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Chamber Member of the Week: Hand Therapy Plus Total Body Rehab

Chamber Member of the Week: Hand Therapy Plus Total Body Rehab Hand Therapy Plus Total Body Rehab has a new home. In August 2019, owner Kelsey Carrico purchased the old fire station at 122 East 18th Street — the former home of Kuntry Kutter — and remodeled it to suit her needs as a therapy…

Community priorities for upcoming legislative session outlined

Community priorities for upcoming legislative session outlined Permanent funding for all-day kindergarten, a second Family Court judge, the implementation of broadband service throughout Daviess County and beginning construction on the Kentucky 54 widening project are some of the highlights of the official 2022-23 Greater Owensboro Community Priorities list released Tuesday morning. “The Chamber and the…

Chamber Member of the Week: Crazy Me Gifts and Apparel

Chamber Member of the Week: Crazy Me Gifts and Apparel Donna Southard opened and operated Crazy Me Gifts and Apparel out of her home in the early 2000s before securing her first brick-and-mortar location in 2015. Nearly doubling in size each year, they relocated to their present location at the corner of 20th Street and…

Chamber Member of the Week: Efficient Air Heating and Cooling

Chamber Member of the Week: Efficient Air Heating and Cooling Billy Emberton opened Efficient Air Heating and Cooling nearly six years ago on his own with zero clients. Since then, the company has evolved to boast 1,200 clients and 10 employees with a wealth of experience. Emberton purchased and renovated a brick-and-mortar location on the…

Energy on Ice returns

Energy on Ice returns When Mayor Tom Watson took office in 2017, he was determined to get citizen input on ideas that could improve the quality of life in our community but would also be at minimal cost — or even revenue neutral — for city government. He thought it best to engage groups across…

Capilouto: We share a mission to advance Kentucky

Capilouto: We share a mission to advance Kentucky Eli Capilouto told the audience at Thursday’s Great Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Rooster Booster Breakfast that he makes trips to Owensboro for selfish reasons. “You remind me who I work for at the University of Kentucky, and that’s the citizens across the commonwealth,” Capilouto said. “You are…

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…