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September 15, 2023                                                                                                                                                                                        



OneNKY Alliance Recognized with Prestigious Unity Award

From NKY Chamber of Commerce

Honored for its Impact in the Region


            Covington, KY – During its annual meeting, held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on September 14, 2023, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce bestowed its annual Unity Award to the OneNKY Alliance.

            OneNKY Chairman and CEO of KLH Engineers Robert Heil acknowledged the honor stating “The OneNKY Alliance is committed to taking bold action to generate bold change in our region. And now, the results of those actions are creating transformative change and we are thrilled for this work to be recognized.”

            According to the Chamber, this major award is presented to an organization/company that has shown leadership in bringing Northern Kentuckians together to address and solve challenges and issues, and that has shown leadership in seeking regional solutions to Northern Kentucky’s specific challenges.

            Since its origination in 2017, the OneNKY Alliance has focused on Unity through the incubation and launch of the OneNKY Center, in partnership with the Catalytic Fund; OneNKY Frankfort; the annual OneNKY Summit and LINKnky, the independent multi-media platform covering Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties.  The OneNKY Alliance is the fiduciary for Breathe Easy, focused on a healthy, smoke-free NKY; and the recent incubation and launch of EducateNKY, focused on improved student outcomes.

“The passion and commitment of the OneNKY Alliance Board, in concert with our many community partners, have created a new energy in the community,” said Karen Finan, President & CEO of the OneNKY Alliance. “We look forward to the next phase of our work and the bold transformation underway.”


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About  OneNKY Alliance

The OneNKY Alliance, originated in 2017, mobilizes leaders around impactful initiatives, producing tangible and measurable results for the region. The organization’s focus on unity, health and education has served as the spring board for efforts including LINK Media (an independent news organization bringing voice and brand to NKY); Breathe Easy NKY (coalition for smokefree in NKY) and Educate NKY (education as a springboard for personal and community success). OneNKY Frankfort at 418 Capital Avenue and the recently announced OneNKY Center in Covington, are also key initiatives for the organization.


For more information visit  OneNKY Alliance .