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Greiwe Development signs first commercial business, Fort Thomas Coffee, for One Highland

Greiwe Development, one of the region’s leading developers of lifestyle communities, announced that Fort Thomas Coffee purchased the 3,600 SF corner location at One Highland, the new mixed-use luxury condominium development under construction in Fort Thomas. Christine Smalley Fort Thomas Coffee, currently located at 118 N. Fort Thomas Ave, has been a presence in downtown Fort Thomas since 2012. New...

Kentucky has largest price drop at gas pumps in nation during past week; average cost now $1.99

Kentucky gas prices have dropped 4 cents in the past week, the biggest drop seen of any state. Most areas saw gas prices decrease minimally over the past week, with the majority seeing a one or two cent decline, or no change at all. Though not big drops, the volatility was enough to drive the national average down a penny over the past week, now landing at $2.17. Today’s national average is two cents...

NKY Chamber’s Business Impact Awards virtual celebration starts today at 4 and continues all week

They are the best businesses in the region and deserve recognition and acclaim, which is exactly what the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will do when it hosts the five-day virtual celebration that is its annual Business Impact Awards, presented by Huntington Bank, starting today. Originating in 2016, the Business Impact Awards celebrate companies that have impacted Northern Kentucky through...

OneSource Center new location offers greater accessibility to Northern Kentucky nonprofits

OneSource Center has recently moved from its longtime home in Sharonville to a more centralized location in Queensgate at 936 Dalton Avenue, closer to Northern Kentucky nonprofits who can utilize its offerings to help create greater impact. “Everything that OneSource Center does revolves As the only nonprofit resource center in the region, it offers a wide range of services, products and connections...

Mazak President Don Janka talks about pandemic’s effect but says he’s optimistic about the future

By David Holthaus Cincy Magazine Machine tool maker Yamazaki Mazak Corp. entered the U.S. market in 1968 and moved its U.S. headquarters to Florence, Kentucky, in 1974. Since then it has grown into a campus that includes a manufacturing plant, a national technology center and a North American parts center. We talked to President Dan Janka about how the pandemic has affected the company. Cincy Today...

Ted Richardson, 80, dies at home after an extended illness; founded Cardinal Engineering, civic servant

Tilford Ray (Ted) Richardson, 80, died peacefully at home under hospice care, after an extended illness, on August 4. He was a well-known fixture in the Northern Kentucky Business Community for many decades and was founder of the Cardinal Engineering Corporation and later Cardinal Laboratories, Windsor Properties, and other companies. He spent the last 30 years dealing in commercial real estate with...

Dollar General opens new distribution centers in state, including a traditional warehouse in Boone County

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday some positive economic news that will bring hundreds of needed jobs to Kentucky and spur wider business activity. “This morning, Dollar General Corporation announced plans to open two new distribution center facilities in the Bluegrass State, including a traditional warehouse in Walton in Boone County and a DG Fresh cold storage facility in Bowling Green in Warren...

Amazon to hire 1,250-plus temporary, full-time workers for fulfillment centers — apply online

Amazon will start hiring more than 1,250 temporary, full-time roles this week for its customer fulfillment centers and delivery facilities in the Greater Cincinnati area. Shift schedules vary as do responsibilities; candidates can apply online. Job details Amazon offers a $15/hr minimum wage that is on top of its industry-leading benefits – a comprehensive benefits package starting on day one including...

Keven Moore: Restaurant seating at curbside, sidewalks and parking lots all comes with safety risks

COVID-19 has changed the way we all live, socialize and interact with one another. Since March, when Gov. Andy Beshear first closed all non-essential businesses, many industries have taken it on the chin. Restaurants have been affected greatly and many have declared bankruptcy or closed for good. Then, just when the orders were lifted and restaurants were allowed back to 50 percent capacity in late...

Southgate City Council to hear tonight the first reading for zone change for Beverly Hills site

Southgate City Council is scheduled tonight to hear the first reading of an ordinance allowing a zone change for the Beverly Hills Memorial Point Development. Council will not vote tonight on the zone change. A second reading/final vote is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 19. Kentucky state law mandates two readings of the ordinance in a public meeting before council can vote. Conceptual drawing Last...

City of Union offers Small Business Grant Program to help with interruptions as a result of COVID

At the regular meeting of the Union City Commission on August 3, the City announced a new program aimed at helping local businesses remain viable and strong during these uncertain times. The Union Small Business Grant Program is a program that can award up to $5,000 for expenditures related to business interruption as a result of forced closures stemming from COVID-19. “The lifeblood of our communities...

Catalytic Fund gets $500K grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation, for projects that fuel strategivc development

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is boosting its long-standing support of the economic growth and vitality of our tri-state region with a $500,000 investment in the Catalytic Development Funding Corp. of Northern Kentucky. GCF is making a $350,000, 10-year investment in the Catalytic Fund’s Equity Fund to provide access to additional capital for property acquisition to fuel strategic development....

meetNKY: Especially during the pandemic, these lovely NKY outdoor dining options may fill the void

This story has been updated. By Rebecca Banks meetNKY Whether you love to linger in the carefree moments of summer sunshine or love eating outdoors in cooler, fall temperatures, Northern Kentucky has amazing outdoor dining and patio options. And with the current coronavirus pandemic, many people are gravitating to outdoor dining, but aren’t quite ready to take the leap to dine indoors. Don’t...

It’s Farmers’ Markets Week — support farm families by purchasing fresh produce, following guidelines

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today It’s Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Week Aug. 2-8, and Kentuckians are being urged to support the farm families who bring fresh products to the public each week. 
Farmers’ Markets Week salutes the 167 farmers’ markets in 115 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. At those 167 markets, more than 2,768 vendors are offering products for sale.  
Agriculture Commissioner...

Kentucky restaurateurs, distillers, musicians urge McConnell to support RESTAURANTS Act

Prominent Kentucky restaurateurs, chefs, distillers, musicians and industry leaders called on Senator Mitch McConnell to include the RESTAURANTS Act in the upcoming stimulus bill designed to resuscitate the devastated economy. On the press call, Kentucky chefs Edward Lee and Ouita Michel, joined by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery’s Preston Van Winkle and Louisville-based band My Morning Jacket’s...