11
Mar

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro and Spectra earn Convention South award

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro and Spectra earn Convention South award
https://exhibitcitynews.com/owensboro-again-honored-with-conventionsouths-readers-choice-award/

Spectra, the providers of venue management and food services & hospitality to Kentucky’s Owensboro Convention Center, and the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau are excited to announce that they have each received the 2018 Readers’ Choice Award from ConventionSouth, the national multi-media resource for planning events in the South.
“It’s an absolute honor to receive this incredible recognition,” says Mark Calitri, president and CEO of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “I’m very proud of our staff and the convention center staff for their commitment to world-class service and hospitality. This recognition is a perfect example that when our community works together as a whole, we can achieve amazing things.”
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com
Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

11
Mar

Mark Calitri interviews Pete Rose the Hit King

https://www.visitclermontohio.com/clermont-news/interview-pete-rose-hit-king-part-iii/

I had the special opportunity recently for an exclusive, all access interview with the “Hit King” Pete Rose. Our rules…there were none! I questioned Pete on topics that I’ve never heard him asked before.

We can use Pete Rose’s career on the baseball field as an example of how to live our lives in the workplace. Pete exemplified hustle, practice, a teammate who made others better. With those skills applied to our workplace think of the difference that could be made.

11
Mar

Mark Calitri speaks motivation and Dr. Seuss

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot: Dr. Seuss

 

11
Mar

Mark Calitri speaks: The shiny red tomato!

MARK CALITRI The shiny red tomato!

4
Mar

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Michael Cleveland legendary blind, partially-deaf fiddler to play in Owensboro

Legendary blind, partially-deaf fiddler to play in Owensboro

3
Mar

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro’s 2019 Top Sports and Conventions

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro’s 2019 Top Sports and Conventions
2018 was an exciting year for Owensboro and Daviess County. Here are some highlights you will see in 2019. A combination of sports and conventions will create a tremendous economic impact to our community.
https://youtu.be/Plcyi5KvCl8
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com
Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO. www.markcalitri.com

3
Mar

Visit Owensboro names Mark Calitri President and CEO

Convention and Visitors Bureau Names Mark Calitri President

3
Mar

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Kentucky Tourism Industry Association President Hank Phillips talks Owensboro Kentucky

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Kentucky Tourism Industry Association President Hank Phillips talks Owensboro Kentucky

This fall Owensboro Kentucky was honored to host the Kentucky Tourism Industry Association Conference. KTIA president Hank Phillips described his experience in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e58bDvDV28

Mr. Phillips says Owensboro impresses visitors and they were stunned, in a positive way by what they saw.
Visit Owensboro earned three statewide awards for excellence. Mr. Phillips said, “Out of state judges saw quality, importance of subject matter”.
He lavished praise on Visit Owensboro for raising the bar and hiring top quality associates. Dave Kirk continues to grow, shows enthusiasm and expertise. Emerging leaders become the leaders in our industry. Dave is primed to move from emerging to leader!
Our industry mimics our customers, folks like to have fun, but it’s a serious business.
This is a relationship business, knowing our colleagues around the state creates strong alliances.
Owensboro delivered the serious side of the business and offered up a lot of fun.
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com
Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO. www.markcalitri.com 

1
Mar

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro launches newsletter to help businesses, attractions

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro launches newsletter to help businesses, attractions

For the complete article click here: http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/cvb-newsletter-to-help-businesses-attractions/article_c0098604-c165-5af6-9260-d8cf895e481e.html
Mark A. Calitri, President of Visit Owensboro said, “this was a valuable community wide initiative being spearheaded by Dave Kirk. Its vital for our community to work strategically together in providing the highest level of guest service as possible. This higher level of service is what separates Owensboro from our competitors.”
Dave Kirk, the CVB’s destination management director, said it will be especially helpful for restaurants to know when a large number of visitors will be at events near them.
“It will be extremely beneficial to us to know when folks are coming to Owensboro and how long they’ll be here,” Daniel Hewlette, O.Z. Tyler Distillery’s director of visitor experience, said in a news release. “It will better prepare us to both market to visitors and accommodate them if they want to visit the distillery.”
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g39722-d10868343-Reviews-O_Z_Tyler_Distillery-Owensboro_Kentucky.html

Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com
Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.