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Alliance President’s Report – Feb. 24, 2017

Together We Grow It’s a great day to be in Kentucky!  Last week, I  officially called Winter out and said it was over.  I had several of you reach out and remind me that our largest snow storms have been in March.  I think I will take that chance and stick to my prediction...
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Alliance President’s Report – Feb. 10, 2017

Promoting our region! Thank you for the opportunity to share a busy week here at the Alliance.  Our week started Sunday during the Super Bowl.  The  Alliance hosted a site visit with clients from Osaka, Japan.  Our clients flew into Huntington, after 24 hours of travel and our...
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Alliance President’s Report – Feb. 3, 2017

Time to Grow! Thank you for the opportunity to share the first week of February with you,  our membership of the Alliance.  Our week started last Friday night in Frankfort at the Governor’s Mansion.  We were invited to participate in the Japanese American Society of...
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Alliance President’s Report – Jan. 27, 2017

We are here to serve you! The last full week of January is already here. For us at the Alliance, it has been a week working with many of our existing members and add a few new as well.  January is the single biggest month of membership renewals we experience each year. Each...
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Alliance President’s Report – Jan. 20, 2017

Thank you for the opportunity to share another week from the Ashland Alliance.  While we have appreciated the feedback on how we can better serve you and your business and keep you better informed, we want to come visit your business and learn firsthand how we can design and...
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Alliance President’s Report – Jan. 13, 2017

What a Week! It is definitely Friday the 13th!  If you think about all the action that has taken place since the last President’s Report, it seems like more than a week.  We have tried to link information about each of the items listed in this report to you.  This has been...
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Alliance President’s Report – Jan. 6, 2017

Exciting news for Ashland Alliance in 2017! Happy New year to our partners of the Ashland Alliance.  Now that we are all back from the holidays, it is a great time to look forward to how we can serve you this year.  It starts with improving the delivery of this weekly update from...
Posted On January 6, 2017
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Alliance President’s Report – Dec. 16, 2016

One week from Christmas…  I hope everyone is ready to spend the holidays with their families.  This season there has been a renewed awareness of our local shops and stores and their unique offerings of gifts.  Our partnership with Ashland in Motion and the Shop Local Shop Small...
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Alliance President’s Report – Dec. 9, 2016

Sitting here watching the first snowflakes of the season, it is hard not to feel the holidays.  Last night Bellefonte Centre and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital hosted one of our largest Business After Hours of the year.  Our Young Professional Association collected canned goods...
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Alliance President’s Report – Dec. 2, 2016

Winter is in the air as the holidays approach. With that, we have many things to be thankful for. This past weekend, we partnered with Ashland in Motion for a highly successful Shop Local Season Brunch and Browse. Last Saturday, Downtown Ashland was busy with people exploring our...
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Alliance President’s Report – Nov. 25, 2016

Thanksgiving day has passed. There is turkey in fridge and we are all starting to think, “what is next?”  Tomorrow is your opportunity to get out and support your local small businesses and have some good food and drink. Saturday represents Small Business Saturday in...
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Alliance President’s Report – Nov. 18, 2016

Thank you for the opportunity to share the activities and opportunities of the Alliance with you and our community. The holiday season is in the air and the Winter Wonderland season is in full swing. Hopefully each one of you will find something to enjoy and share with your...
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Alliance President’s Report – Nov. 11, 2016

The idea of sharing a weekly report of activity and ways for your business to share in the value of the Alliance is fairly new. We have been providing this brief, hopefully informative piece since September of this year. This is the week that I have to break from the normal flow...
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Alliance President’s Report – Oct. 28, 2016

It feels like the summer has passed and fall in finally underway. This is the season that we are at our busiest. We just concluded a successful Annual Dinner with nearly 300 people in attendance. Winter Wonderland is right around the corner and today was graduation for 38...
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Alliance leads ‘first step’ into aerospace

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Tuesday morning announcement that Boyd County and Greenup County have been certified as AEROready was almost like a launch party. Ashland Alliance President/CEO Tim Gibbs said he was “ready to start working on it today” and has already scheduled another meeting...
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