Calitri reports: Basketball, cattlemen to have $800,000 impact

Calitri reports: Basketball, cattlemen to have $800,000 impactThe combination of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association conference and the Kentucky 2A Basketball Championships in Owensboro this week should pump nearly $800,000 into the local economy, said Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau.The basketball tournament, which brings eight boys and eight girls teams…

Calitri reports: ‘Sportstown USA’: Owensboro 2020 will see major events

Mark Calitri reports: ‘Sportstown USA’: Owensboro 2020 will see major events In 2004, Sports Illustrated named Owensboro “Kentucky’s Sportstown USA.”And the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau plans to highlight that designation in 2020.“We are determined to live up to the title of Kentucky No. 1 Sportstown,” Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention…

Mark Calitri announces major economic development news: Owensboro to see $400,000 impact in hosting state archery tournament

Mark Calitri announces major economic development news: Owensboro to see $400,000 impact in hosting state archery tournamentFor the first time, Owensboro has been selected to host the 2019 Kentucky Scholastic 3D Archery State Indoor Championship at the Owensboro Convention Center. This competition will bring in over 500 archers and their families from across the state…

Visit Owensboro creates marketing campaign as “Kentucky’s Music City”

After Owensboro was selected as one of the country’s top 10 music cities through Brand USA’s “Hear the Music” campaign, the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) decided to rebrand Owensboro as “Kentucky’s Music City.” This rebranding approach proved successful as the CVB earned a gold award for best marketing campaign in Kentucky. Owensboro’s…

Visit Owensboro collaborates with Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s first year of operations

Visit Owensboro collaborates with Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s first year of operations, drawing visitors from 47 states and 15 countries Owensboro Kentucky. https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/hof-drew-more-than-in-first-year/article_5bae98f8-dc2e-5826-bfae-169b622a1c41.html#utm_source=messenger-inquirer.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F%3Frefreshed123%26-dc%3D1572782414&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline Mark Calitri, CVB president, said the Hall of Fame “has played a key role in the success of Owensboro tourism. I’ve been impressed with Chris Joslin and his team…

Visit Owensboro, O.Z. Tyler, Miller House, and Bluegrass Museum partnership to highlight Owensboro to larger market

Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, O.Z. Tyler Distillery, The Miller House and the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum have pooled together resources for an Owensboro-themed campaign in Bourbon Review, a magazine with worldwide reach. Mark Calitri, President of Visit Owensboro said, ‘This partnership has proved to be extremely valuable in producing results…

Owensboro CVB creating ‘Storytellers’ program

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau will soon unveil an Owensboro Storytellers program, providing training for frontline workers from hotels, restaurants and other places that deal directly with visitors.The idea, Mark Calitri, CVB president, said, is to keep those people informed about what’s happening in the community so they’ll know how to answer, “What…

Hospitality Construction | Making Room for More Hotels

Tourism, convention center renovations continue to push construction in the hospitality sectorIn Owensboro, two new hotels – Best Western Plus and TownePlace Suites – recently opened their doors with 63 and 102 rooms, respectively, according to an article in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, which also noted that the city had just under 1,300 hotel rooms at…