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New Current HR offering broad range of services to regional markets, led by Charlie Vance

Current HR – a newly-formed team of experienced Human Resources (HR), legal, and accounting professionals – has launched a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) serving regional markets in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, as well as other markets in the Midwest and Southeast regions.   Current HR is led by CEO Charlie Vance and COO Megan O’Brien, who are veterans of the HR and PEO industries. Partners...

Legion Logistics moves to a 5,000 sq. ft. office space at Newport on the Levee, poised for growth

Kentucky-based third-party logistics provider Legion Logistics LLC will occupy a 5,000-square-foot, Class A office space at Newport on the Levee, a mixed-use community. Vice President Todd Pease and Executive Vice President Rusty Myers of JLL, a professional services firm, led the transaction on behalf of the landlord, North American Properties. SqFt Commercial’s Jacob Stammen represented...

KY Supreme Court says no rehearing on historical horse racing: not pari-mutuel wagering and is illegal

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Supreme Court has denied a motion for a rehearing on their decision issued last fall that stated historical horse racing is not pari-mutuel wagering and is therefore illegal under state law, ending a decade long legal battle. 
Last September, the justices issued an opinion written by Justice Laurance VanMeter. Five of the six other justices agreed with the...

U.S. Customs in Erlanger and Louisville seize millions in counterfeit Cartier bracelets, rings

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at two Kentucky offices halted two shipments arriving from Hong Kong, which contained more than 800 counterfeit designer bracelets, worth over $8.7 million. Officers at the Port of Cincinnati, located in Erlanger, detained two parcels heading to a residence in West Palm Beach, Florida. Fake jewelry, seized. (CBC photo) They inspected...

CVG continues success with reducing airfares; U.S. Dept. of Transportation says it has lowest in region

For the last four years, CVG has consistently had the lowest airfares in the region saving passengers an average of $150 per ticket. The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for the third quarter of 2020, covering July through September. CVG has maintained its position as low-fare leader in the region providing the most nonstop flight options. CVG’s average...

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals name Steering Committee; Ellen Bates is chair

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) has announced the members of its 2020-21 Steering Committee. Representing young professional leaders from across the region, the Steering Committee’s term began in September 2020 with a goal to provide guidance, lend support, and share feedback about themes and topics that are most important to the region’s young professionals and programming offered...

Business Briefs: Vaidya named to Cinci Fed board, Christopher & Banks closing, DHL Law honored, etc.

NKU President Vaidya named to Fed Cincinnati board Ashish Vaidya Ashish Vaidya, president of Northern Kentucky University, has been named to the board of the Cincinnati Branch of the Cleveland Federal Reserve. Others appointed to the Cincinnati board were Rachid Abdallah, chair and chief executive officer, Jedson Engineering, Alfonso Cornejo, president, Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, and David Evans,...

Dana Dobbs named NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award winner

The Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative will recognize Dana Dobbs as the recipient of the eighth annual Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award. The award, which will be presented at the Women’s Initiative 12th Annual Breakfast, sponsored by PNC on Tuesday, Feb. 2, honors women involved in the Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative (WI) who have made a significant impact upon...

Marshall Auto Group purchases Earl Floyd Ford in Carrollton, adding to its growing business

Rob Marshall of Marshall Auto Group, has acquired Earl Floyd Ford in Carrolton. At the closing of the purchase The Marshall Auto Group owns Marshall Chevrolet in Carrollton as well as four auto dealerships in Northern Kentucky. The Earl Floyd Ford dealership is on U.S. 227 in Carrollton. “We’re thrilled to continue this dealership’s great tradition of serving customers throughout this area,”...

Kentucky housing market starts year on strong note; buyers grapple with affordability

Fifty-three percent of Kentucky Realtors anticipate higher sales volume over the next 12 months, according to the December 2020 edition of the HousingIQ Survey of Kentucky Realtors. Sixty percent of the 242 Realtors from across Kentucky, anticipate an increase in short sales over the next 12 months. “This is a market that is being buoyed by low interest rates and sustained by lack...

Keven Moore: Can employers force workers to receive COVID-19 vaccine without assuming risks?

At unprecedented speed, the COVID-19 vaccine was developed to help us fight and stop the current pandemic that grips the world. I have friends, co-workers, family and colleagues on both sides of the spectrum if they trust it, and if they plan to receive the vaccine. I am not here to debate that argument, but for the record, I intend to research the vaccine further, but I do plan to receive the vaccine...

Stacey Thornberry opens Homewatch CareGivers in NKY, serving families who need elder care at home

Special to NKyTribune If there’s one thing that COVID-19 has shown, it’s the need for high quality, reliable and accountable professional caregivers. That’s why Stacey Thornberry has opened the area’s first Homewatch CareGivers. “I kept hearing stories from families about their loved ones not being properly cared for,” says Thornberry. “Caregivers would be late or not show up, leaving...

Marty Boyer, Matt Mauser purchase 3D Corrugated, move it to Covington, near their Theatre House

Packaging company 3D Corrugated is beginning 2021 with a new location, and new ownership in Covington. 3D Corrugated (400 West 3rd St, Covington) specializes in corrugated packaging – boxes, packing supplies such as peanuts, void fill, tape and custom-sized pads – used for a variety of shipping needs. Brothers Terry and Dan Davis founded the company in Cincinnati in 2012. Marty Boyer and Matt Mauser...

Covington Business Council’s first luncheon of the year is Jan. 21 on growing jobs in Covington

The Covington Business Council’s first luncheon of 2021 is January 21, noon to 1 p.m. on “Four Paths of Prosperity for Growing Jobs in Covington.” It is a virtual meeting. The City of Covington has seen a resurgence in overall employment growth in new and expanding companies making Covington home in 2020 despite the Pandemic. New and existing Covington companies announced the creation...

Pedestrian Bridge installed from KY 8 to the Ovation site and concert venue in Newport; pictures here

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet installed a new pedestrian bridge Saturday connecting KY 8 to the Ovation site and new concert venue underway in Newport. The Ovation, a Corporex development, is a mixed-use 25-acre development at the confluence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers. It includes a Home Suites Hotel, an office building, 900 residential units, retail, a parking garage and premier concert...