MOGA Geocaching Coming to Owensboro

So, you’ve conquered your Netflix queue, spent way too much money on take-out, and you probably have an art project lying around that you never finished. Thankfully, MOGA is here to provide some much-needed relief for those of us going stir-crazy during the pandemic. MOGA, or the Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure, is one of the oldest and largestgeocaching events in the world, and its coming to Owensboro! Geocachers will travel…

Things Are Starting To Look Up

“The travel and tourism industry continues to face ongoing setbacks and tremendous challenges,” he said. “Because of COVID, ‘back to normal’ might not happen in 2021. Despite that, we are using this time to envision a new future and looking to open new doors of opportunity.” Calitri said, “Staking our claim will be an important marketing and branding initiative for Owensboro as well as continuing to focus on strategies to…

The First Concerts of 2021

Indoor concerts are making their return to Owensboro.  Sure, it will look a little different.  Audience capacity will be limited to ensure there’s room for social distancing.  You must also wear a mask unless eating or drinking.  Hand sanitizer will be a plenty.  But of course, it’s for your own safety and for those around you.  The beloved Nashville Songwriter series makes its comeback at the Bluegrass Music Hall of…

Top 21 Things to Look Forward to in 2021

We can all agree.  2020 was terrible.  Horrible in fact.  It was gut punching, depressing and felt like that same nightmare over and over again.  It was hard.  Sad.  Though it may not happen as quickly as we would like, 2021 will be different.  It will be better.  Eventually, it might even be best.  Joy.  Happy tears.  Looking forward. Here’s our list of the Top 21 Things To Look Forward…

What will Owensboro’s ‘flag’ be?

When Andrew Davis spoke to the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 5, he advised community leaders to find a “flag” that they could rally around to promote the community. Should it be bluegrass, bourbon, barbecue or something else? “Why are we doing this?” Mark Calitri, CVB president, asked. “The answer is simple. If we do this well, it means an enormous economic impact to Daviess County and helps…

CVB trying to rebuild community calendar

There wasn’t much on the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s community calendar during the last nine months of 2020. Most things were canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s 2021 now, and the CVB wants to hear from people planning “tourism-friendly” events.   “Our calendar keeps the public, both locals and visitors, informed of what fun things are going on in our city,” Dave Kirk, destination management director, said…

CVB wins ConventionSouth award

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Visit Owensboro arm has won ConventionSouth’s Readers’ Choice Award for the third time. ConventionSouth is a national multi-media resource for planning events in the South. More than 3,000 destinations were nominated for the honors.   They were then placed on an online ballot and meeting professionals and fans voted for “the best of the best.” “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is…

Bacon appointed to state travel board

Claude Bacon, vice chairman of the board at the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been appointed to the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s board of directors. Mark Calitri, CVB president, said having a seat on the state board is a big deal for Owensboro. “With the devastating results of COVID-19, this is a significant moment in the history of Kentucky travel,” he said. “I have been impressed with Claude’s…

CVB focusing on post-pandemic recovery

  Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, says there are 8 million people within a 200-mile radius of Owensboro. That includes an area bordered by St. Louis, Cincinnati, Lafayette, Indiana, and a few miles into northern Alabama. And Calitri’s goal is to bring as many of them to town as possible in the post-pandemic era.   To do that, the CVB is focusing on four…

CVB wins ConventionSouth award

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Visit Owensboro arm has won ConventionSouth’s Readers’ Choice Award for the third time. ConventionSouth is a national multi-media resource for planning events in the South. More than 3,000 destinations were nominated for the honors. They were then placed on an online ballot and meeting professionals and fans voted for “the best of the best.” “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that…