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City of Alexandria & Blue North

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

29:57 min | 2 months ago

City of Alexandria & Blue North

"Welcome to the Northern Kentucky. Spotlight on Catherine Niro. Thank you for joining me Jeremy Schramm the marketing and Communications Director for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and one of the newest members of leadership more than Kentucky joining me here we'll be talking about that coming up in just a little bit Jeremy but we got a lot going on today. Yeah. It's. It's. It's a nice day. It's a nice day outside I wished that outside like you are. My Wifi is not strong enough like I have my computer plug into the wall. Mine is, is that I have to be inside but I'm taking care of that. I actually just bought a new router that's just arrived yesterday. So maybe I'll get the car outside, but then it'll be. Language Jeremy It. Sounds like. It really is. we got some some great guests today. We Got Courtney. She's got another mayor from Alexandria today, and then also we've got a leak room from triad and Brit Fitzpatrick from blue north and they're gonNA talk to us about. Evolution, into the the awesome startup generator that it is and it's going to be really cool and then we got some cool headlines. We'll talk about you know Michael is being leadership class the best place ever. That's what they say, right? All right. All right. All that's coming your way in just a little bit stick with us. We do want to thank as always our sponsor CG, our title sponsor, the Ellen in Federal Credit, Union, our studio digital sponsor in our studio sponsor. I'm getting those mixed up the secret consulting. We appreciate that so much because digital in studio these days are all one. So we thank all of you all at once and so as we move forward, we have used stick with this. There's lots coming your way next on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. Sometimes, life is hectic choosing a mortgage lender shouldn't be the ellen and five five mortgage offers competitive rates no PM I and up to one hundred percent financing. That's a mortgage that comes with peace of mind whether your purchasing a new home we financing. You'll feel right at home with Ellen we're local trusted, and we'll be here for you even after your closing call eight, hundred to nine, hundred, twenty, nine, zero, five and get started on your. Mortgage Ellen in Federal Credit, union welcome home. Away everyone according clear here and I'm joined today by mayor any schauble mayor of the city of Alexandria. Some people may not know that it's the home to one of the county's two courthouses and I believe is one of the oldest cities in the county maybe northern, Kentucky not sure on the the ear, but it's also happens to my hometown. So the special place in my heart. So thank you to marry shovel for brain to chat today and tell us a little bit what's going on in the. EXCITED TO HER Well great while we'll start off with Kevin. Easy question. So what do you think are northern Kentucky's greatest assets. What might you say to someone who's thinking about relocating to Northern Kentucky but specifically Alexandria? A donkey and especially Alexandra is just a big community. You know that from growing up here everybody kind of knows everybody's related to somebody in it's just such a home town small town feel but you're also close to the major you know since the Cincinnati fifteen minutes to the south the you're in the middle of basically God's country with rolling hills, cows, fifteen minutes, North Year, downtown, Cincinnati. So city of Alexandria motto is where the city meets the country. That's that's truly how it is, and so it's it really is the best of both worlds with the cows and major sports teams as far as reds and Bengals, and such like that. Nine that's very well put. It. Didn't I didn't know this city's motto for Awhile. But growing up I would always when I tried to tell people about where I came from especially from other parts a state I always said I'm kind of on the suburban fringe they didn't live in a subdivision, but it's like five Manson, your deep division five minutes deep in the country. So it's really really is kind of straddling the two worlds in Well, I have to say so. So I've been seen a lot of development happening in Alexander's specifically with residential development in I know there's more to be planned as well. How do you anticipate this impacting transportation in the city education workforce all those important things right. We are growing leaps and bounds. We have arcadia subdivision. So over eleven hundred housing units just in that one subdivision by itself that's the size of some some of our cities in Campbell county basically We also have a three other active subdivisions going on, and so we're getting some traffic for sure on that, we're working with the Kentucky State of. Kentucky and sometimes we try and fix one issue. It just creates something else that we didn't anticipate but that we're figuring that out and trying to work hard on that as far as education goes I've been in contact with Dr Rust who's the Superintendent Campbell County schools he assures me they have plenty of space for all the kids in Dr Rest and his team are fantastic and, of course, dealing with this corona virus stuff is just incredible. Nightmare right now for them I was lucky enough to be on their school reopening workgroup just to kind of put have input as both an elected person and I have two kids one in eighth grade and one going into third grade in the Campbell County school. So as a stakeholder and his elected official that was really rewarding challenging and rewarding to be a part of that it's obviously history and making, and they're doing the best they can and. Have a tough job head of them for sure. And then as far as workforce think the more we get people in the more jobs will be created around that have more businesses opening up more opportunities with the with the amount of people in Alexandria Virginia attracting some pretty big players as far as chipotle is going to be going in for the sonic used to be in the village Green Shopping Centre, and harbor freight is going in the half. Of the old county market and we have burkes outlet is going to be opening the other half county market. So just right there not small portion of village green. We've got a lot of growth in a lot of new things. Go in Berks was supposed to open up back in April, I believe, and of course, that's been pushed off I. Think they're looking for next month or something like that but Excited to have all those new businesses a that just creating opportunities for people who live in Alexandria to stay in shopping Alexandria as well, and we have so many small businesses that that that are just fantastic and restaurants and services in specialty stores and consignment shops we. For people just to stay in Alexandria, get your food, get your supplies and. you know spend your money locally. So it's been really really good. Yeah that's accident in actually you anticipated I think when the sub questions I was hoping asked, which was was gonna go in at the old county market because I knew I had heard about burks I'd seen some stuff but I had heard about a harper freight or police. That's very exciting. Triple as well on their way, they've been doing a lot of work to the sonic building. They have they kept the guts of it basically, but they're building around the rest of it and they've been doing a lot of work there and harbor freight just announced that I think at our last council meeting. So that's still new information that we're trying to get out there. And that's great. Yeah. We'll definitely help the spread the word and we were tat. Opening, hopefully burks get something new schedule I know they're a chamber member and we had that on my calendar back in the spring, and then it got cancelled along with everything else so. They can make an open back up. And you mentioned about village screen and there's a lot going on there and I remember back in those two years ago. But was just back in the spring. When it we're having all these discussions around the tank system. You know in that was impacting so many different communities in so many different ways and I'm trying to be more feasible for the future and I remember specifically you getting off in in giving a nice. You know comments about the need, Ramsey, Andrea. Because they were gonNA take away some the spot stops in import back into cold spring I think in front of Meyer and you give some really good insights into the need for that stop in front of the village green. So I was wondering you know. In terms of I think when you're arguments was about jobs as well as groceries I think people were thinking about more in terms of jobs and not in terms of the need for that access. Dick Roche groceries for the rest of the county. Is The shopping center goes to new redevelopment doing -ticipant there's GonNa. Be An even greater need for that that bus station. I believe. So and we were lucky that tank did agree to maintain that takes a bus station in the village Green Shopping Centre. So that's that's a done deal. We are losing further south one, but bet the numbers just weren't there for that. But the numbers were there to support the one in village green and I've been working close with the the owners of the village green just on pretty hard to get that place cleaned up because I think it really can be jeweled Campbell county with a little bit of you know artwork and some determination on their part and I'm happy to see him doing making some Some changes and filling in some concrete where we've asked them to they still have a ways to go. But I think they're coming along with these new businesses coming in there. Hopefully, that will help them as well and maybe harbor freight and burks. Shapur will help bring other businesses into that town center there and make it successful which their success is Alexandria success in the if they're successful so re. Yeah exactly. That's very well said especially with all that new residential development with Arcadia agreed on yeah. I see some really great things coming that way. Back in the spring I I really thought that the tank discussion was going to be the issue of the year that was going to be got that over and done with. Okay. This is great. Now here we are with the issue that we never expected into. That's consuming a lot of time now, this Cova crisis as well. So it's just amazing how things change. He do. Yeah. In its woke Garwin is always exciting but you never know there's GonNa Global. Pandemic. Way. To your school system in your business. Yeah, you guys have adapted really well, you guys remind the cities that had that small business loan available in the spring and stuff and I think that was that was a big help. Now is something we're keeping track of the chamber in. In monitoring. So that's that's great. That was just fantastic. We had over one hundred small businesses in Alexandria eligible for that. Grin and I sent an email all of them today we pass that counselors look this is an emergency fund. If you need this to stay in business, we want you to have this but please don't just apply for it. We're not handing out everybody we wouldn't have enough money to do that and so we only had. Twenty. Twenty two, twenty, four applicants over one hundred available. So the eighty plus businesses that knew that they were going to be okay with that just fantastic businesses fantastic business owners to say, Hey, I'll be okay it will be Alexander we don't need the money let someone else have it. That's just so selfless and so fantastic and just makes me happy that they're part of our community. Yeah. That's really great to hear. You know that that spirit of everyone working together in recognizing what other businesses might need. Even if it means, they don't get some extra funds. So that's that's really great. Why think that's that's all we had time four but I want to thank you again. So Much Mir shop for joining US talking a little bit about Alexandria and. Yet this has been a great conversation so Thanks for having me. Yeah. No problem and we will send it back to Jeremy then. Ranking on Google maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested update. Google listing optimization takes experience and talk. And there are no shortcuts. See crew gives your Google my business account the steady contributor and attention needs to be affected, optimizing, updating, and expanding critical contact every week from local retail stores to large regional networks. See crew generates content establish his benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases and engagement. So what can see crude do for your business more calls more clicked more clients. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight right now we're talking about a big announcement coming down just this week and you might recognize some of the players in this from other northern Kentucky Spotlight podcasts. All right. So we're welcoming and right now Brit Fitzpatrick, the executive director of Blue North and Lee crew from triad. Thank you guys both for being here today. Thanks for having us. Brit let's let's start with. You. Tell us the big news about what happened with blue north this week. Yes, Oh if you've seen the previous podcasts where we've been feature. Glenora has traditionally been part of Northern Kentucky Triad as their entrepreneurship and Innovation Services and programs division, and recently we received a grant from the state of Kentucky. So you allow us to spend Blue North out of triad to establish a Northern Kentucky Innovation Office or the region, and that is blue north. Philly, tell us about these grants like how do they work How did we win them? What? What what was the criteria and what are they going to allow blue blue north to do. Well first of all, we didn't win the the the grant. Is being a little modest their state received seven proposals are we were told by the decision making group that ours is far and away the best proposal that they receive really the most on point for what they w- The Commonwealth was looking from this program. So really a lot of credit in red and her colleague Abby over for putting together an outstanding also for the community won't make sure we don't pass on on that. So what this does is this program will start at a couple of years ago. Governor sheer decided to carry forward in his administration. Really what what the State is trying to do is to drive itself as a hub for entrepreneurship and in doing. So to make sure all parts of the of this come will have access to entrepreneurship services and activities in. So we north being that entity for northern. Kentucky will use this grant to provide those types of services whether it's you know Brit sitting down at a an entrepreneur former entrepreneur. I. Think I'm supposed to say. My correct about the have read. Once that aren't always in onto. Sitting down in counseling people on how to create a business plan what it would look like all the way through automatically. Getting Ding investment dollars or working with clients and so. Will make sure that our community has all resources inside. So what does this mean for current of companies and clients working with balloon worth and for those who want to take part? How does it change? Absolutely great question. So we're going to continue to work with clients to be connected with in the last. Year we actually had over seven hundred touch points, entrepreneurs between office hours and events and things like that. So all that's going to continue what it really means is having support mistaken is that will be able to operate a lot more nimble fashion and really scale our impacts to a whole new level, and it also provides an opportunity for community to be involved in expanded way So we have a fantastic board of directors, US leading organization as well and a variety of organizations that are represented on that board. So it really just expands the table allows for the community to pull up more seats the involved in the work. So. is there a focus on the types of businesses that you're going to help? Are you just helping everybody are Is there certain industries that you guys work better with? Or. So Northern Kentucky is really fortunate to have a diversity of industries as you all know very well, and to have a lot of programs who are already active in the ecosystem serving everything food entrepreneurs to women owned businesses to black on businesses, and we're a feeder into those existing activities. In an ecosystem level, really have four main buckets that we see as being prevalent in terms of entrepreneurship. So you have health innovation, left supply chain of ECOMMERCE. In the end, you have what we call local growth, which is brick and mortar businesses that really get the community labor. Culture. You mentioned Brits Propo- proposal was so well received I'm sure she's going to be too modest to explain why. So I'll let you do it. What is it that blue north put forth that got the state interested and involved. There was a couple of things in their first. Brit. And being an entrepreneur and it started a company understands what people need to create successful companies I think you saw that in the proposal you know like any good business opportunity really think it came down to when we had opportunities talked to the Commonwealth. Leaders. Sport. Really listening in on what it was. They wanted to accomplish with this grant in putting that into a cohesive plan. We didn't. We didn't write an RSP based on what we wanted to do all. We thought one of the cheap I should say I say we Brit Britain and most of the Bernabeu. Most of the writing I just got the sign at. but I think they'd really did a great job of listening to what the client in this case Commonwealth wanted in capturing that therapy. So If. If we have some some young or old entrepreneurs listening or. Mature. Somebody. Starting out and they need to they need help how do they? How do they reach out? Where do they go? Yes. Great Question. So we have a website, we north K Y dot com, where you can go to sign up for office hours which are more sit down talk about your business model flesh out your idea. We also have thirty minute way finding meetings, which abby might remember leads which are more about what are you needing the next two weeks giving you quickly connected to this thing. So the that's the point to get engaged with us. And you know in mentioning all of this bread, a lot of people who wanNA start a business may come from the creative side or may no one part of it? And you guys are really full service and giving them an idea of what all they need is an entire business plan. Absolutely one of the things. One of our driving metrics is to increase the number of small businesses and startups in the region and so anyone who has an idea and has that professional expertise and sees a problem that they want to solve. We definitely WANNA talk to them. Excellent all right, Brett and Lee. Thank you so much congratulations. We can't wait to see where blue north goes from here. Thank you guys for joining us. We appreciate it. All right stick with us. We've got a lot of headlines. Lot of stuff happening in this week in the KYC's stay with us here in the Northern Kentucky spotlight will run 'em down. Coming up. Next see year is the lowest fear airport in the tristate region with fifty four nonstop flights, direct international service to seven destinations including Paris. France and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at CG AIRPORT DOT COM welcome back to the. Northern. Kentucky spotlight. All right time for some headlines always lots of great stuff happening in and around. Northern Kentucky this week in every week and we start with, and this is great news for so many people who had been hit hard by job losses during COVID. Amazon is actually a lot of places are hiring but Amazon tiring big twelve, hundred, fifty temporary and part-time workers. That was what they're going to add. This is at the Hebron fulfillment center. There is a reason I just got the eyeliner order yesterday like twelve hours later because the Hebron fulfillment center is life, I'm telling you candidates, you can apply online. Like eighteen and have a high school degree, fifteen dollars per hour minimum, and the best part is you get benefits immediately. So great opportunity for more than a thousand people there. We heard Perfetti hiring last week. Yep hiring this week were northern. Kentucky is moving forward and this is another great one dollar general. They have a they are going to have like a big fulfillment center out in Walton and they're gonNA add two hundred and fifty more jobs and it's part of a sixty five million dollar investment The facility side is going to be six, hundred, thirty, thousand square foot and it's going to be out there also, I, seventy five and my kind of south of Kentucky Sixteen you kind of where a lot of those big facilities are and it's you know it's all due to our wonderful wonderful airport that we have here and. The world. That, we are becoming big investment in the area I. Know You're excited about this within the Florence y'alls the newly rebranded y'all started their season late last week and it's interesting because you know they're they're technically the Frontier League Frontier League like, no, we're not playing and the Florence y'all's we're gonNA figure this out y'all. So what they did was partner with the Lexington legends, and each of those teams split into two teams and they'll essentially play Inter and intra squad scrimmages between those teams or among those four teams over the course of the season. So what's cool about that is you can actually go to a game in person and hear and see baseball and people are very excited. They started last Friday they. It's limited capacity gotta wear masks unless you're seated. There's all kinds of scientists all over the stadium about social distancing and the like. But at the very least people are excited to get out and see an actual sporting events in person. The Housing is hot in Kentucky. You know it took a little bit of a little bit of a hit right at the beginning of all this because people were afraid to kind of get out and look at houses and do anything really so but in June the sales have come roaring back in June two, thousand twenty had thirteen percent more closings than June, twenty nineteen, which is crazy and really really really awesome. The number of homes available on the market hit a record low for the second month in a row they I know that there's some people that I'm friends with been trying to get into like Fort Mitchell Beach School district. It is not possible and like some of the neighbourhood houses that have gone for sale my neighborhood they're like gone like even realize they were for sale. Now, the average time it takes to sell your home is only one point, nine, six months. So I'm sitting right next to my next door neighbor I think sold his in less than a month. It's crazy. It's it is really insane. The way things are flying in and really unusual in this setup right now, who would think that in the middle of all this house should be so. In My neighborhood, I'm on our board. So I see like when people are changing over any of just been, it's been crazy. It's like, oh, that houses even for sale we didn't even know. They're asking for letters and stuff to to get them into our way and it's kind of crazy. So yes, I mean it's tough if you're looking for a house but great if you're selling one. also release some really great news for the Catalytic Fund this week, it just got five hundred thousand dollars for a strategic development among some other things. This is from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which is really really a looking northern Kentucky as a hub you know to to kind of give and help in that area. So the Greater Cincinnati Foundation is is giving a three hundred and fifty thousand dollars. This is for a ten year investment for the Catalytic Catalytic Funds Equity. So this is to help by buildings to fuel strategic development, and then a little bit more hundred, fifty thousand dollars to help with the operating support for the catalytic bouncer. Really great news there. Oh, and now it's time for some news about us. Go first year years. Years is way bigger. This is. It just it's awesome So they just announced the leadership class of Twenty Twenty and yours truly is going to be in the next best class ever. We're the best class ever. The classes is the best place ever and fun fact, my first cousin, his wife is a police Sergeant Import Mitchell and she is in the class. SCHRANZ. wondered. If they were related I, this class is going to know what hit him with two SCHRANZ. Marriage or whatever but they they aren't gonNA be able to handle to SCHRANZ. So no, it's GonNa be really fun I'm I'm very excited to be part of it and I've been wanting to do it for years and it just it just kinda seemed like the time was right. It is going to be a little interesting at first because we're going to be digital for some stuff but. considering what I'm doing in my day job, I think I might be able to help acquire fell. I Guarantee Hey, you know what? Else I might be able to as well with my big news and that is this just this week launched a course called confident on camera. It is a Webinar you can sign up for watch anytime. It's confident on camera look and feel your best for your virtual job interview. It's it's targeted toward people looking for work right now because on line let's be fair but in addition to that it helps. Anybody who's on the zoom calls podcast wants to do social media lives you name it. It's all the tips and tricks that I've gotten twenty years of television and a nice little compact fifty minute Webinar. So you can watch it anytime. There's a bunch of add-ons and really, and there's also really cool option to do a one on one consultation. If you're like I, don't really understand where I'm supposed to set up or what looks best. Will do a zoom call and I will one on one help you find the best place in fix yourself up and all of that good stuff, the background and the lighting, and all of that and best news. There is a discount for any of you listening or watching this podcast. So Jeremy, tell more that coupon codes going to be an all the. Link Yeah this is going to be tricky or I'm going to put it into the show notes on the podcast system. So if you're watching this on facebook, that means that you have to open up your friend, get on your favorite podcast app an open up the podcast there and subscribe, and then you can see it in the show notes and then you'll you'll have your coupon code and and And you can take advantage of that awesome deal. Yeah. You get a free bonus If you if you sign up through the podcast link, you can always go to my facebook page for the regular link why not save a little money? You can do it through that podcast links. So subscribe excellent turn of Events Jeremy also you got the roundup the chamber round up this week in how you? As always, we're super busy at the chamber. We got all kinds of great content coming at Ya. This week we had the best practices symposium. It ran all week morning afternoon. The keynote was the morning, and we actually broadcast the keynote live onto our facebook page. So if you want to go back and check that out, it's all about the future of work Nick. Dokic. She's been on the podcast a few times they talk about like all the cool artificial intelligence, and how they're using that in Asia hr and how can be utilized for your business for not really expensive. Also, you definitely want to check that out and then next week we have the business impact awards. It's it's going to be a great full week of US just recognizing amazing businesses that are in our region for all kinds of different awards That's GonNa be on Monday that at four o'clock, we have a happy hour that's GonNa roll into the first to awards that were given away and that that the awards ceremony is going to be on our lot facebook live Page and then the rest of the week every day at ten am we're going to be coming at you with two more Great Awards. award winner. So I definitely check that out and you can watch it after the fact you can watch it at ten o'clock live which we love, and you can like heart and and congratulate all those companies that are winning So hopefully, we'll see there and then there's two other huge events that are getting ready to come up. We don't have very many details on it because we're still trying to kind of figure all this out. We got the women's initiative. SUMMITS COMING UP IN OCTOBER, and we don't even really have like a fool on date yet, but it's going to be in October and then our annual dinner that normally in September, we have moved it to. November twelfth. And again, we're we're iron out all the crazy details trying to figure out exactly how bad is going to happen but So you just WanNa. Put that on your calendar November twelfth you don't WanNa. Miss It. It's the biggest business networking event in northern Kentucky. Every year. So we're going to have it on November twelfth. marc-andre there you go. You set up through the next several several months even so there you go all the headlines Fit to print or at least talk about here on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight Hey, thank you so much for joining us. You already heard why you should subscribe to this podcast you get some a Freebie out of. Course but in addition to that, you know every time one of these podcasts happen. 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Covington Yard

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

25:36 min | 2 d ago

Covington Yard

"Good afternoon. And welcome. Once again to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight, we're welcoming you in with all kinds of fun stuff headed your way over the next 30 minutes or so. First of all, let me introduce myself. I'm Catherine me wrong side. Of course Jeremy's ran the marketing and communications director for the Northern Kentucky chamber how we doing Jeremy good Bieber. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. You don't want to hear anything. I figured what better way to spend my birthday than talking about the election with none other than Kristin Baldwin the vice president of public affairs and communication for office Timber Chris and thank you for joining us today. Happy birthday Kathy you yeah. I did all my favorite things today. I ate some lunch Pizza. I just got Postmates Starbucks. I mean like that's really all I need throwing a face mask morning. And now I'm doing the Northern Kentucky Spotlight podcast. It doesn't get any better than this. We want to thank our sponsor, of course CVG for all of its support throughout these years I get to save Years, we've been doing this podcast hear me. All right, we are closing in on of course one of the biggest days of the year. We've been talking about the election for weeks and weeks now in specifics. And so that's one of the reasons Kristen is back today as we hit the headlines coming up in just a little bit but first Jeremy, let's talk about who's coming on the show today here. We're going to hear from coming up. We got the Covington yard there, and to talk about that awesome new facility out there. It's outside. So while the weather is still well, it's raining today, but like well, it's not freezing out yet. You need to get down there and check that place out and we're going to hear about all about it today. So it should be like it so much. I went three times in about 5 days. Okay. So let's just put it that way. That's where we are. Okay, so we'll talk about coming in yard coming up in just a little bit but we're gonna start off with information about headline things are going on in Northern Kentucky and nothing is bigger right now than the election. So Chris and let's start with you and we we've touched on different subjects each week here as we lead up to age. The election in just a couple of weeks. And today we're talking about how voters can get the information they need to to appropriately and adequately vote for all the things that are on their ballot. That's right Catherine. So we're two weeks away from election day two weeks away tomorrow. November 3rd is election day. Every day is election day between now and November 3rd. So hopefully arise going out to the polls. But as you are getting out to the polls or you're cutting your absentee ballot, we want to make sure that you're an informed voter and so the chamber has not only created our own election guy of a partner with a couple of different groups to make sure that you guys are getting the most information that you need to have about your ballot. So, if you go to the vote in ky.com website, you're going to see a huge array of different information. You can get about your election guide. So the chambers done one pretty high level to make sure that you're seeing it. It's a very easy printable one. If you're a business that want to print this out and share it with your customers or what afford it along to your employees. You can check that out on our website at voting ky.com. And then we've partnered with River City News and Fort Thomas matters dead. They have an in KY election in central. They're doing some more candidate interviews more in-depth than wanted to actually meet the candidates and learn more about them. You can check that out. And then also the nkytribune is partner with the northern which is in ku's publication that you can get more information about local candidates. But then our website awesome did we put Kanye on our voters guide one of the people the the officially on the ballot in Kentucky, so do not be surprised when you walk into the voting booth this next couple of weeks and see the Kanye is listed number for on the ballot as it literature should be an involved in it. And it is that Kanye is yet another Kanye West. Yeah. Yeah. His running mate is Michelle Tribble that go with that one. So another often as running mate. So it's interesting that there are again five people that are on the ballot state of Kentucky for president. And three of them have female running-mate says provides pretty interesting. I think Christian song She did with the with the you know, kind of collaboration with River City News and Fort Thomas matters learning about what's on your about. There's a lot of things that you should just be prepared for you may not be aware of and that's where these election kids can read thoughts come into play right even getting down to constitutional limits. If you turn your ballot over when you're going to vote on it there to constitutional limits that you're voting on this year. And the election guide that the chamber put together on voting came. I did a pretty deep dive into deception say deep dive. It's very high level. It's going to ask you what the question is. I'm going to put it I put it into layman's terms. Here's what they're really asking you and then I did two or three sentences about supporters are saying this about why you should vote Yes and opponents are saying why I should vote know. So give you the pro con again. It's short sweet just you can understand what the issue is and just give you two sides of the story and then give you some web app for you to learn more. If you need more information after that. Just I voted in person last week and I heard like they were just kind of making a general announcement be sure you flip your ballot ever be sure off. If your valid over and I saw at least three people walk back over to flip their palette over and finish their ballots. So if you had all of our information that we're putting out know that they were there too long to vote for and and Jeremy it's a good point you voted in person my husband voted in person and four people who saw those lines on day one. How was your day to day three experience? It was it was fairly simple. I mean, I might have had to wait for like one person to finish getting their ballot and then I got my ballot and there were probably about 20 20 people in their wedding when I was there. I went to the office dependents location and getting County cuz I'm in King County and that's I'm an independent. So it's a pretty close to my house, but it took no time. And since I saw are better guide and knew who I am going to vote for. It really only took me about ten minutes to get in and out. My husband's experience was exactly like yours, but he was at the government building the King County building. So so either way he said he was in and out. I think he said, A minutes not included wait time and he's putting them quotation marks and we'll take it. Sometimes the Wendy's drive-thru takes longer so we can do that to exercise our right to vote Kristen. Thank you so much. We look forward to next week as we close in on one of the biggest elections in recent memory. Thank you so much. Great. Thanks guys, appreciate it. And of course in addition to the election Jeremy, there's a lot more going on as well. You know, one of the big topics, of course Nationwide and here in Kentucky regarding the election is jobs unemployment and the economy and what's interesting is that if you look at Kentucky's unemployment numbers, the numbers are actually down so that sounds good. But let me explain so Kentucky's unemployment numbers just came off for September there 5.6% Now that's down 1.9% since August. You're like awesome people are finding jobs, but no wage structure saying what's happening is people are leaving the workforce. So either just you know, whether that's retiring not actively looking for jobs, whatever it is. They're leaving the labor force. So that's showing the unemployed We go down now if there is a sliver of good news here from last year to this year. So September to September it's only one point difference. So it's not you know, it's not the tank. You know, we keep hearing that but it is worth it certainly needs to get better. But at the very least there are people looking for work others leaving the labor force entirely but there are some companies actually out there hiring 2000s and that's that's the good news. We still do have some companies hiring. So Financial Service is one of the areas that was the hardest hit by unemployment during the first part of the year, but it's slowly starting to come back now Fidelity is hiring. Um, basically people are concerned over long-term economy and our opening more accounts with Fidelity. So that's that's been really great for them. It's like they're looking for thousand people Nationwide 15% increase in client-facing jobs. So like that's that's really really good news for our region, and they'll recruit a hundred thousand college graduates directly phone number. The internship and training programs. I did know that also from our grow and KY Lisa was talking about that. She knows Amazon is hiring but you know, they've been happening and they're going to continue to hire and right now hiring even more because they're delivering everything that everybody's ordering especially from like Prime day the other day and then also Atlas Air, which is outdoor life got a brand new facility and they help move all of Amazon stuff with the with their their business in the in the aviation industry. And so they are hiring as well. They're hiring tons of position right now. So those are three big companies that are hiring in our region. So it's it's not all bad. That's right. We're getting on the right track and now we're getting you know seasonal employment as well as I mean, I was just saying I just I've already started shopping for the holidays. Thank you prime day and potentially atlas there who knows Cummington is issuing some cares money. So, you know a lot of cities around and and areas around them. Kentucky got cares money. So that's that coronavirus relief money. And so what it's it just announced this week. The city of Covington is giving $100,000 hundred and $10,000 to three agencies specific sleeping with food distribution. They sought these guys out and you're going to recognize the names. So $60,000 headed to be concerned 40,000 to the parish kitchen and ten thousand to Brighton Center. The whole idea is to you know, help our fellow family's really really hurting in this time and speaking of feeding those in need Master Provisions. He's been on the show before here on the podcast. It's Empower lunch break is one week from today. I just got a tour out there week or so ago. It is a phenomenal facility that I don't know that a lot of people know about but they've got a huge huge goal that they want to reach to give them food and and clothing two people here in the area and all over the world. So if you can help them out if that Empower luncheon next Monday, that would be great. And st. Elizabeth they continued age. To innovate so they have the implanted the first device of its kind in the country. So this is really cool. And I'm going to try really hard not to mess this up cuz it's it's got all kinds of medical language. I like the mispronounced but it's they implanted the first bluetooth enabled part by ventricular defibrillator you go. There we go. Got it the new device just recently got FDA approval and the devices for risk of life-threatening heart rhythm problems and the communications with the pain patients and the doctors through an app. So it uses the Bluetooth just life. Your headphones are your airpods used to communicate with that phone so you can get the data like in real time that's amazing and and it makes it so much easier for the patient not to have to like a corded her call in and have them like find your your your device and all of that and also obviously helps those positions as well. I love this song cuz I don't know if you've seen the floor and she'll water tower recently It Off. Like are they painting over Florence? Y'all people who are freaked out the answer is yes, and no. Okay. So yes, they're they're painting over it but they're painting over it and it's going to look exactly the same but just better so it's basically getting a little makeover. Okay. So the city promises that's going to be back to its former glory don't you don't you fret they named the Florence y'all after that water tower. It's not going anywhere but mid-november. You should see it back in it. So are they change in the fight? Are they going to I don't know. What a great question. They I know from a designer perspective. I know it's a it's a very basic simple font and they, you know, looks like they tried to kind of cover up the what they used to say mall but they actually changed it but I mean it would pain me if if they changed it to like some kind of like script font, you know, it's Gotta Stay that bloggers asking is it going to look like the y'all's logo off then you're back to square one. The reason they couldn't put Florence Mall on it was because it was a business with y'all's is a business. So yeah it it'll probably I know it's a great question as a font person off. Like to know this we need to call me or Waylon and finds out. Oh, this is a great one for all the kids out. There. Scuba. Santa is coming back to Newport Aquarium. It's the 18th year scheme has been celebrating the holidays at the aquarium. He will be there everyday for from November 27th and every day through December 24th. Guess we'll be able to tell excuse me what they want for Christmas while he swims with the tank full of sharks. Everybody loves scuba Santa. It's just like one of those cool Northern Kentucky things like, you know, you can go see Santa scuba dive with sharks. Um, and there will be taking taking covid-19 precautions there. So the capacity is limited and you have to buy tickets in advance. So be sure to go to their website and check that out and get there and get all those those requests for Christmas. You got it. Exactly. That would be a perfect Christmas little activity. All right, Jeremy you have had a busy week or so and a couple more busy weeks to come. Let's get to that shame around up, So our last week we had our women's initiative Regional Summit sponsored by PNC. It is really really really great event that they do every year on this is the third year that they've done it off. They have Keynotes and they have some really great speakers and breakout sessions and some networking this year. Obviously we had to do it a little bit differently mainly completely virtual so we can't be in person. We can't have that many people in a room together. So we utilized a new platform called you let me events from one of our favorite podcast guests to me and it would it's a really cool technology it we had a little bumps beginning but we ironed everything out and had a really great event last week. We're we've got all the talks and stuff were recorded and captured so we can share it out to if you missed it off. We can still get those out to you. Then. Our next huge event coming up is our annual celebration. It was our annual dinner in September is moved to November 12th. It will be at lunch time. So, you know, we figure that since it's going to be virtual. We didn't want people spending time. You know, it's one thing to bring your wife out to a nice dinner or wife or husband or significant other or friends or business colleagues out to a really fancy nice dinner and big award show and spent a few hours at that, but we moved it to lunch time. So that way people can do it during the workday and we know that everyone's are not everyone but most people have something else going on. You've got the kids, right? You've got everything that goes along with this the craziness of the pandemic so we moved it to lunch time spot so you can register for that by off by Chambers, slash events and get get yourself registered. We have a free option where you can just attend the the Facebook live, but then we also have options for networking and then we have this really cool. Will option where you could support a restaurant locally a chamber member? Yeah, so you it's different tier levels instead of free for the one and it's about $15 for the networking and then like 40 for the with the restaurant and then that 20 that extra $25 go straight to that restaurant and then you get a a gift card. So then you can pay for your luggage for that event during that you're you're supporting a chamber member and it's it's really about giving back to the community trying to to help out some of these restaurants that have been really really hit hard by a pandemic and and it's going to get even worse for them as they have to move everything inside and close on our side as we get cold. Well, we look forward to that annual celebration and speaking of heading outside coming up. Not only are we going to hear from Covington yard, you are going to get a sneak peek a look inside Covington yard live an interview their site. It's gorgeous. Interesting. It's it's a really cool place and you're about to see it coming up. So stay with us on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. CVG airport is the lowest fare airport in the tri-state region with 54 non-stop flights and direct international service to 7 destinations including Paris France and now home to both DHL and Amazon's Global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure package at cvgairport.com back to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight and I am in a place that if you have not yet been you gotta hit it is Covington yard down here on Greenup. Well coming in yardage the newest members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and we decided to come down and talk to the folks here about this place and what you can expect if you haven't been there so Josh niederhelman is the principle of Cub core and he's also am from Covington yard. First of all, this place is amazing. You've got to be excited that it's finally open. Oh, absolutely. We're you know, we're really excited for the neighborhood. I live in the neighborhood and Covington and we're really looking forward to having not Their opportunity to to visit and come outside gather with the community, but the challenge was certainly the yeah. We are opening a community Gathering space in the middle of a pandemic. So this project actually start well before the pandemic and that was something that actually threw us a curve ball as the pandemic hit we had to figure out how to make things socially distant and how to accommodate the new rules and regulations to keep everybody safe choice. We look around here. There's lots of space to be had lots of room around and I know a lot of people feel very comfortable or more comfortable being outside than inside right. Now. How many can you accommodate and how the crowds been so far off? The crowds have been great and everybody's been really good about wearing masks and being socially distant majority of our space is outside. We can seat up to 165 under the current rules with having a seat for service pre pandemic were able to see four hundred fifty people capacity into the into the space. So it's not nearly at capacity. We hope obviously when the pandemic lifts that sometime in the spring home. We will be able to get back to normal and that way we'll be able to get a lot more people into experience Covington yard. Let's explain how this works because you've got individual food vendors and drinks and all that good stuff. Yeah. So a lot of people when they come in they've either been walking around they've seen the site they've been sticking their head in kind of wondering what's going on when the shipping containers got put on site it really raised a lot of questions just to what is the space and frankly what we wanted this to be was that that space where everybody could come hang out have a drink grab a bite to eat talk to some friends wage act as a backyard atmosphere that a lot of people in Covington just don't have due to the site home sites and the nature of Covington's architecture. So when you come to coming to New York, you walk through a shipping container that was a one-time used shipping container from China and we repurposed it as our entry feature as you walk in. Then you see the artificial turf on site and we have multiple birth. Vendors that are available from lunch hours into the evening hours. Now those hours have been somewhat dynamic as we figure out the Kinks associated with operating a restaurant and a bar and a pandemic but our operating team on site has been able to kind of navigate some of those issues and they're starting to roll out lunch hours and the dinner has been consistent. Every time that The Yardbirds open. We have three food vendors open for dinner. That's Django tacos Yardbird chicken tenders and mr. Bulgogi Korean BBQ. We also have a fourth vendor that will be announcing soon that will open first week in November. So we're looking forward to having four different food options for people on a regular basis as well as being able to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere TVs music live bands that kind of thing, you know, this concept is new for Covington, but not new overall. This is you know, a lot of cities have been going to these kind of like outdoor Food Hall type situations. Yeah, and that's frankly we didn't come up with this idea. We certainly plagiarize dead. Other locations around the world. So we were just happy to be able to bring something unique and interesting into that Covington area to engage some of the vacant and blighted storefronts that we had in this this track season and it's gone over well so far people seem to enjoy the the socially distanced atmosphere that we're able to provide and we hope to continue that in the winter as we add heater in tenting options that will allow for people to still be able to be outside still be able to be socially distant but venture out and get some of that Community bonding that people are needing at this point. What's your goal? Where do you see Covington yard in the future? You know, hopefully we just have a consistent group of people that like to come here. They hang out and really treated their own backyard at the onset of this. We had intended to host birthday parties wedding events and different types of events that you would typically have at a large venue, but that wage Has been challenging in the pandemic. So we've not taken event requests. We are filing people's names so that if the pandemic does lift and were able to hold larger events we can kind of regroup on that that front page but what where we really hope to take this is to to be a staple for the Covington Northern Kentucky Greater Cincinnati community that you can come down and be the starting point or the editing point for your night out on the town. So our position located in between the new music venue across from the banks next to the the Braxton Hotel Covington area the main store Osteria, it really gives us the opportunity to be a strong point or ending points of people's nights as they go out and enjoy the town and dog friendly and family-friendly During certain hours as well. Absolutely. So the the turf that we installed is pet friendly Turf Club and you're welcome to bring your Pooch as long as long as they have leashes and they're well-behaved. Of course the same goes for the kids yet leashes and well-behaved with make sure of that so we know we look forward to it I had Young children myself and it's great to bring them here. You know, they have different food options. There's mocktails, even for the kids that they could have non-alcoholic drinks that they can experience team and they'll be different programming events. As we continue. The the opening will have different programming that's geared around the children and families as well. Excellent Josh. Thanks so much. And again one of the chamber's newest member, so we certainly want to introduce you to Covington yard. So check them out for different food vendors. And of course, I mean what place in Greater Cincinnati would be a place without a little bit of adult beverages as well. So that's the latest from here in Covington yard stick with is though the Northern Kentucky Spotlight will be right back your Northern Kentucky chamber saved you money. It's what we do offer from health and unemployment insurance travel and even office supplies are Affinity programs saved our members thousands of dollars every year we even have savings on covet screening applications to Chrome. Employees guests and workplace safety learn more about how to start saving today by visiting our website in KY chamber.com member discount saving own numbers money. It's what we do. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight. We want to thank you guys so much for joining us today. And it's always remember hit subscribe. If you're listening to its share if you're watching us anything to you know, kind of forget the reach of the Northern Kentucky Spotlight Jeremy, we've got some fun coming next week. I know you've got little kids are excited about Halloween. Oh, yeah, we've been working on their costumes already got some Amazon packages not see it's not you don't you don't just buy the whole halloween-costume their pieces coming he's coming and and and Angelina gets super super creative with all of their costumes. She gets a little Wildlife sometimes but I agree. I love Halloween. I love Halloween. We're making everything. I remember even when one of my kids wanted to be a which I'm like, you know, I can buy a witch costume. They're like, nope. We're making it. So here's the deal. We're talking about Halloween next week with Marty Boyer from theater house and not just Halloween, you know, this isn't a typical costume shop. He talks about the community there a theater house and also how elastic They just have saved them during the pandemic. So that is coming your way next week right here on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight. But until then we want to thank once again our title sponsor CVG as always taking us to new heights. I had to throw a pun in there. But anyway, thank you for all your hard work Jeremy. We appreciate it. We're we're hanging in there. Are we going to wear costumes next week for the podcast? I think we should have to yeah, I might I'm going to like a wig. I think I got some wigs in the closet. They're real wigs and not like your virtual wigs that you were doing around. It'll be a real one. Okay, good. Okay. So when I play I am I was David Bowie's character from The Labyrinth rocker would just what else is there to do on a Monday afternoon, then watch us dress up like crazy people. All right. So we'll see you then next Monday mark it down throw it in your phone right now and we'll see you then on the Northern Kentucky spotlight.

