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Chamber’s ‘Pints & Perspectives’ to look at Bourbon Industry; at New Riff Distillery on Jan 30

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is announcing the latest event in its new afternoon networking series, Pints & Perspectives (formerly Pints & Policies).

The January event will give attendees an inside look into our region’s booming bourbon industry. The event will take place at New Riff Distillery (24 Distillery Way, Newport) on Tuesday, January 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Hosted six times per year, Pints & Perspectives will give attendees the opportunity to network and discuss regional issues while enjoying a pint of ice cream or a beverage.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our Pints & Perspectives programming,” said Brent Cooper, President & CEO of the NKY Chamber. “Our team is planning some really innovative and education events that will feature regional movers and shakers.”

Panelists for the January event include:

• Julie Kirkpatrick, VP of Sales & Marketing, meetNKY
• Hank Pogue, Co-Owner, Old Pogue Distillery
• Hannah Lowen, VP of Operations & General Manager, New Riff Distilling
• Josh Quinn, Co-Owner, Boone County Distilling Company

Michael Monks, editor and publisher of the River City News will serve as moderator.

As part of the program, the Chamber will also recognize five of the 2017 Emerging 30 designees. The companies being highlighted are: Bluegrass Commercial Group, LLC, Complete Forklift Repair, Erigo Employer Solutions, Family Allergy & Asthma, and Kona Ice.

Registration for Pints & Perspectives is $25 for Chamber members, $35 for future members. Pre-registration is required and is available online at the website

The Title Sponsor for Pints & Perspectives is Kerry Nissan, and Emerging 30 is sponsored by Forcht Bank.

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