A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

NKyTribune’s NewsMaker awards luncheon coming up; get your tickets for event Oct. 30 at Receptions

By Judy Clabes
NKyTribune Editor

The NKyTribune’s NewsMaker awards luncheon is coming up (fast!) — and there are still seats to fill. So come on out to celebrate these news celebrities — our neighbors who have made the news interesting and positive and fun over the last year.

It’s a luncheon on October 30 at Receptions in Erlanger. Doors will be open at 11 a.m. so come enjoy the networking and silent auction. Bring a friend or two.

Click to order tables or tickets. See you there!

This year’s NewsMakers are:

Rich Boehne, retired CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company, who devotes a lot of time and support to Northern Kentucky University, his alma mater, and to plenty of community-good organizations, like the Horizon Community Foundation. He is a generous philanthropist who supports an array of nonprofit service organizations in NKY.

Karen Finan, who as head of the Regional Alliance, is engaging the community in conversations about what it wants to be and how it can get there as a united regional voice. She leads a passionate leadership group committed to strategic change through action and a healthy community, a growth-oriented regional economy, educational excellence and a united view of the future.

Dr. Doug Flora, a caring, patient-centered physician, and an oncologist who is heading the new Cancer Center at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He aims to beat cancer and is laser-focused on making the $130m facility underway now on the Edgewood campus a world-class cancer treatment center.

David Spaulding provides the energetic leadership for Turner Construction which is building some of the most significant and transformational projects in NKY, including NKU’s Health Innovation Center and College for Informatics, the St. Elizabeth Cancer Care Center — and adds value to each one of them. He gives his time and talent to a number of nonprofit groups that enhance the quality-of-life in NKY.

Rhonda Whitaker is the face of Duke Energy in NKY — and much more. She is past chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber where she distinguished herself as a leader and a doer. She has been instrumental in the development of workforce initiatives, like Grow NKY, to grow, attract and retain a globally competitive workforce.

And, on top of all their achievements and do-something attitudes, they are just an amazing group of nice people who care about others and about the community.

Join us — have some fun and help say thanks to these deserving honorees.

The event is the nonprofit NKyTribune’s major annual fundraiser.

Related Posts

Leave a Comment