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News of restaurant and bar closings during the pandemic have littered the airwaves in the past year. While many Covington-based establishments have weathered the storm better than many of their peers around the region, they still face serious challenges in surviving and thriving long term. Join us at the November 18th monthly CBC luncheon at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel as we discuss the important role the food and beverage industry plays in economic vibrancy in the City. meetNKY President and CEO Julie Kirkpatrick will moderate a panel, examining the impact both residents and guests in the form of tourists and conventioneers play in the equation.
Joining Julie on the panel are Josh Niederhelman, local developer and creator of Covington Yard Bar and Food Container Park, Kimberly Rossetti, VP of Economic Development for TriED, who was in a similar role previously at Lexington Commerce where restaurants have added to the economic strength of that City and Bill Whitlow, owner of Rich’s Proper and several other bar/food concepts.
Julie is the President & CEO for meetNKY. She enjoys exploring Bourbon Country (or the great Commonwealth of Kentucky as it is known), the local distilleries and finding new ways to work Bourbon into every conversation. Julie’s passion is for promoting tourism development in Northern Kentucky.
“The CBC has provided me the opportunity to network with other local business leaders. Being new to the area this has become a valuable resource.”