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UK President Capilouto to address Thursday’s Rooster Booster

UK President Capilouto to address Thursday’s Rooster Booster University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto will be the featured speaker at Thursday’s Rooster Booster. “The success of our Commonwealth’s economy is directly tied to the health of our higher education institutions,” said Candance Castlen Brake, Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “As we…

Chamber Member of the Week: Owensboro Cabinet Outlet

Chamber Member of the Week: Owensboro Cabinet Outlet Owensboro Cabinet Outlet is approaching one year of business at its Triplett Street location. A retail venture of H&H Construction in Henderson, the group first opened the retail store in Henderson eight years ago but wanted to extend their reach to Owensboro.  H&H has been a staple…

Shop Owensboro’ event highlights local businesses

Shop Owensboro’ event highlights local businesses Owensboro Chamber of Commerce officials gave themselves an hour Saturday morning to pass out the 500 shopping bags they’d filled with promotions and deals from participating businesses in this year’s “Shop Owensboro, Powered by Independence Bank” event. But they didn’t need nearly that much time. Saturday was the first…

Shopping, eating and drinking local has never been so important

Shopping, eating and drinking local has never been so important This week we celebrated Thanksgiving, the day that was declared a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The first record of a day of Thanksgiving was actually in 1789 under the leadership of President George Washington. The fact that we have celebrated Thanksgiving since…

Chamber of Commerce holding ‘Shop Owensboro’ event this weekend

Chamber of Commerce holding ‘Shop Owensboro’ event this weekend OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) – It’s not long after those Thanksgiving leftovers are stored away that people start knocking out those Christmas lists, and the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce is hoping people will take advantage of Small Business Saturday. The Chamber is giving out Shop Owensboro…

Chamber Member of the Week: Thompson Benefits and Enrollment Group

Chamber Member of the Week: Thompson Benefits and Enrollment Group The Thompson Benefits and Enrollment Group has grown exponentially in recent years, tailoring their coverage to the needs of small businesses, individuals, and corporations alike. Owner Chad Thompson has been in the insurance industry for more than 10 years and takes pride in offering services…

Shop Owensboro returns Saturday

Shop Owensboro returns Saturday “Shop Owensboro, Powered by Independence Bank” returns on Saturday, Nov. 27, for the seventh year and continues through Dec. 4. Kenzie Tomes, communications and events coordinator for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, said, “This provides shoppers with more opportunity to take advantage of the special offers through the full week…

Moneta Sleet Jr. portrait unveiled, Fiscal Court supports with $50K

Moneta Sleet Jr. portrait unveiled, Fiscal Court supports with $50K Emmy Woosley and several other members of Leadership Owensboro unveiled a portrait of Moneta Sleet Jr. on Wednesday evening. The group also received $50,000 from Daviess County Fiscal Court, with the money to go toward a festival in Sleet’s honor in 2023. The portrait acts…

Chamber Member of the Week: Dermatology Center of Owensboro

Chamber Member of the Week: Dermatology Center of Owensboro The husband-and-wife duo most recently expanded their practice, welcoming Dr. Leslie Mills to the team in August. Vessels said Mills is a board-certified dermatologist who will continue “the tradition of providing high-quality dermatology care to the Owensboro Community.” “We are so fortunate to have her working…

Chamber Member of the Week: Fairfield Inn by Marriott Owensboro

Chamber Member of the Week: Fairfield Inn by Marriott Owensboro The Fairfield Inn by Marriott has graced the south end of Frederica Street since 1997. The property features 97 guest rooms and underwent significant renovations in 2015 to assume the title of “modern, upper franchised hotel.” The hotel boasts spacious rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs,…