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Second Sight Spirits expanding into new space; local craft distillery creates a hub for craft spirit tourism

Second Sight Spirits, a Ludlow-based craft distillery known for its small-batch rums and Kentucky Bourbon, has announced expansion into a new space adjacent to the existing space at 301 Elm Street. Secod Sight Spirits co-owners Rick Couch, left and Carus Waggoner (provided images) The new facility is expected to be open by April. “We’re thrilled to be able to use our Duke Energy and Catalytic Fund...

Dave Spaulding’s passion for NKY shows in Turner Construction’s engagement on region’s key projects

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Turner Construction Vice President and General Manager Dave Spaulding’s love for Northern Kentucky is reflected in the number of charitable endeavors he, and the company, support. Turner Construction’s Dave Spaulding (seated at left) is recognized by Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann for his efforts to lead the team that will develop the...

Building Industry Association presenting its Home & Remodeling Showcase Jan. 11-13; plan your project

Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky will present its Home & Remodeling Showcase January 11-13 at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd in Erlanger. “We are excited to offer the community one of the first home shows of 2019,” said Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of BIA. “With the lack of skilled tradespeople, this is the public’s first...

UpTech to host seventh Community Demo Day, six startups to showcase businesses via pitch format 

UpTech, an accelerator for data-driven startups, will kick off 2019 with its UpTech 7 Community Demo Day on Thursday, January 17. Hosted at the CTI Learning Center at The Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, UpTech’s 7th cohort of companies will showcase their businesses via pitch format to an audience of community partners, investors, and startup enthusiasts. Attendees will also...

Joe Cotton of Cotton Technically Speaking unveils his stock pick for Wall Street’s contest; he on a roll

Joe Cotton, Northern Kentucky resident and publisher of Cotton’s Technically Speaking, just unveiled his 2019 Stock Pick for the Wall Street’s Best Investments’ annual stock picking contest. Cotton won their Dividend Stock Contest in 2016 with his pick American Midstream Partners (AMID) for a 1-Year Return of 118.50%. Joe Cotton Cotton came in second in their Equity Stock Contest in 2017 with...

BBB Trends: Tax preparers, keep your ID safe; scam artists use devious tricks to steal personal data

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau When consumers and business owners take their receipts in for tax filing season, they’re counting on the person preparing their taxes to keep their information safe. Tax preparers are bound by federal law to keep things confidential from cyber thieves, but despite their best efforts, tax identity theft still accounts for the largest segment of personal...

NKY Women’s Initiative honoring nonprofit Lincoln Grant Scholar House at annual breakfast on Jan. 15

The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Lincoln Grant Scholar House is the Nonprofit Recipient for the NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative’s 10th Annual Breakfast, sponsored by PNC on Tuesday, January 15. The Lincoln Grant Scholar House assists single parents who are pursuing a college degree by giving them and their children a safe place to live. Residents benefit from academic,...

NKY Chamber Eggs ‘n Issues will offer General Assembly Preview with Stivers and Meade

On Tuesday, January 29, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host Eggs ‘N Issues: General Assembly Preview. During the event, panelists will give a preview of the upcoming General Assembly session in Frankfort and discuss the potential impact on Northern Kentucky legislative priorities. Panelists include: Robert Stivers · Senate President Robert Stivers II, Commonwealth of Kentucky – Stiver...

Karralea List to receive the Spirit of Achievement Award at Women’s Initiative breakfast Jan. 15

Karralea List has been selected as the recipient of the sixth annual Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award, presented by C-Forward. The award, which will be presented at the Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative 10th Annual Breakfast, sponsored by PNC on Tuesday, January 15, honors women involved in the Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative (WI) program who have demonstrated...

Kentucky housing market on pace for second highest year as housing inventory continues to dwindle

Kentucky home sales in November are down just one-quarter of one percent from 2017. Units sold topped out at 3,909 homes which is just 10 units shy of last year’s mark of 3,919. The 2018 housing market is almost as strong as last year’s record-breaking mark. 2018 numbers now sit at 48,615 units sold compared to 2017’s tally of 49,167. Nationwide existing-home sales increased in November, according...

NKY Young Professionals starts new year with wellness and self-care roundtable on January 17

For many the new year kicks off with a renewed focus on health and wellness and an eagerness to discover new ways to reach this goal. On Thursday, January 17 Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) will host a roundtable about Wellness and Self-Care in the New Year at Braxton Brewing Co. (2 W. 7th Street, Covington).   Representatives from the R.C. Durr YMCA, Orangetheory Fitness Newport, Ft....

Mitchell’s Fish Market closes its doors at Newport on the Levee location after 17 years

NKyTribune staff One of the original tenants at Newport on the  Levee has closed. Mitchell’s Fish Market opened its doors at Newport on the Levee in 2001 and was a longtime anchor restaurant at the entertainment destination. A sign on a door to the entrance of the building Tuesday confirmed the closing. “This location has closed. We are grateful for the friends we have made and we look forward...

REDI Cincinnati names former Tri-ED exec Wade Williams as Vice President of Business Development

REDI Cincinnati has named Wade Williams Vice President of Business Development, effective immediately. Williams will oversee the business development team and be responsible for developing and implementing REDI Cincinnati’s strategy for business attraction, including identifying opportunities for businesses to locate and grow in the Greater Cincinnati region.  The Regional Economic Development...

NKY Chamber to host international trip to Greece in November, 2019; meeting January 16

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host an international trip to Greece November 9 to 17, 2019. Similar to its excursion to Tuscany in 2018, the fall trip will be available to both NKY Chamber members and future members. 
 “We are very excited about our next international travel opportunity to Greece,” said Gene Kirchner, Senior Vice President & COO, NKY Chamber....

BBB Trends: Cash in gift cards while returning the ugly sweater — but be aware of return policies

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau The first few weeks after the busy holiday season could include using new gift cards, returning presents that weren’t quite right, or exchanging items that just aren’t your style. Retailers are ready for this influx of activity and typically offer post-holiday sales to encourage the use of gift cards. However, they also tend to tighten their return...