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Giving to the Community

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

45:19 min | 5 months ago

Giving to the Community

"Welcome to Northern Kentucky Spotlight I'm Katherine. Jeremy stranded usually here. Jeremy where are you? You're somewhere. I'm here you are. Oh, my goodness take. Fifty eleven of quarantine is turned you into. The salons opened in Northern Kentucky the twenty fifth. I I've got I've got an appointment for green I green. Green Green. Green Line, Salon. On the thirtieth, so I just know that I'm going to get rid of this. Mop in a minute. I gotTa say some people do quarantine beards. You went Hornsey hair online with me rocker here. All right well, speaking of rocking. We are rock in this podcast. Because we got a lot of great guests coming your way today, let's find out who's on WHO's off the pod today. Maybe I should trim my hair of Juan doing. Great No, not me. Okay, okay. Yeah, yeah, guess, guess the guess today. We're going to be serious now. The guest leader Ship Northern Kentucky Class of twenty twenty. They made their big announcement of we had them back on the podcast back in November September some somewhere in there, and they were announcing this deal huge fund that they were that they got gifted by Greater Cincinnati Fund and then they raised a bunch of. Of Money so they? They got to pick where they're going to give that money to. So that's going to be really cool. Then we have K. fittest from high heeled success. She's GonNa talk about how she's been empowering women throughout her entire career and all the great stuff that she does. And then we've got restaurant relief. It's back again. We got ten more winters. It's going to be awesome can't wait to announce those. Those are coming your way in just a little bit. We also want to thank our sponsor CV g the title sponsor as well as city, a sponsor, the Ellen in Federal Credit Union and see crew consulting our digital sponsor could not do it without you guys. 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We're back here on the Northern Kentucky spotlight and I had to upgrade to zoom because we have lots of guests for this next segment, I'm joined by Don Dem who's the director of leadership more than Kentucky along with her chair or a mangy and a whole slew of other people, and they're here to talk about giving giving challenge that they came on and announced eck in the fall sometime. We're GONNA talk about it, so don tell us tell us all about it. Yeah Jeremy thanks for having everybody on today we are just bursting at the seams to share the Good News Lakeview Ellen K twenty twenty had a very unique class project this year. Thanks to our chair lower, Mindy, from Greater Cincinnati Foundation, they created a giving challenge where g action this class, twenty five thousand dollars to try and figure out how to give it away to organizations in northern Kentucky, and trying to get fifty leaders to agree on anything is just a huge task of self with this came together in such a beautiful way, inspite pandemic, and we're. We're all trapped in our homes, and so we just thought it was so newsworthy to come on today. Share this with you, so I'm GONNA pass over to Laura to talk about the exciting news. Then we actually have our award recipients here to talk a little bit about how they're going to use the fines. The Difference GonNa make for them in then we have Mark Collier. Who is the president for this year? He's GonNa. Talk with us. A little bit about the process of the class went through to reach consensus for these great recipients Laura Taken Away A thanks. I have so loved being the chair of the class. One of the best things I've ever done professionally. Personally all of it and you know. When I came in this chair last summer I I asked a question. I think most Sarah's ask. which is what they bring to the you know. What should we do with the classes? That might be a little bit different help them learn grow. Help them develop stills in their awareness. and. Just thought I know what I bring. I've rang a real love for full answer. He and I bring a real passion for the nonprofits that are in this region. and so, what do she maybe share that love with this plastic? Fifty you know, juicy up. Our mission is said inspire generosity. It's to be generous together. We've been inviting a lot of donors to award grants alongside us with us, and so kind of an extension of the mission of Gif where I work, and also my personal blander. Be You know passion was? was just live. Let's go the class number unity to award, some grant dollars and Northern Kentucky Let's see what they do with it, you know. COULD THEY LEVERAGE IT? They build it. you know really there was no F-, restrictions or parameters on the class in terms of how they go and show or the dollars we did ask you limited Kevin and Boone counties. But. Essentially it was just this idea of let's see fifty leaders can do with a little bit of seed funding for community investment. So that was the origin of got kicked off. And really pleased with how it went. excited without class rose the challenge. You know the unexpected twists of corona virus. We we had I had a bit of A. Road Map for how this was going to go and I certainly had an idea for kind of thing and you know. A method for it, but just as we got to the point of having to get the classic, come together to make these big decisions all of a sudden, we couldn't get together and there was certainly a moment, and they're looking at dawn where we were like. What are we doing this leadership class and we can't you? Inverse emergency and You know I really start of honestly I'll be very vulnerable in that I struggled in terms of. I don't know how lead them through the rest of process. but I didn't need you. Because it was really at that moment, the class stepped up and said you know we got it. We be self motivates off mobilized, which completely organized ourselves out into teams and get the process done and they did I think that was one of the best parts about the giving challenge for me was just seeing how they really ownership in control at a point. Lost it about myself? So maybe our class president wants to talk about more. In the kind of and. Say We've got this aircraft's. You Know I. Think it's one of the great things about the leadership class. You know that's I think that's where the bats class ever thing comes from this. Because each year there's a new challenge and you guys got like a rise rise to it, and when you have fifty of the best up and coming leaders in our community at like really kind. Kind of speaks to that and you guys can get done so mark. How did you get it done like like Pick these great nonprofits. Yeah, yeah, in I think you know organically. Everybody sort of comes up with their classes brand I think Laura alluded to it, maybe you to talking about the best class ever. We are truly the closest class. Class ever and a lot of it stems from the need to just sort of mobilize like like Laura talked about. I mean we did a lot of work. leading up to the the actual grant process There was some some work in a in a group of fifty, trying to get us to come up with an peeve for just really to narrow it down. I mean there's so many worthy nonprofits, and and that sort of the ancillary thing that you know. We were able to give out three grants. That's that's awesome. We had a lot of really worthy. nonprofits also applied for these these funds throughout this course to i. mean the whole the whole. Leadership Northern Kentucky. Kentucky session was. Let's expose this class to what what the needs are for our region, and not truly I. Think what we're GonNa take hold and carry with us. you know for the rest of our lives? There are a lot of worthy nonprofits that need some help. So how do we? How do we mobilize? Once, you know we get the the. Decision from from the from the state and federal level that we can't meet anymore. How do we do this right We have leaders and I. You know specifically when I WANNA call out is is is our classmate acts and came up with a really really detailed plan. about breaking into teams, and then self motivating from there So you know you instead of fifty on zoom call, it might be ten. They're still struggle in. They're still a process and that's all worthwhile, and and I think really At the end of the day we were able to give. Money and maybe the sets up for the next part of this Lincoln. Grant Scholar House and the life learning center and Smertin car care. Clinic. We were really really pleased about how that. How that all turned out? Awesome so you you kind of mentioned there. Who who they were. The recipients are so are Kinda WanNa go through each one of you, and just what? What does it mean to you to be a benefactor in this of this money? And like what like how has it helped your organization? Gap Laura I wonder if you could introduce each of the recipients, and then they could just talk a little bit about their application, and in with the funds me. On all right looking for my. Different on everyone's. Yeah. We've got Katrina Bowman Thomas who's the ad or the northern decade, community. Action Commission and also Shelly Baker. Who is a director for legal scholar? House scholar houses apparel, said the end Also showed he was in last year. His leadership class so I shout out a good alum on the call here. We've got brisket jar. Who is I with this narrative? Care Clinic also works PNC very generous volunteer in our community. and Alicia Webb June Chen, who is? CEO of the Life Learning Center. Soon with. Powerhouses here on this call. Losing. Start, with the Lincoln Grand Scholar House Katrina and you guys. Tell tell us about what this means for you. Just I thank you all so much for considering as as you said, there's so many worthy causes out there in for Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission. We have a Marietta programs and services. That really worked together to help. Our family said thrive in Lincoln grant style houses, really one of our premier programs single parents that are going back to school housing for them and what we're able to do is really provide wrap around services for those parents while they're in school. Shelley and her teen do an exceptional job of working with every family to make sure. Sure that. They're keeping their student debt low that they're maintaining their sanity. Wind in school and their children are all, and they keep their children on track. Sali's funds will help us with our operational costs to make sure that we are able to continue our programming with grass scholar house. We don't have any federal funding. You don't have any dollars secured for that for our program, so these dollars will go directly to continuing the operations and I'll just turn it off the shell she again the program director, and just does a phenomenal job with the families there. Same You to say we were surprises understatement. We were just so thrilled to get the call that they chose on. That, they saw the value in the work that we put through. The other of our exciting is to hear the other recipients you. We work with Bruce Bruce an amazing partner for us since the beginning in knowing that he was also chose It's really cool to see that and the same with life learning center. You know we work with them. A bit launched in I'm coordinates benefits the dam. Just it's NEAT TO JERSEY. Our community really comes together and I feel like this. This project. You guys have Super Jealous. Even though what we are the best class plow what exciting thing to do, and it's also cool that we were able to show the community what nonprofits need and the struggles that we go through into showcase that sufficiency, amazing leaders and to keep keep snowballing. On I think is so great, so thank you so much for this opportunity. I am Bruce but into your organization. Oh, it's It's an incredible honor just to be able to be on this call or just to talk about the tedious bit. So as shelly was just sharing brief, what the Samaritan car clinic does is we actually provide complementary routine vehicle maintenance for low income individuals, and sadly right now. A lot of those low income individuals are no income individuals, but we've actually partnered with life, learning, center and Lincoln ground. Scholar House for years on trying to connect with either working. Poor people are trying to just kind of keep moving along the path toward self. Economic self-sufficiency. The grant you know, we can come up with the funds to do what I call our quarterly maintenance clinics, the what this grant does, and a couple of other foundation grants received over the years that was when we can sponsor critically needed repairs. Thank new brakes new tires fixing radiators, and that's what these working poor people really need so just incredible honor one huge. Thank you and Laura maybe. And I a touch base last week. That's all I could say it's it's over the top helpful, and we will be able to help even more people like those who are sponsored by life, learning center, and my congrats scholar House thanks again. Okay Leo your turn. Thank you again. It just seems. Like, thank you is just not sufficient to let leadership northern Kentucky know what this money means to us and the support and I want to Echo my colleagues that. Received Money, as well. In that collaboration in the nonprofit world is critical and pivotal to the work that we do so that we can leverage one another. We couldn't do what we do at Life Learning Center Without Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission and and Bruce and his group, and we have over one hundred and thirty five community partners at life learning center so without them. We would be woefully insufficient at doing what we do, but life learning center. Obviously, our organization is one that supports individuals that are at risk in the community with an education and care continuum to get their life back on track, and allowed him an opportunity for employment sustainability, and to regain their dignity I. Think is so important. People make bad decisions. They are not bad people, and it is so rewarding to have an opportunity to help people get back employed back into the workforce and again this funding It just goes without saying how much we are so appreciative of the support of Leadership Northern Kentucky. So awesome. You know, I, just love how you guys could have just took all that money and giving it to one nonprofit, but then to do three different nonprofits that all work together, and you're really taking care of the whole person you know with with this one gift and I. It's just really kind of amazing to see. I wanted to add to that You know there are many other applicants for for this funding, and it was very competitive. They all were so strong but the goal of this really wasn't just about a dollar. Is that are going out? It really was trying to put in front of fifty people fifty leaders. nonprofits her doing in their community to help them build an awareness and appreciation for what these officer doing. Just because one of the options wasn't funded, doesn't great exposure. You know through the process and my heart of heart. You know hope. Is that maybe down the road? You know we will have numbers of serving on the boards of some of these nonprofits they write about after the. The applicant periods that people might become personal supporters, and just donate themselves or leading accompanied company, making those for donations will remember one of the applicant's that came in and said you know that one was really really unique approach was terrific so as much about the education awareness and appreciation as the actual funding WHO's the true goal for it and will be A. Hopefully exciting to really see long-term. What the outcomes! Might, be on hopefully much much greater than forty thousand dollars. We mentioned both the way forty thousand. Dollars. The cluster do some additional fundraising, so they did leverage the five thousand and did some fundraising. And so If you talk a little bit about that. There was a rumor and some late night. Pictures from a poker party at Mark's House that I think helped to raise some money to contribute they really. They had a lot of fun with that. In a lot of companies that were represented by members of the class also made I'm corporate contributions in the class just gave from their pocket books to make up that difference of things, and so the grand amounts by the way to do. We really didn't talk a lot. Lot about I think how much we ended up at forty thousand tonnes in everybody ended up with a well over ten thousand I. Don't remember the exact amounts Laura I'll defer to you on that, but that was really the bigger goal. Right eight to teach the class. The importance of giving give exposure to so many organizations, because what we want of our alumni is now to take experience of the program to go and lead not just in their own organization, not to send their own life, but to lead all around the region. It before Laura gets into the amounts, I mean the the way that this class had to pivot. In mid March we sort of self identified who were going to be the fundraisers, and we met as a fundraising committee there, maybe ten to twelve of us of the fifty. That was error. That was what we were going to do, so we met a lot of different times. We're at Keystone I. Think in mid March. coming up with how do we figure out how to get deliverables to corporate donors? in in a lot of that stuff got done and then this. Thing, hit and I mean. How tone deaf would it have been? If we had continued to try to fundraise when there were so many other worthy causes unease that that need that attention right away so in our class shifted we did. We were able to raise fifteen. Thousand the POLKA party did raise a little bit of that, but maybe that was just a little bit more fun. Not as well but but yeah, it was. It was a true testament I think to the to the ability of the class. The directors and the chairs of the class to allow us that flexibility. To to shift and show our true leadership, because at the end of the day you know. It's upon us to execute and We can be given the tools we can go to camp joy and get together and go through recessions but at the end of the day. You have to execute I. think that's that's kind of what our class. Is going to be known for. TOO QUICKLY LAURA! You want to give the numbers outlook of what each organization got. Yes so It's a total of forty, thousand, three hundred and sixty dollars. So That was UCF's twenty five thousand. Plus what the class race. And I really just want to say it. It was important as classic Bait has in the game. You know and I really that really stuck out. It wasn't just thanks. This might I will give it away. It was no money. Let's put some of our own in. Dollars into ethnic. It really still real you know and quite honestly you're going to be a better fat maker. You read the patients early if you've got your money. On the table, so that was an important piece of it an hostage brotherly love, the fundraising, which citing employers companies also very generous, though a total of. Who'll of forty thousand, five hundred and sixty dollars laugh, learning, center, and Link Bit Scholar House it applied for fifteen thousand dollar grants, and S- merchantmen. CARACAR flared generated, so many sees. Samaritan carve out. To talk sister. Has for a ten thousand dollars. So that was really kind of an an ended up. The numbers worked out pretty well. All all considered. But. It was also really important the class that they make the grants in the full amount that were requested. So! That was the last decision classmate. Was You know we could do for grants of ten? Or just do the three grants at the full amount and the way they voted was seen now. We really understand that life's learning center Lincoln Grants out. Need the full fifteen thousand three asked for so that was the best decision and You know it's just. It's really a testament to the strength of these organizations and the power of the work that they jail. Jail in how much they inspired class all right well. I know I. Stand With You Laura that I'm so proud of this class and I'm so excited. for what this has done for these three wonderful organizations in Jeremy Thank you for having all day. Yes, and if you want to read more about it, check it out on four Thomas Matters Dot, com, that's right. Nora we will be right back with more northern. Kentucky Chamber Spotlight. 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Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight in joining us right now is Kafe, is from high heeled success K. thank you for joining us today. It's my pleasure Catherine. Let's talk about what high yield success is doubtless about it well, it's kind of interesting, because it's not just the company name. It is actually a registered trademark. It's a concept. It's a six part concept. That I swear I swear if a woman can master these six PS. She can an up her success significantly in the workplace, so we look at six things. Basically, we look at personal. Power stain how you think about yourself when you wake up at three o'clock in the morning, and you're not wearing that mask that we tend to wear into the workplace, we take a look at power professional estate, those things that have to do with our value in the workplace. How much do you think you're worth? How much do you are willing to ask for in your workplace? Then we take a look at power verbal language. How do you sound you sound in commanding? Are Your sentences peppered with hedges add-ons which are really power robbing phrases? Then we look at the flip side. We look at power body, language, power nonverbal language when you walk into a room. Do you carry yourself in such a way that people say? She must be in charge i. know you do that Catherine because I've seen. You in action then we look at power presentations whether you're talking one on one to a potential client or a five hundred people at a conference for your industry convention, and then last, but not laze power packaging, do your goals and the package Ju show up with whether it's virtual or in person. Are they in alignment? So that's really where we focus. So. How long have you been in business? And how do you worry her? I Say I've been in business for forever. Over twenty five years is really interesting. Because why am I started? My business I truly assumed that eventually I would be obsolete that we would no longer have these disparity issues and inequality in the workplace for women I have now concluded. I have to live a hundred and sixty seven, or so to be able to really address the problem so when people ask me periodically. What are you going? GonNa retire like. Can't do it yet, and so you know we have been in business a very long time and we we continue to come up with new services and and new ways of executing our business. Let's talk about that. Every business has had to hit it a little bit. Our share a stay at home situation. What are you hearing from your clients from women as to what they need or or maybe how their needs have changed, it's it's very very interesting right now. Because normally we will offer our services, both in corporate and public seminars and trainings we would do keynotes at conventions and corporations, and we're a smaller piece of our virtual programming. We do a lot of coaching both face to face and in in Group Virtual Coaching and we've certainly had to step that up. No doubt about it and you know being one that technology challenged. Challenged in the world that's been a issue for me. Certainly, but what it has done for me, interestingly is things that I come to very easily like public, speaking out, you know I've done close to three thousand presentations and work with over a hundred thousand women in the twenty five years, and that's comfortable for May, sometimes I, forget how difficult it is for some people, and as my younger clients have been one hundred percent, cool and comfortable with every piece of technology, it has forced me to get back into their shoes, which is really rather rather interesting, and you know right now, we we've got a big fat screaming dilemma on our hands. For Women in the workplace, not only do. We have seventy six percent of those online health workers out there risking their life every day, so many women are in lower paid positions where they are having to be face to face with customers. Most of my clients however are working virtually from home right now. We're fortunate enough to be able to do that, but in the past you'll be able to relate to this catherine. They had a fulltime job. Then they went home to a full-time job now. If they have children, they've added one more fulltime job being a teacher and there was a reason they didn't go into education in the first place, and so now they're having to juggle. Re One of those balls, and it is very overwhelming in many ways right now as as we all know, that's no surprise to any of us. That it's tough right now. So. How is a high heeled success? Helping with these issues, how are you helping? Women cope with all this other. Question I'd love to be able to just tweak my magic wand and make it happen magically for the women that we serve, but I'm I'm recommending four main things right now. The first is you have got to carve out some self care time. It's not pampering in not nice to do. It is essential. You know I am I'm having my clients. Go immediately while we are on a virtual call to their to. To their phone on their calendar market right now, it needs to be a every day at least twenty minutes. So that's the first thing. The second thing is I'm highly recommending that women take a period of time every day in the work in their workplace, virtual or non virtual and do some professional development. One of the things that we offer on our website is inning number of free tools so they can go. Go and get a career assessment. They can get a white paper on self sabotaging behaviors that women engage with they can get our newsletter, which is full of articles about succeeding in the workplace, so that's one of the things I'm encouraging people to do and last, but not least if if people happen to see one of my post today, they will see that I have recommended another tool right now. Being visible in. In your workplace think about a problem that your team is currently having something they struggle with. Do a little bit of research. Go your boss and say I'd like to propose this as a solution and maybe do a mini training for your team. You'll be viewed as incredibly valuable, and you know. If if they go to the website, they'll also see an archive of all these articles. They're all free. There's A. Corner section that's very actionable kind of bullets new. They can do right away and I would strongly suggest they read the last one in the very last newsletter about writing an article for linked in. How'd you stand out? You take a little bit of a contrarian stance, not for being just a pain in the backside, but because we all have different perspectives create a short article. Get it on linked tune. You will sort of rise above the crowd right now. You mentioned. The most clients are working from home right now. Who is your? There at high heeled possess. Usually middle-management interestingly LEMme. Ask You a question I bet both of you know women who you have seen in your careers that are incredibly incredibly competent, but somehow they get passed over for promotions raises the best opportunities those tuned to be some of the women that we work with because they weren't behind the scenes nose to the grindstone, and they've never learned that six parts skillset to make them more. More visible they tend to be our ideal client and it to dig just a little bit deeper. We tend to work with a lot of women that are in stem, industries, science, technology, engineering, and math, because they have always relied upon their brilliance, but they've never learned how to become more visible self promote. They don't have a political workplace bone in their entire body so just to get over that. Hoop that that obstacle say it's okay to advocate for yourself and here's how you go about doing. Awesome. I know I happen to know that you're very very involved with women's initiative at the Chamber and you are actually the chair of the women's initiative roundtables about that program could get a little plug and tells and absolutely love to. You know I've had a long history now with the Northern Kentucky. Chamber, even though I do live on that other side of the river. That! You talk about. We're stronger together right now closed here. you know I started doing the very first. Summit speaking at that I've been the keynote for the shore to shore event, which is regional. was also part of the on the road series that we did before it. It kind of went by the wayside, and then I became the chair of the round. And if women are not familiar with the appear roundtables, they are missing out on a huge opportunity. These are small. All five to seven member groupings very intimate where they can do any number of things they can have their own personal board of directors for their their career. They can have a place to vent though we do discourage whining. We can have an opportunity to really professionally developed because we offer our resources, speakers and special events for the round tables, and it's so simple to get involved. If woman is already a member of the chamber all she has to go to the website Click on service events, and would it be services Jeremy? Services their album, services. Click on women's initiative in the peer to peer roundtables right there. She will see an application. Fill out that application. Send it in, and we will get you help up asap. We'll speak in hooking up. Where can people find you if they're interested in learning more behind yield success already well, the best way is first of all either to email us at. At High H.. I. G. H. Healed H. E. E.. Success. DOT, com, they can call the office. We still do answer the telephone. It's pretty cool. Five three, Bob, six, one four to eight eight, or they can go to the website. High Heels, success, dot, com, and contactors through the website. We'll get back to them, ASAP. one one more thing before we let you go. I forgot to ask the leadership class in the last segment. So but we monthly question, and since we're starting to Kinda slowly, make our way back to work. We're wondering what is the thing that you're looking forward the most when we get back to normal. That it happens tomorrow salons open. Yeah, I'm going to real easily crepe these fingernails up. You know it's bad when a you have to decide what you're gonNA. Wear on given today because you cannot button a blouse because your fingernails long. We have one of those push-button garbage disposals on both of our sinks in our kitchen and I cannot push it down a half to call my husband and say. Could you please come and use your non Taliban hanger? So this is a big deal here tomorrow. Big Day I'm not sure if I'm quite comfortable yet, but as soon as I can get these puppies saw down. It's going to be a good day, so yes I believe that's it is tomorrow for your. Excuse me I. Don't ask anybody for my side of the river for the rest of you just the twenty fifth. Off It that's right for Vami fifth for the side of the river here. For the thirtieth so While Kate. Thank you so much. We appreciate it and good luck with those nails. Thank you for sharing that Catherine. Take Care of Jeremy Enjoy working from home. We will and hey, thank you guys for hanging on. We've got more coming your way. Big winners of being announced in the northern. Kentucky Reservoir coming your way just up next so stick with us on the Kentucky spotlight. cvt Airport is the lowest fear airport in the tristate region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations including. Paris, France and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hops. The airport is further position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at CG AIRPORT DOT COM. Welcome back to Northern Kentucky spotlight once again. We're talking about the northern. Kentucky restaurant relieved this, is it a final weekend? Are just a few moments we are going to learn the last winners of at one thousand dollar grant apiece, but first of all an introduced our gas once again back with us. Brian Cooper from Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Nancy Grayson from horizon, community funds and leak. Leak Room who is here from triad so Brent, let's kick things off Talloussa about how this week went. And what we what we learned and all the money raised this week. Yeah, we very excited about this. This latest round of grants. This list of winners is absolutely fantastic in the chamber's been thrilled to participate with a partners with tried in the rising community funds so. Just again. Thank you all so much for all your participation I'll turn over to Nancy. Thanks brand, and we are truly grateful for every single person who donated we had close to fifty thousand dollars that were raised donations, and especially to Cincinnati. Regional Business Committee we are so grateful for that group kicking in an extra ten thousand dollars or us to extend this one more week to be able to support our wonderful northern Kentucky restaurants so many thanks again to the C. R. B. C., but let's let's also think everyone who gave their people who gave Marcher amounts at ten thousand dollars levels in all the way down to twenty five and fifty dollar increments, so if you were a Downer for this wonderful effort were really truly grateful and thanks so much for stepping up. I love restaurants. And you know we like you said we gotta almost fifty thousand dollars donated, and then got all these cards coming in Lee what were of the final numbers that we had this. Let me share some details for you. Forty four thousand five hundred dollars, worth of gift cards purchased to over one hundred and twenty restaurants across all three counties. You're going to hear. Hear today that we're GONNA. End Up having winners from fifteen cities in real interesting thing about driving some value grandview tavern, twenty-six gift cards purchased thirteen thousand dollars worth of value to grandview tavern, Ludlow Tavern, twenty four gift cards. Okay, BB, Brent I've heard you mention them. At least once on this podcast war twenty-one gift cards for Mitchell public house, seventeen farm stand. Head another almost a dozen and a half gift cards purchaser, really tremendous efforts to support these these hundred twenty restaurants out. That were really thankful for that after. And, so let's get to it. Who are the big winners? We have this final round. Brent will start with you great. Thanks to using who bought the winning? A grant a gift card here from velocity bike and being in Florence, so congrats velocity bike in being numer. Wayland is excited to hear that one also thanks to Kimberly Lucas. We have the Hopper House in Newport so I'm sure. Our former board chair Eric Hoss, and the Mayor of Fort Thomas. Who is one of the owners of the Opera Opera? House? I'm sure he is drinking a Dunkel as you heard that news. Sherry Raleigh Thanks to her, we've got the honey whole bar and grill and Alexandria so congrats to the honey, whole bar and grill. I'll. Turn it over to Nancy. Thanks for I've got four more winners for this week were excited that Mary Sweetie nominated Villa Mocha in Villa hills, congratulations guys for receiving one of our one thousand dollar grants. We also have from Mary Scott Bellevue Bistro down in Bellevue, congratulations, guys. From Robert, Henschel York Street cafe I know that's a crowd in northern Kentucky down in Newport, and finally for my group Jennifer are not sure your last name, but thanks so much for nominating El. Rio Bravo Mexican restaurant in Alexandria were grateful for your effort by those gift cards. Emily, who brings home? To last three. Holly, Patterson Four Thomas Grass roots and vines, congratulations holly in grass, roots and vines. Thank you for that purchase another Florence winner. We've got Patricia Kelly and ZIP it. Florence Scape. Square so congratulations, Oop, and then finally last, but not least Newport. One of my personal favorites purchase gift card by Christine Russell who happens to be on our team, so thank you for setting this up so I can announce that Carabello coffee so congratulations caravel copy are forty seventh and final grant recipient. We've got some CARE Bella right here. In velocity cells Cariballo coffee, too, so that's adult went for Carabello. Excellent News and yet talked about the cities represented. That's incredible and so congratulations to each of the winners. What Fun project to be able to announce all this? Thank you guys for all of your health is well. Look forward to using the gift cards now. That's the key all right. Thank you so much for joining us here on whether. Kentucky Spotlight Jeremy Thank. You for putting all this together. The brains behind the operation. and. Also want to thank all of our sponsors. I knew I knew he was gonNA, do get up. 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"Good afternoon and welcome to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight on Catherine era. We've got just a plethora stars coming on the show today first and foremost Jeremy Charan the marketing and communications director for the Northern Kentucky Chamber how you doing there Jeremy. Here, is the first day of school in Person School you're. Oh. No, no no we kept him. He's he has to. He's still in the other room doing all his virtual schooling. I've got two kids in school for the first time since mark it is awesome. But tomorrow maybe a different day. But we are also joined right now by Chris Baldwin, the Vice President of Public Affairs and Communication for the Chamber as well. So we appreciate you being here today kristen thanks for having me yet June fifteenth with a day. The Daycare Open Becker for me. Forever, a date that we will remember at our house we we were are going to be covering all kinds of great stuff here today, but first and foremost we want to thank our title sponsor CG doing all they do to make sure the northern Kentucky spotlight gets out, and about Jeremy We've got some some guests today, some interesting topics of discussion today. We Newport Gaming Coming on today to talk about this that cool new facility they have there, and then we also have the mayor of Union to talk about what's going on in their community should be very very interesting but let's let's kristen about some elections stuff. There's nothing bigger than that right now everything's about the election coming up and tell us about. How do request our ballots if we want to do the If if we don't go in vote in person. Great Good Question, Jimmy, tomorrow marks five weeks from actual election day. But as many of you guys have heard the you do have numerous options to vote and vote early in one of those about voting via absentee and so in the state of Kentucky that means Harrison I did a barrier aright got your absentee ballot in hand. So that's always the first step. So who would make sure that Catherine you're not alone and requesting your absentee ballot said later by no they can go to places one they can go to our vote in. K Y DOT COM website to get more information about all things election, or they can go straight to the secretary website, which is go vote cave by dot com, and so that's an online portal where you can easily go and select that and the way that you can say, Kentucky they have put specific things at any Kentucky and concerned with contracting or spreading covid nineteen can request a ballot by mail. So that's the kind of the broad scope. If you don't WanNa vote in person you can request an absentee ballot by mail. Let's talk about absentee ballot versus mail in voting. We hear these two terms and let's talk about the difference in the State of Kentucky and also the same way in Ohio you have to request your absentee ballot. There are numerous stay south there like Oregon in which every registered voter is automatically mailed a and that's how that state works and how it operates at his not state of Kentucky or for Ohio operates you have to actually physically request a ballot be sent to you and so after you have requested that ballot that then kind of Doesn't allow you to go to the polls to vote in person kind of put the flag in the voter roll to say that you've requested a poll. So Catherine Iverson drafts and t ballot you are unable to actually go in person to vote because they know that you've done that one. Now he gets lost in the mail another way to go about that one but do understand you'll get to pick one option here. It's not all of the above options. Here. In Ohio or any place else you gotTA pick one option. So gathering you picked your absentee ballots home I did this is speaking of which and you said lost in the mail you mean getting to the voter once we mail this and we can track this thing all the way Taylor counted right? Absolutely. But there's a question that comes up that you didn't have the option to do what? They call a provisional ballot. So say you requested that you filled it out and he put it back into the mail but you're tracking it and you're seeing by election day it hasn't been received by the county clerk. You do have the opportunity and have the right as a registered voter to request and me to complete provisional ballot in person on the day of election e-even questions on that one. Some it's super interesting topic I. Know It's it's forefront of like a lot of our minds these days and to that end, we've got a government form coming up on October eighth right with the secretary of State Michael Adams. We do next Thursday we're excited to welcome the secretary of state he's coming on on a virtual program from one to two PM October. Eighth in the afternoon. So she can one forget any questions. You WanNa have answered questions you don't understand or with this election or pass elections or feature elections definitely make sure to join us for that one should be good program. There is a lot to talk about in regards to election so Christmas going to be with us straight on through I feel like November Left. We've got a lot to talk about between now and then Kristen thank you so much and I'll be I'll be sending this when as soon as they possibly can. Be Safe Yes. Thank you, guys. All Right, and that starts Jeremy the headlines of today as we approached this new week. Yes, So we've got a lot of stuff going on. There's a new zoning ordinance and Covington that will make it easier to improve us the COVINGTON city. Commission. Approved a New Neighborhood Development Code in DC if you will to replace the previous ending ordinance, this is after two years of public engagement about to overhauling the way that they're the city regulates land use and development. This will make everything more streamlined and easier. We love that and small local government making things easier from a homeowner. Adding a deck too development building a subdivision it will be effective October fifteenth. I have a fair amount of friends in the home improvement industry and Covington residents as well. To say it has been it's difficult it the it's a it's difficult. It's difficult and they all say it and and the thing is wasn't just contractors and developers. It was the the legislators and the council members are like you know what missioner's rather who were like let's get this right you want the city to be better and so let's make easier. So that is awesome. Awesome News. Hey, speaking of looking better I don't know if you've seen the Newport floodwall as you drive, you know for example to new risks. Into, the party source it is looking amazing and it's about to look even better. So there's a new mural that's going to begin soon, right there the floodwall on date Cowan's drive as you head toward Bellevue in Newport there it's to celebrate Newport's two, hundred, twenty fifth anniversary. The first mural was just unveiled for Southgate House which is a southgate school excuse me Southgate Street school historically black school that was. Operated from post civil war until desegregation that was the first year old. The second one is now going to honor the city's founder General James Taylor and his wife, and so It will be beginning here very soon and we'll be able to see that unveiled in the near future as well. Just we got some MLB news and I know that everyone thinking that the reds made the playoffs since the first time since twenty thirteen right lifetime the reds made the playoffs. Kids. That's that that in their lifetime, this is the first time they are in the playoffs, but the real new MLB news is that Florence y'all's are now an MLB partner. This is huge for their team. So huge So now before this, they weren't part of the MLB structure, but now they're going to be part of the MLB minor league system I'm cooperate with marketing. Permission Initiatives statistical data. Both sides went to be better and develop develop players, and this is you tap. So this is going to be like really really awesome for them. I mean, it's it's really it's pivotal in in it's GonNa make this franchise just Kinda skyrocket even more than it already was I mean they've already got the really awesome branding with the Florence. Yes they do amazing. But now they're going to be part of that MLB structure which which is just really huge. We mentioned newport racing and gaming off the top and just a few minutes we'll be talking with chip box, the GM, their newport racing a gaming is part of Turf Way Park and he'll explain all of that and all the great things we're going to see coming from Turkey an from newport racing against is opening up a later this week as a casino in place to bet in Newport but this weekend, I know I saw the headline I was like Oh no what does this mean? So basically the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that. That historical horse racing is illegal. Okay. So this is going to fight this going on for quite a while. So here's the deal they at at Newport racing and gaming have these historical racing games but I talked with them today and they say that this is different because the ruling was concerning the exact a wagering system, it does not operate the system. The Newport Gate racing gaming does not operate that system so it does not alter any plants. What this means is new what racing and gaming going forward. They've got other stuff too. But kind of the fun part was having these old horse. Races to bet on and you'll still be able to do that in one form or another there at Newport racing and gaming they open up later this week such a fun fun place it is. Okay. So speaking of interviews this week Newport raising a gaming next week, we're going to talk with the fine folks the biggest of wings I like to say at Saint Elizabeth Hospital. We're going to be talking with Kerri Chandler from the Saint Elizabeth, Foundation in Dr Doug, Flora friend of the podcast here who is the chief oncologist and is running the cancer center. They're well, they're having a soft like. A. Ribbon cutting tomorrow they're opening that amazing. One, hundred, thirty, million. Cancer Center there on the edgewood campus. I am so excited to be part of the Big Grand Opening Fund next week. So all next week every day on their facebook page, and then on my social media as well. We're going to be introducing you to something new there. I mean from a Yoga Studio to demo kitchen to art therapy they just ridiculous stuff going on there. So you can check that out next week and congratulations to Saint Elizabeth again that ribbon-cutting tomorrow, and then the main grand opening all next week you know it's it with all this news that we have the continues on with the pandemic. and. All this stuff. It's so great to see how how we're just northern Kentucky moving forward. We have all this stuff and and on that day. We've been enjoying this like you know some a lot of people working from home traffic has been so easy getting across that river yeezy. Air Question Yeah but so there they had to start inspecting the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, all this week. So it's going to be one lanes going to be closed from nine to four weather permitting. So if you use that that bridge to get across cross to to Cincinnati just be aware that you're going have to probably wait and some lines. Yeah. The Brent Spence construction just cleared up now we got more but that's okay. That's what happens this time of year again, weather permitting. So let's also talk about food because you. Know eating food, and saving money or two of my very favorite things and this is the week for you. If you're with me, it is Greater Cincinnati restaurant week it starts today and there's like forty plus restaurants many of which are chamber members. So check out the full list and the cool part is this they have prefix menu. So it's like twenty, six, thirty, six, and forty, six dollars, and so whatever price point you're you are telling you, you're getting a huge deal and a dollar from every meal is going to go to the to Cincinnati Children's hospital. In this goes through through Sundays. You've got all week into the weekend. Great Opportunity. It's for takeout to that's important. Not just eat end. Yeah. I was I was just GONNA ask Phthalic I wasn't sure if it was for takeout but. It's not but this year they're making an exception where my wife and about ready to start a new a new meal dieting plan coming up on Wednesday I think maybe we'll have to put it back a day or two and. EAT IT Tuesday. You know what? I mean like you gotTa look at it as we. Hey Jeremy is it time for the chamber around up? How? Yes. Up as Kristen mentioned, we've got that government for him coming up on October. Eighth I'm C. You WanNa make sure you knew that Oh and also we have getting the most from your chamber membership that's coming up on the seventh on October seventh If you are needed chamber or you just need a refresher, I mean, let's face it a lot of way our vets of incenting completely. So this'll be a good refresher. So you can sign up for that and then also are are really big huge event that's coming up on. October thirteenth. Is the women's initiative regional summit sponsored by? PNC it is really really awesome. It's a two day event is Tuesday and Wednesday on the thirteenth and the fourteenth It's eight thirty am to about twelve thirty, I think each day were utilizing are really awesome system from Lemme it's it's a it's it's a virtual trade show if you will. So you get to come in there's a main stage there's breakout rooms It's GONNA be awesome. Great networking. You also have the ability inside this system is a really cool feature that I Can put in your linked in information and then when people scroll through the list of participants like you do on zoom or teams, you can click right on there little lincoln icon and then add them on linked in so. Talking them later yes. Yes. Lincoln. person. It's a really really nifty feature, but that's it's cool system and. I mean the regional summit has always a super well attended event every year it's really really great. We have a ton of great speakers so you can check out all the details on that one. If you go if you WANNA use go straight to that, you can go to an Kyi chamber dot com slash W.. I. Summit. And that'll take you straight to that page and it's got we all got pull speakers guides. You can see all the great speakers, but any of our chamber events have you just go in Kyiv Chamber, dot, com slash events you can get to those links and get registered in Enjoy some of our awesome virtual events. Now's the time. That membership wisely all right speaking of which just a have. We're GONNA speak with two chamber members coming out but including the Mayor of Union and also the folks from Turkey Slash Newport racing and gaming says stick with us. CG Airport is the lowest airport in the tristate region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations including Paris France, and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hops. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at sea VGA. Airport Dot Com. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight and right now we are gonNA shine that spotlight on Newport racing gaming and you may not have heard of that but I know you've heard of turf way part and that's where this all started actually started. Long before that. But Chip Bach is here he is the general manager of Turkish Park in Newport racing and gaming and Jeff thanks for being here today. Thanks for having me I. Let's. Let's talk about what's happening at the end of the week. This is very exciting for people who are interested in gaming and gambling. So tell us what's going on in Newport. So we're we're opening up a gaming venue. We have We'll have fifty, five hundred gaming positions in Newport Kentucky. At. The top of mom if and carruthers were kind of where those it's it's an shopping plaza up here law. So have room for simulcasting soaks horse racing fans though finally have a place after we not perfectly down to come back in bed in Kentucky. So we're excited to To introduce our our vegas-style gaining machines to the those people in the area that liked gain that they'll live by a live close to the Newport area, and then we also from back our horse players in give them some new space you bet on the horse. So let's talk about that. Specifically you guys are having hr M.'s historical racing machine. So tell us what that is and how you bet on these things. So it's it's very simple and it's a it's easier to see some. Thais people come down and and we'll show them but Like I said, they're vegas style gaming machines are mutual And that's their legal in Kentucky But as far as the people that enjoy gaming elsewhere, you know they'll recognize some of. Some of the titles that they're used to playing in other places and it's very simple. You know you walk up and it's very intuitive and it's I think anybody that gets the turf way will allow understand it immediately. Let's talk about that the for people who have been to casinos here in town or elsewhere how this one feels similar or different than the ones that they've been to. You know be very similar to the the machines and the graphics in in the you know it'll be very similar to what they're used to. Newport we'll talk about turf wait a minute, but newport, the idea behind Newport was to kind of have like a for dating myself I apologize. But kind of cheers you know a where everybody knows your name kind of place. So this this is hopefully appeals to Kentucky Inns who WanNa Keep Kentucky money in Kentucky right and people that are in the neighborhood people that are close by it'll be very friendly. You know that's GonNa be our first major Emphasis that you're in a friendly clean environment and it's in be a nice casual place to come in play. You Desire. So this isn't the Newport shopping centre. As you mentioned, that's not typically where you find a casino, but the inside will be something completely different than we're used to in that area. Yeah. Even the outside I'm sitting in I have some office space in the same plaza but I to overlook. Look the building in it's it's really magnificence beautifully done run by Churchill down so Churchill downs blocked Turf Lake Park last October and really saved her flee park. You know. Not a whole lot of things moving turf way park in the in Churchouse came came around walk the track improve things at the track immediately but also had the foresight to build this facility which is within our license at Turf Way Know it started out a little bit more modest than than people got excited about it and now the inside of it you know that you're not in some of the best gaming space in in the area. You mentioned turf way. So we gotta talk about that. You know driving by that location now feels so like just weird to see no Turkey park there. What's the discussion there the plans and the timeline for seeing something built. Okay. So they're actually we finished demolition about a month ago. So you're right. It's Eerie Of course, this whole year has been Erie right so We finished the meet with no cut with no patrons guests, and so it just kinda continues to get a little surreal as we knocked down the facility We got a lot of people watching that during the entire course of the demolition. Now, what we're doing is moving earth to to for the new facility and from the from the drawings I've seen so far and I was at the opening of A. Of HR, emphasis in Oak Grove Kentucky that Churchill downs owns it'll be similar to to turf. It's absolutely going to be gorgeous. It's organic. We'll have around thirteen hundred gaming positions there. Will have a big a grandstand area for people to watch horse racing during the winter in that space will be multi use. So during the eight months that we don't raise will be able to host conventions and and parties and things like that. So we'll be able to use that part of facility all year round Churchill downs invested five and a half million bucks on a new racing surface which is a cult pita with We we've always for fifteen years. We've had a synthetic surface but. This is the. This is the top of the top of the game in the racing business and it's a it's formulated just for winter racing at turf way. So it's very forgiving and safe for our horses and jockeys in. So the whole whole thing should be prepared finished about a year from From this coming November so I'd say late fall of next year we'll see terrifically PARCO. We can't wait for that and you know in just talking about the history of of sharp way part from the Tonja took Florence and now to newport you guys are covering all bases of the Northern Kentucky, how important is it though to bring? Not just the economy and helping the economy that way but to bring a little entertainment to this area as well. Well, it's well, obviously, it's very, you know I was birthday as A. As in during its decline and when I first arrived turf star working for a guy named Bob Elston. Bob. Was One of one of the better tracks in the country a lot of pride in that as we lost revenue loss purse money, which is the money we give to people that win raisins are racing declined to and being the general manager of Kentucky Racetrack. Me was a great honor. It's a privilege and watch that otherwise beautiful brand of Kentucky horseracing fall in Northern Kentucky I was very difficult to do and what these HR machines will help. Do they also help support purses so The purses that we offer horses will also be augmented with. From the Gaming Revenue at Newport and interpolate park. So we project we will be on one of the top racetracks in the wintertime within the next year or so and we'll bring back that pride of thoroughbred racing You know so we'll represent northern, Kentucky. Like the rest of the state does keeneland Churchill and to me that with the history that we have especially in this area where Tony was one of the biggest names in the game back in day to get back to that type of status and being a part of that. Again, it's a privilege in it. Something that is very important. When we look forward to it not just turf way next year but Newport racing gaming coming up this week we look forward to that as well. Chip. Thank you so much for joining us here on the northern. Kentucky spotlight. Thank you very much out and stick around. We'll be right back with more on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. Your Northern Kentucky Chamber saves you money. It's what we do from health unemployment, insurance travel, and even office supplies are affinity programs, save our members, thousands of dollars every year, we even have savings on Colbert streaming applications to keep your employees, gifts and workplace safe. Learn more about how to start saving today by visiting our website in y chamber dot com slash member discount saving our members money. It's what we do. Everyone according Flyer here and I'm joined today with Larry Solomon the Mayor of the city of unions. Thanks for coming on Mary and agreeing to chat with me about what's going on in the city. Led the be here. Thank you for inviting me. I appreciate. Of course we were just talking before he started that we have not had the chance to meet in person, but it's nice to meet face to face south. We do it. We can during these times. Over. The course of the last six months or so since Cova, began on, we've seen a number of northern Kentucky cities stepping up to help their businesses weather the financial storm in in the city of union. You guys recently joined this kind of group I'm back in August vice launching a small business grant on which we think is eligible could get up to five thousand I. Think the applications opposed by now But I was wondering near you could tell us a little bit out the grand in terms of how was developed how many were chosen may be what types of businesses have benefited. Sure. Be More than happy to back in May governor. Bashir announced the grants to cities of three hundred million dollars to those to assist defy Cova and. The funds were proportion based upon per capita basis. Now, the population of Union is six, thousand, thirty four is the as of the twenty nineteen sentences. So as a result, we were able to four, hundred, twenty, six, thousand dollars. Now. When most cities get these types of grants, they will take them in play place amid for their fire departments police departments. And do a lot of internal stuff, and then what's left over, they will give to small businesses in and such and. Instead of union we're blessed. With. Boon county taking care of our police and fire departments and So our expenses are not as. Internal expenses that is not as deep as a lot of other cities who have will carry a lot of over yet. So we looked at this this amount of money and first thing he said was woo okay. What are we gonNA do with this and so our staff put together a program led by David plummer. Melissa Ginkel and what they did was they organized a program for small businesses because the commission thought that. Most important thing that we can give back to the community is giving back to small businesses. So what we did was we set up a program to our small grant program that doesn't. That's not in conflict with any other federal funding like DVD and saw it's over. And so that so there's no double dipping and requirements of that. Is that there? Are More than two people that work for the businesses and less than twenty five, and there's about fifty two businesses that. Qualify within the city Union for this grant and for the first round, we sent letters out to everybody and the first round we got back ten letters qualify for it and a couple of didn't take as much up to five thousand. So we gave out about thirty, seven, thousand dollars, worth of our grants for the first round. Now you're saying well, that made a small dent in the amount of money and. So. What we're considering now to doing is doing second round maybe I'm not sure but we are in October meeting we're going to discuss details of the second round. Wow, that's great to hear I'm sure a lot of new business have to be really excited to hear more about that. Right. What we want them to do is get excited about it and instead of just ten applying, we like to have them all apply and the make sure that that they go through the process of filling out the forms and stuff, and hopefully that will adjust it and maybe we'll give more than. Five thousand and next round because there's no rules on the five thousand, we set the five thousand for the first round because we didn't have those expenses like others is or or giving up to twenty, five, hundred or less. So since we don't have such expenses and we believe we would rather keep the money in the city of union than having back to the state because the program lasts until the end of the year. Hopefully, some city, some of the local businesses in the city are listening in here that the process easy in the city is happy to help, and we'll look into applying the second round or like you said maybe third-round and that's That's a lot of good money out there for them. Yeah. Certainly, this is going to continue for a little while longer. So why not what I'd rather have it in the city then go back to the state YEP. Exactly. With that near Sam I think that's unfortunate. All the time we have. A chance to talk about the small business grant and definitely something of the Chamber we've been watching since it started in we we hope to see more cities offering this kind of help but certainly a lot of excitement going forward to to see what the city of unions able to do to continue helping businesses through this time So with that, I will thank you mayor Solomon for joining us again today telling us without union and I'll turn it back to you Jeremy. Thanks. And Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight we want to thank you once again for joining us remember hit subscribe hit share on this. There is a lot of information in today's podcast from how vote had a gamble a great things about union. Closing all the gaps you're learning all kinds of great stuff here on the spotlight. So next week, Jeremy We've got the folks from Saint Elizabeth and the New Cancer Center. So that should be exciting and all kinds of great stuff happened in Northern Kentucky us. 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"Good afternoon and welcome to the Northern Kentucky. Spotlight. I'm Katherine Niro outside the marketing and Communications Director for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Jeremy Schramm back from a big long vacation where you went where Jeremy. downstairs. One we're all on that boat. But here, this is what we did that we figured Jeremy needed a break. He's like Technological Guru there at the at the chamber. So we are launching Northern Kentucky spotlight season three, and you know this is when typically season three get those guest stars coming in make everything better and we got it this week. It'll be great guest this week we've. Got Tom Gamble from in game sports, and he's going to be talking about all the High School for football and high school sports in general and how what they're all doing and how they had the completely pivot if you will But that should be super super interesting interview today and we're GONNA. Through what what's going on in northern Kentucky endless there some changes here at northern. Kentucky spotlight. One thing that has not changed cg our title sponsor we want to thank them as well. Secret consulting digital sponsor, but you may notice a different a run Mondays in the whole ideas. It's going to make it easier for you to listen to this podcast to watch this facebook live, and so the best thing you can do with subscribe and share and just let people. Know what's going on in and around the Northern Kentucky and you weren't three and speaking of seasons fall is here and nothing says fall like Pumpkin spice, Seltzer and we'll get to that in just a bit but it's been a really big couple of days as of right now Braxton's new pendleton location is open Braxton brewing, of course, which started in Covington, and then expanded into work. And then Newport and now pendleton is just taking over the Tri This is the first location it's at the old three points urban brewery, and if you've never been to bat location is chess an amazing looking place in the best part is for people who may be like I don't know by going inside a bar right now they have garage at. Like open up completely. So it's inside outside thing you feel like you're outside even if you're inside of gut fresh air going through and Jake rouse from Braxton said that he feels like Pendleton reminds him so much and Covington the ECLECTIC it is it is diverse. It's up and coming that sort of thing. So we will that, in fact that Pumpkin Spice Latte Listen To yet but her Things, I tell you and you can get it in the tap room's all of them as well as. At coming to you can. Get it for curbside into your car ten bucks or pack you can't beat it. I gotTa Try Jeremy You is it sounds delicious I've heard some of the reviews and people who are big Pumpkin fans are very excited about it. I. Think I might have to to get me get some of that. Delicious. GotTa. Try You know the other thing that they release to as their their blood or drought rather skewed? I think they might have sold out on of it but man, that's that's my wife's favorite and I went down and picked up a couple of those four packs. It's so good. Yeah, the Gateway Community College they their food pantry they were awarded one, hundred, thousand dollar donation his from impact one hundred, the funds will be supporting on the expansion of food. For thought, Pantry to the three campus locations include fresh food options, which is really awesome on the program seeks to remove barriers academic success such as food, insecurity and economic instability. We saw this at Ku with food pantry that they did with Gerber you know. I. It's kind of amazing like you know college students survive on his Rama noodles and stuff. You know it's great to get some fresh foods. You can. You know brain food as they say. You can't sat if you if you're hungry, that's always say absolutely good for them. Two big fundraisers we WanNa let you know about one of which is coming up this Thursday. It's the emergency shelter, a northern Kentucky's homeless to hopeful event I. Am so proud to be the MC for this have been talking with Kim weather over there for several weeks about this is a virtual event in 'em telling you. You're like virtual events. This thing has got to be really interesting. First of all, you get this big. Swag. If you register early and got bourbon tasting snickers and they're like all kinds of stuff t shirts and I mean just all kinds of stuff to kind of you know it's like the swag bag, you might get at the event, but instead it's virtual and so there you're going to be like parceled into different rooms. There's music room there's a reading room. There's you know just like you walk around at a cocktail party so. Huddle join us for that, and if you can't join us for the actual event, which again is Thursday evening at six thirty on a live you could get all the information emergency shelter, northern Kentucky's website. There is an option going on right now and let me tell you something you know as well as I do. This is where you get the deal. There's some good stuff. There's some good stuff up for auction he'll quitting frontier airlines, tickets, and. A free parking for a week at the can take a nice long trip. That's like that's a savings right there at checkout. I'm also barringer Crawford. Museum. Popular fresh art fundraiser has begun. They have online bidding is underway right now. So you can go if you go to their website, you can get a link back to it and bid on some of the stuff they're more than two dozen local artists have created new works for the fresh art auction Another two dozen have contributed items for silent. Art a collection of previously complete a pieces. buyers went to get a live look at the offerings can do. So at the barringer Crawford's website where they are on exhibit and you actually go to Banja Crawford to and see it and are on exhibit through October fourth on there's also live virtual rap event on. October fourth, which is so awesome. kind of seeing these these nonprofits get creative without her in virtual mental I mean we're doing it. You know of specific to fresh and I live near Tabuk Park, and so you would see these artists out there you know creating your wares and the best part is that something you can still essentially distance over there taking the best part of fresh heart and unfortunately can't be in a big room together but you can still get some incredible art good for them for as you set pivoting. Jeremy innocent too long. We need a came around he how chamber round up. Well, you know. full disclosure. This is about the time that our annual dinner is normally hosted in September. So we have all the dates blacked out. So we didn't have a bunch of events scheduled for this time. So with that being said, we do have some really great stuff coming up we have our annual dinner coming up it's going to be November. November twelfth, and then we also have the women's initiative summit coming up in October so if You get the Chambers website. You can check out all the information for that and then tomorrow is our big huge eggs in issues. It's a state of in Kyi We'll see at seven thirty and this time we have been running it on team. So you just jump in and listened to the normal conversation that we eggs but one of the big things about eggs when we exit issues when we were in person was that You got to network with everybody lake near you show up a little bit earlier. You talked to a lot of people you sit down at your table even did that like three minute networking break? Well, this time we're minute to zoom so we can do the break our function. So you get that that virtual feeling like you're at a table with a couple of people and you can you can meet in network before we get into the programming to kind of bring back some of that networking that we've all been desperately missing. also. You know people always ask me what does it chamber? Do I mean? It's one of the biggest questions sometimes we were like, do you work for the government? Like? No No, no no we're business organization. We don't have anything to do with the government but because of that, we are watching a brand new membership campaign next week that answers that very question and it's A. You know you're the northern Tamer, we save you money we help your business grow we expand your network we offer topnotch leadership and professional development programs like Leadership Northern Kentucky. Classic Twenty Twenty One. we're helping it's helping to grow our regions with the talent pipeline are grow northern Kentucky and we advocate on behalf of your. Business. In Frankfurt you know it's it's what we do. So keep your eyes peeled for that. We're GONNA have all kinds of videos and testimonials and some really great stuff. Really Awesome content is going to be coming out over the next few weeks and actually next few months. So stay tuned. Fantastic speaking of staying tuned we need you to stick around because just a minute. We're GONNA be talking with Tom Gamble, you hear him on the radio he has been interim high school sports in Professional Sports in college sports too. But sports has been his kind of focus for years and years, and so we're GONNA. Pick his brain is to know as this high school season stark. What does this mean for the community for the schools or the coaches fell coming your way next right here on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight cvt Airport is the lowest airport in the tristate region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations including Paris France, and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at CG AIRPORT DOT COM. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight and right now we're shining that spotlight on high school sports and beyond, and you probably know the face, and if not, you definitely know the voice of our guests Tom. Gamble of in Game Sports Tom Thank. You so much for joining us today Gavin. When be your hopefully they know the voice more than you know the space. There's a reason why most of my career spin the audio media so this this new technology which includes video might be writing issue. Yeah. You guys are pretty extensive on facebook live and we'll get to that coming up in just a little bit I i. know we just finished the first weekend of high school football specifically in other words well here in in Northern Kentucky? Let's talk about what happened and what we can look forward to. We'll Catherine I. Think Anybody who follows high school sports or is involved with high school sports in any capacity which company is with knowing that coaches and seeing all the work of athletic directors knowing what kids I have a my youngest sons member, the Cooper high school cyber program seeing what they went through knowing last spring. How not ending a spring sports help rule that was I'm just real back. Kentucky. COBB brought up the rear I was Indiana that got started then Ohio and last week the first week of the full context for to that look things are different. It's not kin ourselves protocol with the capacity. To get in and out of games and even some of the sports with they're asking. Cross country, which would seemingly be one who take would be kind of business as usual is far from that. So I just have to look at it as most people involved and say, we're just thankful that radio and play and I think the one thing I've heard from most people coaches in particular are let's say one time you know we're glad started. Now let's just hope we can continue with finishing I would echo that same sentiment. You mentioned I in Games boards in its affiliation with High School Sports Tell us what you guys do for those of us who don't know. wrote thank yet we been around. This is a year-old loud. So previously was with a copy died Schumacher associates in Cincinnati twenty three years ago starting with still today's longest running high school football showcase in America, it's called the Skyline Chili crosstown showdown and skylines title sponsors. Since Day one, it was designed really showcase the Cooley high football. Greater, Cincinnati Kentucky Southeast Indiana, and we're twenty three year strong. We had boars kind of the way we did it because we used to play games at UC's stadium than the incident leg got involved with some rules there. But I've done a lot of other stuff to the blitz fine tailgate. My company ran that for ears on now heavily involved with saint was healthcare to their sports marketing sports medicine or don't sportsmed sports morphine promotion initiatives. We've created a number of different things like the n que wise which was. Virtual this year, which was taken after the SP's recognizing great achievement Northern Kentucky? High. School Sports with Lisbeth Health your month respond to the All star series there the title sponsor of the Ninth Regent tournaments are run the reds high school showcase also sponsored by skyline showing didn't happen this spring. This would have been year number nine. So we're involved with a lot of high school sports events, which as you know, this year has been challenging for events. That's what we do involve in Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. You mentioned two industries there that have really been hit hard by the pandemic events and Sports, and so for your company what is this looked like a kind of having to pivot a little bit during all of this well, let's pitch putting you kindly. We hoped I think like everybody else sought. So we had our announcement of the high school showcase on. March twelfth the same day. Off Instability Tournament started to cancel Games I should say conference tournaments any incident turning was washed out then baseball and everything else. So we've been kind of waiting and you know you have to make we was going to happen, but we've really had to do to be brutally honest isn't about two weeks we've been doing two weeks we normally with two to three months and that's because I just. Guess behind the scenes that contingency plans, but you didn't want it to do too much because I can tell the schedule. What's GonNa, get along now. So we got a lot more digital be doing a lot at art show. On Twitter X. Town showdown. So we do a lot leading up to the Games in game every Friday night, we are coaches players I go out and do spend a lot of launch. Nice to get out. So. We replaced a lot of Kinda congregate mask gathering activities like tailgates at Sarah Lasso kind of giveaways on Friday nights with a lot of digital promotion. So to use your word pin, you have to I mean that's what we've had to do to still be able to feed your highlight showcase, the school's student athletes. That's what we try to do, and it isn't exactly how it would have done it previously but we're making adjustments accordingly trying to be not invasive because look this has been on athletic director. You know if you have a situation that's happening as somewhere you can refer to the manual as they say, there's no manual for. And there is no pandemic to look back on a not old. You really feel because the stuff that they're being asked to do in some cases you could argue might seem ridiculous but everybody's trying to keep everyone healthy and safe and trying to do the right thing. So it's been tough and we just tried to sitting around that and yet still recognize the student athletes and all that they do. You you mentioned pivot and you yourself and your partner van has made a bit of a pivot to video mentioned that it's all tell us. We can find guys on this great facebook laggy. Do Ya they spent a lot of fun. You Know Fan my partner also knows Mike Walter we've been we did the morning show on ninety six throngs, five years and I was in sports talk he was really in rock radio creative programming side of things for a long time using Edna I was L. W.. ESPN fifteen, thirty and all over the place. So we got together and said, you know what we see where all this is headed. Let's do something on route. 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The City of Independence, Kentucky & Tour With Us KY

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The City of Independence, Kentucky & Tour With Us KY

