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Leadership Owensboro selects 31

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.”

Professional success through serving others

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.

Sharing ROMP Fest with the world

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…

Business is personal

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.

An update on local Chamber happenings

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.

First reading of the city budget tomorrow night

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.

Chamber’s One for One continues as city budget process unfolds

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.

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.