EducateNKY Announces new President and CEO
EDUCATE NKY was incubated and launched in 2023 by the OneNKY Alliance to address positive systemic change in education throughout Northern Kentucky, with specific focus on underserved and underperforming school districts.
Nearly 80 High School Students Graduate with Associate’s Degrees
Congratulations to the Ignite Institute and its students, empowering Northern Kentucky with an extraordinary educational tool that continues to serve the community!
Bellevue passes smoke-free ordinance with unanimous vote
Congrats to Bellevue on a Smoke-free community! Bellevue and Dayton are leading the way to a healthy NKY thanks to the Breathe Easy coalition!
Dayton KY Votes to go Smoke-Free!
In a 3-2 vote, Dayton City Council passed an ordinance banning indoor smoking, but not without pushback from residents and business owners.
OneNKY Summit held October 26, 2022
OneNKY Alliance held our annual OneNKY Summit last week. Futurist Chris Rice gave us a look ahead to 2037. Thanks to everyone who attended!
OneNKY Summit Imagines and Builds a 22nd Century OneNKY
October 26th event focuses on Future Community Trends
Summit Series Podcast on September 14th
OneNKY Alliance kicked off the Summit Series last Wednesday with the OneNKY Community Conversation Podcast with moderator, Michael Monks. Great community discussion will be continued at the OneNKY Summit on October 26th from 2:30-6:30pm.
Save the Date for the Fall OneNKY Summit!
Register now for our Fall OneNKY Summit or Register for the community conversation
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.
Moon Shot for Equity
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
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.
Kenton County Tax Portal Pilot
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 Summit Video
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.
OneNKY HQ Summit Video
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.
OneNKY EDUCATION Supporting Session held 9/14/2021
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.
OneNKY HEALTH Supporting Session held 9/7/21
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.
OneNKY GROWTH Supporting Session held 8/31/21
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!
Take a Tour of our OneNKY Frankfort Property
OneNKY Frankfort, located at 418 Capital Avenue, offers a branded location where Northern Kentucky sponsoring organizations and businesses and community can convene, strategize, and provide collective impact. Within walking distance of the Capital, use of the facility offers an opportunity to provide a consistent presence and unified voice on important issues. Come take a tour of the property with us!
OneNKY Alliance Funds Local Grants to Local Organizations Advancing Economic Mobility
A total of $30,000 in grant funding was awarded to CHNK Behavioral Health (Children's Home of Northern Kentucky) and GROW NKY courtesy of the OneNKY Alliance. The funds were made possible by the Truist Foundation, a member company of the OneNKY Alliance, a group of Presidents and CEOs of regional companies. Both CHNK and GROW NKY were recognized for their focus on economic mobility to students and families in Northern Kentucky.
February 24th OneNKY Summit Update
Thank you to those who participated in the February 24th OneNKY Summit Update. Since 2019 we [...]
OneNKY Summit Series: February 24, 2021 Update
This year holds great promise of continued OneNKY partnerships with community and business leaders, our [...]
Finding NKY’s Regional Voice
Enjoy the latest edition of the Northern Kentucky Market Review with information on OneNKY initiatives and the wonderful attributes of our community!
EFFORT LAUNCHED TO ENCOUARAGE SHOPPERS TO PURCHASE HOLIDAY GIFT CARDS FROM NKY LOCAL BUSINESSES
Covington, Ky. - A campaign to support Northern Kentucky small businesses during the holiday season [...]
OneNKY on the Riverfront
Momentum continues in NKY with public/private development on the riverfront. Talent Attraction for Expanding Industry. An aligned approach to growth. Take a peek on just a few of NKY’s recent developments.
OneNKY Alliance reflects movement for Northern Kentucky
We are now the OneNKY Alliance - finding strength in unity, Oneness as we work towards community progress and transformation for NKY.
Interview with Karen Finan (Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance)
Karen Finan, President & CEO of the Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance, talks about the organization and its recent initiatives with Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance Receives Truist Foundation Grant
Covington, KY – August 10, 2020: The Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance has received a $30,000 [...]
Newport on the Levee celebrates opening of Riverfront Commons Pedestrian Bridge, Bridgeview Box Park
As Riverfront Commons plans move forward Regional Alliance is glad to be a part of the effort that will improve our Northern Kentucky riverfront.
1NKY Summit Series: April 22 Update
We are excited about the outstanding response received to the 1NKY survey and the attendance [...]
Resources on How our Cities can Restart Following COVID-19
As we prepare for the future of NKY through the April 22 1NKY Summit VIRTUAL [...]
COVID-19: What Can You Do
In the next week or so, Boone, Campbell and Kenton County residents will receive the following mailer, which is pictured below, summarizing recommendations and links related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains helpful information and guidance, and is worth keeping as a reference tool.
NKU CEAD Economic Conditions – April 2020
NKU’s Center for Economic Analysis and Development (CEAD) is taking the lead, with assistance from Tri-ED, in working with cities and counties on revenue forecasts given the pandemic and its economic impact. Senior Direct Janet Harrah of CEAD has prepared an overview of current economic conditions in NKY and the greater region in the following report.
