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f there is one thing that I’ve learned in the last year with the Greater OwensThe last round of this process produced the following list: boro Chamber of Commerce, it’s that EVERYONE in Owensboro has an Capital Priorities opinion and a great idea about how to keep Owensboro on the move. • International Bluegrass Music Center Well, now it’s time for the community to take advantage of an opportunity to • Advanced Technology Center Phase II @ OCTC and Classroom Building at share those. The Chamber, in partnership with the Economic Development CorWKU-O poration, the City of Owensboro and the Daviess County Fiscal Court, is building • Daviess County Family Court Judge a Community Priorities list. It is created with business and community input to • Osteopathic Medicine Program identify and prioritize capital projects for the region. These priorities are divided • Water Line Extension Program into Capital and Transportation categories, and the process is followed in order to • Western Kentucky Center for the Visual Arts be prepared for the budget year of the Kentucky Legislature. Transportation Priorities This effort to come together as a com• Paint Downtown Bridge munity to identify priorities has been suc• Grimes Avenue Extension cessful in the past. A perfect example is • I-64/I-65 Corridor Upgrade to Interstate the current project underway to paint the • I-69 Development/Audubon Spur Upgrades Owensboro Christian Church 7:30 a.m. Glover Cary Bridge, AKA the Blue Bridge. • Thruston-Dermont Road (KY 1456) SPEAKER: Maria Hampton, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis It was on the list for the last few sessions, Improvements and our legislators listened, partnered with Register online at the State of Indiana, and now our important or call (270) 926-1860 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 infrastructure is being updated as a result.

Rooster Booster Breakfast July 11, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013




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in Hiring & Recruiting Home Builder’s Association of Owensboro 11:30 am 11


Chamber Matters is published monthly in the MessengerInquirer for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 825, Owensboro, KY 42302-0825 • (270) 926-1860 •


Make a Business Connection

Campbell Club 7:30 am 18

Small Business Committee Meeting

Commerce Center 11:30 am 19

Community Priorities Input Session

Audubon Area Community Services Noon 19

Ribbon Cutting – J.D. Byrider of Owensboro

250 East 18th Street 12:15 pm 24


Community Priorities Input Session

Western Kentucky University – Owensboro Noon


Advocacy Committee Meeting

Commerce Center 11:30 am


July Rooster Booster

Owensboro Christian Church 7:30 am 16


Whatcha Need to Know Wednesdays – Best Practices

Ribbon Cutting – All Care Equipment & Rentals

3245 Mount Moriah Avenue 12:15 pm 25

Chamber Ambassador Meeting

Commerce Center 11:45 am

Hospice of Western Kentucky to sponsor July Rooster Booster BY ROD MCFAIN PRESIDENT/CEO

We at Hospice of Western Kentucky take great pride in our tradition of caring and in what we have accomplished in our rich 30-year heritage of responding to the needs of our community. We provide nearly 600 families a year with the very highest quality of end-of-life care. Patients receive care based on our “Choice Care” care model, which focuses on the comfort, dignity and personal choices of our patients and their families. Bereavement counseling is provided to both hospice and non-hospice families to help them work through grief and loss. With all that we have done, one need was yet unsatisfied – the need to provide an additional resource for those most in need of comfort and care at the end of life; those with pain and symptoms that cannot be controlled in their home. Our response to meet that need was

to build a free-standing inpatient unit on 10.8 picturesque acres on Old Hartford Road here in Owensboro. Our “Heartford House” will offer a beautiful, home-like setting where families will know that their loved ones are being cared for by professional Hospice of Western Kentucky staff, focusing on the same quality, values and patient-centered goals and care that the patient experienced during home care. Watch for the grand opening of the “Heartford House” in early fall. Invitations will be sent for a special open house for Chamber members. We look forward to seeing you there.

