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2018 Covington Business Excellence Program – Program Updates & DEADLINE EXTENDED!


4:00 pm Nomination Period Closes

Announcing the Opening of the Public Nomination Process for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards!

The City of Covington is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Business Recognition Program through an online form, direct mail or drop-off.

We have updated the online nomination process to address errors with the prior submission forms/process, and have resultantly also EXTENDED THE DEADLINE to allow for folks to try again if they encountered any difficulty previously.

Nominations will now be accepted until MARCH 21, 2018 4:00 P.M.

The program acknowledges businesses in the community that have contributed to the City’s economic vitality and culminates with several recognitions at an award ceremony. Open to the public, the event is scheduled to take place this coming May.

Award Categories and Eligibility
All businesses operating in the City of Covington are eligible. Businesses can be nominated for any one of the following categories (businesses nominated more than once may only move forward as a finalist in one category):
• Significant Business Growth
• History/Longevity
• Community Champion (Enhancements, Involvement, Contributions to the local community)
• Innovation (Introduction of a Unique or Innovative Product or Service in their field/industry)
• Exceptional Customer Service
• New Business (business must be at least one year old and less than three years old)
• Out of the Box (Unique/Specialty Business)
• Exceptional Aesthetics (Exterior Stewardship/Beautification – demonstrating attention to the exterior appearance of their presence in Covington)

Businesses that have been in business for 100+ years and 50+ years will receive special recognition. Please note that records do not properly reflect business start dates in some cases. As a result, the process is largely dependent on the information we receive through the nomination process.

The program will also give recognition to our Top 25 Employers and Top 25 Growth Businesses, along with recognition for the finalists and winners nominated during the public nomination process.

All nominated businesses must be in possession of a valid occupational license, zoning permit and be in good standing with the City of Covington before qualifying for an award.

How to Nominate a Business
Nominations may be submitted by anyone who loves to live, shop, dine, work, play or innovate in Covington. If you are a business who is nominating yourself, please tell us about your successes. You may nominate as many businesses as you would like! Just use a separate nomination form / online submission for each.

Creativity is welcome! If you want to provide visuals, videos, storyboards, or other things, please email drop them off at City Hall, attention: Suzann Gettys, Business Development Specialist.

Please call Suzann Gettys in the Business Development Division at 859-292-2133.

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Annual Halloween Block Party

Annual Halloween Block Party

The Latonia Business Association’s largest annual event is the Halloween Block Party. Every October , we – with the help of  many wonderful partners – host this entirely free family event, which brings thousands of folks to the Ritte’s Corner area for a fun-filled day full of super-heroes, princesses, ghosts, witches, and other costumed children of all ages!  Supported by the businesses and friends of the Latonia Business Association, free lunch and treats are provided, a costume contest judged by local dignitaries and emceed by the REAL Ronald McDonald, games, information booths, a trick-or-treat line, and much fun is shared by local families.

To volunteer on this project, contact Tom Mitchell at 859-431-3982 or We always need great people to help make a great event!  Planning meetings are fun, too!

City of Covington Events in Latonia

City of Covington Events in Latonia

Many events are hosted by the City of Covington and/or the City’s Recreation DepartmentClick here to view the City of Covington e-calendar, and click here to subscribe to the City of Covington’s e-distribution list to have information emailed directly to your inbox.

Water Park and Pools

Water Park on 43rd Street and the City Pools (Goebel Park and Randolph Park) are open mid June until early August.  Hours are 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm daily. Visit the Recreation Department webpage for Pool Pass info (also posted on LBA’s facebook page).

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