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Rooster Booster Breakfast March 6, 2014

Owensboro Convention Center 7:30 a.m. Speaker: Sam Youngman, Lexington Herald-Leader Political Writer Register online at or call (270) 926-1860

Vol 13/Issue 3

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inside: Calendar Ribbon Cuttings New Members Renewals

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2014 Member Madness March 17-21 The 2nd annual Member Madness campaign will have our Ambassadors, Board Members, volunteers and staff out visiting all Chamber members in the Greater Owensboro region from March 17-21. The goal of the event is to meet as many members in person to talk about membership as

well as our local economy, and make sure that we have all employees from member organizations involved in the Chamber. It’s also a fun way to say thank you and deliver your 2014 “I’m a Member” window clings for display. If you are interested in meeting members, competing

for some fun prizes, and helping us in our Member Madness outreach, call the Chamber office at 270-926-1860 or email Jim DeMaio at Watch out Greater Owensboro…Member Madness is coming!

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CHAMBER MATTERS Mar calendar SERVPRO to sponsor March 1 4

Amy Jackson, President & CEO

Jim DeMaio, Vice President – Membership Development

Susan High, Accounting Manager

Jessica kirk, Executive Assistant & Events coordinator Chamber Matters is published monthly in the Messenger-Inquirer for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 825, Owensboro, KY 42302-0825 • (270) 926-1860 • Follow us on Twitter @GOchamber Darrell Higginbotham, Board Chair

Legislative Forum

Commerce Center Conference Room 8:00 am

Ribbon Cutting – TDs Tuff Decisions

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Rooster Booster Breakfast

Owensboro Convention Center 7:30 am

Ribbon Cutting – Peacocks and Pearls Boutique

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Ribbon Cutting – Empire Supply LLC

2125 Triplett Street 12:15 pm


Ribbon Cutting – Ashley Furniture


3250 Highland Pt Drive 12:15 pm

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Ribbon Cutting – Edge Body Boot Camp

3990 Frederica Street 4:30 pm


Advocacy Committee Meeting

Commerce Center Conference Room 12:00 pm

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Chamber Ambassador Meeting

Commerce Center Conference Room 11:45 am


Ribbon Cutting – DaVita Home Dialysis

3250 Kidron Valley Way 4:30 pm


Ribbon Cutting – Digital Doc

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Rooster Booster Breakfast

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Writer Sam Youngman to speak at Rooster Booster Sam Youngman is political writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader and a contributor to The Daily Beast. A veteran national political reporter, Youngman was a White House correspondent during the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In addition to countless House and Senate races, Youngman covered the last three presidential campaigns, most recently spending 2012 on the road for Reuters, covering the Republican nomination battle and traveling with nominee Mitt Romney. Youngman is an Owensboro native and a graduate of Western KenSam Youngman tucky University.

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Ambassador of the Month – Belinda Abell Why are you an Ambassador? “Acting as a Chamber Ambassador has allowed me to see first-hand the many successful businesses and entrepreneurial spirit in our community. It doesn’t matter how large or how small the business is, all are an important piece in our developing community and equally important to the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. My business continues to succeed by my participation as an active Chamber Member and Ambassador.” Belinda Abell is co-owner of Impact Marketing Consultants and has served on several boards in the community. She currently serves on the following: Girls Inc., YMCA, Aid the Homeless and Daviess County Parks & Recreation.

Belinda Abell

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Emerge Owensboro leadership development class visits Frankfort On February 11th, the Emerge Owensboro leadership class visited with local legislators at the Kentucky State Capitol. The group of community leaders met with Senator Joe Bowen, Representative Tommy Thompson and Representative Suzanne Miles to discuss current bills being considered that affect the Greater Owensboro region. The class shared their support of the Community Priorities, focused on education, placemaking and transportation efforts to grow Owensboro and Daviess County. The Emerge group observed both Senate and House sessions after hav-

ing meetings with the legislators, and also met with KY Chamber President David Adkisson and Capital Links Consultant Russ Woodward, who represents the Greater Owensboro Chamber members in Frankfort during the General Assembly. The full day in Frankfort also included attending West Kentucky Thank You Night, a program sponsored by the Chamber Leadership Initiative of Northwest Kentucky and the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance. More than 800 legislators, business leaders and legislative staff attended the biannual event that evening.


