Prime Site Award-Winning Owensboro Convention Center Earns GBAC STAR Accreditation
  • October 25, 2021
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    OWENSBORO, KY — Spectra, the provider of Venue Management to the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter, recently announced that the two facilities have achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter have implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.

    As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter implement best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

    “GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”

    To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter were required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk-assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.

    For details on the 2021 F&D Prime Site Award-winning Owensboro Convention Center, see the award announcement in the 2021 F&D SuperBook.