OWENSBORO, KY — The 2021 F&D Prime Site Award-winning Owensboro Convention Center, managed by Spectra, will soon host its first convention since the beginning of the pandemic. The 63rd Annual KWWOA (Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association) Conference will begin early next week. Over 400 attendees are expected to be in Owensboro, creating over 700 room nights.
“The conference was to have taken place in April of 2020, but had to be postponed due to the pandemic,” stated Spectra’s General Manager, Laura Alexander. “We are thrilled to have been able to work with them to reschedule and to have KWWOA as our first convention back in the building.”
“The flexibility of our space really fits the needs for their event,” said Spectra’s Director of Sales, Dave DiSalvo. “They are already considering Owensboro as the destination for their 2022 conference, which means an even greater positive economic impact for the community.”
“The rest of July is also looking to be busy with events that include Friday After 5, Supporting Heroes Tribute Gala, Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Volunteer Outreach Network Conference, Kentucky Bar Association Summer Meeting, and we’ll also welcome for the first time to the venue the General Association of General Baptists,” added Alexander. “Next week, we will also see the return of a popular monthly meeting of top businesses in the area that previously averaged 350-375 attendees per event.”
After over a year, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce will hold the first in-person Rooster Booster Breakfast on Thursday, July 1. “One of the most important ways our community connects once a month has been at our Chamber’s Monthly Rooster Booster,” stated Candance Castlen Brake, President and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. “Since March of 2020, we have not been able to gather at our iconic convention center on the Ohio River. On July 1, we will all meet there once again to celebrate the great things going on in our community, to be with one another with the view of the Blue Bridge in the background and to remember one of the important pieces of our community’s quality of life … that being together makes us stronger no matter where we work or live.”