Greater Owensboro Chamber Magazine 2023

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Greater Owensboro 2023

A publication of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer and Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

OCTC is one of four higher education institutions in a friendly, award-winning city, located on the Ohio River, home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. With 4,000+ enrollment, and more than 30 program options, we are conveniently located, 2 hours from Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY.

Thanks to our faculty and staff for earning this honor in the following categories: • Job Satisfaction & Support • Mission & Pride • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness • Confidence in Senior Leadership • Faculty & Staff Well-being • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging OCTC is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution. OWENSBORO.KCTCS.EDU #octcproud s to our and staff for this honor in the
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Welcome

There is something new happening every day. And there truly is something unique and special here for everyone.

We hope you enjoy your stay and would love for you to consider calling Owensboro your home.

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Sincerely, Candance Castlen Brake • Chamber President and CEO Sarah Murphy Ford • 2023 Chamber Board Chair
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to Greater Owensboro — one of the best small cities in the United States ... … and the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World.

The Greater Owensboro Magazine is a publication of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce with advertising and editorial content produced by the Messenger-Inquirer.

ADVERTISING

Angela Mayes, Advertising Director

Nick Durcholz

Shelby Mays

Brad McCrady

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EDITORIAL

Sydney O’Hearn, Special Publications Editor

Freddie Bourne

Karah Wilson

DESIGN

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Greater Owensboro U.S.A. is published annually by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 825 Owensboro, KY 42302

This edition was produced by the Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro’s daily newspaper. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without permission from the Messenger-Inquirer.

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Candance Castlen Brake President & CEO

Shelly Nichols Vice President

Ashtin Warren

Director, Talent Programs

Susan High Business Manager

Kenzie Tomes

Communications and Events Coordinator

Lydie Boone Executive Assistant 270-926-1860 • chamber.owensboro.com

on the cover

PHOTO BY ADAM PARIS

The fountains at Smothers Park in the scenic downtown Owensboro are just one of the many perks of the park. See page 88 for more.

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6 Chamber happenings 8 Come, play, stay in Owensboro 10 Tourism 13 Culture 27 BBQ 30 Local landmark 33 Chamber Young Professionals 35 Agritourism 50 Chamber Businesses of the Year 67 Health 76 Education 86 Recreation 98 Economy 100 Index
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The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce concerns itself with more than just business — its leaders believe that robust civic education and engagement make Owensboro stronger as a community, a destination and our home.

Initiatives are born or fostered at the Chamber of Commerce, and we provide leadership, education and advocy along with our member services, with one goal in mind: To foster growth and prosperity for our region.

OWENSBORO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Chamber After Hours Annual Shop Owensboro on Small Business Saturday Celebrating Small Business Chamber Advocacy in D.C. 200 E. 3rd St. • chamber.owensboro.com Chamber’s Iconic Rooster Booster Chamber Golf Classic Leadership Owensboro Chamber Young Professionals Red, White & Blue
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COME PLAY STAY IN OWENSBORO

AS THE FOURTH-LARGEST CITY IN KENTUCKY, Owensboro offers an abundance of attractions, events and history that will have visitors looking to make plans to explore the area and stick around.

Weekly summer event Friday After 5 offers family-friendly outdoor entertainment, while the new DownTown Live offers more adult-focused delights. Nearly every week offers a variety of food-focused festivals, fairs, conventions nd shows. The continuation of the highly-anticipated ROMP Festival cements Owensboro as the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World.

Spend some time exploring the quaint and friendly downtwon area overlooking the scenic Ohio River, where live music can often be found during the warmer months. Home to the RiverPark Center — the first performing arts

center established in western Kentucky — as well as the Museum of Science and History and the internationally renowned Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, downtown Owensboro has continued to grow and draw visitors from near and far.

Sitting at the edge of Smothers Park is the Owensboro Convention Center, the can’t-miss 102,000-square-foot facility coupled with a 9,000-square-foot outdoor pier, which hosted 16 conventions and attracted more than 8,000 attendees in 2022.

The Owensboro Sportscenter, just minutes from downtown, hosted more than 3,000 fans for each of its live shows in 2022 — including REO Speedwagon and country stars Clay Walker and Tracy Lawrence.

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Artist Gary Bielefeld celebrated the completion of what he refers to as his “Sistine Chapel” in October 2022. THE KENTUCKY MIRROR MOSAIC on Second Street welcomes drivers as they cross the Blue Bridge into Owensboro. Bielefeld created the first version of the incredible artwork in 1981.

STAY OWENSBORO

Looking for something showcasing local talent? Seek out the Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, which operates from two historic theaters — Trinity Centre and the TWO Empress Theatre.

After exploring all there is to see and hear in Owensboro, visitors will want to explore the city’s wide and ever-growing selection of restaurants and eateries. Find excellent regional staples from spots like Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn or Old Hickory Bar-B-Que, or seek out international fare, either Mexican food at Don Mario’s, a taste of Greece at The Famous Bistro or some fresh flavors at the newlyopened Sassafras.

And when it’s time to rest up for another day in the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World, visitors are warmly

TAKE A LOOK AROUND

Owensboro has a variety of thouroughfares to wander and areas that host fairs and festivals throughout the year. The Dogwood-Azaela neighborhood offers a dreamlike space for a stroll, while Frederica Street and Hwy 54 offer abundant shopping and restaurant options.

welcomed into 12 hotels with more than 1,500 rooms. There is also a variety of Airbnbs to choose from, including one above the Creme Coffee House so visitors can live like a local.

Whether planning activities in advance or on the go, visitors can make use of resources to stay up-to-date on what to expect each and every day with a constantly-updated calendar from Visit Owensboro, the Messenger-Inquirer’s annual Uniquely Owensboro and the the newly-established What Are You Do? Inc.

When it’s time to go, make sure to wave goodbye to the newly-renovated Kentucky mirror mosaic — a landmark to locals for decades, it’ll be there to welcome you back when you come to play and stay in Owensboro again.

