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NAACP hosting Fashion Show to raise funds for scholarship; showcasing clothes from local businesses

NAACP hosting Fashion Show to raise funds for scholarship; showcasing clothes from local businesses Several students, community members, and even some elected officials will walk the runway Saturday at Owensboro High School as the branch NAACP chapters come together for their inaugural Fashion Show to raise funds for a scholarship. Owensboro NAACP Chapter President Rhondalyn…

Chamber Member of the Week: Sunrise Children’s Services

Chamber Member of the Week: Sunrise Children’s Services Sunrise Children’s Services began in 1869 at the Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville. The Owensboro location opened in September 2001, specializing in therapeutic foster and foster-to-adopt programs, among other services. Women from the Baptist church recognized the urgent need to care for orphaned children following the…

Chamber Member of the Week: Confetti Boutique

Chamber Member of the Week: Confetti Boutique Maddy Nanney launched Confetti Boutique online in February 2020. Later that summer, she expanded to offer a mobile boutique, steadily growing her local and online customer base. After more exponential growth, she opened a storefront at 201 East 18th Street last month.  “I have dreamed of opening a boutique…

Chamber Member of the Week: Perry County Memorial Hospital

Chamber Member of the Week: Perry County Memorial Hospital Perry County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) has offered critical access care to southern Indiana and beyond since 1950. The Deaconess Health affiliate boasts a 25-bed acute care facility, emergency department, surgery center, and full range of outpatient services.  The hospital and its 4 off-campus clinics employ over…

Best-selling author, Grammy nominee Silas House to speak in Owensboro this May

Best-selling author, Grammy nominee Silas House to speak in Owensboro this May Silas House has a long list of awards for his work as a best-selling author. He was also nominated for a Grammy for his work on the music video for “In Your Love” by Tyler Childers, and he’s the current Kentucky Poet Laureate.…

Mayoral Forum: Candidates speak on local issues during Rooster Booster

Mayoral Forum: Candidates speak on local issues during Rooster Booster The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce hosted a mayoral forum this morning during their Rooster Booster breakfast Thursday morning. Tom Watson, Ron Payne, Pamela Smith-Wright, Sharon Castle, and Titus Willis all answered questions regarding local issues.  The non-partisan mayoral race will be on the ballot…

Owensboro mayoral candidates address issues

Owensboro mayoral candidates address issues The local campaign season got underway Thursday morning when the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce hosted a mayoral forum during its Rooster Booster breakfast at the Owensboro Convention Center. The five candidates — Sharon Castle, former Owensboro mayor Ron Payne, City Commissioner Pam Smith-Wright, Mayor Tom Watson and Titus Willis…

Rooster Booster to feature mayoral forum

Rooster Booster to feature mayoral forum The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Rooster Booster breakfast this Thursday will include a forum featuring the Owensboro mayoral candidates in the upcoming Primary Election.  Candance Castlen Brake, President and CEO of the Chamber, said the community must understand the platforms of those running for the mayoral position.  “A…

Chamber Member of the Week: Calumet Trace Senior Living

Chamber Member of the Week: Calumet Trace Senior Living Calumet Trace Senior Living opened in January at 3050 Calumet Trace, just off of Hayden Road near The Downs subdivision and Gateway Commons. It offers independent living, personal care, and memory care services in a new state-of-the-art facility.  The 115-apartment facility features on-site therapy, a beauty…

ATHENA Award Luncheon happening next week

ATHENA Award Luncheon happening next week OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEVV) — The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and Girls Inc. will again host the annual ATHENA Award program.  It will take place Tuesday, March 26th starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center.  Organizers say the event will be the community’s 26th presentation of the award…