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Life Learning Center’s Alecia Webb-Edgington presented NKY Chamber’s Community Award

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) recently honored Alecia Webb-Edgington, president of Life Learning Center (LLC), with the NKY Community Award, sponsored by Central Bank. Brent Cooper, president of the NKY Chamber, presents Alecia Webb-Edgington, president of Life Learning Center, with the NKY Community Award. (Photo from NKY Chamber) The NKY Chamber Community Award is given...

NKY Chamber December 14 Eggs ‘N Issues panel to discuss economic impact of events coming in 2022

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host its final Eggs ‘N Issues event of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center – South located at 1379 Donaldson Road in Erlanger. Join the NKY Chamber from 7:30 to 9 a.m. for Eggs ‘N Issues: Looking Forward to 2022 for a sneak peek at the events coming to the region in the new year. Local experts will...

Keven Moore: Anticipation of higher heating bills has many consumers seeking alternatives; know the risks

With the news that the cost to heat homes this winter is anticipated to go up dramatically, many families are looking for alternative means to help keep costs down. As a result, the market for space heaters is expected to rise considerably as families relying on natural gas and propane to heat their homes seek lower-cost options. Space heaters can be useful for providing added warmth to a home, but...

Joe Cotton: Bear Market emerges; protect your assets; Stock of the Week is Affimed Therapeutics

Market Assessment- As of Monday, November 29 at 1:08 a.m.. On Friday, the DOW plummeted 905 points on the news that a new COVID 19 variant has arisen from Africa. . .which is highly transmissible and could possibly evade current vaccines. We believe Friday was the start of the BEAR Market that we alluded to in our Monday, November 22, Market Assessment. The most important thing to do in a Bear Market...

NKY Chamber accepting nominations for 2022 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Awards

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative has announced the opening of nominations for the 2022 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Awards, sponsored by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The awards seek to honor women from a diverse range of backgrounds, demographics, and industries who exemplify notable achievement, outstanding service in their professions or to the Northern Kentucky...

How to prepare for holiday expenses; budget, plan, save, and don’t spend more than you can afford

By Danielle Donham University of Kentucky For many, the holidays are often a time spent with loved ones, your favorite home-cooked meals, and gift-giving. But, the holidays can also be a stressful financial time if unprepared. So, what can you do to save money this holiday season, and how can you tackle your shopping list with ease? To help holiday shoppers prepare, UKNow recruited the expertise of Nichole...

NKY Chamber’s ‘Where We Stand 2022’ legislative agenda preview is November 30; sign up here

Time is running out to sign up for the NKY Chamber’s popular annual preview of the NKY Chamber’s public policy priorities going into the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the “Where We Stand” 2022 legislative agenda preview on November 30 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Triple Crown Country Club at 1 Triple Crown Blvd. in Union. The event...

VonLehman, Rodl & Partner form joint venture for better service to region’s foreign-owned companies

Rödl & Partner, a global professional services firm based in Germany, and VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm, a regional accounting and advisory firm headquartered in Ft. Wright, have formed a joint venture to better serve the region’s leading foreign-owned companies. Known as Rödl & Partner/VL, the combination of global reach, interdisciplinary approach, and focus on foreign-owned mid-sized...

Farmers got just 14 cents of every dollar spent on your Thanksgiving meal; share was 50 cents in 1952

The Rural Blog “For every dollar Americans spend on Thanksgiving meals this year, farmers and ranchers will earn approximately 14.3 cents,” says the National Farmers Union. “Ordinarily, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with our loved ones and enjoy a big meal,” said NFU President Rob Larew. “But for many Americans, the cost of traditional holiday foods may simply be out of reach...

Covington Business Council’s annual dinner is back — December 2 at the Madison Event Center

Covington Business Council’s annual dinner is back this year – in-person and live after a break in 2020 due to the pandemic. The event will be held at the Madison Event Center on December 2, starting at 5 p.m. Covington Business Council wants to “celebrate” its members’ successes and positive events since the last time they were together in 2019. If you have photos you want...

Joe Cotton: Stock of Week is Clarus Therapeutics, which offers a testosterone replacement therapy

Market Assessment – As of Monday, November 22, 2021, at 6:02 AM. Last week the DOW was down about 500 points, with lots of selling on Friday. The S&P 500 is holding close to its historic high, but it’s really being propped up by the big glamours like Apple, Microsoft, Tesla, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Home Depot. When they start dropping, “Katie Bar The Door.” We believe there...

‘Come Find Bourbon’ partnership between meetNKY, Bardstown, and Frankfort wins marketing gold medal

A collaboration between meetNKY, Bardstown Tourism and Frankfort Tourism has won a Gold Medal for a Marketing Campaign for their collaboration, “Come Find Bourbon.” The award was presented during the 2021 Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. Come Find Bourbon is a partnership between the three organizations. Three separate destinations...

Local artists holding Christmas Art Sale at Covington Latin School Nov. 28, in time for holiday shopping

Local artists will provide a venue for the public to do Christmas shopping on November 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the Christmas Art Sale, you can purchase that special unique one-of-a-kind gift for that hard-to-shop-for person. Glass Art by Jane Bresser There will be a wide variety of media including pottery, hand-dyed clothing, glass, many different styles of jewelry, alpaca socks, mittens and other...

TMU can create a cohort of business’s employees to help with achieving their educational goals

Thomas More University can create an academic cohort consisting of a group of your business’s employees. Creating a cohort will enable employees to work together in the same program, progressing through the same degree and finishing at the same time together. Debby Shipp, director of partnership at TMU, says this is “team building” at its best. “It is building a team that...

Kentucky’s labor force shows signs of growth as unemployment dips to 4.2 percent in October

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary October 2021 unemployment rate was 4.2%, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS). The preliminary October 2021 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4.3% reported in September 2021 and down 1.3 percentage points from the 5.5% recorded for the state one year ago. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for October 2021 was...