greater owensboro chamber of commerce
CHAMBER MATTERS 2022
Vol 20/Issue 3
Rooster Booster sponsor Wendell Foster celebrates 75 year anniversary
The Chamber will host its Rooster Booster breakfast this Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center (501 West Second Street). The program is sponsored by Wendell Foster and will feature Peter
Kline, founder of Marathons with Meaning. Reserve your spot now at www.chamber. owensboro.com or by calling the Chamber office at (270) 926-1860. The April Rooster Booster, sponsored by Green River
Distilling Co., will be held on Thursday, March 31. COST IN ADVANCE: $15 for Chamber Members and $25 for non-members. COST AT THE DOOR: $20 for Chamber Members and $25 for non-members.
Peter first visited ple with disabilities. Owensboro last NovemNow, at 69 years old, ber to par ticipate in the Peter has competed in Wendell Foster Half Marover 100 marathons and athon pushing 11-year-old has dedicated more than rider-athlete Jesse Gon60 of those to helping a zalez as part of his “Maryoung person with disathons W ith Meaning” abilities cross the finish campaign. line. Peter is sponsored His r unning jour ney by Brooks Running Shoes began at the age of 52 and has been featur ed with his first 10K, a St. in The New York Times, Patrick’s Day fun r un in People Magazine, CBS San Diego. W ithin two News, and more. years he was running full Peter is also a Senior Peter Kline marathons and tr ying to Vice President and wealth qualify for the Boston Marathon, which management advisor at Merrill L ynch ended up taking another two years. A Wealth Management in Bellevue, Washclose friend of Peter’s who had been ington where he lives with his wife, diagnosed with an aggressive brain Michelle. He joined Mer rill L ynch in cancer later challenged him to run the 1988 with prior experience as a managBoston Marathon to raise money for er of a regional firm. His special areas cancer research. Running for a cause of focus in his wealth management sparked a new passion within Peter to practice are simple; working with good not just run, but to run with a purpose. people who need help planning their In 2012, he connected with Taylor, a financial future. He graduated with honrider-athlete who has cerebral palsy, ors from the University of Wyoming, and helped her complete the Rock n’ earning a Bachelor of Science degree Roll Las Vegas Marathon. Peter went on in Business with an emphasis in Investto form “Marathons With Meaning” to ment Analysis and Por tfolio Managemake running more accessible for peo- ment.
Wendell Foster, a non-profit organization located in the heart of Owensboro, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022. For decades, Wendell Foster has supported people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing services such as: on-site and community-based residential housing and supportive programs, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, assistive technology, a transportation program, day training, community programs, and more. With 370 employees, Wendell Foster is ranked among the largest employers in Owensboro. In 2021, they were named the Gold Winner of “Best Places to Work” by Owensboro Living and received the “Best Places to Work” award from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in 2017. Over the years, Wendell Foster has grown from a single residential home at 815 Triplett Street to an extensive campus occupying six city blocks. In 2021, the organization provided more than 65,000 services to over 2,000 individuals across 34 counties in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. In honor of its rich history and dedication to those in need, Wendell Foster invites everyone to celebrate their milestone anniversary by saying “YES!”“Yes” to becoming a “75th Year Partner,”“yes” to attending fundraising events, and “yes” to donating to the “75 Donation Drive” through their website at wendellfoster.org/donate. Popular fundraisers such as the 75th Birthday Celebration: Benefit Dinner and Auction on June 4th, the Annual Golf Scramble at Ben Hawes on September 16th, and the Wendell Foster Half Marathon on November 12th will be making a return for 2022. Wendell Foster thanks everyone who has played a part in continuing their mission of empowering people with disabilities to realize their dreams and potential. To learn more about how you can say “YES” and get involved as a Wendell Foster Difference Maker, contact the Community Engagement Department at (270) 852-1458.
2022 Greater Owensboro Chamber
BOARD OF DIREC TORS
Tom Ed Booth U.S. Bank
Jacob Call Green River Distilling Co.
Brenda Clayton Brenda Clayton, CPA
Bart Darrell Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP
W. Clay H. Ford EM Ford
Sarah Murphy Ford Hartz Contracting, LLC
Joan Hayden Hayden Electric Inc. Hayden Farms
Matt Hayden Gulfstream Commercial Services, LLC
Father Larry Hostetter Brescia University
Michael Johnson Owensboro Public Schools Board of Education Truth Outreach Inc.