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Ashley Furniture 3250 Highland Pt. Dr. Owensboro KY 42303 Maggie’s Cakes & More (270) 222-2201 3115 Commonwealth Ct. Owensboro KY 42303 Proforma Commercial Promo & Print (270) 684-2324 211 Hale Avenue Owensboro KY 42301 T D’s Tuff Decisions (270) 683-9897 2201 Frederica Street Owensboro KY 42301-4825 Digital Doc (270) 685-1590 3601 Frederica St Owensboro KY 42301

Dream Riders of Ky. (270) 883-1418 P.O. Box 172 Philpot KY 42366 L. Steve Castlen Realtors, Tyler Shookman (270) 926-3500 2839 New Hartford Rd Owensboro KY 42303 Martin and Bayley, Inc. dba Huck’s - Parrish (270) 926-4653 300 E. Parrish Ave. Owensboro KY 42303 Martin and Bayley, Inc. dba Huck’s - Southtown (270) 926-6559 2060 Southtown Blvd. Owensboro KY 42301

C&M Farms (270) 485-9566 6100 St. Rt. 81 Owensboro KY 42301 Idle Minds Workshop (270) 993-5255 PO Box 8041 Owensboro KY 42302 Approval Payment Solutions, Inc. (888) 311-7248 PO Box 446 Boonville IN 47601 Empire Supply LLC (270) 691-0620 2125 Triplett St. Owensboro KY 42302-0825 L. Steve Castlen Realtors, Bob Lyons (270) 926-3500 2839 New Hartford Rd Owensboro KY 42303

L. Steve Castlen Realtors, Cheryl Contratto (270) 926-3500 2839 New Hartford Rd. Owensboro KY 42301 Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown/Riverfront (270) 685-2005 401 W 2nd St Owensboro KY 42301 Lure Seafood and Grille (270) 240-4556 401 W. 2nd St. Suite 101 Owensboro KY 42301 Redline Contracting (270) 993-4734 8160 Knottsville Mt. Zion Rd Philpot KY 42366 United Auto Glass (270) 926-1111 317 Salem Drive Owensboro KY 42303

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Renewals Acme Plumbing & Heating Aflac District Office American Engineers, Inc. Aspen Dental Austin Industrial Autry’s Septic Tank Service, Inc. Big O’ Movers Bimbo Bakeries USA C12 Group of the Tri-State Catholic Diocese of Owensboro Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda Cintas Corporation City of Owensboro

Clemens, Guthrie & Wurth Commodity Marketing Services Convenient Care / WorkHealth Dart Polymers Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Don Moore Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc. eCig Source Edward Jones, Kevin Young Edward Jones, Mary G. Embry Fifth Third Bank Go Mini’s Goodfellows Club H & R Agri-Power

Hampton Inn Owensboro South Hayden Furniture Holland General Contracting IntelliSuite Technologies, Inc. International Bar-B-Q Festival International Center of Kentucky James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory Johnson Family Dentistry Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry Kenergy Corp. Legends Lowe’s of Owensboro, Inc. Manpower Murray State University SBDC Owensboro Career Development Assoc., Inc.

Owensboro Goodwill Industries & Job Placement Owensboro Surgery Center Physicians Affiliated Care, PSC Pizza by the Guy PNC Bank Rent One Rexel Southland Electrical Supplies Right to Life of Owensboro River Metals Recycling, LLC Riverside Transport, Inc Rotary Club of Owensboro Salsaritas Schwartz Heating & Cooling Inc. South Central Bank of Daviess County

Southwire Company State Farm Sales Leader Stoll Keenon Ogden The Hearing Center Time Warner Cable Business Class Tom Watson’s Prosthetics & Orthotics Lab, Inc. Unique Granite & Marble Van Meter Insurance Walgreens WBKR/WOMI Western Kentucky Botanical Garden WFIE TV 14


March 2014 Chamber Matters