For Immediate Release:  10.3.22

OneNKY Summit Imagines and Builds a 22nd Century OneNKY

October 26 event focuses on Future Community Trends

Covington, KY:  The OneNKY Alliance convenes its annual Summit  on October 26 bringing together Northern Kentucky’s growth organizations, elected officials, business, and community leaders. The event will be held at the IGNITE Institute from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration required at

The September Community Conversation set the stage for the October event,  providing  initiative updates and a glimpse into a future community scenario.

The October 26 event features keynote speaker Christopher Rice of Refuturing who will share insights into trends impacting the future of Northern Kentucky. Participants will have the opportunity to think strategically about the community’s future, its people and the environment that will drive it,  as part of the day’s activities.

“Tremendous collaboration and momentum continue within our community, and we must challenge ourselves to own and build our future,” said Bob Heil, CEO, KLH Engineers who serves as OneNKY Alliance Chairman.  “Transformation occurs when innovation and effort combine. The OneNKY Summit offers this opportunity.

“ The multiple initiatives identified and launched through the OneNKY Summit Series since 2019 are important to our progress within the region, state, and nation,” commented OneNKY CEO& President Karen Finan. “We must address complex issues now with tangible results, allowing us to strategically move NKY forward.”

A sampling of key initiatives launched through the OneNKY Summit since 2019 include:

  • LINK Media, an independent, multi-media platform specifically focused on news, information, and entertainment for NKY offering digital, print and podcast product to all households in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties.
  • The Moon Shot for Equity program 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.
  • 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 has launched with selected groups. 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 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.

The OneNKY Alliance is  a group of dedicated CEOs with a passion for the community. The organization’s focus on regional initiatives since 2017 has generated key results for NKY.