South Central Kentucky Named Location for Key Shooting Industry Events
Jessica M.L. Thompson, Communications Director
BOWLING GREEN, KY—The Ninth Annual Shooting Industry Masters and the 20th Annual Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence awards ceremony will be held in South Central Kentucky on July 22-23, 2011. Masters events will be held at the Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park Mammoth Resort in Park City while the awards ceremony will take place at Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.
In addition, a reception greeting all participants will be held on July 21 at the National Corvette Museum. The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a sponsor of this reception.
Randy Molde, Masters chairman and Academy director, said, “The announcement that Kentucky will greet the industry at the Corvette Museum reflects the overwhelming hospitality the state has shown the industry. At every opportunity, Kentucky has impressed us with its support of the shooting sports and understanding of good business. We look forward to working with them to produce an unforgettable event for shooting industry professionals.”
Chamber Director, Regional Development Miller Slaughter works closely with Nick Noble, CEO of Rockcastle Shooting Center. Slaughter says that bringing these events to the region will highlight the wide variety of outdoor amenities to a new audience: the shooting industry.
“We anticipate more than 400 visitors will come to South Central Kentucky to participate in the Masters and Academy events,” said Rodney Rogers, Chamber chairman. “This event will attract a diverse group of visitors, giving us an opportunity to showcase our region to the world.”
FMG Publications owns and operates the Masters and Academy. The company invited these events to come to South Central Kentucky after visiting Rockcastle Shooting Center in 2010.
For more information on the 2011 Shooting Industry Masters and Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence, contact Elizabeth O’Neill at 1-888-315-3641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,300 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching
its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.