CVB Continues To Bid For Business

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Visit Owensboro continues to try to bring new events to Owensboro.  This time, bidding for  the international geocaching event called GeoWoodstock.  The event would bring an estimated 3000 people to Owensboro from all over the world in 2021.  Geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt where people use their mobile devices…

Words of Encouragement From Visit Owensboro President & CEO Mark Calitri

During uncertain times, one thing is definite.  We will be better as a result of this crises.  Everyone loves a comeback story and Owensboro will come back better than ever.  We’ve been the underdog before and we thrive in that role.  As the virus continues to evolve, our local small businesses along with the hospitality…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Hospitality industry slammed by pandemic

Hospitality industry slammed by pandemicThe nation’s hospitality industry — hotels, restaurants, attractions and events — has sustained massive losses in the past two months.A new report from the U.S. Travel Association says the industry has lost more than $157 billion in business since March, when compared with 2019.The week that ended May 9 alone saw…

Great Race postponed until August. Vintage cars from five countries.

Great Race postponed until August. Vintage cars from five countries. The Great Race won’t be rolling into town on June 24 with 120 vintage cars from Japan, England, Germany, Canada and all over the United States after all.But, so far at least, it’s only been postponed to Aug. 26.“I’m pleased to announce that all of…

COVID-19 Resources

Below is a list of COVID-19 resources: COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-722-5725 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Green River District Health Department: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: Business Resources for Coronavirus Kentucky Department for Public Health: COVID-19 Owensboro Health: Questions and Answers About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) U.S. Chamber of Commerce:…

CVB working to help community amid closures and cancellations

Visit Owensboro is doing everything it can to promote local businesses like restaurants and service industry partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CVB has started a positive news campaign on its Facebook page to inspire everyone to stay positive and help their neighbors.  Click here to read more. 

Covid-19 pandemic-CVB to follow Governor’s order-board meetings now online

Public Notice: During this time of crisis and while under social distancing orders from the Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear future meetings of Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau will comply with the Opinion of the Attorney General 20-05 March 18, 2020. “KRS 61.840 to precisely identify a primary physical location for a video teleconference…

Visit Owensboro to help community amid closures, cancellations

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau is monitoring the COVID-19 situation week-by-week but said they will be making some changes in the meantime.According to CVB President & CEO Mark Calitri, the Kentucky Department of Tourism has suspended all marketing for the next 30 days. With restaurants limited to delivery and drive-thru options, Calitri said…

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day In Owensboro

Did anyone else know that green wasn’t the original St. Patrick’s Day color?  It was actually blue.  It was only changed to green because Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle.  If you’re feeling like finding some gold on St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a few ways to celebrate:  Axe throwing No, this is not an…

The Great Race coming here on June 24

The Great Race is coming!  On June 24, 120 vintage cars will roll into Owensboro on a 2,300-mile nine-day race from San Antonio, Texas, to Greenville, South Carolina.  The oldest car competing was made in 1916.  Cars from Japan, England, Germany, Canada and all over the United States will be in the race, competing for…