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…

The Great Race coming to Owensboro this summer-raising profile of tourism in Kentucky

The Great Race coming to Owensboro this summer-raising profile of tourism in KentuckyThe Great Race is coming.At about 5 p.m. on June 24, 120 vintage cars — the oldest made in 1916 — will roll into Owensboro on a 2,300-mile nine-day race from San Antonio, Texas, to Greenville, South Carolina.Cars from Japan, England, Germany, Canada…

Mark Calitri reports: Hydroplane racing returns to Kentucky-10,000 plus expected!

10,000-plus expected! That’s 10,000 or more.“Competitors will be coming from Washington, Florida, Maryland, Canada and all over the country,” Lientz said.He said, “Fans from Texas, Washington, New Jersey and other places have already made hotel reservations in Owensboro for that weekend. Those are the die-hard fans.”Lientz said, “We expect new fans to come from Michigan,…

Mark Calitri reports: Joslin national anthem video goes viral

Mark Calitri reports: Joslin national anthem video goes viralA week ago, Chris Joslin, executive director of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, played the national anthem on his banjo at the 2A Basketball Championships at the Owensboro Sportscenter.The Hall of Fame and Visit Owensboro posted a video of the performance on their Facebook…

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…