We Need Your Input FROM THE COVER

This open survey, found at, is the important first step in our Community Priorities process. It’s open for you to submit ideas and the community benefit until July 12. Please, take the time and don’t hesitate to pass along ideas to us, no matter how new or old the project idea might be. We’ll get them on the drawing board, and then work through the priorities with some open forum sessions on July 17, July 19 and August 1. In order to have a say in where our tax dollars are placed, we need to have a strong, combined, common voice. Join in with the leadership of the Greater Owensboro region to help our voice be collaborative, innovative, strong and consistent. Amy Jackson President and CEO Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce


Monday, July 8, 2013


Bella Ragazza Boutique 120A West Second Street Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 926-9546

GetSetGo 1910 S. Virginia Street, Suite 215 Hopkinsville, KY 42240 (270) 225-8777

Irving Materials, Inc. 1621 Moseley Street Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 684-1447

Business Environments 2626 West Parrish Avenue #248 Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 315-2188

Have A Nice Day Mobile Entertainment 2450 Mayfair Drive Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 316-8077

J.E. Shekell, Inc. 424 West Tennessee Street Evansville, IN 47710 (812) 425-9131

Employment Staffing Inc. 1402 East 4th Street Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 685-0962

Hertz Rent-A-Car 5051A Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 683-1624

The 10th Annual business expo – Owensboro Has It! – had 50 Chamber members on display, selling their products, services and more at the event. Three of those exhibitors were chosen as winners of discounted booths at the 2014 event.

The winners included: • Best Service Exhibitor – Land Shark Shredding, LLC • Best Product Exhibitor – Green River Appliance & TV


Research Concierge LLC 4403 Old Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 903-1133 Western Kentucky University MBA 1906 College Heights Blvd #11056 Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 745-5866 • Best Food Exhibitor – Hill View Farms Meats The exhibits were judged by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Committee, which is responsible for the annual buylocal show. “The event was a huge success,” said Tammy Maglinger, of Custom Audio-Video. “Changing times and locations brought in additional visitors and exposure for our 50 members on display. We are pleased with the results, and even more pleased with the efforts of our members who took advantage of the opportunity to proudly display their products and services.” Maglinger serves as the Chairperson of the Small Business Committee. In addition to the booth competition, all 50 exhibitors were eligible to win $1,000 in free radio advertising from Town Square Media – WBKR/WOMI. The winner of that prize through a drawing was the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Chamber would like to recognize those businesses celebrating anniversaries with us this month. Thank you for being a loyal member and supporting local commerce!

Member anniversaries



25 Years

Don Moore ToyotaMitsubishi-Nissan-Honda

20 Years

International Bar-B-Q Festival

10 Years

Carpets Unlimited Flooring Center Nation’s Medicines – Highway 54

5 Years

InfoServ, Inc.


Monday, July 8, 2013


2013 GolfClassic Classic 2013Chamber Chamber Golf Owensboro CountryClub Club Owensboro Country Friday, August 23, 2013 One wave - only 144 golng spots available! RegistraƟon and Breakfast: 7:30 am 2013 Chamber Shotgun Start: 9 am Golf Classic Owensboro Country Club

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Wellington Parc Community Home Health Care Beltline Electric Northwestern Mutual Financial Sponsorships sƟll available. Call 926-1860 if interested. Group Cromwell Radio Group Twin Rivers Nursing & Rehab Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance - Gavin C. Roberts Agency State Farm Insurance - J. Todd Inman Manpower SurfKY News Group


Monday, July 8, 2013


ribbon cuttings Aladi’s Accessories & More 4921 Goetz Drive, Suite 6 (270) 883-1479

Brown’s Valley Truck Equipment MARIA HAMPTON

Federal Reserve Bank Regional Executive to speak at Rooster Booster Maria Hampton was appointed regional executive of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in January 2005. The Louisville Branch is focused on community development and education, as well as regional economic research and policy input. Ms. Hampton’s responsibilities include western Kentucky, metro Louisville and southern Indiana.

