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Keven Moore: National Safety Stand-Down Week May 6-10 aims to prevent falls in construction

With the warmer weather, many new construction projects have begun and workers all across the United States have grabbed their tools, hard-hats and lunch pale and are back on the job. According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the industry has more than 680,000 employers with over 7 million employees and creates nearly $1.3 trillion worth of structures each year. The numbers...

University of Kentucky alumnus D.C. Storm putting Gatton College education to work for Churchill Downs

By Carl Nathe University of Kentucky When the call to the post is played before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 4, University of Kentucky alumnus D.C. Storm will look forward to watching the world-famous horse race in person along with more than 150,000 of his “closest friends.”  And while this 2004 summa cum laude graduate of UK’s Gatton...

Building Industry Association’s Cavalcade of Homes starts this weekend features nine new homes

The Cavalcade of Homes, presented by the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky, begins Saturday, May 4th and features nine homes in Northern Kentucky.  The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky will produce the 2019 Cavalcade of Homes May 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19.  The hours are noon to 5 p.m. each day.  Admission is free. Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of the...

KY home sales virtually unchanged in March; first quarter pace foreshadows 2nd highest year on record

Dropping inventory continues to be the main concern as the Kentucky housing market continues to hum along at a near-record pace. Click to enlarge The first quarter of 2019 closed with 10,322 homes sold, down just one percent over the same period last year. Kentucky home sales in March were down less than a half-percent over March 2018 at 4,252. Existing-home sales retreated in March, following February’s...

Turner Construction chosen by North American Properties for role in Newport on the Levee upgrade

North American Properties has begun the process of re-activating and reenergizing the sizable development property of Newport on the Levee. Chief Investment Officer Tim Perry said the company is taking another step to create a walkable, mixed-use  experience. “There is no better time to reimagine this vibrant riverfront destination,” Perry said. “The walkable community, panoramic views,...

NKY Magazine presents Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame: Colvin, Tobergte, Thomas, Cain

In celebration of Northern Kentucky’s heritage of business accomplishments, NKY Magazine, in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, presents the fifth annual Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame to recognize the rich tradition of success and civic involvement in the region’s business community. The Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame will honor men and women...

Individuals, projects, businesses honored with KY Main Street award at conference held in Cov

Fourteen individuals, projects and businesses were honored with awards from the Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS), presented for outstanding building rehabilitation, events, downtown beautification, volunteerism, local investment and significant achievement. The awards were presented this week at the Madison Theater in Covington as part of the Kentucky Main Street 40th Anniversary Conference. The...

Startups the focus of NKY Chamber’s April Eggs ‘N Issues; forum led by those who have had success

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The April 2019 Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs ’N Issues discussion focused on embracing the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. Patrick Crowley of Strategic Advisers (left) moderated the NKY Chamber April Eggs ‘N Issues discussion. Left to Right, Casey Barach of NKY Tri-ED and Uptech, Jackie Roberto of Madison Design and Guy van Rooyen of...

NKY Young Professionals name finalists for Next Generation Leader Award; event is July 18

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) announce the 2019 Next Generation Leader Award (NGLA) finalists to be honored at the Newport Aquarium July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. It is the awards 10th year. 
 The NGLAs salute and applaud young professionals under the age of 40 for significant professional accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and community impact. The finalists for 2019 are: 
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Keven Moore: Old wives tale — is it really dangerous to shower or talk on phone during a thunderstorm?

Growing up, I was told like a zillion times that it wasn’t safe to take a shower, do dishes or even talk on the telephone if there was a thunderstorm occurring outside our home. I thought that it was just my parent’s way of trying to get me off the phone, but as a typical boy I often times welcomed such safety advice as an excuse to get out of household chores and having to take a bath....

CVG named winner of FAA Southern Region Airports Division Safety Awards

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has been named the winner of the Air Carrier Safety Award as part of 2018 FAA Southern Region Airports Division Safety Awards ceremony this week.   According to the FAA, “this program offers us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and success of our colleagues who have exhibited excellence in aviation safety.”   In...

National Racing Museum 2019 Hall of Fame inductees include jockey Perret, Lane’s End owner Farish

The National Museum of Racing will induct 16 new members into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 2. The 2019 induction class is comprised of jockey Craig Perret; the racehorses Royal Delta (KY), My Juliet (KY), and Waya (FR); and Pillars of the Turf James E. “Ted” Bassett III, Christopher T. Chenery, Richard L. “Dick” Duchossois, William S. Farish, John Hettinger, James R. Keene, Frank E. “Jimmy”...

BBB Trends: Getting a barrage of robocalls? Technically, there may be a solution coming

The rise of complaints from consumers and businesses alike about the barrage of robocalls has reached a feverish pitch. As a result, the Federal Communications Commission and cell phone carriers across the nation have released the Caller Verified Program. This reactive measure is to help reduce the number of spam callers and robocalls, as scammers have improved their technical prowess to trick unsuspecting...

Central Bank opening branch in Union; city to hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies April 25

The City of Union will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for Central Bank, to welcome the business to the City.   The Ribbon Cutting will take place at Central Bank, 9021 US Highway 42, Union, at 4 p.m. on April 25.  Members of the Union City Commission will be present along with several other Boone County officials.  Jeremy Ramage, Chair of the Union Economic Development Committee, will...

NKY Chamber partners with MIT Sloan School of Management to host graduate students

This spring, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is hosting two MIT graduate students through a partnership with the MIT Sloan School of Management USA Lab, a course aimed at deepening students’ understanding of America’s diverse economic, cultural, and social characteristics.   “This class is designed to benefit both MIT students and the community organizations that host...