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Kentucky REALTORS 2018 legislative priorities includes tax reform, community development

Kentucky REALTORS® released its 2018 Legislative Priorities detailing the legislative initiatives of the real estate and small business community for the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Kentucky REALTORS (KYR) knows that homeownership has positive impacts on neighborhoods, communities, and the overall vibrancy of the Kentucky economy. KYR advocates for policies that increase access...

‘The World of Bricks: The Art of Jonathan Lopes’ opens today at Newport on Levee; artist on hand

“The World of Bricks: The Art of Jonathan Lopes” will open today 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Newport on the Levee. The artist will be on hand during the opening event to meet aspiring LEGO artists and fans of all ages. Until Dec. 29, guests can visit the exhibit and view art made completely from LEGO bricks, including Vanishing Brooklyn. Exhibit categories include the Architecture of America, Storytime,...

Heritage Bank names Craig Liechty as Chief Financial Officer; management experience to help grow bank

Heritage Bank’s Board of Directors has appointed Craig Liechty as Chief Financial Officer. Liechty has over 23 years of executive management and public accounting experience in assurance and consulting services. Craig Liechty “Craig brings over twenty years of accounting experience and a wealth of banking expertise to our bank,” said H. Lytle Thomas, President & CEO. “We’re glad...

Keven Moore: Legionnaires’ Disease liability requires extra protection against potential, big losses

In an earlier column, I stressed the frequency that Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks still occur some 41 years later after 221 people were hospitalized and 34 people died from an outbreak that occurred at a Philadelphia convention for the American Legion; where the Legionella bacterium earned its name. This week I decided to emphasize the degree of risk that this disease poses for business owners,...

Erlanger-based AquiSense Technologies collaborates with Distform S.L. for award-winning food protection

Erlanger-based AquiSense Technologies has announced a commercial collaboration with Distform S.L. on their prominent product line of MyChef combi ovens. The oven combines dry heat and steam and is endorsed by many renowned chefs. AquiSense’s PearlAqua Micro has been integrated into the MyChef oven for disinfection of the steam vapor. The addition of the PearlAqua Micro provides an enhanced level...

FCC on both sides of river as Cinci council committee approves stadium infrastructure money

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor FC Cincinnati engaged in a full court press across Greater Cincinnati Monday. FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding listens to the discussion at a Cincinnati City Council Budget and Finance Committee meeting Monday. The committee voted 5-2 to recommend approval of up to $37 million in funding for infrastructure improvements needed for a new...

Women’s Initiative to hold annual breakfast on January 24; Dr. Debra Clary is keynote speaker

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative is preparing to kick off 2018 with one of the largest professional development and networking events of the year, the Women’s Initiative Annual Breakfast, sponsored by PNC. On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, hundreds of women and men from around Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati will gather at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center...

BBB Trends: Feeling charitable? Give where it counts on Giving Tuesday; check out your charities

During the holiday season, the desire to help out the community and donate to a favorite charity becomes a big part of the gift-giving list. In fact, American charities receive approximately one-third of their annual donations this time of year. In 2016, $177 million was contributed to charitable causes on Giving Tuesday – a national movement started by several charities in 2012 to celebrate...

Don Owen joins NKyTribune team, bringing versatility, long experience in NKY, sports information

Long-time sports communication specialist Don Owen has joined the NKyTribune staff, Judith Clabes, editor and publisher has announced. Owen, a native of Newport, has spent more than 27 years working in the sports communications field. Don Owen Owen was a sports writer for The Kentucky Post from 1990-93, and he served as the sports information director at Northern Kentucky University from 1993-2014. He...

BB Riverboats offering Holiday Dining Cruises all through December, with great food, music and fun

BB Riverboats is offering Holiday Dining Cruises throughout the month of December. To make reservations see the website or call 859-261-8500. Located at 101 Riverboat Row, BB Riverboat says its Holiday Dining Cruises will run throughout the month of December. Climb aboard and enjoy a fantastic holiday meal, listen to some of the season’s favorite holiday songs, take in the skyline and watch...

BBB Trends: Support small businesses all the time but especially on Small Business Saturday

Somewhere in a bustling little store sits that unique, last-minute item that would perfectly round out your holiday shopping list. Small Business Saturday – the day after Black Friday – is a perfect time to stop in and support your local independent business retailers that sell specialized, unexpected pieces. Local economies and small businesses thrive because of the revenue made during...

Keven Moore: Brace yourself for the Black Friday invasion; protect yourself from hazards of shopping

The day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is the biggest shopping day of the year, where people team up and devise coordinated invasion plans to get their hands on those doorbuster shopping deals and where elbows are flying as eager shoppers try to box out their opponents. It’s where well-organized families coordinate recon missions well in advanced to collect the proper Intel,...

Ludlow hosts fun event to showcase Small Business Saturday – beer, boutiques, bourbon and music

Ludlow is hosting an event for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25 from noon to 10 p.m. along Elm Street. Attendees can listen to live music; visit boutiques and galleries; enjoy fine beer and spirits; and experience all of the small businesses that make Ludlow unique. Small Business Saturday aims to support the small businesses that give Ludlow the robust personality it is known for. Moreover, it...

Renovated AMC Newport on the Levee 20 brings recliners, Dolby, expanded food & drink menu, more

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor AMC Theatres and Newport on the Levee are excited to announce the completion of the renovated AMC Newport on the Levee 20 theatres. Guests can enjoy AMC’s popular movie-going amenities throughout the entire theater for the first time ever, just in time for the holiday movie season. AMC Newport on the Levee 20 may look the same on the outside, but a whole...

From CVG: Tips for flying this holiday season as more than 150k passengers will travel from airport

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is launching into the holiday travel season by offering passengers more flights and destinations. CVG expects more than 150,000 passengers during the Thanksgiving travel period through the 26th. “With increased flight options and more capacity, we expect passenger volumes to increase approximately 14 percent compared to 2016’s Thanksgiving...