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News briefs: March for public education, Erigo certification, Gold Star, Hoxworth hold blood drive

A group of teachers, parents, librarians, community members and students will promote public education during a rally in Newport on June 22.

The NKY March for Public Education is a sister event held in conjunction with the national March for Public Education in Washington, D.C. The mission of the March for Public Education is to promote public education through peaceful demonstration and action.

The inaugural NKY March for Public Education will feature speakers from across the region discussing various topics related to K-12 and higher education. Topics will include public school teachers as first responders, how to help impoverished students in need, the role libraries play in public education, where your school taxes go, how access to public education – particularly the arts – is essential to LGBTQ+ students and the ADA & IDEA laws.

There will be speakers present from Northern Kentucky University, Boone County Schools, Covington Independent Public Schools, Scott High School, Caywood Elementary, the Campbell County Public Library, The Carnegie, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and more.

The event is Saturday, July 22 at the World Peace Bell in Newport from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Public school professionals, parents, students and the public are encouraged to attend. More information about the event, and a full list of speakers, can be found here.

More information about the March for Public Education can be found at the website.

Erigo Employer Solutions earn IRS credential

Erigo Employer Solutions, a leading provider of human resources outsourcing solutions located in Ft. Mitchell has earned a key credential from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attesting that its financial stability and operational standards take extraordinary measures to protect its clients.

“This certification is a significant achievement for Erigo and its clients,” said Charlie Vance, Erigo Chief Executive Officer. “Erigo customers and future customers are assured by this designation that we have passed rigorous certification standards set by the IRS, are skilled hands for their payroll and HR needs, and will be held responsible by the IRS for tax payments.”

The IRS established the Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) certification program in 2015 under the Small Business Efficiency Act (SBEA), and in June of 2017 announced the first group of professional employer organizations to be recognized with the prestigious CPEO status.

Erigo Chief Financial Officer Mark Jasper stated that “Erigo’s long-time partnership with CPA and business advisory firm VonLehman was critical in navigating the complex rules and extremely thorough standards outlined by the IRS for the CPEO certification.”

CPEO Certification affects the employment tax liabilities of both Erigo and its clients. As a CPEO, Erigo will generally be treated as the employer of any individual performing services for a client and covered by a CPEO contract between Erigo and the client, but only for wages and other compensation paid to the individual by Erigo.

Gold Star Chill — blood drive

Gold Star Chili and Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, are partnering for the eighth year in a row to present the 2017 Gold Star Chili Summer Blood Drive Tour. Gold Star Chili is a proud supporter of Hoxworth Blood Center and recognizes that the summer months bring about lower than ideal blood donations with a higher than average blood usage.

The next stop of the 2017 Gold Star Chili Summer Blood Drive Tour will be at the Mall Road Florence Gold Star Chili location on Friday, July 28th from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All donors will receive a coupon for two FREE Cheese Coneys along with a 2017 Gold Star Chili Summer Blood Drive T-shirt.

Donors can visit www.hoxworth.org/goldstar or call (513) 451-0910 or (800) 830-1091 to schedule an appointment to donate. Due to the anticipated popularity of this event, appointments are encouraged.

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati was founded in 1938 and serves 31 hospitals in 17 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 90,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals.

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