Northern Kentucky Spotlight

Northern Kentucky Spotlight

By NKY Chamber
Northern Kentucky has a vibrant business community. NKY Chamber spotlight shines a light on the interesting stories our businesses create everyday and keeps you up-to-date with business news around the Cincinnati Region.
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App Development & Creating Content
This Week's Guest:  Mindy Wendel, Director of Recruiting & Melanie Murray, Regional Marketing Director, Covelli Enterprises Panera Bread Matt Strippelhoff, Partner & CEO Red Hawk Technologies -  Managed Services for Custom App Week in Review Guest  - Casey Williams, Senior Video Producer, Spotted Yetti – BLINK Karen Cornelissen, KC Writing & Editing Solutions LLC & Dave Spooner, CMO of Innago – How a strong writing campaign is key for your business.
27:48
October 11, 2019
Russian Scientist, Bourbon Barrels & Social Media
This Week's Guests:  Anastasiya Valeryevna Tsvetkova, General Director, Lake Baikal Foundation Week in review with  Jill Morenz, Director of Community Initiatives and Communications, Catalytic Development Funding Corp. of Northern Kentucky  Kendra Ramirez, CEO of Kendra Ramirez Digital Agency
28:59
October 4, 2019
Why Reviews Matter & Commitment to Corporate Citizenship
This Week’s Guest: Why Reviews Matter Mark Jeffreys, Mobile Agent Now Week in Review Special Guest Jack Graham, VP New Business Development, Key Benefit Administrators, Inc. Elite Health Commitment to Corporate Citizenship Two Guest from Turner Construction: David Opalka (oh-paul-kuh), Project Executive & Kristen Smitherman-Voltaire, Community & Citizenship Manager  
36:58
September 27, 2019
Women Who Lead
As part of the NKy Chamber’s focus this month on leadership, we invited four women across a variety of industries to share their stories.  This Week’s Guest: Licensed Private Investigator and Author Virginia Braden. Carissa Barnard, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programming, FotoFocus Kristen Zavo Author of Job Joy: Your Guide to Success, Meaning and Happiness in Your Career Dr. Vicki Berling from Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky to talk about the Enzweiler Institute
33:17
September 20, 2019
Civility in the Workplace & Recapturing Talent in our Region
Dr. Mark Nagy, Marcus Management Consultants, joins our podcast to discuss how civility in the workplace effects your employees. Then we go over this week’s big stories including The Hope Box Derby with special guest Pam Smallwood, HealthPoint Family Care, and Scott Malof, Malof & Associates CPA. Finally Garry Horton, Gilman Partners, tells his story of how playing basketball for the Thomas More Saints and coaching for the women's basketball team at Xavier convinced him to stay in the NKY region. 
30:53
September 13, 2019
NKY Chamber Annual Dinner Preview
Check out this special episode live from the Annual Dinner set-up. Our first guest is Dan Cahill the 2019-2020 NKY Chamber Board Chair. He will fill us in on the annual dinner and the upcoming year. Then we bring our own Christie Rogers, VP of Events on the show to talk about what it takes to plan such a large event. 
07:36
September 6, 2019
The Importance of money wellness & STEM in Fort Thomas Schools
This week Christine Luken, The Financial Life Guard, joins us to talk about financial wellness. Then we fill you in on some of the local business news for the week. Finally we discus the importance of STEM education with Fort Thomas Schools Superintendent Dr Karen Cheser. 
23:42
August 30, 2019
Former Chamber President & Reducing your carbon footprint
Join us as we talk to Steve Stevens, President of the NKY Chamber from 2006-2014. Steve recaps some of the many wins during his tenure. Next we recap all of the business news from the past week. Finally  Jerry Schmits,  President & CEO of Energize Kentucky tells how they have been helping business use PACE financing to reduce their carbon footprint.
31:25
August 23, 2019
Random Acts of kindness visits Emergency Shelter of NKY & Strategic HR
Listen to this week's special episode live from the Metropolitan Club, home of the NKY Chamber’s Annual Dinner after party on Thursday, Sept. 5. This week we started off with Cara Brooks, Duke Energy, and Kim Webb, Emergency Shelter of NKY, who were with us to talk about how Leadership NKY helped connect the ESNKY to a random act of kindness. Then Sara Stephens from Stephens Golf Center (host of this week's Business After Hours) stops by during the week in review to tell us about the new technology they installed at their driving range. Finally, we end things with Robin Throckmorton, President of Strategic HR, who has been helping businesses with HR problems for more than 20 years.
27:27
August 16, 2019
GCF Announcement & HR Elements
This week Laura Menge GCF and Mark Collier Living media, Fort Thomas Matters, Fort Thomas city council and LNK class of 2020 stop by to talk about the special announcement from GCF. Then we go over this weeks big news with special guest Brian Ruschman from C-Forward. Finally Lisa Grout from HR ELEMENTS joins us to talk about how they help non-profits such as NKCAC. 
27:23
August 8, 2019
New Holistic Approach at The Family Nurturing Center & Graydon GROW NKY Intern Experience
Jill Gay, Kentucky Director of Programs and Services, and Jane Herms, Executive Director from the Family Nurturing Center, stop by to talk about their new holistic approach to ending child abuse. Next, we go over this week's top headlines. Finally, Jared Nelson former Graydon GROW NKY discusses his time at the NKY Chamber.