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OWENSBORO-DAVIESS COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT

2200 Airport Rd. • 270-685-4179 • www.flyowb.com

ALLEGIANT AIR 2200 Airport Rd. • 702-505-8888 • allegiantair.com

CAPE AIR 2200 Airport Rd. • 314-616-9730 • capeair.com

BEST WESTERN PLUS 1018 Goetz Dr. • 270-689-0939

COMFORT SUITES OWENSBORO 230 Salem Dr. • 270-926-7675 • choicehotels.com

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT OWENSBORO 3120 Highland Pointe Dr. • 270-685-4140 • marriott.com

DAYS INN 3720 New Hartford Rd. • 270-684-9621 • daysinn.com

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT OWENSBORO 800 Salem Dr. • 270-688-8887 • marriott.com

HAMPTON INN & SUITES DOWNTOWN/WATERFRONT 401 W. Second St. • 270-685-2005 • hilton.com

HAMPTON INN OWENSBORO SOUTH 615 Salem Dr. • 270-926-2006 • hilton.com

HOLIDAY INN — OWENSBORO RIVERFRONT 701 W. First St. • 270-683-1111 • holidayinn.com

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SUPER 8 1027 Goetz Dr. • 270-685-3388

TOWNEPLACE SUITES 3365 Hayden Rd. • 270-594-1002 • marriott.com

WINGFIELD INN & SUITES 3220 W. Parrish Ave. • 270-685-2433 • wingfieldinnandsuites.com

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TROLLEY

STOPS

The trolley takes about 20 minutes per roundtrip and stops at these locations:

Owensboro Convention Center

Holiday Inn - Owensboro Riverfront

Third and Walnut

Third and Locust

Third and Frederica

Third and St. Ann

Third and Daviess

Second and Crittenden

Second and Daviess

Second and Allen

Second and St. Ann

Second and St. Elizabeth

Hampton Inn & Suites - Downtown Owensboro/Waterfront

* Friday service extends route to Kentucky Wesleyan College

HOURS

Monday-Thursday

11AM - 3PM 4PM - 8PM

Friday-Saturday

11AM - 3PM 4PM - 10PM

Note: Trolley breaks from 7:20PM-8:00PM

Tuesday-Thursday

11AM - 2PM

Friday-Saturday 11AM - 6PM

OWENSBORO-DAVIESS COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT is a 880-acre facility with two runways and a modern terminal.

The airport is home to two airlines. Allegiant Airlines offers weekly flights to Orlando, FL, while Cape Air flies several times a week from Owensboro to St. Louis, MO, and Nashville, TN.

Airport amenities include parking for just $7 a day, free parking for passenger drop off and pickup, access to rental car and taxi services, phone charging stations and easy access to the two secure passenger areas.

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Find the live map using this QR code or go online to transit.owensboro.org/ trolley/downtown MAP
OWENSBORO-DAVIESS COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT Address: 2200 Airport Road • Phone: 270-685-4179 • Website: www.flyowb.com tourism AprilOctober Nov.March
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GREATER OWENSBORO | 13 culture Address: 501 W. Second St. • Phone: 270-687-8800 • Website: www.owensborocenter.com
OWENSBORO CONVENTION CENTER SERVICES • food and beverages • audio/visual • internet access • trade show decorations • electrical
THE OWENSBORO CONVENTION CENTER is western Kentucky’s premier meeting space. A full-service facility overlooking the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro, the multi-purpose center includes an indoor sports arena. The facility boasts just under 102,000-square-feet of available space, including a 44,000-plus-square-foot exhibition hall, the 8,900+ square-foot Kentucky Legend® Pier stretching over the scenic Ohio River and an additional ballroom and meeting space.

RIVERPARK CENTER

THE RIVERPARK CENTER has entertained and educated visitors since its opening in 1992. Not only is the building considered a landmark on the Owensboro riverfront, it boasts a 1,479 seat auditorium (Cannon Hall), the 300 seat multipurpose Jody Berry Cabaret Theatre, an outdoor entertainment patio (The BB&T Plaza), events spaces, meeting rooms and a bricked center courtyard (Atmos Courtyard).

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culture Address: 101 Daviess St. • Phone: 270-687-2787 • Website: Riverparkcenter.org

BLUEGRASS MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM

THE BLUEGRASS MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM opened its doors in 2018 and has been hosting live music events, taped television shows and music lessons ever since. Interact with the history of bluegrass music and the people and instruments who make it. Tour limited-time exhibits, permanent features and all the Hall of Fame offers. Special pricing and event packages are available for tours or groups.

OWENSBORO MUSEUM OF FINE ART

THE OWENSBORO MUSEUM OF FINE ART is Kentucky’s second largest fine art museum. The facility features three wings, two of which are on the National Register of Historic Sites, and Ryan Sculpture Park, which complements the facility and features monumental bronzes by major American artists. A permanent collection, showcased in 14 galleries, contains more than 4,000 objects of world art dating from the 15th century to the present. Exhibitions change every three months, and more than 1,000 pieces of artwork have been featured since the museum opened in 1977.

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Address: 311 W. Second St.
Phone: 270-926-7891
Website: www.bluegrasshall.org Address: 101 Daviess St.
Phone: 270-687-2787
Website: https://omfa.us/

WEATHERBERRY

In late 2020, The Garden purchased WeatherBerry, a historic home built in 1840, and the adjoining 4 acres. Now, WeatherBerry is home to The Garden’s Welcome Center and includes a small gift shop.