"Welcome my friends to the Northern Kentucky spotlight. We appreciate you joining us here today. As we talk about all the great things happening in Northern Kentucky I'm Katherine Era Alongside, Jeremy Schramm the marketing and Communications for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce One week. We had a whole week off. Jeremy so much to talk about today. We had a week off from the podcast, but that's what I mean. We Go, you know working for really means working all the time. That's the way I like to look at it, but that's perfectly fine. When you're talking about great things happening, so let's get to water the wonderful guest that we're going to hear from today here on spotlight. We got Courtney's coming back with another interview the mayor this week. It is the mayor of independence, so that should be interesting to hear about what's going on there and then we have a Keith Daniels and Randy, Friedman, with the company called tour with US Kentucky and they're talking about all their cool tours that they're doing on the B. Line, which is the northern part of the Bourbon trail, so you're gonNA WANNA. To get out of your house, speaking of working from home, this is the interview for you. You're GonNa WanNa hear this well, because it's a great opportunity to get out and safe manner without having to you know, go too far or do too much, so it's just Marvin that's coming your way in a bit, and of course we want to thank our title sponsor CG Our studios sponsored the Ellen in federal credit. Union in our digital sponsor see grew consulting for all of your support. We thank you for being here to hey, before we go any further we're GONNA. GonNa hear from our sponsors. 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My name is courtney clear and I'm joined by Chris Reiner Zeman the mayor of the city of independence, which is also the home to the second courthouse, the the first courthouse of Kenton County. which I don't know if everyone knows I'm from Campbell county where we also have a second courthouse i. always find these things interesting Thank you so much for for joining me. Today May Reiner Zeman, and for agreeing to chat a little bit about what's going on your city. According very happy to be here. Thanks for inviting me. Of course well, I said I had to start off with What do you think Northern Kentucky is greatest assets are and if you might have to say something to someone to convince them to come to Kentucky where to you're sitting particular on, what might you say to them? Well I'd say assets to to attract business We've got a great workforce here. and we've got a a very diverse workforce so I think that's certainly an asset community itself to live here whether you're bringing workers in or or have a place where people want to live and work though. I think being part of the following areas a huge advantage obviously we. We've got professional sports teams. We've got theater we we've got all these things. We've got so many great recreation options here. so I think it really is. It's a great place to and you know as far as coming into pendants I. The finest city in Greater Cincinnati, but maybe a little biased. But. I think these things we have dolphin. You know you come to independence and we've got despite the fact where the where the fifteenth largest city in the state. It's got a definite small town field and you can get that. And and you can move to Covington and you can just have that that exciting urban core vibe. They've got so much going on down there and certainly the same with Newport with Cincinnati's urban core There are just so many options. So. You really do have have a plethora of choices here. I think it depends is one of the great places where you have a little bit of everything. Things are accessible, but you still have a pretty quiet like you said kind of small town feel to it. Dump sorry on. Four police chief used to sit. They where where the city meets the kind. We had city CD meets the country problems and. We don't have a lot of problems, but it really is the feel here. I mean it is I. Live in downtown independence right down the street from the courthouse, and it's not unusual for tractor go by. So yeah, you'll, you'll still have that feeling again. Twenty eight thousand. A pretty substantial city. Yeah definitely. And that's something that say coming to not even have this. trackers probably going down the road. So. My. Expectation is about transportation infrastructure, said something. We talk a lot about at the chamber. Everyone's here heard Brent talk about a by now. So it's something that's always top of mind I was wondering. What are some of the transportation or infrastructure concerns? You guys have within your city. And if there's any great me for for Funding Projects Northern Kentucky, he could speak to that. Absolutely yes, that is that is certainly one of one of my biggest priorities is Kentucky five, thirty, six and the chamber behind that and re really. We've been focused on it for for a lot of years and and we've seen regional focus toward it over these last couple years particularly certainly grateful for that I've met with senator their last year he brought all the powers to be together, but he he told me that this is my number one transportation project in the state right now, and he's and he's shown that to be true through a lot of things he's done. This so that that is really a high priority for us. It'll be a game changer for independence. Gets us to the interstate much more quickly and safely, but it also opens up some real opportunity in southwestern corner of the city for for potential element so it is at is. Is II priority and we? I'm good for a couple of trips to Frankfurt every year to five thirty six drum as I say. I was GONNA Media Transportation Cabinet a few weeks. Go five thirty six issue it is, it is first and foremost for us and again, because it's such a game changer work where a bedroom community and that's not a sustainable model. We need to bring business to the city and. That that will get your quickly. Well we will definitely keep your advocacy in mind for that. Come the twenty twenty one session. We never know exactly what's going to be coming up. But I've thirty six is a is a guarantee in definitely, we talked about it a lot of the chamber. What what is the? Do you know what the current status of that you know? Where made any momentum that has been stalled for Awhile? No it's actually pretty good shape particularly when you look at all the other road projects in the state, not part of our meeting a couple weeks ago, with Bob Yeager or chief Engineer District Sex they as I understand it this. This pro object is ready to be. Let it was. It was actually program the first phase and this? Let me back up a little. It's broken up into four phases. Excuse me so phase one basically takes us from. Let's called the Boone County Line it's actually the Railroad Bridge to Kentucky Thirteen no three, which is the. Bristow road goes to school so. It's about A. Hour I wanNA, think about a mile and a half mile to a mile and a half session a road That is programmed to was program for this year has been pushed back obviously to crow virus, but there and they anticipate this breaking ground in their big lead in the spring and get a construction starting next year so eight. Yeah, yeah, so it is very exciting, and our big fear was with obviously with with the fuel tax. Dollars being so far down as a result of the coronavirus. Excuse me. TALKED ABOUT CORONA virus and call it's. It's allergies, I promise. But at any rate, yeah, exactly going I'm ask out. If. The or concern was going to fall by the wayside but what about tells is the funding is in place. We've got federal dollars there, and this is not going to be a project that suspended as a result of this, so you know, knock on wood. We are very hope for that that this is really going to happen. Unfortunately this we've been hearing about this happening. Since two thousand one so young until I see ground being broken. It's your you keep your fingers crossed right. Yeah, you don't WanNA point breath. That's really encouraging the here tonight. It's something that's so important like you said for business development in for a long stern, sitting the biddle. long-term Sustainability Yes certainly top concern. And you spoke about a little bit mentioned coronavirus, so I went to ask you I know city of independence is one of the places that the went floor with some of their fourth of July festivities. Craving this year and I know I understand that it looked a little bit different. I was wondering if you could talk a little bit about what kind of measures you guys put in place in if you guys anticipate and. Other kind of city traditions in coming months. Three question we did and and I'm afraid in some circles There's a perception that. A rebel and I'm not I. firmly believe and wearing masks. I firmly believe that the virus is real and I and I take that seriously, so I wrestled with that quite a bit, but at the same time. This is a dependence independence. Day is a big day for us. Try to figure out what to do so. That I've taken on several things I did the same thing with our budget is. Lay everything in place that I can, and then just keep pushing back the decision to. We have a clear idea because. As it's called, this is the novel coronavirus we we don't know where things are headed, so. We startling some initial groundwork. We got I want to get to a where we spent any any money on or Santeuil time on it, so we laid initial groundwork. Decided in early June I would make the call by Jude. The final call by June fifteenth, and at that point we were leaning heavily towards. Know this Savannah's a two day festival parade car show. And, then it all culminates with spectacular fireworks really are rated among the top ten in the state every year. So, it's it's quite a show a half hour fireworks show Jail. Became pretty clear. If we were do any semblance of a festival wasn't gonNA. Involve rides could potentially got rid of the ride space the boots out, but as we got closer realized it's just you're responsible to about bringing that. Many people together we. You know on a on a given year we will bring the ten to twenty thousand people to this festival. At fireworks. We've estimated as much as thirty thousand in a whole area, surrounding Memorial Park and That's just too many people to bring together so in the end. What we decided to do is move forward with the parade. We extended the parade route. Simond Kevin School instead of the town centre, so they have another half mile to the route maybe. gave us a two and a half Mile Parade route. We promoted heavily and we encourage people. Come out for. We moved it to an earlier time with the idea that tell you know what. We'll have a parade spread out more to be sure to social distance spread everything else We're moving to eleven from three in the afternoon to eleven in the morning and then you. This is a great year for grill outs. The festivals canceled. So you know have have a family. Get together. Get together with some neighbors. Whatever you WanNa, do We're trying to accommodate that. and. Then and then it all culminated with the fireworks, so we went vetoes. vetoes here in an dependence. Who Does our our show? And, said look. This is a different here. Is You know help us out here? We want to get rid of all the low stuff. things that you would only see from the parking and and. Veto in his crew to a spectacular job went on some really cool pyrotechnics up, said not this year. and they did a great job doing it. Hi- just just give us the high bursts stuff as high as you can, so you know we were trying to keep everything from two hundred to five hundred feet in the air. Which obviously allows you a whole lot more room to see so so we did. We did test shots realized why you couldn't see it. From the whole city, its geographically we're about the third largest in the state I've heard I've. Never confirmed that, but that's a lot of area to see fireworks from so after some test shots. We realized that well. You know people on the east side West. Side town can be able to see it so dope. If you're welcome to come here, you're welcome to come to memorial park and view it. They'll be nothing on there as long as you can social. Of it starts to fill up. We'll have to close the park. The whole town center area always fills up with people watching from their cars. Sit on their cars. That's fine do that. When I was worried about not seeing it from the bigger parts town I reached up to a doctor Web at cutting school district and said. Dr Web. Can you help me hand out? We've We're asking everybody social distance where free we don't have room. We know we can see these from Simon Kenton and from some of you. To the schools remain corridor and It could could we use? The Lot will have a police officer. In on at the time, the fireworks and You all my crew in the clean up the next day and Dr was absolutely. We're happy to help. Tout to come on out your mind so in the end I. Think we had a really successful event the park never did. Fill up, we we. Somebody Camper, in six in the morning. The police had tell me. We can't really let out here for the day. So, we move them along owes the. We closed the park. The vehicle traffic for fear of that happening and we didn't encourage it park to be back. But by seven o'clock, there weren't many people there, so people were really listening to. If you can watch them from home. And so we opened up the vehicles. The parking lot filled out, but that park wasn't even ten percent of capacity at fireworks. People were had no problems. Spread doubts though. Yeah. We had A. we had a great event and I feel good about what we did. That's great. Yeah, I'd say it's it's. It's really interesting to hear kind of all the thought process and all the planning that went into it behind it. because I know a lot of cities from that hard positions like okay. What is look lie? Can we still do it? And how long can you wait before you can really pull the trigger on it and strive for independence like you said that's a. that's a pretty important day for the city of independence. We couldn't let it slide by the kind of we tested the waters. We do this We mentioned other events. We we do this party at the park on the second Thursday of the month. When this year we you, we have a band and food, trucks and beer sales and We usually have bouncy houses. Things like that well. The first one was in June and we realized you know what we can't do that. But at the same time, people people desperately want to get out. Sale gotTA love my my public services crew got him out there. We've got our or a big bowl senator. The comfortable do part. so that whole hillside they got out there with field paint, and they painted a grid gritted off. The entire hillside came across, and then every other square, and that grid put an accent. so people could come out and listen to the we still have the band are wonderful sponsor, handed and enrolled. You agree to go ahead with with basically paying the band for his sponsorship so yeah people come out. They could sit on the hillside. We got rid of all the food trucks. Just hope people bring a cooler. Bring a picnic if you want. To, hang out and watch the show and we had a great event. We did it again. This past Thursday open a little bit more. We had our friends down at burqas and Ludlow. Come out with his trailer and some performers. and you know take golf lines. The six distances. People standing in lines, but Did it very similar. Again had a great crowd that great social distancing, so The health department has yet to call me that contract create contact tracer has scum up with something in the from concert so I? Think we're in good shape. We're tried very hard good. I said it sounds like you guys are certainly he take all the right precautions. Glad you could sell to that. I think we are. We are banned at time. But just as a quick last question, wrap up with you. Head any. Final suggestions in terms for businesses and how they could work better with the city. I appreciate that Yeah, we're open for business. We've got plenty land space, and really if you want to find anything out. Side I've really tried to lay some groundwork there. The last several years she can go to our website to demographics, and you could find available property We subscribed the loop links or getting everything that goes through commercial brokers for available elbow. Land we've got a ton demographic data on their broad stuff as well as your drill down things for. Specifics for restaurant specifics for retail, so I would encourage any business. Take a look at that, and you really see what we offer It's some pretty impressive numbers out here. Sounds Great. Thank you so much for coming on today. Mayor Reiner's men and we will send it back to Jeremy and Kathryn thanks so much. On Google, search and maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos. Responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested up. Google, listing optimization takes experience and talk. And, there are no shortcuts. See crew gives your Google my business account this steady consistent attention. It needs to be affected optimizing updating and expanding critical contact every single week. From local retail stores to large regional networks see crude generates content establish his benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases and engagement. So what can see crude you for your business? More calls more click. More clients. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight and right now we're GONNA. Talk about one of our favorite subjects here Bourbon all right before we get suburban. We actually got to get to Bourbon and that's where these two gentlemen will come in and help us out Randy fragment and Keith Daniels joining us now. And I? Try to explain your business guys, but I'M GONNA. Let you do it. Explain to us how a Daniels Industries and tour with US northern. Kentucky Kinda got started and what it's all about. Well. Thank you, Catherine thank you Jeremy. We appreciate the time to join you. Guys today back in Nineteen Ninety Eight In the corporate world did I was working at the time there was a need for corporate black car transportation, so I formed. A company called Executive Services Group, which catered to high end executives C. level people who need to transportation of all kinds, so we currently operate a fleet of fourteen vehicles and One of the things that we do well is we transportation? We get you from from the time we pick you up till the time we drop you off. We take good care of you so couple years ago Randy and I we've been friends for over twenty years and Randy is a bourbon connoisseur. Tell you he knows a lot more about bourbon than I. Do I can probably drink it as good as he does, but he definitely knows more about it, but the heritage and the history from the Commonwealth. In in the Bourbon, background is just amazing. So I had I had a fleet of vehicles that were sitting around on the weekends, and not being used, since they corporately used Monday through Friday, so we came up with the business plan and a strategy and last fall, really kicked it off and kicked it off with great Gusto up until you know covid nineteen hit, but we're coming back and all kind of kick back to to you guys, but we're in the transportation business and we we. We do transportation well. So that that new company that you guys, a form has called tour with US Kentucky and we're kind of dance around a little bit where we mentioned the Bourbon but it's it's the Bourbon trail right? It's it's the be line which was up in northern Kentucky. Bourbon trail. Tell us about where people can go and want. These tours are like. Absolutely so bourbon is hot. and Kentucky's the leader of it right ninety five percent of the Bourbon. In the world is made in Kentucky. And, so there's a lot of proud have heritage that we have here and so bourbons. Great. It's fun. There what's interesting is the the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? They see over one point four million people a year. They get that many visits. A year and seventy percent of that comes from people that out of the state, which is pretty phenomenal. Now you do look at those numbers. That's all pre coded That surly has turned things upside down. But Bourbon still here and really what we're doing is. We're focusing on the northern Kentucky be line and craft. DISTILLERS There are quite a number of distilleries, a large and small that are both under the Katie or the Kentucky dissociation, or the or the Kentucky Bourbon Trail the five distilleries in northern Kentucky our new riff, a second sight spirits. County distilling and then old pogue distillery. And so really that's that's where we're beginning. Our focus were based at another Kentucky and the idea is for us to be able to get people from point a to point B, or really from point, a to point, B C D, and then back to a crite in a safe way. Our our motto is SIP responsibly, and so that's where the transportation kind of comes in, and it's an. It's certainly big focus for the distilleries because they want people to be saved to. And so. This is a neat way to get people from their homes to the to the northern Kentucky Line and really experience distilleries on the be liners, such great history really starting with old. they were one of the they were. The third is still to ever get up at the steelers license in Kentucky a late eighteen hundreds so. And then you see the development of up near rift and county, stealing and second sight, and then also nearly family distillery, which is inspired. So. That makes up the five distilleries. And they all have really good products, really good branding. And they do a wonderful job with their tours. They really give you. Not, just a history of Bourbon. People are beginning to learn everything about urban, so it's it's Kinda hard. You go from one to the next, and you hear the same thing well. How bourbons made these distilleries? Do they really tough more about their story? What makes them unique? and. That's what we're doing. Is We're we're trying to get people from? to those distilleries back home safe. What? What brought on this idea other than a love for Bourbon? What made you come up with this concept of using these brilliant use these? Vehicles that are not used on a weekend for something that people need them for on weekend. Sure well. I wasn't a job transition two years ago and I was looking for something different to do. I had been in an industry for sixteen years, really brilliant was twenty five years and I was just looking for something to now back into that industry, but might interest in Bourbon and my relationship with Keith. Really just kinda sparked this idea that. Hey, there are opportunities for us to pick up some unique new business in northern Kentucky Beginning Northern Kentucky beginning with the beeline. Beeline looks at no. They're kind of the one of the gateways or a gateway to Bourbon country, and so we just saw that as an opportunity to hey, let's let's explore this talk about it Let's come up with a concept. We talked with quite a number of people including a joy kirkpatrick with the beaten Ky.. She's a a big driving force for the meeting K, Y, and their promotion of the Northern Kentucky Line and it just kinda get growing from there, and and quite honestly you look at the the services that Keith has provided and reputation. He is built. And the connections that he has had in his in the. Travel Industry if you would a really kind of catapult less as a someone that that the B. Line is looking. To build more relationships with so it's pretty exciting. we've talked about the distilleries and all the cool places you get to go. What is the travel experience like? Is it a big tour with lots of people in a big old buff? Is it like you know smaller buses smaller cars private tours? Like how? How do you guys is tours work? Well now that were still in covid. The what we're focusing really is a groups of ten people or less. What the distilleries aren't looking for as well in fact, some of the distilleries at this point are accepting groups of six people or less, so everyone's being very cautious as they re open up back to their businesses for tours and tastings so we. We have a fourteen passenger transit vans. that. Can hold up to fourteen people, but again we're limiting it to ten or less and It's It's really A. We have kind of senator that we. Offer or recommend, but we can also customize but a but a typical trip it would either be maybe a five hour day or seven hour day. Kind of depending where we're going We have what we've established as. Three primary we'll call be line trails, so we have the trail north which would be that? We would take your group. To Boone County distillery second sight, spirits and new roof. That's the nor trail. We have a beeline trail to Maysville That would take too old pogue distillery, then also the Kentucky Gateway Museum, in Maysville which they have a part of their. Is the old job experience, and it's a separate building in. It's all about. Maysville years back. Up to four distilleries that were operating pretty much up until prohibition and so they show a real unique history about Maysville and Bourbon The the museums need to be other exhibits that. You know people get the Maysville and you see this museum. Be Amazed at really that. What's there is? Also part of that of beeline trail to Maysville is that we include a stop to Baker winery and distillery. have you seen it? warned sell or I think it's the oldest wine cellar. The country and winemaking goes back to I. Think colonial days. So, it's fascinating to see it, and now they got into Bourbon to. They actually have a family recipe that they've uncovered the archives of Bourbon that they were making. You know many many years ago. so It's just a that's A. that's a neat trail. And then the third trail we have is to be what we call the beeline trail southbound and would be taking you. From Doing County distillery to neely family distillery, which has a very unique history of their family, comes from Eastern Kentucky, and were moon shiners, and they have just a lot of great stories to tell, and they have a great mix of spirits. They makeup a really Nice Bourbon course during in the moonshine. Of course Paul and they're making all. They're all making hand sanitizer as well so So. So then it says neely, and then we offer. The ability to go down to the Kentucky Artisan distillery the which is in Crestwood the lagrange area, so it's just kind of down the road from the family distill. In there and keep them curious know obviously all over the area Kentucky in general. Northern Kentucky is kind of taken a hit as far as tourism goes. What's it like for Your Business? which was in a tourism adjacent space I, guess in that travel part of it to be a part of kind of bringing back tourism to Northern Kentucky. We'll Catherine. That's a good question, but what we've actually started to feel we've. We've reached out to quite a few of our corporate customers, and we've got three corporate groups booked in August because they're gonNA, use them as team building events because people are working from home. They're starting to get really tired of working from home. So ready and I have come up with a way to customize a couple of these things to basically make them corporate basically team building events to get people back acclimated to spending some time together and were doing you know just what we said before. We're taking care of the transportation getting detour setup and Jeremy to answer your question with some distilleries. They're excited to see some new business. Come in and from a corporate standpoint. Some of your best spend customers are going to be folks that have the discretionary income to once they get to white distillery. They're going to buy the product. We're hopeful. At least we're seeing some signs of of rebirth again. Because on the corporate side, corporate people are looking for something to do that doesn't require an airplane, ride or three or four days out of town, so we're gonNA. We've we've. Got A big push. We've got a big campaign. Actually it's going to start next week with all of our corporate customers to do the corporate it back out together. Do Some team building folks are folks are wanting to spend some time together with folks that they're tired of of zoom meetings. They WANNA. Do something fun together. While an ally, so many people have kind of like a a small quarantine bubble, so they're like seeing some of their friends, but not all of them. Be Great! Get that you're a little spoke quarantine bubble. Get it on a bus and go go get some. They'll. How do we? How do we do this? How do we book a tour? Will. The best place to start is with our website tour with us. K Y DOT COM. it lays out what the what the trail package offers offerings that we have We also have the ability through the website to. Look at what other custom trail packages you could develop, but instead reaching out to us what your interest level is. We kind of what dates you're looking at. How many people? And then we just kind of go from there. Awesome Perfect perfet. Time as Jerry mentioned and Keith you as well. We want to get out. We want to do something. This is a great way to have a station, but be something completely different than what we're used to Good luck. This sounds great sounds just perfect. We're very excited and we want everybody to SIP responsibly. We we will do just that. Closing in on happy hour we can do that. Kim Well, that's right that's always is we appreciate it so much. You guys joining us and stick around. The Northern Kentucky spotlight continues in just a little bit. We're going to be talking about all the headlines. You may have missed this week, so stick with US CG airport is the lowest airport the tristate region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations, including Paris France and now home to both DHL Amazon's global cargo hops. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at CG AIRPORT DOT COM. And welcome book. Sorry to notifications. I Apologize All done. Welcome back to the northern. Kentucky Spotlight Hey. It's time to talk about the the weekend review. There's been a lot going on, and so we're going to get you caught up number one. What our favorite things to talk about again is liquid happiness as we like to call it in this case Braxton, beer brax is making headlines in this is incredible. They're expanding to Cincinnati so Braxton of course has their original taproom, and Covington got the barrel house in Fort. Mitchell they've Braxton labs in Bellevue at the party source. They're now. They're headed to the Pendleton over the Ryan kind of line right there. There, this is the old three points urban brewery of the folks. They decided to on their restaurants, so the brewery was available. BRAXTON's like we'll take it. Don't you think about this? In the middle of very difficult economy for breweries, and in any kind of retail restaurant bar situation they're expanding and you know Braxton's already been named even before this the four fastest growing regional brewery of twenty nineteen, and so now in twenty twenty. They're just continuing. It's going to be great to see and that should happen. In the next several months. They should be open by the end of the year. It's great seeing Braxton kind of expand across a love the video they put out to where they were like going across the suspension bridge. It's really cool Speaking of going across state. To bring the room down a little bit here traveling is. Kentucky's who travel to any state with fifteen percent or higher rate of coronavirus will be asked to quarantine for fourteen days upon returning home. You know this is just to kind of keep people safe so If you head out and you're in a state where it's higher, we want to make sure that you're not bringing it back. And causing our numbers, there is This was issued by the governor, and it is, it is a a request, not a requirement in the states that are currently affected our Alabama. Arizona Four Georgia Idaho Nevada South Carolina and Texas And then I think after the announcement Mississippi in Puerto, Rico of also hit gone up above that fifteen percent line which I love Puerto Rico, and it said the here. But it's Tom and the there's good news in this is if you start looking at the numbers and the state. You're going to drop below fifteen percent. You're good. You don't have to our quarantine when you get back, but yeah. It's tough, but lot of states are doing this. In fact, Ohio just kind of added the same parameters. Seems like Kentucky's leading the way in the Kentucky Ohio kind of continuum. They're speaking of governor and Lieutenant. Governor Coleman. They outlined guidance for schools this fall and you know it's appearance on. Are you probably more? You know wondering what's happen. Where's your kid? You know? Where's My kid going to school? Is it going to be in my kitchen again? and the the answer right now as well. We don't know, but the good news is. They're going to leave it really up. There's a lot of leeway for local. Local districts and so basically the state mandated some you know just some guidelines, really not even mandates of social distancing wearing masks in contact tracing sanitation, those sorts of things, but they're really allowing schools to make the decisions, and what that means is, there are allowing unlimited nontraditional instruction days meaning. If you gotta go home with the numbers get too high. You can do it as long as you need to. also that that whole thing where especially for public schools they. Require had a doubt eight average daily attendance like you got money based on him and kids were in school They don't. They're not going to do that. And then for kids who need a little bit of help on the mental health spectrum were behaviorally. They're allowing for more funding for that. That was a bit concerned as well you know. How are those kids going to get help? So there's they're trying to everything. They can still no hard and fast. You know like answers I. Do you know the Covington is this? We came out and said they're going to start school in the fall in person Kenton. County still waiting, boone, county silhouetted Campbell camp like it's still kind of all up in. In the air as far as what's going to happen looking posted from Kenton County like what they've kind of told us as we're GONNA. Have three options to choose from like that in person, the like live at home so you're like basically the kids are in the classroom digitally and then there's a work at your own pace so like if you know the like there's some kind of weird thing where the kids can't work until later in night whether it being the parents work and stuff, so they're really trying to do as many options as possible for all these parents and it's it's nerve wracking for everybody. Yeah, yeah, even for kids. I mean especially with kids. I was just at. A target this weekend. It's like back to school I'm like Oh my gosh either back to school like if feels so long since they've been in school, it's hard. Remember that, so yeah, we'll keep you posted there and I know Ken counties doing the survey next week. We should learn hopefully by the beginning of August there allows. Schools will be starting in mid-august anyway. COVINGTON? You're speaking of mid August, and into Labor Day COVINGTON's decided not to participate in a river. FESTAS came at the end of commission meeting this week. Mayor Meyer basically said you know I. Don't think we're going to do it. That's essentially how how he phrased it. Newport is already come out and said No. We're not doing it and the question is is going to be river fest I mean The fireworks themselves. That's even in question. fireworks themselves. Can Be done socially distant questions. Will people stay away? And that's why Covington Newport are saying no, we'RE NOT GONNA. Take Part in this. We don't want the liability so again still to be determined about where the fireworks if if they're gonNA happen at all. Yet We got some new. It's it's. It's funny because we've got all this current of our stuff. And all these like mandates and things coming from the governor, so you you kind of forget that some laws were passed young. June fifteen Senate bill to requires Kentucky bidders to show voter ID to vote it starting in November, so you've gotTA. Have your be ready for the next huge election that we have coming up there are law suits in federal and state court to try to block the enforcement of this law. You know the whole bitter. I law stuff is always kind of a contentious issue and then also the another one of our favorites. Things today? Breweries and wineries and distilleries with or Outsi- Kentucky can ship alcohol straight to customers now. I know that Braxton had talked about working through this so I can't wait to see what they're gonNa do I like some of our. My friends that live in Ohio they get like beer delivered to their house all the time. Like wish we had, that will now do so. Really does help a the businesses and as. We mentioned before we just talk with the folks from tour with us. Kyi It. This is a big business. This is big business in our state in the ability to be able to deliver, it is gigantic and yeah. Well, we'll take all we can get if like I said if there's one thing I'm watching, remain, it is up from all of this quarantine. It is curbside delivery. It is bring the stuff to my house I'll take whatever it is. It'll work out just fine and hey, if you're like hey! Hey! I'm going to get out of here out hop on a plane. We are in the Right Place Ladies and gentlemen. Let me tell you why CG just happens to be. Our title sponsor also just got named as the lowest fare in the region. This is a US Department of Transportation a survey essentially, so what they did was, they looked at all the top one hundred airports. Okay cvt ranked seventy eighth out of one. One hundred. That's good number. One of the most expensive number one hundred is the least expensive. They were seventy eight, so the average is three hundred sixteen dollars a ticket which means you can get some for way less than that. Just keep that. Flying National Average is about three thirty six, so against Cincinnati is the seventy eight so just by comparison. Listen to this Indianapolis a Sixty First Columbus Fifty two Louisville thirty one. One Dayton is the third most expensive airport in the nation, their average fare, four hundred thirty dollars, and it wasn't so long ago. CG was there as well, but we can thank Canas. McGAURAN all the great folks over there really adding this low cost carriers and turning things around over there, making it really affordable and safe by the way to fly at a CG and I remember when they used to be the cheap option. We're beating them much. Yeah, the commute to Hebron is a lot better than the up to date and also Jeremy. We got that Chaim around up again today. Yeah. Yes, so we got so much stuff going on at the Chamber I mean if you're paying attention, re northern. Kentucky Tribune has been covering a lot lately because they're awesome. They're thanks. Judy Dave shredder. He wrote this really cool article for us about our gateways for growth I'm welcoming plants that you want to go to the tribunal. Check that article out It's really great. We also had an article that same article in our business journal. business journal can be found digitally if you don't get a print copy on our website under the News Tab also. We've got a lot of programming coming up. Women's initiative is going to have a free virtual. Virtual programming lever beverage ING, generational differences, which I think is going to be super, super interesting, and then some are more upcoming events that are coming at US real quickly is next week. We're partnering with Education Council for the Education Celebration usually dinner this year. The launch and it's virtual on our facebook page, so be sure to tune into that and looking as we celebrate all the great teachers, administrators and students in our region, and how they're You know doing really really really great things in the age of covid nineteen and then ti stuff expected teachers more than during distance learning one more one more really really great event that I want to mention is our. It was our best practices symposium. We're now calling a best practices week, and that is coming up pretty. Soon, we're going to split it out and you can. Attend Up to twenty sessions for all these great people and you can get Sherman credits and stuff, so it is kind of more of an HR type, thing, but There's a lot of roundtables and we've got a brand new system that we're using for it, so it's not a lot of people are getting zoom, fatigue and teams fatigue, but this is going to be a different system where you can network and jump in and out of different rooms and I it feels really feels kind of like digital trade, so she gets her in. In a one check that out of an the impact is coming up as well on August eighth, and it's a whole week of we're going to celebrate businesses that have been doing some really really great stuff, so that one again is on our facebook page, but you can check out all events if you go to an Kyi chamber dot com slash events, and you can register, and then we'll send you out the emails. Most of them are free right now, so check that out and and you can stay connected to the business community. You know and so we've covered just about everything. Let's think up urban beer Warburton Yep got it all got it all in today. Jeremy Thank you for all your hard work. We WanNA. Thank you guys at home for watching for listening. And of course our wonderful sponsor cg our title sponsor. Our Studios sponsored the Ellen. In Federal Credit Union in digital sponsor. Consulting we appreciate all of your support and again we appreciate you sticking around to the bitter end here we've got the hit. Share and subscribe and join US each and every week here on the northern Kentucky spotlight so until next week for Jerry. I'm Katherine have a great week.

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Getting back to "New Normal"

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Getting back to "New Normal"

"Welcome to the Northern Kentucky spotlight. Thank you for joining us here. I'm gather Niro alongside Jeremy in the marketing and Communications Record for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce how to treat the house corona virus almost open. Treat me, Jeremy, it's it's getting better. There's a light at the end of the tunnel. I think I mean every. Everybody's being really positive about everything so and I've only got. This is the last episode with this this long long long here. On Monday Yup. Ruth did we're all fixed up and all that good stuff? So whenever you're haircut is happening ladies and gentlemen enjoying its feet but at the time we got a lot of good stuff to talk about today as we approach the Akkadian believe I'm saying this, but the end of May. We I. WE'RE GOING TO START OFF with Ashley Gallagher from Panera bread. She's going to tell us about how they've been surviving and thriving. Really in all this craziness and then Brent Cooper or one and only Brian. Cooper is GONNA. Come on and talk about what he's all over the weekend kind of fill us in what he's been hearing. and then finally are Christian Baldwin. She's GonNa. Come on and talk about why and how we're going to vote you know and get we got you know. We gotTA keep getting out and getting out and voting, but maybe staying in home in voting. ardell process Since years we'll be talking with her ahead and as always. We WanNA. Thank our sponsors through all of this CG, our title sponsor the Ellen in Federal Credit Union our studios sponsor, NC grew consulting our digital sponsor. Making all of this happened, bringing this to you and hey, we get to our guest. Remember subscribe and share and do all that fun stuff and stick around because Northern Kentucky spotlight will be right back. Sometimes, life is hectic choosing a mortgage lender. Lender shouldn't be the Ellen N. five mortgage offers competitive rates NOPE EMI and up to one hundred percent financing. That's a mortgage that comes with peace of mind whether you're purchasing a new home. We we financing you'll feel right at home with Ellen. And we're local trusted and will be here for you. Even after your closing call eight hundred to nine, hundred, twenty, nine, zero, five and get started on your five five mortgage Ellen in federal. Credit Union welcome home. All right now it's recording yeah. Welcome back to Northern Kentucky spotlight right now. We're talking about food because that is what we do here on the spotlight, food and drink, and we could actually talk about Polka them with Ashley Gallagher from panerabread Ashley thanks for joining us today. Thank you for having me all right. Let's talk about what life is like. What businesses like four Pinero right now? so we have the dining rooms open again now since last Friday so that's exciting. We're excited to have our customers back in the store We have plenty of outside seating. Social distancing. an inside as well we have our five dry suit cafes in northern Kentucky, so they've stayed fairly busy throughout this and businesses starting to pick back up, which is you know feels good and yeah so. Awesome you you. Recently implemented curbside to go at your locations Northern Kentucky Tell us about how that work I personally use it last night and thought it was amazing I. Tell us how it works. Okay so it works like rapid pickup. If you're not familiar with that, you go on our website in new place in order online for to go When you get to the Bakery Cafe, you just go on the website and Click I'm here. I'm one of our associates will bring it out in about five minutes or less We also have instructions when you pull into the parking spots as well. You didn't call the cafe If you're having any issues or things like that, but it's really easy. It's working out really well for our customers, and they really enjoy it so. You guys had the rapid pickup before. Order Online. Go inside. Pick it up. It did the fact that you had all of this opportunity. Already there you have the drive-thrus. You had the indoor seating out proceeding and this rapid pickup. Did that help you in this transition? When everything kind of changed once, Corona virus it. Yeah I do I think you know? There was just some small changes that we made to make it more convenient for our customers to feel safe, and to keep them safe and same with our associates, so yeah I think this has been an easy transition for us so far. One of the things that drew me to Order Order Pinera last night was I I have two young kids, and you guys have that great new family feast. Yeah, we thought it was a great deal. Tell us tell us about that. So the family feasts, several different options and prices vary I. Think you know it's anywhere from twenty three to thirty three dollars dot fees a family so either way. It's great pricing where you can do a soup family feasts where you get to courts of the your choice of soup with four goals bag at Soup and Salad Sandwich In Soup there's different options you can see it on our website. You can go, and then he bakery cafe in order through our drive through deliveries, anyone of our outlets and they come with a whole bag, and then four cookies as well so it's a really good deal. Good deal. It's a ton of like we. We did the MAC and cheese one last night and it was. Two half sandwiches for the adults to kids. Sandwiches a salad of salad in a big thing, Mac and cheese and my kids. They weren't having because they love that Mac and cheese is really. Don't move that Mac and cheese yeah! Yeah my kids as well and that's their favorite so. So actually, what are you hearing from customers now that they can come back to their favorite stores. What are they? What are they saying? I think they're excited and I think You know possibly a little hesitant at first, but the environment and the stores were you know being extremely cautious with our associated with our customers been maintaining every single safety precaution. We can I. think that you know It's really been a positive thing since we've spoken. These dining rooms on. The customers are happy to be back for sure, so that brings us to our next. Question of the month, so we've been asking this for a little bit of money now and now that everything's kind of opening kinda getting a little dated, but this is the last week month, so we gotta keep it up until until next week. so, what is that one thing as we get back to a semi quasi? Was One thing that you've been looking forward to the most. So I'm excited and hopeful that the polls welcome back. I have young kids like I said and you know they're going. Stir crazy with nothing to do outdoors so really hoping that happens and happens soon, so yeah, that's what I would say. That would be my next thing, so fingers crossed. That happens I. Don't think. We'll thank you so much, and we can't wait to hit the the drive through or curbside or indoor dining at Panara. All of it open now. We look forward to that. Remind us where your locations are very quickly. so we have one in union. Kentucky Florence, Kentucky Crestview Konare, dixie highway, and then crushed and springs buttermilk location Those are my cafes. We do have to other northern Kentucky Stores Cold Springs in Newport which are great locations as well so a lot of come. Check us out all right Ashley. Thank you and we'll be right back here on Northern Kentucky spotlight. On Google search maps as easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photo ops responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested up. Google listing optimization takes experience and talk. and. There are no shortcuts. See crew gives your Google my business account this steady consistent attention. It needs to be affected optimizing updating and expanding critical contact every single week. From local retail stores to large regional networks see crude generates content establish his benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases and engagement. So what can see crude do for your business. More calls more clicks more clients. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight and familiar base, the President of the Northern Kentucky Chamber Brent Cooper is your breath. Thanks for coming on the podcast again today. Together appreciate it all right. We're talking about you. Know as you know. They're calling the reopening of America. Kentucky is no different. You've been out and about and talking to all the member organizations. So, what are you hearing about this reopening process? Tried to get around to many bars and restaurants could this past weekend. You're any art, Brandt. Yeah, I know I got to drink as much bourbon and eat as much as I possibly can be a good chamber president. I also got around to a lot of the retail organizations that are a reopening in all of them are doing things slightly differently, but also pretty consistently. They are encouraging masks. Many have the signs up. That kind of Gibson guidelines guidance. We've seen some businesses. Get creative with new hours with carry out things in addition to outdoor seating, and we've been encouraging cities and counties. To continue to be creative on what they can do with. Different sign edge, maybe a closing streets, and allowing some businesses to use those. Enhanced sidewalks than where they can put tables. That kind of thing. And also to consider supporting these businesses different ways with. Grants and different funding. They receive from Zach. We've been seeing a lot of different things. One business got an ice cream machine and started serving ice cream a little bit later than normal to get more foot traffic, and their neighbors appreciated that, and so we've seen businesses collaborating and working together. It's really kind of A. It's exciting time. It's also a little bit scary. Still we're in this new normal, so we're trying to encourage that big of safety by getting back to commerce, and that's I. think that's what we need right now. You Know I. Love a the alcohol to go I hope that never goes away I. Fear that it will, but man I don't want to go away, but to that end. What what is the most creative thing specifically that you've seen when you've been out and about? I think honestly We've seen all kinds of things like people when you hit him the credit card where they saying ties right away, they have pre sanitized pens. They you know they. They have menus that a pre sanitized. And then they're really emphasizing the safety to try to get people comfortable, coming in and out or or visiting their sidewalk new sidewalk venue it's. It's a mix I. mean everybody is being creative in different ways, but the emphasis on safety I think really is is the key point because if people feel safe, they're not gonNA. Come visit your bar. Restaurant Brewery copy shop retail store. You name it so safety first, and then also for employees. Because if you keep, people want to come back. They've got feel. So creativity around safety I think is the big push. What about in retail have you seen in the kind of difference, the transitions that business owners have made in the retail space. I think again really focused on stage encouraging the masks. In again wiping down everything ahead of time and follow following that up and you'll see now. The lines where people are separated with distance encouraging that. Look I know some people are not respecting the safety piece of it, so those businesses are dealing with that at times, and so trying to find ways to kill 'em with kindness, if you will and make sure that people are are adhering to the rules along the way. We shout a lot of those businesses that really gone the extra mile we want to help continue with that and we're encouraging those businesses to keep telling their stories to us and allow us also when there is regulations or things that are confusing to leverage the chambers advocacy in our work to help us smooth away I'm so we will keep. We will keep working on that as the months and weeks go by. So Talking about some of that the happy stuff, but what are some of the real big challenges that people have been having to get back to to work? From our perspective, the number one thing is cash. I. Keep bringing that up a lot of these small shops. They did not get the letting the Payroll Protection Program from the Cares Act. They didn't get anything from the SBA yet and so those cities counties, and even the state the can in all of those businesses get through I. Think it's very much needed. And so cash first, and then understanding the rules and regulations, and we still have a lot of confusion out there in different industries, different businesses that are struggling with that in a cringing best practices, so we're encouraging people to come to the chamber participate in various committees. Talk to other retailers, the other businesses in learn from what they're doing so that they can be stronger so cash first safety return to business, and then ultimately you know bringing folks back in marketing and getting people back into the full I will tell you some businesses are having. Having no trouble doing that. A lot of chamber members are already as soon as their doors open. People were coming in and out, and so they're living with the new normal, but people are excited to get back out for sure that creates its don't set of problems. Doesn't it? Like you said if if people want to come in restaurants or having at this point, turn people up to thirty three percent capacity What what of those members say is a great problem to have right now? I know they're thrilled to have to turn people away. Yeah I, think there is some frustration on the thirty three percents It seems arbitrary and other states have not done that. They've said look if we can maintain a six distance if we can do all the other standards, hand sanitizer, watching and so forth wide thirty three percent, and I think that's a question. Worth asking me like something that we're. We are definitely conveying up up the chain, but that's so. That is a frustration. We hear that said you know people are rolling with. With it for the vast majority I think people are rolling with it and just figuring out. Hey, look if that's what it takes to be reopened and that's what we're GONNA do and we're gonNA. Wear masks. It's not the end of the world and so I think that's our message. Well, let's get back to doing some business and get commerce going again, and then ultimately will get back to a normal Sunday, but right now this is the new normal. We gotta live with it. Awesome well. You get to get the question in the month now. Just because you work at the chamber to doesn't mean that we're going to exempt you said The you know. You're already getting back out to the normal. But what was that one thing you or the really looking forward to getting back to normal? Was it like you know spa? or I know I know it wasn't a haircut like me, but. Looking for barber is a very smart guy. I will tell you that in, but. Since I cut my own hair. I can say jokes like that. I was really looking forward to frankly just getting out to some of the local bars drinking I know that sounds. You would expect nothing less for me at this point. But it really it's been great to kind of see folks and got to see for a little bit and seeing them open, and seeing them surviving this it warms my heart and I. Do know we're going to get through this in the long haul and it does get it. It's a process that takes time but That's been the most exciting thing for me, so thanks for that question. Yeah it's it's amazing. The progress we've seen in two weeks can only imagine what two more weeks will bring, so we look forward to seeing what that looks like rent. Thank you so much. We appreciate it. Thanks for hearing me by y'all. Go all right and listen big news out. We're GONNA be talking about Election Day. How this works what you need to do right now to make sure your vote counts. I'll stick with us here. Here on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight CG Airport is the lowest fear airport in the Tri State, region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations, including Paris France and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hubs, the airport is furthering position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at CG AIRPORT DOT COM. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky. Spotlight in our spotlight right now is on election. Day is drawing ever closer and right now to talk about it. Kristen Baldwin joins us. She's the vice president of public. Affairs communication for the northern. Kentucky Chamber, so Kristen thanks for being here today. Thanks for having me. Catherine Greg. Talk about elections. Let's talk about the most important thing deadlines. What do we need to know Kentucky Voters Right now to? To make sure ARGO counts so primary dead deadline. The election days been changed. I was been moved back five weeks to June twenty third two Tuesday June twenty third is actually going to be election day here in the state of Kentucky. And what we're asking him or want to do is to request a ballot online, the absentee or mail in ballot by June fifteenth so Monday. June fifteenth your deadline to request a ballot online. So requesting ballot online. How easy is that? What's the process like? What what? What even website do we go to? So took me less than two minutes to do it on Monday to get that done, so we're sending everyone to go boat. K, Y, DOT, com again! That's go vote, K, Y, Dot Com, and what? You'RE GONNA do they're? You're going to request an absentee ballots again? Again. We're wanting me to vote safe at home and so I want you to go to that website that's been been leading by the Secretary of State website which are GonNa, be there is you're going to your information. They're going to ask you some specific a unique information like from yourself, so they're gonNA. Ask your social security number. Thank you for your name as you. You for your date of birth, the walk you through a series of questions to confirm who you are, it will also ask you. I'm about a signature. One of the big questions about this election is making sure. Everybody is no voter fraud. So when I went through that it asked me for my driver's license number was it was able to poke my records my driver's license. License signature, so they're using my driver's licence signature through this system technology as we all know a wonderful thing these days, so they have my signature on file, so they're able to go ahead and use my signature in when I signed my ballot, they're going to be able to cross reference signature. That's all my driver's license with this contract. Provide in my my absentee ballot. So voting absentee is not the only way that we can vote, so go through us if you will different ways that we can cast that ballot. If there are there ways you can vote, but right now we're encouraging everyone to do absentee ballard that mail in ballot right now just to help ease the lines. We also had happened in Wisconsin couple months ago. We don't want that to happen. We want this to be as easy as possible. As the business community were all about convenience where all about thinking ahead at how can do this is simple and easy as possible so we would encourage everyone to that male unbowed option, but if you. You Miss for example you missed that. June, fifteen deadline or maybe mail. An option is not an opportunity for you to do that. You don't have Internet access with the library shutdown. or you may need some additional assistance. Everyone has the right to vote in person. So as you can do at one, you can request a vote in person early. You have to do an appointment only which we'd have the clerk's office or you can actually vote in person on election day again. We're trying to encourage everyone to do that. prior to election day part of that June fifteenth deadline, but you can have the opportunity to vote in person. Be Limited opportunities for where you can vote in person on election day. Which is why we're trying to encourage wanted to do it by Mellon. So. It's a lot about how we're. GonNa. Vote who are voting for the. Primary so it is a is a primary, so that means there will be a democratic and the Republican ballot. Unfortunately I'm in Kentucky. We don't allow independence and allow an open primary option, so if you are aren't independent grant to the November election to cast your ballot, but for Democrats and Republicans you will be having the option to vote one of the biggest races looking at it will. Will be the fourth congressional race. That seat is currently held by Congressman Thomas Massie. This will be the first time he'll be challenged in a primary election They're also be to Democrats that are running for congressional offices. Well was mother lower lower ballot races coming up that I'll be in the primary, but primarily the big big election is going to be a congressional race for the fourth district. What I knew people are already looking ahead to November. And there's what where do we stand now and how we might be voting or any inkling of how we might be voting in November yeah, the good thing that we have in Kentucky that we've been able to push our primary backfire weeks, and so we have the opportunity to look at what a meal! An option is now in May, so we excuse me in June. We're not sure what November will hold there. There's been talk a lot about the second wave. We can't move the November election without an act of Congress. Congress, we Kinda joke that it takes an act of Congress do certain things. Someone is definitely one that takes an act of Congress to move so there has been no determination at this point made about the November election we may look and maybe in late July early August before the governor and the Kentucky Secretary of State make that determination before we move forward that one, but having this option in our back pocket that we know how to do a primary mayland options that we if November does happen and we have to go that route. We can do that. And just because it's the primary doesn't mean you can skip it. Everyone needs to get out there and vote. Tell talk about how bad we have been in the past at this primary voting thing. Dagger, question so went back and looked at the numbers or primary in two thousand sixteen presidential election and Boone County. The numbers were twelve percent of the registered voters came out to vote in Boone Campbell and King County only fourteen percent of the registered voters came out to vote again. That's an eye presidential primary year. In general, it gets much much better than the general it's. It's in the fifty nine sixty fifty seven percent of elected and registered voters do come out to vote, but again that primary we're in the low teens, so we do encourage as many people as possible to come out and vote, but you're right. Those numbers are horrible, so we try to go from worst to first. Let's get a little bit better than that. Twelve percent turnout rate. Just because it's the primary doesn't mean you can skip your civic duty to vote. Buckle Sam says. We want you to vote. In Chris, speaking of which you guys came out with a really great opportunity for people to research. How what we're all of that to vote and vote in Kyi. Tell us about that website and remind us. Yes vote in Kyi dot. Com was a non-partisan initiative that we started last year last. November are big roll out of that once that we're continuing on his efforts, so we wanted to have a one stop shop that we could involve a lot of different questions around the election, so whether it be a voter guide whether we details about where to vote how to vote. We didn't realize that. That this was going to happen, and it would be very useful, but we want to provide simple messaging to to incur CECCHI citizens to get out and vote and have that one opportunity to get out there. Again is a nonpartisan effort that were working to to try to encourage voter turnout effort in tech again. We're so underrepresented in our region. WanNa bring some more light to that. Awesome well again. You're in northern Kentucky Chamber, employees, but that doesn't get you out of doing the question of the month. So, what does that one thing that you're looking forward to to do once we get back to. Normal normal issue. I. Think what I'm looking forward to is going to the zoo so I have a one year. And and so we are reading an enormous amount of books related to rhinocerous INS and giraffes and elephants to actually be able to go back to the zoo and push a stroller around when it's ninety degrees outside with the rest of the parents to get out and see their their joint misery and my child's excitement to see those a zoo character. We Really. Really Fun. He really enjoyed our pints in perspectives a couple of weeks ago when they took us around him, watching a little bit of that. When he got a little seasick with the rest of us in that that event, but we did enjoy looking at the zoo animals. You need to get out to the Florence y'all the petting zoo. They have kangaroos. It was cool. Always looking for something to do so the. Thirty, dollars a car loud just. And there's a there's a there's a special coupon discount code. Get five dollars off its friends all caps. They told us to share it out with everybody. Off whether it's the y'all's or the zoo I agree with you completely Chris. 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Curing COVID-19 in NKY

