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United Airlines debuts first-of-its-kind CRJ-550 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

United Airlines’ newest addition to its fleet, the Bombardier CRJ-550, made its official debut in Northern Kentucky Thursday. During a stop at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), United executives highlighted the unique features of the world’s only 50-seat, two-cabin aircraft. United’s new CRJ-550 is the first aircraft to offer true first-class seating on a regional jet. “The...

Keven Moore: Fabulous (dangerous) E-Scooters — truly, some people just have no business riding them

On November 5th, a man riding a new Lime electric scooter (E-Scooter) in Lexington lost control and fell out of the bike lane crashing into the road and was struck by four passing vehicles, where he later died at a nearby hospital. Just a few days before that, another man near the University of Kentucky campus was struck by a drunk driver in the early morning hours of October 26th but did not suffer...

ROAD iD move will bring $5.5M investment, 50 jobs; makes way for Icon Marketing Communications

Covington is set to gain a vibrant company, about 50 new jobs, almost $5.5 million in investment, and another dose of creative intellect in its urban core, thanks to a commercial building version of musical chairs in one of the City’s hottest areas. The Covington City Commission Tuesday discussed grant tax incentives that will allow: Under the pending deal, Icon Marketing Communications of Fort...

BB Riverboats brings private event space to Ohio Riverfront with River’s Edge at Newport Landing

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The newest addition to the BB Riverboat family, River’s Edge, was christened in a ceremony on the new Newport Landing dock facility on Riverboat Row in Newport on November 13. BB Riverboats owner Alan Bernstein said the christening was planned to coincide with three occasions. The former casino barge in the top photo has been transformed by BB Riverboats...

BBB Trends: Put these shopping tips on your nice list this holiday season as you plot spending strategies

By Mallory Weidenbacher Better Business Bureau Black Friday and its popular sidekick Cyber Monday mark the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. According to a Deloitte study, this year’s holiday retail spending is expected to exceed $1.1 trillion—almost $1500 per household. Make list, check it twice With less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, Americans are plotting their holiday...

State revenues increase sharply in October; General Fund revenues up 11.5% over last year

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today There was some excellent news for state finances on Tuesday as Kentucky’s General Fund saw a huge reversal from a decline in September, to a sharp increase in October. The State Budget Director’s office reported October’s General Fund receipts rose 11.5 percent, or $94.7 million, over last year’s total. Revenues for the month were $920.7 million compared to $826.0...

NKITA, Japan America Society of Greater Cinti/NKY offer information session on new trade agreement

The NKY Chamber’s International Trade & Affairs and the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati/NKY present an information session on the new USA JAPAN Trade Agreement Tuesday, November 19, from  3-5 p.m. at the New Riff Distilling, 24 Distillery Way in Newport. Itinerary: New Riff Distillery *   3:00     Attendees Check-in and receive a drink ticket  (snacks provided) *   3:15 ...

Frontier Airlines to celebrate inaugural nonstop service to New Orleans Friday afternoon

CVG and Frontier Airlines will be celebrating inaugural nonstop service to New Orleans (MSY) tomorrow — with more than a flight.Frontier Flight is going to the Big Easy.Representatives from CVG and the regional travel and tourism industry will travel on the inaugural flight to present New Orleans airport officials with a care package full of regional specialties including Little Kings Cream Ale,...

Rudler accounting firm in Fort Wright announces strategic merger with Scott Grosser in Ft. Thomas

Rudler, PSC, a public accounting firm in Fort Wright, announced a strategic merger with Scott E. Grosser, PSC CPAs in Ft. Thomas.   The firm will assume the Rudler name and a second office will open in Ft. Thomas in addition to Rudler’s primary location in Ft. Wright to better serve clients and accommodate for expansion.Alex Weidner“This merger is a major milestone in our 50 years of business...

Commerce Lexington delegation visited NKY on its Regional Tour; this is their report on the experience

From Commerce Lexington: During the 11th annual Kentucky Regional Tour presented by UK HealthCare on November 7-8, about 50 Central Kentucky leaders toured and studied various sites throughout the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area. During the two-day bus tour, Lexington leaders engaged with their peers, heard about the region’s success stories in key policy areas, learned about common issues and...

Northern Kentucky lawmakers provide insights to 2020 legislative session at October CBC Luncheon

The October Covington Business Council Luncheon focused on the 2020 legislative session. The forum included Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown and Rep. Buddy Wheatley, D-Covington. The October Covington Business Council Luncheon focused on the upcoming legislative session. Panelists included, left to right , Rep. Buddy Wheatley, D-Covington,...

BBB Trends: Looking for easy cash? Be sure to pass on this job (don’t share access to Facebook account)

Better Business Bureau Giving a stranger access to your Facebook account is generally a bad idea. But so-called “ad launderers” are making an offer some people can’t resist: quick, easy cash. It might sound like a good way to make money, but as the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. How the Scam Works You come across a website that says you can rent out your Facebook...

NKY Chamber to host “Where We Stand” 2020 Legislative Agenda preview reception at Triple Crown

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Where We Stand” legislative agenda preview reception on Tuesday, December 17 at Triple Crown Country Club (10644 Triple Crown Blvd) in Union. The reception will feature a panel discussion related to the upcoming 2020 Kentucky Legislative Session with Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne and Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer. During...

Post Glover Resistors to create 15 jobs in Northern Kentucky, will supply NYC subway system

Post Glover Resistors Inc., a producer of power resistors, will expand its product offerings with a nearly $4.63 million investment in its Boone County facility that will create up to 15 full-time jobs. “Post Glover Resistors has enjoyed more than 125 years of success, and the company shows no sign of slowing down as it continues to supply our evolving rail industry,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “This...

NKY Spotlight: Chamber’s podcast features CAC’s Catrina Bowman-Thomas, headlines and more

The Chamber’s NKY Spotlight, hosted by Kathrine Nero and Dawn Denham this week, features Catrina Bowman-Thomas of the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Kristin Baldwin with the week’s big headlines (election, of course, but much more), The Curated Coach Tarita Preston who is ‘Leading from the Future’ at the Women’s Initiative conference coming up, People Working...