Tuesday was the first day the Ashland Alliance was fully staffed for many weeks. Our staff had been working from home, contacting members and finding ways to share information that kept your businesses informed and marketed to the community.  I have to say how great it was seeing these ladies walk through the office door on Tuesday!

Missy has been working with our schools to make sure every senior that earned a Work Seal Certificate in partnership with the Ashland Alliance, our work partners and our school systems get their graduation cords, diploma seals and laminated cards they earned and deserve.  She has also been busy with the application process for the upcoming Youth Leadership class.  Kari has been working with businesses on marketing plans and how to get their message and  products to market, as well as maintaining the Ashland Alliance website.  Susan has been walking in on your businesses and asking how can we help and sharing what we are doing to help get this economy going.  And, of course there is me. I am working with our partners on a few active projects that could lead to additional jobs for our community.  We are also getting going on marketing all things Northeast Kentucky and what we have to offer.

It is great to have the Alliance back and whole again!  We are dedicated to you and your business and planning to make this community the best it can be.  We know we have a long way to go to get back to anywhere close to what we know as a normal economy.  Please be safe, please think of others, and please support our local businesses first.

This is the first week of many that will lead to our economy moving ahead for all of us.

— Tim Gibbs
Ashland Allinace