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Chamber Spotlight: Al. Neyer brings experience to Bavarian renovation, commercial sites in Erlanger

This edition of NKY Chamber Spotlight shines on Al. Neyer. For nearly 125 years Al. Neyer has been an established leader, concentrating on commercial real estate development and design-build innovation and delivering integrity, collaboration, value and timeliness to every project. The company is involved with the renovations for the Kenton County administration project at the old Bavarian Brewery site...

Arlinghaus Heating & Air celebrates grand opening of new, expanded space in Erlanger; donates can goods

Joined by Erlanger’s mayor, Tyson Hermes, city representatives, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, and local business leaders, Arlinghaus Heating & Air celebrated the grand opening of its new, expanded location in Erlanger. “We are thrilled to have Arlinghaus Heating & Air in the city of Erlanger,” said Tyson Hermes. “They value their employees, provide a great work...

NKY Chamber to host annual ‘Where We Stand’ legislative review to discuss agenda, priorities

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Where We Stand” legislative preview reception on Tuesday, December 12 at Devou Golf & Event Center (1201 Park Drive, Covington).   During the event, the Chamber will preview the legislative agenda and priorities that members have identified for the upcoming 2018 Kentucky General assembly. The agenda addresses key issues that...

Keven Moore: Legionnaire’s disease is deadly, but preventable; businesses need insurance for protection

Imagine for a minute you and your co-workers are sent to a 3-day work conference in Orlando, Fla. You return home and the next day you have a headache, chills, muscle pains and a high fever. After a couple of days your fever spikes to dangerous levels so you are rushed to the hospital. You wake up eight days later after going into a coma to find yourself on a ventilator fighting for your life. You...

On Scam Awareness Day: Duke Energy joins forces to shut down scammers, protect customers

Today is the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day. Throughout this week, utilities across the country are joining forces to arm customers with the knowledge to spot scams and protect their information.   While Duke Energy customers have become 50 percent less susceptible to scams since the formation of Utilities United Against Scams in 2016, scams continue to evolve and increase. In fact, utility...

Enzweiler Building Institute grants from RC Durr, PCW, used for high school intro to skilled trades

The Enzweiler Building Institute, operated for 50 years by the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky (BIA), has been awarded a $12,700 grant from the RC Durr Foundation in addition to $10,000 from the Partners for a Competitive Workforce (PCW) initiative. These grants are focused on a daytime high school introduction to skilled trades training program. The partnership, which currently...

BBB Trends: Buyer beware on Black Friday sales; are they the real deal?

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Black Friday marks the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, and in years past, that meant long lines at brick-and-mortar locations on the Friday after Thanksgiving. While this is still true, recent studies show that there’s a shift in the way shoppers are researching and buying, as well as the way stores are advertising. Many people still use...

Operation Honor in Owen County makes hand-crafted flag cases used at Arlington cemetery, hires veterans

Operation Honor based in Owen County not only hires veterans, the nonprofit business makes Hand-Crafted flag cases to sell land to donate to veterans cemeteries across the nation. Partnering with a variety of local business for materials and hiring veterans to make the cases, Operation Honor was recently at Williamstown Veterans Cemetary to replace 15 indigent veterans burial flag cases. Replacing...

NKY Chamber: Honoring Jolly Plumbing with Business Impact Award; a family-owned business

The Northern Kentucky Chamber has honored Jolly Plumbing with a Business Impact award in the small business category. Founded in 1979 by Barry and Susan Jolly, the company began with Barry running the service calls and Susan serving as the office manager. During these early years Jolly Plumbing became known for its fast, same day service. Jolly Plumbing became the springboard and an integral part...

CVG winter operations team prepares for 2017-2018 season; annual operations exercise this week

Folks across the Tri-State region may not be thinking about snow quite yet, but at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) the winter operations team has been training and planning since August. Thursday, the team will conduct its annual winter operations exercise, when it will practice sweeping an entire runway in under 20 minutes. This drill is an important yearly occurrence,...

Northern Kentucky Chamber to host Eggs ‘N Issues: 2018 Regional Economic Outlook

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host Eggs ‘N Issues: 2018 Regional Economic Outlook on Tuesday, Nov.14. John Augustine, Chief Investment Officer with Huntington Bank and Janet Harrah, Senior Director with the Center for Economic Analysis and Development (CEAD) at Northern Kentucky University will discuss the economic factors and trends which will impact the local and national economy...

Keven Moore: Church security in wake of Sutherland Springs shooting, should you take a gun to worship?

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. In the wake of another horrific church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas where 26 people lost their lives and another 10 people were injured, Texas Attorney General later urged more people to bring guns to church, just hours after horrific mass shooting. The suggestion is that the only thing that stops a “bad guy” with a gun is a “good...

Architectural Group wins merit award from national organization for The Seasons @ Alexandria

C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group is a Merit Award Recipient from the American Institute of Architects for its work on The Seasons @ Alexandria project for the Baptist Life Communities (BCL) in Alexandria. 
Baptist Life Communities (BLC) is Northern Kentucky’s largest nonprofit provider of senior healthcare, housing and services. “Few issues of our time are more pressing than aging, a matter...

Newport Aquarium Ring of Fire exhibit opens in the spring, highlights creatures from Pacific Ocean rim

Newport Aquarium has announced, Ring of Fire, an all-new immersive exhibit will open this spring. Images courtesy of Newport Aquarium The exhibit will highlight the mysterious creatures that make their home along The Ring of Fire where towering volcanoes and deep ocean trenches line the Pacific Ocean rim. Guests will explore the new space filled with some of the most fascinating creatures in the ocean,...

Open letter to our Readers: NKyTribune chosen for NewsMatch campaign — DOUBLE your contribution

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor The NKyTribune is approaching the end of its third year aimed at becoming Northern Kentucky’s primary news source. Our numbers grow daily in every way. Our readers clearly value the professional journalistic efforts that make the daily, 24/7 news and features possible. We are pleased to tell you that our efforts are getting national attention as well. The NKyTribune...