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Business Briefs: Flagship expands, Christie Rogers honored, Chamber to host active shooter training

Flagship Communities grows in Grant County

Flagship Communities has announced that it acquired a manufactured housing community located in Grant County. The community, named Aspen Pointe, has 70 home lots and is the fourth community owned by the company in Grant County. The community is currently 70% occupied and encompasses 26 acres.
“This acquisition provides Flagship with additional homes and homesites in Grant County which is located within the exploding job market of Northern Kentucky and 30 miles from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport,” said Flagship CEO Kurt Keeney. “We look forwarding to providing upgraded amenities and services to the residents of Aspen Pointe.”

Flagship plans for significant improvements in the park within the coming year. These improvements include a clubhouse with full-time management staff, new playground and basketball courts, and major road resurfacing. Sub-standard homes will be removed and replaced with brand new homes available for purchase or as rentals.

Founded by college friends Kurt Keeney and Nathan Smith in 1994, the company was named to the Business Courier’s Fast 55 list of the region’s fastest-growing companies in 2016, 2017 and once again in 2018, and has also been a semi-finalist two times for the Goering Center’s Family & Private Business Awards. For more information, see this website.

Chamber’s Christie Rogers honored

Christie Rogers, Vice President of Events at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber), has been awarded the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 2019 Forty Under 40 award.

Christie Rogers

The Forty Under 40 award is a new honor presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) meant to highlight the brightest men and women under the age of 40 in the chamber industry.

This award recognizes young professionals that have demonstrated significant success in their career as well as having made noteworthy contributions to their community. Each award recipient has made a remarkable impact on the chamber industry, fostering a positive impact in their community.

“We are incredibly proud of Christie Rogers for being named one of ACCE’s Forty Under 40,” said Gene Kirchner, Vice President & COO for the NKY Chamber. “This national distinction is a true honor in the Chamber world. Christie goes above and beyond to make our events shine and we are extremely fortunate to have her on the NKY Chamber team.”

Rogers joined the NKY Chamber in 2012 as the Director of Special Events and quickly rose to her current position as Vice President. She is responsible for managing the development and execution of signature events such as Eggs ‘N Issues, Annual Dinner and the Golf Outing, as well as for providing support and guidance to staff for all events hosted by the organization.

Chamber offers preparedness for active shooter

On Thursday, August 29, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host “Workforce Safety Forum: True Preparedness for an Active Shooter.” The presentation will cover all aspects of what to do in the case of an emergency.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from Lieutenant Chris Carpenter, an 18-year veteran police officer in Kentucky with 16 years of SWAT experience. Carpenter is a team leader for the Kenton County Regional SWAT team and their Precision Marksman Unit as well as the Chief Security Specialist at Livingstone Security Solutions, LLC, which provides active shooter training for churches, schools, and businesses.

Carpenter will cover what a well-prepared business looks like, current trends on attacks and what businesses are already doing to counter them, why not training your people is counterproductive and more.
The NKY Chamber’s Workforce Safety Forum connects professionals in the field of occupational safety and health on a regular basis to network in the field, exchange experiences, trade best practices and learn about essential tools to enforce continuous improvement.
The presentation will take place at the NKY Chamber offices (300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, Ft. Mitchell) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The cost is free for NKY Chamber members and $15 for future NKY Chamber members. Event attendees must register online at nkychamber.com/events.

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