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CHAMBER MATTERS Rooster Booster Breakfast March 7, 2013

Owensboro Christian Church 7:30 a.m. Speaker: Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

Vol 12/Issue 3

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inside: March Calendar Ribbon Cuttings New Members Anniversaries

Register online at www.Owensboro.com/chamber or call (270) 926-1860

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2013 Board of Directors Back Row: Matt Hayden, Tammy Maglinger, JAT Mountjoy, Mark Martin, Rick Kamuf, Gordon Wilcher, Ed Riney, Adam Hancock, L. Steve Castlen, Malcolm Bryant, T. Tommy Littlepage, Ken Lawson Front Row: George Wathen, Darrell Higginbotham, Debbie Benedek, Gavin C. Roberts, Michael F. Beckwith, Kathy Oliver


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calendar 2 Farm City Breakfast Apollo High School 7:30 a.m. 5

Amy Jackson, President & CEO ajackson@owensboro.com

Missy Gant, Membership Manager mgant@owensboro.com

Susan High, Accounting Manager shigh@owensboro.com

Jamie Roby, Executive Assistant jroby@owensboro.com 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 • www.owensboro.com/chamber Follow us on Twitter @GOchamber

Commerce Center 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

7 Rooster Booster Breakfast Owensboro Christian Church 7:30 a.m. 8 New Member Chamber Office 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast

18 Small

Business Committee Meeting

Commerce Center 11:30 a.m.

19 Advocacy

Meeting

Committee

Commerce Center 11:30 a.m.

20 Member Madness Chamber Office 5 p.m.

Kickoff

21 Make

a Business Connection

Tumbleweed 7:30 a.m.

26 Ribbon

Cutting – C-Leigh-C Salon & Boutique

3811 Highway 54, Suite 103 12:15 p.m.

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Cutting – Growing Minds Learning Center

721 Chuck Gray Court 12:15 p.m.

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Gavin C. Roberts, Board Chair

QuickBooks Training by Gorman & Associates

Cutting – Designs For You

Chamber Office 12:15 p.m.

ServPro of Daviess County sponsoring March Rooster Booster The 2 a.m. phone call is almost never good news. Imagine that phone call is letting you know that there was a sprinkler head leak and 2 inches of water is on the floor of your business or a frayed cord finally shorted out and soot is covering everything in your office. What do you do? Who do you call? As a national leader in damage restoration, SERVPRO has the scalable resources needed to respond quickly to large scale restoration projects. Our Large Loss Teams are strategically positioned throughout the country and have the expertise, equipment and trained personnel to handle natural disasters and large commercial disaster recovery projects. There’s never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your

business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need. Locally owned, SERVPRO of Daviess County proudly serves Owensboro, Daviess County, and surrounding areas and its professionals are available 24 hours a day and have the expertise, training and equipment required to put you back in business. The first step to reopening your doors is just a telephone call (270) 683-1888 or a click away. Whether you need your business cleaned up or dried out, SERVPRO of Daviess County Professionals will be there to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Kentucky Secretary of State to speak about ‘Ballots to Business’ at March Rooster Booster Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is the speaker for the March Rooster Booster. Grimes is Kentucky’s 76th Secretary of State and only current female Constitutional Officer. In 2011, Secretary Grimes left her successful law practice to dedicate herself full time to serving the citizens of Kentucky and furthering her commitment to creating jobs, encouraging business growth,

promoting civics education and increasing participation in elections. Secretary Grimes is a native of Maysville, Kentucky. She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she served as a trustee to the Board of Directors. Secretary Grimes obtained her law degree, graduating with honors, from American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C.

We need your help! In celebration of the Chamber’s Centennial, we cleaned out the attic and found some amazing historical pictures. Unfortunately, we do not know

the names of any of these men or when this photo was taken. If you have any information on this photo, please call the Chamber at 926-1860!

Alison Lundergan Grimes

First New Member Breakfast of 2013 on March 8

It can sometimes be overwhelming to figure out how to make the most of your Chamber membership, given the diversity and demands of business owners, managers and employees. The Chamber team would like to help you increase the return on your dues investment, and would like to invite new members to attend a casual, members-only breakfast. We’ll provide an overview of Chamber programs, answer your questions, and help you connect with other new members. The first breakfast will be held on March 8th from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Chamber office. Please call Jamie Roby at 926-1860 or email jroby@owensboro.com if you would like to attend!


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2013 Chamber strategic goals developing The 2013 Board of Directors for the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce has committed to six strategic goals for the member-based organization, and have prioritized two critical issues for 2013. The Board, led by Gavin C. Roberts as the Chair, is a 19 member board with diverse business background and interests. “We have a strong board focused the future of transportation in Owensboro, as well as the changing healthcare landscape for our members, among other things,” said Roberts. “The mission of the Chamber is to

2013 Strategic Goals 1. Grow membership by providing exceptional value and service. 2. Create opportunities and advance the success of small businesses. 3. Develop and connect leaders for the future of Greater Owensboro. advance the economic prosperity of Greater Owensboro, and we