Mark Marsh Owensboro Health
Olga McKissic Western Academy at H.L. Neblett Community Center
Susan MontalvoGesser Catholic Diocese of Owensboro
John Marshall Moore Don Moore Automotive Legends Team Sports Marshall Ventures
Shawn Patterson Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline
Commissioner Jeff Sanford City of Owensboro
Rick Searcy Wendell Foster
Joanna Shake Green River Area Development District
Mario Vizuet Old National Bank
Commissioner George Wathen Daviess County Fiscal Court
Jean Wells Wells Health Systems, Inc.
Brian Wright Owensboro Riverport Authority
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
March Calendar Blood Moon Pictures, LLC (270) 485-8404 bloodmoonpictures.com
Marksberry Real Estate, LLC (270) 244-0040 marksberryrealestate.com
Don Mario’s 122 West Second Street Suite A (270) 684-6678 donmariomex.com
Royal Insurance (270) 222-0530 Insurewithroyal.com
Free Your Mind Body and Soul Wellness LLC 2845 West Parrish Avenue Suite G (270) 215-7728 www.fymwellness.com
TurfBot 3903 Vincent Station Drive (270) 240-0121 turfbotmowing.com Vital Primary Care 922 Triplett Street Suite 9 (270) 903-8824 vitalprimarycare.net
CANDANCE CASTLEN BRAKE PRESIDENT & CEO firstname.lastname@example.org SHELLY NICHOLS VICE PRESIDENT email@example.com
3 Rooster Booster sponsored by Wendell Foster 7:30 a.m. Owensboro Convention Center 5 Legislative Update 8:00 a.m. Commerce Center 11 Chamber Celebration, presented by Owensboro Health 6:00 p.m. RiverPark Center 16 Chamber Ambassador Meeting 12:00 p.m.
Acme Plumbing & Heating Aflac Keller & Associates, LLC All About You Salon & Spa Audubon Area Community Care Clinic Autry’s Septic Tank Service, Inc. Beef O’Brady’s Beltone of Owensboro Bickett Tiling Brescia University Catholic Diocese of Owensboro Chick-fil-A Concept Sound and Light, Inc. Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Kevin Young En Vogue First Presbyterian Church First United Bank Foster Farms Goodfellows Club Gordon Law Offices, P.S.C. Grace Christian Academy of Owensboro Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown/ Waterfront Hobgood Landscaping LLC Independence Bank Kentucky Wesleyan College Key Heating and Cooling, Inc.
17 Leadership Owensboro Healthcare in our Community Day 23 Ribbon Cutting: Limestone Bank 12:15 p.m. 3250 Hayden Road 24 2022 ATHENA Award Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Owensboro Convention Center 31 Rooster Booster, sponsored by Green River Distilling Co. 7:30 a.m. Owensboro Convention Center
Koger Properties, LLC Kuegel Farms L. Steve Castlen Realtors, Tyler Shookman Living Hope Community Church Mellow Mushroom Owensboro Owensboro Atlas Center Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, Inc. Profile by Sanford Puzzle Pieces, Inc. Rotary Club of Owensboro Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Western Kentucky, Inc. Springs Urgent Care The Center The Ryan Rutman Group Trinity High School Ultra Gems United Way of the Ohio Valley Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center WFIE TV 14 Willow and Pine Market, LLC Yager Materials, LLC YellowBanks Lawn and Landscape, LLC
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TWELVE TIME PLATINUM WINNER!
We Appreciate Your Business! Wesleyan Park Wesleyan ParkPlaza Plaza 686-7508 686-7508 OPEN99AM AM - 8 8 PM OPEN PMMonday Monday- Saturday - Saturday 11 PM AM - 66PM 12 PMSunday Sunday
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for Kiwanis. He is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College, The Kentucky Bank Management Institute, Stonier Graduate School of Banking and Leadership Owensboro. Kevin and his two sons, John and Jack, are proud to call Owensboro home.
