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Vol 19/Issue 10

greater owensboro chamber of commerce

CHAMBER MATTERS 2021 OCT.

Rooster Booster to be held on Kentucky Legend Pier

The Chamber will host its Rooster Booster breakfast in-person this Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 a.m. on the Kentucky Legend Pier behind the Owensboro Convention Center (501 West Second Street). The program is sponsored by Owensboro Community & Technical College and will feature Dr. Aaron Thompson, President of the Council on Postsecondary Education, Author and Inductee to the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. 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 sixth drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic with the Green River District Health Department and Owensboro Community & Technical College at First Christian Church (700 J R Miller Blvd) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Thompson to speak at October Rooster Booster Dr. Aaron Thompson is a passionate advocate for higher education. As a first-generation college student from r ural Clay County, Kentucky, he experienced first-hand the transformative power of a college credential. As President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondar y Education, he works to ensure all Kentuckians have an equal oppor tunity to impr ove their lives through postsecondar y education. Befor e taking the helm of CPE, Thompson ser ved as interim president of Kentucky State University; CPE executive vice president and provost; and faculty member and administrator at Eastern Kentucky University. He has extensive leadership experience within the private and non-profit sectors and is a highly sought-after national speaker. Dr. Thompson has authored or co-authored numerous books and peer-reviewed publications on diversity, cultural competence, first-year experience programs, retention, and student success, among other topics. In 2019, he was inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Thompson r eceived his doctoral

Dr. Aaron Thompson

degree in sociology from the University of Kentucky, with an emphasis on organizational leadership. He earned a master’s degree in industrial sociology from the University of Kentucky, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Eastern Kentucky University.

Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) is a public, two-year, open admissions college, one of the sixteen colleges of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, OCTC is a comprehensive community and technical college that values innovation, is focused on student learning, and is responsive to economic trends.    OCTC serves 4,000 students annually from Daviess, Ohio, Hancock, and McLean Counties and the surrounding region. For immediate employment after graduation, students are attracted to industry-relevant technical programs and innovative “work and learn” model programs such as GO FAME, GO Careers, and GO Females.    Additional programs tailored to the adult learner include TechX, FastTrack programs in Plumbing and Construction, and the new CDL Academy.  Students transferring after attending OCTC earn higher GPAs than the native university students. OCTC’s Workforce Solutions works with business and industry partners on training, testing, and developing customized programs to meet industry-specific needs. In addition, Workforce Solutions’ SkillTrain department offers GED prep, English language, and citizenship classes. OCTC’s Discover College includes dual credit options taught on-campus, online, and at the partnering high schools.  Students in the Early College program attend classes on campus at OCTC full-time during their junior and senior years of high school, allowing them to graduate simultaneously with a high school diploma and an associate degree.  In 2021, OCTC was nationally recognized as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for supervisor effectiveness, confidence in senior leadership, employee well-being, and a focus on diversity and inclusion.


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CHAMBER MATTERS

October Calendar Blinds for Every Size (812) 550-8148 blindsforeverysize.com

New Career Creations (270) 929-3110 newcareercreations.com

Comfortech Heating & Cooling, LLC 6200 Highway 54 (270) 993-2357 comfortechky.com

Pure Barre Owensboro 2680 Frederica Street (270) 240-4661 purebarre.com/ky-owensboro

Cross Check Quality Inspections, LLC 1727 Sweeney Street, Suite 109 (270) 418-3270 crosscheckquality.com

Riney Farms 9200 State Route 56 (270) 929-7766

First Bankers Trust Company 135 West Muhamad Ali Blvd, Suite A Louisville, KY (502) 587-1899 mytcbt.bank/wealth-management KimiWeb (270) 683-7530 kimiweb.com

TBF Mortgage Company 1210 Burlew Blvd (270) 500-2122 tbfmortgage.com Terri Knott, Picture This Travel (270) 904-3190 picturethistravel.com

CANDANCE CASTLEN BRAKE PRESIDENT & CEO cbrake@owensboro.com

13 Civic Engagement Institute 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Commerce Center

27 Civic Engagement Institute 8:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Commerce Center

Ambassador Meeting 12:30 p.m. Commerce Center

14 Rooster Booster, sponsored by Owensboro Community & Technical College 7:30 a.m. Kentucky Legend Pier

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

Leadership Owensboro

CYP Yappy Hour 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The Miller House Patio

28 Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. First Christian Church 29 New Member Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Commerce Center

