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BBB Trends: Looking for a garage sale deal — you aren’t alone; beware of the cons

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Summer is ripe with signs for estate sales, garage sales, and weekend flea market explorations. It’s also a great time to find a great deal, discover an antique or find the perfect decorative item that will look fabulous in your house. You’re not the only one looking for a steal, con artists are too. Lock It Up Having a yard sales isn’t necessarily a dangerous...

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative to host  ‘Connecting Shore to Shore’ women’s networking event

The Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative, sponsored by PNC, will host Connecting Shore to Shore: Networking Up from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 29. The annual event, open exclusively to women, gathers professionals from all over the region for an evening of networking and professional development. Women’s Initiative of the NKY Chamber started in 2008 and is the leading organization...

Business briefs: CTI honored with leadership award; GROW NKY gets $50K Duke Energy Foundation grant

Covington-based CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI), a multi-national, privately held, full-service contract research organization (CRO) was honored at the 2019 CRO Leadership Awards, as part of the Annual Global DIA Meeting in San Diego, CA. Members of the CTI team attend the CRO Leadership Awards reception at the Prado at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. Pictured from left to right are...

Covington Business Council Annual Dinner includes a new twist this year and honor for Brent Cooper

One of the major social events on Covington’s business calendar every year returns Thursday evening, August 8, at the Madison Events Center. It’s the Covington Business Council’s Annual Dinner — this year with an honor and then a twist. The honor – Covington Business Council is proud to announce it will honor Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brent Cooper with the...

Burlington Stores announces new location to Newport Plaza, coming this fall; to be ‘fresh design’

Burlington Stores, a leading national off-price retailer, has announced that it will open a new store coming this fall, located at Newport Plaza, 1301 Monmouth Street. This store will replace the existing location at 4293 Winston Avenue Suite 2and will offer a fresh new shopping experience for area residents. “We are thrilled to remain in the Newport community, providing local residents with a...

NKY Chamber to hold annual dinner on Sept. 5. to pass gavel to Dan Cahill, present awards

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will hold its Annual Dinner, Presented by Fifth Third Bank on Thursday, September 5 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The NKY Chamber’s largest networking event of the year will recognize community and business leaders who are making a lasting impact on our region while also highlighting the strides the NKY Chamber has made in the...

Kentucky Department of Revenue holds the line on state’s property tax rate; it will remain at 12.2 cents

The Kentucky Department of Revenue has released the 2019 State Real Property Tax Rate, which is 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the department to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year. This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2018 to 2019. If the increase in revenue...

Northern Kentucky Chamber offers its weekly newscast with Kathrine Nero and Jeremy Schrand

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce offers its weekly newscast with Kathrine Nero and Jeremy Schrand. Listen in . . .featuring Justin Otto from Newport on the Levee, Elizabeth Fricke of Children Inc. about ‘Next Generation Leader Awards,” and Danielle Amrin and Kelly Rose from Welcome House NKY.

Get ready for a riverboat race as the BB’s Belle of Cincinnati takes on the American Duchess on July 15

BB Riverboats and the American Queen Steamboat Company will have a Riverboat race — bringing the region back to memories of Tall Stacks. The Spirit of Cincinnati will square off against the American Duchess. It will be the first Belle of Cincinnati race since 2006.   The race will be held on Monday, July 15th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Serpentine Wall and will start at the Purple...

Available homes for sale in Kentucky reach record low, May home sales second highest on record

If no more homes were placed on the market in Kentucky, it would take just 3.1 months to sell everything currently in inventory. That figure is at the lowest point since it began being tracked by Kentucky REALTORS in 2013. Economists say that a healthy housing market has about a 6-month inventory level. In the Commonwealth, supply just can’t keep up with the increasing demand. The unfortunate side-effect...

St. E Foundation’s Chandler is NKY YPs 2019 Legend Award winner, Ritter is Emerging Philanthropist

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) has announced two special awards that will be given during the Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLAs) on July 18. Chandler The winners of these awards are Carri Chandler, who will receive the 2019 Legend Award and Jamie Ritter, who will receive the 2019 Emerging Philanthropist Award. The NKYP Legend Award is presented to an individual that was an active young...

Keven Moore: End of the year senior pranks can be risky, costly and become part of a permanent record

It’s that time of year again where high school seniors are basking in the glory of their Senior Year Prank, while ‘Soon To Be Seniors” (juniors) are starting to strategize their plan of attack for the upcoming year. A senior prank is a type of organized prank pulled by the senior class of a school, designed to cause chaos and hilarity just days before graduation. The pranks are usually carried...

Fidelity Investments offers free financial literacy workshops for teachers — a bridge to knowledge

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter Today, 100 teachers from across Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati will become students. Fidelity Investments in Covington is hosting an Educator Personal Financial Literacy Workshop “to help address the state’s financial literacy knowledge gap.” The training is free and open to all teachers grades K-12. In April of 2018, Kentucky HB 132 was signed into law....

New proposal presented to Public Pension Oversight Board Monday, but questions still remain

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A new proposal to deal with the public pension for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies was unveiled on Monday. However, there is still no date for a special session of the General Assembly to deal with the issue, and disagreement about how many votes are needed to pass the bill. The plan was presented to the Public Pension Oversight Board by State Budget...

Now-closed Duke Energy Envision Center helped illustrate, shape emerging technologies for 10 years

By Virginia Brown Special to NKyTribune   Since it’s easier to understand something when you can see it, the Envision Center in Erlanger, embodied the adage “show, don’t tell.”   Created to demonstrate how emerging smart grid technologies could work together to use energy better, the Envision Center opened in 2008 and became an integral part of Duke Energy’s emerging technology evolution....