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Vol 19/Issue 11

greater owensboro chamber of commerce

CHAMBER MATTERS 2021 NOV.

Rooster Booster to feature former Louisville Metro Council President and Owensboro Native David Tandy

The Chamber will host its Rooster Booster breakfast in-person this Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center (501 West Second Street). The program is sponsored by Specialty Foods Group, makers of Kentucky Legend and will feature David Tandy, Partner at Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP, Owensboro Public Schools Foundation Board Member and recipient of Louisville Business First 40 Under 40. Reserve your spot now at www.chamber.owensboro.com or by calling the

Chamber office at (270) 926-1860. COST IN ADVANCE: $12 for Chamber Members and $20 for non-members. COST AT THE DOOR: $15 for Chamber Members and $20 for non-members. Following Rooster Booster, the Chamber will host its eighth drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic with Green River District Health Department at First Christian Church (700 J R Miller Blvd) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, see page 4.

Tandy to speak at November Rooster Booster David W. Tandy is a member of the Economic Development practice group, with an emphasis on public policy and community engagement. Prior to joining DBG, David served the people of Louisville, Kentucky as President of its Metro Council and helped create an economic environment that led to multi-billion-dollar growth in the city during his tenure as a Metro Councilman. Today, David utilizes his unique knowledge of the intersection between government and business to help corporations, public/private developers, non-profits, municipalities, and quasi-governmental entities identify and maximize opportunities that help them thrive and strengthen their position for future growth. During his decade plus career in local government David, as chairman of the Louisville Metro Council’s Labor and Economic Development Committee, crafted and guided various ordinances through the legislative process and worked with business and other civic leaders to create jobs and trans-

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form communities. An example of the intentional and innovative thinking David brought to the Metro Council and provides for his clients still today can be seen in the development and construction of the KFC Yum! Center. During the early planning stages of this project, which transformed the Louisville skyline, David successfully authored and spearheaded the enactment of public policy that gave local businesses the opportunity to grow and individuals from every part of the community the ability to be employed and prosper. This policy of affording minority and women owned businesses and

members of the workforce the opportunity to participate in major economic development projects was later formalized and adopted by the Louisville Metro Council in the Fair Labor Standards Ordinance of 2009 and continues to spur economic growth. David continues to be civically engaged in Louisville, across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and nationally. He is the Vice Chairman and General Counsel for the Kentucky Science Center and the Chairman of the Legal Committee for the Boy Scouts of America’s Lincoln Heritage Council. In addition, he is a board member of the James Graham Brown Regional Cancer Center Corporation, the Marilyn & William Young Charitable Foundation (Owensboro, KY), Owensboro (KY) Public Schools Foundation and the Henry Clay Center, housed in the University of Kentucky James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. Nationally, David is a member of the Aspen Institute – Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT SPECIALTY FOODS GROUP?

Located right on the Ohio River just a mile-anda-half west of downtown Owensboro, Specialty Foods Group (SFG) is the food producer behind several beloved brands that you’ve definitely seen on grocery store shelves or possibly have in your refrigerator right now. For example, SFG is the maker of Kentucky Legend hams and turkeys, Field bacon, Fischer’s hot dogs, and all the other quality meats seen under these brands. DID YOU KNOW . . . • With more than 750 employees, SFG is the fourthlargest employer in Owensboro. • SFG has roots going back to 1914, when Charles Field started delivering the Field brand of meats by horse and buggy in Owensboro. • Over the years, Field Meats was acquired by SFG, whose full brand portfolio now also includes Kentucky Legend, Fischer’s, Scott Pete, Mickelberry’s, and Kentuckian Gold. • SFG’s Scott Pete sausages are known as the “flavor of Chicago” and have a history going back to 1926. • SFG’s Kentucky Legend double-smoked hams and turkeys are the #1 sellers in their category, available in every state but Alaska and Hawaii, and have over 100,000 fans on Facebook. • Kentucky Legend has been used by top TV chefs on the Food Network, Lifetime, Fox & Friends, and the Southern Living Show. • Kentucky Legend recently released a new line of Artisan Crafted Lunch Meats as well as Kentucky Legend Bacon—have you tried them yet? • You can find hundreds of recipes for SFG’s products by visiting their brand websites (e.g. KentuckyLegend.com). In addition to making bestselling products, SFG is very active in supporting community development in and around Owensboro. In 2021 alone, they have volunteered their time and contributed money or food products to the following organizations: Puzzle Pieces Inc., Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department, CASA of Ohio Valley, GRADD’s Feed Seniors Now Program, St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Bowling Green Babe Ruth League, just to name a few.

Seeking Business of the Year Award nominations for 2022

The Chamber Business of the Year Awards provide Members with the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of local businesses and the contributions they make to the Greater Owensboro area. The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce will present the 2022 Business of the Year Awards at the Annual Celebration on Friday, January

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21, 2022, at The RiverPark Center. Nomination Applications for the Business of the Year Awards can be downloaded from the Chamber website: chamber.owensboro.com/ chambermaster-events/businessof-the-year/ Award nominations must be delivered to the Chamber (200 East Third Street) by noon on Friday, November 12.


