Mizkan Adding 30 Jobs in Owensboro, KY

Mizkan, also known as Ragu is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2020. Mizkan employs 400 people and the plant is currently making white pasta sauce 5-6 days a week. In November, production will go to 7 days, which will create the addition for 30 more full-time jobs. Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Mizkan has found a silver lining. People are staying home and cooking more, rather than…

Industry Visit at Sun Windows

This week, GOEDC Business Retention and Expansion Manager, Ms. Elizabeth Griffith visited Sun Windows, one of our existing businesses that has been running since 1943. Sun Windows is an industry leader in the development and production of long-lasting, energy efficient window and door products. The company is locally owned and operated and believes in the importance of the local economy, giving back to the community, and in the small-town ethic that…

KFB Offices Provide Free Wifi to Community

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) offices across the state are helping provide free internet access for their communities. All local offices will be offering free WiFi access points from the parking lots between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day.Kentucky Farm Bureau Agency Manager, Gavin Roberts stated that people do not have to be KFB members to utilize the service. “It’s a small thing we as a company can do for…

Entrepreneurs’ Day

August 21st is Entrepreneurs’ Day. This is to create awareness for entrepreneurship and celebrate the innovation and leadership in our communities. It takes a dedicated individual and great perseverance to start a business on one’s own. Owensboro is fortunate to have so many great entrepreneurs committed to our community. One we are highlighting today is Chelsea and her small staff at HorseFeathers in downtown Owensboro. Chelsea stared her business 11…

Kenergy Exploring Broadband Services

Kenergy, an electric distribution cooperative serving 14 western Kentucky counties is looking into offering broadband services. “There are several legislative and regulatory hurdles that we would have to clear before that opportunity would be available for us,” Kenergy President and CEO Jeff Hohn said.Kenergy’s desire to provide broadband access emanates from the same factors that propelled the Rural Electrification Act into existence. For-profit electric utilities had little desire to extend…

KY Farmers’ Market Week

This week we salute our Owensboro Regional Farmers Market as Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles proclaims the first week of August to be Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Week. With reported sales of nearly $13 million last year, farmers’ markets are an economic engine that celebrates the state’s agricultural roots. We encourage you to get out and support local farm families who bring fresh products to the public each week! To view…

Owensboro Declared Only Metro Area in U.S. with Lower June 2020 Unemployment Rate Than 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment report for June 2020, identified Owensboro as the only metropolitan area in the United States with an unemployment rate decline relative to June 2019. Per BLS calculations, the employment rate in the Owensboro metro area was 4.2% in June of 2020, compared to 4.4% in June of 2019. Metropolitan Statistical Areas are designated as having at least one…

Hayden Farms Featured in Documentary Series on Amazon Prime

The show Regular Heroes is a weekly docuseries on Amazon Prime that highlights essential workers and is narrated by celebrity guests. Perdue Farms submitted the names of Daniel Hayden and his wife, Danielle to Amazon for what they thought would simply be an interview. Little did they know that they would soon become one of three subjects in the sixth episode of the show. While our country faces the COVID-19…

OBKY Local Look – Hollison

The team at Hollison is extremely innovative and has continuously focused on developing and providing improved food safety sampling solutions since the inception of Hollison in 2005. This video describes the advancements of Hollison over the years, along with how they have adapted their equipment in response to COVID-19. https://youtu.be/NI-0MMt92ic

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…