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From interstate shields to YP Summit, the good news keeps coming

We love to celebrate. And we have had so much to celebrate here over the past two weeks. First, the shields. Having actual Interstate I65 shields leading to Greater Owensboro is a big win for the community… something we thought was impossible just a few years ago. This will create boundless economic and tourism opportunities…

ATHENA Award luncheon set for March 19

Girls Inc. and the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce are preparing for the 21st annual ATHENA Award luncheon, which takes place at 11:30 a.m. March 19 at the Owensboro Convention Center. Seventeen people have been nominated. This year’s winner will be announced at the luncheon. The ATHENA Award provides a chance for the community to…

Natcher Parkway now Interstate 165

Change expected to boost area’s economy Crews began installing new “Interstate 165” signs along the 72-mile Natcher Parkway on Wednesday. The process is expected to take up to two weeks. That means the four-lane highway between Owensboro and Bowling Green is now an interstate highway — even though work is continuing on upgrades. The Greater…

KWC football wants community partnership

Kentucky Wesleyan College’s football team wants to build a partnership with the community, Coach Craig Yeast told the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Rooster Booster Breakfast on Thursday at the Owensboro Convention Center. Kentucky Wesleyan College’s football team wants to build a partnership with the community, Coach Craig Yeast told the Greater Owensboro Chamber of…

Chamber making early jump into spring

Goodbye February! I have always been one to preach “carpe diem,” ever since high school when “Dead Poets Society” came out and my girlfriends and I discovered the Romantic poets. The older I get, the harder it is to carpe my diems in January and February. I think I finally understand the reason for spring…

Agriculture important to state, Quarles says

Only manufacturing plays a bigger role in Kentucky’s economy than agriculture, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles told the 40th annual Farm City Breakfast on Saturday morning at Daviess County High School.

Joining Voices: Farm City Breakfast celebrating 40 years on Saturday

There will have to be enough bacon, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy to feed the 400-plus people who are expected to attend Saturday’s 40th annual Farm City Breakfast, presented by the Kentucky Farm Bureau of Daviess County and the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, at 7:30 a.m. in the Daviess County High School cafeteria.

Duvall speech perfect prelude to Farm City

February is the month that the Chamber devotes its programming to agribusiness in greater Owensboro. American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall spoke to a crowd of over 400 at our Rooster Booster on Feb. 7.