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City making strides as bluegrass capital, Schiminger tells Chamber

City making strides as bluegrass capital, Schiminger tells Chamber Bluegrass music was in air Thursday at the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Rooster Booster Breakfast. And the emphasis was on how Owensboro can capitalize on the music created by Rosine native Bill Monroe, “the father of bluegrass music.” “Wow!,” Drew Davis, a marketing specialist, said…

Former IBMA executive director Schiminger to speak at Rooster Booster

Former IBMA executive director Schiminger to speak at Rooster Booster Paul Schiminger, former Executive Director of the  International Bluegrass Music Association and consultant to the Bluegrass Taskforce, will be the featured guest at Thursday’s Rooster Booster event. The program begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center (501 West Second Street) and is sponsored…

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…

Chamber Member of the Week: Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Chamber Member of the Week: Western Kentucky Botanical Garden The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden (WKBG) offers an entirely different visitor experience for 2022, boasting a new entrance, sign, marketing materials, visitor center entrance, and gift shop. They are also installing a new garden called the Path of Hope and Healing, which features a 300-foot pathway…

Chamber Member of the Week: KORT Physical Therapy

Chamber Member of the Week: KORT Physical Therapy   The Kentucky Orthopedic Rehabilitation Team, commonly referred to by its acronym KORT, opened in Owensboro in 2011. The practice is a subsidiary of Select Medical Corporation, with more than 60 clinics across the state.  KORT specializes in physical and occupational therapy and has two offices in…

Red, White and Blue brings candidates downtown

Red, White and Blue brings candidates downtown While the annual “Red, White and Blue” political speaking event hosted by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce has been a community tradition for years, Saturday’s edition of the event is the first time it was hosted for a primary election. “We did it because there are so…

Chamber Member of the Week: Real Hacienda

Chamber Member of the Week: Real Hacienda Real Hacienda Mexican Restaurant has been a constant in the Owensboro food scene for nearly two decades. The establishment offers some of the freshest Mexican dishes and takes great pride in providing quality service.  Ortiz first entered the restaurant business with his father in 1995 when they opened…

To succeed, just keep showing up, Berry tells Chamber

To succeed, just keep showing up, Berry tells Chamber Jeff Berry, co-head of CAA Sports’ baseball division, came home to Owensboro on Thursday to speak to the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Rooster Booster Breakfast. Since its creation in 2006, CAA Baseball has negotiated more than $3 billion in multi-year player contracts and advised 56…

Owensboro native and MLB sports agent Jeff Berry to speak at Rooster Booster

Owensboro native and MLB sports agent Jeff Berry to speak at Rooster Booster Owensboro native Jeff Berry, recognized by Forbes as one of the world’s most powerful sports agents, will be the featured guest at Thursday’s Rooster Booster event. The program begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center (501 West Second Street) and is sponsored…