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BLINK comes to Covington

Posted: September 20, 2019


BLINK is back and this year it will be bigger, brighter and larger, lighting up both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.    At the CBC Luncheon on September 19, Brendon Cull,  Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, (pictured above) provided the first public viewing of what to expect from BLINK to a packed crowd at The Madison Event Center.  

BLINK is a four-day event, returning October 10 – 13, 2019 and is one of the largest lights, art and projection mapping event in the nation!  It is free and open to the public, although VIP packages are available.  It will kick off with a parade on Thursday, just after sundown.

Spanning more than 30 city blocks, BLINK will begin in the Findlay Market area and continue south to OTR, Downtown, The Banks, across the historic Roebling Suspension and continue into Covington. In other words, added Cull, “from Rhinegeist to Braxton”.  Featuring 35+ projection mappings and lighted displays, BLINK will nearly double the number from 2017.  When visiting, Cull stated “Don’t Blink and drive”.  Use transportation such as the Cincinnati Bell Connector, Metro, TANK, Cincy Red Bike or OggO.    Many roads will be closed to allow for the anticipated huge crowd. 

A few anticipated displays will be located at Washington Park, Contemporary Arts Center, The Banks, Suspension Bridge, Hannaford, and the Kenton County Parking garage.  A free concert by Grouplove takes place on Saturday in Covington at RiverCenter. There will also be the world largest mobile disco ball, sponsored by the Covington Business Council and an 80-foot rainbow at The Banks. 

Other guest speakers at the CBC Luncheon include Tom West, Economic Development Director for the City of Covington; Bob Wilson, Executive Director of DCCH Center for Children and Families Services; and Linda Antis, President and CEO of Cincinnati Regional Tourism Network.

For more information about the Covington Business Council, contact CBC Executive Director, Pat Frew at pfrew@cbcky.com or 859-431-1500.   










4 Tips to Locate the Perfect Property for your Business

Posted: September 9, 2019

Finding the right commercial property for your business can be stressful. We've provided four tips to help you locate property in Covington, Kentucky.  

· Consider RENTING space before buying a property to make sure you limit your financial obligations until the business is up and running; Also hire a broker to help you in negotiating your lease. 

· Contact the City once you secure a site to make sure the building can legally operate there. Sometimes businesses commit financially to a building that is not zoned for commercial use. 

· Take advantage of a free pre-development meeting with city staff who can talk about zoning, historic approval processes, building permit information, occupational licenses and eligible incentives.

· View a regular monthly list the City of Covington provides for available commercial space. Information: (859) 292-2163 or www.covingtonky.gov 











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