Beyond business: The Innovate Summit draws professionals from across nation, globe

The Owensboro Convention Center was filled with people from several states and across the world from places like Israel and the State of Palestine Wednesday for The Innovate Summit’s inaugural year. The two-and-a-half day event, coined to bring together “some of the brightest minds on the planet throughout the globe,” saw professionals from a variety…

Owensboro has legendary year! Momentum forward.

Local hotels saw a banner year in 2023. Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said the occupancy rate was 59.2%. Local hotels saw record revenues in ’23 | News | messenger-inquirer.com “This economic surge was fueled by a robust calendar of events at the convention center, and by being strategically…

Barbecue & Barrels Weekend- an incredible success story!

The Barbecue & Barrels event achieved remarkable success, boasting record-setting attendance and participation. It’s not just an event; it was a resounding success story! Notably, this year saw a surge in attendance, with record numbers of church teams and food vendors, highest attended concert ever, all contributing to the excitement in the air. This year…

Owensboro, Kentucky to Host 2024 Great Race Start

The 2024 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Coker Tire will start in Owensboro, Ky., on Saturday, June 22, race organizers have announced. The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the $160,000 event. The start will be on Veterans Boulevard…

Mark Calitri on leadership: Who stole Wonder Woman and Evel Knievel?

Did you grow up in a time with great role models and heroes? A time when people and TV shows portrayed solid values and exemplified reaching higher levels and going farther than we dreamed possible. Did you grow up with Wonder Women and Evil Knievel, heroes who fought for truth, justice, and the American way?…

Outdoor Date Ideas for Adventurous Couples!

Some couples love lazy days in, and some would rather spend their time together outdoors! Either way, there is no shortage of fun for our couples who enjoy being active together. Check out these fun, safe options in Daviess County:     Rudy Mine Trails at Ben Hawes State Park For the couple craving an adrenaline…

Owensboro to offer unique Totality Eclipse Experience!

The Owensboro Science and History Museum is offering a low-cost option to experience the 2024 solar eclipse on April 8th. Here’s the deal… For only $125, you will receive: hassle free charter bus travel to total eclipse experience at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science award winning planetarium and theatre shows  catered lunch…

Owensboro to host major national indoor archery tournament!

One of the biggest national archery tournaments of the year is being held in Owensboro!    The Eastern S3DA Indoor National Championship will bring some of the best young archers in the country to the Owensboro Convention Center March 1-3 for three days of competitive play.    This tournament gives students the opportunity to compete…

Cool motorcycle experience to attract thousands!

  Mark Rhoades, owner of Pinup Baggers in Newburgh, is bringing his River City Bike Expo back to the Owensboro Convention Center on May 31-June 2. And he expects to double the number of spectators to 6,000 this time. “But my sponsors are expecting to triple it” to 9,000, Rhoades told a news conference Friday…

Bluegrass Open Archery Tournament Coming -Owensboro Convention Center

In the heart of Owensboro, comes the 2-day Indoor Bluegrass Open Archery Tournament set to captivate archery enthusiasts. January 19-21, 2024. Brace yourself for a weekend filled with precision, camaraderie in a fun way to prepare for the big National Events. Compete on the NFAA Blue Face Target on Saturday and then the Vegas Target…