WESTERN KENTUCKY BOTANICAL GARDEN

THE WESTERN KENTUCKY BOTANICAL GARDEN has 13 themed gardens, including the Moonlite Children’s Garden sponsored by the Bosley family. The Bill and Marilyn Young Educational Classroom provides a space for educational opportunities. The Playhouse In The Garden, in honor of Morton Holbrook, brings great fun for children at The Garden. Not only does The Garden provide essential quality-of-life benefits to our community, it serves as an important tourism driver for the economy.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY

THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY is centrally located in downtown Owensboro, allowing visitors of all ages to have both an educational and entertaining experience through hands-on exploration and interaction with five exhibits — the Owensboro Rotary PlayZeum, SpeedZeum, ENCOUNTER Hands-On, the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center and The Coal Mine Gallery.

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culture Address: 122 E 2nd St • Phone: 270-687-2732 • Website:
Address: 2731 West 2nd St. • Phone: 270-993-1234 • Website:
https://www.owensboromuseum.org/
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2004

Debuting as “River of Music Party,” the first ROMP Fest was staged June 24-26, 2004. Bluegrass musicians Sam Bush, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and Ricky Skaggs, among others, performed at English Park, spearheaded by then-museum director Gabrielle Gray, drawing 5-6,000 fans.

2006

The event moved to Yellow Creek Park to draw attendees to camp and extend their stay for the duration of the festival. This venue change proved positive — the Bluegrass Museum and Daviess County Parks & Recreation were awarded the 2006 Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities Award for the event by the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society.

ROMP

The annual ROMP FEST offers a great deal of entertainment — from some of the nation’s biggest names in bluegrass to the bevy of vendors, the annual music festival held at Yellow Creek Park offers attendees a weekend of immersive fun.

An acronym for River of Music Party, this four-day festival put on by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum features concerts, jam sessions, workshops, food trucks, vendors and camping at Yellow Creek Park. Past headliners include Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, John Prine, The Punch Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Old Crow Medicine Show.

2012

The festival saw a peak attendance of more than 20,000 people when Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill and the Grammy-winning group Old Crow Medicine Show performed in 2012. The latter event was awarded the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Bluegrass Event of the Year.”

2018

ROMP breaks record with more than 27,000 fans from 38 states and six countries in attendance for a lineup including multiGrammy winning bluegrass-country musicians Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.

2021

DON’T MISS THE AFTER PARTY

At midnight, when the headliner exits the main stage in Yellow Creek Park, fans move across Yellow Creek to the James Lambert Pioneer Village for the After Party until around 2 a.m. (and sometimes longer!) Bands featured at the After Party are not high profile bands, but are selected for “the vibe they bring.”

After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival returns to Yellow Creek Park — in September rather than June — with Grammywinner Bruce Hornsby and his band, The Noisemakers, rounding out the lineup.

2022

ROMP made its full return in June with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Dan Tyminski Band and Rhiannon Giddens keeping over 18,500 people entertained. The festival added artist-led workshops, focused on specific instruments, allowing artists and fans to connect and engage on a personal level.

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Address: 5710 KY-144 (Yellow Creek Park) • Website: rompfest.com
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APPLE FESTIVAL

THE APPLE FESTIVAL is a unique festival in October that celebrates the fall season and everything apple! Sample all kinds of tasty treats from food vendors, go shopping among the many arts and crafts vendors and let the kids enjoy the petting zoo or get a thrill on the many carnival rides.

AIR SHOW

An estimated 13,000 people turned out for the first OWENSBORO AIR SHOW, and the event has since drawn crowds of 30-50,000 annually. Created as a way to celebrate the reopening of Smothers Park, this event has continued to bring the community to the beautiful downtown Owensboro riverfront to watch such performers as the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds.

CHRISTMAS AT PANTHER CREEK PARK

Every year, PANTHER CREEK PARK lights up with an outdoor driving path using 400,000-plus lights throughout the park. There’s a $5 per carload charge, and wagon rides are available. Fiscal Court splits the money received with five nonprofit agencies that collect admission fees each night, starting the day after Thanksgiving through Jan. 2.

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BBQ FEST

Every second weekend in May, Owensboro’s riverfront draws thousands for its famed celebration of barbecue. Most years see up to 35,000 people from several states crowding into downtown for the annual festival, where tons of chicken, mutton and pork are cooked over hickory logs and the aroma drifts throughout downtown. In addition to the local barbecue, out-of-town food vendors offer everything from Greek, to Italian, to Mexican to emu, to fast food — and anything that can be deep-fried likely will be.

DOWNTOWN LIVE

Held at the RiverPark Center, this summer series of entertainment spans 12 Fridays with an exciting array of themes each week, including Pride Night, Beer Snobs and Friends of Farmers. Catering to the 21-plus crowd, the events feature multiple bars, live music and local business vendors throughout the RiverPark Center’s indoor and outdoor facilities.

FOURTH OF JULY

What’s now the ALL-AMERICAN FOURTH OF JULY in Owensboro began more than 40 years ago as part of Summer Festival.

The City of Owensboro celebrates Independence Day in style with its annual All-American Fourth of July event. The event combines the celebration on the riverfront with additional coordinated fireworks locations throughout the city.

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culture Address: 101 Daviess St. (RiverPark Center) • Phone: 270-687-2787 • Website: Riverparkcenter.org
Website: https://owensboro.org/page/all-american-4th
Address: Downtown Owensboro • Website: https://bbqfest.com/

PORCHFEST

The front porches of the stately homes along Griffith Avenue come alive with the sound of music one Saturday each June. This annual music festival brings dozens of acts to the porches between Frederica Street and Robin Road, starting at 3 p.m. Final acts begin at 9 p.m., and food trucks are available throughout.

Address: Griffith Avenue • Website: https://porchfestobky.com/

FRIDAY AFTER 5

FRIDAY AFTER 5 is the award-winning, summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the eight-block, stunning downtown Owensboro riverfront. The event includes live bands, family events, food trucks and more. There are five venues of entertainment, plus a fun, family-friendly street fair.

Address: Downtown Owensboro • Website: https://fridayafter5.com/

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DAVIESS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Established as a Carnegie Free Public Library at the corner of Frederica and Ninth streets in 1912, the Daviess County Public Library moved into its current home in 2007, offering more than 197,000 books, 46,000 eBooks and public access to more than 30 online databases — while providing all residents the opportunity to pursue lifelong learning and develop their recreational reading interests; and to find, evaluate and use information in a variety of formats in order to get answers to their questions. Our local library allows residents and visitors to better understand their personal and community heritage through books, films, music, family history, local history and Kentucky history.

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culture Address: 2020 Frederica St. • Phone: 270-684-0211 • Website: www.dcplibrary.org WWW .SUNWINDOWS.COM Vi sit Our Sho wr oom an dC onfer ence Center Ope nM ond ay -F rid ay 7:3 0A Mt o4 :00 PM 1515 E1 8th St re et, Ow ens bo ro ,K Y M a d e I n O w e n s b o r o S i n c e 1 9 7 9 S U N W I N D O W S & D OOR S

OWENSBORO DANCE THEATRE

As one of the five 503(c) dance companies in the state of Kentucky, the OWENSBORO DANCE THEATRE is on a mission of “changing lives ... one dance at a time” through exceptional quality without compromise, education for all, innovative programs that enrich the lives of a diverse community and emphasizing health and wellness through the art of dance. Each year, the company puts on productions of “The Nutcracker” and a performance with a guest professional dance company, along with collaborative performances with surrounding schools through RiverPark Center’s Arts Teach Kids program.

THEATRE WORKSHOP OF OWENSBORO

Hailed as “The Longest Running Show in Town,” the THEATRE WORKSHOP OF OWENSBORO operates from two historic theaters, offering an eclectic season of community theater with contemporary and classic plays and musicals. Beyond the traditional fare, Theatre Workshop stages a variety of concerts, art exhibits, classes and workshops — while keeping its mission at the forefront by serving the community with gratitude. With offerings including education and volunteer programs and the wildly popular “Owensboro’s Got Talent” contest, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro continues to showcase first-rate entertainment.

OWENSBORO SYMPHONY

The OWENSBORO SYMPHONY has been a jewel of the region for more than 56 years. Founded in 1966 in a city of fewer than 45,000 people, the symphony’s level of excellence has continued to rise and develop into an ensemble of remarkable artistic power and stylistic versatility — the kind typically found only in a much larger metropolitan area.

Each season, the Owensboro Symphony offers an inspiring Subscription Series at Owensboro’s RiverPark Center. In addition, the symphony presents free summer outdoor concerts and Chamber Orchestra performances in area churches. The symphony also offers a number of unique fundraising events throughout its season. The symphony’s Education and Community Engagement programs reach thousands of individuals each year. These programs ensure that any individual — regardless of means or background — is given equal opportunity to develop skills and grow through imaginative, high-quality musical experiences.

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407 W. Fifth St. (Trinity Centre) | 418 Frederica St. (TWO Empress Theatre) • Website: https://www.theatreworkshop.org/ Address: 211 East Second St. • Phone: 270-684-0661 • Website: Theoso.com
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Owensboro BBQ’s

BIG THREE

Owensboro barbecue is world-renowned for a reason. Our restaurants and festivals bring abundant tourism every year, have been featured in travel publications around the U.S. and have inspired loyal fanbases. You can’t go wrong with any of our three longtime eateries (and really, you should try them all).

OLD HICKORY

MOONLITE BBQ

OLE SOUTH BARBECUE

Ken Bosley’s parents — Hugh “Pappy” and Catherine Bosley — bought MOONLITE, a 14-year-old barbecue joint with 30 seats, from Sonnie and Sadie Bertram and J.C. and Better Stinson in 1963. Since then, Moonlite has served such celebrities as former President Bill Clinton, former second lady Marylin Quayle, Kevin Costner and more. The buffet is this eatery’s claim to fame, and there’s also an extensive catering department and carryout options.

2840 W Parrish Ave. • 270-684-8143 • moonlite.com

OLD HICKORY has been offering delicious, award-winning, familyrecipe barbecue for more than 100 years in Owensboro. What sets them apart? Old Hickory has never had a buffet in the 102 years since Charles Foreman began barbecuing in his blacksmith shop at the corner of Frederica Street and Washington Avenue. The restaurant has been featured on a number of cable cooking and travel shows and has made several “best” barbecue lists.

338 Washington Ave. • 270-874-4097 • oldhickorybar-b-q.com

Greg Floyd left the automobile industry and bought OLE SOUTH BARBECUE in 2013 for a change of careers. The restaurant, which opened in 1995 and is the city’s newest barbecure restaurant, is touted as Owensboro’s “best kept barbecue secret” and offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet seven days a week, as well as carryout.

3523 KY-54 • 270-926-6464 • olesouthbbq.com

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LOCAL

LANDMARK

THE GLOVER H. CARY (BLUE) BRIDGE

1940

The Glover H. Cary Bridge (locally known as the Blue Bridge) was dedicated. An event was held in downtown Owensboro to celebrate, which included a parade and a daredevil aerial act by Marjori Bailey prior to a ceremony and ribbon cutting.

1954

Proceeds from the tolls on the bridge paid for the construction cost 14 years after it was built.

1986

The bridge underwent $1.4M worth of work meant to “add 25 more years to its life,” requiring one lane of the bridge to be closed for the duration of the project. .

2011

Owensboro held the first “Bridge Day” — a unique opportunity to cross the bridge with no cars or trucks.

2020

The bridge, 80 years old, came alive with color when the city turned on the 512 new LED lights along the bridge.

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CHAMBER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Call it what you will — “the new guard,” “those kids growing up,” “the next generation” — but the members of Chamber Young Professionals are making their mark on Owensboro.

CYP, a networking group for professionals 21 to 40 years old, is designed to promote socialization, service, development and growth. After all, these young professionals will soon be thought of as leaders in our community.

