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News briefs: Hilliard Lyons become part of Baird, Heritage Bank hires Johnston,

Hilliard Lyons and Hilliard Lyons Trust Company have become wholly owned subsidiaries of Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with more than $200 billion in client assets. The transaction, which was announced in November, has now closed. As a result, all of Hilliard Lyons’ financial advisors and associates...

CVG’s Cork ‘N Bottle first-ever bourbon tasting station has strong opening and 10Best rating

Regional spirits retailer Cork ‘N Bottle is pleased to announce that the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) store is a winner in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise.  The 200 sq. ft. store located in Concourse A at CVG snagged the No. 3 position on USA TODAY’s list after being open for only three...

Nominations sought for NKY Chamber’s annual award to be given to outstanding leaders in Sept.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Northern Kentucky Chamber’s annual awards recognizing outstanding leaders in the NKY Chamber and in the community.  Winners will be announced in July with awards presented at the NKY Chamber Annual Dinner presented by Fifth Third Bank on Thursday, September 5.   Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:
 The Walter R. Dunlevy/Frontiersman...

It’s the first ‘First Friday’ of the season in Bellevue and Fairfield Avenue will be springing with activities

Friday morning’s April showers will bring May flowers and a rain-free, beautiful Friday evening. Winter has finally given way to spring, with Easter, Arbor Day, and Earth Day just around the corner.  Word on Fairfield Avenue in Bellvue is the Easter Bunny will be making a First Friday appearance with his sidekick Mr. Carrot, anxious to have his picture taken and bestow you with Easter basket...

Keven Moore: Pedestrian fatalities are increasing; look up from your phones to see these safety tips

For the last the nine years I have had an adult kid attending either at the University of Kentucky or Eastern Kentucky University. Often times I will find myself on campus attending some event, dropping something off or seeing to some other declared emergency for one of my kids. Each time I am driving around campus I am amazed to see how many of these students are walking across intersections or walkways...

Alexandria Brewing Company holding first anniversary party on April 20; bottles will be for sale

Veteran-owned Alexandria Brewing Company (A.B.C.) will hold a first-anniversary party on April 20 at 11 a.m. in the taproom, located at 7926 Alexandria Pike, 15 minutes south of Cincinnati. For the first time since A.B.C. opened its doors, bottles will be available for purchase: Saturn Ascends (barrel-aged imperial stout), Go Hop Yourself (imperial IPA), and Cecilia’s Grace (Belgian quad). Dean...

LSI Industries to created more than 20 new jobs in Kenton County half-million-dollar expansion

LSI Industries, a partner in developing superior image solutions through world-class lighting, graphics, and technology capabilities, is expanding its Kentucky manufacturing facility. Chris Reinersman, Mayor of Independence, announced the half-million-dollar expansion, which will lead to the creation of 22 new jobs in the community.   “We are thrilled that LSI is choosing to expand its operations...

BBB Trends: Read, understand tax-refund loans — Is it worth it? What if you tax filing is wrong?

If you are one of the few who hasn’t filed your taxes yet, be on the watch for advertisements with a tempting offer: “file your taxes with us, and we’ll give you an advance on your return.” Some ads target consumers in need of loans to buy a car or pay off debt. BBB received more than 3,550 against tax return preparation businesses across the United States and Canada in 2018. Common...

February sees record home sales across Kentucky; median sale price up 7 percent over last year

Kentucky home sales in February soared six percent over the 2018 number. Units sold reached 3,323 which is the highest level since 2016 and sets a new record for February. Click to enlarge With larger numbers of homes selling early in the year, rebounding inventory numbers will take a temporary hit. Nationwide, existing-home sales also surged 11.8 percent which is the largest month-over-month gain...

Northern Kentucky Chamber weekly news roundup with Kathrine Nero

The Northern Kentucky Chamber’s weekly news roundup with Kathrine Nero: NKY Chamber Spotlight – Business Week in Review, March week 4 Kathrine Nero was live from the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Boardroom this morning with the final Business Week in Review for March, featuring the 100th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade kicking off the Cincinnati Reds' 150th season of professional baseball,...

Chamber accepting nominations for 41st Leadership Northern Kentucky Class, a 10-month program

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is now accepting nominations for the Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2020, the program’s 41st class.   A ten-month program designed to help develop business and community leaders, Leadership Northern Kentucky (Leadership NKY) uses the community as a classroom to help participants gain an understanding of the strengths and challenges of...

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce honors local businesses making an impact in the region

The Northern Kentucky business community gathered at Drees Pavilion in Devou Park on Wednesday to honor local businesses at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Impact Awards, presented by Huntington Bank. Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brent Cooper addresses an overflow crowd at the Chamber’s Business Impact Awards (photos by Mark Hansel) The Business Impact...

Keven Moore: Change is good — but include your insurance agent to go in the right direction

What is the definition of heaven? Well, for me I could say – for a brief time until Bud Selig and Major League Baseball woke me out of my dream – it was the day I was hired at Roeding Insurance in 2001 and later learned that we insured the Cincinnati Reds and they needed my loss control assistance. As a loss control consultant, I have been in and out of all sorts of businesses and industries, adding...

MAU Workforce Solutions partners with Bosch in Florence to help increase its workforce

MAU Workforce Solutions, which provides global staffing, recruiting, outsourcing and technology solutions, is joining the business community in Florence. MAU is expanding its partnership with Robert Bosch Automotive Steering LLC and will help the global engineering and electronics manufacturer increase its workforce.  Bosch has been the leading provider of parts and accessories for all types of automobiles...

Newport Aquarium is once again in the running for top aquarium in the country, vote now

Newport Aquarium is in the running to be named one of USA Today’s Top 10 Best Aquariums in the country. A panel of experts in zoo and family travel nominated the aquarium into the top 20, now it’s up to fans to vote for their favorite. Vote once per day for your favorite until voting ends on Monday, April 22 at noon. The 10 best winners, chosen by your vote, will be announced on Friday,...