Thursday, June 11, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CBC After Hours, Thursday, June 11, 5:30PM-7:00PM at MKSK, 27 W. 7th St.
Hard Hat Tour starts at 4:30pm
Members $5 and Nonmember $10
Members who would like to sign up for the Hard Hat Tour please email email@example.com
Posted: April 1, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pat Frew (859) 431-1500, ext. 1
Rhonda Whitaker (513) 287-4444
DUKE ENERGY GRANT SHOULD HELP DETER COVINGTON URBAN BLIGHT
COVINGTON, KY/FEBRUARY 27, 2015—The Covington Business Council (CBC) and nonprofit sister organization the Urban Partnership of Covington (UP) are pleased to announce a generous $10,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation in a program designed to reduce urban blight.
“I am pleased to report that UP was awarded a grant for its White Box initiative, which will help spur development interest in existing vacant spaces in Covington’s critical downtown core business district,” said Rhonda Whitaker, Director, Government and Community Relations, Duke Energy.
CBC and UP Executive Director Pat Frew says the organizations are very appreciative of Duke’s continued support for the urban core. “Duke Energy has supported more than one of our efforts to revitalize downtown. Three years ago the Foundation provided significant funding for a litter/graffiti removal campaign that resulted in more than 45 tons of litter collected and more than 800 graffiti tags removed.
“This grant will help us begin infrastructure work in one yet-to-be selected vacant storefront downtown. This could involve structural, plumbing or electrical work which will essentially make the space ready for a tenant to move in,” said Frew.
Frew added that the owner of the property selected for the grant will provide $10,000 in matching funds. The CBC will also seek additional charitable funding to stretch the dollars further. A committee will study and vote on the most viable candidate from nine potential properties downtown. An announcement of the winning property is expected later this spring.
50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Suite 160, Covington, KY 41011. Phone: (859) 431-1500.
Posted: May 8, 2015
Your Gateway To Stress Relief
Gateway Community and Technical College’s new Emerge Hair Studio and Spa won’t officially open until August. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have their student staff work out “your kinks” right now. Appointments are being scheduled at the schools’ (859) 815-7791 hotline right now. The Spa is located in the former Abode furniture store at 440 Scott Boulevard. Twelve practice rooms are located on the third floor of the building. Gateway usually averages 16 students in each massage therapy class each term, and 12 have already signed up for the fall. Program Assistant Director Lance Nelson hopes that offering massages early before the building formally opens will draw attention to the new space and attract more students while there is still time to get enrolled. Student massages are $15 per 15 minutes and $30 per hour. Licensed professionals perform $50 per hour massages. Through the month of June the Center is also offering a “Book One Get One” free offer on one-hour massages.