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CVG launches new online store for apparel and gifts; sport your community pride with these items

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is launching a new apparel and gifts webstore today for local travelers to sport their community pride and love of aviation and travel. You can buy this poster online at Shop CVG. Shop CVG includes unique, fun designs on high-quality casual dress items from a baseball tee to crewneck sweatshirts and comfortable t-shirts to beanie hats, socks...

The Takeoff: The power to SOAR with Co.Starters, an incubator program to help turn ideas into reality

By Abby Ober Blue North “How?” For prospective entrepreneurs, this word can often pose the biggest challenge. How do I find investors? How do I become connected to a supply chain? How do I even know if my idea is any good? – and the list goes on. Cohort programs are a great way to find answers to these questions. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur and haven’t considered participating in...

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce honors architecture, design firm SHP with Community Award

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has honored architecture and design firm SHP with the NKY Community Award during its monthly Eggs ‘N Issues event. The firm, which specializes in facility planning, design and management, is located in Bellevue and is celebrating its 120-year anniversary in 2021. Brent Cooper, NKY Chamber President and CEO (right), and Jeffrey Sackenheim, SHP Vice President...

MAB Fabrication to locate new production operations in Walton, investing $6.9 million

Gov. Andy Beshear announced MAB Fabrication Inc., which manufacturers awnings and steel structures for greenhouses, garden centers and big-box stores, will locate a new production operation in Walton, creating 24 full-time jobs for Kentucky residents in the coming months with a $6.9 million investment. “MAB Fabrication continues the trend of metals and manufacturing companies creating jobs in Kentucky...

Keven Moore: The rising cost of building materials is changing insurance coverage, how it may affect you

From the global COVID-19 pandemic to recent trade wars, 2020 was an unusual year for all of us including many businesses. If you recently started a home improvement or home building project, you have more than likely noticed that lumber prices spiked in 2020 and 2021. Subsequently, the coronavirus pandemic has caused the price of many popular building materials to go up, with some seeing their highest...

Bark Bark Brunch back at Coppin’s; pups and owners welcome to outdoor patio Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Photos from previous Bark Bark Brunches provided Dog owners and their furry friends are invited to join Bark Bark Brunch on the patio at Coppin’s at Hotel Covington on Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy brunch, a pup pool and fun, exclusively for dog owners. In addition to the Coppin’s brunch for human patrons, a special $5 dog friendly option will be served. Known for sourcing the best the area...

Get hired: Job fairs offering opportunities for good positions at Robert BOSCH, OrthoCincy, and CVG

Robert BOSCH Job Fair MAU Workforce Solutions will be holding a two-day job fair for manufacturing positions on the MAU team at Robert BOSCH on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. MAU at Robert BOSCH Job Fair Details 
Friday, June 18 1- 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Robert BOSCH Plant
 15 Spiral Drive
 Florence MAU Workforce Solutions will be concentrating its effort on providing...

CVG news: Two new flights announced — Southwest service to Sarasota, Fort Myers; American to Austin

CVG Airport and Southwest launched new nonstop service to Sarasota and Fort Myers, Florida on Saturday. The new flights will operate on Saturdays. “We have a wonderful partnership with Southwest and are grateful they continue to both expand destinations and increase flight frequencies from CVG,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. The Fort Myers flight departs CVG at 1 p.m. and...

Newport’s Great Lakes Ace Hardware celebrating new location with ‘chain cutting’ on June 25

Brad Baker, Manager of Great Lakes Ace Hardware Newport announced the opening of their doors in a new location within one-half mile of the previous location. The new site has expanded departments and more products than ever to choose from. The new location at 82 Carothers Road is located between Planet Fitness and Fresh Thyme Market. Customers will notice the BBQ O – ACE- IS right away. There...

Kentucky Senator Bourbon releases second small batch with limited edition William J. DeBoe

Building on the success of its first release, Kentucky Senator Spirits, LLC is preparing a second Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey for release in June and July this year. The limited-edition, William J. DeBoe Release has been aged six years and is named in honor of Senator William J. DeBoe – a Kentucky native who served exactly six years in the U.S. Senate. This small-batch Bourbon whiskey will...

Site Selection’s 2021 Prosperity Cup rankings place Ky. among national leaders for business climate

Kentucky recently tied for fifth nationally on Site Selection magazine’s 2021 Prosperity Cup list, an annual ranking of the top U.S. states for business climate. Kentucky’s top-5 placement in the 2021 rankings reflects recent growth in the commonwealth, as the state ranked ninth overall the previous year. In addition to its strong showing nationally, Kentucky ranked No. 2 in the South Central region,...

Stock Yards Bank completes acquisition of Kentucky Bank, bring its branch locations to 50

By Rachel Nix Building Kentucky The acquisition of Kentucky Bank by Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company owner Stock Yard Bancorp, Inc. is complete. The combined banks will offer the greatest number of branch locations, 50, for any Kentucky-based community bank – and will rank as the 2nd largest such bank by deposits. Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Stock Yards Bank & Trust...

Allegiant launches first new nonstop service from CVG to Key West today — two times a week

CVG Airport and Allegiant will launch new nonstop service to Key West, FL (EYW) today. Balloons and signage will decorate the ticket counter and gate areas in celebration of the first flight. The new flight will operate roundtrip twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays). “This low-cost direct flight to Key West is the only one in our region,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “Key...

Renaissance Covington to debut year-round Pike St. Pop-Up July 1; Mud Lane Blooms is first business

Renaissance Covington (RCOV) will debut Pike St. Pop-Up, the first year-round pop-up shop, on July 1. The new retail space for local entrepreneurs and makers, located in RCOV’s former office at 2 W. Pike St., will be a rotating storefront welcoming one or two new businesses on a quarterly basis in downtown Covington. The first business to open in Pike St. Pop-Up will be Mud Lane Blooms. Mud Lane...