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U.S. Census of Agriculture shows growth for KY Ag products; almost half of acreage involved in farming

With 69,425 farms dotting Kentucky’s landscape and more than 12.4 million of the state’s 25 million acres dedicated to some form of farming, it’s evident Kentucky’s roots are still very much agricultural. These numbers were just some of the statistics that came out of the recently released 2022 Census of Agriculture. “It’s no surprise agriculture is still very much a part of what makes...

Braxton Brewing Co announces a personalized private barrel program in Fort Mitchell

Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewery with national recognition, has announced a personalized private barrel program in Fort Mitchell. Braxton Barrel House will offer a unique experience for patrons by giving them the opportunity to create custom private barrel picks of Barrel-Aged beers. With over 300 barrels aging in the facility, the Braxton Private Barrel Program offers a celebration of Kentucky’s...

KY Chamber Foundation report outlines progress to grow workforce, connect education and business

The Kentucky Chamber Foundation has released its 2023 Impact Report, highlighting the organization’s efforts to advance workforce development across the Commonwealth, prepare students for their future careers in Kentucky, and promote inclusion among the business community, among other key initiatives. The 2023 Impact Report outlines Foundation programs that have been critical in addressing some...

NKY Chamber seeking speakers for third DEI summit June 6 at St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is seeking speakers for Investing in Equity: Building an Inclusive Business Community, its third annual DEI summit. This year’s event will be held Thursday, June 6 at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger. The NKY Chamber expects upward of 300 attendees for discussions around diversity, equity, inclusion, and advancement...

Keeneland Spring Meet ticket sales. to begin Feb. 20 — plan ahead, tickets sold online

Keeneland will kick off ticket sales for its upcoming Spring Meet, to be held April 5-26, on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. A variety of ticket options for Dining, Grandstand reserved seating and General Admission are available. All tickets are required to be purchased in advance via Keeneland’s Official Online Ticket Office at tickets.Keeneland.com/racing. The 16-day Spring Meet offers racing Wednesdays...

Beshear announces another $1.5 million in workforce training through Bluegrass State Skills Corps

Gov. Andy Beshear highlighted Kentucky’s continued investment in workforce training initiatives this week as he announced over $1.5 million in funds and credits have been approved through the Bluegrass State Skills Corp. (BSSC) to assist with the training of over 6,500 Kentucky workers and employees. “Kentucky’s record-breaking economic success is directly related to the hard-working, skilled...

Wenzel’s ‘Wheated Two’ named ‘Best American Blended Limited Release’ at World Whiskies Awards

Stacked up against whiskies from around the world, Wenzel Whiskey’s “Wheated Two” release was named “Best American Blended Limited Release,” marking a significant milestone in the distillery’s journey of excellence and craftsmanship. The World Whiskies Awards took place on February 8, 2024, at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Ky. The awards were launched by Whisky Magazine to “commend...

Heritage Bank Chairman and CEO David Wallace presented NKY Chamber Community Award

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) presented H. David Wallace, chairman and CEO of Heritage Bank, with the NKY Community Award at the Northern Kentucky University Boone County night basketball game recently. Sponsored by First National Bank of Kentucky, the award is given to individuals, businesses, or organizations throughout the Northern Kentucky Metro region in recognition of...

New ticket options have been added for the first Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival on March 2

A reminder that the first-ever Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival will take place from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Smoke Justis in Covington. Only a few special tickets remain for the event — and new general admission tickets have been added. Brought together in partnership with meetNKY and The B-Line, the festival celebrates the spirit of the Bottled-in-Bond (BIB) Act of 1897, a bourbon...

KY Chamber completes inaugural ‘Military Hiring Academy,’ graduating 40 diverse business leaders

To bridge the gap between employers seeking talent and the military community, the Kentucky Chamber Foundation has announced the completion of its inaugural “Military Hiring Academy,” with 40 business leaders of all industries and sizes graduating from the program in February. Launched at the beginning of 2024, the Military Hiring Academy equips businesses with the tools and resources needed to...

KY Attorney General files lawsuit against Kroger Company citing role in state’s opioid epidemic

Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman on Monday announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Kroger Company for its role in the devastating drug crisis in Kentucky. Between 2006-2019, Kroger and its more than 100 pharmacies in the Commonwealth were responsible for over 11% of all opioid pills dispensed in Kentucky, totaling hundreds of millions of doses flooding into communities without any reasonable...

NKY Chamber’s Eggs ‘n Issues honors Black History Month with program on workplace equity Feb. 20

The Northern Kentucky Chamber’s Eggs ‘n Issues will honor Black History Month with a special program “Developing a Workplace of Equity and Inclusion” on February 20 at the Receptions center in Erlanger. The program will start at 7:30 a.m. Christopher Johnson, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at St. E. Healthcare, Physicians, will moderate a panel featuring local...

Deadline for nominations for the NKyChamber’s 2024 Business Impact Awards is Feb. 23

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is still accepting applications for its 2024 Business Impact Awards. The awards honor businesses – small and large, new and long-standing – that are positively impacting the Northern Kentucky community through innovation, creativity, strong business practices and leadership. The Business Impact Awards will be held on May 2 at Drees Pavilion...

NKY Chamber honors Rich Boehne with Community Award at NKU’s Campbell Night basketball game

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented Rich Boehne with the NKY Community Award at the Northern Kentucky University Campbell County night basketball game Thursday night. Sponsored by First National Bank of Kentucky, the award is given to individuals, businesses, or organizations throughout the Northern Kentucky Metro region in recognition of their positive impact on the community. Rich...

Breeze Airways celebrates first anniversary of its CVG service; offering sale on new routes

Breeze Airways, the U.S.’ only NLCC, or ‘Nice Low Cost Carrier, today celebrates its first anniversary of service from Cincinnati on Thursday. In one year, the carrier has flown more than 75,000 Guests in and out of the airport, on more than 800 flights. Breeze launched flights from Cincinnati on February 8, 2023, with flights to Charleston, SC and San Francisco, CA. Breeze will add three...