2011 Next Generation Leader Awards

Aug. 4
6:30-10 p.m.
Madison Event Center, Covington

Salute the region’s young professionals, ages 21 to 40, for significant accomplishments in their profession, as well as commitment and contributions to the community.

2011 Annual Dinner

Sept. 13
5-9 p.m.
Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington

The Annual Dinner is the Chamber’s largest annual event, attracting more than 1,000 members and guests to recognize special volunteers in community and chamber service with the presentation of four awards. The gavel of leadership will be passed from the 2010-2011 Chair Eric Haas to the 2011-2012 Chair Brent Cooper. This year’s theme is “Tipping our hat to business.”

Green Initiatives Tour

Sept. 15
10 a.m.-noon
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Tour the Cincinnati Zoo’s green facilities with Mark Fisher, Cincinnati Zoo’s Senior Director of Facilities and Planning. Tour includes the $19.6 million Historic Vine Street Village with its pervious pavers, recycled building materials, rainwater harvesting tanks, geothermal heat pumps and solar panels.

Eggs ‘N Issues: Family Businesses

Sept. 20
7:45-8:15 a.m.
Receptions, Inc., Erlanger

Eggs ‘N Issues features “The Best Practices of Family Businesses” by Larry Grypp who is president of the Goering Center for Family and Private Business at the University of Cincinnati.

Economic Outlook

Oct. 18
7:45-8:15 a.m.
Location TBD

The annual Economic Outlook is presented in partnership with the Cincinnati USA Partnership for Regional Development. The program will include the local and national economic forecasts. The official Economic Outlook report will be released that morning and made available to all attendees.

Emerging 30 Award Reception

5-7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27
Newport Syndicate, Newport

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes the 30 fastest growing private and locally owned small businesses. These emerging companies have reached a benchmark for business growth and provide valuable feedback for the Chamber to better understand small business growth and development trends. Recognition is open to companies three years and older which are privately held and are either headquartered in Boone, Kenton or Campbell counties, or are Northern Kentucky Chamber members.