Fastek Services, LLC 1330 Carter Road (270) 240-2840 fastekllc.com
Panda Express 3000 Heartland Crossing Boulevard (270) 984-8336 pandaexpress.com
Captured Moments Photography of Kentucky 801 Old Hartford Road (270) 685-5164 capturedmoments-ky.com Girls Incorporated of Owensboro-Daviess Co. 2130 East 19th Street #G (270) 684-7833 girlsinc owensboro.org
Gramps Coffee and Donuts 333 Frederica Street (270) 240-4412 grampscoffeeanddonuts.com
Join the Chamber for a Legislative Update on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 a.m. at the Commerce Center. This opportunity is exclusive to Chamber Members, Leadership Owensboro Class Members and Alumni and Chamber Young Professionals.
Accepting New Patients - www.OwensboroMedical.com Treatment for wounds including:
Kishor Vora Brandy Abell MD, FACC, APRN FSCAI, CCDS
“Faster Outcomes, Less Expensive” M E
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• Diabetic Foot Ulcers • Leg Ulcers caused by vein or artery problems • Ulcers caused by auto-immune diseases & medication reactions • Pressure injuries • Open surgical wounds • Burns • Acute wounds that are not expected to heal due to underlying conditions.
New non-invasive non-surgical treatments-
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• miraDry (For excessive sweating) • Emsella (For bladder leak) • Hormone Optimization for Men & Women
• Botox • Fillers • Vampire PRP • Other Aesthetic Procedures
Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for our monthly specials. Cardiac • Coronary / Cardiac cath & Intervention • Atherectomy, Angioplasty and stents • Structural Cardiovascular Disease • Cardiac Rhythm Management • Implantable Loop Recorder • Pacemaker and ICD • ECP for angina
Kishor Vora MD, FACC, FSCAI, CCDS
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Vascular • Peripheral angiogram, Atherectomy, Angioplasty and Stent • Varicose vein treatments including LASER/RF ablation, Venaseal, Varithena • Acute and Chronic DVT Thrombolytic Therapy, Angioplasty and Stent • Coil Embolization for pelvic pain • Sclerotherapy • Limb Salvage
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Diagnostics • PET/CT/Nuclear • Echocardiogram • General Ultrasound • Vascular Ultrasound including penile and testicular • Holter and Event monitors, Telemetry • Exercise Stress Test (Treadmill) • Tilt table test • Endothelial Function Test • PFT
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WE ARE M E
Kevin Gibson is Vice President/Commercial Lending at South Central Bank. He has been a Chamber Ambassador since 2010 and earned the Ambassador
of the Year award in 2013 and 2016. Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Opportunity Center of Owensboro. He is past Chairman of the Board of Hospice of Western Kentucky and previously served on the Board of Directors
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
P L AT I N U M
• Open 7 days a week! Extended Hours! • Minor injuries and illnesses • On-site X-ray, Ultrasound, CT & Full Lab
Heather Clouse PA-C.
Owensboro Primary Care
Aseedu Kalik, MD
Chad Sanders DNP, APRN
Mahesh Moolani, MD
Chace Franks APRN
Specializing in Internal and Family Medicine
George Woodard MD
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Myopathy, Paresthesia • Cervicalgia, Dystonia • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson’s Disease • Gait Disorders • Peripheral Neuropathy • Headaches, Migraines
• Radiculopathy • Memory Impairment • Seizures, Spasticity • Electrodiagnostic Studies (EMG/NCS) • Botox Injections • Trigger Point Injections • Occipital Nerve Block
All Conveniently located at Owensboro Medical Practice 1200 Breckenridge St. - Corner of East Parrish Ave. - Owensboro
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g n i t t u C n Ribbo FEBRUARY
ACE Hardware Marketplace 2419 West Parrish Avenue | acehardwaremarketplace.com | (270) 843-3252
“Member appreciation is a very special time here at the Chamber because it gives us an opportunity to tell our Members how much their investment means to our community. Each Chamber Member will receive a special note from President and CEO, Candance Brake and myself, our Annual Chamber Magazine, our Membership Benefits flyer, information about insurances offered through the Chamber and, most importantly, their 2022 Member decal!” — Shelly Nichols, Vice President
You value the well-being of your employees. We can help with that. • Pre-Employment Physicals • Drug and Alcohol Screenings • Pulmonary Function Testing • DOT (CDL) Physicals • On-Site Services A. Gayle Rhodes, MD Occupational Medicine
Cletus K. Oppong, MD, MPH Occupational Medicine
OwensboroHealth.org/AtWork | 270-688-6198
• Work-Related Injuries