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WYWQ*: Tri-ED kept office open and (even if from a distance) fully engaged in moving mission forward

Staff report WYWQ* (While You Were Quarantined), work continued in many ways in the community and among major employers in the region. This was especially true for Tri-ED (the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation). Tri-ED did not close or reduce its work when the company team started working from home in mid-March. They committed to “keeping the office open” by continuing work and allowing...

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to host Business Impact Awards celebration Aug. 10–14

They are the best businesses in the region and deserve recognition and acclaim, which is exactly what the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will do when it hosts the five-day virtual celebration that is its annual Business Impact Awards, presented by Huntington Bank, beginning Aug. 10. Originating in 2016, the Business Impact Awards celebrate companies small and large, new and long-standing alike...

NKU is ‘Moving Forward’ with plans for safe, healthy and student-ready opening for fall semester

Staff report Northern Kentucky University is “Moving Forward” with fall planning in an environment driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity — and opportunity — to re-examine everything. It is committed to change the university to a “more student-ready, regionally engaged institution.” NKU had previously announced that there would be no tuition increases in the coming...

NKU biology student Maggie Ward working behind scenes during global COVID-19 pandemic

By Jayna Morris Northern Kentucky University For Maggie Ward, a typical day on the job as a laboratory technologist means testing samples for infectious diseases. A senior biology student at Northern Kentucky University, her workload increased dramatically when COVID-19 spread to the United States a few weeks ago. Every 24 hours, Ward and her lab team at Gravity Diagnostics, an independently owned...

COVID Update: NKY has 6 new cases, KY has 88 and 7 deaths; drive-through site up and running

As Wednesday, six additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 232 total cases, according to the NKY Health Department. Gov. Beshear reported there were 88 new cases in Kentucky and seven new deaths. A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, an effort by the Governor’s Office, Kroger and Gravity Diagnostics, opened Wednesday at Summit View Academy (5006 Madison Pike Independence)...

COVID: 18 new cases in NKY, 177 cases, 11 deaths in KY; Gov. lauds KY Colonels $1M gift; testing in NKY

Staff report NKY Health reports 18 additional cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky as of Tuesday afternoon, for 226 total cases. Gov. Andy Beshear reported 177 new cases and 11 deaths for 2210 total cases and 115 total deaths in Kentucky. Kenton County building lighted green in honor of coronavirus victims. (Photo by Chuck Eilerman) There are 101 cases in Kenton County, 50 cases in Campbell County,...

COVID-19: Two more cases in NKY; 87 in KY and 7 deaths; free drive-thru testing in Kenton Co. Wed.

Two additional cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 208 total cases and 18 deaths total. There are 97 cases in Kenton County, 45 cases in Campbell County, 54 cases in Boone County and 12 cases in Grant County. The deaths were two Kenton County residents, in their 60s and 80s, and two Campbell County residents in their 80s. All four individuals had underlying...

COVID update: NKY has 12 new cases; KY has 134 cases, 3 deaths; KY, Kroger form testing partnership

NKY Health reports 12 additional cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky, for 206 total cases. There are 95 cases in Kenton County, 45 cases in Campbell County, 54 cases in Boone County and 12 cases in Grant County. There have been 14 total deaths related to COVID- 19. Gov. Andy Beshear reported 134 new cases in Kentucky and three new deaths, raising the states toll to 1,963 cases and 97 deaths. Florence...

NKY Chamber announces finalists for Business Impact Awards to be presented March 25

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced the local business finalists for its Business Impact Awards, presented to local businesses making an impact. The winners will be named at an event on March 25.   The Business Impact Awards recognize businesses – small and large, new and long-standing, who are impacting the Northern Kentucky community through innovation, creativity, strong...

Gov. Bevin in Covington Thursday for Thomas More College Work Ready Incubator ribbon cutting

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Gov. Matt Bevin was in Covington Thursday to cut the ribbon on the Thomas More College Work Ready Incubator. Left to right, Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey, Gov. Matt Bevin, Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong, Gravity Diagnostics CEO Tony Remington,and NKY Tri-ED President Dan Tobergte cut the ribbon for the Work Ready Incubator (photos by Mark...

Tri-ED recognizes region’s business leaders at 10th annual Northern Kentucky Thoroughbred Awards

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Northern Kentucky Tri-ED today recognized companies that located, expanded or were launched in the Northern Kentucky region in 2017 at the 10th annual Northern Kentucky Thoroughbred Awards. Dan Tobergte, president and CEO of Tri-ED, talks about the region’s successes in 2017 and what’s ahead this year, at the 2018 Northern Kentucky Thoroughbred...