Mark Calitri speaks tourism and economic development: Everybody loves a great comeback story!

https://www.owensborotimes.com/news/2020/04/column-calitri-keeping-positive-outlook/   During uncertain times, one thing is definite. We will be better as a result of these 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, said Mark Calitri, President of Visit Owensboro. As the virus continues to…

Visit Owensboro hoping entertainment returns with Friday After 5, 2021 could be amazing!

  By Keith Lawrence Messenger-Inquirer   Sep 21, 2020 Updated 7 hrs ago  https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/cvb-hoping-entertainment-returns-with-friday-after-5/article_da31ae94-3cec-52f1-b542-7bfccc24bddd.html#utm_source=messenger-inquirer.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F%3Frefreshed123%26-dc%3D1600686025&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline   “There’s a lot of activity going on in Owensboro,” Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, told his board last week. “We’re not hitting home runs, but we’re hitting a lot of singles. We’re getting ready for the…

Chamber, EDC, Visit Owensboro create recovery task force. Tourism is welcoming guests back!

Chamber, EDC, CVB create recovery task forceThe Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp. and the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau have created a 17-member GO Forward Economic Recovery Task Force to help with the community’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.Mark Calitri, CVB president, said, “Our tourism partners, including hotels, restaurants,…

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 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…

Mark Calitri: Kind Words from Visit Owensboro’ board of directors

Mark Calitri: Kind Words from Visit Owensboro’ board of directorsVisit Owensboro recently planned and executed the 2A Girls/Boys State Basketball and Cheerleading Championships, which took place at the Owensboro Sportscenter.If you did not get a chance to attend, you missed the performance of outstanding high school student-athletes, showcasing their unique skills. Several of the high…

NO place has a venue like Owensboro Kentucky. Seattle, Detroit, San Diego-wait until you see Owensboro! -Randy Lientz race director.

NO place has a venue like Owensboro Kentucky. Seattle, Detroit, San Diego-wait until you see Owensboro! -Randy Lientz race director.https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/hydrofair-seeking-volunteers/article_17966ec3-3d3e-5afd-85cd-c3c2f6f66e87.htmlWhen hydroplane racing returns to Owensboro on Aug. 14-16, it will need about 100 volunteers working behind the scenes, Randy Lientz, the race director, told the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s board of directors this…