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1
May

Calitri demonstrates history of leading destination marketing organizations

Mark Calitri demonstrates history of leading destination marketing organizations
According to the Bethel Journal, when it comes to marketing Clermont County and Cincinnati East as a tourism destination, Mark Calitri is master of the game. His focus is on identifying key tourist attractions in the county and marketing them.

https://issuu.com/cincinnati/docs/bethel-journal-092116/4

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

1
May

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Family-friendly cities

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Family-friendly cities
Finding a new place in which to practice is just as important to your family as it is to your career. Make it a good choice for both.
https://journal.practicelink.com/live-and-practice/family-friendly-cities/
Says Mark Calitri, president and CEO of Visit Owensboro, “Owensboro has just been honored as a ‘2017 Playful City USA’ for the second time by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit. This honor represents the city of Owensboro putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills.” Calitri says that Owensboro Parks and Recreation runs a total of 23 parks and that Owensboro families tend to be active: walking, cycling and hiking are popular family activities.
“Owensboro is known for the three B’s: barbecue, bourbon and bluegrass,” Calitri says. A new International Bluegrass Music Museum is under construction, and families can also visit the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and the Owensboro Museum of Science and History. The Owensboro riverfront is also host to an annual family-friendly event, the International Bar-B-Q Festival.

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

1
May

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: O.Z Tyler continues to lead tourism for Daviess County.

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: O.Z Tyler continues to lead tourism for Daviess County.
O.Z. Tyler Distillery was recognized as the Manufacturer of the Year at the 2019 Chamber celebration.
Owensboro has started to create the foundation to build a sustainable tourism infrastructure, which also offers quality of life amenities and experiences to residents.

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/distillery-visitors-drink-it-in/article_3efb0eaa-e13e-11e6-b885-df3008afecac.html

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

30
Apr

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Wooks band to open local Brand USA campaign

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Wooks band to open local Brand USA campaign
Brand USA selected Owensboro as one of its Top 10 American Music Cities.
This is a big opportunity for Owensboro,” Mark Calitri, CVB president, said of the Hear the Music promotion. “We’re working on a campaign in this country as well.”
Videos about each of the cities are already online.
Calitri said the Owensboro video — at https://vimeo.com/316908379 — has had more views so far than any of the other nine places.
“We’re at more than 1 million views so far,” he said.

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/wooks-band-to-open-local-brand-usa-campaign/article_25f6b5a0-a051-5377-a47d-fa082d59a3f2.html
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

30
Apr

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Kentucky All A Boys baseball and girls’ softball a success for Owensboro!

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Kentucky All A Boys baseball and girls’ softball a success for Owensboro!
Late April brought intense competition to Owensboro for the Kentucky All A boy’s baseball championships and Kentucky All A girls’ softball championships. The girl’s championships brought 16 of the best teams from across Kentucky. Louisville Holy Cross took home the trophy for first place. The boy’s championships brought 8 teams from across the state and Beechwood, from Northern Kentucky took home first place.
Mark Calitri, president of Visit Owensboro said, “The event was a tremendous success producing over $270,000 economic impact to Owensboro and Daviess county.”
https://visitowensboro.com/2019/04/mark-calitri-speaks-tourism-kentucky-all-a-boys-baseball-and-girls-softball-a-success-for-owensboro/?olink=%2Fcategory%2Fnews%2Fvisit-owensboro-president-ceo-speaks-tourism%2F&otitle=CEO+speaks+tourism&rtax=category&rterm=614
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

24
Apr

Mark Calitri speaks about Owensboro Kentucky: CVB continues to thrive!

Mark Calitri speaks about Owensboro Kentucky: CVB continues to thrive!
“Brand USA’s international campaign is valuable to Owensboro because Brand USA’s marketing expertise reaches millions of new visitors throughout the world,” Calitri said. “You just can’t buy that type of national and international exposure and we are going to capitalize on it.”
Claude Bacon, vice president of sales, e-commerce and administration for Owensboro-based LinGate Hospitality, which operates the Holiday Inn and Courtyard by Marriott, said 2018 had “positive momentum” for those hotels.
“We see that positive momentum continuing in 2019,” he said.
But Bacon said, “New hotel supply in the market could affect occupancy rates.”

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/more-rooms-at-the-inn-hotel-building-surge-means-more/article_65e5913b-b1f6-5ad5-a48f-74cf15a98837.html

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

24
Apr

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Owensboro Kentucky selected as Brand USA ‘Hear the Music’ City

Owensboro was selected as one of 10 music cities for Brand USA’s Hear the Music campaign, joining the ranks with cities like New Orleans, Miami, West Hollywood, Las Vegas and Detroit.
“This puts Owensboro on both the national and international map,” said Mark Calitri, President and CEO of Visit Owensboro, noting that the Hear the Music campaign has already launched overseas.
See the complete article: https://www.owensborotimes.com/entertainment/events/2019/04/owensboro-selected-as-brand-usa-hear-the-music-city/
“This is perhaps the biggest marketing opportunity in the history of Owensboro on an international scale. Internationally, these videos are being used as marketing tools and already have over a million views,” Calitri said of the Owensboro-featured music video and documentary.
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

10
Apr

Mark Calitri speaks leadership: FC Cincinnati and the business of leveraging sports as a tool for economic development.

This project started when a small group of committed community leaders came together to build something amazing.
The FC Cincinnati training complex will include three full-size, lighted soccer fields (two grass, one artificial turf), as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team will be housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, while the FCC Academy teams will have their own separate 6,500 sq. ft. center along the practice fields. Additionally, there will be a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property.

https://www.wcpo.com/sports/fc-cincinnati/fc-cincinnati-presenting-development-opportunity-to-milford-city-council
Mark Calitri is the president of the Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

10
Apr

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Las Vegas. New Orleans. Owensboro? The headline is correct.

10
Apr

Mark Calitri speaks leadership: The intersection of life and business

Mark Calitri speaks leadership: The intersection of life and business
According to Jon Gordon, bestselling author:

1. Don’t let negativity win today!
2. Remember it starts with you.
3. If you are complaining, you aren’t’ leading!

Mark Calitri is the president of the Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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