Member Renewals 323 Staffing Solutions Advanced Cardiology of Owensboro Angela Clark, Tony Clark Realtors Associated Engineers, Inc Aull Appraisals Boutique 54 Big River Rubber & Gasket Co. Brenda Clayton, CPA Brown & Westendorf Group of Keller Williams Elite Cambron Body Shop, Inc. Cardinal Selling Services, LLC Carroll Hayden Appraisals Center For Cosmetic and General Dentistry CRS OneSource Daniel Pitino Shelter, Inc Daramic, LLC Daviess County Farm Bureau Federation Days Inn Deig Brothers Lumber & Construction Drake’s First Baptist Church

Fresh Ideas Management LLC Gerling Law Offices Gulfstream Commercial Services, LLC Heritage Christian School Jeremy Bradley MD, PSC Junior Achievement of West Kentucky Kentucky Career Center Kentucky Dream Realty Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance - Chris Hoskins Kentucky Youth Chorale/ Institute for Young Musicians Marty G. Jacobs, Attorney National Commerce Group Niko’s Bakery Norton Children’s Hospital Oberst Printing Company Ohio Valley Nephrology Associates, P.S.C. OnSite Images Owensboro Christian Church Owensboro Health Healthpark Owensboro Medical

Practice, PLLC Owensboro Public Schools Owensboro-Daviess County Industrial Foundation Party Paper Place Premier Medical Group Raben Tire and Auto Service Red Lobster Risner & Associates, JoAnn Risner Robert F. Kuphal, CPA Ruoff Mortgage Southern States River Terminal Southwire Company Special Inspection Services LLC The Miller House Restaurant & Catering U.S. Bank, Karen Carper NMLS #502489 U.S. Small Business Administration Kentucky District Office UniFirst Corporation US Lawns of Owensboro, KY Weir’s Photo Zaxby’s

SHELLY NICHOLS VICE PRESIDENT shelly@owensboro.com HANNAH THURMAN DIRECTOR, TALENT PROGRAMS, COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP OWENSBORO hthurman@owensboro.com

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LYDIE BOONE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT lboone@owensboro.com 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 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @GOCHAMBER W. CLAY H. FORD PARTNER, EM FORD CHAMBER BOARD CHAIR

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CHAMBER MATTERS

Meet the 2022 Leadership Owensboro Class

Alissa Boone

Andrea Denise Bolden

Ashtin Warren

Blaine Mathew

Caleb Haynes

Carla Shown

Christy Rohner

Dana Wilson

DeAnna Speed

Dirk Dooper

Duncan Ka’ai-Ebert

Felicia Troutman

Francine Marseille

Grant Dunivan

Julie Price

Kaitlyn Foster

Ket West

Lauren May

Laurna Strehl

Maria Clark

Matthew Curry

Lt. Mike Staples

Sandra Brown

Scott Taylor

Sharmy Davis

Stephanie Clay

Terry Pollard

Tiffanye Corsey

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Kishor Vora Brandy Abell MD, FACC, APRN FSCAI, CCDS

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George Woodard MD

Cardiac • Coronary / Cardiac cath & Intervention • Atherectomy, Angioplasty and stents • Structural Cardiovascular Disease • Cardiac Rhythm Management • Implantable Loop Recorder • Pacemaker and ICD • ECP for angina

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CHAMBER MATTERS

Ribbon Cuttings SEPTEMBER

Efficient Air Heating & Cooling 500 East Parrish Avenue | efficientairheatingcooling.com | (270) 315-0309

Legacy Owensboro Church 5333 Frederica Street | legacyowensboro.squarespace.com | (270) 478-4294

Members of the Month — September

Profile by Sanford 2928 Heartland Crossing Blvd. Unit D (270) 240-0091 profileplan.com

University of Louisville – Owensboro School of Nursing 1000 Breckenridge Street, Suite 400 270-688-1051 louisville.edu/nursing/ academics/bsn/owensboro

Ambassador of the Month

Grant Dunivan

I was born in raised in Northwest Arkansas, home of the Razorbacks, Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Transport, and Tyson Foods. My family and I moved to Owensboro, KY in 2013 with J.B. Hunt for the Toyota account, which was relocated to Louisville in 2018, but by then, we had fallen in love with this community and didn’t want to move again, with my wife now a V.P. at U.S. Bank, and I found an opportunity with Helton Insurance Group, based in Calhoun, KY. I was a Life & Health agent back in 2005-2006 with AIG, but due to obvious reasons, if you recall, I returned to Transportation and Logistics. I consider myself a bourbon aficionado, my wife and I enjoy wine festivals, live music, IndyCar Racing, all things Razorback and Purdue Boilermakers (since our daughter is a senior there). We’re here for good.

Rising Lotus 202 East Fifth Street #2 707-362-3087 risinglotusinc.org

Jiffy Lube 2990 Hayden Road (270) 240-5823 jiffylube.com

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