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ASHLAND, Ky. — Two businessmen officially bought the Ashland Plaza Hotel and announced Thursday how they plan to revamp it into a 4-star Marriott-brand Delta Hotel - a move city officials hope will energize a struggling downtown.  "You're not going to recognize this," said Jim Nizzo of New York-based WB Hospitality as he gestured toward the Ashland Plaza Hotel lobby. Nizzo and his partner Andy Spiros announced the purchase alongside city officials and Ashland Community and Economic Development Director Chris Pullem, who spearheaded efforts to entice the developers.

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Chamber of Commerce

ASHLAND, Ky. Poage Landing Days President Christy Meade is looking forward to the upcoming festival set for this weekend. “People are gonna see the same thing that they’ve come to expect from Poage Landing Days over the past many years,” she said As of Tuesday, Meade said 130 vendors had signed up, including food and crafts. In addition to vendors, the festival will present live entertainment, amusement activities, a bike and car show and Dock Dogs competitions. Meade said this year’s entertainment would also include gospel music on Sunday for the first time.

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President's Report

September 22, 2017

Moving Ahead What a crazy week at the Ashland Alliance and in our community. From Monday on, there was something substantial every day of the week. Although we can’t tell what season it truly is outside, we do know things are changing in our region. Thank you for your role and support in helping lead the way for a new Ashland and a stronger Northeast Kentucky. Monday held the FIVCO 50th Annual Meeting at the newly remodeled Greenbo State Resort Park. This event highlighted the progress that our area has seen in infrastructure development over the last 50 years. FIVCO does much more than just infrastructure, however. It touches our lives in many ways; from local planning, meals on wheels, and GIS mapping. Each of these involves representatives from five counties and cities to come together for a regional good. That, in my view, is the secret sauce of the organization.