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City of Covington zoning rewrite winding down; assistance and incentives available for businesses

NKyTribune staff The City of Covington’s plan to modernize it’s zoning code is nearing completion and a draft of the proposed district map is available for viewing. In addition, the City continues to offer several incentive programs for businesses owners in the Covington. Modernizing the zoning code The 18-month effort to modernize, simplify, and improve Covington’s zoning regulations...

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce sets up special website to answer questions for state’s businesses

As the governor’s office prepares the Commonwealth for this pandemic, the Kentucky Chamber is working to ensure businesses are equipped with the resources they need.   With public restrictions continuing to grow in order to flatten the curve, employers need to know the best steps to take to protect their businesses and employees. The Kentucky Chamber is dedicated to ensuring the state’s businesses...

Duke Energy takes additional steps to protect customers, employees during virus pandemic

Duke Energy has implemented additional steps to protect its customers and employees in the six states it serves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Duke Energy power plants, and electricity and natural gas delivery facilities, are staffed, ensuring dependable service to customers. The company has taken the following steps to protect its customers and employees: • Duke Energy will not disconnect any customer’s...

Newport Aquarium is temporarily closing to support public health and safety amidst COVID-19 concerns

While no instance of Covid-19/Coronavirus infection has been reported at Newport Aquarium, management felt the responsibility to support the community, guests and employees with a precautionary temporary closure effective March 16 to March 27 to allow for social distancing. Please know that during this time, the animal care team is working to provide the same high level of care for the animals as...

Lexington Center Corporation unveils new corporate logos for Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena

With a landmark naming rights agreement finalized and the first phase of a $300 million expansion project well underway, Lexington Center Corporation unveiled new corporate logos for Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center on Thursday. The new designs are a stylized interpretation of the angular peak, which is the primary focal point of the dramatic exterior contour of the new complex....

Briefs: Bayer Becker adds to leadership team; NKY Chamber recognizes Hofbrauhaus; CTI promotes two

Bayer Becker announces the addition of four members to its associate leadership team. Nick Hamberg, Bryan Scheck, John Bayer, and Janet Heil join the current team of three associates; Katie Dillenburger, Brian Johnson, and John Cody. Associates are an extension of the firm’s management team. They contribute to the organizational leadership, strategic advancement, and growth of employees and the...

Keven Moore: What you can do to avoid catching coronavirus; we live in global world, so be careful

Because of the globalization in our world today, the first case of the viral epidemic called the coronavirus has been diagnosed in the state of Kentucky and the Governor has since declared a state of emergency for the state to qualify for federal funding. Personally, I am not any more concerned with the virus than I am the flu, while others will tell you it is worse and that this can grow into a full-fledged...

Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition pushes for increased funding for roads, bridges at Capitol rally

Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition, a large group of businesses, chambers of commerce and associations across Kentucky pushed for increased funding for roads and bridges at a Rally for Better Roads on Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda. The Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition hosted the rally in support of House Bill 580, sponsored by Rep. Sal Santoro, which would generate an estimated $483 million per year...

CVG recognized with top award for customer experience by Airports Council International

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has been recognized as a top airport in the world by Airports Council International (ACI). CVG has earned a 2019 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award, which is a globally recognized customer experience award that is based on airport size (five to 15 million passengers) and world region (North America). “The Airport Service Quality Awards...

NKY Chamber Eggs ‘N Issues focus is International Trade; live stream topic is occupational health

On Tuesday, March 17, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Eggs ‘N Issues: International Trade’s Impact on Northern Kentucky. During the event, panelists will address how international trade affects the Northern Kentucky economy, provides jobs and stimulates regional economic growth. Chamber members and other workforce leaders were on hand for the February NKY Chamber...

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED and City of Erlanger host information session for Kentucky small businesses

The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) announced today that it will hold a free information session on the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit (KSBTC) at the Erlanger City Building, 505 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018, on March 11, 2020 from 10 – 11 a.m. Marilyn LeBourveau, Project Manager with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, will share details...

Alaska Airlines announces new service to CVG, scheduled to begin August 18 to Seattle-Tacoma

Alaska Airlines celebrates its continuing growth with the announcement of new service to a brand-new destination for the airline: Cincinnati. Daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is scheduled to begin on Aug. 18. Cincinnati becomes the 93rd nonstop destination served from Alaska’s hub in Seattle. The route...

Dayton residents go from food trucks to new Galactic Fried Chicken restaurant, now open on Sixth Avenue

Galactic Fried Chicken is the new restaurant that just opened at 624 Sixth Ave. in Dayton. Owners Shane Coffey and his wife Kathy McDonald are Dayton residents and have been operating food trucks in the region for the past several years. The Galactic Fried Chicken food trucks has been generating raves around the region, and now they’re ready to open Galactic Fried Chicken as a stand-alone restaurant. Galactic...

Keven Moore: How to prepare your family and your business for the novel Coronavirus; stay ready

Unless you have been living under a rock these last few days, then you probably have been hearing and reading the news about the recent Coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently warned that it expects the novel coronavirus that has sparked outbreaks around the world to begin spreading at a community level in the United States, as a top official said that disruptions to daily...

Kentucky home sales in January jump year-over-year in January; trend line for housing starts is positive

Kentucky home sales in January jumped 18.5 percent over the previous year. The closings figure reached a record high for the month at 3,153 homes sold, compared to 2,661 in January of 2019. For the second straight month, overall nationwide sales substantially increased year-over-year, up 9.6 percent from a year ago (4.98 million in January 2019). Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors’ chief...