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GROW NKY to release regional immigrant integration plan at NKY International Festival on March 14

GROW NKY, the strategic workforce collective working to leverage Northern Kentucky’s assets to grow, attract and retain a globally competitive workforce, will release a regional immigrant integration community plan at the NKY International Festival on March 14 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The 2020 Gateways for Growth Community Immigrant Integration Plan is a follow-up to research...

It’s tax time: Here are credits and deductions individuals can leverage to maximize tax savings

By Suzanne Danks CPA, Rudler, PSC If you were one of the many Americans surprised by your tax return last year, you’re not alone. The shock came to many as a result of the vast changes to the Internal Revenue Code through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which went into effect in 2018. Here are some of the changes that impacted taxpayers the most in 2019 and recommendations on strategies to leverage...

Northern Kentucky Chamber to host Eggs ‘N Issues: Mental Health and Our Business Community

On Tuesday, February 11, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Eggs ‘N Issues: Mental Health and Our Business Community. During the event, panelists will focus on the business cost of mental health problems and what local companies are doing to address the issue. Attendees will also learn of resources available to improve mental health in the workplace. Panelists include: •      ...

NKY Chamber announces finalists for Business Impact Awards to be presented March 25

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced the local business finalists for its Business Impact Awards, presented to local businesses making an impact. The winners will be named at an event on March 25.   The Business Impact Awards recognize businesses – small and large, new and long-standing, who are impacting the Northern Kentucky community through innovation, creativity, strong...

Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance holds first 1NKY Summit Series, reporting on its primary initiatives

The Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance, in partnership with Northern Kentucky’s growth organizations, held its 1NKY Summit Series quarterly update recently. The 1NKY Summit Series identifies initiatives through outreach to the NKY business community, municipalities and other stakeholder groups. The quarterly updates are an opportunity for partners to share their progress and address obstacles...

Keven Moore: Be careful with cozy space heater, check it out, use cautiously to prevent home fires

Did you know that half of the home heating fires are reported during December, January, and February? We are in the middle of peak season as January is the month where winter has settled in and many of us are binge-watching our shows on Netflix, Hulu, Primetime or Disney curled up either in front of a warm fireplace or space heater. Most of us all at least own at least one space heater, reserve for...

CovCath to honor a family of four brothers, the Wulfecks, as Northern Kentuckian of the Year May 8

Covington Catholic High School will honor four brothers of the Wulfeck family as the 2020 Northern Kentuckian of the Year on Friday, May 8 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The 2020 Honorees are four brothers, all graduates of Covington Catholic: Jim Jr. (1964); Rick (1970); Gary (1974); and Ken (1977). The Wulfeck brothers Ken, Jim, Rick and Gary (Photo provided) The ceremony will include...

CVG brings eight new food, beverage options to customers, with more local flavors, national brands

Eight new food and beverage options are coming to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), incorporating more local flavors, national brands, and an additional fresh/healthy option.   SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a contract to develop and operate the eight new spaces. CVG travelers...

BIA says commercial and industrial development ‘off the charts’ in NKY; single-family residential costs rise

Single-family residential construction activity is continuing to increase in Northern Kentucky. According to a 2019 NAHB study in Greater Cincinnati, the median price of a home is $294,189. Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky explains, “The household income needed to qualify to own that home is $86,653. There are 875,607 households in our...

BIA’s Brian Miller becomes vice president of National Association of Home Builders executive council

Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky, will serve as Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Executive Officers Council (EOC). Miller received this honor at an induction ceremony at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. Brian MillerThe EOC is a professional organization open to executives who manage over 700...

NKU, Cincinnati chamber, Inphlu team up to support minority entrepreneurs with hands-on learning

Northern Kentucky University students are providing crucial support for high-growth minority entrepreneurs and receiving hands-on learning opportunities as part of a new talent development collaboration between NKU, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s nationally recognized Minority Business Accelerator and Inphlu, a Cincinnati-based tech startup. “This partnership truly brings the business community...

Airfares at CVG remain lowest in region; airport closes 2019 with another year of records

The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for third quarter 2019, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranked #80 with an average fare of $314; nine percent below the national average of $345. Regional comparisons: *    CVG ranked #80...

Keven Moore: In work and in life, the wisdom gained is often underrated and overlooked

My grandfather Charlie Clemons was a small-time tobacco farmer and, like many in that generation in rural Kentucky, he grew up without running water or electricity just outside Peonia. At a young age, he was kept out of school by his father to help work the farm, thus causing him to live the rest of his life shackled with illiteracy. Yet, Charlie Clemons was one of the wisest men that I have ever...

Kentucky Chamber releases ‘Leaky Bucket: 10 Years Later,’ cites major budget leaks consuming tax $$$

Kentucky continues to struggle to slow state spending in key areas that are diverting funds from investments in education, according to a new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The Leaky Bucket: 10 Years Later, released Tuesday, is an update of the Chamber’s original report that identified corrections, Medicaid and public employee benefits as major budget leaks that were consuming tax...

NKY, KY Chambers partner to host recovery friendly workplace event; OSHA is focus of Feb. live stream

America’s workforce is impacted by the increased rates of substance use disorder and addiction, and is largely unequipped to protect, retain, and hire employees. On Tuesday, February 11 the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber), in partnership with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (Kentucky Chamber), will host “Creating a Recovery Friendly Workplace While Upholding Zero Tolerance...