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REDI Cincinnati annual meeting recognizes strong 2020, honors Gravity Diagnostics as a growth winner

REDI Cincinnati hosted its seventh annual meeting virtually with more than 200 guests to celebrate the region’s 2020 project wins, present its annual awards, and look at what to expect for the region’s economic development efforts in 2021. David Spaulding, vice president and general manager of Turner Construction, and chairman of REDI Cincinnati’s executive committee and board, opened the meeting...

Covington takes step to reclaim storm water program; incentives approved for CovTech, Gravity Diagnostics

By Ryan Clark NKyTribune reporter The simple fact, officials said, is that Covington has not received the kind of service it needs. And the city can do it on its own. At least part of it. That was what Commissioners heard in a presentation at their regularly-scheduled legislative meeting Tuesday night from City Solicitor Michael Bartlett, who spoke on the topic of reclaiming responsibility for the...

St. Elizabeth, Gravity Diagnostics partner to offer free COVID-19 testing at two drive-through sites in NKY

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced expanded drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Northern Kentucky by entering into a partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Gravity Diagnostics. The St. Elizabeth drive-thru testing locations are 25 Atlantic Avenue in Erlanger and 7200 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria. St. Elizabeth photo The Erlanger site is now open Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 2:30...

COVID: NKY has 12 new cases; KY has 159, 7 deaths; testing expanding, NKY’s Gravity Diagnostics lauded

As of Thursday afternoon, the NKY Health Department reports 12 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 244 total cases. There are 111 cases in Kenton County, 52 cases in Campbell County, 67 cases in Boone County and 14 cases in Grant County. There have been 18 total deaths related to COVID-19. Gov. Beshear reported that there were 159 new cases in the state and...

Governor to cut ribbon on innovative new partnership between Thomas More College, Gravity Diagnostics

Gov. Matt Bevin will be in Covington on Thursday to help launch an innovative new partnership between Thomas More College and Gravity Diagnostics. The Thomas More College Work Ready Incubator is a ground-breaking program that will benefit students in their quest for real-world experiences, as well as businesses in their search for high-quality talent by connecting to the Thomas More College student...

REDI Cincinnati names 14 companies as finalists for its annual James Wuenker Growth Awards

REDI Cincinnati announced 14 companies within the Cincinnati region as finalists for its 2020 James A. Wuenker Growth Awards. Winners of the award will be announced and recognized at REDI Cincinnati’s upcoming virtual annual meeting on March 31. The James A. Wuenker Growth Awards recognize the most consequential projects announced in the previous year that have made a significant economic impact...

NKY Chamber’s annual celebration Thursday; virtual event honors awards winners, is live on Facebook

Heads up — it’s this week: The region’s business community is invited to the biggest event of the year for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber), the Annual Celebration, Presented by Fifth Third Bank, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

 The lunchtime event will honor the accomplishments of community members who are making a lasting impact on our region...

NKY Chamber names winners of its top awards, plans virtual Annual Dinner for Nov. 12

The region’s business community is invited to the biggest event of the year for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Celebration on Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Annual Dinner will be a lunchtime event to honor the accomplishments of community members who are making a lasting impact on our region while also highlighting how the business community has come together during the...

NKY Chamber names Business Impact Awards winners in virtual celebration through the week

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented its Business Impact Awards with a five-day virtual celebration this week, celebrating companies that have impacted Northern Kentucky through their innovation, creativity, strong business practices and leadership. The awards originated in 2016. Winners were announced on the Chamber’s Facebook page. The 2020 Business Impact Awards winners and...

Covington’s ‘Innovation Alley’ partnership with NKU to help energize entrepreneurship district

A new formal partnership with Northern Kentucky University, an influx of expertise and federal money, and $200,000 of planned aesthetic improvements are about to supercharge Covington’s “Innovation Alley” into the region’s new hub for entrepreneurship. City officials say the changes will bring renewed energy, talent, and purpose to a downtown entrepreneurial district that has...

NKY Chamber’s Business Impact Awards virtual celebration starts today at 4 and continues all week

They are the best businesses in the region and deserve recognition and acclaim, which is exactly what the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will do when it hosts the five-day virtual celebration that is its annual Business Impact Awards, presented by Huntington Bank, starting today. Originating in 2016, the Business Impact Awards celebrate companies that have impacted Northern Kentucky through...

City applies for COVID relief, moves forward with CovTech incentive, says mask-up and fill out census

By Ryan Clark NKyTribune reporter It was a COVID-centric caucus meeting Tuesday night for the city’s commissioners. First, the group was again meeting remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, but on this evening — the regularly-scheduled night of the commissioner’s caucus meeting — several of the items on the agenda also dealt directly or indirectly with the virus. • One item asked for approval...

WYWQ*: Tri-ED kept office open and (even if from a distance) fully engaged in moving mission forward

Staff report WYWQ* (While You Were Quarantined), work continued in many ways in the community and among major employers in the region. This was especially true for Tri-ED (the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation). Tri-ED did not close or reduce its work when the company team started working from home in mid-March. They committed to “keeping the office open” by continuing work and allowing...

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to host Business Impact Awards celebration Aug. 10–14

They are the best businesses in the region and deserve recognition and acclaim, which is exactly what the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will do when it hosts the five-day virtual celebration that is its annual Business Impact Awards, presented by Huntington Bank, beginning Aug. 10. Originating in 2016, the Business Impact Awards celebrate companies small and large, new and long-standing alike...

NKU is ‘Moving Forward’ with plans for safe, healthy and student-ready opening for fall semester

Staff report Northern Kentucky University is “Moving Forward” with fall planning in an environment driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity — and opportunity — to re-examine everything. It is committed to change the university to a “more student-ready, regionally engaged institution.” NKU had previously announced that there would be no tuition increases in the coming...