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Curing COVID-19 in NKY

"Good afternoon. Welcome to the Northern Kentucky spotlight. I'm Katherine Nero Side Jeremy Sharon the marketing and Communications Director for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. We are the epicenter. All kinds of news happening this week Jeremy Yes. Yes, we have some fun stuff today. see Ti. Tim Schroeder who is the CEO of CDI that he's GonNa. Come on, and talk to us about the Covid nineteen vaccine, and all the work that they've been doing on treatments in some really really interesting information, and how you could be part of solving this Covid, nineteen problem, and how important Northern Kentucky Cincinnati is, it's amazing. It's really interesting stuff coming up and also if you're having trouble with that ballot dot in the mail. Put those in Kristen Baldwin our VP of communications and public affairs, going to show you just exactly how to follow the instructions. That can be a little confusing. 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Subscribe hit share whatever you can do to get this out and we'll. We'll be right back with all kinds of great information for you right here on the northern Kentucky Spotlight sometimes, life is hectic. Choosing a mortgage lender shouldn't be the ellen. Five mortgage offers competitive rates, no PM, I and up to one hundred percent financing. That's a mortgage that comes with peace of mind whether you're purchasing a new home, we financing. You'll feel right at home with elleman. We're local trusted and we'll be here for you. Even after your closing call eight hundred to nine, hundred, twenty, nine, zero, five and get started on your five five mortgage. Ellen in Federal Credit Union welcome home. Welcome back to the northern. Kentucky's thought like right now. We're going to introduce you to Tim Schroeder the CEO and founder of clinical trial in consulting. see Ti Tim. Thank you so much for joining us today. It's my pleasure. Thank you for having me. We're going to talk about some really interesting things coming up regarding the coronavirus crisis in a potential vaccine in just a bit, but first before we get to that Tim tell us a little about you. Tell us a little bit about see ti. Well. Is a clinical research firm that we started here in the region more than twenty years ago. My background originally was I came from the academic circles. I was a professor in the College of Medicine up at UC and since children's. And from there, the bio technology world and then started CPI. And the company's grown. We have offices across forty countries right now we work for more than two hundred or more, cynical and biotechnology and medical device companies, and they essentially hire us. To See and manage and develop strategy about their research, which when we're successful ends up resulting in a drug being approved and one of the things we're really proud about in our twenty years. We've been part of more than one hundred drug approvals Both here in the US and Europe, so that's sort of a snapshot story of CPI. Sedated great to the know that you've been a part of a great thing, but you know right now. We're in the middle of this crazy pandemic. I would imagine since you guys are such a big company with all these. You're like deeply involved in conversations around these new vaccines. Can you give us an update of like how the treatments and the vaccines are going for the coronavirus? Yeah. It has been I. I. You know Gory Plus Year career. It's been the most. Fascinating rapidly moving rapidly changing environment I've I've ever experienced. I don't think that's unique to healthcare. I think that's all of us but but for us, you know the background is our research over the last twenty years has always involved critically ill patients. So we do a lot of work for instance in transplantation while working cancer, a lot of work in cell, therapy and gene therapy, and jokingly I tell people that. I couldn't spell corona virus four months ago. Even if you spotted me the beer part of it, but I think the key thing for our team is. They're used to doing research in critically ill patients so starting around the first of the year as you can imagine, we do have offices in Asia, so they started to see this disease happening up close and personal there in January and in Europe. Europe it was in February, and that obviously moved here in early March. We started having some of the companies we work with the pharmaceutical biotech companies. Saying Hey, we have a drug that we think might benefit. People would cove in nineteen. Can you help do the research with us? So what that entailed of the early stages as we started interacting with the FDA at other regulatory groups around the world saying. This is what we have. This is why we think it might work. What is the plan for us to get from being in the laboratory to actually treating patients, and normally that process will take us anywhere from a year to a year and a half, but you're able to compress those timelines so that literally they were weeks instead of instead of once. Once in years and you know hats off to people like the FDA were working around the clock hats off to a lot of the academic medical centers where we do our research, so places like University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati Children's Hospital University of Kentucky. University of Louisville Saint Elizabeth's places like that because they were able to compress the timelines really quickly so over. Over the last three to four months we now are working on almost twenty different studies, looking at various treatments for Komen Nineteen, so some of those take really critically ill patients in the ICU on ventilators and try to either her attacker to beat the virus. Other ones of the treatments are actually looking at trying to improve their symptoms. There's you know made. His people require being on a ventilator. Some of them go onto dialysis because the kidneys fail some of them end up with blood clotting problems, a lot of the drugs that we're working on are trying to attack the virus or the side effects of the virus. At interestingly, we already have some results from some of the early studies. That! We started conducting a few months ago. One of our. First Studies that was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in Scottsdale, and in Florida are we just published Friday night where we showed a small series of patients that literally were in the ICU seriously. Oh, Co nineteen were able to be discharged hospital five days. Wow, nasal. We've seen some really interesting. I think important advances, and then to your question, sort of the next step is. We've got things that we can use the tree. What can we do to prevent and? And so obviously the world is you know hopefully looking saying. When are we going to have a vaccine? And we bomb been in a situation because we've been up front and personal with many of these companies, but the good news is there's more than one hundred companies developing vaccine. It's so from a standpoint up. Your people say to me. What are the chances of successful vaccine? Hundred percent we will have a successful vaccine I think we'll have more than one. The question is more question is when. And if you think about what we have to do, is we have to go through all the testing stages to be able to stand. Is it safe? And how well does it work? What does should we give? And then the question is what populations should get the vaccine I, which are the most risk so when you think about influenza, which we have always had in the back of our mind, many was getting vaccines. Things like that. You know if you look at that virus, which is typical for many, is there certain groups that are at highest risk owner, patients patients that have other co morbidity or other other risk factors like diabetes or obesity? If your Princeton, immune system is compromised a cancer patient transplantation, all those things contribute to your risk of getting influenza. Influenza, but also it seems to contribute to your risk of getting Kobe nineteen, and even the risk of dying is higher hire people in those groups. So when we think about developing vaccines, we want to really target those groups as well so the good news with so many vaccines under development. We made up with more than one. We may have ones that are targeted towards children versus ones are targeted towards older patients. We've been right in the middle of it now for for several months. We've got some vaccine work that we've been doing in Asia. For quite time. We're just in the process of Kicking off some research studies here locally I think both of you know because you're right, front and center on this, but. Since I. Children's was one of the first hospitals in the world to test the visor back. Study just yesterday University of Cincinnati announced they will be one of the hospitals to test. Them Darna Vaccine Study, so. And a lot of our public education is reminding the community here that greater. Cincinnati Northern Kentucky all the way back to the Sabin Vaccine Polio. That people come to develop vaccines and I think we're just seeing that again right now. In this in this cove world that you know whether it's our hospital systems whether it's generosity of our of our people for signing up volunteering, you know we are very desirable region for the company's not just US companies, but companies. Last night it was on a call with nation company. We have several European companies who are coming to Cincinnati for study, so it's pretty neat personally just to see how the region stepped up and how reviewed across the world? It. Let's talk about that how we can help as well and you mentioned volunteers and you're you're looking for a little bit of help? How can the rest of his health because we all want to shorten this this timeline to get that vaccine or those vaccines out? I've been the best thing I think right now is just type of you're doing? Today is making the public aware that almost for sure, there's going to be a study where we all fit into it And maybe because of your age might because of your risk factors that might be because of Of Conditions that you previously a pad. What we're doing and I think since children's and UC is doing the same thing, and obviously, we're trying to share studies across the region partnering and we've done this. Kobe treatment studies as well. You may have seen some of our stories Princeton Saint Elizabeth's treated. The first person in the world with one of the studies were doing the same thing on the vaccine front, so we've got an initiative here CDI where we're trying to sign up ten thousand volunteers and the good news about a quarter of the way they're. So and you know is pretty straightforward. At this point in time. You're not committing to anything all you do. is you call you email you text and expressed an interest, and then we get your contact information and start the dialogue going, and you could change your mind at any point in time. You're not committing to anything other than the commit to learn a little bit more about it, and we're encouraging family friends, neighbors We've had some competition on. You know individuals where I'm trying to get more than my social setting or might street to participate. And just you know, it's not like we've had. Some people say I love to do it, but this is not a good month for me. Well the good news there as we're GONNA. Drive you soliciting tears. Amick studies all the way for the winter, so it's not like a one of. I can't do it this week. It's not convenient my job, my family, you know interfering. Be a later opportunity so. To your question, you know it's just as simple as as a phone. Call email going to our website, CDI clinical trial consulting, and there's a link to it, and it literally takes you less than a minute. One of our associates actually will contact you. However, you want to be contacted. Just get a little bit of information and then just give you. You one example is a new study. We were just awarded Monday this week is targeting Berry high risk first line responders, so we're going to do a quite a bit of education and awareness over the next couple of weeks where we're looking for paramedics or looking for fire for police were looking for emergency room. Physicians and nurses ICU Odyssey's a a novel. Novel treatment where they want to target that group because they think that they can prevent them, they they get exposed to patients that are infected, and obviously there is press so we. We think we're going to have deborah opportunities for different groups. You know almost every every few weeks. A new one coming along, so you'll see highlight that one specifically in the next. Next few days awesome. Yeah, I, I can attest to. It's really easy to sign up and they're really easy to. Do. You know he's got a little phone. Call you fill out a little questionnaire. You're on the list So what will it be like for somebody who gets to participate in the study like What are they have to do? That's that's a really terrific question. Just to give you a little bit of background so. Where you go for a particular vaccines, study could vary. They can be done in positions offices. They can be done and clinics and hospitals. We have our own research setting about ten minutes from year right at the. Jason Xavier University Clinic. University Arcona. And we. Over the years always vaccines study, this isn't unique dacoven. Influenza vaccines. We do vaccines around the respiratory infections. Different things. I would say typical year. There's always a half a dozen or more vaccine projects and to your question. Usually what happens is there's what they call a screening period, so that's where we're educating you about the study and the demands of the study lack of a better word. How much time will require? How Franklin? Would you see you? What are the procedures know? Sometimes you might draw blood in a study. Sometimes you might collect Might be urine sample, or might be a a somebody's spitting into a tube for things like that, so each one is a little bit different, but in the screening session we would tell you all about what we call the study assessment. So what's happening at various times? In most of the cases, the visits are very short thirty minutes or less and. Once your screen and we also would then do what's called a history and physical, so we would as part of conducting part of these studies, you actually get a physician physician assistant nurse pharmacist actually be part of looking at your general health care. They'll do draw some blood and look at some lab tests, and ultimately that they'll decide. Do you meet the criteria for this particular study? And if you do then, they say you now you could participate. Let us tell you the risk and the potential benefits, so it's called an informed consent that you have to actually read understand inside and then at that point. They might say okay now. We're going to start your next week. You know which day makes the most sensory Monday Tuesday as a morning or afternoon, and if you've ever had any kind of scene, you know whether it's a childhood vaccine or you know. One of the adult infection vaccines is very or that as you get a very short injection, they're likely to watch you for a period of time just to make sure of you don't have any kind of reaction for most of these vaccines. If there is Iraq's a reaction, it's usually something at the site of gets read it gets. You know if you've ever had like a tetanus vaccine. Sometimes your arms is stepping sorber there, too, so those are pretty typical type, sign bax, and then after that depending on the schedule. We might have you come back, you know. Two or three or four days later, Ebonite they may come back every week. Some of these studies are over after a a month and some other ones follow you for two or three months just to get a sense and what we're really looking at is mostly. Does your immune system respond to the vaccine? Is We're challenging? You and the new system should make an antibody which then should protect you when you're exposed to a virus like Kobe nineteen. So where do we go to sign up for this team? Like I said, you'll probably the easiest thing, it's just for for any of your friends, viewers relatives, whoever is just to go to see Ti's website, which if you go into Google? Search engine is if you just put in our websites, actually see ti. BACKS DOT COM, which is a C.. T. S. CPI up a CPS, but even a battle. You'll remember it if you just Google CPI research, it'll take you to the website once you're there. As as you mentioned Germany very easy to sign up and emails, not your preference in the future we can do attacks. We can do a phone call, so we basically anyway. That's convenient for you to communicate with us. Well before I. Let you get off here. We got one final question for you. And it's our question of the month. and we were all learning new skills. We've got zoom and teens and skype and everything else. What is one thing that you've learned during this crazy time that we're living in? My initial response to that question would be around the technology, because jokingly here at the office for more than two decades, they would say I couldn't spell it even if you spotted the I and I'm probably the single most challenged technology person into your point, there are a lot of different ways to communicate that we've had to use the last few months, but I'll take it a different way I think what I would say Germany is just around the fact that. You know I. I've been really impressed you know. Like, we were saying earlier whether it's the health crisis or the financial crisis or the social crisis, all on top of each other people. have been challenged as that. They've never been challenged in their life over the last several months and to me what the lessons learned I? Think the resiliency of people I think the. The intentional. Being they will bigger a solution, and it can be the simplest thing like how do I get my computer? Turn on the most complicated thing you know. Where last night we had a call with one of our pharmaceutical companies in Singapore about a covert project, and there were some tremendous hurdles teamwork through the night, and by this morning they had that salt. You know so whether it's the most simple thing of the most complicated thing I think in some ways and I. You know big fan of history. Your Tom Brokaw with America's greatest generation. You know the group that was born in the depression, and the world. War Two you know. I'm not suggesting that we you know been exposed to anything near that level, but the other had for for I think for those of us weren't alive. Then maybe her parents or grandparents people talking about it. You know it's sort of our stage to. To do that and I think you've seen people. Step Up, and you know in tremendous ways and I i. have a feeling will be stories that go on for many years about what you won't believe this, but we did the following so I would say it's kind of that resilience. That kind of can do attitude, and and you know people just figuring out a solution for. Excellent ten. Thank you so much best of luck to you. Tim, Schroeder from. Ti We appreciate it forward to some great news coming out of Northern Kentucky, regarding these X. thanks again by boys from thanks to both of you broke All right. Listen speaking of Northern Kentucky. There is an election happening right now on if you need a little bit of help. Figuring out that ballot that's coming your way just ahead. We'll be right back here on the northern. Kentucky spotlight. Ranking on Google Search and maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos. Responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested up. Google listing optimization takes experience and talk. And there are no shortcuts. See. Crew gives you Google my business account the steady connection attention. 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This means things are happening here and There's a really great things happening this week including this, we don't know what's going to happen in the fall as far as schools go, but just in case have free Internet. That's what's happening for low income, families, thousand or more families, maybe even more than that in northern Kentucky are going to get access to low-cost Internet service for the whole next school year, and that's thanks to an initiative from the united way as. As well as Tony, Bell and a bunch of other great organizations to it's called the Northern Kentucky Digital Equity Initiative for students and listen. We know that it's the has in the have nots. We noticed during online school this last year. You know kids who don't have that access cannot finish their schoolwork, so if for some reason we have to do summer all school online. This is going to be a great opportunity, so about ten percent of northern. Kentucky students lack Internet service at Home K. through twelve ten percent The funding will come from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation for. For rising community funds as well and it will cover again. Maybe eight, hundred, eighty, four, two, thousand, maybe more families, and they're hoping for more through fundraising, so learn more about that. We will pass it along speeding of going back to school K.. You announced the return to campus It's called healthy at n K., you kind of like a healthy at home, thing and healthy at work via k. you They will start August seventeen as scheduled the schoolwork zoom in person class meeting with the Combo of face to face and online elements of smaller classes. Classes will move to larger classrooms. Larger classrooms will either be reduced to re or relocated to rooms on or into the student union listen enables testing for those with symptoms and contract tracing for those who test positive to that way. They're going to track it through the through the school, so they don't have a big outbreak, and there's no class after Thanksgiving one week of instruction and exams at home, so take your exams at home and be home for the holidays and I, know every college student, probably choice that, and then the other part of it is the dorms. They're gonNA preference Outta town students, and they're going to lessen the number of people in the dorms. No word exactly as of yet we'll wait and see so, but in came on the forefront getting that information out there. Hey I know this is the time of the summer where all like. We've been in our houses for like a million days. I gotTA GET OUTTA here. Well. Cj has just made it really easy for you. So during the height of the corona virus situation you know. A lot of flights were cancelled because I mean the need wasn't there and it wasn't CBGB's situation. Was The airlines cancelling? Those flights will now frontier specifically is back with the whole budgets number one. CD is going to get these flags back on frontier. From, let's see. The nonstop flights will go to Atlanta Dallas, Miami, whilst Angeles, Philadelphia those all start, before of July and Sarasota as well it will also increase flights. Two daily flights from CG to. DENVER VEGAS Tampa Fort Myers as well as three daily Flights Orlando so Yeah, this is really great news. That's. Obvious I, but either way this summer. It's happening so those low cost flights. They start as low as thirty on buffs. Another in K. You story and it kind of speaks to what we're talking about a little bit before. So joins children's Hospital for national research on. They're treating patients with. Rheumatic heart disease. It's a international studies dramatic heart. Disease Research Collaboration in Uganda and N que you will analyze the data with several colleges. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the College of Health and Human Services, so a lot of the colleges involved in technology could change how healthcare is provided in rural areas here in Kentucky and across the country so speaking. Just see I was saying like you know we're. We're kind of the epicenter of testing, softened and get you as it's helping, lead the. The way on some of that and so many colleges working together. That's nice to see. Newport tools is also offering any kid eighteen and under free breakfast and lunch this summer. So this is all no registration. No application. All the money comes from the Department of Agriculture, Here's the deal. Though because of the corona virus, it's all going to be in one location, so it'll be Mondays tend to one at Newport, intermediate school and so I agreed opportunity for kids who need it certainly. Awesome, and for those of you who've been really really missing your time out with friends. BRAXTON IS RE opened. They're coming in location opened up last week. They're opening up the barrel house today. you know they're coming in taproom? was open last week. That's the fourth fastest growing brewery in the nation according to the Brewers Association. which is awesome to have that right here in Covington A lot of success is a tribute to that Vive Seltzer, that new hot thing that everyone likes to drink because it's not as many calories as some of the. Dark Beer I liked the heavy calorie. yummy delicious in. Off they're releasing the only things that they're doing their amazing, it's hard to get him, but if you get them, they are so good it's. Very. Well priced local beer steps short. The they had a strawberry shortcake one out Braxton labs I haven't had that one yet, but I I'm I'm I need to get that? I'm going to get down there and getting these. Get some of that and like I, said the barrel house is going to be opened again. That might be a good one since it's got a lot of outdoor area and you can stay pretty distant You know they're. They're down there trying try and heart attack to keep that business going and grow in their van fourth fastest growing in the nation, so yeah congratulations to them can't wait to get out there, Hey! Yeah more one more real way. They announced the Kentucky Leadership Class of Twenty Twenty. So this is Kentucky's a statewide leadership. It's bigger than the Northern Kentucky, leadership program not just up here it's across the entire state, but we've got five great northern Kentucky people apart of the class this year for Nando Figueroa, who's the president of gateway. He is in the class and he's also on our board also. Also, Jason Pain. Who's not her chamber board member? He works for Republic, bank he's in the class and we have Jim Horn from Saint Elizabeth and just an auto from Newport on the Levee great friend of the Chamber Justin Auto also. We have Stacey Stockman from the COVINGTON independent public schools because she's a Covington the partners. She's awesome. She's actually going to be A. Northern Kentucky. Yes, and she's a dance. Mom With You, right? We've been hanging out. At bars down in Covington for several years now, so yes, congratulations aimed in everybody else's while what a great a group of people to represent Northern Kentucky. Okay listen everybody. There's some great stuff happening in this podcast. We need you to share it so if you don't mind, do it hit. Subscribe if you're listening on podcast. If your facebook share, make sure all this information gets out to the masses, and once again, we want to thank our sponsor CG? The title Sponsor Island in Federal Credit Union, the studio sponsor and secret consulting digital sponsor. We couldn't do it without you. Thank you so much, thank you guys for joining US Embassy right back your next week on a northern Kentucky by.

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St. Elizabeth Cancer Center

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

28:36 min | 2 weeks ago

St. Elizabeth Cancer Center

"Khong Good afternoon, and welcome to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight big day. Today. We're talking about a big grand opening talking about just a couple of minutes a big day for Kentucky voters. But first we gotta get Jake up for the day. Jeremy Tran is here Catherine Niro. I'm here. Kristen. Baldwin is here. We're all here. We talk about all kinds of great stuff coming up first things first. So, you know, who else is here CVG CVG, we want to thank God again to be the title sponsor here on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight and we will get to all kinds of great news just ahead. But Jeremy we got a big week ahead. It's fall. It's feeling like it and we're just chalk stuff here on the spotlight. Yes, we got some great content today and I really can't wait to hear your interview that you did with Saint Elizabeth. It's super interesting. They've got that great new cancer center open up and our region is very lucky to have them here extremely lucky. In fact, they've got a whole week of fun planned. I'll be out there all weeks or check their Facebook page for that. But in the meantime Jeremy birth Going to bring in of course Kristen Baldwin vice president of public affairs Communications for the Northern Kentucky chamber. We're talking about election again today Christian because today is a big big day off Kentucky voters. That's right. We're one month away from election day. But today is the deadline to register to vote. I feel like everyone has seen this message probably for the last three or four months every time you log onto social media. I feel like you've gotten a million emails from a wide variety of businesses out there and places that you frequent. But today is the day the last day to register to vote not only in Kentucky, but across the across both, Indiana, Ohio. Right to make sure you're registered to vote is the first thing we're to talk about the day. So we got that one check the box. So you registered to vote. The next step is talking about absentee ballots. And so Friday is the deadline to request your absentee ballot and oh Catherine we talked about with you. You have your absentee ballot. You got it registered you received it, but for anyone else who's interested in requesting absentee ballot you have until Friday to do so again anyone to request an absentee ballot instead of cocky. You're going to go vote ky.com to request that ballot. And then once we hit next week Kristen in Kentucky can start early voting but between now and then again today, he's a big day. You can do this online and vote in KY as a really great resource for that. Yep, and we're going to show driver's control cool new graphic that we have talking about ballot drop boxes. One of the big things that people have had questions about is how long return their absentee ballot and so there are numerous places across the region you can request or send me that you can drop your completed absentee ballot. There's going to be numerous locations in Boone County birth. The newest update to everybody here across the region that Boone County can have a couple of different locations across the drop-down box office jobs are absentee ballot. So thanks to to those Partners. We're going to work on that off again that be on our website feel free to share that out to some of your friends and family who are getting an absentee ballot and wonder where to where to where to return it. There's a drop boxes around the region is a great news. And so of course we're going to have you come in and speak with us each week as we as you mentioned. We've got a whole month to go before election day, but it's important to note like you mentioned absentee ballots you can do right now and starting next week early voting as well. So get on it Kentucky one more plug for this audience. We will have the Kentucky Secretary of State the guys in charge of all the elections. He will be on a virtual webinar with us on Thursday. So be from 1 to 2, so make sure if you're interested in doing it, you're stealing my thunder for the team round up where I'll remind everybody again when we get down to that wage. All right. Thanks everybody. Make sure to get out the vote and you have plenty of opportunities in the next month to do so. Thanks guys. All right, thank you Kristin. We appreciate that very much. And you know that's that's one of those things that we are just so lucky to have an opportunity to talk about this sort of stuff Jeremy in addition to that to have voting KY really helping us figure out how to do all this it can get very confusing especially when you're dealing with Iraq talked about multiple times a media Market that covers three states. It gets a little bogged down. We got you covered in addition to all of that though, Jeremy Jeremy. We also have a lot of headlines to get to this week is a big one ahead but big big news coming last week and just an absolute blow to the economy Kentucky Speedway losing that Cup race, and I know you know, they've gone down the one Nascar Cup race over the last several years and then losing that one really just unfortunate for the folks down there mark swimming Mark's M and dinner and the rest of the books down there at the speedway them. Can I still use the facility it's a gorgeous facility. They're going to use it for what they're calling multi-use rentals. So concerts and endless and these days when you have to essentially distinguish that may be a really great opportunity for them also production, like commercial television production and those sorts of things who knows the next Days of Thunder maybe shop there. I want to get down there and drive some cars around the track to be awesome. You know, we've had you know, unfortunately the thirty jobs were lost there and really more than the jobs and that's just devastating to those families. I'm not discounting that at all, but just what this means the tourism in that area those weekends were just enormous. So they're helping make maybe IRL might come back those sorts of things. We'll keep our fingers crossed with the folks down there in Sparta. And by the way that airport is you'll remember um, you know, this is a really big deal federally funded airport a small airport down in Sparta that was really supposed to be built to help with these big weekends. It's still going to be built. So that's still happening, but unfortunately those birth Is the big races aren't there any more? All right c t i oh, yeah. Remember I volunteered for these studies there. They gave out their first Kovac seen dos. I haven't been called yet. It doesn't mean I won't be called but I'm still on the list. We'll see what happens but CTI is participating in that International phase 3 trial for Johnson Johnson to develop a candidate for the covid-19 a scene so that I heard that once like pretty promising and CTI is the lead and roller of the study and just announced it gave dozens of participants the first dose and more and more FAQ scheduled for dosing in the next several weeks. I believe their president. I saw on their social media that he he was one of the ones who who got the one of the faces. Yeah, and then the study will involve 60,000 volunteers around the world. So hopefully that'll get us closer to a vaccine so we can all get back to normal. This one looks promising. There's a couple here in town that are you know, they're really kind of pushing along children's has one you see has one juice And of course just having CTI right there in Covington is just a putting Cummington on the map. Absolutely or further on the map. I should yeah speaking of Covington and this is a great opportunity if you own a business office or if you live in Covington Covington is the city of coming in and Covington connect is looking for people to put Wi-Fi hotspots outside their house or their building because what's happening is we know, you know kids working from home right now but school from home anyway in parents for that matter to a lack of Internet is essentially a lack of education and so it is a huge huge problem. And so that's what Covington wants to do. They want to find a hundred and sixteen places to put these hot spots are about this big if you can't see anything a little bit later. It's about the size of a volleyball. Okay, so they will install it for you outside church building and so the whole idea is it will create a Wi-Fi hotspot. So kids can use what may end up being free computers from Covington connect, but at the very least any device off Do their school work? And so if you are interested in by the way much of the funding is coming from the cares act funding. So this is what they're using their money for and if you want to volunteer your contact the city of Covington, there's a fountain connect as the organization and it just a great opportunity to help out without really doing a whole lot. You know what I mean? You can really help if you're a business owner or a homeowner in Covington. Yep. Now we're going to move over to new page to go County over or just a you know, a walk across the river the the former Elementary School in Newport is now Apartments. It's called the academy on 4th and it's now open and it's a block from New Jersey to Levy so it's like right down and all the middle of the action and Newport 237 million dollar project and it's got two hundred Apartments a bunch of retail space and a gorgeous view of downtown Cincinnati so long and being in that elementary school for stories over the years and I seeing it go up on the I'm very interested to see what the place well and you got all that stuff that's going on in Newport on a log. Like a great place to be check that out. I used to be exactly. Hey Spring Breaks getting a little bit a little bit different for the college students in your life this year and that's probably not surprised. So in can you made the announcement first and a bunch of the other local universities they can kind of just jumped on board. So first announced they're going to do commencement virtually in December and these are for their summer students and not there's the students that graduate this fall. So unfortunately that's going to be virtual. But in addition to that they're not going to put traditional spring break. We're you know, everybody leaves for seven to ten days, but they're going to do is exchange and weekend. So have longer weekends over the course of like three long weekends or three months like February March and April. So the kids will still students will still get a break. I always call them kids cuz that's what they are but students the students will still get a break but it's not an extended break the way that they were used to and the whole idea is to maybe prevent the idea is that they could prevent the spread the contagiousness of coding and so yeah, so the birth Will commencement and then a weird and different spring break this time around Yep. This is another really really great story that we heard Covington is offering grants for pandemic affected businesses, the emergency business assistance program, and it is what it's called and we'll give you a give up to $50,000 per Grant which is really really needed at this time on business has got to have to meet certain requirements. So be sure to check out the see if you qualify if you go to the chamber's website and go to our covid-19 Abe. Just the governor's office is across the board. But so the guy says this yes go trick-or-treating but what he's saying and what health experts are saying is adults. Let's maybe hold off on the Halloween parties and let this be a kids holiday which it truly is and so here are what they are suggesting number one by individually wrapped candy is we most of us do anyway and put it like in a bowl or a box or whatever and leave them outside on a table on your porch whatever so that the kids can reach in and get it. Right. So you want to maintain a social distance of 6 feet obviously if you're trick-or-treating or if you're going with your kids trick-or-treating or if they're coming to your house six feet away from anybody who's not in your household wear a mask. And this is a big one not just like a Superman mask. Like we're an actual mask if you haven't a Halloween mask on top of it fine, but keep in mind you need the cloth face covering or something similar. They're also predicting a lot of doctor pouchy costumes. So maybe it's like you can work the mask into the costume itself. So that's an opportunity to log. And of course, you know trick or treat and family groups but not big groups stay in your own neighborhood. I know a lot of people go to different neighborhoods. They're saying just stay where you are and then use hand sanitizer as well. And and also Health experts are saying you're concerned about your kids eating candy or save number one. You can clean the rapper's if you want but also just like, you know, basically putting it into a quarantine of sorts for 24 hours to be sufficient as well. So she could do it and not you know to have a little bit of tradition. That's Halloween. So you're you're out getting Halloween costumes for the girls going ask. Okay. This is going to be very confusing. So my one daughter is going to be Harry Styles thought the Fine Line album cover and she has two costumes and Plum Pudding from Strawberry Shortcake. The other daughter is going to be the Once-ler from the Lorax. That's awesome. Okay. What about you guys? I love Creative Costumes. Well, Gianna, you know being that she's so young. She's really stuck on the owl. She wants to be a pink towel and then Thursday he wants to be Luigi but not just like Luigi from the Mario series, but not just like normal Luigi. It has to be from The Haunted Mansion one because that's scary that makes cool. So we gotta make him a little backpack sucker upper thing a scary. It's a whole it's a whole family, but this is why I love Halloween cuz kids can pick the most random of costumes. My daughter went I'm asked to be a phoenix. What what? Okay. Sure go ahead. But anyway, that's why I love it. That's why I love that. They're able to do this safely from a distance all those things. We got some news from CVG as well too. Quick hitters here Candice McGraw's then re-elected to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce board. She's one of 70 Statewide. So congratulations to her and also cpgs getting a new Southwest flight. This is a really good flight straight to Houston start November 5th, and on top of that it's like a really like wage. Perfectly timed morning flight so it's it's perfect for for if you've got a hit there for business or pleasure you and it opens up to a whole plethora of other flights because it is a great choice on a flight out of Houston to it. So it's great. It's great to see CV growing set time if that time Jeremy's time for the shame around up. You know, what song Halloween version of the Kentucky spot Northern Kentucky spell I don't know if I have a cowboy hat around here. I'm to think friend. You've got to find this week's. Yeah. Let's see here big big stuff going on as Chris and mentioned earlier stealing my thunder. We got the Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams coming in for a government form. This is going to be a great event. We say you are bringing back in some of the networking piece that we often miss in these virtual events cuz you know you get on you hear somebody like that to speak and then you you turn your computer off and go on your next thing at the end. We're going to have a break at do some little break out dog. Swiss some men kind of digest what the Secretary of State just told everybody says should be a really great event to make sure you sign up for that. We're getting ready for the women's initiative virtual Regional Summit next week sponsored by PNC Bank. It's it's going to be really cool. I've been messing with the new system we're using it is it truly feels like you're at a conference with the system. It's just instead of getting up and walking to the next room. You just click a button and it teleports you the name. It's it's really really cool. So you want to check out that event that's gonna be the first event that uses that and then speaking of Saint Elizabeth and there are new cancer center. The the October 20th eggs and issues is going to be all she wanted to make sure you register for that again. I think we're going to bring in some networking in the early part of that that event we're going to utilize zoom and utilize the breakout features. So, you know so we can we can actually talk to each other one-on-one and and and still try to network in this this world that we live in now it's a very, you know, there are some Silver Linings though being able to see the inside of that facility without having to go. Yep. All of that is really a great opportunity and so should be great. And in addition to that. We also want to mention that Newport racing and gaming opened last week officially. That's the we talked with him last week chip a GM right here on Northern Kentucky Spotlight. So it opened to the VIP is what Wednesday and then soft opening Thursday. Friday. You can head on over there to the airbag newest gaming facility and whether it's your favorite machines or historical races, you can have it covered there at Newport. So great news. They're big big week Jeremy. All right and coming up next we're going to be talking with the folks at st. Elizabeth. Dr. Flora and Kerri Chandler from st. Elizabeth about the Fantastic new facility over there the new cancer center. So stay with us long CVG airport is the lowest fare airport in the tri-state region with 54 non-stop flights and direct international service to 7 destinations, including Paris France, and now home to both details and Amazon's Global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure off at CVG Airport. Com. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight. Today. We are shining the spotlight on just in gym that is happening right now at st. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood. We're joined right now by dr. Doug Flora who is the executive medical director of oncology at st. Elizabeth and Kerri Chandler the vice president of the same Elizabeth foundation and guys. Thank you so much for being here today. Thank you are pleasure. Let's start doctor Florida the cancer center that we've seen being constructed over Lo these many years is now finally open. Tell us off. What is you know, what's there? What's new? What's different? I don't know if you guys have heard about this thing and it's kind of a big deal. Now. We're excited. It's it's been a product of you know, thousands of man hours of planning probably dozens of thousand hours of building to finally have this home for our patients open up and it's pretty exciting to watch everything that we discussed in meetings come into fruition. So I'm pretty comfortable saying that this is going to be a home for our whole community and offer patients that seamless access to care that they all deserve and carry this didn't happen overnight as dr. Flores said this took a loss of fundraising and a lot of help and support from the community and that's where the symbol is the foundation came in. Absolutely. So we've been fundraising for about 3 and 1/2 years now actively fundraising probably for the last two and the community generosity has just been incredible people coming out, you know wanting to see this Center in their backyard wanting extraordinary care for cancer and oncology so long, it's it's really been heartwarming and and it's not surprising because the people of this community are they care so much. Dr. Ford, this is not just a place to be treated for sick people. This is much more than that. So tell us about some of the the bells and whistles and programs that we haven't seen in this life. Yeah. Yeah. Well, you know for us cancers a team sport and we recognize you can't just take care of the tumor you need to take care of the whole person. And so we spend a lot of time and energy and effort building those things that I think are fundamentally Cancer Care, they might be considered bells and whistles because they're they're softer, but you enter our ground floor and you'll see a demonstration teaching kitchen to teach people how to eat healthily with or or a commitment for cancer. You'll see art therapy and music therapy. We built a giant Yoga Studio in gym for Rehab to train rebuild you after we break you down sometimes with chemotherapy or surgery or radiation. So usually tried to attend to the things that let our patients recognize all the things that they can do and we're really going to be optimistic about this because all too often when you get a diagnosis of cancer. It's about all the things that you can't do and Thursday. Is not going to be that kind of place for both of you. Why is it important that this sort of world-class Center is here in Northern, Kentucky. I guess I'll speak as the medical doctor so all too often. We have these patients in these desperate and terrifying situations and and it's frustrating as the caretaker to know that care is fragmented across three or four or five different offices or centers and it's a different place to get your scan than it is to get a port put in than it is to see a doctor that gives chemo or operates or radiation. This is all in one roof now and that's what patients deserve will tell you that the other frustration for me is having to send people out of system for subspecialist care or care that we have not previously been able to offer and and we've really we've gotten after that the last two years. So we've hired a bunch of researchers, we built up our clinical trial infrastructure and I feel like the care that we can now deliver in Northern Kentucky is that the patients have always deserved Catherine Catherine also, you know that you don't have to travel you don't have to travel for this level of care. Now. You don't have to travel away from your family and your friends and your support system that you know, you can you can be here and receive that same kind of care that you felt before like you had to leave to get doctor floor. You've been you know in on this and am seeing a lot of the details from the very beginning. What are you most looking forward to during this grand opening season? Well, you would not believe the number of patients that I see that are looking to this is kind of a beacon there. They want to be part of this they feel part of life. So, you know when I speak about this, I always talk about all the cancer Fighters everyone in this building is so pumped to be able to deliver this to the people who need it and and you know, I think about myself as a cancer survivor the stress of the diagnosis the stress of that first couple of weeks of uncertainty and the discomfort emotionally that comes with that. I know now that we can walk a patient downstairs after a tough talk and immediately walk into a cancer Family Care office for a private counselor who can help give the patient the tools to do with that. And so when I look at the people who are going to enter the system and to the center for the first time probably just going to hang out in the lobby for the first week so I can watch people walk into that Atrium and see what we've now got in our community for all of us that need this kind of care. And you know, obviously we want fewer people to get that cancer diagnosis and to have as few people as possible in this brand-new cancer center. But but Kerry from the community's perspective and the and the The Business Leaders that you speak with when you know looking at this and knowing what a difference a Cancer Center like this is going to make what is their reaction when they hear about this again this world-class send-off opening. Well, what what Doug and I've been doing, you know through covet since oh probably the last four or five months is every Wednesday. We've been allowed to take a few people through to tour package and as it's as it's come together, you know, it's just been amazing to see it. Aesthetically. It's beautiful it truly it is beautiful. But what is going to happen? I mean, it's just it's it's obvious, you know the efficiency of care and and the way it was all put together. It's just I mean, it's it's it's really it's just it's so it's it's it's a warm bath Writing space and it just it just it's there's so much care in every detail. So that's been really exciting to show our major donors. But what's what's not going to be even more exciting is you know, now that their patients coming through the doors is to show that impact, you know, they've made that initial investment that you know took a bit but Doug and I just shared us as part of a vision but now the exciting part for us is this vision is becoming a reality and to be able to share that impact with them and you know, the patient testimonials. I know Christy Nelson. I don't know if you know Christy but she is she's the co-chair of the cancer center campaign and she was one of the one of the people that we came we toured through and thought she was emotional. I mean to see it all put together and just to know that this level of care was now available in her own Community if it truly made her emotional so it obvious off. We're thrilled that it's here in Northern Kentucky. But doctor Florida, they're Kentucky in general with cancer rates. It is at a point that among the nation's worst. How can this center help in that regard and help, you know, improve the health of our community. I guess that's where I get most enthusiastic is that I don't view the opening the center's the end of a of a vision. This is the infrastructure we needed to build the type of programs that can change the trajectory for patience. Just the entire region. So for instance at st. Elizabeth now, we're approaching our 13,000 lung cancer screening CT scan. It's a very inexpensive very quick test that we embraced early and were among the top three or four years in the country at this now and we're identifying a new cancer every 54 stands. Most of those are stage one. And so those families now have their tumors respected and they go back to the kitchen table. We've also wage on the first floor of the center of formal Center for precision medicine in genomic Health with six genetic counselors Doctor Who does full-time care of the worried well and people who have genetic risk factors for cancers to make sure that they're screened appropriately and they're afforded all of the potential risk reduction strategies that would reduce their risk of later complications of cancer because we built that in and I think that's different than most cancer centers that are wrong. About treatment. We have all the Cutting Edge treatment. We have all the clinical trials, but we're trying to detect these cancers in their faintest early footsteps, so that those patients never need to see me for chemotherapy or one of my partners off radiation because the surgeon was able to cure or we were able to do something preventive to to make sure they didn't need the cancer center in the first place. So catching it early and preventing it in the future, but to bookends it's amazing and I am proud to be partnering with Saint Elizabeth during all of this week as the cancer center open. So watch for Facebook lives all week long as we show you different parts of of this Cancer Center, so I'm thrilled to be a part as a cancer survivor as well and Doctor, Florida and carry. Thank you guys so much for explaining today. We can't wait to see it. Going to be a fun week. It's all right. Thanks guys and stay with us. We'll be right back on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight fuel Northern Kentucky chamber save you money. It's one we do from home health and unemployment insurance travel and even office supplies are Affinity programs saved our members thousands of dollars every year. We even have savings on covid-19 applications to keep your family's gifts and workplace safety learn more about how to start saving today by visiting our website n k y chamber.com member discount saving Our member of money. It's what we do. And welcome back to Northern Kentucky Spotlight. And once again is a reminder if you enjoy that interview from st. Elizabeth, remember other Facebook page all week long. I'm going to be there showing you all like the Demo Kitchen in like the yoga studio in art therapy all kinds of great stuff. So check out their Facebook page for that. And then Jeremy next week. This is interesting. I know you are a technology nut. You love the whole video concept you're going to love this interview because Gentoo Solutions is a Covington business that has taken the job interview and has transformed it through video. So basically instead of like wow, you look on a piece of paper know it's how do you look in a pre-recorded interview? So it's really cool. We'll be talking with them about that and how that might help, you know, folks looking for work right now. Yeah, I'm excited about that. That's cool. I love when people take this off this time that we're in this Global pandemic and using technology to make things better. Not just for when we're in the pandemic for moving forward. So this years ago and realized during the Panthers. How important it is and I guarantee you they're on the Forefront of this and there'll be more following suit. So that's next week join us for that and gentle Solutions and as always we want to thank CDG the wonderful sponsor here in Northern Kentucky Spotlight as well as Doctor, Florida Kerri Chandler, and of course Kristen Baldwin and Jeremy's ran The Man Behind the operations the wizard pulling all the DPP pulling all the music off. Thank you so much and thank you guys for watching and listening hits a hit subscribe and share all that good stuff so we can make sure you get the latest or the Northern Kentucky Spotlight, and we'll see you next week so yep wage.

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Keeping Employees Safe / Voting in a Pandemic

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

20:23 min | 4 months ago

Keeping Employees Safe / Voting in a Pandemic

"Good afternoon and welcome to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight I'm Katherine Niro alongside. A list that sometime with a new haircut. Schranz Malik site. Here It was awesome I gotta give a shout out to Green Line Salon. They're awesome. Chance down there. She's the best in their. Following all the recommendations they've all got certified the certification of in the wall. They've reconfigured some things, so you're further away. everyone super-safe they're. They're taking their hamsters and it was really that bad to get a haircut in the mask especially after I walked out of there. And both my daughters here I think I was I felt safest in a salon. Place that I've been. Like! Check your temperature like I'm I'm not worried that anywhere? There's going to be sick because they're. They're doing everything so yeah, it was. It was awesome. Start to open up Jeremy. That's kind of what we're talking about today's. some guests on talking about that and also a big voting day coming up for Northern Kentucky. Yes, match triple Hof from Red Hawk technologies. He's been on the show a couple of times maybe once maybe twice but they've got a new after they've developed. That's GONNA help companies as you start to bring people back into work so they can report their temperatures and keep people safe. Say That you know that you know they're not sick, and they're not spreading it to the other employees, and then as you said we got Kristen Baldwin coming back in. She's GonNa. Remind everybody again to vote and exactly how we're going to do that and make sure that everybody got their ballots. Requested and making sure that you can vote by mail because that is going to be the safest way, but you can still vote in person if you have to. She'll be here to talk about that. And your, that's one of those things that especially with all the headlines in the last week, or so, that can easily get lost in the shuffle, and that's something we don't get lost in the shuffle, so we look at that coming up. We also want to thank our sponsors as always G. R.. Title Sponsor the Ellen in Federal Credit Union are digital sponsor, a studio sponsor rather and see crew consulting our. Our digital sponsor all super important to us. Thank you for all of your support and thank you guys for joining us. We want you to hit share on this. We want you to subscribe if you're listening to it on a podcast version and we hope that stick with this. There's lots of great stuff happening in northern, Kentucky and we will share it with you coming up on the Northern Kentucky spotlighting. Sometimes life is hectic. Choosing mortgage lender shouldn't be the ellen. 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Sure, so prime tally is a web based application nothing to download and install it super fast and easy, and it helps ensure that the company is remain compliant with Ohio Kentucky and State of Ohio requirements to reopen safely. and it follows DC guidelines as well so it's a simple very fast four question survey that the employees at they simply accessing putting their employees ide-. They answered four questions. they put in their temperature and they're good to go, and they have to screen every twenty four hours. If you're following the guidelines, you could be doing that every twenty four hours. Yes So you know we had the chamber you know could definitely use because we're just using kind of the old. Send an email to to to becky's thing, but also we have tons of people normally before all this of people coming in for meetings is. Can this help with that as well it can absolutely in and and so You can have a Qr. Code or address or TAB learn ipad right there at the at the front desk in your visitors, would all they have to provide their first name and or last it's up to the employer. They choose right so and they just identify as a visitor, and they just answer the questions. And they get result right away. You know pass fail good to go. Go home one of the two. Companies, you know we want to keep employees safe, but at the same time I would imagine that this gives an opportunity for the company to Kinda. Show a good faith like this is what we've done. This is these are the the disinformation that we have gathered. Absolutely and that's going to be really important. I mean we all fall in what's going on Congress right now there's no laws being passed as of yet. That are GONNA. Provide any type of protection for the employee. If they fail to provide a safe environment right so. This at a minimum is going to show a good faith. Effort that all the employees are doing. This are all doing on daily basis. We have records to prove it. it's super fast and easy, and in why not right companies that were talking to right now that we're heavily involved and help his helping US define. The requirements are all really excited to get their hands on it because right now. Still they're taking a bit of a risk. It's it's don't come to work. If you've got a fever, it's or if you have any symptoms. They don't really know if the employees are taking the time to really sell if they're just showing up for work right, so they don't have any good recordkeeping. Gallon for a lot of companies you know I I love hearing these stories of companies kind of coming up with cool innovative ideas around this this craziness that we're all living through Where did this idea come from? A I'm sure you had some other partners or something that we're to Kinda. Help you develop or figure it out. We did we certainly did so One of my good friends and customers for twenty years right preceding Starting Red Hawk in twelve years ago. She called me. She says we got this problem. Right and and if anybody knows if there's a solution that we can use or maybe create something. I thought of you, so it's really great to have those types of relationships. And Ron and I looked at my business. Partner like this would just be cost prohibitive. This for? My friend and her company right? So how do we do this in a way? That is cost effective for her. And then who else do we need to bring into the conversation? Make sure we're creating something. That's really gonNA. Meet the need of the small business in the nonprofits in the area. we've been hearing about large companies looking at kiosks. Right they have thermal scanners and they tie into your your time. Clock Systems in your HR systems well, those are the minimum low end. Those are twenty five hundred dollars per location purple. So, so there's solutions out there for the enterprise companies. But what about the little guy we're thinking about? Our community and our skill sets on our capacity. What can we do to help? Make a difference right, so the small companies of twenty people or less. This is only forty five dollars a month. I. Think that's huge that that number especially considering we don't know how long will need this. This isn't a may not be who knows a long term commitment, but forty five dollars a month. Even the smallest companies can afford when you get what you get out of explain how this works. Sure. So they can the employee once around boarded the company does make sure everybody has an employee ID in the system, or they can use their phone number or their email addresses are all different ways that they can log in all they have to do is bring up that website on their phone or desktop either one works. It's mobile response pretty simple. They put in their. I id they answer the four questions? They get a result. That's Gore no-go based on how the answer those questions which again make sure that the businesses compliant with a high of Kentucky Indiana. and so it's super easy now if someone fails the screening. there there's an alert that goes out to leadership within the organization. Whoever they designate should be alerted doesn't include any personal identifiable information, but it gives them a link to log into a secure dashboard where they can see who it was. That reported the issue so now they can do whatever they need to do. In terms of contact tracing. Ordering other people that may have been in the area where they took the screening so they can act on that information in real time. You know is a lot better than. you a logging sheet at the front desk. Or spreadsheet, if people even going that far, so it's it should really help safeguard the workplace. All right, and so that brings me to our last question. It's a question of the month is a new month. We got a brand new question So you know we've been talking about all this craziness and people are going to adopt new technologies and do new things to what is that one thing like a new skill or new thing that you've learned during this pandemic? Is a great. That's a great question I think what we learned is how resilient our team is, and and our customers, because we're defining how to get the most out of the zoom meetings and everybody's got not against out, but probably one of the coolest things that we discovered as we. We found a third party products available online that helps us with brainstorming sessions. If, people want to check it out. It's called Niro in my dot com. It's just a it's been out there for a while. It was new to me when I started looking for a way to do virtual light boarding exercises. So I mean that's a little bit of everybody can take baby. Awesome. Yeah especially, you're right. That's zoom. Fatigue is real I one hundred percent. At Math, thank you so much for joining us from red hot technologies and best of luck with prime tally sounds great. Thank you so much, appreciate it. You. Get sick with us. We'll be right back on the northern. Kentucky spotlight. On Google search maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos. Responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested up. Google, listing optimization takes experience and talk. And there are no shortcuts. See crew gives your Google business account. This steady consistent attention needs to be affected optimizing updating and expanding critical contact every single week. From local retail stores to large regional networks, see crew generates content establish his benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases and engagement. So what can see crew for your business more calls more click. More climb. 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People use you know their means, whatever means they have to speak out for or against different organizations and different social justice issues and voting is another option. Protesting is one way, but voting is another. Absolutely, so as everybody's having these meaningful conversations within their communities within their families within their networks. We WanNA. Make sure that voting remains a top issue in is a definitely a part of that conversation going forward. So many people you know, maybe get disenfranchise like. Oh, my vote doesn't matter. Why does the vote mattered? Kristen? AFC Your vote obviously definitely does matter. We've seen a lot of elections that have come within only a handful of votes. There were some elections that happened this past year that literally were a tie, and a coin lost twin cost time. Those or they've come up within six to seven votes, and so we want to make sure that everybody's vote counts again as you're talking about these issues WanNa. Make sure that you're. You're registered to vote that you have requested. You're all those things. We're going to talk about here, but make sure that the part of the conversation to make sure your vote. Vote matters and your voice matters just as much as you're out there getting active in protesting. We want to make sure that your vote matters to. Let's also talk about the the kind of the way we have to do. This I'll suck deadlines procedures. How vote all of that Yep so definitely changes based on the pandemic this year. How we're going to vote in the upcoming primary so primary is June twenty third, but the date I want everyone to remember here on. This podcast is June fifteenth by June. Fifteenth you. You have to request your ballot. We want you to vote at home. Is the message trying to spread here as voting at home? And so we wanted to do that. Safe request an absentee ballot so I want you to go to the website. Go Vote Kyi dot com again. It's go vote K Y DOT COM to request your accent. t ballot in the mail. And You got a postcard in the mail that will ed with. My husband went to the mailbox today got this postcard in the mail. So every registered voter in the state of Kentucky should receive this postcard either last week or this week or the week before it explain to you how to vote by absentee for many of US absentees a brand new thing been voting for I don't know how many years seventeenth birthday now, but it's been quite a few years I've been voting, but of all we voted in person, but for many of us. US, we've never voted absentee. This is a great three step process to explain how to vote absentee at walked through the specifics. The website address gave you gives you the deadline of it. It does talk about completing it and mailing Excuse me in signing it twice. She wanted you gotta sign it to certify that your Your vote is going to be counted, so again hated any post far. That's been put into the mail by every registered voter in the state of Kentucky. This one's my neck. My favorite being the tech nerd I am. I heard that they have a new way to track your ballot online. Tell us about that a do so every ballot you're going to get is going to have a individual code on it, and so that Barca wanted sent out by your local county clerk are going to be able to track. Track where that were. That ballot is in the process, so if you if the county received a request. Where's that has been mailed to you? Is it in your possession? Had you put it back yet? And had they received it so again? Every Bella has a barcode on it, and so they're gonna be able to track your your absentee ballot via the website. It's hard to believe, but there are going to be people who have no idea this is happening. So how can we get the word out to make sure more northern Kentucky Inns and Kentucky's in general not GonNa vote. We need you to help everybody. Be Our advocates here to help spread the message so whether you're on social media whether you I've imposing some other things out with their sharing it reminding everyone to get out the vote sitting. Sitting a email affording an email from the chamber that we've been putting out about how the vote and what that messaging in fording that to your colleagues, if your manager or your somebody else within your department, you can pour that to your employees reminding them to get that. Have you done it with your family? Have you talked to your parents? Have you talked to your siblings? Have you talked to your nieces and nephews? Are You specifically asking them? For example! If you're on a Webinar, you're hosting a Webinar for a group of people. Have you started your presentation? We'd want the intro to remind everybody to vote. What can you do in the next coming week? Two weeks to go before we get to the election to remind everyone to get out the vote, so it's an all of us. We've all got different channels of how we can get out there to do that, but we do encourage everybody various different methods to add to try to spread the message. Got had meaningful meaningful conversations going on in our community right now and in across the country. I guess it means nothing if if we don't get out there and vote. Right and while registration may have passed for this primary. I do encourage everybody if he didn't get not registered your vote in this primary for the June. Twenty third election, there's plenty of time for you to register to vote for the November Election for our independence of Kentucky. Unfortunately, they cannot vote in this primary election, but we they will be voting in that general election, so we've got plenty of time if you are not registered to vote. Vote in the city Kentucky Right now are you may have a difference? It's may not be updated. Don't you got plenty of time to register in that November election? But we definitely want you to do that. The November elections speaking of November I mean who knows. I mean th the way we do this this time around. It may come back in November at the very least if we do. It now will be used to by November right. I was always. Run though what? Happens it's always good to get into the habit and see what what goes this new, not even coming out of the pandemic. the general election, there could be some policy changes at the state level going forward this success and depending on how the voters feel about this. This could be an opportunity to do. do absentee ballot by no, no excuse or extended hours early voting. There's definitely policy changes that could come in the months and years to come at the Journal. Simply level can't be interesting well. You got to answer the monthly question last week, and you've probably thought Oh great I'm out of it, but guess what it's a new. One. To open to going to the zoo for those that are wondering, we have I guess following. Minute so really. Open Chris De. Let's see here so this month. The question is what is something that you've learned over the process of this crazy time and pandemic. We're talking. You know we're we're on. Teens were digital. Learn all this stuff. What have you learned a one of the things? That I think at the chambers like many other organizations have been doing last three months. Now is that we've been? You know changing what we're doing, so our rolled within organizations have changed drastically and so I helped lead arc negations team of the Chamber, and so we've been able to. To pull in people at the chamber that may not typically have a marketing communications background. They've been working on our team, so it's been a new fresh energy come to our marketing communications team, so I'd say my answer would be working with new colleagues within the Chamber on some communications tools getting their feedback in their new new. Vision new insight into how we're communicating to our members, but that's been a huge huge benefits of I guess the answer is I. Would I've learned more about my colleagues in new their talents in intruder his wall. God bless technology for all of this. Kristen, thank you so much. We received you joining us today. All right dumping it to vote guys, thank you got it we. We won't and remember that June. Fifteenth deadline, and we want to thank our sponsors here on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight CG title sponsor the Ellen in federal. Credit Union our studios sponsor and secret consulting the digital sponsor making all of this possible. We've learned a lot too I think over this this of our situation Jeremy Yeah going from not just our little studio to now and teams, and doing some other stuff and having webinars every other day. It's been fun and wild and learn how to zoom in the breakout rooms. If you haven't used breakout rooms on zoom, you've gotta do it. It's Super Fun. Play Trivia night on zoom. Eventually! We'll be back there in that studio. We can't wait for that day as well. Hey, thank you for joining us so much. We appreciate it. Hit. Subscribe his share. make sure punts know about that voter deadline. Get that. Do Fatigue deadlight in that brain, so let's hear this up. Make sure more folks know about that and thank you so much for joining us here on the Northern Kentucky spotlight.

