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26
Feb

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Hear the Music national tourism campaign in Owensboro, Kentucky

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Hear the Music: Owensboro, Kentucky

https://www.thebrandusa.com/media-events/news/brand-usa-expands-creative-music-campaign-showcase-endless-destination-experiences

Brand USA will promote tourism to several major cities and states as part of a campaign that encourages authentic American experiences. Included on the list of 10 are Austin, Texas, Detroit, Miami, Las Vegas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans, Owensboro and West Hollywood, California.
Mark Calitri, Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau executive director, made the announcement during a report before Daviess Fiscal Court Thursday evening.
“We’re hoping to put together a really big campaign behind that this spring,” Calitri said. “Hopefully the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corp. will join us. You just can’t buy that type of national exposure, and we’ll try to capitalize on it.”
Although it may seem Owensboro is a bit out of its league on the list, especially among major economic centers such as Detroit, Las Vegas and New Orleans, Calitri said the region is uniquely positioned in a part of the country Brand USA is targeting right now both culturally and geographically.
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO

https://www.youtube.com/VisitTheUSA

26
Feb

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Hear the Music: Owensboro, Kentucky works with the Wooks

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Hear the Music: Owensboro, Kentucky

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/owensboro-to-be-featured-among-top-american-destinations/article_b0e56c2a-1553-5aff-8337-de27f60841e0.html

Barbeque, Bourbon, and Bluegrass. Owensboro, Kentucky, is a southern town bursting with charm. The birthplace of this genre, Owensboro is home to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum as well as the house of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass. The Wooks, local bluegrass band, share their favorite sights, sounds, and flavors of their hometown
Brand USA will promote tourism to several major cities and states as part of a campaign that encourages authentic American experiences. Included on the list of 10 are Austin, Texas, Detroit, Miami, Las Vegas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans, Owensboro and West Hollywood, California.
Mark Calitri, President & CEO praised Dave Kirk’s efforts in working with Brand USA during this incredible opportunity to tell the Owensboro story.

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

https://www.youtube.com/VisitTheUSA

26
Feb

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Moonlite to be featured at Bourbon Classic in Louisville Kentucky

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Moonlite to be featured at Bourbon Classic in Louisville Kentucky

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/moonlite-to-be-featured-at-bourbon-classic/article_6b3c4424-724a-5ff1-a3e3-bffe7261d4aa.html
Mutton sliders from Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn will be featured at Louisville’s Bourbon Classic on Feb. 23.
The event will also feature three chefs from season 16 of “Top Chef,” which is set in Kentucky.
A news release says, “It’s hard to match the authenticity and storied traditions of Kentucky’s beloved bourbon — unless you’re Owensboro’s Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn. The pride and joy of Western Kentucky barbecue, Moonlite Bar-B-Q has been a decadent culinary institution for over 60 years.”
“This is an incredible opportunity to create strategic alignment of our great tourism partners, Moonlite, O.Z. Tyler, and the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame,” said Mark Calitri, President & CEO of Visit Owensboro.

Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9NoTKgELIk

15
Aug

Every day Owensboro touches the world was presented by Mark A. Calitri, president of VisitOwensboro

Every day Owensboro touches the world was presented by Mark A. Calitri, president of VisitOwensboro to the Chamber Young Professionals. This group’s high energy and brain power is an awesome asset to Owensboro Kentucky.

 

10
Apr

Mark Calitri earns Certified Destination Management Executive designation

Mark A. Calitri, President of the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau has earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination marketing industry. The focus of the program is on vision, leadership, productivity and the implementation of business strategies.  Calitri was recognized at the (DMAI) 2016 Annual Convention on Wednesday, August 3 in Minneapolis, MN.
“This distinction is awarded based on coursework completed at the national level over a period of two years,” Calitri said. “I look forward to using this information in continuing to build on the great momentum that the Clermont County CVB has developed.”
The CDME program is designed to better prepare senior destination marketing organization (DMO) executives and managers for increasing change and competition and to become more effective organizational and community leaders.  The class of 2016 included more than 40 graduates. Over the course of 22 years, more than 400 students have participated in the CDME program.
“Education is the foundation to what DMAI provides for its members,” said Gary Sherwin, DMAI Chair and President and CEO, Newport Beach and Company.  “CDME is the only comprehensive educational program available to destination marketing organizations around the world, and we will continue to reinvest in this critical offering so that industry leaders may continue to learn from their peers, share best practices and propel our industry forward.”http://www.markcalitri.com