Usually my titles are a way to capture the thought of the week or to highlight the work the Alliance is undertaking. This week is exactly one of those moments. The largest gathering of business leaders in Eastern/Northeastern Kentucky is happening tomorrow with the Alliance Annual Meeting and Regional Celebration. I am proud of the work of many that will highlight our organization and the economic change that is underway here at home.

It is a rewarding experience to host this event. It gives us the chance to say “thank you” to many and honor those that are making great strides and investments in our community. We are honored to host our Governor, Matt Bevin, for the fourth year in a row. He has been a true advocate for this region and the competitive advantages we represent. We are also hosting the University of Kentucky Athletic Director, Mitch Barnhart, as keynote speaker. Mr. Barnhart is speaking on leadership and success within an organization. Of course, we will have a message from our presenting sponsor Craig Bouchard, Braidy Industries. Finally, you get a chance to hear from Andrew Jones our own 3-year Chairman of the Alliance and a brief thought or two from me.

For those of you that can’t attend the event we are live streaming it with our partners Ohio University Southern and My Town TV. Join us for live coverage of the meeting provided by My Town TV at this link www.facebook.com/MyTownTV/videos/902531393480030/. The video and all of their content can also be found at “www.facebook.com/MyTownTV“.

Tomorrow will be a grand day to celebrate the future of this region and of the City of Ashland. We start at the Paramount and end at the Delta Marriott. I don’t think it will get any better than this.

Thank you!! Lets keep building and make this place you call home the best it can be.

—Tim Gibbs, Ashland Alliance