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City of Bellevue & Adventura World Travel

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

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City of Bellevue & Adventura World Travel

"After noon and welcome to the Northern Kentucky. Spotlight I'm Katherine Nero. Thank you for joining me today. Jeremy is here as well as always. Marketing and Communications Director for the Northern Kentucky Chamber how you doing today. Jeremy, for doing good in for all of you out there who are paying attention? Yes, that was a brand new intro title sequence that I created this this. Right, Well, it actually came out of the necessity of needing interest for lots of our events that we're doing live on facebook, so I was like. Oh I can make one for the spotlight as well. Well you know what you have that that new open smell you smell it. It's right there but yes, you know what though along with a brand new open, we do have our our old favorite sponsors and we WANNA. Thank them as well cvt our title sponsor. Our Studios sponsored the Ellen in federal. Credit Union in the digital sponsor. See Crew Consulting. Thank you. You so much for being a part of this and listen. There's a lot going on. We got a lot of good guests coming up, Jeremy. Let's run down. Yes, we've got courtney's back with another mayor. She's got the mayor of Bellevue Merck Lease She's going to talk to him about his a really cool city, and it's actually recording list, so it will. Close to home for her and then we're going to talk to Ian Scott from adventure travel. He handles all the chamber. Trey study abroad trips that we've had in the past and we're GONNA. Talk about the Spain trip. That's coming up next year so hopefully by them. We can all get on that Spain trip and enjoy some international travel again and it'll be. It'll be great, and then we got some headlines coming up in the middle of this thing. Yeah, lots of stuff going on you know is the area starts to reopen. There's so many things. Things happening and we want to make sure we keep you up to date with all those, but listen at this point. I have a little bit of home reporting I? Need you to hit subscribe if you're listening on on podcast, platform of any sort of we would love for you to hit share on this. If you're watching us on facebook, it would mean a lot so getting this information out there. That's what we need to do to share. The Best of Northern, Kentucky, so stick with us. We'll have the latest coming up on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. Sometimes life is hectic. Choosing a mortgage lender shouldn't be the. Five mortgage offers competitive rates, no I and up to one hundred percent financing. That's a mortgage that comes with peace of mind whether your purchasing new home where we financing. You'll feel right at home with. We're local trusted and we'll be here for you even after your closing call eight hundred to nine, hundred, twenty, nine, thousand five and get started on your five mortgage Ellen in federal. Credit Union welcome home. Hello everyone, my name is courtney. And I work at an early. Cookie Chamber with. Jeremy. I am public affairs coordinator, which means that I wear hats, but including that I do a lot of local government relations, and I get to know a lot of our local and K Y governments so today I'm here with trolley cleaves the mayor of the beautiful city of Bellevue. It's one of an wise historic river city's in addition to having a lot going on, it also happens to be wearing with. So thanks for coming on mayor cleaves and agreeing to chat with me about what's going on in the city in what's going on in the region. So a couple questions for you today. We'll start off with. What do you think is northern Kentucky's greatest asset? What what might use say to convince someone to move? WHO's considering coming to the region and to convince them to move to the city or to Northern Kentucky in general? I believe that the the river is one of our biggest assets and the timothy to the river We have this beautiful view of Cincinnati. We have a lot of things starting to go on the river. just recently in Bellevue. They're trying to get a water taxi station in Bellevue. David, win Miller's building It would be great to have something like this for all the cities, and that's just now starting to to really get busy on making that that happen shopping and entertainment district we have in Bellevue that is one of our biggest personal assets to our city. While you're walking along. Fairfield Avenue, not only. Can you have fun? Drinking and just visiting all these Fabius little shops, but the intersection you come to. If you just look down toward the river, you can see the river, and that's because Bellevue denic cover the river up like Dayton and Newport and Covington did with a flood wall, so we have real good connectivity to the river, and it makes a lot of people. Come to Bellevue for that very reason. The view of downtown Cincinnati without all the problems Cincinnati. Yeah and that's a good point is a lot less traffic and less taxes than it is a beautiful. It is beautiful entertainment district Great shopping there and I'm excited to hear about the river tax. That's that's the first night heard of that so a lot of potential there definitely. So in terms of transportation infrastructure, they continue to be really key top of mind issue both in Frankfurt in the Northern Kentucky Chamber. I don't think anyone has escaped Brent Cooper talking about the bridge. I think we all talked about that so clearly. At something we we talk a lot about. What are some of the transportation and infrastructure concerns? You have within the city in. Do you think there's a great need for funding? Products in North Kentucky is a larger region. Yes the. The things that are important to the people over here. We're far away from the the bridge part, so we're more money than with rowdy. because over here we have all this fabulous stuff going on in Dayton Kentucky hundreds literally hundreds of apartments being bill in route eight is closed on the outside of Dayton and we've talked to a lot of the bears over here of talked to secretary. Grey to see if anything can be done about it. nothing seems to be in the near future. The the Transportation Department doesn't have the funds. It needs to do projects like this. I know it would be great if we could get a ten cents fixed rate tax on gasoline, so we can have three hundred more million to spread around appear all these problems fixed. That would that would really help a lot. but what we do have that is going good. Is the southbank shuttle so they've agreed soon? As soon as they get the new buses in that that. Transportat- Northern Kentucky Transportation. Department is going to bring the southbank shuttle all the way to the middle of Dayton so we're going to have public transportation every fifteen minutes in Bellevue for a good part of the day. That's something really look forward to, and that is going to help us. Yeah, and that and that is not tremendous news I know. I went to a lot of the public forms around tank. In a there's a lot of people representing a lot of different interests in all talk, bother cities, and that was one of the things. I was really excited about the resident, Bellevue. To hear that this shuttle was going to be expanded because that's something. I use a lot especially on the weekends inexpensive. I was commuting downtown. It's it's a true asset. Especially for people south from the county, they have that flat rate. They know they're familiar with the route. Just a lot easier for people to understand, so that'll that's definitely something to look forward to. Recently the regional council of governments, okay I really sits twenty-fifty transportation plan, and also had the results of a recent survey. The survey reveal that there's a greater emphasis on walkability. Is that something that you're hearing from some of your residents as well this this new emphasis on walkability within the city. That seems to be very important. The Lot of the younger people that are moving to Bellevue so I can ribbon. So, we've got the riverfront comments in Newport. That's coming down this way and we are working on our first of big piece of it right now. We're trying to get funding in this this. Round of funding for these type things we're trying to put it in the peace between like buckhead Patching Avenue, and all the way up to Lafayette. which it's a pretty long stretch, and that's the part we designed out. We have our our engineers. Draw it out and we're trying to put that, but we're trying to. In the next couple of years finished bellevue off. Just connect Dayton's got their big piece, Bellevue Scott. There's in in true. The young people love to walk and we want to encourage them to do this and we want to to get. Everybody hooked up together as as much as possible. Yeah and that's. That's a great point I. Know anecdotally just my case. Cova has gone everyone out walking I've been hearing people joking about Kobe made walking everyone's new hobby. But I like to say that I like walking before Kovin, which I think is true, and that is exactly something I was GonNa bring up that I know that I, Know Newport recently did a ribbon cutting on the completion of some of their riverfront. Comments between the two bridges and I certainly see people out there all the time on the flood wall. So that's really exciting to hear. The Bellevue's going to expand that in hopefully connect date in Newport. I think that'll get a lot of us. And I think I've heard from other people who have drawn parallels between what riverfront comments could be in the loveland bike trail. Is You know it's it's a great thing that could spur a lot of great commerce. A lot of it can be a destination point for a lot of people so very exciting. Yeah, that's that's a great point. And another point along that same lines is there's a website just opened up It gives you live reports of everything happening from Louisville all the way to the same amount, the other direction from Cincinnati, and you could say on the site on a bike or on the river, and it'll tell you where all the stuff is all the way up and down the river, including every barges in lifetime that you know if I go around this corner might both there's a barge, or if you go around this corner with with kids on bikes, you can look in the river and they can see the Bart you know. And so if you say I want to get off the river and I wanna go eat somewhere. It'll show you where you can pull a kayak. Offer a boat off and go get something to eat, or you can spend the night. It's got. Mark where you can tie up, get off the river. Spend the night. Get back on your boat, so it's. It's a really cool website and it just went live about a week ago. My Lot. Ask what the website is called. You'd asked me. To get that to you, so you can. Yeah actually. That sounds really interesting. It was okay I with another group that did this in okay. Yeah, and it's just a early stages of getting the going. Okay. Yeah, no, that's a tremendous idea. Especially you know as you're talking about river taxi in expanding routes that that's huge. That's GonNa be great for all the river city's okay. Okay last question. So Bellevue wash its new bellevue. Entertainment District Aka the bed last year and I think I recently heard that it was going to reopen soon, but with a few new restrictions. For those who aren't familiar. Can you explain a little bit? What about what the bed is and what? The city is doing to adopt a new cove nineteen restrictions. So the bed district is. A district that we got the idea. Our Attorney Day festival was on vacation a year, and a half a year and half ago, or so he went somewhere where they hid an entertainment district where you could shop and walk around drink. And he thought this is the greatest thing there is, so he came back and told me about it and. Everybody in Bellevue, love the idea, so we decided. We're going to see if we could have one. If the State of Kentucky Oh allow, so we started doing some research and we found that Maysville had one in few other places and we. We went to these places. People volunteered to go there and drink. And see what it was all about. Yes. And we decided. This is great. There is no downside to it. We never found any other cities that had had any big problems. It wasn't like there was drunks running around the street. It's just there was no problems. It was all good and no bad from what our research showed, so we went ahead an inactive, but we thought we need to keep the center control for the first year, so to we get used to this kind of people following the rules doing things, so we went and made it Thursday Friday and Saturday and it was. It was only till ten at night, but it was like noon to ten. And now we've changed to. We've added Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday the day. We don't do it as Sunday in its from ten am to ten PM. And the thing about it is very covid nineteen. responsible because instead of having all the people drinking in a tight little spot in a bar. People are spread out from one end of Fairfield Avenue to the other. Because our district we have made it to include from all the way from the dateline to the Newport line, all of route eight, which is Fairfield Avenue, and so all the businesses that front fairfield avenue new or have that address are eligible to sell drinks in our proof cup and people can walk around and drink them as long as they buy them in that cup, it's made to be walked up and down the district. And it. Turned our shopping experience so much more enjoyable. Because now, the men loved to shop. Before this it was mostly a lot of women going into the shops, but now the men come with them Aken ever drink in, stand out on the sidewalk and wait for them to come back out, so it's really up Dr Game. When we announce this last year, we had four television stations. Come over and make shows about it, and we had about twelve different print and. things on the Internet. Come in and do do stories about us. It just seems so popular, and so everybody loves it. The media loves it that people love it and all the Bellevue shopkeepers love it. That's great. Yeah, in anything that can kind of bring more more foot traffic narron in. It sounds like it appeals to everyone especially get into the summer months. I can see that really Teknaf more and. That's a great point about Kobe to that. You know you allow people to be more spread out there, so they don't have to collect so much. that's great news and I look forward to to journey into the bed myself hopefully within the next couple of weeks. I think that's all the questions I had today for you. Mayor, thank you so much for joining us at tongue us more about the great city of Bellevue. Thank you for inviting me this? This is really nice that you go out and see what what little cities need or want and how they're thinking. Because that way, you can better make decisions on how you can help us if you know what we're thinking, so this is good for everybody. Yeah Long. We're great. We're glad we help and Let us know if there's anything particular with the business community that we can do to to be there for the city's. Ranking on Google search maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos. Responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested up. Google listing optimization takes experience and talk. And there are no shortcuts. See crew gives Google my business account this steady consistent attention. It needs to be affected optimizing updating and expanding critical contact every single week. From local retail stores to large regional networks see crew generates content establish his benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases and engagement. So what can see could do for your business more calls more clicks more clients. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky. Spotlight I'm GonNa get you caught up on all the big news happening this weekend. Unfortunately, start with a story. That's not all posited. It is about of course Cova cases. That's what we're still talking about an as of Tuesday. It was the biggest single day tally of Corona virus cases in Kentucky now that said Governor Sheer was kind of. A He tried to explain it a little bit by saying too early in the week. You get a lot of numbers from over the weekend a little bit delayed, so it may have been an artificial arc a little bit. You know cases or cases regardless, but the all in one day might be a little bit misleading, but nonetheless it is going direction may not want to go not as sharply as Ohio. Ohio, but certainly it has happened to three hundred and seventy one new cases, as of Tuesday that again highest one day total adver, he says it is cause for serious concern, the mass mandates which will talk about here in just a little bit that is huge cross, the country of Cincinnati Hamilton County and Butler county. They are required for all indoor spaces and the chambers. Join this Mass on movement Jeremy. Make sure you're doing the right. Yeah. We're lucky enough to have Gary Coleman from Saint Elizabeth on our board in on our executive committee, so we get a lot of inside information from Saint Elizabeth and like you know they're they. They have not had a Kobe. Case spread at the hospital since they went full masks, and like really hard core, washing hands and all that stuff. So they know that wearing a mask works. It's not political like you see both sides of the aisle. Wear your mass just so we're like we're all about at everybody. WanNa keep everything open. We don't want to close down again. We need keep our masks on, so we can keep everyone else healthy, and that's really what it's about. It's you might not feel sick. You could be spreading this thing and you know that's the one big thing that we took away. Will in our meeting with Garin lately is just wear masks. We just need people to wear masks. The, we also had. Go ahead, let's say it's interesting. That's been a lot of time in Cincinnati. For Work and things like that and. Obviously the mass mandate just started there, but it's one of those things where again non-political is just about safety, but the more you do it, the less you notice that and I know you're like. Wait a minute. You're not noticing a mask on your face on telling you unless you were outside one hundred degree heat than it's tough. Don't get me wrong but I now it's only like phone keys mask like you, just it. It just becomes second nature. It's just like wearing pants. Pants for your face. That's exact-. Already. We got some good, really really awesome news here at the Chamber we have partnered with African American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati. Northern Kentucky and we've got a partnership so if you're a member of one year member of the other, which is a really really great thing, and allows the African American members with if there are one hundred and twenty employees to join the Chamber for only ninety nine dollars, so that way we can bring more of the people that are involved with African American Chamber into the into the northern duckie chamber fold, and we can all work together to make this a better place for all. The beauty of chambers of commerce. Is that it it? It really is kind of like a little. It's like a little business, fraternity or Sorority, and so you know people you network like that and to have it on both sides of the river and Eric, hearing orbit, their district, a great job as well and so it's nice to have both of those into the fold in kind of. This is really the first and a step of I know. Brand has said he wants this to be the first of many multi-cultural chambers of commerce for their some sort of reciprocal arrangement, especially for small businesses in this. As well. We have ongoing talks going with some of those other Chambers, so we're going to hopefully. Be Able to offer the same thing. Some of the other members of the other Chambers and Work together which is more as as I always like to say whether it's desert. Chambers of commerce more is always better. Than great news about election turnout. So you know in a very odd election, let's be fair postponed absentee ballots and the asked you can vote in person at all kinds of stuff. The numbers are record high so northern Kentucky. Figure really well as well during this really kind of weird time, so the Louisville Metro area and listen. We're talking big city. They're two hundred thousand people voted that a lot of folks in Lexington. Eighty thousand voted just by Lexington. What we're calling the northern Kentucky Metros and Boone. Counties seventy seven thousand people voted. So what that means is the cool part about. Don't get me Campbell. County had almost three times. The amount of voters as bowling green in bowling green is considered the third it is, it's not considered. It is third largest city in, but if you think of Northern Kentucky especially the those top three northern three counties as a city, we tripled up them in as far as voter turnout in crests, awesome in the more we get out and vote, the more Frankfort will pay attention to. Representing, Got To keep keep this up and we like I'm sure that this election coming up is going to be a big one, but you know these primaries air important? They're just as important and you just gotTa get out there and vote and we did a great job. We can give ourselves a little bit of a pat on the back, but we need to do better next time when we. Get people out to vote. So several cities have got some great news about the cares act. Money Kentucky governments apply for nearly seven million reimbursements related to the Covid nineteen through the cares act. Four local governments have gotten the final approval to receive roughly about one point three million Fort Mitchellville, hills, Williamstown, and wilder and several other cities have preliminary approval, and they will find out shortly. So that's some good news about some of that cares act, and some people are like of all this going like a local governments are supposed to get it in, so we're getting some up here in northern Kentucky which is great and maybe more to calm, exactly speaking local government hall in Covington just opened as of Monday and they got the same kind of rules that a lot of places to social distancing masks are required. There's capacity limits and they're also saying you know as much as you can do in person you. There's a lot you can do in person, but they're still doing a lot of business online, so if you can call ahead, check ahead to say if you need to actually go into the building and Covington. Really speaking of city of Covington. They also announced the COVINGTON connect. It's like the city of Covington and six partners. And they've got a two point five million dollar project that they're. Launching to cl to help close the digital divide with the Wi fi hotspots and free computer and Internet access so getting computers and Internet to some of these. People that live in Covington so that more of more of the population can be on the Internet and be connected to the world. That's huge I mean that's how we communicate these days. It's super important, so that's great news and so as we look to the future. Let's also look to the past. Newport is celebrating two hundred twenty five years this year. It's birthday here coming up and so as part of the celebration of that they're starting a floodwall product. In fact, they started at this week. And the floodwalls themselves are gonNA connect is part of that whole Riverfront Commons area that will connect all of the river city's and the first. Bureau that is going to be done going to depict the Southgate House school. This was a historic school and operated from post-civil-war area era until desegregation. Eight more murals on the way done by local artists. Just you know the first one anybody who was just graduated from Ku and so the floodwalls. Again, they're. They're fundraising for it right now. If you'RE GONNA help them out in the next eight projects, or if your business is it really good opportunity, you can contact the city of Newport. Also. There's a new nonprofit for to help early. Childhood education, so foresee for children. They left Northern Kentucky. The local business leaders got gathered to announce a new initiative to fill the gap. The Early Childhood, transition, committee. E C T C. Established a new nonprofit called early. Childhood Learning Education Assessment Resource Network. or EC I like you see better. Learning. It's like no longest acronym ever that you. A MOUTHFUL! We'll on early childhood learning Education Assessment Resource Network. C learn okay. It's easier to learn. And you will partner with Northern Kentucky Area Daviau Development District as a fiscal agent and the nonprofit work under the AD in N. K.. K.. Aid The sorry. Sometimes! I speak in these acronyms because we need all day long. Love acronyms. So the Northern Kentucky area developed. Women! Umbrella to help bridge the gap between Early Childhood. Education districts work with here the head, start, program and help. Train educators as well so that's. That's a really really great news. You know like we were kind of worried about what we're doing with since foresee left, but. This has always. That early childhood education, especially that transition super important there and also Jeremy It is time for Jeremy's chamber around up. Yeah Fun time so chamber around a big big events next week, next generation leadership awards on Thursday and the legislative appreciation breakfast on Friday morning, so definitely wanted makes plans to attend those two events, and then our next big event after that is going to be the Education Council dinner that normally all in person. We honor bunch teachers this year. Near helping. Yes. It's going to be awesome. and. The chamber trip to Spain that we had scheduled for November. We have now officially announced that it is canceled, but removing it to next year, so we can all four to a great trip to Spain and to that end we're going to have IAN from Ventura travel up next, telling us all about it, and it's awesome news kind of listen to his voice and Dream about how beautiful Costa Soul is. And how great would it be together? You gotta look ahead to something in A. Next year sounds just perfect, so in fact that is coming your way coming up next, so stick with us here on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. CG. Airport is the lowest airport in the tristate region with fifty four non stop flights and direct international service to seven destinations, including Paris France and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at sea VGA AIRPORT DOT COM. And Welcome back to Northern Kentucky spotlight, and we all need to come. Look ahead looked maybe to what's out in the future, and that could be travel for so many of you right now. We're bringing in our guest adventure from Adenjer World Travel ID Scott is here with the and thank you for joining us today. Great to be here with you you. An adventure has partnered with the chamber on some overseas trips including one then. Unfortunately, we had to cancel for November, but let's talk a little bit about what you guys. Do Your headquartered in San, Diego, but how do you kind of help? Folks through the process of trying to figure out how to travel overseas? Well we're actually headquartered in New Jersey. I actually live in San, Diego. So that's that's where you get that from. since one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy two. We've been assisting. Groups all over the United States and Canada, introducing what we call international awareness programs. We are a travel. Provider but worry travel wholesaler. But. We strongly believe in the experience of the world philosophy to cultural diversity and cultural discovery. We do still see the famous sites at each destination like the Pyramids in Egypt till the Acropolis in Athens. The Vatican and such, but we also believe in meeting with people learning about their lives and such things as organic wine, production or flamenco dance insane. Meeting farmers in Iceland and learning how they grow. Crops in harsh winters with the mole. Energy Phone Volcanoes Lemon cellos production in Italy and you might see a trend here. We always liked to have faith found. You are on the right. Thank? This week we have those libation until elections, never possible will announce rips, so Catherine mentioned that we we Kinda had the. Say Cancel, but we actually postponed the trip. It's going to be next year. We're still going to go to Spain. Tell us about this trip to Spain. Why would somebody want to join it I mean I know that I'm just I'm looking forward to the day that we can actually travel abroad again and I mean this is so dreamy and I'm saving my money up for it right now. Yes, yes, how long do we have on this? And even a travel, the way I look at travel is part of freedom. We we love to travel. We love to experience destinations and it will come back. extremely strong in Spain is a great destination. I joked. How long do we have? But we could still speaking tomorrow about it, but I've been to Spain so many times. In fact, it was my first international destination that I traveled to as a kid, and I is a British national now an American citizen. The Bush. Nationals used Spain is their first international trips. In fact, my my grandparents were real adventurous back in the fifties they went to. The destination that. Will be going. Before tourism really took off in the area. But Spain. A little known factor unknown facts. Should I say about Tom? Lino says that Cancun. Duplicated tourism and hospitality industry on normally us so those beautiful hotels lined the beaches a Golden Sandy beach an Emerald Green water that you might of seen in. Cancun you'll find very similar in Tomlin US, too. I'm. Bet Spain is the cost of del Sol the coast to the Sun. Is a great destination. The chamber has done such a wounded full job in the past of selecting great international awareness programs. The coast to the sun comes with great weather. Totem liles has one of the best climates in Europe long dry, low humidity summers, and and very very mild winters in November the first twenty twenty. One is a great time to be heading into this region. You've go air out of Cincinnati. We've got a one hotel destination. Stay, which is what we call our crews philosophy on land, which is like going on a cruise ship heading to a location you unpack your suitcase. Take the creases idea close and relax, and you infiltrate into the local community. Find a favorite bar. Restaurants has a prominent that you can wander after dinner and go to a ball. He ever bothered Aaron. Just interact with locals. We've got. Simply put no Costa packing and unpacking and for those chamber travelers. That were on the Tuscany program, you know what I'm talking about that New Colston packing, and unpacking a really relaxing type of trump, but also you get the Soviet. Hours going to say well. This is what what's wonderful about this for a lot as you may not travel a lot and certainly not overseas a lot. You have done all the hard work. You know the INS and outs. You know the easy things whether that's staying in one hotel. You know what to Kinda share with chamber, travelers and others, and it's that sort of experience that I mean it. It's worth it for those folks who are going on to an unfamiliar area. You guys are very familiar with all of this. Will we do and we also bring insider knowledge because we have? People on the programs are true directors. All local guys the have forgotten far more than we will ever know about the destination until they twenty four hour concierge on the program to. One of the things that I. Really Love about your guys as model and the way you do things. Is that that experiencing the culture I? That's my favorite part about traveling I. My wife has family in Sicily and we've gone there and that with them. And that was the coolest part was going ever for their to their house for dinner, and not necessarily seeing the landmarks that everyone talks about. But that being said I've got another question. They could probably take you two or maybe even like a week to answer. Favorite place in the world to travel. Yes though. You know. It's a good question and the many, and it's really hard to to home down. One travels all about the experience. It's all about memories about bonding. And encounters that you find along the way. I hope I know I'm beaming out into Kentucky. Kentucky's close to a destination. I love. It's and it's very similar to my home locality England. Domestically, it's Montana. In every year I go to Montana with my kids, two boys for the last eight years, and we've been exploring the wilderness bonding having experiences together. We've seen grizzly bears. Chewing on Buffalo's. We've seen long wolves. And my kids love the adventure of an it's that those memories the last with them. And with me but international, that's really really difficult as well again. It comes back down to where the experience. The one has had, and I love Egypt Greece Spain. Mexico Cuba, but my favorite is Turkey. I had the privilege of living there for a year. Living and breathing its culture, and its history, and its food, and making friendships, and it's hard for any one country to compete against a years worth of. History of experiences amendments. At sounds wonderful you know I it it in the grand scheme of things like us here in Kentucky. We're thinking we're not that close to Montana, but when you think about it worldwide, and all those different places that you can go. Maybe that's an area we could. Check out here domestically as well. You know I wanted to ask you about I know that we're all under travel restrictions whether they're impose or self imposed. From someone in the industry What how are you looking forward? What would you tell folks who were eager to get out on travel? That's a good question, and it's a it's. A difficult one to answer fully because things are changing so quickly I would basically I have the ability to travel to Wisconsin just recently, my son, we had to go and collect all. Things from college. So we flew into Chicago and on United Airlines and and it was a pleasurable experience and I would say that you follow rules and regulations during this period or any time at all. You follow the laws of the lounge. You follow regulations, and. When my trip to to Wisconsin I felt very comfortable. The airlines were. Relatively full. The the airports were relatively full. Chicago was just normal. I've used Chicago for quite some time, but I would say you know the tip is follow. Follow Rules and regulations of of where we're going to do and and. And that should keep you safe. On some excellent. Why an thank you so much! We appreciate you. Joining us can't wait till we weekend. Talk about this. Spain trip has it's coming up in a little more than a year now. Little more than a look forward to presenting in front of everybody I, hopefully the beginning of next year. While we WANNA thank e, and of course all of our guests as well as our sponsors CG our sponsor once you're talking about travel might as well start right there right right down the road, and as well our digital sponsor. Our studio sponsors the Ellen in Federal Credit Union, see crew consulting the appreciate all of your support, and we appreciate you listening Jeremy. Thank you for all of your hard work as well brains behind the operation and listen. You gotta get share. You gotta hit subscribe. We want to make sure more know about the great stuff happening here. In Northern Kentucky on the Northern Kentucky. Spotlight, I'm Katherine Niro and wants to begin. Thank you, guys for joining us have a great weekend.

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CVG & the City of Newport

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CVG & the City of Newport

"Afternoon and welcome to Northern Kentucky spotlight we are shining in that spot line, and all things in Ky., roughly corresponding chamber of Commerce and speaking of which on Catherine Niro, but alongside me, the brains of the Operation Jeremy Tran. The Marketing Communications Director from the Northern Kentucky Chamber there you go. You got it so on your shirt. It has Fischel Jeremy. Yes, it's officially official we. Like logos. We got the LEGO everywhere. Today we've got some interesting guests. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA new segment today. Courtney cryer on our stash. Is In our public affairs. Department and one of her duties is the reach out the local governments and find out what's going on. We thought maybe we should probably put some of this information on the PODCASTS. There's information to be had absolutely. She's hearing about all kinds of really great stuff so this week. We've got her interviewing Marissa's Zim. She's assistant city manager of Newport deduct, and they've got all kinds of cool stuff going on, and they there instead of doing their normal for them that they normally do. They've taken it digital. So they're gonNA talk about that so? I. Urge the Newport residents that say what their concerns are. So. We've got an interview first and then you had to tour CD and see what it's like to fly into global pandemic, so we're going to know. A lot of people are freaked out by that and you know what I'll tell you. This is what's interesting is and I'll give you a little hint CEO. Candice McGraw May Have had the same concerns you did, but I'll show you what she showed me. Either com pronounce so all that good stuff coming your way just ahead as well squeezed in the middle somewhere in there. We're GONNA talk about some headlines to. You want to stay tuned today and you're about what's going on in northern Kentucky you know, and of course we want to thank our sponsor. 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Oh, five, and get started on your five Mortgage Ellen in Federal Credit Union welcome home. All Right? Hello, everyone. My name is courtney clear and work in the Northern Kentucky Chamber Jeremy Schranz I'm public affairs, coordinator, which means I wear hats, but among them I do what will government relations with our many cities and counties in northern Kentucky. I'm here today with risk. The SIMS WHO's assistant city manager of Newport and I believe was just recently. Awarded for her great work helping the community, so congratulations on that in, thank you. in Newport is one of knowing Takis most historic cities. Perhaps the onus I'm actually not sure about that. But I just want to thank you. For joining me today in agreeing to chat with me a little bit about what's going on in the city. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. So. Let's get started. So what do you think is? The greatest asset. So, what would you say to someone who's thinking about relocating northern? Kentucky Newport more specifically. Sure I asked this question all the time and a lot of folks. I! Don't I don't know if they know they're not a lot of folks in northern. Kentucky on I'm not actually a native of northern. Kentucky, proper, so it's really easy for me. When I talked to other folks that are interested in the northern Kentucky area to relate to what they're looking for, you know I made a choice. Choice to to move up here to a new place to to live and to work and raise my family, and as I looked at my choices much like a lot of other folks, I looked replace, it was safe in affordable, and a had great opportunities for all kinds of jobs and a place that had character and fun activities for all ages in a place that really valued diversity in the environment. where I felt like I could really invest my future, and so to me. That's my when I talk about Northern Kentucky to anybody. That's my initial pitch. It's like I made this choice. Right? Shows should do so I chose to be in Campbell County and in Newport because of all of those reasons. Those that goes for not just Campbell county all across the region. The Northern Kentucky area has lots of assets that. Can attract all kinds of people and I think folks in Newport. They really agree with me. We recently surveyed unto Newport residents and businesses as part of a planning process that we have going on now. And they found that the top three characteristics that were important to them about being in Newport and being in northern Kentucky were the location right for Cox, imitators, Cincinnati and all those amenities in characteristics. Characteristics talking about and the ability to be able to walk so walkability and ease of getting places places a huge thing huge selling point for another Kentucky and also the rich history. You mentioned Newport. Bring old an old city. This is our two hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary this year, and so we're we're celebrating that and recognizing what a great asset! That history really is to to Newport in northern Kentucky. Yeah excellent I think walkability something I hear a lot and the proximity to Cincinnati it get to be a lot of the benefits of being my Cincinnati with a little west traffic, a little less taxes, so it's always great. So you mentioned something about the the new plan coming out on, let's go to that so I recently tuned in for a Public Forum on Newport Newport forward, which I think is the title of your guys is a proposed comprehensive plan, and I was blown away by the number of factors that are being taken into consideration anything from the ratio of home owners to renters to the use of land in environmental considerations. There's just so much and I was wondering if you could explain a little bit about with the city's goals are with that plan and information or feedback, you guys might need from businesses as well as its residence. Yeah, absolutely. And, so we are embarking. We've been working actually for about six months now on the update of the city's comprehensive plan, which we are calling Newport forward so we're in the process of taking stock of our our current conditions, and we're engaging with our businesses and residents to. Chart a course for the future and so Newport's been on a really. Positive track and the last many years, and despite the ups and downs of the economy, and we want to keep that momentum going, we wanna to keep the residents and businesses that we have, and we want to add more and really continued to create a vibrancy in Newport. We can only do that if we're responsive to the changing environment and changing needs of the community and. So that's what this planning process is all about. You know where we are interested in what folks? Think about what's happening in their neighborhood, their commute like. Where are they shopping or do? They want to shop? What a wreck kind of recreation are they looking at? So it really is a comprehensive overview and reflection of what's going on in the city and even do your point earlier. How many how much taxes I'm paying that tax money going, so let's talk about that, too at its core. This is a land use plan. The cities that have planning and zoning are required to update their land. Use Plan every every five years. But, we're also looking at areas. That are more detail the comprehensive plan, but we're looking at specific areas like what's going to happen along the new route nine. What kind of new development can we take a look at their? And then we're also addressing things like meaningful connections between our businesses and our neighborhoods, and what is what does fiscal response fiscally responsible governance look like in Newport so it, so it is comprehensive comprehensive, but it's meant to be strategic. I'm a planner by nature everything. Everything I do I. Make plans for so I. I am really a strong believer that you can't achieve your vision if you don't good specific goals, Measurable Goals Things that are realistic and attainable, but maybe not easy right, so and then we have to follow that up with strategy in action in collaboration with with folks throughout your city and region that got the that had the same goals in mind, and so we're really in the second phase of public input. Right now as there's more to come down the road, but right now we're working on validating all the research that the. Found on our city's website, in Newport K Y DOT Gov. just click on Newport forward. It's a lot to step through, but. Folks have an option to key in on a particular area of interest that they might have and we really WANNA. Make sure folks know that it's available. It's out there. We want you to public comment. You can also email us all kinds of different options. But we are going to be closing that on Monday so if folks are interested in this particular part of public comment period we'd like for them to get in and give us their information now, but there will be more to come in the future as the process for the plan continues. Excellent and I think we might be able to put the link to your website here for people that go directly there to give their comment, but that's great and I know you talked a little bit about. How you WANNA look at also how you guys can collaborate with other cities and one of the things I. You know I. Always think about what's connecting other cities and counties, our roads and bridges and infrastructure, and that's something. We talk a ton about at the chamber, but also in Frankfurt. So, that's constantly I. think part of the discussion so as wondering if you could talk a little bit about the importance of the role of infrastructure and transportation in Newport maiden specific about the fourth street bridge, since I know, there's been some region closures and reopenings in just kind of what that looks like absolutely yeah, Course for Newport transportation infrastructure is extremely important and the city's ability to maintain roads has has become increasingly difficult with limited funding that we get from municipal roadway for example along with our general funds. But we have been very fortunate to be able to work with our regional partners. Okay I regional council governments for example we've gotten several grants from them, and then of course, Kyi t c. with with the route nine and some of the investments that have been made over time. On some key corridors we've been. We've been really fortunate to have those partners aligned with us. You mentioned the Fourth Street. Bridge, I'll jump to that. That is Of course we've got. We've got good connection around nine now. We've got the US. Twenty seven smart corridor partnership. We're working on improving that north South corridor between us in Newport and in k. you with all the partners there, but we can't leave out the importance of the Fourth Street Bridge. As development continues along the Newport and Covington River France this connection across licking river. It must be improved. That must be addressed, and I know that there are some initial scoping plans that have been done by. But I think in terms of working with Frankfurt. We really need to keep that connection on the forefront. Otherwise, there's going to be a great bottleneck considering the volume of traffic that just just ovation. The music venue alone and Newport is going to create. We've gotTA. Keep that. Improved connection. Across that Licking River at the forefront. Yeah and I think that's so important to think about I mean people not only us up bridge just for for going hopefully eventually for concerts in shopping, but also for work I know that's that's kind of my go-to. Route I of interstate traffic and Cincinnati, so when it was closed and I heard about that. I don't know I. Guess it was a month ago. No. That's my route. Yeah well I mean that was a minimal closure. I think they had some issues with some bolts and things of that nature, but so so they had to address that and it's expected. It's an older older bridge at an older infrastructure comes lots of maintenance issues, but it is open back up now so I think it's it's safe to use, but there has to be a long-term vision, a long term project that's accomplish to to minimize maintenance issue in increase capacity, and not just for the vehicles right the Riverfront Commons. That's part of front comments, connection and increasing that bicycle and pedestrian. Connection between the cities that for or for recreation or for daily commute is really important in that area. And I think my last question and I think it. Kind of ties back to this is workforce, so this is been workforce month. We're just starting work for month at the Chamber is only July, second but you know workforce is important from your perspective. What's the most pressing issue with workforce and maybe is tied there to to access to transportation? The bridge I mean. Is that something? You're hearing a lot from residents? Yes, I, mean we. have been especially during this time. We've been connecting allot with some of our major employers. Unfortunately, many of them divisions for example Ethos laboratories. They've been able to to pivot what they've been doing to to accommodate the crisis. We've got with the virus, but one of the things that has continued to be a conversation with these businesses is the ability to attract talent and the ability to get folks to to work with them and stay with them for the long term, and so that's an extremely important when you're looking at economic development for new board after the region, obviously, the ability to to have folks to to build jobs is is super important to keep our economy moving forward and so so yes, we transportation as part of that the ability to to commute to your job, although that may be changing as well too as we are all working from home now, right, so that's that's GonNa. Be something that's interesting to watch in the future, and how folks adapts to working from home or say working from home in their in their new environments, but but yes, workforce, happy workforce, month or forces extremely important, and it is address as comprehensive plan is while we're talking about what kinds of jobs do we want to be recruiting to the city? What kinds of what what's a diverse mix of jobs for folks of all ranges to to have access to implement? Great and I think that's unfortunate. All that we have time for but I. Just want to thank you so much for joining me today. Where and it's been a pleasure talking to you and everyone needs to go out and give comments about the comprehensive plan on their website, the city of Newport and yet I'll send it back to Jeremy in for the rest of the podcasts. Thanks so much. Ranking on Google Search and maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos. Responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested up that. Google listing optimization takes experience and talk. And there are no shortcuts see crew gives your google. Business account this steady consistent attention. It needs to be affected optimizing updating and expanding critical contact every single week from local retail stores to large regional networks, see crew generates content establishes benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases and engagement. So, what can see crew for Your Business? More calls more cliqued more clients. Welcome back to northern. Kentucky spotlight, and we have a special guest pop in right now. Len Ablett the vice president of membership the northern. Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is here Lyn Welcome. Kathryn. How are you great? We linen today to give us some membership tips. So today. We're going to ask her about office supplies. Give us a chamber membership tip around office supplies. Oh, everyone needs office supplies, and we have lots of opportunities, so it doesn't matter where you do your office supply shopping. We have a couple of opportunities which is staples office depot or viability, and if you're not familiar with by liberty, and that's through the Cincinnati Blind Association, so those are kind of options there. Yeah, and all three of those offer huge discounts to chamber members, which is really awesome. Yeah the viability is really cool, too, because it's they've been on the show before. Office supplies with purpose. So. How did the has the Chamber? Members sign up to get these discounts and they have to like go into their chain. Remember they show Chamber Guard which we? Now it's actually easier than that. You just have to go to our website. Which is an Kyiv Chamber dot? COM UNDER THE MEMBERSHIP TAB. There's a member discount you go right there. There's a link to sign up for whichever one you're interested in office. Depot staples viability. It's very easy. For a little bit of money so good. All right, thank you for joining us for today's member tip. might see you next week for. Thanks for having me all right. Thanks, Lynn. Thank you and out and now you know we're starting our our business week in review. There's all kinds of stuff you know. This is that you know everything starts to reopen. We're getting some really good information. And some really great news. For example. The Florence Y'all announced. Just this would be if they back early almost back. So and this is a really big deal because you might know major league. Baseball says it's minor league. Seasons canceled Florence. In Major League Baseball, so they're like. Hey, we got this. We're going to do this, so they're going to. Start sometime in the next three to four weeks. They say you see Health Stadium. It'll be at fifty percent capacity there in Florence, no official date just yet, but this will be fun, because it's the first big season under that new gal's name, the whole season even know the half season It's great great news to hear that they're going to get to play. And you know it's fun. I love a new branding. Lawrence y'all's. I catch my soul constantly. Florence freedom and I was just starting to break it. They have it and now. They're going to have Florence freedom. Play the Florence Y'all and I'm like. Oh, no, no, this is going to rain is exploded, and this works exactly where we with Laura to baseball in any capacity. Coming up of it took a little bit a little bit longer to get these put the. Election results are in The Democrat. racist now going to be amy. Amy McGrath. One two now challenge Mitch McConnell and then Alexandria owns be is going to be going up against Nancy. So those were two big. Races that were watched by the whole country, so it was really interesting to see. Like A. Took forever. It felt like you know with all the absentee ballots, and even with the in person voting longtime to count everything, and so we'll see what happens in November, as far as how we vote and. It winds up next. We will wait and say you know. It is the fourth of July weekend. We're this close to it. You know and there are changes as there are in every single thing we do. These days are changes involved in how we're going to celebrate, so here's the deal. We've come up with a couple of things for you so on Friday. The third at the Florence government building they're going to have like kind of a park and watch situation, so nevins over the buildings on open, no restrooms. That's important when you've got kids, but you can drive their park there and watch the fireworks display. That'll be all the fireworks. Around ten o'clock at night, and then also, this is cool. Coney island is partnering with the Reds, and they're doing red, white and blue, so the typical Friday fireworks, you see at the threat stadium. They can't really do that concerned about like crowds and stuff you know gathering. Watch it, so they're doing it at coney island instead, and so they're doing it, so you're GonNa Park and watch the same kind of things. You don't even have to get out of your. Your car. It's free, but you do it up to register online and get ticket. I know on Friday I'm sorry Saturday. The fourth independence will be having fireworks. You're supposed to watch from home. And then there's a parade and independence on the fourth at eleven, and in Pendleton County at two, and then Edgewood is having music president's park at seven PM. On the fourth so lots to do if you want to get out, I think it's interesting with the parade. Checks to. Like the parade and independence it's is going to start where the coronavirus testing right now. Started to puff of the academy, but that's some of you gotta be as weird when the. Point till the today I think today is the last day Tuesday through Thursday. Believe there so it's really strange. World they're. They're making a lot longer so that folks can kinda distance a little bit, so if you're looking for something to do, that's probably your best bet in Kentucky. And you is moving forward amid the coronavirus. Interruptions or whatever the courses? Of course, get out as of this week. Showing which classes are in person, and which ones are online, and which ones are hybrid. Stuff the there's no tuition increases. Your says some good news for some of the students in Kyi President Dr. Sheesh but he sent a letter out to into community, outlining the healthy at nt you, so they got you know the healthy at work healthy at home. The governor's doing now. They have healthy and get you and we'll. Get to see how they're doing. All that faces masks are mandatory. Some places are saying. The says there there were there recommending it. Out But Anka you is going full mandatory with it I. Know that we saw up in Dayton. They announced they're going mandatory. Haven't really. Just kings island today your masks mandatory there and I. I will tell me you if you're going to be outdoors with the face mask it's it's prop I. Have you know I think we all have a lot? A lot of the washable kind the reasonable? The thin paper ones might be your best bet for outdoors. 'cause it king very very warm. And then there's some other changes to limited dorms. Furniture space on is faced. Al Then changes to the dining hall, trying to keep everybody distant and safe and. Keep those kids on campus? Yeah, that's a big thing like people want to go back to school. The kids do their parents wanted to go back to school. Let's be fair and so we had the may not be able to get the exact dorm situation they wanted, but if they're having a college experience in getting that education, that's really most important, and and of course, the safety of students as well haired in cave. Fedex is hiring. So this is a time people that are there businesses hiring? Yes, it's a different sort of hiring, but people are hiring. Fedex specifically is looking for seven hundred people, and of course, this is because of the explosion. Everybody's ordering online ECOMMERCE is huge known was built in any year. I I'm the same way if I don't ever have to go in a store. That'd be happy, but up except for small business, we want to support those guys, but anyway so Fedex is hiring seven hundred people to the eighteen. Only mainly a package handlers easy to apply on their website, so go for it, but you can support small business. Instill shop from home like you can order online for bracket. I might care. Admit came in this morning. We're good. We're good new breezy. So four nonprofits are going to get grants for the Horizon Community Fund. Totaling of a fifty thousand dollars awarded and those who earned the grants are well the mouse life learning center, Cincy Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation in the free store food. Bank all of these nonprofits for celebrated for an acting change and finding solutions to the in Kyi's. To issues This is a great great grant from Horizon Community Funds. Our good friends over there, and they just continue to do really really awesome work and speaking of a huge amount of dollars that are going to be added to the general public is SEC natty their internship committed hundred and fifty thousand dollars towards. Addressing racial disparities this effort includes all. They're like internship group, so carly, the third make Whitman Scott farmer in Georgia's up and then like all the club partners, so they put this money forward. They're actually going to let the players kind of determine where this money goes to kind of help out on. To to fix the racial injustices that are going on in our country said I thought that was really cool announcement from them. It is and we look forward to seeing how that all work out and I can ties in well to our. It's back Jeremy the Chaim around. Me You. Do Myself. Up Yet yeah. Yes, chamber roundup are small speaking of minority owned. Businesses are still small business minority owned. Business Grant is due on July seventh, so you only a few more days to do that. We've got some great businesses that are already starting to submit their applications. There's a lot there in hopefully. We're going to help a lot of businesses and keep them running during these crazy times. And then, as far as chamber events go next generation leadership awards that's coming up on July sixteenth, and then the next day after that we had the legislative appreciation breakfast, so that's on US July seventeenth. And then our next eggs in issues on July, twenty first, and that is all about return to work strategies, so you see all these you know temperature taking. And what do you do with your office? Furniture and stuff I got so they're going to talk about all these little intricacies and some of the things that businesses need to be worried about as we move back into work. Perfect well there you go. You're caught up on things. Northern Kentucky and we want to thank you once again for joining us here on the Northern Kentucky spotlight all right. Let's coming your way. If you're looking at. Maybe you know I need to get away WANNA. Go on vacation. But what's it like to fly well? We've got the answer for you took a little tour CD. G. And all that information coming your way up next northern Kentucky spotlight. cvt Airport is the lowest airport in the tri. State region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct International Service to seven nations, including Paris France and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering east position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at sea. CG AIRPORT DOT COM. All Right, welcome back! We are back again with another segment and you know this this was I'm kind of a little jealous because I've been stuck in the house for a while edge. You've got to go see how people are travelling through CG during global pandemic, and how it actually be quite safe. Yeah, and you know I'm like. Little by little inching out like hours at a time. And I will say I know a lot of people in general. You know you're like Lou airports even before all of this right, but I'll tell you. The folks at CG have done as much as they possibly can to make sure first of all safety is our number one priority, not just that, but also that you're comfortable there. So come along with me and we'll see what CG looks like I know a lot of us are at the point right now where we feel like we just gotTa get away, but if you're curious, maybe what it feels like and looks like traveling through G.. On him to come along and let's find out. You'll notice changes right when you walk through the doors, masks are required for employees and recommended for passengers, and you'll see social distancing reminders and plexiglas partitions I talked with CEO Candice McGraw at the Tsa Checkpoint about some of the changes. You'll notice there what they're trying to do at the check, point is minimized contact so passengers will be asked to either scan their own boarding. Pass their own phone. They will on hold op their their I. D be asked to lower their face masks, so they can verify, and then they can put their face. Covering back on TSA also has tips on its website about what and how? How to pack, so they don't have to open your bag. And yes. Every one of those little bins you touch their cleaned right after each use right now you can also take twelve ounces of hand sanitizer with you through the checkpoint, but these rules are constantly being updated. I'd recommend a at any point along your travel journey before you even come to the airport. If something's changed as regulations continue to change right, they'll be updated on our website and or the airline website. You'll notice more cleaning crews along the way focusing on those high touch areas and this little guy, a robot floor cleaner, which is constantly in motion. One of the biggest questions the folks here CG get is. Is there going to be hand sanitizer and the answer is yes forty different places at least right now. Maybe even more by the time you get on a plane all over, CG, at an addition to that they're also handing it out, so you can take it with you on the plane. You can also pick up a mask if you don't have one. And there were reminders all over the airport about how to fly healthy at. Once you arrive at your gate, you'll see a big difference. Gates are spaced out allowing for more distancing for passengers and the way you board well, that's going to change a little bit as well big agents will announce coming on in more slow fashion than they normally have. Most of the airlines are boarding from the back. I, okay, so as to avoid having to you know passenger interaction needlessly. You may want to grab a snack before you board. Since many airlines aren't serving food or drinks, and there are lots of options for somebody who says to you I don't know I'm just a little bit nervous about flying. What do you say to them? I understand it but they shouldn't be worried. Right? I think frankly now is the time to go through any airport. A lot cleaner than they've ever been right. One of the things we pride ourselves on and see is being able to have a very good relationship with all of our very part of all of our various partners here so it is a seamless traveling experience, and that's what we hope. You'll experience right, but in a pandemic situation like we're in that partnership is only strengthened because we are trying to all, do it the. The same way in a collaborative safe efficient way, the cleanliness continues once you board. The plane circulation systems they have on aircraft are similar to what you see in the operating rooms at hospitals right so I frankly was one of those passengers was a little concerned about recirculated air. know when you read those the science behind like anywhere. We go these days safely. Making your way through CG comes back to common, sense. Of It relies personal responsibility, and so even before anybody arrived at the airport. We would ask you to make sure you fly healthy that a bit assured. You don't have a temperature that you are feeling well. ETC So again. It's about you know being a good neighbor when you fly and we want. We want you to enjoy your trip through all facets of travel. You'll want to check the fly healthy page on CVS's website. It gives you all the information. You'll need to make sure your next trip is safe and easy. When you're ready to fly CG is ready for you. Happy travels. Wow. That was awesome and I. You know we really shouldn't expect anything less from CGI. Canas meteorologist so awesome. She even in that Labor talking about lit ago she is receiving the legend award this year. be a part of him. Yeah, so you know. We should not be surprised at all at how how well they're doing their. You know the two things that really struck me number one just a new staw video there for those of you who are listening. She was wearing her face masks. The whole time just took it off. Just to talk was even like hanging on the side of her face. It's very important that. That those face coverings, and she really wants to remind passengers their recommended and is for everyone safety, but secondly she mentioned how this is a partnership, you know we think of CVT is one place right? We go to the airport. It's like a million businesses, right? It's you know it's everything from the starbucks to the The shoeshine guy like Dang have to work with A. Airlines if all of those folks gymnast, he get, make sure everybody's insane things saying way, and then one other thing that I couldn't fit into the store that I thought was just fascinating. Their senator everywhere I know everybody's concerned about it. but P. and G. donate gigantic fifty five gallon, two ROMs of. Ties to the airport, so they distributed from the airport, but that means the airport has like literally unlimited, not literally, but figuratively an unlimited supply with all of this hand sanitizer things are being cleaned over and over and over again, and there are fewer passengers line. So what that means is, there's fewer germs around so. It's one of those things where if you didn't feel safe initially. Kind of walking through it and seeing it, you're like okay. I feel a little bit better now. Yeah, and I. Know that that thought of like all those businesses working together in one spot. It's like if if they all one business, it would be by far the region source or Get like right now like our northern Kentucky not necessarily Cincinnati, but like northern I think Saint Elizabeth is the biggest employer right avid like see like out of the water? If all businesses were one just one? Working toward that one goal, keep us safe and get us where we're going on time. I think that's IT for today right? Yeah, we got you covered. You're headed out flying somewhere. Take the podcast with. That's really the easiest thing, so you can get those updated. You subscribe you know exactly when the newest episodes come down, so that'd be really easy for you. Not If you're watching this on facebook, weight would ask you to hit share. Make sure that more folks over all the great stuff going on here Jeremy. Thank you for your hard work this week. Thank you for your work. Happy for the delight of everybody I knew I'm going to spend the weekend out on my deck with the Braxton beer washing some independence fireworks from. Just a single beer. Beer beer, the royals figure he's adding the little six. Pack Ish one each one order of a quarantine. You're not driving anywhere, so it's. Inspiring, at, of course, we want to thank our sponsor C b. g of course, our title sponsor the Ellen. 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Flyover Future & HONK

