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Chamber Member of the Week: Kahawa Java

Chamber Member of the Week: Kahawa Java Ticy and Ayanna Cox opened Kahawa Java this past summer, bringing freshly roasted specialty coffee to Owensboro’s west side. The mother-and-daughter duo have always been coffee enthusiasts, especially enjoying the atmospheres the coffee shops create.  This passion inspired them to open Kahawa Java under the motto: “The pattern…

Shop Owensboro kicks off 8th year

Shop Owensboro kicks off 8th year Nov. 27—Community members filed into Independence Bank’s main branch Saturday morning to grab bags full of goodies from local businesses as ‘Shop Owensboro, Powered by Independence Bank” kicked off. The event, sponsored by Independence Bank, is hosted by the Greater Owensboro Chamber in Commerce and continues through Dec. 3.…

Shop Owensboro 2022 kicks off Saturday, continues through next week

Shop Owensboro 2022 kicks off Saturday, continues through next week Shop Owensboro kicks off Saturday and will continue throughout next week to support local small businesses. A total of 500 shopping bags will be given away Saturday, with bags containing coupons and discounts, hidden gift certificates for some lucky shoppers, a map with participating stores,…

Chamber Member of the Week: Granted

Chamber Member of the Week: Granted Located in Evansville, Granted is a community-based nonprofit aiming to grant once-in-a-lifetime wishes for local children diagnosed with terminal or life-threatening conditions. The organization has served over one million children between the ages of 3 and 18 in southern Indiana, western Kentucky, and southern Illinois.  Local residents Carl Wallace…

State chamber calls for adding workers

State chamber calls for adding workers The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has called for the state to set an ambitious goal of adding 130,000 new people to the state workforce by 2027 — four years and six weeks from now. “For decades now, the state has been satisfied with low rates of workforce participation and…

Put your money where your heart is… shop Owensboro

Put your money where your heart is… shop Owensboro If you have family history in Owensboro, I am sure you have heard parents or grandparents reminisce about the days of Anderson’s, McAtee’s, J.J. Newberry’s and many other community business institutions that provided a local, personalized approach for shopping. Luckily, Owensboro has seen a renaissance of…

Shop Owensboro returns Nov. 26

Shop Owensboro returns Nov. 26 The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s “Shop Owensboro, Powered by Independence Bank” campaign returns on Saturday, Nov. 26, for the eighth year and continues through Dec. 3. The event to encourage people to shop locally had been a one-day affair until 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic limited the number of…

Chamber Member of the Week: Alvey Signs

Chamber Member of the Week: Alvey Signs Ken Alvey began his sign business in his family’s garage in Evansville in 1970. Fast forward more than half a century, and the company has grown and evolved exponentially, expanding into the Owensboro market.  Dale Moore serves as the sales representative for the Owensboro market and takes pride…

Chamber Member of the Week: Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky

Chamber Member of the Week: Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky More than 40 years ago at Trinity Episcopal Church, The Rev. Gledon Coppick, Alice Bagot, Ann Greer, and Bea Lennox joined forces to ensure no one would die in pain or alone. Their dedication led to the formation of Hospice care in Owensboro…