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Ashley Builders, St. Walburg settle with Villa Hills residents on Sanctuary; Drees, Fisher join project

Ashley Builders Group and Saint Walburg Monastery of Benedictine Sisters of Covington, Kentucky have agreed to settle a zoning appeal by Defend VH Group, LLC and 12 Villa Hills residents who sought to overturn a decision by the Villa Hills City Council that permitted construction of a mixed-use residential development project by the developer on real estate owned by the religious order. After a two-year...

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative hosts workshop on ‘Knowing Yourself Before Presenting Yourself’

One key element of success, whether in professional or personal endeavors, is to be able to sell yourself. On Wednesday, March 6 from 7:30-9 a.m., the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative, sponsored by PNC, will present the next event in its Professional Series: Know Yourself Before Heading Out to Present Yourself, at FIVE Labs – Midwest (4123 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger). Lynee...

BBB Trends: Get a call from an Unknown Number? Leave it alone — this is still the best advice

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau When was the last time you received a phone call from someone you actually wanted to hear from? Or, the phone number on the Caller ID was from a person or place that you recognized? Experts are saying cell phone owners are drowning in a sea of robo-calls: U.S. phones were inundated with 26.3 billion robo-calls last year, that’s a 46% increase from the 18 billion...

Mansion Hill Bridal to open boutique in restored historic building in Newport’s East Row district

Mansion Hill Bridal will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a brand new bridal boutique in Newport on Friday. The boutique is located in a 124-year-old building in the East Row Historic District at 402 Overton Street. Amanda and Claire Canter The ribbon-cutting is at 3 p.m. The tired building was completely historically preserved and restored to the 1894 building’s original historic charm.  Owner...

The Northern Kentucky Chamber’s weekly newscast with Kathrine Nero

The Northern Kentucky Chamber offers a weekly “newscast” with Kathrine Nero about highlights and events of note: NKY Chamber Spotlight – Business Week in Review Feb wk 2 Happy Friday! Here's Kathrine Nero to tell you about what happened this week in the NKY business world ⬇️ Posted by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday, February 15, 2019

NKITA hosts exporting class with DHL March 5; plus details on other upcoming NKY Chamber events

NKyTribune staff With many regional businesses conducting international business, exporting is vital, which why the Northern Kentucky International Trade Association (NKITA) and DHL will host Exporting 101 on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The class will cover basic information businesses need to know to export products out of the country. The Exporting 101 class will be presented...

Kevin Cranley of Willis Music named chairman of the board of the Kentucky Retail Federation

The Kentucky Retail Federation welcomes Alicia Dawson, McDowell Professional Pharmacy; Robert Allen Adcock, Walmart Stores; Michael Cox, Pieratt’s Furniture and Appliance; and Adam Hinton, Hinton Mills, to the Federation’s 2019 board of directors.  Alicia Dawson is Owner, Pharmacist and Vice President of McDowell Professional Pharmacy, Inc. located in McDowell. Alicia is also a co-owner of...

Keven Moore: All dogs go to heaven, but they don’t need to accompany you while shopping in stores

If you have visited a retail establishment or a home improvement store recently, it’s pretty obvious that the country has been going to the dogs — literally! On my most recent home improvement trip to Home Depot over the weekend, I counted four dogs inside the store. I nearly tripped over one of those dogs that was on a leash because the owner was allowing his pet to walk some 15 feet in front...

NKyian Jacob Holbrook named region market president of First Financial Bank

First Financial has named Jacob Holbrook as the new market president for the Northern Kentucky region. The hiring of Holbrook is part of a multi-tiered plan to build the bank’s presence in Northern Kentucky. Holbrook leads the local commercial banking team as they work to continue to build strong relationships and deliver customized solutions to clients and the local community. Jacob Holbrook “I’m...

Cincinnati Chamber-led Apprenti Cincinnati launches to grow regional tech talent through apprenticeships

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has launched Apprenti Cincinnati, a non-traditional solution to drive more tech talent in and to the region. The program will work with companies large and small to fill open positions with tech-interested individuals, regardless of educational or professional background.  Unlike traditional job-training options, apprentices receive 12-15 weeks of immersive certified...

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: Weekly Business Review video with Kathrine Nero

BBB Trends: Let me call you sweetheart anytime of the year — but don’t be heartbroken by a scammer

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Online dating and matchmaking apps have made it easier than ever to meet new people and find a date – but that means they’ve made scammers’ work simpler too. Technology like this allows scam artists to create compelling backstories and fully-fledged identities in order to trick victims into helping someone who doesn’t even exist. It’s the basic framework...

Sugar Whiskey Sis opens in downtown Covington; Agave & Rye owners bring moonshine to mainstream

By David Holthaus NKyTribune reporter Moonshine has gone legit, emerging from the backwoods and into mainstream bars and restaurants.  A look at the interior of Sugar Whiskey Sis in Covington, which had its official ribbon cutting on Friday (provided photos). Kentucky was once known as a haven for the illicit stills of yesteryear, now downtown Covington has a lawful establishment serving up dozens...

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles tells House committee that industrial hemp is taking off in state

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The outlook for industrial hemp in Kentucky is bright, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles. 
He told the House Agriculture committee this week that 2018 was a banner year.   

“We had great participation by our research universities. Over 70 hemp companies, some small, some big, some undergoing expansive and aggressive growth right now and a little...

Love is in the air at about 150 feet with the SkyStar Wheel Valentine’s Day special at The Banks

SkyStar Wheel, the largest mobile observation wheel in the United States spanning over 15 stories in the air, has announced a Valentine’s Day special.  Click to enlarge Imagine you and your loved one, girl friends or couples group climbing into a climate controlled gondola, music in the background then soaring over 150 feet to see breath taking views of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It’s a...