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LiveWell NKY Presents Healthy Holidays at Work

Posted by on November 21, 2016

Help your employees have their healthiest holiday yet!  Learn about healthy catering tips and policies, local worksite wellness programs, and tips for hosting a healthy pot luck all in the LiveWell NKY Worksite Wellness Healthy Holiday Guide.

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.



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.

Attend Mental Health First Aid

Posted by on August 25, 2016

One in Four People will Experience Mental Illness

Register Now!

Mental health affects us all. Know what to do. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid.

When: Wed. September 14, 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: Kenton County Library Erlanger Branch 401 Kenton Lands Rd. Erlanger, KY 41018
Cost: FREE, thanks to sponsorship from Skyward and Interact For Health
Training includes lunch, a student manual, and a Mental Health First Aid certification upon successful completion of the course.
Register Now!

Registration is only open to individuals who live or work in Northern Kentucky.

For more information or to register go to www.mhfatristate.org call 513.818.5032

Mental Health First Aid

One Vision One Voice

Posted by on July 25, 2016

We are excited to share that Skyward and Northern Kentucky Tri-ED are partnering to launch the One Vision One Voice investment campaign. This campaign will enable us to work together on tackling a variety of community-wide challenges and initiatives. The Northern Kentucky Tribune has the full story and details on getting involved.

Check out www.nkystartupresource.org

Posted by on July 25, 2016

Northern Kentucky business owners now have a new outlet for supporting growth. The NKY Startup Resource (www.nkystartupresource.org), launched today, to help local entrepreneurs navigate the landscape of organizations providing business assistance in Northern Kentucky.

Upon arriving at NKYStartupResource.org, visitors will be prompted to make a selection based on their businesses stage. Depending on the selection, they will then be presented with a variety of resources for areas where they might need help such as funding, finding office space, and business planning, among others. Whether innovators have an idea, they’re just launching a business, or they just need help taking their model to the next level, the site has been designed to help determine what resources might best assist them with their needs.

The NKY Startup Resource is powered by Skyward, in partnership with Kentucky Innovation Network, UpTech, BLDG, and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Apply Today for a Nano Grant!

Posted by on June 3, 2016

Skyward is excited to partner with The Center for Great Neighborhoods (The Center) to offer Nano Grants across NKY!

This program aims to encourage creative solutions to local problems.  Skyward would like to invest in Northern Kentucky residents, students, and workers with creative ideas to strengthen the community.

It is our hope that the myNKY Nano Grant Pilot Program will allow for experimentation and exploration of creative ways to build community.  The pilot program will begin in three different communities: one urban (Dayton, KY), one suburban (Florence), and one rural (Pendleton County), but it is the hope of Skyward that the program will expand to the full region in the future.

Funding will be available in Summer 2016 in two funding windows.  Two to three applications will be selected following the application deadline of July 5, 2016 and two to three (for a total of five in each community) will be selected following the application deadline of August 1, 2016.

Online applications are here or you can download the application: NKY Vibrancy Nano Grant Pilot Application

Attend Mental Health First Aid

Posted by on May 20, 2016

Learn to assist others and break the silence surrounding mental illness and substance abuse through Mental Health First Aid Tristate training. These free classes, sponsored by Interact for Health and Skyward, give you the skills and knowledge to listen, assess, and inform, and help us all acknowledge that mental illnesses are real, common, and most important – treatable! Sign up now for one of these FREE and very important classes. Get more info at www.mhfatristate.org.

Making the Case: Hiring with a Gender Lens

Posted by on March 31, 2016

Inclusion is a fundamental principle of the myNKY plan and all that Skyward does.  That’s why we are proud to support The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Gateway Community and Technical College’s Raise the Floor initiative as they partner to expand women’s inclusion in non-traditional occupations, such as manufacturing careers.

Attend a free workshop
Friday, April 29, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


  • Presentations on the impact of female employees on the region’s workforce development and success by industry experts
  • Success Stories of women engaged with Raise the Floor, an organization that strives to break down the barriers that keep women from gaining quality jobs within the manufacturing industry
  • Panel discussion with local industry partners


Gateway Community & Technical College Boone Campus
500 Technology Way Florence, KY
Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Building in the Convening Center (B123)

RSVP to Brittany at (859) 815 – 7614 or brittany.corde@kctcs.edu