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Vol 12/Issue 9

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CHAMBER MATTERS 2013 Chamber seeking nominations for new Business of the Year Awards program See Awards/page 3

Jerry Morris, President and CEO of Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, accepts the 2012 Small Business of the Year (11+ Employees) from Chamber President and CEO Amy Jackson

Rooster Booster Breakfast Sept. 5, 2013

Owensboro Christian Church 7:30 a.m. Speaker: United States Congressman Brett Guthrie Register online at or call (270) 926-1860

Monday, September 2, 2013



September calendar Congressman Guthrie to speak 5 September Rooster Booster Owensboro Christian Church 7:30 am 5

Business After Hours

Ashley-Worth, LLC & Marcus W. Bosley & Associates, Inc. 1601 Frederica Street 5 pm


at September Rooster Booster

CYLO presents “Lady in Red”

RiverPark Center 8 pm

10 Ribbon Cutting Chai’s Martial Arts 409 Salem Drive 12:15 pm 11 Ribbon Cutting AnITConsultant, Chamber Office 12:15 pm


12 Ribbon Cutting – GetSetGo 400 Salem Drive, Suite I-13 12:15 pm 17

Amy Jackson, President & CEO Missy Gant, Membership Manager Susan High, Accounting Manager Jamie Roby, Executive Assistant 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 Gavin Roberts, Board Chair

Advocacy Committee Meeting

Commerce Center Noon


Whatcha Need to Know Wednesdays – Employee Handbooks

Home Builders Association of Owensboro 11:30 am

19 Make a Business Connection Tumbleweed 7:30 am 19 Small

Business Committee Meeting

Commerce Center Noon

20 Make a Business Connection Ramada Inn 11:30 am 20

Ribbon Cutting – Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

25 Carter Road 4 pm


Chamber Ambassador Meeting

Commerce Center 11:45 am

Congressman Brett Guthrie represents Kentucky’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and serves on the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce for the 113th Congress. Recognized for his proven leadership, he was also appointed to serve as an Assistant Whip within the Republican Conference. First elected to public office in 1998, Guthrie represented the 32nd District in the Kentucky Senate. Congressman Guthrie attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and later earned a Master’s Degree from Yale University in Public and Private Management. Brett and his wife Beth have three children, Caroline, Robby and Elizabeth.

Brett Guthrie

Looking to make a difference? Chamber currently seeking nominations for Board If you are interested, or want to nominate someone to serve a threeyear term with the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, e-mail Amy

Jackson at Candidates must be a current member of the Chamber. Please submit names by Friday, September 27, 2013.



Monday, September 2, 2013


New Business of the Year Awards program Chamber seeking nominations The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2013 Business of the Year Awards. This new program will replace the Small Business of the Year awards given in previous years by adding new categories, and allowing for more participation from the 900+ members of the chamber. “This new business awards program was created with the help of the Small Business Committee, and is based on feedback from members about the importance of recognitions like these. We’ve revised it to recognize excellence in innovation,

growth, customer service and community involvement,” said Amy Jackson, President and CEO of the chamber. The new categories of the chamber Business Awards program include: • Business of the Year (1-10 employees) • Business of the Year (11-50 employees) • Business of the Year (51+ employees) • Emerging Business of the Year • Non-Profit of the Year • Education and Workforce Development Program of the Year

Brescia University to sponsor September Rooster Booster Brescia University has been a part of the greater Owensboro community for more than 60 years. Guided by our Catholic foundation and Ursuline heritage, Brescia believes in educating the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Brescia’s mission statement articulates that the University is part of the community to serve students who wish to succeed in life and serve others. From the moment a new student walks through our doors, the service component of the University is instilled in them. Throughout the year, students fulfill service projects and reflect on how that service opportunity has impacted them. The University’s guiding principles are what we call the Brescia Difference: Respect for the Sacred, Devotion to Learning, Commitment to Growth in Virtue, and Promotion of Servant Leadership. Our alumni exemplify this Difference by touching lives as doctors, teachers, social workers, lawyers, and business leaders.

