Governor Dedicates $3 Million Florence Senior Center

Hundreds of people gathered for the June opening of the Florence Senior Activity Center, 7341 US 42, and heard Governor Steve Beshear praise the investment in the community. One of every eight residents in Florence is a senior, according to Beshear. The $3 million facility includes a state-of-the art geo-thermal heating and cooling system, nurse’s station, gourmet chef kitchen, computer lab, reading center and large open spaces for dances and activities. Senior Services of Northern Kentucky has been contracted to run the facility owned by the City of Florence. Founded in 1962, Senior Services helps seniors maintain independence through programs such as Meals-on-Wheels, Transportation to Wellness and Advocacy and Protection. Interim Executive Director is Ken Rechtin.


Chamber Sponsors
Women’s Initiative

Women’s Initiative: Achieving Executive Presence featured Jill Haney, columnist and founder of JH Image Consulting, along with Tom Wiedemann, president of Midwest Region AAA Allied Group, Inc. They discussed effective corporate communication, appearance and behavior to achieve a commanding presence and successful career for women at the event sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.


Smart Choices

Sarah Panzau, who survived a drunk driving accident, spoke to students at Covington Catholic High School about making smart choices, respecting their parents, and rising above disabilities. The event was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and Chas. Seligman Distributing Co. to promote responsible drinking and prevent alcohol abuse.

Prince of Peace
Art Fair

Students in preschool through eighth grade shared their artwork at the Prince of Peace Montessori School in Covington. The event celebrated the students’ creativity and different art forms. Art teachers Sister Mary Ellen Strunk and Sister Kathleen Ryan organized the event.


Rocking On At Best of NKY

At NKY Magazine’s inaugural Best of NKY party, hundreds of readers cast votes for the Best of NKY in 63 categories, from shopping and dining to healthy living and entertainment while enjoying music from DJ E. Vendors lined the ballroom, offering food samples ranging from Chinese noodles and pizza to gourmet chocolates. More than 700 people attended the event at Receptions in Erlanger. Sponsors included Humana, Citibank and Xavier University, with partner, NKY Chamber of Commerce.