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

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Flyover Future & HONK

"Hello again. Welcome to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight on Catherine Niro alongside Jeremy Sh- ran the marketing communications director for the Chamber of Commerce. How're you doing today? I'm good I'm here. It's it's. It's a much more pleasant day today than it was yesterday. What and there's lots to do outside, but before you hit the road, we got a lot of good information for you today. Here on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight podcast and let's run down those guests. We got some great stuff We got this newer chamber member. It's called. Fly over future It's a really cool company at the media company, and is talking about how all of the Mid West in Louisville and Cincinnati are really awesome, innovative places to be and why you should be there and talk to him I on the weren't Kristen Baldwin again about them. Some voting stuff, and some some early numbers very interesting early numbers, and we've got David Hastings from Honk, which is the housing opportunities of northern? Kentucky and they're GonNa talk about their problem. And some opportunities for some volunteers and use the word volunteers, a little loose leave, and we'll find out more about that in just a minute yet. That's all coming your way, and so we'll keep you. Updated on all the things happening here northern Kentucky, and that is thanks in large part to our sponsors, CBGB's are title sponsors. We thanked him. Is Always the Ellen in federal credit? Unions are studio, sponsor and secret consulting our digital sponsor, so we appreciate all of their support. We appreciate you being here, too. As well whether you're watching or listening. Hit share, hit subscribe. Make sure you know in the next door. The Kentucky spotlight comes out, but you're here already. Don't go anywhere. We're going to be right back here with more on the Kentucky spotlight. Sometimes life is hectic. Choosing a mortgage lender shouldn't be the ellen. In five mortgage offers competitive rates, NOPE EMI and up to one hundred percent financing that's mortgage that comes with peace of mind whether your purchasing a new home or we financing, you'll feel right at home with elleman where local trusted and we'll be here for you even after your closing call eight hundred to nine, hundred, twenty, nine, zero, five, and get started on your five Mortgage Ellen in Federal Credit Union welcome. Back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight right now, Tom Cottingham joins us from flyover future Tom. Thank. You for joining us today in the spotlight. Thanks for having me. All right. Let's start with the easiest question you'll have all day long is lie over future. FIBER, future is wildfire media group. Is the company fiber futures are flagship publication The premise behind fiber media group, is we. We spend a lot of time and local media, and then a lot of time in tech media before that, so I've been doing this for one hundred years and What we what we? What we're trying to solve is that flyover country does not do a very good job of telling the stories about the innovation that's happening here whether it's corporate innovation or startups, venture firms, and we just figured we just thought it was uncovered an important area, and so we are celebrating. You know what's going on in fly over country all the innovation investments that are being made so fiber fiber futures publication that is focused on the Midwest we affectionately, and it is affectionally our country. I mean we live here. We're startup guys ourselves. And then we launched move a future. Six months ago, we launched Cincinnati future six weeks ago. and then we're GONNA launch other cities, specific publications, but all very much focused on this idea of if you want to attract talent, if you want to attract capital, you've got to do a really great job of telling the story you know. So. That's what we do. So. You mentioned that you're you know you're telling these innovative stories and all that what kinds of stories when you say innovation? Is it just startups, but it or is it technology or What's kind of focus on the stories? There are there's there's several focuses. One is clearly startups and the whole ecosystem around the startup, so whether it's centrifuge since SEATAC or a company like hive, networks those are all companies and organizations stories, and the want to cover, but we also want to find out what's proctor and gamble doing. And who are the? Where are they making venture investments, and what are their innovation initiatives? I mean one of the things that we see. And and people may disagree with this, but if you're a corporation doing innovation. You know the the rockstars in a corporate setting may not be a rock star. In innovation setting right corporations are built or incremental growth So how do you? How do you married together? Companies like proctor and gamble in Cincinnati or humanity down here and pair them up with the entrepreneurial community and let them say look here the problems. We're dealing with your our challenges. If anybody's got a solution, you know we love to hear. We're investing in those kinds of solutions, so it's corporate innovation, and then it's civic innovation. The Innovation Parkinson's fanatic right you know we're a cities building actually infrastructure that's important to foster innovation, and then the state of Ohio and what they're doing and the investments that they've made so all of those things fit into what we consider this sort of innovation ecosystem, right and then telling stories about the founders. And interviewing venture capitalists, and finding out what they're what they're really dealing with on a day-to-day basis. Story. Did you mentioned? Stories are about people whether those people are running startups or whatever it is. It, at which you found that I. Mean because let's be fair being an entrepreneur doing a startup that takes a specific kind of brain, and when they find themselves and others did it I would imagine. From other venture, capitalists are startups. could truly help business. Yeah, it's. Morning what? People go system are thinking and doing is important. and letting the world know that these ecosystems exists is important You know the the talented people that were all trying to recruit whether it's to come working my startup or to help Innovation Large Corporation The most important I mean certainly one of the most important things to them is they work with other great? Workers Right and so the Midwest does a lousy job of explaining to the rest of the world that the eighteen here right I mean we're playing pro ball. Just like you guys are, and our players are just as good as your players. We may not have the density, so it's important for you know. We think that talent is so critical retaining talent in flyover country in attracting talent to fly over country. I think this. This is a really great time to be doing that. as you know. The venture firms on the coast of gotten very interested in burn rate right we work was Kinda that inflection point, and so now they're saying look if you're if you're raising money to grow out your company. If you've already proven your premise and you're adding you know you're growing your salesforce. You're growing infrastructure. Don't do it on the coast expensive. You know the money that we just gave you. We'll ask you fifty percent longer if you do it in Cincinnati or move learning, Annapolis, or Cleveland, or wherever so So it's, it's important stories the outside world. It's important for us to hear those stories who live here that be like. I didn't realize that you had that Rockstar. You know neurobiologist. more people working on the next covid vaccine right so. Yeah, it's all about people it's if we WANNA. See Innovation anywhere, but particularly here in flyover country. We got to attract town. and talent wants to know that there's other talent there. On some so. Yeah, it makes total sense so it's it's a newsletter publication how to What's the vehicle that you guys are using the send it out. How do people get their hands on it like if like I'm I'm super interested I. Want Sign Up. How do how do I get it right? So it's an email newsletter. Subscriptions are free. You can sign up of Cincinnati. PITCHER DOT COM Louisville Future Dot, com and fiber, future dot com, and so if you're interested in this region, and what's going on in this region in the in the innovation landscape. Absolutely subscribe and and then send story ideas to. We love to get interaction from our readers and have them say hey, you ought to be writing about this. You ought to be writing about that. If you thought about interviewing person here so yeah sign up We'd love to have people sign up and Take the ride with us. Allows us to be a lot of startups died in and around this area. We yell for reading all this stories. Thank you Tom. I appreciate it and Jeremy. Question of the month or Question of the month is we're all learning. New Technology zoomed teams. Yeah make things work making the audio work So what is the one thing that you've learned during the COVID nineteen pandemic? Other than I'm very thankful for my wife I think the profound thing that really impacts us is I. Don't have to live in San Francisco. For New York City. We're Boston to work there. And I think that's going to have profound impact on flyover country right if I don't have to commute. An hour or two a day and pay you know the expenses of living in a big city, but I can still get all the advantages of working with great talent. It's distributed around the world. Why would I not move? To. Why were country that are more livable and certainly more economical so I think this is going to be pretty profound. As people really think about. What do I want my personal future to be like? My personal future has just gotten expanded by an order of magnitude. Right because everyone's very used to this this kind of interaction And we're finding that for most scenarios that works pretty well. Right this video conferencing, so I think that's GonNa have a huge impact on our ability to attract people to keep people here every year you know we have great universities and five or country, and we export those people. To the coast, and right now you know, stay here, you can work anywhere in the world. So I think that's going to be profound and then I think that lighting capital follow that. You're exactly right. Tom Thank you so much from flyover futures say feature and low future we. Pay We appreciate it to and subscribe thanks a lot. Breezy you'll have all the information right there and stay with us. We'll be back the northern Kentucky spotlight. Ranking on Google. Search and maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos. Responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested up. Google listing optimization takes experience and talk. And? There are no shortcuts. Sukru gives your Google my business account this steady consistent attention it needs to be effective optimizing updating and expanding critical contact every single week from local retail stores to large regional networks, see crew generates content establishes benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases and engagement. So what can see crude for Your Business? More calls more clicks more clients. We're back here on the northern Kentucky spotlight, and once again joining us. Is Kristen Baldwin the vice president of public, Affairs Communications for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at Kristen. Thank you for coming on in in grabbing me well. We know what we're talking about. We're GONNA be talking about voting but in addition to the logistics and we'll get to that in just a little bit. Let's talk first of all about kind of some some early numbers that you're hearing about. It, so we had the Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams. We had him on a government form just yesterday talking about the upcoming primary election, he shared a some good numbers as of Monday. He was given some returns about how many registered voters in Boone Campbell County has specifically requested a ballot, so he gave us early numbers as of Monday that nine percent of Boone County residents had requested a ballot eleven percent of King County residents and fourteen percent of the Campbell County residents had requested an absentee ballot just for context for years ago during the presidential primary, we only had about thirteen to fourteen percent voter turnout overall so the fact that we're. We're already above and beyond that in two of our counties exciting boom. We still have a little bit of work to do, but we did. Hear from one of our colleagues. Who is a poll worker in Kenton County? We heard the latest number from Kenton County. It's up to seventeen percent seventy percent of Kent County registered. Voters have already request absentee ballot. So that is well above what a typical averages now don't get me wrong here. Seventeen percent is nothing to write home about. We should not be excited about seventeen percent in the in the following November primary or to be in the November general election. We usually have up to sixty percent. So six zero, usually our turnout around sixty percents to the fact that we're you know still in our teens is just. It's horrible so Every every time we move ahead is a good thing so but it's getting better. So it seems with the numbers that are already coming in that a lot of people who might take interest this year. How do we avoid what happened in Georgia the other day? Yeah, so Tuesday was election is probably like today in numerous states, and I think the ones that people are the most about whether it be in the national news or any other type of news was happening in. In Georgia and so a lot of things factored into Georgia That's the biggest thing we don't want to have happen. Don't become Georgia. It is a hot summer. Day June twenty third. I'm sure the weather's not going to be the most convenient, so we're trying to do everything we can to encourage voters to do that. Absentee ballot to vote early into avoid those long lines because we. We are going to have some condensed polling issue. Convinced polling locations across the Commonwealth so again at which we can be doing to get the message out there to have early voting absentee ballots at these types of podcasts and other types of social media to get the word out as what we can be doing to help out with that, but I feel confident with the Secretary of State and smooth. Smooth other officials that we had on our government forum. They feel as if we've gotten ahead of the curve. Decisions have made very early unlike Ohio. Where there were some some rulings by the Supreme Court. It was on again and was off again on again. There's no question here instead of Kentucky. We were able to move our primary date back five weeks, and so we feel like we. are kind of ready for for June twenty third and doing everything we can to make sure people vote as possible. So for those folks who don't know what happened in Georgia was essentially in has been described as a meltdown. Part of it was the heat but you know polling places were overrun. They heat was difficult. There were people in wrong wrong polling places it just it was It was a mess, so if people are like okay, I'd like to avoid this. Obviously, they can write in for or send in for their absentee ballot, but let's just say there's folks who are like no I want to go and do it at first when you. You said, there are reduced polling places there are significantly reduce falling places right, but the good thing. This year is the early voting opportunity, said early voting early in person about that early in person voting. If you are someone who just wants to go when you want your Gosh, darn sticker that says I voted you WanNa see a person. You want to see a machine. You WanNa see your paper ballot. Go through that machine and it says it's counted. You'll have the opportunity to that no-one. Our constitution allows that no one is taking away your. Your right to do that. What we are allowing me to do is do that early in, so you can avoid that that delay on election day, and so what we're allowing them to do is for various hours, so every county goes about this differently. So kitten is different than Boon. Boon is different than Campbell what I. WanNa tell you right now is that they have hours even weakened hours some of the things we've heard a lot. It's very hard to vote on a Tuesday between sixty six. We went on the weekend. We'll guess what you. You have the opportunity to vote on the weekend and so from from nine until noon on Saturdays both kitten county in Campbell county opportunities for in person early voting to do that so I do encourage you still are one of the people that want to vote in person, or maybe you need help voting. That's the other thing to look at. If you need help and have somebody else to help you, vote. You have to between now and June twenty second June twenty second is Monday before Election Day. You can vote in person. So real quick remind everybody where they go to sign up for this like so if they're going to sign up to get their ballot beforehand or if they're gonNA, sign up to vote early where they. So I want to go to our website. Vote in K. Y, Dot Com vote in K Y DOT COM has your local information. If you go to the state website, they're going to give broad based up the local one. We had mentioned about drop. Fox's. We have information about how to call to make an appointment in Boone County. You gotTa have to call to get an appointment time to do early voting, but again if you're counting citizen. If you'RE GONNA, call make an appointment. I think he'd rather call and do an appointment. That may take you two minutes to do that and schedule that one purchase waiting in line, which potentially could be an hour to hour in person on election day. A rush everyone going on election day that one location so again go to our website vote in K Y, dot, com, voter, information and Chris I think one of the really important parts of this that you shared with us the last time the bears repeating is for those folks are like we'll have my ballad gets. There are put it in the mail, and then it's gone. There is okay to track it right there a tracking device, yeah! Yeah, my husband has his valid right here. He hasn't senator in yet I haven't been bugging the crap out of him yet, but it was. There's a bar CODA on this and on shore address. There's a barcode on here, and so just like the Amazon package that sitting at my front door. The dog food I need to bring in. You have a tracking device in so there. There's a tracking of your ballot Jerry. Be Track Ballad yet. I submitted my vote on Monday I. Think and it's already in the hands of Kenton County so now that it's their. Third has been counted Dale. So that's go. Vote K Y DOT COM. Go, vote, K Y dot, com where you can track your ballot. All Right Chris Thank you so much. We appreciate it this, is it? This is our civic duty. It's getting easier and easier. All you gotTa do is get that about and stick it in the mailbox. We appreciate you joining us. Thank you, thank you. Stick around Northern Kentucky spotlight will be right back. CG Airport is the lowest airport in the tristate region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations, including Paris France and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more. Start Your next adventure at sea. VGA AIRPORT DOT COM. And Welcome back to Northern Kentucky spotlight right now. We are GONNA shine that spotlight on the housing opportunities of Northern Kentucky David Hastings is the executive director joins us now so David. Thank you for joining us this afternoon. Thank you Catherine appreciate the opportunity to be here. All right, we'll tell us I tell us all about your organization, yeah? It's one of my favorite topics. So, we're a nonprofit group. faith based organization. Founded in the early nineties. To create affordable homeownership opportunities for lower income, folks here in northern, Kentucky. We serve Campbell canton and Boone counties and. Have a least own program to help. Our families get to home ownership, so it's a little bit unique in that. It's kind of organized in a way that helps people get used to the home used home ownership. Taking care of the House gives them time to. Get Ready for home, ownership financially. Before they jump in. Awesome recently You guys announced that you had to open volunteer spots. Can you tell elaborate on these volunteer spots that you have open? Yeah, great so we have two AMERICORPS. Openings coming up on August I is when that position starts, so it's it's like a volunteer opportunity, but it has benefits so. there's a a living stipend which is a whole lot of money but the one of the real benefits is an education award that comes after working with us for a year. So we are looking for two people. That would be interested in in helping us on the construction side of our organization, so rehabbing houses building houses to create the affordable ownership opportunities. so working in the homes. In A. Again, a volunteer capacity, but with benefits, and then after a year and they've completed seventeen hundred hours, which basically is a fulltime week. For a year. They get an education award of about sixty two hundred dollars that they can use to pay off student loans or us to go back to school. It can also be passed down, so we have some folks who have children or grandchildren that education word can be gifted to children and grandchildren twelve. What kind of jobs would these volunteers in target at right with all these benefits and a column of volunteer? Jobs will these folks be doing? So on a daily basis, still be physically working on homes They don't have to come into necessarily with the construction skills. Ideally they would have handy person abilities But. Yeah, they'll be. Taking! Steps towards improving a house whether that's a house rehab or we do build homes as well so we're looking for help in both areas, and these two individuals would be helping daily in the construction side. Of that. Might be painting or or Helping drywall or cleaning up installing insulation. I mean anything really that goes into a house They will probably touch at some point in the course of the year. And I'm assuming that so since you are in the three counties that this position that these positions would be covering all three counties. Well right now. We are active in Boone. So the homes that we have underway right now are in Canton all in Kenton. County at the moment but occasionally in Campbell so over the course of a year we might be in Campbell or potentially boon but yeah, it's all local. Our offices based at Covington so a lot of. The work will. BE COMING INTO COVINGTON or coming out of COVINGTON. And traveling to are different sites working. Tell us a little bit about the scope of your organization. How many people you help Allie? You're talking about these. How many houses do you have kind of into the works? Yeah great question. So we are at least two own program, so we have people who are in varying stages of of making it to home ownership. the program is intended to be a year and a half, so the families that are living in one of our homes that we've rehabbed or built. There there in that house working with them on their getting financially ready. They're getting used to the house so we have a in that art of our program. We have thirty four families thirty four households. Living in one of our homes and that is about a hundred individuals So there's occasionally some maintenance you know our two Americorps of Openings Americorps people would be working on. But most of it's going to be in the new homes that were bringing online, and so right now we are building a home in Erlanger. We are rehabbing. A house in Covington we have another rehabbing Covington on the way. And potentially another one in Covington, and then one more in there so right now we are. We are heavily in Covington in order. We're usually working on four or five homes, and I always have to rattle through my brain about which ones working on now. So if some family is looking to be a part of this program and start like do this lease. To own program. How do they go about being chosen? We do have because the end result is homeownership are application. Process is geared toward that person or family, so we do. We start with an application which can be found a website, which is honk homes dot org. You can apply directly online, or we can mail or e-mail you. So after we kind of do an initial screening of that application here by staff. And then. There's some paperwork that comes with that. We're you know we're just confirming the income that's put on the application. Sometimes, that can take a little bit of time for people to track down. Maybe they don't know where their tax return is. So we start with AP process We do normally do an in home interview. That is changed right now, so we have the ability to do some of that by phone. we have a selection committee of committed folks here Northern Kentucky that has us try and find the best match for the people that are coming into our program. WE WANNA to set people up to succeed. So you know it? It is pretty important to find is a good fit for us, but also really almost more importantly. Is it a good fit for them? Are we really what they're looking for? Do they understand our program and we have a committee that kind of helps with that. You know maybe they. They have a slightly different perspective than than maybe one. We've caught initially so. It's kind of what are our selection process looks like We are always accepting applications, so that's always an opportunity for people to. Reach out to us there. And if apple are interested in the volunteer positions, where do they need to go what they call? Thank you They would go by the easiest places to go to our website. HONG COMBS DOT Org. There's a news. Events TAB on there. Click on that and you'll find all the information for the program. They can also call our office and talk to me. so our number is eight, five, nine, five, eight, one, four, six, six five To see if it's a good fit answering questions, they have about the the opportunity coming up really great program. It sounds it sounds great. It seems really cool so before you go get the question of the month We're all learning tons of new skills in this new world that is covid nineteen. So what is one thing that you've learned through this pandemic? I suppose. I don't to be honest. I suppose more than anything has been a reminder of the connections of all of us how important it is for the connections we already have. Developing new ones and maintaining the ones that we have because. You know. No one individual can do this alone. and to be is it's our experience here at home through. All of this has shown the great generosity that people have in our region. To give back and to help maintain their relationship with honk but also just to continue the program so I suppose that's two things that connect you to. Rossi, but they go together an interesting. I'll say that. Little Long Pandemic, you can learn to things. Thank you so much. For All you do there at the at Hong. appreciated. Fund you volunteers for? Wonderful. Thank you I really appreciate it. All right and we thank you guys for listening for watching as well and listen. Just remember if you're watching this hit share on this facebook. If you're listening hit subscribes, he can get all of this information directly to you each and every week when we do another northern tatty spotlight Jeremy. Thanks for all your hard work on this. 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NKY Small Business Recovery Grant & Bridge View at Newport on the Levee

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

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NKY Small Business Recovery Grant & Bridge View at Newport on the Levee

"Welcome once again to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight I'm Katherine Niro Guiding You through all the fun of the day alongside my intrepid partner, the brains behind the Operation Jeremy Strain, the marketing communications director for the Northern, Kentucky Chamber. How the treat me over there Jeremy It's good. I don't know if I'd say brains. Maybe the guy who knows how to push the button I. In my world. Into a laptop. That's basically what I do for a living these days, and that's what we're all doing for a living these days we that's great guests coming your way in a kind of big announcement, great stuff happening over the next thirty minutes or so yeah, so I. WE'RE GONNA. Start off with lease. He the VP of workforce here at the chamber she's got. got a special guest on with us, and it's amy spillover of Duke, energy she's the president, the State President of Ohio and Kentucky and they've got this really great grant that they're gonNA announce. We're GONNA. Hear all the details about that then. We're GONNA. Talk to our good friend Justin auto over the Newport on the LEVEE They've got some really cool stuff. Over there and he's got one of the new businesses on with him, and it's called little, spoon, bakery and cafe. Went there earlier in the week looks delicious. I can't wait to hear from them. You, know we keep talking about like new Newport on the Levee you will see it You will absolutely see all at coming your way ahead and as always thank our sponsors see the G. R. Title Sponsor Ellen in Federal Credit Union. Our studio. Sponsor and secret consulting aren't digital sponsor. We couldn't do it without any of you. And by the way if you like Northern Orleans spotlight, let our sponsors. No certainly would like that and as well hit share hit. Subscribe whatever you gotTa. Do to get this information out for. For the masses, but when it get there all right, we've got a lot coming. Your way up had first big announced what you're talking about. If you're a small business, stick around. You're going to want to hear what's coming up next on the Kentucky. Spotlight, sometimes life is hectic. Choosing a mortgage lender shouldn't be the five five mortgage offers competitive rates, no EMI and up to one hundred percent financing that's a mortgage that comes with peace of mind whether your purchasing a new home. We financing. You'll feel right at home with. Where local trusted and we'll be here for you even after your closing call eight hundred to nine, hundred, twenty, nine, zero, five and get started on your five five mortgage Helen in Federal Credit Union welcome home. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight, and that we today are announcing a really really big and wonderful thing. Small businesses out there it is a joint effort will get to in just a little bit. We want to welcome in our guest right. Now Lisa I'm okay. The vice-president of workforce in Kentucky Chamber and Miller the State President of Ohio and Kentucky for Duke Energy and what we're talking about. Today is a small business recovery rain, impressive impressive grant, so let's start with you. Tell us about this grant. Sure Catherine. Thank you and so happy to be with you this morning. So this grant reflects one in a series of grants that Duke Energy has issued in response to this Kovic pandemic, and since the crisis began, we had begun. We have invested almost three hundred thousand dollars rate here in our region, and our first focus was on immediate needs so partnering with organizations in Northern Kentucky to help our neighbors and make sure they had food shelter access to prescription medication from there. We couldn't ignore our frontline. Workers are healthcare. Workers have sacrificed so much to keep all of us safe, and and we're starting to discover the real impacts that this pandemic. Particularly on small businesses, and we thought it important to focus on those small businesses to help them recover. So that's what this grant is about. Lisa, who qualifies to receive these grant grant dollars. So as any, said, small businesses with less than fifty employees. Minority owned businesses. Women owned businesses or veteran owned businesses. Duke Energy customers within Boone Campbell Gallatin Grant Canton penalty counties. In the Greater Cincinnati area. A lot of folks and so I'm curious amy. Let's let's start a watt small businesses. Why is the focus there? You know I think Kevin Small. Businesses are just the lifeblood of our communities, and they are so important to Tallahassee to vibrancy, and when I think about our small businesses. Many of them had to close their doors in March, or they substantially altered their business operations, and put that challenge on top of those that already were were confronting minority women veteran owned businesses, and we really just want these businesses to continue to succeed, and so that really is our focus to make sure that this critical component of our neighborhoods remains there. So for our listeners that ears are perking up like who I could really use that. I'm on my nordion business. Lisa, where do they go? are the applications. Do Give us some of those details, so they don't miss out on these funds. So the important information is that it's do July seven. The second piece of information is that you go to www dot N., k., Y. Chamber. Dot Com forward slash in K Y recovery grant. Also if you have questions or you need a little bit of additional assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to me directly. At L. Mulcahy bats in L., C. H. Y. at n Kyi Chamber Dot Com happy to help. So amy other than being a you know small businesses your them. Fifty Employees Minority Women are veteran on what does a business have to do to qualify for this? What are we talking in terms of how much they might get? So the grants will vary Catherine, but they could be as much as ten thousand dollars per grant and one thing that we really would like to highlight through this process are those personal stories so as individual business owners fill out their applications do so with the mind toward telling us your story, and how these funds will really help you respond to the COVID pandemic, and and all of the challenges that we're seeing now. It's so awesome, so we want everyone to get out there. Get your applications in as quickly as possible, so we can help you as much as we can before I. Let you go. We have a monthly question that we asked all of our guests and this month. The question has kind of been focused around. Like. What are we learning during this pandemic? Obviously, we're on using zoom or or or teams or all digital i. mean those are kind of the easy things, but what? What is one thing that you've learned during this pandemic and amy? I'll let you go I. said. Jeremy I will tell you I have always known that Duke Energy Employees Step up incredibly so during a crisis, but what I have seen over the last three months has been truly remarkable. Our employees have done just an incredible job keeping the lights, the natural gas flowing for all of our customers, and we know that reliable services critically important when so many are continuing to work from home, and with their disciplined attention to safety. We've been able to do that keeping them in good. Good Health, so our spirit is strong, but I've also learned that the spirit of Northern Kentucky is equally strong the generosity of so many individuals so many organizations right from the onset of this crisis and I think so much of that anchored by the Good Work of the Northern Kentucky Chamber whether it's a restaurant or a homeless shelter. The chamber has been there and now I'm really excited that we're going to tap into their network to really do incredible things through this grant program. I think for me. I learned first of all that. My kids are a whole lot of fun. I think I've really enjoyed of you know working for the Chamber we are so incredibly busy. You know we're always out socially and networking, you know I really appreciated the slowdown and watching others really enjoy their families, and really getting to the heart of who we are as amy said in northern Kentucky. Just that close knit group really. Watching people enjoy each other. I completely agree Lisa. Thank you, Amy, thank you, we look forward to. You guys given this money away can't wait to hear who the big winners are. Thanks again. Thank you so much I like what this coming up. We are going to be taking a look at the new rich view box part at Newport on the LEVEE which opens officially this weekend, but you can get a sneak peek just ahead on the northern Kentucky spotlight. Ranking on Google. Search and maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos. Responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested that. Google, listing optimization takes experience and talk. And there are no shortcuts. Secret gives you google. My business account this steady consistent attention. It needs to be affecting optimizing updating and expanding critical contact every single week from local retail stores to large regional networks, see crew generates contact establishes benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases and engagement. So what can see crew do for your business more calls more click. More crimes. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight on location right now with just an auto, the general manager of Newport on the Levee, and just in we are at the newest part of Newport on the LEVEE. Tell us about bridgeview box park, right? It's our newest concept as you. If you've known the love you have been developing. Mitchell's fish market so how awesome is to take that? Building down the slope and concept with will look like shipping containers filled local businesses, so we love our community. We Love Our neighborhood and we love our local businesses soap in these shipping containers God. A microbrewery from Newport distillery from ludlow a local bar. That is a throwback one of their famous bars in Cincinnati Zeki local coffee shop on a really cool Batik, with plants and succulents so Lifan. Limb if you're if you've got a Home Office. Definitely that's the place to stop Check out some of their plans to decorate your officer gone back to your office. What better way to lighten up your your office going back after your break, let's say. Because so many we've been stuck in her house forever. And this is something it will shock people that this is kind of sprouted up so to speak, and it's completely different from what we remember Newport on the Levee. Looking well, it's so colorful. It's an it's open air and We're role friendly, so we encourage bikers and rollerbladers, skateboarders and the entire family, but also your furry family member to bring up your dog, or we even allow I haven't seen it yet, but we allow cats on leashes so catherine. Have you ever see a cat on a leash? Let me know because I. Think a fixture. Allowed to bring your friends up here to enjoy a drink, a coffee snack a meal and it's totally outside on the weekends, Thursday Friday and Saturday. We have live acoustic music, so you can socially distance here. That's easy to do. tell us what the what the patrons have had said in the kind of soft opening, leading up to this weekend or two from. From the most important part for us is our neighborhood and our community and our city, and the the first day even before the businesses were open. We're just putting the furniture out. And people were walking through and stopping insane finally. This is what we wanted like. This is what we need like. What like this is? We can't wait to come back and these. These are folks at walked the Levy almost every day to exercise. They live close to his office. I'm like upscale apartments and they're just I mean the excitement was incredible, and that's just built with momentum each week. it's it's been awesome, and that's again. Our community, our neighborhood, we love people, and we love our friends and family, and to welcome them back in. In to see that excitement that rebirth place that we love, there's been a really special. How important was it for you guys to have? Local businesses showcased or Origen. We love our community. We Love Our city and you can build a new on Levian Union Kentucky. You can bill one Mason Ohio. What's really hard to build is in Ohio River the purple people. The Cincinnati Skyline and you can and the bridges so bridging boxed market see these bridges that we celebrate and it really celebrates our community and our local businesses, so to see those thrive and come in both up the street in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati and one really special business for us, little spoon bakery started during the holidays as a pop up, and has morphed into a brick and mortar store, and then will then go into back into the building later on as an inline space and have a coffee shop a walk and And Coffee Shop. It's just really cool to see those dreams come to fruition, and we'll be talking with even little spoon here in just a little bit. Tell us what's happening this weekend with the ribbon, cutting and everything else her. So as the official grand opening this weekend at eleven fifteen will cut the ribbon for the bridge to the bridge, so it's a bridge to the teller south. Bay Bridge from our property again. We're role friendly, so connects trails through the property and then we'll at eleven forty five will do the. Ribbon, cutting for the bridge box bark, and there'll be a huge smoke firework display from Rossi fireworks and An Acoustic Music from noon until eleven pm so again, come down. Have they've got these really cool glasses on kon-tiki looks like huge pineapple drink. It's just a really exciting fun. Great atmosphere to bring her friends and family. There's games cornhole horseshoes and other parts really important for us to in mid April. North American properties put together taskforce. To welcome our guest trying figure out how to welcome our guest back in a safe and secure way, and we came up with a stay six campaign so sixty depar-. hexagons have six sides. You'll see placards the ground. The remind guests they six feet apart, and we did this awesome of floor mural. That like a beehive. Of hexagons that are six feet apart. In length and then also hand sanitizer look for the creative artful Bourbon Barrels. Mean what's more Kentucky then hand sanitizer made from a local. Second Sight Distillery, so we're real excited about that and we've got really cool food options to empanadas from Shea. And Bond me sandwiches from Vietnamese sandwiches, bonding, smooth and Boba like really unique items in Contri-. Yeah, it's GonNa. Be Great and so their grand opening this Justin thank you. He mentioned little spin. We're going to bring in court. neons back now runs little spoon so Just it was explaining how this works and how you Kinda started with the holiday at the levy situations to tell us the progression of Your Business Year. Now we started off as a home bakery and we ended up getting invited to become part of the winter wonderland this. Holiday season and we were thrilled. It was such a fun time so many fund vendors great little place to get your shopping done for the holidays and we were back be a part of the box park. We were so excited We absolutely love it here. We love the community. We I've actually Newport resume. We love being part of. The New Newport. Well, that's a great point. You you live here and I'm sure you remember what newborn the levy was like this change. is really what are the. What are the patrons saying when they when they come out and they see this, what do they say to you? Oh, my Gosh, they've been so excited. They've been so excited to have something that is nice outdoor area especially during this time for everybody to come, hang out improperly social descents and just nice to see people back here again and people. People are so excited to have options and we've had people coming up and asking us like Oh my gosh, are you here every day we are? We are here every day and people are thrilled to have options of new places to try out and a local coffee shop. We serve Carabello, so we like to keep it local. Okay, let's talk about what else you serve. Because at the maybe the best part of this mark is you've got everything from again. Beer and spirits, too. Coffee and STROUP Waffles for that. So we have a full espresso bar and we serve like Carabello coffee. It's absolutely delicious we also have our scruples at the moment was our Dutch, desert dot are too awful with little caramel layer in between and starting next week we'll have a full pastry selection of sugar cookies muffins scones backrooms all everything. You can think of excellent and Atlas remind folks are tell them anyway about your hours and how we can help you out in this process that we're here seven days a week. Monday through Friday, we are here. Here from eight am to six PM and Saturday and Sunday ten to six straight pointing, thank you so much, and we want to thank us here. At Newport on the Levee Justin and Courtney and again bridgeview box park open now but the big grand opening happens this weekend, so if you're headed out to the aquarium, it's right next door. You can't miss it. It's got the best views in. Greater Cincinnati as well. I'll tell you that. Hey, stay with us. We'll be right back on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. CG Airport is the lowest barrier for in the tristate region with fifty four nonstop flights, direct international service to seven destinations, including Paris France and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hops. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at sea BG AIRPORT DOT Com. Welcome back to northern. Kentucky spotlight time to I. Get a look at the week in review. And what a week it was! We start with the big news, not just tear in northern Kentucky, but across the across the country to be Fair Kentucky made National News for how it handled this burien mutual election day all right, so Jeremy you and I have very different versions of election. Day! It was it was really interesting. You know I have kristen here on our team constantly Hammer and get your get your ballots, so I did the right thing and went and put my stop in and got my ballot ordered came, and I tracked it and I voted, and I sent it and I tracked it back. It was very easy. I got to vote from the comfort of mine chair. Right here in my office with all Michael stuff behind me. And contrary it really been despite the fact that we talked with Chris about this for like four straight weeks, somebody. Forgot to ask her absentee ballots so on elect name like you know what you're going to bite the bullet I'm going down to the Convention Center, I'm in Kenton County so down with the Convention Center I was expecting the worst, and I will tell you number one and touch thing, not a single thing except the thin in my band, and then they let me keep. It I didn't have the door. It was the quickest boating experience. I've ever had an go. Place where sometimes the only one there super easy, it was in and out with four minutes, felt very safe and very happy to cast my belly next time I will remember I promise kristen and everybody else then the only to voting predictions right now, and we won't know efficiently till Tuesday one point, one million people potentially voted in Kentucky in fat number is accurate. It not only beat the the largest ever turn up for a primary activity large several was like nine hundred thirty something thousand in two thousand eight, so it could be. Honestly New York in Kentucky are being looked at this week and he would have bought. Those states would be held up as an example to other as this how you do it. This is how. A weird election, yeah, and it was, it was really great to see like you know. In our turbulent political times where people are going back and forth on either side, we have a democratic governor, a Republican Secretary of state, and they work together and it and it worked, and like we got tons of people to vote. You know it's it's inspiring to the future and to see how great the state of Kentucky is it just? It's really awesome to see. There were some hiccups in aligned in Lexington. They had to I. Have An injunction to keep the polls open in Louisville and their early in the week. People claiming voter suppression, but when you see one point, one million people voted and we'll get that official next week as well as the results you have to say. The, in. A, very unusual circumstance that this was a success now. What's GonNa happen every November that still to being determined, blocked it figure this out Abbot while the governor figuring that he's got a lot of other things to discuss what I'm super interested in this one, since got a soon to be first grade or going back to school. So you know we're. We're listening. We're like Oh Wednesdays the day that they're talking about school like my wife's like getting facebook on her phone. Like how did you hear this that you hear that so yeah, they've got all kinds of guidelines that are coming out. They're getting mass masks for first grade up That's going to be a challenge for some of those little kids. You know trying to keep them socially distance, but they're going to do. Temperature checks regular bus capacity, but I think they're. They're talking about having to do the temperature checks before you get on the bus, so there's a lot of details and and these are like recommendation, so the each individual school just do kind of whatever they want so i. mean within reason but. What I found most interesting about it. You know the mask thing they you know. They pointed out. This is mandatory. Lieutenant Governor Coleman even said wearing a mask is easier than wearing a respirator but beyond that it really they're leaving it up to individual school districts, and I know I've got one kid in public schools in one kid in a Catholic school, and so they're going at this different ways. No note blonde decisions got Covington Dyson. Is Kinda come out starring school this day, but everybody's gotTa reserving the right to say hang on. Let's see what happens, but Yes so no mandate from the governor about this many days in school Disney days, online, or whatever so it will be interesting to see you. Can't county sent out a survey to us to like say what a comfort level was, and it's just I. Mean it's it's going to be wild. Maybe, we're not all going to be. My child learn classes that I can't teach them from people who know what they're talking about that. My comfort level. However that happens I'm going with it. But The other this that I thought was really interesting. Is that they are gonNA use global insurance money the school insurance policy to pay for ten percent of every school's employees to be tested weekly so as we know, temperature checks only go so far right they only they only tell you. If you have a temperature, you maybe contagious, you may have corona virus potentially before you ever have a fever, so that's testing is great, and I caught I caught one little extra interesting tidbit to yesterday when? When I was watching it that they're going to like forego that If when you you have a certain amount of kids show up on certain days to get the right funding. They're going to get rid of all that for the next year. Just so people adults in their kid to school sick, which that could make way worse, you know so I thought that was kind of a really smart thing. no, they're cool chamber, Awesome Chamber member open back up Newport in Newport aquarium. So. You got to go to alive there right? Yeah! I was there this morning. It was great Eric Rose the executive director there with me? What's really interesting? They're just like so many other places. Yes, Max masks mandatory, but you know aquarium visits used to kind of making reservations as we are. Does you make? In that sort of thing now, but a critter visitors always really had to do that little more specific now and you're required to do that ahead of time, but what that means is the capacity is about twenty five percent. You will have your run of the place. You can sit and watch. All Day if you want. And the other great part of it is a new exhibit shipwreck realm of the Eagles Open. Just ten days before everything shut down, so a lot of folks didn't have the chance to see it. It's super cool it's. A some. Crazy animals in there. That I've never seen before never even heard of before. If, you can't go check that out. Yeah, we can check that out before before it closed down. That was fun. That was a fun fun little event. They had their You know I I love. Being as adverse to crowds as I get sometimes I. Don't WanNa be in a big crowd. This is awesome for going to the zoo the aquarium now because you don't have to like, you said. File through all the people to try to get a peek at the penguins. You can just hang out there and watch. People who are right now don't want to be in big crowds them worrying about that with with a reduced capacity, businesses, and you know attractions like the aquarium can get come back in without the concern about Oh. Am I going to be two? There's pool plenty of room and their. Independence Day. Parade is still happening and independent. That's where I live. So I might be able to get to see the fireworks from my house they are. They are encouraging people to watch the fireworks from their house. If they can view them, the parade is going to be a lot longer than it normally is, so it's GonNa. Be like two and a half miles long I believe so that way you can spread out and just stay with your family and try not to get too close They aren't going to do the festival this year because that would encourage people to kind of come and hang out The like I think the route. They're starting at summit. You Academy, so that's where you go to school and then going all the way down to Simon. Kenton so if you're familiar with this area, that's a that's a pretty long track so you could so everyone can get out there and check out the parade while saying safe. You know as long as you can say six feet apart. That's like the perfect socially disconnected right. More away from you eating, keep people partly, but you're still doing something. Celebrate four them celebrate independence, independence so yes, so watch those fireworks, maybe from Your House but other. Not yet and We all switch the birthday parties, parades, or the first communion birthday parties parades, so so I guess, appraise okay so distant. They're driving. Their trucks buys you. To stay you know it's way easier than having clean in your house. Just wait on the car is. Go you are caught up on all things northern Kentucky the headlines from the week, and so yeah lots going on, and we want to thank all of our guests as well for being here this week in every week. And JERMIAH also run through our sponsors little. Moreton see the G. that title sponsor. Thank you so much for her or making this morning. Of spotlight possible in addition to that Secret Consulting and Ellen in Federal Credit, Union. We appreciate your support as well and if you're watching and if you're listening, we appreciate you. Please hit share on this and we can make sure more folks now got all the right things going on northern Kentucky Jeremy. Thanks for all your hard work. This weekend I. Thank you this is. This is fun. I like I like that that of kermit typing this, that's Jeremy. Literally as we got all kinds of all, you know what before we go I? I gotta give some props to to my girl. Gina Bath here at the changes runs at women's initiative. Far They are to really really awesome coworkers and they put on one heck of event on Tuesday. Catherine was EMC I may have been hitting that button behind in the background but It turned out to be a really really great event We were able to outstanding women of Northern Kentucky if you don't know what I'm talking about It was really really fine, really great. You can go watch it on facebook right now if you still if you missed it or you didn't know who the outstanding women were this year. Really Really Great Group of women, we're. We're blessed to have such a great community with all these great people doing all these great things, so check that out and we've got a lot more events. Events coming up soon arm next generation leadership awards that's coming up on the sixteenth with got the legislative preview or legislative appreciation breakfast. Sorry Chris I'm GonNa kill me from US Matt Up, but legislation legislation appreciation breakfast, but that again is going to be both going to be digital virtual events They're going to be not the format you're used to, but they're. They're quite entertaining. And then also at the end of the month on the thirtieth. We have the Education Selah excellence celebration awards coming up, It's a joint event that used to be put on by the Education Council and now the chamber. The education counts kind of coming together and joining forces and doing a really cool the digital event we we've been talking. 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"Get after off into the Northern Kentucky spotlight. I'm Katherine Narrow your host alongside the lovely and talented Jeremy Sharon Marketing and communications director for the Northern Kentucky Chamber how we doing today Oh we're here we're surviving we're making it through. The resounding. I'm doing great. Hey there first of all, where we get to our fantastic guests and sponsors and all of that, I need you to stay tuned to the very end of this here podcast because we've got a big announcement about the next iteration shall we say of this podcast and changes coming? It's going to be very excited. That's all coming your way ahead we want to. Thank. Our sponsors, of course, the G., our title sponsor, the Ellen Federal Credit Union, our studio sponsor, and our digital sponsor see crew consulting. They are responsible for the fantastic gas. We have on today and Jeremy Talk About yes. We got the Mayor Park Hills First Courtney got another mayor interview. So we're GonNa hear about what's going on in Park Hills at city right next to Covington I love her. Every single day. Fun Fact My the First House that I lived in Northern Kentucky. When I was a little, we baby was in park. Hills. Historical Marker as I'm driving through, that's right that's coming. Out on the show. and. Then we also have Justin from health warehouse help warehouse, Dot Com it's really interesting company. It's a pharmacy that's influence that actually covers all fifty states. So we're going to hear about what they are doing and even some cool stories about how the pandemic has been going for them and how they've had to do some interesting things around your. Medication that was recommended by the president and it's interesting. Super Interesting. You're definitely going to stick up stick around for that. Yeah. This is one you'll be talking about that. If if there is a water cooler, even know if people are in offices and if they are if there's water coolers but if those two things existed, this is what you'd be talking. Their water, their water dispenser at their fridge there you that's pretty much what So it's Water Dispenser Discussion for you've come in your way up next on the northern Kentucky spotlight. Sometimes, life is hectic choosing a mortgage lender shouldn't be the ellen in five mortgage offers competitive rates nope him. Up to one hundred percent financing. That's a mortgage that comes with peace of mind. Your, purchasing a new home where we financing you'll feel right at home with Elon we're local trusted, and we'll be here for you even after your closing call eight, hundred to nine, hundred, twenty, nine, zero five and get started on your five five mortgage. Ellen Federal Credit Union welcome home. Well. Everyone Corny here in I'm joined today with Kathie road, the mayor of the beautiful city of Park Hills. Thank you for coming today. Resemble wrote in agreeing to chat with me a a little bit about what's going on in the city. Thank. You Courtney for having me. I'm reading for you okay. Let's let's get started then. So transportation always a fun topic in one that's always top of mind for people in Frankfurt and at the chamber. I was wondering what are some of your top transportation concerns within the city? What needs within the region? Is there any particular things that come to mind? Well of course. Lew. Spence fixed but without still in transition. The traffic when we do have a lot of accidents there, we have a tremendous amount of people that WanNa go through our kills. An when we have the dixie highway backed up, they take alternatives of Amsterdam road, and now that's under construction all through forthright villa hills amd we're doing redoing it also. So that creates a lot of problems of in and out little streets in people have been complaining about you know cut throughs and the traffic and enormous amount more than the. That we usually experience. So we're trying to wrap up Amsterdam at least get our end open. Which I hope proves it. In. Have you been tool kind of one answer? Dan might be reopened Well I'm hoping the end of September is what they say what if might be I'm GonNa, say October just because that's how it always goes. Yeah that's probably the safest Ben. S. That's great insight to because I. Think a lot of people don't think about you know where people don't want the traffic's bad. All of us have been in that situation, but you don't think about the impact it has on the residence. In speaking about residents Park Hills is is geographically. Fairly small. City. But has beautiful homes in beautiful history in I. Think we recently that there might be some new residential development going on there. He, tell us a little bit more about that. We do have on the old gateway site we have a little space that's in Park Hills. It's being developed for some new homes. We're finished with the wall court which turned out beautiful and we're anticipating that to be equally lovely and the on the old end can new site, which is not in Park Hills but. There will be some new development there. We don't have all the statistics yet on that, and it probably be another year till we do. But all that is I think good for park kills we have to. Keep in mind that we WANNA, keep safety on our street. So we're looking at things of the increase traffic and how to. Work that out because we gated one of our streets just to have access or residential and emergency instead of a Lotta construction traffic. So but I do think it's going to be really nice a adding to our city. Can you remind us to wear that the gate that will gateway site is Gateway site on it goes off of old state. Road. And it connects to the old patent road, which is going to be park point they're changing the name and one Amsterdam road is finished. You'll see sign each start to go in because they're gonNA have that road that they're working on pretty much at the same time. So it's all going to be really nice. There's going to be halfway that you can walk all the way up from Covington through park, hills to the trolley are going to be really nice I think I know anticipating all the horrible traffic and? Method it's been. It's going to be lovely done. Yeah, and that's a great way to look at into. You know there's a lot a lot going on her rose right now going on cities but. Just think how great we're going to be. Once it's all over and especially with walkability that something that's come up in a couple of different interviews with other mayors is just that's a big emphasis for people and I know it's something that everyone's been doing a lot more during Cova. Thing to increase. Yeah. Definitely what? And more for walkability. It's it's for safety. We have a big safety campaign going on. Now we're looking at how to better get around the city without walking in the middle of the street. So. That's a goal. Yeah. Well, that's great and I. Think it's unfortunate. All we have time for, but it's been. It's been great talking to you and thank you again for joining us and telling us a little bit more about her kills will thank you so much. All right back to you Jeremy. On Google maps as easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested up. Google listing optimization takes experience and time. And there are no shortcuts. See crew gives your Google business account. This steady consistent attention it needs to be affected, optimizing, updating, and expanding critical contact every single week. From local retail stores to large regional networks, see crew generates content establishes benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases, and engagement. So, what can secret for your business more calls more clicks more client. And it's time to take a look at all the funds happening here in northern. Kentucky. Over the last couple of weeks year on a couple of days I should say here on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. So let's get going with the headlines including a research. You know we're starting to hear more governments and other organizations getting money from the cares act grants tank is a big one end eleven local governments as well. So this is, of course, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky. Up. Getting. Twelve week five, million dollars grant is a huge number of course, cares as the corona virus aid relief, an Economic Security Act. So tanks going to get that twelve point, five million dollars they're going to use it for operating administrative and preventative maintenance expenses in one of the reasons that thank, God it is because it's a transportation organization and the whole idea is to keep this this country. And getting to where you're going is a big huge VAT. So that is why tank got that grant and then also mentioned eleven northern Kentucky governments also received. Totaling, nine point, two, million dollars over these eleven. Entities. They are Boone Carroll Gallatin and Pendleton counties as well as the city of Bellevue Presence Springs Butler edgewood. Florence Island Heights in. Warsaw. So lots of money go into those individual groups. This next one is really fun really really fun. So my daughter is obsessed with all animals. So we love zoo we gotta the zeal it's Great. They open their new river valley this week, and this is just the coolest thing ever. It's it's the first ever kangaroo walk about and the largest outdoor little blue penguin habitat. And also features the hospital garden. So Ua Jamie and they have records and kids. Yeah. I mean, I don't know if you've seen these videos online of like, you can walk up to the Kangaroos like you're right there with the Kangaroos it's just so so circle zoos all also offering a yoga on Saturdays which is really cool and you can do it outside and distance from people. So it's a great way to do some Yoga and stay healthy and you can dine with the animals at the BBC breakfast throughout August and September. So I mean this is just killing it like they always do and. I just want to go up to those little anger is. I'll tell you I was out there this week the line to get into ru valley even as the zoo was opening was long but listen. If. You've got a lot to see before you get in there. So there's there's a lot to do so good luck to them and can't wait to see little routes Let's talk about the Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky. It is hosting in announced just this week a what it's calling the world's largest Christian music festival. Days and forty nights right now they already have about eighty artists signed up and all of them obviously have following they're expecting two hundred thousand people to come to the Ark Encounter over these ordination forty nights and if you're like wait a minute Wins is going to be aren't we pan-demic? Yes, we are. This is a year from now. So fingers crossed will be able to gather together at that point but there are talking August through September of next year forty days forty nights all these gospel music artists and they're gonNA be playing they have the answers center is what the Arena Called It's twenty, five, hundred seats so you'll be able to see those. Artists they're they're very excited about their some guest speakers as well. That's a lot of all and a lot of money coming into Kentucky next tourism. You know it might be down right now, but it is going to come back quick and you know our good friends at meeting, Kyi there. Over there and and bring in this this giant forty days, forty nights concert, it used to be in Gatlinburg and they brought it up to the ARC. So this isn't like something new that they're trying to create this. When they say they're going to be two, hundred, thousand people. They're gonNA get two hundred. Exactly, it'd be amazing for our region the also the one stop shop for C. G. Jobs this new career center CG in the Career Center there open this new CG career center and it's a one stop shop. You can get all of the airport job. So like the thing that we forget about the airport is like it's it's like a mini city like. There's you can work for CG or you can work for many different airlines. Our books. Yeah. So this is one place where you can go and apply for jobs at B G It could a the the located at the terminal baggage claim level. So that's where it is on an in March because of covid and has been virtual, and now on the staff is on-site to answer questions and tours and interviews and all that stuff. So you can just go there get a job at CV G. and like so many people are out of work but This is one way that you can get connected the places that are actually hiring through this pandemic and and you know in and keep the Khanna moving forward. and. The best part is you go to one place and there's you know dozens of companies with jobs there Let's talk about Burger Week Cincinnati. Underway you've got till Sunday to try your favorite burgers. They're six bucks depending on the restaurant you're going to sometimes it's six bucks for fancy. Burger. Sometimes at six bucks for the Burger fries drink it just depends and there's a lot of chamber members included in this women fifty overall yes. In one of the Chamber members, Butler's Pantry. Open for lunch. Tomorrow. So you WANNA get down and get your Burger for lunch tomorrow and it is it's delicious. It's one of these super fancy burgers to stake. It's up with pantry steak burger top of Pimenta Cheese Bacon onions draws and root beer barbecue. Mayo. It is supposedly are sold me. It is delicious, and if you're if you're vegetarian, they do have a veggie option with their philophical Patty and I've heard that it's really really really really really good and they are also doing it to go. So if you don't want to sit in the restaurant, you can get it to go and take you some summer offering to go but I know, for fact the. Butler pantry Butler's Pantry six dollar burger is available to go. Yeah. That's what's made this Burger Week really nice is that you don't have to dine in because you know some people just don't want to and a lot of places are over capacity and so they want to make sure more people know about it. So this is your year you can get it to go also this week and actually starting today. Announced, he wants to do three days of prayer and fasting to end the pandemic. It starts today runs through the weekend. So this culminates Saturday when the Bishop will go to nine different parishes throughout Covington to bless the city with a relic of Saint. Rocco's a Saint Rocco in the Catholic. Faith is the protector against pandemic. Listen. Bring. Oh. Rocco. On I hope it works this Lamar voices second blessing by the way the city to during this pandemic. So he'll hit the hot spots nine different parishes thankfully including the one where my daughter goes to school. So hopefully, this will work. In Parsons School this week and so far so good and the Bishop, and we'll see how that goes over the course of the next couple of days. Now time for change around them. Up yeah. We were coming off of a long stretch of a lot of great events. If you've missed, any of them got to check them out. You know we've had over forty five thousand watch minutes in our. Over the past month and a half or you know so we've been we've been hitting some great numbers. But if you haven't seen them gotTA check them out. You got to see all the great companies that we were spotlight spotlighting last week on the impact awards, and then our next huge event is going to be that outstanding women summit it's coming up in their their it now. They've got all the speakers selected. We haven't released them quite yet because we're short up some of those details, you definitely don't want to pay attention to that, and then we're going to have our dinner in annual dinner this year it's going to be different like everything else it's going to be different but you're definitely gonNA want to check that out and that's going to be on November twelfth. But that's pretty much it from chamber roundup this week. Well, there you go. So you are caught up with all the information you need, but we are not yet done here on the Northern Kentucky spotlight stay with us. We'll be right back with more. cvt Airport is the lowest fare airport in the tristate region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations including Paris France, and now home to both DHL's, and Amazon's global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at CG airport. Dot Com. Northern Kentucky spotlight and brightened our shining that spotlight on health warehouse and joining us his Justin Damper, the director of customer experience in Marketing Director there at Health Warehouse Justin. Thanks for joining us today. Thanks for having me. All right. Let's start first off tells about how health warehouse, what it is and how it can help us. Yeah. So health warehouse. Push comes to shove pharmacy. So, just like walgreens CBS anyone else where pharmacy we dispense prescription medications and we sell over the counter products. What sets US apart is kind of two things. One is even though we're located right here in Florence. Kentucky, we actually are licensed in every state in the country so we can ship and dispense medication and deliver it to the patients door anywhere in the country. And we're licensed to be an operate as an online pharmacy. So if you go to health dot com, you'll actually see all of the prices for every medication and you can just order right there online, and then we'll help you get this from your physician to office. The other big thing that sets us apart is that we're actually a cash pharmacy. What that means is we don't accept insurance. So we've been doing this for about ten years and what we've learned is that a lot of the middlemen that are involved accepting insurance such as pharmacy benefits, managers there's so many hands in the cookie jar that Isis get artificially inflated. So by removing a lot of those middlemen were able to sell at a cash price direct to the patient and we buy from the manufacturer wholesaler and then just sell it straight to the patient no insurance our prices are often. Cheaper or equivalent to people's pays. Stories I'm sorry to interrupt Jerry. But I've just been going through prescription stuff this week and we all have stories where like the pharmacy I. was working with like it's actually cheaper don't use your insurance and how does that happen health warehouse to the opportunity just to look online and see how much things cost that's remarkable. What's really fun is. Just. In the last couple of years, Americans have kind of gotten used to this idea of shopping around for your prescription meds, which by the way, the prescription industry and healthcare in general is about the only industry in the US. You're not really the consumer you were told what you? Oh, so you do whatever you need and then they go. Okay you. Oh, this or your critical medication. But you should be acting more like a consumer. Let me show shopping around see what the Insurance Co pay is. The costs are talk to your insurance consider changing insurance, but also look into cash prices, discounts, Pons, savings, programs, Asian assistance programs, and the more empowered in American can be the more they can actually act as a consumer get the best. Price for themselves, but also drive the industry to improve and innovate, and we've actually been at this for over a decade. So even though this is just become kind of a thing here in the US with people paying cash using services like good Iraq's, we've actually been supporting good rx for almost three years. Now, we're one of the early adopters a pharmacy. But. We were founded in two thousand seven and been shipping nationally pretty much since then and doing the cash pharmacy market and. Consumer reports is actually listed us. or about four years now is the most affordable pharmacy in the country. Now. There is still a place for insurance. So everybody's on a different medication. Every medication has a different cost whether it's branded generic, Yada Yada Yada. We're not the best option for everything, but it's really important as an American consumer to figure out what all the costs are and then to make the best decision for your unique needs. Some people choose us because we are less expensive or were comparatively expensive others chooses for just. Saving time. because. They can order larger supplies through US insurance often restricts your supply and when you can get it. Law doesn't really have that many restrictions in terms of the quantities and the day supply. So we can often do larger supplies and get to you direct to your home, and we have a lot of patients that actually on their chronic condition meds just order an entire year all at once, and then they don't have to worry about going to the pharmacy for a year. Yeah it's. It's really cool that that's a great way to kind of pull out some of that time that you're wasting going and especially nowadays especially now it's so great. We just happen to like like I said it I almost feel like. It sounds like, oh, this new thing, this new health warehouse dot com cash pharmacy in great for the pandemic and I'm like. Well, you're already here for nine years before the pandemic. We're actually we're not a new company we're we're very experienced. We're very dedicated to patient services. So we we don't outsource anything our entire context interview call us. The person who answers the phone is licensed pharmacy technician that we train and writer in. About half our companies invested in the patient services because even though we are e commerce in even though we're we're online and mail order. We feel that a lot of you know old fashioned customer service and patient services is lost in the industry. So we dedicate a lot to patients calling us. We actually encourage people. You know if you don't WanNA use the website or if you have questions all of us in the coolest thing. In stop bragging about our customer service after say this, the coolest thing is if you call us. Our reps are. Educated on how to sell you on our company. What they're educated, what they're trained to do is to help you make the best decision for yourself. So what they'll actually do so tell you what our cash prices and maybe you go. Wow, that's amazing. Let's just do it. Maybe you go. ooh, that's still expensive then they'll say okay well, let me educate you could rx let me educate you about this savings card. Let me pull up and see if there's a manufacturer patient assistance program going have you looked at supplemental insurance actually spend the time to help the person regardless of if they do business with us or not so so it's yeah, it's it's a really fun company to work for. We do feel like we're one of the few. In the industry that's more focused on impacting positive change for American patients, instead of just focusing on profits and revenue that that's so great to hear. And with as expensive, it's healthcare has gotten in our country. It's it's great to know that there's companies like your that are looking out for the patients. One thing that I think is interesting is that you guys sell to all fifty states bigger located right here in Florence Kentucky. Like why did start here in Florence Kentucky? Why do you continue to to stay here in Kentucky? Like can you believe? Absolutely. So we actually started in Loveland Ohio so Cincinnati and Right before I came under the company, I've been with the company for almost nine years. So most of our existence I've been with the company. Shortly after starting. A saw that there was a benefit just in terms of running the business to moving down in working warrants instead. So we they lease at a warehouse we're called health warehouse where literally in a warehouse, it's like temperature controlled secure warehouse. We don't look like a pharmacy like an industrial warehouse and they moved into Kentucky and we just kind of I don't want to say. Own Sound cheesy. But we kind of fell in love with the area it's. It's such a great area to to work in and were there so many like for our context as an example. There are a lot of other contact centers in the area. There's a lot of big business in the area. So it helps us you know pulling employees with that experience rather than saying, Hey, you're gonna answer ru answer really difficult You know cable calls of people are angry about Internet. You know instead we're like, Hey, we're going to train training on how to be a pharmacy. Technician we're going to get your license and then you'll actually be able to help patients. You're gonNA actually going to help people and not just screamed out about you know your cable. So there was a lot of opportunities in the area and over time we even pulled in looks like myself. I'm from Florida actually and I moved up to work at health warehouse now Alma a Kentucky Wife. duckie children. So we kinda get stuck. You're. A but yeah, it's It's definitely something that over time we've we've really embraced because we see a lot of these big ECOMMERCE companies whether they're pharmacy or not. kind of become disassociated from where they are in and they become this just kind of thing that exists in the clouds. And we've said you know what? No we're proud Kentucky Company or Southern Company. We love delivering good old fashioned southern And we're going to embrace that and that's part of the reason we decided to join the Chamber of Commerce. We wanted to get more involved with our local community and and. Not, necessarily spread the word about health warehouses much as just trying to help supported in educate. So you guys in talking about the business model, it sounds like it's perfect for pandemic. Of course, you guys around long before how did your? How did things change during the beginning of the pandemic and I know there were certain medications and everybody was And I can talk about that certain medication. No I definitely get into that So for us as a company. First and foremost is taken care of our employees. So as a pharmacy, it's it's complicated. Thankfully, the state boards of pharmacy and one thing to keep in mind is we don't report to one state board of Pharmacy, walgreens down the street you're in Kentucky. They report to the Kentucky State Board of Pharmacy. We report to fifty state boards of pharmacy. So we have to abide by fifty states regulations all at once even if we're not in that state anyway. So one of the Nice things is the state boards were quickly changing regulations on how to businesses a pharmacy and how to do businesses mail order pharmacy. So very. Thanks to the good work of honesty our engineers are it and our CEO. We were able to get almost seventy five percent of our staff working from home. So majority of our context are now works from home because we are in a large warehouse, any employees who can't work from home you know maybe they don't have the internet or whatever it is or if there's just a situation at home with. It can't focus at work or some because we are in a big warehouse we still do have employees that consider very far apart from another and still get the job done. So that was the first hurdle was just. How do we keep our employees safe because the fear is if we get sick well, we have. Approximately. Two hundred thousand three hundred, thousand customers. Then we have one hundred thousand active patients across the country if we can't get medications out the door. One hundred thousand Americans so we had take care of ourselves now the the next big thing was. Of course, how do we continue to provide our service with all the of of the Indiana going on all the changes? Kind. As you said, we were already set up to to do it. We were already set up completely for this. You know for mail order for social distancing everything was already designed for it because we're an ECOMMERCE company. there were some things that. You know we had to consider USPS slowdown in shipping times. That's a big conversation right now is USPS experiencing delays because they're understaffed Yada Up. So we had to deal with that, and what we try to do is just keep our patients up to date the other issue we ran into in the height of the panic. In that that I like few weeks of the of the pandemic toilet paper apocalypse. At our own. Vitamins and supplements that were just. Through the of vitamin C was very difficult to keep in stock anything that was a fever reducer. Acetaminophen. Aaron in infants medication, all the over the counter products does were just gone in. So we had ramp things up and the over the counter business for us. That's always been a smaller portion of our overall business that was just something nice that, hey, if you're ordering your heart medication through us, also get your toothpaste. Shampoo is justice convenience to our patients. It was never our core business and then all of a sudden, the pandemic kit and. Websites like Amazon had sellers that were price gouging and things like that. So they shut it all down. All of a sudden. We're one of the one of the top results on every Google search. So it used to be like our. Army business prescription medications in OTC and then overnight away. OTC. exploded. So there are a lot of it was myself, our CFO OUR CEO and our business directories a pharmacist or b-actor tape in boxes and packing. It was just an all hands on deck situation and I can I if you guys want me to. If you're interested, I can get into hydrochloric win, which was the. which is still a big topic of conversation, but back then was. Let's do it. I'm glad interested I want I want to hear your perspective on. What's going on with that right now so First and foremost I'm not a pharmacist. I. Am a national licensed pharmacy technician. But I don't want to pretend that I'm a drug expert so that thing I will do I'm not gonNa comment on whether it works or doesn't work I'm not qualified to do that. But when I can comment on it is the e sturge that happened and what a lot of doctors across the country doing so. About. The big famous moment was when president trump mentioned the medication in a on national TV as a potential. Cure treatment option and he just he just mentioned it. And when that happened, the drugs suddenly became this overnight like every Americans talking about it. For about a week before the president even mentioned it, it was already on our radar. So we were already seeing an increase in orders. We don't sell a lot of this drug historically, it's an anti malarial drug that's also used for a lot of autoimmune diseases like lupus rheumatoid, Arthritis Cetera? Is So. We didn't sell a lot of not not a big mover for us maybe a F- You. Autoimmune patients that that take it but the grand scheme of things where maybe filling bottle of thirty a month. So we started to see a ramp up. Early on and we noticed quickly that it was all doctors ordering for themselves and for their family members and they were ordering airy large supplies. They weren't ordering the a thirty tablets they were ordering a year supply or more, and they were ordering it for them in their friends and their family. So immediately, there's red flags like, okay. What's going on? So of course our pharmacists. Doctors of drugs. So they're in the know they know that there's research going on with the drug and how it relates to Kobe so we're paying attention to it. When it was mentioned by president trump. I remember I was at my desk and. Another one of our team members awesome is Justin. Hey. Did you know that president trump just mentioned this drug and national? TV and I said Oh. Interesting. So I decided to log into our analytic sweet because I was curious if we were increasing site traffic for this drug. So again, remember this drugs not often prescribe not very popular. So we're actually one of the only results on Google at that time for this drug. If you Google Hydrochloric winner by hydroxy chloroquine, we're essentially the only online pharmacy that selling this weird one off drug. And so I. Are Analytic sweet and the traffic was astronomical. It's the most traffic. I've ever seen. We sell six thousand unique products, unique drugs and this product was it. Sanity and I kid you not our website crashed Like that crash, that's that's the surge of traffic we received. Thankfully, we've got an in house engineering teams so. Everything was backup within second boy just. As an example of how much how much the surge was as a lot of kids say we we got hugged to death by the Internet. And? So. We had all these orders coming in. And the first thought is what a great business opportunity. But we had already been seen this more more like a hoarding mentality to it with these doctors ordering extreme supplies you know not ordering like a fourteen day supply for being sick with Kobe or or or anything ordering year supplies were their entire family for every single family member. and. We started seeing a lot of strange orders. We saw a vet had prescribed for Goldfish a for arthritis we were crazy. Goldfish Dennis Prescribing for Lupus and it's like you don't even do this. You're a dentist. So we we started seeing. Borderline fraudulent and misuse of of licensing we had. We had doctors who Hadn't been active their licenses expired years ago they're retired. We had them writing scripts for themselves and their family, and it was just panic purchasing in. There is so much of it in the vast majority of it was a large portion of it was doctors and then just panicked patients it came in so fast and then almost overnight we're seeing all the manufacturer saying, Hey, we're in a shortage already you know it's already running out of the medication and then we have organizations like the Lucas Foundation of America we started working with and. They were struggling to get the medication for patients. So we have all these orders in. Easy thing to do would just been ill I mean technically, they are license. You know the a lot of these are licensed doctors ran screw. These thing to do would have been film, but we would have been out of meds like that and unlikely would. Get more will we did is we assigned a task force which was our pharmacist in charge. Are Is DEB director who's also a pharmacist myself and a few other technicians pharmacists. And we literally went through every single order We contacted all of the folks ordering. And we said, hey, we can't just distribute all. We have to be smart about this. There's limited supply and we made sure that they either had a of an auto immune disease so they were on the medication previously. Or, that they met whatever the regulations were at the time from all, the all the state boards in every state had ever regulations on how you could get the. Med. So we dedicated the team to it. In to be perfectly honest We. Probably. Lost money because it's not good to have multiple pharmacists. Speaking, with these patients in doing this manual filtering and stuff. White we were able to make sure that everybody who was in an active need for the medication was able to get access to the through the medication. So we were able to continue supporting those with Lupus Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc for over a month until things down significantly, and then meanwhile anybody who Did test positive and the doctor was saying, Hey, we want WanNa get him on this treatment, and if the state allowed in our state allowed it then and we were able to fill that too. It was it was a crazy experience I probably spent. I probably spend a couple of weeks not doing marketing or customers. In just trying to handle this onslaught of hydraulic score when orders. But pretty quickly Google shutdown anybody being able to like advertise or display for that drug and state boards quickly shut down and at this point, there's no state board of pharmacy in the country that allows the dispensing of drugs four treatment of. Open one, thousand nine. Loss of money in the process that certainly. The right business is we did the right thing and. You know and it kind of goes back to I. said it earlier when one of the one of the things that I love about our company is were committed to. Providing, good pharmacy service you know and that's number one. So before we ever make any business decision, it's always what's best as a pharmacy which means what's best for our patients. And it's wild You know we we got a lot of threats in a lot of very vulgar calls a lot of angry doctors. Or various set that we weren't just. Eating out. The. Door. But. Ended the day we we did the right thing and we're we're very proud of our team for it can throw it and Now things have conduct calmed down significantly they're still interest but. It's miniscule compared to what it was. Well we appreciate so much. You explaining how warehouse were happy to have it here in our area hopefully, no more pandemics to deal with. Well, hopefully, the worst is behind us. So much. We appreciate it. Absolutely. And we want to thank you guys are watching and listening today to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight Jeremy Excellent work is always mylan cow. Not, only in your guys who are helping out, but also are generally for helping out but also our our sponsors make all of this possible CG. Thank you so much for being the title sponsor, the Ellen in Federal Credit Union, the studio sponsor and our digital sponsor see crew consulting making this virtual fund. Possible. We appreciate you being here. Jeremy. Are. We offer a couple of weeks. Yes. We're offer a couple of weeks. We're going to be reformatting some stuff and we're GONNA move to a different day. We're GONNA move to Mondays instead of Thursday's give you guys all week to listen to our wonderful podcasts Or Watch it on facebook. Remember we're live on facebook. So yeah next week the next three weeks we're going to be off. We will be back on whatever that I think it's September fourteen. 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Configuring your office for our new normal

