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NKY Chamber to host April Eggs ‘N Issues: Startups and Starting Out; March lunch & learn next week

On Tuesday, April 16, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Eggs ‘N Issues: Startups and Starting Out.

Tammy Weidinger of the Brighton Center speaks at the NKY Chamber March Eggs ‘N Issues. Brighton Center was the focus of the monthly nonprofit spotlight segment of the program (provided photo).

During the event panelists will discuss their personal experiences starting a business, the hurdles entrepreneurs often face, how to overcome the challenges, and tips for those looking to start a business.

Panelists include:

*Casey Barach, SVP, High Growth EntrepreneurshipBarach heads Tri-ED’s High Growth Entrepreneurship program and serves as the Director of the Northern Kentucky Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network. He is the founder of the UpTech Startup Accelerator and has experience that ranges from C-level positions at Fortune 100 companies to equity backed technology startup ventures.

*Guy Van Rooyen, President & CEO at Salyers Group, Inc. – As President of the Salyers Group, Van Rooyen’s responsibilities include managing the strategic direction of the diversified holding company whose brands include Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, The Madison Event Center, Fabulous Bridal, and Hotel Covington.

*Jackie Roberto, Founder & Partner at Madison DesignRoberto has more than 25 years of experience in the field of graphic design and is the driving force behind sales and marketing at Madison Design in Covington. She has worked as the strategic brand lead for clients such as Mercy Health, TechSolve, Summerfair, and Cintas.

“The startup economy is booming in Northern Kentucky,” said Brent Cooper, President and CEO of the NKY Chamber. “We have the capacity and the talent to become a top region for these new businesses.”

Eggs ‘N Issues will take place at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center (1379 Donaldson Rd., Erlanger, Ky 41018). 

The event will begin with check-in, breakfast, and networking from 7:30-7:55am, with the discussion and audience Q&A running from 7:55-9:00am.

Registration for Eggs ‘N Issues is $25 for NKY Chamber members, $50 for future NKY Chamber members, and $20 for NKYP Passport holders. Pre-registration is required online here.

Lunch & Learn: Workforce Safety – The Dangers Of Trenching and Excavation

Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the NKY Chamber, 300 Buttermilk Pike Suite 330, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017

Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations.

OSHA defines an excavation as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface formed by earth removal.

Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely than other excavation related accidents to result in worker fatalities. Other potential hazards include falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres, and incidents involving mobile equipment. Trench collapses cause dozens of fatalities and hundreds of injuries each year.

Presentation by Stephen Jones, from Kentucky Labor Cabinet will include:

•Overview of trenching/excavation standard

•Why is it so hazardous?

•Overview of soil analysis

•Three main preventions methods

•Competent person requirements


Registration is required and lunch is included. Click here to register

NorthernKentucky Chamber of Commerce

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One Comment

  1. Larry Barry says:

    Great, the “Chamber of non-profits, virtue signaling, and womens only club” can spew more nonsense on how everyone is racist sexist and bigots and every other ‘ic and ‘ism’ in the book.
    Get to work and help improve the bottom line for small and medium private business, not give non-profits back rubs all day for being champions against whatever discrimination/victimization is chosen for that month.

    Private business hates OSHA and fights their policies publicly and lobby against OSHA… why the heck are you embarrassing their rules? wow, the reputation continues…

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