A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Covington announces 90 ‘good-paying’ jobs coming to riverfront: Prolocity Cloud Solutions, BMZ2 Freight

About 90 good-paying jobs are coming to the Covington riverfront as part of two separate business announcements. One is an expansion, and one involves a company that is new to Covington.  ▪ Prolocity Cloud Solutions Inc.,a highly regarded enterprise software consulting practice headquartered in the RiverCenter I office tower, is expanding its operations. Over the next two years, the company...

Judges/executive talk about successes, challenges at Chamber’s Eggs ‘N Issues Northern KY Address

By Hannah Carver NKyTribune reporter Workforce development and transportation were two of the key issues on the minds of the Boone, Campbell and Kenton County Judges/Executive at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce September Eggs ‘N Issues. Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore, Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery, and Kenton County Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann (seated l to...

FEAM Aero breaks ground on 103,000-sq-ft hanger at CVG, creates 100 jobs, invests $19 million

Gov. Matt Bevin congratulated FEAM Aero on the groundbreaking of its new 103,000-square-foot hangar in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which will create 100 high-paying jobs with an $19 million investment. FEAM announcement at CVG “The commonwealth’s aviation and aerospace industries are soaring, and the addition of this FEAM Aero hangar in Hebron is the latest evidence...

BBB Trends: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month; how to stay safe, secure online

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) created in 2003 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Cyber Security Alliance to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. The goal of NCSAM is to increase the awareness of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape and bring attention to different measures...

Chamber of Commerce event honors community leaders, installs new chair, celebrates successes

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting this week, hailed as the networking event of the year. A full house at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center celebrated the Chamber’s successful year, installed attorney Jim Parsons as its new chair, discussed future strategies, and awarded it annual awards. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];...

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases August unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary August 2018 unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for August 2018 was up from the 4.3 percent reported for July 2018. The preliminary August 2018 jobless rate was down 0.5 percentage points from the 4.9 percent...

Opening of Castle & Key Distillery, $30m renovation, bring new life to former Old Taylor Distillery Co. site

At the opening of Castle & Key Distillery this week, Gov. Matt Bevin congratulated the company’s leaders on their $30 million renovation and welcomed the public’s return to the restored, long-dormant grounds of the former Old Taylor Distillery Co. in Woodford County. Gov. Matt Bevin cuts the ribbon to signal the opening of Castle & Key Distillery on the historic former site of the Old Taylor...

NKY Chamber board chair Jim Parsons wants to increase participation to strengthen its influence

By Kevin Eigelbach NKyTribune reporter When you think of the phrase “Chamber of Commerce,” what comes to mind? New NKY Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Jim Parsons at his Keating Muething & Klekamp office, which overlooks the Northern Kentucky riverfront (Provided photo). If you said, “My dad’s organization,” you’re not alone. That’s exactly how some young people see organizations...

NKY Chamber Build Your Business series event at Kenton Library; NKITA, DHL host exporting class

NKyTribune staff Whether you have an established business or are thinking about starting one, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce BUILD YOUR BUSINESS Series can be your guide in making well informed decisions to help your business grow.  Your registration includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. The Business Essentials Academy How To Thrive & Survive In Today’s Market Place takes...

Marc Carey’s Steepleview Farm acquires Brosmore’s Pepper Jelly, expands into craft food industry

Beth Brosmore of Brosmore’s Pepper Jelly has announced that her successful craft jelly, sauce, and pickling business has been purchased by Steepleview Farm which is expanding its operations into the growing small batch and craft food industry. “I always felt we had a unique line of delicious food items and take great pride in how the business has developed,” Beth said, “But for the past six...

BBB Trends: Cause-affiliated fundraising — always ask ‘where does the money really go?’

Cause-affiliated fundraising tied to a product is a common practice throughout the year, but it seems to intensify in the fall. The intent behind using a nonprofit’s image is to increase sales of the product while showing corporate responsibility. Lately, some of this affiliate marketing strategy may also be used in raising funds for disaster recovery operations related to natural disasters.  Clever...

BIA’s Enzweiler Buidling Institute wins national award for Best Workforce Development Plan Implemented

The Enzweiler Building Institute has won the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Association Excellence Award for Best Workforce Development Plan Implemented for their Northern Kentucky Regional Construction Partnership Plan; a grant recipient of the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative. The institute is the longest continually running trades training program under the auspices of NAHB and...

Legislative committee hears about the growth of KY’s biggest exporter — aerospace and defense industry

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today If you thought the automotive industry was Kentucky’s biggest exporter, think again. It’s the aerospace and defense industry. Stewart Ditto, executive director of the Kentucky Aerospace Industry Consortium, told the General Assembly’s Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee the industry has over 600 companies, employs 17,000 and exported $11.7 billion...

Northern Kentucky Chamber to host Workplace Safety and Wellness Conference at SETEC

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Workforce Strategies 2018 Workplace Safety and Wellness Conference on Monday, Oct. 1. The event will take place at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center (3861 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger.). The conference, which runs from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., will include panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities...

Keven Moore: Playing golf can be hazardous to your health, especially when using a golf cart

According to statisticbrain.com, 9.6 percent of Americans (26 million people) have played 18 holes of golf at least once in the past 12 months. A lot of business is conducted on a golf course, but the industry itself is enormous. According to a 2015 Forbes magazine article, it is estimated to be a nearly $70 billion industry, supporting two million jobs and $55.6 billion in annual wage income. Just...