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NKY Young Professionals kicks off year with networking event Sept. 21, come see opportunities

On Tuesday, Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) will host its NKYP 101 Kick Off Event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Bridgeview Box Park at Newport on the Levee. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other young professionals, learn about NKYP and opportunities to get involved, meet incoming steering committee members and hear about what’s on tap for NKYP in the upcoming year. NKYP, is...

Republic Bank announces President Logan Pichel will assume CEO role as part of planned succession

Republic Bank and Trust Company has announced President Logan Pichel will add the role of Chief Executive Officer to his responsibilities beginning October 1 as part of the planned succession of current CEO Steve Trager. Logan Pichel Pichel was elected to the Bank’s board of directors, as well as that of the bank’s parent company, Republic Bancorp, Inc. on September 15. Trager will transition from...

Amazon announces plans to hire additional 3,000 logistics employees as it further expands footprint

Amazon continues to provide full-time and part-time job opportunities in logistics as it expands its footprint in Kentucky. This week, the company announced an additional 3,000 local employment opportunities on top of the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs recently announced. The roles in fulfillment and transportation offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour—and up to $22.50 per...

Keven Moore: All dogs go to heaven, but they don’t need to accompany you while shopping in stores

If you have visited a retail establishment or a home improvement store recently, it’s pretty obvious that the country has been going to the dogs — literally! On my most recent home improvement trip to Home Depot over the weekend, I counted four dogs inside the store. I nearly tripped over one of those dogs that was on a leash because the owner was allowing his pet to walk some 15 feet in front...

CPE report tracking KY high school class of 2011 shows investment in higher education paid off

A new report that tracks the Kentucky high school graduates of the Class of 2011 through college and into the workforce shows that higher education pays for those who earn college credentials, even after factoring in college costs and fewer years of full-time work. The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s report, Early Economic Return on Higher Education Investment, tracks 43,655 Kentucky...

Business briefs: Beacon, TriHealth partnership; expanded locations, plant-based pizzas, more

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and TriHealth have formed a partnership to provide seamless care for patients — from minor injuries to major surgeries — in the region. “This is an innovative partnership that will be a model nationally for how independent physician groups can partner with health systems,” said Beacon CEO Andy Blankemeyer. Beacon provides expert care...

Survey shows Kentucky Realtors expect greater stabilization, price cutting over next 12 months

Seventy percent of Kentucky Realtors said that their buyers were waiting for prices to stabilize, according to the August 2021 edition of the HousingIQ Survey of Kentucky Realtors. Fifty percent of the 309 Realtors from across Kentucky expect greater price-cutting by sellers over the next twelve months, while thirty-two percent expect more houses to sell below the asking price. The headline HousingIQ/Kentucky...

BBB Cincinnati gearing up for virtual Torch Awards for Ethics honoring area businesses Oct. 21

Greater Cincinnati’s only ethics-centered awards program is going virtual in 2021. The Torch Awards for Ethics will be live-streamed on Better Business Bureau Cincinnati’s Facebook and YouTube pages on Thursday, October 21 at noon. This year is the 21st anniversary of the Torch Awards. Through this program, BBB shines a light on local businesses and nonprofits that have exceptional character,...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron issues warning to consumers of property listing scams

Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued a consumer alert warning Kentuckians of scams related to property listings. With housing demand outpacing supply in many communities, scammers are altering property listings in order to take advantage of Kentuckians seeking rental housing. Cameron’s Office of Consumer Protection has received reports of scammers impersonating real estate agents or property owners....

Ky. Senate passes legislation creating incentive plan for large economic development projects 30-3

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Legislation establishing an incentive fund to be used only for large economic development projects won easy passage in the Senate on Thursday during day three of a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Sen. Julie Raque Adams sponsored legislation that allowed for incentive funds for large economic projects in Kentucky. It gained passage in the Senate on Thursday....

Amazon celebrates first-ever graduating class of GED pilot program at Shepherdsville fulfillment center

Amazon celebrated its first-ever GED advancement pilot program graduation this week at the company’s Shepherdsville fulfillment center. Amazon launched the GED credential pilot program in April 2021 in partnership with Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) as part of KY Skills U, Office of Adult Education in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The program...

Beaumont Building Group is People’s Choice at Homefest’s Sanctuary Village; virtual tour available

The votes are in. And the winner is The Haven by Beaumont Building Group in the People’s Choice survey at HomeFest Sanctuary Village. Chris Cook, president of Beaumont Builiding Group, with Charley Wayman of BIA Brian Miller, executive vice president of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky complimented this year’s participants. “We are all extremely impressed with the innovation,...

Three Judges-Executive to present State of NKY program at Chamber’s Sept. 14 Eggs ‘N Issues

NKY’s three Judges-Executive will present the annual State of Northern Kentucky program at the September 14 Chamber Eggs ‘N Issues breakfast. The program will be held 7:30-9:15 a.m. at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center in Erlanger. Learn more about the investments each county has made in broadband infrastructure, the latest economic developments and infrastructure projects in each...

Nov. 10 HR 100 forum to highlight 2021 Strategic 6-Pack featuring national and regional experts

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management will present the HR 100 forum on Wednesday, Nov. 10, when six presentations, featuring national and regional experts, will highlight the 2021 HR Strategic 6-Pack presented by Payroll Partners. The NKY Chamber’s HR 100 committee and NKY SHRM have collaborated to bring the forum to Receptions...

Fidelity sees record growth, will double hiring by end of 2021 creating 9,000 new jobs across country

Fidelity Investments has announced plans for the creation of 9,000 new jobs across the United States by the end of 2021. The jobs, in combination with the thousands announced earlier this year, will increase hiring twofold by year-end compared to 2020, which saw an increase of 7,200 jobs, and fivefold compared to 2017. These increases come at a time when Fidelity continues to see record growth and...