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September 2016

From Quest to Skyward NKY Sets the Agenda

Posted by on September 22, 2016

By Vicki Prichard
NKyTribune reporter

Bill Scheyer knows the impact of a strategic vision. He sees the proof from his office at RiverCentre in Covington, and how it all began when Bill Butler, Bill Robinson, Frank Sommerkamp and other key leaders took on a big job — including legislative changes — to develop a regional plan for Northern Kentucky.

“One of my favorite anecdotes about it is on the cover of the report. When it was issued there was a rendering of what would become the RiverCentre building,” says Scheyer, president of Skyward. “So, it really speaks to the fact that if you bring people together in a community, and figure out what their vision is for the future, and how they want to lead the community forward, big things can come out of it.”

Bill Scheyer

Bill Scheyer

The towering riverfront skyline is, quite literally, a perfect illustration of the power of a community vision — a strategic plan — which grows over time, evolves and moves forward.

Today, Skyward empowers the visionaries and designs the strategic roadmap for the region’s economic and social growth.

Last year, Skyward released its myNKY five-year strategic plan, and this year, along with the Northern Kentucky Tri-ED (Tri-County Economic Development Corporation), launched the investment campaign, One Vision One Voice. The campaign will provide the critical funds for initiatives throughout Northern Kentucky that will impact areas such as education, community health, high-wage jobs and workforce readiness.

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Worksite Wellness. Join the Movement.

Posted by on September 22, 2016

Worksite Wellness is an investment in a business’ most important asset, its employees.  Studies show that employees are more likely to perform well when they are in optimal health. LiveWell NKY is accepting applications now from worksites large and small. Join this inaugural group to receive comprehensive technical support from our multiple partners, achieve recognition for your organization and improve overall health and productivity of your employees.

Improve Health + Get $500!

Posted by on September 2, 2016

Join us on September 25th at 5:00 pm for Re-SOUP: a community dinner + a Healthy Quick Pitch Competition for your chance to win $500 to support your project!

Applications due: September 11th. Finalists notified by September 18th.

Guidelines: Projects must focus on nutrition and/or local, healthy food and strive to create a positive change to the food system in Covington, KY.  Funding requests must not exceed $500.

The process is simple:

1. Submit your idea  by completing an online application

2. A review committee will choose 8 ideas to be shared on September 25th at a community dinner (5-7pm).

3. If selected as a finalist, you will have 3 minutes to stand up and share your idea.

4. Your project will get voted on by attendees and 2 winners will be selected for funding!

This contest is brought to you by LiveWell Covington + Covington’s Nutrition Action Team.