Northern Kentucky Chamber, Northern Kentucky TriED, Horizon Community Funds Partner for NKY Restaurant Relief Fund
Local restaurants, bars eligible to receive $1,000 grants based on community recommendations via unique receipt program
COVID-19 REGIONAL RESPONSE FUND
YOUR 1NKY Growth organizations and key economic drivers continue partnering to identify and implement key alignment strategies and action plans for the community good during this health pandemic. There is a regional opportunity through the Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWG) COVID-19 REGIONAL RESPONSE FUND. You can donate online or text RAPID to 91999. This Regional Response Fund will support the communities and individuals most negatively affected by the health, economic, education, housing, and social impacts of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Relief Fund – Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky
Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is quickly launching a new fund to support Northern Kentuckians facing increased crises or needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Relief Fund will provide flexible financial assistance to nonprofits serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky that are experiencing increased demand for resources in response to the COVID-19 virus in our community. More information about the Relief Fund, including how to donate, can be found at https://lnkd.in/dN4_MqY
NKY Chamber Day in Frankfort
Congratulations to the NKY Chamber of Commerce on a successful day in Frankfort! We enjoyed having the group stop by the 1NKY Frankort property. This daylong event was filled with opportunities to hear directly from the members of Legislative Leadership and the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus.
Riverfront Commons projects in Covington, Newport, and Dayton bring trail system closer to reality
The Regional Alliance committed to driving financial and community support for the match grant needed for Phase 1 infrastructure grant through the Army Corp of Engineers for this exciting Riverfront Commons project.
New Building Planned for Covington with High Hopes for Regionalism
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance and other NKY growth organizations are working on an exciting new concept, 1NKY Headquarters.
Northern Kentucky Tribune NewsMaker Awards recognize leaders who make the region a better place
We would like to congratulate our President & CEO, Karen Finan, on receiving the Northern Kentucky Tribune Newsmaker Award yesterday! We are lucky to have her here at Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance.
Breathe Easy Covington
Regional Alliance's participation with the BUILD grant is helping with the Breathe Easy Covington campaign. Breathe Easy is a community outreach and engagement program designed to communicate the health issues attributed to smoking, secondhand smoke and e-cigarettes. Click on the link to hear some of the Breathe Easy success stories:
Now is Our Time for 1NKY – What’s Next? Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance partners to transform NKY Community
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance has made our 1st public press release! To learn more about and what we have been up to the last 2 years check out our article in the NKY Tribune.
Congratulations to our board member, Bob Heil!
We want to congratulate our board member, Bob Heil, for receiving the 2019 Walter R. Dunlevy Frontiersman Award at the NKY Chamber Annual Dinner on 9/5/2019! Thank you Bob for doing amazing things for our community!
New STEAM-focused high school opens doors in Boone County
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance was proud to see the Ignite Institute open their doors last week and will stay involved in future development. This exciting new STEAM-based high school will allow students to build a skillset that can be put to work by employers throughout Northern Kentucky!
Shoreline transformation (finally) to begin
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance has committed to driving financial and community support for the match grant needed for Phase 1 infrastructure grant through the Army Corp of Engineers for the Riverfront Commons project. It is exciting to see this project starting soon!
NKY riverfront getting new 12-mile walking path, renovations along banks
The Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance is proud to support the Riverfront Commons project. This will be an exciting new addition to our NKY community!
EXCLUSIVE: Regional Alliance to open unified location for NKY in Frankfort
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance unveils the 1NKY Frankfort project! 418 Capital Avenue- will offer a branded location where organizations and businesses can convene, strategize, advocate and provide collective impact. This facility is within walking distance to the Capital and will help in providing a presence and unified voice on important issues.
President & CEO Karen Finan and 10 Board Members Recognized in Cincinnati Magazine
Cincinnati Magazine's most recent 300 Most Powerful Business Leaders has included our President & CEO, [...]
GROW NKY’s Comprehensive Workforce Strategy
The Regional Alliance and Tri-ED staff met with Leisa Mulcahy this week to learn more about [...]
BUILD Health Challenge Launches Nicotine Replacement Therapy Program
This project aims to reduce smoking and secondhand smoke exposure by providing free NRT until August of 2019.
New Ignite high school regarded as Toyota’s legacy to NKY
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance has helped support this exciting new STEAM-based high school that will build a skillset that can be put to work by employers throughout Northern Kentucky.
$1.5 Million Grant to Lead to Half Completion of Riverfront Commons
Making progress in our NKY community.
Smoking Cessation Program Kickoff
NKY BUILD Grant Partnership to Help Curb Tobacco Use in Covington and Gallatin County
Community Vibrancy: Riverfront Commons
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance Makes Strides on Community Vibrancy Initiative
Job Growth: Talent Attraction
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance Pushes Job Growth Forward in Partnership
BUILD NKY Health Challenge
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance and partner organizations join the BUILD Health Challenge to Reduce Smoking in Northern Kentucky.
IGNITE Institute Announcement
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance teams with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Duke Energy to support IGNITE INSTITUTE at Roebling Innovation Center