19
Sep

Owensboro Kentucky Mirror Mosaic to be replaced

Owensboro Kentucky Mirror Mosaic to be replaced

Gary Bielefeld’s Kentucky Mirror Mosaic — a giant mirrored map of Kentucky — is Owensboro’s largest and most visible piece of public art.
“It’s iconic,” Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said Tuesday. “It’s a really important piece of art.”
https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/kentucky-mirror-mosaic-to-be-replaced/article_e6d1dcdc-ad1f-57c0-9027-2b36f7573f7f.html

“It’s important to see community leaders like Gary step up with a project like this,” Calitri said. “It’s part of the beautification efforts in the community.”
He said the CVB will begin promoting the Kentucky Mirror Mosaic to tourists once the project is completed.

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

13
Sep

Mark Calitri announces tourism officials making Owensboro a sports destination.

Mark Calitri announces tourism officials making Owensboro a sports destination.
Owensboro Kentucky continues to thrive as sports tourism grows. This next year Owensboro will host a wide array of Kentucky State Championships including:
2 A State Championships- 7 sports
Kentucky State Archery Championships
Kentucky All A Baseball Championships
Kentucky All A Girls Softball Championships
Calitri said, “Convention bookings continue to climb, and we are looking at record breaking years in 2021, 2022, and 2023. “

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

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6
Sep

Hospitality Construction | Making Room for More Hotels

Hospitality Construction | Making Room for More Hotels
Tourism, convention center renovations continue to push construction in the hospitality sector
In Owensboro, two new hotels – Best Western Plus and TownePlace Suites – recently opened their doors with 63 and 102 rooms, respectively, according to an article in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, which also noted that the city had just under 1,300 hotel rooms at the end of 2018.
Ground was broken in early June of this year on another 120-room hotel across from the Owensboro Convention Center, a Home2 Suites by Hilton.
Mark Calitri, president/CEO of Visit Owensboro, credits a few factors for the new hotel construction in town. Brand USA, which is the marketing agency for the U.S., named Owensboro a top 10 music destination for 2019, he said. In addition, there are increased youth sporting events, the O.Z. Tyler Bourbon distillery officially joined the Kentucky Bourbon Trail last year and the new Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened late last year.
Calitri says the new hotels will only add to the visitor traffic momentum.
“These new hotel developments will allow Visit Owensboro to pursue larger conventions, since we will now have more hotel rooms in walking distance to our convention center. Since September 2018 up through August 2019, Owensboro has set several records in hotel occupancy and revenue.”

https://www.lanereport.com/116737/2019/09/hospitality-construction-making-room-for-more-hotels/

5
Sep

Owensboro Kentucky: Chamber CEO named a top woman in business

Owensboro Kentucky: Chamber CEO named a top woman in business
Owensboro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Candance Castlen Brake was named one of seven top women in business by The Lane Report.
“Candance has been our most valuable asset in helping to transform Visit Owensboro into an award-winning organization,” said Mark Calitri, President & CEO of Visit Owensboro. “In today’s world filled with so much negativity Candance is a positive light for Visit Owensboro, me personally, and she is Owensboro’s #1 cheerleader.”

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

3
Sep

Calitri reports: Turf at Fisher Park ‘game-changer

Calitri reports: Turf at Fisher Park ‘game-changer’!
During the August board meeting of the Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau Jared Bratcher highlighted the success and opportunities in sports tourism for Owensboro. Mark Calitri introduced Bratcher and asked him to outline the scope of sports marketing and how the CVB successfully collaborates with the City of Owensboro and Daviess County Parks Department to host sports tournaments.
https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/turf-at-fisher-park-game-changer-bratcher-says/article_b1670aa8-c5c5-5c43-89ff-e8ec90b18001.html#utm_source=messenger-inquirer.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F%3Frefreshed123%26-dc%3D1567508407&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline