Chamber breakfast to feature 'Salute to Arts and Culture'


The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will feature a "Salute to Our Arts and Culture" with guest speaker Melissa Cherry with Destinations International for its July Power in Partnership breakfast.

The breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Peel & Holland is the sponsor.

Local nonprofit arts organizations will have displays, provide entertainment and be recognized at the event. Leadership Paducah Class No. 32 will present the funds from its class project to Habitat for Humanity.

Cherry serves as the chief operating officer at Destinations International and is responsible for several key areas of the association including marketing and communications, information technology (IT), membership engagement, strategic alliances and global development and product engagement.

Prior to joining Destinations International, Cherry was senior vice-president for marketing and cultural tourism at Choose Chicago. During her four-year tenure at the city's official destination marketing organization, she led Choose Chicago's domestic and international marketing strategies.

The cost is $15.

If you are not a Power Card holder, make your reservations by noon Tuesday to the chamber at, 270-443-1746 or

Want to go?

When: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday

Where: Julian M. Carroll Convention Center, Ohio Room

Speaker: Melissa Cherry, Destinations International

Sponsor: Peel & Holland

Cost: $15

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