OCTC Now Accepting GO Female Applications

Along with the collaboration of local and state industry, workforce, and educational partners - Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) designed and launched the GO Females initiative to "skill up" female incumbent workers for advancement in the manufacturing industry. By engaging non­traditional populations, GO Females addresses the increasing need for skilled technicians and ensures that "no worker is left behind" in career and wage advancement.GO Females provides working adults unique…

Record Number of Votes Cast in Daviess County

A record-breaking 21,684 counted votes were cast in Daviess County for this year’s Primary Election, in large part due to the number of absentee ballots that were submitted as a result of COVID-19. Election officials said primaries normally bring about 20% of registered voters to the polls, but this year near 30% casted their vote. Daviess County Chief Deputy Clerk Richard House said at more than 76% this year, voter…

New Wings Flying Smoothly at OWB Airport

A sleek new airplane known as the Tecnam P2012 Traveller has recently rolled into the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport and will be used for all Cape Air flights going forward.This upgraded aircraft is much quieter, provides more leg room and baggage space and has a higher weight limit. While many new amenities benefit the consumer, there are also plenty of bonuses for the airline. This aircraft is more economical to…

Kenergy and Big Rivers Electric Supports OCTC’s Initiative to Provide Solar Charging

Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) has announced a partnership with Kenergy and Big Rivers Electric corporations to support the college initiative to provide solar charging in outside locations on the main campus.Students utilize laptops and mobile devices to attend class and complete assignments daily, but keeping technology charged while maintaining a busy schedule is a challenge.“We see students looking for plug-ins and borrowing chargers,” said OCTC President Scott Williams.…

Request for Proposal for GOEDC Strategic Visioning and Planning

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify a qualified consultant to guide and execute a strategic visioning and comprehensive planning process. Click here to view the full RFP. 

WKU Offering Free Career, Personal Development Courses

Western Kentucky University is offering free, non-credit enrichment courses. Typically, these Career & Personal Development Courses are $115 each, but WKU is offering them for free in lieu of COVID-19. Another advantage of this incredible opportunity is that the courses are self-paced, meaning you complete them at your leisure.These are the types of courses individuals need to build their skills right now, as so many businesses are having to adapt…

Now Hiring an SBDC Business Coach

Overview of Position:The Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) provides essential consulting and training services that help existing business owners and potential entrepreneurs succeed. Services that the candidate will be responsible for include one-on-one management consultations, training workshops, market research, loan packaging help, assistance with financial projections and information needed to make informed business decisions.The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is housed on the 3rd floor of the Commerce Center…

Hollison Joins Fight Against COVID-19

Owensboro-based Hollison, founded in 2005 is a high-tech food safety company focused on the detection of and protection from pathogens in pet and human food, food sources and their environments.Most recently Hollison has been generating a food safety bioaerosol sampler — the DuraSampler — that detects pathogens during food production.With the coronavirus pandemic making companies especially vigilant to try to stop infections, Hollison has adapted it to detect COVID-19 in…

UniFirst Donates 10,000 Masks to Local Businesses

UniFirst, which has been in Owensboro for more than two decades, is happy to support the community that has supported them. UniFirst has recently donated 10,000 protective face masks to the small business community in Owensboro in support of Govenor Andy Beshear’s strategy to reopen Kentucky’s economy.Dave Roberts, general manager of distribution at UniFirst, said “there is obviously a tremendous need for PPE in the community, especially for these small…

National Small Business Week 2020

Small Business Week takes place to emphasize the vital importance of small businesses to the local economies as well as the economy of the United States. Each year throughout the first week of May we acknowledge their outstanding service, innovation, and development. Though, the most important thing is to recognize the incredible impact and contributions small businesses make all year long.  The small business owners of America are the heart…