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CVG, AAA offer suggestions on travel as holiday season nears; consumers seeking trusted advice

As a result of the pandemic, travelers are unsure about the current state of travel, especially by air. According to recent research conducted by Franklin Templeton and Gallup, 52 percent of American adults indicate they aren’t comfortable flying. With the holiday travel season quickly approaching, consumers are seeking trusted travel advice on pandemic-related restrictions and options to safely...

Final Northern Kentucky Chamber Eggs ‘N Issues of 2020 to feature Tri-ED’s Lee Crume on Dec. 15

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host its final Eggs ‘N Issues webinar of the year on Dec. 15. Lee Crume Join the NKY Chamber from 8-9 a.m., and hear from Lee Crume, President and CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, on how the region’s economic development organization is working to move Northern Kentucky forward. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about...

Shop Local Spotlight: Be the #1 giver this holiday season with these gift ideas for sports fan in your life

An occasional series By Tabari McCoy NKY Chamber of Commerce What’s better than watching your favorite team take on their biggest rival, having a record-breaking performance or winning the big game? Being there to see it in-person – which is why this holiday season, getting the sports fan in your life tickets to see any of these teams live could be a hall of fame-worthy gift! The NKY Chamber encourages...

New Riff Distillery meets inventory requirements, advances to KDA ‘Proof’ level membership

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has announced that New Riff Distillery has met the inventory requirements to advance to “Proof” level membership, the second-highest tier. “Proof” level membership is reserved for established licensed distilleries that maintain an inventory between 10,000 and 25,000 barrels of distilled spirits. Located in Newport at 24 Distillery Way, New Riff is the...

CVG partners with ThorDrive to bring autonomous vehicle technology to airport’s campus

As another first for CVG, ThorDrive is bringing autonomous vehicle (AV) technology to the airport’s campus. Through a recently enacted airport ordinance, autonomous vehicles and equipment can now operate on airport property. The airport is positioning itself for the future by leaning into AV and other related technologies. This strategy enables trials of the technology in a live operating environment....

CVG passenger traffic increases 28 percent in October; strongest month since pandemic started

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport saw passenger traffic increase 28 percent in October from September. It was the strongest month for passenger traffic since the pandemic started. Passenger traffic, though, remains down approximately 60 percent. CVG is currently the only airport in region with direct service to Jacksonville, Boston, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Phoenix/Mesa (AZA)...

Keven Moore: Roller skating is great exercise and fun for the kids, but it’s also a definite safety risk

If you were born in the 1960s and grew up in the ’70s, then you were exposed to your fair share of unsafe playgrounds, toys, lawn jarts, bicycle ramps and lead paint. We rode in the back of pickup trucks, rode bicycles and skateboards without helmets, never wore seat belts or ever applied sunscreen. And we were constantly engulfed in a thick carcinogenic cloud of secondhand smoke, but we are still...

CBC, Covington, Milburn Foundation join to support Covington restaurants with wayfinding blitz

The Covington Business Council, the City of Covington and the Milburn Foundation have joined forces to help support Covington restaurants at a time they need assistance the most. The three groups have contributed $15,000 to stage a marketing/wayfinding blitz to educate potential patrons on restaurant hours and to illustrate through the help of Covington design and branding firm BLDG the walkability...

NewsMaker 2020: Brent Cooper’s magic touch — advocating for regionalism and business community

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor You might be forgiven for thinking that Brent Cooper is a bit of a wizard. Look it up in your Merriam-Webster; even the adjectives apply. Otherwise, how could he humanly just be every where all the time? If there’s a ribbon to cut, a happy hour to enjoy, a sports team to cheer on, a meeting to attend, a conference to lead, a success to celebrate, a good community...

KY Innovation’s RISE partners, including Blue North, invite students to Global Entrepreneurship Week

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week and KY Innovation’s RISE partners across the state have a rich and diverse schedule of events planned for those in – or interested in becoming a part of – Kentucky’s innovation ecosystem. Whether you are working to turn your idea into a product or business, looking for help taking your startup to the next level or simply want to learn...

Shop Local Spotlight: A spirited holiday gift guide for the adults in your life, from local retailers

First in a series By Tabari McCoy NKY Chamber of Commerce Bourbon. Barrel-aged and distilled, it’s the signature spirit of Kentucky – and given its history and the fact the vast majority of it (not to mention the best) is made here in the Commonwealth – for good reason. But while bourbon may get the spotlight, there are also plenty of beers, wines and other spirits worthy of your attention that...

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative professional series presents ‘Reset Your Mindset’ on Dec. 2

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative, sponsored by PNC, will present the next event in its Professional Series: Reset Your Mindset on Dec. 2 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. This engaging discussion with Kendra Ramirez, Founder/CEO of Reset and Kendra Ramirez Digital Agency, will explore the importance of mindset and energy and how they are deeply connected. Kendra Ramirez Attendees...

Michael Sparks of Serenity Funeral Care feeling spirit of Christmas collecting stockings to send to soliders

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter Sending stockings stuffed with goodies is how Serenity Funeral Care is helping to spread Christmas cheer to soldiers. With 2,500 soldiers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Michael Sparks of Serenity Funeral Care in Covington, is asking for the community to help support our troops by filling Christmas stockings for the enlisted men and women who serve our country. Filling...

Now more than ever, Kentucky restaurants need your support and business — here’s how you can help

By Dan Liebman Special to NKyTribune The National Restaurant Association estimates that by the end of the year, roughly 100,000 restaurants across the country will have closed permanently. As a small business/restaurant owner, I am disheartened by this staggering news, especially knowing it is not because of food quality or customer service, but rather due to an unforeseen worldwide pandemic. With...

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recognizes four NKY Community Award recipients

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is celebrating the work of four members/member organizations with the presentation of its Northern Kentucky Community Award (NKY Community Award). St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, Newport Racing & Gaming, Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc. and Patrick Crowley of Strategic Partners, LLC were honored with NKY Community Awards in October. Sponsored...