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Feature Story ethos labs

How one small, high-tech lab adapted when the pandemic changed everything

As the Covid-19 pandemic swept the region and the country, Ethos researchers developed tests for the viral infection to help schools, nursing homes, and other facilities keep operating.

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In the Covid-19 era, a warehouse doubles as music hall

Orchestra and audience are appropriately distanced and heated in a 60,000 square foot industrial space.

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Fish and Wildlife delivers a cure for cabin fever

Anglers interested in catching rainbow trout won’t have to travel far.

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Racial Equity Matters workshop helped her articulate the sting of racism

The experience helped a woman of color frame and communicate things she had been seeing and feeling for a long time.

'The time is now to figure this out.' CEO was moved to action by equity workshops

“It starts with me,” says Paul Haffner. “It’s not possible anymore to wish the problem away.”

Feature Story Dr. Julia Carter founded Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory 40 years ago.

Independent lab in the heart of Newport has been fighting cancer for 40 years

Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory has been probing the root causes of the most deadly forms of the disease, as well as educating the next generation.


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Park benches, solar lampposts, a trash can for pizza boxes. Small neighborhood projects win funding

The grants were part of a round of funding totaling nearly $27,000 made to seven neighborhood groups as part of Covington’s Neighborhood Grant Program.

 

 


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Racial Equity Matters: GCF’s workshops offer eye-opening lessons

Sunny Reelhorn Parr participated in racial equity training that changed the way she approached her career and her personal conversations with neighbors.


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Boujee Bar Skincare: Meet the woman-owned company taking soap to the next level

How one entrepreneur is marrying clean beauty with self-care.

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Robert S. Duncanson's artwork hangs in the White House

More than 150 years after Robert S. Duncanson painted Landscape with Rainbow, the Bidens selected it as a symbol of hope.


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New owners bring new developments at Manhattan Harbour

The Manhattan Harbour concept dates to the mid-2000s.

Special Report More than 2,000 people have participated in Groundwater workshops.

Diving into the Groundwater: Exploring the depths of racism

Groundwater, a racial equity workshop offered by Greater Cincinnati Foundation, challenges assumptions about race, history, and society, and presents difficult truths.

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From PTA to ParentCamp: Florence mom goes national

The ParentCamp idea: Engaged parents lead to engaged students, which lead to engaged communities.

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Fast-growing medical firm applies to trade on Nasdaq

Protech Home Medical has been aggressively expanding in recent months.

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Testing startup earns $20M loan to invest in expansion

In 2020, Gravity Diagnostics went from testing 20 COVID-19 samples a day to more than 20,000.

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Heritage Bank and Ocean Programs team up to expand entrepreneurship training program

A $30,000 donation will help low- to moderate-income business owners get access to training, mentorship, inspiration, and coaching.


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YARD & Company activates historic filling station as flexible event space

In response to the pandemic, The Garage is a safe place for people to work from home, away from home.


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Hey Alexa, say hello to Ulimi. One startup's story

Siri and Alexa have yet to meet Ulimi, a Covington-based startup that is developing artificial intelligence products to make worklife easier for manufacturers and other employers.

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Despite the pandemic, new companies, new jobs, and new investment were created in 2020

Twenty-seven companies either expanded or relocated to Northern Kentucky in 2020, exceeding the goal of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, the primary economic development organization for Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties.

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Ovation Pavilion is nearly ready for live music, but concerts must wait for a safer time

PromoWest has concert dates on hold for as early as May, but its CEO says the pandemic will likely push them into the summer or early fall.


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