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NKY Chamber to reopen Roebling Suspension Bridge with Derby Trifecta Crawl to boost local businesses

By Ryan Clark NKyTribune reporter Emily Stretch remembers what Opening Day was like this year. She and the others who work at Keystone Bar & Grill on Greenup Street should have had crowds of people partying and having a good time. But there wasn’t a lot of partying going on. Instead, the big crowds were across the river. “That was not fun,” says Stretch, who has worked as a manager at Keystone...

BBB Trends: Keeping the truth in advertising; BBB monitors advertising to keep trust with consumers

Keeping the Truth In Advertising The Ohio Attorney General’s Office recently filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a Cincinnati company for running several store-closing sales, yet they remained open for business. The lawsuit is a result of several consumers and surrounding business owners about this alleged false advertising practice. 
BBB also monitors advertising for this type of language...

CVG’s strong first quarter: Seven new destinations, six more coming, best airfare ranking, and more

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) had a strong start to 2018 with a quarter that continued tremendous passenger growth, air service enhancements and achieving its best airfare ranking.   CVG continued to be the fastest growing major airport in the country with local passenger traffic growing 17 percent year-over-year. Cargo volume set a new quarter tonnage record with more...

Cleveland Federal Reserve offers free workbook ‘guide to money’ during Financial Literacy Month

Cleveland Fed has updated its Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money during Financial Literacy Month. The free workbook is available in English and Spanish and aligned to state and national education standards. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Learning Center and Money Museum unveiled the latest edition of its popular, free workbook Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money. Inside are lessons,...

New PiAzza at RiverCenter to ‘Rock for the Roses,’ derby event to benefit Horizon Community Funds

PiAzza at RiverCenter, Covington’s newest entertainment destination, is hosting the 2018 Rock for the Roses derby event benefiting the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky on Saturday, May 5. Celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports with live music, delicious food and beverages, giveaways, a hat contest, bourbon tasting, VIP party and more. “We are thrilled to bring this event...

NKY Chamber Eggs ‘N Issues panel discusses the ways in which companies are embracing automation

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The panel at the April Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs ‘N Issues discussion represented the diversity that is a hallmark of the region’s business landscape. Despite their different business models, however, all of the companies have one thing in common – automation is vital to their success. The Eggs ‘N Issues panel for April included...

From laborer to VP, Turner Construction’s Spaulding directs high-profile projects, focuses on community

By Kevin Eigelbach NKyTribune reporter As vice president and general manager for New York City-based Turner Construction Company in Cincinnati, David Spaulding is helping to remake the face of Northern Kentucky and the Queen City. Spaulding The highest-profile example right now is the renovation of the former Bavarian Brewery Co. building, an enormous white structure just off the east side of Interstate...

Keven Moore: New generation of smoke detectors is game-changing technology that will save lives

The smoke signal is one of the oldest forms of long-distance communication. In today’s world, however, detecting a “smoke signal” is synonymous with warning occupants within a home of potential fire hazard and saving lives. According to a somewhat-dated National Fire Protection Association report, smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. Statistics indicate that three-quarters of...

Northern Kentucky Chamber Foundation accepting nominations for Leadership Northern Kentucky

The Northern Kentucky Chamber Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Leadership NKY Class of 2019, the program’s 40th class. Leadership NKY Class of 2018 A nine-month program designed to help develop business and community leaders, Leadership NKY uses the community as a classroom to help participants gain an understanding of the strengths and challenges of the Northern Kentucky and Greater...

Kentucky Small Business Development Center to honor Covington’s Delish Dish, others on May 2

National Small Business week is April 29 – May 5, and the Kentucky Small Business Development Center is ready to celebrate. In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, KSBDC is preparing for its Kentucky Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony, in the Capitol Rotunda at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2. The ceremony will honor both the U.S. Small Business Administration award winners and...

BBB Trends: When a passion turns into a business — from dream to reality is how small businesses start

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau A dream starts out as just that – a dream, a doodle on a napkin, a far-fetched idea with intangible edges. Then, details of those dreams become clearer and clearer, with practical steps hashed out over a cup of coffee. Concepts are built in basements and garages, backyard sheds and barn floors. A spark is ignited into a passion so strong it drives a person...

UpTech, the region’s B2B accelerator for start-ups, now accepting applications for seventh cohort

UpTech, Greater Cincinnati’s accelerator for data-driven startups, announced today that applications for UpTech 7 will open on Monday, April 30. The program is set to begin September 2018. The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 17 at 11:59 p.m.; however, startups are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application window. The UpTech6 cohort (provided). UpTech will be accepting...

Covington-based CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services announces expansion into Israel

CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI), announces it has expanded its presence into Israel with the completion of its incorporation in Israel under the wholly-owned subsidiary, CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting Services Israel. CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services, headquartered in Covington, is a global, privately held, full-service contract research organization (CRO), delivering...

Covington’s newest entertainment destination, PiAzza at RiverCenter, is in a familiar location

The former Festival at RiverCenter, home to three unique restaurants- FIRE, Butler’s Pantry and Biscuits to Burgers, is now PiAzza at RiverCenter, an exciting entertainment destination located on the plaza level of the RiverCenter Towers at 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd. in Covington, Kentucky. The PiAzza combines delicious dining options with a space to hear live music, interact with mixologists or sip...

Clownin’ around encouraged — Ludlow’s BIRCUS Brewery not typical watering hole

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Most beer drinkers don’t frequent the local pub expecting to see circus-type performances as part of their night out. Then again, BIRCUS Brewery isn’t a typical neighborhood watering hole. Located in Ludlow, BIRCUS (pronounced Beer-cus) is the combination of a brewery with exceptional beer and unique entertainment (circus acts, music, wrestling, etc.) as its distinguishing...