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Configuring your office for our new normal

"Good afternoon. Welcome to the Northern Kentucky spotlight. Thanks for joining us here. Hope your Monday is going well I'm Katherine Niro some out to be on once again as the host of the northern spotlight. Jerry shredded man in the operations on the other side of the Jerry, how we doing today. Good. I'm over here pushing all the buttons. We got some great guests to day. We've got RJ E and Doris They're talking about getting your workspace ready for going back to work if you haven't already or if you're going back to work maybe how to reconfigure all that stuff and we also have a special guest on today their vice president of public affairs in Communications Kristen Ball when she's here to tell us about voting. But we also have some some people that make it happen. Tell us about the sponsors. Absolutely. Thank you as always cg who by the way, some interesting news coming up about CG in just a matter of moments. Really Great News for the folks there at C.. Thank you for being our title sponsor once again, and for see crew consulting our digital sponsor and we couldn't do it without you. We're GONNA get to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight News here coming up in just a bit but I would be remiss if I didn't remind you to subscribe and share and all that fun stuff wherever you're listening or watching we WANNA, make sure all this information gets out and there is really Nothing more important right now then how and when and where to vote and Kristen so we're just going to turn it over to you what what do we need to know right now what's the easiest way and what are the recommendations right now wolf thanks again for having me up tomorrow we're six weeks away from election day. But here in the state of Kentucky we're going allow you devote a little bit early and you requested absentee ballot but today for listeners when make the soup breezy tomorrow is the National Registration Day. So all across the country, a huge push to make sure everybody registered to vote The for those of us that Arbor should vote WanNa, make sure that you're also. Encouraging others to vote and also make sure your information is up to date for those of you that will be going and requesting absentee ballot you're GonNa, make sure that your. Your home address is correct because they can't send an absentee ballot to address that may be at a date. So you have between now and October fifth to update your information and register your information. So it wants you to go to our website vote in K, Y DOT COM and there's a button to click on registered to vote but won't also to you to help remind your friends to vote again talking. People, your friends and family and your colleagues make sure they're registered to vote. Make sure they're doing everything to get prepared for this election. It's coming up again we're six weeks away from election day but we wanna do everything we can to make sure but he's registered to vote and that their information up to date. So again, go to vote in. K Y DOT COM to get all your latest information upcoming election. morning in our staff meeting Kristen shared the website with us and I think the biggest part with all the crazy times we're living in is they have a plan and I it's great I live in Kenton. County. So is able to go right on there and see click through all the links and figure out like where I'm GonNa go vote early and and how I'm GonNa, do it all and yeah like it's great because I'm pretty close to the independence location so and take five minutes and Important to point out kristen because I know you must be voted in the primary and we know if he voted in person to one place per county really to do that, it's going to be different this time around. So can you give us the four one one on this should be voting absentee who should be voting earlier go on election day and all that good stuff. But hopefully back here, each Monday to give you guys a breakdown of information for. All of those details, every counties got to have an individual plan approved by the Kentucky Board of election. So some counties already got those plans approved others have not. So there is some more details coming out but for those people that are interested in doing absentee ballot, you can go request your ballot. Now you have until October ninety that one, but then there'll be some in person voting and obviously day of they'll be very specific box where you can drop. Your completed absentee ballot for many people that had concerns about placing their their completed ballot in the mail, you're going to have specific places around your community where you can drop those completed ballots at. But again, I'll be back each week. It's a lot of information it's going to be unique every county. So those of us that may live in Boone County we're GonNa have a little bit of a different plan than those in Campbell but we WANNA be. A resource again that vote in K Y DOT COM website on our social media to share out and find those specific county by county details of window and where to vote and really important. We're GONNA talk about worn these coming weeks is about those Saturday voting options you're gonna be able to vote Saturday in in person no appointment needed add variety different locations across the region. So stay tuned for that and we'll give you more details as they come available. Great Kristen. Thank you and that just starts kicks off the headlines For this week and I know Jeremy You and I. Both are big fans of Newport on the Levee and what they've done over there, and now to hear that the new or the old barnes and noble building is now going to be what's called. The exchange sounds really cool. So it's GonNa be an artisan market coming to Newport on the levee there So it's gotTa be over before the holidays, which is great. They're talking November here. So So essentially what it'll be as. A. Bunch of smaller businesses are artists and artisans in. It's kind of really just renewing that commitment the Newport on the levee house smaller businesses that we've seen in bridgeview box park, and the cool thing about that is in all this discussion about the exchange opening they also said Bridgeview box park that gorgeous outdoor area there that was we're Mitchell's fish market used to be. They're going to weather proof that somehow. So looking forward to all of this, it's going to be really new look for Newport on the Levee and my friend just over their new. Into Levy, he's kicking butt man is. I'm super excited for all the growth it's going on going there. Speaking of growth DB L. The largest law firm in northern Kentucky they broke ground on their new office that they're gonna down in Covington it's eleven point three million dollars project redevelopment project in the historic Fourth Street doting, and Covington love that building I can't wait to see what they're gonNA, do with it DB L. laws founded in Covington but his operated in Crespi hills in recent years and they expect to move in during the fall of twenty twenty one it's awesome. They had a really cool kickoff event down there at that that new Covington Yard fewest Jayme Remember Covington Yard. News. The second. We can take this podcast on the Road Jerry. We're going outside for that, right? Yeah. Sixty two part we'll do it with also as we mentioned as we mentioned as CBGB's got a really this incredible. Honor and really it's an honor to their credit nation. This took a lot of work. It's global health accreditation, and what this means is that we all know people are a little bit on. You know when easy about flying right now they think I don't want to go an enclosed area I. Don't know about this we'll cg has done is separate itself from the rest of really the world frankly on cleanliness. So it is the first airport in the Mid West and only the third in the United States to get this awarded an industry award, a global health accreditation about done by third party if based on cleaning disinfection physical. The layout of airports passenger communication staff protection. Really it's it's across the board and it shows that the airports really making sure that everything is clean and hygienic as we you know and that they're going above and beyond to really make sure we all fly healthy if you're choosing to fly at a CBGB's congratulations. This. Next one is super important, and also I was something that I was looking to kind of figure out like how I was going to get a flu shot. But Saint Elizabeth is offering a drive through flu shots There's going to be several locations throughout Northern Kentucky This Week Wednesday September twenty third from eight am to four PM at the crittenden primary care on Saturday October third from eight am to noon at a Florence pediatrics on the new call Saint Elizabeth to schedule. An appointment and it's for anyone twelve and older. So the kids you still got to kind of figure that out. But for myself and my wife, you know we're like, okay, we got a call get this all set up and then you'll stay in your car and you wear a mask and you have to bring your insurance card but it's so awesome because you can just get through get it out. You don't have to go in anywhere just drive through is the best and it Goes through October. So this is just this week or the next couple of weeks, and so just keep in mind you've got a lot of opportunity there are seeking them opportunity. I was just talking about this. Do you have an expired tag? Okay. Because I know a lot of us yet your tags were do or if you bought a new car and we need to like you know it registered in any of that he didn't WanNa that first of all the buildings were closed right in. There just hang on everything's were were shut down. Let's just wait. We're GONNA put a hold on this will the grace period is ending on October six and this is the most important part beginning October seventh. If you have unpaid registration if you have expired tags, any of that, you're not just going to get like a ticket for, oh, it's been expired for these couple of days. No. If you're tag expired march, you're going to get that many months worth of fines. So get it figured out. Over six in. Kim Clarke Gabrielle Sammy, said that there are fourteen thousand vehicle registrations in. Kenton County. That are unpaid right now fourteen thousand. So this is one of those deals where call ahead if you can do it without walking into the building, that would be probably the easiest way, but seriously, you better get on this because I know I know a lot of us have kind of forgotten. Forget after a while we add. We have two vehicles in our household and we've only been using one. So it's easy to forget but I you know I I pay attention all this stuff and I'm lucky since we're chamber and get Chris and bugging us about all the new rules and stuff. So. I got my taking care of already. Yes. Yes. COVINGTON independence independent once mass donation donation. So the district is participating and Kentucky's first lady Brittany Beshir's covering for kids initiative to make sure that students and staff have access of mass Tomaso for school coming to this now, collecting mathematicians at the central office, the goal is to collect enough mass for the three thousand students in the. Eight hundred staff Covington independence starts in person classes next Monday. So they need these mass, some of these kids in in that demographic out in. COVINGTON don't have access to some of the means that you know, say Fort Mitchell or highland heights does. So if you have extra masks that you can donate there they are in need in Covington right now. Out You know this is a very strange here for so many things including October fest, which is continuing its like a week and a half now is what they're doing a lot of northern Kentucky places or partnering including. Right away Braxton I was so. At braxton brewing and Covington on Saturday to do the chicken dance there. So the world heart chicken was separated out twelve places and I drew the lucky. Straw of Braxton said thank you to those guys out there having a great time. Did you try the Pumpkin Viva Oh my gosh. Yes. I haven't around here. It's actually really good. Did you try it? No, I haven't I need to get some I like okay. I would say this is for those of you who aren't aware. So braxton's Seltzer Seltzer they did a pumpkin spice and I'm going to be a pumpkin everything and I'm like I don't know what this I rather enjoyed it. It's kind of Israel's cinnamon. It is it's really good. You should try delight. I didn't see it on their online shopping Carter I. Know they have it in all of the locations. But Yeah I. Don't I didn't see it online but I did see all those orders who I was down there near selling online I would love to see it in Krueger or something like that. But I'M GONNA have to pop back on Bryson's website and The. That time Oh, my goodness Jeremy it's been a whole week I almost forgot is it time for the shame around up? How Right Chamber Roundup we've got some great stuff You know one of the things that Kinda got pushed around a lot was the northern Kentucky leader cast this year you know we were going to have a big huge event where everyone can come network and do all that fun stuff, shake hands and high five and all that great stuff that we can no longer do in person. So the Northern Kentucky leader is turned. Into, a virtual event that you can do at your own pace. So it's like Kinda like video on demand idea. So if you go to our website, it's the first event that's listed there but you can go and get tickets and shared out with your staff and do all those cool things and do some team building You know you can do it virtually you can send the links out to your staff and have them. Each watching this, what we did at the Chamber and then come together and talk about what you've learned It's really really really really great content and I highly recommend that everyone check that out also this week for the all the way PS, we're having another virtual coffee and conversation that's on the twenty fourth in the morning and then also on the twenty four in the afternoon, we're having our business after hours networking. It's a on zoom. We're GONNA, utilize the cool breakout room feature inside zoom, which is always well received. It's really kind of fun to to get pop out in the breakout rooms because sometimes when you get into those big zoom things, it's kind of weird to talk to like fifty people at once. So that way we break people out in the small little rooms and you get to meet some people in in in the virtual world. And then also on the twenty eighth is the women's initiative Connect our it's. Very similar to that business after hours, but it's the women's initiative that women only. And that's that's pretty much what we got coming up for at least the next week. All right well, that sounds perfect and stay with us here on the Northern Kentucky spotlight coming up next or talking about the intersection of design and science. It's an interesting one about if you're planning on re configuring anything before you head back to work, got some guests up next we'll tell you all about is a stick with us. CG Airport is the lowest fare airport in the Tri State region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations including Paris France and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at sea VGA airport. Dot Com. Your Northern, Kentucky Chamber saves you money. It's what we do from health and unemployment insurance travel office supplies are affinity program save our members, thousands of dollars every year we even have savings on Kobe streaming applications to keep your employees, gifts and workplace safe. Learn more about how to start saving today by visiting our Website in K Y. Chamber Dot com slash member discount saving our members money. It's what we do. Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight and right now we're GonNa talk about reentering are thinking about entering going back to the office and those sorts of things and so we've got experts here to talk about that process in an interesting study as well. Kate Sharpe's from RJ e business interiors and Meghan two minutes from Doris Assist Company and we're GONNA be talking about how those two are working together. So first of all ladies, thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having US thanks for having us. All right kate. Let's start with you. It will explain what Rj does and how your organization got started. So we are actually established in Nineteen ninety-one in. Indianapolis by Rusty Jim and ED. So that's the RJ. E, and Business Interiors in two thousand and we were purchased by any sponsor, and then since then we have gone into other markets, Lexington, Global Columbus, and of course Cincinnati. We really help our customers create spaces. So we do that by prefabricated interior construction furniture and workplace consulting but we also see ourselves more as more than just a furniture dealership. We really see ourselves as workplace consultants and we use a array of tools to. Use visiting cards and Different kinds of workshops and things like that that we can really analyze our customers and get exactly what they want out of their space. Let's talk about this correlation between the two of you and Meghan explained what Doris is. So Doris research is a workplace we research firm. So what we do is we go into organizations and we help them figure out fuzzy situations and a really broad concept for so we do this via research though so we're a data driven company we have qualitative and quantitative researchers. So I'm a statistician by trade, but we have designed researchers as well, and we go through a design thinking process to really engage and beast people centered and make sure that whatever solutions that come out of this process are tailored toward the organization. It's interesting. This is you design is a creative field, and now you're kind of making it into like a Decision kind of thing. So it's combining that left and It really and bringing those together. So yes, talk about what what what have you guys been doing this collaborative study that you too have been doing together and what are you learning? Yes. So denny actually went to doors and You know we think of ourselves as thought. And we WANNA be at the forefront of of what this is. You know we're we're trying to answer the big question what happens next after this post pandemic what happens So we knew you might have heard like a lot of people say, okay. The office as a thing of the past, but then everyone is having these isolation issues at home. I just read a study about creativity in the work place and we're missing out on those spontaneous interactions that occur that that. Get us get our juices flowing gets US creative. So, we're partnering with Doris on a collaboration study and I think, Megan. Maybe you can give a little bit more detail about what that entails. Yes, sir. Denny Cam to us and said, let's figure out how to really research this with a data driven format and let's look at it differently So we've done some surveys and we've heard and seen the data that saying people are feeling isolated but they also feel productive at home, and so we were really thinking let's dive deeper and so what we've done is we've invited sixteen organizations, five individuals from each organization organization at different levels. So leadership middle-management individual contributors both working from home and from the office and there. Are some organizations that are both hybrid and what we've done we've interviewed them and also asked them to record all of their collaborative encounters on an APP to really dig into the types of collaboration whereas creativity happening is strategy happening how is it happening and then to use that to really think about what does this look like in the future of space and in the future of business we might be productive. But where where are the business drivers behind all of this? What are you finding? What are those? Folks that you're consulting with what are they telling you? Yes. So right now we're in the middle of data collection closes. Tomorrow is tomorrow Friday now today's Wednesday I don't even know. What happens? So it closes on Friday so the quantity I haven't looked at quite yet. So I can tell you though a little bit of about the qualitative data and and we're hearing which really interesting as people They feel productive when they can cross something off of a list right but they also feel a little bit of. Letsie respite or There's an element of stress reduction that happens when you have those spontaneous encounters at the office where you stop by and you maybe talk about Labor Day weekend but then you also can get something done for a project. Oh. Hey good to see you. How is your we he kind? Oh and do you have so and so's phone number I really need to reach out to them or whatever that is, and so it some of that that Camaraderie and the culture building that I think were seeing needs to happen or as most cultivated in the office. It is interesting and Kate. You mentioned it like bing about what the office looks like you know an and what it might look like moving forward especially for someone who's who's you know a company that's been around for so long dealing specifically business interiors this has to be another kind of. Brainstorming event for you guys as well like thinking through issues and problems and solutions to those problems. Yeah. I really think you know it's it's going to be an eye opening thing I this study and what we gather from it I also think this is a great opportunity for us. You know we've worked the same way for so many years This is really going to be an opportunity that we can create whatever it needs to be you know going forward. And we look forward to that and I ask you guys for a fun fact and Kate I. Love Your Fun fact involved cookies. Please tell us all US. So, RJ business interiors is all about hugging your customer we. Have a book that we have to read. It's called Hunker Customer I've Jack Mitchell when you get hired on and part of that is just the little things that you do every day for your customers and one of them is warm cookies. So we haven't Otis Spunk Meyer Oven in our office, and we popped cookies n when our customers come and have a fresh and warm for you. The suddenly everyone wants an in person meeting I, get it. That's right. Well, thank you so much best of luck. This is going to be really interesting and is so intriguing to think about the you know the logistical part of this with the creative part of this and I know that you guys have got to be just as excited as we are. We are. Thank you so much for us. Oh, so glad if he. Can't wait to hear what the the end result is after all that data. 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Opening Back Up

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

34:01 min | 5 months ago

Opening Back Up

"Good afternoon and welcome to the Northern Kentucky spotlight. We appreciate your joining us here as we talk about getting back out there this week. I'm Katherine Narrow Jeremy Schramm this year. As well from the he's the marketing and communications director from the Northern Kentucky Chamber. How are you doing today Jeremy? I'm we're here? We're getting closer by the end of the tunnel. I guess. Exactly listen. This has been a huge couple of days northern Kentucky. We're GONNA talk about all the great things about that and potential issues that come along with that as we talk to our guest today, so let's at telephones. WHO's coming on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight today? Yup. It's all about reopening today. We got the met club. They're gonNA come in and talk about the things they're doing. They're. They're gonNA open tomorrow. And then we got a Gabby Best Joan from patron. Blitz and it was going to say that wrong. Butcher net from global business solutions. He's GonNa talk about all the things you need to worry about when you bring these laptops back into the office and then Lauren Wolfe from Graydon. WHO's been on here a bunch of times? She's GonNa talk to us about them. I don't know all the regulations and what what you gotta worry about when you're when you're going back to to the normal and there's a lot there are so many things to I, just have. Really a person like Lauren those legal experts really clear at all up force, and so we'll talk about all of that. There is a lot a lot of good as well and we want to thank our sponsors as always cg as our title sponsor. The Ellen Federal Credit Union is our studios sponsor anti crew consulting our digital sponsor. Appreciate you making this podcast. Happen at. Hey, if you're listening. Listening right now. There's so much information ahead I'm want you just to hit share. If you're watching baseball, I want you to subscribe. If you're listening to this on a podcast I promise, it'll be good for you. We've got some great information. Headed your way but first we're going to take a little break here from one of our sponsors and be right back with all the kids. Sometimes life is hectic. Choosing a mortgage lender shouldn't be the ellen. Five mortgage offers competitive rates, no EMI, I and up to one hundred percent financing. That's a mortgage that comes with peace of mind whether your purchasing a new home we financing. You'll feel right at home with Alan. We're local trusted and we'll be here for you even after your closing call eight, hundred, two nine to twenty, nine, zero five and get started on your five five mortgage Ellen in federal. Credit, union welcome home. And Welcome back to Northern Kentucky spotlight right now. We are talking with the folks from the Metropolitan. Club Sean McLean is the general manager and Joe hiker. Is the Executive Director Gentlemen. Thank you for joining us today. All right tomorrow's GONNA. Be a big day. you guys are opening up along with so many Kentucky restaurants Tallus. Either one of you can start. What's process? What are you doing right now to get ready for folks to come back in tomorrow? Letting. We are studying and taking of all the guideline wrote at all according to State of Kentucky and other healthy at work initiative and we have A. Beauty of this and I think. That we have many of our associates back, which is really exciting, because heaps Berlow back in the club and helping us. Rachel Amara numbers Mar.. On, some so I see that you guys, it looks like you're sitting in a nice freshly painted rim, and we know that there was lots of renovations going on at the club before all this happened so health about some of that new stuff that you guys have. Well! I can't take creditors raised. Everything new. Except the do, so. We completed renovations while a Akron. Shutdown came so. I forgive able so we. There's a major portions of the patient so privilege every the asked. The club has been touched a new virtual won't. Pay Widening Shire's. Everything for Arts, and then we. Will shutdown kind of sad because no one was here, share big game. You know we're at a point now. When were allowed to have some people back news to passively the? Day You know. That they have not been able to see you so very exciting. Joe You mentioned that helped the helm the guidelines from what I understand. It's like six pages of stuff that you guys at every restaurant has to has to go through from a from a customer perspective in your case from member perspective. What's GONNA BE DIFFERENT? We go back into the met club besides the the obviously the aesthetics of it. Right well. The first thing apartment notices that we are expecting folks. We're asking the please make reservations just not show up at the club. Although we will you know we will try to accommodate as best we can, but just that save you factors that we know what kind of numbers were looking at? And we know how staff it and went to prepare food safely upward, and then we will all be wearing masks. We're not gonNA require that of our members. We will certainly have is available. But we are taking the protocols of wearing masks lower, serving and engaging with our members and each other, so the safety of our members, their guests, and certainly stabbed as well as. A tough. Yet, we'd love wall so that. We have healthy at work on task. Force rods, muscle, a juror and civil over keeps deal. and. We've been planning. You know found out. They said to notice of reopen before. Linger doing jury out some keeping everything going so out. You know we've got. This. Evidence came together reweighted page flew. Anxious guidelines. Hooky! To we go, and you're right pages worth of. Barnes I ended a well. It's spelled out. And we dumb. All those precautions will. we have people stop certain periods to of say promote physical Liscensing, because we don't let the social wildlife. Ange. stop at a reception podium were being seated. We have about forty percent capacity in diner I guess the only good positive out of this. We don't have the bag with. Business, right now, but that's allowed us to differ vitamin. Stretch it out. You can areas than clubs. Three. Review so. That we're up Davor and were quadruples rations or this weekend already. So awesome to hear that you guys are able to bounce back and and come back and you know it's all on facebook. The your guys is pastry. Chef was back, which was really exciting for me, because I got kind of a sweet tooth, but What are you guys got some specials, or what's what's on special this weekend when you come back? Well we'RE GONNA. Bring back. Wilder Menus for carry out service that we've been doing outside the week producer Leonard. continuer carry out I'm herb side We know we're GONNA have a lot of people still may not be comfortable. Eric's mouth. That cannot wait for our common. The first restaurant club. What have you? So. We're to back for hold their. and your offer to Missouri which we have to be able to last year two months adding periods of by so we're back their menu. Worry, people glued lunch menu. We had been doing family meals to go venom bump. Fridays so doing winning barbecue for a second time exploded. and. The next couple of weeks is putting out new seasonal major. Because we do that in report times a year and car of got holded be doing that. Were Shing. Shutdown time, so were star. Start Slow. I guess a little bit because. alls of staffer juice that we weren't masks. Were not tables so stepping completely different than quotas for us to but we've developed these processes a year. We have one of our task were members in would be like the hand washing challenge so every hour. Some of the hey, if you want to wash your hands, so. We get into an extreme try. Bomb. Things that people could really be inundated with and could off stress. I think we've tried to. Law School so. Know Joe unlike many restaurants, though most restaurants you guys have that whole membership aspect to it How has that made this different? What have you heard from your members during this time and what they're looking ahead to as things reopen. That's a great question. ALLUDED TO WE'VE WALL head learn new. New Talents and task in Oregon so the small team that we have beer while we were close or members in doing carryout service really had we had innovate. The menu had innovates that we have to create new and exciting programming or members to extol engaged the club of via a zoom or Skype, or whatever so those types of things have helped us become better than a we now have different ways of doing things, but I think overall. It's the better so ever member skill comfortable, and can come back to the club. The also out option that I think we'll continue with the carry sure some programming do we'll be virtual and in person so I'm excited I think. You know it is a new club, but we also have new widget doing minds. And it looks like you've got some real cool technology there to. TV although it's probably really big if you're sitting in the room. Before. I'm sorry. We make this available. Burn ever that uses technology is. Area. And before we let you go today, we got a question of the month It's kind of an easy one for you. Guys. I would imagine but What does that one thing? You're looking forward to when we can all get back to normal. Say Human Interaction. This people lizzo membership on it's. Just having people around than their lowly. World's I think. Jerry. You alluded to Heaven Terry Backer. News. Tasty deserves I. think that's really my. That's my thing. Made, those are to get answer now. I I'm still I I remember getting the gingerbread house at Christmas. That was good stuff right there all right, thank you so much. Joe and Sean from the club and can't wait till we get back in there and see you guys again. Tomorrow and beyond at Hey for those of you watching stick around more northern Kentucky spot like it's straight ahead. Ranking on Google search maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos. Responding to Google reviews writing weekly posts and checking suggested. Google listing optimization takes experience and talk. And there are no shortcuts. See crew gives your Google my business account this steady consistent attention. It needs to be affected optimizing updating and expanding critical contact every single week. From local retail stores to large regional networks, see crew generates content establish his benchmarks at creates dramatic memorable. And engagement. So what can see crude you for your business? More calls more clicks more clients. and. Welcome back to Northern Kentucky spotlight. We're GONNA. Continue talking about his tacky reopening northern Kentucky in particular right now. Gabby Bachelor on front global business solutions is here and Gabby. Thanks for joining us today. Thank you. All Right? Let's let's start. You know. We are all kind of in this world. We've been at home. We've been doing things to a little bit differently as we're opening up or getting back to normal what she we'd be doing. I, what do you want us to keep at the front of our mind? As we go back to work so as businesses every opening I think top priority should be the wellbeing of the employees. I think that's top priority to every business You know making sure that the employees are trained. they have a process to follow. You have enough you know. PB equipment and stuff like that. Keep them safe That's the most important thing. The health employee's health of our staff is important you know. After that everything else has to come place of course but you know dazzling question is really the health of the employees comes first, and then we can look at something looking at operational. Procedures and things like that. Today you know I'm I'm an it so I'll talk to you about law about Cybersecurity, and about what it takes to when you bring people back. What? It's GonNa lean on what that's going to do and how you address. To that in you know like we've all been working from him or some people have been furloughed and not really working for. The cyber criminals have not been sleeping. What have they been up to? So. The covid nineteen really created a great environment for hackers and cyber, security, people that trying to compromise employees, computers, and so forth so and they know they know that you know your home. Security is not as strong as office. The ending no dander stand that lot of companies struggled and rush to get their equipment or the the people out within a week to get him out working from home. Because of you know, the instructions came from the government there in Palm, so nobody really time to prepare some businesses were. Repaired and they had some business continuity. claiming and what to do in certain situations, but most businesses specialist picketed small businesses had no idea so everybody rushed this sent people with if they had company laptops in the company, laptops was okay Lot of people. Did Not have. Up so or or or they? They told them home and use your personal computer. So would that comes a lot of problem, so you know. I'm not talk about company Computers First, and then we'll go from there. With company computers, people want to work from home. This computers I'm assuming most already had some top of security suite on the computer that would protect them from model way, or and and so forth but you know when they when they go home, they have the computer connected their Wifi at home, and it doesn't have the fire walling. It doesn't have the intelligent fouls that would provide them with security levels to prevent somebody from hacking, then in addition, kids of using the the Wi fi gaming, and you name it, so it opens up doors for hackers to get in. AM It only takes a small distraction whether you're on the phone, you truck to as a phone call, or you're trying to answer your kid in asking for something. Help with homework or whatever it is and all of a sudden. You clicked on on a link that you weren't supposed to click on. or An. All I'm just GONNA. Close it out real quick and nothing happens doesn't work that way, so you know once you click a link unique to call your. You know if you have if you work for. A company has Nike Staff. You called the help desk. All you calling your ministers vowed to let them know. Hey, I, just click on this first thing close out the computer. Chernoff an call somebody, and then they try to help you through it. You know we've seen. The number of attacks have more than quadrupled in in the last two months than we've ever seen before. And these guys are using really really strategic way is to hack into into computer, so you can click on something, or you're open. Imagine not supposed to open and all of a sudden You know you have malware on your computer. It stays doormats and collecting information, and knowing who you are, and who you communicate with and things like that, and all these a lot of these hackers day knowing at one point you come comeback to the arts, so all the smell way of stays dormant on your computer or running in the back on. Dorm, dormant collecting information the moment you connect to accompany work now all of a sudden you're you're impacting. So. You know. And with that. Comes a lot of problems if you don't have backups if you don't have you know all all companies struggling to just support what they got. Sometimes they are ignoring intrastructure as well and not checking their backups. Don't have a disaster recovery plan of seen in the last two months. I've seen so many so many problems companies. Are Victims of cryptologic phones, or whatever and they go to flying to look at their backup center. Forget to switch the backups. Backup is three months old or two months old, or they don't have cloud backup solution that they can go back to air gap back to go back to so we'll see a lot of these issues and. You know. It's it's hard to. Plan for all these things, but you know it we have to. We have to look at them so I'm no. Go back a little bit coming back from work I think every company needs to create either d land or a a quarantine area for every single computers than that's. Felt that recommendation. Budding computer and it gets scrubbed. It gets cleaned up. It gets updated all the updates before it goes back into the network. It's like you know these these these computers out on the playground. Glenn, in the month type thing you know. When they come home like his Mohawk after clean them up before they can go on spread this muddle over the place, so you know I. It's GonNa. Same thing so you clean up the computers to clean up the Asian the issues. If there is any problems that you see any metal, way are than you address it properly before you intact everything else nuts. So, if a company doesn't have that type of IT support Hawkin global business solutions. Help out with this. Though you know we, we've been business point. Five years we've been doing information technology or manage services for twenty five years so we have help desk. Our help desk. We have. Also fully stacked so. We have. A call will do the evaluation. I would like to see a you know. Help customers before disappearing in people in to come up with a a more. Planned way of bringing people back. You know in in groups instead of trying to bring everybody back in the same time, maybe planet in smaller groups that it's manageable it's easier to. Test Quantum and also trained trained employee's as well another area that people are not thinking about Israeli. USB drives, and and a lot of the use of the didn't have laptops NATO. They went home now, though saving documents on on Flash, drives USB drives a whatever now the bringing it back to the now to the company, and those are so small. Business owner or it department may miss, so we need to train people before they command. Hey, if you have anything any external device that anthony this. Let let us clean it I look at it last. Make sure that it saves so you don't don't end up in the in the situation. Much like the plans that like the met club had to put in for how they're going to stay distant and all that stuff. You have to have a plan to keep these computers from infecting your network. Yeah before we run out of time here, we WANNA make sure that we get our question of the month in, and it's a little bit more fun of a of a question. What is that one thing that you were looking forward to once? We can all get back to normal. I raced race cars, so I'm I'm not You know we have A. Car Behind your head there. Every raise that's been scheduled this. He has been canceled so yeah I'm I'm really looking forward to this season. It considering it the only sport. We can actually watch on television right now we are looking for. We offer that's a great point. The only somewhat local Americans maybe. Want to. Sleep did number one in Cincinnati Saadat ball of US soccer here. Don't get me thank you so much. You can get back to racing and we can all get this up our computers. Apparently, yes, as we head back to work, thank you very much. A and stick with us. We'll be right back on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. CG Airport is the lowest fare airport in the Tri State region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations, including Paris France, and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at CG AIRPORT DOT COM. Welcome back to Northern Kentucky spot by joining US went again is Lauren Wolfram from Graydon longtime and frequent. Visitor here on the Northern Kentucky Spotlight Lauren. Thanks for joining us to get. Hello Catherine Jeremy. I WANNA. Let's start by saying I. Call Okay Today Tomorrow Really this week. In into the beginning of next week it's been a huge week of reopening of all types of businesses in northern Kentucky, but there with that are so many rules and regulations, so let's talk through this Lauren in what you're hearing from clients. What businesses should keep a really at the front of their mind? Is They start this process? Sure you know one thing I would definitely start with his that. What a governor says on TV, wait till the actual policy is written, and it's an order form. you know I think the best example is governor divide you know, said all customers on Monday, said we're going to require all customers to wear masks, and then by the time the actual order had been issued that had been reversed, so that's something really important to keep in mind for businesses. You're listening to a win. A lot of people are saying especially if the governor's go on TV in Ohio Kentucky every single day, but tell us in an actual written order, it is not law, so that's important starting point. So what are some tips like? We talked to the club earlier. They said they had six pages to go through high. You start. What do you even do as a company coming back to this? Well, I think that's exactly what you do. You sit down and you print it off. We lawyers do every day we read things than interpret them. We look for word. Flake must required. recommended guideline. 'cause you know that's one thing about these orders that I? Think he'd be really challenging is that they are completely mixed with recommendations and requirements you know. When the healthy wind governor Bashir issued the first. You know healthy at work order That's the first thing I did. I read it and looked for all the word must Then there's must ensure so, what does that mean so, but at the end of the spectrum I think they are detailed. Enough that. Her read them. Use them like a checklist and call your lawyers. Call Your advisors. You know we're. We're digesting this too and. That's what we're spending. A Lotta time at on at great in is just getting on the phone with our clients and them saying okay, this is what we think this means, and this is what we think we can do this. Make sense because each each business has its on knee. Operating Officer says there's Manufacturing Kentucky. You have to read two sets of requirements. Minimum requirements that all businesses, no matter what kind must meet, and then there's industry specific guidelines. Climate asked me they weren't even sure. which bucket base film and then so you know there's a lot to digest for sure you. You were just telling us a couple minutes. Galore Lauren even and has to go through this. It's not like just being a lawyer gives you this super knowledge, and suddenly you. You grasp all you guys are even having to. To go through and talk about reentry, what is that process like because you're not only teaching others having live at yourself right while we great, and we've been advising clients and Severi I. You know even before the nineteen really started here. We had clients in other states that were starting to deal with us, so you know not too long into it. It about a month ago or so we thought you now. We're going to have to start thinking about this ourselves, so we put together a group internally to just start working through it because it isn't a lot, and when you in it takes a team, it takes a whole team and you got to rely on your. HR professionals and really just getting. Getting comfortable with the rules and guidelines, and then how you actually implement those every day into your office, you know we we've learned so much. Like Kentucky requires you to put signs up, and and to how do you maintain social distancing? You know so having conversations like while if we want people to be spaced out McConnell him, let's only fourteen conference him. I know that like the businesses are are just so worried about you know. Not Doing the right thing and getting shut back down like that that would be the worst case scenario I know. Brandon is always like the thing you worry about the most when you own a small business getting sued like so. Like what what's your advice? They're like like how. How do we keep from getting? Shut Down? What happens if we get down? How do we get back open again like? What we do. So every so currently. The first thing even in Ohio and Kentucky YOU'RE GONNA get a call from a local health department and the best thing you can do is to before the call comes. In when that Kentucky Hall Health Department Representative Calls You or You Wanna be able to show them your efforts right? I mean that is not been our experience with clients that they get a call because they're not in compliance and as far as I. Now miss, complaints have come from employee's. So you know that if that person from the health department calls you be able to show your good faith effort to comply They'll give you some tips and give you some ideas of how you might do things differently. Look at the order with you. Talk to you about. About it walkie, thorough it and then say thank you and everybody goes home i. mean it's really we the ones that are sort of not acting bad in good state. You know like the gyms that are open another not supposed to be opened. There's a there's a cease and desist order on a door jam in my neighborhood. Gyms aren't supposed to be open period. but most people aren't GonNa fall in that you now I wanted that is going to be having good policies and good documentation so. Now be parent. If Your Business and you've got that ordering your hand and you can say this is why and this is what we're trying to do. You're going to be okay. I'm sure Lorne. You have had to deal with various different industries and. I'm sure that their rules and regulations that are specific to each wine. Is there anything that stands out as an especially tricky one? That does some of your clients are having any sort of issue whether trouble meeting. So. That's a good question so I would say the manufacturing clients with the social distancing the mask requirements so in Ohio and Kentucky you are required to have your employees wear mass. However there are certain exceptions for if it would be a health risk to that employees. If it's for some reason impracticable because of their job, so magin machines, or I mean we can imagine those circumstances, and suddenly when you're standing on the floor in a warehouse or meeting factoring facility. Somehow that feels hard, plus these businesses are getting pressure from employees because employees might feel safe, you know at great and we've got great feedbacks as we SORTA. Roll Down our phase, one reentry plan and you know the most feedback. We've gotten his firm employees. Saying thank you. Thank you for doing this to keep us safe fan, so I think you know I. I in office. It's easy where mask if you're in a common area. If you're in your office or cubicle type workstation, Ryukyu maintained six feet. You can take your mask off. Otherwise you gotta wear masks. Start talking about a large manufacturer, and that gets that gets more talent, but again you know if you sort of read the letter of the orders, they say to the extent practical They're going to business. That's making a good faith effort to keep their people safe are not gonNA get There isn't going to be as strong enforcement in that sense. Well before we let you go. We've got a question the. It's pretty easy one because i. sure everyone's dreaming about stuff right now. What does that one thing that you're really looking forward to once? We can get back to normal and things. Open back up. Again. That's that's easy answer. My son William had a transplant, so we are not. We're not going to. Stores were not even eating out so I cannot wait. To go to Abbas in Covington, and it's big stake in Brussels sprouts, sweet potato fries is very specific, but. We've been dreaming about it so. Perfect we help that happen soon, Lauren, thank. You I appreciate it and we WANNA, thank as well all of our sponsors G. R. title sponsor as well as the Ellen Federal Credit Union, and of course he grew consulting digital studios studio sponsors. We appreciate their support in an effort to get all this information out there. Jeremy Thank you so much for all the did. Set this up ready to reenter. Aren't we know? Crazy! All Right, thanks guys. Day Jerry the day. Get here. Whatever day the thirty first is so I got one more record craziness so next week. You'll be the yet another week of Jeremy's. Tamed do we appreciate you joining the Northern Kentucky spotlight and we'll see you next week.