“The way I see it, we’re all in this community working together and probably will be for the next 30 years or more,” said Blaine Mathew, a member of CYP for more than three years. “It’s important to be building relationships.”

And build relationships, they do. CYP hosts a variety of regular events for its members, from morning Coffee & Conversations, to lunch meetings featuring speakers from local businesses, to after hours social events and happy hours.

“We try to offer things at different times because everybody’s schedule is different,” CYP Past Chair Sara Williams said.

The schedules are different because the industries are different. Kenzie Tomes, who has been a CYP member for a little over a year, says she’s met people she never would have come in contact with — or developed more than a professional relationship with.

“I just graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2021,” Tomes said, “so I was very new, and being able to dive headfirst into this awesome program and get in touch with people who have been doing this longer than I have … they’ve really welcomed me and encouraged me, personally, and I’ve learned from them.”

Mathew concurs. “I get to work with people in education, healthcare, architecture … I’m not only gaining contacts, but I’m making friends with people that I wouldn’t normally meet,” he said.

More than the relationships — both personal and professional — coming together with other community professionals allows unique opportunities for development. Not only can newer professionals benefit from seeing how people interact or even dress, learning opportunities are built into the programming.

Lunch events often feature speakers from local businesses. Philanthropic efforts allow members a chance to engage with the community as well as develop skills that can be used in the workforce and beyond.

“It’s definitely helped my leadership skills,” Williams said. “Because CYP has an arranged age group, you’re in contact with people who are a lot more established in their careers, and you can learn from them. It’s just a great way to grow.”

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TRUNNELL’S

TRUNNELL’S FARM MARKET has been in business since 1990, when the family started selling sweet corn at its Utica farm stand. Finding an audience for locally-grown produce, the family began expanding their vegetable crops. Business was good enough for the family to open a new farm market building in 2008 and to open the Family Fun Acre the following year.

The Family Fun Acre features 30-plus attractions such as a corn maze, a jumbo jumping pillow, pumpkin patch, peach orchard, blackberry patch, the Grain Train and a pedal tractor track for children and adults.

The farm hosts special events for children and adults in the spring, fall, summer and holidays. Trunnell’s also has a Farm Market & Gourmet Deli just off Kentucky 54, near Lake Forest.

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HAYDEN FARMS

HAYDEN FARMS is a cattle and poultry farm that has been in business since 1983. The farm specializes in raising herds and flocks with a priority on animal welfare and received Beef Quality Assurance certification, which is awarded to farms that raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions.

The farm sells freezer beef by the quarter and runs D2 Meats, which offers more than 20 cuts of beef, including steaks, brisket, stew meat, ground beef patties and short ribs.

Tours of the farm are available by appointment.

REID’S ORCHARD

REID’S ORCHARD was established when the family patriarch, Allan Reid, immigrated from Scotland and settled in Kentucky. The east-Daviess County orchard grows several varieties of apples, freestone and redskin peaches, strawberries, vegetables and flowers from the greenhouse.

The orchard is also home to Reidland Play Area, a children’s activity area featuring corn and soybean mazes, inflatables, games, the Berry Bouncer, gemstone mining and more.

RINEY FARMS

Keith Riney has spent more than 40 years in produce — and RINEY FARMS continues to offer fresh produce to the community.

Well known for its regular booth at the Owensboro Regional Farmer’s Market, Riney Farms also operates a produce stand in West Louisville.

The season runs from February to November, and offerings include several varieties of tomatoes, onions, peppers, green beans, potatoes and much, much more.

Address: 9200 State Route 56 • Phone: 270-929-7766

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REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET

With a permanent, covered location on Triplett Street, THE REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET opens every April and runs into the fall.

Early in the season, shoppers can find baked goods, local meat products, fresh-cut flowers, greenhouse vegetables, locallyproduced wines, craft makers and more. As the growing season progresses, vendors will sell a variety of locally- and regionally-

grown fruits and vegetables.

Over time, the market has seen an increase in both attendees and vendors and has evolved to include night markets on Thursdays during the height of the season.

The market also hosts events throughout the season, with themes such as Back to School, Halloween and the popular Holiday Market.

Address: 1205 Triplett St. • Website: owensbororegionalfarmersmarket.org

THE COTTAGE FARM STAND

THE COTTAGE, owned by Marlene Knight, is in a 1,000-square-foot home that’s been part of the Knight family farm for a century. The rural retail shop and restaurant sells coffee, including local roaster Big Turkey Foot Coffee, and much more.

The Cottage also offers canned vegetables, local honey, lunch and breakfast sandwiches and Knight’s baked specialty — mini muffins of assorted fruit and chocolate flavors packaged in egg cartons.

Address: 6869 KY-56 • 270-794-7040 Website: cottagefarmstand.com

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HILL VIEW

HILL VIEW FARMS MEATS was established in 2013 by the Gilles family — who can trace their roots through five generations of Daviess County farmers.

The farm raises cattle that are free of antibiotics and growth hormones. In addition, the farm’s chicken flocks are free range and free of growth hormones and antibiotics, as are the pork products the farm sells.

In addition to meats, the market sells milk and cheeses, eggs, baking ingredients and sauces and a variety of other Kentucky-produced products. The market is open Wednesday through Saturday, and items can be ordered online for pickup.

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CECIL FARMS

CECIL FARMS is a communitysupported agriculture co-op that delivers fruit, vegetables and specialty items to homes in the Owensboro region. While deliveries are usually vegetables and fruits, other items — such as meats, eggs, breads and dairy products — can also be ordered separately for delivery.

The farm also owns and maintains two rentals — the Robinette House, a 2,000-square-foot, threebedroom rental with patio, privacy and a view of the farm; and White Chateau, a 4,000-square-foot luxury wedding venue situated on a hill overlooking Cecil Farms.

