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Republic Bank earns American Bankers Association Foundation’s Community Commitment Award

Republic Bank & Trust Company (“Republic” or “Republic Bank”) has earned the prestigious 2022 American Bankers Association (“ABA”) Foundation Community Commitment Award in the Community and Economic Development category. Just seven banks across the country were honored with Community Commitment Awards by the ABA Foundation in 2022. The ABA represents the nation’s $23.7 trillion...

Erlanger Mayor Fette recognizes ADM Day and its Wild Flavors facility on company’s 120th anniversary

In recognition of the global agribusiness and nutrition company’s 120th anniversary, Mayor Jessica Fette formally declared “ADM Day” in Erlanger. Camille Batiste of ADM and Erlanger Mayor Jessica Fette (Photo provided) ADM — formally known as Archer-Daniels-Midland Company — has long been a valued business presence in the Erlanger community, contributing significantly to the area’s employment...

BM2 Freight Services, Automotive Service Products announce expansions to NKY operations

Two Northern Kentucky businesses announced expansion plans Thursday that will bring a total of 81 new jobs to the area. • BM2 Freight Services Inc. will complete a $2.3 million expansion at its location in Rivercenter’s Tower One in Covington, creating 56 new full-time positions. • Automotive Service Products, of Florence, has announced plans for relocation to a new $8 million dollar facility...

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals to host fifth Bourbon & Boards Oct. 26 at New Riff Distilling

Young professionals looking to give back to their local communities on a strategic level are invited to attend Northern Kentucky Young Professionals‘ fifth annual Bourbon & Boards Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m. at New Riff Distilling. The event, originally created after regional young professionals voiced that they were interested in joining nonprofit boards but weren’t sure where...

Two Northern Kentucky breweries to be featured in KDA’s October Kentucky Proud Beer Series

Crafting Kentucky Proud beers with Kentucky agricultural products is once again the focus of this year’s Kentucky Proud Beer Series, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced. Each October, Kentucky Proud partners with the Kentucky Guild of Brewers and craft breweries across the state to create exciting, limited release beers made with locally grown ingredients. Now in its seventh year,...

Northern Kentucky Chamber’s October 11 ‘Ask the Expert’ series to feature RevLocal’s Lisa Jones

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its next “Ask the Expert” series for small business owners on October 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the St. Elizabeth Boardroom of the NKY Chamber office, located at 300 Buttermilk Pike in Fort Mitchell. Online marketing is constantly evolving, which can make it difficult for businesses to keep up. Join the NKY Chamber for “Ask the Expert:...

NKY Chamber seeks presenters for 2023 talent strategies symposium; applications due by Oct 21

The Northern Kentucky of Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is seeking dynamic, insightful, and engaging presenters for the 2023 Talent Strategies Symposium: Stay! A Culture of Retention. The symposium, previously named the “Employer Best Practices Symposium,” is now in its fifth year. The event attracts more than 100 small business owners, human resources, operations and management professionals,...

Governor announces SBA funds available to help Kentucky small businesss become exporters

Gov. Andy Beshear announced this week the continued support of small-business growth statewide as the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) awarded the Commonwealth $400,000 in State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) funds to help more companies export. The grant program, which is marking its 10th anniversary of funding small business growth, provides companies with the information and tools needed to...

AAA: Kentucky gas prices fall 5 cents on the week; oil drops to lowest price since January

Gas prices in Kentucky continued to fall this week as seasonal demand decreases and the switch over to winter blend fuels pushed pump prices lower. Today’s Kentucky average is $3.25 per gallon, a drop of 5 cents in the last week, a decrease of 24 cents in the last month and just 30 cents higher than one year ago.    After declining for 98 consecutive days, the national average reversed course...

Joe Cotton: Stock of the week — Bear Market looking for bottom, preservation of assets is prime focus

Market Assessment – As of Wednesday, September 21, at 9:39 p.m. On July 4th, 2022 we declared the Bear Market Was Over…and gave 4 picks: 1. Bank Of America (BAC)- $31.56…….It moved up to $36.50 by August 16….within 6 weeks. 2. Walt Disney (DIS-) $96.13………It moved up to $126.00 by August 16…within 6 weeks. 3. PayPal Holdings (PYPL) -$71.40……It moved up to $102 by August 16…within...

Keven Moore: Be prepared to defend from nuclear verdict involving one of your company vehicles

For any business today — with any size fleet of tractor trailers, box trucks, delivery vans, utility trucks or vans, or even passenger vehicles— the potential for disaster exists. No business with any size fleet is free from this threat, and in today’s litigious society without the proper written fleet policies, safety practices, and insurance coverage; this could spell disaster to your balance...

Corporex names new chief financial officer and two staffers to support sales, design work at Ovation

As the company continues to experienced strong growth, Corporex, a privately held national development and investment firm based in Covington, has hired Brett Blackwell as its new Chief Financial Officer, Amy Middendorf Kennedy as sales director for its Ovation project and Anthony Salants as Interior Design Manager for Ovation. “As we transition to a partnership investment strategy, it’s imperative...

Third Honor Flight of the year left CVG this morning with veterans and their guardians; to return at 9 p.m.

Tri-State veterans and their guardians took off from CVG this morning on the third Honor Flight of the year, offering veterans the opportunity to see their memorials and participate in ceremonies honoring their service to their country. Honor Flight Tri-State’s sole mission is to fly veterans 65+, who served stateside or overseas, to their memorials in Washington, D.C. at no cost. All veterans traveling...

NKY Chamber presents Dr. Robert Prichard of St. Elizabeth Healthcare with its NKY Community Award

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented Dr. Robert Prichard, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Integration Officer of St. Elizabeth Healthcare with its NKY Community Award. The award is sponsored by First National Bank of Kentucky and is given out to individuals, businesses or organizations throughout the Northern Kentucky Metro that have made a positive impact in the community. Dr....

BBB: Scam of the week — how not to get rich fast online but instead lose money quick to a scammer

Would you like to turn $500 into $10,000 with very little effort? Certainly. Many of us would and there are plenty of get-rich-quick ads on social media claiming to do it. BBB is seeing countless reports about these cons. Get-rich-quick schemes are promoted with images of piles of cash and captions of winners bragging about flipping a couple hundred dollars into thousands of dollars in a short period...