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What's going on in NKY - August

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

20:21 min | 2 months ago

What's going on in NKY - August

"Sometimes, life is hectic choosing a mortgage lender shouldn't be the ellen in five mortgage offers competitive rates, no I and up to one hundred percent financing. That's a mortgage that comes with peace of mind whether you're purchasing new home. Would we financing? You'll feel right at home with an we're local trusted, and we'll be here for you even after your closing call eight, hundred to nine, hundred, twenty, nine, zero five and get started on your five, five Mortgage Ellen and Federal Credit Union welcome home. Good afternoon and welcome to the Northern Kentucky spotless light where we shine that spotlight on all the great things happening in Northern Kentucky I'm Katherine Nero alongside. Jeremy Sh- ran the marketing and communications director for the Northern Kentucky Chamber. You had a busy week at the Chamber Jeremy Yes we've got all kinds of stuff going on but mainly are huge thing we've got going on. This week is the business impact awards. It's been celebrated all week long on our facebook page in the morning. If you haven't caught all of those, you can catch them on our facebook page. You can go back and re watch them and we're also emailing them out to you check your emails for those but world talk about that a little bit more in a minute. Lots of headlines to get to you today, and we will get into all of those coming up I. of course, we want to thank our sponsor G., our title sponsor of the in Federal Credit Union, our studio sponsor and see grew consulting as our digital sponsor. We couldn't note without you and we couldn't do it without all wonderful viewers and listeners so. Is your homework a right back. It's super easy. Not even like take them work. You can get it done before even league class I'll get hit subscribe hit share wherever you are on your favorite podcast let warm or on facebook live either one either way. do that for us the we make sure more people know about the great stuff happening here. All right. We have lots coming your way just ahead to stick with this year we'll be right back on the northern Kentucky spotlight. Ranking. On Google search maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos responding to Google reviews, writing weekly posts and checking suggested up update. Google listing optimization takes experience and talk. and. There are no shortcuts. See crew gives your Google business account. The steady consistent attention it needs to be affected, optimizing, updating, and expanding critical contact every single week. From local retail stores to large regional networks. See crew generates content establish his benchmarks, creates dramatic measurable increases, and engagement. So what can see crude do for your business more calls more clicks more clients. All right time to get headlines lots happening this week. You know. Like a things changing things moving around but first things first. Jeremy Let's start talking about cutting tins innovation Alli this is really cool. So if you're unfamiliar with the area, this is right around mother of God charge and so they they painted innovation alley back in two thousand sixteen has a bunch of startups there and of course to the the big names we hear a lot about grabbing. Diagnostic we'll get to just a little bit and axiom or missiles while right around there. They've. Announced a partnership, the city has Covington within Ku and they're essentially making this giant. How they're going to call it. Hub Kentucky Habits can be an innovation spot one stop shop for accelerators for entrepreneurs, basically helping entrepreneurs of all the little things they need in one. One little stop and what's cool about it is literally it's like a one little block, but it isn't innovation alley as we mentioned, vaccine pharmaceuticals and gravity diagnostics vaccine literally trying to cure cancer rapidly diagnostics a huge huge part of our code of Nineteen response here, not just in Northern Kentucky but in Cincinnati as well. So already twenty-six partners have signed on the health of the indicate wine hub an was running that again in, it's going to be in the old space if you're familiar with that area. Right into the next square. So yes, she'd been really really. Entrepreneurs is really exciting that area down there is just like it's been it's become so cool like you've got braxton. You've got these really cool like tech companies coming in there you've got you know a Garvey and Ri- let me down the street yeah. Hotel. COVINGTON is right across the street from all that. So it's become really cool pocket down there that almost feels like a like an Austin or something like that or some other kind of. So you know it's GonNa be awesome that there's going to be a cat cafe. Yeah. But speaking of gravity diagnostics They have announced a new partnership during parting with Seyni for a free drive-thru, Cova testing, Erlanger, and Alexandria Erlanger is location is twenty fifth Atlantic. Avenue, and it's open Monday through Friday eight to two thirty Alexandria. Just opened Tuesday in that seventy, two, hundred, Alexandria Pike and that's open on Tuesdays and Thursdays five to nine and a testing is free and it's by appointments and suggested, but you don't have to have doctors order daring colvin from Saint Elizabeth. He's on our board and he was very excited about this. And the numbers that they're putting up as far as testing goes on with their drive through is just outstanding it's really kind of helping isolate the cases and you know keep everybody from catching this because then we can contract trace and let the people in the know who've been in contact with it. So they're really really leading the way and keeping our our numbers down at least in this part of the state they they gave some numbers that I think we're a little bit low the positivity rate than the rest of the state. So that's Really. Really great for our for our little region here. But Saint Elizabeth really like kind of leading the way in that. Let's call about that as two things number one, it's free and that's amazing for so many people who that's going to be a huge obstacle to overcome if you're going to have to pay for a test and in secondly until we get that vaccine, I know that's what we're all looking for. But until it gets your testing as our next stop, just as you said you in many cases, people are finding out long before they were ever a experiencing any kind of symptom. And then we're able to isolate themselves, quarantine themselves that they don't. Spread it to other. So it really is helpful and again, lines can get long there. So you can't make an appointment in salt faces you can't these ones. Opportunity. and. Being that vaccine to I know. They're still looking for people to sign up some of the. Studies are underway but I think they might have more coming down the Pike and you know. So if you want to help and you WANNA be a part of the solution. you know go to see Ti's website and sign up for that vaccine study and and maybe we can. We can help save the country you're looking for a lot of folks there. That would be great. If former guests here on the northern Kentucky spotlight, you know it's hard to believe that kids are still graduating as a kid students. I should say they're young adults at the adults. I forget sometimes but Thomas more is finally graduating It's it's students tomorrow in fact on Friday. So this is the commencement that was supposed to happen in May, and even the Thomas more isn't a gigantic gigantic school they're still off several hundred people. So they wanted to be really careful about this. So it has been postponed until tomorrow graduates and families are obviously going to be socially distance, but it will happen in person at Connor convocation centered right there on campus it'll be in smaller groups. So depending on your major, your your whatever degree you're getting, there's GONNA be different times not everybody's GonNa be there at once that's really good the class of twenty, twenty and. I think at four hundred and something four, hundred and eighty, five students undergraduate and graduate, and then will be getting a total of five hundred sixteen degrees. That's a lot of education being celebrated tomorrow there in Crespi hills. So awesome. And if he didn't hear the COVINGTON diagnosis is they're set to open up their schools for in person school next week I know it was route reported in the news governor. This year recommended that the schools wait until September for in-person school to start back up and I know that some of the schools they're all over the place in our region deputy diocese, bishop voice. He put out a letter about why they were doing it and it's even his changed since they put out the letter it's not just going straight back to school. We I know that are Dame Academy all Girls High School, they're. Going to have a great day and they're going to split it half days for the first week of the students to the girls can come in and learn exactly what the protocols are. So they don't have a mass hallway full of people on the wrong way or something like that to of really keep them safe and you know they've. They've they're they're working their butts off to try to do everything just right I know that Fort Thomas, they they've kind of pushed. They're in school date back and they've been spending lots and lots of money and time and effort to make sure that they've got their school in the right it right exact place they've even pulled in some container. Things into the parking lot. So they can expand the space to keep kid socially distance. Can County they moved there in person start date back Kent County had a like basically three options you could choose from start in person with limited class is and all the protocols or do virtual like it's not in tandem, but it's synchronous virtual synchronous. So you're still doing that same school day. Then they also had like kind of a digital academy thing say different options but they've since moved the in person start back to the the person kids and the synchronous kids are GonNa basically start the same program Yeah. So it's it's it's all over the place. You know you obviously got check with your local school district and. County push back as well. And what is also every body? All the public districts it sounds like are starting in person on that September twenty eighth date that governor for Shia. Recommended and I've got a daughter mentioned the Covington dies as I've got two kids. One is in Kent County schools in one is in the in the dies. So we've got two completely different ways of going to school my daughter goes to holy cross, and if you've been down there holy cross for sponsor. Schools that they feel very comfortable about opening in person, but also it's a school where. The street and there's three buildings to go to if not more, and so they're spending count notre. Dame is the Monday and Tuesday of next week teaching kids. Okay. This is the entrance justice, the exit. This is the side of the road you walk on when you get to the science building or whatever it is because even the kids who'd been there for several years they they have their the things they're accustomed to. So just like everybody else were having to relearn and figure this all out. So it'll be interesting in our family to have to. Leave different methods of going to school like as even when and my daughter WHO's in canton schools ends up going in person at this point she's only going two or three days a week so. Listen we're all pivoting or all trying to figure this out and You know every school district has their own policies and the best part is every district has an option to be in person or at home eventually learning from home depending on what that family. I think the word, the word of the the word of the year, the twenty twenty word of the year is pivot. It's a four letter word. PC, for. The. Word live it. We can. We can say something. Much. More family. Off You know one of the cold hangs over. The King County Golf courses have been amazing for so long and you know that several months ago we talk back that Fox Ron was going to no longer be a golf course and David Peru running the show over there can't golf courses is doing a great job there. But what they're doing with box run is interesting. So there right now, it still kind of agok. Can't on it, but it looks Kinda like a golf course but it's apart and it's two hundred, twenty, five acres, of Park space in Kenton County, which basically doubles all Kent Counties Park, space So right now you can use it for passive recreation activities. We're talking like run or walking hiking fishing biking was sorts of things, but eventually, they're going to get public input on and. In judge executive knock talking about this. You're basically GonNa get us what do you want out here? Well, what would you like to see and so that'll be incredibly interesting to see what could go go out there and a nearby, the two other golf courses. So that's happening now and again we'll be learning more about how the community can put in their two cents here coming up and the next few months. Yeah. I can't wait to get out there and get out there and do some hiking or you know it's a great place to go out and social distance get get some energy out these little Munchkins I have running around. Different place for us to go. Oh, our good friend Marco your living media slash four time matters he reached out with really good tip about the one highland the new developments kind of over there in Highland Heights for Thomas Coffee will have a corner unit in the new mixed use development for Thomas is going to be like a really cool spot over there. Kind of speaking to the the Innovation Alley I mean, it's not innovation alley, but it's still it's really cool. It's GonNa. Be Awesome for their residents over there and I'm excited to go get some coffee from that place. Great for Thomas Copy is pretty great. I would suggest the lavender law day and what's neat now is so this one highland is just gonNa be So it's not scheduled to open till twenty, twenty two completely it doesn't mean parts of it went open but it'll be condos it'll be retail it'll be for Thomas Coffee and so right now at Thomas copy is is the delicious coffee shop with some sandwiches and such but they're going to really expand that their bakery. They're excited about doughnuts coming in and also outline for the evenings I'm or whenever I n not judging but nonetheless that'll be happening over the. Nice you can already see the construction place there in Fort Thomas, and so we'll be checking that out as well. Okay. Maybe my favorite story of the week is this one I'm very excited about it Braxton. Brewing has come up with a punk Kim Spice Bar. Hard Seltzer. Yes I'm so excited by this also kind of interested as to how this is gonNA taste but so evan rows over there who's I think his titles like the chief creative officer innovation officers on things like that. So Evan and jake rows over there run the show he has come up with when he says is this delicious Pumpkin spice heart shelter I believe him I trust everything Braxton does and I can't wait to try coming out in September. Yeah. They they haven't done anything wrong yet so I mean personally I think I'm not a Aviv drinker. The Seltzer is aren't really my thing but in in other news day also had their amazing smoothie beers that they put out. Now those things are who I got one, the other a week or two ago. It was I got lucky because I got on at nine But normally what they do is they put them in those things big thirty, two ounce and they're splitting them up and do to sixteen ounce cans at the same price and same amount of beer. But you get two cans of don't have to drink a giant crowd at once because they were that good. You WanNa Savor them, the other. Really really awesome thing they did like right now they released him on Saturdays at nine a m you have to be on the website right at nine o'clock and get into digital line and order right away Roszak it but they are opening a new month, a weekly subscriptions for it. So if you're one of those people who always wanted to get it on Saturday, you can just go ahead and subscribe and you just get which is awesome because it's it's tough there really popular and because they're so delicious So I I'm pretty excited about that they also had a few new a new Braxton labs that came out it's a blackberry stout. A Delicious. And I know we talk about Braxton a lot here on the podcast, but it's because especially right now they're really trying some things doing things differently, and as we mentioned last week opening up in the old three points brewery in Pendleton area near over the Rhine. So that's going to be coming soon as well. So there's not a lot of places you can expand like this in the middle of a pandemic, but somehow Braxton is making it work. Thumbs up. They are really doing great in the middle of pandemic. Is it wait? Is it that time I? Think it is time for Jerry's chain around you how the Chamber Chamber. Chamber we got all kinds of stuff going on like I mentioned in enter today this whole week been our business impact awards we've announced. Eight of the winner so far and we got to mortar announced tomorrow So earlier, in the week, we announce a complete forklift prayers are small business award winner, the medium sized business was city wide maintenance the. barge business was ran and then the community champions with the for profit community champions. Award winner was von Leeman on CPA advisory Firm The community champions nonprofit was the Kent County Library are a did the one the heritage award and I think that's a and then we also had a the great bridal chase. They won the Innovation Award which they've got a really cool. Check out the facebook video. We talk about this in there and it's it's really interesting what they've done for the the great bridal chase and then tomorrow we got two more that we're going to announce and it's the cool place to work and the business growth award. So be sure to tune into our facebook page at ten am and you can celebrate with all those finalists and See See who wins. also next week, we got eggs in issues coming up and that's on Tuesday. So make sure you register for that will send you out a little Lincoln. It's it's our teams thing we've also were almost nail down on the summit the women's initiative summit that's going to be coming up in October. And then once again, the twelfth is going to be that annual dinner that that we're all missing so much and we'll get you the details as soon as we have all the details about that. But that's that's that's pretty much it for what's going on around the chamber right now. It's always busy. So we look ahead to tomorrow at the at the end of the business impact awards for the week. All right stick around here. We'll be right back on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. CG. Airport. 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"I'm to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight. Thank you. Once again for joining us here as we approached really big big news about the election. We're going to talk about that all coming your way ahead in California Road. Thank you so much for joining us and as always or the last couple of weeks. We're joined by of course, Jeremy Schram the brains behind the operation over there the director of marketing over there at the Northern Kentucky chamber and Kristoff Baldwin vice president of public affairs and Communications from the chamber. We appreciate you joining us today Kristen. Thanks for having me. All right, so we are going to start things off by talking about what the top of everyone's mind right now and it is a big day tomorrow early voting starts in Northern Kentucky. It's right Catherine early voting starts tomorrow and millions hockey that's right away from election day, but kind of lets backstop a little bit about where we've come and the last couple of years about absentee voting and drop boxes. So the absentee deadline state of Kentucky to request an absentee ballot ended on Friday and Friday at 5:00 and Or six hundred and fifty seven thousand kentuckians requested there about that's about 8% of all registered voters pretty impressive. What does that mean though? As far as I know a lot of people are very concerned about like, how does this do? We want to mail it in do we want to bring it actually to a Dropbox or to where it needs to be counted what tell us about that process? Yep. So the state of Kentucky we took off or drop box locations will be numerous Drop Box locations across each County. You can check out where they're located at vote in KY, we have a broken down by County to where that Drop Box location is summer. Summer outside so you can access those 24/7 but that definitely is an option for seeing this year. So now like so we got the drop boxes and and all these like mailing ballots and we said early voting starts tomorrow how to how is it early? Do you go to your normal polling place you go somewhere different tell us what we've done this year and take a bath. And this year is what we created with our calling super centers. So super centers is you can go one polling location anywhere in the excuse me one location in the county regardless of where you are registered. So as a Boon County. And we're going to be Boone County Enrichment Center, which is located in Burlington. So you can do early voting between today and November 2nd going to be able to early vote at these Supercenters for each of them and Saturday Saturday is a big component that we're excited about people that typically work, you know, those six to six hours days during the week that having a Saturday option is going to be really good ones. So Boone County you guys will be voting at the Boone County enrichment center in Campbell County the early voting location at the Campbell County clerk's office there on Monmouth Street in Newport and Kenton County will actually have two locations one at the new clerks building down in Southampton of Southern kitten way and it also have a location and Independence at the Independence. That people can vote early again during the week. And then also on Saturdays waiting up until the election. I like that works great for me that that one in Independence is real close to my house down right over there real quick. And and so if there's a lot going on obviously Kristen, I mean obviously there's a presidential election. We all know that we're inundated with that but there are a lot of other things on our individual ballots. And so there's a couple of organizations working together to make sure we all are informed voters as we get out there together and and one of the best things about having the opportunity opportunity to do early voting absentee voting or you know, there's so much conversations about the upcoming election is to be an educated voter. We want to make sure you go to the polls. We're seeing we're expecting about a about a 70% turnout for this upcoming election, which is unheard are off. The primary election was around the mid-20s for us to get to a general election around a seventy 72% turnout. It's going to be crazy high. So as people go to the polls want to make sure they're informed and so the chafing Created a collection guy that can be found at the vote in KY website. Also perversity news in Fort Thomas Matters To Major to Major news sources here in our life. Most of us are used to going to they have teamed up to do a pretty Innovative thing. They're going to be doing a candidate interviews. So looking at those City races look at those mayoral races and those other local races. They've done a good job so far putting those debates online so you can check that out that's in KY one election Central, is their website and then another one just came up this week as well. And that's with north of June 18th up with NKU students to provide an election guide as well. Trying to once again drill down to get that local election information to go with things. So we want to make sure everybody is informed with that one on the various websites. We've also included and information about those constitutional amendments. There will be two Constitutional Amendments on the ballot for Kentucky. And so make sure people are informed about that process and that question as well. Excellent Christian. Thank you so much. And of course will be a checking in with you each week as we head into that election. This is it feels like this is when it's really getting going this week with early voting. It'll be interesting to see how that works. Thank you so much. Thanks guys. Appreciate make sure to throw it in Jeremy. I was listen. I'm a daughter of a Civics teacher. This is how it works. I was so excited to talk about early voting. I neglected to tell you what else is coming up in this podcast, right? Oh, yeah, First of all, thank you as always to CVG as being the title sponsor. We thank you so much for your support. But Jerry, we've got just ahead of lines. But we also have an interesting interview coming up in just a few minutes. Yes, it's Jake. Is there a really Innovative company that started the system of doing video interviews for like job interviews and what better time to really check the wheels on it then during the pandemic so like, you know, they started as a couple of years ago and now it's like everybody needs it. So it'll it's going to be a really interesting interview and you know, I'm you might be the Civics narrow down the page. Nerd and I'm I'm super interested in hearing hearing what they have to say. Yeah. No one enjoys talking about being a video more than I do. I'm my my goal is to rid the world of bad Zoom calls. That's all I want in life. That's my main goal in life. All right, so that's coming your way in just a little bit but as mentioned we do have a little more news to get to so new board in Bellevue. It's been really interesting especially as we all, you know, we're not the quarantine, but she only spending a lot more time closer to home may be headed to the park a lot more and we're seeing all of these little bits of improvements all over Northern Kentucky. Now, there's some big ones coming so both you and Newport are getting federal funds for improvements and this is in Bellevue about a million dollars will help build on to Riverfront comments there and prove the sidewalks and also, Train bridge that's aging a bit their newborn got two point five million dollars to improve Festival park. So those are going to be upgraded as well. And so we'll be able to enjoy those near future. Yep, Saint Elizabeth there in the news. They're it seems like they're in the news a lot now because of all the great stuff they have going on but they've got a new Innovative treatment. It's like on the heels opening the new cancer center. St. Elizabeth is the first in the region to offer this Innovative treatment. It's a wearable non-invasive treatment to slow the growth of needs a new hopefully. Yama-yama, you know, you hear the daytime T there or I mean to bring that up. So, you know, it's a big deal cuz you see commercials about it. Yeah. It's mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs the ending in the heart and isn't related to like a specialist off the you know, the the whole point is they're really just doing all kinds of innovation there. I spent the last week spent every day down there at the new cancer center. It's phenomenal. We did everything from a smooth move. Yoga, it's a you name it to make himself care kits. That was fun. But just so great great place down there. So check out by the way Saint Elizabeth's Facebook page. If you want to see all those videos in KU is hopping on board a trend that I'm going to tell you. I would not have enjoyed when I was in high school, but now that I've got kids in high school. I'm a big fan and that no more standardized testing required. So if you do really well on standardized testing absolutely they'll take it. But what I was saying is if you look at the whole student all the experts education experts point to the fact that GPA tells a story then how you did on that one song is chess which I totally understand. So in case you announced on Friday that starting in Fall twenty Twenty-One next fall students will not have to submit a standardized test if they get two point seven or higher unweighted GPA there in and so if you get below a 275 you do have to submit and hopefully your test scores will help you out, but that's a great opportunity for students. Especially right now. There's a lot of students struggling birth. Just learning process and and then you use just trying to kind of help them along and get them there through school. So we'll see how that rolls for them. And you know, you see and and Xavier other school. So kind of hopped on that floor on that Trend as well. It might my daughter's going to love this one a little three-year-old Cincinnati Zoo's Halsey weaned is happening, but it's going to be different like everything else is different now, but not so instead of going to various treat stations. Like if you've ever been the house doing, you know, you walk around kids dress up and there's all kinds of different people given hand and things out they're all in one bag and they're going to just give a bag of trash readers and if you look at anything like from the experts that's what they're saying to do is like put things in bags and not and avoid like touching as many things as possible Fiona statues are hidden throughout the zoo and how how I mean costumes which will be really really cute everybody loves Fiona and they're going to rename the Train the Hogwarts Express and it's still be running and there'll be fall treats for humor. And pumpkin treats for the animals says great when they feed the elephants the pumpkins and stuff and his hand in the kid the bag this may be better for parents to think about it, you know have to walk around to all the stuff that you don't just stand in line. Yep. Yep, Silver Lining appearance. And so yeah, we may be headed out there next weekend as well and and Jeremy we would be remiss if we didn't point out a couple of things before we get to your life around up Union just announced that it is bringing back a small business grants. And so this is with their cares money. So they've got up to $10,000 per business. So if you're a Union business and money, you can use a little bit of a cash influx. Now's your time all the information you can find out from the city of you. It's a great opportunity there for a small business advancement now Jeremy home. It's around up chamber Round Up. We've got the best events normally when it's not a pandemic, but I think I think it's going to be one of our best event log. Sheer, it's the women's initiative Regional Summit sponsored by PNC the registration just closed but if you are signed up, you definitely do not want to miss out. It's going to be really cool. We've got this really cool Innovative software. I've been working out all the details and making the technology on that run. So don't miss that then also we got on the 20th eggs and issues with the same Cancer Center going to come in and talk about that would want to miss that the n k y p they have a their next Generation leaderships speaker series coming up. So if you're ypu want to check that out that's going to be on the 21st. We've got another business after hours coming up on the 22nd. So we got lots of stuff coming and then and then women's initiative virtual connect our coming up on the 26th. So lots of happy hours lots of ways to stay connected in this Digital World. It might still behind a screen but we can still talk to each other and see each other and Bs about what new banana bread recipe we did. Yeah. We have a stage with bacon stuff again because I need to be aware of this month. Yeah flower if that's the case, maybe maybe it's pumpkin bread. I think it's I think it's Summer's over pumpkin bread season that time you hear. All right. Well, there you go. You are caught up on all news am in Kentucky, but don't go anywhere because when we return here on the Northern Kentucky spot, like again a new way to do job interviews, you may not have thought of in one local company is kind of spearheading a nice new books. They with us and learn more airport is the lowest fare airport in the tri-state region with 54 non-stop flights and direct international service to 7 destinations, including Paris France and now home to both dhl's and Amazon's Global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. I can learn more and start your next adventure at CVG Airport, Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky Spotlight as we approach especially the end of the year and seasonal jobs. And Beyond, you know what people are looking for work. And so there's a an organization doing something a little bit different as far as looking for work, especially if you're the one looking for work right now with Tom pleasure from gentle Solutions and Tom. Thank you so much for joining us today. Well, thank you for inviting me. I think we have we have something important to share that's right off. But let's start right there. You say the gentle Solutions has a a different way a different method of hiring or helping someone get hired explain what that is and how it helps both the employer and the employee go back. I don't know how many decades we've been using the current process but people applied for jobs by listing their experience on a resume or a portfolio and turning it into a perspective employer whose look at piles of paper and pick who they want to talk with we decided with the technology that's available. Bill today, why not update that process and do it with video where a candidate whose applying for a role can talk specifically about how their experience relates to a job that is being advertised. It's much more powerful tool than a resume from the applicants standpoint. It gives them a chance to sell themselves as a like a first-round interview, but at the same time if you're the hiring manager you no longer have to look through a hundred resumes to find the handful of people you really want to talk with you can skim through our video game review resumes in a few minutes and see hey I like how that person sounds like, they'd be a good cultural fit for our team. I'm going to bring them in for a face-to-face or do a zoom call them is is now becoming even more common but it's so powerful and so easy. So you've been dealing with this now with from those looking for jobs and the companies who are dead. For good employees. What's the reaction on both ends when presented with this video solution? When we've been doing this for five years now and initially there was some reluctance on the part cuz back in 2015. There was not a lot of video activity like this month and it seemed the younger candidates were more receptive to it cuz they were FaceTiming their friends or playing video games and they were much more familiar with using technology in all aspects of their life. But some of the more seasoned workers were a little reluctant. They didn't think they would look good on camera. They they were nervous and thought so we prep the people now when we get them ready to do these interviews, we we help them get ready and calm them down so that it's not a big deal. We wash them to really show off and talk about their skills and experience. You mentioned how we're all on Zoom or Microsoft teams or whatever. It may be. Do you think that's made it a little easier right now over these last six months for people to go. Oh video might be a really good way for me to tell me that I are recruiting team internally is getting less resistance, of course than we probably did previously but Faith been a growing Trend where people are more and more amenable to doing it and it's not a big deal. I've done it myself. It's it's no different than what we're doing right now with exactly instead of you asking me the questions life. What we do is we have these questions from the hiring manager. He'll tell us four or five things that they would like to know about an individual and we just have those displayed on the screen you give us your answer we have an editing team that cleans it up for you and we turn it into the hiring manager and that's a great point. A lot of people get very nervous about Being live on video. But really this is an opportunity for you to present your best answer the the wonderful world of video editing. We also have a pretty capable video editing team that can handle some of your missteps and we make the best of what we get and it works out. Well, if people want to try this if you know, there are a lot of people who are the type that pay them better in person than on paper if they want to go this route. What do they need to do to get in contact with you? Well, you can check our website where at ww.w solutions.com. There's contact information on there and or you can contact me if lesser f l e s s o r Solutions, we're happy to introduce the process to individuals or companies and Banks. We use the process for all of the staffing services. We provide our clients with but in addition to that we have a separate video Services Wing that that's all they do is provide video. Those two clients hire from the videos. They don't they don't even interview in some cases. They review the videos and say okay these three people they can start Monday and that's especially true. In fact say if you're in a distribution center a fast food restaurant a call center places where many of the roles are maybe entry level or not as highly skilled life as some others and there's a lot of turnover people do 3 6 3 6 9 months and they're on it to something else those kind of roles of managers tied up constantly looking at resumes where now they can just look up some videos and say, yep, I like these people excellent great opportunity to Great really a of job opportunities there as well from skilled to entry-level. That's wonderful. So you guys are located in Covington, right? Yes. We are. We're in the River Center of towers right on River Center Boulevard, beautiful. Well great sounds lesser from Genesis deluge. He's so much for joining us today. Thank you, Catherine. All right, and you guys with us we'll be right back on the Northern Kentucky spotlight. 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City Dayton & Executive Pathways Program

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City Dayton & Executive Pathways Program

"Good afternoon and welcome to the Northern Kentucky spotlight on this lovely Thursday it. It may be raining here in northern. Kentucky. But we've got some some bright spots to tell you about here in around the area I'm Katherine, Niro. Thank you for joining us here, and every week Jerry mish ran is the brains behind the operation, the marketing and Communications Director for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, how are we looking on this Thursday? Jeremy. It's a little gloomy upside. But as you said, it's going to be bright on the computer today. On our facebook page or in the APPS that you listened to your guest in. Today, we're going to be talking with the Mayor of Dayton Kentucky. I'm Ben Baker. He's super interesting guy and he was out cutting some some tree limbs offer some signs. So people would know where Dayton was, which I thought was really Kinda Fun on. Social media that was a little while back, but can't wait to hear him talking about his great city, and then we have a centennial and the Urban League are on today to talk about a new partner shock partnership that they announced Some really interesting ways to get diversity into the companies that are in northern Kentucky. So that'll be cool, and then of course, we're going to have some headlines in the chamber around the OH. You know the roundup, get that cowboy hat ready, and of course all. All of this is made possible by our wonderful sponsor CG, our title sponsor, the Ellen and Federal Credit Union or sponsor and our digital sponsor secret consulting and so we appreciate all of their support. We appreciate you guys being here too. So without further ADO, we've hit subscribe, we need you to like we need you to share all that good stuff because we got a lot of great news coming your way right here on the Northern Kentucky spotlight and we'll be right back with all of it. Sometimes is hectic. Choosing a mortgage lender shouldn't the Ellen in five five mortgage offers competitive rates, NOPE EMI and up to one hundred percent financing. Mortgage that comes with peace of mind whether your purchasing a new home we financing. You'll feel right at home with elleman where local trusted, and we'll be here for you. Even after your closing call eight, hundred to nine, hundred, twenty, nine, zero, five and get started on your five mortgage. Ellen. In Federal. Credit Union. Welcome home. Everyone Courtney clear here and I'm joined today by Ben Baker the mayor of the city of Dayton Kentucky on one of our beautiful river city's thanks for joining us today Ben Reflects recording. And we're glad you'RE GONNA on here to chat a little bit about your city and tell us a little bit more about what's going on. So. I I'd like to start off with What do you think Northern Kentucky? Greatest assets are in in kind of more specifically aghast. What might you say if someone were to think about relocated northern Kentucky or to Dayton more specifically? Wow what a great question northern Kentucky's greatest. Is as possibly it's It's supreme location being strategically located right across the river from from Mex-, city of Cincinnati. No. A city of Dayton Kentucky were two miles away from a major league. Baseball. NFL Football. We have Broadway style theatre, a world class restaurants, amazing arts. We have parks All always great things are right within our community, but we're also lucky enough to be experiencing very affordable living here. You know a regular family can can buy a house here a Nice House and raise a family in a nice safe neighborhood. Dayton is ranked one of the top twenty, five safest cities in the in the state. Yeah Yeah. It's. We really increased that over the last five years or so So these are all achievable. By, choosing to live in. Dayton Kentucky or the region. So. We're very lucky beer. and. That's something actually like to tell my friend's mother parts. The state is like you know I love Living Northern Kentucky because you get all the perks of being by Cincinnati without typically as much of the traffic or as much of the taxes. So that's always that's always my go-to. Yet, and there's a lot going on Dayton these days to and I was kind of my next question is We've been seeing a lot going on. You're hearing a lot about new residences like Manhattan harbors businesses going into the city in just completed your portion of the riverfront comments project. With the pathway in the Walkway River So there's a lot going on. I was wondering if you could speak a little bit about what your vision for the city is with all these new. Developments. In an what's next I? Guess what's next? So you're asking for the crystal? Ball. I wish I could show it to you because I'm not a hundred percent. Sure Myself. But yeah, we do have currently right now on the riverfront, we have two major projects going on The I would be a the gateway flats, which is as you're coming onto the the Manhattan, Boulevard. The. The apartments there. They've got a great view of downtown and those are almost complete as you cruise down Manhattan Boulevard. On the left hand side, you'll see single family homes. Ranging anywhere from four hundred, thousand dollars to I think one point eight was the top one that sold So some some pretty interesting properties over there. Then when you get towards the end by the Marina, you have a tapestry chemistry is apartments that are our top line market rate. If great pool of us, the river and it's a little more quiet down, there has A. socially distanced I. Guess. From from the rest. all these folks are right there. In Dayton they're becoming our new neighbours and we're happy to have them We're looking forward to working in playing with them in and having her kids in our schools. I WANNA point out again, our schools. Are, are distinguished Jaber Superintendent he is a is taken aside to new heights and we're very proud of our devils. So, moving forward, you know we're we're starting to see a lot more people reinvest in Dayton starting to a rehab, their properties in the prices of the properties are for sale our incredible right now, there's barely anything for sale in Dayton because it's being rehabbed. So we're, we're seeing a lot of new investment in Dayton in the homes have been here for one hundred, thirty years, not just these new projects but all the. All the neighborhoods that have been here forever are starting to breathe new life in. It's beautiful. Come together. Our Main Street, we can't forget about our main street or historic main street sixth avenue, we call it the avenue. Is is also bring a lot new life. We have purple, not sure if you check them out or not. They are uniting there yet now and I had a lot of people recommended to you and I've also heard it's hard to get in because it's so popular. So I haven't been able to go yet actually. Give give two weeks out, get a reservation or you might get lucky. I this happened to me renowned. They will give me a table there nobody special. Sneaking you might be able to buy the bar, but it's it seriously been voted the best Fried Chicken Kentucky that Saint? Something, think about that. Yeah. So that trying promise stay in St, food, they're they're awesome. Great Date nights style food. You can go down the way to hometown heroes if you're looking to catch a baseball game and chicken wings. Wings city We have GLAC chicken to go on with chicken thing. Though, they got chicken tenders and they'll. They'll sell ya champagne if you want. Natasha is a coffee shop here in Dayton. Honduran coffee. It's fresh. It's awesome. She grows in her own family. So it's not. You know imported from anybody else. One. Tattoo. Go get a tattoo body of art. All these places have been brought to us by the what we call the seacat program, which is the commercial community. Advancement program. So we're helping businesses come in the date and we're helping with their rent because we know how critical this first couple years are in business. So what we're hoping to get a leg up and all those businesses I just mentioned are enjoying that need a haircut. Do we got multiple salons come along with us? On And I know, and it's great that you guys are helping out businesses especially right now. I'm sure they really appreciate that leg-up active fried. Chicken I remember they opened I think earlier this year. Right. So, definitely I've actually gone there before a couple of times some rate chicken there. Some great mashed potatoes big fan yeah really. theme Business do you have any suggestions? For were businesses and how better? How better to work with the sitting. We talk a lot about the business community here at the Chamber and security at any recommendations. you just work with the city. We're. We're very pro business in Dayton were very. Welcoming to new businesses. Everyone likes to think of Dayton as our our mainstream. Because, that's where we go. But we have a a innovation park industrial park when everyone call it down past the main street towards the Marina. we're welcomed and businesses in there too. It's just not the tempted places you go for a date night. But. Just work with US and ask us, asked us what how can we help you are their tax abatements? Is there You know one thing people don't know about Dayton as we have A. Five Year more Tori on our on on our property. So if you buy. A house or a building. Hundred, thousand dollars. We'll market at that hundred thousand X, five years. Not Tax. You have when you do that improvement and make it A. Three. Hundred Thousand Dollar House. Okay. So these are the questions. People don't know to ask, but I've got the answers that we're happy to give so. meet. With you know in Dayton economic. I. Can only speak for Dayton meet with me. If, YOU'RE A business owner, look into to move to Dayton meet with Bob Bob Yoder is my economic development manager here in Dayton. He's going to help you. He's going to show you all the tax loopholes that we can get you through. He's GonNa. He's show you all the. Programs that we're GONNA help you get into. That's GonNa make Dayton a great place for your business, but I imagine it probably goes the same for all those cities around as well. But pardon me if I'm a little biased I went out your business and Dayton. Let's great, and that'll be really great for businesses to hear what a welcoming place it is and how much is going on. You guys are doing ought to encourage businesses and we really appreciate that on behalf the chamber. I can say we really appreciate it. And, it's been great talking to you. We think that's all we have time for today, but we really appreciate you joining us and telling us more mayor Baker about the great city of Dayton Kentucky. Thanks again in back to you? Jeremy. Breaking on Google search maps is easy to understand. But hard to do. It requires constant effort and attention uploading new photos responding to Google reviews weekly posts and checking suggested uptick. Google. Listing optimization takes experience and talk. And there are no shortcuts. See crew gives your Google, my business account. This steady consistent attention, it needs to be affected, optimizing, updating, and expanding critical contact every single week. From local retail stores to large regional networks, see crew generates content, establish his benchmarks at creates dramatic measurable increases and engagement. So what can see crew do for your business more calls more clicked more clients. And Welcome back to the Northern Kentucky spotlight. At right now, we're going to be talking about a new program called executive pathways in its joint effort between the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio and centennial talent strategy in executive search, and we're joined now by two men integral in this program Eddie Cohen of the Presidency Yoga Urban, -Ly and Duran Alexander Vice, president of Client Engagement at Centennial Gentlemen. Thank you so much for joining us today. Let's start with you. Let's talk about executive pathways and how this whole thing came about. Yes, Actually, it was just a of a lifelong. Passion ambition of a Mike Simple junior and senior. So as they were out there in the marketplace and and started to challenged to to to measure their own diversity initiatives a few years ago. they they decided look we this. What we need to do, we need to put some key partnerships together and when Eddie I came on board there with the League might simple junior reached out to him and and then the led they start the conversation, they started conversation and. It had been in the in the works here for some time, and then of course, as covert hit, and then we had everything that they came here in the past couple of months You know obviously just almost thrusted into the forefront. Of the timeliness of putting this together. But but it's been a long time coming in. We're excited that we finally get the launch it in and tell everyone about it. So. Why is having diversity in your leadership? So important, I mean at the Odyssey, a passion, of Mike, sipple junior, kind of get this role, and but he sees a reasoning behind it. Can you explain that a little bit? Oh. Yes. so. Just. As we know in companies in general is just it comes across as the right thing to do in a in a represents the community at large to have diversity in half key leaders of color and in a women and everyone just be a part of Lucia team. It helps to show young people that it is something that they can do and they can aspire to So when you don't have that it makes it. It, tough and and as as you as we get into more of even the culture of the company to to have just people of color be able to to just do what they doing their job when they don't see people at a higher level of that. Looked like them. So so it's. So it's excellent when companies are willing to invest in this and then and also see the need to have a key initiative men. and. Eddie let's talk about the Urban League's involvement in this in the Urban League has been in integral in finding jobs from entry level all the way up the chain. Why isn't important as Duran mentioned to have? The involved in finding those executive pathways for higher level leaders. Think. Well, we look at the competitiveness as a regional. Our our footprint is northern. Kentucky. Cincinnati and A. Man. We've look at other. There's no longer decide if you're just. Not In Kentucky or Jeff Statement. That's like people compete as regents, and we think about the attractiveness of having a great labor market diversity is important that it is critical pathway I. Think it's a business necessity. To and so we really thought about how do we marry? The fact that we've been in the community for over seventy years, we have these incredible Alison people who have volunteered. Well, served on the board of the Urban League who have been in our auxiliary routes are y'all professionals are guild and we've been doing some of this stuff informally over years, and so he said who, who is the best that we can think of to partner with that will combine the skill of staffing executive search and train and that we can use our information networks and and one is i. think really three things are important that you have the leadership that has bought in as it's more than just diversity, right on it right more than just racial diversity. It's you have a racially diverse or even ideologically diverse workforce. How do you facilitate new export that talent? And skill set myself is to get to get women to get people color to get other thoughts and ideas and backgrounds at the table. Now, how do I use this? Who are banished the business cases? Pretty clear. Is Good for for companies in evolving marketplace and so the timing is right This is an organization. We've had a relationship with since since Miss Donna, Jones Baker who was to CEO's before. and so when I came and what everything US happening right now, we said this is the perfect timing on the answer to what a lot of companies are are grappling with the saying they want to move beyond statements, really concretize ties, what it means to have. A living breathing, a more inclusive environment workplace. So, great to hear and you know. The. The Urban League in centennial developed key factors in this programming Um to help diversify your team tells about this three factors because it's it's so much more than just hiring. There's more to it than that. Yeah, exactly. Talk about a little bit before is you have to have leadership buy in. You know. So they see the value proposition. This is not an effort to check box. Right to say, you know I have three women here, a couple of people color over there. This is really to see the holistic, a business case, the business case, and the case for the region of why diversity is important. We've also partnered with the incredible work that the chamber is done around. Workplace, innovation. Center as well. So that's one getting leadership by an to actually setting up some counting are measurable data. That, you can monitor progress over time. We do have some great actors and both. Northern. Kentucky. Northern. Kentucky and Cincinnati area that are doing pretty good when you compare them to other folks in their industry, right? There's still a lot to grow, but they want to grow at a at a more rapid. Rate, and then read is just setting up the infrastructure. You know we're all elephants. You know, we get a giraffe in our house. We gotta make sure that the ceilings a little taller. On. DRAFTKING that's Rockin can thrive. So similar where we think about culture and benefits and and things about working from home flexible schedules, even when you think about just millennials to the work place. Drastically, change data point that always talk about is forty, four percent of jobs of. African. Americans, forty percent of. Jobs and forty six percents. Of Latino, jobs were going to be eliminated and twenty thirty. That was Greek bit. That's not the Urban League Research Mackenzie. Right. So now we're at this place where we have to accelerate at a way that is uncomfortable or a lot of us, but really thinking about how do we upscale employees? How do we use all the talents that will move because there are so many emergencies? This is really a compelling business case why we have to diversify not only by race, but this around skillset live right now. Let's delve into that I. Love that analogy, Eddie, about the elephants and Giraffe, and during you mentioned culture this isn't about a check in the box I've hired a minority. It's about that's just the beginning. So let's talk about if companies want to improve their culture if they want to improve their diversity hiring an elevating people to leadership positions, what should they do? Where should they learn? Yeah will. I inform us, we say call us, call us and reach out, and that's been the beauty of the the partnership that we're working on that. So it went a company is going, you know what I I hear you. We're we're the ones we do look around the room. It's all white males Am We're admitting that. So so where do we go and that's when we said. Well, let's walk through this together. So you know we don't know one grows and we don't change anything if we just look and we just go. Well, you know what you did. Well, let let's get some answers. So so that's what we're saying. That's a part of the partnership. Say Look your work. With us. We've got a great tight line with the Urban League, and then we're, we're we're able to sit through in. All of our the candidates and then, and we want to continue to present the best option because we don't want it to be that. You know. I think as you continue to ask anyone African American community. We said look we we've got excellent talent. We've got excellent skills. So don't just just put anybody in there. Let's let's actually walk through the same process and then in provide that value to your company. So So just being able to have that opportunity and that that's what so many skill African Americans want you know like I said more than don't just just place here just to be a number like you know I have skilled I have a value. Let's do this for your. Company. I think just a follow up with that a little bit. So one of prior Roosevelt, the chief of staff at Denver public schools. We had billion dollar budget, ninety, thousand dollars school where we started the first sort of NB office and created some pretty ambitious goals, and what we saw was there was some industries that the guy was really there and robust like it. There were others that were not diverse like if the milk providers right up, you know in Denver Colorado one. So one of the things that we're excited, we have ninety affiliates across the punch. that are primed for this young professional chapters. In. Different City. So even though it's a target focus mainly on northern Kentucky Cincinnati, Dayton area We also trying to make sure not only we present opportunities for people who are here. But make this an attractive region that people say, let me look at. We already know this is a hotbed for black entrepreneurs, some incredible things that are happening in this region. But how do we? How do we expose people to Cincinnati compete with the Chicago's with the Atlanta's that are out there to get top tier talent most of the time just like when I was in Denver said. said there aren't any milk suppliers do better diverse, but I didn't have really a broad networks figure out where where can we look outside of events Denver bubble, and we know that you know every industry is created equal. We gotta talk about the plight of live from Cape from twelve from matriculated through college persistent through etc But we do know between our boards into the argument partnership. That we have more available than most. And so it's important to me companies where they are. You know You know this isn't a sort of mandate, but I think companies wanted said, what cannot do beyond? A statement, you know we've been really saying three things of educate yourself invest in influence, and so that that I, hear out of those three of the co by. They use the influence You do not have to be an expert on racial equity to actually impact racial equity a you know I joke seals who call me privately, Hussein, look over the statement. They have more social capital than I do see verbally, and if they do it, they actually tacitly influence their other colleagues around them onto to really look at this and and look at this as a pathway forward to make the business case. It's about. Anything that net new learning essentially as where you're. Moving through whether it's Kovin diversity and I know that you guys advance. This is a hot button issue right now. But it's important to note that centennial and League. You guys have been talking about this for a while. This has been in the pipeline for quite some time. So. Let's ask people at home. Want to know how we when they're individuals or companies. What do they need to do to to be a part of this? Yeah Well, yeah, they can actually. Contact they can contact me at centennial. So my number is a five, one, three, three, six, six, three, seven, six and then also Eddie view of the information for actually, I'd say, probably the contact actually would be helpful urban league. And it's just You can see. Cohen is fine. You can email me directly. Again at U. L., G.. So dot org or Ashley Youngest. Aid Yang. Word. At U. L. GS of. Awesome and then you guys also have a spot on Centennial Inc, dot com slash university for more information there, and then also the Urban League at Centennial Inc, dot com to another email that you guys can reach out to and all. These all up on the screen. So our viewers. Can can see them? Only. Thank you guys so much best of luck with this program, it can't wait to see the successes that it brings absolutely absolutely, and we'd love to be able to share those metrics era in the coming years. Absolutely. Bring back and get those metrics on absolutely are durant at any. Thank you so much. We appreciate it and thank you for sticking around. In fact, we got a little more coming your way headlines all the fun stuff happened in this week in Kentucky just ahead on the northern. Kentucky spotlight. CG Airport is the lowest airport in the tristate region with fifty four nonstop flights and direct international service to seven destinations, including Paris France, and now home to both DHL's and Amazon's global cargo hubs. The airport is furthering its position as leader in aviation and is deeply committed to being an economic driver for the community. You can learn more and start your next adventure at sea VGA. Airport Dot. com? And welcome back to the northern. Kentucky. Spotlight listen. We're going to get the big headlines of the week lots to get through including a really, really great opportunity for small businesses and Jerry. You're going to tell us about Duke Energy Small Business, grants. Yes. This was awesome. This was such a great thing for to be a part of like I, I love when we actually have i. mean we do lots of stuff around the comedian community and some of this kind of unseen you know back in the In the room where it happens. But this one was really cool because it got to be out in front of people and we got to actually help businesses on this duke energy came, and they said we want to give some money to some minority and women owned veteran and small businesses that have been affected by all the craziness that's going on. So we had seventy thousand dollars to give away. We had over a hundred and sixty businesses apply. and. Then we went through and we had like a big huge committee that sat around and pick what they thought were the best ones in the most deserving of the money, and we've got some grant win grant winners. So I'm. GonNa I'm GonNa go through the list. They're. Awesome. Sue. Around the clock childcare LLC in Kenton County as me, LLC, in Boone County. Back. His body sculpting studio in Kenton County DDS Bob Cat. Service. In Pendleton County first, achievements. P. L L C, and doing Cownie, Greenwell county love their awards that they make down there head to Toe Salon and K. Y, which is in Kent County, cradle to krantz child learning center and Cam County. Okay. Ot A L in being cownie Sage Yoga Company and Kent County Small World Child Development Center in Pendleton County Citizens Salon and spa and Campbell County. Talent Music Studio LLC. LLC and Campbell County Tracy Nicole brand in boone, county, and t and operating LLC and Campbell, county and Wiseman crossing design, Dune County and Yankel Yankee doodle Deli in Kenton. County love her pretzels So this really great to see all these businesses you know. These are obviously people that have been massively impacted by the pandemic Salsa hurt salons and some a yoga studio in there and stuff. So it's it's really really great to to Kinda, help these businesses out and hopefully keep them keep them going through this pandemic. So we can continue to have a thriving region. Absolutely, you know in that. Sad, just the latest news from Governor Bashir this week, there's been a little change in what are the availability of, for example, tables at your favorite restaurant. So we should know this by now, but as for the next two weeks, bars or closed in Kentucky, restaurants are back to twenty five percent capacity indoors. They'll stay the same outdoors and this is all because of that five percent number. So the five percent infection rate of corona virus across. Kentucky. That's the number that the governor looked at not just the governor, but the White House, Cova? Cova of team came in and talked about this wants to get over that five percent. His point is we need to get it back down under five percents of this was when he decided to do and in addition to that, he also announced the school should not open until the third week of August which prompted on almost immediate reaction from the coming to dialysis moving the first day back a week and then most of the other schools had already moved it back to toward the end of August. So that's good news there all high school sports right now are on. They're going to revisit this at the end of with me. We'll see what happens there right now as for your favorite high school football team should be starting on September eleventh. So you know when we were hitting that primary season, we're encouraging everybody to get out there and exercise their right to vote. We will be doing that again. Soon I'm sure Chris is GONNA be coming on. What. Is it gonNA look like You know as everything else it's still in question But as of this week secretary of State Adams said, he envisions it consisting of a combination of some absentee voting early in person voting averting on election day similar to what the primary was He thinks expanding absentee voting could encounter Clark's and the US Postal Service because just the nature of being a Jew like a big general election for president that that means there's more people going to vote so. That they're worried about the systems that are in place and they don't want to overwhelm them He says, early in person, voting could relieve potential crowds. So like if you if you get to go in early and then you don't have, you can actually social justice. You wear masks, go in social distance, get your vote in make sure it's still counted. And it's still up in the air. Hopefully, we'll have some answers soon. And that if there is good news in any of this, Kentucky's not the only state having to go through this. So we'll see there'll be some similarities among our other states here in and around the area But as we you know before we get to election day schools start and how it's going to start. You know it's kind of up in the air. Some schools are starting completely line. Some schools are going completely in person some doing a hybrid and who knows where that. That shell game might end up. We might end up doing all of the above but the united way is stepping up to really help out for students presuming that we're going to need remote access. Even some schools go in person there may be You know part time or an AB scheduled type thing. So the united way is really helping expand is digital. Are Northern. Kentucky Digital Equity Initiative for students at started with some money from the horizon community funds and a Greater Cincinnati. Cincinnati Foundation and that cover eight, hundred, eighty, four families. Well, united way wants to do a thousand or more. They've done a hundred or so more in grant county here recently. But now they're asking for your help, this is a great opportunity. If you're like I, don't know how to help I can't really do much. This is a great way for seventy eight dollars. You can provide Internet access for a family for six months and six months is really big date because our time period. Period because that's how long thinking we may need this. Right. So a lot of schools are offering up devices and kids get them home and can't use them. So for seventy bucks, if you can spare, you can help a whole family, get that access for a full six months. So if you want that information, all you gotTa do is text in k Wi wi fi two, seven, one, seven, seven, seven, or just look it up on the United. Way's website what a great program. Oh That Perfetti van Melle, the makers of the wonderful airhead, one of my favorite candies. Gums and then does. I love it. I love when we have meetings with them, because they bring samples. While many companies were reducing their staffed pandemic Perfetti, added ninety job. So they're one of those companies that is is doing great through the pandemic and continuing to advance our region employees volunteered to deliver cases, the candidate emergency first responders, and we covered that a little bit while ago, shared on her social media, which is really cool. May also been. Donating masks to hospitals and nonprofits. So they're a great company to have here there in like I said, the candy is delicious. And speaking of Delicious Butler's Pantry Age, just open. So this is. The restaurant right across from the Butler's Pantry market right there. At the base of the Rivercenter I was lucky enough to partake in some lunch last week. It was delicious I made, both I mean, both my girls and myself we. Think that we could try it. All delicious. I'm telling you. I had the salmon. Salad. That was unbelievable. I also tried the grilled cheese and tomato soup and the pancakes, all of which were ridiculously delicious. Check it out. It's open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays right now. I'm so jealous I could have I could've gone to that, but I couldn't because my son had a dentist appointment. Love this problem. I had to take him to the dentist. Dentists opposite of good lunch by the it is the exact. for those of you who don't know the red season is open, they do not. They're not having fans as of yet The. Beginning and they're back. Last night was alright, right. Last, night was fun. It's always great when you were that many runs but you know if you if you WANNA get out and watch it they, they're having watched parties at Newport on the LEVEE. You can stay outside spatial distance where you're masking enjoy the reds game fact quite the same as as being in the Ballpark, but it's better than nothing you know in. It's really close in the cool thing is you can see the fireworks like further home runs and stuff like that I it does give you a feel for it. You're looking at the Ballpark, you know beyond the big screen. So certainly a at a good option at the very least. All right, but that's not all of now. We have Jeremy Chamber round up now. How? Benefit myself now. Said give you. Came around. We have all kinds of great content for you. This morning, we had a really good women's initiative professional series, and this is good for men and women. They talked about general generational differences and stuff is really really great programming, and then at lunchtime, we celebrated all this education workers and the teachers and the administrators. I'll tell you. Yeah. It it. It's great. It was a great program but much shorter than most years. Usually it's a, it's a long dinner today. It was just a short lunch. Be. Sure to check that out on our facebook page on the women's initial professional series. You can see on our if you go to our website videos page. We've got some other great stuff coming up. We got the best practices week coming up next week. It's going to be awesome. We've got all kinds of great speakers. is going to be round table format all digital. Also, it's GonNa be interesting. It's brand new from our friends at you. Let me have been on the podcast Robert Times with new thing that they developed So it should be interesting, and then after that, we got the best of the business impact awards coming up where we recognize all the businesses. Businesses and all the great things are doing around here. That's going to be another whole week long celebration where we're going to have a Monday, the the the video goes live or we're going to go live in the afternoon, and then every other day that we were going to be live at ten o'clock on our facebook page announcing new winners. It's going to be a really great program as well. So you don't want to miss any of this. Be Sure to like chambers facebook page. So you don't miss a minute. There you go. That is the plea right there. Yes. Like the Chambers facebook page and you'll be all up to date. So there you go. You are caught up on all things northern Kentucky, and as always we want to thank our sponsors cg our title sponsor, the Element Federal Credit Union, our studio sponsor, even in separate studios and their digital sponsor, maybe more important than ever see crew. Crew Consulting, we appreciate it very much and thank you for listening and for watching, please share this. There's some great information today. 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