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•Business of the Year•

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Each year, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce presents awards to local businesses and organizations for their outstanding services, support, efforts and involvement in the community. The awards celebrate businesses of all sizes, and awards are presented by the prior year’s winners, ensuring a cyclical network of local businesses and organizations working together for Owensboro’s future.

Daisy James 2022YoungFoundationAward

The Young Foundation is a capacitybuilding resource: opening minds, supporting the development of new skills, and linking efforts to ensure economic opportunity, wellbeing, and prosperity for our citizens.

Daisy James was presented the Bill Young Community Leadership Award at the 2022 Chamber Annual Celebration on March 11, 2022.

Purchased by then 23-year-old Ross Hyland in 2020, Lark Electric, LLC is one of the leading residential, commercial and institutional electric companies in the community, serving customers in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.

Specializing in design build, plan

spec and low-voltage construction, Lark Electric, LLC has seen tremendous growth in recent years — so much so that Hyland relocated the company to a larger operations facility on 18th Street in Owensboro. This move has allowed Lark Electric to provide more services and create more opportunity for growth.

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Tammy Barron, left, Tina Winston and Ross Hyland of Lark Electric at 215 E. 18th St..
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Niko’s Bakery and Cafe 2022Business oftheYear

1-10 Employees

Niko’s Bakery and Cafe, bought by Matt and Jessica Weafer in 2020, is a European-style bakery offering breads, pastires, cheesecakes, desserts, sandwiches and salads. The Weafers take care to partner with local and regional suppliers, including local coffee roasters and produce and meat farms. Dine-in, carry out and drive-thru are available, and the restaurant uses DoorDash for residential delivery. They also sell products at the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market.

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Matt and Jessica Weafer stand at the counter of Niko’s Bakery and Cafe.

Shoe Stop 2022Business oftheYear

11-50 Employees

Shoe Stop carries shoes from a variety of excellent brands that cater to your needs and budget. Its team offers product knowledge and strives for service with a servant’s heart. With two certified pedorthists on staff, you can rest assured that your needs will be addressed with medical professionalism.

Shoe Stop’s team searches out new brands to find the right products for the Owensboro market, at competitive prices. They’ve worked hard to develop a base of brands that focus on comfort without sacrificing fashion.

Shoe Stop is a multi-year MessengerInquirer Readers Choice Awards

Platinum winner, taking the Platinum Award for shoe store for more than 10 years, and the Platinum Award for locally-owned business for four years running.

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Julie McDonald, left and Tara Thomas

2022Business oftheYear

UniFirst Corporation

51-500 Employees

UniFirst Corp. is one of the nation’s largest textile service companies, servicing customers in North America and outfitting more than 2 million workers in clean uniforms each workday.

Locally, UniFirst Corp. maintains a state-of-the-art distribution center in Owensboro and is one of the area’s largest employers, with more than 400 team members. The distribution center inventories, customizes and distributes work apparel and personal safety items to companies throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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From bottom left: Dave Roberts, Kerry Bailey, Joe Ruth, Nancy Warren, Beth Johnson, Carrie Ling and David Dersheimer.

Owensboro Health 2022Business oftheYear

500+ Employees

Owensboro Health serves an 18-county area, reaching nearly 500,000 residents of western Kentucky and southern Indiana. With a centrallylocated hospital housing more than 30

specialties, three outpatient Healthplex locations and the Healthpark, Owensboro Health offers patients numerous ways to access and benefit from advanced care.

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Ray Foreman, RN, left, Dr. Brad Brasher, MD, Stephen Nofsinger, CRT, and Mark Marsh, president, and CEO of Owensboro Health.

Owensboro Dance

Inc 2022Business oftheYear

Theatre,

Nonprofit - FineArts

Owensboro Dance Theatre, Inc.’s mission is “changing lives — one dance at a time.” One of only five 501(c)3 dance companies in Kentucky, ODT stages three major productions each year: The Nutcracker, In Concert, and a production with a guest professional dance company. Performances are accompanied by two area school

performances in collaboration with RiverPark Center’s Arts Teach Kids program.

ODT provides dance education to the community through its outreach programs, designed to reach underserved community members and provide the opportunity to experience the art of dance at a reduced cost or free of charge.

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From left: Hadley Lamb, Lilly Silvert and Ava Hyland.

2022Business oftheYear

Girls Incorporated

Nonprofit - HumanServices

Girls Incorporated is a national youth development organization dedicated to inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold. Girls Incorporated has been in Owensboro since 1969 and

has received regional and national recognition for excellence in operations and development of outstanding programs.

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Owensboro Innovation Academy

2022Business oftheYear Education & Workforce

The Owensboro Innovation Academy opened in 2015 as an alternative to traditional learning, focusing on STEMbased projects. Education at OIA offers students a chance for handson, immersive learning, often in direct partnership with the Owensboro community. By incorporating innovation in both teaching and learning, OIA has created a learning community for students that utilizes cutting-edge technology and fosters an environment of collaborative leadership, trust and open communication.

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Swedish Match 2022Business oftheYear Manufacturing

Swedish Match is a global company with strong local brands. The company develops, manufactures and sells quality products with market-leading brands. The Owensboro plant maintains

a workforce of more than 600. Swedish Match’s Owensboro-made ZYN nicotine pouches are the No. 1 nicotine pouch in the United States, with 173.9 million cans sold in more than 120,000 stores last year.

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From left: Scott Wimsatt, production manager; Brent Clary president of BCTGM; Shane Dukes, director of operations; Brandon Lucas, ZN production manager; and Chris Kamuf, HR manager

Hill View Far ms Meats 2022Business oftheYear RickKamuf Agribusiness

The farm raises cattle and freerange chickens — both free of antibiotics and growth hormones, as are the pork products the farm sells.

The market also sells milk and cheeses, eggs, baking ingredients and sauces and a variety of other Kentucky produced products. The market is open Wednesday through Saturday, and items can be ordered online for pickup.

