A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Keven Moore: Small business owners are lifeblood of economy — beware pitfall of no insurance coverage

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, and every major company was once a small business. Some of the more notable businesses started in a garage such as the likes as Amazon, Apple, Google, Harley Davidson, Disney, Mattel, Yankee Candle, Hewlett Packard, and more. There are some 28 million small businesses in America and approximately 543K new businesses are started each month, of which...

CVG’s local economic impact grew to $4.4 billion annually, according to new report; up 22 percent

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is a vital asset to the region’s economy with a $4.4 billion annual impact on local families, businesses and governments according to a report released from the economic centers at University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. This represents a 22 percent increase compared to $3.6 billion impact from previous study in 2012.   More...

BIRCUS Brewing Company keeping circus alive and evolving through its beer-making startup in Ludlow

P.T. Barnum said ” Without promotion, something terrible happens… nothing! ” and it is in that spirit that Paul Miller is inviting you to come to Ludlow for the BIRCUS Brewing Co. Circus Sampler on January 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. Paul Miller toured with Ringling Bros. Circus, and in 1997 Cincinnati was underwater and the show was cancelled in Cincinnati. However “The Show Must...

BBB Trends: Gift cards, returning, exchanging — some things to know so you aren’t surprised

The first few weeks after the busy holiday season could include using new gift cards, returning presents that weren’t quite right, or exchanging items that just aren’t your style. Retailers are ready for this influx of activity and typically offer post-holiday sales to encourage the use of gift cards. However, they also tend to tighten their return policies at the same time. There are a...

VonLehman & Co. opens new headquarters in Fort Wright at a prime location with room to grow

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor VonLehman & Co. celebrated the opening of its new headquarters with a ribbon cutting at the Wright’s Summit Office Complex in Fort Wright Thursday. VonLehman & Co. president Brian Malthouse (center with scissors), joins employees and community leaders in a ribbon-cutting for the company’s new headquarters in Fort Wright (photos by Mark Hansel) The...

NKY Chamber Eggs ‘N Issues focuses on historic first week of 2017 General Assembly, what lies ahead

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The first Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs ‘N Issues meeting of the new year Tuesday at the Receptions banquet center in Erlanger offered a view of the political process in Frankfort. The panel that provided insights into the 2017 General Assembly session included (right to left) Bob Babbage of Babbage Cofounder, Jeff Busick, principal at McCarthy...

CVG says thanks — 70 times! — starting with cake, Gold Star coneys, gifts for passengers; more coming

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport celebrated it’s 70th “birthday” on Tuesday with a surprise celebration for passengers. Travelers received complimentary Gold Star coneys, gifts, and of course—birthday cake. Various other airport concessionaires offered discounts and specials in observance of the occasion. Candace McGraw The first flight (via American Airlines) took place...

Tim Hortons restaurant opens Thursday in Erlanger — free coffee, sandwich for year to first 100 guests

Tim Hortons® will be celebrating the official grand opening of its two new restaurants located at 3168 Dixie Hwy in Erlanger and one in Cincinnati with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. The first 100 guests at each location will receive a coupon booklet for a free small coffee and breakfast sandwich each week for a year. The first 50 guests at each of the drive-thru and the front counter will...

Tri-ED will honor 25 primary industry companies that provided 1,682 jobs, $327m investment in region

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED announced that in 2016, 25 primary industry companies expanded, located to, invested in or announced new jobs in the Boone, Campbell and Kenton County region, resulting in 1,682 projected new direct primary industry jobs and more than $327 million in capital investment. Tri-ED will honor those companies that located to, expanded or launched in the region in 2016 at its annual...

Southbank’s Moreland to speak at CBC luncheon, updating projects on Imagination 2020 economic plan

The latest developments pertaining to Covington and Northern Kentucky riverfront development will be explored at the January 19 CBC luncheon featuring Southbank Partners President Jack Moreland. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Event Center. Moreland will provide updates on projects that are part of Southbank’s Imagination 2020 initiative. Imagination 2020 is the economic development...

Keeneland’s 59th Horses of All Ages Sale, catalogue has 1,892 individuals; solid market for broodmares

Keeneland has cataloged 1,892 horses for its 59th Horses of All Ages Sale which starts today and runs through the 13th. The catalog includes 726 broodmares, 147 broodmare prospects, 732 yearlings, 280 horses of racing age and seven stallions and stallion prospects. The interactive catalog is available online at Keeneland.com. “The January Sale traditionally is a solid market for broodmares, broodmare...

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative to feature The Productivity Pro, Laura Stack, as keynote speaker

Plagued by thousands of emails in your inbox? Baffled as to why you can’t seem to get anything done? Or, are you still trying to get a handle on technology? If the start of a new year finds you reflecting on how you can improve your productivity, then Laura Stack may well have the answers you’re seeking. Stack, president and CEO of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a bestselling author, and a noted...

Southwest Airlines to fly out of CVG to Chicago and to Baltimore/Washington starting in June

Southwest Airline announced at CVG that it will begin flights to Chicago (Midway) and to Baltimore/Washington in June. The airline will discontinue flying out of Dayton and Akron-Canton.. “We are excited to welcome Southwest Airlines to CVG and Northern Kentucky,” said Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED Board Chair. “The addition of Southwest Airlines makes...

NKY Chamber’s Eggs ‘N Issues to feature three experts to talk about General Assembly session

On Tuesday, January 10, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will present Eggs ‘N Issues: General Assembly Preview from 7:30-9 a.m. at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center in Erlanger. The title sponsor for the Eggs ‘N Issues Series is DBL Law. During this breakfast, experts from around the state will provide perspective and insight into the issues that are expected to be emphasized...

Following the food: a look at one of NKY’s strongest economic sectors with a diverse and growing base

By Liz McEwan NKY Thrives Northern Kentucky Tri-ED recently released its Target Industry Analysis, identifying food production as one of the top growth industries in the region. Workers help prepare produce at Neltner Farm in Camp Springs (provided photos). NKY Tri-ED supports companies in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties as they pursue expanding and enhancing operations in the region. The organization...