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Chamber Member of the Week: Retirement and Financial Strategies

Chamber Member of the Week: Retirement and Financial Strategies With more than two decades of experience as a financial advisor, Jerry Goetz opened Retirement and Financial Strategies in 2018. Goetz and his dedicated team of financial advisors operate through Private Advisor Group – a registered investment advisor – and offer a wide array of financial…

Roll on, Dutch bikes, roll on

Roll on, Dutch bikes, roll on A pal of mine who’s in the know sent me a link to the walking and biking needs survey of the community. She is on lots of such mailings through her work, and she forwarded the survey so I might take it, too. I don’t mention her name, for…

Former national Realtor leader coming to Owensboro in August

Former national Realtor leader coming to Owensboro in August Charlie Oppler, immediate past president of the National Association of Realtors, is scheduled to be in Owensboro on Aug. 2-4. He will address the Greater Owensboro Realtor Association’s annual summit on Aug. 3 at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Oppler will also be…

Chamber Member of the Week: TurfBot

Chamber Member of the Week: TurfBot The same company that introduced the community to Weed Man, Evergreen Lawn Care, and Mosquito Joe has added TurfBot to its list of services. Offered all across the tristate, TurfBot is a robotic mowing service that offers easy access to the service through an affordable monthly subscription.  The organization…

Chamber Member of the Week: United Way of the Ohio Valley

Chamber Member of the Week: United Way of the Ohio Valley The United Way of the Ohio Valley (UWOV) opened in 1943 and presently serves six counties including: Daviess, Ohio, Union, Hancock, Webster, and McLean. This past year, the UWOV partnered with 55 nonprofit organizations in the service area that provide health, education, financial stability,…

Remembering Jane Noble

Remembering Jane Noble Longtime figure in the Owensboro community, Jane E. Noble, passed away in her home at the age of 80 on Monday, June 6. Candace Castlen Brake, president and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, said she was a “trailblazer” within Daviess County. “Jane Noble was a pioneer for women in…

Local business climate seeing positives, negatives

Local business climate seeing positives, negatives In the past two years, businesses have been hit with COVID mandates, worker shortages, inflation that’s reached a 40-year high and supply chain issues. Still, unemployment is low. In April, the state reported a rate of 3.2% — down from 3.9% a year earlier. But the local workforce was…

Groups partner to conduct survey on walking, biking needs in county

Groups partner to conduct survey on walking, biking needs in county For more than a decade, Bicycle Owensboro has been working to try to improve bicycle routes in both Owensboro and Daviess County. So far, the effort has seen a lot of stops and starts. But with gas prices seemingly rising hourly, people might be…

Chamber After Hours returns Thursday night, celebrates community momentum

Chamber After Hours returns Thursday night, celebrates community momentum Chamber After Hours returned Thursday night for the first time since 2019, and Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce CEO/President Candance Brake is excited about the community’s momentum. Brake said that having Visit Owensboro host the first After Hours back was most fitting, considering they continued to…

Chamber Member of the Week: Wendell Foster

Chamber Member of the Week: Wendell Foster Wendell Foster has played an integral role in the tri-state area since its inception in 1947. The nonprofit serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and celebrated its 75th anniversary this past Saturday.  Wendell and Edith Foster founded the organization to serve their daughter Louise who had cerebral…