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Hill View Farms Meats was established in 2013 by the Gilles family — who can trace their roots through five generations of Daviess County farmers. Jim Gilles
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OWENSBORO HEALTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Whether you work, receive medical care or visit a loved one at OWENSBORO HEALTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL, the advanced facility helps make your experience as easy, safe and comfortable as possible.

The hospital’s mission is to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves.

Owensboro Health makes healthcare convenient for you with high-quality medical services close to home. It wants to empower you to take an active role in the direction of your health and encourage you to explore the screenings and wellness programs available.

HEALTHPARK

At the Healthpark, you gain access to extensive facilities and a wide range of group exercise classes and water group exercise classes.

The facility offers a variety of services, programs and amenities, including fitness programs, aquatic programs; massage therapy, outpatient therapy, including physical, occupational and speech therapy with a referral from a provider, support

groups for people who are grieving or managing a documented health risk; and a chapel and gardens for prayer and meditation.

During designated family times, members may bring their children, ages 12 and under, to any of the first-floor amenities. With two pools, a gym and table tennis, families can share the fun of fitness.

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Educators in the Workplace is a program that provides opportunities for educators to tour local facilities and speak with businesses about operations and expectations of employees.

“It is designed to allow teachers to gain exposure to what is available in the workplace in the Greater Owensboro area,” said Ashtin Warren, director of talent programs at the Chamber of

Relaunched in 2022, the first session of Educators in the Workforce focused on manufacturing and took teachers to Sun Windows, Mizkan America and Owensboro Community and Technical College. Other areas of focus include Information Technology, STEM, healthcare and transportation/logistics.

“This allows (educators) to become more aware of what expectations employers have,” Warren said.

Aaron Aud, exceptional needs teacher at Owensboro High School, is a member of the program and said the teachers have learned that “soft skills,” such as showing up for work on time, understanding requirements, being safe and following procedures, are skills that employees need to focus on, along with other aspects of a job.

“There is some education and training that goes into certain positions,” Aud said. “Some employees may move along in the hiring and training process if they show they’re willing to learn and train.”

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Daviess County High School agriculture teacher Chad Askins, program participant, said teachers are the “last leg of the train” in secondary education before students enter the workforce.

Askins said Candance Castlen Brake, Chamber CEO and president, and Warren have done “amazing work” in getting this program organized, and that it is a great opportunity.

“It’s important that the students serve the community as best as possible,” Askins said. “We can keep good paying jobs here with good workers and a workforce that can sustain it.”

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Brescia University was founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in 1925 as the Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women. In 1998 the school received university status, and in 2018 fall first year, full-time enrollment made university history by reaching 231 students.

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WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY’S regional campus brings the university’s academic programming, resources, noncredit programs and support to Owensboro. Regional offerings include paralegal studies, management, computer information technology, teacher education and more. Most students enrolled take advantage of the partnership the school has with Owensboro Community & Technical College, in which students receive general education courses at OCTC and then transfer to take upper-level courses at WKU in Owensboro.

Address: 4821 New Hartford Rd. • Phone: 270-684-9797 • Website: wku.edu/ regionalcampuses/owensboro

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing program enrolled its first class in fall of 2010. The program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has consistently exceeded benchmarks for completion, employment and licensure rates.

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MURRAY STATE-HENDERSON

The Murray State University-Henderson campus offers a variety of courses and programs at various times, in-person and online, to help accommodate student needs. Degree options include business administration, computer information systems, elementary education, learning and behavior disorders, and more. There are also offerings for master’s degrees, including education administration, public administration and teacher leader. Address:

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Daviess County Public Schools operates 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, two traditional high schools and one alternative high school. Its mission is to prepare students to succeed for life by meeting individual needs of students, ensuring quality instruction and developing a learning community. The school system’s history dates to 1909, with schools in Whitesville and Utica.

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OWENSBORO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Owensboro Catholic High School opened in 1951, and in 1989 the Owensboro-Daviess County parochial schools were consolidated. Today, students from 15 sponsoring parishes as well as Holy Name School in Henderson, Saint Pope John Paul II in Morganfield and St. Bernard’s in Rockport, attend Owensboro Catholic Elementary K-3 Campus, Owensboro Catholic Elementary 4-6 Campus, Owensboro Catholic Middle School and Owensboro Catholic High School.

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Heritage Christian School was established in 1984 after parents who attended Heritage Baptist Church grew concerned and decided to help create a learning environment characterized by academic excellence, Christian character development and loving discipline.

The mission of Grace Christian Academy is to glorify God by equipping students with a spiritually- and academically-solid Christian worldview. Partnering with parents allows the school to provide a biblically-integrated education, encouraging students to embrace biblical truth, strive for excellence and exemplify Christ-like servanthood.

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St. Mary of the Woods School seeks to inspire excellence in academic and social skills for students preschool through eighth grade while fostering a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and preparing future leaders of the church and community.

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SMOTHERS PARK

Established as the first of Owensboro’s city parks in 1816 as Riverfront Park, today Smothers Park offers a first-class urban park experience for locals and visitors.

Visitors to the park can walk along the Ohio River or relax on one of the many rocking gliders that overlook the river. The Ronald Lee Logsdon Spray Park, part of Lazy Dayz Playground, offers up cool relief for Owensboro’s youngest residents and visitors during the hottest months of the year. Three water fountains anchor the downtown park’s west end, along with the Overlook Stage — a unique, open-air shelter also known as the batwing stage.

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SHELTON MEMORIAL WALL

Named for U.S. Air Force Col. Charles E. Shelton, an Owensboro native who was shot down while on a mission in 1964, the wall honors Vietnam War dead and veterans.

