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LINK Media, a new multi-media platform specifically focused on news, information and entertainment created for Northern Kentucky and led by talented, media professionals including Lacy Starling, Chief Executive Officer, Michael Monks, Chief Content Officer and Mark Collier, Chief Operating Officer. The OneNKY Alliance incubated this effort over the past 18 months, noting the need for a stronger voice given the media void in the market. Northern Kentucky University, NKY Chamber and the Horizon Community Funds will join the Alliance as appointments to the governing board.
The Moon Shot for Equity program customized by education firm EAB and introduced by Northern Kentucky University and Gateway Community & Technical College. These local institutions are partnering with Miami University and Cincinnati State to take significant and measurable steps to close equity gaps within regional clusters of two- and four-year colleges and universities by 2030. A Challenge to create similar measurable efforts in NKY’s business and health sectors was issued, as work on Diversity Equity and Inclusion continues.
NKY At a Glance – This new series will provide community information enhancing knowledge and voice within the NKY Metro. Northern Kentucky University research team provided the initial segment focused on structure and spending with more programming to come in 2022.
The Kenton County Tax Portal Pilot led by Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann bringing efficiency and convenience to the collection of business tax and fees. The pilot will begin with area realtors in early 2022 with the intent to expand to the business community once vetted. Through its ease of use and high-tech access, the portal has regional application.
OneNKY Frankfort, an existing facility offering presence and identity for NKY was featured as the community continues to pursue resources and recognition in Frankfort and Washington DC. Within walking distance to the Capital, the facility offers co-working and event space. Opened in 2020, the facility has been frequently utilized by various growth organizations, business, and community leaders.
Plans continue for the OneNKY HQ facility bringing together growth organizations with a stronger, more unified identity as an economic growth driver. The 34,000 square foot facility located at the foot of the Roebling Bridge in Covington, will house the NKY Chamber, Tri-ED, meetNKY, Catalytic Fund, Horizon Community Funds and the OneNKY Alliance.
The OneNKY Summit Series continued this week with the Education Session. Our keynote speaker for Education, Brigitte Blom, Pritchard Committee, in concert with the panel moderated by Randy Poe, Northern Kentucky Education Council provided a data-rich base line view of Early Childhood, Connections to Competencies and Educational Advancement/Opportunities.
The OneNKY Summit Series continued this week with our focus on the Health sector, led by St. Elizabeth in partnership with HealthPoint and the NKY Health Department.
Compelling data and discussion successfully drove the August 31st Growth Session as part of the OneNKY Summit Series thanks to many who participated. We are passionate about our community as we Build towards our 22nd Century OneNKY!