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CVG celebrates National Aviation Day with food trucks at Airport Viewing Area on Sunday

CVG is celebrating #NationalAviationWeek by sharing fun facts and photos throughout the week on its Facebook page — and by hosting two events at the airport. Today, from 3-5 p.m. Gold Star Chili and Graeter’s Ice Cream are partnering with CVG to celebrate and welcome more than 1,500 lucky passengers arriving at CVG with signature cheese coneys and ice cream. Festivities also include a...

Unemployment up slightly though Kentucky has added jobs and employment shows strong growth

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for July 2018 was up from the 4.2 percent reported for June 2018. The preliminary July 2018 jobless rate was down 0.7 percentage points from the 5 percent recorded...

Commissioner Quarles’ appeal to USDA contributes to purchase of up to 13 million gallons of milk

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase 11-13 million gallons of milk from dairy farmers for $50 million and distribute it to food banks across the nation. Quarles “This announcement is a much-needed shot in the arm for the dairy industry,” Commissioner Quarles said. “I was honored to appeal to the USDA on behalf...

McDonald’s, franchisees to invest $124M in KY to modernize 200 local restaurants, offer technology

McDonald’s has announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $124 million in the state of Kentucky throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of approximately 200 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants...

CVG starting work on new entrance road, improved access, and getting ready for new rental car facility

Construction kicks off this week at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) which will create a new entrance road and improved access to the airport. This summer, and continuing through third quarter 2019, roadway construction at CVG will make way for a new entrance to the Main Terminal and connection to the consolidated rental car facility to be built late 2019-2021, and scheduled...

BBB Trends: Work from home scheme may lead to business coaching scam; do your research

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Before replying to that offer for “business coaching services” or enrolling in courses with an unknown business, it might be a good idea to research what’s really involved. The FTC investigated a business coaching scheme that allegedly took more than $100 million from financially-strapped consumers. The ads the scammers used to draw people in employed high-pressure...

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative presents ‘Unlock Your Potential’ Annual Regional Summit on Oct. 17

On October 17, the Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative will once again welcome hundreds of professional women from the region for its Annual Regional Summit, sponsored by PNC. Women from all stages of the workforce, including young professionals, mid-career, and senior-level professionals, entrepreneurs, and those with encore careers, will gather at the Cintas Center on Xavier University’s...

Home sales experiencing a decline in Kentucky; prices and inventory on the rise throughout the state

June home sales were at the lowest level for the month since 2014, with the number of transactions decreasing 5.4 percent compared to a year ago at 5,207 in 2018, versus 5,504 in 2017. Even with the decline, total home sales for the first half of 2018 are still on track to be the second highest ever for Kentucky. Through June, home sales reached 25,253, only 2.7 percent (or 697 total homes) below the...

Former state Rep. Bill Donnermeyer, 93, to be honored for 40 years of service to meetNKY board

Former Kentucky State Rep. Bill Donnermeyer — one of the true and enduring architects of the region’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry — will be honored and recognized Monday for 40 years as a member of the meetNKY l Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Donnermeyer, 93, a Bellevue Democrat who retired in 1994 after 25 years representing Kentucky’s...

Braxton Brewing Company, Double Dogs Chow House partner to release Diddley Lager

Double Dogs Chow House of Bowling Green and local brewery Braxton Brewing Company have joined forces to release Diddley Lager — an American Light Lager with a purpose. As part of this cause-related initiative, the brands will donate $20 per keg sold to local animal shelters. As well, the spent grains from the brew will be donated to Brewhaus Dog Bones, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing...

Keven Moore: Flight attendants are safety professionals in disguise, vital to airline experience

Working as a flight attendant has its perks. You get to travel the world, live where you want and set your own schedule. To some, this appears to be glamorous and fun, a well-traveled restaurant server with a suitcase. But they are really safety professionals in disguise. I have never worked as a flight attendant, but I have stayed in my fair share of distant Holiday Inns over the years. And as a...

Chamber names honorees for its annual dinner on Sept. 20; Willman to receive Frontiersman Award

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Dinner, presented by Fifth Third Bank on Thursday, September 20. The NKY Chamber’s largest networking event of the year will recognize community and business leaders who are making a lasting impact on our region while also highlighting the strides the NKY Chamber has made in the last year and sharing plans for the year ahead.   “This...

CVG to update its master plan; do online survey, and attend public workshops to review and comment

Typically every five years an airport goes through a master plan update. The last time CVG updated its plan was in 2013 and the airport has completed much of what was outlined in that update. With the record-breaking passenger and cargo growth at CVG, the airport is currently undergoing a Master Plan Study update to plan for long-term success. The updated plan will provide a framework to determine...

BBB Trends: Back to campus or into a new home, choose your moving company carefully

Moving back to campus or moving to a new home takes a lot of organizing, planning, and patience. Choosing someone to pick up all of your belongings and take them to another location is a scary prospect, and sometimes the details involved with moving aren’t exactly clear before the first box is packed. Know this: you have rights and responsibilities that protect both you and the moving company that...

Briefs: Duke promotions, Mubea scholarships, Business After Hours, Governor’s appointments

NKyTribune staff Duke Energy has promoted Chuck Session to Vice President, Government Affairs – Ohio and Kentucky and Rhonda Whitaker to Vice President, Community Relations – Ohio & Kentucky. The announcement was made by new Duke Energy President Amy Spiller. Mubea scholarships Mubea held its annual scholarship luncheon at Triple Crown on Aug. 3 for the children of its employees. Pictured...