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July 2015

I Made It NKY Campaign Launches

Posted by on July 29, 2015

The NKY Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Coalition which Skyward participates in has launched an effort to recruit talent to manufacturing careers. Check it out www.ImadeItNKY.com

The campaign, fresh with the faces of millennials who work right now in Northern Kentucky companies, the new campaign resonates with individuals’ pride in their chosen careers. The campaign’s anthem is “I made it in NKY.”The $110,000 campaign includes extensive digital advertising, radio and TV commercials, advertising on TANK buses and Pandora Internet radio, as well as T-shirts, posters, and other materials. The campaign is launched by the Coalition, which is co-chaired by industry leaders and includes many regional entities involved in workforce development. It is supported with $80,000 in funding through a grant obtained by Gateway Community and Technical College.

The target of the initial campaign is 18- to 30-year-old men and women who live in the region. The campaign shows the pride of real people in that age group on the job at Northern Kentucky advanced manufacturing companies. The vibe of its “I Made It” anthem is reflected in their faces.

Reddy Wins Skyward Salutes Award

Posted by on July 17, 2015

Skyward is proud to recognize Sharmili Reddy with the first ever recipient of the Skyward Salutes Award. This honor is presented to a young professional who has showcased tremendous tenacity and dedication to the continued success and elevation of the Northern Kentucky region. Skyward presents this award on behalf of the community, expressing our gratitude for inspiring each and every one of us to set our sights high.

Sharmili was hired as the City Administrator for the City of Fort Mitchell, KY in May 2015 and in this role she oversees the day to day operations of the city. Previously, Sharmili worked as Planning Manager with the Planning and Development Services of Kenton County, an agency that provides planning services to 20 communities in Kenton County. She led the adoption of a new multi-jurisdictional comprehensive plan for Kenton County, which involved working with elected officials from 20 jurisdictions, local agencies, business owners and residents. Sharmili’s role as planning manager was focused on county-wide projects and studies which brought the community together to set and work toward a common vision. She also served as a liaison to several non-profit organizations and public agencies.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Sharmili’s volunteer contributions and activities are propelling Northern Kentucky to new heights.  She serves as the co-chair for the myNKY effort which focuses on setting a new strategic vision for Northern Kentucky, encompassing a nine-county area.  She is the immediate past chair of the Northern Kentucky Forum, a non-partisan, education-oriented effort to increase public affairs dialogues to the region. Sharmili also volunteers with the Gunpowder Creek Watershed group and assists with water sampling efforts.