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Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative announces presenters for 2019 Regional Summit

On Tuesday, October 22, 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...

Chamber’s NKY Spotlight: A weekly podcast featuring special guests and the week’s top headlines

Jeremy Schrand and Kathrine Nero bring you the Chamber’s weekly NKyChamber podcast, recorded before a live audience at the Met Club. They’re taking the show on the road. Listen to Kim Webb from the Emergency Cold Shelter of NKY talk about a special program featuring Random Acts of Kindness with Chris Lowe who stopped her Fall Forward Across America bus there on a cross-America trip. She’s...

Southwest Airlines adds new seasonal nonstop service from CVG to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale

Southwest Airlines announces new seasonal nonstop service from Cincinnati/Northern International Airport (CVG) to Tampa, Florida (TPA) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL). The new flights will operate Saturdays January 11, 2020 through February 29, 2020. Tickets are available now at Southwest.com.   The two destinations will complement Southwest’s existing year-round and seasonal nonstop service...

Business briefs: USS Nightmare is hiring, Kona Ice reaches milestone, Bunches of Bows gives back

It’s a job to die for! The USS Nightmare is seeking the most intense, creepiest and scariest monsters in the tri-state to join Captain Mitchell’s ghastly crew. Visit one of three job fairs for an opportunity to join the crew of a real live haunted ship! Interested crewmembers must:  Be 18 years or older  Have energetic and fun personalities  Have a strong desire to work for the best haunted...

Duke Energy awards $205,000 to seven projects, three in NKY, as part of Urban Revitalization initiative

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Duke Energy Tuesday announced $205,000 in grants to seven redevelopment projects that aim to stimulate growth, job creation and further investments in Greater Cincinnati’s urban cores. Amy Spiller, president of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky, talks about the impact of the Urban Revitalization program to the region’s urban cores (photos by Mark Hansel). The...

NKY Tri-ED announces Kimberly Rossetti as Vice President, Economic Development

The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) has named Kimberly Rossetti Vice President, Economic Development, effective August 19. Kimberly Rossetti (Photo by Mark Mahan) “As Tri-ED continues to expand, it is imperative to have someone with Kimberly’s experience and skills to help us grow job development, talent, and improve the business environment in Northern Kentucky,”...

BBB Trends: Bugged by robocalls? If you can’t block them, then report them; there’s something you can do

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau You’ve tried ignoring, blocking, teasing and hanging up on these annoying robocalls. Nothing seems to work. Is anyone doing anything about them? The short answer — yes. Click for link The Federal Trade Commission is taking aggressive action in concert with law enforcement, the court system, wireless carriers, and Congress to tackle this complicated issue....

Covington Business Council honors Brent Cooper with Founders Award at annual dinner

Brent Cooper, president and CEO of the NKY Chamber of Commerce and founder of C-Forward, received the 2019 Founders Award from the Covington Business Council at its annual dinner. Rhonda Whitaker, Founders Award recipient Brent Cooper, CBC Executive Director Pat Frew (who is celebrating nine years at CBC), and CBC board chair Eric Summe of meetNKy. The event was held at the Madison Event Center. C-Forward...

Leadership NKY alumni Leaders of Distinction: Karen Cheser, Dave Schroeder, Jude Hehman, Ray Hebert

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Leadership Northern Kentucky program, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Ruth A. Eger Leaders of Distinction Award:
 • Karen Cheser – Superintendent – Fort Thomas Independent Schools • Dave Schroeder – Executive Director – Kenton County Public Library • Jude Hehman...

Business briefs: GCF workplace certification, Roderick joins Heritage, VIVA is Bengals hard seltzer

GCF earns silver-level Queen City certification As companies across the U.S. – including right here in Cincinnati – continue to grapple with providing a workplace culture that guarantees an equal playing field for all employees, regardless of race or gender, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has proven that it can be done. GCF has earned silver-level certification from Queen City Certified, an...

Historic Ludlow Theatre, now home to Bircus Brewing, Circus Mojo, re-erects historic marquee

The Historic Ludlow Theatre, Home to Bircus Brewing Co. and Circus Mojo has, yet again, hit another milestone by having re-erected the historic marquee based upon the original 1940’s design.  The Ludlow Theater 1964. Photo from The Kentucky Post. The marquee is one more step to making the Ludlow Theatre, once again a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination, rooted in history and community.   The...

Central Bank to provide match for community donations up to $1m for St. Elizabeth Cancer Center

Central Bank has announced it will match community donations up to $1M to support the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, now under construction in Edgewood. The 233,000-square-foot facility will be the region’s leading comprehensive cancer center in Greater Cincinnati when it opens in the summer of 2020. Rendering of the new Cancer Center, now under construction. At the 40th annual Golf ParTee on September...

Keven Moore: The risks of high school football heat exhaustion — and what to do about it

As an old retired peewee football coach and 20-year fantasy football vet, it’s that time of year where many of us are just barely surviving on NASCAR races and MLB games, as we crave the start of the football season. I believe that men are physically and biologically drawn to this war-like sport because of our tribal embedded territorial, hunter and warrior-like instincts. Rivalries are all...

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...

Carlisle & Bray names David A. Orme as new Chief Operating Officer, to oversee all company operations

Carlisle & Bray Enterprises has hired David A. Orme, a former executive with Dayton Power & Light Co. and Ranger Steel, Inc., as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. In his role as COO, Orme will manage all operations at Carlisle & Bray, which includes C&B Marine, C&B Energy Services, and C&B Repair & Maintenance. These companies provide a multitude of inland-marine...