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CLEAR opens 30th airport location with launch at CVG; technology eases trip though airport security

CLEAR, the secure identity company using biometrics to build a frictionless and secure world, launched at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), the 30th airport in its nationwide network.  With CLEAR, travelers can verify their identity with a tap of the finger or the blink of an eye so they can get through security and on their way quickly and easily. CLEAR is changing the way...

BBB Trends: Be aware of some common summertime scams — and please avoid them; here are some tips

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Before stowing the winter coat and slathering on the sunscreen, read up about some common summertime scams, and be on the watch for those that might be targeting you. Concert and Festival Tickets Food, fun and music just go together during the summer months. If you haven’t already, you’ll be seeing plenty of postings for food, art and music events on various...

Kentucky home sales not hampered by near record-low inventory; pricing comparable to 2018

The number of homes available for sale continues to slide in Kentucky. That figure sits at a near-record low of 3.5 months, which is the time it would take to sell off all listed homes if no others were added to the market. This fact hasn’t seemed to slow down sales just yet, however. April 2019 saw 4,581 homes sold which is up half a percent over April 2018’s figure of 4,552. Year-to-date, homes...

DHL Express strengthens its intercontinental fleet with new fuel-efficient Boeing 777 Freighter

The first of the 14 new Boeing 777 Freighters ordered by DHL Express has joined the DHL fleet. DHL 777 Freighter Delivery Cruise, Ribbon Cuttiing & Flyaway On Saturday, May 25, the airplane took off from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), its future home operating base. Clad in DHL’s yellow and red, the brand new 777 with the registration number N-705GT departed to Bahrain...

Briefs: NKY Chamber June Pints – marketing the region: new drone photography business in Villa Hills

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) continues its popular Pints & Perspectives event series with “Marketing the Region Nationally,” on Wednesday, June 26, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. “The Greater Cincinnati region is a vibrant area that drew in 26.1 million visitors in 2016 resulting in $1.1 billion in tax revenue from tourism,” said Brent Cooper, president & CEO of...

REDI Cincinnati names Northern Kentucky University’s Rittinger VP of marketing, strategic communications

Gina Rittinger has been selected as the new Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Communications for the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati, effective May 28. Rittinger With a resume that spans more than 20 years, Rittinger has experience in the development, creation, and launch of on-target solutions aligned with organizational, marketing, and sales objectives.  Her strengths...

Veteran Josh Pinkey’s life after military service — 10 one-price dry cleaners, including in Florence

ZIPS Dry Cleaners – an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise known for its same-day, one-price business model – is set to open the first of 10 stores signed in a development deal that spans the Cincinnati metro area over the next eight years. All 10 stores will be owned and operated by DeVoe & Pinkey Enterprises, LLC. The first store will be located at 3361 Madison Road in Cincinnati,...

New Northern Kentucky Tri-ED CEO Lee Crume talks about vision for the region at CBC Luncheon

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Lee Crume, president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED), was the featured speaker at the May Covington Business Council Luncheon. Crume took over at Tri-ED in April and he spoke on a wide range of issues in the discussion with CBC Executive Director Pat Frew at the Madison Event Center. He has a bold vision...

BBB Trends: Hitting the road? Watch for these common schemes targeting travelers — happy trip!

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau The summer travel season is here and many people are getting ready or have already left to enjoy a little time off. Unfortunately, there are some common tricks travelers fall for if they’re not careful. Fake Websites: scammers make billions of dollars taking money from unsuspecting travelers who book online. Then when the person arrives at the destination, sometimes...

Northern Kentucky Chamber June Eggs ‘N Issues at Receptions to focus on cybersecurity

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Eggs ‘N Issues: Cybersecurity, Tuesday, June 11.  Panelists will review the current cyber threat landscape. The discussion will lay out the current threats small and midsize businesses face and best practices to mitigate those threats. Panelists include: * Dennis Kennedy, Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc (DBL Law) – Kennedy is a...

Walmart’s 6th Anniversary of Veterans Welcome Home Commitment includes 4,500+ hires in KY

Walmart celebrates the 6th anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with the announcement of more than 226,000 veteran hires since its launch in 2013, including 4,534 in Kentucky. The Veterans Welcome Home Commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran. “Veterans bring their strong value systems and capable leadership to our business,” said Retired...

Cove Federal Credit Union awards $2000 scholarships to five local students

Cove Federal Credit Union recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Cove Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Five local students, members of the credit union, were selected by the Cove Scholarship Committee. The recipients were recognized for their achievements by Chairman of the Board Dave Guethlein at the Cove FCU Annual Member Meeting. The recipients of a $2,000 Cove Federal Credit Union Scholarship...

Keven Moore: There are risks associated with Disney vacation but don’t let that keep you from going

It’s that time of the year where many of us are finalizing our summer vacation plans and dreaming of some far away tropical Caribbean beach somewhere. Then there are those of you like my childhood classmate, Kevin Fugette, who is a self-professed “Disney Crusader” who is always planning their umpteenth Disney vacation trip. As I write, he is actually visiting Disney World for his 30th visit....

Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream bring a new twist to key lime flavor with another mashup

Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewery with national recognition, and Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream maker since 1870, have teamed up once again to create another one-of-a-kind mashup. Key Lime Pie Ale is a marriage between Graeter’s seasonal – and fan-favored – Key Lime Pie Ice Cream and Braxton’s expertly brewed ale. Shoppers can find the ale in a four-pack at retailers...

Historic preservation award winners for NKY’s river cities to be recognized on Wednesday in Newport

Historic preservation in Northern Kentucky’s river cities will be celebrated this Wednesday during the 2019 River Cities Excellence in Preservation Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1001 Monmouth St., a building recently restored by Newport Millennium Housing Corp. and one of this year’s award winners. May is National Preservation Month, and the Ohio...