RONALD LEE LOGSDON SPRAY PARK

Offering a reprieve from the hot Kentucky sun, the free spray park is operated seasonally, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

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3900 W. 5th Street Rd.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Amenities at this 33-acre park include a ¾-mile paved walking trail with access to the David C. Adkisson Greenbelt Park, an open picnic shelter, batting cages, restroom facilities, a practice softball diamond and four synthetic baseball diamonds known as Kentucky Legends Fields.

3047 Legion Park Dr.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Amenities at this 23.75-acre park include a lighted basketball court, street soccer court, playground, restroom facilities, picnic shelters, a .5-mile paved walking trail and a spray park that’s open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

1215 Hickman Ave.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Amenities at this 35-acre park include a Storybook Walk, .6-mile walking trail, 12 lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, picnic shelters, restroom facilities, two baseball diamonds and a playground.

City Parks

BEN HAWES PARK

400 Booth Field Road

Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m

CAP GARDNER PARK

238 East 20th St.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

CASTLEN DOG PARK

3047 Legion Park Drive

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

CHAUTAUQUA PARK

1200 Bluff Ave.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

DUGAN BEST PARK 1003 Omega St.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

ENGLISH PARK

2 Woodford Ave.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

GOOSE EGG PARK

1228 West 3rd St.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

HEARTLAND PARK

2528 Avenue of the Parks

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

JACK C FISHER PARK 3900 W. 5th Street Road

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

JAMES MASON PARK

1401 West 7th St.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

JOE FORD NATURE PARK

3870 West 2nd St.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

KENDALL-PERKINS PARK

1201 West 5th St.

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400 Booth Field Rd.

Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Amenities at this nearly 298acre park include an 18-hole golf course, 9-hole par 3 golf course, 9-hole FootGolf course, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, archery range, picnic shelters, restroom facilities, playground equipment and Rudy Mine Mountain Bike Trails.

5710 Highway 144

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Amenities at this 152.5-acre park include picnic shelters, nature trails, a softball complex, basketball courts, tennis courts, a lake, a spray park, disc golf, playground and Jim Lambert Pioneer Village.

3005 Fairview Dr.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Amenities include an all-inclusive playground/splash pad, soccer complex, US Army Corps of Engineers-certified wetlands and 6.3-acre lake. It’s adjacent to the greenbelt, a 15-mile multi-use trail that links neighborhoods, parks, schools and businesses throughout Owensboro.

County Parks

LEGION

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3047 Legion Park Drive

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

MAX RHOADS PARK

620 Walnut St.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

MORELAND PARK

1215 Hickman Ave.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

OLD

GERMANTOWN PARK

824 Crittenden St.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

SMOTHERS PARK

199 West Veterans Blvd.

Hours: 24-hours

SOUTHERN PARK

2815 Griffith Ave.

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

THOMPSON

1 Carter Road

BERRY PARK

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

WAYMOND MORRIS PARK

5200 Todd Bridge Road

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

YEWELL HERITAGE PARK

3690 Haywood Court

Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

YELLOW CREEK PARK

5710 Highway 144

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PANTHER CREEK PARK

5160 Wayne Bridge Road

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

HORSE FORK CREEK PARK

3005 Fairview Drive

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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● Member of the Week: Featured article and photo in The Owensboro Times, a customized post across Chamber social media, featured in the Chamber weekly email newsletter, monthly Chamber Matters in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, and featured on the Chamber website.

● New Membership Listing: Featured as a new Member in the weekly email newsletter, monthly Chamber Matters, quarterly magazine, across Chamber social media, and all other Chamber communications.

● Credibility and Integrity: Chamber membership is a stamp of credibility and integrity and sends a clear signal to customers, competitors and employees that your business is here to stay and contribute to our community.

● Rooster Booster Announcement: Introduced as a new Member to 300+ people in attendance, also broadcast live on WOMI 1490, replayed on Channel 71 public access.

● Shop Owensboro, Powered by Independence Bank: This event promotes “shopping small” at our local businesses and encourages our community to “Keep your money where your heart is.”

● Investment in Our Local Economy: By becoming a Chamber Member, you have access to a network of organizations that care about our community and want to see it thrive and grow. The Chamber’s strength in the community rests solely on its Members and their investment in the viability of our local economy.

GO Chamber Member Cost-Savings Programs

● United Voice: We strive to bring together our area businesses, community partners, elected officials, young professionals, youth, educators, non-profit organizations and engaged citizens to inspire a collective vision and deliver a united voice as we advocate on your behalf at the local, state and national levels.

● Chamber Anthem Enhanced Choice Health Plans: Through our partner brokers, we are able to provide health insurance options for entrepreneurs, individuals, gig workers, and 1099 contractors.

● Chamber Advantage Health Plans: A health care solution offered in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to serve groups with 2-50 employees.

● Networking Opportunities: The Chamber provides its Members with the opportunity to build relationships, promote their business and have access to business contracts and professional development opportunities.

● Clear Path Mutual: Employers of all sizes save up to 10% on fully insured workers’ comp insurance.

● Diverse Membership: The Chamber has a diverse membership representing both large and small businesses, healthcare providers, manufacturers, technology companies, retail, nonprofit organizations, churches and religious organizations, entertainment venues, hotels, restaurants and much more.

● Constant Contact: 60 days free of this email management and marketing company.

● Infintech: Credit and debit card processing company that gives Chamber Members a discount (30-40% off traditional fees).

● Member Discounts: Discounted office supplies, Owensboro Health Healthpark memberships, Laborchex background checks and more.

How To Join

GO Chamber Networking Opportunities

● To join online, go to http://business.chamber. owensboro.com/member/newmemberapp. Fill out the “Referred by” field to let the Chamber know who referred the business.

● To join using the paper form, confirm all the information needed for the application.

● Ensure that all the information entered in either the online or paper application is correct and that no information is missing. Accuracy is of the upmost importance as this information will be used for the Membership Directory (for printed business directories and website directory).

● Once the application is completed and the Membership Investment is paid, the new Member will be sent a packet that includes a 2021 Member Decal for the business to put on display.

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