They volunteer in their churches, their community and beyond. Brescia continues to see an explosion in enrollment, both on campus and online. We are proud to offer three graduate degrees: our fully online Master of Science in Management, our two-Saturdays a month Master of Business Administration, and our evening/online Master of Science in Teacher Leadership. Call 1-877-BRESCIA or visit our website to see how Brescia can make a difference in your life.

All nominees must be members of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, cannot have won a Business of the Year award from the chamber in the last five years, and must be able to provide percentage of gross revenue growth over the past three years. The online forms for nominations are available online at Nominations will be accepted until September 30, 2013, and all nominees will receive a packet with the application the first week of October. Benefits of winning the award include: • Award presented at 2014 Annual Dinner on January 18, 2014 • Name on plaque displayed in

Chamber office • Winner logo that can be placed on their marketing materials and on the Chamber website • Profile in 2nd Quarter Greater Owensboro Business Magazine • Free booth at 2014 business expo • Recognition at February Rooster Booster • Can present award to winner upcoming year at annual dinner • Press via press release, Chamber website, Chamber Matters email and newsletter • Icon by name in business directory as winner Deadline for nominations is Monday, September 30.

Monday, September 2, 2013



Emerge Owensboro 2014 announced The 2014 class of Emerge Owensboro has been selected after a record-number of applicants for the program. Twenty-six individuals from diverse market segments of the region have been selected to participate in the leadership development program, jointly sponsored by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Com-

merce and the Economic Development Corporation. “We were so excited about the pool of applicants we received for the program this year. While we hate to turn people away from the program, it is a great problem to have when you have more applicants than spots in the class,” said Amy Jackson,

President and CEO of the chamber. “We plan for this program to continue for many years, so we hope those not selected this year will be back next year as applicants.” The class will be introduced at Thursday’s Rooster Booster breakfast, and will begin the monthly class schedule on September 12.

Class participants and their business affiliation for 2013-2014 include:

Audrey Lillpop – First Security Bank Blake Hayden – Remax Professional Realty Group Brian Newman – BB&T Bryan Kuegel – Flat Lick Farms Dr. Elizabeth Martin – RiverPark Eye Care Dr. Marty Traylor – Owensboro Family Eye Care Heather Montgomery – US Bank Home Mortgage Jeff Johnson – Van Meter Insurance Jeff Sorce – Owensboro Catholic Elementary School

Katie Vincent – Owensboro Community and Technical College Kelsey Mann – EM Ford & Co Kennan Fritz – Independence Bank Krista Niehaus – 5/3 Bank Lane Orton – Domtar Malissa Troutman – American Red Cross Matt Mason – Daviess County High School Matt Schell – Century 21 Realtors Paula Roberts – Owensboro Public Schools

Rob Leesman – Owensboro Municipal Utilities Shannon Sandefur – Daviess County Public Library Susan Free – Western Kentucky University - Owensboro Susan Silva – Childrens Advocacy Center of Green River District Terri Higdon – Brescia University Tim Clothier – Owensboro Police Department Tim Kline – Stoll, Keenon, Ogden Victor Cernius – RWRA



J.D. Byrider of Owensboro Lipscomb Hydra Cleaning 250 East 18th Street (270) 654-7669


515 Salem Drive (866) 542-9569

5257 Frederica Street (270) 685-4111

All Care Equipment & Rentals

Tom Curtsinger Agricultural Building

3245 Mount Moriah Avenue (270) 683-3661

6191 Highway 54 (270) 570-0858


Monday, September 2, 2013



Chai’s Martial Arts 409 Salem Drive Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 683-7674 Kentucky Wesleyan Basketball / Coach Happy Osborne 3000 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301 (859) 559-7465   Kentucky Wesleyan College Athletics Department 3000 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 852-3330

Kiwanis Club of Owensboro PO Box 294 Owensboro, KY 42302 (270) 852-6519   Living Water LLC 919 W. Wortman Road Evansville, IN 47725 (812) 626-0914   TLD Logistics Services, Inc. 2615 Highway 81 Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 683-0084  

The UPS Store 636 Southtown Blvd., Unit 5 Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 685-2073 Wireless Zone of Owensboro 5035 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 689-2404

