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Successful business leaders understand how important their company brand is to future and sustainable growth. And they realize that building and maintaining a strong brand identity is not the job of just the marketing department – every employee should understand and reinforce the brand.

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Kentucky is seeing dynamic growth in its aerospace industry. Recent preliminary figures show the Commonwealth has moved into the number two spot in aerospace exports in the United States. 

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A recent study by the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University shows the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has an annual economic impact on our region of $4.4 billion.

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Next week is Canada Week in Kentucky

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The traditional path to becoming the president or CEO of a corporation has been for an employee to spend years working in the company's operations, finance or logistics divisions. 

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Disruptive startups versus Blue Chip companies. Dave Knox calls this competition the new game of high-stakes business. 

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Coffee, one of the top traded commodities worldwide, is especially important as an export crop to developing countries, where 90 percent of the word's coffee production takes place.

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With more workers delaying retirement, today's companies are faced with the challenge of managing employees from multiple generations, from Baby Boomers to members of Generation Z, each with its own set of worldviews, experiences and expectations.

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Human resources professionals will tell you there are plenty of job openings in Greater Cincinnati. But employers often have trouble finding the right employees for the jobs they have available. 

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In today’s fast-paced world, efficiency is key to success in the workplace. 

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As traditional advertising has become less effective, many companies have turned to content marketing, a strategic approach to reach and retain customers. 

Year-End Tax Tips And Financial Planning

Dec 6, 2016
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With hosting parties, visiting family and preparing holiday meals, December can be a busy month. Probably the last thing you want to think about this time of year is your finances. But with the December 31st deadline looming for certain financial activities, tax and financial experts say the time you spend now will reap benefits in the New Year and beyond.

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The ads for Black Friday, that huge shopping day after Thanksgiving, have been out for weeks now. In fact, they seem to arrive earlier and earlier each year. 

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The National Minority Supplier Development Council'’s annual conference, the largest gathering of minority-owned companies in the country, takes place next week in Chicago. 

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New technology devices, from smartphones to whole-home communications systems, are being introduced to the market at an increasingly rapid pace. It's almost impossible to know which products will best meet your needs, much less keep up with all of the technology now available. Which is why we asked the Consumer Technology Association’s “Digital Answer Man,” Jim Barry, to join us for a look at latest in high-tech products.

Tech Products Reviewed by Jim Barry:

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The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has been providing leadership, direction and support in efforts to advance our region since 1969. 

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What do a berry farmer, beautician and the creator of a purse organizer all have in common? They'’re self-made entrepreneurs who produced thriving businesses all on their own.

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There is a new program in Cincinnati helping women turn their passions and hobbies – whether that’s baking, arts or ceramics – into businesses. MORTAR Indigo is a partnership between MORTAR, an entrepreneurial training program, and Indigo Hippo, a creative reuse store, gallery and mentorship program in Over-the-Rhine. The program helps teach women the skills they need to successfully build their businesses.

More and more companies are requiring job applicants to take a pre-employment drug test — and more and more individuals are failing, according to a New York Times article published this May. This is due in part to an increase in the use of drugs such as marijuana, which is becoming legal in more areas of the country, or opioid drugs, which have swept the nation as an epidemic.

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor released its new overtime rule, which is expected to make millions of salaried management, administrative and professional employees eligible for overtime pay.

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