8561 US Highway 431 (270) 733-4322

KORT Physical Therapy 3515 Frederica Street (270) 684-7856

PBI Bank 1819 Frederica Street (270) 684-0044

Monday, July 8, 2013





93.9 WKTG Radio AARP Kentucky Adult Immunization Management Alexander & Company CPAs PSC Allshops Hardware, Inc. All-Star Waste Services, Inc. Allstate Insurance, Paula Hayden American Patriot Getaways Anytime Fitness B & J Sanitation Beckman Tire & Auto Center Better Business Bureau Inc. Serving Lower Indiana and Western Kentucky Bimbo Bakeries USA Blue Sky Heartlands Canteen Service Company Captured Moments Photography Cayce Mill Supply Century Aluminum of Kentucky Cheer Zone Christian Family Radio Comfort Design Heating & A/C, Inc. Cornerstone Information Systems Custom Audio-Video, Inc. Danco Construction Daviess County Detention Center Designs For You Dialog Telecommunications Digital Doc District Judge David Payne Dr. Carol J. Braun, DDS Dunkin’ Donuts Enclave Family Healthcare, PLC Gary’s Fleur De Lis, Florist Gene’s Health Food, Inc.

Hafer Associates Hofmann Design LLC Hollison Technologies Hospice of Western Kentucky Infintech Innovative Financial Technologies Integranetics Jones Insurance Agency Junior League of Owensboro Kentucky Telco Federal Credit Union Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation MentorKids Kentucky Messenger-Inquirer, Inc. Miracle Ear Murphy Appliance Co., Inc. Musick Studios National Steel Erection, Inc. Nation’s Medicines Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Owensboro Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery PLLC Owensboro Municipal Utilities Owensboro Music Center PBI Bank Petter Business Systems Pierce Roofing Poole’s Pharmacy Care Public Life Foundation Riverfront Appraisals Shaw’s Prosthetics Plus, Inc. State Farm Insurance, Branden Haines State Farm Insurance, Kathy Hudson The Women’s Pavilion, PSC Tom Blue Furniture Triad Mining, Inc. Trophy House, Inc. Wal-Mart - Highway 54 Wells Fargo Advisors

2014 class open for application The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation are teaming up again this year to sponsor Emerge Owensboro, a community leadership development program. The program, boasting an alumni base of more than 725 from Emerge Owensboro and Leadership Owensboro, is the premier local professional development and community learning opportunity. Classes consist of nine full-day sessions and will include topics such as education, human needs and services, local government issues, crime, arts, tourism, healthcare 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 in a team to present a solution to an identified community challenge. A trip to Frankfort in February will allow class members to meet state legislators and lobby for Owensboro priorities. The tuition cost for Emerge Owensboro is $500. Applications are due by July 31st. Class acceptance will be made by August 12 – there is a limit of 25 in the class. The 2013-2014 schedule begins in September at Rooster Booster and conclude with graduation in May 2014. To learn more about Emerge Owensboro and download an application at http://emerge.

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Monday, July 8, 2013


Human Resources 101 Training Program now available The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Owensboro Society for Human Resource Management to develop a six-part series to assist its members with human resources basics. “Our small business committee built a list of challenges they face, and human resources was the number one issue they wanted help on,” said Amy Jackson, Chamber President and CEO. “So, we divided the HR issues they face into six pieces, partnered with O-SHRM, and built an affordable, easy to participate in program for our

members.” The six month program will feature a different topic each month. The sessions will be facilitated by Certified Human Resources professionals. Titled “Whatcha Need to Know Wednesdays,” the series will consist of: • Best Practices in Hiring and Recruiting – July 10 • Compensation and Benefits Packages – August 21 • Employee Handbooks – September 18 • Disability and Workplace Safety –

October 16 • Challenging Employee Relations – November 20 • Coaching for Performance – December 11 All sessions will begin at 11:30 am, and conclude by 1 pm. All sessions will be held at the Home Builders Association of Owensboro – 3515 Wathens Crossing. The program is open to Chamber members, and will cost each participant $100 for all six sessions, or $20 per individual session. The fee will cover the cost of

lunch and all materials for. If interested in registering to attend, call the Chamber at 270-926-1860 or sign-up online at chamber .


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