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Bridging Organizations and our Community Together

Posted: March 19, 2019


Pat Frew, Executive Director of the Covington Business Coucil, recently attended an inspiring new program created by CBC members Graydon and Horan called “The Bridge Series.” 

Attorney Kent Wellington of Graydon helped conceive the monthly speaker offering at Graydon’s Over the Rhine office at 1421 Main. He says his aim was to create a program that brought together positive people from all over the region to learn and grow from institutions that make Cincinnati unique. He seems to have picked the heavy hitters to start the year off right with Elizabeth Pierce CEO of the Museum Center speaking in January and Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard (pictured above) speaking in February.  Maynard discussed the world renown Zoo and what a leader the institution is in the area of conservation and animal species development.

Frew highly recommends the next session on April 5 and is planning to attend to hear from the new Director of the Cincinnati Public Library, Paula Brehm-Heeger.  The meetings are always the first Friday of the month and are free. Organizers just want you to register. Reminders are sent out once you are added to the mailing list. We hope to see you there. 




Economic Development Strategy Survey for City of Covington

Posted: March 12, 2019


For the next several months, the Economic Development Department of the City of Covington will be working with an Atlanta consulting firm to help create an economic development strategy for the City.

Garner Economics LLC is an economic development strategy and location advisory firm which recently held focus groups with three distinct groups of community leaders.  CBC Executive Director Pat Frew was part of a group of business and philanthropic leaders that Jay Garner  (pictured above) conversed with business leaders and engaged for their thoughts on where the City is improving and where it needs help. 

The next step is getting input from the entire business and civic community. A survey which seeks to solicit input from local residents and area businesses on the current state of the area's business climate, must be completed by March 19.


Garner says the information from the focus groups and the public survey should help yield action steps for moving forward. Garner says they hope to have a final recommended plan for the City to approve by July.



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