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Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

CHAMBER MATTERS

November Calendar 10 CYP Lunch Meeting 11:30 a.m. Commerce Center

3 Civic Engagement Institute 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

4 Rooster Booster, sponsored by Specialty Foods Group, makers of Kentucky Legend 7:30 a.m. Owensboro Convention Center

17 Chamber Ambassador Meeting 12:00 p.m. Commerce Center

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. First Christian Church

27 Shop Owensboro, Powered by Independence Bank kick-off 9:00 a.m. Owensboro Convention Center November 27 – December 4 Shop Owensboro Shopping Week!

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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 • chamber.owensboro.com

Metalsa Structural Products Michael J Gross, LLC Old Hickory Bar-B-Q, Inc. Ole South Barbeque OMICO, Inc. Owensboro Area World Affairs Council Owensboro Lions Club Owensboro NAACP Branch 3107 Owensboro-SHRM R.W. Baird Red Door Boutique Regional Water Resource Agency Riverfront Appraisals Sam’s Club Schrecker Supply Co., Inc. SERVPRO of Daviess County State Farm Insurance, Seth Lawson Swan Cleaners & Shirt Laundry The Earle Tom Blue Furniture Tri State Fire & Safety, Inc. VDEX Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialists Wonder Boy Media Worth Insurance Group

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Alpha Laser & Imaging, LLC Audubon Federal Credit Union B & B Technologies Beltline Electric Co., Inc. Bill’s Restaurant Byron & Barclay Candace Crossan State Farm Century Property Management Dermatology Center of Owensboro, PLLC Diggers, Inc. Dynamic Directions Fairview IT Management Federal Fire and Security Fetta Specialty Pizza & Spirits Foreman Watson Land Title, LLC Green River District Health Department Hollison, LLC House-Hoffman Insurance Services, Inc. Industrial Mold and Machine Co, Inc. J.M.J. Construction Kamuf, Pace & Kamuf Kentucky Dream Homes LLC Mantled Home / Branch & Field Marcus W. Bosley & Associates, Inc. Mayfield Hodges Automotive Services

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CHAMBER MATTERS

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Chamber’s Shop Owensboro, Powered by Independence Bank, coming this month!

Kamuf Brothers Farms 5410 Old Lyddane Bridge Road (270) 929-1645

The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Shop Owensboro, Powered by Independence Bank, will be taking place this month! Shop Owensboro was created to elevate the well-known Shop Small Saturday concept, a nationally recognized shopping day occurring each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. We look forward to celebrating our small business community with a full week of shopping local! We will kick of f Shop Owensboro, Powered by Independence Bank, on Saturday, November 27 with a drive-th-

Panda Express 3000 Heartland Crossing Boulevard (270) 984-8336 pandaexpress.com The Skin Therapist 624 Emory Drive (270) 929-1956 TheSkinTherapistKY.Com

ru bag pick-up at the Owensboro Convention Center. 500 bags will be distributed and each will include promotional inserts from participating business, a shopping map and a BINGO card. Some lucky shoppers will also find a gift card prize in their bag to one of the par ticipating businesses! Chamber Members can register their business to participate by filling out the survey on our website or by calling our Chamber office at (270) 926-1860! We look for ward to celebrating our small business community with a full week of shopping local!

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Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

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Chamber to host eighth drive-thru vaccine clinic at First Christian Church Following Rooster Booster this Thursday, November 4, the Chamber will host its eighth Drive-Thr u C O V I D - 1 9 Va c c i n e C l i n i c a t F i r s t Christian Chur ch (700 J R Miller Boulevard) with the Green River District Health Depar tment from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You’ll leave with your of ficial CDC vaccination card and some free merch from our sponsors – the Green River District Health Depar tment and Specialty Foods Group, makers of Kentucky Legend! What you should know: • Va c c i n e s a r e c o m p l e t e l y f r e e for ever yone, r egar dless of insurance. • No appointment is required. • Bring a photo ID. • Option of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the twodose Moder na vaccine, or the two-

dose Pfizer vaccine (individuals will be contacted by the Health Depar tment to schedule their second dose following 28 days). The clinic will take place in the parking lot at First Christian Church, which can be entered via J R Miller Boulevard or via Daviess S t r e e t . Yo u w i l l r e c e i v e r e g i s t r a tion paper work then r eceive your vaccine, all while remaining in y o u r c a r. O n c e y o u ’ v e r e c e i v e d your shot, you will be directed to a parking spot to wait for the designated 15 minutes to be monitored by a nurse. Then you’re good to go! Any medical questions should be directed to the Green River District Health Depar tment at (270) 686-7744. For directions or other questions, please contact the Chamber at (270) 929-1860.

Ambassador of the Month

Helen Bennett

Helen Bennett is Coordinator for the Owensboro Community and Technical College Title III, Experiential Learning Center. Helen has worked in higher education for 9 years as a Sr. Lecturer and Director of Career Services at Brescia University. Helen earned an M.S. degree in Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a B.S. degree in Political Science from Murray State University. Helen is passionate about helping the many students who feel stuck because they are not aware of their full potential and what exists in terms of career possibilities. Helen has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) providers as an International Business Manager in both Development and Operations. Helen is married to Deacon Ken and together they have 3 children (all have attended OCTC), 9 grandchildren, and a lab puppy, Kaspar. Helen’s favorite adventure is the occasional getaway to Nashville to have lunch with her husband at the “treehouse” restaurant.

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