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NKY Young Professionals name finalists for Next Generation Leader Award; event is July 18

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) announce the 2019 Next Generation Leader Award (NGLA) finalists to be honored at the Newport Aquarium July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. It is the awards 10th year. 
 The NGLAs salute and applaud young professionals under the age of 40 for significant professional accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and community impact. The finalists for 2019 are: 
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Keven Moore: Old wives tale — is it really dangerous to shower or talk on phone during a thunderstorm?

Growing up, I was told like a zillion times that it wasn’t safe to take a shower, do dishes or even talk on the telephone if there was a thunderstorm occurring outside our home. I thought that it was just my parent’s way of trying to get me off the phone, but as a typical boy I often times welcomed such safety advice as an excuse to get out of household chores and having to take a bath....

CVG named winner of FAA Southern Region Airports Division Safety Awards

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has been named the winner of the Air Carrier Safety Award as part of 2018 FAA Southern Region Airports Division Safety Awards ceremony this week.   According to the FAA, “this program offers us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and success of our colleagues who have exhibited excellence in aviation safety.”   In...

National Racing Museum 2019 Hall of Fame inductees include jockey Perret, Lane’s End owner Farish

The National Museum of Racing will induct 16 new members into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 2. The 2019 induction class is comprised of jockey Craig Perret; the racehorses Royal Delta (KY), My Juliet (KY), and Waya (FR); and Pillars of the Turf James E. “Ted” Bassett III, Christopher T. Chenery, Richard L. “Dick” Duchossois, William S. Farish, John Hettinger, James R. Keene, Frank E. “Jimmy”...

BBB Trends: Getting a barrage of robocalls? Technically, there may be a solution coming

The rise of complaints from consumers and businesses alike about the barrage of robocalls has reached a feverish pitch. As a result, the Federal Communications Commission and cell phone carriers across the nation have released the Caller Verified Program. This reactive measure is to help reduce the number of spam callers and robocalls, as scammers have improved their technical prowess to trick unsuspecting...

Central Bank opening branch in Union; city to hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies April 25

The City of Union will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for Central Bank, to welcome the business to the City.   The Ribbon Cutting will take place at Central Bank, 9021 US Highway 42, Union, at 4 p.m. on April 25.  Members of the Union City Commission will be present along with several other Boone County officials.  Jeremy Ramage, Chair of the Union Economic Development Committee, will...

NKY Chamber partners with MIT Sloan School of Management to host graduate students

This spring, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is hosting two MIT graduate students through a partnership with the MIT Sloan School of Management USA Lab, a course aimed at deepening students’ understanding of America’s diverse economic, cultural, and social characteristics.   “This class is designed to benefit both MIT students and the community organizations that host...

Allied Universal is hiring for more than 350 full-time, part-time positions; open interview times scheduled

Allied Universal, a contracted security company, is expanding in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Area and has over 350 new positions currently open. There are full-time and part-time opportunities for entry to mid-level. Fulltime positions offer full benefit packages with health, dental and vision insurance. Currently, there are open interviews and job fairs held in various places all over Northern...

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to offer Small Business class series beginning May 11

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced its Small Business, Smart Owner, Saturday Series. The Small Business, Smart Owner, Saturday Series was created to help individuals and entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a business. The classes cover everything from the basics of starting a business to financial information to the data and metrics needed to grow and sustain a business. Sessions...

Graydon hires former Northern Kentucky Tri-ED CEO to lead economic development practice

Graydon has announced the hiring of Daniel E. Tobergte to lead the firm’s new Economic Development Services team.  Tobergte The former CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, Tobergte brings over 33 years of regional, state, national, and international development experience to his new role, as well as an extensive network of working relationships with business and community leaders.  Graydon Partner,...

Keven Moore: Spring has arrived, yard needs mowing, but grass clippings can be dangerous

It’s springtime again, and like bears coming out of hibernation, motorcyclists are crisscrossing our streets and roadways as riders are out enjoying the warmer weather and freedom that a bike provides. It’s also that time of year when many homeowners are gassing up lawn mowers and rushing out to mow down those pesky dandelions. Many homeowners and landowners will not give much thought as to the...

Kentucky Real Estate Commission introduces new online licensing process for applicants

The Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) announces a new online licensing process for all applicants for a real estate license. Applicants will now be able to apply and pay for their professional license through the KREC website at https://krec.ky.gov. “Our priority for the Public Protection Cabinet (PPC), which includes the Real Estate Commission, is to provide exceptional service to everyone...

Family determined to ensure legacy of Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices will endure and grow

By David Holthaus NKyTribune reporter It’s been a little more than six months since De Stewart, better known as Colonel De, died suddenly, leaving behind the business he conceived and grew, Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices. Susan and the late “Colonel” De Stewart. Six months after the unexpected passing of Colonel De, family members are working to ensure the vision of its founder lives...

BBB Trends: Unsettled weather? Beware of lurking storm chasers — don’t let emotions get best of you

Storm chasers are people who follow severe weather hoping to get business from victims whose homes have been damaged by storms. They follow weather reports and sometimes will arrive in town before the storm even hits and are ready to pounce as soon as the weather breaks. After the storm hits, they’ll target areas hardest hit by damage because they “just so happen” to notice the homes have storm...

KLH Engineers announces promotions, appointments of leadership team members

KLH Engineers, PSC (KLH), a national mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology engineering firm, announces the promotions and appointments of several leadership team members, including Robert Heil, James Tavernelli, Doug Johansing, Alex Jonovski, Brian Bruggeman, Stephen Federle and Brandon Johnson. The organizational changes will support the firm’s strategic business initiatives as it aims...