Mark Calitri: CVB to help community amid cancellations, closures
The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau is monitoring the COVID-19 situation week-by-week but said they will be making some changes in the meantime.
According to CVB President & CEO Mark Calitri, the Kentucky Department of Tourism has suspended all marketing for the next 30 days. With restaurants limited to delivery and drive-thru options, Calitri said the CVB is working to help local businesses survive this possibly months-long partial closure.
“We are currently launching a campaign through social media to encourage Daviess and surrounding County citizens to help our community stay strong and order takeout during this difficult time,” Calitri said.
Though the CVB office will be open during this time, the visitor center will be closed to the public. Calitri said they are taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of others and themselves.
Currently, the CVB is facing the same level of uncertainty that many other agencies across the state and country are facing. Many upcoming events scheduled to take place in Owensboro have been canceled, Calitri said, but he will continue to touch base with those organizations in the coming days.
“Our jobs this week are to work closely with our customers to handle their needs as most are canceling sports events and meetings, but some are opting to postpone and reschedule,” he said.
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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