More rooms at the inn/Hotel building surge means more rooms to fill

When the Executive Inn Rivermont closed in June 2008, Owensboro was faced with a shortage of hotel rooms. It became hard to land big state conventions or big sporting events. The number of hotel rooms plunged to slightly more than 700. At the end of 2018, the number was back to just under 1,300 —…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 10-12

2019 Bar-B-Q Festival The 2019 International Bar-B-Q Festival fires up May 10 and 11 for another year of fierce competition, non-stop entertainment like the most famous competitive eater who’s ever lived, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and, some of the best Bar-B-Q in the world!  Attendees can try some burgoo and Bar-B-Q sandwiches from the cooking teams…

Exploring Kentucky | Bourbon drives visitation to Kentucky: Mark Calitri speaks tourism

Exploring Kentucky | Bourbon drives visitation to Kentucky: Mark Calitri speaks tourism O.Z. Tyler modernizes bourbon production, expands distillery to 95,000 annual barrels When O.Z. Tyler decided to rehab the old Medley Distillery in 2014, they had to turn deterioration, from the 25 years the facility sat vacant, into what is set to become the…

Everyday Owensboro touches the world! says Mark Calitri.

Everyday Owensboro touches the world! says Mark Calitri. During last week’s Kentucky Travel Industry Associaiton spring conference Pure Michigan VP (#1 most recognized marketing campaign in United States) says Owensboro’s Brand USA video is his favorite. It tells a story that resonates with the viewer! “Pure Michigan is the model,” says Calitri. The Brand USA…

Brand USA takes Owensboro Kentucky to world stage

Owensboro tourism moved to the international stage Thursday night with the launching of Brand USA’s “Hear the Music, Experience The USA” campaign locally.Brand USA, the marketing agency for American tourism, selected Owensboro as one of its Top 10 American music cities last year.And a short video about Owensboro has already drawn more than 4.1 million…