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Joseph Cotton: ‘Insider Buying’ can be a key factor in choosing a stock to buy that can double in 30 days

When I was a young man, and interested in stocks, the accepted theory at the time was that the Stock Market was a random walk, and so there was no way to predict it’s movement or the movement of the stocks traded therein. I didn’t believe it at the time and later was lucky enough to learn how to pick stocks that outperformed the general market as a whole. I used to go to the old line brokerage...

BBB Trends: A penny earned today may save you from debt tomorrow; choose wisely

April is Financial Literacy Month and it doesn’t hurt to review some tried and true strategies for dealing with money, from saving to spending to borrowing. The key to balancing all three strategies is understanding the best practices for each.   Budget Carefully Be realistic when budgeting for regular needs – like your house, your car, your food, and your unexpected issues. Experts recommend...

CVG launches video-assisted service, Aira, enabling independence for blind, low-vision travelers

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is rolling out an app-based, video-assisted service to enable blind and low-vision travelers to self-navigate the airport.   CVG’s partnership with tech firm, Aira, connects blind and low-vision travelers with highly trained, remotely-located agents. Through the smartphone app or a pair of Horizon Smart Glasses, travelers get instant access...

KY state Chamber of Commerce president David Adkisson stepping down in October after 14 years

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The man who has headed Kentucky’s premier business advocacy group longer than anyone else will be stepping down later this year. 
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Adkisson will retire in October after 14 years at the helm, it was announced this week. 
Under his leadership, the Kentucky Chamber has doubled in size, increased its staff to 40 professionals...

Boonespring healthcare, rehabilitation center opens in Union; skilled nursing facility employs 200

Following years of regulatory and legal hurdles, the long-awaited Boonespring 94,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art healthcare and rehabilitation center officially opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. Top state and local elected officials were on hand to celebrate the opening of the $24 million new facility located atop a picturesque hillside along U.S. 42, just south of Union. Boonespring...

NKY Chamber to host April Eggs ‘N Issues: Startups and Starting Out; March lunch & learn next week

On Tuesday, April 16, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Eggs ‘N Issues: Startups and Starting Out. Tammy Weidinger of the Brighton Center speaks at the NKY Chamber March Eggs ‘N Issues. Brighton Center was the focus of the monthly nonprofit spotlight segment of the program (provided photo). During the event panelists will discuss their personal experiences starting...

CVG offering Career Exploration Job Fair on March 21 at Holiday Inn, includes community partners

CVG will be holding a Career Exploration Job Fair on March 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd., Erlanger. Job-seekers can meet CVG Airport’s top employers and learn about ‘Earn, Learn, Thrive’ opportunities. Parking is available onsite at the Holiday Inn or TANK 2x passengers can hop on a special Job Fair Shuttle from the terminal bus stop to the...

Centennial Inc. launches its next chapter in the historic George Wiedemann, Jr. House in Newport

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor For nearly 44 years, Centennial Inc. has connected the region’s leaders with top-tier talent and resources designed to improve their businesses and careers. Centennial Inc. CEO Mike Sipple, Sr. (left) and Mike Sipple Jr. the company’s president, at the top of a staircase in the George Wiedemann Jr. House in Newport. The company purchased the historic...

BBB Trends: Before the image leaves pawprints on your heart, check the source

March 23 is National Puppy Day, and if your family is considering adding a furry friend to the family, there are many things to think about when purchasing a pet – like how to get stains out of the carpet or what valuables to tuck out of the way from being chewed up. The most important detail to consider is whether or not your family is ready to take on a full-time commitment. If you are, then...

Cove Federal Credit Union to expand its field of membership to five NKY counties and Hamilton Co.

Thomas W. Burns Thomas W. Burns, Chief Executive Officer of Cove Federal Credit Union (Cove), has announced that Cove has received approval from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to expand its field of membership to all persons who live, work, worship or attend school in, and businesses and other legal entities located in Hamilton County, Ohio and Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant, and Pendleton...

Dayton CCAP Business Incentive Program helps Avenue Pharmacy rehab new downtown location

Last year when Avenue Pharmacy in Dayton learned that their lease wouldn’t be renewed, owner Sam Colleta reached out to Robert Yoder, Dayton’s Economic Development Director for help.  “Robert had a list of available properties in Dayton many of which weren’t listed for sale and told us about the Commercial Community Advantage Program,” said Sam Colleta. Dayton Councilman Bill Burns, City...

Peak Fitness & Sports opens new location in Erlanger; ‘to live your best you must be your best’

Peak Fitness & Sports Training (PeakF.A.S.T.), a provider of cutting-edge fitness training programs, is holding a grand opening of its new location at 600 Rodeo Drive, Suite 600, Erlanger, on March 23.  This new location will accommodate more fitness enthusiasts looking to increase their strength, flexibility, and overall fitness through a combination of group and personal training programs....

Keven Moore: Should human resources managers arm themselves with a firearm; what are the risks?

Headline news of mass shootings has been a part of our society for the past three decades. Many of these incidents are the result of workplace violence, where a disgruntled employee or ex-employee has returned to the workplace to commit such a horrid act of violence. Just a few weeks ago Gary Martin a disgruntled employee, opened fire with a Smith & Wesson on the day he was fired from Henry...

Lee Crume becomes new president and CEO of NKY Tri-ED, coming from Columbus’ JobsOhio

After an extensive national search, Lee Crume has been selected as the new President and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED). Crume was approved by the Tri-ED board earlier this week and will begin his position April 8. “Northern Kentucky Tri-ED is entering a transformative phase defined by substantial growth and development of jobs, talent and the business...

NKY’s Wiseway Supply acquires Kentucky Lighting & Supply in Lexington, extends reach with 10 branches

Northern Kentucky’s Wiseway Supply has acquired Kentucky Lighting & Supply, located in Lexington, broadening its reach into Central Kentucky. Wiseway already has seven branches in the Greater Cincinnati market. With the acquisition, it adds three branches in Central Kentucky and creates a continuous market with virtually no overlap of customers or sales personnel. John Cain This acquisition...