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BBB Trends: Freeze your credit, prevent identity thieves — all for free starting September 21

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau People who are worried about their credit and identity thieves stealing personal information will have a way of protecting themselves for free. Effective September 21, 2018 consumers will be able to place a free credit freeze using Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. This prevents lenders from providing information about your credit report to open new credit accounts...

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative announces Honorary Committee for Annual Regional Summit

The Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative announces the Honorary Committee for its Annual Regional Summit, sponsored by PNC on Wednesday, October 17:  Helen Carroll, Carroll Project Planning  Carri Chandler, St. Elizabeth Foundation  Meghan Cummings, The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation  Kelley Downing, Bartlett Wealth Management  Kay Geiger, PNC...

Business Briefs: Miller gets NAHB Exec Officer award; Graphic Village buys Covington-based CTS

NKyTribune staff Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Association Northern Kentucky, recently received the Gary Komarow Executive Officer of the Year Award from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at its Association Management Conference in Los Angeles. The council represents the staff executives who manage more than 700...

NKY Chamber names Jim Parsons Board Chair; announces incoming board members, leadership

 The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced the business leaders joining its Board of Directors and serving in leadership roles for the 2018-19 term. Parsons Chairing the board will be Jim Parsons, partner at Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL. Active with the NKY Chamber for more than 20 years and a member of the Board of Directors since 2010, Parsons’ has served on numerous committees...

Keven Moore: At the office alone at night, women need to be alert for potential workplace violence

All of us are very aware of the risks that workplace violence plays in our society these days. Incidents of such crimes stream across our televisions and smart phones more frequently than ever before. And that trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down. When people hear or speak of workplace violence, most of us visualize an active shooter scenario, but it can come in variety of forms, especially for...

BBB Trends: Don’t cash that check! Fake check schemes are on the rise — be cautious

People are writing fewer checks in this era of electronic financial transactions. Despite this, fake check scams are on the rise. Fake checks are used in a variety of frauds, from employment scams to prize and sweepstakes fraud. In all reported cases of check fraud, victims deposit the check and send money back to scammers. Complaints to regulatory agencies and consumer watchdog groups have doubled...

Business Talk: What is Northern Kentucky, and how can we become stronger by working together?

First of a continuing series By Hannah Carver NKyTribune reporter What is Northern Kentucky? That’s one of the many questions Brent Cooper, President and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, is asking as he reflects on his first year of leading the Chamber. His anniversary comes alongside the close of the fiscal year, which ended on August 31, but it also marks the start of a series...

New Bru Burger Bar coming to Fort Mitchell, holding job fair this week for immediate employment

Cunningham Restaurant Group will open its ninth Bru Burger Bar at 279 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell on October 1. The Bru Burger Bar Fort Mitchell location will be hosting a job fair this week Tuesday through Friday (9/4 – 9/7). Hours are as follows:  Today until 6pm  Wednesday: 11am-8pm  Thursday: 9am-6pm  Friday: 9am-6pm The management team will be conducting onsite interviews...

NKY Building Industry Association’s Miller elected secretary into NAHB Executive Officers Council

Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky, will be installed at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas in February 2019 as Secretary into the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Executive Officers Council (EOC). Miller The EOC is a professional organization open to executives who manage over 700 local and state builders associations...

Spanish for Business Classes return to Northern Kentucky Chamber in the fall, register now

Keeping up with the increasingly global business world should be a priority for businesses, and one important way to keep up is to be able to speak the language of potential clients and vendors. That’s why the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is bringing back its popular Basic Spanish for Business I and II workshops this fall. Spanish for Business I introduces basic modes of communication...

Southwest announces seasonal nonstop from CVG to Orlando in March, will bring back service to Phoenix

Southwest Airlines announces new seasonal nonstop service from Cincinnati/Northern International Airport (CVG) to Orlando, Florida (MCO). The new flights will operate Saturdays in March 2019. Tickets are available now at Southwest.com. The airline is also bringing back seasonal nonstop service to Phoenix, Arizona (PHX) with flights operating on Saturdays in March 2019. The two destinations will complement...

NKY Chamber offering ‘Business Essentials Academy’ on October 1 with wide range of experts

Small to mid-sized businesses are a crucial part of Northern Kentucky’s economy, making up most of the businesses in the region. For businesses to survive and thrive, owners need resources to help them make well-informed, strategic decisions. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) has gathered experts from a wide range of industries to offer insights at the Business Essentials Academy...

Keven Moore: We all scream for the ice cream truck, but safety for the kids has to come first

Growing up in the 70’s was so different than it is today — we only had three channels and one educational channel to watch on our single television and had no PlayStations or X Box games, computers, laptops, tablets or even smartphones. Some of us didn’t have central air and were lucky if we had a single window air condition unit. If we wanted to be entertained we had to jump on our bikes...

CVG sets another record — served most local passengers in its 71-year history in May, June, July

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) broke an all-time local passenger record in July. This summer the airport served the most local passengers in its 71-year history breaking records in May, June and July.   The three month total of 1.2M passengers surpassed the previous record of 1M in May, June, July of 2000.     “New destinations, additional frequencies and lower airfares...

NKY Chamber to present all three judge-executives at next Eggs ‘N Issues on Sept. 25

On Tuesday, September 25, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Eggs ‘N Issues: State of Northern Kentucky Address. The Judge Executives from Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties will discuss the successes, challenges, and opportunities for collaboration that exist in the region as well as how their work impacts local businesses. Panelists will include Kenton County Judge-Executive...