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: Riney Hancock CPAs PSC

10 Years:

Envision Contractors LLC

1000 East 4th Street • 684-3283

Regional Land Title Company

5 Years:

H & R Block Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance – Robert Edge Kosair Children’s Hospital


Monday, September 2, 2013


Member Renewals A & K Construction A Unique Video Productions Action Pest Control Advantage Eye Care Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. Beautiful You Blossoms Apparel & Gifts BNI - Tuesdays with Money Carpets Unlimited Flooring Center Century 21 Partners, John Burns Champion Ford Lincoln Mazda Children’s Advocacy Center of Green River Christian Care at Home Coke Farms Colby’s Fine Food and Spirits Community Alternatives, CAKY-Owensboro Crandall’s Home Furnishings Daviess County Senior Services, Inc. aka Elizabeth Munday Senior Center Daviess County Teachers Federal Credit Union Deaconess Cross Pointe Denark Construction Diggers, Inc. Don Moore Toyota-Mitsubishi Nissan-Honda Dr. Richard Good, OB/GYN Elder Advantage Felts Lock & Alarm Company First Christian Church Girls Incorporated of OwensboroDaviess Co. Greg’s Collison Center Hayden Construction Hayden Electric Inc. Hugh E. Sandefur Training Center

Husk Signs InfoServ, Inc. International Bar-B-Q Festival John Reynolds Pool Solution LLC Kentuckiana Animal Clinic Kentucky Cardiovascular Consultants Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance - Bill Hodskins Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance - Gavin C. Roberts Insurance Agency, Inc. Kight Lumber Kimberly-Clark Corp. King’s Great Buys Plus Kroger Co. L. Ruth Interior Design L. Steve Castlen Realtors, John Reynolds II Lark Electric Company, Inc. LegalShield - Independent Associate Collin Allen Level 5 Systems, LLC Lowe’s of Owensboro, Inc. Main Street Motors Inc. Malcolm Bryant Corporation Marks Company, Inc. Martha Fitts Clark Mechanical Systems Inc. Midwest Ear Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgery of Owensboro, PSC Miller House Restaurant & Catering Montgomery & Webb Plbg., Htg. & A.C, Inc. Nick T. Arnold Jewelers NiteLiters Inc. OASIS, Inc. Office Depot Owensboro OnSite Images Owensboro Center

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Packages Plus Party Paper Place Pasture Belt Farms Peoplemark, Inc. Prairie Farms Dairy Raben Tire and Auto Service Ramada Inn Reid’s Orchard RiverCities Asset Management, LLC Roosevelt House Scott & Murphy, Inc. Sleep Inn Owensboro State Farm Insurance, Daniel Dick

SurfKY News Group Swan Cleaners & Shirt Laundry Swedish Match North America Inc. Tapp Motors, Inc. Taylor Homes Timothy M. Wright DMD Tire Mart of Owensboro Towne Square Animal Hospital Towne Square Mall Trunnell’s Farm Market Unilever Foods US Bank Vincent Electric LLC Wells Health Systems, Inc. Whayne Supply

Owensboro’s Locally Owned Office Supplies and Furniture Store


Thank You for Your Business! –Gary Sisk

1701 Breckenridge St. 926-2222

As a member of the “Office Plus” buying group of over 400 dealers,



Monday, September 2, 2013

Serving Kentucky & Southern Indiana


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Monday, September 2, 2013



CYLO hosting Fundraiser On Thursday, September 5 from 5-7 pm, Ashley-Worth, LLC and Marcus W. Bosley & Associates, Inc. will be hosting a Business After Hours at their office at 1601 Frederica Street. Refreshments

and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet prospective customers and catch up with old friends and Chamber members. We hope to see you there!

The CYLO group, Connecting Young Leaders of Owensboro, is excited to announce the 5th Annual Lady in Red event. This year, the fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 in the RiverPark Center courtyard. The night of dancing, drinks, and good music will begin at 8 pm. Tickets are now available at a cost of $25 per individual or $40 per couple. The event is open to anyone 21 or older. The annual Lady in Red event is CYLO’s largest fundraiser of the year.

Proceeds from the event will be used to continue funding free Wi-Fi at Smothers Park and for various charitable events throughout the year. To reserve your tickets, call the Chamber at 926-1860 or visit


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