CBC Member Diversity Information

We keep an up-to-date list of our minority and woman-owned businesses.

Please contact Pat Frew at pfrew@cbcky.com to be added to the list.

We encourage all CBC businesses to make an effort to do business with businesses on our diversity list.

It’s the CBC’s intent to help ALL of our member stakeholders achieve access, opportunity and growth as we fulfill the Council’s mission to actively promote and build a positive business environment in Covington, KY.

Member Diversity at the CBC

We have an important place in our organization to provide resources and attention to our local women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses and minority-owned companies. Supporting member diversity is important to the CBC. We host the Black-Owned Business Town Hall Meetings several times a year and award free annual CBC memberships to attending organizations.

“As a woman, I’m always a little reluctant to dive into networking events – they seem to always be populated by stereotypical ‘finger-gun’ sales guys. But when I joined the CBC, the team encouraged me to attend the CBC Connects hours on Wednesday morning, and I was completely blown away. Not a finger gun in sight – just a room full of men and women who were genuinely interested in helping me grow my business. 

I am a member of quite a few organizations, and there’s not a single one that feels more inclusive, supportive, or friendly than the CBC. I feel as though I’m part of a community, not just a business organization, and that’s fantastic.” – Lacy Starling, Starling Consulting


Member Diversity Means More Business Opportunities 

The Covington Business Council acts as a conduit to assist African American-owned companies and women-owned companies to qualify and apply for a variety of different business grants each year.

The CBC is in the process of forming a networking group for women-owned and minority-owned businesses so they can continue to build their business referrals and network successfully.

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The CBC’s Executive Director, Pat Frew can help your company make connections with the people you want to meet.

CBC members are active in the community and they are ready to do  business with you and your company.

The CBC’s ultimate goal is to further the interests of local businesses in northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. The CBC is a voice and advocate for businesses in Covington, Ky and surrounding areas.

Member Diversity Means More Successful Local Businesses

We are huge advocates of women-owned businesses and minority-owned businesses. We want local entrepreneurs and businesses in our community to succeed! The CBC provides personal attention to our members, providing direct access to the executive director.

We pay attention to your business needs. Once we uncover why you joined, we do our best to fulfill your company needs. In addition, you encounter friendly business colleagues who genuinely want to help each other.

Please don’t just take our word for it. Feel free to reach out to any member in our membership directory to ask them about their experience working with the Covington Business Council.