Vol 17/Issue 11
greater owensboro chamber of commerce
CHAMBER MATTERS 2019 NOV.
Election Day is TOMORROW! Tuesday, November 5 Encourage your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors to GO VOTE! Visit daviessky.org/daviess-county-clerks-office/ for a sample ballot or to find your polling place.
YP Unite Summit November 14-15
Red, White & Blue, Presented by Big Rivers Electric Corporation, took place last Tuesday on the Daviess County Courthouse Lawn. Hundreds gathered to hear from candidates running for state offices. Each candidate was allowed time to introduce themselves to the community and discuss their platform. Special thanks to the Fraternal Order of Police for providing free food for attendees!
This Chamber program was designed to elevate the well-known “Small Business Saturday” and create an all-day shopping event centered around the city’s local retail businesses. Join us for the Shop Owensboro kick-off on Saturday, November 30 at the Independence Square location at 2425 Frederica Street or at the Independence Bank 54 location at 9:00 a.m. FREE Official Shop Owensboro bags will be available to the first 500 shoppers.
The Teachers in the Workplace program kicked off the 2019-2020 school year hosting the first session on October 22. The agenda included an introduction to the program and overview of the Chamber followed by tours of Owensboro Community and Technical College and specific program opportunities they offer for students. The educators enjoyed visiting both OCTC’s downtown and main campuses. They got to experience the WorkReady Innovations Lab, Vert Tech Teaching Hospital, Advance Technology Center and Surgical Technology Lab. In addition, OCTC provided overviews of Tech X, Computer and Information
Greater Owensboro Chamber Young Professionals (CYP) are hosting the regional YP Unite Summit, presented by Owensboro Health, on November 14-15. The YP Unite Summit is a leadership conference focused on developing young professionals and young professional organizations. The Summit will kick off on November 14 with a special toast hosted by the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art to celebrate CYP’s growing contribution to the community, continuing with an official Welcome Reception at O.Z. Tyler Distillery. Over the course of the following day, young professionals will benefit from inspiring speakers and thought-proving breakout sessions, along with the opportunity to connect with YP’s across the Commonwealth and surrounding region. The event will take place at Owensboro’s Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in the heart of downtown. Tickets are available for individual days or the full event. Visit ypunitesummit.org/registration/ to register! This event is open to all young professionals between the ages of 21-40 across the region.
Technologies and both the automotive and construction FastTrack programs. The day also included a spotlight on the GOFAME program with representatives from Kimberly Clark Corp. and Metalsa. Par ticipants for the 2019-2020 school year include Burns Middle School, iMiddle, Owensboro Middle School, St. Mar y of the Woods, Apollo High School, Daviess County High School, Emerson Academy, Heritage Park High School, Owensboro High School, Owensboro Innovation Academy, Trinity High School, Brescia College and Owensboro Community & Technical College.
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Election Day - GO VOTE!
CYP Lunch Meeting, sponsored by Hill View Farms Meats Commerce Center 11:30 a.m.
Rooster Booster, sponsored by Kentucky Legend Owensboro Convention Center 7:30 a.m.
New Member Breakfast Commerce Center 8:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting - Naturaleigh 2410 New Hartford Road 12:15 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting American Red Cross 1700 Frederica Street 12:15 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting – Gene’s Health Food 1738 Moseley Street 12:15 p.m.
CANDANCE CASTLEN BRAKE PRESIDENT & CEO firstname.lastname@example.org JACLYN GRAVES MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING MANAGER email@example.com SUSAN HIGH BUSINESS MANAGER firstname.lastname@example.org JESSICA KIRK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP OWENSBORO TALENT PROGRAMS MANAGER email@example.com
Leadership Owensboro Investors Luncheon Commerce Center 12:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting/First Pour CYO Brewing 119 East Second Street 3:00 p.m. YP Unite Summit, presented by Owensboro Health 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting – The Center 1100 Walnut Street 12:15 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting – New Beginnings 1716 Scherm Road 4:00 p.m.
2020 Business of the Year Awards Nominations Due
YP Unite Summit, presented by Owensboro Health Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
HANNAH THURMAN EVENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR firstname.lastname@example.org
Ribbon Cutting – Owensboro Dream Realty 2120 Frederica Street 12:15 p.m.
LYDIE BOONE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (PART-TIME) email@example.com
Unveiling Ceremony – Kentucky Legend Pier 501 West Second Street 4:00 p.m.
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
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Legend donates large-scale artwork to Simon Burch to Kentucky Owensboro with world-class artist Aaron Kizer speak at November K Rooster Booster entucky Legend — the maker of America’s #1 retail boneless ham and sliced turkey — has commissioned world-class painter and Owensboro native Aaron Kizer to give the Kentucky Legend Pier a major facelift. Kizer, who’s previously created large-scale paintings for the University of Kentucky, Jim Beam, Nike and N.A.S.A., will spend six to ten days, depending on the weather, creating an original artwork using the pier’s surface as a canvas. Kizer’s artwork will cover approximately 2,050 square feet and replace the Kentucky Legend logo that was once displayed there. “This has been a very exciting project and we are grateful for the opportunity to do something outside of the ordinary for Kentucky Legend,” says Brooklyn Maple, Brand Director for Kentucky Legend. “The partnership we have built
Simon Burch has extensive Diageo where he led Smirnof f experience in the spirits industry Vodka brand, the world’s largest having worked with some of the spirits brand. world’s most recognized Prior to his career in brands. He is proud to be the spirits industry, Simon the CEO at Terressentia a spent 15 years with CadSpirits Distilling, Bottling bury Schweppes in a variand Technology comety of global sales and pany innovating the alcomarketing roles in Canahol beverages industr y. da, South African and the He was previously Chief UK. Marketing Of ficer for Born in Cheshire, UnitSimon Burch Belvedere Vodka where ed Kingdom, Mr. Burch he oversaw the complete earned a B.S. in biochemrepositioning of the brand and istry and molecular biology from launched the Belvedere E-Com- Durham University in England and merce platform. has an M.B.A. from Harvard BusiBefore that, Burch was Senior ness School, graduating with high Vice President of marketing at distinction as a Baker Scholar.
with the Owensboro Convention Center has been unbelievable and we are thrilled to continue to bring exciting projects to the city with their help.” Located just outside the Owensboro Convention Center, the Kentucky Legend Pier overlooks the scenic Ohio River and is a popular venue for weddings, receptions, live music performances and other events, including Fridays After 5. The Owensboro Chamber of Commerce will host an unveiling ceremony for the redesigned Kentucky Legend Pier at 4pm on Friday, November 22, 2019. This event is open to the public. In addition, Kentucky Legend has committed to being a major sponsor of the Owensboro Convention Center throughout 2020, making it the sixth year in a row since the partnership began in 2015.
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Jared Daugherty is a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School and Brescia University. He has been married to his wife, Destiny, for 13 years and they have 2 children, Rylan (9) and Piper (5). Jared and his family attend Immaculate Church where he is a Eucharistic Minister. He has served on the United Way Community Investment Committee for three years and has been on the Boys and Girls Golf Committee for the past three years as well. Jared has been with BB&T for 7 years and has served as Market Leader over the Audubon Branch for the past four years. His favorite pastimes include being with his family (preferably on a beach), playing golf, and visiting with friends. He is a huge fan of UK Athletics (especially basketball) and the Green Bay Packers!
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 2020 Business of the Year Awards at the Annual Celebration on Friday, January 24, 2020 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/business-of-the-year/ Award nominations must be delivered to the Chamber (200 East Third Street) by noon on Wednesday, November 13.
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