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Republic Bank’s Tom Tilmes named recipient of Chamber of Commerce NKY Community Award

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) has named Tom Tilmes, Vice President of Business Banking for Republic Bank’s Covington location, as the latest recipient of the NKY Community Award. The award, sponsored by First National Bank of Kentucky, is given out to individuals, businesses or organizations throughout the Northern Kentucky Metro region that have made a positive impact in...

British Airways offering new direct route between CVG and London Heathrow, starting in 2023

British Airways and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) announced a new direct route between the Cincinnati region and London Heathrow, which will begin operating in 2023. Starting on June 5, 2023, this will be the only direct flight between the UK and all of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, creating incredible new opportunities for tourism and business across both sides of the...

First National Bank of Kentucky opens second NKY location in Florence

First National Bank of Kentucky (FNBKY) opened its second Northern Kentucky banking center located at 8545 US-42 in Florence. This is the community bank’s sixth retail operation in Kentucky with physical locations ranging from Crestwood to Fort Wright. “I am very happy to open our second Northern Kentucky Location to the community,” said President Lytle Thomas. “Our team has been working...

Joe Cotton: Now is time to lock in high interest rates; buy bank CDs sold by stockbrokers

My wife has had a savings account with PNC Bank for over 5 years. She is currently receiving 2/10 of 1% on her money. So, if she had $100,000 in her account she would get paid $200 in a year. She also has an American Express Credit card and on her last statement she noticed that they said they were paying 2.75% interest on savings accounts. She asked me to look into it to see if they were FDIC insured....

ORV CISMA launches tool to help all property owners join in fight against invasive species

The Ohio River Valley Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ORV CISMA) is encouraging property owners to join the offensive against a harmful environmental threat – invasive plant species. ORV CISMA has launched a new tool on its website to allow Tri-state property owners to log the invasive plant species they have removed. The tracking tool allows individuals, agencies, property managers,...

NKY Chamber to present annual Eggs ‘N Issues: Regional Economic Outlook Tuesday

The NKY Chamber will present its annual look at where the NKY Metro region and national economy is headed in the new year at Eggs ‘N Issues: Regional Economic Outlook on Tuesday, November 15, from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center-South (1379 Donaldson Road, Erlanger). Panelists will address economic factors and trends that will affect business owners in 2023. Scheduled...

Northern Kentucky Tri-Ed names David McAleese as the organization’s new research director

The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) continues to add to its team, with David McAleese joining as Research Director. McAleese most recently held the position of Senior Director, Area Research at Macy’s Inc., where he worked since 2006. He is a graduate of Binghamton University in New York state, where he earned both a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Geography....

Three NKY wineries win ’22 Commissioner’s Cup Awards: Brianza Gardens & Winery, Gunpower Creek Vineyards, Rose Hill Farm

Three Northern Kentucky wineries, all within a 40-mile radius of each other, won three of the five Commissioner’s Cup awards in the 2022 Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition and Commissioner’s Cup at the University of Kentucky South Farm in Lexington. • Brianza Gardens & Winery near Crittenden took home its third Commissioner’s Cup in the 10th year of the annual competition. Gunpowder...

CEO of Florence-based America’s Best Restaurants announces 15th Thanksgiving food drive

Matt Plapp, CEO of national media and marketing company America’s Best Restaurants, is organizing his annual fundraising drive to help local families in need with Thanksgiving dinner. 2022 marks the drive’s 15th anniversary. Plapp started the drive with his family in 2008, helping three local families that year. The drive has gained momentum over time, as Plapp has been able to reach out to friends,...

Duke Energy sends 200 to Florida for storm aid; KYTC’s Gray issues order to speed emergency crews

With tropical storm Nicole expected to affect Florida and other southeastern states later this week, Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has issued an official order to help speed emergency crews and supplies to states in its path. Duke Energy sent approximately 200 employees and contractors to Florida on Tuesday to help with restoration efforts expected after Subtropical Storm Nicole arrives....

Cinci/NKY region named top economic development metro by Site Selection magazine, tied with Louisville

The winning ways of the Cincinnati region and Greater Louisville are exemplified by the performance of their respective professional soccer teams, both of which were in the playoffs in October. (TQL Stadium photo courtesy of FC Cincinnati) The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region continues to shine as Site Selection magazine recently honored the area as its top economic development metro in the Ohio...

Covington Business Council to ask four top business executives ‘Why Covington?’ at luncheon Nov. 17

Join the Covington Business Council at a Grand Banquet Room (6 East Fifth Street, Covington) luncheon on November 17 for “Why Covington?” CBC’s Pat Frew will facilitate a discussion of a panel of business owners who have settled in Northern Kentucky’s largest city: • Guy VanRooyen, Hotel Covington and the Salyers Group discussing the $26.5 million dollar Hotel Covington expansion including...

Casey and Carrie Williams to open new Biggby Coffee In Newport, their second location in NKY

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter Biggby Coffee is getting big-er. The fastest growing coffee chain in America – named thusly in 2011 by CNBC – is expanding in Northern Kentucky thanks to Casey and Carrie Williams. “When we opened our Turkeyfoot Biggby location,” said Casey, who was raised in Campbell County, “We had every intention of Biggby multiple locations.” The husband-and-wife duo...

Radial looking to hire 80 warehouse positions in Richwood for holiday shopping season, apply online

Adecco, the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, is looking to fill at least 80 warehouse positions in Richwood this holiday shopping season. These seasonal roles will provide support for Radial, a leader in eCommerce fulfillment and features opportunities for advancement and competitive benefits. Candidates of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates...

Brooke Schnelle runs Point Perk Coffee Shop — and also coaches and trains volleyball hopefuls

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter Everyone seems to want a piece of her. Brooke Schnelle is the first-year girls volleyball coach at Walnut Hills High School. Most of the time. She’s also General Manager of the Point-Perk – the coffee shop owned and operated by The Point/Arc, the non-profit organization based in Covington celebrating its 50th year. And now she’s involved in training those volleyball...