25:27
August 2, 2019
Building a Talent Pipeline & Growing Leaders
Today we are talking developing talent. From a Chick-fil-A team member to a CEO, people can always continue to grow. On the first segment we speak with Dustin DiChiara, Chick-fil-A ; Debby Combs, Partners for a Competitive Workforce; and Jill Brown-Wayman, Brighton Center. They are here to discus the Career Bridge program and how it is helping people grow into a higher wage job. Then we go over some of the big news stories in Northern Kentucky. Finally Mike Sipple Jr. stops by to talk about podcasts, co-working and developing Leaders.  
31:44
July 26, 2019
The Future of NKU and the Growth of CVG
This week we are live from Braxton Brewery. We were on the roof top but had to move inside due to the rain. Our first guest this week is Dr. Vaidya from NKU, he discusses what the future holds for the university. Our Second guest is Candace McGraw from CVG and she is here to talk about all the growth at our airport. Finally we review the week with Mark Jefferys from Mobile Agent Now & Evan Rouse from Braxton Brewery.
30:13
July 19, 2019
Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky
This week we start off talking about AI and consumer behavior with Aaron Garvey, Associate Professor and Ashland Oil Research Professor of Marketing, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky. Then we have two special guests for the week in review J. R. Cassidy, Music & Executive Director of the KSO and Pat Frew, Executive Director of The Covington Business Council Then we end things learning about the new Real-Time, Online MBA program form Christopher Carney, Director of MBA Recruitment, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky.
31:24
July 12, 2019
Next Generation Leader Awards & Welcome House NKY
This week we welcome Justin Otto from Newport on the Levee and Elizabeth Fricke From Children Inc. to talk about the upcoming event "Next Generation Leader Awards". Kathrine and Jeremy then take you through some top headlines. Finally we welcome Danielle Amrine, Executive Director and Kelly Rose Development & Marketing Director both from Welcome House NKY to talk about all the great things happening with their organization. 
30:43
June 28, 2019
Farmstand Market and Cafe & Moonrise Doughnuts
This week we invited Tricia Houston from Farmstand Market & Cafe to talk about their two locations. We had a slight audio issue and join the conversion while Tricia was discussing their location inside wooden cask in Newport Ky. Next Ellen Bates stops by to tell us about Bourbon & Boards, as well as, discuss other things happening in our region. Finally we indulge our inner sweet tooth as we interview Keith Bales of Moonrise Doughnuts. 
27:06
June 21, 2019
AMEND & Horizon Community Fund of Northern Kentucky
This week we start things off with Geoff Marsh from AMEND, who is here to tell us how AMEND's top talent team helps businesses. Then we tackle the local business news for the week. Finally Nancy Grayson stops by to fill us in on the new partnership announced between Horizon Community fund of Northern Kentucky and Kentucky's edge 
27:17
June 14, 2019
Unemployment Ruling & New Pregnancy Law
This week we start things off with Katie Tranter from DBL Law who will tell us about a recent ruling that may effect unemployment claim disputes. Then we tackle the local business news for the week. Finally we welcome Charlie Vance, CEO of Erigo Employer Solutions to discuss a new law that may effect the way you accommodate for pregnant women.
30:30
June 7, 2019
Arts in the region & Braxton Barrel House
This week we talk arts in our region with Kim Best Executive Director of The Carnegie. Next we will chat about local business news topics with special guest Jill Morenz from Catalytic Development Fund. And finally we we invite Jake Rouse, CEO of Braxton Brewing and David Birdsall, 360 Properties to join us to learn about the New Braxton Barrel House coming to Fort Mitchell.
28:04
May 31, 2019
Why Writing is so Important to Business & New Book "It Can Be Done"
This week we talk to a company who's focus is to help you tell your business's story through the written word. Then we will have Dawn Denham Executive Director, NKY Chamber Foundation in to talk about what's going on in the region. Finally Father Daughter duo Rob and Lauren Huddson stop by to talk about their new book It Can Be Done.
33:29
May 24, 2019
BomDia Wellness & Blue Marble Books
This week we talk to two small businesses one that has been around for 40 years and one that has been around for just a few. Adriana Rogers form BomDia explains how she is doing massage & wellness differently. Brent Cooper joins us again this week to talk about the busy week we had in the region. Then Peter from Blue Marble Books tells us the history of this unique family owned business. 
33:48
May 17, 2019
Queen City Destination & The WAVE Foundation
This week we talk to Abby Gerwe Founder of Queen City Destination and find out how her company is bringing conventions to our region. Next Brent Cooper, President & CEO to the NKY Chamber joins the team to chat about the Ovation site and other weekly business news. Finally we talk to Scott Wingate, Executive director of the WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium about their Mission. 
24:00
May 10, 2019
The Future of HR & Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky
This week we talk to Ulimi, a company who is using voice assist to revolutionize HR in our first Segment. Followed by the business week in review. Then we welcome the committee chair and one of the Honorees of the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky.
22:16
May 2, 2019
Northern Kentucky Spotlight Preview
This week we start with the business week in review and promo the launch of this new podcast.  After that Laura Menge from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Chair of LNK Class of 2020 stops by to tell us all about her experience in the chambers leadership program. 
17:31
April 25, 2019
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