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Welcome news for holiday travelers as gas prices continue to decrease, nearing 2021 averages

The average price of gas may soon be lower than it was this time last year. That’s welcome news for holiday road trippers who faced record-breaking high prices at the pump through much of the summer travel season. The national average has dropped 26 cents in the past two weeks. That sharp decline will likely slow in coming weeks, given the decision by OPEC+ to continue cutting production. But...

Cable producer Prysmian Group celebrates opening of newly-renovated headquarters in Highland Heights

Prysmian Group’s North American headquarters in Highland Heights (Photo form Prysmian Group North America) Staff Report Electric cable producer Prysmian Group on Tuesday unveiled state-of-the-art upgrades to the former General Cable facility in Highland Heights which now serves as the company’s North American headquarters. The $4.7 million project completed upgrades and improvements to...

Tri-ED unveils new Northern Kentucky Atlas, shines light on data as way to track progress

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED hosted its 2022 Annual Forum recently, centered around the theme of “Building a Data-Informed Path to Prosperity,” at Turfway Park. Attendees at the forum gathered to discuss economic development and what they want the Northern Kentucky region to look like in the future. Jerry Parrish and David McAleese Tri-ED CEO Lee Crume said the community needs to make sure it is forming...

Spectrum hiring for new outbound sales jobs at its Florence call center, adding 100 new jobs

Spectrum has announced plans to add 100 new outbound sales jobs at its Florence call center through year-end 2022 and into 2023, continuing the company’s growing commitment in the area. These new roles are generally outbound telesales representatives who will be offered a competitive starting hourly wage, along with commission and incentives. Telesales representatives who reach their targets earn...

Applications are now open for NKY Chamber’s Regional Youth Leadership Class of 2024

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Regional Youth Leadership (RYL) Class of 2024. Students in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati who will be high school juniors during the 2023-2024 school year are invited to apply for the seven-month leadership program. Sessions occur monthly during the school day where participants are introduced to various organizations,...

Chamber of Commerce recognizes CBC Executive Director Pat Frew with NKY Community Award

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) presented Pat Frew, Executive Director of the Covington Business Council (CBC), with the NKY Community Award in a surprise presentation during the CBC’s 50th Anniversary celebration on Thursday night. The award is sponsored by First National Bank of Kentucky and is given out to individuals, businesses or organizations throughout the Northern...

Corporex reshapes CirclePort as mixed use development, supports continued growth in NKY

Corporex, a privately held investment and development firm headquartered in Covington focused on investing in real estate, hospitality, sports and fitness, and capital markets, is reimagining CirclePort as a major mixed-use development. Located around Mineola Pike off I-275, CirclePort is a 650-acre development in Boone County that has primarily been a booming, business-park-focused development...

NKY Chamber’s Women Initiative to host Professional series event featuring Vitale Buford Dec. 15

On Thursday, Dec. 15, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative will host a Professional Series event sponsored by PNC and featuring local leader Vitale Buford, CEO of The Hardin Group. The event will take place at Graydon in Cincinnati (312 Walnut St Suite 1800 Cincinnati). Vitale Buford The event theme, Unleash Your Professional Confidence: Overcome Perfectionism & Imposter...

Kentucky Chamber Foundation opens applications for second annual Fair Chance Academy

Kentucky employers can apply now through January 6 for The Kentucky Chamber Foundation Workforce Recovery Program’s second annual Fair Chance Academy. Programming will begin in February. The Fair Chance Academy launched last year to provide businesses and employers with training, information, and resources to foster transformational employment opportunities for individuals in recovery from substance...

BBB warning consumers about social media gift exchanges — many are illegal pyramid schemes

A “Secret Santa” around the office, or with friends and family can be fun. A gift exchange among online friends you haven’t met, well, that’s a little different and carries a heftier consequence. These gift exchanges, while they sound like innocent fun, are really pyramid schemes – and are considered illegal. The “Secret Sister” gift exchange campaign quickly became popular several...

Enzweiler Building Institute to hold informational session for interested students December 10

The Enzweiler Building Institute will host an information session on Saturday, December 10 at 9:30 a.m. at its new Covington location at 3923 Winston Avenue in Covington for those interested in the institute’s programs. Open house attendees recently experienced Enzweiler Building Institute’s current Erlanger location Welding Laboratory. (Photo from EBI) Attendees will have the opportunity to...

BBB: Do your research before buying holiday gifts from pop-up shops; as about refund, exchange policies

The Better Business Bureau receives hundreds of complaints a year about temporary retail locations, reporting everything from poor quality merchandise to difficulty obtaining refunds after temporary stores have closed their doors. Pop-up shops can be fun.   Keep the following suggestions in mind when deciding whether or not to shop from them. Research the store headquarters – especially when...

Be savvy in your online shopping this holiday to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime

By Kelly May Special to NKyTribune  The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many of us are going to shop online for at least some of our holiday purchases. Being smart when and where you shop online this holiday season can help keep you from falling victim to cybercrime. Only shop online when you know you have a secure internet connection. Shopping with an unsecure connection can make you...

BBB: Shopping local on Small Business Saturday — Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday on the way

As Black Friday is behind us, there’s still Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. It’s more important than ever to support local businesses who still suffer from the hard hit of the pandemic, staffing shortages, and rising prices. According to the 2021 Small Business Consumer Insights Survey, Small Business Saturday has reached an estimated $23.3 billion in sales since its inception...

NKY Chamber announces annual international trip for 2023 to Croatia next October 7-15

The NKY Chamber is excited to announce its annual international trip for 2023 will be to Croatia, October 7-15, 2023. The trip to Croatia builds upon past successful NKY Chamber excursions to Tuscany, Greece, Spain and Ireland. The trip is open to both current and future NKY Chamber members at a starting rate of $3,199, which includes hotels, guided trips, meals, and round-trip airfare from the Cincinnati/Northern...