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Vol 16/Issue 7

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The Chamber’s Golf Classic, presented by Owensboro Health, is known as one of the best outings of the season. The scramble format allows for maximum fun, networking and great competition. Hole sponsors add to the fun by providing goodies and contests at nearly every stop. The scramble features 144 golfers in addition to the fabulous list of sponsors who participate in the event. The event will have a great atmosphere and networking opportunities, including an opening and closing reception, team photos and trophy presentation, as well as press coverage following the event through various media. It’s the best event in town to make new business connections, promote your product or service, and enjoy the competitive spirit of our Chamber members! The Golf Classic is on Friday, August 31 at The Pearl Club at The Summit.

Leadership Owensboro, a program of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, has a tradition of excellence in building and encouraging Owensboro leaders since 1982. The program, boasting an alumni base of more t h a n o n e t h o u s a n d, is the premier local professional development and community learning opportunity. “It is always exciting to anticipate the next class,” said Jessica Kirk, Executive Director of Leadership Owensboro. “Our goal is to build the program each year to enrich and strengthen the tradition that several people in the Owensboro community are extremely proud of.” “Leadership Owensboro is an integral component of our community’s succession plan. Talent drives economic growth,” said Candance Castlen Brake, Chamber President and CEO. Classes consist of nine full-day sessions

that will include topics such as education, human needs and services, local government issues, crime, arts, tourism, health care and more. In addition to the once-monthly classes from September through April, the class members will be required to participate in local civic leadership meetings and will work as a class to present and implement a solution to an identified community challenge. The 2018-2019 schedule begins in September at Rooster Booster and concludes with graduation in May 2019. To learn more about Leadership Owensboro and download an application or nomination form, visit http:// For more information on the Leadership Owensboro program, please contact Executive Director Jessica Kirk at 270-9261860.

This Thursday at Rooster staff time. We also enjoy having Booster, we ask for all businesses students in the office. They infuse to bring their interns to the joy and bring a youthful element breakfast for special that keeps things lively.”  recognition. “From a community Summer is a time perspective, internships for internships for connect talented young people. Through young people to these employment future opportunities opportunities, college which helps us reverse students learn valuable the brain drain. It is job skills and make truly a win-win-win career contacts that for the student, for Mikala Riney may lead to professional the employer and connections in the future.  for Greater Owensboro,” said “We find that our interns Candance Castlen Brake, add so much,” said Jessica Kirk, President and CEO.  who coordinates the Chamber’s Mikala Riney, a rising junior intern program. “Throughout at the University of Kentucky, the year, we identify projects is the Chamber’s intern this that can be ‘saved’ for an intern, summer. Mikala is majoring in making more efficient use of our accounting and finance.


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Member Renewals Member Renewals Action Pest Control AGN, Inc. All-Star Waste Services, Inc. American Patriot Getaways American Red Cross Beckman Tire & Auto Center Inc. Better Business Bureau Inc. Serving Fort Knox (Branch) Business Environments Cardinal Selling Services, LLC Car-Mart of Owensboro Chandler Park Apartment Homes Colby’s Fine Food and Spirits Courier Express Cromwell Radio Group Culver’s Restaurant Daviess County Teachers Federal Credit Union DaVita Home Dialysis Digital Group LLC Don Moore Toyota-MitsubishiNissan-Honda Dynamic Directions Edward Jones, Financial Advisor Tracy B. Thacker, AAMS Estes Farms First Class Services, Inc. First Impressions Lawn Service, Inc. Foresters Equity Services Inc. Darrell May Four Seasons Heating & Cooling Gerling Law Offices Glenn Enterprises d/b/a Linmar Hospitality Green River Area Down Syndrome Association GRADSA Hasgoe Hayden and Co. PSC, CPAs

Home Instead Senior Care International Bar-B-Q Festival Irving Materials, Inc. Jones Insurance Agency KORT - Physical Therapy Lee’s Famous Recipe Fried Chicken March of Dimes Mizkan America, Inc Northwestern Mutual Owensboro Health Foundation Packages Plus Pepsi Beverages Company Poole’s Pharmacy Care Preservation Station Market and Event Center Public Life Foundation Republic Services, Inc. Rolling Pin Pastry Shop, Inc. Shaw’s Prosthetics Plus, Inc. Shoe Stop Sleep Number - Owensboro Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. Southern States River Terminal Starbucks Coffee Company State Farm Insurance, Branden Haines State Farm Insurance, Kathy Hudson Sterett Crane and Rigging Tom Blue Furniture Trophy House, Inc. Wasabi 54 Wasabi Express Wells Fargo Advisors Western Kentucky Minerals Wilcox Environmental Engineering Inc. WinSupply of Owensboro

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Humanity: Help Build Hope

Owensboro Convention Center 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Opening - Hayden Farms: Poultry Education Center

1195 New Cut Road, Whitesville, KY 42378 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.



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Dr. Purcell to speak at July 12 Rooster Booster Kimberly-Clark Professional will and learn from farmers in their fields. sponsor Rooster Booster this Thursday, His prior roles at Monsanto include July 12 at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Hawaii Technology and Business Convention Center. ReserLead and Global Technolvations for Rooster Boostogy Development Lead for er can be made online at Monsanto Vegetables, as well as several other roles or by calling the Chamber in the Monsanto Technolof fice (270)926-1860. The ogy Organization, in which breakfast will feature guest he contributed to advancespeaker Dr. John Purcell. ments in many diverse Dr. Purcell has dedicrops, including corn, cotcated mor e than thr ee ton and wheat. decades to helping farmPrior to joining Moners safely and sustainably santo, John was a postgrow food using less of the doctoral researcher at the ear th’s natural resourcUnited States Department DR. JOHN PURCELL es. He cur rently ser ves of Agriculture. His Ph.D. as the Global Vegetables R&D Lead/ in molecular and cellular biology was Hawaii Business Lead, Vice President granted from the University of Masand Distinguished Science Fellow for sachusetts in Amherst and focused on Monsanto Company. In this role, he studies in insect biochemistry. works closely with teams of researchHe is an inventor on several patents ers and scientists looking at ways to and an author of numerous scientific breed and cultivate vegetables that are papers, reviews and book chapters. He more appealing, nutritious and can be is often invited to speak on agriculturgrown using fewer resources. al technologies at venues around the Over the course of his career at world. John’s love for agriculture also Monsanto, John’s work and research extends to his personal life, where he is has taken him to more than 35 coun- a part owner of a family ranching operatries around the world to work with tion in Montana.

Ambassador of the Month

Amber Farmer

Amber Farmer is the Marketing Representative for Disaster Team/Building by Wayne Baker. She has worked there for more than 12 years and has been involved in every aspect of the company. She is very dedicated to the company and to the community. She enjoys being involved with the Chamber and other community organizations. Amber is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as much as possible.

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July 2018 Chamber Matters  
July 2018 Chamber Matters