4. Demonstrate the Chamber’s leadership and collaborative role in Greater Owensboro. 5. Advocate to improve the business environment and competitiveness of Greater Owensboro. 6. Operate the Chamber with innovation, integrity, creativity and efficiency. have a lot of momentum to build on throughout the business com-

munity.” Roberts encourages all members with an interest in the programs and advocacy efforts to consider joining one of the volunteer committees, which meet monthly. Those include: • Agriculture Committee • Advocacy Committee • Chamber Ambassadors • Small Business Committee • Transportation Committee (New in 2013) •Healthcare Committee (New in 2013) Call the Chamber office at 9261860 to sign-up or learn more.

ribbon cuttings

Ronald Lee Logsdon Community Center at President’s Place 2400 Friendship Drive (270) 686-1700

Fifth Third Bank 500 Frederica Street

LegalShield -  Independent Associate Collin Allen

(270) 926-4020

(270) 314-4192


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Members Big O’ Movers 768 Alexandria (270) 925-5794   Cheetah Clean Carwash 3621 Ralph Avenue Owensboro, KY 42303   Dalisha’s Desserts 1010 Allen Street, Suite 200 (270) 543-1694   eCig Source 426 Salem Drive, Suite 100 (270) 925-2144 Intellisuite Technologies, Inc. 585 Fulton Drive (877) 792-7099   Kentucky Realty Brokerage, LLC 1401 Springbank Drive, Suite 8 (270) 316-4952 Lipscomb Hydra Cleaning/ Professional Carpet Cleaning 515 Salem Drive (866) 542-9569 Murphy Sewing Machine Company 420 Triplett Street (270) 684-5566 Progressive Sports Therapy/ Progressive Rehab Inc. 1605 Scherm Road (270) 685-9499   Young Life of Greater Owensboro 418 West Third Street (270) 724-0302 

Utilize Make a Business Connection to earn referrals The more people you know, the more successful your business is likely to be. Make a Business Connection is a free networking event that allows you to “talk up” your business with other local business leaders. It’s a great way to gain referrals from other businesses and exchange business cards, discount coupons or other promotional items. Make a Business Connection is on March 21st from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, at Tumbleweed restaurant, 5257 Frederica Street.

Tumbleweed will also provide free breakfast! No reservations are necessary.

Member anniversaries

CHAMBER MATTERS 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!

40 Years

United Way of the Ohio Valley

35 Years

Mark S. Wheeler, DMD, PSC

15 Years

Brilliant Signs, Copies and Printing, LLC

10 Years

Owensboro Goodwill Industries & Job Placement

5 Years

J.D. Byrider of Owensboro J.I. Hass Co. Inc SIHO Insurance Services Subway


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Member

Renewals

Acme Plumbing & Heating AEP Indiana Michigan Power Alliance Real Estate, Auction & Estate Services Atmos Energy Corporation Bathrooms in 1 Week BNI - Tuesdays with Money Boardwalk Pipeline Partners Bowen Tire Company Brescia University Cape Air Carpets Unlimited Flooring Center CASA of Ohio Valley, Inc. Century 21 Partners, Brenda Lee Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda City of Owensboro Clemens, Guthrie & Wurth Colby’s Fine Food and Spirits Comfort Suites Owensboro Computer Dave PC Repair Cup Cakery Daviess County Sheriff’s Office DeBruce Grain Dismas Charities of Owensboro Don Moore Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc. E.M. Ford & Company and Money Concepts Ebelhar Whitehead PLLC Edward Jones, Mary G. Embry Fifth Third Bank Gardner Insurance Agency Glenmary Sisters Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home Hampton Inn Hannan Supply Company Harry Roberts Plumbing & Heating Helton Insurance Agency Johnny Warren Farms Johnson, Depp & Quisenberry

Keith Riney Farms Kenergy Corp. Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance - Doc Harris Lamar Outdoor Advertising Legends Team Sports Lowe’s of Owensboro, Inc. Malco Theatres Murray State University SBDC Old National Bank Owensboro Career Development Assoc., Inc. Owensboro Surgery Center Owensboro-SHRM Peoplemark, Inc. Physicians Affiliated Care, PSC PNC Bank Riverside Transport, Inc SelfRefind Sitco, LLC Smart Choice Smith & Butterfield Office Products South Central Bank of Daviess County Southern Tank & Manufacturing Co., Inc. Swan Cleaners & Shirt Laundry Thompson & Frey Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Thompson Homes, Inc. Time Warner Cable Business Class Timmons Electric Co., Inc. (TECI) Titan Fabricators, Inc. Tom Watson’s Prosthetics & Orthotics Towne Square Animal Hospital Toyotetsu Mid America Tumbleweed Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehab Upright Communications Van Meter Insurance Wills Animal Hospital Wright Implement

Member Madness Event to kick off in March We are MAD about our MEMBERS! On March 21-22, expect to see Chamber Ambassadors, staff and board members running around the Greater Owensboro area in a mad dash. We want to say thank you to all of our loyal Chamber members and plan on visiting as many members as possible in two days! If you are interested in participating in Member Madness, call the Chamber at 926-1860.

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Emerge Owensboro Leadership class visits Frankfort

On Thursday, February 7th, the Emerge Owensboro Leadership class visited local legislators at the Capital in Frankfort. This group of community leaders met with Representative Tommy Thompson, Representative Jim Glenn and Senator Joe Bowen to discuss what was happening in the General

Session and voice their opinions about what our community needs to move forward, most importantly, Interstate 67. The Emerge group then sat in on House and Senate sessions, hearing discussion of Senate Bill 2, dealing with pension reform, among other things.

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