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Walmart honoring veterans with Welcome Home Commitment, providing job opportunities to hire 250k by 2020

Walmart announced it has hired 3,375 veterans across the Commonwealth since introducing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013. The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran. With a goal to hire 250,000 veterans nationwide by the end of 2020, Walmart has since hired more than 170,000 veterans nationwide, and more than 22,000 have been promoted...

CVG, Boy Scouts to celebrate Memorial Day; will place more than 400 flags to honor fallen soldiers

Local Boy Scouts will help celebrate Memorial Day by placing more than 400 flags at the entrance of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The flags will be installed on Saturday, May 27, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. “We look forward to this display every year as it is a way to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives serving our country,” said Candace McGraw,...

Keven Moore: The hazards of Memorial Day, statistically one of the year’s most dangerous days

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, was originally known as Decoration Day with its origins dating back to the years following the Civil War. It did not become an official federal holiday until 1971 and is probably the only day of the year that you can predict the exact location where the President of the United States will be, as he travels across the Potomac to Arlington National...

Next Generation Leader Award Finalists named; winners to be announced at event on July 13th

LEGACY, Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati’s Young Professional Organization, have announced the 2017 Next Generation Leader Award Finalists. The Next Generation Leader Awards (“NGLAs”) are designed to salute the region’s young professionals under the age of 40 for significant accomplishments in their chosen professional field, demonstrated leadership, as well as their contribution...

Northern Kentucky tourism revenue grew by 7.3 percent in 2016, one of the state’s highest increases

The economic impact of tourism has grown to more than $14.5 billion in 2016, Department of Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscum announced during the celebration of Travel and Tourism Week. Kentucky’s tourism industry has experienced the strongest overall economic impact growth rate the state has seen since 2005.  All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains again in 2016. The Northern...

BBB Trends: Veterans holidays are a time for sound-alike solicitations; beware of scams and pressure

Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day are all great holidays to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country. It’s also a great opportunity for scam artists to look like, sound like, and act like a charity when they aren’t. There are numerous nonprofits honorably providing the services veterans need and several more that support active military personnel...

Frontier Airlines celebrates new service from CVG to San Diego Sunday — three times a week

Frontier Airlines added new nonstop service from CVG to San Diego Sunday with an inaugural flight celebration including a ribbon-cutting, #CVGselfie station and gifts for passengers.   Service to San Diego now operates three times a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday using 180-seat A320 aircraft.   “Thanks to the terrific support of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community, and our partners at...

NKY Chamber hires Kristin Baldwin as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communication

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced that Kristin Baldwin has been hired as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communication beginning May 24. “We’re excited to welcome Kristin. Her experience and talents will build on the momentum that we have here in Northern Kentucky,” explains Trey Grayson, President/CEO, NKY Chamber of Commerce. Kristin Baldwin Baldwin comes from the Kentucky...

‘The Local Traveler’ visits Covington’s best burger places, Herb & Thelma’s and Bard’s, to show on KET

Covington favorites, Herb & Thelma’s Tavern and Bard’s Burgers & Chili, will be featured on the Kentucky Educational Television (KET) program “The Local Traveler.” The program episode is titled “Burgers in the Bluegrass” and will showcase some of the best hamburgers in the state of Kentucky, first airing on Saturday, May 20 at 12:30 p.m. Joe Fessler is behind the bar at Herb...

Lucky traveller from Ohio — the 2-millionth — wins free travel for a year from Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines (Frontier) thanked their two-millionth CVG passenger, Lori, of Seaman, OH, and her guest, with one year’s worth of travel, and free parking provided by CVG. The lucky winner was headed to Disney World, and was surprised before boarding a Frontier flight to Orlando, Fl. Frontier’s Richard Oliver, winner Lori, and CVG’s Candace McGraw “It was just one year ago that...

Strong first quarter for KY real estate market; home sales increase 8.6 percent, median price also up

Overcoming a few dips in the first three months of the year, the Kentucky real estate market finished the first quarter on the upswing. Total home sales rose 8.6 percent, from 9,946 in 2016 to 10,805 in 2017, during the first quarter of the year. The increase comes at a time when the time it takes for a property to sell dropped 22 days, or almost 15 percent, from the same period last year. Housing...

Keven Moore: Life-saving MRI machines can be hazardous to your health, or even fatal

Anyone who has undergone an MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging) will tell you how uncomfortable and loud they can be, and if you are claustrophobic, then discomfort increases significantly. But did you know they can actually be hazardous or even fatal? Several weeks back, my wife and I received news that her best friend, Melissa Reed, had been seriously injured in a workplace incident as an MRI...

Frontier Airlines celebrating 2 millionth passenger – Two lucky passengers will win big surprise

On Thursday May 18, Frontier Airlines will celebrate the two-millionth Frontier passenger to fly out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Two lucky passengers will receive a big surprise. Refreshments will also be served to all Frontier passengers on a specific flight as part of the festivities. Attendees should arrive at 2:15 p.m. for 2:45 p.m. event at Starbucks on ticketing...

NKY FAME graduates, recognizes, first class of apprentices, at National AMT Conference in Florence

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Northern Kentucky chapter of the Federation of American Manufacturing Education (NKY FAME) graduated its first class of apprentices this month. Mark Simendinger, general manager of Kentucky Speedway, was Keynote Speaker at the NKY FAME graduation ceremony. He told the FAME employers in attendance that they may not yet fully recognize the impact their efforts...

DHL to hold job fair Saturday for full- and part-time positions, all with benefits

DHL is holding a job fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CVG Center in Erlanger. Starting pay is $12.55, with benefits for both part- and full-time employees. They are hiring 400 full- and part-time ramp and sort positions.