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Joe Cotton: Bear Market may be over; perhaps buying these 5 household-name stocks is good idea

Market Assessment – As of Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8:47 p.m. On Friday, May 20, the DOW had good panic selling as it made a new low, and the DOW moved down over 600 points. At about 1:30 p.m. the Market rallied and closed up 8.77 points for the day, and made another tail. A Bullish sign. We think the Bear Market is over, but, over-or-not, we would be BUYING these 5 steller, household-name, high-tech...

CertainTeed gypsum wallboard plant in Silver Grove receives Better Project Award for recycling program

Staff report Saint-Gobain North America, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed LLC, has received the 2022 Better Project Award from the U.S. Department of Energy for the company’s recycling program at its gypsum wallboard plant in Silver Grove. The company installed recycling technology at the plant which allowed it to recycle and reuse 15,000 tons of paper per year that otherwise...

Memorial Day forecast predicts record number of Americans will travel over holiday weekend

The unofficial start to summer will be a busy one this year as AAA predicts 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend Mary 28-30, an increase of 8.3% over 2021, bringing travel volumes almost in line with those in 2017. Air travel continues to rebound, up 25% over last year, the second-largest increase since 2010. With volumes closing in on pre-pandemic levels,...

Kentucky records lowest monthly jobless rate since 1976 in latest state unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2022 unemployment rate was 3.9%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS). The preliminary April 2022 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4% reported in March 2022 and down 0.8 percentage points from the 4.7% recorded for the state one year ago. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April 2022 was 3.6%, which...

River Days Festival at Dayton’s Manhattan Harbor returns; see luxury homes, take a discounted cruise

For the second year in a row, River Days Festival is returning to the Dayton Riverfront. The Manhattan Development Group is partnering with the City of Dayton, Queen City Riverboats and Yachts, and Scully’s to host River Days on Saturday, May 21, from noon-4 p.m. at Manhattan Harbour. The festival will showcase the new luxury condos and townhomes at Manhattan Harbour. In addition to tours and learning...

Building Industry Association earns two awards of excellence from National Assn. of Home Builders

The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky has been recognized as a leader in best association operations and home shows, with two Association Excellence Awards presented by the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The projects receiving recognition are the BIA’s 2021 Annual Team and Leadership Planning Retreat, winning in the Best Association...

NKY Chamber’s Government Forum with Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval rescheduled to breakfast Friday

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Government Forum has been re-scheduled as a breakfast event on Friday to accommodate the schedule of Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval who has been invited to the White House later that day. The breakfast event will take place at the BB Riverboats’ event center, River’s Edge at Newport Landing (101 Riverboat Row Newport) from 8–9:30 a.m. instead...

Joe Cotton: Stocks of the Week — buy quality growth stocks selling at huge discounts

Market Assessment – As of Saturday, May 14 at 10:33 p.m. On Friday, May 13 at 6:03 a.m. we advised our subscribers as follows: “WE THINK THE BEAR MARKET ENDED YESTERDAY….SELLING CLIMAX AND A TAIL. WOULD BE BUYING THE QUALITY GROWTH STOCKS SELLING AT HUGE DISCOUNTS TO 2021 PRICES.” Technically, the DOW’S decline of 5,724 points from its January 2022 high of 36952 to the May 12 low of 31228...

Ryan Yauger’s vision: Peace Love and Little Donuts, 72 tasty selections, made lovingly while you wait

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter Ryan Yauger had a vision. And why wouldn’t he – he’s worked in optics for some 21 years. “I owned four Pearl Vision shops for about six years,” he told the Northern Kentucky Tribune. “So yes, I did have the vision.” That vision, actually was more of a blessing – at least that’s the way the 43-year-old Yauger, gulp, sees it. “We had an offer to...

Two products by AquiSense Technologies certified by UK, Australia, leading the way for water treatment

AquiSense Technologies, the global leader in UV-C LED water disinfection technology located in Erlanger, has been certified to REG4 by NSF International and Australian Watermark for its PearlAqua Deca and PearlAqua Micro product ranges. Pearl Aqua Deca All product ranges were certified by NSF International in compliance with the REG4 Certification for material and structural integrity compliance with...

Corporex secures MegaCorp Logistics as anchor tenant for 25-acre Ovation development in Newport

Corporex has secured an anchor tenant for its new office building at Ovation, the 25-acre mixed-use development covering nearly five city blocks at the confluence of Ohio and Licking Rivers in Newport. MegaCorp Logistics, a transportation logistics firm specializing in full and less-than-truckload shipments — dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, intermodal, air, etc. — throughout North America...

Northern Kentucky Chamber honors Zalla Companies CEO David Heidrich with NKY Commmunity Award

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) on Tuesday honored David Heidrich, CEO of Zalla Companies with the NKY Community Award sponsored by First National Bank of Kentucky. The NKY Chamber Community Award is given out to individuals, businesses or organizations throughout the Northern Kentucky Metro that have made a positive difference in our community. NKY Chamber President Brent Cooper,...

Pompilio’s owners to buy Giminetti Baking Co., maker of their bread; recently announced closure

Jim Ciuccio and Richard Ferguson, former Owners of Giminetti Baking Co. recently announced the closure of the wholesale bakery after 37 years in business. It didn’t take long for Mike Mazzei, Joe Bristow and Larry Geiger, owners of Pompilio’s Italian Restaurant, KHI Food Brands and Sweet Tooth Premium Ice Cream & Candies, to step in and offer to purchase the wholesale bakery. “Believe...

Drees Homes selected as a ’22 U.S. Best Managed Company By Deloitte Private and Wall Street Journal

Drees Homes has been selected as a 2022 U.S. Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. The program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams. The 2022 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic,...