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Newport Aquarium emerges from long shutdown as a safe and entertaining favorite family destination

By Tory McKinley NKyTribune intern The Newport Aquarium is back after a 100-day long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic – and the excitement is real. The reopen is well underway — and measures have been taken to assure it’s a safe (and still favorite) family destination. Photos by Tory McKinley, NKyTribune “It’s been an overwhelmingly positive response from our guests — and...

NKY Chamber, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky AACC form membership partnership

Two of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region’s biggest economics-focused organizations have announced a new partnership designed to increase collaboration, networking and most importantly, unity in the realm of local entrepreneurship. The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) have...

Return to work strategies to serve as focus of upcoming Eggs ‘N Issues Webinar on July 21

While many industries have returned to work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, others are still in the process of adjusting and determining how they will protect employees and customers upon reopening. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is convening a panel of experts to discuss the challenges and strategies that come with returning to work for its July Eggs ‘N Issues webinar on July 21....

Northern Kentucky technology firm ULIMI enhances connections between job seekers and employers

Enhanced technology will enable Kentuckians looking for work and employers with available jobs to connect with each other more effectively through the Who’s Hiring campaign of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Workforce Center. In partnership with the state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, the Workforce Center launched the online Who’s Hiring campaign in March in response to the shutdowns...

Chamber, Legislative Caucus to present virtual program on July 17; free but registration is required

The work of Northern Kentucky’s officials helps shape the region on a daily basis. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join in the celebration recognizing their efforts, virtually. A special program hosted with the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus, the NKY Chamber will present its annual Legislative Appreciation Breakfast virtually on Friday, July 17, from 8–9 a.m....

BBB Trends: Moving scams cause financial anguish; research company, beware of fraudulent movers

Allowing someone you don’t know to drive away with your belongings is among the many stressful aspects of a long-distance move — especially if that move is complicated or may be prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, some consumers find their stress compounded by fraudulent movers who charge them many times the amount quoted, subject them to unreasonably long delivery windows, or even...

UK marketing experts explain how, why brands are tackling current social justice issues

By Lindsey Piercy University of Kentucky Ben & Jerry’s. Nike. Patagonia. These are just a few of the major brands and companies taking a firm stance against racial injustice and demonstrating their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In the wake of protests across the United States, corporate America is shifting away from “business-as-usual” and instead, sharing messages of solidarity...

Justin Sanders joins Becker Law Office; will provide expanded services to Northern Kentucky

Becker Law Office has hired attorney Justin Sanders, who will be working in Northern Kentucky. He brings an extensive background in civil litigation with 15 years of experience in the legal field prior to this new role. Sanders is a Kentucky native and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts. He later earned his law degree from Pepperdine University. His local...

Kentucky Realtors report home sales down in May — but pending sales will show up stronger in June

Home sales numbers were down as expected in May — 3,894 closings took place, down 23 percent from the 5,051 homes sold in May of 2019. The best way to measure what the next month will look like, however, is to look at pending sales (homes under contract). Last year, that figure for May was 7,311. This May saw that indicator rise by over 16 percent to 8,511. This indicates that June could emerge much...

Keven Moore: Throwing a Fourth of July party is fun — but fireworks bring plenty of safety hazards

Is it just me, or does it seem like the fireworks season has begun much sooner than the July 4 holiday? Not one to be a fireworks snob who has been known to partake in such celebration over the years, going way back to my pre-teen days, but I have been listening to fireworks go off every night for the last two weeks. One night last week at 11:30 p.m., I was awakened by fireworks going off in a nearby...

CVG’s Candace McGraw to receive Legend Award from the Northern Kentucky Young Professionals

A leader in the aviation industry with 30 years of experience and expertise, Candace S. McGraw has taken the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to new heights. Now, the Northern Kentucky Young Professionals Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLAs) is recognizing her legendary achievements. On Thursday, July 16 from 3-4 p.m., the 2020 NGLAs’ virtual celebration salutes and applauds...

Kentucky sees largest jump at pump in the nation; significant increase in gas demand last week

Demand for gasoline across the the country is signaling that Americans are filling up more, according to AAA. For Kentuckians, that’s also meant higher prices at the pump. In the past week, the average gas price for unleaded in Kentucky has jumped 9 cents to land at $2.10. That’s the biggest leap of any state in the nation, week over week. It also lands Kentucky the number five spot on the leaderboard...

‘Dreams do come true’: Riverfront Commons takes big leap forward, as pathway connecting river cities

By Tory McKinley NKyTribune intern “Dreams do come true and we’re seeing that happen today.” — Mayor Jerry Peluso, Newport. The Riverfront Commons project celebrated a great leap in progress with the opening of the elevated pedestrian walkways connecting the path from the Taylor-Southgate Bridge to Newport on the Levee over the weekend. Fortunately, the early rains didn’t stop the Saturday...

Ribbons cut in Newport for two legs of Riverfront Commons Pathway and on Bridgeview Box Park

Two Newport legs of the Riverfront Commons Pathway – a pair of elevated walkways connecting the urban trail to the Taylor-Southgate Bridge and Newport on the Levee – were formally dedicated Saturday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the pedestrian bridges. Conceived and spear-headed by Southbank Partners, Riverfront Commons is an 11.5-mile walking/biking path that runs along the Ohio...

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative to hold virtual presentation on different experiences, perspectives

Successfully leading or working in an organization with employees across multiple generations – all with different experiences and perspectives – can be a challenge. Now, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative is looking to help provide the answers needed to meet it. The NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative, sponsored by PNC, will host a virtual presentation of the next session...