The Chamber’s premier event, the Rooster Booster Breakfast, is the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center. With an average attendance of 300, you can spend the first hour of your day networking, hearing pertinent updates and issues from national, state and local business and government leaders.
The Chamber’s largest annual event, the Chamber Celebration gathers members of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce for an event of networking, celebration and vision for the future. The event continues to grow as members see the value and excitement in kicking off the year with the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce as they recognize the Business of the Year Award Winners. The awards program celebrates outstanding businesses and their efforts.
GO VOTE! Campaign
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.
Shop Owensboro, presented by Independence Bank is a program that was designed to elevate the highly known American Express Small Business Saturday. Shop Owensboro which falls on Small Business Saturday is a banner day for many local businesses as Owensboroans have adopted the mentality that shopping small is a big deal for our community. The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and Independence Bank united to turn Small Business Saturday into Shop Owensboro – and all-day shopping event centered around the city’s booming boutique scene.
Chamber Young Professionals
Chamber Young Professionals (CYP) provides a great opportunity for professionals 40 years and younger to network and educate themselves on important issues facing the Greater Owensboro area. Through community service projects, social events, corporate tours and professional development, CYP members develop strong ties in the Owensboro community. The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce encourages members to become more involved throughout the community and to serve as future leaders.