, American Express turned it into a national movement.

Dear Dad

Dear Dad, It is November again. You were right. Time does start moving faster and faster the older we get. November is always a month where we all seem to miss you more than usual. There are many things on the calendar this month that we always enjoyed together — the Marine Corps Birthday, Veterans…

Chamber serves members, community

Amidst all of the big picture items happening lately, the announcements, the community priorities accomplished, the events and transportation goals achieved by Greater Owensboro, our team at the Chamber is here proudly serving our members.

Owensboro lucky to have manufacturing businesses

The greater Owensboro region is blessed to have an abundance of manufacturing businesses large and small. During the recent wave of offshoring that this country experienced, our region remained a robust manufacturing hub. Recently, the United States has seen a great deal of new manufacturing interest, and it is our current governor’s long-term goal that…

An announcement of significant impact

What a great week it has been for Greater Owensboro. We learned that customer service sector leader Alorica has selected our community for a major project that will employee over 800 people. Jobs range in position and pay. Alorica ranks high in job satisfaction. Company officials speak knowledgeably about culture in the workplace. They know…

Chamber Works Expo a tapestry of our regional economy

This Thursday our Chamber, in conjunction with the Owensboro Convention Center, is hosting an opportunity for people in Greater Owensboro to attend a free event showcasing our Chamber Membership. Chamber Works is Sept. 22 in the lobby of the Owensboro Convention Center. The Convention Center is pulling out the stops to showcase what they offer…