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Chamber Celebration pushed back to January

In December, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce rescheduled its annual Chamber Celebration from Jan. 29 to May 15, hoping the coronavirus pandemic would be over by then. But with the county still averaging more than a dozen cases a day, chamber officials have decided to pull the plug on this year’s awards show. Candance…

Small business learned to pivot during pandemic

Eight small business owners told the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s virtual Rooster Booster Breakfast on Thursday how they were able to make lemonade out of the lemons the coronavirus pandemic handed them 14 months.

Small business relief funds available for restaurants, shuttered venues

As small businesses continue to deal with revenue loss from the pandemic, there are sources of funding that can help. The American Rescue Plan established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund — the registration portal opened today and applications open Monday — and amended the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant to help small businesses.  A local resource for more information is the Kentucky…

Hemingway wins Athena Award

Sara Hemingway, executive director of the Marilyn and William young Foundation, was the recipient Wednesday of the 23rd annual Athena Award presented by Girls Inc. and the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. Girls, Inc. Owensboro held a virtual award ceremony to recognize work being done in the Owensboro community to help uplift and create opportunities…