In a rare joint appearance, the athletics directors at three local institutions will appear together for a discussion.
University of Cincinnati Athletics Director Mike Bohn, Northern Kentucky University Athletics Director Ken Bothof, and Thomas More College Athletics Director Terry Connor will be part of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Pints & Policies event at Hotel Covington on Thursday, November 9.
The event marks the Chamber's effort to move some of its programming to the late afternoon rather than exclusively focusing on mornings and lunch.
“The NKY Chamber’s Eggs ‘N Issues programming has shown extreme success, but some business leaders have been unable to attend due to the early morning start time,” said Brent Cooper, president & CEO of the NKY Chamber. “The idea with Pints & Policies is to offer great programming during the late afternoon hours for our members at cool locations across the region.”
The plan is to host Pints & Policies six times a year to highlight discussions of important local issues while enjoying a pint of ice cream or local beer.
On November 9, the athletics directors will talk about college sports and their effect on the local economy.
All three programs have seen changes and successes in recent years. One interesting note is that the University of Cincinnati men's basketball team will be playing its home games this season at NKU's BB&T Arena while 5/3 Arena in Cincinnati undergoes renovations.
The event will be moderated by The River City News publisher Michael Monks.
In addition to the panel discussion, the Chamber will recognize five of its 2017 Emerging 30 designees, including Advantage Group Engineers, Inc., Al. Neyer, Be Creative Catering, Helping Hands NKY, and TiER1 Performance Solutions.
Registration for Pints & Policies: College Sports and Our Economy is $25 for Chamber members, $35 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and is available online here.
Hotel Covington is located at 638 Madison Avenue in Covington.
Photo: Hotel Covington (RCN file)